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Worst decade for movies?

View Poll Results: Worst decade of film
the 30s 7 12.07%
the 40s 1 1.72%
the 50s 0 0%
the 60s 2 3.45%
the 70s 2 3.45%
the 80s 17 29.31%
the 90s 6 10.34%
the 00s 23 39.66%
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12-22-2013, 10:14 PM
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Worst decade for movies?

There's a thread about this for music but how about movies? Starting from maybe the 1930s since that's when talking films became fairly regular.

For me, it has to be the 80s. Admittedly, I haven't seen that many 80s movies but somehow they're mostly all cheesy. Admittedly, I have no appetite to watch that many because they just don't look that interesting, there wasn't as vast of an amoutn of film made in the 1940s as there was in the 80s but I can easily pick out more 40s filsm I've seen or would want to than the 80s. I guess 80s movies were often in between modern and classic which made them screwed up.

The 80s did make movie franchises big I guess. Anyways, I put a poll up, I'm assuming that the 2000s will win since people tend to dislike the new and be nostalgic for the old but I'll stick to the 80s.

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12-22-2013, 10:30 PM
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There's a thread about this for music but how about movies? Starting from maybe the 1930s since that's when talking films became fairly regular.

For me, it has to be the 80s. Admittedly, I haven't seen that many 80s movies but somehow they're mostly all cheesy. Admittedly, I have no appetite to watch that many because they just don't look that interesting, there wasn't as vast of an amoutn of film made in the 1940s as there was in the 80s but I can easily pick out more 40s filsm I've seen or would want to than the 80s. I guess 80s movies were often in between modern and classic which made them screwed up.

The 80s did make movie franchises big I guess. Anyways, I put a poll up, I'm assuming that the 2000s will win since people tend to dislike the new and be nostalgic for the old but I'll stick to the 80s.
I don't know enough to vote but so many 80s movies are staples of my childhood:

The adventures of baron munchausen
Ghostbusters
Willow
Labyrinth
The neverending story
The dark crystal
The Princess Bride
Star Wars V
Star wars VI
Gremlins
The goonies

Without mentionning all the great action movies :

Robocop
Predator
Commando
Conan 1-2
Rambo
Back to the future 1-2
Alien
Aliens
Highlander
Indianna Jones 1-2-3
Die Hard
Scarface
Terminator
The untouchables
Rainman
Raging bull

Holy crap.. the 80s had a lot of good stuff for the average movie goer when you think about it. They're some of the movies I've seen the most often because they're almost always on TV.

EDIT #53:

I've actually just had like 5 nostalgia attacks as I wrote this post.


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12-22-2013, 11:24 PM
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There's a thread about this for music but how about movies? Starting from maybe the 1930s since that's when talking films became fairly regular.

For me, it has to be the 80s. Admittedly, I haven't seen that many 80s movies but somehow they're mostly all cheesy. Admittedly, I have no appetite to watch that many because they just don't look that interesting, there wasn't as vast of an amoutn of film made in the 1940s as there was in the 80s but I can easily pick out more 40s filsm I've seen or would want to than the 80s. I guess 80s movies were often in between modern and classic which made them screwed up.

The 80s did make movie franchises big I guess. Anyways, I put a poll up, I'm assuming that the 2000s will win since people tend to dislike the new and be nostalgic for the old but I'll stick to the 80s.
I'm with you on this, the 80s is my least favourite as well. There are some pretty good movies but very few that I really love, especially compared to the 70s and 90s. I think the issue for me is that many of the "fun" 80s movies that people hold dear are too cheesy for me, while some of the more heavy-hitting ones seem too much like Oscar-bait. The cynical nature of many 70s movies interests me a lot more.

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12-23-2013, 12:35 AM
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I'd have to say the 60s

with the exception of Lawrence of Arabia, Mockingbird and space oddyssey that is

Wasn't a ton of great movies, I always got time for Sydney Poitier, hes class and grace personified but Heat of the Night was a very weak best picture winner

The 80s weren't too bad, Al Pacino jumped the shark and made a lot of trash aside from Scarface, but other than that there was actually some good stuff,

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The '30s.

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I'd have to go with the '80s, which was a decade for a lot of good little films, but few great works. I'd rate Kieslowski's The Decalogue the greatest work of the decade but that was '89, and the decade was almost over.

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aw i thought this was for best.....accidentally voted for 80's...

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12-23-2013, 02:30 AM
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I read this correctly, 80s without competition.

I'm an 80s child and I will forever hate and distrust the generation ahead of me because of the **** they left me.

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60s. I can't name a movie from the 60s I liked.

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12-23-2013, 09:06 AM
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The modern era is the worst. Flooded by low risk sequels, prequels, reboots, reimaginings, and mediocre super hero films.

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90s

Just a bunch of Spielberg movies.

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The modern era is the worst. Flooded by low risk sequels, prequels, reboots, reimaginings, and mediocre super hero films.
I'd agree concerning Hollywood film, but in terms of international film, it is just the opposite. With the possible exception of the '60s, and I am not even sure of that anymore, international film has never been better. The last mediocre year was 2002, and I doubt that there will be another one in the foreseeable future. Why? Movies are now coming from everywhere, not just a handful of countries. Places like South Korea, Iran, Argentina, Romania, even Palestine, are producing excellent films and world-class directors. Barring some sort of world-wide economic meltdown or biological/enviromental disaster, I don't think that flow is coming to a stop any time soon.

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60s. I can't name a movie from the 60s I liked.
There were a few good ones (The Graduate, Lawrence of Arabia, some of the Hitchcock movies) but I agree that on the whole the 1960s were even worse than the 1980s.

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Given the technology of today the modern era has to have some of the best even if they aren't always good storylines; the visuals are almost always solid.

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The 80's was basically the best action movies ever + John Hughes. I love it. The Shining, Once Upon a Time In America, Scarface, Full Metal Jacket, Aliens, Terminator, Blade Runner, The Hunger, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi...I mean it does pale in comparison to the 70's and 80's but...


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i find it very hard to watch most of the stuff that appeared before the 60s. i'm not even that interested in a lot of the stuff from the 60s.

the 70s onwards is where i'm most interested in movies ...because that's when it seems things really started to loosen up. violence, sex/nudity, and strong language were more prevalent ...which would allow for more accurate reflections of the world.

movies became more daring and more interesting from then onwards.

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1967 alone should make the 60's one of the greatest decades in cinema. It is considered one of the most ground-breaking years in film.

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I'd have to say the 60s

with the exception of Lawrence of Arabia, Mockingbird and space oddyssey that is

Wasn't a ton of great movies, I always got time for Sydney Poitier, hes class and grace personified but Heat of the Night was a very weak best picture winner
60s had some awesome movies imo. They had perfected some techniques and blockbusters were being introduced:
Breakfast At Tiffany's
The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
The Great Escape
The Apartment
Fistful of Dollars
Lawrence of Arabia
Von Ryan's Express (just a tonne of great 60s war films and westerns in general)
2001
Charade
Dr. Strangelove
For A Few Dollars More
The Graduate
Midnight Cowboy
The Longest Day
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Once Upon A Time In The West
How To Steal A Million
To Kill A Mockingbird
Rosemary's Baby
Sundance Kid
Bond Films
Cool Hand Luke
The Magnificent Seven
Virginia Woolf
Bunch of foreign films like 8 1/2, Blow-Up, Yojimbo, Battle of Algiers, etc
Bullitt
Army of Shadows
The Odd Couple


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The '30s.
I think that's unfair and I probably shouldn't have included it in the poll because the 30s didn't have that many movies to begin with that were feature talking films. They also didn't have the budget to make as many movies as in later years as cinema was just getting big. I'd recommend from the 30s:
The Lady Vanishes
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Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (this movie was a bit like House of Cards)
Scarface
Stagecoach
All Quiet On The Western Front

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60s had some awesome movies imo. They had perfected some techniques and blockbusters were being introduced:
Breakfast At Tiffany's
The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
The Great Escape
The Apartment
Fistful of Dollars
Lawrence of Arabia
Von Ryan's Express (just a tonne of great 60s war films and westerns in general)
2001
Charade
Dr. Strangelove
For A Few Dollars More
The Graduate
Midnight Cowboy
The Longest Day
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Once Upon A Time In The West
How To Steal A Million
To Kill A Mockingbird
Rosemary's Baby
Sundance Kid
Bond Films
Cool Hand Luke
The Magnificent Seven
Virginia Woolf
Bunch of foreign films like 8 1/2, Blow-Up, Yojimbo, Battle of Algiers, etc
Bullitt
Army of Shadows
The Odd Couple




I think that's unfair and I probably shouldn't have included it in the poll because the 30s didn't have that many movies to begin with that were feature talking films. They also didn't have the budget to make as many movies as in later years as cinema was just getting big. I'd recommend from the 30s:
The Lady Vanishes
M
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (this movie was a bit like House of Cards)
Scarface
Stagecoach
All Quiet On The Western Front
1939 alone


Dark Victory
Gone With the Wind
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Love Affair
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Ninotchka
Of Mice and Men
Stagecoach
The Wizard of Oz
Wuthering Heights

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60s had some awesome movies imo. They had perfected some techniques and blockbusters were being introduced:
Breakfast At Tiffany's
The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
The Great Escape
The Apartment
Fistful of Dollars
Lawrence of Arabia
Von Ryan's Express (just a tonne of great 60s war films and westerns in general)
2001
Charade
Dr. Strangelove
For A Few Dollars More
The Graduate
Midnight Cowboy
The Longest Day
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Once Upon A Time In The West
How To Steal A Million
To Kill A Mockingbird
Rosemary's Baby
Sundance Kid
Bond Films
Cool Hand Luke
The Magnificent Seven
Virginia Woolf
Bunch of foreign films like 8 1/2, Blow-Up, Yojimbo, Battle of Algiers, etc
Bullitt
Army of Shadows
The Odd Couple
I'd add these to the bunch:

Breathless
La Dolce Vita
L'Avventura
Shoot the Piano Player
Last Year at Marienbad
Through a Glass Darkly
Jules and Jim
Knife in the Water
The Exterminating Angel
The Gospel According to St. Mathew
A Hard Day's Night
Woman in the Dunes
Repulsion
Alphaville
Persona
Ivan's Childhood
Au Hasard Balthazar
La Guerre Est Finie
Le Samourai
Weekend
Don't Look Back
La Chinoise
Marketa Lazarova
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Andrei Rublev
A Touch of Zen

For film, the '60s was about as good as it can get.

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12-23-2013, 02:47 PM
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Yep, the 60s are one of my favorite decades

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According to what I've rated in RYM it's 90s for me (2.8/5 average rating from 28 movies). But I dislike most movies anyway.

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Movies from 2000-now are terrible. I'm not that familiar with foreign films though I admit.

American cinema has taken a massive nosedive.

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Without a hesitation it's 30's

Cmon people voting for 80's, wow.

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the acting was cringeful and besides Charles Chaplin I dont know any actor I enjoyed

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