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2012-10-08 08:12:23 AM

Leader O'Cola: ummmm... most of these seem to be missing...

the Grifters
Miller's Crossing
Raise the Red Lantern
Double Life of Veronique
Unforgiven
the Player
the Piano
Red/White/Blue
Heavenly Creatures
Sense and Sensibility
la Haine
Kalifornia
Leaving Las Vegas
Breaking the Waves
the English Patient
Boogie Nights
Life is Beautiful
Saving Private Ryan
Happiness
Run Lola Run
American Beauty
Magnolia
.....

replace
Groundhog Day, Sixth Sense, Boyz in the Hood, Jurassic Park, Speed, Trainspotting, Truman Show, Heat with some of those.
jeez.


Agreed, especially Miller's Crossing. It's a masterpiece to me. Nobody seems to be mentioning Secrets & Lies or The Sweet Hereafter.
 
2012-10-08 10:46:09 AM
I have to add Star Trek First Contact in there over Speed for sure. And as many mentioned Saving Private Ryan also needs to be there.
 
2012-10-08 01:31:50 PM
Miller's Crossing and The Fisher King are my 2 favorite movies period. They are perfect films IMHO.

=]
 
2012-10-08 01:40:54 PM

Soulcatcher: Miller's Crossing and The Fisher King are my 2 favorite movies period. They are perfect films IMHO.

=]


We should hang out. I'll bring Brick, In Bruges and The Guard
 
2012-10-08 02:15:14 PM
I think what we've figured out is... it is very hard to come up with the "Top 25" movies of the 90s... minimum would be 50, probably would need 100 to fit all the "Very Good" movies.
 
2012-10-08 02:49:51 PM

dletter: I think what we've figured out is... it is very hard to come up with the "Top 25" movies of the 90s... minimum would be 50, probably would need 100 to fit all the "Very Good" movies.


Very true. The 90's might be the best decade in film, frankly.
 
2012-10-08 04:29:57 PM

eddiesocket: dletter: I think what we've figured out is... it is very hard to come up with the "Top 25" movies of the 90s... minimum would be 50, probably would need 100 to fit all the "Very Good" movies.

Very true. The 90's might be the best decade in film, frankly.



Maybe on the volume, but it should be compared to the total # of films.

The 30s, 50s, and 70s almost certainly have it beat in % of films that were great .
 
2012-10-08 04:45:00 PM

Leader O'Cola: eddiesocket: dletter: I think what we've figured out is... it is very hard to come up with the "Top 25" movies of the 90s... minimum would be 50, probably would need 100 to fit all the "Very Good" movies.

Very true. The 90's might be the best decade in film, frankly.


Maybe on the volume, but it should be compared to the total # of films.

The 30s, 50s, and 70s almost certainly have it beat in % of films that were great .


I won't argue that IMDB's analysis of what constitutes a "feature film" might be lacking, but, it is probably all we have to go off of, hopefully whatever "fluff" or multiples of the same title because one is 3-D and the other isn't doesn't skew one decade over another:

Using the URL structure, we can easily get how many titles they claim by decade:
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?year=1930,1939&title_type=feature&ex p lore=title_type

30s: 15,807
40s: 13,265
50s: 19,307
60s: 25,470
70s: 30,507
80s: 33,144
90s: 33,364
00s: 44,294

I'll give you that if you can get a good 50 or 75 films from the 30s or 50s, then that would equal a "Top 100" comparable list from the 90s. I would say though for 70s vs. 90s, you'd have to go toe to toe and get to nearly 100.

Which, I wouldn't argue you couldn't do, certain lots of great films from the 70s. Your point I think though made it sound like the 90s made 3x as many films as the 70s, and that isn't the case.
 
2012-10-08 05:17:13 PM
How about the 1970s?

Godfather ! and 2.
Jaws.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
American Graffiti
MASH
Patton
Deliverance
The Sting
Nashville
Clockwork Orange
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Dog Day Afternoon
Network
Rocky
Taxi Driver
Annie Hall
Star Wars
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Deer Hunter
Midnight Express
The Exorcist
The Omen
Chinatown
Kramer vs Kramer
Apocalypse Now
Breaking Away
Airplane
 
2012-10-08 07:28:52 PM

dletter:

Which, I wouldn't argue you couldn't do, certain lots of great films from the 70s. Your point I think though made it sound like the 90s made 3x as many films as the 70s, and that isn't the case.


Interesting, thanks for the stats, I would have figured a bigger ratio.
 
2012-10-08 07:42:09 PM

sunsawed: How about the 1970s?

Godfather ! and 2.
Jaws.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
American Graffiti
MASH
Patton
Deliverance
The Sting
Nashville
Clockwork Orange
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Dog Day Afternoon
Network
Rocky
Taxi Driver
Annie Hall
Star Wars
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Deer Hunter
Midnight Express
The Exorcist
The Omen
Chinatown
Kramer vs Kramer
Apocalypse Now
Breaking Away
Airplane


here's a list of my favorite stuff from the 70s
Conformist
Tristana
Patton
Woodstock
Spider's Stratagem
Gimme Shelter
El Topo
French Connection
Last Picture Show
Clockwork Orange
McCabe and Mrs Miller
Dirty Harry
Death in Venice
Straw Dogs
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Two English Girls
Godfather 1/2
Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Aguirre : Wrath of God
Solaris
Deliverance
Cries and Whispers
Last Tango in Paris
Frenzy
Day for Night
the Exorcist
Mean Streets
Amarcord
the Sting
Serpico
Enter the Dragon
Day of the Jackal
Wicker Man
Scenes from a Marriage
Badlands
Spirit of the Beehive
Chinatown
Conversation
Young Frankenstein
Woman Under the Influence
Blazing Saddles
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Phantom of Liberty
Nashville
Jaws
Dog Day Afternoon
Barry Lyndon
Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
Monty Python/Holy Grail
Man who Would be King
Once Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Taxi Driver
All the President's Men
Network
Rocky
Cria Cuervos
1900
Carrie
Assault on Precinct 13
In the Reals of the Senses
Outlaw Josie Wales
Star Wars : Ep IV
Killer of Sheep
Suspiria
Eraserhead
Killer of Sheep
Hausa
Deer Hunter
Days of Heaven
Halloween
Dawn of the Dead
Animal House
Last Waltz
Apocalypse Now
Manhattan
Alien
Kramer v Kramer
Being There
Mad Max
Nosferatu
Marriage of Maria Braun
Monty Python: Life of Brian
China Syndrome
 
2012-10-08 08:45:45 PM

Leader O'Cola: eddiesocket: dletter: I think what we've figured out is... it is very hard to come up with the "Top 25" movies of the 90s... minimum would be 50, probably would need 100 to fit all the "Very Good" movies.

Very true. The 90's might be the best decade in film, frankly.


Maybe on the volume, but it should be compared to the total # of films.

The 30s, 50s, and 70s almost certainly have it beat in % of films that were great .


I'll listen to an argument about the 70's being Top Dog, but certainly not the 30's or 50's. Most of that stuff back then was pretty ponderous.
 
2012-10-08 11:34:28 PM
For the 70s lists, although I haven't seen it, I've heard that people consider "Harold and Maude" very good.
 
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