My Top 100 Favourite Movies (By Decade)

When casting your eyes over the many films listed, please bear in mind the fact that I am only 25 years old, and still have a very long list of classic films to work my way through. It’s also worth pointing out that I have yet to see any of The Godfather films, which will explain their absence from the list. I also apologise for this bold confession, as it will no doubt shock a few of you. As long as you wonderful people keep helping me get through the list via #RandomMovie, i’m sure I will alter this list alot.

I have tried to create my list in a very similar style to Rupert’s, where the films mentioned are just the ones that I hold most dear. They will not all be cinematic triumphs.

My Top 100 Favourite Movies (By Decade)(Picture taken inside the now closed Rocket Video, LA)


Here goes nothing:

1930s (3)
Duck Soup (1933)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
It Happened One Night (1934)

1940s (3)
The Shop Around The Corner (1940)
It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
Casablanca (1942)

1950s (5)
Twelve Angry Men (1957)
The Night of The Hunter (1955)
Wild Strawberries (1957)
Rififi (1955)
Harvey (1950)

1960s (6)
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966)
The Apartment (1960)
The Graduate (1967)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
The Hustler (1961)
Midnight Cowboy (1969)

1970s (22)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Jaws (1975)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Deep Red (1975)
Halloween (1978)
Manhattan (1979)
Suspiria (1977)
Annie Hall (1977)
The Warriors (1979)
Badlands (1973)
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
The Deer Hunter (1978)
The Exorcist (1973)
Rolling Thunder (1977)
Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory (1971)
The Jerk (1979)
Harold and Maude (1971)
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Being There (1979)
Don’t Look Now (1973)

My Top 100 Favourite Movies (By Decade)

1980s (28)
Blow Out (1981)
Casualties of War (1989)
Bad Boys (1983)
Die Hard (1988)
The Thing (1982)
Near Dark (1987)
Demons (1985)
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
Escape From New York (1981)
Sixteen Candles (1984)
Back to The Future (1985)
Three O’Clock High (1987)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Midnight Run (1988)
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Platoon (1986)
The Great Outdoors (1988)
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Withnail and I (1987)
The Monster Squad (1987)
The Goonies (1985)
Rain Man (1988)
Say Anything (1989)
Airplane (1980)
House of Games (1987)
Bachelor Party (1984)

1990s (16)
Cube (1997)
The Grifters (1990)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Judgment Night (1993)
Scent of A Woman (1992)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Fight Club (1999)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Swingers (1996)
American Beauty (1999)
Magnolia (1999)
A Room For Romeo Brass (1999)
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Ravenous (1999)

My Top 100 Favourite Movies (By Decade)

2000s (17)
Vanilla Sky (2001)
The Rules of Attraction (2002)
Donnie Darko (2001)
Almost Famous (2000)
Mulholland Drive (2001)
City of God (2002)
Das Experiment (2001)
Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)
Amores Perros (2000)
Amelie (2001)
In Bruges (2008)
Sideways (2004)
Lost in Translation (2003)
Battle Royale (2000)
High Fidelity (2000)
The 25th Hour (2002)
Zodiac (2007)

The Movies that almost made it onto the list (too many!):

Brick (2005), The Beach (2000), Requiem For A Dream (2000), Delicatessen (1991), The Virgin Suicides (1999), Toy Story (1995), The Wraith (1986), Beetlejuice (1988), Ghost World (2001), Rushmore (1998), Fearless (1993), The Sure Thing (1985), Adventures in Babysitting (1987), Go (1999), Summer School (1987), The Lives of Others (2006), Heat (1995), The Car (1977), Used Cars (1980), After Hours (1985), An American Werewolf In London (1981), Big (1988), Chasing Amy (1997), Risky Business (1983), The Commitments (1991), Labyrinth (1986), Very Bad Things (1998), Goodfellas (1990), Talk To Her (2002), Midnight Express (1978), Blood Simple (1984), No Country For Old Men (2007).

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2 thoughts on “My Top 100 Favourite Movies (By Decade)

  1. Steve

    Good taste man , many of my favourite 60’s and 70’s films are there
    I was suprised not one video nasty of the 80’s made your list…..even though they are pretty films if one wants to get technical about it, no award winners there

    I love midnight cowboy and deer hunter

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