I think we can all agree that there are a lot of great movies out there that came out back in the day. Now, I can't tell you when exactly 'back in the day' is referring to, because no one can agree on which year is the best.
People have been having a Twitter battle over the last few days, trying to pick which year specifically has the best track record for movies. It all started when someone asked a simple question, "What do you think is the greatest year in film history, and what are your favorite movies from that year?"
What do you think is the greatest year in film history, and what are your favorite movies from that year?— Collin Murr (@CollinMurr) August 20, 2018
Boy, do people ever have some good suggestions though. When you think of all of your favorite movies, it's not often that you know exactly what year they came out in. But when you see all of these collections all combined, every single one of them feels like a good option.
Let's take a look at the suggestions and see which one you agree with most!
1994 was one of the most popular suggestions
For me it was 1994: With movies such as Pulp Fiction, The Lion King, The Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump, The Mask, Clerks, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Interview with a Vampire, Speed, True Lies.— 🕯 Just Brian, and a half 🕯 (@tzerigawa) August 20, 2018
Those are just the ones I remember off the top of my head. https://t.co/IZ1VRQVfue
With movies like Lion King, Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump, Speed, and The Mask, it's hard to try and dispute the claim right?
There are so many in 1994 that people don't have enough characters to continue.
1994: The Lion King, Forrest Gump, Pulp Fiction, The Crow, The Mask, True Lies, The Shawshank Redemption, Ace Venture, The Flinstones, Clerks, D2: Mighty Ducks, Dumb and Dumber, Natural Born Killers, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Little Giants, Speed, Leon: The Professional, etc.— Brandon Katz (@Great_Katzby) August 21, 2018
While they make a good point, other people's suggestions are pretty good too!
1974 was the year that the person who asked the question said was their favorite
I'll start with my personal favorite: 1974, which gave us Chinatown, The Godfather Part II, Black Christmas, Murder on the Orient Express, and Young Frankenstein— Collin Murr (@CollinMurr) August 20, 2018
Chinatown, The Godfather Part II, Black Christmas, Murder on the Orient Express, and Young Frankenstein are all very good choices, but the suggested years kept filing in.
1977 may have been their second choice, but it's also got some great options
1974 is my first choice. 1977 is second do to Star Wars Close Encounters of the Third Kind Annie Hall Saturday Night Fever and Airport.— 💋Rachel's Ratchet💋 (@Rachels_Ratchet) August 20, 2018
She said that 1974 would have been her first choice, but because of Star Wars, Annie Hall, and Saturday Night Fever, 1977 was a close second.
1995 also has some true classics
1995:— J.B. Smith (@jbsmth65) August 21, 2018
Devil in a Blue Dress
The Quick and the Dead
Sense and Sensibility
The Usual Suspects
1980, 1979, 1977, 1975, 1974, 1954 & 1941 also great.
I see one of my favorites (Clueless) on this list, but I know a lot of people who love Braveheart, Goldeneye, and Sense and Sensibility, so I think it's fair that this year is in the running.
1987 had one of the best comedies of all time
1987 - Spaceballs; Masters of the Universe; Harry and the Hendersons— CuddlePharts🥑 (@OriginalMtabbs) August 20, 2018
I could watch Spaceballs over and over again and never get sick of it. Harry and the Hendersons is also pretty good, but I don't know that I would classify it on the same level, but to each their own!
1985 has a really confident nominator, and honestly they have every right to be
I’m sorry, this is no challenge.— Antic the Fearless (@antic5) August 21, 2018
Back to the Future
The Breakfast Club
Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure
The Black Cauldron
National Lampoon’s European Vacation
Better Off Dead
St. Elmo’s Fire
Desperately Seeking Susan
Seriously though, look at these! Back to the Future, The Breakfast Club, The Goonies, Clue, and Pee-Wee's Big Adventure are all still beloved by all.
1992 is another heavy hitter
1992- A Few Good Men, Sister Act, My Cousin Vinny, Aladdin, Ferngully, Home Alone 2, Batman Returns, Last of the Mohicans, A League of their Own.— Destiny Horn (@dfsprout) August 20, 2018
First of all, Aladdin, that's already a huge win for it, but Batman Returns, Home Alone 2, and Sister Act are also incredible movies!
1982 was a good year for sci-fi
1982: The Thing, Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan, Poltergeist, First Blood, The Secret Of NIMH, Swamp Thing, Blade Runner, The Dark Crystal, Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid, It Came From Hollywood, Friday The 13th Part III https://t.co/aVeE6ZYsMP— Thomas The Drive-In Will Never Die (@tommyjoker73) August 21, 2018
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is probably one of the most popular movies in the Star Trek franchise, but it wasn't just sci-fi that had a big year in 1982. Blade Runner, The Thing, Poltergeist, Friday the 13th Part III, and Swamp Thing all came out in 1982 as well.
1999 had a few game changers
1999: Fight Club and The Matrix those two were game changers. Not to forget American Beauty, Green Mile, Austin Powers, Toy Story, American Pie, Being John Malkovich, The Hurricane, Office Space and Sixth Sense Among other...Thoughts on 1999?— Drew714 (@Andrew714) August 21, 2018
Green Mile is one of the greatest movies, but others like The Matrix, American Beauty, Office Space, and Sixth Sense are all amazing choices. However, there do need to be some clarifications in their tweet, because it was actually Toy Story 2 and Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me, that came out in 1999, not the originals. But still are both epic movies.
1993 is another good one that has one of the best movies ever
1993: Sandlot, Menace to Society, Jurassic Park, The Fugitive, A Bronx Tale, Free Willy, Cool Runnings, The Firm, Coneheads, Grumpy Old Men, The Pelican Brief https://t.co/s020gl6Rco— Squentin Tarantino (@KingMeKD) August 21, 2018
Jurassic Park is without a doubt one of the best movies ever made. But The Sandlot, Coneheads, Free Willy, and Cool Runnings are also excellent choices!
Obviously this list seems to be a little bit 90s heavy, but it's probably because the people answering are in that age range.
So which year do you think is the best in history?
Source - Twitter