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Your favourite movies... by decade
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantW0m6at
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I was wondering what people's favourite movies were from each decade since the first motion picture (A Horse in Motion - 1878).
I find these types of topics can be a good way to 'discover' movies you didn't know about. For simplicity's sake, I've assigned decades in my list as xxx0-xxx9.

My selection:
1870s  *
1880s  *
1890s  *
1900s  *
1910s  *
1920s  Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1920)
1930s  King Kong (1933)
1940s  *
1950s  Quo Vadis (1951)
1960s  H.G. Wells' The Time Machine (1960)
1970s  A Clockwork Orange (1971)
1980s  The Dark Crystal (1982)
1990s  The Fifth Element (1997)
2000s  A Scanner Darkly (2006)
2010s  Not seen anything yet

* signifies that I've seen something from that decade, but have nothing that I would consider a favourite (yet).

What does your list look like?
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I found it just about impossible to pick one from each decade, but here's my list anyway:

1870s *
1880s *
1890s *
1900s *
1910s: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (I've only seen a couple from this decade, though)
1920s: Sunrise
1930s: M
1940s: Notorious
1950s: Vertigo
1960s: 2001: A Space Odyssey
1970s: Picnic at Hanging Rock
1980s: The Elephant Man
1990: Shawshank Redemption
2000s: There Will Be Blood
2010s: (a bit early for this)
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1910s The Birth of a Nation (1915)
1920s Metropolis (1927)
1930s The Wizard of Oz (1939)
1940s Casablanca (1942)
1950s North by Northwest (1959)
1960s The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
1970s Apocalypse Now (1979)
1980s Blade Runner (1982)
1990sThe Shawshank Redemption (1994)
2000s The Departed (2006)
2010s Shutter Island (2010)???
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1920s The General
1930s You Can't Take it with You
1940s Casablanca
1950s Ikiru
1960s Once Upon a Time in the West
1970s Harold and Maude
1980s This is Spinal Tap
1990s Shawshank Redemption
2000s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributorbizarre_eye
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Very tough this...

My choices:

1910s  Das Kabinett des Doktor Caligari (1919)
1920s  Metropolis (1927)
1930s  King Kong (1933)
1940s  The Secret Beyond the Door (1948)
1950s  The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
1960s  2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
1970s  Solyaris (1972)
1980s  Brazil (1985)
1990s  Lost Highway (1997)
2000s  Requiem for a Dream (2000)
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1870s: Sallie Gardner
1880s: Roundhay Garden scene
1890s: The Kiss.
1900s: Le voyage dans la lune
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I'd go with:

1910s The Cabinet of Dr Caligari
1920s The Passion of Joan of Arc
1930s M
1940s Casablanca
1950s Sunset Boulevard
1960s Cool Hand Luke
1970s China Town
1980s Das Boot
1990s Silence of the Lambs
2000s Almost Famous
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Hard to pick!  You said favorite, not what we think was the best movie of that decade, so with that in mind...

1910s  Das Kabinett des Doktor Caligari (1919)
1920s  Battleship Potemkin (1925)
1930s  The Wizard of Oz (1939)
1940s  Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
1950s  High Noon (1952)
1960s  Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
1970s  The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
1980s  Hotaru no Haka (1988)
1990s  Rolling Stones: Live at the Max (1994)
2000s  The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003)
2010s  *

If the question was what were 'best movies' then my picks would be different but 'favorite' is what it is...


If you don't want to include concert films substitute Interview With the Vampire (1994) for the 90's.  If you don't consider LotR a single film then substitute Watchmen from last year for the 2000's.
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1920s  The General (1927)
1930s  M (1931)
1940s  The Great Dictator (1940)
1950s  Seven Samurai (1954)
1960s  Dr. Strangelove (1964)
1970s  The Exorcist (1973)
1980s  This is Spinal Tap (1984)
1990s  Clerks (1994)
2000s  Almost Famous (2000)
2010s  Not seen anything yet

The 1950s was REALLY hard to choose from: The Searchers, Wages of Fear (La salaire de la peur), High Noon, Rashomon, 12 Angry Men, many, many Hitchcocks... 

@Ace_of_Sevens: You haven't seen anything made after 1910? 
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantW0m6at
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Although I've not seen anything from the current decade, I must say I'm looking forward to Iron Man 2 and Tron Legacy. Hopefully by then I've filled that void in my list in the 1940s.
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Quoting W0m6at:
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Although I've not seen anything from the current decade...

You haven't seen a new movie since 2000?  And I thought I didn't watch many new movies....

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Quoting W0m6at:
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Although I've not seen anything from the current decade...

You haven't seen a new movie since 2000?  And I thought I didn't watch many new movies....

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I think he means 2010-2019.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantW0m6at
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Time to update my selection, now that I have something for 1940s (doesn't mean it won't be easily toppled):

1870s  *
1880s  *
1890s  *
1900s  *
1910s  *
1920s  Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1920)
1930s  King Kong (1933)
1940s  Pinocchio (1940)
1950s  Quo Vadis (1951)
1960s  H.G. Wells' The Time Machine (1960)
1970s  A Clockwork Orange (1971)
1980s  The Dark Crystal (1982)
1990s  The Fifth Element (1997)
2000s  A Scanner Darkly (2006)
2010s  (Still) not seen anything yet

* signifies that I've seen something from that decade, but have nothing that I would consider a favourite (yet).

The funny thing is I'm on a bit of a silent-era bender at the moment, but Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde is going to be a hard one to topple (Top 3 favourite of all-time).
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What about Metropolis (1927)? (to appear fully restored and in glorious Blu-ray by the end of this year)
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantW0m6at
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What about Metropolis (1927)? (to appear fully restored and in glorious Blu-ray by the end of this year)

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde has a pretty firm grip on the position in my list. When I last watched Metropolis, I did enjoy it, but it didn't find its way into my collection. This new edition certainly has my attention though.

So deej, are we going to see a list from you?
...and is Metropolis going to fill the 1920s slot?
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Maybe in 10 days time or so. Preparing to go on holidays in Ireland in 2 days time, but unsure if I can go due to renewed volcano ashes from Iceland drifting down to Ireland. Irish airports are closed now, to re-open in a couple of hours, but there's also talk of closing again later on. So it's fingers crossed for me right now. 

It's a fairly safe bet Metropolis will be my 1920s entry. 
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