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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Well the deadline is approaching. I'd like to thank everyone for their participation so far. so far I've got a dozen lists submitted. enough for me to proceed with this countdown. if anyone still wants to submit a list they still have a few days and I'll probably accept it until I actually start the countdown. 

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I'll be editing my list on the first page over the next couple of days. 

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Here's mine (relatively spur of the moment):

 

1965:

Doctor Zhivago
The Sound of Music
Repulsion
For a Few Dollars More
Chimes at Midnight

1975:

Jaws
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Man Who Would Be King
The Mirror

1985:

Back to the Future
Runaway Train
Ran
After Hours
Brazil
Silverado
Witness
To Live and Die in LA
Re-Animator
The Breakfast Club

1995:

12 Monkeys
Heat
Apollo 13
Se7en
Crimson Tide
The Usual Suspects
Braveheart
Toy Story
Sense and Sensibility
Strange Days

2005:

Kingdom of Heaven (director's cut)
Batman Begins
The Proposition
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Good Night, and Good Luck.
Wedding Crashers
Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
War of the Worlds
Syriana
Brokeback Mountain

2015:

Mad Max: Fury Road
Inside Out
Ex Machina
Trainwreck
Chappie

 

(don't really feel I've seen enough to warrant to solid top 10 yet)

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I haven't put too much thought into it, and I'm not including a 1965 list because I haven't seen enough to list that many truly brilliant films from the year. I've just done 5 for each of the other years as it just makes the list simpler. I think all the following films are remarkable - 

 

I didn't do a list for 1965 but here are the others:
 
1975:
1. Barry Lyndon
2. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
3. Jaws
4. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
5. Death Race 2000
 
1985:
Back to the Future
Commando
Brazil
Runaway Train
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
 
1995: 
Leaving Las Vegas
Toy Story
Apollo 13
12 Monkeys
Dead Man Walking
 
2005:
King Kong
Brokeback Mountain
War of the Worlds
Lord of War
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
 
2015:
Maggie
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
Love & Mercy
Ex Machina
Inside Out
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2015:

Mad Max: Fury Road

Inside Out

Ex Machina

Trainwreck

Chappie

 

(don't really feel I've seen enough to warrant to solid top 10 yet)

 

Thats okay, you saw Mad Max, that' pretty much all that counts, incredible top 3! really glad you submitted a list Tele, makes this countdown feel more official. 

 

So I wonder if I should extend the countdown, I just changed the name to something a little more understandable, and received two more submissions already any thoughts? 

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1965:

 

Saragossa Manuscript

Shop on the Main Street

Fifth Horseman is Fear

Red beard

Rapture

Juliet of the Spirits

Story Written in Water

Pierrot Le Fou

Alphaville

 

1975:

 

The Passenger

The Mirror

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1965:

 

For a Few Dollars More

The Sound of Music

Doctor Zhivago

Repulsion

Red Beard

 

1975:

 

Jaws

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

Monty Python and The Holy Grail

Barry Lyndon

The Man Who Would Be King

 

1985:

Back to The Future

Ran

Witness

After Hours

Brazil

Day of The Dead

To Live and Die in L.A.

The Breakfast Club

 

1995:

 

Apollo 13

Toy Story

Heat

Se7en

Casino

Dead Man Walking

Leaving Las Vegas

Braveheart

Babe

Friday

 

2005:

 

Brokeback Mountain

King Kong

Walk The Line

Munich

Batman Begins

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of The Wererabbit

The 40 Year Old Virgin

War of The Worlds

Chronicle of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

The Island

 

2015:

 

Inside Out

Mad Max: Fury Road

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Kingsman

Spy (Haven't seen enough to make a top 10 list yet).

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Thats okay, you saw Mad Max, that' pretty much all that counts, incredible top 3! really glad you submitted a list Tele, makes this countdown feel more official. 

 

So I wonder if I should extend the countdown, I just changed the name to something a little more understandable, and received two more submissions already any thoughts? 

 

With the title change I think an extension is in order.

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With the title change I think an extension is in order.

 

Perhaps so, I have actually been catching up on films from those years, watched Rocky Horror and Dog Day Afternoon in the last couple days. Dog Day Afternoon is fantastic!   

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So are you extending this?

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Yes, I'm extending it until the 30th. I have a countdown on my blog I'd like to complete first. 

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I haven't seen many movies from these years, I could barely make a Top 15 with the ones I enjoyed. You shouldn't even include my list, by I'll post it anyway

 

1965
1. Tokyo Olympiad
2. Repulsion 
 
1975
1. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
2. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
3. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
 
1985
1. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
2. Back to the Future
 
1995
1. Toy Story
2. Zusje
3. Pocahontas
 
2005
1. Ashes and Snow
2. Brokeback Moutain
3. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 
4. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
 
2015
1. Inside Out
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Deadline is tonight at midnight, there is still time to submit a list if you want. thanks to all who have, I hope to get scoring done quickly and get this countdown rolling within the next few days, hope you enjoy :) 

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1965

1. For a Few Dollars More
2. The Sound of Music
3. Thunderball
4. Battle of the Bulge


1975

1. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
2. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
3. Three Days of the Condor
4. Jaws
5. Barry Lyndon
6. Dog Day Afternoon
 
 
1985

1. Ran
2. Brazil
3. Witness
4. Back to the Future
5. The Breakfast Club


1995

1. Apollo 13
2. The Usual Suspects
3. Se7en
4. Toy Story
5. Heat
6. Before Sunrise
7. Die Hard: With a Vengeance
8. Twelve Monkeys
9. Crimson Tide
10. Casino
 
 
2005

1. Kingdom of Heaven (Director's Cut)

2. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
3. Batman Begins
4. Good Night, and Good Luck
5. The Proposition
6. Munich
7. A History of Violence
8. Brick
9. Cinderella Man
10. The Constant Gardener
 
 
2015

1. Ex Machina
2. Mad Max: Fury Road
3. Black Sea
4. Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

 

 

Seen more from 2015, but nothing I would say should get thrown into a Top 10 discussion so far.

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I edited my 2015 list to make it note current

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2015:

1. Inside Out

2. Mad Max: Fury Road

3. Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

4. Avengers: Age of Ultron

5. Ex Machina

6. San Andreas

7. Spy

8. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

9. Cinderella

10. Furious 7

 

2005:

1. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

2. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

3. Batman Begins

4. King Kong

5. Der Untergang

6. Madagascar

7. War of the Worlds

8. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

9. The Pacifier

10. V for Vendetta

 

1995:

1. Toy Story

2. Se7en

3. Braveheart

4. Casino

5. Die Hard: With a Vengeance

6. The Usual Suspects

7. 12 Monkeys

8. Pocahontas

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I'm almost done with scoring, if anyone wants to send me any blurbs about movies they listed feel free to PM me :) some of these results are very interesting. 

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I have finished scoring. I will be starting the countdown very soon, possibly get a jump start on it tonight, I'd like to thank everyone for their participation, there was a total of 19 individuals who submitted lists. there is a slight vation from decade to decade, but it is surprisingly close.

 

A special thank-you to:

 

Kalo

Jake Gittes

mahnamahna

lisa

Goffe

Tubes Cruise

Scottb

Schumacher FTW

Telemachos

mrqe93j

Fancy Archer

JohnnyY

Numbers aka 4815162342

misafeco

Tree-500

TalismanRing

takerowns

TStechnij 

Ethan Hunt

 

If an Admin would be so kind as to PIN this thread once countdown commences that would be appreciated. :)

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Lets look back 50 years ago and take a look at what films have stood the test of time, and endured long enough to have a place in the top 10 of 1965 (according to BOT anyways).  there was a total of 248 edible films submitted and 29 films were listed for the year of 1965.

 

are you guys ready for this? I know I am, so set back relax and enjoy the show. (>_> or disagree with what didn't make the list and argued about things)

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubbIGN_R2SA

 

best films celebrating their 50th anniversary commencement.

 

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Lets start with a few honorable mentions. 

 

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