Top 10 Best Decades for Movies

The Top Ten
1 2000s

Definitely the 2000’s.
(Off the top of my head)
-Gladiator
-American Psycho
-Castaway
-A Beautiful Mind
-The Dark Knight
-Insomnia
-Mystic River
-No Country For Old Men
-Kill Bill V. 1 & 2
-Inglorious Bastards
-Batman Begins
-The Patriot
-Troy
-Avatar
-Iron Man
-iRobot
-The Departed
-The Prestige
-Signs
And not to mention it’s the greatest decade EVER for animated movies (Dreamworks and Pixar) like Shrek, Madagascar, Cars, Wall-E, Kung Fu Panda, etc...

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.

The Harry Potter Series, Avatar, The Start of the Fast and Furious series, Spider-Man 1-3, Superman Returns, Bruce Almighty, The Hangover,

Only because "300" is the greatest cinematographical work of art in human history other then that the 1990s is overall the best.

2 1990s

Forrest Gump, Titanic, The Shawshank Redemption, Wayne’s World, The Lion King, Dumb And Dumber, Pulp Fiction, The Matrix, And many more great movies were from the 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

Not only the best decade for live action films, even animated films.
Forrest Gump, Silence Of The Lambs, The Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Ficton, Titanic, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan, Fight Club
Animated: The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Toy Story, Toy Story 2, A Bug's Life, Mulan, The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Amazing Decade overall

Ghost goodfellas terminator 2 silence of the lambs unforgiven Leon. Forrest gump. The Shawshank pulp (I don't like this). Se7en. Titanic. Face off. The green mile. American beauty. Fight club ( I don't like this too)

3 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.

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.

How about the Terminator, Predator, Aliens, First Blood, Vacation, Caddyshack, Airplane, Top Gun, Jewel of the Nile, Romancing the Stone, the Goonies, Back to School, Stand By Me, Platoon and Full Metal Jacket. What a fun decade.

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.

4 1970s

90's? Look at the best pictures from the 70's The French Connection, The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Rocky, Annie Hall, The Deer Hunter, Kramer vs Kramer. Not to mention the masterpieces that did not win best picture like A Clockwork Orange, Five Easy Pieces, Cabaret, The Exorcist, Chinatown, Lenny, Dog Day Afternoon, Jaws, Star Wars, Heaven Can Wait, All That Jazz, Apocalypse Now. Vote up 70's! I am not saying the 90's had bad movies but the 70's just beats it by far.

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!

5 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.

The only thing original anymore is the horror genre. It use to be nothing but repeats but not now. Comedies are weak and filthy, not that funny. Action and sci-fi are mostly reboots and sequels. Why can't anybody come up with anything new.

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

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.

6 1960s

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

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

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

I love Psycho 1960 movie

7 1950s

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

Laidback decade atmosphere.

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.

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.

Universal monster movies are the best!

My favorite 1930s movie is The wizard of oz

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

9 1940s

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

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

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.

1 awesome word METROPOLIS

The General, The Gold Rush, Metropolis.

The Contenders
11 1910s
12 2020s

Better decade for movies. Which one of the movies of this decade today to watch for?

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