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Your Five Favorites Per Decade?


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*1.* Paul Leni's 'The Man Who Laughs' (1928)



2. G.W. Pabst's 'Pandora's Box' (1929)

3. Robert Wiene's 'The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari' (1920)

4. D.W. Griffith's 'Intolerance' (1916)



5. Carl Theodor Dreyer's 'The Passion Of Joan Of Arc' (1928)






*The Thirties*






1. Carl Theodor Dreyer's 'Vampyr' (1932)



2. Fritz Lang's 'M' (1931)



3. Charles Chaplin's 'City Lights' (1931)



4. James Whale's 'Frankenstein' (1931)



5. Leo McCarey's 'Duck Soup (1933)















1. Alfred Hitchcock's 'Rebecca' (1940)



2. John Huston's 'The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre' (1948)



3. Orson Welles' 'Citizen Kane' (1941)



4. Carol Reed's 'The Third Man' (1949)



5. Jules Dassin's 'The Naked City' (1948)












1. Francois Truffaut's 'The 400 Blows' (1959)



2. Jules Dassin's 'Rififi' (1955)



3. Alexander Mackendrick's 'Sweet Smell Of Success' (1957)



4. Charles Laughton's 'The Night Of the Hunter' (1955)



5. Jules Dassin's 'Night And The City' (1950)










1. John Cassavetes' 'Faces' (1968)



2. Jean-Pierre Melville's 'Le Samouraï' (1967)



3. Francois Truffaut's 'Jules And Jim' (1962)



4. Frederico Fellini's '8½' (1963)



5. Jean-Luc Godard's 'Vivre Sa Vie' (1963)







1. John Cassavetes' 'Husbands' (1970)



2. Francis Ford Coppola's 'The Godfather Part Two' (1974)



3. Roman Polanski's 'Chinatown' (1974)



4. John Cassavetes' 'A Woman Under The Influence' (1974)



5. Martin Scorsese's 'Taxi Driver' (1976)












1. Sergio Leone's 'Once Upon A Time In America' (1984)



2. Brian De Palma's 'The Untouchables' (1987)



3. John Woo's 'The Killer'' (1989)



4. Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner' (1982)



5. Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining' (1980)















1. John Woo's 'Hard Boiled' (1992)



2. Michael Mann's 'Heat' (1995)



3. Peter Weir's 'The Truman Show' (1998)

4. Gus Van Sant's 'My Own Private Idaho' (1991)



5. Robert Altman's 'Short Cuts' (1993)






*THE 2000s*




1. Paul Thomas Anderson's 'There Will Be Blood' (2007)



2. Quentin Tarantino's 'Inglorious Basterds' (2009)



3. Paul Thomas Anderson's 'There Will Be Blood' (2007)



4. Andrew Dominik's 'The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford' (2007)



5. Alejandro González Iñárritu's 'Amores Perros' (2000)






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Welcome to the boards!


You have done a very nice job selecting your favorites.....


The following films from your favorites list that I would have on my lists would be the following:


'City Lights' (1931)

'Frankenstein' (1931)

'The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre' (1948)

'Citizen Kane' (1941)

'The Third Man' (1949)

'The Night Of the Hunter' (1955)

'Chinatown' (1974)

'The Untouchables' (1987)

'Heat' (1995)

'Short Cuts' (1993)

'Inglorious Basterds' (2009)


If you are interested you should check out my LISTS thread here on the Favorites Forum. It is THE place to go to view other people's lists and many interesting viewpoints.


Here is the link:



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I'm lazy, so here is my favorite film from each decade.












'50s-----REAR WINDOW











Edited by: finance on Mar 30, 2012 9:43 AM

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Welcome to the board, Gwynplaine! I like your list of favorites. You have great taste.


My favorites:




1. *The Man Who Laughs*

2. Diary of a Lost Girl

3. Faust

4. Sunrise

5. Nosferatu




1. *M*

2. The Invisible Man

3. Only Angels Have Wings

4. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

5. Destry Rides Again




1. Scarlet Street

2. Out of the Past

3. The Body Snatcher

4. Cat People

5. The Curse of the Cat People




1. Pickup on South Street

2. 12 Angry Men

3. *Night and the City*

4. Vertigo

5. Rear Window




1. Cape Fear

2. Once Upon a Time in the West

3. Psycho

4. Inherit the Wind

5. The Manchurian Candidate




1. Star Wars

2. Smokey and the Bandit

3. Young Frankenstein

4. The Omen

5. Halloween




1. Top Secret!

2. Better Off Dead

3. The Naked Gun

4. The Empire Strikes Back

5. The Thing




1. Fargo

2. Barton Fink

3. Happy Gilmore

4. As Good as It Gets

5. Bob Roberts




1. No Country for Old Men

2. Donnie Darko

3. Punch-Drunk Love

4. Burn After Reading

5. Let the Right One In

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Sir Fancis! How are you?


Interesting list. I'm sure you must have listed them before but it struck me that there really isn't a comedy until you get to "Young Frankenstein." After that comedies are pretty prominent including, I know your favorite, the much unheralded "Top Secret." Is it that the older films have dramas that were so much better than the comedies?


Just curious.

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Good evening, Movieman!


I mostly liked comedies in my youth, which is represented by the 70s and 80s. As I've gotten older, I have found myself liking dramas more.


I do like classic comedies but I definitely prefer film noir, westerns, and dramas. I'm much more emotional and deeper thinking today than when I was a teen or in my 20s.

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Yes, it takes a little while to figure out what exactly goes on around here.


But, you'll get the hang of it.


And I was not trying to say that there is only one place to go to list favorites, my thread. Please, please post any and all thoughts wherever you want to here.


We all want to know your opinions.

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In no particlar order, just my favorties:



1. The Adventures of Robin Hood

2. Mutiny on the Bounty

3. King Kong

4. Gone with the Wind

5. Tarzan and his Mate



1. Red River

2. Samson and Deliah

3. Pride of the Yankees

4. They Died With Their Boots On

5. Sands of Iwo Jima








1. Shane

2. The Searchers

3. Ben Hur

4. The Ten Commandments

5. The Hanging Tree



1. Alamo

2. Bullitt

3 The Sand Pebbles

4. El Cid

5. Cool Hand Luke



1. The Excorcist

2. The Godfather I&II

3. Patton

4. Dirty Harry

5. The Outlaw Josey Wales



1. Aliens

2. Coal Miner's Daughter

3. Superman II

4. Raiders of the Lost Ark

5. Witness



1. Cobb

2. Last of the Mohicans

3. A Few Good Men

4. Schindler's List

5. Unforgiven



1. The Dark Knight

2. Gladiator

3. Master and Commander

4. Hidalgo

5. The Lord of the Ring's Trilogy


Jake in the Heartland


Edited by: JakeHolman on Mar 30, 2012 9:24 PM

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Safety Last

Never Weaken

The Freshman

The General

Berth Marks



A Night at the Opera

Sons of the Desert

My Man Godfrey

Mr Deeds Goes to Town

Towed in the Hole (or anything L&H)



The Lady Eve

The More the Merrier

Sullivan's Travels

Adam's Rib

Kind Hearts and Coronets



Desk Set


The Quiet Man


Funny Face



The Apartment

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The Pink Panther

The Producers

That Touch of Mink



Start the Revolution Without Me

Young Frankenstein

Breaking Away

Animal House

Monty Python and the Holy Grail





Airplane! the Movie

The Princess Bride

Blues Brothers

The Naked Gun

h5. (sorry, it was a great decade for comedy)


Groundhog Day

Hot Shots-Part Deux

A Christmas Story

Austin Powers

While You Were Sleeping



Anchorman: the Legend of Ron Burgundy


Old School

Best in Show



h5. I will return later with my favorite dramas


Edited by: casablancalover on Apr 1, 2012 5:05 PM

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It wouldn't be Geisha Boy.


Actually, I forgot several..


It Happened One Night

Local Hero

Brassed Off

The Full Monty

Miss Marple Series (Margaret Rutherford)

Jacque Tati's Mon Oncle


Four Weddings and a Funeral

My Best Friend's Wedding

The Imposters (1998)

Sleepless in Seattle


the five limit... why just five?


Edited by: casablancalover on Apr 1, 2012 5:08 PM

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It is very difficult to chose five only for each decade until the 1970s.


I have listed them by year because it would be very hard and not at all accurate to attempt listing them by preference.


Aelita, Queen of Mars (1924)

Jewish Luck (1925)

A Page of Madness (1926)

Bed and Sofa (1927)

Troe (1928)


Jewel Robbery (1932)

Jolly Fellows (1934)

Death Takes a Holiday (1934)

Cosmic Voyage (1936)

If I Were King (1938)


Rebecca (1940)

Spring Song (1941)

Heaven Can Wait (1943)

Laura (1944)

Twins (1945)


Ugetsu Monogatari (1953)

Sabrina (1954)

Road to the Stars (1957)

Love In The Afternoon (1957)

The Hidden Fortress (1958)


Yojimbo (1961)

Toward Meeting a Dream (1963)

How to Steal a Million (1966)

Kuroneko (1968)

The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)


Dodes 'Ka-Den (1970)

Avanti! (1972)

Solaris (1972)

Stalker (1979)

All That Jazz (1979)


Hopscotch (1980)

Ran (1985)

Castle in the Sky (1986)

My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

The Black Monk (1988)


Nikita (1990)

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (1990)

Only Yesterday (1991)

The Pillow Book (1996)

Tsirk sgorel, i klouny razbezhalis (1998)


Chocolat (2000)

Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

CSA (2005)

Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)

Wall-E (2008)

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*Oh, The Drama*




The Scarlet Letter

Orphans of the Storm

Ben Hur

Way Down East



The Women

Quality Street

Young Mr Lincoln

The Life of Emile Zola






The Big Sleep

Now, Voyager

Grapes of Wrath

The Best Years of Our Lives

(and about 10 more favorites from this decade)




The Ten Commandments

All About Eve


Ben Hur



To Kill a Mockingbird

The Sound of Music

The Graduate

Judgment at Nuremberg




All the President's Men

Tora, Tora, Tora


Day for NIght

Day of the Locust




Chariots of Fire


The Natural

A Room with a View




Grand Canyon

The Player

The Insider

Indiana Jones and Last Crusade





Cinderella Man

Good Night and Good Luck

Children of Men

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My favorites as of this morning, April 6th, 2012



1. The Adventures of Robin Hood 1938

2. Lost Horizon 1937

3. My Man Godfrey 1936

4. The Wizard of Oz 1939

5. Ninotchka 1939



1. The Talk of the Town 1942

2. They Were Expendable 1945

3. The Best Years of Our Lives 1946

4. Random Harvest 1942

5. Notorious 1946



1. North By Northwest 1959

2. The Thing From Another World 1951

3. Winchester '73

4. Executive Suite 1954

5. The Enemy Below 1957



1. Seven Days in May 1964

2. The Professionals 1966

3. In Harm's Way 1965

4. Fail Safe 1964

5. Support Your Local Sheriff! 1969



1. Bite the Bullet 1975

2. Chisum 1970

3. The Wind and the Lion 1975

4. '1776' 1972

5. The Electric Horseman 1979



1. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 1982

2. Local Hero 1983

3. The Natural 1984

4. Hoosiers 1986

5. Heartbreak Ridge 1986



1. The Hunt for Red October 1990

2. Defending Your Life 1991

3. Shadowlands 1993

4. True Lies 1994

5. The Game 1997



1. Open Range 2003

2. Batman Begins 2005

3. The World's Fastest Indian 2005

4. You Kill Me 2007

5. Heist 2001

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Silent Era:


Phantom of the Opera

The General

Safety Last!




The Adventures of Robin Hood

The Bride of Frankenstein

The Wizard of Oz

Duck Soup

The Hunchback of Notre Dame




Citizen Kane

Red River

The Best Years of Their Lives

White Heat/Nightmare Alley (Tie)




Sunset Boulevard

North by Northwest


Scrooge (aka A Christmas Carol)




2001: A Space Odyssey

A Hard Day's Night

The Haunting

Cool Hand Luke/It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (Tie)



The Godfather (1&2)



Star Wars

The Deer Hunter/Apocalypse Now (Tie)



Once Upon a Time in America

The Road Warrior

Blue Velvet

Das Boot

This Is Spinal Tap/Platoon (Tie)




Pulp Fiction

The Fugitive

Groundhog Day

Ed Wood



Slumdog Millionaire

Gangs of New York

Good Night and Good Luck

Cinderella Man


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> {quote:title=casablancalover wrote:}{quote}Ah, Slumdog Millionaire and Scrooge... Very worthy for the list too. Good List.

Thanks... I love Network, Excalibur and The Natural as well! So many to remember!! Hope you are enjoying a wonderful holiday weekend!

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* *1910s-1920* \ Kings of Kings

* Ten Comandments

* Tumblweed

* Gold Rush

* Phantom of the Opera

* *1930s*

* Little Miss Broadway

* Public Enemey

* Gone With the Wind

* Wizard of Oz

* Angels with Dirty Faces

* *1940s*

* Yankee Doodle Dandy

* Angels in the Outfield

* Casablanca

* State Fair

* Whiteheat

* *1950s* \ Immitation of Life \ Davey Crockett \ Old Yeller \ Seven Brides for Seven Brothers \ Carasel

* *1960s*

* Psyco

* The Birds

* Mary Poppins

* Sound of Music

* Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

* *The 1970s*

* The Godfather 1

* The Godfather 2

* Star Wars a New Hope

* Rockey

* Jaws

* *The 1980s*

* Annie

* Star Wars Return of the Jedi

* Rocky 3 and the rest of the Triligy

* Back to the Future

* Field of Dreams \ \ *1990s*

* League of thier Own

* Father of the Bride

* Angels in the Outfield

* My Girl

* Tombstone

* *2000s*

* Shrek

* XMen 3

* Superman Returns

* Cars

* Pirates of the Caribean

* *2010s* \ War Horse

* Mirror Mirror


* My Week with Marlyn

* Caption America



I have so many movies that I love that these were hard to narrow down to 5.






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