50 Films at 50

9 May 2020

 

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, 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, 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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