So I've been thinking about this lately and wanted to throw this out there for other suggestions. Generally I'm fascinated in determining what movies defined the decade they were released in. Particularly in the past five or six decades, what is it that we associate with that decade (culture, entertainment, news events, public figures, and things that shaped society at that time) that is perfectly encapsulated in a particular film. Since technology is always changing, the depiction of the technology at the time could be a defining element of a movie. Yet the passage of time has us look back and view it as time stamp in American (or world) culture. Or even just has the general feel of what we think about said decade. So I wanted to reach out and get suggestions. You can pick more than one for a specific decade. There is no wrong answer but I have a few guidelines: - Has to have been released in the decade it represents (movies released in the latter half of the decade most likely would have a grasp on its time - Has to be grounded in reality in regards to story and characters (no supernatural or fantasy elements integral to the story) - Doesn't have to be critically acclaimed movie or universally loved - Can have special and practical effects but nothing that defies the laws of nature - Can have universal themes that still exists today For example, despite not being alive during the 1970s, something about The Bad News Bears and Smokey and the Bandit just screams the 70s to me. The look and feel of both films is almost a romanticism of a time that I never experienced. But I'd love to hear what you think and hopefully someone can suggest a movie I haven't seen.