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DethMaiden 12-12-2010 10:56 PM

Favorite Movies by Decade
 
Self-explanatory, or it should be. Follow my queue and have fun widdit.

[B]1920s:[/B]
[B]"The Gold Rush," Charlie Chaplin (1925)[/B]
Honorable Mention: "The Kid," Charlie Chaplin (1921)
(I'm pretty sure those are the only two 1920s films I've seen thus far :( )

[B]1930s:[/B]
[B]"All Quiet on the Western Front," Lewis Milestone (1930)[/B]
HM: "The Wizard of Oz," Victor Fleming (1939), "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," Frank Capra (1939)

[B]1940s:[/B]
[B]"Casablanca," Michael Curtiz (1942)[/B]
HM: "The Great Dictator," Charlie Chaplin (1940), "Beauty and the Beast," Jean Cocteau (1946)

[B]1950s:[/B]
[B]"Ikiru," Akira Kurosawa (1952)[/B]
HM: "The Searchers," John Ford (1956), "Wild Strawberries," Ingmar Bergman (1957)

[B]1960s:[/B]
[B]"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," Sergio Leone (1966)[/B]
HM: "2001: A Space Odyssey," Stanley Kubrick (1968), "The Magnificent Seven," John Sturges (1960)

[B]1970s:[/B]
[B]"All the President's Men," Alan J. Pakula (1976)[/B]
HM: "The Wicker Man," Robin Hardy (1973), "Network," Sidney Lumet (1976)

[B]1980s:[/B]
[B]"The Shining," Stanley Kubrick (1980)[/B]
HM: "Amadeus," Milos Forman (1984), "Do the Right Thing," Spike Lee (1989)

[B]1990s:[/B]
[B]"The Big Lebowski," Joel and Ethan Coen (1998)[/B]
"Fargo," Joel and Ethan Coen (1996), "Unforgiven," Clint Eastwood (1992)

[B]2000s:[/B]
[B]"Mulholland Dr.," David Lynch (2001)[/B]
"There Will Be Blood," Paul Thomas Anderson (2007), "Inglourious Basterds," Quentin Tarantino (2009)


It was soooooo hard to do the honorable mentions for the 1950s; that was easily the best decade for foreign art house and American Westerns, two of my favorite genres. Otherwise fairly smooth if probably imperfect. Thoughts? Your picks?

El Gordo 12-13-2010 03:32 AM

[QUOTE=DethMaiden;322799]
[B]1990s:[/B]
[B]"The Big Lebowski," Joel and Ethan Coen (1998)[/B]
"Fargo," Joel and Ethan Coen (1996), "Unforgiven," Clint Eastwood (1992)
[/QUOTE]

Excellent pick, my favourite of all time. Your honourable mentions for the 90's are two of my favourites as well. There's no way I'll be able to compile a list that goes back to the 20's but I'll give it a shot when I get home from work.

zgodt 12-13-2010 06:17 AM

[B]pre-1920s: [I]A Trip to the Moon[/I] (1902)[/B]
HM: anything else by Georges Méliès

[B]1920s: [I]Nosferatu[/I] (1922)[/B]
HM: [I]The Battleship Potemkin[/I] (1925); [I]Metropolis [/I](1927)

[B]1930s: [I]A Night at the Opera[/I] (1935)[/B]
HM: [I]Little Caesar [/I](1930); [I]Stagecoach [/I](1939)

[B]1940s: [I]The Maltese Falcon[/I] (1941)[/B]
HM: [I]The Bicycle Thief[/I] (1948), [I]It's a Wonderful Life[/I] (1946); [I]Fantasia [/I](1940)

[B]1950s: [I]Alice in Wonderland[/I] (1951)[/B]
HM: [I]Touch of Evil [/I](1958); [I]Imitation of Life[/I] (1959); [I]Vertigo [/I](1958)

[B]1960s: [I]The Manchurian Candidate[/I] (1962)[/B]
HM: [I]The Graduate [/I](1967); [I]The Hustler [/I](1961)

[B]1970s: [I]The Jerk [/I](1979)[/B]
HM: [I]Harold and Maude[/I] (1971); [I]Chinatown [/I](1974); [I]Deliverance [/I](1972); [I]Monty Python's Life of Brian[/I] (1979)

[B]1980s: [I]Brazil [/I](1985)[/B]
HM: [I]Conan the Barbarian [/I](1982); [I]The Princess Bride[/I] (1987); [I]A Soldier's Story[/I] (1984); [I]Nine to Five[/I] (1980)

[B]1990s: [I]Life Is Beautiful [/I](1997)[/B]
HM: [I]Being John Malkovich [/I](1999); [I]Sling Blade[/I] (1996); [I]Thelma and Louise[/I] (1991); [I]Rushmore [/I](1998)

[B]2000s: [I]Children of Men[/I] (2006)[/B]
HM: [I]Memento [/I](2000); [I]Up [/I](2009); [I]The Fellowship of the Ring[/I] (2001)

2010s: [I]Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows[/I] :dorky:


edit: Damn, I forgot [I]The Bicycle Thief[/I]. Probably the best film from the '40s.

zgodt 12-13-2010 06:21 AM

I like the movies on your list, Brad. It's kind of funny that we have no overlap whatsoever.

DethMaiden 12-13-2010 08:53 AM

I like the vast majority of yours as well (Brazil drives me crazy and I think Chinatown is wildly overrated). I need to see all of your '20s picks; I'm just admittedly not that patient with silent films.

DethMaiden 12-13-2010 08:59 AM

[QUOTE=El Gordo;322809]Excellent pick, my favourite of all time. Your honourable mentions for the 90's are two of my favourites as well. There's no way I'll be able to compile a list that goes back to the 20's but I'll give it a shot when I get home from work.[/QUOTE]

Ha, awesome, dude. The Big Lebowski is my favorite movie ever as well; I've seen it easily 50 times, possibly 75-100. Fargo would fall somewhere in my top 3 as well.

JLRedWing13 12-14-2010 04:31 AM

Life Is Beautiful is one of my favorites too. Loved it....

illuminatus917 12-17-2010 09:18 PM

Starting with the 1940's:
(I don't know enough about earlier films, so I won't make lists for those decades)...


[B]1940's:
Citizen Kane[/B]
HM: Casablanca, Red River, The Grapes of Wrath, Hamlet

[B]1950's:
North by Northwest[/B]
HM: Vertigo, The Searchers, Rear Window, The Quiet Man

[B]1960's:
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly[/B]
HM: Psycho, Night of the Living Dead, The Birds

[B]1970's:
A Clockwork Orange[/B]
HM: Star Wars, Alien, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Halloween, The Godfather, The Godfather part II

[B]1980's:
The Shining[/B]
HM: The Terminator, The Empire Strikes Back, The Return of the Jedi, Scarface

[B]1990's:
Pulp Fiction[/B]
HM: Se7en, Shawshank Redemption, Saving Private Ryan, The Green Mile, Titanic, GoodFellas, The Matrix, Reservoir Dogs

[B]2000's:
District 9[/B]
HM: Inglorious Basterds, Seven Pounds, Lord of the Rings (trilogy), Saw

DethMaiden 12-17-2010 09:27 PM

Solid lists, man. :cool: Shared #1s for '80s and '60s, rad. I think Pulp Fiction is overrated as hell but most of your shit I can get behind.

You (and Scott, while I'm at it) really need to watch some Akira Kurosawa and Ingmar Bergman films from the '50s though! Seven Samurai, Ikiru, Rashomon, The Seventh Seal, and Wild Strawberries are five of the most influential movies of all time!

rjturtle9 12-18-2010 11:07 AM

Not even gonna attempt to do this! To hard.


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