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    If you could choose five movies from each decade as a combined Oscar ballot, what would they be?  I’ll also be doing this for the acting races as well.  

    1950s:

    A Streetcar Named Desire
    All About Eve
    On The Waterfront
    Sunset Boulevard
    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    1960s:

    Bonnie and Clyde
    Dr. Strangelove
    Lawrence of Arabia
    The Apartment
    The Graduate

    1970s

    Apocalypse Now
    Chinatown
    Network
    The Godfather
    The Godfather Part II

    1980s

    Aliens
    Cinema Paradiso
    Ran
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Reds

    1990s

    Goodfellas
    Pulp Fiction
    The Silence of the Lambs
    Schindler’s List
    Saving Private Ryan
     
    2000s

    Children of Men
    Pan’s Labyrinth
    City of God
    No Country for Old Men
    The Dark Knight

     

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    1930`s

    The Wizard of Oz
    City Lights
    It Happened One Night
    Gone with the Wind
    M

    1940`s

    The Third Man
    Casablanca
    Double Indemnity
    Citizen Kane
    The Great Dictator

    1950`s

    A Streetcar Named Desire
    The Searchers
    North by Northwest
    Some Like It Hot
    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    1960`s

    Lawrence of Arabia
    Psycho
    Dr. Strangelove
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    To Kill a Mockingbird

    1970`s

    The Godfather
    Chinatown
    The Godfather Part II
    Taxi Driver
    Jaws

    1980`s

    Raging Bull
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Back to the Future
    Blue Velvet
    Platoon

    1990`s

    The Silence of the Lambs
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Pulp Fiction
    Schindlers`s List
    Se7en

    2000`s

    Return of the King
    Mulholland Drive
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Memento
    Lost in Translation

    2010`s

    The Artist
    A Separation
    Black Swan
    The King`s Speech
    Midnight in Paris

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    24Emmy
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    1970s:
    Network
    Rocky
    Star Wars
    * The Godfather
    The Godfather Part II

    1980s:
    Back to the Future
    Fatal Attraction
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Rocky III
    * Rocky IV

    1990s:
    * Aladdin
    Beauty and the Beast
    Forrest Gump
    Schindler’s List
    Titanic

    2000s:
    A Beautiful Mind
    * Adaptation
    Inglorious Basterds
    Juno
    The Dark Knight

    2010s (so far):
    Bridesmaids
    Moneyball
    The Fighter
    * The Social Network
    Toy Story 3

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    allabout oscars
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    1930’s
    GONE WITH THE WIND
    THE WIZARD OF OZ
    THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA
    IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
    KING KONG

    1940’S
    CITIZEN KANE
    SINCE YOU WENT AWAY
    THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES
    THE HEIRESS
    GENTLEMEN’S AGREEMENT

    1950’S
    ALL ABOUT EVE
    A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
    A PLACE IN THE SUN
    BEN-HUR
    SUNSET BOULEVARD

    1960’S
    THE GRADUATE
    WEST SIDE STORY
    THE MIRACLE WORKER
    WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
    TOM JONES

    1970’S
    A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
    THE GODFATHER
    THE GODFATHER PART II
    NETWORK
    THE DEER HUNTER

    1980’S
    E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL
    TERMS OF ENDEARMENT
    HANNAH AND HER SISTERS
    THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST
    REDS

    1990’S
    AMERICAN BEAUTY
    SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
    SCHINDLER’S LIST
    FOREST GUMP
    GOOD FELLAS

    2000’S
    MOULIN ROUGE
    THERE WILL BE BLOOD
    THE HOURS
    MILK
    A BEAUTIFUL MIND

    2010’S  ( AS OF NOW)
    THE KING’S SPEECH
    THE SOCIAL NETWORK
    BLACK SWAN
    HUGO
    THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT

     the 1970’s, my favorite decade for films feels shortchanged since I have at
    least 15 films in my all time top 100 from that decade…hard to just pick the best 5.

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    2010’s
    1. Winter’s Bone
    2. Dogtooth
    3. Hugo
    4. Carlos
    5. Lebanon

    2000’s
    1. Mulholland Drive
    2. Almost Famous
    3. Y Tu Mama Tambien
    4. Ghost World
    5. Lost in Translation/Pan’s Labyrinth

    1990’s

    1. Goodfellas

    2. LA Confidential

    3. The Piano
    4. Pulp Fiction
    5. Election

    1980’s
    1. Raging Bull
    2. Hannah and Her Sisters
    3. Blade Runner
    4. Ran
    5. The Empire Strikes Back 

    1970’s
    1. Chinatown
    2. Cries and Whispers
    3. The Godfather
    4. Annie Hall/The Last Picture Show
    5. Apocalypse Now

    1960’s
    1. Persona
    2. 2001: A Space Odyssey
    3. Bonnie and Clyde
    4. L’Avventura
    5. Psycho

    1950’s
    1. Sunset Boulevard
    2. Vertigo
    3. Seven Samurai
    4. 400 blows
    5. North by Northwest/On the Waterfront

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    For some reason Goodfellas is such a dumb movie. Just my Opinion.

    2000s
    1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    2. Eternal Sunshine…
    3. King Kong (remake)

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    2010’s
    Drive
    Exit Through the Gift Shop 
    Inception
    Midnight in Paris 
    The Social Network 

    2000’s
    The Dark Knight
    Elephant
    Into the Wild 
    Little Miss Sunshine 
    Once
     
    1990’s 
    American Beauty
    Fargo
    Fight Club
    Trainspotting
    The Usual Suspects 

    1980’s
    E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial 
    My Left Foot
    The Shining 
    Stand By Me
    Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back 

    1970’s
    Chinatown
    The Godfather
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 
    Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope  
    Taxi Driver

    1960’s
    2001: A Space Odyssey 
    Bonnie and Clyde
    Dr. Strangelove 
    The Graduate
    Psycho

    1950’s
    12 Angry Men
    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
    North by Northwest 
    On the Waterfront 
    Rear Window  

    1940’s
    Casablanca 
    Citizen Kane
    The Grapes of Wrath  
    It’s a Wonderful Life
    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre  

    1930’s
    All Quiet on the Western Front 
    City Lights 
    Gone with the Wind 
    It Happened One Night 
    Wizard of Oz 

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    For some reason Goodfellas is such a dumb movie. Just my Opinion.

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    edit, bump

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    I’ll edit these as I research the decades and remember which films were released when. I’ll also include in parentheses some of my favorite films that I loved but aren’t “Oscar films.”

    1970s:
    Annie Hall
    Jaws
    The Godfather
    The Godfather, Part II
    Network
    (Blazing Saddles)

    2000s:
    Adaptation
    The Dark Knight
    The Incredibles
    Pan’s Labyrinth
    Sideways

    2010s (so far)
    Dogtooth
    Exit Through the Gift Shop
    The King’s Speech
    The Social Network
    True Grit

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    1930s:

     

    Gone with the Wind

    King Kong

    Modern Times

    Scarface

    The Wizard of Oz

     

    1940s:

     

    Casablanca

    Citizen Kane

    Double Indemnity

    The Maltese Falcon

    The Third Man 

     

    1950s:

     

    Giant

    On the Waterfront

    The Searchers

    Sunset Boulevard

    Vertigo

     

    1960s:

     

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    Blow up

    Bonnie and Clyde

    The Graduate

    Lawrence of Arabia

     

    1970s:

     

    A Clockwork Orange

    Apocalypse now

    The Deer Hunter

    The Godfather

    Taxi Driver

     

    1980s:

     

    Back to the Future

    The Blade Runner

    Blue Velvet 

    Raiders of the lost Ark

    The Terminator

     

    1990s:

     

    Fight Club

    Good Fellas

    Pulp Fiction

    Silence of the Lamps

    Trainspotting

     

    2000s:

     

    City of God

    Eternal Sunshine of the spotless Mind

    Mulholland Drive

    No Country for old Men

    Slumdog Millionaire

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    1930’s

    It Happened One Night
    Gone With the Wind
    Stagecoach
    Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    1940’s

    Rebecca
    Double Indemnity
    Casablanca
    The Maltese Falcon
    Citizen Kane

    1950’s

    Sunset Boulevard
    All About Eve
    On the Waterfront
    The Bridge on the River Kwai
    12 Angry Men

    1960’s

    Lawrence of Arabia
    The Apartment
    Dr. Strangelov or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
    Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    The Graduate

    1970’s

    The Godfather
    Network
    Apocalypse Now
    Taxi Driver
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

    1980’s

    Raging Bull
    Reds
    The Killing Fields
    Dangerous Liaisons
    Mississippi Burning

    1990’s

    Goodfellas
    The Silence of the Lambs
    Schindler’s List
    Pulp Fiction
    Fargo

    2000’s

    Inglourious Basterds
    There Will Be Blood
    Babel
    The Aviator
    The Pianist

    2010’s

    The Social Network
    The Tree of Life
    Hugo
    The King’s Speech
    Black Swan

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    (no particular order)

    1990s

    Schindler’s List
    Titanic
    Silence of the Lambs
    Saving Private Ryan
    Pulp Fiction

    2000s
    Wall-E
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Avatar
    Lord of the Rings ROTK
    Million Dollar Baby

    2010s
    The Artist
    The Social Network
    The King’s Speech
    Toy Story 3
    The Descendants
     

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