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At least "KANE" lost to a magnificent pic in *Ford's *"HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY" (P.S. though *Ford always thought "Sergent York" deserved to sweep) 

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Top Ten Favorite Movies of 1941    (118 titles seen)

  1. The Maltese Falcon
  2. The Wolf Man
  3. Citizen Kane
  4. The Devil and Daniel Webster
  5. Sergeant York
  6. How Green Was My Valley
  7. The Lady Eve
  8. Sullivan's Travels
  9. Here Comes Mr. Jordan
  10. Ball of Fire

Runner-ups: RemorquesBrothers and Sister of the Toda FamilyBlues in the NightThe Devil and Miss Jones

Ten Worst Movies of 1941

  1. Murder with Music
  2. Jungle Man
  3. Emergency Landing
  4. He Found a Star
  5. All-American Co-Ed
  6. Fiesta
  7. City of Missing Girls
  8. Invisible Ghost
  9. My Life with Caroline
  10. Belle Starr

Top Ten Box-Office of 1941

  1. Sergeant York
  2. Honk(y) Tonk
  3. Louisiana Purchase
  4. A Yank in the RAF
  5. How Green Was My Valley
  6. Babes On Broadway
  7. Caught in the Draft
  8. Road to Zanzibar
  9. Keep 'Em Flying
  10. In the Navy

 

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My top films of 1941 (83 seen):

1.  Citizen Kane

2.  The Maltese Falcon

3.  How Green Was My Valley

4.  Sullivan's Travels

5.  Swamp Water

6.  The Devil and Miss Jones

7.  The Lady Eve

8.  All That Money Can Buy

9.  Never Give a Sucker an Even Break

10. Dumbo

Runner ups: High Sierra, You'll Never Get Rich, Tobacco Road, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Little Foxes, The Sea Wolf, Sergeant York, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, A Yank in the RAF, Shadow of the Thin Man, The Wolf Man, 49th Parallel

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Top Ten Favorite Movies of 1942    (113 titles seen)

  1. Casablanca
  2. Mrs. Miniver
  3. The Pride of the Yankees
  4. The Magnificent Ambersons
  5. Went the Day Well?
  6. To Be or Not To Be
  7. Saboteur
  8. Woman of the Year
  9. Yankee Doodle Dandy
  10. Now, Voyager

Runner-ups: One of Our Aircraft is MissingGentleman JimBambiThere Was a Father

Ten Worst Movies of 1942

  1. Black Dragons
  2. Too Many Women
  3. Arizona Stage Coach
  4. Baby Face Morgan
  5. The Corpse Vanishes
  6. The Mad Monster
  7. Billy the Kid Trapped
  8. American Empire
  9. Wildcat
  10. Freckles Comes Home

Top Ten Box Office of 1942

  1. Mrs. Miniver
  2. Yankee Doodle Dandy
  3. Random Harvest
  4. Road to Morocco
  5. Reap the Wild Wind
  6. Somewhere I'll Find You
  7. Holiday Inn
  8. Casablanca
  9. Wake Island
  10. The Black Swan

 

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Honestly, one of my very favorite movie years. The top 10 here is just pure gold, and the films in honarary mentions are astonishing in their own right.

1. Random Harvest

2. Now Voyager

3. Bambi

4. Yankee Doodle Dandy

5. The Magnificent Ambersons

6. Casablanca

7. The Pride of the Yankees

8. Mrs. Miniver

9. The Talk of the Town

10. The Major and the Minor

Honorable mentions: The Glass Key, Cat People, My Sister Eileen, Woman of the Year, Reap the Wild Wind, Holiday Inn, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Kings Row, A Night to Remember, To Be or Not to Be, The Palm Beach Story, Road to Morocco, Roxie Hart, Tortilla Flat, In This Our Life

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My top films of 1942 (79 seen):

1.  Casablanca

2.  The Magnificent Ambersons

3.  The Palm Beach Story

4.  Bambi

5.  To Be or Not to Be

6.  Yankee Doodle Dandy

7.  In Which We Serve

8.  The Talk of the Town

9.  Mrs. Miniver

10.  This Gun For Hire

Runner Ups: Tortilla Flat, The Major and the Minor, Take a Letter Darling, Tales of Manhattan, Nazi Agent, Diary of a Chambermaid, Saboteur, Woman of the Year, Jungle Book, Cat People

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Having just finished The Post, the last major Oscar-nominated film of 2017, I think I can now post my top ten list for that year. It's liable to change, as there are still a few that I've heard good things about that I haven't seen yet (HostilesIn the FadeA Fantastic Woman). But this is my list as of tonight.

 

Top Ten Favorite Movies of 2017    (83 titles seen)

  1. Blade Runner 2049
  2. Dunkirk
  3. Phantom Thread
  4. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  5. mother!
  6. A Ghost Story
  7. Lady Bird
  8. The Disaster Artist
  9. Logan
  10. Wind River

Runner-ups (8/10): The Big SickT2 TrainspottingThe Shape of WaterI, TonyaBrawl in Cell Block 99The RitualWar for the Planet of the ApesSpider-Man: HomecomingBaby Driver

Ten Worst Movies of 2017    (I still need to see a lot more to fill this out better)

  1. The Mummy
  2. Amityville: Awakening
  3. Arsenal
  4. The Babysitter
  5. Voice from the Stone
  6. Bright
  7. The Bye Bye Man
  8. Rings
  9. The Hatred
  10. Beauty and the Beast

Top Ten Box Office of 2017

  1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  2. Beauty and the Beast
  3. The Fate of the Furious
  4. Despicable Me 3
  5. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  6. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  7. Wolf Warrior 2
  8. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  9. Thor: Ragnarok
  10. Wonder Woman

 

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2 hours ago, LawrenceA said:

Having just finished The Post, the last major Oscar-nominated film of 2017, I think I can now post my top ten list for that year. It's liable to change, as there are still a few that I've heard good things about that I haven't seen yet (HostilesIn the FadeA Fantastic Woman). But this is my list as of tonight.

 

Top Ten Favorite Movies of 2017    (83 titles seen)

  1. Blade Runner 2049
  2. Dunkirk
  3. Phantom Thread
  4. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  5. mother!
  6. A Ghost Story
  7. Lady Bird
  8. The Disaster Artist
  9. Logan
  10. Wind River

Runner-ups (8/10): The Big SickT2 TrainspottingThe Shape of WaterBrawl in Cell Block 99The RitualWar for the Planet of the ApesSpider-Man: HomecomingBaby Driver

Ten Worst Movies of 2017    (I still need to see a lot more to fill this out better)

  1. The Mummy
  2. Amityville: Awakening
  3. Arsenal
  4. The Babysitter
  5. Voice from the Stone
  6. Bright
  7. The Bye Bye Man
  8. Rings
  9. The Hatred
  10. Beauty and the Beast

Top Ten Box Office of 2017

  1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  2. Beauty and the Beast
  3. The Fate of the Furious
  4. Despicable Me 3
  5. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  6. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  7. Wolf Warrior 2
  8. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  9. Thor: Ragnarok
  10. Wonder Woman

 

Nice list Lawrence, but as usual it's horse-racin' & left outa couple I'd include

 

 

Always a huge fan & far ahead of the time was 1982's "BR" ($33m.) & Haur des a s. actor nomination, not so for me with the sequel though (**-oput of 4)

DUNKIRK (strong ***-out of 4)

THREE BILLBOARDS...(TREMENDOUS & ALREADY AMONG MY % FOR THIS PATHETIC DECADE)

 

 

WHOOPS, now "mother!" is an entirely different story buddy!!!

 

Only went for "MARVELOUS MICHELLE" & it was probably among the worst new releases  I ever attended & kept getting worse & louder too! I never in 36yrs left a theater, but only Michelle kept me from doing so   Barely hit $18m. & NOT TO MENTIOJN THAT GOD AWFUL SCENE OR SCENES WITH THE BABY, YUK BUDDY!   OUR BIGGEST SPLIT EVER   & SAME DIRECTOR HELMED THE TERRIFIC 98 "THE WRESTLER" (***1/2) 

 

Speaking of"Three Billboards..." went twice & sooo original too!

 

My own top 5 of this pathetic decade>

"*"THE ARTIST"

 

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5 minutes ago, spence said:

Nice list Lawrence, but as usual it's horse-racin' & left outa couple I'd include

 

 

Always a huge fan & far ahead of the time was 1982's "BR" ($33m.) & Haur des a s. actor nomination, not so for me with the sequel though (**-oput of 4)

DUNKIRK (strong ***-out of 4)

THREE BILLBOARDS...(TREMENDOUS & ALREADY AMONG MY % FOR THIS PATHETIC DECADE)

 

 

WHOOPS, now "mother!" is an entirely different story buddy!!!

 

Only went for "MARVELOUS MICHELLE" & it was probably among the worst new releases  I ever attended & kept getting worse & louder too! I never in 36yrs left a theater, but only Michelle kept me from doing so   Barely hit $18m. & NOT TO MENTIOJN THAT GOD AWFUL SCENE OR SCENES WITH THE BABY, YUK BUDDY!   OUR BIGGEST SPLIT EVER   & SAME DIRECTOR HELMED THE TERRIFIC 98 "THE WRESTLER" (***1/2) 

 

Speaking of"Three Billboards..." went twice & sooo original too!

 

My own top 5 of this pathetic decade>

"*"THE ARTIST"-(just love B & W in cinema & especially it's glorious golden age!)

 "GRAVITY" (must watched/studied-(especially Sandy in there) 36 times to date & only 91 minutes)

 "INSIDE/OUT"

 "THREE BILLBOARDS...."

Somethging else is at 4th though?

5 minutes ago, spence said:

 Can't recall other flix at present buddy,. but will

 

 

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Blade Runner 2049 is indeed a fantastic film, and I am pleased to see it near the top of your list for 2017. It is a thoughtful, nuanced tale with real emotional heft and a very intriguing plot. I was shocked by how much I loved it, but I did love it.

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12 minutes ago, CinemaInternational said:

Blade Runner 2049 is indeed a fantastic film, and I am pleased to see it near the top of your list for 2017. It is a thoughtful, nuanced tale with real emotional heft and a very intriguing plot. I was shocked by how much I loved it, but I did love it.

Is this list, from another thread, still your choices for Top Ten of 2017?

  1. Last Flag Flying
  2. The Big Sick
  3. Their Finest
  4. Wonder
  5. Dunkirk
  6. Our Souls at Night
  7. Gifted
  8. Murder on the Orient Express
  9. Coco
  10.  Maudie

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I think I must have posted my top ten of 2017 in the Films of 2017 thread in general discussions.  My list is quite different than Lawence's.  And I see we disagreed on Beauty and the Beast.  I don't normally go for that type of film but I thought in its case it achieved what it set out to do.

1.  Detroit

2.  I, Tonya

3.  All the Money In the World

4.  Beauty and the Beast

5.  Blade Runner 2049

6.  Wonder

7.  Darkest Hour

8.  The Death of Stalin

9.  Star Wars: The Last Jedi

10. Journey's End

Runner Ups: Loveless, Lady Bird, The Party, Get Out, The Big Sick, Coco

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18 minutes ago, Bogie56 said:

2.  I, Tonya

That one should have been in my Runner-ups. I gave it an 8/10. I've edited my previous post.

I wanted to like Beauty and the Beast but it ended up being one of the more excruciating movie watching experiences of recent years for me. Part of it may have been my mood that day.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi may have been the year's biggest disappointment for me. I'm a fan of the series (although not a fanatic; I don't think I could say I'm a fanatic about any movie, really), but preconceptions were not my issue with the movie, and I applaud the writer-director's attempts to try something new with the material. I just felt the film itself was poorly made, with lackluster actions sequences, some shoddy effects during the irritating Casino Planet scenes, and a general pointlessness to much of the onscreen activity. I have a copy of the movie, and will no doubt watch it again, so perhaps I'll like it more next time around.

I still have not seen WonderThe Death of StalinJourney's EndLovelessCoco, or The Party.

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46 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

Is this list, from another thread, still your choices for Top Ten of 2017?

  1. Last Flag Flying
  2. The Big Sick
  3. Their Finest
  4. Wonder
  5. Dunkirk
  6. Our Souls at Night
  7. Gifted
  8. Murder on the Orient Express
  9. Coco
  10.  Maudie

No, have seen some more since then, plus shifted a few around, actually even now, I might shift a few around in the key list. And I have this suspicion that it is going to change again soon as I just rented both The Post and Phantom Thread from the local rental store (both will be seen by tomorrow night), and have intentions to catch up with The Beguiled on HBO.

So, as is... (and the ones with astericks are listed as 2016 on IMDb, so I will slide in the next ones in line on addendum)

1. Last Flag Flying

2. Their Finest*

3. Lady Bird

4. Blade Runner 2049

5. A Quiet Passion*

6. Your Name. (Animated)*

7. The Big Sick

8. Wonder

9. Darkest Hour

10. Murder on the Orient Express

Replacement three: Coco, Goodbye Christopher Robin, The Shape of Water

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To CinemaIntern-(1st & above all utterly love your AVATAR of "M. Times" my runner-up as all-time favorite ending!)

 

JUST "SMILE"  *Chaplin deserved an original music score for this silent masterpiece. Can you guess his one & only competitive victory though???   as I always say & write in my files & books, if *Welles could star, direct, write & produce, "The Little Tramp" had him  beat by one in scoring!

 

Also went to "P. Thread" & though slow & meticulous still very good filmmaking (***1/2-out of 4 stars) &only sold about $20m. in tickets, lowest of the recent BP contenders.   Personally-(though not among my personal favs still with us today) I rank *D. Day as our finest living actor & amazingly at only age 60 has won (3) all leading *Oscars to date!!!   "My Left Foot" "Lincoln" & "There Will Be Blood"-(AMAZINGLY CHANNELING *JOHN HUSTON)  Ever see him in 1986's dull (**1/2) "A Room With A View" or 1984's superbly faithful version of "The Bounty?" Was robbed of another *Academy Gold as William "Bill the Butcher" Cutting in *Scorsese's 2002 "Gangs of New York" Like co-star Liam Neeson, both our my fellow IRISH.  Knew "P. Thread" would score for Best Costumes though. & I bet right now it won't be his finale either!    Others you may have caught "In the Name of the Father" (l993)-(nom.) "The Crucible": (l996), "The Boxer" (l997), "My Beautiful Launderette"-(never saw)   As you know his longtime wife Rebecca Miller is the daughter of Arthur Miller-(l9l5-2005) A man I despise.     THANKS & KEEP IN TOUCH.

 

My other candidates for our greatest living actors-(not my favs though)>

1. *Day-Lewis

2. *Hopkins

3. *Duvall-(my mother escorted *Robert down to his limo in 1980 while working security at Playboy Casino! But her gal pal at Resorts actually got to escort *SINATRA!)

4. *Penn

& 5th place *Hackman

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Top Ten Favorite Movies of 1943    (127 titles seen)

  1. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
  2. Shadow of a Doubt
  3. The Ox-Bow Incident
  4. Day of Wrath
  5. The More the Merrier
  6. Air Force
  7. Heaven Can Wait
  8. Thank Your Lucky Stars
  9. The Song of Bernadette
  10. The Seventh Victim

Runner-ups: Le Corbeau.

 

Ten Worst Movies of 1943

  1. The Ghost and the Guest
  2. The Iron Major
  3. The Ape Man
  4. Isle of Forgotten Sins
  5. Dead Men Walk
  6. The Dancing Masters
  7. Captive Wild Woman
  8. Jack London
  9. The Kansan
  10. False Colors

 

Top Ten Box Office of 1943

  1. For Whom the Bell Tolls
  2. This Is the Army
  3. The Song of Bernadette
  4. Thousands Cheer
  5. Star Spangled Rhythm
  6. Casablanca
  7. Air Force
  8. Destination Tokyo
  9. A Guy Named Joe
  10. Coney Island

 

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My top ten films of 1943 (86 seen):

1.  The Ox-Bow Incident

2.  For Whom the Bell Tolls

3.  Sahara

4.  The More the Merrier

5.  The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

6.  Day of Wrath

7.  Madame Curie

8.  Shadow of a Doubt

9.  Ossessione

10.  We Dive at Dawn

Runner Ups: The Meanest Man In the World, Destination Tokyo, Desert Victory, Five Graves to Cairo, Jane Eyre, Holy Matrimony, Fires Were Started, Corvette K-225, The Hard Way, Old Acquaintance, Le Corbeau, Cry Havoc, Lassie Come Home, Princess O'Rourke, The Song of Bernadette, Sanshiro Sugata Part One, Son of Dracula

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1 hour ago, Bogie56 said:

My top ten films of 1943 (86 seen):

Just to let you know that someone does use these lists as recommendations, I watched several 1943 movies this go around thanks to your list: We Dive at DawnThe Meanest Man in the WorldDesert VictoryFive Graves to CairoOld AcquaintanceCorvette K-225, and Le Corbeau.

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1943 

1  Shadow of a Doubt

2  For Whom the Bell Tolls

3  A Guy Named Joe

4  Keeper of the Flame

5  Madame Curie

6. Action in the North Atlantic

7. The Constant Nymph

8  Jane Eyre

9. Tender Comrade

10. The More the Merrier

Runners-Up: I Walked with a Zombie, The Human Comedy, Watch on the Rhine, Old Acquaintance, Lassie Come Home, Presenting Lily Mars

In need of a rewatch: The Song of Bernadette

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favorites of 1943..no particular order..

Shadow of a Doubt

The More the Merrier

Girl Crazy

Cabin in the Sky

The Hard Way

Heaven Can Wait

The Human Comedy

Old Acquaintance

Madame Curie

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On ‎3‎/‎13‎/‎2018 at 7:47 AM, spence said:

At least "KANE" lost to a magnificent pic in *Ford's *"HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY" (P.S. though *Ford always thought "Sergent York" deserved to sweep) 

GOOD GOIN' AGAIN! Will save & hopefully comment on these you put together in a while

 

 

SUCH TEDIUM & WORK YOU DID PAL!

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On ‎4‎/‎19‎/‎2018 at 3:35 PM, LawrenceA said:

Is this list, from another thread, still your choices for Top Ten of 2017?

  1. Last Flag Flying
  2. The Big Sick
  3. Their Finest
  4. Wonder
  5. Dunkirk
  6. Our Souls at Night
  7. Gifted
  8. Murder on the Orient Express
  9. Coco
  10.  Maudie

We absolutely split on "BLADE RUNNER: 29" though buddy. I mostly found it very dull, despite it's *Oscar winning visuals-(which truly shoulda' gone to "War of the Planet of the Apes" (***1/2) ($247m.) & on that note, after a decade of aging everywhere it is finally looking like the incredibal Andy Serkis may at lest be awarded a special statuette   As for BR: 29": it barely hit $90m) & I only gave it  (**) But, I greatly admire the 1982 sci fi classic with Ford, by far! Plus, Rutger Hauer must rank-(thought now really a villian) whom himself liekly deserved a s. actor shot as Roy Batty   As one critic said at the time Haur blows Ford off the screen  unquote

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4 minutes ago, spence said:

We absolutely split on "BLADE RUNNER: 29" though buddy. I mostly found it very dull, despite it's *Oscar winning visuals-(which truly shoulda' gone to "War of the Planet of the Apes" (***1/2) ($147m.) & on that note, after a decade of aging everywhere it is finally looking like the incredibal Andy Serkis may at lest be awarded a special statuette   As for BR: 29": it barely hit $90m) & I only gave it  (**) But, I greatly admire the 1982 sci fi classic with Ford, by far! Plus, Rutger Hauer must rank-(thought now really a villian) whom himself liekly deserved a s. actor shot as Roy Batty   As one critic said at the time Hauer blows Ford off the screen  unquote & I like Gosling a wee-bit, but he's no Ford

 

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Top Ten Favorite Movies of 1944    (107 titles seen)

  1. Double Indemnity
  2. Laura
  3. The Uninvited
  4. To Have and Have Not
  5. Gaslight
  6. Ministry of Fear
  7. Murder, My Sweet
  8. Lifeboat
  9. Arsenic and Old Lace
  10. The Woman in the Window

Runner-ups: The Children are Watching UsA Canterbury TaleIvan the Terrible Part One

 

Ten Worst Movies of 1944

  1. I Accuse My Parents
  2. Nabonga
  3. Minstrel Man
  4. Delinquent Daughters
  5. The Town Went Wild
  6. Youth Runs Wild
  7. Career Girl
  8. Seven Doors to Death
  9. The Monster Maker
  10. Dark Mountain

 

Top Ten Box Office of 1944

  1. Going My Way
  2. Wilson
  3. Since You Went Away
  4. Lady In the Dark
  5. Meet Me in St. Louis
  6. Mrs. Parkington
  7. Here Come the Waves
  8. The Story of Dr. Wassell
  9. Winged Victory
  10. Hollywood Canteen

 

 

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