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1990 - 1999

by Black Irish
This list represents my very favorite films of the decade, possibly to be cut-off at a certain number at some point in the future, though the inclusions will still be subject to change. Probably not going to attempt a ‘top ten’ to include here in the information anytime soon, just due to the sheer difficulty of it. Various films I’m particularly interested in seeing, and in certain cases don’t want to lose track of, are listed below and will be removed once I have. If anyone has leads or information on any of the harder to find or less readily available films, please let me know. Most Anticipated: - All the Vermeers in New York (Jon Jost,… Read more

This list represents my very favorite films of the decade, possibly to be cut-off at a certain number at some point in the future, though the inclusions will still be subject to change. Probably not going to attempt a ‘top ten’ to include here in the information anytime soon, just due to the sheer difficulty of it.

Various films I’m particularly interested in seeing, and in certain cases don’t want to lose track of, are listed below and will be removed once I have. If anyone has leads or information on any of the harder to find or less readily available films, please let me know.

Most Anticipated:
- All the Vermeers in New York (Jon Jost, 1990)
- Branches of the Tree (Satyajit Ray, 1990)
- Childhood Days (Masahiro Shinoda, 1990)
- City Life (omnibus, 1990)
- Dreams (Akira Kurosawa, 1990)
- Dr. M (Claude Chabrol, 1990)
- Echoes from a Somber Empire (Werner Herzog, 1990)
- The Garden (Derek Jarman, 1990)
- The Golden Boat (Raúl Ruiz, 1990)
- Himmel oder Hölle (Wolgang Murnberger, 1990)
- Innisfree (José Luis Guerín, 1990)
- Jours Tranquilles à Clichy (Claude Chabrol,1990)
- Korczak (Andrzej Wajda, 1990)
- Life Is Sweet (Mike Leigh, 1990)
- Die Marquise von O. ‘vom Süden in den Norden verlegt’ (Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, 1990)
- Milou en Mai (Louis Malle, 1990)
- Non, ou A Vã Glória de Mandar (Manoel de Oliveira, 1990)
- Nouvelle Vague (Jean-Luc Godard, 1990)
- Save and Protect (Aleksandr Sokurov, 1990)
- Self Portrait (Jonas Mekas, 1990)
- The Sheltering Sky (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1990)
- The Strange Affliction of Anton Bruckner (Ken Russell, 1990)
- Sure Fire (Jon Jost, 1990)
- Szürkület (György Fehér, 1990)
- To Sleep with Anger (Charles Burnett, 1990)
- Allemagne 90 Neuf Zéro (Jean-Luc Godard, 1991)
- A Brighter Summer Day (Edward Yang, 1991)
- Boys (Tsai Ming-liang, 1991)
- A Divina Comédia (Manoel de Oliveira, 1991)
- Das Excentrische Privattheater des Maharadscha von Udaipur (Werner Herzog, 1991)
- Filmstunde (Werner Herzog, 1991)
- God Walks Backwards (Miklós Jancsó, 1991)
- The Indian Runner (Sean Penn, 1991)
- Jacquot de Nantes (Agnès Varda, 1991)
- Kafka (Steven Soderbergh, 1991)
- Madame Bovary (Claude Chabrol, 1991)
- The Man in the Moon (Robert Mulligan, 1991)
- My Own Private Idaho (Gus Van Sant, 1991)
- Prisoner of Honor (Ken Russell, 1991)
- Prospero’s Books (Peter Greenaway, 1991)
- Rhapsody in August (Akira Kurosawa, 1991)
- Scream of Stone (Werner Herzog, 1991)
- Van Gogh (Maurice Pialat, 1991)
- La Vie des Morts (Arnaud Desplechin, 1991)
- A Walk Through Prospero’s Library (Peter Greenaway, 1991)
- Antigone (Straub-Huillet, 1992)
- Blue Danube Waltz (Jancsó/Marton, 1992)
- Céline (Jean-Claude Brisseau, 1992)
- La Chasse aux Papillons (Otar Iosseliani, 1992)
- Dark at Noon (Raúl Ruiz, 1992)
- O Dia do Desespero (Manoel de Oliveira, 1992)
- Gershwin (Alain Resnais, 1992)
- Hedd Wyn (Paul Turner, 1992)
- Lessons of Darkness (Werner Herzog, 1992)
- The Living End (Gregg Araki, 1992)
- Rapado (Martín Rejtman, 1992)
- La Sentinelle (Arnaud Desplechin, 1992)
- El Sol del Membrillo (Víctor Erice, 1992)
- The Stone (Aleksandr Sokurov, 1992)
- Swoon (Tom Kalin, 1992)
- Die UFA (Hartmut Bitomsky, 1992)
- Voor een Verloren Soldaat (Roeland Kerbosch, 1992)
- Warszawa. Année 5703 (Janusz Kijowski, 1992)
- Die Zweite Heimat – Chronik einer Jugend (Edgar Reitz, 1992)
- Albert Savarus (Alexandre Astruc, 1993)
- The Baby of Mâcon (Peter Greenaway, 1993)
- The Blue Kite (Tian Zhuangzhuang, 1993)
- Darwin (Peter Greenaway, 1993)
- Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater, 1993)
- D.W. Griffith: Father of Film (Kevin Brownlow, 1993)
- Glocken aus der Tiefe – Glaube und Aberglaube in Rußland (Werner Herzog, 1993)
- Gorilla Bathes at Noon (Dušan Makavejev, 1993)
- Hélas pour Moi (Jean-Luc Godard, 1993)
- L’Instinct de l’Ange (Richard Dembo, 1993)
- Madadayo (Akira Kurosawa, 1993)
- The Music of Chance (Philip Haas, 1993)
- La Naissance de l’Amour (Philippe Garrel, 1993)
- L’Oeil de Vichy (Claude Chabrol, 1993)
- L’Oumigmag ou l’Objectif Documentaire (Pierre Perrault, 1993)
- The Piano (Jane Campion, 1993)
- Smoking/No Smoking (Alain Resnais, 1993)
- Telegrafisten (Erik Gustavson, 1993)
- Totally Fucked Up (Gregg Araki, 1993)
- Vale Abraão (Manoel de Oliveira, 1993)
- Ashes of Time (Wong Kar-wai, 1994)
- Barcelona (Whit Stillman, 1994)
- Chungking Express (Wong Kar-wai, 1994)
- Les Derniers Jours d’Emmanuel Kant (Philippe Collin, 1994)
- Dieu Sait Quoi (Jean-Daniel Pollet, 1994)
- L’Eau Froide (Olivier Assayas, 1994)
- L’Enfer (Claude Chabrol, 1994)
- The Freethinker (Peter Watkins, 1994)
- The Glass Shield (Charles Burnett, 1994)
- A Hole in the Soul (Dušan Makavejev, 1994)
- Hoop Dreams (Steve James, 1994)
- Lisbon Story (Wim Wenders, 1994)
- Mon Amie Max (Michel Brault, 1994)
- Les Roseaux Sauvages (André Téchiné, 1994)
- Sátántangó (Béla Tarr, 1994)
- The Secret of Roan Irish (John Sayles, 1994)
- A Terceira Margem do Rio (Nelson Pereira dos Santos, 1994)
- Through the Olive Trees (Abbas Kiarostami, 1994)
- Ein Traum, Was Sonst (Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, 1994)
- Veillées d’Armes: Histoire du Journalisme en Temps de Guerre (Marcel Ophüls, 1994)
- Die Verwandlung der Welt in Musik (Werner Herzog, 1994)
- Whispering Pages (Aleksandr Sokurov, 1994)
- Woyzeck (János Szász, 1994)
- Zamok (Aleksey Balabanov, 1994)
- 100 Years of Polish Cinema (Pawel Lozinski, 1995)
- Ballet (Frederick Wiseman, 1995)
- Casa de Lava (Pedro Costa, 1995)
- La Cérémonie (Claude Chabrol, 1995)
- Deseret (James Benning, 1995)
- Fallen Angels (Wong Kar-wai, 1995)
- Le Garçu (Maurice Pialat, 1995)
- Die Gebrüder Skladanowsky (Wim Wenders, 1995)
- Gesualdo: Death for Five Voices (Werner Herzog, 1995)
- Haut, Bas, Fragile (Jacques Rivette, 1995)
- Heat (Michael Mann, 1995)
- JLG/JLG – Autoportrait de Décembre (Jean-Luc Godard, 1995)
- The Last Gasp (Ingmar Bergman, 1995)
- A Little Princess (Alfonso Cuarón, 1995)
- My New Friends (Tsai Ming-liang, 1995)
- Nelly et Monsieur Arnaud (Claude Sautet, 1995)
- The Neon Bible (Terence Davies, 1995)
- Nixon (Oliver Stone, 1995)
- Pride and Prejudice (Simon Langton, 1995)
- Spiritual Voices (Aleksandr Sokurov, 1995)
- L’Uomo delle Stelle (Giuseppe Tornatore, 1995)
- L’Univers de Jacques Demy (Agnès Varda, 1995)
- Breaking the Waves (Lars von Trier, 1996)
- Le Cœur Fantôme (Philippe Garrel, 1996)
- Comment Je Me Suis Disputé… (Ma Vie Sexuelle) (Arnaud Desplechin, 1996)
- La Comédie-Française (Frederick Wiseman, 1996)
- Crash (David Cronenberg, 1996)
- Devil’s Island (Friðrik Þór Friðriksson, 1996)
- Few of Us (Sharunas Bartas, 1996)
- For Ever Mozart (Jean-Luc Godard, 1996)
- The Funeral (Abel Ferrara, 1996)
- Irma Vep (Olivier Assayas, 1996)
- Lone Star (John Sayles, 1996)
- Mission: Impossible (Brian De Palma, 1996)
- The Pillow Book (Peter Greenaway, 1996)
- Secrets & Lies (Mike Leigh, 1996)
- Trois Vies & une Seule Mort (Raúl Ruiz, 1996)
- The Eel (Shōhei Imamura, 1997)
- Généalogies d’un Crime (Raúl Ruiz, 1997)
- Happy Together (Wong Kar-wai, 1997)
- Henry Fool (Hal Hartley, 1997)
- HHH – Un Portrait de Hou Hsiao-Hsien (Olivier Assayas, 1997)
- J’ai Horreur de l’Amour (Laurence Ferreira Barbosa, 1997)
- Karakter (Mike van Diem, 1997)
- Men with Guns (John Sayles, 1997)
- Nowhere (Gregg Araki, 1997)
- On Connaît la Chanson (Alain Resnais, 1997)
- Pickpocket (Jia Zhangke, 1997)
- Public Housing (Frederick Wiseman, 1997)
- The Roe’s Room (Lech Majewski, 1997)
- Viagem ao Princípio do Mundo (Manoel de Oliveira, 1997)
- La Vie de Jésus (Bruno Dumont, 1997)
- Von Heute auf Morgen (Straub-Huillet, 1997)
- The Way Through the Bleak Woods (Ivan Vojnár, 1997)
- Ceux Qui M’aiment Prendront le Train (Patrice Chéreau, 1998)
- Confession (Aleksandr Sokurov, 1998)
- Conte d’Automne (Éric Rohmer, 1998)
- Dialogues with Solzhenitsyn (Aleksandr Sokurov, 1998)
- Dr. Akagi (Shōhei Imamura, 1998)
- Fotoamator (Dariusz Jablonski, 1998)
- Histoire(s) du Cinéma (Jean-Luc Godard, 1998)
- The Hole (Tsai Ming-liang, 1998)
- Khrustalyov, My Car! (Aleksei German, 1998)
- The Last Days of Disco (Whit Stillman, 1998)
- Maurice Blanchot (Hugo Santiago, 1998)
- Secret Défense (Jacques Rivette, 1998)
- Shakespeare in Love (John Madden, 1998)
- Sitcom (François Ozon, 1998)
- Utopia (James Benning, 1998)
- Adieu, Plancher des Vaches! (Otar Iosseliani, 1999)
- Adwa (Haile Gerima, 1999)
- Les Amants Criminels (François Ozon, 1999)
- Au Cœur du Mensonge (Claude Chabrol, 1999)
- Beau Travail (Claire Denis, 1999)
- Belfast, Maine (Frederick Wiseman, 1999)
- Diva Dolorosa (Peter Delpeut, 1999)
- eXistenZ (David Cronenberg, 1999)
- Gohatto (Nagisa Ôshima, 1999)
- In the Forest Hangs a Bridge (Sanjay Kak, 1999)
- Une Journée d’Andrei Arsenevitch (Chris Marker, 1999)
- The Lord’s Lantern in Budapest (Miklós Jancsó, 1999)
- The Loss of Sexual Innocence (Mike Figgis, 1999)
- Mein Liebster Feind – Klaus Kinski (Werner Herzog, 1999)
- Le Messie (William Klein, 1999)
- Pola X (Léos Carax, 1999)
- Quand Je Serai Parti… Vous Vivrez Encore (Michel Brault, 1999)
- Ride with the Devil (Ang Lee, 1999)
- Selma, Lord, Selma (Charles Burnett, 1999)
- Un Vivant Qui Passe (Claude Lanzmann, 1999)
- Wisconsin Death Trip (James Marsh, 1999)

Added:
- The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick, 1998)

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