Get out the popcorn, Twitter is debating the best year for film.
It all started with one tweet by Colin Murr, who runs the blog Colin Watches Movies. He asked what appeared to be a simple question but any movie buff can tell, this debate could rage on for years. In his tweet, Murr asked:
What do you think is the greatest year in film history, and what are your favorite movies from that year?
What do you think is the greatest year in film history, and what are your favorite movies from that year?— Collin Murr (@Collin Murr)1534795989.0
Murr started things off with his favorite year and best films.
I'll start with my personal favorite: 1974, which gave us Chinatown, The Godfather Part II, Black Christmas, Murder… https://t.co/ZFlFRauKfL— Collin Murr (@Collin Murr)1534796084.0
Many other years came to mind, from the classics to modern day Harry Potter.
@CollinMurr 1950. All About Eve, Sunset Blvd, Rashomon, Stromboli, Born Yesterday, Cinderella, Harvey, Night and th… https://t.co/9gMi19OEgc— FormerGregSamsa (@FormerGregSamsa)1534824831.0
@CollinMurr Fav 2001 #movies; Lord of the rings, Harry Potter, Shrek, Donnie Darko, Fast and the Furious— Kelly 🐨 (@Kelly 🐨)1534918376.0
But there was one year Twitter kept coming back to — 1994
For me it was 1994: With movies such as Pulp Fiction, The Lion King, The Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump, The Ma… https://t.co/LVkAbzv08s— 🕯 Just Brian, and a half 🕯 (@🕯 Just Brian, and a half 🕯)1534796640.0
@tzerigawa Also Quiz Show, Ed Wood, and others. Amazing year all around.— Collin Murr (@Collin Murr)1534796729.0
1994: Shawshank Redemption, The Lion King, Pulp Fiction, Clerks, Speed, Dumb and Dumber, Natural Born Killers, Forr… https://t.co/QoKO62zHLg— Josh Waldrep (@Josh Waldrep)1534797753.0
@CollinMurr 1994: The Lion King, Forrest Gump, Pulp Fiction, The Crow, The Mask, True Lies, The Shawshank Redemptio… https://t.co/lsxYvtyCGV— Brandon Katz (@Brandon Katz)1534865882.0
@Great_Katzby @CollinMurr I can't even dispute this. Like one bit.— Sarah (@Sarah)1534869150.0
It was by no means a unanimous decision. Other years receiving a shutout included—
@CollinMurr I’m sorry, this is no challenge. 1985: Back to the Future The Goonies The Breakfast Club Clue Real Gen… https://t.co/8ZNDZ1gL48— Antic the Fearless (@Antic the Fearless)1534817011.0
1982: The Thing, Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan, Poltergeist, First Blood, The Secret Of NIMH, Swamp Thing, Blade… https://t.co/lqoIVocNn6— Thomas The Drive-In Will Never Die (@Thomas The Drive-In Will Never Die)1534823264.0
@CollinMurr 1980 was a good year. The Blues Brothers, Caddy Shack, The Shining, Flash Gordon 😂— Patrick (@Patrick)1534811328.0
@CollinMurr 1999: Fight Club and The Matrix those two were game changers. Not to forget American Beauty, Green Mile… https://t.co/3jk9VJIluN— Drew714 (@Drew714)1534829806.0
Let's hear it for the oldies still holding up.
@CollinMurr 1939-Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind, Rebecca [or was it 1940??] Wuthering Heights, Dark Victory— JustMim (@JustMim)1534807358.0
@MiriamLoewi @CollinMurr 1939: Son of Frankenstein, The (best) Hound of the Baskervilles, The Hunchback of Norte Dame, Jamaica Inn.— Gary Stocker (@Gary Stocker)1534889877.0
@MiriamLoewi @CollinMurr I believe Snow White came out in '39 as well.— John Jordan (@John Jordan)1534893493.0
But some folks enjoyed a more modern approach.
@CollinMurr 2007: Ratatouille, No Country, There Will Be Blood, Juno, Michael Clayton, Hot Fuzz, Zodiac, Knocked Up… https://t.co/3PCAwZ1RGn— Kevin Johnson (@Kevin Johnson)1534867193.0
@realsusandixon @CollinMurr 2002 tho. Punch Drunk Love. Lord of the Rings Two Towers. 8 Mile. Count of Monte Cristo… https://t.co/l2Y1j8vZxY— Elijah 🎬🎥 (@Elijah 🎬🎥)1534889907.0
So what do you think? Is1994 the clear winner?
H/T: Twitter Moments