Top 10 Best Years for Movies

The Top Ten
1 1994

I was caught choosing between 2019, 1999, and 1994. I think 2019 and 1999 had the advantage of having a quantity of great movies, but I think 1994 takes the cake because of the quality of some of the films of that year. Really, all I have to mention is that Pulp Fiction, Shawshank Redemption, and Forrest Gump, 3 certified masterpieces (and possible top 50 movies of all time), all came out in 1994. Not to mention, that movies such as Lion King, Leon: The Professional, Dumb And Dumber, Ed Wood, Clerks, The Crow, Speed, True Lies, Legend Of The Drunken Master, Natural Born Killers, Hoop Dreams, and The Mask were also released in 1994. Need I say more?

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

No one talking about Ace Ventura - Pet Detective. This was the debut year of Jim Carrey in stardom. Dumb and Dumber and the Mask are other two great movies

2 1999

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

Why is everything from the 90's so good?

Blair witch project. End of story.

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

3 1982 In 1982, the Falklands War between the United Kingdom and Argentina highlighted geopolitical tensions. The debut of the Commodore 64 computer marked a significant milestone in home computing. The Michael Jackson album "Thriller" achieved unprecedented success, becoming one of the best-selling albums of all time.

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.

4 1939

The height of the Golden Age: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Stagecoach, Ninotchka, Gone with the Wind, Destry Rides Again, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Midnight, The Women, Wuthering Heights etc. Unfortunately, too many people don't want to watch these because most of them are B&W. I used to have this prejudice, but after a few films I got over it.

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...

1939 is the clear choice. There are 15 are 20 truely great movies out of that year. In addition to stuff already mentioned, Four Feathers, Gunga Din. 1941 and 1942 are close, and there are some great years in the 60s and 70s, but there's no year like '39.

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.

5 1984 The year 1984 holds a prominent place in literature due to George Orwell's dystopian novel of the same name. Apple Computer introduced the Macintosh, a revolutionary personal computer with a graphical user interface. The Los Angeles Summer Olympics showcased sporting excellence and saw the emergence of gymnast Mary Lou Retton as a household name.

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

Every other year is fighting for 2nd place.

Best year for movies.

6 2019 2019 (MMXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.

While 1994 is by far the best year for films, 2019 is the only other year that I feel can compete with 1994. 2019 had The Farewell, Avengers Endgame, Marriage Story, Jojo Rabbit, Uncut Gems, Booksmart, Knives Out, The Lighthouse, I Lost My Body, Klaus, Toy Story 4, Pain & Glory, Little Women, Portrait Of A Lady On Fire, John Wick 3, The Irishman, 1917, Midsommar, Ford vs Ferrari, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Parasite, and many other top tier films. All the films I've mentioned, I totally recommend, especially Parasite.

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

7 2012 2012 (MMXII) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2012th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 12th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 3rd year of the 2010s decade.

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.

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

I was born on October 16th, 2012. That's why I like this year.

Django Unchained - need I say more?

8 1975

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

9 2014 2014 (MMXIV) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2014th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 14th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 5th year of the 2010s decade.

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.

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

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

10 1993

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

Jurassic Park was the best!

No other year can compare.

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

The Contenders
11 1976 The United States celebrated its bicentennial in 1976, marking 200 years since the Declaration of Independence. The Summer Olympics were held in Montreal, Canada, featuring memorable moments like Nadia Com─âneci's perfect gymnastics score. The Viking 1 spacecraft successfully landed on Mars, providing valuable insights into the Red Planet.

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

12 2008 2008 was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2008th year based on the Common Era/Anno Domini designations. It is the 8th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 9th year of the 2000s decade.

Why so serious?

13 1980
14 2018 2018 (MMXVIII) was 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.

Incredibles 2, Spider man into the spider verse.

Incredibles 2 forever

15 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!

16 2004 2004 was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2004th year of the Common Era and Anno Domini designations

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.

17 2011 2011 (MMXI) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2011th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

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

18 1979
19 1977 1977 was a year of cultural significance with the release of the groundbreaking film "Star Wars," which sparked a global phenomenon and reshaped the science fiction genre. New York City's iconic Studio 54 nightclub became synonymous with disco culture and celebrity glamour. Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 were launched by NASA, embarking on a journey to explore the outer planets and beyond.
20 2010 2010 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2010th year based on Anno Domini/Common Era designations. It is the 10th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 1st year of the 2010s decade.

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

21 2007 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2007th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 7th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 8th year of the 2000s decade.

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.

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

22 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.

23 2006 2006 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2006th year based on the Common Era/Anno Domini designations. It is the 6th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 7th year of the 2000s decade.
24 1997

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

Titanic is the best film of all time.

25 2005 2005 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2005th year of the Common Era and Anno Domini designations. It was the 6th year of the 2000s decade.

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

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