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50 Favourites of the 1990s

by Tom JF
50 Favourites of the 1990s by Tom JF
“There are two things that are infinite: femininity and means to take advantage of it” – la Femme Nikita (1990) 1990 After Dark, My Sweet (Foley, J) Ambulance, the (Cohen, L)* NOT ON MUBI Bullet in the Head (Woo, J) Dick Tracy (Beatty, W) Grifters, the (Frears, S) Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (McNaughton, J) King of New York (Ferrara, A) Miller’s Crossing (Coen J) Nikita (Besson, L) Total Recall (Verhoeven, P) “Even stones bleed out here” – Highway Patrolman (1991) 1991 Delicatessen (Jeunet, JP & Caro, M) Fisher King, the (Gilliam, T) Highway Patrolman (Cox, A) “There are warrants out on you for treason, illegal entry, decadence,… Read more

“There are two things that are infinite: femininity and means to take advantage of it” – la Femme Nikita (1990)

1990
After Dark, My Sweet (Foley, J)
Ambulance, the (Cohen, L)* NOT ON MUBI
Bullet in the Head (Woo, J)
Dick Tracy (Beatty, W)
Grifters, the (Frears, S)
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (McNaughton, J)
King of New York (Ferrara, A)
Miller’s Crossing (Coen J)
Nikita (Besson, L)
Total Recall (Verhoeven, P)

“Even stones bleed out here” – Highway Patrolman (1991)

1991
Delicatessen (Jeunet, JP & Caro, M)
Fisher King, the (Gilliam, T)
Highway Patrolman (Cox, A)

“There are warrants out on you for treason, illegal entry, decadence, pornography… and for being a lazy pig”
- Porco Rosso (1992)

1992
Bad Lieutenant (Ferrara, A)
El Mariachi (Robert Rodriguez)
Hard Boiled (Woo, J)
One False Move (Franklin, C)
Porco Rosso (Miyazaki, H)
Wayne’s World (Spheeris, P)

“He’s not a monster, he’s a shoe salesmen” – Matinee (1993)

1993
Groundhog Day (Ramis, H)
Matinee (Dante, J)
Naked (Leigh, M)
Red Rock West (Dahl, J)

“How perfectly goddamned delightful it all is, to be sure” – Crumb (1994)

1994
Chungking Express (Kar-Wai, W)
Clerks, (Smith, K)
Crumb (Zwigoff, T)
Ed Wood (Burton, T)
Leon (Besson, L)

“Come on, let’s share that, and in sharing it, we’ll somehow, cathartically dispel all that heinous shit. Right? Wrong”
- Heat (1995)

1995
Heat (Mann, M)
La Haine (Kassovitz, M)
Se7en (Fincher, D)
Toy Story (Lasseter, J)

“Well, the little guy was kinda funny-lookin’’ – Fargo (1996)

1996
Bottle Rocket (Anderson, W)
Escape from L.A (Carpenter, J)
Fargo (Coen, J)
Sling Blade (Thorton, B)
Trees Lounge (Buscemi, S)

“We’ve met before, haven’t we?” – Lost Highway (1997)

1997
Hana-Bi (Kitano, T)
Lost Highway (Lynch, D)
Men in Black (Sonnenfeld, B)

“The ball is round, a game lasts 90 minutes, everything else is pure theory.”
- Run, Lola, Run (1998)

1998
A Simple Plan (Raimi, S)
Big Lebowski, the (Coen, J)
Happiness (Solonz, T)
Run, Lola, Run (Tykwer, T)
Rushmore (Anderson, W)
Three Buisnessmen (Cox, A)

“Everything around us seems to be changing, huh, Louie? "
- Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)

1999
Being John Malkovich (Jonze, S)
Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai (Jarmusch, J)
Matrix, the (Wachowski, L & Wachowski, A)
Straight Story, the (Lynch, D)

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