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    Your Ten Best of the 90's

    I wanna see everyone's lists for the best films of the last decade.
    It could be grounds for a killer thread...
    Here's mine:

    Eyes Wide Shut
    Akira Kurosawa's Dreams
    Trainspotting
    Dead Man
    Breaking The Waves
    Natural Born Killers
    Ed Wood
    Pulp Fiction
    The Pillow Book
    Malcolm X
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    Good idea, I'll throw something together off the top of my head here (in no particular order):


    Pulp Fiction - How did it lose to Forest Gump?
    Miller's Crossing - Huge Coens fan
    Short Cuts - Altman, this film is mesmerizing
    Bottle Rocket - Scorsese agrees Top 10
    Fisher King - Still looking for The Holy Grail
    Rushmore - Gets better with each viewing
    Fargo - Their most popular film
    Being John Malkovich - '99, right?
    The Big Lebowski - of course, the funniest movie of all time
    American Beauty - This is a beautiful film


    Tough to leave off any Coen Brothers films, but a couple couldn't crack the list (Barton Fink and The Hudsucker Proxy).

    All American movies for me; shows my film ignorance. Now, how about best of the '80's, and John Hughes not allowed. That would be harder.

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    Johann

    You have some interesting picks Johann. Natural Born Killers is a movie I want to see again. It seemed to be a movie that critics (and people) either really loved or absolutely abhored. I saw it on several "worst of the year" lists that year. I myself liked it; it's a parody, in a way, of the American Way of Life, and maybe some people couldn't see that. I guess they had to pan it just to show how offended their sensabilities were.

    I'll try to catch The Pillow Book, one of the ever elusive Greenaway films I'm after.

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    My Top Ten of 1990s
    Boyz N the Hood (91)
    Pulp Fiction (94)
    GoodFellas (90)
    Silence of the Lambs (91)
    Shawshank Redemption (94)
    Life is Beautiful (97)
    Magnolia (99)
    Reservoir Dogs (92)
    Apollo 13 (95)
    Saving Private Ryan (98)

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    I'm cheating by listing 10 in English and 10 subtitled.

    A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY
    ACTRESS
    ASHES OF TIME
    BEFORE THE RAIN
    IRMA VEP
    THE PUPPETMASTER
    THREE COLORS:Blue/White/Red
    TOTO THE HERO
    UNDERGROUND
    THE WIND WILL CARRY US

    Close behind: Caidos del Cielo, Butterfly Wings, La Promesse.

    ***********************

    BOYS OF SAINT VINCENT
    BREAKING THE WAVES
    CRUMB
    DEAD MAN
    EYES WIDE SHUT
    EXOTICA
    THE LONG DAY CLOSES
    NIGHTJOHN
    SAFE
    THE SWEET HEREAFTER


    Close behind:Visions of Light:The Art of Cinematography, Rushmore, Kids, Schindler's List, Happiness, Goodfellas
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    Great lists everybody

    It's hard to narrow it down to just 10 from about 4000 films.

    Goodfellas, Happiness, Reservoir Dogs, Life is Beautiful, American Beauty, Malkovich. All worthy.

    I wrestled with Egoyan and the Coens for my list. Excellent filmmakers who made some beautiful movies in the 90's.
    Not enough room!

    The Pillow Book is probably more popular than "Cook Thief" because teenage girls love seeing Ewan McGregor's willy.
    (Lucky bastard is hung like a mule)

    NBK is a bonafide masterpiece. Scathing satire. I watch it a lot for the mind-blowing visuals and heavy soundtrack. When I'm angry with the daily grind I throw on Killers and all of my anger goes away...

    Best of the 80's? Easy.

    The Shining
    Full Metal Jacket
    Amadeus
    The Last Emperor
    Platoon
    Born on the Fourth of July
    The Last Temptation of Christ
    Raging Bull
    Do The Right Thing
    Batman
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    The First Ten

    1. Eyes Wide Shut
    2. Schindler's List
    3. Double Life of Veronique, The (1991)
    4. Breaking the Waves
    5. Age of Innocence
    6. Europa Europa
    7. Three Colors: Red (1994)
    8. Elizabeth
    9. Saving Private Ryan
    10. Hard Boiled
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    There's a spirituality in films, even if it's not one which can supplant faith
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    The Next Ten

    11. Immortal Beloved
    12. Three Colors: Blue (1993)
    13. Three Colors: White (1993)
    14. Kundun
    15. Dances with Wolves
    16. Unforgiven
    17. Thin Red Line, The
    18. Zentropa (1991)
    19. Dark City
    20. Lola Rennt (1998)
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    Re: Your Ten Best of the 90's

    Originally posted by Johann
    Eyes Wide Shut
    Akira Kurosawa's Dreams
    Trainspotting
    Dead Man
    Breaking The Waves
    Natural Born Killers
    Ed Wood
    Pulp Fiction
    The Pillow Book
    Malcolm X
    J: Where's Titus (1999)?
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    HO HO HO

    If there's anyone on these boards who can call me out, it's anduril. He knows me better than my fucking parents..

    I must have packed the bowl a little too tight the day I posted that...

    Titus is a glaring oversight on my part. Check your gray matter, J.
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    1980s

    Originally posted by Johann
    Best of the 80's? Easy.

    The Shining
    Full Metal Jacket
    Amadeus
    The Last Emperor
    Platoon
    Born on the Fourth of July
    The Last Temptation of Christ
    Raging Bull
    Do The Right Thing
    Batman
    No Dekalog??????

    Here's my Best of the 80's:

    1. Last Temptation of Christ, The
    2. Dekalog
    3. Raging Bull
    4. Empire Strikes Back, The
    5. Born on the Fourth of July
    6. Amadeus
    7. Last Emperor, The
    8. Ran
    9. Das Boot
    10. Shining, The (1980)
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    Best of the 70s

    1. Godfather, The
    2. Barry Lyndon
    3. Godfather II, The
    4. Star Wars: A New Hope
    5. A Clockwork Orange
    6. Apocalypse Now
    7. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    8. Patton
    9. Macbeth
    10. Alien
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    Best of the 60s

    1. Dr. Strangelove
    2. Lawrence of Arabia
    3. Persona (1966)
    4. Fellini's 8 1/2
    5. Judgment at Nuremburg
    6. La Dolce Vita (1960)
    7. 2001: A Space Odyssey
    8. Great Escape, The
    9. To Kill a Mockingbird
    10. Spartacus
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    Best of the 50s

    1. Seven Samurai
    2. Rashomon
    3. Ordet (1955)
    4. Diary of a Country Priest
    5. Paths of Glory
    6. Seventh Seal, The (1956)
    7. Bridge, The
    8. Touch of Evil (1958)
    9. Hidden Fortress, The (1958)
    10. Bridge on the River Kwai, The
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    You make it difficult to criticize, Ken.

    Damn you!
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