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Subject: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: Willmisses2004 on 08/23/16 at 5:06 pm

I think 2006
2000
2011
2003
2007  What do you guys think? I know these years weren't the best selections, they were just off the top of my head.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: batfan2005 on 08/23/16 at 5:11 pm

I also think 2006. The best was 2005, and 2006 just couldn't follow.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: Willmisses2004 on 08/23/16 at 5:18 pm


I also think 2006. The best was 2005, and 2006 just couldn't follow.
2005 was a good year, 2006 had about 2/3 good movies and that's it.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: mqg96 on 08/23/16 at 5:23 pm

As long as I've been alive, it's definitely 2006. Dishonorable mention would be 2000.

For this current decade, the blandest years have been 2010 & 2011, although far from being the worst.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/23/16 at 5:25 pm

I think the absolute worst year for movies in this decade is 2016. There's so many reboots, which shows that Hollywood is not that great towards the movie industry nowadays. That, and literally most of the movies that are being released recently are somehow controversial towards the public. Especially the Ghostbusters reboot, the Angry Birds film, and most of the DC Universe films. It makes me wonder why people take them so damn seriously. Dishonorable mention might go to 2011, since most of the movies released that years were boring and lame for the most part.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: mqg96 on 08/23/16 at 5:28 pm


I think 2006
2000
2011
2003
2007  What do you guys think? I know these years weren't the best selections, they were just off the top of my head.


I disagree with 2003 and 2007 being bad years for movies. 2007 is debatably one of the best years for movies of the 2000's, since it had Ratatouille, No Country For Old Men, 300, Transformers, Into the Wild, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, The Simpson's Movie, and American Gangster.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: mqg96 on 08/23/16 at 5:31 pm


I think the absolute worst year for movies in this decade is 2016. There's so many reboots, which shows that Hollywood is not that great towards the movie industry nowadays. That, and literally most of the movies that are being released recently are somehow controversial towards the public. Especially the Ghostbusters reboot, the Angry Birds film, and most of the DC Universe films. It makes me wonder why people take them so damn seriously. Dishonorable mention might go to 2011, since most of the movies released that years were boring and lame for the most part.


I do think the reboots and the oversaturation of the superhero movie industry (despite them being good) make 2016 a downgraded year for movies compared to what 2012-2015 offered, but it definitely hasn't been that bad at all. 2011 and even 2010 were no where near as good as 2016 has been so far, and 2016 totally beats a couple years during the 2000's decade too, like 2000 or 2006.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: Willmisses2004 on 08/23/16 at 5:37 pm


I disagree with 2003 and 2007 being bad years for movies. 2007 is debatably one of the best years for movies of the 2000's, since it had Ratatouille, No Country For Old Men, 300, Transformers, Into the Wild, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, The Simpson's Movie, and American Gangster.
Transformers was cheesy in my opinion. So, what do you like about 2003 besides Finding Nemo, Matrix Reloaded, and POTC?

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/23/16 at 5:42 pm


I do think the reboots and the oversaturation of the superhero movie industry (despite them being good) make 2016 a downgraded year for movies compared to what 2012-2015 offered, but it definitely hasn't been that bad at all. 2011 and even 2010 were no where near as good as 2016 has been so far, and 2016 totally beats a couple years during the 2000's decade too, like 2000 or 2006.


With my biases aside (since I think 2006 is somehow better), I would rather watch The Departed, The Devil Wears Prada, Casino Royale, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Dreamgirls, Happy Feet, Snakes on a Plane, and Borat, than what 2016 has brought to us.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: #Infinity on 08/23/16 at 6:21 pm

Definitely 1970. It's the only year since the 40s not to have any films in IMDB's top 250 besides 1956 (which still has a lot of great films regardless), and you can see why. While there are plenty decent flicks, as there are for any given year, 1970 was still a shockingly forgettable time for cinema in general. The year's highest regarded movie, Patton, is overrated, in my opinion, due to it being too long to hold interest in such a simplistic plot and message. While I did like The Aristocats as a kid, and it's still somewhat enjoyable now, it's far more modest in scale compared to other animated Disney movies. 1970 doesn't even have the excuse of lacking really bad movies, either, due to Myra Breckinridge and Hercules in New York.

People who bash any random year from the new millennium are focusing too much on the trendy, more mainstream flicks (which are often still good, anyways). Independent films, however, are a stronger business than ever, and certainly make every year of the 21st century more impactful to the movie industry than 1970, which was basically an awkward transitional period between the Hollywood Golden Age and the Modern Age of cinema, during which old standards were crumbling but the masterpieces of the late 60s hadn't yet consolidated into a fully burgeoning movement. If anything, 1970 was more revolutionary to television because of M*A*S*H.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: batfan2005 on 08/23/16 at 6:26 pm


I do think the reboots and the oversaturation of the superhero movie industry (despite them being good) make 2016 a downgraded year for movies compared to what 2012-2015 offered, but it definitely hasn't been that bad at all. 2011 and even 2010 were no where near as good as 2016 has been so far, and 2016 totally beats a couple years during the 2000's decade too, like 2000 or 2006.


I liked 2000. That year had Gladiator, Castaway, Road Trip, Bring It On, Coyote Ugly; Me, Myself, and Irene; Scary Movie, Charlie's Angels, Shaft, The Nutty Professor 2, Meet the Parents, and the original X-men. 2016 had some movies that were similar to the ones I mentioned, but not as good. I made the mistake of buying the Brothers Grimsy without watching it before. It wasn't as good as Borat, which was one of the few 2006 movies I liked. For this decade, the worst year was 2014. It didn't really have anything other than Guardians of the Galaxy, Divergent, and Interstellar.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: #Infinity on 08/23/16 at 6:44 pm

I will admit that 2016 has not been a particularly great year for cinema so far, at least not in the live-action department. It seems like there have been a lot of movies this year that have let anticipating audiences down, even in spite of the few above-average flicks. It's likely things will pick up a lot as we approach Oscars Season, however.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/23/16 at 7:08 pm


I will admit that 2016 has not been a particularly great year for cinema so far, at least not in the live-action department. It seems like there have been a lot of movies this year that have let anticipating audiences down, even in spite of the few above-average flicks. It's likely things will pick up a lot as we approach Oscars Season, however.


To be fair though, I kinda like The Conjuring 2. It was the only movie that I somehow enjoyed, despite being annoyed by the jump scares.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/23/16 at 7:13 pm


I think 2006
2000
2011
2003
2007  What do you guys think? I know these years weren't the best selections, they were just off the top of my head.


I don't really think 2003, 2006, and 2007 are terrible years for movies. 2000 was kinda bland, since it was extremely similar to 1999. Same with 2006, but their movies were somehow enjoyable for some reason. I don't know about 2011, aside from being nonchalant towards movies.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: Willmisses2004 on 08/23/16 at 7:16 pm


I don't really think 2003, 2006, and 2007 are terrible years for movies. 2000 was kinda bland, since it was extremely similar to 1999. Same with 2006, but their movies were somehow enjoyable for some reason. I don't know about 2011, aside from being nonchalant towards movies.
What are your favorite 2003 movies?

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/23/16 at 7:26 pm


What are your favorite 2003 movies?


Finding Nemo, Final Destination 3, Freddy vs. Jason, Kill Bill Vol. 1, and the live-action Cat In The Hat (yeah, it kinda sucks, but it's seems enjoyable).

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: mqg96 on 08/23/16 at 9:26 pm


I liked 2000. That year had Gladiator, Castaway, Road Trip, Bring It On, Coyote Ugly; Me, Myself, and Irene; Scary Movie, Charlie's Angels, Shaft, The Nutty Professor 2, Meet the Parents, and the original X-men. 2016 had some movies that were similar to the ones I mentioned, but not as good. I made the mistake of buying the Brothers Grimsy without watching it before. It wasn't as good as Borat, which was one of the few 2006 movies I liked. For this decade, the worst year was 2014. It didn't really have anything other than Guardians of the Galaxy, Divergent, and Interstellar.


2014 the worst? Blasphemy my friend! 2014 was debatably better than 2012, and it totally beats out 2010 & 2011. 2014 had Guardians of the Galaxy (like you said), Boyhood, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Nightcrawler, Birdman, 22 Jump Street, The Lego Movie, Big Hero 6, Maleficent, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, and The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 1. How in the world was that a bad list?  ::) ;D

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: mqg96 on 08/23/16 at 9:33 pm


Transformers was cheesy in my opinion. So, what do you like about 2003 besides Finding Nemo, Matrix Reloaded, and POTC?


The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Kill Bill Volume 1, 2 Fast 2 Furious, X-Men 2 United, Bad Santa, Elf, Freaky Friday, Spy Kids 3: Game Over (severely underrated; loved the plot of this movie), and Brother Bear.

Edit: Kangaroo Jack (loved it as a kid, but I decided not to include it on the list due to the low ratings and a lot of the hate it got over the years)

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/23/16 at 9:36 pm


The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Kill Bill Volume 1, 2 Fast 2 Furious, X-Men 2 United, Bad Santa, Elf, Freaky Friday, Spy Kids 3: Game Over (severely underrated; loved the plot of this movie), and Brother Bear.

Edit: Kangaroo Jack (loved it as a kid, but I decided not to include it on the list due to the low ratings and a lot of the hate it got over the years)


To be honest, I kinda liked Kangaroo Jack. Never really got to see the whole movie, but I think encountered it when I was going through an opening credit binge when I was about 5 or 6. As for that opening credit thing, I was somehow fascinated with movie logos and a little bit of opening credits at the time.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: 2001 on 08/23/16 at 10:39 pm

2005 was worst in the 2000s.
2011 for the 2010s.

To defend the honour of 2000 - Almost Famous, Momento, Bring It On, Wonder Boys, Yi Yi: A One and a Two, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (though it came out the end of 2000)

To defend the honour of 2010 (the year I started going to theatre again): Inception, The Social Network, Black Swan, Toy Story 2, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, The King's Speech, How To Train Your Dragon, Deathly Hallows, Iron Man 2.

2010 was one of my favourite years to be honest, though 2012-2015 would probably be the most formidable streak of years for good movies.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: mqg96 on 08/23/16 at 10:44 pm


2005 was worst in the 2000s.
2011 for the 2010s.

To defend the honour of 2000 - Almost Famous, Momento, Bring It On, Wonder Boys, Yi Yi: A One and a Two, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (though it came out the end of 2000)

To defend the honour of 2010 (the year I started going to theatre again): Inception, The Social Network, Black Swan, Toy Story 2, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, The King's Speech, How To Train Your Dragon, Deathly Hallows, Iron Man 2.

2010 was one of my favourite years to be honest, though 2012-2015 would probably be the most formidable streak of years for good movies.


Now that I think about it. Out of all the controversial comments on this thread, you're the one I've agreed with the most so far. The only part I disagree with is 2005. 2006 was a lot worse than 2005 and shouldn't be comparable, and I thought 2005 was still decent. About the same as 2004 (heck even 2003 in some cases) in terms of quality.

Also, I'm 100% with you about 2012-2015 being the best of the decade so far. I know I'm going to be extremely nostalgic for that stretch for movies one day.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: 2001 on 08/23/16 at 11:05 pm


Now that I think about it. Out of all the controversial comments on this thread, you're the one I've agreed with the most so far. The only part I disagree with is 2005. 2006 was a lot worse than 2005 and shouldn't be comparable, and I thought 2005 was still decent. About the same as 2004 (heck even 2003 in some cases) in terms of quality.

Also, I'm 100% with you about 2012-2015 being the best of the decade so far. I know I'm going to be extremely nostalgic for that stretch for movies one day.


2004 was a really good year but I can't say much for 2005. 40 Year Old Virgin is the only good movie I can think of. I just checked and Grudge (one of my favourite childhood movies  ;D) was actually 2004 despite me watching it in 2005.

2006 was okay. It had Borat, Idiocracy, Last King of Scotland, She's The Man, Casino Royale, Over The Hedge (Avril Lavigne was in it!!) and Stranger Than Fiction. Also, despite it being panned by critics, I really liked Night At The Museum  ;D I was 13 when I watched it but I still consider a part of my childhood somehow, along with Over The Hedge.


Why do you like 2005?

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: 80sfan on 08/23/16 at 11:11 pm

I can't stand 2006!  >:(  >:(  >:(  >:(

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 08/24/16 at 4:51 am

The worst year for movies in the 21st century in my opinion, is 2014. I liked Guardians of the Galaxy, Whiplash, and there are others that are good too, but compared to other years, it is weaker.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: mqg96 on 08/24/16 at 6:56 am


2004 was a really good year but I can't say much for 2005. 40 Year Old Virgin is the only good movie I can think of. I just checked and Grudge (one of my favourite childhood movies  ;D) was actually 2004 despite me watching it in 2005.

Why do you like 2005?


2005 also had Batman Begins, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Fantastic Four (NOT 1994 or 2015; smashes both of them; the ONLY one that gave us a sequel which was Silver Surfer), Sharkboy & Lava Girl (same opinion as Spy Kids 3), King Kong, Herbie: Fully Loaded (you can already guess why I liked this movie), Madagascar, Sin City, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (reboot), and V for Vendetta. May not have been as good as 2004, but it's definitely a better lineup than 2006 IMO.

Edit: Wow, I'm surprised you liked Over the Hedge, I watched that movie when I was 10 years old and I thought the plot was extremely stupid... although those snacks made me hungry! I also liked Night of the Museum too. The only kids movie from 2006 I liked was Cars.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: mqg96 on 08/24/16 at 7:02 am

But yeah overall folks, for the best movies of the 2000's decade, I think it's between 2001 or 2004 honestly. 2002, 2007 and 2009 has the huge honorable mentions.

As for the 2010's decade, it's 2013 no contest. 2012 comes close at #2. 2014 & 2015 are tied at #3 in my opinion.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: #Infinity on 08/24/16 at 11:23 am

I know you guys didn't grow up with them when they were brand new, but have you people really not seen any movies from the 20th century? Based on this thread, you'd think movies were consistently phenomenal all the way until the beginning of the new millennium, at which point everything immediately turned into garbage.

I don't know, I guess I'm just shocked that a board specifically targeted towards people who like decades from the past is now so dominated by conversations about the shallow culture of today, while those that do pertain to the past are overwhelmingly just about kid culture from the 2000s. I've noticed this for a while, but never commented on it before because I really don't feel members here should be restricted over what they can talk about, but I do at least have to admit I'm missing the topical diversity from a few months ago.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/24/16 at 11:54 am


I know you guys didn't grow up with them when they were brand new, but have you people really not seen any movies from the 20th century? Based on this thread, you'd think movies were consistently phenomenal all the way until the beginning of the new millennium, at which point everything immediately turned into garbage.


There are some movies from the 20th century that I consider to be mediocre. For instance, the constant 80s slasher movies that ripped off Friday The 13th, Halloween, or NOES, were kinda bad. However, as a huge fan of the slasher-horror movie genre, it wasn't that bad.


I don't know, I guess I'm just shocked that a board specifically targeted towards people who like decades from the past is now so dominated by conversations about the shallow culture of today, while those that do pertain to the past are overwhelmingly just about kid culture from the 2000s. I've noticed this for a while, but never commented on it before because I really don't feel members here should be restricted over what they can talk about, but I do at least have to admit I'm missing the topical diversity from a few months ago.


Well, this board is also targeted towards people who are nostalgic for any other decade. As somebody who's been nostalgic for the 2000s since 2014, I never really got that much forums approving of what I'm saying towards the decade. Especially when one board said that the 2000s weren't really that great, and that's when I realized that I shouldn't really go to any other board to talk about that kind of topic. Then I searched up 2000s boards, and this site came up.

With that, we also have most of our regulars being 2000s kids. mqg96, Eazy-EMan1995 (Eric), HazelBlue99, Willmisses2004, 1999 Baby/2000s Kid, TheKid99, and myself. So, I think it's obvious that we would talk about kid culture of the 2000s, to become nostalgic over the decade. Even though I did watch a few adult shows in the 2000s, I didn't watch it entirely until the early 2010s. But yeah, I wish we usually talk about more other decades in this board.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: 80sfan on 08/24/16 at 12:04 pm

I'm confused. This thread is in the 00's section of the forum. Shouldn't it be in the 'more than a decade' forum?

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/24/16 at 12:11 pm


I'm confused. This thread is in the 00's section of the forum. Shouldn't it be in the 'more than a decade' forum?


I guess Willmisses2004 (the OP of this thread) thinks more about the 2000s while making this thread. But if I were him, it should've been in the "More than a decade" subforum.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: 2001 on 08/24/16 at 12:17 pm


I'm confused. This thread is in the 00's section of the forum. Shouldn't it be in the 'more than a decade' forum?


Maybe the worst year for movies is clearly somewhere in the 2000s.

http://i.imgur.com/GPPbFrz.gif

I know you guys didn't grow up with them when they were brand new, but have you people really not seen any movies from the 20th century? Based on this thread, you'd think movies were consistently phenomenal all the way until the beginning of the new millennium, at which point everything immediately turned into garbage.

I don't know, I guess I'm just shocked that a board specifically targeted towards people who like decades from the past is now so dominated by conversations about the shallow culture of today, while those that do pertain to the past are overwhelmingly just about kid culture from the 2000s. I've noticed this for a while, but never commented on it before because I really don't feel members here should be restricted over what they can talk about, but I do at least have to admit I'm missing the topical diversity from a few months ago.


Admittedly, I haven't watched many movies released before the 90s, and even the ones in the 90s I've watched are kid movies. I watch those black and white 1920s-1950s on TV when I'm bored but that's it.

I agree with what you said though, about there not being a truly bad year for movies in the 21st century.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/24/16 at 12:23 pm


Maybe the worst year for movies is clearly somewhere in the 2000s.
http://i.imgur.com/GPPbFrz.gif


I don't find any year from the 2000s to be that horrendous towards movies. 2001-2009 were pretty awesome, and 2000 was rather mediocre than having sh*t after sh*t being released.


Admittedly, I haven't watched many movies released before the 90s, and even the ones in the 90s I've watched are kid movies. I watch those black and white 1920s-1950s on TV when I'm bored but that's it.


This made me wish I watched some movies from TCM (Turner Classic Movies, which is an American cable channel that airs 1920s-1950s movies).

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: 80sfan on 08/24/16 at 12:28 pm


I guess Willmisses2004 (the OP of this thread) thinks more about the 2000s while making this thread. But if I were him, it should've been in the "More than a decade" subforum.


I see!

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: 80sfan on 08/24/16 at 12:28 pm


Maybe the worst year for movies is clearly somewhere in the 2000s.

http://i.imgur.com/GPPbFrz.gif
Admittedly, I haven't watched many movies released before the 90s, and even the ones in the 90s I've watched are kid movies. I watch those black and white 1920s-1950s on TV when I'm bored but that's it.

I agree with what you said though, about there not being a truly bad year for movies in the 21st century.


;D

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 08/24/16 at 12:29 pm


Definitely 1970. It's the only year since the 40s not to have any films in IMDB's top 250 besides 1956 (which still has a lot of great films regardless), and you can see why. While there are plenty decent flicks, as there are for any given year, 1970 was still a shockingly forgettable time for cinema in general. The year's highest regarded movie, Patton, is overrated, in my opinion, due to it being too long to hold interest in such a simplistic plot and message. While I did like The Aristocats as a kid, and it's still somewhat enjoyable now, it's far more modest in scale compared to other animated Disney movies. 1970 doesn't even have the excuse of lacking really bad movies, either, due to Myra Breckinridge and Hercules in New York.

People who bash any random year from the new millennium are focusing too much on the trendy, more mainstream flicks (which are often still good, anyways). Independent films, however, are a stronger business than ever, and certainly make every year of the 21st century more impactful to the movie industry than 1970, which was basically an awkward transitional period between the Hollywood Golden Age and the Modern Age of cinema, during which old standards were crumbling but the masterpieces of the late 60s hadn't yet consolidated into a fully burgeoning movement. If anything, 1970 was more revolutionary to television because of M*A*S*H.


I agree about 1970. Very mediocre year in hindsight. Old Hollywood was on it's last legs by that point, but New Hollywood would not firmly establish itself until later in the '70s.

I've never been all that big on 1977 either, but that's more of a personal thing. The two most famous movies of the year (Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind) I really like, but beyond that alot of the other big '77 films (Pete's Dragon, Annie Hall, Saturday Night Fever, Smokey and the Bandit, A Bridge Too Far, etc.) have just never really caught my interest. Also, I prefer The Rescuers Down Under to the original.

From my own childhood, I think 1996 looks kind of blah in hindsight. I love Fargo (one of favorite films of all-time actually), and I think the Hunchback of Notre Dame is perhaps the most underrated Disney Renaissance movie, but alot of the other top movies of '96 (Jerry Maguire, Scream, Happy Gilmore, Romeo + Juliet, Mission: Impossible, The Rock) seem a little bland to me now. However, to this day I will still defend Independence Day. It's cheesy as hell, yes, but I still have just as much fun watching that movie in 2016 as I did when I watched it as a kid in 1996. The sequel sucked, though. 8-P

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: 80sfan on 08/24/16 at 12:29 pm

The 1980's was a pretty good decade for movies. Not a fan of 80's television though.  :-\\

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 08/24/16 at 1:30 pm


I disagree with 2003 and 2007 being bad years for movies. 2007 is debatably one of the best years for movies of the 2000's, since it had Ratatouille, No Country For Old Men, 300, Transformers, Into the Wild, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, The Simpson's Movie, and American Gangster.

Agreed! 2004 and 2007 were the best!

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 08/24/16 at 1:33 pm


I know you guys didn't grow up with them when they were brand new, but have you people really not seen any movies from the 20th century? Based on this thread, you'd think movies were consistently phenomenal all the way until the beginning of the new millennium, at which point everything immediately turned into garbage.

I don't know, I guess I'm just shocked that a board specifically targeted towards people who like decades from the past is now so dominated by conversations about the shallow culture of today, while those that do pertain to the past are overwhelmingly just about kid culture from the 2000s. I've noticed this for a while, but never commented on it before because I really don't feel members here should be restricted over what they can talk about, but I do at least have to admit I'm missing the topical diversity from a few months ago.

I'm not one of those people. I'm a big fan of 30s, 50s, 70s, and 80s flicks.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: Howard on 08/24/16 at 2:43 pm


I can't stand 2006!  >:(  >:(  >:(  >:(


Why not?

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: Howard on 08/24/16 at 2:44 pm


The 1980's was a pretty good decade for movies. Not a fan of 80's television though.  :-\\


I agree.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: XYkid on 08/24/16 at 3:29 pm

2006 had a lot of boring movies.
2005 had a lot of good movies, but also way too many sequels.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/24/16 at 3:38 pm


2006 had a lot of boring movies.
2005 had a lot of good movies, but also way too many sequels.


At least the sequels were great. They weren't a big deal towards insane people on the Internet.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: Zelek3 on 08/24/16 at 3:40 pm


I disagree with 2003 and 2007 being bad years for movies. 2007 is debatably one of the best years for movies of the 2000's, since it had Ratatouille, No Country For Old Men, 300, Transformers, Into the Wild, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, The Simpson's Movie, and American Gangster.

This movie wasn't as bad as the later Bayformers movies, but it was pretty ehhhhhh if you ask me. :P

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/24/16 at 3:42 pm


This movie wasn't as bad as the later Bayformers movies, but it was pretty ehhhhhh if you ask me. :P


All of them just seem overrated and overhated at the same time. Although, it's not that bad if you compare it to the hate of the Ghostbusters reboot.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: 2001 on 08/24/16 at 3:59 pm


This movie wasn't as bad as the later Bayformers movies, but it was pretty ehhhhhh if you ask me. :P


Oh my God, I didn't even see him list that movie. The movie was a disaster! So was Fantastic Four. To add insult to the injury, I told my brother to buy Super Paper Mario and Warioware but he came back from the store with the video games for both those movies, and they were as horrendous as you'd expect. So it's not just that these are bad movies I watched, I actively hate them!  >:(  ;D

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/24/16 at 4:01 pm


Oh my God, I didn't even see him list that movie. The movie was a disaster! So was Fantastic Four. To add insult to the injury, I told my brother to buy Super Paper Mario and Warioware but he came back from the store with the video games for both those movies, and they were as horrendous as you'd expect. So it's not just that these are bad movies I watched, I actively hate them!  >:(  ;D


lol. I have Super Paper Mario and I laugh at that statement.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: 2001 on 08/24/16 at 4:11 pm


lol. I have Super Paper Mario and I laugh at that statement.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


:\'( I bought them later in the year, but I had to pay with my own money.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/24/16 at 4:13 pm


:\'( I bought them later in the year, but I had to pay with my own money.


You should've served him right.  ;D

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: 2001 on 08/24/16 at 4:26 pm


You should've served him right.  ;D


He's still in denial, he thinks Fantastic Four was a good movie and game. A movie with 37% on RT and a game with 39 on Metacritic. And yeah, you guessed it, he's a DC fan too  :-X

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/24/16 at 4:31 pm


He's still in denial, he thinks Fantastic Four was a good movie and game. A movie with 37% on RT and a game with 39 on Metacritic. And yeah, you guessed it, he's a DC fan too  :-X


Umm... okay. Never thought of having him confess of being a DC fan.  :P

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: Willmisses2004 on 08/24/16 at 4:45 pm


I guess Willmisses2004 (the OP of this thread) thinks more about the 2000s while making this thread. But if I were him, it should've been in the "More than a decade" subforum.
I put it in 2000s because I think of 2006 when I think about bad movies in a year. Besides, it's not like Inertia is going to see this.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 08/24/16 at 4:52 pm


I know you guys didn't grow up with them when they were brand new, but have you people really not seen any movies from the 20th century? Based on this thread, you'd think movies were consistently phenomenal all the way until the beginning of the new millennium, at which point everything immediately turned into garbage.

I don't know, I guess I'm just shocked that a board specifically targeted towards people who like decades from the past is now so dominated by conversations about the shallow culture of today, while those that do pertain to the past are overwhelmingly just about kid culture from the 2000s. I've noticed this for a while, but never commented on it before because I really don't feel members here should be restricted over what they can talk about, but I do at least have to admit I'm missing the topical diversity from a few months ago.

Well, I watched a LOT of western shows and movies from the 40s to 60s with my grandpa growing up, I just don't know the specific year, or the names of the movies themselves (I know the tv shows names). I've seen cartoons from the 30s to 2000s, but with movies, I've only recently started watching more pre 1990s films, however, Star Wars and Indiana Jones are my thing  ;D

So far, I've seen the The Color Purple, To Kill a Mockingbird, Back to the Future movies, A Trip to the Moon, and will be watching Twelve O'Clock High and Dr. Strangelove soon. I just feel like I haven't seen enough to judge certain years.

Any other movies I've seen from the 20th century I saw when I was younger, and I didn't pay attention to when it was made. I honestly stopped watching many movies around five years ago, but have started to watch more again. I'm very picky now with movies (mostly, at least), do you have any recommendations for what I should watch from the 20th century?

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/24/16 at 4:53 pm


I put it in 2000s because I think of 2006 when I think about bad movies in a year. Besides, it's not like Inertia is going to see this.


Inertia hasn't been online for a long time. So I doubt she'll see her forum like this. Besides, I think some people might say 2006 was somehow like a mediocre year for movies.

EDIT: Turns out that Inertia hasn't been on InThe00s for over a year. Her last post was on April of 2015.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/24/16 at 4:55 pm


Any other movies I've seen from the 20th century I saw when I was younger, and I didn't pay attention to when it was made. I honestly stopped watching many movies around five years ago, but have started to watch more again. I'm very picky now with movies (mostly, at least), do you have any recommendations for what I should watch from the 20th century?


Well, what kind of movies did you watch from the 20th century?

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: Willmisses2004 on 08/24/16 at 4:56 pm


Inertia hasn't been online for a long time. So I doubt she'll see her forum like this. Besides, I think some people might say 2006 was somehow like a mediocre year for movies.
Yep that's why I said that. In my opinion, 2006 is leaning towards mediocrity but is more of a "bad" year.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/24/16 at 4:58 pm


Yep that's why I said that. In my opinion, 2006 is leaning towards mediocrity but is more of a "bad" year.


Well in my opinion, I could stand 2006 to be a decent year for movies. Not as great as 2005, but it's somehow tolerable.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: Late 2000s Kid on 08/24/16 at 5:05 pm

2003 isn't bad, it had Finding Nemo at least..  >:(

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/24/16 at 5:08 pm


2003 isn't bad, it had Finding Nemo at least..  >:(


Hi there, welcome to InThe00s. Also, I agree that Finding Nemo was alright.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 08/24/16 at 5:11 pm


Well, what kind of movies did you watch from the 20th century?

Anything that is unique, and anything that is really good. I'll watch comedies, action movies, dramas, sci-fi, even romance films, when I say I'm picky, I guess I mean it just takes me a long time to pick a movie on Netflix, maybe indecisive is a better word  ;D

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/24/16 at 5:15 pm


Anything that is unique, and anything that is really good. I'll watch comedies, action movies, dramas, sci-fi, even romance films, when I say I'm picky, I guess I mean it just takes me a long time to pick a movie on Netflix, maybe indecisive is a better word  ;D


I basically don't have any interest suggesting movies, but I think you should go on Netflix and see what kind of comedies, action, dramas, sci-fi, and romance films are interesting to you.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: Late 2000s Kid on 08/24/16 at 5:19 pm


Hi there, welcome to InThe00s. Also, I agree that Finding Nemo was alright.
Hi

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 08/24/16 at 5:21 pm


I basically don't have any interest suggesting movies, but I think you should go on Netflix and see what kind of comedies, action, dramas, sci-fi, and romance films are interesting to you.

Yeah, thank you  :) I have two movies I'm planning on watching, so I guess I can watch those, then I'll try to find some others, and with genres, I'll watch pretty much any type unless if it's a children's movie (besides sequels to ones I grew up on).

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 08/24/16 at 5:23 pm


Hi

Welcome to the site  :D I think you are the first under 16 user I've seen here (registered 11 days ago though, so that might not mean much).

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: batfan2005 on 08/24/16 at 5:23 pm


2005 also had Batman Begins, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Fantastic Four (NOT 1994 or 2015; smashes both of them; the ONLY one that gave us a sequel which was Silver Surfer), Sharkboy & Lava Girl (same opinion as Spy Kids 3), King Kong, Herbie: Fully Loaded (you can already guess why I liked this movie), Madagascar, Sin City, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (reboot), and V for Vendetta. May not have been as good as 2004, but it's definitely a better lineup than 2006 IMO.

Edit: Wow, I'm surprised you liked Over the Hedge, I watched that movie when I was 10 years old and I thought the plot was extremely stupid... although those snacks made me hungry! I also liked Night of the Museum too. The only kids movie from 2006 I liked was Cars.


2005 also had Wedding Crashers, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, War of the Worlds, The Island, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Dukes of Hazzard, Just Friends, and I can't believe that Star Wars Episode III has not been mentioned.

V For Vendetta was a 2006 movie and one of the few that I enjoyed, along with Night At the Museum, The Departed, Borat, Talladega Nights, and even Superman Returns.

2004 was pretty good too, but I still liked 2005 better. From 2004 I enjoyed I-Robot, The Day After Tomorrow, Man on Fire, Anchorman, Euro Trip, Dodgeball, Napoleon Dynamite, and Team America: World Police.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: Willmisses2004 on 08/24/16 at 5:25 pm


Hi
Welcome!

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/24/16 at 5:25 pm


Hi


Nice Shrek avatar.


Yeah, thank you  :) I have two movies I'm planning on watching, so I guess I can watch those, then I'll try to find some others, and with genres, I'll watch pretty much any type unless if it's a children's movie (besides sequels to ones I grew up on).


I could relate. I never really had any interest into watching children's entertainment, unless it was something that I watched as a kid.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: batfan2005 on 08/24/16 at 5:27 pm


What are your favorite 2003 movies?


Now my favorite movie from 2003 is Lost in Translation. It's one of those movies I can watch over and over again. Maybe because it's about my favorite city in the world.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 08/24/16 at 5:27 pm


2005 also had Wedding Crashers, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, War of the Worlds, The Island, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Dukes of Hazzard, Just Friends, and I can't believe that Star Wars Episode III has not been mentioned.

V For Vendetta was a 2006 movie and one of the few that I enjoyed, along with Night At the Museum, The Departed, Borat, Talladega Nights, and even Superman Returns.

2004 was pretty good too, but I still liked 2005 better. From 2004 I enjoyed I-Robot, The Day After Tomorrow, Man on Fire, Anchorman, Euro Trip, Dodgeball, Napoleon Dynamite, and Team America: World Police.


My favorite movie of 2005 right there. Very unpopular opinion, but I love the prequels just as much as the originals.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/24/16 at 5:31 pm


2005 also had Wedding Crashers, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, War of the Worlds, The Island, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Dukes of Hazzard, Just Friends, and I can't believe that Star Wars Episode III has not been mentioned.

V For Vendetta was a 2006 movie and one of the few that I enjoyed, along with Night At the Museum, The Departed, Borat, Talladega Nights, and even Superman Returns.

2004 was pretty good too, but I still liked 2005 better. From 2004 I enjoyed I-Robot, The Day After Tomorrow, Man on Fire, Anchorman, Euro Trip, Dodgeball, Napoleon Dynamite, and Team America: World Police.


Holy crap, I just found that out. I thought it was released in 2005 all along.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: 2001 on 08/24/16 at 7:02 pm


2003 isn't bad, it had Finding Nemo at least..  >:(


Welcome to the boards! And yeah 2003 is one of my favourites. It had School of Rock!


Now my favorite movie from 2003 is Lost in Translation. It's one of those movies I can watch over and over again. Maybe because it's about my favorite city in the world.


Love that one! Whenever I get on an airplane I always watch that movie if I can. It's a ritual.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: mqg96 on 08/24/16 at 8:29 pm


Oh my God, I didn't even see him list that movie. The movie was a disaster! So was Fantastic Four. To add insult to the injury, I told my brother to buy Super Paper Mario and Warioware but he came back from the store with the video games for both those movies, and they were as horrendous as you'd expect. So it's not just that these are bad movies I watched, I actively hate them!  >:(  ;D


Really, you could say ALL of the Fantastic Four movies were bad, but out of all the ones that have existed, there's no doubt the 2005 one has been the highest quality, and I enjoyed it as a kid and I liked the actors. It was the ONLY Fantastic Four movie series that had a sequel too, which was Silver Surfer in 2007. (check back if I missed anything)

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/24/16 at 8:30 pm


Love that one! Whenever I get on an airplane I always watch that movie if I can. It's a ritual.


How long have you been keeping that tradition?

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: violet_shy on 08/24/16 at 8:33 pm

I think there were good movies throughout most of the decade.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: 2001 on 08/24/16 at 8:58 pm


Really, you could say ALL of the Fantastic Four movies were bad, but out of all the ones that have existed, there's no doubt the 2005 one has been the highest quality, and I enjoyed it as a kid and I liked the actors. It was the ONLY Fantastic Four movie series that had a sequel too, which was Silver Surfer in 2007. (check back if I missed anything)


Sorry, I was referring to Silver Surfer. That and Transformers were both 2007 movies that I didn't like. I watched the first one too (2005), but I can't really remember it well, it's been a while. I don't remember being obsessed with it though.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: 2001 on 08/24/16 at 8:59 pm


How long have you been keeping that tradition?


Err 2008. I've been on six airplanes since then, if we include return trips  ;D

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: 80sfan on 08/24/16 at 9:37 pm

2014 was not my favorite year for movies.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: #Infinity on 08/24/16 at 11:16 pm


Well, I watched a LOT of western shows and movies from the 40s to 60s with my grandpa growing up, I just don't know the specific year, or the names of the movies themselves (I know the tv shows names). I've seen cartoons from the 30s to 2000s, but with movies, I've only recently started watching more pre 1990s films, however, Star Wars and Indiana Jones are my thing  ;D

So far, I've seen the The Color Purple, To Kill a Mockingbird, Back to the Future movies, A Trip to the Moon, and will be watching Twelve O'Clock High and Dr. Strangelove soon. I just feel like I haven't seen enough to judge certain years.

Any other movies I've seen from the 20th century I saw when I was younger, and I didn't pay attention to when it was made. I honestly stopped watching many movies around five years ago, but have started to watch more again. I'm very picky now with movies (mostly, at least), do you have any recommendations for what I should watch from the 20th century?


It's hard to know really where to begin, but grazing through IMDB's Top 250 isn't a bad idea. I guess I kind of just figured most people, growing up, have seen at least a handful of older/classic movies on video, even if not most – I know I still have too many classics that I haven't seen yet – so they'd at least have a decent perspective of what most years had to offer in cinema as a whole. Many older flicks are shown as TV movies, are available on Netflix, shown by parents to their kids, or may even turn up for a school assignment. My first semester final exam for AP Psychology in high school was literally to analyze two of the main characters from The Breakfast Club using schools of psychology we had studied.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 08/24/16 at 11:29 pm


It's hard to know really where to begin, but grazing through IMDB's Top 250 isn't a bad idea. I guess I kind of just figured most people, growing up, have seen at least a handful of older/classic movies on video, even if not most – I know I still have too many classics that I haven't seen yet – so they'd at least have a decent perspective of what most years had to offer in cinema as a whole. Many older flicks are shown as TV movies, are available on Netflix, shown by parents to their kids, or may even turn up for a school assignment. My first semester final exam for AP Psychology in high school was literally to analyze two of the main characters from The Breakfast Club using schools of psychology we had studied.


Yeah, I saw a lot growing up, but never knew when they came out, or I can't remember them. Thank you, I will go check IMDB's list out  :)

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: 1999 Baby, 2000s Kid on 08/25/16 at 12:08 am


It's hard to know really where to begin, but grazing through IMDB's Top 250 isn't a bad idea. I guess I kind of just figured most people, growing up, have seen at least a handful of older/classic movies on video, even if not most – I know I still have too many classics that I haven't seen yet – so they'd at least have a decent perspective of what most years had to offer in cinema as a whole. Many older flicks are shown as TV movies, are available on Netflix, shown by parents to their kids, or may even turn up for a school assignment. My first semester final exam for AP Psychology in high school was literally to analyze two of the main characters from The Breakfast Club using schools of psychology we had studied.


I just searched years from the 20th century on Google (I'm only looking at the ones that appear, not actually going to check every movie from these years) and have seen at least 7 every year for the 1980s and 1990s. Only 1 to 3 for the 1970s, 1 for every year besides 1966 which I've seen 3 for, and 1961 which I've seen none for in the 1960s. I've only seen 7 for the 1950s. Man, this is getting bad, I better stop here, I guess I'll start trying to watch a lot more movies from 1900 to 1979.

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: batfan2005 on 08/25/16 at 6:07 pm

Love that one! Whenever I get on an airplane I always watch that movie if I can. It's a ritual.


Were any of the flights to Tokyo?

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: 2001 on 08/25/16 at 6:12 pm


2014 was not my favorite year for movies.


Mess. 2014 is probably my favourite of all time.


Were any of the flights to Tokyo?


Hopefully next year! I'm saving up. It will be either Egypt (hopefully it's safe by then) or Tokyo.

Being a teacher in Japan sounds fascinating. I use to lurk expat forums for ESL teachers, because idk, it was interesting lol. The Japanese, Taiwanese and Nigerian ones used to fascinate me the most.  :D How was it like?

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/25/16 at 6:19 pm


Hopefully next year! I'm saving up. It will be either Egypt (hopefully it's safe by then) or Tokyo.


I don't really consider Egypt nor most Middle Eastern countries to be safe towards tourists.  :(

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: 2001 on 08/25/16 at 6:41 pm


I don't really consider Egypt nor most Middle Eastern countries to be safe towards tourists.  :(


It's been a year since the last terrorist attack in Egypt, but there were still attacks specifically on tourists in Tunisia and Morocco, so it's still worrying. Canada's travel advisory says travel to Luxor (Thebes)  and Aswan requires a "high degree of caution" (same status as France) but the rest of the country is to be avoided. It would be pointless if I can't visit Giza or Memphis, Deer Al-Bahri etc. So I'll see how the next year goes. Most my friends want to go to Tokyo anyway  ;D

Subject: Re: Worst Year for Movies?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/25/16 at 6:55 pm


It's been a year since the last terrorist attack in Egypt, but there were still attacks specifically on tourists in Tunisia and Morocco, so it's still worrying. Canada's travel advisory says travel to Luxor (Thebes)  and Aswan requires a "high degree of caution" (same status as France) but the rest of the country is to be avoided. It would be pointless if I can't visit Giza or Memphis, Deer Al-Bahri etc. So I'll see how the next year goes. Most my friends want to go to Tokyo anyway  ;D


But even then, Egypt seems kinda dangerous if you go through its Islamic extremism. Especially when it's not to safe to live in.  :(

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