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MY PERSONAL BEST: 1990s [When Culture Ate Its Own Tail]

by Coheed 2.5
MY PERSONAL BEST: 1990s [When Culture Ate Its Own Tail] by Coheed 2.5
Some gaps, but a far bigger choice of films to choose from. The Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals: If a year has more than 20 films with scores over 8/10, not an easier goal like it looks like, I will add these distinctions to the rankings. If all the years have more than 20 films, and have these distinctions, then the Best of the 1990s list at the bottom will double to 20 rankings from a mere 10. If it goes over 40 films each year, it goes to 30 rankings etc. That will take a while even with the good films in existence. 1999: 1. Audition 2. Ratcatcher 3. The Wind Will Carry Us 4. Three Kings 5. Julien Donkey-Boy 6. eXistenZ 7. Beau… Read more

Some gaps, but a far bigger choice of films to choose from.

The Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals: If a year has more than 20 films with scores over 8/10, not an easier goal like it looks like, I will add these distinctions to the rankings. If all the years have more than 20 films, and have these distinctions, then the Best of the 1990s list at the bottom will double to 20 rankings from a mere 10. If it goes over 40 films each year, it goes to 30 rankings etc. That will take a while even with the good films in existence.


1999:
1. Audition
2. Ratcatcher
3. The Wind Will Carry Us
4. Three Kings
5. Julien Donkey-Boy
6. eXistenZ
7. Beau Travail
8. My Neighbors The Yamadas
9. Being John Malkovich
10. Bringing Out The Dead

Honourable Mentions (In Preference): Gohatto; South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut; Outer Space; Ravenous; Kampvuur; Windowlicker; Galaxy Quest

To Review = Kikujiro; Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai; Black Angel 2; Dead Or Alive [Miike]; Ley Lines; Moloch; 8 1/2 Women; Excel Saga; Colorful; The Matrix; The Ninth Gate; The Sixth Sense; Stir of Echoes

To See For First Time [10 Max At A Time] – Charisma; Eyes Wide Shut; L’Humanite; Revoluntionary Girl Utena; See You In Hell, My Darling; Time Regained; Gemini [Shinya Tsukamoto]; American Movie; Now and Then, Here and There; Oruchuban Ebichu; Cremaster 5; Away With Words; Buena Vista Social Club; Holy Smoke; The Insider; Topsy-Turvy; Mulholland Drive [TV Version]; The Iron Giant; Brother; Man On The Moon; The Virgin Suicides; Magnolia; My Voyage To Italy; Office Space; Batman Beyond – The Movie; Dick; Lies; Any Given Sunday; All About My Mother; Titus; Rosetta; Clouds of May; Pola X;


1998:
Gold
1. Perfect Blue
2. Historie(s) Du Cinema [Altogether]
3. The Hole
4. The Idiots
5. Black Cat, White Cat
6. The Thin Red Line
7. Serial Experiments Lain [Anime Series]
8. Gods And Monsters
9. Secret Defense
10. The Old Lady and the Pigeons

Silver
11. Ringu
12. Divorce Iranian Style
13. The Sexlife Of A Chair
14. Happiness
15. Show Me Love
16. The Apple
17. The Big Lebowski
18. Snake Eyes
19. Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade
20. La Lettre [Michel Gondry]

To Review = The Storekeeper; Knock Off; Bullet Ballet; Small Soldiers;

To See For First Time [10 Max At A Time] – The Bird People In China; The Celebration; I Stand Alone; Dr. Akagi; Khrustalyov, My Car!; The Last Days of Disco; Last Night; Ronin; Phantom of the Opera; Cowboy Bebop; Cardcaptor Sakura; Kite; An Autumn Tale; Basketball; Dandy Dust; Eternity and A Day; Lovers of the Artic Circle; Mari-Cookie and the Killer Tarantula in 8 Legs to Love You; New Rose Hotel; Very Bad Things; Young Thugs – Nostlagia; The D-Slope Murder Case; Goodbye, 20th Century; The Dreamlife of Angels; My Name Is Joe; Zero Effect; The Book of Life; The Quiet Family; Velvet Goldmine; Tender Flesh;


1997:
Gold
1. Lost Highway
2. Hana-Bi
3. La Vie De Jesus
4. Brass Eye [TV Series]
5. Sick: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist
6. Jackie Brown
7. Henry Fool
8. Starship Troopers
9. Rainy Dog
10. Happy Together

Silver
11. Princess Mononoke
12. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
13. Nil By Mouth
14. Batman & Robin
15. A Taste of Cherry
16. Public Housing
17. Level Five
18. Double Team
19. Green Fish
20. Face/Off

Bronze
21. Con Air
22. Pain Is…
23. Orphans
24. Sakura Wars

To Review = Cutting Moments; Commingled Containers; The Chain [Phil Mulloy]; Gasman; Nocturnal Butterflies; Cube; Event Horizon; Full Metal Yakuza; Spawn

To See For First Time [10 Max At A Time] – The Blackout; Cure; The Eel; Gummo; I Married A Strange Person!; Nowhere; Kundun; Mother and Son; Robinson In Space; Young Thugs: Innocent Blood; Revolutionary Girl Utena [Anime Series]; Ayane’s High Kick; Wild Cardz; GaoGaiGar; The Mirror [Jafar Panahi]; Bounce Ko Gals; The End of Violence; Live Flesh; Nowhere; Steel; Tekken – The Motion Picture; Twilight fo the Ice Nymphs; Welcome To Woop Woop; Year of the Horse; Genealogies of a Crime; Gallivant; The River; Ossos; Grosse Pointe Blank; Men With Guns; Brother; Armitage III: Poly Matrix; Mortal Kombat – Annihilation;


1996:
1. Conspirators of Pleasure
2. Kill The Day
3. Uncle [Adam Elliot]
4. Crash
5. X
6. Small Deaths
7. Drifting Clouds
8. Black Jack
9. Apocalypse Zero

To Review = The Wind of Change [Phil Mulloy]; Armageddon [South Korean Animation]; Fudoh: The New Generation; Gonin 2; Irma Vamp; Szamanka

To See For First Time [10 Max At A Time] – Breaking the Waves; Clubbed To Death (Lola); The Day A Pig Fell Into The Well; Ebola Syndrome; Fatal Frames; A Moment of Innocence; Rubber’s Lover; Killer Barbys; Paradise Lost; Martian Successor Nadesico; Vision of Escaflowne; The Special Duty Combat Unit Shinesman; For Ever Mozart;


1995:
1. Tokyo Fist
2. From the Journals of Jean Seberg
3. Dead Man
4. Se7en
5. Casino
6. Gonin
7. Shinjuku Boys
8. Fallen Angels
9. Johnny Mnemonic
10. Kids

Honorable Mentions – Safe; 12 Monkeys

To Review = The Doom Generation; Memories; The Passion of Darkly Noon; Welcome To The Dollhouse; Black Sun: The Nanking Massacre; Wild Side; Shinjuku Triad Society; Showgirls; Jumanji; Embrace of the Vampire; Neon Genesis Evangelion

To See For First Time [10 Max At A Time] – Cyclo; In the Mouth of Madness; Ulysses’ Gaze; Underground; The Addiction; Institute Benhamenta; The Day of the Beast; Golden Boy: Sasurai no o-benkyô yarô; Lupin the Third: The Hunt for Harimao’s Treasure; Ping Pong Club; Magical Girl Pretty Sammy; A Trick of the Light;


1994:
1. Satantango
2. The Day Today [TV Series]
3. Ed Wood
4. Auditorium
5. Total Balalaika Show
6. Chungking Express
7. Macross Plus [OVA]
8. Koridorius
9. Genocyber Episode 1

To Review = His Comedy; Nirvana Live! Tonight! Sold Out!; Little Odessa; Crumb; The Hudsucker Prozy; Tokyo Revelation; Cemetary Man; Street Figher 2;

To See For First Time [10 Max At A Time] – The Fantastic Four [Corman Version]; Faust [Jan Svankmajer]; Immortal Combat; Hoop Dreams; The Kingdom; I Like You, I Like You Very Much; The Shadow; Through The Olive Trees; Joan The Maid 1 & 2; Marmalade Boy; Key the Metal Idol; Vanya On 42nd Street;


1993:
1. Blue
2. Three Colors: Blue
3. Palms
4. The Nightmare Before Christmas
5. Patlabor 2
6. Ninja Scroll

To Review = Demolition Man; Sonatine; Freaked; Kika; Arizona Dream; Falling Down; The Dark Half

To See For First Time [10 Max At A Time] – The Baby of Macon; Boxing Helena; The Heroic Trio; The Puppermaster; Short Cuts; The Untold Story; The Wicked City; Accion mutante; The Eagle Shooting Heroes; Naked; The Irresponsible Captain Tylor; Dragon Half; Please Save My Earth;


1992:
1. Brain Dead aka. Dead Alive
2. Wittgenstein Tractatus
3. Food [Jan Svankmajer]
4. Hard Boiled
5. A Is For Autism
6. Reservoir Dogs
7. The Dreams of A Ridiculous Man
8. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
9. Dust Devil
10. Man Bites Dog

Honorable Mentions – Unforgiven; Bram Stoker’s Dracula; Basic Instinct; The Bitches [Richard Kern]; Ghostwatch; Glengarry Glen Ross

To Review = Jamon, Jamon; The Player; Bad Lieutenant; Talons of the Eagle; Tetsuo II: Body Hammer; Naked Killer; Death and the Compass; 976-Evil II

To See For First Time [10 Max At A Time] – Careful; Hyenes; Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.; The Living End; The Long Day Closes; Raising Cain; Rock Hudson’s Home Movies; Talking Head; The Tune; Rebels of the Neon God; Sailor Moon; Giant Robo;


1991:
1. Only Yesterday
2. Prospero’s Books
3. Wax, or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees
4. Rojin Z
5. The Double Life of Veronique
6. Van Gogh
7. Night On Earth
8. Cowboys: That’s Nothin’
9. De Artificiali Perspectiva

To Review = Begotten; Highlander II: The Quickening; Naked Lunch; Terminator II – Judgement Day; The Silence of the Lambs

To See For First Time [10 Max At A Time] – Barton Fink; La Belle noiseuse; A Brighter Summer Day; Point Break; Until The End of the World; Stone Cold; The Lovers on the Bridge; Highway Patrolman; 964 Pinocchio; The Adjuster; Burn Up!; Cape Fear; The Guyver; New Jack City; Motorama; Once Upon A Time In China; Otaku no video; Paprika; Poison; Rhapsody In August; Slacker; Toto the Hero; The Fisher King; Daughters of the Dust; The Rocketeer; Door Into Silence; Paprika


1990:
1. Paris Is Burning
2. Milou en mai
3. Goodfellas
4. Close-Up
5. Singapore Sling
6. Gremlins 2: The New Batch
7. Frankenhooker
8. Baby Blood
9. Miller’s Corssing
10. Pierce [Richard Kern]

Honorable Mentions – X Is Y [Richard Kern]; Total Recall

To Review = Days of Being Wild; Dick Tracy; Cyber City Odeo 808

To See For First Time [10 Max At A Time] – Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams; Archangel; Cry-Baby; Dragon From Russia; Hardware; The Rainbow Thief; The Reflecting Skin; Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!; To Sleep With Anger; Troll 2; The Death King;

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Best of 1990s:
1. Lost Highway
2. Only Yesterday
3. Satantango
4. Blue
5. Perfect Blue
6. Audition
7. Ratcatcher
8. Tokyo Fist
9. Brain Dead aka. Dead Alive
10. Historie(s) Du Cinema [Altogether]

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