Was 1999 The Greatest Year For Movies Of All Time? This List Makes It Hard To Argue

by 4 years ago

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It feels like it’s been decades since we’ve had a “movie year” where film after film came along to knock us on our collective dumpers.

These days, there are countless big budget releases but most tend to underwhelm and under perform. A couple movies end up being classics, but overall, the box office is just blurgh.

The folks at AskMen are arguing that 1999 was not only the last good year for movies but it might be the best movie year of all time. As in, forever. The best cinematic year ever. That’s a ballsy claim but they’ve got some pretty solid proof to back it up.

This year had its good moments. Guardians of the Galaxy made intergalactic friendship cool and made Chris Pratt’s Andy Dwyer an afterthought. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes easily rinsed any aftertaste of 2001’s Planet of the Apes (if you even remembered it). And Gone Girl? Whooo boy.

But compare those with American Beauty, The Matrix and Fight Club especially when you have high-grossing trash like Transformers weighing down 2014’s film lineup. See where we’re going with this?

Your average under-25 film buff will have at least one film from 1999 as one of his or her favorites. This is the year that’s considered one of the greatest for movies in history. It’s certainly the most recent.

I don’t want to ruin the entire list but they’ve got ten strong choice. So was 1999 the greatest movie year ever?

H/T Ask Men