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 Posted:   Sep 19, 2013 - 6:17 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

A difficult year for the ranking. Two major efforts from Spielberg, one of which I find problematic but still wish to recognize as a major achievement. Movie of the year for me is Groundhog Day, a nearly perfect comedy. Major childhood film that continues to impress is The Nightmare Before Christmas. As will often continue to be the case, this is a year with a number of good to very good movies but few truly great ones.

Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis)

Schindler's List (Steven Spielberg)

The Piano (Jane Campion)

In the Name of the Father (Jim Sheridan)

Fearless (Peter Weir)

The Nightmare Before Christmas (Henry Selick)

Naked (Mike Leigh)

Three Colors: Blue (Krzysztof Kieslowski)

Farewell My Concubine (Chen Kaige)

Ruby in Paradise (Victor Nuñez)

Other notable films, childhood favs, etc, in rough order of preference: What's Eating Gilbert Grape, The Remains of the Day, Searching for Bobby Fischer, A Perfect World, Jurassic Park, Benny & Joon, The Cement Garden, Red Rock West, True Romance, Shadowlands, The Wedding Banquet, The Blue Kite, Map of the, Human Heart, Matinee, The Sandlot, Short Cuts, Cronos, The Fugitive, A Foreign Field, Iron Monkey, Tombstone, Dazed & Confused, Carlito's Way, In the Line of Fire, Much Ado About Nothing, This Boy's Life, Dave, Falling Down, Philadelphia, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Cool Runnings, A Far Off Place, Rudy, Alive, Gettysburg, The Bride with White Hair

What are your favorites of the year? What have I missed? What should I check out?

Previous years:
1983 & 1984: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98398
1985: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98451
1986: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98490
1987: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98554
1988: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98660
1989: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98706
1990: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98793
1991: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98888
1992: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98950

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2013 - 7:16 AM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

My 5 favourite films from 1993, not including the obvious out-of-competition status for
Sheridan's IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER are :


GROUNDHOG DAY
RUBY IN PARADISE
SCHINDLER'S LIST
THE AGE OF INNOCENCE
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS




A difficult year for the ranking

Indeed : it almost looks like the year 1967...

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2013 - 7:22 AM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

What have I missed? What should I check out?



 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2013 - 8:24 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Addams Family Values
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
Demolition Man
Fatal Instinct (the best of many good spoofs that year)
Freaked
Groundhog Day
Matinee
Jurassic Park
The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Sandlot

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2013 - 9:42 AM   
 By:   HarryRA   (Member)

Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg)
True Romance (Tony Scott)
The Fugutive (Andrew Davies)
The Remains Of The Day (James Ivory)
Cool Runnings (Jon Turteltaub)
Searching For Bobby Fischer (Steven Zaillian)
Schindler's List (Steven Spielberg)
La Ardilla Roja (Julio Medem)
Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis)
In The Line Of Fire (Wolfgang Petersen)

 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2013 - 10:24 AM   
 By:   Essankay   (Member)

  • GROUNDHOG DAY
  • NAKED
  • SHORT CUTS
  • THIRTY-TWO SHORT FILMS ABOUT GLENN GOULD

    Slimmer pickings...

  •  
     Posted:   Sep 19, 2013 - 11:17 AM   
     By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

    1. Schindler’s List (Spielberg)

    2. Three Colors: Blue (Kieslowski)

    3. The Joy Luck Club (Wang)

    4. Short Cuts (Altman)

    5. Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (Cohen)

    6. Much Ado About Nothing (Branagh)

    7. Little Buddha (Bertolucci)

    8. Faraway So Close! (Wenders)

    9. The Scent of Green Papaya (Tran)

    10. Shadowlands (Attenborough)

    11. Rudy (Anspaugh)

    12. Matinee (Dante)

    also good: Groundhog Day, True Romance, Falling Down, Sleepless in Seattle, The Age of Innocence, Manhattan Murder Mystery, The Thing Called Love, Swing Kids, The Secret Garden, In the Name of the Father, The Wedding Banquet.

    still need to see: Madadayo, Magnificat, A Bronx Tale, The Puppetmaster, Fearless, Farewell My Concubine, The Remains of the Day, etc.

     
     Posted:   Sep 19, 2013 - 12:27 PM   
     By:   solium   (Member)

    (1) Army of Darkness
    (2) My Neighbor Totoro
    (3) The Wrong Trousers, a Wallace and Gromit

    Really didn't see a lot of films this year. Never saw the big ones like Schindler's List either.

     
     Posted:   Sep 19, 2013 - 1:06 PM   
     By:   Adam B.   (Member)

    Oh, come now. The Last Action Hero was this year's finest film.

     
     Posted:   Sep 19, 2013 - 1:10 PM   
     By:   mastadge   (Member)

    Oh, come now. The Last Action Hero was this year's finest film.

    I did love that movie at the time. I'm curious to revisit it.

     
     Posted:   Sep 19, 2013 - 1:23 PM   
     By:   Freejack   (Member)



    1# - JURASSIC PARK - 10/10

    2# - FALLING DOWN - 10/10

    3# - CARLITO'S WAY - 9/10

    4# - MY LIFE - 8/10

    5# - CLIFFHANGER - 8/10

    6# - HEAVEN & EARTH - 8/10

    7# - GREY KNIGHT (aka THE KILLING BOX) - 8/10

    8# - ALIVE - 7/10

    9# - THE DARK HALF - 7/10

    10# - JUDGMENT NIGHT - 7/10

     
     
     Posted:   Sep 19, 2013 - 5:06 PM   
     By:   Dan Hobgood   (Member)

    The Fugitive was the best movie of that year. Still every bit as gripping now, by the way.

    Schindler's List could compete for a "Most Overrated Movie of All-Time" award.

    Dan

     
     Posted:   Sep 19, 2013 - 7:30 PM   
     By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)


    (2) My Neighbor Totoro


    This came out in 1988.

     
     Posted:   Sep 19, 2013 - 7:50 PM   
     By:   solium   (Member)


    (2) My Neighbor Totoro


    This came out in 1988.


    I get it now. Wiki refers to it as the English dub. But good call!

     
     Posted:   Sep 20, 2013 - 10:41 AM   
     By:   mastadge   (Member)

    The Fugitive was the best movie of that year. Still every bit as gripping now, by the way.

    Schindler's List could compete for a "Most Overrated Movie of All-Time" award.


    The Fugitive is a very good thriller -- one that actually earns the moniker.

    Schindler: Overrated in the sense that it is certainly nowhere close to the top 10 movies of all time, sure. I find it problematic in much the same way I find many of Spielberg's films problematic, but it's also a masterfully crafted and painful movie.

     
     Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 7:50 AM   
     By:   Francis   (Member)

    Alive
    Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
    Carlito's Way
    Cliffhanger
    Falling Down
    Groundhog Day
    Hot Shots! Part Deux
    Jurassic Park
    Kalifornia
    Needful Things
    Robin Hood: Men in Tights
    Schindler's List
    The Dark Half
    The Fugitive
    Trauma

    Amazing year with a lot of my most enjoyable theater visits as well as home video discoveries!

     
     
     Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 8:24 AM   
     By:   Reeler   (Member)

    Groundhog Day, Nightmare B4 Christmas, Gilbert Grape, The Fugitive

     
     
     Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 8:29 AM   
     By:   Ado   (Member)

    Oh, come now. The Last Action Hero was this year's finest film.

    I did love that movie at the time. I'm curious to revisit it.


    One of my guilty pleasures.
    I think perhaps McTiernan was making a bad/good movie and people did not 'get it'.
    If you drop your defenses it is really pretty entertaining.

     
     Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 3:45 PM   
     By:   Francis   (Member)


    One of my guilty pleasures.
    I think perhaps McTiernan was making a bad/good movie and people did not 'get it'.
    If you drop your defenses it is really pretty entertaining.


    It actually has some cool shots and sequences, and good cast but the movie is so over the top and 'forced'. Not to mention the movie inside a movie gimmick doesn't work because there really isn't a credible divide between the two. It's a very '90s' movie and it tries to cram as much of formulas, cameos and references in its running time. Every time I see it, it's exhausting to sit through.

    It's the type of movie that a panel group/test audience would come up with lol.

    A worthy pick for the NC: wink

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYTPIdtA57E

    P.S. various artists & original score!

     
     
     Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 6:04 PM   
     By:   Ado   (Member)


    One of my guilty pleasures.
    I think perhaps McTiernan was making a bad/good movie and people did not 'get it'.
    If you drop your defenses it is really pretty entertaining.


    It actually has some cool shots and sequences, and good cast but the movie is so over the top and 'forced'. Not to mention the movie inside a movie gimmick doesn't work because there really isn't a credible divide between the two. It's a very '90s' movie and it tries to cram as much of formulas, cameos and references in its running time. Every time I see it, it's exhausting to sit through.

    It's the type of movie that a panel group/test audience would come up with lol.

    A worthy pick for the NC: wink

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYTPIdtA57E

    P.S. various artists & original score!


    Francis

    I agree with you, I had not thought of the term, but it is exhausting. I appreciate the ambition of it, even if it was not successful, and I think I liked Arnie making fun of himself.

     
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