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The Best Films of 1978

by Christopher Beaubien • March 28, 2008 • Start the Discussion!

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Days of Heaven (dir. Terrance Malick)
Gates of Heaven (dir. Errol Morris)
Halloween (dir. John Carpenter)
Dawn of the Dead (dir. George A. Romero)
Autumn Sonata (dir. Ingmar Bergman)
Stroszek (dir. Werner Herzog)
Interiors (dir. Woody Allen)
An Unmarried Woman (dir. Paul Mazursky)
Superman (dir. Richard Donner)
The Deer Hunter (dir. Michael Cimino)
National Lampoon’s Animal House (dir. Ivan Reitman)
Grease (dir. Randal Kleiser)
Watership Down (dir. Martin Rosen)
American Hot Wax (dir. Floyd Mutrux)

The Best Films of 1977

by Christopher Beaubien • March 27, 2008 • Start the Discussion!

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Annie Hall (dir. Woody Allen)
3 Women (dir. Robert Altman)
Hausu (dir. Nobuhiko Obayashi)
Eraserhead (dir. David Lynch)
Killer of Sheep (dir. Charles Burnett)
Star Wars (dir. George Lucas)
That Obscure Object of Desire (dir. Luis Buñuel)
Saturday Night Fever (dir. John Badham)
Harlan County, U.S.A. (dir. Barbara Kopple)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (dir. Steven Spielberg)
Suspiria (dir. Dario Argento)
Abigail’s Party (dir. Mike Leigh)
In the Realm of the Senses (dir. Nagisa Ôshima)
New York, New York (dir. Martin Scorsese)

The Best Films of 1976

by Christopher Beaubien • March 26, 2008 • Start the Discussion!

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Taxi Driver (dir. Martin Scorsese)
Carrie (dir. Brian De Palma)
Network (dir. Sidney Lumet)
Small Change (dir. François Truffaut)
All the President’s Men (dir. Alan J. Pakula)
Rocky (dir. Sylvester Stallone)
The Omen (dir. Richard Donner)
Swept Away…by an unusual destiny in the blue sea of August (dir. Lina Wertmuller)
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (dir. Nicolas Gessner)
Obsession (dir. Brian De Palma)
Logan’s Run (dir. Michael Anderson)

The Best Films of 1975

by Christopher Beaubien • March 25, 2008 • Start the Discussion!

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Nashville (dir. Robert Altman)
Barry Lyndon (dir. Stanley Kubrick)
Dog Day Afternoon (dir. Sidney Lumet)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (dir. Miloš Forman)
Jaws (dir. Steven Spielberg)
Night Moves (dir. Arthur Penn)
Picnic at Hanging Rock (dir. Peter Weir)
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (dir. Chantal Akerman)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (dir. Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones)
The Stepford Wives (dir. Bryan Forbes)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (dir. Jim Sharman)

Notable Omission:

Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (dir. Pier Paolo Pasolini)

Why?

I didn’t think it went far enough. One of these days, I will elaborate more on this.

The Best Films of 1974

by Christopher Beaubien • March 24, 2008 • Start the Discussion!

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The Conversation (dir. Francis Ford Coppola)
Scenes from a Marriage (5-hour TV version) (dir. Ingmar Bergman)
Chinatown (dir. Roman Polanski)
The Godfather Part II (dir. Francis Ford Coppola)
Young Frankenstein (dir. Mel Brooks)
My Uncle Antoine (dir. Claude Jutra)
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
A Woman Under the Influence (dir. John Cassavetes)
Day for Night (dir. François Truffaut)
Amarcord (dir. Federico Fellini)
Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (dir. Martin Scorsese)
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (dir. Tobe Hooper)
Blazing Saddles (dir. Mel Brooks)
Sleeper (dir. Woody Allen)