Best Movie Years Ever

The Top Ten Best Movie Years Ever

1 1994

Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump and The Shawshank Redemption! No more needs to be said. But in addition to those there were more amazing films released that year such as Natural Born Killers, The Mask, Leon: The Professional, Speed, True Lies and of course, The Lion King. This was an amazing year for movies.

The Lion King
Forrest Gump
Dumb And Dumber
Pulp Fiction
Shawshank Redemption

Someone voting for 2012 said that Avengers alone is enough for it to be the best ever movie year - Unnamed Google User Remade

Forrest Gump
Shawshank Redemption
Pulp Fiction
Dumb & Dumber
The Lion King - Unnamed Google User Remade

The Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump, Dumb and Dumber, Pulp Fiction! And especially the biggest masterpiece of 1994: The Lion King.

2 1999

The Green Mile

The Matrix

Fight Club

The Mummy

Notting Hill

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

The Sixth Sense

American Pie

Sleepy Hollow


Big Daddy

Girl, Interrupted

The Cider House Rules

Double Jeopardy

The Haunting

The Blair Witch Project

Bicentennial Man


The General's Daughter

Magnolia;-Eyes Wide Shut;-Being John Malkovich;-The Insider;-Cruel Intentions,;-The Virgin Suicides;- The Insider;- Boondock Saints ;- The Hurricane
1999 was a such a strong year

Fight Club, The Matrix, American Beauty, and The Green Mile are some of the movies made this year. - booklover1

Fight club, matrix, American beauty, the green mile, the sixth sense good year for movies

3 1982

Barbarosa (Excellent, Excellent), Blade Runner, My Favorite Year, Fanny & Alexander and Moonlighting all have 100% approval ratings on Rotten Tomatoes which is very rare for most older movies. Since current ones are at the time popular and then after time lose that rating. Not very important, but interesting. Seen all five of these 1982 Masterpieces and I approve. You must view all five of them sometime in your life. Along with Diner, The Verdict and Victor/Victoria all of which just missed the 100% score. Oh yes I forgot Richard Pryor Live On The Sunset Strip which also scored 100% and is still the best Stand up comedy film of all time and for good reason. Now that's quality!

I Thinks this year is best known for such classics as Blade Runner, Poltergeist, The Thing (best remake), E.T., Mad Max Road Warrior, Star Trek The Wrath of Khan (best of the trek movies), Fast Times At Ridgemont High, Cat People (good remake), Tron (the original), Pink Floyd The Wall, Rocky 3 (best Rocky Sequel), Officer And A Gentleman, Conan the Barbarian, My Favorite Year, Tootsie, 48 hours, Victor/ Victoria, Gandhi, Sophie's Choice, First Blood, Night Shift, Last American Virgin, The Dark Crystal, The Verdict, Creepshow, Annie, The Beastmaster, Dinner. I don't think I need to go any further, Though I could.

You gotta love the 80's kid adventure films, back when they were so not kid friendly, unlike this day and age where PG and even PG-13 movies have just become way too PC

Let us not forget "The Year of Living Dangerously" this is any bit as good as Shawshank. Yes 1994 had some excellent quality films but 1982 had much more than 1994. It was shear amazing that a year had such films that were of higher quality and were either excellent or very good. Never may we see such a year where it seemed that Hollywood was on top of it's game. I have to say The Beastmaster being an exception to that list but it was a low budget spoof on Conan type films and was entertaining and just silly. Last American Virgin was also funny but no Fast Times which still stands as the high school teen movie and is an excellent/quality comedy. I don't believe Rocky 3 is the best Rocky sequel (IMPO) but still good and entertaining. "Best Little Whorehouse In Texas", "Missing" and "Fanny and Alexander" were smaller films, but guess what, they to are actually very good or excellent. It just seemed that so many films from 1982 where just excellent or good. And what can we say about ...more

4 1939

The number of movies which have remained classics from this year is unbelievable.

The movies created in 1939 are wonderful, covering a full range of genres.

Really, look at that list, good 80 years later. My Vote! 1994 is good but one step back!

Gone with the Wind
Wizard of Oz
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Goodbye Mr. Chips
Wuthering Heights
Young Mr. Lincoln
To name a few... unbelievable year.

5 1984

Best one by far through the late 80s all of the 90s and most of the 2000 it was showing repeatedly on different Networks

Beverly Hills Cop, Ghostbusters, Police Academy, Gremlins, Indiana Jones Temple of Doom, Karate Kid, Revenge of the Nerds, The Terminator, Nightmare on Elm Street.. All of those movies went on to have numerous sequels.. plus Sixteen Candles, The Neverending Story, 2010, Splash, Purple Rain, Romancing the Stone, Footloose, The Natural.. all classics in their own right... plus Children of the Corn, Top Secret, Amadeus, The Last Starfighter, to name a few others that stick out... 1984 was hands down the most memorable year of movies in my lifetime & I was born in 1978. The top movies of this year all hold up pretty well 30-something years later.

Ghostbusters, The Terminator, Indiana Jones and the last crusade, Nightmare on elm street, Beverly Hills cop, and Gremlins

Best year for movies.

6 1976

Taxi Driver, Rocky, Carrie, A Star Is Born, the list goes on.

7 1975

Also I better not forget Barry Lyndon, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and Dog Day Afternoon. - Beatlesboy9

8 2014

Greatest year in movie history in my opinion! 2 super films - hotel grand budapest and interstellar, and several great ones like whiplash, wild tales, edge of tomorrow, gone girl, what we do in the shadows, imitation game and others

Birdman, Whiplash, Boyhood, Ex Machina, Grand Budapest Hotel, Gone Girl, The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, Nightcrawler, Foxcatcher, Selma, Fury, and Interstellar for the cinema fans.

But action fans weren't left wanting either with Edge of Tomorrow, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America Winter Soldier, X Men Days of Future Past, and The Equalizer.

And on top of that it even delivered great animated films: Big Hero 6, Lego Movie, and How To Train Your Dragon 2. And it even had good romance and comedy movies.

This was a year that delivered near perfection in all aspects. Unquestionably the best year in film.

Boyhood, nightcrawler, great budapest hotel, birdman, the Lego movie, guardians of the galaxy, whiplash, dawn of the planet of the apes, xmen days of the future past, gone girl, edge of tomorrow, very cool year

The year I was born - Sausagelover99

9 2012

Marvel's The Avengers need I say more? Alright then Men in Black 3, The Hunger Games, Skyfall, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Wreck-it-Ralph, Life of Pi, The Dark Knight Rises

We had in 2012 Earth's mightiest heroes under one roof, the return of 007, the farewell of Batman and the welcome arrival of the Star Crossed Lovers from District 12.

Skyfall, Marvel's The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hunger Games and Life of Pi

The odds were definitely in the favour of Jennifer Lawrence in 2012.

10 2019

Avengers endgame, spiderman far from home, captain marvel, toy story 4, how to train your dragon 3, lego movie 2,shazam! and some movies that will probably be good, frozen 2, rise of skywalker, maybe spies in disguise I don't know.

This was a improvement over the last few years, wouldn’t say it’s the best year though


The Contenders

11 1993

Jurassic park and schindlers list. This really was Spielbergs year.

Schindler's list, Jurassic park, True romance, A Bronx tale, Falling down, Groundhog day, The Fugitive, Carlito's way...

Schindler's list, Jurassic Park, The Fugitive - MatrixGuy

Jurassic Park was the best!

12 2004

Mean Girls, 13 Going on 30, Spider-Man 2, Incredibles, The Day After Tomorrow, Shrek 2, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Troy, The Notebook, Ocean's Twelve, Catwoman, Dawn of the Dead, Saw, The Butterfly Effect, Mindhunters, King Arthur, The Girl Next Door, The Aviator, Finding Neverland, Million Dollar Baby.

Incredibles, Spiderman 2, Shrek 2, and Spongebob movie - B1ueNew

13 1967

This year is such overlooked you have In the heat of the night, guess who's coming to dinner, bonnie and clyde, The graduate, In cold blood, bull it, the dirty dozen, and one my personal all time favorites Cool hand luke. You got the last Sean Connery bond film with you only live twice the bond spoof of casino royale. This year was stacked.

Cool hand Luke, the graduate, heat of the night, Bonnie and Clyde, guess who is coming to dinner. My typing finger is getting tired.

The Dirty Dozen

Great excape, bull it,cat ballet,

14 1980

Empire Strikes Back
Raging Bull
The shining
Friday the 13th

Number 1 comedy,sports movie and sequel in same year

15 2008

Dare Knight, Tropic thunder, You don't mess with the zohan, Wall E, Iron man

Iron Man and Dark Knight

Why so serious?

16 2018 2018 (MMXVIII) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2018th year of the Common Era (CE), the 9th year of the 2010s decade, the 18th year of the 21st century, and the 18th year of the 3rd millennium.

12 strong crazy rich asians ready player one infinity war deadpool 2 aquaman jurassic world 2 rampage bohemian rhapsody bumblebee alpha batman ninja maze runner death cure equalizer 2 and venom and the 15:17 to paris you get the picture there are many more well received films like a star is born black panther and spider verse and incredibles 2 - Dvafan2

Avengers: Infinity War, Aquaman, Ready Player One, Ralph Breaks the Internet - TheStormBolt

Ralph breaks the internet was awful the first one was way better - Dvafan2

Worst year for movies. Just avengers crap and sequaels and idiotic movies and idiotic kids who know nothing.

As opposed to what? Boring post-war melodramas? Overblown historical epics? Preachy political movies? Schmaltzy musicals with little or no plot? Each to their own I guess. - jezza0

Black Panther, Peter Rabbit, Avengers Infinity War, A Wrinkle in Time, Ready Player One

17 1977

Saturday Night Fever, Star Wars, Smokey & The Bandit, Close Encounters of a Third Kind, Slap Shot, The Gauntlet, Black Sunday, Annie Hall, The Goodbye Girl, Airport '77, Semi-Tough, Pumping Iron, The Spy Who Loved Me, Winnie the Pooh

great year with movies like E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, First Blood, Gandhi, Blade Runner, Poltergeist - MatrixGuy

Star Wars, Sorcerer, Winnie the Pooh, Eraserhead, The Goodbye Girl

18 1962

The top rated year, 1994 has one of the voters listing "Santa Clause, Little Rascals and The Flinstones Movie"...what? In addition to Lawrence and To Kill a Mockingbird, two of the great movies of all time, 1962 gave us Days of Wine and Roses, Exterminating Angel, Jules and Jim, Long Days Journey Into Night, Cleo From 5 to 7, Billy Budd, Loneliness of a Long Distance Runner, Knife in the Water, and for pure entertainment, Cary Grant and Doris Day in That Touch of Mink, as well as two Elvis movies -- Kid Galahad and Girls! Girls!, GIrls! The Flintstones Movie isn't fit to sell popcorn to any of the above listed movies.

Alien, Apocalypse Now, Mad Max, Star Trek, The Jerk, Amityville, And Justice For All.Lawrence of Arabia, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Longest Day, The Miracle Worker, Birdman of Alcatraz, Cape Fear, Dr. No, Gypsy, How the West Was Won, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.

Lawrence of Arabia, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Longest Day, The Miracle Worker, Birdman of Alcatraz, Cape Fear, Dr. No, Gypsy, How the West Was Won, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and of course King Kong v. Godzilla...I mean, come on!

19 1979

Alien, Apocalypse Now, Mad Max, Star Trek, The Jerk, Amityville, And Justice For All.

20 1986

Platoon, Big Trouble in Little China, Stand By Me, Aliens, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Lucas, The Fly, The Hitcher etc. Brilliant year, followed closely by 1962. - truckturner

Should be 1

21 2011

On Stranger Tides, A Game of Shadows, Hangover part 2 and The Inbetweeners movie

Tree of Life, The Artist, Hugo, The Help

22 2007

There will be blood, the assassination of jesse james, no country for old men, the man from earth, I'm not there, southland tales, wristcutter, in to the wild, once, eastern promises, Ratatouille, Michael Clayton,Black snake moan, this is england, half nelson, sunshine, after the wedding, hot fuzz, blood diamond, babel, the last king of Scotland, Zodiac

At least 40 good to great movies that year, with a lot of variety in genres. Funny movies, action movies, incredible dramas. In Bruges is an excellent movie and is barely in the top 10 films of the year.

No Country For Old Men, There Will Be Blood, Juno, Atonement, La Vie en Rose, Zodiac, Superbad. I mean how can you go wrong with this list.

So many good movies with Adam Sandler and one of my favorite all time animated films ratatouille.

23 2010

Mia Wasikowska and Johnny Depp's Alice in Wonderland was unleashed and gave way for a whole load of big budget fairytale movies since.

Inception, Shutter Island, The Social Network

Iron Man 2, The Expendables and Jackass 3D

24 2006

The Departed, The Devil Wear Prada, Cars, Borat, Children Of Men, Superman Returns, The Holiday, Silent Hill, Final Destination 3, The Good Shepherd and a million more

The departed

Borat, Dead Man'd Chest and Casino Royale

Cars,final destation 3 and scary movie

25 2005

What about munich, capote, good night and good luck, brokeback mountain and the best of everyone... batman begins

King Kong and Curse of the Were-Rabbit

26 1941
27 2001

This is a unfortunate year because Dreamworks decided to buy the rights to a book and made it into the force meme we know today. I wonder how the author feels about his creation being used for weird art.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Amelie, Spirited Away, Donnie Darko, and Monsters, Inc. are some of the movies made this year. - booklover1

2002 is one of the worst years ever. 2001 had Donnie Darko. I think that pretty much sums it up.

Spirited Away, Shrek, Monsters Inc

28 1971

A Clockwork Orange, Dirty Harry, The French Connection, The Last Picture Show, Fiddler on the Roof, Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory, Straw Dogs, Duck You Sucker, Vanishing point, The Panic in Needle Park, Get Carter etc... etc. A few number film masterpieces that you can't beat it compared to any other year. - BurnAux

29 1998

Saving Pvt. Ryan, The Truman Show, The Big Lebowski, The Thin Red Line, American History X, A Bugs Life, Shakespeare in Love, Life is Beautiful, Mulan, The Prince of Egypt, Patch Adams,

30 2009

Inglorious bastards and the hurt locker are one of the best movies of the 21 century, and well, up, avatar, district 9, hangover and star trek are very cool too

Avatar, The Hangover and Sherlock Holmes

31 2017 2017 (MMXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2017th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 17th year of the 3rd millennium, the 17th year of the 21st century, and the 8th year of the 2010s decade.

Blade Runner 2049, Call Me by Your Name, Three Billboards, A Ghost Story, Good Time, Dunkirk, Baby Driver, mother!... easily one of the best years for film in a long time.

Justice League, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man: Homecoming, It, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Despicable Me 3, Thor: Ragnarok and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

2017 was ok it was the year that gave us the emoji movie - Dvafan2

Thor: Raganrok, Coco, Despicable Me 3, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Ferdinand, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, IT, Cars 3, GOTG 2 and Wonder Woman

32 2002

City of God, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Pianist, and Infernal Affairs are some of the movies made this year. - booklover1

Don't forget Spiderman as well

I like this year but don't forget movies like master of disguise, ballistic, swept away, rollerball, pinochio (live action version) ben and arthur, feardotcom, actually I don't want to vote for this year

33 2013

Wolf Of Wall Street, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, Captain Phillips, Her, Prisoners, Nebraska, 12 Years A Slave

Frozen is beyond my favorite!

Sunshine on Leith, The World's End and Iron Man 3. Talk about diversity.

Iron man 3. Gi joe reattaliation. A good day to die har. Thor the dark world. Man of steel. The hangover part 3. Iron man rise of technovore. Are some of the movies made this year its awesome right

34 1954

Seven Samurai, On The Waterfront, Rear Window, From Here To Eternity, Dial M For Murder, Sabrina, The Caine Mutiny, the first Godzilla movie, and White Christmas. 1954 should be much higher.

35 1968

The only major thing in 1968 was Mel Brooks' The Producers

2001 a space oddesey. Once upon a time in the west.

36 2000

Big Momma's House and Nutty Professor 2 the Klumps

37 1997

Nil By Mouth. End of discussion here really. But to bulk the claim...
Liar Liar
Could go on!

The titanic is the best movie of all time

Titanic "BEST" movie of all time!

38 1985

Goonies, karate kid, back to the future, weird science, european vacation, breakfast club, rambo, rocky 4, teen wolf, cocoon,

84 is a close second, however the lineup of movies this year is unmatched!

39 1973

Serpico, Papillion, The Sting", The Exorcist, the Last Detail

40 2003

LOTR: Return of the King
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
X-men 2 : United
Ice Age (even though I hated it)

Return of the King and Curse of the Black Pearl

Finding nemo

41 1946

It's a wonderful Life, The Best years of our lives, The Big Sleep, Notorious, and many more. The best one though, in my opinion, is Gilda. this would be much higher

42 1996

Independence Day, Scream, Twister, Mission:Impossible, Twister, Jerry Maguire

This year was really dry for movies in my opinion - jameshoward

Way better than 98

Add Hunchback of Notre Dame to those and that's kickass

43 2015

The Big Short, Spotlight.
Mad Max, Sicario, The Revenant, The Martian, Bridge of Spies.

Spectre, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Furious 7, Tomorrowland and Cinderella among others.

The revenant, spotlight, sicario, inside out, mad max fury road, the big short, bridge of spies, the martian, straight outa champton, it follows, anomalisa, brooklyn, carol, the danish girl, room, the force awakens, the hateful eight... can I need to say more?

44 1927

The pinnacle of the Silent Era was also the year it began to end. Sunrise, Seventh Heaven, The Jazz Singer, The General, and a bunch of other flicks are, despite the lack of dialog, totally watchable even with today's standards.

45 1969

You have got to be kidding - 1969 is the best year for movies in history. Look up what came out this year.

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I’m only here for the angry birds movie so I voted

47 1974
48 1989

Dead Poets Society, Batman, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Driving Miss Daisy, Back to the Future II, Lean on Me

49 1959
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