Sunshine, Light, and Joy

 

This is a post that I've been thinking about for awhile. Recently, I opened up the discussion to other members of the staff to get their feelings on the matter, and their opinions generally matched mine, which is this:

Within the last year or so, there's been a steady increase of negative posts in movie threads. We've always had some heated discussions for some movies, but recently things have not only gotten more histrionic in those threads (generally speaking, the CBM ones), but they've started to spread to other franchises and other movies as well. I'm not talking about out-and-out trolling, I'm talking about members feeling they have to consistently shit on a movie (or studio, or star) simply because they aren't interested in the current project or projects. With every piece of news about a movie, it's now a virtual guarantee that there's a flood of people rushing to say they think it sucks, they don't like the current trailer/tv spot/actor/actress/director/concept. And I get it -- we all have movies we don't like, movies which we think are bad ideas, industry people that just don't appeal to us. But there's a fine line between expressing your opinion about this and doing it so often, with such consistency, that the collective emphasis of all of it basically brings down the entire thread and thus the entire forum.

There's no easy answer to this. We don't want to crush freedom of expression here. But at the same time, the spirit of this forum is for people to have fun talking about the movies they love and the box-office runs they love.

To have fun.

And while it may be fun -- in a sense -- to personally vent about a movie, or to vent at people who dare to enjoy something you don't, it doesn't bring fun to our community. In fact, it generally drags down the overall fun for everyone else. We've had people repeatedly mention to us over the last several months or so that in some cases they don't even bother going into some threads -- even for movies they're curious about! -- because they just don't want to deal with the overall mess those threads contain. And frankly, that matches the personal opinion of most of the staff as well.

So this post is both a request and a warning. 

The request: Next time you feel like taking a dump on a movie (or a topic) for the dozenth time, take a moment to consider whether it's really worth it. People probably already have a good idea of what your attitude about the project is. Maybe just put your posting energy into a movie that you enjoy and love or are excited about.

The warning: The staff is going to be taking a closer look at some of these threads and we'll be more active with temp thread-bans if we think it'll help the overall vibe of the forum. I'd rather we don't have to, but it's not going to constrain any of you too much if you aren't allowed to post about a movie you supposedly don't care about anyway.

Remember the words of Bill and Ted: "Be Excellent to Each Other".

They're just movies, guys. It's about having fun.

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Kalo

Top 10 films 1965, 75, 85, 95, 05, and 2015. All Countdowns Complete!

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So I've been trying to come up with a countdown that sounded unique, and I got this Idea to do a countdown of the top 10 best films from every year in a decade skimping 10 years, so starting in 2015 and I decided to go back 50 years to 1965. it's quite simple list your top 10 favorite films from 1965, 1975, 1985, 1995, 2005 and 2015 so far, thought it would be a nice half waypoint for 2015 to see what's considered the best before Oscar season arrives. 

 

Rules for countdown, only lists films you like, if you have seen 13 released in 1975 but only thought that 7 were good films only list 7, if you've only seen a couple a year, you can list them as long as you liked them, I've only seen a couple certain years I'm sorry to say, so I'm counting on people well versed in the pre 1990s to submit lists, a complete list would obviously be great, the films must be considered feature length films (I believe that's 45 minutes or longer) No short films, can't be be porn, even if it was released in a theater. the films don't necessarily have to have been released in a theater, but they must have a page on IMDB. and cannot be a miniseries, or tv episode. 

 

Deadline August 30th

 

Score system:

 

 

Spoiler

#1 = 10 points

#2 = 9 Points 

#3 = 8 Points 

#4 = 7 Points

#5 = 6 Points

#6 = 5 Points 

#7 = 4 Points 

#8 = 3 Points 

#9 = 2 Points

#10 = 1 Point

 

 

Lists years individually. 

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Mine so far (may want to brush up on 65, 75 and 85 :unsure: )

 

1965:

#1 The Sound of Music 

 

1975:

#1 Dog Day Afternoon

#2 The Rocky Horror Picture Show

 

1985:

#1 Back to the Future 

#2 The Breakfast Club

#3 Cocoon 

#4 Witness

#5 Rocky IV 

#6 The Goonies

 

1995:

#1 Toy Story

#2 Sense and Sensibility 

#3 Before Sunrise

#4 Sabrina

#5 Se7en

#6 Father of the Bride Part 2

#7 Pocahontas

#8 Clueless

#9 A Goofy Movie

#10 While You Were Sleeping

 

2005:

#1 Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

#2 Mysterious Skin 

#3 Brokeback Mountain 

#4 Walk The Line

#5 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

#6 Pride and Prejudice 

#7 Batman Begins 

#8 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe

#9 The Island

#10 Chicken Little

 

2015:

 

#1 Mad Max: Fury Road

#2 Ex Machina 

#3 Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

#4 Inside Out 

#5 The Gift 

#6 Ant-Man

#7 Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation 

#8 Jurassic World

#9 Southpaw

#10 Cinderella

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Wow, this is ambitious.

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1965

 

1. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

2. Pierrot le fou

3. The Saragossa Manuscript

4. For a Few Dollars More

5. Chimes at Midnight

6. The Collector

7. Happiness

8. Red Beard

9. Repulsion

10. Le vampire de Dusseldorf

 

1975

 

1. The Mirror

2. Jaws

3. The Passenger

4. Nashville

5. Picnic at Hanging Rock

6. Barry Lyndon

7. Monty Python and the Holy Grail

8. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

9. Deep Red

10. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

 

1985

 

1. Back to the Future

2. To Live and Die in L.A.

3. A Zed and Two Noughts

4. Brazil

5. After Hours

6. Commando

7. The Goonies

8. The Sure Thing

9. Pee-wee's Big Adventure

 

1995

 

1. Heat

2. Underground

3. Before Sunrise

4. Dead Man

5. Seven

6. Toy Story

7. Twelve Monkeys

8. Casino

9. The Bridges of Madison County

10. The Usual Suspects

 

2005

 

1. Brick

2. The Proposition

3. A History of Violence

4. The New World

5. King Kong

6. Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story

7. Tideland

8. Pusher 3

9. Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

10. Broken Flowers

 

2015

 

1. Mad Max: Fury Road

2. The Duke of Burgundy

3. Inside Out

4. It Follows

5. The Boy Next Door

6. The Gift

7. Spy

8. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

9. Furious 7

10. Unfriended

 

 

I'll probably be editing this after catching up with some more stuff.

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1965

  1. The Sound of Music
  2. A Few Dollars More 

1975

  1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  2. Monty Python and the Holy Grail 
  3. Logan's Run
  4. Jaws
  5. The Rocky Horror Picture Show 

1985

  1. Back to the Future
  2. The Breakfast Club
  3. The Goonies
  4. Follow That Bird
  5. The Purple Rose of Cairo
  6. Clue
  7. The Color Purple
  8. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
  9. Weird Science 
  10. European Vacation

1995

  1. Toy Story 
  2. Clueless
  3. Babe
  4. Se7en 
  5. Strange Days 
  6. The Usual Suspects 
  7. Jumanji 
  8. Tommy Boy (guilty pleasure) 
  9. Billy Madison (guilty pleasure)
  10. Apollo 13 

Haven't seen Heat or Before Sunrise.

 

2005

  1. Wallace and Gromit - Curse of the Were Rabbit
  2. Batman Begins 
  3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  4. Wedding Crashers
  5. The Chronicles of Narnia: Lion, Witch and Wardrobe
  6. King Kong
  7. Walk the Line
  8. Sky High 
  9. The Constant Gardener 
  10. Tsotsi 

Haven't seen Syriana, Sin City, A History of Violence, Serenity, Howl's Moving Castle, Munich, Good Night and Good Luck, or Brokeback Mountain 

 

2015

  1. Inside Out
  2. Minions
  3. Jurassic World
  4. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  5. Paddington
  6. McFarland, USA 
  7. SpongeBob 2
  8. Tomorrowland
  9. The Wedding Ringer
  10. Mortdecai/Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (both horrible) 

I haven't seen enough 2015 films yet, or 1965/1975 for that matter. 

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1975

  1. Logan's Run

 

Thanks for your submission mahnamahna, :) and I know what you mean I have already gotten an Idea on some films I need to catch up on from your lists. also just want to point out that Logan's Run was actually released in 1976 unfortunately. 

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2015

1. Inside Out

2. Pitch Perfect 2

3. Mission Impossible Rogue Nation

4. Paper Towns

5. Age of Ultron

6. Insurgent

7. Chappie

2005

1. Wallace and From it: Curse of the Ware-Rabbit

2. The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fir

4. Batman Begins

1995

1. Toy Story

1985

1. Back to the Future

2. Jumanji

Only putting films I give at least an A-

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I just recently became versed with film, so I feel my 65-05 won't be representative of a good sample, but I would love to contribute in the 2015 1/2ways!

1. A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

2. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

3. Inside Out

4. Clouds of Sils Maria

5. Mad Max: Fury Road

6. Timbuktu

7. Duke of Burgundy

8. Testament of Youth

9. It Follows

10. Ex Machina

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no short films? boo. i'll only include stuff i think is decent, at least.

 

1965

1. happiness (agnès varda)

2. repulsion (roman polanski)

3. juliet of the spirits (federico fellini)

4. pierrot le fou (jean-luc godard)

5, the coward (satyajit ray)

 

1975

1. benilde, or the virgin mother (manoel de oliveira)

2. india song (maguerite duras)

3. barry lyndon (stanley kubrick)

4. nashville (robert altman)

5. salò, or the 120 days of sodom (pier paolo pasolini)

6. seven beauties (lina wertmüller)

7. the mirror (andrei tarkovsky)

8. jeanne dielman, 23 quai du commerce, 1080 bruxelles (chantal akerman)

9. one flew over the cuckoo's nest (milos forman)

10. the passenger (michelangelo antonioni)

 

1985

1. come and see (elem klimov)

2. ran (akira kurosawa)

3. shoah (claude lanzmann)

4. when father was away on business (emir kusturica)

5. brazil (terry gilliam)

6. topos (antouanetta angelidi)

7. wuthering heights (jacques rivette)

8. vagabond (agnès varda)

9. after hours (martin scorsese)

 

1995

1. underground (emir kusturica)

2. showgirls (paul verhoeven)

3. ghost in the shell (mamoru oshii)

4. la cérémonie (claude chabrol)

 

2005

1. grizzly man (werner herzog)

2. the new world (terrence malick)

3. regular lovers (philippe garrel)

4. l'enfant (jean-pierre & luc dardenne)

5. a history of violence (david cronenberg)

6. screaming masterpiece (ari alexander ergis magnússon)

7. the death of mr lazarescu (cristi puiu)

8. manderlay (lars von trier)

9. caché (michael haneke)

 

2015

 

the only feature film i've seen this year is INSIDE OUT which wasn't good enough.

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1965

1. The Sound of Music 
2. Repulsion
 
1975
1. The Rocky Horror Picture Show 
 
1985
1. Back to the Future
2. Fright Night
 
1995
1. The Usual Suspects 
2. Se7en 
3. Clueless  
4. A Little Princess 
5. The Quick and the Dead  
6. Casper 
7. Toy Story  
8. Babe  
 
2005
1. War of the Worlds 
2. Batman Begins 
3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 
4. The Weather Man
5. King Kong 
6. Oliver Twist 
7. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 
8. The Producers 
9. The Curse of the Were-Rabbit  
10. Corpse Bride
 
didn't put movies that I rated below 60/100
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I'll add more as I watch more:

 

1965:

-For A Few Dollars More

-Dr. Zhivago

-Thunderball

 

1975:

-Monty Python and the Holy Grail

-One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

 

1985:

-Brazil

-Witness

-The Goonies

-Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome

-A View To A Kill

-Rambo: First Blood Part II

 

1995:

-Heat

-Toy Story

-Apollo 13

-Se7en

-Braveheart

-Goldeneye

-Get Shorty

-Babe

-Die Hard With a Vengeance

-Desperado

 

2005:

-Syriana

-Sin City

-Cinderella Man

-Batman Begins

-Kingdom of Heaven

-King Kong

-Lord of War

-Madagascar

-Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

-Legend of Zorro

 

2015:

-Mad Max: Fury Road

-Jurassic World

-Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

-Furious 7

-Avengers: Age of Ultron

-Ant-Man

-Terminator: Genisys

 

A missing film usually means that I haven't seen it or haven't seen it to completion.  Will list updates when they happen.

 

EDIT 8/6/15: Added Ant-Man and M:I-RN

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Thanks for the 8 submissions so far, it's a start, I'd like to at least double to that to get a more cohesive list. 

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1965

1. For a Few Dollars More

2. Thunderball

3. The Sound of Music

 

1975

1. Jaws

2. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

3. Monty Python and the Holy Grail

4. The Return of the Pink Panther

 

1985

1. Back to the Future

2. The Breakfast Club

3. Rocky IV

4. Commando

5. St. Elmo's Fire

6. Enemy Mine

7. The Goonies

8. Spies Like Us

9. Weird Science

10. Cocoon

 

1995

1. Casino

2. Outbreak

3. Crimson Tide

4. Toy Story

5. Seven

6. Braveheart

7. Apollo 13

8. Tommy Boy

9. The Usual Suspects

10. The Quick and the Dead

 

2005

1. Star Wars Episode III

2. Batman Begins

3. War of the Worlds

4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

5. Crash

6. The Island

7. Wedding Crashers

8. The 40 Year Old Virgin

9. Saw II

10. King Kong

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It's approaching the deadline, I very much appreciate the lists submitted thus far. however because there are so few so far, I will extend the deadline, if you've been wanting submit a list now is the time. would love to get 20 lists submitted. 

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I will try to get to this this weekend

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65:

1 carry on cowboy

2 sound of music

75:

1 Monty Python and the Holy Grail

2 Jaws

3 The Rocky Horror Picture Show

85:

1 Back to the Future

2 Rocky IV

3 National Lampoon's European Vacation

4 Brewsters Millions

5 Police Story

6 My Beautiful Laundrette

95:

1 Toy Story

2 Die Hard 3

3 Goldeneye

4 Se7en

5 Clueless

6 Mallrats

7 Ace Ventura When nature calls

8 Babe

9 Billy Madison

10 Casper

05:

1 Batman Begins

2 Revenge of the Sith

3 Wallace and Gromit

4 Saw II

5 Harry Potter 4

6 Sin City

7 Keeping Mum

8 The Ringer

9 Hitch hikers guide to the galaxy

10 The Pacifier

15:

1 Inside Out

2 Me and earl and the dying girl

Everything else drops a place

2 Pitch Perfect 2

3 Jurassic World

4 Kingsman

5 Mad Max

6 Furious 7

7 SpongeBob

8 Pixels

9 Absolutely Anything

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too lazy to do it for other dates

 

2015:

 

furious 7

mad max

rogue nation

aou

jurassic world

kingsman

antman

southpaw

spy

taken 3

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1965

Doctor Zhivago
The Great Race
King Rat
The Sound of Music
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold     
A Patch of Blue
Chimes at Midnight

Juliet of the Spirits
Othello
The Ipcress File

1975

Jaws
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Seven Beauties
Three Days of the Condor
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Dog Day Afternoon
The Man Who Would Be King
The Passenger
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
The Wind and the Lion


1985

Shoah
A Room With A View
Back To The Future
Witness
Kiss of the Spider Woman
Ran
Out of Africa
The Trip to Bountiful
Brazil
Prizzi's Honor



1995

Babe
Toy Story
Goldeneye
A Little Princess
Richard III
Apollo 13
Persuasion
Rob Roy
Sense & Sensibility
12 Monkeys

2005

Howl's Moving Castle
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
The Matador

A Very Long Engagement
Kagemusha
Bad Education
Brokeback Mountain
Good Night, and Good Luck

The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Kinky Boots


2015
Inside Out
Age Of Ultron
The Phoenix
Ant-Man
The Kingsman
Cinderella
Paddington
Shaun The Sheep

 

[Really too soon for a Top 2015 list  - only the top 3 are in my A range, the others are more like B+.  I didn't bother with any below that like Ex Machina and Danny Collins even though I liked them.]

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Thanks! I think I'm going to move back the deadline to the 25th! 

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Thanks! I think I'm going to move back the deadline to the 25th! 

 

Good, I might be able to expand 2015 a bit. :P

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