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My Top Ten Films of Each Year in the Nineties

by knew
My Top Ten Films of Each Year in the Nineties by knew
favorites of the decade 1990 1. Arachnophobia (Frank Marshall) 2. Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese) 3. The Reflecting Skin (Phillip Ridley) 4. Pacific Heights (John Schlesinger) 5. Pump Up the Volume (Allan Moyle) 6. The Grifters (Stephen Frears) 7. The Witches (Nicolas Roeg) 8. White Palace (Luis Mandoki) 9. King of New York (Abel Ferrara) 10. Joe Versus the Volcano (John Patrick Shanley) Honorable Mentions: After Dark, My Sweet (James Foley), Alice (Woody Allen), The Ambulance (Larry Cohen), Bad Influence (Curtis Hanson), Child’s Play 2 (John Lafia), Class of 1999 (Mark L. Lester), The Comfort of Strangers (Paul Schrader), Edward… Read more

favorites of the decade

1990

1. Arachnophobia (Frank Marshall)
2. Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese)
3. The Reflecting Skin (Phillip Ridley)
4. Pacific Heights (John Schlesinger)
5. Pump Up the Volume (Allan Moyle)
6. The Grifters (Stephen Frears)
7. The Witches (Nicolas Roeg)
8. White Palace (Luis Mandoki)
9. King of New York (Abel Ferrara)
10. Joe Versus the Volcano (John Patrick Shanley)

Honorable Mentions: After Dark, My Sweet (James Foley), Alice (Woody Allen), The Ambulance (Larry Cohen), Bad Influence (Curtis Hanson), Child’s Play 2 (John Lafia), Class of 1999 (Mark L. Lester), The Comfort of Strangers (Paul Schrader), Edward Scissorhands (Tim Burton), Ghost (Jerry Zucker), Gremlins 2: The New Batch (Joe Dante), The Guardian (William Friedkin), Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (John McNaughton), Jacob’s Ladder (Adrian Lyne), Lisa (Gary Sherman), Misery (Rob Reiner), Q&A (Sidney Lumet), The Rescuers Down Under (Hendel Butoy, Mike Gabriel), State of Grace (Phil Joanou), Strangers in Good Company (Cynthia Scott), Total Recall (Paul Verhoeven), Trust (Hal Hartley)

1991

1. The Rapture (Michael Tolkin)
2. A Kiss Before Dying (James Dearden)
3. Hangin’ with the Homeboys (Joseph B. Vasquez)
4. The People Under the Stairs (Wes Craven)
5. The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme)
6. Diary of a Hitman (Roy London)
7. Dogfight (Nancy Savoca)
8. Cape Fear (Martin Scorsese)
9. Proof (Jocelyn Moorhouse)
10. The Fisher King (Terry Gilliam)

Honorable Mentions: The Adjuster (Atom Egoyan), Cool As Ice (David Kellogg), Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitters Dead (Stephen Herek), The Five Heartbeats (Robert Townsend), Grand Canyon (Lawrence Kasdan), Jungle Fever (Spike Lee), My Own Private Idaho (Gus Van Sant), Night on Earth (Jim Jarmusch), Point Break (Kathryn Bigelow), Run (Geof Burrowes), Madonna: Truth or Dare (Alek Keshishian)

1992

1. The Crying Game (Neil Jordan)
2. Batman Returns (Tim Burton)
3. One False Move (Carl Franklin)
4. Candyman (Bernard Rose)
5. Basic Instinct (Paul Verhoeven)
6. My Cousin Vinny (Jonathan Lynn)
7. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (David Lynch)
8. Light Sleeper (Paul Schrader)
9. The Player (Robert Altman)
10. Whispers In the Dark (Christopher Crowe)

Honorable Mentions: Bad Lieutenant (Abel Ferrara), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Fran Rubel Kuzui), Class Act (Randall Miller), Crush (Alison Maclean), FernGully: The Last Rainforest (Bill Kroyer), Final Analysis (Phil Joanou), The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (Curtis Hanson), Juice (Ernest R. Dickerson), Raising Cain (Brian De Palma), Sleepwalkers (Mick Garris), Zebrahead (Anthony Drazan)

1993

1. Totally Fed Up (Gregg Araki)
2. Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater)
3. Body Snatchers (Abel Ferrara)
4. A Bronx Tale (Robert De Niro)
5. Red Rock West (John Dahl)
6. True Romance (Tony Scott)
7. The Music of Chance (Philip Haas)
8. Bad Boy Bubby (Rolf de Heer)
9. Mad Dog and Glory (John McNaughton)
10. Untamed Heart (Tony Bill)

Honorable Mentions: Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (Eric Radomski, Bruce Timm), The Bed You Sleep In (Jon Jost), Fearless (Peter Weir), Guilty as Sin (Sidney Lumet), The Joy Luck Club (Wayne Wang), Love and Human Remains (Denys Arcand), Arizona Dream (Emir Kusturica), The Nightmare Before Christmas (Henry Selick), Point of No Return (John Badham), Sliver (Phillip Noyce), The Snapper (Stephen Frears), The Temp (Tom Holland)

1994

1. The Last Seduction (John Dahl)
2. What Happened Was (Tom Noonan)
3. Ladybird, Ladybird (Ken Loach)
4. Clean, Shaven (Lodge Kerrigan)
5. Mute Witness (Anthony Waller)
6. Heavenly Creatures (Peter Jackson)
7. Blink (Michael Apted)
8. It Could Happen To You (Andrew Bergman)
9. Exotica (Atom Egoyan)
10. Bullets Over Broadway (Woody Allen)

Honorable Mentions: Ed Wood (Tim Burton), Fresh (Boaz Yakin), The Mask (Chuck Russell), Sensation (Brian Grant)

1995

1. Safe (Todd Haynes)
2. Party Girl (Daisy von Scherler Mayer)
3. Welcome to the Dollhouse (Todd Solondz)
4. Strange Days (Katherine Bigelow)
5. The Addiction (Abel Ferrara)
6. Living in Oblivion (Tom DiCillo)
7. Leaving Las Vegas (Mike Figgis)
8. Before Sunrise (Richard Linklater)
9. Kids (Larry Clark)
10. The Passion of Darkly Noon (Phillip Ridley)

Honorable Mentions: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (Bryan Spicer)

1996

1. Scream (Wes Craven)
2. Trees Lounge (Steve Buscemi)
3. The Daytrippers (Greg Mottola)
4. Girls Town (Jim Mckay)
5. James and the Giant Peach (Henry Selick)
6. Caught (Robert M. Young)
7. The Delta (Ira Sachs)
8. Beautiful Thing (Hettie MacDonald)
9. Box of Moonlight (Tom DiCillo)
10. Secrets & Lies (Mike Leigh)

Honorable Mentions: Big Night (Campbell Scott, Stanley Tucci), Girl 6 (Spike Lee), Mars Attacks! (Tim Burton), Matilda (Danny DeVito)

1997

1. Sue (Amos Kollek)
2. Habit (Larry Fessenden)
3. Scream 2 (Wes Craven)
4. Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki)
5. Nil By Mouth (Gary Oldman)
6. Jackie Brown (Quentin Tarantino)
7. Eve’s Bayou (Kasi Lemmons)
8. Gattaca (Andrew Niccol)
9. Starship Troopers (Paul Verhoeven)
10. In The Company of Men (Neil LaBute)

Honorable Mentions: All Over Me (Alex Sichel), Batman & Robin (Joel Schumacher), Clockwatchers (Jill Sprecher), Cube (Vincenzo Natali), Hurricane Streets (Morgan J. Freeman), Nowhere (Gregg Araki)

1998

1. The Last Days of Disco (Whit Stillman)
2. Claire Dolan (Lodge Kerrigan)
3. Living Out Loud (Richard LaGravenese)
4. Happiness (Todd Solondz)
5. My Name is Joe (Ken Loach)
6. Buffalo ’66 (Vincent Gallo)
7. Shattered Image (Raúl Ruiz)
8. The Faculty (Robert Rodriguez)
9. Another Day in Paradise (Larry Clark)
10. Pecker (John Waters)

Honorable Mentions: A Bug’s Life (John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton), Devil in the Flesh (Steve Cohen), Get Real (Simon Shore), Next Stop Wonderland (Brad Anderson)

1999

1. The Iron Giant (Brad Bird)
2. Limbo (John Sayles)
3. Judy Berlin (Eric Mendelsohn)
4. The Talented Mr. Ripley (Anthony Minghella)
5. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (Jim Jarmusch)
6. Jawbreaker (Darren Stein)
7. Audition (Takashi Miike)
8. Election (Alexander Payne)
9. Go (Doug Liman)
10. The Straight Story (David Lynch)

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