Movies: They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To

So, I stumbled across this site which lists ‘great’ movies by year. I poked around a bit and found my way to 1967, a year which gave us these classics (amoung others):

  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Cool Hand Luke
  • The Dirty Dozen
  • The Graduate
  • Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?
  • How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  • In Cold Blood
  • In the Heat of the Night
  • The Jungle Book
  • Two for the Road

That’s 10 (count ’em, ten!) amazing pieces of cinema in one year. Compare this to the dreck that Hollywood is churning out now. I’d wager we haven’t had 10 movies of this quality in the last five years, and certainly not in any single recent year.