Amph Best year for cinema?

Discussion in 'Community' started by drg4, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. drg4 Force Ghost

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    I know, I know...everyone says '39. Not me, though.

    Ladies and gentlemen, I give you 1972!

    The Godfather
    Cries and Whispers
    Aguirre, the Wrath of God
    Cabaret
    Solaris
    Last Tango in Paris
    Sleuth

    Just let this list register for a minute; it almost makes me believe in a higher power.

    I challenge anyone to top this.
  2. Lazy Storm Trooper Force Ghost

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  3. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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    I disagree.
    1975 had Jews.
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  4. Sith-Lord-Gunray Ex-Mod

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    1999. It had the phantom menace.
  5. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    I would agree with Ess Ell Gee, although for another reason.
  6. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Best year, just due to sheer numbers of good movies: 1984. Ghostbusters, Beverly Hills Cop, Gremlins, The Karate Kid, Revenge of the Nerds, Police Academy

    Other good years:

    1985. Back to the Future, The Goonies, The Breakfast Club
    1986: Top Gun, Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    1987: Three Men and a Baby, Good Morning Vietnam, Lethal Weapon
    1988: Die Hard, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Big
    1989: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Back to the Future II, Dead Poet's Society
    1990: Ghost, Home Alone, Pretty Woman, Die Harder
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  7. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    1989 HAD BATMAN. I MEAN, IT WAS A CULTURAL PHENOMENON. HOW DO YOU FORGET THIS?!?!
  8. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    I intentionally left that one out in spite of seeing it in the theater opening night. I didn't like it. :p
  9. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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  10. timmoishere Chosen One

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    1994!

    Pulp Fiction
    Forrest Gump
    The Lion King
    True Lies
    Shawshank Redemption
    Clear and Present Danger
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  11. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    '62 had Lawrence of Arabia and To Kill a Mockingbird
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  12. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    And Dr No.
  13. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    I should probably see that at some point. :p
  14. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    1941.

    Citizen Kane
    Dumbo
    The Maltese Falcon
    Sullivan's Travels
    The debut Fleischer Superman short
    Who Killed Santa Claus?*


    *Admittedly I haven't seen the last one, as it's an obscure French film, but c'mon, it's called Who Killed Santa Claus?, of course it's perfect.
  15. DarthLowBudget Force Ghost

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    Winner!
  16. Saintheart Chosen One

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    [IMG]

    I agree, that was a very good year.
  17. drg4 Force Ghost

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    That doesn't quite top '72, but I would definitely place it in the Top 5.


    Runner-up: 1975

    Jaws
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    Nashville
    Barry Lyndon
    Dog Day Afternoon
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Picnic at Hanging Rock
  18. epic Ex Mod

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    1999

    Fight Club
    Being John Makcovich
    Magnolia
    Eyes Wide Shut
    American Beauty
    Toy Story 2
    Office Space
    Three Kings
    The Matrix

    Not bad
  19. Darth_Nub Manager Emeritus

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    Done:

    1974
    Chinatown
    The Godfather: Part II
    Lenny
    The Conversation
    F for Fake
    Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    The Godfather: Part II matches The Godfather, Chinatown beats the others combined, the rest simply march on a road of bones and can add the extra points if there's any debate between the two Godfather films.

    Then Blazing Saddles can turn up to do the victory dance, farting all the way.

    The 1970s were one hell of a glorious decade for movies, regardless. Unmatched.
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  20. drg4 Force Ghost

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    Darth Nub: Chinatown does not trounce Cries and Whispers and Aguirre, but I would agree to declaring a tie between '72 and '74.

    Interestingly, you forgot to mention Young Frankenstein, which is the superior Brooks comedy.
  21. Darth_Nub Manager Emeritus

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    OK, let's call it a tie, but IMHO, Chinatown trumps the OT itself.

    There. I said it.
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  22. drg4 Force Ghost

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    Outside of the genre fan community, that's not controversial at all. Chinatown IS better than Star Wars and Empire (ROTJ doesn't count).

    Of course, there would be a debate had Lucas included a scene of Luke slapping Leia, who moans "I'm your lover...I'm your sister...I'm your lover...I'm your sister!"
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  23. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    2009
    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
    All About Steve
    Couples Retreat
    G-Force
    The Final Destination
    Paul Blart: Mall Cop
    The Twilight Saga Yadda Yadda Super Long Title
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  24. Todd the Jedi Mod and Inquisitor of SWTV

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    1966

    The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
    Manos: The Hands of Fate

    You're welcome.
  25. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    Oh, crap, I think we have a winner. It will be dark soon.