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Best Decade for Films?

Discussion in 'TV & Film' started by Flip Duckling, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. Flip Duckling

    Flip Duckling Registered User

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    For me the '90s wins comfortably. Behind that I'd have the '70s just beating out the '60s.

    What about you lot?
     
  2. Cicero

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    90's surely?

    Shawshank Redemption
    Goodfellas
    Saving Private Ryan
    The Big Lebowski
    The Green Mile
    Forrest Gump
    Schindlers' List
    The Lion King
    Pulp Fiction
    Fight Club
    T2
     
  3. Flip Duckling

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    Seven
    Jurassic Park
    Usual Suspects
    Reservoir Dogs
    Matrix

    It just keeps giving.

    The '70s has some heavy hitters of its own though:

    Godfather
    Godfather II
    French Connection
    Chinatown
    Clockwork Orange
    Alien
    Dog Day Afternoon
    Serpico
    Marathon Man
    Taxi Driver
    Jaws
    Apocolypse Now

    There's a very good case that the '70s is actually better.
     
  4. StretfordEnd

    StretfordEnd Fools can be kings
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    Impossible choice, but if you twist my arm today I might say the 60's, with the likes of The Longest Day, Mutiny on the Bounty, Bullitt, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, How The West Was Won, Dr. Strangelove, Sound of Music, Dr. Zhivago, The Graduate, Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid, 2001, The Italian Job, Bonnie & Clyde, Lawrence of Arabia, The Apartment, Psycho, The Wild Bunch, The Great Escape, The Hustler, Magnificent 7, Midnight Cowboy etc. etc. etc.


     
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    The 90's deserve the accolade just for The Big Lewbowski.

    "They peed on my f*cking rug."
     
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    The Lion King?

    Just **** off
     
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    Joga bonito "play beautifully"
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    If I look at my list of alltime favourite films, 90s is the standout winner:

    Pulp Fiction
    Goodfellas
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Good Will Hunting
    Heat
    Unforgiven
    Schindler’s List
    The Matrix
    Braveheart
    American Beauty
    The Truman Show
    Terminator 2
    Forrest Gump
    Fight Club
    Leon
    Princess Mononoke
    The Usual Suspects
    The Big Lebowski
    Jurassic Park
    LA Confidential
    Sling Blade
    American History X
    The Lion King
    Toy Story
    Fargo
    Life is Beautiful
    Groundhog Day
    Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
    Seven
    Trainspotting
    True Romance
    Total Recall
    Reservoir Dogs
    Robin Hood & The Prince of Thieves
    The English Patient
    The Green Mile
    A Perfect World
    Gattaca
    Rushmore
    JFK
    Dances With Wolves
    The Last of the Mohicans
    Magnolia
    Dumb & Dumber
    Silence of the Lambs
    La Haine
    The Thin Red Line
    The Sixth Sense
    Natural Born Killers
    Boogie Nights
    Starship Troopers
    Shallow Grave


    Will add to this list later as I’m sure I’m missing lots...
     
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    You don't believe The Lion King is a cinematic masterpiece???
     
  9. johnnyT

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    Hardly Jungle Book.
     
  10. SALTIRE

    SALTIRE Slàinte mhath!

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    70's, definitely. You could add The Conversation, Butch Cassidy..., All The Presidents Men, Capricorn One, The Andromeda Strain, Don't Look Now, Invasion Of The Body Snatchers, The Exorcist, Star Wars, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Rocky, The Sting, Deliverance, Patton, Waterloo, Young Frankenstein, Murder By Death, The Man Who Would Be King, The Offense, Get Carter, Dirty Harry, Days Of Heaven, Network, The Last Detail, The Man Who Fell To Earth, The Sunshine Boys, Towering Inferno, Poseidon Adventure, Save The Tiger, Rollerball, etc...
     
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    Holy Grail.

    Such a good decade.

    For as good as the '90s is, it, along with the '80s, was jam-packed with American propaganda films.
     
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    Short Circuit
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    Conan the Barbarian
    Conan the Destroyer
    Rambo
    Commando
    SpaceBalls
    Transformers The Movie
    The Last Starfighter
    Tron
    Beverly Hills Cop
    48 Hours
    Lost Boys
    Flight of the Navigator
    Dead Poets Society
    The Untouchables
    The Karate Kid
    Time Bandits
    War Games
    Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    E.T.
    Escape from New York
    They Live
    Lethal Weapon 1 & 2
    Big Trouble In Little China
    Mad Max 2
    Platoon
    Trading Places
    Empire Strikes Back
    Retun Of the Jedi
    Full Metal Jacket
    The Goonies
    Stand By Me
    Predator
    Terminator
    Die Hard
    Raging Bull
    The Princess Bride
    Back to The Future

    and

    One of my all time favourites The Thing!!!!

    80's had some great (if not all classic :laugh:) films
     
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    The Thing wow.
     
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    Add Glenngary Glen Ross to the brilliance of the 1990s.

    And Devil's Advocate.
     
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    1980s easily. So many cracking films.
     
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    The Thing wow....as in ....really???

    or The Thing wow ...as in .....**** yeah!!!!

    :laugh:
     
  17. Joga bonito

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    Wow as in masterpiece :laugh:
    Still holds it own even in 2018.

    @The Doc

    Manhunter or Silence of the Lambs?
     
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    Manhunter? :laugh: It's good but Brian Cox's Hannibal Lector is pathetic.

     
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    List that do not include :

    Carlito's Way
    or
    Scent of A Woman

    are invalid ;)
     
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    I actually think Carlito's Way is overrated. I have arguments with my mate about it all the time. I also don't like Heat, which winds him up :laugh:

    Scent of a Woman is a 'piece.
     
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