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GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

The National Society of Film Critics has been advancing the cause of great filmmaking and criticism for half a century.

To celebrate, member critics have teamed up with curators from Boston to L.A. to choose from among the group’s fifty Best Pictures in order to present screenings with talks.

Presentations have included Blue Velvet, Stranger Than Paradise, There Will Be Blood, and Life is Sweet. The complete list of Best Pictures is provided below.

Here is a list of the events and venues:

March – Film Forum, New York City

May and June – the Music Box Theatre, Chicago

November/December – American Cinemateque, Los Angeles.

January 2017 – Brattle Theatre, Boston

BEST PICTURES:

  1. 1966 BLOW-UP
  2. 1967 PERSONA
  3. 1968 SHAME
  4. 1969 Z
  5. 1970 M*A*S*H
  6. 1971 CLAIRE’S KNEE
  7. 1972 THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE
  8. 1973 DAY FOR NIGHT
  9. 1974 SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE
  10. 1975 NASHVILLE
  11. 1976 ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN
  12. 1977 ANNIE HALL
  13. 1978 GET OUT YOUR HANDKERCHIEFS
  14. 1979 BREAKING AWAY
  15. 1980 MELVIN AND HOWARD
  16. 1981 ATLANTIC CITY
  17. 1982 TOOTSIE
  18. 1983 NIGHT OF THE SHOOTING STARS
  19. 1984 STRANGER THAN PARADISE
  20. 1985 RAN
  21. 1986 BLUE VELVET
  22. 1987 THE DEAD
  23. 1988 THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING
  24. 1989 DRUGSTORE COWBOY
  25. 1990 GOODFELLAS
  26. 1991     LIFE IS SWEET
  27. 1992 UNFORGIVEN
  28. 1993 SCHINDLER’S LIST
  29. 1994 PULP FICTION
  30. 1995     BABE
  31. 1996 BREAKING THE WAVES
  32.  1997    L.A. CONFIDENTIAL
  1. 1998 OUT OF SIGHT
  2. 1999 TOPSY-TURVY and BEING JOHN MALKOVICH
  3. 2000 YI YI
  4. 2001 MULHOLLAND DRIVE
  5. 2002 THE PIANIST
  6. 2003 AMERICAN SPLENDOR
  7. 2004 MILLION DOLLAR BABY
  8. 2005 CAPOTE
  9. 2006 PAN’S LABYRINTH
  10. 2007 THERE WILL BE BLOOD
  11. 2008     WALTZ WITH BASHIR
  12. 2009 THE HURT LOCKER
  13. 2010 THE SOCIAL NETWORK
  14. 2011     MELANCHOLIA
  15. 2012     AMOUR
  16. 2013     INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS
  17. 2014 GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE
  18.  2015    SPOTLIGHT
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