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on: May 14, 2014, 11:29:44 PM
Inspired by the 2000s thread. I even kept the little ►.

Now that we have about 14ish years between us and the 90s, it would be totally cool if we did a top 25.
25 is a nice big, appropriate number for a decade's worth of films.

Curious if we'll mostly see a bunch of popular classics and old favourite, or some real different and obscure titles. Either way it's all good. It was a great decade for cinema anyway.

I'll post mine in a bit.

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Reply #1 on: May 15, 2014, 01:38:18 AM
Glad you started this thread. 

26. American Movie
25. The Sweet Hereafter
24. The Scent of Green Papaya
23. Heavenly Creatures
22. Underground
21. Taste of Cherry
20. Trainspotting
19. Groundhog Day
18. Drifting Clouds
17. Rosetta
16. Short Cuts
15. Welcome to the Dollhouse
14. Secrets & Lies
13. Sweet and Lowdown
12. Toy Story 2
11. Dead Man Walking
10.  Red
09. Fargo
08. Crumb
07. Safe
06. Pulp Fiction
05. Eyes Wide Shut
04. Leaving Las Vegas
03. Breaking the Waves
02. Magnolia
01. Naked


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Reply #2 on: May 15, 2014, 03:01:53 AM
In a somewhat close to particular order:

  • Magnolia
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Naked
  • Groundhog Day
  • Boogie Nights
  • Before Sunrise
  • American Beauty
  • Fight Club
  • The Pillow Book
  • Pulp Fiction
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Show Me Love
  • The Ice Storm
  • Buffalo '66
  • Jackie Brown
  • Rushmore
  • Swingers
  • Barton Fink
  • Short Cuts
  • Leaving Las Vegas
  • White Men Can't Jump
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Slacker
  • Exotica
  • Reservoir Dogs

I love Red, Crumb, and Safe, but couldn't quite fit them on the list.  Also considered these honorable mentions, but they couldn't fit: The Sandlot, Dumb and Dumber, Clerks., My Girl, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Chasing Amy, Dick Tracy, Gummo, Julien Donkey-Boy, Mighty Aphrodite, Contact, Good Will Hunting.  Though they aren't as great (likely have one or two egregious problems but are still worth watching), but they're worth mentioning either for nostalgic reasons or they each do one thing really well.  Moreso than most movies, anyway.

EDIT: I forgot Lost Highway, a movie for which my appreciation grows with every viewing.  Seems as if everyone else did, too.  Oops.


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Reply #3 on: May 15, 2014, 03:57:16 AM
rebels of the neon god
goodbye south, goodbye
fallen angels
eyes wide shut
double life of véronique
the flower of my secret
hard boiled
johnny mnemonic
point break
buffalo '66
devil's island
the long day closes
edward scissorhands
thin red line
lovers on the bridge
thelma & louise

25. +1990's wild at heart. i had fun.

[edit] for example, i'm bummed i forgot rosetta (which i remember remembering while making the list, but then i forgot to include it), and when i saw safe i thought "i'll include safe" but i didn't do that. for examples


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Reply #4 on: May 15, 2014, 03:59:46 AM
13. Hannah and Her Sisters

That's 1986, dude.

I'll do mine one of these days. I'll have to really think about it.


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Reply #5 on: May 15, 2014, 04:53:18 AM
I suck at lists so I made this Frankenlist
fallen angels     +     Chungking
satantango     +     Werckmeister Harmonies
eyes wide shut
crash     +     Naked Lunch
buffalo '66
slacker     +     Dazed and Confused
the long day closes
edward scissorhandsEd Wood
wild at heart    +     FWWM
Boogie Nights
Jackie Brown
The Big Lebowski
Barton Fink
Dazed and Confused
American Movie
Breaking the Waves
Groundhog Day


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Reply #6 on: May 15, 2014, 05:48:26 AM
Something like:

Chungking Express
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
The Matrix
L.A Confidential
Toy Story
Toy Story 2
Pulp Fiction
Boogie Nights
Princess Mononoke
The Big Lebowski
Porco Rosso
Fight Club
Perfect Blue
My Neighbors the Yamadas
Fallen Angels
After Life
The Shawshank Redemption
Eyes Wide Shut
Only Yesterday
The Mummy
Jurassic Park

Hon mentions:
Independence Day, The Thin Red Line, Men in Black, Home Alone, Se7en, The Double Life of Veronique, Leon the Professional, Matilda, The Silence of the Lambs, The Iron Giant, Ringu etc etc


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Reply #7 on: May 15, 2014, 10:07:21 AM
First of all, fuck the number 25. Fuck it in the ass. Not 100% happy with the order, but this is my list:

1.   Magnolia
2.   American Beauty
3.   Jurassic Park
4.   Cruel Intentions
5.   Boogie Nights
6.   Fight Club
7.   Rushmore
8.   The Big Lebowski
9.   The Thin Red Line
10.   Jackie Brown
11.   Beauty and the Beast
12.   American Movie
13.   The Straight Story
14.   Eyes Wide Shut
15.   Fargo
16.   Goodfellas
17.   The Talented Mr. Ripley
18.   Miller’s Crossing
19.   Pulp Fiction
20.   Wild at Heart
21.   Human Traffic
22.   Con Air
23.   Dumb and Dumber
24.   El Mariachi
25.   Life Is Beautiful
He held on. The dolphin and all the rest of its pod turned and swam out to sea, and still he held on. This is it, he thought. Then he remembered that they were air-breathers too. It was going to be all right.

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Reply #8 on: May 15, 2014, 04:26:35 PM
13. Hannah and Her Sisters

That's 1986, dude.

I'll do mine one of these days. I'll have to really think about it.

Oh shit...what the hell was I thinking?  Thanks for pointing that out.  I changed it to include a different Woody Allen film.


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Reply #9 on: May 15, 2014, 09:16:41 PM
Being an asshole again

Boogie Nights
Breaking the Waves
Buffalo '66
Edward Scissorhands
Eyes Wide Shut
Husbands and Wives
The Insider
Jackie Brown
Naked Lunch
Rebels of the Neon God
Short Cuts
The Silence of the Lambs
The Talented Mr. Ripley
The Thin Red Line


Bad Lieutenant
Barton Fink
Being John Malkovich
The Big Lebowski
Bitter Moon
La Ceremonie
Cuba Libre
Ed Wood
The Game
Glengarry Glen Ross
Hard Eight
The House
Jamon, Jamon
Jurassic Park
Life Is Sweet
Live Flesh
The Player
Pulp Fiction
Quiz Show
The Red Squirrel
The Remains of the Day
Secrets & Lies
The Sex Thief (Die Beischlafdiebin)
Show Me Love
Terminator 2
Van Gogh
The Virgin Suicides
Welcome to the Dollhouse
What Happened Was
Wild at Heart
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Reply #10 on: May 16, 2014, 09:26:04 AM
boogie nights
pulp fiction
the idiots
breaking the waves
chungking express
glengarry glen ross
life is beautiful
short cuts
the silence of the lambs
buffalo 66
hoop dreams
deconstructing harry
kicking & screaming
julien donkey-boy
the thin red line
good will hunting
les amants du pont-neuf
fucking åmål (show me love)
eyes wide shut
jurassic park


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Reply #11 on: May 16, 2014, 10:32:08 AM
So Buffalo 66 has become some kind of classic?
Seems like I have seen it mentioned a lot lately. Not sure if just here, or other places, too.
I saw it once, but don't remember much about it.
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Reply #12 on: May 16, 2014, 10:42:23 AM
It's the cinematic equivalent of an open heart surgery.


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Reply #13 on: May 17, 2014, 06:36:12 PM
Buffalo 66 gets better every time you watch it, I think. I couldn't appreciate its dry sense of humor as a kid, but seeing it again recently I found it to be a pitch perfect black comedy, really an awesome achievement by Gallo. It definitely has an atmosphere and tone you have to be in a certain mood to get into, though.

Damn, you guys already mentioned the best ones! Not interested in repeating them. This is my honest to goodness list without the obvious classics, couldn't put it in proper order:



…love me some Billy Bob

The Blair Witch Project
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills
Waco: The Rules Of Engagement
Your Friends & Neighbors
Schindler's List
The Fugitive
The Good Son
From Dusk Til Dawn
As Good As It Gets
The Edge
Office Space
Total Recall         
Bringing Out The Dead
Felicia's Journey
There's Something About Mary
The Virgin Suicides


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Reply #14 on: May 17, 2014, 08:54:19 PM

wanted to be brave enough to list scream myself. think the horror genre is basically still trying to outrun scream, and that's been a tough race for them

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