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Top five for each decade

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Top five films (no equal fifth, etc., permitted), in order, for each decade, from the 1920s to the present.

1920s
    1. Pandora’s Box
    2. The Man With a Movie Camera
    3. The Passion of Joan of Arc
    4. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
    5. Sherlock Jr.

1930s
    1. Duck Soup
    2. Top Hat
    3. Trouble in Paradise
    4. The Awful Truth
    5. Rules of the Game

1940s
    1. His Girl Friday
    2. The Maltese Falcon
    3. Citizen Kane
    4. The Lady Eve
    5. Bicycle Thieves

1950s
    1. Umberto D.
    2. Tokyo Story
    3. Vertigo
    4. The Earrings of Madame de…
    5. Singin’ in the Rain

1960s
    1. 2001: A Space Odyssey
    2. Contempt
    3. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
    4. La Dolce vita
    5. The Young Girls of Rochefort

1970s
    1. Scenes from a Marriage
    2. Murmur of the Heart
    3. Hitler – ein Film aus Deutschland
    4. The Mirror
    5. Taxi Driver

1980s
    1. Shoah
    2. Blue Velvet
    3. Fanny and Alexander
    4. Raging Bull
    5. Summer (aka The Green Ray)

1990s
    1. The Thin Red Line
    2. Breaking the Waves
    3. Close-Up
    4. Husbands and Wives
    5. The Wind Will Carry Us

2000s
    1. Irreversible
    2. The Century of the Self
    3. There Will Be Blood
    4. Dogville
    5. Ten

2010s (thus far)
    1. Himizu
    2. P’tit Quinquin
    3. All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace
    4. Black Swan
    5. Nymphomaniac

It goes without saying that, although this list does not equate to the fifty greatest movies of all time, it does, certainly (in my view), equate to fifty great movies.

Directors with multiple entries:
    3. Abbas Kiarostami
    3. Lars von Trier
    2. Leo McCarey
    2. Vittorio De Sica
    2. Jacques Demy
    2. Ingmar Bergman
    2. Martin Scorsese
    2. Adam Curtis

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Sample size for the 1920's and 30's is embarrassingly small, so I'm skipping them, but I'm a sucker for list topics.

1940s
    1. Double Indemnity
    2. The Maltese Falcon
    3. Fantasia
    4. Stray Dog
    5. Treasure of the Sierra Madre

1950s
    1. Throne of Blood
    2. Seven Samurai
    3. Rashomon
    4. The Asphalt Jungle
    5. 7 Men from Now

1960s
    1. The Wild Bunch
    2. Once Upon a Time in the West
    3. The Good the Bad and the Ugly
    4. Dr. Strangelove
    5. The Professionals

1970s
    1. The Godfather
    2. Dawn of the Dead
    3. The Outlaw Josey Wales
    4. Fist of Fury
    5. Magnificent Butcher

1980s
    1. Ran
    2. Brazil
    3. Aliens
    4. Conan the Barbarian
    5. Robocop

1990s
    1. Hard Boiled
    2. Naked
    3. Pulp Fiction
    4. Leon: the Professional
    5. Legend of Drunken Master

2000s
    1. Sympathy for Mr Vengeance
    2. Tom Yum Goong (aka The Protector)
    3. City of God
    4. Kill Bill
    5. Memento

2010s (thus far)
    1. Inception
    2. The Raid 2
    3. Drive
    4. Django Unchained
    5. God Bless America

Not surprisingly, there's a bunch of Kurosawa, Tarantino and a couple of Sergio Leone's as well. Incidentally, my top 2 picks for the 1980's are also my top 2 favorite films of all time.

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I'll skip the 20s because I've seen so few that I wouldn't even recommend all 5 of my "top 5".

1930s
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    City Lights
    The Wizard of Oz
    Gone with the Wind
    It Happened One Night

1940s
    Double Indemnity
    Bicycle Thieves
    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    The Maltese Falcon
    Rope

1950s
    Seven Samurai
    12 Angry Men
    Dial M for Murder
    Rashomon
    The 400 Blows

1960s
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Harakiri
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    High and Low
    The Hustler

1970s
    Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
    The Godfather: Part II
    The Godfather
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Blazing Saddles

1980s
    Airplane!
    The Shining
    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
    Full Metal Jacket
    Stand by Me

1990s
    Goodfellas
    Boogie Nights
    Dazed and Confused
    The Big Lebowski
    Pulp Fiction

2000s
    Gladiator
    Wet Hot American Summer
    City of God
    Team America: World Police
    American Psycho

2010s
    Her
    Inception
    Ex Machina
    Logan
    Nocturnal Animals

These are based on my rankings, but going through this definitely points out to me there are some adjustments to be made. For example, I really liked Logan, but it doesn't truly belong in my top 5 of the decade. Also...am I the biggest populist of the regular forum posters? I think the answer may be yes.

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1910's
J'accuse!
True Heart Susie
The Rink
The Blue Bird
The Hoodlum

1920's
The General
Lonesome
The Passion of Joan of Arc
Greed
The Last Laugh

1930's
A Farewell to Arms
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Only Angels Have Wings
Earth
City Lights

1940's
The Magnificent Ambersons
The Shop Around the Corner
Late Spring
They Live By Night
Red Shoes

1950's
Tokyo Story
The Lusty Men
Araya
North By Northwest
A Man Escaped

1960's
Ballad of Crowfoot
Marnie
L'eclisse
La Chinoise
LE Grand Amour

1970's
A Woman Under the Influence
Stalker
Real Life
Barry Lydon
Killer of Sheep

1980's
Love Streams
Elle a passé tant d'heures sous les sunlights...
Purple Rose of Cairo
Do the Right Thing
Fast-Walking

1990's
Gummo
Happy Together
What Happened Was..
The Wind Will Carry Us
Dead Man

2000's
Melvin Goes to Dinner
Finally Lillian and Dan
Freddy for Fingered
Borderline
In Praise of Love

2010's
Entertainment
Moonlight
Blue Valentine
Embrace of the Serpent
To the Wonder

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mattorama12 wrote:Also...am I the biggest populist of the regular forum posters?


Perhaps, but I think I'm the only one who would include four musicals in these lists (five if you count Duck Soup).

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mattorama12 wrote:Also...am I the biggest populist of the regular forum posters?


Yeah, probably so. But I think I'm the only one stuck in the middle between Indies and mainstream--after discarding almost all the horror, monster, evangelical and subtitled stuff, out-of-hand. It's lonely at the top.....and bottom.....of the middle. :cry:

djross wrote:Perhaps, but I think I'm the only one who would include four musicals in these lists (five if you count Duck Soup).


Are you counting Black Swan and 2001 as musicals. If so, I'm sure I'd have plenty, and some traditional musicals as well--They were about the only thing worthwhile before the 60s. :roll: And generally speaking, the Golden Age of Cinema started at 2000, with the best being better and the waste being more awful.

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1920's:
The Passion of Joan of Arc
The Man With A Movie Camera
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Un Chien Andalou
Metropolis

1930's:
M
The Rules of The Game
L'Age d'or
King Kong
Holiday

1940's:
Meshes of The Afternoon
The Third Man
Citizen Kane
Bicycle Thieves
Fireworks

1950's:
Sunset Boulevard
Seven Samurai
Rear Window
The Seventh Seal
Touch of Evil

1960's:
2001: A Space Odyssey

Andrei Rublev
Au hasard Balthazar
Persona

1970's:
Stalker
A Woman Under The Influence
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
Cries and Whispers
Taxi Driver

1980's:
Shoah
Come and See
Ran
Tetsuo: The Iron Man
Possession

1990's:
Sátántangó
Three Colors: Red
The Wind Will Carry Us
Naked
Gummo

2000's:
Apocalypse Now Redux (I still haven't seen the original version, so I put it here)
Ti Xi Qu: West of The Tracks
Stellet licht
Dogville
No Country for Old Men

2010's (thus far):
Norte, The End of History
The Turin Horse
The Act of Killing
Holy Motors
Horse Money

I definitely have to watch for movies from the 20's and 30's.

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Stewball wrote:Are you counting Black Swan and 2001 as musicals.


No.

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