Favourite movie from each decade?

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Post by Dude111 » 03-31-2014 08:04 AM

Try to list ONLY ONE per decade as the list might get long :D


1930s: The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

1940s: Its a wonderful life (1946)

1950s: Journey to the center of the earth (1959)

1960s: You only live twice (1967)

1970s: Star Wars (1977)

1980s: Real Genius (1985)

1990s: Entrapment (1999)

2000s: None really

2010s: None
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Post by Raggedyann » 03-31-2014 04:00 PM

1930s: Gone With The Wind (1939)

1940s: The Third Man (1949)

1950s: Lady and the Tramp (1955)

1960s: Dr. Zhivago (1965) The Great Escape (1963)

1970s: Close Encounters (1977)

1980s: The Breakfast Club (1985) Hope and Glory (1987)

1990s: Dances With Wolves (1990)

2000s: Oh Brother, Where Art Thou (2000)
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Post by Riddick » 03-31-2014 05:01 PM

This is all I can come up with off the top of my head:

1960s: A Shot In The Dark

1970s: The Pink Panther Strikes Again

1990s: Terminator 2

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Post by SquidInk » 03-31-2014 05:42 PM

There are tons of great movies from every decade, but here's a few that come immediately to mind...

1930s : The Invisible Ray

1940s : Mighty Joe Young

1950s : Abbott and Costello Go To Mars & 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

1960s : Barbarella

1970s : Two-Lane Blacktop

1980s : The Search for Animal Chin or maybe Bladerunner

1990s : The Matrix

2000s : Donnie Darko
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Post by Raggedyann » 03-31-2014 05:46 PM

Yes! A Shot In The Dark and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Great movies! Wizard of Oz - years ahead of its time.
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Post by BenSlain » 03-31-2014 07:36 PM

SquidInk wrote:

1970s : Two-Lane Blacktop

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Excellent . James Taylor and Brian Wilson.
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Post by Raggedyann » 03-31-2014 07:50 PM

I think I know why Squid liked 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. It must have been the giant squid attack scene...that gave me nightmares. :messedup:
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Post by Riddick » 03-31-2014 11:54 PM

Here's a couple more I thought of:

1930s: Mr Smith Goes To Washington

1940s: Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein

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Post by voguy » 04-01-2014 06:25 PM

Do "Little Rascal" episodes count?
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Post by Riddick » 04-01-2014 11:55 PM

voguy wrote: Do "Little Rascal" episodes count?
Unless and until the Dude says otherwise I don't know why not...

I'll be interested to know which ones you choose. It's been ages since I was watching 'em regularly but even so I know they could be quite funny, depending on who-all was in the gang at the time and how young they were - Insofar Spanky and Alfalfa were big names right along, the bigger each became physically lead to diminishing returns on overall entertainment value IMHO.

I guess it says something insofar Little Rascals aka Our Gang shorts were produced in the '30s and '40s that you'd find them superior to any feature film from either of those decades eh?

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Post by Riddick » 04-02-2014 12:49 AM

Thought of another one!

1980s: A Fish Called Wanda (edging out Monty Python's Meaning of Life)
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Post by Dude111 » 04-02-2014 07:01 AM

Riddick wrote: Unless and until the Dude says otherwise I don't know why not...
Well they arent really a movie but they are g00d!!

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Post by Riddick » 04-02-2014 04:25 PM

Dude111 wrote: Well they arent really a movie but they are g00d!!
Not really you say? How so Dude?

My understanding is 'movie' is just short for 'moving picture', right?

Jus' 'cause they ain't full-length features don't mean they ain't movies.

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Post by Riddick » 04-03-2014 01:32 AM

OK, rather than rack my mind I'll make another call here based only on B-movie memorability from childhood - I really enjoyed watching this flick on the local weekly SciFi/Horror TV late show and have never forgot it...

In fact, such an impression it left on my young self, years later it had no small bearing on my choosing Electrical Engineering emphasizing electromagnetics as my undergrad college major!

1950s: The Magnetic Monster (Trailer | Full Movie)

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Post by Diogenes » 04-03-2014 09:59 AM

Plan 9 From Outer Space and any other Ed Wood movie.

I love seeing the flying saucers held by string - what a guy or gal I should say?
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