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#1 CinemaInternational

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Posted Yesterday, 10:39 AM

Backtracking to cover 1990-1993. Might go and do the 80s later, and then go farther back.

1993
1. Three Colors: Blue
2. Fearless
3. The Joy Luck Club
4. The Piano
5. Schindler's List
6. The Age of Innocence
7. The Remains of the Day
8. In the Name of the Father
9. Much Ado About Nothing
10. King of the Hill

Also noteworthy: Shadowlands, Six Degrees of Separation, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jurassic Park, The Fugitive, Mad Dog and Glory, Dazed and Confused, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Lost in Yonkers, Heart and Souls, Groundhog Day, Ocean Waves, The Cemetery Club, A Dangerous Woman

1992
1. Chaplin
2. Husbands and Wives
3. Howards End
4. Lorenzo's Oil
5. Unforgiven
6. Indochine
7. A River Runs Through It
8. Passion Fish
9. A Few Good Men
10. Sister Act

Of note (although some are guilty pleasures): Scent of a Woman, Used People, A League of Their Own, The Player, Strictly Ballroom, Aladdin, My Cousin Vinny, The Bodyguard, Newsies, The Muppet Christmas Carol, The Cutting Edge, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

1991
1. Beauty and the Beast
2. The Fisher King
3. Barton Fink
4. Thelma and Louise
5. The Man in the Moon
6. JFK
7. The Silence of the Lambs
8. Dogfight
9. Grand Canyon
10. The Prince of Tides

Of note: Once Around, Only Yesterday, Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken, Frankie and Johnny, Fried Green Tomatoes, The Double Life of Veronique, Impromptu, Shadows and Fog, Soapdish, Bugsy, Father of the Bride, Raise the Red Lantern, Enchanted April, Shadows and Fog, My Girl, Regarding Henry, Little Man Tate, Hook

1990
1. Dances with Wolves
2. The Godfather Part III
3. GoodFellas
4. Postcards from the Edge
5. Mr. and Mrs. Bridge
6. White Palace
7. Reversal of Fortune
8. Metropolitan
9. The Russia House
10. The Witches

Of note: Joe Versus the Volcano, Men Don't Leave, Green Card, Alice, The Long Walk Home, The Grifters, The Two Jakes, Pretty Woman, Internal Affairs, Stanley and Iris, Life is Sweet, Awakenings, Havana, Edward Scissorhands, Misery, Miller's Crossing, The Freshman, Quick Change, Ghost, Wild at Heart, Back to the Future Part III, Avalon, Hamlet, The Match Factory Girl, Close-Up, I Love You to Death, Mo Better Blues, The Rescuers Down Under

Guilty pleasures: Kindergarten Cop, Arachnophobia
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Posted Yesterday, 07:45 AM

1990

1. Goodfellas

2. Avalon

3. Home Alone

4. Edward Scissorhands

5. Awakenings

6. Pretty Woman

7. Miller’s Crossing

8. Misery

9. Dances with Wolves

10. Cry-Baby

 

Honorable Mentions: Ghost, Men at Work, The Witches

 

Guilty Pleasure: Troll 2

 

1991

1. Boyz in the Hood

2. JFK

3. Beauty and the Beast

4. L.A. Story

5. The Silence of the Lambs

6. Little Man Tate

7. The Commitments

8. The Man in the Moon

9. My Own Private Idaho

10. The Fisher King

 

Honorable Mentions: The Addams Family, Cape Fear, The Five Heartbeats, Fried Green Tomatoes, Thelma and Louise

1992

1. Unforgiven

2. Reservoir Dogs

3. Malcolm X

4. The Crying Game

5. A League of their Own

6. Glengarry Glen Ross

7. The Player

8. Bob Roberts

9. A Few Good Men

10. Of Mice and Men

 

Honorable Mentions: Aladdin, Chaplin, Honeymoon in Vegas, Howard’s End, The Last of the Mohicans


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 11:54 AM

I agree on your top ten worst. There are a few in your dishonorables that I liked, at least somewhat: Deep RisingSoldierDirty Work, and I very much enjoyed Can't Hardly Wait

 

I also enjoyed Can't Hardly Wait.



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 10:18 AM

1. The Truman Show

2. Saving Private Ryan

3. Pleasantville

4. American History X

5. The Prince of Egypt

6. The Big Lebowski

7. He Got Game

8. Beloved

9. Rushmore

10. Gods and Monsters

 

Honorable Mentions: Antz, Elizabeth, The Faculty, Mulan, Out of Sight, Primary Colors, Run, Lola Run, Shakespeare in Love, You've Got Mail


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 07:27 PM

Ended up having to edit my 1997 list as I finally caught up with Life as Beautiful, and loved it.



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 01:26 PM

Worst:

1.) The Waterboy
2.) Major League 3: Back to the Minors
3.) The Wedding Singer
4,) Sour Grapes
5.) The Object of my Affection
6.) Armageddon
7.) Ringmaster
8.) Meet the Deedles
9.) 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain
10.) Practical Magic

Dishonorable mention: Godzilla, Night at the Roxbury, Deep Rising, The Avemgers, The Faculty, Dr. Doolittle, Snake Eyes, Patch Adams, Bride of Chucky, Urban Legend, Can't Hardly Wait, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, Stepmom, Very Bad Things, Soldier, Phantoms, Blues Brothers 2000, Dirty Work, ****, The Big Hit, Holy Man, Wrongfully Accused, Dead Man on Campus, Senseless, Black Dog, Sometimes They Come Back For More, Hard Rain, Phantoms, Mercury Rising, Species II ...woof

 

I agree on your top ten worst. There are a few in your dishonorables that I liked, at least somewhat: Deep RisingSoldierDirty Work, and I very much enjoyed Can't Hardly Wait


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 12:57 PM

favorites of 1998:

 

​Shakespeare in Love

Little Voice

​Waking Ned Devine

​Gods and Monsters

​Pleasantville

One True Thing

The Big Lebowski


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 12:33 AM

The Best Films of 1998

1. Mother and Son
2. The Thin Red Line
3. Rushmore
4. Historie(s) du Cinema
5. Dark City
6. Your Friends & Neighbors
7. He Got Game
8. Out of Sight
9. The Celebration
10. After Life

Honorable mention: The Big Lebowski, Saving Private Ryan, A Simple Plan, Zero Effect, Happiness, The General, The Last Days of Disco, Pi, Pleasantville, Human Remains, Last Night, The Farm: Life Inside Angola Prison, The Terrorist, The Truman Show, **** Amal, My Name is Joe, Elizabeth, Primary Colors, Return to Paradise -- Rounders, The Negotiator, and Fallen are none of them on that level but are great mid-budget studio entertainments with high rewatchability for me. Baseketball is also a guilty pleasure I really enjoy.

Worst:

1.) The Waterboy
2.) Major League 3: Back to the Minors
3.) The Wedding Singer
4,) Sour Grapes
5.) The Object of my Affection
6.) Armageddon
7.) Ringmaster
8.) Meet the Deedles
9.) 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain
10.) Practical Magic

Dishonorable mention: Godzilla, Night at the Roxbury, Deep Rising, The Avemgers, The Faculty, Dr. Doolittle, Snake Eyes, Patch Adams, Bride of Chucky, Urban Legend, Can't Hardly Wait, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, Stepmom, Very Bad Things, Soldier, Phantoms, Blues Brothers 2000, Dirty Work, ****, The Big Hit, Holy Man, Wrongfully Accused, Dead Man on Campus, Senseless, Black Dog, Sometimes They Come Back For More, Hard Rain, Phantoms, Mercury Rising, Species II ...woof
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 04:56 AM

My Top Ten Films of 1998:

 

1.  Saving Private Ryan

2.  Shakespeare In Love

3.  Central Station

4.  The Thin Red Line

5.  The Celebration

6.  A Simple Plan

7.  The Big Lebowski

8.  Run Lola Run

9.  Antz

10.  Next Stop Wonderland


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 12:52 AM

1998. I have seen a lot of films from this year, although I can barely remember some of them (which might be a blessing with some of them), but the top three films this year are spectacular. I still have yet to see Saving Private Ryan, one of my biggest lapses of viewings.

And, oh how the forgotten section shows how much of a 90s kid I was....

1. Pleasantville
2. Rushmore
3. Shakespeare in Love
4. One True Thing
5. The Prince of Egypt
6. The Truman Show
7. The Big Lebowski
8. A Simple Plan
9. Out of Sight
10. Central Station

Also noteworthy: The Last Days of Disco, The Parent Trap, The Impostors, Waking Ned Devine, Elizabeth, Cousin Bette, Simon Birch, A Civil Action, Little Voice, Living Out Loud, Zero Effect, You've Got Mail, Sliding Doors

Marginal but good performances: Polish Wedding, Hope Floats, Stepmom

Oddities: Babe: Pig in the City, Bulworth, Dancing at Lughnasa

Family fun: Madeline

Goes downhill on rewatch: Mulan

Forgotten: I'll Be Home for Christmas, Jack Frost, Patch Adams, Antz, The Rugrats Movie, Wide Awake, Paulie (mostly), Pokemon, Air Bud 2, Quest for Camelot, A Bug's Life (mostly)
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 11:25 PM

TOP TEN FAVORITE FILMS OF 1998

 

1)  Saving Private Ryan

2)  Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas

3)  The Big Lebowski

4)  The Thin Red Line

5)  Elizabeth

6)  Rushmore

7)  Lock, Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels

8)  Ronin

9)  A Simple Plan

10)  Run Lola Run

 

Runner-Ups:  HappinessDark CityCentral StationOut of Sight, and Shakespeare In Love.

 

 

TEN WORST FILMS OF 1998 (overall)

 

1)  Sorority House Vampires

2)  Feeders 2: Slay Bells

3)  Bad Magic

4)  Vice Academy Part 6

5)  Witchcraft X: Mistress of the Craft

6)  Ringmaster

7)  Cyber City/Shepherd

8)  The Strangers

9)  Belly

10)  Terror House

 

TEN WORST FILMS OF 1998 (wide release)

 

1)  Ringmaster

2)  Belly

3)  Armageddon

4)  Holy Man

5)  Wrongfully Accused

6)  Jack Frost

7)  Species II

8)  The Avengers

9)  Black Dog

10)  Blues Brothers 2000

 

 

TOP TEN BOX OFFICE OF 1998

 

1)  Armageddon

2)  Saving Private Ryan

3)  Godzilla

4)  There's Something About Mary

5)  A Bug's Life

6)  Deep Impact

7)  Mulan

8)  Dr. Dolittle

9)  Shakespeare in Love

10)  Lethal Weapon 4


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Posted 13 May 2017 - 12:25 AM

1997 favorites:

 

​L,A, Confidential

In and Out

​The Full Monty

The Devil's Advocate

Fever Pitch ​(not the horrible remake)

​Life is Beautiful

Waiting For Guffman

​The Rainmaker

​Boogie Nights

The Sweet Hereafter


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Posted 12 May 2017 - 09:48 PM

I guess it's safe to say that Boogie Nights is a crowd favorite on this topic thread.



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Posted 12 May 2017 - 09:47 PM

I'll probably watch more movies from these four years and the lists will probably change as a result. But for now, here they are.

1994
1. Pulp Fiction
2. The Lion King
3. Forrest Gump
4. The Shawshank Redemption
5. Four Weddings and a Funeral
6. The Hudsucker Proxy
7. Quiz Show
8. Crooklyn
9. Little Women
10. Natural Born Killers

Honorable Mentions: Iron Will, It Could Happen to You, The Jungle Book

1995
1. Toy Story
2. The Usual Suspects
3. Apollo 13
4. Sense and Sensibility
5. Nixon
6. Babe
7. To Die For
8. Devil in a Blue Dress
9. Se7en
10. Braveheart

Honorable Mentions: Dead Man Walking, Heat, Leaving Las Vegas, Pocahontas

1996
1. Primal Fear
2. A Time to Kill
3. Fargo
4. Hamlet
5. Trainspotting
6. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
7. The Mirror Has Two Faces
8. Ghosts of Mississippi
9. Kingpin
10. 101 Dalmatians

Honorable Mentions: The English Patient, Hard Eight, Michael Collins, Muppet Treasure Island, Shine, Twelfth Night

1997
1. Boogie Nights
2. L.A. Confidential
3. Good Will Hunting
4. Jackie Brown
5. Men in Black
6. In and Out
7. Titanic
8. Waiting for Guffman
9. Donnie Brasco
10. Mrs. Brown

Honorable Mentions: Amistad, Con Air, Face/Off, The Ice Storm


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Posted 12 May 2017 - 05:07 PM

1992

 

  1. Bram Stoker’s Dracula
  2. Reservoir Dogs
  3. Aladdin
  4. The Crying Game
  5. The Best Intentions
  6. The Long Day Closes
  7. Glengarry Glen Ross
  8. Unforgiven
  9. Lessons in Darkness
  10. Howard’s End

Runner-ups:  A Tale of Winter, Porco Rosso, Hyenes, The Player

 

1993

 

  1. Schindler’s List
  2. Groundhog Day
  3. Short Cuts
  4. The Age of Innocence
  5. Farewell my Concubine
  6. Dazed and Confused
  7. Caro Diaro
  8. Naked
  9. The Puppetmaster
  10. Sonatine

Runner ups:  The Remains of the Day, D'Est, 32 Short Films About Glenn Gould

 

1994

 

  1. Pulp Fiction
  2. Death and the Maiden
  3. Speed
  4. Chungking Express
  5. The Puppet Masters
  6. Satantango
  7. Vive L’Amour
  8. Through the Olive Trees
  9. Little Women
  10. Ed Wood

Runner-ups: Clerks, Ashes of Time, Wild Reeds, That's Entertainment III, To Live

 

1995

 

  1. Richard III
  2. The Usual Suspects
  3. Se7en
  4. Twelve Monkeys
  5. Dead Man
  6. Underground
  7. City of Lost Children
  8. The White Balloon
  9. Fallen Angels
  10. Cyclo

Runner-ups:  Heat, Ulysses' Gaze, La Haine, The Ceremony

 

1996

 

  1. Matilda
  2. Bound
  3. Secrets and Lies
  4. The English Patient
  5. Hamlet (Branagh version)
  6. A Summer’s Tale
  7. Portrait of a Lady
  8. A Moment of Innocence
  9. Three Lives and Only One Death
  10. Crash

Runner-ups:  Comrades: Almost a Love Story, James and the Giant Peach, When we Were Kings


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 02:58 PM

I actually liked parts of Wishmaster and The Postman! I haven't seen Cutting Moments or Home Alone 3. We used to play Spice World over the store TV monitor system to chase out customers.

 

I looked up Cutting Moments, and I have, in fact, seen it, as part of the portmanteau film Family Portraits: A Trilogy of America (2003). It's fun for the whole family! :wacko:



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Posted 11 May 2017 - 02:50 PM

My Top Ten Films of 1997

 

1.  L.A. Confidential

2.  Titanic

3.  Donnie Brasco

4.  Karakter

5.  As Good As it Gets

6.  Amistad

7.  Lolita

8.  Boogie Nights

9.  4 Little Girls

10.  Wag the Dog

 

 


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 02:44 PM

I actually liked parts of Wishmaster and The Postman! I haven't seen Cutting Moments or Home Alone 3. We used to play Spice World over the store TV monitor system to chase out customers.

I have seen home Alone 3 too. It's rather odd. I liked it when I was young, but its not aged well in my eyes, though my father really likes it (!). Anyway, the booby traps in the film are even more over the top than the ones in #1 and #2. Macauley Culkin is AWOL and there's another kid. Part of the problem with the film is that the crooks in the film are cutting-edge industrial thieves yet as soon as they hit the house, they are are stupid as the small-timer crooks from the first two. it's rather atonal. Aside from one facial reaction Marion Seldes has, the fact that the kid's mother Havilland Morris (Caroline from Sixteen Candles) is very pretty, and that Scarlett Johansson has a small supporting role, its not worth the time if you didn't see it as a kid.

 

And your tale of Spice World made me chuckle.


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 02:38 PM

WORST:

1.) Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

2.) Cutting Moments

3.) Double Team

4.) The Pest

5.) Gone Fishin

6.) BAPS

7.) Spice World

8.) Wishmaster

9.) Home Alone 3

10.) The Postman

 

Because I was 10 at the time, visited the theaters as often as humanly possible, and the video store nearly every night, I may have seen more bad movies from 1997 than any other year and yep, I think all of those are actually worse than Batman & Robin.

 

I actually liked parts of Wishmaster and The Postman! I haven't seen Cutting Moments or Home Alone 3. We used to play Spice World over the store TV monitor system to chase out customers.


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 02:36 PM

Note. I am grateful that i haven't seen any film on Lawrence's worst lists, although I have seen some awkward, dodgy films from the 90s.....

 

So 1997.... not a good year although the first few are very strong.

 

 

1. L.A. Confidential

2. Titanic

3. Boogie Nights

4. Deconstructing Harry

5. Life is Beautiful

6. The Ice Storm

7. Good Will Hunting (which I found much better the second time around)

8. The Sweet Hereafter

9.Paradise Road

10. The Wings of the Dove

 

HMs: Anastasia, Mrs. Brown, The boxer, My Best friend's Wedding, As Good As It Gets, the Full Monty, Hercules, Affliction

 

Metal of Courage Under Fire: Smilla's Sense of Snow, where a shallow, ludicrous script is upstaged by elegant acting, strong directing, and strong technicals. It's worth a look.

 

Wag the Dog really depressed me overall, but its well acted. Face/Off and Tomorrow Never Dies were good action films.


Edited by CinemaInternational, 19 May 2017 - 07:26 PM.

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