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Best Films By Year: 1970-2014

1970

Husbands

Wanda

Five Easy Pieces

Zabriskie Point

Dodes 'ka-den

1971

The French Connection

Minnie & Moskowitz

McCabe & Mrs Miller

The Last Picture Show

Two English Girls

1972

The Godfather

Cabaret

Aguirre, Wrath of God

The Heartbreak Kid

Chloe In The Afternoon

1973

Last Tango In Paris

The Exorcist

Badlands

Mean Streets

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid

1974

A Woman Under The Influence

The Godfather Part II

Chinatown

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

The Conversation

1975

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

Jaws

Dersu Uzala

Dog Day Afternoon

The Mirror

The Passenger

Barry Lyndon

Shampoo

Nashville

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

1976

Taxi Driver

The Killing Of A Chinese Bookie

Mickey & Nicky

All The President's Men

The Man Who Fell to Earth

1977

Annie Hall

Star Wars

Stroszek

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Eraserhead

1978

Days Of Heaven

Straight Time

Superman

Halloween

The Last Waltz

1979

Apocalypse Now

Manhattan

Alien

Nosferatu the Vampyre

Stalker

1980

Raging Bull

The Empire Strikes Back

The Shining

Stardust Memories

Kagemusha: The Shadow Warrior

1981

Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Prince of the City

Possession

Das Boot

An American Werewolf in London

1982

Blade Runner

E.T The Extraterrestrial

The Verdict

The Thing

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Sophie's Choice

Tootsie

Fitzcarraldo

Poltergeist

Conan the Barbarian

1983

The King Of Comedy

Koyannisqatsi

L'Argent

Return Of The Jedi

Terms Of Endearment

1984

Paris, Texas

Love Streams

Once Upon A Time In America

Broadway Danny Rose

Stranger Than Paradise

1985

Ran

Brazil

Come and See

Witness

Mishima

1986

The Sacrifice

Blue Velvet

Horse Thief

Hannah and Her Sisters

Aliens

1987

Broadcast News

Full Metal Jacket

Red Sorghum

Pelle The Conqueror

Angel Heart

1988

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being

Dead Ringers

The Last Temptation of Christ

The Decalogue

The Accidental Tourist

1989

Crimes and Misdemeanors

Sex, Lies & Videotape

Communion

A City of Sadness

Do The Right Thing

1990

Goodfellas

Millers Crossing

Close-up

The Godfather Part III

Akira Kurosawa's Dreams

1991

Barton Fink

Until the End of the World

The Double Life of Veronique

JFK

Lost Highway

The Lovers on a Bridge

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Raise the Red Lantern

La Belle Noiseuse

Van Gogh

1992

Unforgiven

Glengarry Glen Ross

Husbands and Wives

And Life Goes On

Howard's End

Baraka

The Best Intentions

Leolo

Three Colors: Blue

Bad Lieutenant

1993

Fearless

Schindlers List

The Age Of Innocence

The Piano

Short Cuts

The Remains Of The Day

Jurassic Park

The Puppetmaster

Groundhog Day

32 Short Films About Glenn Gould

1994

Three Colors: Red

Naked

Through The Olive Trees

Chungking Express

Vanya On 42nd Street

1995

Casino

Heat

Se7en

Fallen Angels

Dead Man

Safe

Underground

Leaving Las Vegas

Richard III

Toy Story

1996

Fargo

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Breaking The Waves

Secrets & Lies

Crash

1997

Happy Together

Kundun

Private Confessions

Gummo

L.A. Confidential

1998

The Thin Red Line

Flowers Of Shanghai

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Eternity and a Day

The Celebration

Buffalo 66

The Truman Show

Claire Dolan

I Stand Alone

Saving Private Ryan

1999

Magnolia

Eyes Wide Shut

The Insider

Julien Donkey-Boy

Fight Club

The Matrix

Sweet and Lowdown

Fantasia 2000

Toy Story 2

The Sixth Sense

2000

In The Mood For Love

Requiem For A Dream

Unbreakable

Yi Yi

Dancer in the Dark

2001

LOTR: The Fellowship Of the Ring

Mulholland Dr.

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

Millennium Mambo

The Man Who Wasn't There

2002

LOTR: The Two Towers

Attack Of The Clones

The Hours

Springtime In A Small Town

Solaris

Spirited Away

Gangs of New York

Signs

Talk To Her

Adaptation

2003

LOTR: The Return Of The King

Lost in Translation

Master & Commander: The Far Side Of The World

Dogville

Cold Mountain

2004

The Aviator

Sideways

The Five Obstructions

The Incredibles

Closer

2005

Revenge of The Sith

The New World

Batman Begins

The World

A History of Violence

Broken Flowers

Oldboy

Keane

Munich

The Death of Mr. Lazarescu

2006

Casino Royale

Pan's Labyrinth

The Proposition

Children Of Men

Manderlay

2007

There Will Be Blood

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

I'm Not There

Sigur Ros: Heima

Zodiac

No Country for Old Men

Ratatouille

Mister Lonely

Eastern Promises

Sweeney Todd

2008

The Dark Knight

Waltz With Bashir

Let The Right One In

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Hunger

2009

Star Trek

Antichrist

Fantastic Mr. Fox

A Serious Man

Watchmen

2010

Another Year

Toy Story 3

Let Me In

True Grit

The Fourth Portrait

2011

The Tree Of Life

Cave Of Forgotten Dreams

The Kid with a Bike

This Is Not A Film

A Separation

2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Skyfall

Prometheus

The Hunt

Flight

2013

The Wolf of Wall Street

Gravity

Her

Blue Jasmine

Nebraska

2014

Birdman

Interstellar

Under the Skin

Two Days, One Night

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Nymphomaniac

Captain America: Winter Soldier

Only Lovers Left Alive

Nightcrawler