Decade In Film

A regular series in which our writers chose/were lumbered with a decade, and then pick their five favourite films from each year of that decade.

Half A Decade In Film: Owen Hughes, Mike Shawcross, Paul Field, Andrew Brooker, Liam

2010 – Blue Valentine, Inception, I Saw The Devil, The Sound of Noise, The Fighter

2011 – Source Code, Super 8, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Yellow Sea, Le Havre

2012 – Dredd, The West Memphis Three, El Ultimo Elvis (The Last Elvis), The Intouchables, Avengers Assemble

2013 – Rush, La Casa Del Fin de los Tiempo (aka The House of the End Time), A Field In England, Pacific Rim, Matterhorn

2014 – Kundo: Age of the Rampant, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Pride, Nightcrawler, Guardians of the Galaxy

The 2000s: Gerry McAuley

2000 – Meet the Parents, Battle Royale, Snatch, Memento, Gladiator

2001 – Donnie Darko, The Devil’s Backbone, A Beautiful Mind, Monsters, Inc, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

2002 – The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Spirited Away, Punk-Drunk Love, City of God, Talk to Her

2003 – Finding Nemo, The Lord of Rings: The Return of the King, Kill Bill Vol 1, Elf, Te Doy Mis Ojos (Take My Eyes)

2004 – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Dead Man’s Shoes, Bad Education, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy, The Sea Inside

2005 – Kingdom of Heaven, A History of Violence, Caché (Hidden), Sin City, Batman Begins

The 1990s: Kate Diamond

1990 – Pretty Woman, Home Alone, Ghost, Edward Scissorhands, Goodfellas

1991 – Beauty & the Beast, Father of the Bride, Thelma & Louise, Backdraft, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

1992 – Strictly Ballroom, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, The Mighty Ducks, A Few Good Men, Scent of a Woman

1993 – Wayne’s World 2, Malice, Jurassic Park, The Fugitive, True Romance

1994 – The Lion King, Speed, Clerks, Pulp Fiction, The Shawshank Redemption

1995 – Clueless, Toy Story, Heat, Empire Records, The Usual Suspects

The 1980s: Matt Lambourne

1980 – The Big Red One, Taboo, Airplane!, Shogun Assassin, The Empire Strikes Back

1981 – Condorman, Escape from New York, An American Werewolf in London, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Das Boot

1982 – Space Adventure Cobra, Tootsie, First Blood, Blade Runner, Gandhi

1983 – Superman III, WarGames, Return of the Jedi, The Fourth Man, Scarface

1984 – Nineteen Eighty-Four, Birdy, The Terminator, Ghostbusters, Once Upon A Time In America

The 1970s: Owen Hughes

1970 – The Man Who Haunted Himself, The Horror of Frankenstein, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Patton, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

1971 – Countess Dracula, Duel, Johnny Got His Gun, Dirty Harry, A Clockwork Orange

1972 – Solaris, Fist of Fury, Deliverance, Aguirre: The Wrath of God, The Godfather

1973 – Enter The Dragon, The Wicker Man, The Last Detail, Serpico, The Exorcist

1974 – The Living Dead At Manchester Morgue, The Conversation, Chinatown, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, The Godfather: Part II

The 1960s: James Diamond & Owen Hughes

1960 – The Magnificent Seven, Breathless (A bout de soufflé), The Apartment, Peeping Tom, Psycho

1961 – The Guns of Navarone, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 101 Dalmatians, Pit and the Pendulum, Yojimbo

1962 – The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Lolita, To Kill a Mockingbird, Cape Fear

1963 – The Great Escape, 8½, The Birds, The Haunting, Jason & The Argonauts

1964 – The Last Man on Earth, Lord of the Flies, The Masque of the Red Death, A Fistful of Dollars, Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Halloween Special – A Decade In Horror: Owen Hughes, Mike Shawcross, Paul Field, Andrew Brooker, Liam

The 1960’s – Psycho (60), The Innocents (61), Carry on Screaming (66), Rosemary’s Baby (68), Night of the Living Dead (68)

The 1970’s – Jaws (75), The Omen (76), Dawn of the Dead (78), Alien (79), Nosferatu –  Phantom Der Nacht (79)

The 1980’s – Poltergeist (82), The Thing (82), Day of the Dead (85), Evil Dead II (87), The Lost Boys (87)

The 1990’s – Candyman (92), Body Snatchers (93), Scream (96), Cure (97), The Blair Witch Project (99)

The 2000’s – Ferpect Crime (04), The Devil’s Rejects (05), Trick ‘r Treat (07), The House of the Devil (09), The Last House on the Left (09)

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