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Best movie from the year you were born

Stacker Logo By Jacob Osborn of Stacker | Slide 1 of 99: More than any other art form, cinema arguably remains the most culturally significant. A quality film straddles the full spectrum of sight and sound while serving as both a reflection of and catalyst to the cultural norms of its time. In that regard, a truly great film can be cherished not just for its writing, acting, directing, cinematography and music, but also as a visual documentation of the era in which it was released. Hence, the best movie from the year you were born is both a great film in and of itself, as well as an illuminating window into a personal history you definitely don’t remember. Curiously digging into your own past or not, there’s really no wrong reason to check out the best movie from the year you were born. To make your journey as seamless as possible, Stacker has compiled this list by ranking the best movie from each year since 1920 according to its IMDb rating. For the list, we focused on English-language feature films released in the U.S. If the movie was released between 1920 and 1960, it needed at least 1000 IMDb votes to qualify. If it was released after 1960, it needed at least 50,000 IMDb votes to make the cut. Check out the list to see if the top movie from your birth year has aged as gracefully as you have.

Best movie from the year you were born

More than any other art form, cinema arguably remains the most culturally significant. A quality film straddles the full spectrum of sight and sound while serving as both a reflection of and catalyst to the cultural norms of its time. In that regard, a truly great film can be cherished not just for its writing, acting, directing, cinematography and music, but also as a visual documentation of the era in which it was released. Hence, the best movie from the year you were born is both a great film in and of itself, as well as an illuminating window into a personal history you definitely don’t remember.

Curiously digging into your own past or not, there’s really no wrong reason to check out the best movie from the year you were born. To make your journey as seamless as possible, Stacker has compiled this list by ranking the best movie from each year since 1920 according to its IMDb rating. For the list, we focused on English-language feature films released in the U.S. If the movie was released between 1920 and 1960, it needed at least 1000 IMDb votes to qualify. If it was released after 1960, it needed at least 50,000 IMDb votes to make the cut. Check out the list to see if the top movie from your birth year has aged as gracefully as you have.

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