We're about to move on to the second round for The Scorecard Review's ongoing question ... Best Year of Movies? Voting for the 1st round will end Sunday July 24. That means we're going from 32 movie years down to the Sweet 16. More than 3,000 votes have been cast, but it's not too late to add your opinion. Scroll down and click on the links below.
Here are the complete details ...
What year had the best movies? It's a simple question, right? No. You're wrong. How could you think that it's simple? How do we break it down? Does every movie count? What year do we start? Settle down. I've figured it out.
To decide what year has the best movies, we're starting with 2010 and working backwards 32 years. Why 32? Because then we can put it in a bracket just like the NCAA Final Four. For each year, TSR has listed seven notable films. The key word is notable. Well, actually films would be the key word, but you get my point. Yes, you should consider any and all movies from a given year. I just gave you a reference to some of the key movies in a given year. Why seven? Well, we do TOP 7 lists, so that's why we've helped you out with seven suggestions from that year.
Now, I don't want to tell you how you should vote, but here's how you should vote ... Don't do this -- Well, Star Wars is my favorite film, so 1977 wins every time. Consider the entire year of films and how it ranks. The latest year goes against the earliest year, the second latest year against the second earliest, and so on and so forth.
This is just the first round.
Enjoy. Vote. Tell your friends. In that order.
1979 Kramer vs. Kramer - Breaking Away - Mad Max - Being There - Alien - Apocalypse Now - The Jerk vs. 2010 How to Train Your Dragon - Toy Story 3 - The Social Network - True Grit - The King's Speech - Black Swan - Inception CLICK HERE TO VOTE
1994 Clerks - Pulp Fiction - Four Weddings and a Funeral - The Lion King - Speed - The Shawshank Redemption - Forrest Gump vs. 1995 Babe - Toy Story - Braveheart - The Usual Suspects - 12 Monkeys - Heat - Se7en CLICK HERE TO VOTE
1987 Broadcast News - The Princess Bride - Planes, Trains and Automobiles - Full Metal Jacket - Lethal Weapon - Raising Arizona - The Untouchables vs. 2002 Catch Me If You Can - The Pianist - About a Boy - Minority Report - Adaptation - Spider-Man - Chicago CLICK HERE TO VOTE
1986 Aliens - Hannah and Her Sisters - Stand by Me - The Color of Money - Hoosiers - Platoon - Ferris Bueller's Day Off vs. 2003 Finding Nemo - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - Lost in Translation - School of Rock - X2: X-Men United - Mystic River - Elf CLICK HERE TO VOTE
1982 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial - Diner - 48 HRS - Blade Runner - Tootsie -Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan vs. 2007 Once - Rataouille - No Country for Old Men - Juno - There Will Be Blood - Knocked Up - Zodiac - Superbad CLICK HERE TO VOTE
1991 The Silence of the Lambs - Thelma & Louise - Beauty and the Beast - Boyz n the Hood - Terminator 2: Judgment Day - City Slickers - The Fisher King vs. 1998 The Truman Show - Out of Sight - Shakespeare in Love - Saving Private Ryan - Rushmore - There's Something About Mary - The Big Lebowski CLICK HERE TO VOTE
1990 GoodFellas - Presumed Innocent - Edward Scissorhands - Misery - Total Recall - Ghost - Pretty Woman vs. 1999 Being John Malkovich - The Matrix - American Beauty - The Sixth Sense - Notting Hill - Fight Club - South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut CLICK HERE TO VOTE
1983 Scarface - Risky Business - WarGames - National Lampoon's Vacation - The King of Comedy - A Christmas Story - Trading Places vs. 2006 Pan's Labyrinth - Casino Royale - The Departed - Children of Men - Little Miss Sunshine - The Last King of Scotland - Inside Man CLICK HERE TO VOTE
1984 The Terminator - Amadeus - Ghostbusters - This is Spinal Tap - A Nightmare on Elm Street - Romancing the Stone - Beverly Hills Cop vs. 2005 Good Night, And Good Luck - Capote - Brokeback Mountain - A History of Violence - The 40 Year-Old Virgin - Batman Begins - The Constant Gardener CLICK HERE TO VOTE
1989 My Left Foot - Do the Right Thing - Heathers - When Harry Met Sally - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - Dead Poets Society - Batman vs. 2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - Best in Show - Memento - Traffic - Cast Away - Almost Famous - Meet the Parents CLICK HERE TO VOTE
1992 The Crying Game - Reservoir Dogs - Unforgiven - Glengarry Glen Ross - The Last of the Mohicans - Wayne's World - A Few Good Men vs. 1997 L.A. Confidential - Good Will Hunting - Boogie Nights - As Good As It Gets - Austin Powers - International Man of Mystery - The Game - Titanic CLICK HERE TO VOTE
1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark - On Golden Pond - Chariots of Fire - An American Werewolf in London - Arthur - The Evil Dead vs. 2008 The Wrestler - The Hurt Locker - WALL-E - The Dark Knight - Slumdog Millionaire - Iron Man - Milk CLICK HERE TO VOTE
1985 Back to the Future - Brazil - Witness - The Breakfast Club - Pee Wee's Big Adventure - The Color Purple - Fletch vs. 2004 The Incredibles - Sideways - Spider-Man 2 - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Million Dollar Baby - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Shaun of the Dead CLICK HERE TO VOTE
1988 Bull Durham - Die Hard - The Naked Gun - Big - Who Framed Roger Rabbit - Rain Man - Working Girl vs. 2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - Shrek - Ocean's Eleven - The Royal Tenenbaums - Bridget Jones's Diary - Moulin Rouge! - A Beautiful Mind CLICK HERE TO VOTE
1993 Dazed and Confused - Schindler's List - Dave - Groundhog Day - In the Line of Fire - The Fugitive - Jurassic Park vs. 1996 Sling Blade - Fargo - Waiting for Guffman - Trainspotting - Swingers - Jerry Maguire - Scream CLICK HERE TO VOTE
1980 Raging Bull - The Empire Strikes Back - Airplane! - The Shining - The Blues Brothers - Caddyshack - Ordinary People vs. 2009 Up - Star Trek - Fantastic Mr. Fox - Up in the Air - Inglourious Basterds - (500) Days of Summer - Avatar CLICK HERE TO VOTE