August 7th, 2016

Cooper and Bowie

Top Ten Movies of Eternity, Part One



It's funny how a task that seems like it'll take an hour ends up taking seven. After greygirlbeast mentioned about a week ago she was coming up with a list of favourite movies for every year I decided I wanted to do the same thing. Going through Wikipedia's lists by year of movies released, as well as using my own blog due to too frequent inaccuracies on Wikipedia's lists, I started compiling a list of all movies I could remember having seen by year. To-day I had that whole list so I thought it would take me a few minutes to whittle each year down to ten picks. Huh. The best laid plans of mice and men.

So I've decided to give the list in two parts. To-day I present 1970 to 2015:

1970

10. The Dunwich Horror
9. There's a Girl in My Soup
8. Equinox
7. The Phantom Tollbooth
6. And Soon the Darkness
5. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
4. Dodes'ka-den
3. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
2. Deep End
1. The Vampire Lovers

1971

10. W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism
9. The Blood on Satan's Claw
8. THX 1138
7. Macbeth
6. Get Carter
5. Death in Venice
4. Walkabout
3. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
2. Vanishing Point
1. A Clockwork Orange

Honourable mentions: Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Countess Dracula

1972

10. Tales from the Crypt
9. Pakeezah
8. Female Convict 701: Scorpion
7. Fist of Fury
6. Frenzy
5. 1776
4. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
3. Aguirre, the Wrath of God
2. Cries and Whispers
1. The Godfather

Honourable mentions: Cabaret, Sleuth

1973

10. Touki Bouki
9. Cleopatra Jones
8. Sex & Fury
7. Lady Snowblood
6. Sleeper
5. Mean Streets
4. Amarcord
3. The Wicker Man
2. The Spirit of the Beehive
1. The Hourglass Sanatorium

Honourable mentions: American Graffiti, Coffy, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, Robin Hood, Lemora

1974

10. Flesh for Frankenstein
9. A Woman Under the Influence
8. Blood for Dracula
7. The Street Fighter
6. School of the Holy Beast
5. The Conversation
4. Young Frankenstein
3. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
2 .Chinatown
1. The Godfather Part II

Honourable mentions: Blazing Saddles, Caged Heat, The Night Porter, The Sugarland Express

1975

10. Coonskin
9. Dersu Uzala
8. The Magic Flute
7. Shivers
6. Jaws
5. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
4. Picnic at Hanging Rock
3. The Mirror
2. Barry Lyndon
1. Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Honourable mention: The Yakuza, Winstanley

1976

10. Carrie
9. Murder by Death
8. Freaky Friday
7. To the Devil a Daughter
6. Rocky
5. Robin and Marian
4. In the Realm of the Senses
3. The Man Who Fell to Earth
2. Mr. Klein
1. Taxi Driver

1977

10. Ballad of Orin
9. Sorcerer
8. Jabberwocky
7. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
6. Rabid
5. Suspiria
4. House
3. Annie Hall
2. Eraserhead
1. Star Wars

Honourable mention: The Hobbit

1978

10. Battlestar Galactica
9. Halloween
8. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
7. Grease
6. Pretty Baby
5. Drunken Master
4. Dawn of the Dead
3. National Lampoon's Animal House
2. The Eyes of Laura Mars
1. Superman

1979

10. Mad Max
9. The Jerk
8. Meatballs
7. The Warriors
6. Apocalypse Now
5. The Brood
4. The Castle of Cagliostro
3. Nosferatu the Vampyre
2. Monty Python's Life of Brian
1. Alien

Honourable mention: The Tin Drum

1980

10. Bad Timing
9. Caddyshack
8. The Fog
7. The Blues Brothers
6. Superman II
5. Kagemusha
4. The Shining
3. Raging Bull
2. The Elephant Man
1. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Honourable mentions: Popeye, Airplane!

1981

10. Polyester
9. Stripes
8. Escape from New York
7. The Evil Dead
6. Excalibur
5. Thief
4. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
3. Scanners
2. Time Bandits
1. Raiders of the Lost Ark

Honourable mentions: The Howling, Gregory's Girl

1982

10. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
9. The Year of Living Dangerously
8. The Draughtsman's Contract
7. Poltergeist
6. The Thing
5. The Last Unicorn
4. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
3. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
2. Fanny and Alexander
1. Blade Runner

Honourable mention: The Dark Crystal

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