It's that simple. It is the best year. Debate me. How can you debate a year that would beat Shawshank, Forrest Gump, and Lion King? That's a freakin' powerhouse trio right there. I mean that's the Jordan, Pippen, and Rodman of the movie world.
Other honorable mentions for best movie years for me have to include (years in chronological order):
1984 | (Ghostbusters, Beverly Hills Cop, The Karate Kid, The Terminator, Sixteen Candles )
1999 | (The Sixth Sense, The Green Mile, Toy Story Two, The Matrix, Fight Club, American Pie)
2007 | (No Country For Old Men, American Gangster, Zodiac, Superbad)
2012 | (The Avengers, Dark Knight Rises, The Hunger Games)