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Old 10-26-2010, 11:06 AM   #1
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Top 10 of the Decade: The 1990's

We're getting closer to the end, folks.
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:13 AM   #2
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1. The English Patient (Minghella, 96)
2. Barton Fink (Coen Bros, 91)
3. Days of Being Wild (Wong, 90)
4. Fight Club (Fincher, 99)
5. Eyes Wide Shut (Kubrick, 99)
6. Three Colors: Red (Kieslowski, 94)
7. The Age of Innocence (Scorsese, 93)
8. Princess Mononoke (THE ZAK!, 97)
9. The Thin Red Line (Malick, 98)
10. JFK (Stone, 91)
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1. Pulp Fiction - Tarantino - 94
2. The Big Lebowski - Coen - 98
3. Beauty and the Beast - Trousdale/Wise - 91
4. Shakespeare In Love - Madden - 98
5. Before Sunrise - Linklater - 95
6. Terminator 2: Judgment Day - Cameron - 91
7. L.A. Confidential - Hanson - 97
8. Good Will Hunting - Van Sant - 97
9. Goodfellas - Scorsese - 90
10. The Matrix - Wachowski - 99

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Old 10-26-2010, 11:29 AM   #4
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1. Schindler’s List – Spielberg
2. Forrest Gump – Zemeckis
3. Fargo – Coen
4. Shakespeare in Love – Madden
5. The Silence of the Lambs – Demme
6. Sense and Sensibility – Lee
7. Boogie Nights – Anderson
8. Eyes Wide Shut – Kubrick
9. Heat – Mann
10. Howards End – Ivory
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1. A Brighter Summer's Day (Yang, 1991)*
2. Chungking Express (Kar-Wai, 1994)
3. The Thin Red Line (Malick, 1998)
4. Taste of Cherry (Kiarostami, 1997)
5. The English Patient (Minghella, 1996)
6. The Piano (Campion, 1993)
7. Eyes Wide Shut (Kubrick, 1999)
8. Goodfellas (Scorsese, 1990)
9. All About My Mother (Almodovar, 1999)
10. Magnolia (Anderson, 1999)

* This is a somewhat recent watch (less than a year ago), but I was so overwhelmed by this film (and in subsequent re-watchs) that I'm comfortable putting it on top of my list.
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1. Happy Together (Wong, 97)
2. Three Colors: Red (Kieslowski, 94)
3. Ghost in the Shell (Oshii, 95)
4. The Thin Red Line (Malick, 98)
5. The End of Evangelion (Anno, 97)
6. Eyes Wide Shut (Kubrick, 99)
7. Beau Travail (Denis, 99)
8. Dead Man (Jarmusch, 95)
9. Irma Vep (Assayas, 96)
10. Until the End of the World (Wenders, 91)

That last one's for Shouter. Also, if we were doing an unfiltered list, Days of Being Wild would definitely be #2 or #3. [/b]Fallen Angels[/b] would probably figure in somewhere just before the bottom as well. Additionally, if I were personally including television series or miniseries (or OVAs and such) Cowboy Bebop would be #1 on my list here. With quite a wide gap between it and everything else. I suppose my #5 is debatable as well for the same reason, though it's definitely as much a stand-alone feature as it is a conclusion to the Eva series.

This one felt the most painful cuts yet for me. Having to leave off Kiarostami, Miyazaki, Kitano, Hou, Campion, Mann, Trier, Herzog, and of course the Coens was incredibly difficult.
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9. All About My Mother (Almodovar, 1999)
Ah, this one too. Possibly my favorite Almodovar. Wasn't quite in contention for list-status for me though.
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Also, I like this.
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1. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (David Lynch, 1992)
2. Lovers of The Arctic Circle (Julio Medem, 1998)
3. Open Your Eyes (Alejandro Amenabar, 1997)
4. Jacob’s Ladder (Adrian Lyne, 1990)
5. Dances With Wolves (Kevin Costner, 1990)
6. The Fisher King (Terry Gilliam, 1991)
7. Last of The Mohicans (Michael Mann, 1992)
8. The English Patient (Anthony Minghella, 1996)
9. Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese, 1990)
10. Silence of The Lambs (Jonathan Demme, 1991)
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Let's take a little drive down Memory Lane:

Top Films of the Decade - The 1990s - Voting Thread
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Oh lord. My how things have changed in three years. I also love Laz's epic EWS post right below there. Where's elmel? That's a good read.
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1. Magnolia (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson, 1999)
2. Eyes Wide Shut (dir. Stanley Kubrick, 1999)
3. GoodFellas (dir. Martin Scorsese, 1990)
4. Pulp Fiction (dir. Quentin Tarantino, 1994)
5. The Big Lebowski (dir. Joel & Ethan Coen, 1998)
6. Unforgiven (dir. Clint Eastwood, 1992)
7. Fight Club (dir. David Fincher, 1999)
8. Heat (dir. Michael Mann, 1995)
9. Short Cuts (dir. Robert Altman, 1993)
10. Rushmore (dir. Wes Anderson, 1998)

Again, foreign fare's lower than I would like... by a lot. It was a toss-up between Barton Fink and The Big Lebowski, both of which I feel are the Coens greatest achievements aside from A Serious Man. The Thin Red Line's on the pipeline after my Horrorfest, so we'll see how this list changes.

As far as Magnolia goes, I think it's P.T.'s most uneven film. However, its ambition and high-points are not only my favorites in his body of work, but also compared to what I've seen of the decade's output. The entire second act is a masterwork in weaving through multiple narrative threads and tracing emotion and momentum.

 
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Heat was close to my list. As for the Coens I was leaning towards Miller's Crossing which these days I think is my favorite of theirs. Lebowski would have been a close second for the 90s.
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American Beauty was my #3? Well, fuck.
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American Beauty was my #3? Well, fuck.
I'mma put you in cinephile jail, caddy corner from Sam Mendes in directors jail.

It was my number 4 though.
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