Favorite Movie For Each Decade

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  1. nycgirl84

    nycgirl84 New Member

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    Okay, this may require a bit too much thinking about dates and stuff, but I was wondering, if you had to pick a favorite movie for each decade, what would they be?

    For example:

    30's: Gone With the Wind
    40's: I have no idea
    50's: Some Like It Hot
    60's: The Gradute
    70's: Rocky Horror Picture Show; Harold and Maude (toss-up)
    80's: Labyrinth
    90's: Dazed and Confused
    00's: Almost Famous

    Please share more!
     
  2. purplelucrezia

    purplelucrezia New Member

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    Pandora's Box (borderline 30's)
    Mildred Pierce
    Funny Face
    My Fair Lady
    Fame (although it's '79)
    I can't think of one
    Elizabeth

    There- that took me about a total of two seconds. :lol:
     
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    :cry: Oh- the 40's are the best period ever...!
     
  4. SCBlondie

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    30's:Gone with the Wind
    40's:It's a Wonderful Life
    50's:on the Waterfront
    60's:Breakfast at Tiffany's
    70's:The Godfather
    80's:once Upon a Time in America/Cinema Paradiso/The Breakfast Club
    90's:Forest Gump/Titanic
    00's:Mystic River/Moulin Rouge!
     
  5. nycgirl84

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    I know - sadly my knowledge of 40s cinema is quite lacking.
     
  6. meowmix

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    ahhh so difficult to choose just one!!

    30s it happened one night :heart:!
    40s philadelphia story
    50s rear window
    60s breakfast at tiffanys
    70s chinatown
    80s say anything
    90s clueless
    00s amelie
     
  7. jennifer~

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    I love this idea!! I'm a movie buff... :flower:

    I tried to pick a film that was not only one of my favorites, but also important to is respective decade. Well, I tried to do that.

    20s: Metropolis
    30s: All Quiet on the Western Front
    40s: Casablanca
    50s: On the Waterfront
    60s: Midnight Cowboy
    70s: Taxi Driver
    80s: Blue Velvet...?
    90s: Fargo!!
    00s: The decade isn't over, yet. :ninja:
     
  8. purplelucrezia

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    Just some of my favourites, for starters. Mildred Pierce, The Women ('39), Casablanca, To Have and Have Not, The Maltese Falcon, Key Largo, The Big Sleep, Shanghei Express, and- Bambi... :innocent: Alright, umm, basically anything with either Joan Crawford or Humphrey Bogart. I still need to see Adam's Rib though.
     
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    for forties..i'd highly recommend Notorious, Philadelphia Story, Bringing up Baby, Gilda, The Ghost and Mrs Muir, The Portrait of Jennie, Rebecca, and Laura...anything with Katharine Hepburn or Irene Dunne...the Thin Man movies are great too.
     
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    The Thin Man definately! And, for fashion people like us they're especially good. Since they go to bed fully and properly clothed in the movies, Myrna Loy's always outfitted in these full sleeved, exceedingly fancy dressing gowns. Hilarious too... Notorious of course is awesome, but I personally really disliked Bringing Up Baby. It seriously just kept stretching on and on and gave me the most awful headache. Gilda is very cool too, I developed a slight crush on Glenn Ford after seeing it. Another good one is the Blackboard Jungle with him in it, by the way.

    We very badly need a movie section here. :doh:
     
  11. ignitioned32

    ignitioned32 Mannikin

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    Great topic!

    50s: Singin' In The Rain
    70s: Chinatown
    80s: Blue Velvet
    90s: Pulp Fiction
    00s (so far:( Lost In Translation

    More to come...
     
  12. ignitioned32

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    I'm not sure for choices in the 1900's, 1920's, 30's, 40's and 60's.

    I recommend for the 1940's: His Girl Friday, The Red Shoes (the movie which was also the inspiration for Viktor and Rolf), Day of Wrath, The Shop Around the Corner (which modern re-made was You've Got Mail) and any Tourneur film. Also, the choices given here so far are good.
     
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    ^oh i really want to see the shop around the corner but i can never find it

    30s wizard of oz
    40s ahhh so many:cover girl,easter parade - any musical in fact
    50s sabrina, gigi
    60s west side story
    70s love story
    80s ferris bueller's day off
    90s sleepless in seatle
    00s - yet to find this one
     
  14. scblonndie

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    30's : city lights
    40's : casablanca
    50's : on the waterfront
    60's : a bout de souffle
    70's : manhattan
    80's : wings of desire / dead poets society
    90's : american beauty
    00's : the royal tennenbaums

    ps i miss nycgirl!
     
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  15. drexl

    drexl doom doom doom

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    1920's - Nosferatu, eine Symphonie der Grauens
    1930's - M
    1940's - Citizen Kane
    1950's - Rashomon
    1960's - Bande A Part / Dr. Strangelove
    1970's - Monty Python & The Holy Grail / Taxi Driver
    1980's - Beetlejuice
    1990's - Fallen Angels (Wong Kar Wai) / Pulp Fiction
    2000's - In The Mood For Love
     
  16. DreamsAreMade

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    30's - Gone with the Wind :heart:, The Women
    40's - It's a Wonderful Life
    50's - Imitation of Life, Giant, many others....
    60's - Splendor in the Grass
    70's - Deer Hunter, Taxi Driver.....I know there's many others, can't think!
    80's - Back to the Future, Urban Cowboy, Falling in Love....
    90's - Titanic, Forrest Gump, Dumb and Dumber...plenty more
    00's - so far The Notebook, Almost Famous,.....yet to come
     

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