Ten Best Films of the 1990s

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Re: Ten Best Films of the 1990s

Postby bizarre » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:32 pm

1. Maboroshi no hikari (1995, Kore-eda)
2. Naked (1993, Leigh)
3. El sol del membrillo (1992, Erice)
4. Peppermint Candy (1999, Lee)
5. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992, Lynch)
6. Showgirls (1995, Verhoeven)
7. Close-Up (1990, Kiarostami)
8. Happy Together (1997, Wong)
9. The Hole (1998, Tsai)
10. Buffalo ’66 (1998, Gallo)

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Re: Ten Best Films of the 1990s

Postby Bog » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:09 am

I was just sauntering through old posts and came across these 10 best threads. Then I scrolled down a while and lo and behold found my uber embarrassing 19 year old self attempting to express a top 10. Honestly, not everything changed...but basically

1) Unforgiven (Eastwood)
2) Close Up (Kiarostami)
3) Fargo (Coen)
4) Taste of Cherry (Kiarostami)
5) The Thin Red Line (Malick)
6) Chungking Express (Wong)
7) Blue (Kieslowski)
'8) Jackie Brown (Tarantino)
9) Crash (Cronenberg)
10) The Sweet Hereafter (Egoyan)

I can't stand leaving off The Iron Giant or the rest of the Eastwood decade (A Perfect World, White Hunter Black Heart, Bridges), but I did my best to stick to 10. Also The Ice Storm deserves to be here...last second judgment call behind Egoyan...and I won't lie Exotica likely played a part. Finally a few more: Rushmore, Fire Walk With Me, Breaking the Waves, Groundhog Day, and Bitter Moon would very possibly round out a top 20...extremely fun if not pull your hair out exercise. Damien induced guilty pleasure absolutely equals Office Space?..

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Postby Eric » Fri Dec 08, 2006 3:16 pm

--Eric wrote:1. Taste of Cherry (Abbas Kiarostami)
2. Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick)
3. Showgirls (Paul Verhoeven)
4. Untitled (for Marilyn) (Stan Brakhage)
5. One False Move (Carl Franklin)
6. Jackie Brown (Quentin Tarantino)
7. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (David Lynch)
8. Bitter Moon (Roman Polanski)
9. L'Humanité (Bruno Dumont)
10. Crash (David Cronenberg)

I'll revise, in chronological order:

Bitter Moon (Roman Polanski, 1992)
"Too Funky" (Thierry Mugler, 1992)
Short Cuts (Robert Altman, 1993)
Showgirls (Paul Verhoeven, 1995)
first chapter of Spiritual Voices (Aleksandr Sokurov, 1995)
Jackie Brown (Quentin Tarantino, 1997)
Seventh Heaven (Benoît Jacquot, 1997)
Taste of Cherry (Abbas Kiarostami, 1997)
Uncle Sam (William Lustig, 1997)
Outer Space (Peter Tscherkassky, 1999)

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Postby Greg » Fri Dec 08, 2006 12:37 pm

1. JFK
2. Schindler's List
3. Contact
4. Hoop Dreams
5. The Truman Show
6. The English Patient
7. Titanic
8. Beauty and the Beast
9. Babe
10. The Age of Innocence
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Postby opalfilms » Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:08 pm

My top 10 for the decade overall, using international release date:

1. Dead Man (95, Jarmusch)
2. Red (94, Kieslowski)
3. Heavenly Creatures (94, Jackson)
4. Joan the Maid (94, Rivette)
5. Glengarry Glen Ross (92, Foley)
6. After Life (98, Kore-eda)
7. The Age of Innocence (93, Scorsese)
8. Naked (93, Leigh)
9. Audition (99, Miike)
10. Drifting Clouds (96, Kaurismaki)

Hurts like hell not to have room for: Close-Up (Kiarostami), Unforgiven (Eastwood), 32 Short Films About Glenn Gould (Girard), Exotica (Egoyan), Pulp Fiction (Tarantino), La Ceremonie (Chabrol), Irma Vep (Assayas), The Celebration (Vinterberg), The War Zone (Roth), Beau Travail (Denis)
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Postby Precious Doll » Mon Aug 21, 2006 3:34 am

Top Ten 1990

1. Wild at Heart (David Lynch)
2. The Witches (Nicolas Roeg)
3. Milou in May (Louis Malle)
4. Taite Danielle (Etienne Chatiliez)
5. Ghost (Jerry Zucker)
6. Where the Heart Is (John Boorman)
7. The Grifters (Stephen Frears)
8. Metropolitan (Whit Stillman)
9. Meet the Feebles (Peter Jackson)
10.Longtime Companion (Norman Rene)

Top Ten 1991

1. Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme)
2. Raise the Red Lantern (Zhang Yimou)
3. Edward II (Derek Jarman)
4. Fried Green Tomatoes (Jon Avent)
5. Rush (Lili Fini Zanuck)
6. The Double Life of Veronika (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
7. A Woman’s Tale (Paul Cox)
8. Boyz’N’the Hood (John Singleton)
9. Toto the Hero (Jaco Van Dormael)
10.Merci La Vie (Bertrand Blier)

Top Ten 1992

1. Olivier, Olivier (Agnieszka Holland)
2. Lorenzo’s Oil (George Miller)
3. The Stolen Children (Gianni Amelio)
4. I am My Own Woman (Rosa von Prauheim)
5. The Crying Game (Neil Jordan)
6. Leolo (Jean-Claude Lauzon)
7. Singles (Cameron Crowe)
8. Savage Nights (Cyril Collard)
9. The Player (Robert Altman)
10.Sweet Emma, Dear Bobe (Istvan Szabo)

Top Ten 1993

1. Bad Boy Bubby (Rolf de Heer)
2. The Piano (Jane Campion)
3. Six Degree’s of Separation (Fred Schepisi)
4. Smoking/No Smoking (Alain Resnais)
5. The Secret Garden (Agnieska Holland)
6. Remains of the Day (James Ivory)
7. Naked (Mike Leigh)
8. Justice (Hans W Geissendorfer)
9. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis)
10.Dragon – The Bruce Lee Story (Rob Cohen)

Top Ten 1994

1. The Kingdom (Lars von Trier)
2. Heavenly Creatures (Peter Jackson)
3. Muriel’s Wedding ( P J Hogan)
4. Bullets Over Broadway (Woody Allen)
5. Vive L’amour (Tsai Ming-liang)
6. Crumb (Terry Zwigoff)
7. Eternity (Lawrence Johnston)
8. That Eye, the Sky (John Ruane)
9. The Ref (Ted Demme)
10. Go Fish (Rosie Troche)

Top Ten 1995

1. The Flower of My Secret (Pedro Almodovar)
2. Leaving Las Vegas (Mike Figgis)
3. Frisk (Todd Verow)
4. La Ceremonie (Claude Chabrol)
5. The Brady Bunch Movie (Betty Thomas)
6. Dead Man Walking (Tim Robbins)
7. Safe (Todd Haynes)
8. Underground (Emir Kusturica)
9. Butterfly Kiss (Michael Winterbottom)
10.Angels and Insects (Philip Haas)

Top Ten 1996

1. Crash (David Cronenberg)
2. The Grass Harp (Charles Matthau)
3. Citizen Ruth (Alexander Payne)
4. Breaking the Waves (Lars von Trier)
5. Welcome to the Dollhouse (Todd Solonz)
6. Life (Lawrence Johnston)
7. Fire (Deepa Mehta)
8. Secrets and Lies (Mike Leigh)
9. Caught (Robert M Young)
10.Johns (Scott Silver)

Top Ten 1997

1. Under the Skin (Corine Adler)
2. The Sweet Hereafter (Atom Egayan)
3. Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson)
4. The River (Tsai Ming-liang)
5. Funny Games (Michael Haneke)
6. Ulee’s Gold (Victor Nunez)
7. Junk Mail (Pal Sletaune)
8. One Night Stand (Mike Figgis)
9. Angel on My Shoulder (Donna Deitch)
10.Afterglow (Alan Rudolph)

Top Ten 1998

1. Central Station (Walter Salles)
2. Happiness (Todd Solonz)
3. Head On (Anna Kokkinos)
4. Out of Sight (Steven Soderberg)
5. Love is the Devil (John Maybury)
6. I Stand Alone (Gasper Noe)
7. The Opposite of Sex (Don Roos)
8. Praise (John Curran)
9. Velvet Goldmine (Todd Haynes)
10. After Life (Kore-eda Hirokazu)

Top Ten 1999

1. The Straight Story (David Lynch)
2. Ratcatcher (Lynne Ramsay)
3. All About My Mother (Pedro Almodovar)
4. Humanite (Bruno Dumont)
5. Boys Don’t Cry (Kimberly Peirce)
6. Election (Alexander Payne)
7. Being John Malkovich (Spike Jonze)
8. Existenz (David Cronenberg)
9. South Park (Trey Parker)
10.Beefcake (Thom Fitzgerald)
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Postby criddic3 » Sat Jul 15, 2006 7:30 pm

It's a sneaky way for me to list more movies. :)

Seriously though, I need to see more of them. I have seen a fair number of foreign titles from this time period, but there are many I haven't seen.

Also, I don't know which ones would place in an overall top ten over the American films which are in the main list. I suppose Cyrano could replace Lambs, but what point would there be in that?
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Postby Sabin » Fri Jul 14, 2006 5:09 pm

Is there a reason that foreign films are separate from English-language? It seems unecessary.
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Postby criddic3 » Thu Jul 13, 2006 1:24 pm

I should re-view more films from the early nineties, but there aren't a lot of great ones that I recall. Additionally, I should go back and see more foreign titles.

1. Schindler's List (1993, Steven Spielberg)
2. Hamlet (1996, Kenneth Branagh)
3. L. A. Confidential (1997, Curtis Hanson)
4. Nixon (1995, Oliver Stone)
5. Titanic (1997, James Cameron)
6. The Sixth Sense (1999, M. Night Shyamalan)
7. A Perfect World (1993, Clint Eastwood)
8. The Truman Show (1998, Peter Weir)
9. Saving Private Ryan (1998, Steven Spielberg)
10. The Silence of the Lambs (1991, Jonathan Demme)

Five Foreign Films

1. Cyrano de Bergerac (1990, Jean-Paul Rappeneau)
2. Eat Drink Man Woman (1994, Ang Lee)
3. Raise the Red Lantern (1991, Zhang Yimou)
4. Life is Beautiful (1998, Roberto Benigni)
5. The Wedding Banquet (1993, Ang Lee)
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Postby Hustler » Tue Jul 04, 2006 1:31 pm

1.Unagi (Shohei Imamura)
2.Hana-Bi (Takeshi Kitano)
3. La Promesse (Jean Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
4. La Vie rêvée des Anges (Erick Zonca)
5. Ulysses' Gaze (Theo Angelopoulos)
6. The Apple (Samira Makhmalbaf)
7. The Lovers from the North Pole (Julio Medem)
8. The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme)
9. Happiness (Todd Solondz)
10. Central Station (Walter Salles)

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Postby rudeboy » Tue Jul 04, 2006 4:21 am

1. Olivier, Olivier (1992) Agnieszkia Holland
2. The Ice Storm (1997) Ang Lee
3. Princess Mononoke (1997) Hayao Miyazaki
4. Funny Games (1997) Michael Haneke
5. Three Colours: Red (1994) Krzystof Kieslowski
6. Europa, Europa (1990) Agnieszkia Holland
7. Ed Wood (1994) Tim Burton
8. Titus (1999) Julie Taymor
9. A Midnight Clear (1991) Keith Gordon
10. Muriel’s Wedding (1994) PJ Hogan
11. Fargo (1996) Joel Coen
12. Schindler’s List (1993) Steven Spielberg
13. The Ref (1994) Ted Demme
14. King of the Hill (1993) Steven Soderbergh
15. South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (1999) Trey Parker
16. The Sixth Sense (1999) M Night Shyamalan
17. Pleasantville (1998) Gary Ross
18. Groundhog Day (1993) Harold Ramis
19. Election (1999) Alexander Payne
20. Happiness (1998) Todd Solontz
21. Babe (1995) Chris Noonan
22. Velvet Goldmine (1998) Todd Haynes
23. Six Degrees of Separation (1993) Fred Schepisi
24. Edward Scissorhands (1990) Tim Burton
25. Dazed and Confused (1993) Richard Linklater

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Postby Penelope » Sun Mar 19, 2006 8:38 pm

1. Babe (1995; Chris Noonan)
2. Little Women (1994; Gillian Armstrong)
3. Fargo (1996; Joel Coen)
4. Sense & Sensibility (1995; Ang Lee)
5. JFK (1991; Oliver Stone)
6. All About My Mother (1999; Pedro Almodovar)
7. Trois Couleurs: Rouge (1994; Krzysztof Kieslowski)
8. Titanic (1997; James Cameron)
9. Short Cuts (1993; Robert Altman)
10. Basic Instinct (1992; Paul Verhoeven)
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Howards End
Schindler's List
The Player
Saving Private Ryan
The Cider House Rules
L.A. Confidential
Beauty and the Beast
The Silence of the Lambs

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Postby dws1982 » Tue Oct 25, 2005 10:22 pm

It's been nearly two years since my list was posted. Here's an updated version:

1) The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick)
2) White Hunter, Black Heart, Unforgiven, A Perfect World, and The Bridges of Madison County (Clint Eastwood)
3) Taste of Cherry (Abbas Kiarostami)
4) Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick)
5) Heat (Michael Mann)
6) To Sleep With Anger (Charles Burnett)
7) Beloved (Jonathan Demme)
8) Six Degrees of Separation (Fred Schepisi)
9) Mother and Son (Alexandr Sokurov)
10) The Man In The Moon (Robert Mulligan)

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Postby MovieWes » Tue Oct 25, 2005 11:46 am

I just realized I never posted my list...

1. Schindler's List (1993, Steven Spielberg)
2. Pulp Fiction (1994, Quentin Tarantino)
3. Goodfellas (1990, Martin Scorsese)
4. Unforgiven (1992, Clint Eastwood)
5. Braveheart (1995, Mel Gibson)
6. Before Sunrise (1995, Richard Linklater)
7. L.A. Confidential (1997, Curtis Hanson)
8. Toy Story (1995, John Lasseter)
9. The Thin Red Line (1998, Terrence Malick)
10. Rushmore (1998, Wes Anderson)
11. Fargo (1996, Joel Coen)
12. Saving Private Ryan (1998, Steven Spielberg)
13. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999, Anthony Minghella)
14. The Silence of the Lambs (1991, Jonathan Demme)
15. The Truman Show (1998, Peter Weir)
16. Casino (1995, Martin Scorsese)
17. Beauty and the Beast (1991, Gary Trousdale & Kirk Wise)
18. The Insider (1999, Michael Mann)
19. Eyes Wide Shut (1999, Stanley Kubrick)
20. The English Patient (1996, Anthony Minghella)
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