Kramer vs. Kramer

Movie: Kramer vs. Kramer Release Date: December 19, 1979 Director: Robert Benton Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Justin Henry Personal History: Watched Before Rating: 9.5 Oscars out of 10 ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ was a huge commercial and critical success in 1979. Not only was it the highest-grossing film of that year, it managed…

The Deer Hunter

Movie: The Deer Hunter Release Date: December 8, 1978 Director: Michael Cimino Starring: Robert De Niro, John Cazale, John Savage, Meryl Streep, Christopher Walken Personal History: Never Watched Before Rating: 7.75 Oscars out of 10 The Academy really loves their epic dramas that surround the topic of war. I think I have watched more war…

Annie Hall

Movie: Annie Hall Release Date: March 27, 1977 Director: Woody Allen Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane, Paul Simon, Janet Margolin, Shelly Duvall, Christopher Walken, Colleen Dewhurst Personal History: Watched Before Rating: 9.75 Oscars out of 10 ‘Annie Hall’ is one of my favorite movies of all time and one that I…

Rocky

Movie: Rocky Release Date: November 21, 1976 Director: John G. Avildsen Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith Personal History: Watched Before Rating: 9.5 Oscars out of 10 ‘Rocky’ was both a huge commercial and critical success when it was released back in 1976. It was the highest-grossing film that year…

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Movie: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Release Date: November 19, 1975 Director: Milos Forman Starring: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, William Redfield Personal History: Watched Before Rating: 9 Oscars out of 10 ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ is considered one of the greatest movies ever made despite having “reserved” praise when it was initially…

The Godfather Part II

Movie: The Godfather Part II Release Date: December 12, 1974 Director: Francis Ford Coppola Starring: Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, Talia Shire, Morgana King, John Cazale, Mariana Hill, Lee Strasberg Personal History: Watched Before Rating: 7.25 Oscars out of 10 ‘The Godfather Part II’ was a commercial success when it was…

The Sting

Movie: The Sting Release Date: December 25, 1973 Director: George Roy Hill Starring: Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Robert Shaw, Eileen Brennan, Charles Durning, Robert Earl Jones Personal History: Never Watched Before Rating: 8.25 Oscars out of 10 Similar to ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai,’ my viewing history with ‘The Sting’ is a bit “yes…

The Godfather

Movie: The Godfather Release Date: March 14, 1972 Director: Francis Ford Coppola Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte, Diane Keaton Personal History: Watched Before Rating: 7.75 Oscars out of 10 With ‘Patton,’ ‘The French Connection‘ and now ‘The Godfather,’ there was a very testosteroney…

The French Connection

Movie: The French Connection Release Date: October 7, 1971 Director: William Friedkin Starring: Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Roy Scheider, Tony Lo Bianco, Marcel Bozzuffi Personal History: Never Watched Before Rating: 8 Oscars out of 10 I (we) have finally reached the year when I laid my eyes on this planet for the very first time….

Patton

Movie: Patton Release Date: February 5, 1970 Director: Franklin J. Schaffner Starring: George C. Scott, Karl Malden Personal History: Never Watched Before Rating: 5.75 Oscars out of 10 “War. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing. Say it again.” As you may recall (if you have been keeping up with my blog and this particular…