Best Movie Years Ever


The Top Ten

1 1994

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

Forrest Gump, The Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction, The Lion King, Leon: The Professional, Dumb and Dumber

The Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump, and Leon are some of the movies made this year. - booklover1

Shawshank Redemption, Lion King, Forest Gump, Santa Clause, Little Rascals and The Flinstones Movie are all great.

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2 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

3 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

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

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

4 1939

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.

I am 75 and have been a movie fan for years. This was the best year ever when one considers acting used to be the most important part of a good movie.

No other year compares in my mind. 70 years later a lot of these movies are still held up as the greatest classics of all time

Considering the quality of acting alone, no other decade comes within coooee of this era...Great special effects make modern movies, but the original stars were actors not support staff like modern era! The movies had a real story/plot. They relied on the quality of their actors and not the quality of their digital add ons...the music was the way the mood was set, not to mask the inadequacy of modern props(actors). After the war interrupted this era movies were lost and looking for a new birth...this has happened twice...1960s and 1980s...Oh well...we have a great catalogue to sustain us...

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5 1976

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

6 1984

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

7 2014

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

8 2012

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.

Django Unchained - need I say more?

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9 1967

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,

10 1993

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

No other year can compare.

The Contenders

11 1980

Empire Strikes Back
Raging Bull
The shining
Friday the 13th

Number 1 comedy,sports movie and sequel in same year

12 2004

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

13 1975

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

14 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

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

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

15 1979

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

16 1962

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!

17 2008

Iron Man and Dark Knight

Why so serious?

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

18 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

19 2011

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

Tree of Life, The Artist, Hugo, The Help

20 2001

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.

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.

Almost too many great movies to count. Just to name a few, Mulholland Drive, Donnie Darko, LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring, Ocean's Eleven, Amélie, The Royal Tenenbaums, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Spirited Away, Monster's Inc., and Shrek.

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21 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,

22 2007

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

No Country and There Will Be Blood are the best movies this century. Zodiac is amazing as well

I am legend, pirates of the Caribbean 3, transformers. 'enough said

The Simpsons Movie, 300 and Hot Fuzz

23 1973

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

24 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

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 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

27 2006

Borat, Dead Man'd Chest and Casino Royale

28 1991

How about Terminator 2, Cape Fear, JFK, Thelma and Louise, Bugsy, Boyz in the Hood.

Silence of the lambs, Hudson Hawk, The last boy scout, Point Break,

29 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 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 - Dvafan2

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

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

Incredibles 2 forever

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31 1968

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

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

32 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.

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

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.

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

33 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.

Iron Man 2, The Expendables and Jackass 3D

34 2000

Big Momma's House and Nutty Professor 2 the Klumps

35 2013

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

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

36 1985

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

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

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38 1996

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

Way better than 98

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

1996 is the girl at the bar at 4am. She may not be all glitz and glamour, but she’ll get you there and keep the change.

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40 1969

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

41 2003

Return of the King and Curse of the Black Pearl

Finding nemo

42 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.

43 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!

44 1974
45 2015

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

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

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?

46 2016 2016 (MMXVI) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2016th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 16th year of the 3rd millennium, the 16th year of the 21st century, and the 7th year of the 2010s decade.
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50 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

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