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List 5 films from your favorite decade in movies

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Pizza, Jul 19, 2021.

  1. Frangelico

    Frangelico Forum Resident


    La Dolce Vita
    Vivre sa Vie
    El Dorado
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  2. nopedals

    nopedals Forum Resident

    Columbia SC
    Lots of people picking the same decades with different movies. I'll take the 60s:

    1960 Magnificent 7
    1962 Lawrence of Arabia
    1965 Goldfinger
    1968 The Producers
    1968 2001
  3. Alien
    Apocalypse Now
    The Parallax View
    Night Moves
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  4. bostonscoots

    bostonscoots Forum Resident

    Boston, MA
    Oh, the 1970's - hands down. Even the big studio pictures were daring and adventurous. Today, Star Wars and Jaws are judged on what they became - templates for the modern summer blockbuster - but back then both were enormous risks for the studios. My Top 5 - a hard list to narrow down, I tell ya - reflects this unique era where corporate and creative audacity unified to make some truly magnificent movies...

    1. The Godfather
    2. Jaws
    3. The Exorcist
    4. Annie Hall
    5. Star Wars

    ...and what did I have to leave out? Apocalypse Now. The French Connection. Network. The Sting. Young Frankenstein. Alien. Harold and Maude. Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Superfly. Taxi Driver. All The President's Men. The In-Laws. The Killing of a Chinese Bookie. Animal House...the list is incredibly long!!
  5. Indeed, the 70’s remain the greatest decade for films.
  6. JPagan

    JPagan Generation 13

    South Florida
    The Empire Strikes Back
    Raiders Of The Lost Ark
    A Christmas Story
    Back To The Future
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  7. Hadean75

    Hadean75 Forum Moonlighter


    Rose Red (tv/2002)
    Scooby-Doo (2002)
    Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
    The Incredibles (2004)
    Madea's Witness Protection (2012)

    Honorable mention (fell outside of 10 year range):
    The Angry Birds Movie (2016)
  8. Frangelico

    Frangelico Forum Resident

    The 60’s or maybe 50’s. Too many great international films for the 70’s to compete. Loads and loads of them. This was partially due to artistic and intellectual explorations following the Second World War. The Italian neorealist movement was, at least partially, a reaction to the war. That movement, in turn, influenced film globally, including the French New Wave.
  9. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire

    Rosemary's Baby
  10. Left Field

    Left Field Forum Resident

    1. Three Colours Red
    2. The Double Life Of Veronique
    3. Sweetheart (Toutes Peines Confondues)
    4. The Fifth Element
    5. 12 Monkeys
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  11. wildroot indigo

    wildroot indigo Forum Resident

    Morocco - in a classic dream-approximation of a location, Dietrich's opening night at the cabaret presents a Hollywood icon created right before our eyes. Gary Cooper seems at his understated best, with von Sternberg's handling of scenes subtler than in The Blue Angel, and more relaxed than in some of his later films (1930).

    City Lights - Chaplin rings down the curtain on the silent era: perfectly balanced and vivid filmmaking, with one of the most powerful endings in film. I think he set out to make a great work of art, and succeeded (1931).

    The Rich Are Always With Us - great movie, it's a definitive sophisticated pre-Code drama, with dashes of humor. Ruth Chatterton dominates; George Brent seems self-confident, and Bette Davis spirited in a supporting role (1932).

    Christopher Strong - Hepburn at her most radiant, Colin Clive good-natured and intense: I love this movie, especially some poignant scenes toward the end. Selznick produced; Dorothy Arzner directed (1933)

    Dangerous Corner - I love this as well, and find it ingenious, a kind of drawing room mystery with a serious twist (1934).
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  12. adm62

    adm62 Senior Member

    Toronto, Canada
    Surely the 40s were the best?

    It's a Wonderful Life
    Citizen Kane
    Best Years of Our Lives
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  13. Daniel Plainview

    Daniel Plainview God's Lonely Man


    Foul Play
    Taxi Driver
    Cuckoos Nest
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  14. This is one of those movies I've seen dozens of times and will watch another dozen times. Great one.
  15. Standoffish

    Standoffish Don't you dare call me an ostrich!

    North Carolina
    I came of age in the 80s (plus, it's the king of schlocky horror flicks), so it's my favorite decade. Five random faves:

    This is Spinal Tap
    Slumber Party Massacre
    Repo Man
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  16. finslaw

    finslaw muzak to my ears

    Certainly up there:

    Scarlet Street
    The Red House
    Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
    It's a Wonderful Life
    Cat People
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  17. Hall Cat

    Hall Cat Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL USA
    Two-Lane Blacktop
    Vanishing Point
    Electra Glide in Blue
    The Spook Who Sat by the Door
    The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh
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  18. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Musical Omnivore

    Victoria, Canada

    The General
    Pandora's Box
    Orphans Of the Storm
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  19. jjhunsecker

    jjhunsecker Forum Resident

    New York city
    Damn, nobody has picked the 1950s ? So I'll have to :

    On the Waterfront
    Bridge on the River Kwai
    Singin' in the Rain
    Some Like it Hot
    North by Northwest

    And too many others.... but a taste: The Searchers, Vetigo , 12 Angry Men, Bad Day at Black Rock, Some Came Running, Giant, Roman Holiday, High Noon, Shane, The Defiant Ones, A Streetcar named Desire, East of Eden, A Face in the Crowd, Strangers on a Train, Rear Window, Sabrina, Witness for the Prosecution, A Place in the Sun, The band Wagon, Anatomy of a Murder, Les Gals, Funny Face, baby Doll, A Hatful of Rain, From Here to Eternity, The Quiet Man, Friendly Persuasion, La Strada, Rashomon, Seven Samaurai, Smiles of a Summer Night, Nights of Cabiria, The 400 Blows, La Ronde....
  20. The Dark Elf

    The Dark Elf Curmudgeonly Wordwraith

    The 1930s
    Robin Hood
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame
    The Grand Illusion
    Modern Times
    Frankenstein/Bride of Frankenstein

    The 1970s
    The Godfather/Godfather II
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    The Exorcist
    Young Frankenstein
  21. Wolfschmidt

    Wolfschmidt Active Member

    Tampa Fl
    Dirty Harry
    The Godfather Pt. 2
    Taxi Driver
    Close Encounters
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  22. neo123

    neo123 Forum Resident

    Northern Kentucky
    I can't decide because there are great movies I love from every decade.

    Since I didn't notice (or overlooked) movies from the 1950s listed by anyone, I will list my 5 favorites from that decade.

    The Ten Commandments
    The Bridge On The River Kwai
    The Rear Window
    Some Like It Hot

    There are many others I could list from the '50s... Some great classic Sci-Fi movies, More Hitchcock and/or Jimmy Stewart movies, Marlon Brando classics, James Dean classics, more biblical epics, Classic Disney Cartoon Movies, Classic Westerns, more classic thrillers, classic monster movies, more classic WWII movies, film noir crime dramas, classic Japanese movies from Kurosawa, etc.
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  23. a customer

    a customer Forum Resident

    I just watched some like it hot on PBS
    Marilyn Monroe dead four year later
  24. Dirkwkirk

    Dirkwkirk Forum Resident

    Not in order.
    Taxi Driver.
    Annie Hall.
    Outlaw Josey Wales.
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  25. PNeski@aol.com

    PNeski@aol.com Forum Resident

    New York
    The Godfather
    The Conformist
    Picnic At Hanging Rock
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