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Poll: Seminal Films for Baby Boomers

If you happen to have been born between 1946 and 1964 or thereabouts (and if not, you'll just have to pretend :-) ), then you should recall many if not all of these films.

Which title do you recall most fondly? Which film perhaps even influenced you in some way in a time when social values, political views, music taste, sexual prejudices, drug use, race relations, respect for state authority, women's rights and so many other entrenched views were being questioned without quite knowing what this would lead to.

Limiting the list: To keep this list faintly manageable, it ranges from the early sixties which saw the first boomers in their teens (so no Rebel Without a Cause (1955) or West Side Story (1961)), to the mid seventies before subject matter turned to mid-life crisis (Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), The Big Chill (1983), Field of Dreams (1989)) and post Vietnam coping (Apocalypse Now (1979), Coming Home (1978), The Deer Hunter (1978)).

(based loosely on Oliver Stone's list "Iconic Films for the Boomer Generation"

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    The Graduate (1967)

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    Love Story (1970)

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    National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)

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    American Graffiti (1973)

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    All the President's Men (1976)

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    Easy Rider (1969)

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    A Clockwork Orange (1971)

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    The Godfather (1972)

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    Annie Hall (1977)

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    M*A*S*H (1970)

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    The French Connection (1971)

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    Bullitt (1968)

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    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

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    Goodbye, Columbus (1969)

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    Alice's Restaurant (1969)

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    Zabriskie Point (1970)

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    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

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    Last Tango in Paris (1972)

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    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)

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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

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    Network (1976)

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    Serpico (1973)

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    Taxi Driver (1976)

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    McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

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    Nashville (1975)

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    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

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    Fail Safe (1964)

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