Best Films, 1990-1999


01 Three Kings, dir. David O. Russell

02 Being John Malkovich, dir. Spike Jonze

03 The Matrix, dir. Wachowski Brothers

04 Boys Don’t Cry, dir. Kimberly Peirce

05 Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai, dir. Jim Jarmusch

Honorable Mentions: All About My Mother, Beau Travail, Buena Vista Social Club, The Color of Paradise, Eyes Wide Shut, Election, Fight Club, The Insider, The Limey, Magnolia, Office Space, Ratcatcher, The Straight Story, Sweet and Lowdown, Toy Story 2, The War Zone, The Wind Will Carry Us


01 The Thin Red Line, dir. Terrence Malick

02 Rushmore, dir. Wes Anderson

03 Out of Sight, dir. Steven Soderbergh

04 A Simple Plan, dir. Sam Raimi

05 Happiness, dir. Todd Solondz

Honorable Mentions: Afterlife, Buffalo ’66, The Celebration,  Dark City, Eternity and a Day, The General, He Got Game, The Last Days of Disco, Primary Colors, Rounders, Run Lola Run, Saving Private Ryan, Shakespeare in Love, Smoke Signals, The Truman Show,


01 The Sweet Hereafter, dir. Atom Egoyan

02 Boogie Nights, dir. Paul Thomas Anderson

03 L.A. Confidential, dir. Curtis Hanson

04 Taste of Cherry, dir. Abbas Kiarostami

05 The Ice Storm, dir. Ang Lee

Honorable Mentions: The Apostle, The Butcher Boy, Chasing Amy, Children of Heaven, Deconstructing Harry, Donnie Brasco, Eve’s Bayou, The Full Monty, Funny Games, Grosse Point Blank, Hana-bi, In the Company of Men, Jackie Brown, Nil by Mouth, Ulee’s Gold, Wag the Dog


01 Breaking the Waves, dir. Lars Von Trier

02 Fargo, dir. Joel and Ethan Coen

03 Lone Star, dir. John Sayles

04 Secrets & Lies, dir. Mike Leigh

05 Trainspotting, dir. Danny Boyle

Honorable Mentions: Big Night, Crash, Flirting with Disaster, Hard Eight, Kingpin, Paradise Lost, The People vs. Larry Flynt, Prisoners of the Mountain, Swingers, Underground, Walking and Talking


01 Toy Story, dir. John Lasseter

02 Dead Man, dir. Jim Jarmusch

03 Seven, dir. David Fincher

04 Before Sunrise, dir. Richard Linklater

05 Babe, dir. Chris Noonan

Honorable Mentions: Apollo 13, Bottle Rocket, Braveheart, Casino, Crumb, Dead Man Walking, Devil in a Blue Dress, Get Shorty, La Haine, Heat, Leaving Las Vegas, Richard III, Rob Roy, To Die For, Ulysses’ Gaze, The Usual Suspects


01 Pulp Fiction, dir. Quentin Tarantino

02 Red, dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski

03 Hoop Dreams, dir. Steve James

04 Ed Wood, dir. Tim Burton

05 Chungking Express, dir. Wong Kar-Wai

Honorable Mentions: Ashes of Time, Bullets Over Broadway, Clerks, Ed Wood, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Heavenly Creatures, The Hudsucker Proxy, Natural Born Killers, Nobody’s Fool, Once Were Warriors, Quiz Show, Satantango, Shallow Grave, The Shawshank Redemption, Speed, White


01 The Piano, dir. Jane Campion

02 Groundhog Day, dir. Harold Ramis

03 Dazed and Confused, dir. Richard Linklater

04 Schindler’s List, dir. Steven Spielberg

05 Blue, dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski

Honorable Mentions: The Age of Innocence, The Blue Kite, Farewell My Concubine, Fearless, The Fugitive, In the Name of the Father, Jurassic Park, King of the Hill, Menace II Society, Naked, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Searching for Bobby Fisher, Short Cuts, True Romance, The War Room


01 Malcolm X, dir. Spike Lee

02 Reservoir Dogs, dir. Quentin Tarantino

03 Unforgiven, dir. Clint Eastwood

04 Aladdin, dir. Ron Clements and John Musker

05 One False Move, dir. Carl Franklin

Honorable Mentions: Bad Lieutenant, Braindead, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, The Crying Game, Glengarry Glen Ross, Hardboiled, Howard’s End, Husbands and Wives, The Last of the Mohicans,  The Player, A River Runs Through It, Wayne’s World


01 Raise the Red Lantern, dir. Zhang Yimou

02 JFK, dir. Oliver Stone

03 La Belle Noiseuse, dir. Jacques Rivette

04 Boyz N the Hood, dir. John Singleton

05 The Silence of the Lambs, dir. Jonathan Demme

Honorable Mentions: Barton Fink, Beauty and the Beast, A Brighter Summer Day, The Commitments, Defending Your Life, Delicatessen, The Double Life of Veronique, Hearts of Darkness: A Filmaker’s Apocalypse, Jungle Fever, Lovers On the Bridge, My Own Private Idaho, Naked Lunch, Slacker, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Zentropa


01 GoodFellas, dir. Martin Scorsese

02 Miller’s Crossing, dir. Joel and Ethan Coen

03 Close-Up, dir. Abbas Kiarostami

04 Edward Scissorhands, dir. Tim Burton

05 The Witches, dir. Nicolas Roeg

Honorable Mentions: After Dark My Sweet, Days of Being Wild, Dick Tracy, Europa Europa, The Freshman, The Grifters, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Metropolitan, My Mother’s Castle, The Nasty Girl, Reversal of Fortune, The Sheltering Sky, Total Recall, Wild at Heart


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