Monday, January 3, 2011

The Great Films: 1970, 1971

It's getting to be that time of year again when I begin to compile my list of the 25 best movies of the year. As a prelude I revisit the Top 25 from past years. Click on the titles to learn more about the films.

1970
1. Patton
2. Le Cercle Rouge
3. The Conformist
4. M*A*S*H
5. Five Easy Pieces
6. Little Big Man
7. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
8. Tristana
9. Claire’s Knee
10. Bed and Board
11. Ryan’s Daughter
12. The Go-Between
13. The Railway Children
14. Love Story
15. Tora! Tora! Tora!
16. Airport
17. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch
18. The Ballad of Cable Hogue
19. Julius Caesar
20. I Never Sang for My Father
21. The Boys in the Band
22. The Last Valley
23. Where’s Poppa?
24. Kelly’s Heroes
25. A Man Called Horse

1971
1. The French Connection
2. The Last Picture Show
3. Fiddler on the Roof
4. A Clockwork Orange
5. Harold and Maude
6. McCabe and Mrs. Miller
7. Walkabout
8. Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
9. Johnny Got His Gun
10. Sunday Bloody Sunday
11. Klute
12. Bleak Moments
13. Straw Dogs
14. Mary, Queen of Scots
15. Get Carter
16. Dirty Harry
17. Murmur of the Heart
18. THX 1138
19. They Might Be Giants
20. The Hospital
21. 10 Rillington Place
22. Minnie and Moskowitz
23. The Tragedy of Macbeth
24. Shaft
25. Play Misty for Me

1 comment:

Joe Buck said...

So glad that you honored "The Conformist." It's never received the recognition it deserves. It's beautiful, mesmerizing, mysterious, romantic, eerie and chilling.