Best Decades for Movies


The Top Ten

1 1990s

The 90s were by far the best decade not just for movies, but for series as well. People seem to forget The

Sopranos, The Wire, Band of

Brothers, Seinfeld, Friends, Malcolm in the Middle, The X-Files, Sex and the City, Twin Peaks, etc...

As for movies, the first ones that pop up are Pulp Fiction, Shawshank Redemption, Fargo, Forrest Gump, Good Fellas, Casino, Big Lebowski, Philadelphia, Titanic, Fight Club, Silence of the Lambs, American Beauty, Boys Don't Cry, BraveHeart, Good Will Hunting, The Usual Suspects, Schindler's List, American Pie... all of the standard 90s masterpieces... But do not forget the influence of other 90s movies like LA Confidential, Terminator 2, A Bronx Tail, Clerks, Reservoir Dogs, Unforgiven, Speed, Half-Baked, Groundhog Day, Friday, Basic Instinct, Kids, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Natural Born Killers, The 5th Element, Magnolia, Dumb and Dumber, The Matrix, The Truman Show, Seven, Saving Private Ryan, As Good as it Gets, Falling ...more

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

The best decade in human history in all areas, why not for movies?

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.

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2 2000s

The Dark Knight, Star Wars Revenge of the Sith, Gladiator, American Gangster, Training Day, Black Hawk Down, 300, Sin City, Lord of The Rings Two Towers & Return of the King, Slumdog Millionare, etc.

With no doubt

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

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3 1970s

This, along with the 90's was the golden age of Hollywood.

Superman: The Movie, Alien, Star Wars A New Hope.

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.

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4 1980s

This was the greatest era for movies, period. Only era that comes close is the 2000's but the 80's had the most memorable and revolutionary movies of all time.

- The Indiana Jones Trilogy
- Back to the Future 1 & 2
- Ghostbusters 1 & 2
- Star Wars Episodes 5 & 6
- Blade Runner
- The Terminator
- E.T
- Robocop
- The Shining
- Beetlejuice
- Nightmare on Elm Street 1-5
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit
- Predator
- Aliens
- Scarface
- Batman

The list goes on and on for the most legendary movies released of all time in this era. The 70's and 90's suck compared to this.

Come on this was the year for everyone this decade started off some of the best actors

Tom Hanks
Robin Williams
Bruce Willis
Jim Carrey (In minor roles)
Harrison Ford

And a very special singer
Michael Jackson - 015804

I think the eighties had a perfect wholesome, easy to watch feel to almost every major movie from the time. I was born in the 2000's and consider the eighties to be my favorite movie decade. I would choose an eighties movie over a blockbuster today, any day.

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.

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5 1960s

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

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.

I love Psycho 1960 movie

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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

Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Singing in the Rain, Peter Pan, Lady & the Tramp, The Bad Seed, The Shaggy Dog and Sleeping Beauty!

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

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

8 2010s

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

Bad decade for movies, even the reclining comfort and the alcohol sold in the movie theaters cannot save this decade. SuperHero infested decase, the death of movies, the rise of youtube.

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

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9 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

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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