Found this little gem today, in which Jean-Luc Godard lists his top 10 films each year from 1956-1965. What is most alarming is the quality of each film - any of which could have been a number one pick. I don't think it's a case of hindsight being 20/20, or a curmudgeonly "they don't make 'em like they used to" attitude - the sheer volume of fantastic film is astounding compared to today.
The link for this comes from the archives at the always amazing, insightful and heartfelt Moon in the Gutter, which, if I had to pick just one, is THE blog that inspired me to start up this one. You should check it out, too - great stuff.