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Similar to the post below, can anyone suggest movies for the following years that I've been unable to make a top ten for?

 

1927 (only four)

1929 (only three)

1930 (only four)

1931 (only eight)

1933 (only seven)

1934, 1935 (only eight)

1936 (only seven)

1937 (only five)

1938 (only seven)

1942 (only six)

1943 (only five)

1944 (only six)

1945 (only seven)

1947 (only eight)

1948 (only five)

1949 (only nine)

1956 (only seven)

1996 (only nine)

2005 (only nine)

2010 (only nine)

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Here, go to this website and click on "Choose another year", then click on "Go".

 

That should give you an ample list of films to select your top 10 from. :)

 

http://www.myvideostore.com/content/movies/year.html?client=&year=1942

 

For example:

 

1927:

 

 

College - Buster Keaton

Flesh And The Devil - Greta Garbo

The Gaucho - Douglas Fairbanks

The General - Buster Keaton

It - Clara Bow

The Jazz Singer - Al Jolson

The Kid Brother - Harold Lloyd

The King Of Kings - H.B. Warner

Love - John Gilbert

My Best Girl - Mary Pickford

Napoleon - Albert Dieudonne

Old San Francisco - Dolores Costello

Scar Of Shame - Lawrence Chenault

Spring Fever - Joan Crawford

The Student Prince In Old Heidelberg - Ramon Navarro

Sunrise - George O'Brien

Texas Cowboy

The Unknown - Lon Chaney

West Point - William Haines

When a Man Loves - John Barrymore

Wings

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*When a Man Loves John Barrymore* sounds like an interesting idea for a movie. ;)

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I don't know what you've got listed for 1956, have you considered the movie "1984"? The 1956 version with Edmond O'Brien, Jan Sterling, Michael Redgrave and Donald Pleasence. It's one of my favorites and never shown, but it is on DVD.

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It is difficult to know what I should suggest as I do not know which movies you have chosen. I can only list some of my favorite movies which are often overlooked:

 

1929

The Last of Mrs Cheyney

Bulldog Drummond

The Mysterious Island

 

1930

Raffles

The Blue Angel

Seven Keys To Baldpate

 

1931

Delicious

Sherlock Holme's Fatal Hour

Svengali

 

1933

The Bishop Misbehaves

Ekstase

Zoo In Budapest

 

1934

Queen Christina

Death Takes a Holiday

Fog Over Frisco

Mystery of Mr. X

 

1935

Crime Unlimited

Star of Midnight

Seven Keys to Baldpate

 

1936

The Green Pastures

Petticoat Fever

Piccadilly Jim

 

1937

The Last of Mrs. Cheney

Tovarich

Knight Without Armour

 

1938

The Divorce Of Lady X

Pygmalion

If I Were King

 

1942

Cat People

The Peterville Diamond

The Male Animal

 

1944

Laura

Kismet

Crime by Night

 

1945

Wonder Man

The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail

Conflict

 

1947

The Unsusected

The Two Mrs. Carrolls

Seven Keys To Baldpate

 

1948

Julia Misbehaves

The Bishop's Wife

June Bride

 

1949

Kind Hearts and Coronets

Stray Dog

The Third Man

 

1956

Death of a Scoundrel

Forbidden Planet

The Red Balloon

 

2005

Aeon Flux

CSA

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1947 (a great year):

Black Narcissus

The Long Night

Deep Valley

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

Out of the Past

Born To Kill

Crossfire

 

1948--Oscar nominates four outstanding films (2 great, 2 very good), but rewards the other nominee:

The Red Shoes

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

The Snake Pit

Johnny Belinda

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> {quote:title=FredCDobbs wrote:}{quote}Here, go to this website and click on "Choose another year", then click on "Go".

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> It - Clara Bow

> The Jazz Singer - Al Jolson

> The Kid Brother - Harold Lloyd

> The King Of Kings - H.B. Warner

> Love - John Gilbert

> My Best Girl - Mary Pickford

> Napoleon - Albert Dieudonne

> Old San Francisco - Dolores Costello

> Scar Of Shame - Lawrence Chenault

> Spring Fever - Joan Crawford

> The Student Prince In Old Heidelberg - Ramon Navarro

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My favorite films of 1927 are Wings and King of Kings.

 

My father was a film buff when he was a teenager, and he told me about these two films around 1951 or '52. By then I was a film buff too, at age 9 and 10.

 

I finally got to see these films years later.

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1942: Johnny Eager

 

1956: I'm guessing that The Searchers is already on your list, and possibly The Burmese Harp, The Red Balloon, and The Seventh Seal. If you haven't seen the following ones, check them out. Not all will appeal to everyone:

 

Bigger Than Life

Death of a Scoundrel (SansFin is so right!)

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Back from Eternity

Miracle in the Rain

Great Day in the Morning (Robert Stack acts! Really!)

Lust for Life (for the art direction and photography)

Crazed Fruit

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Here are some titles to consider for your list:

 

1929

THE IRON MASK-Douglas Fairbanks

THE KISS-Greta Garbo, Lew Ayers

THE GODLESS GIRL-Lina Basquette

SEVEN KEYS TO BALDPATE-Richard Dix

TAMING OF THE SHREW-Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks

APPLAUSE-Helen Morgan

 

1930

 

THE BIG HOUSE-Chester Morris

THE BIG TRAIL-John Wayne

WHOOPEE-Eddie Cantor

 

1931

 

FIVE STAR FINAL-Edward G. Robinson

AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY-Sylvia Sidney

BAD COMPANY-Ricardo Cortez

BLONDE CRAZY-James Cagney,Joan Blondell

THE MIRACLE WOMAN-Barbara Stanwyck

NO LIMIT-Clara Bow

PALMY DAYS-Eddie Cantor

 

1933

 

THE BITTER TEA OF GENERAL YEN-Barbara Stanwyck

FLYING DOWN TO RIO-Dolores del Rio, Fred Astaire,Ginger Rogers

THE POWER AND THE GLORY-Spencer Tracy, Colleen Moore

BOMBSHELL-Jean Harlow, Lee Tracy

GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933-Joan Blondell

THE LITTLE GIANT-Edward G. Robinson

MAN'S CASTLE-Spencer Tracy, Loretta Young

 

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OK, here's what filmsaurus.com has for 1927:

 

7th Heaven (Frank Borzage)

College (Buster Keaton and James Horne)

The Love of Jeanne Ney (G. W. Pabst)

The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (Ernst Lubitsch)

Underworld (Josef von Sternberg)

ALSO ESSENTIAL:

After Midnight (Monta Bell)

Barbed Wire (Rowland V. Lee)

Bed and Sofa (Abram Room)

The Beloved Rogue (Alan Crosland)

Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (Walter Ruttmann)

The Chess Player (Raymond Bernard)

Don’t Tell Everything (Leo McCarey)

The End of St. Petersburg (Vsevolod Pudovkin)

The Girl With the Hatbox (Boris Barnet)

La glace à trois faces (Jean Epstein)

Hindle Wakes (Maurice Elvey)

Hotel Imperial (Mauritz Stiller)

It (Clarence Badger)

The Kid Brother (Ted Wilde and J.A. Howe)

The King of Kings (Cecil B. DeMille)

The Lodger (Alfred Hitchcock)

Long Pants (Frank Capra)

The Love of Zero (William Cameron Menzies and Robert Florey)

Man, Woman and Sin (Monta Bell)

The Monkey Talks (Raoul Walsh) [missing reels]

My Best Girl (Sam Taylor)

Paid to Love (Howard Hawks)

Quality Street (Sidney Franklin)

The Red Mill (Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle)

The Ring (Alfred Hitchcock)

Spiritual Constructions (Oskar Fischinger)

Sur un air de Charleston (Jean Renoir)

The Town Rat and the Country Rat (Wladyslaw Starewicz)

Tracked by the Police (Ray Enright)

Upstream (John Ford)

Wax Experiments (Oskar Fischinger)

West Point (Edward Sedgwick)

Wings (William A. Wellman)

 

 

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*Bed and Sofa* (1927) is very complex in its personal and social issues. It is both gritty and charming. I would rank this movie more highly than any other you have listed for the year.

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1934

 

It Happened One Night

The House of Rothschild

The Thin Man

The Gay Divorcee

Cleopatra

The Black Cat

The Lost Patrol

The Man Who Knew Too Much

The Scarlet Empress

The Scarlet Pimpernel

Tarzan And His Mate

Treasure Island

Twentieth Century

 

 

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1934: It's a Gift-very,very funny

1937: Marked Woman-Bette Davis as a clip joint "hostess" great movie. Bette's big comeback film after her suspension from Warner Bros.

1938: Bringing up Baby-Hepburn/Grant screwball comedy, one of the funniest movie ever

1939: Vigil in the Night-gripping drama with Carole Lombard giving a great performance as a dedicated British nurse

1940: The Bank Dick- WC Field's second funniest film after It's a Gift

1940: The Primrose Path-Ginger Rogers,Joel McCrea comedy/drama with a stand out performance by Marjorie Rambeau playing Roger's sluttish mother.

 

These are some of my favorite films from my favorite period in film history.

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So what do we have from 1927 from filmsaurus.com that might be worth seeing?

 

I've already seen 7th Heaven.

 

College

The Love of Jeanne Ney

The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg

Underworld

Bed and Sofa (Soviet feminist film)

The Beloved Rogue (about Francois Villon)

Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (which I've seen before)

The Chess Player (French film, about an 18th century hoax supposedly involving a chess playing automoton)

The End of Saint Petersburg

The Girl with the Hatbox (Barnet)

Le Glace a trois faces (Jean Epstein, French avant-garde filmmaker)

Hindle Walks (British drama, involving sexual frankness)

Hotel Imperial (from the same director as the Saga of Gosta Berling)

The Kid Brother (which I've already seen, but worth seeing again)

The King of Kings

The Lodger

Long Pants (Harry Langdon/Frank Capra movie)

Man Women and sin

My Best Girl (classic Mary Pickford movie)

Paid to Love (Howard Hawks makes an experimental movie)

Quality Street (Napoleonic era romance based on Barrie play, involves woman pretending to be her own niece)

The Red Mill (Arbuckle version of Herbert operetta)

The Ring

The Fischinger, Renoir and Starkewicz movies are shorts, and not eligible for my top tens.

Upstream (recently rediscovered, about a knife throwing act)

West Point (early Joan Crawford movie)

 

So the first nine, Le Glace a Trois Faces, The Kid Brother, The Lodger, My Best Girl, Paid to Love and The Red Mill look like my best bets for 1927

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> {quote:title=skimpole wrote:}{quote}

> Bed and Sofa (Soviet feminist film)

 

I will suggest that you never again rely on whatever source stated that it is a feminist film. A married woman is seduced and she is then shared by two men in a this-is-best-for-all manner.

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Now it's on to 1929:

 

 

TOP TIER:

Diary of a Lost Girl (G. W. Pabst)

The General Line (Sergei Eisenstein)

Lady of the Pavements (D.W. Griffith) (quasi-talkie)

Lucky Star (Frank Borzage) (WWI romance film)

Queen Kelly (Erich von Stroheim)

The River (Frank Borzage) (mostly lost romance film, partially reconstructed)

Thunderbolt (Josef von Sternberg) (proto-noir, nominated for best actor)

Woman in the Moon (Fritz Lang) (science fiction film about journey to the moon)

 

 

ALSO ESSENTIAL:

Alibi (Roland West)

Applause (Rouben Mamoulian)

Asphalt (Joe May) (German thriller)

Big News (Gregory La Cava)

Blackmail (Alfred Hitchcock)

The Black Watch (John Ford) (vaguely similar to The Four Feathers, but set in India instead of the Sudan)

Le bled (Jean Renoir) (a movie about inheritance in Algeria)

Broadway (Paul Fejos) (bootlegger drama)

 

More on this topic later.

 

 

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More from 1929:

 

The Canary Murder Case (Malcolm St. Clair and Frank Tuttle) (William Powell as Philo Vance)

A Cottage on Dartmoor (Anthony Asquith) (quasi-Hitchcockian movie)

Desert Nights (William Nigh)

Dynamite (Cecil B. DeMille) (heiress marries condemend murderer)

Eternal Love (Ernst Lubitsch) (set in the Alps)

Evangeline (Edwin Carewe) (based on the Longfellow poem)

Finis terrae (Jean Epstein) (drama about Britanny fishermen)

Flight (Frank Capra) (aviation drama set in Nicaragua?)

The Four Feathers (Merian C. Cooper and Lothar Mendes)

Glorifying the American Girl (Millard Webb) (Ziegfeld musical)

The Godless Girl (Cecil B. DeMille)

 

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>SansFin wrote:

>I will suggest that you never again rely on whatever source stated that it is a feminist film. A married woman is seduced and she is then shared by two men in a this-is-best-for-all manner.

The real reason Communism failed: Men determined any women were equally theirs.

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The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (Charles F. Reisner)

The Iron Mask (Allan Dwan)

The Kiss (Jacques Feyder) (Garbo silent film)

The Last Warning (Paul Leni) (murder mystery)

The Letter (Jean de Limur) (earlier version of more famous 1940 film)

The Love Trap (William Wyler)

Marianne (Robert Z. Leonard) (musical about french farming girl and American soldier)

Navy Blues (Clarence Brown) (romance)

The New Babylon (Grigori Kozintsev and Leonid Trauberg) (about the Paris Commune with Shoskatovich)

Piccadilly (Ewald André Dupont) (British cabaret drama with a Chinese character)

Redskin (Victor Schertzinger) (apparently pro-Indian drama)

Salute (John Ford) (football rivalry game)

Seduction (Gustav Machaty) (from the man who gave us Ecstasy)

Seven Footprints to Satan (Benjamin Christensen) (dark comedy about people who encounter Satanists)

Speedway (Harry Beaumont) (car racing drama)

Spite Marriage (Edward Sedgwick) (Keaton's last silent film)

The Trespasser (Edmund Goulding) (Gloria Swanson nominated performance)

The Virginian (Victor Fleming) (key Gary Cooper movie)

White Hell of Pitz Palu (Arnold Fanck and G.W. Pabst) (mountaineering film starring Leni Riefenstahl)

 

OF INTEREST:

The Manxman (Alfred Hitchcock)

 

POSSIBLY OF INTEREST:

The Divine Lady (Frank Lloyd) (Nelson/Hamilton quasi-musical)

The Mysterious Island (Lucien Hubbard)

The Single Standard (John S. Robertson) (another Garbo romance)

 

So rewatching Blackmail, Hallejulah and Diary of a Lost Girl, and catching The General Line, The River, Thunderbolt, Woman in the Moon, Applause, Asphalt, Le Bled, A Cottage in Dartmoon, Finis Terrare, The four Feathers, The Iron Mask, The Last Warning, The Love Trap, The New Babylon, Seduction, Spite Marriage, The Manxman and The White Hell of Pitz Palu seem most promising.

 

 

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I am surprised you do not include *Grischa the Cook* (1929) as it stars Marlene Dietrich and Vladimir Sokoloff.

 

Yasujir? Ozu has three wonderful movies of 1929: *Days of Youth* (1929), *I Graduated, But...* (1929) and *Kaishain seikatsu* (1929).

 

*The Dawning Sky* (1929) is very worthy also of great consideration.

 

I recommend also:

*Captain Fracasse* (1929)

*L'appel de la chair* (1929)

*Madame Lu, The Woman for Discreet Consulting* (1929)

 

One of my favorites of the year is: *My Grandmother* (1929).

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SansFin, some of this looks interesting. According to Wikipedia, only Days of Youth exists as a feature film. There's only ten minutes of the second, and the third is lost. My Grandmother seems interesting, but the Georgina director doesn't even have a wikipedia entry.

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Ok, more from thefilmsaurus.com, this time from 1930

 

 

TOP TIER:

Abraham Lincoln (D.W. Griffith)

The Big Trail (Raoul Walsh) (western)

The Blood of a Poet (Jean Cocteau)

The Blue Angel (Josef von Sternberg)

City Girl (F. W. Murnau)

Earth (Alexander Dovzhenko) (seen the previous four before, but could see them again)

Monte Carlo (Ernst Lubitsch) (musical comedy)

Under the Roofs of Paris (René Clair)

 

ALSO ESSENTIAL:

Au bonheur des dames (Julien Duvivier) (melodrama about a department store)

 

 

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Continuing on with 1930:

 

The Bat Whispers (Roland West)

Billy the Kid (King Vidor)

The Dawn Patrol (Howard Hawks)

The Devil to Pay! (George Fitzmaurice) (Ronald Colman comedy)

Farewell (Robert Siodmak) (German comedy)

Feet First (Clyde Bruckman) (Harold Lloyd with plot similar to Safety Last)

Hell’s Angels (Howard Hughes)

Hell’s Heroes (William Wyler) (film not unlike 3 Godfathers)

Her Man (Tay Garnett) (Paris romance)

Holiday (Edward H. Griffith) (an earlier version of the more famous 1930 film)

I Flunked, But… (Yasujiro Ozu)

King of Jazz (John Murray Anderson) (an early color revue, including an animated film. Note "jazz" does not mean the jazz one may actually like.)

Ladies of Leisure (Frank Capra)

Laughter (Harry d’Abbadie d’Arrast) (romantic comedy)

Liliom (Frank Borzage) (based on the original story behind Carousel)

Madam Satan (Cecil B. DeMille) (a musical involving a dirgible and mass parachuting)

 

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