Andy from Fandango Groovers has come up with another awesome blog-a-thon - pick your favourite year in the history of film and support your claim with five examples of films from that year. I was inspired by Tom @ Movie Reviews By Tom Clift and Sam @ Duke and the Movies, but here is a link to the homepage where you can find links to all those who participated.
This is tough.
As usual, I HAVE to supply some honourable mentions:
1946: Black Narcissus, It's A Wonderful Life, Notorious, The Big Sleep, Paisa
1957: The Seventh Seal, 12 Angry Men, Paths of Glory, Wild Strawberries, The Bridge on the River Kwai
1974: Chinatown, The Godfather Part II, The Conversation, The Mirror, Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
1979: Apocalypse Now, Life of Brian, Stalker, Manhattan, Alien
1986: Platoon, Aliens, Blue Velvet, The Fly, Manhunter
1991: The Double Life of Veronique, The Silence of the Lambs, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, JFK, Raise the Red Lantern
1994: The Shawhank Redemption, Pulp Fiction, Trois Couleurs: Rouge, Hoop Dreams, Chungking Express
1999: American Beauty, Magnolia, Fight Club, Being John Malkovich, All About My Mother
2007: There Will Be Blood, No Country For Old Men, Ratatouille, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days.
But, My Movie Year is...
Se7en (David Fincher)
The Usual Suspects (Bryan Singer)
Heat (Michael Mann)
Dead Man (Jim Jarmusch)
Toy Story (John Lasseter)
Toy Story was one of my most viewed films as a child - it came out in cinemas when I was 7 - and the other four are firmly cemented in my Top 100 films. Se7en and The Usual Suspects are in my Top 10. No question.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this selection. What is your Movie Year?