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Top 25 of the 1970s

25 films 1 3

Clearly, there are many really great-looking movies of the 1970s that I have not seen.

Honorable Mentions:

THE FRENCH CONNECTION,…

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Jaws Jaws
  • Jurassic Park Jurassic Park
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • Munich Munich

Directors Ranked: STEVEN SPIELBERG

28 films 1 3

My favorite director. Notice none of these fall below a 7/10 for me.

  • True Lies True Lies
  • Pulp Fiction Pulp Fiction
  • Ed Wood Ed Wood
  • The Lion King The Lion King
  • Dumb and Dumber Dumb and Dumber

Top Five of 1994

5 films

  • The Dark Knight The Dark Knight
  • No Country for Old Men No Country for Old Men
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • Children of Men Children of Men
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou? O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • The Big Lebowski The Big Lebowski
  • Unforgiven Unforgiven
  • Jurassic Park Jurassic Park
  • Miller's Crossing Miller's Crossing
  • Schindler's List Schindler's List
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Die Hard Die Hard
  • Raging Bull Raging Bull
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • Back to the Future Back to the Future
  • Seven Samurai Seven Samurai
  • Rear Window Rear Window
  • Rabbit of Seville Rabbit of Seville
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • The Searchers The Searchers
  • Pinocchio Pinocchio
  • The Palm Beach Story The Palm Beach Story
  • The Sea Hawk The Sea Hawk
  • Citizen Kane Citizen Kane
  • Notorious Notorious

Top 25 of the 1940s

25 films 1

Honorable Mentions: ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN, SHADOW OF A DOUBT, FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN, and the animated shorts TORTOISE…

  • Frankenstein Frankenstein
  • The 39 Steps The 39 Steps
  • Stagecoach Stagecoach
  • The Old Mill The Old Mill
  • King Kong King Kong
  • The Trial The Trial
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop…
  • Shoot the Piano Player Shoot the Piano Player

Top 25 of the 1960s

25 films 2 1

Of course the 1960s were an amazing decade for movies. There are so many that I've yet to see and…

  • Blade Runner Blade Runner
  • The Thing The Thing
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • The Secret of NIMH The Secret of NIMH
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Top Five of 1982

5 films

One of the all-time great movie years.

Runners-Up:
FITZCARRALDO
ROCKY 3
THE ROAD WARRIOR
BURDEN OF DREAMS
TRON

  • The Big Lebowski The Big Lebowski
  • The Palm Beach Story The Palm Beach Story
  • Rabbit of Seville Rabbit of Seville
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou? O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou

Top Ten: Comedies

10 films

For submission to Battleship Pretension's Top 50 Comedies of All Time.

Personal note: I only included favorite comedies that primarily…