5 Films From Each Year of the Past 90 Years I Want To See

I'll admit, it's not a snappy title for the list, but it's a bit "Ronseal". I've picked 5 films from each year since 1922 that I haven't seen yet but want to see.

It's basically an extended, categorised watchlist. Not so much a "challenge" list, more of a reminder of the films that came out in that year that I'd like to see at some point.

I'm happy to take recommendations as direct replacements if you think I've missed any important ones off; provided it isn't because I've seen them before, of course.

Edit 22/3/13 - Right, I've decided I am going to make this a challenge of sorts. I think it would be highly unrealistic for me to expect to watch them all within 12 months, but by the time the year is out, I plan to have seen at least one film from each year listed here with at least 5 completed lines (ie all 5 films for 5 separate years completed).

So far, I have seen 56 of the 455 films listed. Hopefully, this will be the push for me to actually crack on with a few more of these!

The years where I've not seen at least one of the films chosen are as follows:
1920's = 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927
1930's = 1932, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939
1940's = 1940, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1946, 1949
1950's = 1952, 1953, 1954, 1958
1960's = 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969
1970's = 1973, 1977, 1978, 1979
1980's = 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989
1990's = 1994, 1998, 1999
2000's = 2001, 2005, 2009
2010's = 2010, 2011

It appears I am failing MASSIVELY on the 1960's, but not doing too badly on the 1920's, 50's, 70's and especially 90's and 00's.

The number of films I've seen listed from each year so far works out as: 20's = 4; 30's = 3; 40's = 4; 50's = 7; 60's = 1; 70's = 12; 80's = 4; 90's = 10; 00's = 10; 10's = 1.

Doing well on the 70's, but particularly badly on the 60's. Oh well! Enough faffing around, I better get on with it.

Read notes
  • Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages
  • Robin Hood
  • Tess of the Storm Country
  • Nanook of the North
  • The Phantom Carriage
  • Safety Last!
  • The Pilgrim
  • Our Hospitality
  • The Covered Wagon
  • The Ten Commandments
  • Sherlock, Jr.
  • Greed
  • The Sea Hawk
  • The Thief of Bagdad
  • He Who Gets Slapped
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • The Lost World
  • The Big Parade
  • Little Annie Rooney
  • Strike
  • Faust
  • The Great K&A Train Robbery
  • The Bat
  • Mother
  • Flesh and the Devil
  • The Jazz Singer
  • 7th Heaven
  • Wings
  • It
  • The Unknown
  • The Circus
  • Steamboat Willie
  • Laugh, Clown, Laugh
  • The Cameraman
  • The Man Who Laughs
  • Man with a Movie Camera
  • The Haunted House
  • Arsenal
  • In Old Arizona
  • Disraeli
  • Below Zero
  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • The Green Goddess
  • Feet First
  • The Champ
  • City Lights
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • The Public Enemy
  • Tokyo Chorus
  • Freaks
  • The Mummy
  • Scarface
  • The Mask of Fu Manchu
  • Vampyr
  • The Ghoul
  • The Private Life of Henry VIII
  • Mystery of the Wax Museum
  • The Invisible Man
  • Cavalcade
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • The Black Cat
  • Cleopatra
  • Viva Villa!
  • It Happened One Night
  • Triumph of the Will
  • The Informer
  • The Raven
  • Dangerous
  • Mutiny on the Bounty
  • The Walking Dead
  • The Story of Louis Pasteur
  • Things to Come
  • Come and Get It
  • Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
  • A Day at the Races
  • Young and Innocent
  • Grand Illusion
  • The Life of Emile Zola
  • The Awful Truth
  • Bringing Up Baby
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Angels with Dirty Faces
  • Jezebel
  • Boys Town
  • At the Circus
  • Of Mice and Men
  • Goodbye, Mr. Chips
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Fantasia
  • Rebecca
  • The Philadelphia Story
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • Contraband
  • Citizen Kane
  • The Wolf Man
  • The 47 Ronin
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • How Green Was My Valley