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Favorite (Best) Films of the 1990's


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#1 of 31 Ike

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Posted September 28 2001 - 09:41 AM

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 of 31 Brian Perry

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Posted September 28 2001 - 02:52 PM

Goodfellas
Gattaca
Glengarry Glen Ross
Apollo 13


and a comedy,

There's Something About Mary

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#3 of 31 DonaldB

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Posted September 28 2001 - 03:42 PM

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 of 31 Matthew Chmiel

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Posted September 28 2001 - 04:58 PM

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 of 31 Neil Joseph

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Posted September 29 2001 - 02:46 AM

- 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 of 31 Kristian

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Posted September 29 2001 - 12:53 PM

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 of 31 Stas T

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Posted September 30 2001 - 12:46 AM

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 of 31 Holden Pike

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Posted September 30 2001 - 02:34 AM

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)



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#9 of 31 JohanK

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Posted September 30 2001 - 10:42 AM

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 of 31 Brian Lawrence

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Posted September 30 2001 - 05:10 PM

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 of 31 Brian Lawrence

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Posted September 12 2002 - 08:38 AM

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#12 of 31 MichaelAW

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Posted September 12 2002 - 10:46 AM

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

Movies my dog is afraid of

#13 of 31 Stephen L

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Posted September 12 2002 - 11:43 AM

[list=1][*]Pulp Fiction[*]Schindler's List[*]Fargo[*]Goodfellas[*]L.A. Confidential[*]The Usual Suspects[*]Unforgiven[*]Miller's Crossing[*]Ed Wood[*]Braveheart[*]The Sixth Sense[*]Gattaca[*]The Matrix[*]Tombstone[*]Three Kings[/list=1]

#14 of 31 Patrick McCart

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Posted September 12 2002 - 11:44 AM

Forrest Gump and Goodfellas.

#15 of 31 Jan H

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Posted September 12 2002 - 12:04 PM

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 of 31 JonZ

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Posted September 12 2002 - 12:41 PM

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 of 31 Justin_S

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Posted September 12 2002 - 01:39 PM

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 of 31 John Thomas

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Posted September 12 2002 - 03:13 PM

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 of 31 Walter Kittel

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Posted September 12 2002 - 06:33 PM

By year. ( The Posted Image is my favorite film of the year, the next nine are in roughly my order of preference. )

1990
Miller's Crossing Posted Image
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 Posted Image
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 Posted Image
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 Posted Image
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 Posted Image
Three Colors: Red
The Shawshank Redemption
Quiz Show
Heavenly Creatures
Immortal Beloved
Exotica
Three Colors: White
Fresh
Clerks

1995
Heat Posted Image
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 Posted Image
Lone Star
Hamlet
Sling Blade
Trainspotting
Microcosmos
Breaking The Waves
Fargo
Secrets & Lies
Shine

1997
The Sweet Hereafter Posted Image
Eve's Bayou
L.A. Confidential
Mononoke Hime ( Princess Mononoke )
Jackie Brown
Boogie Nights
The Game
Gattaca
Contact
Chasing Amy

1998
The Horse Whisperer Posted Image ( 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 Posted Image
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.

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#20 of 31 Bruce Hedtke

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Posted September 12 2002 - 07:00 PM

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


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