Best Decades for Movies


The Top Ten

1 1990s

Forrest Gump, The Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction, Titanic, Saving Private Ryan, The Matrix, Fight Club, The Lion King, GoodFellas, Schindler's List. - PeeledBanana

70s were the golden age for Oscar baits (in my opinion) and the 80s were the golden age for blockbusters (in my opinion). But the 90s had the PERFECT combination of both.

Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction, Schindlers list, Fight Club, Forrest Gump, Goodfellas, The Matrix, Saving Private Ryan - AJG1314

The 1990s were better than 1970s in my opinion.. the Shawshank redemption, pulp fiction, Forrest Gump all in the same year..

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2 2000s

The Dark Knight, Memento, Batman Begins, The Lord of The Rings, Gladiator. - AJG1314

The Dark Knight, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Star Wars prequel trilogy, Gladiator, Memento, Avatar, Pixar's domination of animated films - PeeledBanana

The lord of the rings: the return of the king

With no doubt

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3 1970s

Godfather, the filming of airplane ( I still count it), alien, star wars, jaws, blazing saddles, Willy wonka, clockwork Orange, taxi driver, the Exorcist, rocky, close encounters of the third kind, and monty python and the holy grail to name a few.

The Exorcist, Jaws, the Omen, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween, Last House on the Left, the Hills Have Eyes, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Phantasm, Dawn of the Dead and Carrie are some of the greatest horror movies ever.

I chose this one after watching Monty python and the holy grail. Its amazing. And if there were a reboot of that movie, it would SUCK!

The Godfather, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, The Godfather Part II, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, A Clockwork Orange, Apocalypse Now, Rocky, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Alien, Taxi Driver. - PeeledBanana

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4 1980s

The 80's might not be the best decade for movies but it was when movies became less dramatic and slow. The industry finally "let its hair down", sort of speak, an started having more fun in all genres.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Goonies, The Breakfast Club, The Terminator, Top Gun, Die Hard, Gremlins, The Princess Bride...the list goes on and on. I'm a 90's kid and I still credit the 80's as the best decade in movie history.

Star Wars 5 and 6, Back To The Future, The Shining, Aliens. - AJG1314

Has most of the classic blockbusters, sci-fi films, teen movies, and horror films

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5 1960s

Sergio Leone legendary movies dollar trilogy & once upon a time in West and of course the best movie ever is in this decade the good the bad the ugly

To add to the list: dr strangelove, 2001 a space odyssey, planet of the apes, lawrence from arabia, etc.

The start of James Bond, spaghetti westerns and Hitchcock at his best.

60's because of the ton of incredible foreign movies. Fellini, Antonioni, Bergman, & Godard; just to name a handful.

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6 1940s

'40s films just ooze atmosphere. The Maltese Falcon and Notorious are two more excellent movies from that decade. - PetSounds

Casablanca, It's a Wonderful Life, The Great Dictator, Citizen Kane - AJG1314

7 1950s

12 Angry Men, Seven Samurai, Rear Window. - AJG1314

Ben-Hur, Bicycle Thieves, The 400 Blows, On The Waterfront, Paths of Glory, The Seventh Seal, Vertigo, etc.

8 1930s

I love the 30's! It was so laid back, back then. But also quite sad with the Great Depression and all. But it has one of my favorite films in it! JewEL ROBBERY! X3 It stars Kay Francis. - LpsDisneyTmntFreak

The Wizard of Oz, Gone With the Wind, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Universal Monsters, King Kong - PeeledBanana

City Lights, M, The Wizard of Oz. - AJG1314

9 2010s

There use to be a time when I watched 2-3 movies per month, now I might watch 2-3 per year. The previews to the movies aren't that exciting and that's showing the best scenes of a movie. I know that all the good ideas have been taken but some of these film companies don't seem to not try anymore. They are just looking to make a quick buck.

Some films made this decade so far have been really great. But some were just crap. - PositronWildhawk

This decade is so good. But this is where people start making random movies and they get a low score. But some are great. In modern films. They thing to make a movie great

The dominance of the MCU, the rise of Y/A adaptations and the live action fairytale epics

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10 1920s

Watch "The Roaring Twenties" and you will change your mind. The 1920s pretty much started the movie industry, so you should really thank them.

The General, The Gold Rush, Metropolis. - AJG1314

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