Ten Best Films of the 1990s

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Postby Precious Doll » Tue Nov 18, 2003 6:02 am

1. Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme)
2. Bad Boy Bubby (Rolf De Heer)
3. The Straight Story (David Lynch)
4. The Kingdom (Lars von Trier)
5. Crash (David Cronenberg)
6. Raise the Red Lantern (Zhang Yimou)
7. Wild at Heart (David Lynch)
8. The Witches (Nicolas Roeg)
9. Central Station (Walter Salles)
10. Ratcatcher (Lynne Ramsay)

I wish there was room for Leaving Las Vegas & The Flower of My Secret too.




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Postby Larry79 » Mon Nov 17, 2003 9:43 pm

1. Pulp Fiction (d: Quentin Tarantino)
2. The Silence of the Lambs (d: Jonathan Demme)
3. Breaking the Waves (d: Lars von Trier)
4. Fargo (d: Joel Coen)
5. Safe (d: Todd Haynes)
6. Happiness (d: Todd Solonz)
7. The Ice Storm (d: Ang Lee)
8. Howard's End (d: James Ivory)
9. The Sweet Hereafter (d: Atom Egoyan)
10. L.A. Confidential (d: Curtis Hanson)




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Postby FilmFan720 » Mon Nov 17, 2003 2:29 pm

Here is the first wrap-up of the 1990s. If the lists keep coming, I'll be more than glad to keep tallying...it is interesting to see the board's opinions, and it highlights some films I need to see.

1. Fargo (dir: Joel Coen)
Pulp Fiction (dir: Quentin Tarantino) [34]
3. Taste of Cherry (dir: Abbas Kiarostami) [33]
4. L.A. Confidential (dir: Curtis Hansen) [27]
5. The Thin Red Line (dir: Terence Malick) [26]
6. GoodFellas (dir: Martin Scorsese) [21]
7. Schindler's List (dir: Steven Spielberg) [19]
8. Beauty and the Beast (dir: Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise)
Rushmore (dir: Wes Andersen) [18]
10. Eyes Wide Shut (dir: Stanley Kubrick) [17]




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Postby Sabin » Mon Nov 17, 2003 1:59 am

Let me just preface this by saying that yes, just about every film on this list is American. I'm sorry. I'm trying to remedy this problem by seeing as many foreign films of the nineties as I can but right now, these are the ones that I love the most dammit!

1. Rushmore (Wes Anderson)
2. The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick)
3. Schindler's List (Steven Spielberg)
4. The Piano (Jane Campion)
5. L.A. Confidential (Curtis Hanson)
6. GoodFellas (Martin Scorsese)
7. Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood)
8. Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater)
9. Fight Club (David Fincher)
10. Beauty and the Beast (animated)




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Postby Damien » Sun Nov 16, 2003 11:39 pm

1. A Taste Of Cherry (Abbas Kiarostami)
2. Gods And Monsters (Bill Condon)
3. Rushmore (Wes Anderson)
4. The Thin Red Line (Terence Malick)
5. L'Humanité (Bruno Dumont)
6. The Wind WIll Carry Us (Abbas Kiarostami)
7. Late August, Early September (Olivier Assayas)
8. Eyes Wide Shut (Stan Kubrick)
9. The Color Of Paradise (Majid Majidi)
10. The End Of The Affair (Neil Jordan)




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Postby dws1982 » Sun Nov 16, 2003 11:23 pm

1. The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick)
2. Taste of Cherry (Abbas Kiarostami)
3. Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood)
4. A Perfect World (Clint Eastwood)
5. To Sleep With Anger (Charles Burnett)
6. Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick)
7. The Man In The Moon (Robert Mulligan)
8. Six Degree's of Separation (Fred Schepisi)
9. Carlito's Way (Brian DePalma)
10. Bridges of Madison County (Clint Eastwood)


Apologies for lack of foreign films (save number two); There are actually a lot from this decade that I've missed.

I was surprised that I gave Clint Eastwood three mentions, but I think he warrants it; I can't think of one I'd leave out.

Lots of great films might've been on this list if I'd been in a different frame of mind when making it, like: Ed Wood, Schindler's List, Nixon, The War Zone, Mother and Son, Dead Man, Short Cuts, The End of the Affair, Paradise Lost, etc.




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Postby Kova » Sun Nov 16, 2003 1:44 am

1. Fargo (d. Coen)
2. The Remains of the Day (d. Ivory)
3. Leaving Las Vegas (d. Figgis)
4. The Sweet Hereafter (d. Egoyan)
5. Pulp Fiction (d. Tarantino)
6. Red (d. Kieslowski)
7. Heavenly Creatures (d. Jackson)
8. Raise the Red Lantern (d. Zhang)
9. An Angel at My Table (d. Campion)
10. Life is Sweet (d. Leigh)

And films I hate leaving off:
Farewell My Concubine (d. Chen)
Lone Star (d. Sayles)
The Kingdom (d. von Trier)
Dead Man Walking (d. Robbins)
Babe (d. Noonan)
The Crying Game (d. Jordan)
The Double Life of Veronique (d. Kieslowski)
Carrington (d. Hampton)
Flirting (d. Duigan)
American Beauty (d. Mendes)
Being John Malkovich (d. Jonze)
Live Flesh (d. Almodovar)
Exotica (d. Egoyan)
Underground (d. Kusturica)
Chungking Express (d. Wong)
L.A. Confidential (d. Hanson)




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Postby Eric » Sat Nov 15, 2003 9:15 pm

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)

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Postby dylanfan23 » Sat Nov 15, 2003 2:15 pm

1)LA Confidential(Curtis Hanson)
2)Pulp Fiction(Quentin Tarantino)
3)Goodfellas(Martin Scorsese)
4)American Beauty(Sam Mendes)
5)The Silence of the Lambs(Jonathan Demme)
6)JFK(Oliver Stone)
7)Magnolia(P.T. Anderson)
8)Fargo(Joel Coen)
9)Unforgiven(Clint Eastwood)
10)The Usual Suspects(Bryan Singer)
11)The Shawshank Redemption(Frank Darabont)
12)The Thin Red Line(Terrance Mallick)
13)Eyes Wide Shut(Stanley Kubrick)
14)Good Will Hunting(Gus Van Sant)
15)Leaving Las Vegas(Mike Figgis)
16)Trainspotting(Danny Boyle)
17)Donnie Brasco(Mike Newell)
18)The Insider(Michael Mann)
19)A Simple Plan(Sam Raimi)
20)Nixon(Oliver Stone)
21)Out of Sight(Steven Soderburgh)
22)Philadelphia(Jonathan Demme)
23)Nobody's Fool(Robert Benton)
24)Malcolm X(Spike Lee)
25)Boogie Nights(P.T. Anderson)
26)The Fugitive(Andrew Davis)
27)Quiz Show(Robert Redford)
28)Short Cuts(Robert Altman)
29)Dead Man Walking(Tim Robbins)
30)The People vs. Larry Flynt(Milos Foreman)




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Postby FilmFan720 » Thu Nov 13, 2003 5:17 pm

1. Fargo (dir: Joel Coen)
2. Beauty and the Beast (dir: Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise)
3. GoodFellas (dir: Martin Scorsese)
4. Pulp Fiction (dir: Quentin Tarantino)
5. A Simple Plan (dir: Sam Raimi)
6. Toy Story (dir: John Lasseter)
7. Taste of Cherry (dir: Abbas Kiarostami)
8. Ed Wood (dir: Tim Burton)
9. Schindler's List (dir: Steven Spielberg)
10. Everyone Says I Love You (dir: Woody Allen)

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Postby Heksagon » Thu Nov 13, 2003 3:18 pm

1. Fight Club (Fincher)
2. L.A. Confidential (Hanson)
3. The Silence of the Lambs (Demme)
4. Chungking Express (Wong)
5. The Usual Suspects (Singer)
6. Fargo (Coen)
7. Edward Scissorhands (Burton)
8. Ghost in the Shell (Oshii)
9. Pulp Fiction (Tarantino)
10. Naked (Leigh)

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Postby anonymous1980 » Thu Nov 13, 2003 4:25 am

01. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino)
02. Schindler's List (Steven Spielberg)
03. Beauty and the Beast (Gary Trousdale/Kirk Wise)
04. The Trois Couleurs Trilogy (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
05. Fargo (Joel Coen)
06. Toy Story (John Lasseter)
07. Dead Man (Jim Jarmusch)
08. The Sixth Sense (M. Night Shyamalan)
09. L.A. Confidential (Curtis Hanson)
10. The Eel (Shohei Imamura)




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