Directors Favorite (Best) Films of the 1990's

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  1. Ike

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    Since with most of these favorites list, I don't feel free to list films from the last 11 years, I thought I should make a list of my favorite, or the best films, of the last decade.
    List as many as you want, from 5-100.
     
  2. Brian Perry

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    Goodfellas
    Gattaca
    Glengarry Glen Ross
    Apollo 13

    and a comedy,
    There's Something About Mary
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  3. DonaldB

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    Cyclo - Tran
    The Eel - Imamura
    The River - Tsai
    Vive l'Amour - Tsai
    The Hole - Tsai
    Breaking the Waves - von Trier
    Three Colors - Kieslowski
    The Puppetmaster - Hou
    Goodbye South, Goodbye - Hou
    Good Men, Good Women - Hou
    My Own Private Idaho - Van Sant
    The Nasty Girl - M. Verhoeven
    Rushmore - W. Anderson
    Boogie Nights - P.T. Anderson
    The Sweet Hereafter - Egoyan
    Chungking Express - Wong
    Days of Being Wild - Wong
    Happy Together - Wong
    L'Humanité - Dumont
    The Life of Jesus - Dumont
    Rosetta - Dardenne
    La Promesse - Dardenne
    From the East - Akerman
    The Piano - Campion
    An Angel at My table - Campion
    The Actress - Kwan
    Close-up - Kiarostami
    The Wind Will Carry Us - Kiarostami
    Through the Olive Trees - Kiarostami
    Afterlife - Kore-eda
    Lone Star - Sayles
    Being John Malkovich - Jones
    A Brighter Summer Day - Yang
    The Silence - M. Makhmalbaf
    The Apple - S. Makhmalbaf
    Gummo - Korine
    Julien Donkey-Boy - Korine
    Waiting for Guffman - Guest
    The Pillow Book - Greenaway
    An Autumn Tale - Rohmer
    Live Flesh - Almodovar
    The Story of Qiu Ju - Zhang
    Raise the Red Lantern - Zhang
    Crumb - Zwigoff
     
  4. Matthew Chmiel

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    American Beauty
    Being John Malkovich
    Boogie Nights
    Bottle Rocket
    Chasing Amy
    Clerks
    Dark City
    Dogma
    Ed Wood
    Fight Club
    The Game
    Gattaca
    Goodfellas
    Hard Eight
    The Iron Giant
    Magnolia
    Mallrats
    The Matrix
    The Nightmare Before Christmas
    Pi
    Pleasantville
    Run Lola Run
    Rushmore
    Schindler's List
    Se7en
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day
    That Thing You Do!
    Three Kings
    True Lies
    Waiting for Guffman
    ... and so on and so on ...
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  5. Neil Joseph

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    - Braveheart
    - Contact
    - Crimson Tide
    - Deep Impact
    - Jurassic park
    - Matrix
    - Men In Black
    - Prince Of Egypt
    - Shawshank Redemption
    - Tarzan
    - Titanic
    - Toy Story
    - Toy Story 2
    - Terminator 2
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  6. Kristian

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    I'm probably forgetting some of my favorites now, but here goes:
    1. Saving Private Ryan
    2. Beauty and the Beast
    3. The Lion King
    4. Jurassic Park
    5. Aladdin
    6. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
    7. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
    8. Toy Story 2
    9. Toy Story
    10. Tarzan
    11. The Nightmare Before Christmas
    12. Princess Mononoke
    13. The Silence of the Lambs
    14. The Shawshank Redemption
    15. The Sixth Sense
    16. The Matrix
    17. The Fugitive
    18. Chasing Amy
    19. Star Trek: First Contact
    20. The Truman Show
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  7. Stas T

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    Husbands and Wives
    Unforgiven
    Goodfellas
    Ed Wood
    The Straight Story
    Toy Story 1 & 2
    Glengarry Glen Ross
    Crumb
    Fearless
    The Ice Storm
    Slacker
    Before Sunrise
    Dazed and Confused
    Death and the Maiden
    Fargo
    Flirting
    Short Cuts
    This Boy's Life
    Smoke
    American Heart
    Reservoir Dogs
    Limbo
    Slingblade
    Chasing Amy
    Fight Club
    Se7en
    Three Kings
    Your Friends and Neighbors
    Happiness
    Office Space
     
  8. Holden Pike

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    1. GoodFellas (1990 - Scorsese)
    2. Unforgiven (1992 - Eastwood)
    3. Miller's Crossing (1990 - Coen Bros.)
    4. Fearless (1993 - Peter Weir)
    5. Rushmore (1998 - Wes Anderson)
    6. A Perfect World (1993 - Eastwood)
    7. Eyes Wide Shut (1999 - Kubrick)
    8. SE7EN (1995 - Fincher)
    9. Hamlet (1996 - Branagh)
    10. Shallow Grave (1994 - Danny Boyle)
    11. The Thin Red Line (1998 - Malick)
    12. L.A. Confidential (1997 - Curtis Hanson)
    13. 12 Monkeys (1995 - Gilliam)
    14. Short Cuts (1993 - Robert Altman)
    15. Defending Your Life (1991 - Albert Brooks)
    16. Jacob's Ladder (1990 - Adrian Lyne)
    17. Delicatessen (1991 - Caro & Jeunet)
    18. The Music of Chance (1993 - Philp Haas)
    19. Fight Club (1999 - Fincher)
    20. Schizopolis (1996 - Soderbergh)
    21. The Big Lebowski (1998 - Coen Bros.)
    22. Smoke & Blue in the Face (1995 - Wayne Wang)
    23. Bottle Rocket (1996 - Wes Anderson)
    24. Insomnia (1997 - Skjolbjaerg)
    25. Leon: The Professional (1994 - Luc Besson)
    [Edited last by Holden Pike on October 01, 2001 at 06:03 AM]
     
  9. JohanK

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    Some of the best, IMO:
    Goodfellas
    From Dusk Till Dawn
    T2
    Goodwill Hunting
    Dark City
    JFK
    Shawshank Redemption
    Se7en
    The Rock
    Pi
    Slingblade
    Schindler's List
    Braveheart
    U-Turn
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  10. Brian Lawrence

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    1. The Piano
    2. Double Life of Veronique
    3. Schindler's List
    4. Red
    5. Beauty and the Beast
    6. Ruby in Paradise
    7. Dogfight
    8. Dolores Claiborne
    9. Vincent & Theo
    10. Blair Witch Project
    Other 90's films that I loved in no certian order
    -12 Monkeys
    -Abre los ojos
    -All Over Me
    -Angel at My Table
    -Big Lebowski
    -Boogie Nights
    -Bound
    -Bram Stoker's Dracula
    -Breaking the waves
    -Cold Comfort Farm
    -Contact
    -Contact
    -Cry-Baby
    -Edward Scissorhands
    -English Patient
    -Eve's Bayou
    -Evita
    -Fargo
    -Fisher King
    -Fly Away Home
    -Freeway
    -Gattaca
    -Goodfellas
    -Grand Canyon
    -Hoop Dreams
    -Howard's End
    -Hunchback of Notre Dame
    -League of Their Own
    -Limbo
    -Little Princess
    -Magnolia
    -Man in the Moon
    -Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
    -Natural Born Killers
    -Office Space
    -Paradise Lost
    -Passion Fish
    -People Vs. Larry Flynt
    -Player
    -Rambling Rose
    -Rapture, The
    -Richard III
    -Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
    -Secret Garden
    -Secret of Roan Inish
    -Secrets & Lies
    -Shadowlands
    -Shine
    -Sister My Sister
    -Smilla's Sense of Snow
    -Stealing Beauty
    -Sweet Hereafter
    -Three Kings
    -To Die For
    -Toy Story
    -Tromeo and Juliete
    -Unforgiven
    -Wag the Dog
    -Welcome to the Dollhouse
    -Wild Things
     
  11. Brian Lawrence

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    Time for some of the members who just joined in the last year to chime in. [​IMG]
     
  12. MichaelAW

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    Hmm...

    Schindler's List

    Three Colours Trilogy

    The Double Life of Veronique

    The Sweet Hereafter

    Pulp Fiction

    The Shawshank Redemption

    Trainspotting

    Eyes Wide Shut

    Boogie Nights

    Fight Club

    ... and dozens more
     
  13. Stephen L

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    1. Pulp Fiction
    2. Schindler's List
    3. Fargo
    4. Goodfellas
    5. L.A. Confidential
    6. The Usual Suspects
    7. Unforgiven
    8. Miller's Crossing
    9. Ed Wood
    10. Braveheart
    11. The Sixth Sense
    12. Gattaca
    13. The Matrix
    14. Tombstone
    15. Three Kings[/list=1]
     
  14. Patrick McCart

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  15. Jan H

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    My top ten:

    1. Schindler's List

    2. Goodfellas

    3. Pulp Fiction

    4. Unforgiven

    5. Raise the Red Lantern

    6. Remains of the Day

    7. Three Colors Trilogy (cheating, I know)

    8. Boogie Nights

    9. The Sweet Hereafter

    10. Hamlet (Branagh)
     
  16. JonZ

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    My Top 10 would probally be

    Goodfellas,Schindlers List,Malcolm X,Nixon,JFK,Dead Man Walking,A Simple Plan,People vs Larry Flynt,Saving Private Ryan,The Thin Red line

    Also:

    Leaving Las Vegas

    Natural Born Killers

    The Doors

    Dances With Wolves

    Bound

    Shawshank Redemption

    Gattaca

    American History X

    Fargo

    Big Lebowski

    One False Move

    Carlitos Way

    Fight Club

    Chasing Amy

    Interview w/ The Vampire

    Se7en

    City of Lost Children

    Leone The Professional

    The Usual Suspects

    Forrst Gump

    Heat

    He Got Game

    The Insider

    Unforgiven

    Pulp Fiction

    Jackie Brown

    Silence of the Lambs

    Bravehear

    Beyond The Mat

    Toy Story

    Toy Story2

    Magnolia

    Boogie Nights

    Hard Eight

    Donnie Brasco

    Babe

    Babe 2 Pig In The City

    Dark City

    Jacobs Ladder

    Bugsy

    Nice to see others pick Ed Wood, Nightmare Before Christmas and Dogfight(I saw on cable one night and thought it was great)
     
  17. Justin_S

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    The Rapture

    Jacob's Ladder

    The Blair Witch Project

    The Reflecting Skin

    Dellamorte Dellamore (aka Cemetery Man)

    Se7en

    Lord of Illusions

    Ring

    Cube

    In the Mouth of Madness

    eXistenZ

    Crash

    Audition

    The Night Flier

    Ravenous

    Stir of Echoes

    Dark City

    Dead-Alive

    The Frighteners

    The Silence of the Lambs

    Heavenly Creatures

    Pi

    Insomnia

    Blade

    Night of the Living Dead 90

    The Stendhal Syndrome

    Two Evil Eyes

    New Nightmare

    Bad Moon

    Return of the Living Dead 3

    True Romance

    The Nameless

    And many, many more!
     
  18. John Thomas

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    Not in order of preference but in order of release date (sortof):
    Magnolia
    Being John Malkovich
    Fight Club
    American Beauty
    Green Mile
    Office Space
    Dogma
    Bringing Out The Dead
    Eyes Wide Shut
    Go
    Pi
    Big Lebowski
    American History X
    Dark City
    Saving Private Ryan
    Hurly Burly
    There's Something About Mary
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    Rush Hour
    Prince of Egypt
    Chasing Amy
    LA Confidential
    As Good As It Gets
    Good Will Hunting
    Austin Powers
    Grosse Pointe Blank
    Contact
    Gattaca
    Wag The Dog
    Boogie Nights
    Fargo
    Mr.Hollands Opus
    Kingpin
    Slingblade
    Shine
    Happy Gilmore
    Jerry Maguire
    Flirting With Disaster
    The Long Kiss Good Night
    The Rock
    Braveheart
    12 Monkeys
    Se7en
    The Usual Suspects
    Get Shorty
    Casino
    Toy Story 1 & 2
    Leaving Las Vegas
    Mallrats
    Heat
    Pulp Fiction
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Clerks
    PCU
    The Hudsucker Proxy
    Forrest Gump
    Leon: The Professional
    Interview With The Vampire
    The Crow
    The Lion King
    Schindlers' List
    Tombstone
    Grumpy Old Men
    True Romance
    Jurassic Park
    Dave
    Army of Darkness
    The Fugitive
    The Piano
    Point of No Return
    Reservoir Dogs
    Wayne's World
    Unforgiven
    Hard Boiled
    My Cousin Vinny
    Singles
    Last of the Mohicans
    The Player
    A Few Good Men
    Sneakers
    Silence of the Lambs
    Terminator 2
    The Fisher King
    Boyz N The Hood
    Father of the Bride
    Hot Shots!
    JFK
    Grand Canyon
    Hudson Hawk
    Robin Hood: PoT
    The Hunt for Red October
    Goodfellas
    Edward Scissorhands
    Dances WIth Wolves
    Pretty Woman
    My Blue Heaven
    Ghost
    The Grifters
    Flatliners
    The Adventures of Ford Fairlane
     
  19. Walter Kittel

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    By year. ( The [​IMG] is my favorite film of the year, the next nine are in roughly my order of preference. )
    1990
    Miller's Crossing [​IMG]
    Goodfellas
    Edward Scissorhands
    Jacob's Ladder
    Miami Blues
    White Hunter, Black Heart
    The Grifters
    Wild At Heart
    Dances With Wolves
    The Hunt for Red October
    1991
    Grand Canyon [​IMG]
    The Man In The Moon
    Cape Fear
    Black Robe
    The Rapture
    Raise The Red Lantern
    Until The End of the World
    The Indian Runner
    The Fisher King
    JFK
    The Silence of the Lambs
    1992
    A River Runs Through It [​IMG]
    Last of the Mohicans
    Unforgiven
    Malcolm X
    The Player
    Reservoir Dogs
    Bob Roberts
    Red Rock West
    Like Water For Chocolate
    Singles
    1993
    Three Colors: Blue [​IMG]
    Schindler's List
    A Perfect World
    A Nightmare Before Christmas
    Cronos
    True Romance
    Blood In, Blood Out
    Naked
    In The Line of Fire
    Carlito's Way
    1994
    Pulp Fiction [​IMG]
    Three Colors: Red
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Quiz Show
    Heavenly Creatures
    Immortal Beloved
    Exotica
    Three Colors: White
    Fresh
    Clerks
    1995
    Heat [​IMG]
    Se7en
    Toy Story
    A Walk In The Clouds
    Sense and Sensibility
    Casino
    City of Lost Children
    Leaving Las Vegas
    The Usual Suspects
    Twelve Monkeys
    1996
    The English Patient [​IMG]
    Lone Star
    Hamlet
    Sling Blade
    Trainspotting
    Microcosmos
    Breaking The Waves
    Fargo
    Secrets & Lies
    Shine
    1997
    The Sweet Hereafter [​IMG]
    Eve's Bayou
    L.A. Confidential
    Mononoke Hime ( Princess Mononoke )
    Jackie Brown
    Boogie Nights
    The Game
    Gattaca
    Contact
    Chasing Amy
    1998
    The Horse Whisperer [​IMG] ( Yeah, that's right! )
    Dark City
    Elizabeth
    Gods and Monsters
    Saving Private Ryan
    American History X
    Out of Sight
    Lola Rent ( Run Lola Run )
    The Big Lebowski
    A Bug's Life
    1999
    Magnolia [​IMG]
    Eyes Wide Shut
    The Matrix
    The Straight Story
    Fight Club
    Toy Story 2
    Three Kings
    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
    The Iron Giant
    Being John Malkovich
    Disclaimer: There are a lot of great films ( especially foreign titles ) that I haven't had the pleasure of viewing; which is reflected in the makeup of this list.
    - Walter.
     
  20. Bruce Hedtke

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    I love all the choices! Since everyone has pretty much nailed whatever I would've put in...I'll only add a few I didn't see on the lists:
    Heaven & Earth
    Belle Epoque
    A Walk in the Clouds
    Snow Falling on Cedars
    Bruce
     

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