The Gipper Posted June 12, 2009 Report Share Posted June 12, 2009 Here is an exercise I am going to undertake and perhaps you all can play along. I am going to list the movies that won the Best Picture of the year in each decade, then I am going to choose which of those movies was the best of that decade and which was the worst...in my opinion. You may of course then give your own opinion: 2000s: Slumdog Millionaire, No Country for Old Men, The Departed, Crash, The Return of the King, Chicago, A Beautiful Mind, Gladiator My best: Close between Chicago and Return of the King. Choice: Chicago Worst: Crash 1990s: American Beauty, Shakespeare in Love, Titanic, The English Patient, Braveheart, Forrest Gump, Schindler's List, The Unforgiven, The Silence of the Lambs, Dances with Wolves My best: Schindler's List Worst: The English Patient (by a wide, wide margin) Comment: Overall a better decade than the 2000s and the 80s 1980s: Driving Miss Daisy, Rain Man, The Last Emperor, Platoon, Out of Africa, Amadeus, Terms of Endearment, Ghandi, Ordinary People My best: Amadeus Worst: Again, by far: Out of Africa 1970s: Kramer vs. Kramer, The Deer Hunter, Annie Hall, Rocky, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Godfather II, The Sting, The Godfather, The French Connection, Patton My best: The Godfather Worst: Kramer vs. Kramer Every decade seems to have a major stinker, this was it Comment: By far the best decade for "Best Pictures" (the 90s would be second on my list) 1960s: Midnight Cowboy, Oliver, In the Heat of the Night, A Man for All Seasons, The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, Tom Jones, Lawrence of Arabia, West Side Story, The Apartment My best: Lawrence of Arabia considerably over In the Heat of the Night Worst: Oliver A mediocre musical or worse even when compared to the other musicals of the decade 1950s: Ben Hur, Gigi, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Around the World in 80 Days, Marty, On the Waterfront, From Here to Eternity, The Greatest Show On Earth, An American In Paris, All About Eve My Best: The Bridge on the River Kwai Worst: Gigi I was just not much into it. 1940s: All the King's Men, Hamlet, Gentleman's Agreement, The Best Years of Our Lives, The Lost Weekend, Going My Way, Casablanca, Mrs. Miniver, How Green Was My Valley, Rebecca Best: Casablanca needless to say Worst: no real opinion, would have to go back an re-view them 1930s: Gone With The Wind, You Can't Take It with You, The Life of Emile Zola, The Great Ziegfield, Mutiny on the Bounty, It Happened One Night, Cavalcade, The Grand Hotel, Cimarron Best: It Happened One Night Worst: Again no real opinion as I think I have never seen half these films Comment: Many would give the nod to Gone with the Wind. Not me. Carry on. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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