Ranking Only the Best (and the Very Worst) of a Movie Year Project

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1981 in alphabetical order, apart from the top film, one of my all-time favorites:

Reds
An American Werewolf in London
Chariots of Fire
The Chosen
The Evil Dead
Gallipoli
History of the World Part 1
Lili Marleen
Man of Iron
Mephisto
Taxi zum Klo
The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time


Worst

Time Bandits (I hate this film.)
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1981:

The Best (alphabetical order):

Body Heat
Das Boot
Chariots of Fire
Clash of the Titans
Cutter's Way
Eye of the Needle
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Taxi zum Klo


Also liked (alphabetical order):

Absence of Malice
Arthur
Atlantic City
Back Roads
The Chosen
The French Lieutenant's Woman
Gallipoli
Mephisto
Prince of the City
Ragtime
Rich and Famous


Did not like:

Pennies From Heaven
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1981

Of the 119 films that I have seen from this year these are my favourites ranked in order ...

Das Boot
The Road Warrior
Prince of the City
Reds
Coup de Torchon
True Confessions
Modern Romance
Body Heat
Ragtime
Les Plouffe
Circle of Deceit
Pixote
Eye of the Needle
Mephisto
Man of Iron
Thief
Escape From New York
Ticket to Heaven
Raiders of the Lost Ark
An American Werewolf In London
The Postman Always Rings Twice
Threshold
Dragonslayer
Quest For Fire
Heartaches
Absence of Malice
The Boat Is Full
The Strange Affair
Blind Chance
The Marquis of Grillo
Superman II


and here are some that I didn't care for at all ...

Victory
Alligator Shoes
Heavy Metal
Improper Channels
Your Ticket Is No Longer Valid
Surfacing
Scanners
Love
Wolfen
S.O.B.
Tarzan, the Ape Man
Santo In the Fury of the Karatecas
The Legend of the Lone Ranger
Stripes
Mommie Dearest
Buddy Buddy
Edo Porn
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Feinberg, because of your list I'm having a flashback to the weekend in 1981 when I went to New York to visit a boyfriend who wanted to see Heavy Metal and Tarzan the Ape Man. LawrenceA commiserated with me when I mentioned this once before. To see either was unfortunate, but to see both on successive nights . . . . Some relationships are not meant to be (thank God!). Maybe I should have stayed another night to hit the trifecta by seeing Legend of the Lone Ranger?
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1981 films seen-11

The Best

The Weavers: Wasn't That A Time
On Golden Pond
The Howling
Ticket To Heaven


The Worst- don't hate it but not very good

Time Bandits
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Another note about 1981: I remember that there was a huge buzz about True Confessions before and just after it opened. According to Wiki, that was in late September. True Confessions was expected to be a big player in the Oscars. And then it just wasn't.
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kingrat wrote: March 21st, 2024, 11:02 am Another note about 1981: I remember that there was a huge buzz about True Confessions before and just after it opened. According to Wiki, that was in late September. True Confessions was expected to be a big player in the Oscars. And then it just wasn't.
I added The Weavers to my list, since it's an incredible film (and I once worked with Pete Seeger). I thought it was a 1982 film.
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We are now going to be doing 1969, a year of great turmoil in society and in the movie industry. Let's see what films are most admired from the year. The next one will be a joint discussion of 2000, 2010, and 2020.

1969

Films seen: 83

The Best:

1 The Gypsy Moths
2 Goodbye Mr. Chips
3 Goodbye, Columbus
4 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
5 The Sterile Cuckoo
6 Paint Your Wagon
7 Mississippi Mermaid
8 Last Summer
9 The Comic
10 My Night at Maud's
11 Kes
12 Support Your Local Sheriff!
13 Cactus Flower
14 On Her Majesty's Secret Service
15 The Happy Ending
16 The Italian Job
17 Alice's Restaurant
18 If It's Tuesday, This Must be Belgium
19 Oh, What a Lovely War!
20 John and Mary
21 A Boy Named Charlie Brown
22 Hello, Dolly!
23 The Big Bounce
24 Easy Rider
25 Topaz
26 What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?
27 The Rain People
28 Don't Drink the Water
29 Ring of Bright Water
30 Me, Natalie
31 The Guru
32 The Learning Tree
33 A Dream of Kings
34 McKenna's Gold


The Worst:
1 The Night of the Following Day
2 Marooned
3 Tell Them Willie Boy Was Here
4 The Looking Glass War
5 Crooks and Coronets
6 Justine
7 Medium Cool
8 Model Shop
9 La Femme Infidèle
10 The Secret of Santa Vittoria
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1969 in alphabetical order

Army of Shadows
The Color of Pomegranates
Goodbye, Columbus
Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne
Midnight Cowboy
The Milky Way
My Night at Maud's
Oh! What a Lovely War
The Passion of Anna
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Putney Swope
The Sorrow and the Pity
The Sterile Cuckoo
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?
Women in Love

Least favorite
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
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1969 (222 seen)

Favorites
The Wild Bunch
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Army of Shadows
Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid
Easy Rider
Fellini Satyricon
Midnight Cowboy
Take the Money and Run
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
White Sun of the Desert
Z


Likes
Alice's Restaurant
Blind Beast
The Book of Stone
Cemetery Without Crosses
The Color of Pomegranates
The Cow
The Damned
Death of a Gunfighter
Double Suicide
A Dream of Kings
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
Funeral Parade of Roses
Goyokin
The Italian Job
The Joke
Journey to the Far Side of the Sun
The Learning Tree
Love Is Colder Than Death
The Magic Christian
The Man Who Thought Life
Medium Cool
The Milky Way
Play Dirty
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
The Swimming Pool/La Piscine
Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here
That Cold Day in the Park
What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?


Favorite Documentaries
The Sorrow and the Pity
In the Year of the Pig
Salesman
Calcutta


Least Favorites
Love Feast
Alice in Acidland
Blood of Dracula's Castle
The Castle of Fu Manchu
Dracula, the Dirty Old Man
In the Year 2889
It's Alive!
Meeting on 69th Street
The Mighty Gorga
Moonshine Love
Motel Confidential
Night of Bloody Horror
Watching until the end.
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1969 is probably the most confusing movie year for me. Would I like now what I liked then?

The Best of 1969:

They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
Hello, Dolly!
The Wild Bunch
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
This Man Must Die
The Passion of Anna
Midnight Cowboy
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Liked:

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
A Dream of Kings
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Mackenna's Gold
True Grit
Women in Love
Z


Who knows what I would think now?

Alice's Restaurant
Easy Rider
La femme infidèle
Medium Cool
My Night at Maud's


Did not like:

Fellini Satyricon
The Maltese Bippy
Staircase


Beneath the Valley of the Dolls Award for Worst Film:

Angel, Angel, Down We Go
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1969

Of the 137 films that I have seen from this year these are my favourites ranked in order ...

Thd Wild Bunch
Fellini Satyricon
The Passion of Anna
Midnight Cowboy
The Sorrow and the Pity
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Downhill Racer
Take the Money and Run
Battle of Britain
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
Z
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
The Italian Job
Women In Love
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
La Femme Infidele
Burn!
Anne of the Thousand Days
Hitokiri
Oh! What a Lovely War
Medium Cool
The Comic
Army of Shadows
My Night at Maud's


and here are some that I did not care for at all ...

McKenna's Gold
Flareup
Hello Down There
If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium
The Sicilian Clan
Back and Forth
In Search of Gregory
Hello Dolly
The Thousand Plane Raid
Putney Swope
The Picasso Summer
Paint Your Wagon
De Sade
Charro!
The Trouble With Girls (And How to Get Into It)
A Man For Emmanuelle
Destroy, She Said
Horrors of Malformed Men
Legion of the Damned
Honeycomb
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1969 films seen-25

The Best

Midnight Cowboy
King: A Filmed Record Montgomery To Memphis
They Shoot Horses Don't They?
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
The Sterile Cuckoo
Take The Money And Run
Salesman


Worst

Goodbye Mr. Chips
Once You Kiss A Stranger
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Ow we move on to the 2000s troika. The next year up will be 1936.

2000

The Best:

1 In the Mood for Love
2 Erin Brockovich
3 Almost Famous
4 You Can Count on Me
5 Small Time Crooks
6 Nurse Betty
7 The Golden Bowl
8 Miss Congeniality
9 Cecil B. Demented
10 Billy Elliot
11 The House of Mirth
12 Finding Forrester
13 Shadow of the Vampire
14 Before Night Falls
15 Dr. T and the Women
16 My Dog Skip
17 Isn't She Great?
18 The Fantasticks
19 The Road to El Dorado
20 Chicken Run
21 Return to Me
22 Scream 3
23 Joe Gould's Secret
24 What Planet Are You From?
25 Pollock
26 Meet the Parents
27 The Legend of Bagger Vance


The Worst:

1 Hanging Up
2 Quills
3 Chocolat
4 102 Dalmatians
5 Hollow Man
6 Thomas and the Magic Railroad
7 Woman On Top
8 Snow Day
9 Where the Money Is
10 Where the Heart Is
11 The Contender
12 O Brother, Where Art Thou?
13 Sexy Beast
14 The Family Man




2010

The Best:

1 Never Let Me Go
2 True Grit
3 Beginners
4 The King's Speech
5 How to Train Your Dragon
6 Made in Dagenham
7 Tangled
8 Morning Glory
9 Another Year
10 Blue Valentine
11 Rabbit Hole
12 Secretariat
13 Black Swan
14 Sarah's Key
15 Inception



The Worst:
1 Easy A
2 Winter's Bone

2020

The Best:

1 Da 5 Bloods
2 The Father
3 One Night in Miami...
4 Ma Rainey's Black Bottom



The Worst:
1 Promising Young Woman
2 Mank
3 Hillbilly Elegy
4 Pieces of a Woman
5 The Trial of the Chicago 7
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2000 (271 seen)

Favorites
Memento
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Gladiator
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Snatch
American Psycho
Amores Perros
Battle Royale
Best in Show
Chopper
The Contender
Erin Brockovich
The Gift
Ginger Snaps
In the Mood for Love
JSA: Joint Security Area
Nine Queens
Requiem for a Dream
Sexy Beast
Songs from the Second Floor
Traffic


Likes
Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets
Almost Famous
Bamboozled
The Beach
Before Night Falls
Billy Elliott
Boiler Room
Brother
Chicken Run
Chocolat
Chuck & Buck
Code Unknown
Dancer in the Dark
Final Destination
Harrison's Flowers
The Luzhin Defence
Men of Honor
Miss Congeniality
Panic
The Patriot
Pitch Black
Pollock
The Road to El Dorado
Shadow of the Vampire
Shaft
Shanghai Noon
Small Time Crooks
Thirteen Days
Together
Uzumaki
Versus
Vertical Limit
X-Men
Yi Yi
You Can Count on Me


Favorite Documentaries
The Filth and the Fury
The Gleaners and I
Paradise Lost 2: Revelations
Wings of Hope


Least Favorites
Ryan's Babe
Battlefield Earth
Leprechaun in the Hood
Sanctimony
The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle
Hanging Up
Lost Souls
Watching until the end.
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