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 Posted:   May 30, 2014 - 11:33 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

There are still a good number of movies from this decade I have yet to see that look promising, especially non English language films. But, for now, these are my classics from the years 1990 - 1999 - arranged in chronological order:

GOODFELLAS (1990) - An aggressive, by-the-throat heart pounder which places you in the perspective of a hoodlum who never quite sees the irony of his love for his lifestyle.

AKIRA KUROSAWA'S DREAMS (1990) - A great master's twilight film. Although AK would make two more movies, it's this one that serves beautifully as his finale.

BARTON FINK (1991) - The Coen brothers' fantastic mindtwister which takes writer's block to an absurd degree. I love the wind tunnel effect of the hotel's hallways.

SCHINDLER'S LIST (1993) - Two decades after the hype has long since died down, this still holds up as Steven Spielberg's masterpiece.

the THREE COLORS trilogy (1993-94) - Actually three stand-alone films, I nevertheless always view them as one unified project. It's a stunning combination of storytelling, design and grace from Krzysztof Kieslowski. Sadly his final work as he died at the age of 54, the same age as another Eastern European visionary Andrei Tarkovsky.

THE HUDSUCKER PROXY (1994) - I could have filled half of my top 10 with Coen brothers movies. Here's one other - a zany screwball comedy to end all screwball comedies.

BREAKING THE WAVES (1996) - One never knows exactly when Lars von Trier is putting everyone on or not, but this visceral, beautifully rendered parable of love and grace can't be shaken off. It hurts and haunts. Emily Watson should have won the Oscar that year.

THE ICE STORM (1997) - This is a impeccably designed, written and acted tale of hopes, disillusion and sorrow. Miles better than a movie like "American Beauty" in its depiction of the American family, sex, changing times and the dynamics of that interaction. Ang Lee's best.

RUSHMORE (1998) - Wes Anderson emerges!

MAGNOLIA (1999) - Paul Thomas Anderson emerges!

Three more to make a baker's dozen:

METROPOLITAN/BARCELONA - Terrific start for Whit Stillman who has made only two films since. Let's hope he has a late career renaissance.

THE RED VIOLIN - A fascinating saga with perhaps the score of the decade, courtesy of John Corigliano.

Other goodies: After Life, Autumn Tale, The Big Lebowski, Boogie Nights, Bottle Rocket, Braveheart, Burnt by the Sun, Chaplin, The Double Life of Veronique, Eat Drink Man Woman, Election, Fargo, Fight Club, The Game, A Heart in Winter, Jerry Maguire, The Joy Luck Club, Kicking and Screaming, L.A. Confidential, Miller's Crossing, The Player, Pulp Fiction, Ride with the Devil, The Truman Show, 12 Monkeys,Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, Wind.

What are some of your 90s favorites? I recommend going to Wikipedia and typing in 1990 in film, 1991 in film, etc. to give you a list of what was released during these years. smile

 
 
 Posted:   May 31, 2014 - 1:38 AM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

DANCES WITH WOLVES - 1990
LA BELLE NOISEUSE (The 4 hours-long cut) - 1991
THE LONG DAY CLOSES - 1992
IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER - 1993
LES PATRIOTES - 1994
LAND AND FREEDOM - 1995
Y'AURA-T'IL DE LA NEIGE A NO√čL ? - 1996
GATTACA - 1997
THE TRUMAN SHOW - 1998
BEING JOHN MALKOVICH - 1999



 
 
 Posted:   May 31, 2014 - 1:45 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Interestingly, we are just now preparing a Top 100 90's films for montages.no -- and in so doing, everyone had to prepare their Top 50. I did mine a few months ago, and the top ten of those were these:

1. Schindler's List
2. Jurassic Park
3. Edward Scissorhands
4. The Remains of the Day
5. The Matrix
6. Speed
7. Saving Private Ryan
8. Exotica
9. Terminator 2
10. Eyes Wide Shut

However, the final list -- when all entries had been included and debated -- looked a bit differently.

 
 
 Posted:   May 31, 2014 - 5:06 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
GOODFELLAS
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
UNFORGIVEN
FARGO
THE USUAL SUSPECTS
L.A. CONFIDENTIAL
PRINCESS MONONOKE
TERMINATOR 2
TOY STORY

 
 
 Posted:   May 31, 2014 - 9:59 AM   
 By:   lwazinkiwane310   (Member)

My favorite films of the 1990s are Ghost, Home Alone 1 and 2, Hook etc.

 
 
 Posted:   May 31, 2014 - 11:35 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

1990
The Handmaid's Tale
State of Grace
Nikita

1991
Silence of the Lambs
Terminator 2
Billy Bathgate
Beauty and the Beast

1992
Batman Returns
Innocent Blood
Dracula
Aladdin

1993
Groundhog Day
Jurassic Park
True Romance

More to follow...

 
 
 Posted:   May 31, 2014 - 11:50 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

By year? I like that TG.

 
 
 Posted:   May 31, 2014 - 2:58 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

By year? I like that TG.

Thank you Timmer. Easiest way to do it...

1994
Wolf
The Lion King
Clear & Present Danger
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Natural Born Killers
Leon, The Professional

1995
Pocahontas
The Usual Suspects
Se7en
GoldenEye
Casino
Toy Story

1996
Fargo
Mars Attacks
Trainspotting

1997
Austin Powers
The Fifth Element
Contact
LA Confidential
The Peacemaker
Starship Troopers


Want to know more?

 
 
 Posted:   May 31, 2014 - 3:15 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

1998
The Big Lebowski
The Legend of 1900
Practical Magic
Run Lola Run
Saving Private Ryan

1999
The Matrix
Toy Story 2
South Park Bigger Longer and Uncut
American Pie
Eyes Wide Shut
The Sixth Sense


We have most of my top 90s picks on DVD, but when I think about it surprisingly few on bluray. Must address that.

TG

 
 Posted:   May 31, 2014 - 3:38 PM   
 By:   PhiladelphiaSon   (Member)

THE MUMMY

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2014 - 9:22 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

THE MUMMY.

 
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