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Empire's Top films of the past 30 years

Discussion in 'SMB' started by Keawyeds, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. ErichZann

    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.
     
  2. I Stand Alone

    I Stand Alone Midfield

    Seen it about 20 times and love it. Fuck you!

    Fuck you!
     
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  3. muggboots

    muggboots Striker

    :lol:
     
  4. Aituk7

    Aituk7 Winger

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







    It was fucking shite though.
     
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  6. Albay3037

    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
     
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  7. muggboots

    muggboots Striker

    :lol:
     
  8. zwartekat

    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
     
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  9. niceonemarra

    niceonemarra Winger

    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
     
  10. Mickdundee

    Mickdundee Central Defender

    Police Story is one of my all time favourite films, but unfortunately was released in 1985!
     
  11. I Stand Alone

    I Stand Alone Midfield

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

    Well there's two in my list alone, so you're wrong there like.
     
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  12. niceonemarra

    niceonemarra Winger

    I wasn't keen on interstellar on first watch but on second I thought it was class.
     
  13. I Stand Alone

    I Stand Alone Midfield

    Can't get away with any Nolan films. They always feel like the Emperor's New Clothes.
     
  14. Dogbark

    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
     
  15. 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.
     
  16. cauldbairn

    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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  17. philontour

    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.
     
  18. 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.
     
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  19. Bob Fleming

    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.

    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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  20. Tadger

    Tadger Striker

    The spenks have taken over.
     
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