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#1
1989 = GOAT. Its not even a question. Batman 1989, The Abyss, Indiana Jones Last Crusade, Ghostbusters 2, Christmas Vacation, Glory, Back to the Future 2, Field of Dreams, Major League, & The Burbs !

#2
1994 = Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump, Shawshank Redemption, Lion King, Ed Wood, True Lies, The Professional, Clerks, Dumb & Dumber, Stargate, & The Crow.

#3
1993 = Jurassic Park, Carlito's Way, The Fugtive, Schindler's List, Tombstone, Nightmare Before Christmas, Wayne's World 2, The Sandlot, Batman Mask of the Phantasm, Groundhog's Day, Philadelphia, and Rudy.

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The Worst Year for Movie (Post-80's)

#1 - 2011 , did not care for this year. Besides the Marvel films that year, Take Shelter & Moneyball, I thought this was a pathetic year for movie. There were some random crappy movies that should have been direct to dvd like Red Riding Hood, Battle LA, I am Number Four, Drive Angry, Green Hornet. Useless franchise films - Hangover 2, The Smurfs, Transformers 3, Conan the Barbarian remake. Even Pixar didnt deliver, with releasing Cars 2.

#2 - 2003 - Another weak year, imo. Yeah, it did give us LOTR finale, but Hulk and DareDevil were failure Marvel movies. Barely remember anything else this year. Matrix 2 was terrible. Dumb and Dumber prequel. Freddy vs. Jason was a disappointment. A few great films were sprinkled in 2003 including Mystic River, Big Fish, Elf, Lost in Translation - but overall what a bad year.

#3 - 1999 - Phantom Menace was a massive disappointment, matrix was a surprise hit, but everything else wasnt that great from 1999. The movies that hit from 1999 really hit big - The Matrix, Fight Club, Office Space, Austin Powers 2, South Park , Sleepy Hollow, 007, Toy Story 2, Big Daddy and Sixth Sense. But besides that - my god - Wild Wild West, Eyes Wide Shut - the worst Stanley Kubrick movie ever, EDTV, Carrie 2, and the worst movie of all time came out in 99 - Wing Commander. 1999 had some gems, but everything else was useless in 1999.

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Most Underrated Year = 2016
A lot of ppl online were typing that 2016 was a terrible year for movies. I disagree big time. I thought 2016, not the best, but a great fantastic year for film.

Blockbusters - Doctor Strange & Captain America Civil War - these were some of MCU best films. The Civil War airport scene was the greatest cbm action scene ever produced, imo. Star Trek Beyond , perhaps my favorite movie of the year. Really was better than Into Darkness. Great villain, great story, just everything about the film worked for me ! Deadpool - broke new ground with rated R marvel cbm. Jungle Book was a lot better than I thought.

Animated - Moana, Zootopia - great films. Kubo and Two Strings was also good.

Oscar Level - La La Land was one of the best musical films ever produced in the last 20 years, imo. I dont even like musicals, but i loved this one. Hacksaw Ridge - what a fantastic WW2 film. Andrew Garfield was amazing. Sully was great with Tom Hanks. Michael Shannon was excellent and nominated for Nocturnal Animals. But one of the best Oscar worthy movies = Arrival. Arrival was a Sci Fi movie that made you think, not just some average aliens are coming to eat us or say hi - but a movie that raised questions. Hell or High Water.

Underrated - Patriots Day & Deep Water Horizon. Two films starring Mark Wahlberg directed by the same guy were incredibly well made true stories that put you on the edge of your seat. The scores were fantastic too. The Founder - Michael Keaton was incredible as the founder of Mcdonalds. 13 Hours of Bengazi , Michael Bay proves he can be a talented director. That movie was so good. Eddie the Eagle, Hugh Jackman film based on true story that was overlooked in 2016. Not a lot of ppl saw it, but it was good. Gold was fantastic for those who didnt see it, based on a true story. I highly recommend that one. Also, Hands of Stone, the Roberto Duran story flew under the radar. Nerve - wow, had ZERO intentions of seeing this one. Thought it looked like it was made for Twilight audience. No thanks. Saw the movie -- and a complete shock was that it was really really highly entertaining. Not probable at all, but if u leave ur brain at the door, a fun ride.

Surprise hit - Cloverfield Lane. John Goodman nailed it. Great film. I hoped you guys saw this on the big screen. Also, Edge of Seventeen - do not dismiss this one as some teen flick. This one is REALLY good.

Overall, have to disagree with anyone who disliked 2016.
 
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2015 or 2017.

2015 had four of my absolute favorite films in The Force Awakens, Fury Road, Inside Out and Carol. Then you have other stuff I really like and even love in Brooklyn, Shaun the Sheep, Sicario, Ex Machina, and The Room.

Last year had:
- Blade Runner 2049
- Lady Bird
- Baby Driver
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi
- Dunkirk
- War for the Planet of the Apes
- The Shape of Water
- Logan
- Wonder Woman
- John Wick: Chapter 2
- Beauty and the Beast
- It
- Spider-Man:Homecoming
- Thor: Ragnarok
- Three Billboards
- Get Out
- The Big Sick
- I, Tonya
- Lego: Batman

And I still haven't seen stuff like Coco, Wind River, Colossal, the Killing of Scared Deer, Mudbound, or the Phantom Thread. So I still got those to look forward to. So, yeah, its probably 2017, but 2015 is still up there in terms of cream of the crop.
 
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2015 or 2017.

2015 had four of my absolute favorite films in The Force Awakens, Fury Road, Inside Out and Carol. Then you have other stuff I really like and even love in Brooklyn, Shaun the Sheep, Sicario, Ex Machina, and The Room.

Last year had:
- Blade Runner 2049
- Lady Bird
- Baby Driver
- Dunkirk
- War for the Planet of the Apes
- The Shape of Water
- Logan
- Wonder Woman
- John Wick: Chapter 2
- Beauty and the Beast
- It
- Spider-Man:Homecoming
- Thor: Ragnarok
- Three Billboards
- Get Out
- The Big Sick
- I, Tonya
- Lego: Batman

And I still haven't seen stuff like Coco, Wind River, Colossal, the Killing of Scared Deer, or the Phantom Thread. So I still got those to look forward to. So, yeah, its probably 2017, but 2015 is still up there in terms of cream of the crop.

2015 was an INCREDIBLE year for movies, imo. I loved 2015.

Creed - Best film of the year for me...
The Force Awakens
Hateful Eight - Great Tarentino movie
The Revanent - Leo's oscar win. Tom Hardy was great too
Mad Max Road Fury - Awesome flick
Bridge of Spies - Spielberg / Hanks , loved this one, but some might think boring
Spotlight - Oscar winner, I liked it, but its all talking for those action fans
007 Spectre - Not as good as Skyfall, but a solid 007 flick
Ant-Man - A fun marvel superhero movie, loved this one
Age of Ultron - I really enjoyed this and will always say its MCU's most underrated film
The Martian - Huge hit, interesting film. U really felt like we went to Mars
Inside Out - Pixar
Mission Impossible 5 - I liked this one prolly the best since the first
Joy - Great entrepenuer film
Everest - great true story
The Big Short - one of my favorites of the year, just a well made oscar worthy movie
Jurassic World - Brought Jurassic Park franchise back to the cinema.
Cinderella - I liked this live action remake better than Beauty and Beast 2017 film
The Walk - So underrated, what an incredible true story
Black Mass - Johnny Depp and Joel Edgerton at their best, a FANTASTIC film
Straight outta Compton - Great true story film
Ex Machina - best sci fi film, love when these type of movies hit theaters
The Gift - Solid suspense film
Goosebumps - Had no interest in this one, saw it finally and enjoyed the heck outta it
Sicario - You know it gets real when Thanos teams up w/ the Collector
Steve Jobs - Michael Fassbender amazing performance
Concussion - I liked this one, I didnt think Will Smith deserved an oscar nom, but an interesting movie
Mr. Holmes - underrated
Paper Towns - Coming of age story, i wasnt going to see this bc i hate the main actress Cara (from suicide squad), her face just screams ***** face. Her interviews, she is a true definition of snob, but i watched this one anyway, and really really enjoyed it a lot.

The really BAD of 2015 = Pixels, Vacation, Entourage, Focus (Will Smith), Man from Uncle, Fan-4-stic. Maybe Pan, I dunno. That one is tough for me bc it has okay entertaining stuff in there.
 
Recent: 2014

Under the Skin
Inherent Vice
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Gone Girl
Whiplash
A Most Violent Year
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Edge of Live, Die, Repeat Tomorrow
The LEGO Movie
It Follows
The Babadook
The Raid 2
Phoenix
Boyhood
Foxcatcher
Clouds of Sils Maria
Nightcrawler
The Guest
The Drop (has anyone else seen this? It’s silent greatness)
Wild Tales
Calvary (from the other McDonagh)
The Rover
Two Days, One Night

Guardians of the Galaxy, of course.

The Look of Silence, one of the most powerful documentaries I’ve ever seen.

The Salt of the Earth as well.
 
#3 - 1999 - Phantom Menace was a massive disappointment, matrix was a surprise hit, but everything else wasnt that great from 1999. The movies that hit from 1999 really hit big - The Matrix, Fight Club, Office Space, Austin Powers 2, South Park , Sleepy Hollow, 007, Toy Story 2, Big Daddy and Sixth Sense. But besides that - my god - Wild Wild West, Eyes Wide Shut - the worst Stanley Kubrick movie ever, EDTV, Carrie 2, and the worst movie of all time came out in 99 - Wing Commander. 1999 had some gems, but everything else was useless in 1999.

Just going by Google here
Tarzan, Iron Giant, Fantasia 2000, Pokemon: the First Movie;
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut; Our Friend, Martin; Olive, The Other Reindeer

The Green Mile, The Mummy, Office Space, Being John Malkovich, American Pie, Galaxy Quest, Man on the Moon, Stuart Little, Deep Blue Sea, The Boondocks Saints, Muppets from Space, The Blair Witch, Lake Placid, Bicentennial Man, Idle Hands, Magnolia, Mystery Men

Favorite years in the post-2010s are still 2014 and 2017; leaning more towards 2017 overall because of how stacked the number of directors I recognize,
but 2014 was one of the best years & might just be the last great year for animated features
 
Gotta be 1999 for me. So many cool movies (pop-culture hits and cult classics alike) came out that year, which have gone on to become some of my favorite movies of all-time, like: The Matrix, Sleepy Hollow, The Mummy, Toy Story 2, The Iron Giant, and who could forget Office Space?

That was a great year for PC games too, btw: AvP, TFC, Quake 3, Unreal Tournament, System Shock 2, FreeSpace 2, Descent 3, and NFS: High Stakes.

Man those were the days when I was a teenager in the late 90s. :p
 
2014
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Edge of Tomorrow
Foxcatcher
Gone Girl
Guardians of the Galaxy
Inherent Vice
It Follows
Nightcrawler
Selma
The Babadook
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Lego Movie
Under the Skin
Whiplash
 
Off the top of my head, 1994 is a great choice. Absolutely stacked year with many great films. But, I want to look at more years in film before giving a definitive answer.
 
One of my personal fave years - 1982.

Blade Runner
E.T.
The Thing
Poltergeist
Tron
Star Trek II : Wrath of Khan
The Dark Crystal
Halloween III : Season of the Witch
Rambo : First Blood
 
I know everyone wants to talk about their favorite year, but the correct answer has always been 1984.

Consider this line-up:

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Romancing the Stone
The Karate Kid
The Natural
The Last Starfighter
The Terminator
The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai
Starman
Ghostbusters
Gremlins
A Nightmare on Elm Street
16 Candles
Tightrope (if you haven't seen it, you're missing out)
Beverly Hills Cop
Conan The Destroyer
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Muppets Take Manhattan
Red Dawn
Splash
Johnny Dangerously
Footloose
Repo Man
Firestarter
Police Academy
Purple Rain
Revenge of the Nerds
Top Secret
The Never-ending Story
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
Amadeus

1984 still holds the title.
 
Doing some research - 2012 was a pretty awful year of film. Had some awesome blockbusters, some decent Oscar worthy ones, but there was barely anything in-between that was good. You know like in 2016, you had Deep Water Horizon & Patriots Day , films that wouldnt make your greatest of all time and films that wont be nominated, but still really good movies that are between the Oscar Worthy & Blockbusters. 2012 didnt have those type of films..... Just had Avengers, Skyfall, TDKR, and a few others.

Red Tails - Yikes....
Man on a Ledge - Bad...Sam Worthington is not an A-Lister.
Chronicle - Good.
The Woman in Black - Okay
Safe House - Yawn.
The Vow - No.
Ghost Rider 2 - Worst of the Year
This Means War - Ouch.
Act of Valor - Never saw it.
John Carter - Massive Failure.
21 Jump Street - Good comedy.
The Hunger Games - Good.
Mirror Mirror - I liked this one, no one else did.
Wrath of Titans - Ouch.
American Reunion - I liked it.
The Cabin in the Woods - Ok.
Lockout - Sucked.
The Three Stooges - Sucked.
Avengers - Best of the Year
Dark Shadows - Few Tim Burton movies that wasnt that good.
The Dictator - Never saw it.
Battleship - Ouch.
What to Expect when You're Expecting - Not my genre.
Men in Black 3 - I liked this one.
Snow White & Huntsman - I liked it in theater, never saw i again
Promethus - Unbelievable disappointment.
Madagascar 3 - Never saw the other ones nor this one.
Rock of Ages - Never saw it.
That's My Boy - Awful.
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter - Never saw it.
Brave - Meh...Expected more from Pixar.
Magic Mike - No Thanks.
Ted - Good comedy
Amazing Spider-Man - Horrible.
Dark Knight Rises - Second best movie of the Year
The Watch - Garbage
Total Recall remake - Offensive.
Bourne Legacy - Never saw it.
The Campaign - This looked okay, never saw it though.
Expendables 2 - Best Expendables film, imo. Loved it.
Lawless - Liked this one.
Dredd - Good
End of Watch - Blah.
Looper - Loved it.
Wont back Down - garbage.
Taken 2 - Pointless
Pitch Perfect - No thanks.
Argo - Good, but over rated, shouldnt be a Oscar best picture, imo.
Here Comes the Boom - Silly.
Cloud Atlas - Boring
Skyfall - AWESOME.
Flight - Very good.
Wreck-It Ralph - Good.
Lincoln - I did not like this one.
Twilight Breaking Dawn 2 - Not my type of film.
Life of Pi - Beautiful film.
Red Dawn - Nope.
Rise of the Guardians - Nope.
Killing them Softly - Never saw it.
The Hobbit - I liked it. Not bad.
Jack Reacher - Terrible.
This is 40 - Bad.
Zero Dark Thirty - Loved it.
Django Unchained - Loved it.
Les Miserables - Okay.
 
Favorite I think solidly 1999, a whole bunch of good-to-great and enjoyable films, even a lot of lesser ones were fun.
The Green Mile, Election, American Pie, American Beauty, Cruel Intentions, The Phantom Menace (yes), The Blair Witch Project, The Sixth Sense, Three Kings, Being John Malkovich, Dogma, Boys Don't Cry, October Sky, Tarzan, Runaway Bride, Summer of Sam, Big Daddy, The Mummy, Toy Story 2, Sleepy Hollow, South Park, Dick, Varsity Blues. I also liked Eyes Wide Shut, TWINE and even Wild Wild West.
I don't like Fight Club, The Cider House Rules or Magnolia but at least I guess they were ambitious. Maybe only Wing Commander and The Haunting were terrible. Haven't seen EdTV or Carrie 2.

Least favorite I'm less clear about but maybe 1997. The Lost World, B&R, Hercules, Spawn, Tomorrow Never Dies, Turbo all disappointing to very bad, MiB, Contact, Air Force One and Titanic overrated.
 
Favorite I think solidly 1999, a whole bunch of good-to-great and enjoyable films, even a lot of lesser ones were fun.
The Green Mile, Election, American Pie, American Beauty, Cruel Intentions, The Phantom Menace (yes), The Blair Witch Project, The Sixth Sense, Three Kings, Being John Malkovich, Dogma, Boys Don't Cry, October Sky, Tarzan, Runaway Bride, Summer of Sam, Big Daddy, The Mummy, Toy Story 2, Sleepy Hollow, South Park, Dick, Varsity Blues. I also liked Eyes Wide Shut, TWINE and even Wild Wild West.
I don't like Fight Club, The Cider House Rules or Magnolia but at least I guess they were ambitious. Maybe only Wing Commander and The Haunting were terrible. Haven't seen EdTV or Carrie 2.

Least favorite I'm less clear about but maybe 1997. The Lost World, B&R, Hercules, Spawn, Tomorrow Never Dies, Turbo all disappointing to very bad, MiB, Contact, Air Force One and Titanic overrated.

I give 1997 a pass just because of Gattaca & Fifth Element alone. Greatest sci fi flick in years. But also I loved Donnie Brasco, Private Parts, Face Off, Liar Liar, Cop Land, Good Will Hunting, Jackie Brown, As Good as it Gets, and of course the first Austin Powers. But 1997 wasnt the best of the 90s for sure.
 
I think 2008 has got to be up there.
The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Wall-E
Kung Fu Panda
In Bruges
The Wrestler
Doubt
Cloverfield
Pinnapple Express
Let the Right One In
Tropic Thunder
Hellboy 2
Forgetting Sarah Marshall

That year had some great films.
 
I think 2008 has got to be up there.
The Dark Knight
Iron Man
Wall-E
Kung Fu Panda
In Bruges
The Wrestler
Doubt
Cloverfield
Pinnapple Express
Let the Right One In
Tropic Thunder
Hellboy 2
Forgetting Sarah Marshall

That year had some great films.

To be honest, I only go to the cinema for escapism - so cbms are my mainstay.

2008 was probably the best year of my life (so far) and definitely my favourite year in films of the 21st century - mostly for TDK, Kung Fu Panda, Tropic Thunder and Iron Man.

Also, 2008 brought us a film that was terribly misunderstood IMO, and I still enjoy immensely ...Speed Racer.

Let's not also forget Slumdog Millionaire, the Forbidden Kingdom, Get Smart and Benjamin Button.

A great year in film indeed !

Honourable mention to 2014 for Guardians of the Galaxy, The Winter Solider and Kingsman (love that movie).

2017 and 2016 were pretty damn impressive too.

However, there were some particular years in the 20th century which I remember with great fondness.

I have a lot of love for 1982 (some of which is total classic 80s cheese).

- Wrath of Khan, Blade Runner, Conan the Barbarian, the Dark Crystal, ET, First Blood, Ghandi, Fast times at Ridgemont High, Firefox, An Officer and a Gentleman, Poltergeist, Rocky 3, Tron, Dead Men don't wear Plaid.... the list goes on and on.


And 1983 is a real champ too.

- Return of the Jedi, Terms of Endearment, Sudden Impact, FlashDance, Lone Wolf McQuade, Blue Thunder, the Dead Zone, The Outsiders, Risky Business, Scarface, War Games, Trading Places......
 
To be honest, I only go to the cinema for escapism - so cbms are my mainstay.

2008 was probably the best year of my life (so far) and definitely my favourite year in films of the 21st century - mostly for TDK, Kung Fu Panda, Tropic Thunder and Iron Man.

Also, 2008 brought us a film that was terribly misunderstood IMO, and I still enjoy immensely ...Speed Racer.

Let's not also forget Slumdog Millionaire, the Forbidden Kingdom, Get Smart and Benjamin Button.

A great year in film indeed !

Honourable mention to 2014 for Guardians of the Galaxy, The Winter Solider and Kingsman (love that movie).

2017 and 2016 were pretty damn impressive too.

However, there were some particular years in the 20th century which I remember with great fondness.

I have a lot of love for 1982 (some of which is total classic 80s cheese).

- Wrath of Khan, Blade Runner, Conan the Barbarian, the Dark Crystal, ET, First Blood, Ghandi, Fast times at Ridgemont High, Firefox, An Officer and a Gentleman, Poltergeist, Rocky 3, Tron, Dead Men don't wear Plaid.... the list goes on and on.


And 1983 is a real champ too.

- Return of the Jedi, Terms of Endearment, Sudden Impact, FlashDance, Lone Wolf McQuade, Blue Thunder, the Dead Zone, The Outsiders, Risky Business, Scarface, War Games, Trading Places......

Dont forget 1983 has A Christmas Story, which is a legendary christmas film enjoyed by millions each Christmas.
 
Check out 2007 - not a bad year at all....There was no giant blockbusters for 2007, but as far as solid GOOD films are concerned (There will be Blood, Jesse James, No Country for Old Men, Stardust) - 2007 delivered. This was a year before the comic book explosion with TDK & Iron man.

Breach
Zodiac
300
TMNT (Underrated CGI film)
Hot Fuzz
Knocked Up
Mr. Brooks
Ratatouille
Transformers (Only good one)
Harry Potter 5
Sunshine
Bourne 3
Superbad
Stardust
The Assassination of Jesse James
American Gangster
No Country for Old Men
There Will be Blood
Beowulf
Enchanted
Charlie Wilson's War
Sweeney Todd
 
To be honest, I only go to the cinema for escapism - so cbms are my mainstay.

2008 was probably the best year of my life (so far) and definitely my favourite year in films of the 21st century - mostly for TDK, Kung Fu Panda, Tropic Thunder and Iron Man.

Also, 2008 brought us a film that was terribly misunderstood IMO, and I still enjoy immensely ...Speed Racer.

Let's not also forget Slumdog Millionaire, the Forbidden Kingdom, Get Smart and Benjamin Button.

A great year in film indeed !

Honourable mention to 2014 for Guardians of the Galaxy, The Winter Solider and Kingsman (love that movie).

2017 and 2016 were pretty damn impressive too.

However, there were some particular years in the 20th century which I remember with great fondness.

I have a lot of love for 1982 (some of which is total classic 80s cheese).

- Wrath of Khan, Blade Runner, Conan the Barbarian, the Dark Crystal, ET, First Blood, Ghandi, Fast times at Ridgemont High, Firefox, An Officer and a Gentleman, Poltergeist, Rocky 3, Tron, Dead Men don't wear Plaid.... the list goes on and on.


And 1983 is a real champ too.

- Return of the Jedi, Terms of Endearment, Sudden Impact, FlashDance, Lone Wolf McQuade, Blue Thunder, the Dead Zone, The Outsiders, Risky Business, Scarface, War Games, Trading Places......

08 will always probably be tops for me because I've never been as excited for a film as I was for TDK. I followed it's progress religiously on here from the moment people started speculation on it after BB. All the viral games, the insane casting debates, the perma-white arguments that lasted for months...all that build up, and the film actually exceeded my expectations. The sheer excitement, surprise, and exhilaration of that first TDK viewing will be pretty darn hard to top for me. Added to the fact that Iron Man directly preceded it, and was a huge surprise success. It was an amazing summer.

Part of this is also because I was probably the perfect age. I had just graduated high school when TDK came out, I was still young enough to get incredibly hyped for films (I just don't have the same level of intensity for them as I used to) but old enough to really dig into debating all aspects of the film too.

It was a hell of a summer.
 
2000:
In the Mood for Love
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Platform
Happy Times
Tucker

1988:
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
My Neighbor Totoro
Powwaqatsi
Grave of the Fireflies
Red Sorghum
Akira
Willow

1991:
Raise the Red Lantern
A Brighter Summer Day
Only Yesterday

1986:
Dust in the Wind
The Terrorizers
Karate Kid II
Aliens
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Platoon
The Mission
Transformers: The Movie
Manhunter
The Color of Money
Peggy Sue Got Married
An American Tail
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Laputa: Castle in the Sky
Labyrinth
Little Shop of Horrors

1984:
Yellow Earth
The Neverending Story
The Karate Kid
Temple of Doom
Amadeus
A Summer at Grandpa's

1994:
Chungking Express
Ashes of Time
The Lion King
In the Heat of the Sun
To Live
The Wooden Man's Bride
A Confucian Confusion
Eat Drink Man Woman
Vive L'Amour
Wild Reeds
Three Colours White
Three Colours Red
Leon the Professional
Pulp Fiction

1992
Savage Nights
Rebels of the Neon God
A Tale of Winter

1939:
The Wizard of Oz
Rules of the Game
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Wuthering Heights
Stagecoach
 
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Check out 2007 - not a bad year at all....There was no giant blockbusters for 2007, but as far as solid GOOD films are concerned (There will be Blood, Jesse James, No Country for Old Men, Stardust) - 2007 delivered. This was a year before the comic book explosion with TDK & Iron man.

Breach
Zodiac
300
TMNT (Underrated CGI film)
Hot Fuzz
Knocked Up
Mr. Brooks
Ratatouille
Transformers (Only good one)
Harry Potter 5
Sunshine
Bourne 3
Superbad
Stardust
The Assassination of Jesse James
American Gangster
No Country for Old Men
There Will be Blood
Beowulf
Enchanted
Charlie Wilson's War
Sweeney Todd


Right at the very top of my 2007 list is the Bourne Ultimatum - still my favourite action-thriller of all time.

Hot Fuzz and Stardusts are favourites of my wife and I. Totally agree that the 2007 Transformers was the only good one.
 
I give 1997 a pass just because of Gattaca & Fifth Element alone. Greatest sci fi flick in years. But also I loved Donnie Brasco, Private Parts, Face Off, Liar Liar, Cop Land, Good Will Hunting, Jackie Brown, As Good as it Gets, and of course the first Austin Powers. But 1997 wasnt the best of the 90s for sure.

I didn't like The Fifth Element (despite loving The Professional) or Jackie Brown (despite loving Pulp Fiction) and I think Gattaca, Good Will Hunting and Cop Land are OK but overrated. Agreed that Face/Off, Liar Liar and As Good As It Gets (edit: and The Ice Storm) were quite good.
 
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2001 was a SOLID year, imo....Not too many big franchise films, but solid original movies, imo...

Training Day
Harry Potter (First One)
Memento
Donnie Darko
Blow
Ocean's Eleven
Moulin Rouge!
Black Hawk Down
A Beautiful Mind
Spirited Away
Shallow Hal
Monsters, Inc.
A Beautiful Mind
The Royal Tenenbaums
LOTR - Fellowship of the Ring
Shrek
Super Troopers
Enemy at the Gates
Hannibal
Bridget Jones's Diary
A Knight's Tale
The Fast and the Furious
Ali
 
1984

Ghostbusters
Gremlins
The Terminator
Nightmare on Elm St
Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom
Star Trek III
The Last Starfighter
Starman
Dune
Supergirl
Beverly Hills Cop
The Karate Kid
Amedeus

1985

Back to the Future
The Breakfast Club
Weird Science
Rambo : First Blood Part II
The Goonies
Teen Wolf
Rocky IV
Enemy Mine
Explorers
Brazil
Commando
Return to Oz
Fright Night
Mad Max : Beyond Thunderdome
 
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2015 or 2017.

2015 had four of my absolute favorite films in The Force Awakens, Fury Road, Inside Out and Carol. Then you have other stuff I really like and even love in Brooklyn, Shaun the Sheep, Sicario, Ex Machina, and The Room.

Last year had:
- Blade Runner 2049
- Lady Bird
- Baby Driver
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi
- Dunkirk
- War for the Planet of the Apes
- The Shape of Water
- Logan
- Wonder Woman
- John Wick: Chapter 2
- Beauty and the Beast
- It
- Spider-Man:Homecoming
- Thor: Ragnarok
- Three Billboards
- Get Out
- The Big Sick
- I, Tonya
- Lego: Batman

And I still haven't seen stuff like Coco, Wind River, Colossal, the Killing of Scared Deer, Mudbound, or the Phantom Thread. So I still got those to look forward to. So, yeah, its probably 2017, but 2015 is still up there in terms of cream of the crop.

I am assuming you mean to say Room, because THE Room is a very different movie...also glorious :oldrazz:
 

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