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#21 JamesStewartFan95

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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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Posted 11 May 2017 - 02:22 PM

Relieved to report I've seen less than 10% of Lawrence's worst lists. Can confirm every one I have seen is godawful.

The Best Films of 1997

 

1. Good Will Hunting
2. Jackie Brown
3. Public Housing
4. L.A. Confidential
5. Boogie Nights
6. In the Company of Men
7. The Ice Storm
8. The Promise
9. Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control
10. Live Flesh

 

HM: 4 Little Girls, The Sweet Hereafter, Donnie Brasco, Princess Mononoke, The Game, Gattaca, Hands on a Hard Body, Contact, Hard Eight, Fireworks, Wag the Dog, Children of Heaven, Eve's Bayou, Clockwatchers, Rosewood, Waco: The Rules of Engagement, The Apostle

 

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.


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 02:17 PM

TOP TEN FAVORITE FILMS OF 1997

 

1)  L.A. Confidential

2)  The Game

3)  Jackie Brown

4)  Starship Troopers

5)  Boogie Nights

6)  Donnie Brasco

7)  Contact

8)  The Fifth Element

9)  Gattaca

10)  Amistad

 

Runner-ups:  The Butcher BoyHana-bi/FireworksDeconstructing HarryKundun, and Cop Land.

 

 

TEN WORST FILMS OF 1997

 

1)  Batman & Robin

2)  Another 9 1/2 Weeks

3)  Future Fear

4)  Airboss

5)  Generation X-tinct

6)  McHale's Navy

7)  BAPs

8)  Double Team

9)  An American Werewolf in Paris

10)  George of the Jungle

 

 

TOP TEN BOX-OFFICE OF 1997

 

1)  Titanic

2)  The Lost World: Jurassic Park

3)  Men In Black

4)  Tomorrow Never Dies

5)  Air Force One

6)  As Good As It Gets

7)  Liar Liar

8)  My Best Friend's Wedding

9)  The Fifth Element

10)  The Full Monty


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 11:33 PM

TEN WORST FILMS OF 1996

 

1)  Blood Slaves of the Vampire Wolf

2)  Feeders

3)  Ed

4)  Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace

5)  Alien Species

6)  Vice Academy 5

7)  Night Crawlers

8)  Psycho Scarecrow

9)  Leprechaun 4: In Space

10)  Uncle Sam


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 11:29 PM

TEN WORST FILMS OF 1993

 

1)  Death Run to Istanbul

2)  The Skateboard Kid

3)  Goblin

4)  Zombie Bloodbath

5)  The Witching

6)  Street Angels

7)  Hellspawn

8)  High Desert

9)  Beach Babes from Beyond

10)  Psycho Cop Returns

 

 

TEN WORST FILMS OF 1994

 

1)  Car 54, Where Are You?

2)  On Deadly Ground

3)  Watchers III

4)  Bikini Med School

5)  Tropical Tease

6)  Class of Nuke 'Em High Part 3: The Good, the Bad, and the Subhumanoid

7)  Leprechaun 3

8)  Hail Caesar

9)  Test Tube Teens from the Year 2000

10)  The Silence of the Hams

 

 

TEN WORST FILMS OF 1995

 

1)  Run Like Hell

2)  Werewolf

3)  Dracula: Dead and Loving It

4)  Bikini Bistro

5)  Alien Terminator

6)  Frostbiter: Wrath of the Wendigo

7)  Vice Academy 4

8)  Demonsoul

9)  Addicted to Murder

10)  How to Slay a Vampire


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 11:16 PM

TEN WORST FILMS OF 1990

 

1)  The Invisible Maniac

2)  Soultaker

3)  Xtro II: The Second Encounter

4)  Haunting Fear

5)  Vice Academy Part 2

6)  The Sleeping Car

7)  Ghoul School

8)  Bimbos B.C.

9)  The Willies

10)  The Rift

 

TEN WORST FILMS OF 1991

 

1)  The Malibu Beach Vampires

2)  Madhouse

3)  Mannequin 2: On the Move

4)  The Crawlers

5)  Cool As Ice

6)  Door to Silence

7)  Vice Academy Part 3

8)  Sorority Babes in the Dance-a-thon of Death

9)  Prehistoric Bimbos in Armageddon City

10)  Glitter Goddess of Sunset Strip

 

TEN WORST FILMS OF 1992

 

1)  Munchie

2)  Killer Tomatoes Eat France!

3)  Exiled In America

4)  Nightmare Asylum

5)  Reanimator Academy

6)  Dead Is Dead

7)  Dominion

8)  The Divine Enforcer

9)  Prison Planet

10)  Snake Eater III: His Law


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 10:48 PM

Bogie and/or CinemaInternational...is the Mother that you both listed the Albert Brooks movie? I remember when it came out, but I thought it looked awful and skipped it. Should I check it out after all?


Yes, it is the Albert Brooks film, and Debbie Reynolds is exceptional in it.
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Posted 04 May 2017 - 10:34 PM

1996 favorites:

 

​Fargo

The English Patient

​The Birdcage

​The First Wives' Club

That Thing You Do!

​Breaking the Waves

Big Night


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 07:52 PM

Bogie and/or CinemaInternational...is the Mother that you both listed the Albert Brooks movie? I remember when it came out, but I thought it looked awful and skipped it. Should I check it out after all?

 

Yes, it is the Albert Brooks film.  It tickled me.  I showed it to my own mother and she didn't quite get it though.  :lol:


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 07:46 PM

Bogie and/or CinemaInternational...is the Mother that you both listed the Albert Brooks movie? I remember when it came out, but I thought it looked awful and skipped it. Should I check it out after all?



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Posted 04 May 2017 - 05:14 PM

10. Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills

 

I remember seeing this the first time. It upset me more than any other film I had ever seen, I think. I was seething with rage at the miscarriage of justice. Since then, the story has developed and things have been somewhat addressed. There have been two sequel documentaries, another one done by a different group of filmmakers (2012's West of Memphis), and a fictionalized version in 2013 (Devil's Knot). I've also become much more cynical, pessimistic, and jaded, and stories like this don't surprise me any longer. 


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 04:41 PM

The Best Films of 1996

1. Fargo
2. The Georgetown Loop
3. The People Vs. Larry Flynt
4. Breaking the Waves
5. Secrets and Lies
6. Hamlet
7. Land and Freedom
8. A Moment of Innocence
9. Beautiful Girls
10. Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills
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Posted 04 May 2017 - 03:22 PM

My Top Ten Films of 1996

 

1.  Bound

2.  Lone Star

3.  Fargo

4.  Secrets and Lies

5.  I Shot Andy Warhol

6.  Mother

7.  Breaking the Waves

8.  Kolya

9.  Trainspotting

10. The English Patient


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