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Was 1989 the best year for movies ever? (1 Viewer)

Well?

  • Yes

    Votes: 25 27.2%
  • No

    Votes: 67 72.8%

  • Total voters
    92

Jayrod

Footballguy
Here is a list of the notable movies that came out that year:

Big time comedies, a few blockbusters, dramas, sequels from prominent series, cult classics, etc. I even left off a bunch of movies that I enjoyed a lot as a kid during that time, but I was surprised at home many of these movies I not only knew but enjoyed and wouldn't mind watching again. I skimmed a couple of other random years and nothing came close to the same number of likeable movies.

 

VaTerp

Footballguy
Wrong forum but I'm impressed at the number of quality and/or entertaining films from that one year.

I remember watching many of those as a kid.

 

zamboni

Footballguy
I'll spare you from the typical smartass wrong forum answers before it's moved.

Not sure it's among the very best, but an extremely good year.

 

Ministry of Pain

Footballguy
SNEHNE is underrated, Kevin Spacey has a nice role with a protruding mole, the shower scene and the sexy woman also were a nice touch.

 

socrates

Footballguy
Tango & Cash in the 8th round is a Shark Move
Tango McCauley and Keith Cash?

Great year, but what about 1939? Gone With the Wind, Wizard of Oz, Stagecoach, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Wuthering Heights, Gunga Din, Destry Rides Again, the list goes on . . .

 

VaTerp

Footballguy
Tango & Cash in the 8th round is a Shark Move
Tango McCauley and Keith Cash?

Great year, but what about 1939? Gone With the Wind, Wizard of Oz, Stagecoach, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Wuthering Heights, Gunga Din, Destry Rides Again, the list goes on . . .
Now that's an impressive list but I think the OP was thinking of best movie year in the Super Bowl era........... 1989 has got to be a strong contender.

 

Faust

MVP
Solid depth and some great starters, but 1939, 1967, 1987, and 1999 also offer some strong competition for 1989.

 
One year among others I like better is 1955 :

To Catch a Thief

The Night of the Hunter

Rebel Without a Cause

East of Eden

The Seven Year Itch

Marty

Picnic

The Ladykillers

Kiss Me Deadly

Mister Roberts

Lady and the Tramp

Bad Day at Black Rock

Guys and Dolls

The Trouble With Harry

Tarantula

To Hell and Back

Diabolique

Blackboard Jungle

The Dam Busters

We're No Angels

Rififi

 
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Don Quixote

Footballguy
I'd vote for 1939 as well.

If limiting to past 30 years or so, I'd put 1994 ahead of 1989 -- Shawshank, Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump, Hoop Dreams, Natural Born Killers, Clerks, Dumb and Dumber, Quiz Show, Hudsucker Proxy, Lion King....

 
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Touchdown Syndrome

Footballguy
I'd vote for 1939 as well.

If limiting to past 30 years or so, I'd put 1994 ahead of 1989 -- Shawshank, Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump, Hoop Dreams, Natural Born Killers, Clerks, Dumb and Dumber, Quiz Show, Hudsucker Proxy, Lion King....
wow,

Shawshank, Pulp Fiction, and Forrest Gump trump everything on the '89 list, imho.

 

PlasmaDogPlasma

Footballguy
How are there so many years chock full of great movies and all I ever see ads for now is absolute crap (and about half of that is remakes)?

 
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Todem

Footballguy
1989 was a strong year.

1994 was an amazing year as well. The Shawshank Redemption may be my all time favorite movie......ever that is not sci-fi or horror.

Just a perfect movie in every way.

The Last Crusade is such a great flick. Major League....Field of Dreams, The Little Mermaid was a monster and brought Disney back on the map as a viable animation studio.

Lot's of really good movies in 89.

 

ummich10

Footballguy
1984 is pretty strong for me, as someone who came of age in the early - mid 1980's.

The Terminator, Ghostbusters, Karate Kid, Beverly Hills Cop, Nightare on Elm Street, Footloose, Police Academy, Revenge of the Nerds, Gremlins, Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom, Splash, Bachelor Party, Purple Rain, Breakin'.

Special mention goes to The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of Yik Yak. A poorly-acted, cheap ripoff of the Indiana Jones movies, it features a young Tawny Kitaen and enough nudity and light bondage to occupy a 13 year old's time late at night.

 

Amused to Death

Footballguy
Don Quixote said:
I'd vote for 1939 as well.

If limiting to past 30 years or so, I'd put 1994 ahead of 1989 -- Shawshank, Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump, Hoop Dreams, Natural Born Killers, Clerks, Dumb and Dumber, Quiz Show, Hudsucker Proxy, Lion King....
Very underrated movie imho. What a way for Harrelson to shed the 'Woody Boyd' persona.

 

pats3in4

Footballguy
1994 definitely has the best of the heavy hitters (Shawshank, Pulp, Gump).

1989 to me has more depth, but that may have to do more with how important movies were to me within that 5yr span.

1984 might be my best year for going to the theater as I didn't have cable and VHS rentals were few and far between for me.

 

DoubleG

Footballguy
1984 is pretty strong for me, as someone who came of age in the early - mid 1980's.

The Terminator, Ghostbusters, Karate Kid, Beverly Hills Cop, Nightare on Elm Street, Footloose, Police Academy, Revenge of the Nerds, Gremlins, Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom, Splash, Bachelor Party, Purple Rain, Breakin'.

Special mention goes to The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of Yik Yak. A poorly-acted, cheap ripoff of the Indiana Jones movies, it features a young Tawny Kitaen and enough nudity and light bondage to occupy a 13 year old's time late at night.
Yep - 1984 is probably my #1....and you left "Red Dawn" off your '84 list..."WOLVERINES!!!!!!"

There was also Dune, The Natural, Ice Pirates (well...)

 

Don Quixote

Footballguy
1984 is pretty strong for me, as someone who came of age in the early - mid 1980's.

The Terminator, Ghostbusters, Karate Kid, Beverly Hills Cop, Nightare on Elm Street, Footloose, Police Academy, Revenge of the Nerds, Gremlins, Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom, Splash, Bachelor Party, Purple Rain, Breakin'.

Special mention goes to The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of Yik Yak. A poorly-acted, cheap ripoff of the Indiana Jones movies, it features a young Tawny Kitaen and enough nudity and light bondage to occupy a 13 year old's time late at night.
Yep - 1984 is probably my #1....and you left "Red Dawn" off your '84 list..."WOLVERINES!!!!!!"

There was also Dune, The Natural, Ice Pirates (well...)
This is Spinal Tap also in 1984.

 

CalBear

Footballguy
1977. Star Wars.

The rest of the list is unnecessary, but if you care, there's also:

Close Encounters

Saturday Night Fever

A Bridge Too Far

Annie Hall

Smokey and the Bandit

The Spy Who Loved me

The Goodbye Girl

Eraserhead

The Island of Dr. Moreau

Kentucky Fried Movie

Pumping Iron

 

Arizona Ron

Footballguy
1995 for me. Not even close.

Movies I remember from 1995 in no particular order:

Braveheart

Casino

Leaving Las Vegas

The Usual Suspects (best movie I've ever walked into without knowing anything about it - ever)

Apollo 13

Se7en

Waterworld (f you, I liked it)

Les Misérables

Dead Man Walking

Get Shorty

Clockers

Dangerous Minds

Dead Presidents

Friday

 

The Ref

Footballguy
Yeah I came in here to say 1994.....

I personally considered the whole 93-95 to be a small golden age of movies. You got the whole 94 catalog and then you add in

Schindler's List

Jurassic Park

The Fugitive

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Braveheart (I'm one of those guys who think its top 3)

The Usual Suspects

Apollo 13

Casino

Leaving Las Vegas

12 Monkeys

Seven

Crimson Tide

This is one Hell of a lineup for 3 years.

I cant think of 5 must see movies from the last 3 years.

 

Doctor Detroit

Please remove your headgear
Yeah I came in here to say 1994.....

I personally considered the whole 93-95 to be a small golden age of movies. You got the whole 94 catalog and then you add in

Schindler's List

Jurassic Park

The Fugitive

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Braveheart (I'm one of those guys who think its top 3)

The Usual Suspects

Apollo 13

Casino

Leaving Las Vegas

12 Monkeys

Seven

Crimson Tide

This is one Hell of a lineup for 3 years.

I cant think of 5 must see movies from the last 3 years.
I don't see Roadhouse on this list, so you are incorrect.

 

mon

(T)ool
1. 2000

2. 1999

3. 1994

Movies I liked from 2000:


Cast Away
Chocolat
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Erin Brockovich
Finding Forrester
Gladiator
High Fidelity
Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang)
Me, Myself & Irene
Memento
The Million Dollar Hotel
Miss Congeniality
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
The Patriot
Pay it Forward
Remember the Titans
Requiem for a Dream
Saving Grace
Sexy Beast
Shadow of the Vampire
Small Time Crooks
Snatch
Space Cowboys
The Tao of Steve
Traffic
Unbreakable
What Planet Are You From?
The Whole Nine Yards
X-Men
 
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NewlyRetired

Footballguy
2001 had a decent year

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

A Beautiful Mind

Harry Potter 1

Gosford Park

Training Day

Monsters Ball

Memento

Shrek

Monsters Inc

Black Hawk Down

Oceans's 11

Donnie Darko

Enemy at the Gates

A Knights Tale

Spirited Away

The Royal Tenenbaums

 

Sarnoff

Footballguy
84-86 was an incredible run for Hollywood.

1984

Beverly Hills Cop

Ghostbusters

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Gremlins

Karate Kid

Police Academy I

Footloose

Romancing the Stone

Star Trek 3

Splash

Purple Rain

Amadeus

The Natural

Revenge of the Nerds

Bachelor Party

Red Dawn

The Terminator

The Killing Fields

Conan the Destroyer

Dune

The Gods Must be Crazy

The Last Starfighter

The Cotton Club

The Muppets take Manhattan

Nightmare on Elm Street

Sixteen Candles

Top Secret!

The Neverending Story

This Is Spinal Tap

1985

Back to the Future

Rambo 2

Rocky 4

Out of Africa

Cocoon

The Jewel of the Nile

Witness

The Goonies

Spies Like Us

Fletch

National Lampoon's European Vacation

The Breakfast Club

Pee Wee's Big Adventure

Brewster's Millions

E.T.

Mad Max

Commando

Teen Wolf

Desperately Seeking Susan

Weird Science

The Black Cauldron

To Live and Die in LA

Clue

Real Genius

Better Off Dead

Brazil

The Man with One Red Shoe

Blood Simple

1986

Top Gun

Crocodile Dundee

Platoon

Star Trek 4

Back to School

Aliens

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Down & Out in Beverly Hills

The Color of Money

Stand by Me

Cobra

Short Circuit

Pretty in Pink

The Fly

Three Amigos

The Money Pit

Hannah and her Sisters

Hoosiers

Iron Eagle

F/X

Flight of the Navigator

Delta Force

Youngblood

Legend

One Crazy Summer

Labyrinth

Big Trouble in Little China

Manhunter

Blue Velvet

The Name of the Rose

She's Gotta Have It

9 1/2 Weeks

Highlander

The Manhattan Project

Sid & Nancy

Basically, pick any multiplex on any of one hundred and fifty-six weekends, and you're pretty much guaranteed to have to choose between two or three awesome movies.

 
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