But what I will do is pick a few genres and then pick five films from each. Five films that I think best represent the decade for that particular genre. Then I challenge anyone to come up with a similar list from any other decade that they believe is better.
Here are twenty-five films that I believe hold up against any twenty-five from any other decade.
- The Godfather (I could include the sequel here too)
- Dog Day Afternoon
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
- Taxi Driver
Action/Adventure (including Science Fiction and Sports films)
- Star Wars
- The French Connection
- Close Encounters of the Third Kind
- Young Frankenstein
- Monty Python and the Holy Grail
- Annie Hall
- Animal House
- The Exorcist
- Dawn of the Dead
Other (just because I wanted to pick five more)
- A Clockwork Orange
- The Sting
- Dirty Harry
- The Outlaw Josey Wales
So whaddya got? You think you could pick five films from these genres that are superior to the films listed above? Go ahead and try. You may even change my mind*.
*You really won't.
Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. Just being stubborn here.