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Top Fives - Year By Year

by Brad S.
1903 1) The Great Train Robbery 2) Life of an American Fireman 3) Electrocuting an Elephant 1905 1) An Interesting Story 2) The Kleptomaniac 3) Coney Island at Night 4) The Whole Family and the Dam Dog 1907 1) The Eclipse: Courtship of the Sun and Moon 2) The “Teddy” Bears 1919 1) Broken Blossoms 2) True Heart Susie 1920 1) The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 2) One Week 3) The Saphead 1921 1) The Phantom Carriage 2) The Kid 1922 1) Nosferatu 2) Phantom 3) Nanook of the North 4) Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler 5) Haxan 1923 1) Our Hospitality 2) Safety Last! 3) The Pilgrim 4) Three Ages 1924 1) Greed 2) Sherlock, Jr. 3) The Navigator 4) The… Read more

1903
1) The Great Train Robbery
2) Life of an American Fireman
3) Electrocuting an Elephant

1905
1) An Interesting Story
2) The Kleptomaniac
3) Coney Island at Night
4) The Whole Family and the Dam Dog

1907
1) The Eclipse: Courtship of the Sun and Moon
2) The “Teddy” Bears

1919
1) Broken Blossoms
2) True Heart Susie

1920
1) The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
2) One Week
3) The Saphead

1921
1) The Phantom Carriage
2) The Kid

1922
1) Nosferatu
2) Phantom
3) Nanook of the North
4) Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler
5) Haxan

1923
1) Our Hospitality
2) Safety Last!
3) The Pilgrim
4) Three Ages

1924
1) Greed
2) Sherlock, Jr.
3) The Navigator
4) The Last Laugh
5) He Who Gets Slapped

1925
1) The Gold Rush
2) The Phantom of the Opera
3) Battleship Potemkin
4) Go West
5) Seven Chances

1926
1) A Sixth Part of the World
2) Batling Butler
3) The Scarlet Letter

1927
1) Metropolis
2) The General
3) Sunrise
4) The Jazz Singer
5) The Unknown

1928
1) The Passion of Joan of Arc
2) Steamboat Bill, Jr.
3) The Circus
4) The Docks of New York
5) The Wedding March

1929
1) Pandora’s Box
2) The Cocoanuts

1930
1) Animal Crackers
2) All Quiet on the Western Front
3) The Divorcee
4) A Propos de Nice

1931
1) City Lights
2) Frankenstein
3) Monkey Business
4) M
5) Dracula

1932
1) Horse Feathers
2) Freaks
3) I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
4) Trouble in Paradise
5) Scarface

1933
1) King Kong
2) Duck Soup
3) Gold Diggers of 1933
4) Pilgrimage
5) 42nd Street

1934
1) The Scarlet Empress
2) L’Atalante
3) It Happened One Night
4) The Black Cat

1935
1) Bride of Frankenstein
2) The 39 Steps
3) Mad Love
4) The Good Fairy
5) Life Begins at 40

1936
1) Modern Times
2) Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

1937
1) The Grand Illusion
2) Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
3) Way Out West
4) The Great Garrick

1938
1) The Lady Vanishes
3) You and Me
4) The Adventures of Robin Hood
3) Angels with Dirty Faces
4) You Can’t Take it With You

1939
1) The Wizard of Oz
2) Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
3) Rules of the Game
4) Stagecoach
5) Gone With the Wind

1940
1) The Grapes of Wrath
2) Fantasia
3) Pinocchio
4) The Great Dictator
5) The Philadelphia Story

1941
1) Citizen Kane
2) The Maltese Falcon
3) The Lady Eve
4) Sullivan’s Travels
5) Meet John Doe

1942
1) Casablanca
2) Bambi
3) The Magnificent Ambersons
4) Saboteur
5) Cat People

1943
1) Shadow of a Doubt
2) Day of Wrath
3) I Walked with a Zombie
4) The Leopard Man
5) The Ghost Ship

1944
1) The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek
2) Arsenic and Old Lace
3) Double Indemnity
4) Laura
5) Gaslight

1945
1) Children of Paradise
2) Spellbound
3) The Body Snatcher
4) Mildred Pierce
5) Scarlet Street

1946
1) Notorious
2) It’s A Wonderful Life
3) My Darling Clementine
4) Great Expectations
5) Beauty and the Beast

1947
1) Black Narcissus
2) Miracle on 34th Street
3) Out of the Past
4) Nightmare Alley
5) Monsieur Verdoux

1948
1) Red River
2) Bicycle Thieves
3) The Fallen Idol
4) The Red Shoes
5) Treasure of the Sierra Madre

1949
1) The Third Man
2) White Heat
3) Border Incident
4) The Heiress
5) She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

1950
1) Sunset Boulevard
2) Night and the City
3) Rashomon
4) All About Eve
5) In A Lonely Place

1951
1) A Streetcar Named Desire
2) Strangers on a Train
3) The Thing
4) The Steel Helmet
5) The African Queen

1952
1) Ikiru
2) Singin’ in the Rain
3) The Quiet Man
4) Park Row
5) The Narrow Margin

1953
1) Tokyo Story
2) Ugetsu
5) The Big Heat
4) The Wages of Fear
5) The Earrings of Madam De…

1954
1) Seven Samurai
2) Johnny Guitar
3) Rear Window
4) On the Waterfront
5) Salt of the Earth

1955
1) Rififi
2) Night of the Hunter
3) Panther Panchali
4) Lady and the Tramp
5) Smiles of a Summer Night

1956
1) The Searchers
2) The Ten Commandments
3) The Man Who Knew Too Much
4) Street of Shame
5) Bob Le Flambeur

1957
1) Throne of Blood
2) Sweet Smell of Success
3) Paths of Glory
4) The Seventh Seal
5) Wild Strawberries

1958
1) Vertigo
2) Touch of Evil
3) The Horses Mouth
4) The Music Room
5) Terror in a Texas Town

1959
1) Rio Bravo
2) Anatomy of a Murder
3) The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity
4) The Human Condition I: No Greater Love
3) North by Northwest

1960
1) Psycho
2) Shoot the Piano Player
3) The Apartment
4) La Dolce Vita
5) Breathless

1961
1) West Side Story
2) One, Two, Three
3) The Human Condition III: A Soldier’s Prayer
4) Il Posto
5) The Hustler

1962
1) Lawrence of Arabia
2) The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
3) Harikari
4) The Manchurian Candidate
5) The Long day’s Journey Into Night

1963
1) 8 1/2
2) High & Low
3) Winter Light
4) The Birds
5) From Russia with Love

1964
1) Dr. Strangelove
2) A Hard Day’s Night
3) Kwaidan
4) A Fistful of Dollars
5) Fail Safe

1965
1) Chimes at Midnight
2) The Hill
3) Help
4) Repulsion
5) The Loved One

1966
1) The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
2) Andrei Rublev
3) Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
4) Cul de Sac
5) Seconds

1967
1) Samurai Rebellion
2) Playtime
3) Marketa Lazarová
4) Le Samourai
5) The Jungle Book

1968
1) 2001: A Space Odyssey
2) The Producers
3) Once Upon a Time in the West
4) The Lion in Winter
5) Oliver

1969
1) The Wild Bunch
2) My Night at Maude’s
3) Medium Cool
4) Z
3) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

1970
1) M*A*S*H
2) Woodstock
3) Claire’s Knee
4) Patton
5) Let it Be

1971
1) Fiddler on the Roof
2) A Clockwork Orange
3) McCabe and Mrs. Miller
4) The Last Picture Show
5) Macbeth

1972
1) The Godfather
2) Aguirre: The Wrath of God
3) Cabaret
4) Sleuth
5) Last Tango in Paris

1973
1) The Exorcist
2) Amarcord
3) The Paper Chase
4) Mean Streets
5) Juvenile Court

1974
1) Young Frankenstein
2) Blazing Saddles
3) The Godfather Part II
4) The Conversation
5) Chinatown

1975
1) Nashville
2) Jaws
3) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
4) Tommy
5) Night Moves

1976
1) Taxi Driver
2) Network
3) All the President’s Men
4) Rocky
5) Carrie

1977
1) Star Wars
2) Annie Hall
3) Stroszek
4) Close Encounters of the Third Kind
5) Saturday Night Fever

1978
1) National Lampoon’s Animal House
2) Superman
3) Halloween
4) Autumn Sonata
5) Blue Collar

1979
1) Apocalypse Now!
2) The Muppet Movie
3) Manhattan
4) Alien
5) Monty Python’s Life of Brian

1980
1) The Empire Strikes Back
2) Raging Bull
3) The Shining
4) The Blues Brothers
5) Airplane

1981
1) Raiders of the Lost Ark
2) The Chosen
3) The Decline of Western Civilization
4) Superman II
5) On Golden Pond

1982
1) E.T. – The Extra Terrestrial
2) Blade Runner
3) Fitzcarraldo
4) Tootsie
5) Gandhi

1983
1) The Right Stuff
2) Return of the Jedi
3) The King of Comedy
4) Trading Places
5) Sans Soleil

1984
1) This is Spinal Tap
2) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
3) Ghostbusters
4) Once Upon a Time in America
5) Stop Making Sense

1985
1) Shoah
2) Ran
3) Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
4) Witness
5) Back to the Future

1986
1) Hannah and Her Sisters
2) Castle in the Sky
3) The Green Ray
4) The Sacrifice
5) The Fly

1987
1) Wings of Desire
2) Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn
3) House of Games
4) The Princess Bride
5) Matewan

1988
1) A Fish Called Wanda
2) Who Framed Roger Rabbit
3) Mississippi Burning
4) Grave of the Fireflies
5) Dangerous Liaisons

1989
1) Do the Right Thing
2) Crimes and Misdemeanors
3) Near Death
4) The Decalogue
3) Born on the Fourth of July

1990
1) Goodfellas
2) Dances With Wolves
3) Henry and June
4) Total Recall
5) The Godfather Part III

1991
1) Silence of the Lambs
2) Beauty and the Beast
3) Defending Your Life
4) City Slickers
5) Thelma and Louise

1992
1) The Player
2) Reservoir Dogs
3) Unforgiven
4) Glengary Glen Ross
5) Bad Lieutenant

1993
1) Schindler’s List
2) Naked
3) Blue
4) The Age of Innocence
5) Nightmare Before Christmas

1994
1) Pulp Fiction
2) Ed Wood
3) Red
4) The Shawshank Redemption
5) Clerks

1995
1) Se7en
2) Before Sunrise
3) Nixon
4) Toy Story
5) 12 Monkeys

1996
1) Breaking the Waves
2) Hamlet
3) From Dusk Till Dawn
4) Everyone Says I Love You
5) The Birdcage

1997
1) Wag the Dog
2) L.A. Confidential
3) Contact
4) Boogie Nights
5) Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

1998
1) The Truman Show
2) The Big Lebowski
3) Saving Private Ryan
4) Dark City
5) Pi

1999
1) Fight Club
2) Eyes Wide Shut
3) South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
4) Sleepy Hollow
5) Being John Malkovich

2000
1) Memento
2) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
3) Unbreakable
4) Almost Famous
5) Best in Show

2001
1) Mulholland Drive
2) The Royal Tenenbaums
3) Spirited Away
4) The Fellowship of the Ring
5) Amelie

2002
1) Adaptation
2) Punch Drunk Love
3) The Last Letter
4) Minority Report
5) 25th Hour

2003
1) Kill Bill: Volume 1
2) Lost in Translation
3) Return of the King
4) Finding Nemo
5) The Dreamers

2004
1) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2) Closer
3) Ydessa, the Bears and etc.
4) Spider-Man 2
5) Hotel Rwanda

2005
1) Sin City
2) Batman Begins
3) Rent
4) Grizzly Man
5) Murderball

2006
1) United 93
2) The Lives of Others
3) The Departed
4) Borat
5) Heart of Gold

2007
1) Black Snake Moan
2) I’m Not There
3) Zodiac
4) There Will Be Blood
5) The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

2008
1) Synecdoche, New York
2) Let the Right One In
3) The Dark Knight
4) Frost / Nixon
5) The Beaches of Agnes

2009
1) Inglorious Basterds
2) The Hurt Locker
3) In the Loop
4) Watchmen
5) It Might Get Loud

2010
1) The Social Network
2) Inception
3) Boxing Gym
4) Winter’s Bone
5) Cerified Copy

2011
1) A Separation
2) Midnight in Paris
3) The Ides of March
4) Tree of Life
5) Captain America: The First Avenger

2012
1) The Avengers
2) The Cabin in the Woods
3) The Hunger Games
4) The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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