Best Film of 1966 (ongoing survey)

 
Old 08-31-02, 12:31 PM
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Best Film of 1966 (ongoing survey)

A quick note:
  • Some people are now saying it's before their time, so they haven't seen enough to vote... If you've seen even one film that you really liked from the year, and thus you consider it the best you've seen (even if it's the only one you've seen), go ahead and vote. Heck, I was born in '82, so yeah, it's before my time too, but I've still got a favorite from most years back at least through the 70s, even if I've just seen 2 or 3 from the year.

I know we've got polls like this all the time around here, but I figure this one will be a little more comprehensive and perhaps even informative.

This thread will be for your pick for best film released during 1966 (think Oscar considerations for what's eligible). I'm not making it a poll because whether you like it or not, that would influence some people's choice.

Results will be posted in this thread, and all subsequent threads for each year, and they will be ongoing... so you can still vote here even weeks after other year's polls have begun.

Please start your post with your #1 film from 1966 (try to limit it to one - after all, that's the point - two at the most (I'll split the vote)), and yes, discussions are more than welcome!

Current Leader -- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

All Years:
2000 -- Requiem For a Dream*
1999 -- Fight Club*
1998 -- (currently) Rushmore
1997 -- (currently) Boogie Nights
1996 -- Fargo*
1995 -- (currently) Braveheart
1994 -- Pulp Fiction*
1993 -- Schindler's List*
1992 -- Unforgiven*
1991 -- Silence of the Lambs*
1990 -- Goodfellas*
1989 -- Do the Right Thing*
1988 -- Die Hard*
1987 -- Full Metal Jacket*
1986 -- (currently) Ferris Bueller's Day Off
1985 -- Back to the Future*
1984 -- Ghostbusters*
1983 -- Return of the Jedi*
1982 -- (currently) Blade Runner
1981 -- Raiders of the Lost Ark*
1980 -- (currently) Empire Strikes Back
1979 -- Apocalypse Now*
1978 -- (currently) The Deer Hunter
1977 -- Star Wars*
1976 -- Taxi Driver*
1975 -- Jaws*
1974 -- The Godfather: Part II*
1973 -- (currently) The Exorcist
1972 -- The Godfather*
1971 -- A Clockwork Orange*
1970 -- Patton*
1969 -- (currently) The Wild Bunch
1968 -- 2001: A Space Odyssey*
1967 -- (currently) The Graduate
1966 -- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly*

If you haven't voted on the previous years, feel free to go back and do so.

*Poll closed, winner declared.

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Old 08-31-02, 12:33 PM
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Without having seen a wide variety from the year, I can still easily call Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf the best film as it holds up very, very well 35 years later!

1) Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf - 9/10
2) The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - 8/10

Oscars:
Best Picture:
A Man for All Seasons
Alfie
The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming
The Sand Pebbles
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

The imdb's top films of 1966 by average vote

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Old 08-31-02, 01:57 PM
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My Top 10:
01. Khartoum (1966)
02. Seconds (1966)
03. Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
04. Rare Breed, The (1966)
05. Torn Curtain (1966)
06. Sand Pebbles, The (1966)
07. Man for All Seasons, A (1966)
08. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
09. Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A (1966)
10. Fantastic Voyage (1966)

Others:
~ And Then There Were None (1966)
~ How to Steal a Million (1966)
~ Blue Max, The (1966)
~ Naked Prey, The (1966)
~ Professionals, The (1966)
~ Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)
~ Reptile, The (1966)
~ Wrong Box, The (1966)
~ Alvarez Kelly (1966)
~ Walk Don't Run (1966)
~ The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)












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Same here... but then again it's the only '66 film mentioned in this thread other that I've seen other than Torn Curtain which I did not care for at all.
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does "Persona" count? IMDB says 1966...if not than "Au Hassard Bathazar".
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Gotta go with Virginia Wolf on this one.....just a damn good movie and in my opinion it holds up bettter than tGtB&tU.
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Top ten:
1)The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
2)Batman
3)The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
4)Torn Curtain
5)Dracula: Prince of Darkness
6)Fahrenheit 451
7)Fantastic Voyage
8)Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round
9)The Sand Pebbles
10)The Blue Max

Bottom five:
5)Rasputin: The Mad Monk
4)The Brides of Fu Manchu
3)Dr. Terror's Gallery of Horrors
2)Billy the Kid versus Dracula
1)Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter

(Dishonorable mention to: The Deadly Bees, Manos, the Hands of Fate, Women of the Prehistoric Planet, and The Wild World of Batwoman)

Historical perspective. A few more movies from 1966:
Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number!
Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.
The Endless Summer
Fireball 500
Frankie and Johnny
The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini
Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N.
The Man Called Flintstone
Munster, Go Home
One Million Years B.C.
Paradise, Hawaiian Style
The Plague of the Zombies
Return of the Magnificent Seven
The Silencers
Stagecoach
Spinout
Three on a Couch
Way... Way Out
What's Up, Tiger Lily?
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Hmm...of the ones mentioned thus far, I've only seen about 5 of them. But according to your first paragraph, it's still okay to vote, so I'll back Hitch...

Torn Curtain

...gotta love the bus "chase" scene!
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I just wanted to say that I'm surprised Khartoum (1966) wasn't mentioned by anyone else? Has anyone else who posted a reply seen it?
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Well, out of what I've seen, I'll pick The Sand Pebbles (1966).
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