These are the movies I'm going to be watching for Hollywood's greatest years. Five years. Ten movies from each year. A few extras by request. Look forward to these in the coming months.
Some notes on the lists. I made sure to have the Academy Award Winner for Best Picture, a comedy, a horror movie, a kids(ish) movie, and a sports movie. If a big name director had a movie that year, I included it even if it wasn't a great flick (Bringing Out the Dead [Martin Scorsese] and Death Proof [Quinton Tarantino] for example). There are several notable exceptions to this rule (Ghost Dog [Jim Jarmusch] and The Straight Story [David Lynch] in 1999). Otherwise, just picked better films from that year I want to watch and write about.
Gone with the Wind, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Ninotchka, Stagecoach, The Arsenal Stadium Mystery, The Cat and the Canary, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Roaring Twenties, The Wizard of Oz, and Young Mr. Lincoln
Missing the cut: Dark Victory, Golden Boy, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Gunga Din, Of Mice and Men, Son of Frankenstein, The Women, and Wuthering Heights
All the Presidents Men, Assault on Precinct 13, Carrie, Logan's Run, Marathon Man, Network, Rocky, Silver Streak, Taxi Driver, and The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane
Missing the cut: Alice, Sweet Alice, Bad News Bears, Silent Movie, The Omen, The Outlaw Josey Wales, and The Tenant
Above the Rim, Cemetery Man, Forest Gump, In the Mouth of Madness, Interview with the Vampire, Leon: The Professional, Pulp Fiction, Reality Bites, Speed, and The Shawshank Redemption
Bonus by request: Beverly Hills Cop III and possibly The Santa Clause
Missing the cut: Blue Chips, Clerks, Ed Wood, Hoop Dreams, and True Lies
American Beauty, Any Given Sunday, Bringing Out the Dead, Election, Fight Club, Go, Office Space, The Blair Witch Project, Three Kings, and Toy Story 2
Bonus by Request: Deep Blue Sea
Missing the cut: Being John Malkovich, Galaxy Quest, Ghost Dog, Magnolia, Man on the Moon, Sleepy Hollow, The Green Mile, The Insider, The Iron Giant, The Matrix, The Sixth Sense, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Thomas Crown Affair, The Virgin Suicides, and Varsity Blues
2007Death Proof, Hot Fuzz, Juno, No Country For Old Men, Ratatouille, Superbad, Talladega Nights, The Assassination of Jesse James, There Will Be Blood, and Zodiac
Missing the cut: 3:10 to Yuma, Atonement, Distubia, Eastern Promises, Gone Baby Gone, Knocked Up, I'm Not There, Into the Wild, Mr. Brooks, and The Simpsons Movie