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was 1994 the greatest year in film history - 22/1/2014 9:23:53 AM   
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check out my top 10 from back in 94 what a year in movies ... let me know what you think.

Edit - top 10s (posted, not links off site) go here. Empire doesn't allow users to post links to/ie advertise personal sites, youtube accounts etc.

I've not moved this though because the title is a discussion but I'm happy to if you'd like to post your list here

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RE: was 1994 the greatest year in film history - 22/1/2014 1:15:37 PM   
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I am pretty sure the saying goes that 1939 was the greatest year for film.

1994 was great though, we got the Lion King, Shawshank Redemption, Ed Wood, and The Mask.

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RE: was 1994 the greatest year in film history - 22/1/2014 2:17:39 PM   
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Considering it wasn't even the best year of the 90s. That would be a no...

95:
Se7en
The Usual Suspects
Heat
Casino
Toy Story
Braveheart
Babe
Sense and Sensibility
Apollo 13
Before Sunrise
Twelve Monkeys
Clueless
Leaving Las Vegas
Goldeneye
La Haine
The Basketball Diaries
Richard III
Dead Man Walking
Get Shorty
Nixon
Desperado
Die Hard with a Vengeance
Mighty Aphrodite

94 was decent though.

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RE: was 1994 the greatest year in film history - 22/1/2014 2:47:43 PM   
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RE: was 1994 the greatest year in film history - 22/1/2014 2:58:11 PM   
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1968.

2001 A Space Odyssey
Planet of the Apes
if....
Once Upon A TIme In The West
Romeo and Juliet
Night of the Living Dead
Oliver!
Shame (Bergman)
The Bride Wore Black
The Producers
Stolen Kisses
Where Eagles Dare
Rosemary's Baby


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RE: was 1994 the greatest year in film history - 22/1/2014 5:41:03 PM   
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1994 was great though, we got the Lion King, Shawshank Redemption, Ed Wood, and The Mask.


Not forgetting Pulp Fiction and errrr the Oscar winner that year Forrest Gump

I'll go with 1975
Jaws, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Rollerball, Shampoo, Tommy, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Dog Day Afternoon and a special mention to DeathRace 2000

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RE: was 1994 the greatest year in film history - 22/1/2014 5:59:30 PM   
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RE: was 1994 the greatest year in film history - 22/1/2014 7:26:19 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

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1994 was great though, we got the Lion King, Shawshank Redemption, Ed Wood, and The Mask.


Not forgetting Pulp Fiction and errrr the Oscar winner that year Forrest Gump


Didn't forget them, just did not like them thát much.

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RE: was 1994 the greatest year in film history - 24/1/2014 12:36:18 PM   
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Bitches please:

1999
The Thin Red Line
Cruel Intentions
The Matrix
The Mummy
Star Wars (ahem…)
Notting Hill
South Park movie
American Pie
Arlington Road
Summer of Sam
Eyes wide shut
Deep Blue Sea
Blair Witch Project
Mystery Men
The sixth Sense
American Beauty
Three Kings
Fight Club
The Insider
Dogma
Toy Story 2
Any given Sunday
Man on the moon
Galaxy Quest
Magnolia

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RE: was 1994 the greatest year in film history - 24/1/2014 1:25:27 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Chris Boomen

I am pretty sure the saying goes that 1939 was the greatest year for film.

Yeah, '39's still the best, I think. Aside from a few rapturously praised films that I'm not that crazy about (Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind), it had:

Young Mr Lincoln
Ninotchka
Broadway Melody of 1940 (a bit over-eager with this one)
Midnight
Only Angels Have Wings
Mr Smith Goes to Washington
Destry Rides Again
Gunga Din
Lone Wolf Spy Hunt
Stagecoach
On Borrowed Time
Son of Frankenstein
The Roaring Twenties
Goodbye Mr Chips
The Four Feathers
The Stars Look Down
The Rains Came
Beau Geste
Le jour se lčve
The Women
It's a Wonderful World
Let Freedom Ring
Wuthering Heights
The Cat and the Canary
Bachelor Mother
The Rules of the Game
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

and also a few of the best series films:
Nancy Drew - Reporter and Hidden Staircase
The Secret of Dr Kildare
Charlie Chan in Rio
The Saint in London

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RE: was 1994 the greatest year in film history - 24/1/2014 3:33:26 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: grucl

Bitches please:

1999
The Thin Red Line
Cruel Intentions
The Matrix
The MummyStar Wars (ahem…)
Notting Hill
South Park movie
American Pie
Arlington Road
Summer of Sam
Eyes wide shut
Deep Blue Sea
Blair Witch Project
Mystery Men
The sixth Sense
American Beauty
Three Kings
Fight Club
The Insider
Dogma
Toy Story 2
Any given Sunday
Man on the moon
Galaxy Quest
Magnolia



And the inclusion of The Mummy and Deep Blue sea and American pie is supposed to convince us that 1999 was the best year for movies ever?????

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RE: was 1994 the greatest year in film history - 24/1/2014 4:13:25 PM   
Judge


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quote:

ORIGINAL: snaze1


quote:

ORIGINAL: grucl

Bitches please:

1999
The Thin Red Line
Cruel Intentions
The Matrix
The MummyStar Wars (ahem…)
Notting Hill
South Park movie
American Pie
Arlington Road
Summer of Sam
Eyes wide shut
Deep Blue Sea
Blair Witch Project
Mystery Men
The sixth Sense
American Beauty
Three Kings
Fight Club
The Insider
Dogma
Toy Story 2
Any given Sunday
Man on the moon
Galaxy Quest
Magnolia



And the inclusion of The Mummy and Deep Blue sea and American pie is supposed to convince us that 1999 was the best year for movies ever?????


Add to that The Thin Red Line was from 1998 pretty much confirms 99 is out the running.

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RE: was 1994 the greatest year in film history - 24/1/2014 5:28:36 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: snaze1


quote:

ORIGINAL: grucl

Bitches please:

1999
The Thin Red Line
Cruel Intentions
The Matrix
The MummyStar Wars (ahem…)
Notting Hill
South Park movie
American Pie
Arlington Road
Summer of Sam
Eyes wide shut
Deep Blue Sea
Blair Witch Project
Mystery Men
The sixth Sense
American Beauty
Three Kings
Fight Club
The Insider
Dogma
Toy Story 2
Any given Sunday
Man on the moon
Galaxy Quest
Magnolia



And the inclusion of The Mummy and Deep Blue sea and American pie is supposed to convince us that 1999 was the best year for movies ever?????


Summer Of Sam is utter bobbins as well.

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RE: was 1994 the greatest year in film history - 24/1/2014 5:45:30 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: UTB


quote:

ORIGINAL: snaze1


quote:

ORIGINAL: grucl

Bitches please:

1999
The Thin Red Line
Cruel Intentions
The Matrix
The MummyStar Wars (ahem…)
Notting Hill
South Park movie
American Pie
Arlington Road
Summer of Sam
Eyes wide shut
Deep Blue Sea
Blair Witch Project
Mystery Men
The sixth Sense
American Beauty
Three Kings
Fight Club
The Insider
Dogma
Toy Story 2
Any given Sunday
Man on the moon
Galaxy Quest
Magnolia



And the inclusion of The Mummy and Deep Blue sea and American pie is supposed to convince us that 1999 was the best year for movies ever?????


Summer Of Sam is utter bobbins as well.


And The South Park movie is hardly a classic is it??

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RE: was 1994 the greatest year in film history - 25/1/2014 1:33:23 PM   
Judge


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quote:

ORIGINAL: snaze1


quote:

ORIGINAL: UTB


quote:

ORIGINAL: snaze1


quote:

ORIGINAL: grucl

Bitches please:

1999
The Thin Red Line
Cruel Intentions
The Matrix
The MummyStar Wars (ahem…)
Notting Hill
South Park movie
American Pie
Arlington Road
Summer of Sam
Eyes wide shut
Deep Blue Sea
Blair Witch Project
Mystery Men
The sixth Sense
American Beauty
Three Kings
Fight Club
The Insider
Dogma
Toy Story 2
Any given Sunday
Man on the moon
Galaxy Quest
Magnolia



And the inclusion of The Mummy and Deep Blue sea and American pie is supposed to convince us that 1999 was the best year for movies ever?????


Summer Of Sam is utter bobbins as well.


And The South Park movie is hardly a classic is it??



He did miss The Green Mile and Being John Malkovich though. Both of which are great.

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RE: was 1994 the greatest year in film history - 26/1/2014 12:48:40 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Judge


quote:

ORIGINAL: snaze1


quote:

ORIGINAL: UTB


quote:

ORIGINAL: snaze1


quote:

ORIGINAL: grucl

Bitches please:

1999
The Thin Red Line
Cruel Intentions
The Matrix
The MummyStar Wars (ahem…)
Notting Hill
South Park movie
American Pie
Arlington Road
Summer of Sam
Eyes wide shut
Deep Blue Sea
Blair Witch Project
Mystery Men
The sixth Sense
American Beauty
Three Kings
Fight Club
The Insider
Dogma
Toy Story 2
Any given Sunday
Man on the moon
Galaxy Quest
Magnolia



And the inclusion of The Mummy and Deep Blue sea and American pie is supposed to convince us that 1999 was the best year for movies ever?????


Summer Of Sam is utter bobbins as well.


And The South Park movie is hardly a classic is it??



He did miss The Green Mile and Being John Malkovich though. Both of which are great.


Well BJM was anyway. It was certainly one of the best years in living memory. 94 no where near that great.

2001 was another very strong year.

Amores Perros
Amelie
And Your Mother Too
Mulholland Drive
Spirited Away
Bridget Jone's Dairy
Shrek
Lord of the Rings
8 Women
Ghost World
Jeepers Creepers
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
The Devil's Backbone
Planet of the Apes
Monsters Inc.
Moulin Rouge!
In the Badroom
Iris
Memento
Spy Kids
Legally Blonde
The Others
Zoolander
From Hell
K-Pax
The Royal Tenenbaums

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RE: was 1994 the greatest year in film history - 26/1/2014 3:16:21 PM   
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1960
The Apartment
La Dolce Vita
L'avvaventure (Probably spelt very wrong)
Saturday night Sunday Morning
Breathless
Shoot the piano player
Psycho
Peeping Tom
The Magnificent 7
Eyes without a face
Black Sunday
Inherit the wind
The Virgin Spring
Rocco and his Brothers
Purple Noon
The Time Machine
Spartacus
The Testamant of Orpheus
Le Trou
Zazi Dans Le metro
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RE: was 1994 the greatest year in film history - 26/1/2014 6:06:09 PM   
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Disturbing lack of love for 1957

The Bridge on the River Kwai
12 Angry Men
The Seventh Seal
Wild Strawberries (not a bad year for Bergman!!!)
Paths of Glory
Throne of Blood
Witness for the Prosecution
Nights of Cabiria
Sweet Smell of Success
Mother India
A Face in the Crowd
Sayonara

That's a ludicrous amount of class.

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RE: was 1994 the greatest year in film history - 26/1/2014 6:19:27 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: ElephantBoy


quote:

ORIGINAL: Judge


quote:

ORIGINAL: snaze1


quote:

ORIGINAL: UTB


quote:

ORIGINAL: snaze1


quote:

ORIGINAL: grucl

Bitches please:

1999
The Thin Red Line
Cruel Intentions
The Matrix
The MummyStar Wars (ahem…)
Notting Hill
South Park movie
American Pie
Arlington Road
Summer of Sam
Eyes wide shut
Deep Blue Sea
Blair Witch Project
Mystery Men
The sixth Sense
American Beauty
Three Kings
Fight Club
The Insider
Dogma
Toy Story 2
Any given Sunday
Man on the moon
Galaxy Quest
Magnolia



And the inclusion of The Mummy and Deep Blue sea and American pie is supposed to convince us that 1999 was the best year for movies ever?????


Summer Of Sam is utter bobbins as well.


And The South Park movie is hardly a classic is it??



He did miss The Green Mile and Being John Malkovich though. Both of which are great.


Well BJM was anyway. It was certainly one of the best years in living memory. 94 no where near that great.

2001 was another very strong year.

Amores Perros
Amelie
And Your Mother Too
Mulholland Drive
Spirited Away
Bridget Jone's Dairy
Shrek
Lord of the Rings
8 Women
Ghost World
Jeepers Creepers
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
The Devil's Backbone
Planet of the Apes
Monsters Inc.
Moulin Rouge!
In the Badroom
Iris
Memento
Spy Kids
Legally Blonde
The Others
Zoolander
From Hell
K-Pax
The Royal Tenenbaums


Interesting list though the best film on there (Memento) came out in 2000.


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RE: was 1994 the greatest year in film history - 26/1/2014 7:31:54 PM   
Judge


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quote:

ORIGINAL: ElephantBoy


quote:

ORIGINAL: Judge


quote:

ORIGINAL: snaze1


quote:

ORIGINAL: UTB


quote:

ORIGINAL: snaze1


quote:

ORIGINAL: grucl

Bitches please:

1999
The Thin Red Line
Cruel Intentions
The Matrix
The MummyStar Wars (ahem…)
Notting Hill
South Park movie
American Pie
Arlington Road
Summer of Sam
Eyes wide shut
Deep Blue Sea
Blair Witch Project
Mystery Men
The sixth Sense
American Beauty
Three Kings
Fight Club
The Insider
Dogma
Toy Story 2
Any given Sunday
Man on the moon
Galaxy Quest
Magnolia



And the inclusion of The Mummy and Deep Blue sea and American pie is supposed to convince us that 1999 was the best year for movies ever?????


Summer Of Sam is utter bobbins as well.


And The South Park movie is hardly a classic is it??



He did miss The Green Mile and Being John Malkovich though. Both of which are great.


Well BJM was anyway. It was certainly one of the best years in living memory. 94 no where near that great.

2001 was another very strong year.

Amores Perros
Amelie
And Your Mother Too
Mulholland Drive
Spirited Away
Bridget Jone's Dairy
Shrek
Lord of the Rings
8 Women
Ghost World
Jeepers Creepers
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
The Devil's Backbone
Planet of the Apes
Monsters Inc.
Moulin Rouge!
In the Badroom
Iris
Memento
Spy Kids
Legally Blonde
The Others
Zoolander
From Hell
K-Pax
The Royal Tenenbaums


Not sure you can dismiss The Green Mile and include Planet of the Apes in your list!

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RE: was 1994 the greatest year in film history - 26/1/2014 8:47:25 PM   
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Planet Of The Apes??


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RE: was 1994 the greatest year in film history - 26/1/2014 11:05:26 PM   
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Add to that The Thin Red Line was also complete kackumbaboo pretty much confirms 99 is out the running.



Amended for accuracy...




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RE: was 1994 the greatest year in film history - 26/1/2014 11:13:58 PM   
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And The South Park movie is hardly a classic is it??



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RE: was 1994 the greatest year in film history - 27/1/2014 6:54:42 AM   
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So what we've learned from this thread is that basically one can pick any year and claim it was the greatest by virtue of a small list.

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RE: was 1994 the greatest year in film history - 27/1/2014 2:07:52 PM   
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Well I've seen Memento listed as 2001 maybe that was the release date rather than when it was made. The best film on the list was Muholland Drive actually

I need to go back and see Planet of the Apes because I remember really enjoying it, must've been watching a different film from you guys

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RE: was 1994 the greatest year in film history - 27/1/2014 2:21:48 PM   
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Aren't the best years for film, the years in which the least crap is made? We can easily find like 20 great movies in each year, but finding 20 insanely crappy movies is maybe not as easy for every year. Just throwing it in...

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RE: was 1994 the greatest year in film history - 27/1/2014 2:28:04 PM   
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So what we've learned from this thread is that basically one can pick any year and claim it was the greatest by virtue of a small list.


Are you asking for an objective approach to an entirely subjective question?

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RE: was 1994 the greatest year in film history - 27/1/2014 6:00:11 PM   
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Apparently any year and any films makes it great >_>

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RE: was 1994 the greatest year in film history - 27/1/2014 8:07:13 PM   
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So what we've learned from this thread is that basically one can pick any year and claim it was the greatest by virtue of a small list.


Struggling to think of a better way of assessing how good a year was for film other than looking at the best films that were released in that year. But always nice for irrelevant input in any thread.

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RE: was 1994 the greatest year in film history - 27/1/2014 8:51:19 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Judge


quote:

ORIGINAL: DancingClown

So what we've learned from this thread is that basically one can pick any year and claim it was the greatest by virtue of a small list.


Struggling to think of a better way of assessing how good a year was for film other than looking at the best films that were released in that year. But always nice for irrelevant input in any thread.


Keep your knickers on. I've nothing against a good list. Lists can be fun. But they do not prove that any one year was better than another. And your idea about what constitutes a particular year's "best films" may differ somewhat from others.

Besides, everyone knows the best year was 1985.

Oh, and 1986. And 1975 was bloody good. And so was 1973.

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