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50 Films at 50

Updated: Jul 16


Well I’ve reached a milestone – the big 5-0.

And what would any self-respecting film fan do to commemorate this? Make a list, of course!

So, I’ve gone for my fave film from each year since 1970 (years as per IMDB).

What would yours be? Join the discussion @cheshellen

So here goes….

1970 - The Railway Children, d. Lionel Jeffries

1971 - Harold and Maude, d. Hal Ashby

1972 - Cabaret, d.Bob Fosse

1973 - Don't Look Now, d. Nicolas Roeg
1974 - Celine and Julie Go Boating, d. Jaques Rivette
1975 - The Rocky Horror Picture Show, d. Jim Sharman
1976 - Murder by Death, d. Robert Moore
1977 – Annie Hall, d. Woody Allen
1978 – Grease, d. Randal Kleiser
1979 - Time After Time, d. Nicholas Meyer
1980 – Xanadu, d. Robert Greenwald
1981 - Body Heat, d. Lawrence Kasdan
1982 – Victor Victoria, d. Blake Edwards
1983 – Yentl, d. Barbra Streisand
1984 – This is Spinal Tap d. Rob Reiner
1985 – Clue, d. Jonathan Lynn
1986 - The Little Shop of Horrors, d. Frank Oz
1987 – Maurice, d. James Ivory
1988 - Cinema Paradiso, d. Giuseppe Tornatore
1989 – When Harry Met Sally, d. Rob Reiner
1990 – Truly Madly Deeply, d. Anthony Minghella
1991 – Beauty and the Beast, d. Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise
1992 – My Cousin Vinny, d. Jonathan Lynn
1993 – The Remains of the Day, d. James Ivory
1994 – Eat Drink Man Woman, d. Ang Lee
1995 – Clueless, d. Amy Heckerling
1996 - Fargo, d. Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
1997 – Face/Off, d. John Woo
1998 - The Big Lebowski, d. Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
1999 - The Straight Story, d. David Lynch
2000 – In the Mood for Love, d. Kar-Wai Wong
2001 – Amelie, d. Jean-Pierre Jeunet
2002 – City of God, d. Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund
2003 – Belleville Rendez-vous, d. Sylvain Chomet
2004 – After Midnight, d. Davide Ferrario
2005 – Brokeback Mountain, d. Ang Lee
2006 – The Namesake, d. Mira Nair
2007 – Hot Fuzz, d. Edgar Wright
2008 – French Film, d. Jackie Oudney
2009 – Bright Star, d. Jane Campion
2010 – The Arbor, d. Clio Barnard
2011 – The Skin I Live In, d. Pedro Almodovar
2012 – Moonrise Kingdom, d. Wes Anderson
2013 – Before Midnight, d. Richard Linklater
2014 – Ex Machina, d. Alex Garland
2015 – Amy, d. Asif Kapadia
2016 – The Handmaiden, d. Chan-wook Park
2017 – Get Out, d. Jordan Peele
2018 – The Favourite, d. Yorgos Lanthimos
2019 – The Portrait of a Lady on Fire, d. Céline Sciamma

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