1939: Film’s Best Year?

As a companion to today’s music post, it would also be fun to figure out what single year has been the best for movies so far.  I think my vote would be for 1939, which saw the release of The Wizard of Oz, Gone With the Wind, Wuthering Heights, Stagecoach, The Grapes of Wrath, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.  Are there others?  Disney didn’t release a film in that year, and Alfred Hitchcock’s 1939 work is not top tier.  Still, just the six I named show groundbreaking excellence in a wide variety of genres. 

Anyone care to suggest that another year was better?

 

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2 comments on “1939: Film’s Best Year?

  1. Plenty of classic films-such as It’s a Wonderful Life-did relatively poorly at the box office. So I don’t care too much for that.

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