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Top Films by Year of Production

These lists rank films based on the year in which they were produced. The Internet Movie Database is the ultimate arbitor as to when given film was produced.

1895 1896 1902 1903 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

For those who want a broader perspective, there are lists of the best film by decade.

Before 1920 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s

Using the same methodology as in the other lists on this site, the above years are ranked to determine the best years in film. Films not on the master list play a role in these rankings.

Top Years in Film

Finally, there is a printer friendly version of the master list sorted by year, if you consider a 40+ page document "printer friendly." People who want shorter lists can see a top 1,000 list, a top 500 list, or a top 100 list in chronological order.

This page was last modified on July 25, 2016