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My Top Ten Films of the 1990s

by Chuck Williamson
Inspired by the AV Club’s somewhat predictable list of the 50 best films from the 1990s (link here), I’ve decided to get all narcissistic and crank out my own personal list. So here it is: my top 10 films from the 1990s. This was a fairly difficult list to put together, as the 90s was a formative decade for my still-burgeoning cinephilia. I could probably make a Top 50 list too, but I really don’t think that would be a valuable use of my time (I’ve already wasted so much of my time already, to say nothing of yours!). 1. Crash (Cronenberg, 1996) 2. Beau Travail (Denis, 1999) 3. Happy Together (Wong, 1997) 4. Magnolia (Anderson, 1999) 5.… Read more


Inspired by the AV Club’s somewhat predictable list of the 50 best films from the 1990s (link here), I’ve decided to get all narcissistic and crank out my own personal list. So here it is: my top 10 films from the 1990s. This was a fairly difficult list to put together, as the 90s was a formative decade for my still-burgeoning cinephilia. I could probably make a Top 50 list too, but I really don’t think that would be a valuable use of my time (I’ve already wasted so much of my time already, to say nothing of yours!).

1. Crash (Cronenberg, 1996)
2. Beau Travail (Denis, 1999)
3. Happy Together (Wong, 1997)
4. Magnolia (Anderson, 1999)
5. Orlando (Potter, 1992)
6. [safe] (Haynes, 1995)
7. The Hole (Tsai, 1998)
8. Showgirls (Verhoeven, 1995)
9. Edward II (Jarman, 1991)
10. The Wind Will Carry Us (Kiarostami, 1999)

Runners-Up: Cure (Kurosawa, 1997), Actress (Kwan, 1991), Eyes Wide Shut (Kubrick, 1999), Total Recall (Verhoeven, 1990), The Thin Red Line (Malick, 1998), Wayne’s World (Spheeris, 1992), The Celebration (Vinterberg, 1998)

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