Empire's Top films of the past 30 years

ErichZann

Striker
1989 - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
1990 - Home Alone
1991 - Terminator 2
1992 - Unforgiven
1993 - Fire in the Sky
1994 - Pulp Fiction
1995 - Desperado
1996 - Escape From L.A
1997 - tie between Starship Troopers / Breakdown
1998 - Ring
1999 - Green Mile
2000 - Battle Royale
2001 - Donnie Darko
2002 - 28 Days Later
2003 - Kill Bill
2004 - Saw
2005 - The Devils Rejects
2006 - Apocalypto
2007 - No Country for Old Men
2008 - Let the Right One In
2009 - Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
2010 - Inception

I'm not familiar enough with post 2010 stuff to pick.
 

Albay3037

Winger
1989 Uncle Buck
1990 Total Recall
1991 Terminator 2
1992 A Few Good Men
1993 Groundhog Day
1994 Forrest Gump
1995 Apollo 13
1996 Star Trek: First Contact
1997 Con Air
1998 The Waterboy
1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
2o00 Gladiator
2001 Shrek
2002 The Bourne Identity
2003 X-Men 2
2004 The Day After Tomorrow
2005 Batman Begins
2006 The Lake House
2007 Transformers
2008 Iron Man
2009 Up
2010 Toy Story 3/Tangled
2011 Real Steel
2012 The Avengers
2013 Iron Man 3
2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier
2015 The Martian
2016 Zootopia
2017 Thor: Ragnarok
2018 Avengers Infinity War
2019 Avengers Endgame
 

zwartekat

Striker
Just going off Google cos I can't be boshed to go into any more detail.
1989 - Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
1990 - Goodfellas
1991 - The Silence of the Lambs
1992 - Reservoir Dogs or Wayne’s World
1993 - Dazed and Confused
1994 - Pulp Fiction
1995 - The Usual Suspects
1996 - Fargo
1997 - Grosse Pointe Blank
1998 - The Big Lebowski or Rushmore
1999 - Dogma
2000 - Memento or American Psycho or Snatch or Oh Brother Where Art Thou :lol:
2001 - Zoolander
2002 - Cidade de Deus
2003 - Lost in Translation
2004- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2005 - A History of Violence
2006 - Little Miss Sunshine
2007 - Stardust
2008 - Wall*E or In Bruges
2009 - Nowt really
2010 - Exit Through the Gift Shop
2011 - Moneyball
2012 - Beasts of the Southern Wild
2013 - The Wolf of Wall Street
2014 - Nowt really, maybe The Grand Budapest Hotel
2015 - Nowt really, maybe Straight Outta Compton
2016 - Nowt really, maybe Fantastic Beasts
2017 - Three Billboards
2018 - BlacKkKlansman
2019 - Dunno
 
1989 road house
1990 tremors
1991 silence of the lambs
1992 unforgiven
1993 true romance
1994 pulp fiction
1995 braveheart
1996 from dusk till dawn
1997 liar liar
1998 saving private ryan
1999 the sixth sense
2000 unbreakable
2001 training day
2002 KUNG POW
2003 the last samurai
2004 man on fire
2005 history of violence
2006 the hills have eyes
2007 no country for old men
2008 gran torino
2009 inglorious basterds
2010 avatar
2011 contagion
2012 django unchained
2013 the conjuring
2014 fury
2015 h8ful eight
2016 10 cloverfield lane
2017 alien covenant
2018 the ballad of buster Scruggs
2019 tbc
 

I Stand Alone

Midfield
There were some tremendous shouts overall in your 30 so I’m choosing to indulge your choice for 2005.







It was fucking shite though.
Aye, yours was 80%ish topper too. Interstellar and Inception though? Nolan is an absolute fraud.

Just read the whole thread - think there's only been one non-English language film mentioned on the whole thread.

Quite revealing, no?
Well there's two in my list alone, so you're wrong there like.
 
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Dogbark

Striker
1989 Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
1990 Goodfellas
1991 T2
1992 Patriot Games
1993 Carlito's Way
1994 Interview with the Vampire
1995 Heat
1996 Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
1997 Boogie Nights
1998 Saving Private Ryan
1999 Fight Club
2000 Gladiator
2001 The Fellowship of the Ring
2002 The Bourne Identity
2003 The Return of the King
2004 The Bourne Supremacy
2005 A History of Violence
2006 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
2007 28 Weeks Later
2008 Valkyrie
2009 Star Trek
2010 Shutter Island
2011 Limitless
2012 Wreck-It Ralph
2013 The Wolf of Wall Street
2014 The Imitation Game
2015 The Revenant
2016 The Conjuring 2
2017
2018
2019
 
1989 The Dream Team
1990 Goodfellas.
1991 The Fisher King
1992 A Few Good Men
1993 Carlito’s Way
1994 The Shawshank Redemption
1995 The Usual Suspects
1996 Brassed Off
1997 Grosse Pointe Blank
1998 The Wedding Singer
1999 Three Kings
2000 Snatch
2001 A Beautiful Mind
2002 About A Boy
2003 Lost In Translation
2004 Dead Man’s Shoes
2005 Fever Pitch
2006 Pans Labyrinth
2007 Superbad
2008 In Bruges
2009 State of Play
2010 Four Lions
2011 The Inbetweeners Movie
2012 Savages
2013 American Hustle
2014 Pride
2015 Beasts of No Nation
2016 Sing Street
2017 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
2018 The Death of Stalin

That took some work. Early years too many to choose from, 2000 onwards struggling to pick one.
Some hard choices made and I'm sure I'll change my mind as soon as I post.
 

cauldbairn

Central Defender
1989 Dead Poets' Society
1990 Miller's Crossing
1991 Only Yesterday
1992 Porco Rosso
1993 Naked
1994 Lion King
1995 Ghost in the Shell
1996 Fargo
1997 Princess Mononoke
1998 American History X
1999 Audition
2000 Battle Royale
2001 Apocalypse Now Redux
2002 24 Hour Party People
2003 Kontroll
2004 Mysterious Skin
2005 Grizzly Man
2006 Pan's Labyrinth
2007 Paranoid Park
2008 Encounters at the End of the World
2009 In the Loop
2010 Four Lions
2011 Oslo, August 31st
2012 Lincoln
2013 Alpha Papa
2014 Lego
2015 Son of Saul
2016 Manchester By The Sea
2017 Call Me By Your Name
.....

I was scraping the barrel a bit towards the end, I almost chose Jungle Book for 2016. I just don't do films anymore, really.
 
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philontour

Goalkeeper
What all these lists shows is that from 1989-2004 there were several great films a year and then 2005 onwards you get 1 or 2 films if you’re lucky. Original ideas of story telling get worse every year as companies cash in on commercial franchises, i.e Marvel.
 
Just going off Google cos I can't be boshed to go into any more detail.
1989 - Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
1990 - Goodfellas
1991 - The Silence of the Lambs
1992 - Reservoir Dogs or Wayne’s World
1993 - Dazed and Confused
1994 - Pulp Fiction
1995 - The Usual Suspects
1996 - Fargo
1997 - Grosse Pointe Blank
1998 - The Big Lebowski or Rushmore
1999 - Dogma
2000 - Memento or American Psycho or Snatch or Oh Brother Where Art Thou :lol:
2001 - Zoolander
2002 - Cidade de Deus
2003 - Lost in Translation
2004- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2005 - A History of Violence
2006 - Little Miss Sunshine
2007 - Stardust
2008 - Wall*E or In Bruges
2009 - Nowt really
2010 - Exit Through the Gift Shop
2011 - Moneyball
2012 - Beasts of the Southern Wild
2013 - The Wolf of Wall Street
2014 - Nowt really, maybe The Grand Budapest Hotel
2015 - Nowt really, maybe Straight Outta Compton
2016 - Nowt really, maybe Fantastic Beasts
2017 - Three Billboards
2018 - BlacKkKlansman
2019 - Dunno
Probably the closest to my list I've seen. Couple on yours that I swapped out at the last moment.
Good to see Grosse Pointe Blank making it onto a few lists. Sometimes goes unnoticed but one of my favourites.
 

Bob Fleming

Striker
1989 - Dead poets society
1990 - Goodfellas
1991 - Terminator 2
1992 - Reservoir dogs
1993 - In the name of the father
1994 - Pulp fiction
1995 - Heat
1996 - Trainspotting
1997 - Donnie Brascoe
1998 - The big Lebowski
1999 - American pie
2000 - Snatch
2001 - Black Hawk Down
2002 - 28 days later
2003 - Mystic river
2004 - Shaun of the dead
2005 - Lord of war
2006 - The departed
2007 - There will be blood
2008 - Gran torino
2009 - Inglorious basterds
2010 - Inception
2011 - Rise of the planet of the apes
2012 - 21 jump street
2013 - World war Z
2014 - Fury
2015 - The revenent
2016 - Deadpool
2017 - Darkest hour
2018 - Only one I've seen in the top lists is Star Wars Solo and I didn't even finish it. Shite.
2019 - All I've seen is a couple of kids movies :neutral:. One of them about a dog who gets lost and makes his way home.

1989 The Dream Team
Class film. Probably preferred it to the one I chose. But it didn't come up on lists.
Went to see that at the pictures. Keaton was brilliant.

Hit the road jack....
 
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