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October 27, 2009

1990s – Best of Decade Top 100

Filed under: 1990s,Best of Decade — misterjiggy @ 2:22 am

TOP 100 – NINETIES

Submitted in 2009 in response to a RTCD Refugees Best of Decade poll.  Titles in blue made the ultimate consensus list and the number to the right of the title rflects actual placement on consensus list. Titles in purple did not make consensus list.  Disclaimer – my submission was subject to certain self imposed quotas on director, genre, etc.

  1. RUSHMORE  [WES ANDERSON] (# 4)
  2. SE7EN  [DAVID FINCHER] (# 15)
  3. BOOGIE NIGHTS  [PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON] (# 12)
  4. MILLER’S CROSSING  [JOEL COEN] (# 20)
  5. SHORT CUTS  [ROBERT ALTMAN] (# 18)
  6. GOODFELLAS  [MARTIN SCORCESE] (# 2)
  7. HAPPINESS   [TODD SOLONDZ] (# 82)
  8. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS  [JONATHAN DEMME] (# 23)
  9. ELECTION  [ALEXANDER PAYNE] (# 31)
  10. UNFORGIVEN  [CLINT EASTWOOD] (#8)
  11. BEING JOHN MALKOVICH  [SPIKE JONZE] (# 34)
  12. PULP FICTION  [QUENTIN TARANTINO] (# 1)
  13. FARGO  [JOEL COEN] (# 3)
  14. UNDERGROUND  [EMIR KUSTURICA] (# 65)
  15. MAGNOLIA  [PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON] (# 6)
  16. THREE COLORS: BLUE (Trois couleurs: Bleu)  [KRZYSZTOF KIESLOWSKI] (# 32)
  17. HUSBANDS AND WIVES  [WOODY ALLEN]
  18. LONE STAR  [JOHN SAYLES] (# 53)
  19. CLOCKERS  [SPIKE LEE]
  20. LA CÉRÉMONIE  [CLAUDE CHABROL]  (# 91)
  21. THE THIN RED LINE  [TERRENCE MALICK] (# 28)
  22. BREAKING THE WAVES  [LARS VON TRIER] (# 35)
  23. SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION  [FRED SCHEPISI]
  24. FIGHT CLUB  [DAVID FINCHER] (# 17)
  25. FEARLESS  [PETER WEIR]
  26. LA HAINE (Hate) [MATHIEU KASSOVITZ] (# 61)
  27. THE SIXTH SENSE   [M.NIGHT SHYAMALAN]
  28. ROSETTA  [JEAN-PIERRE DARDENNE & LUC DARDENNE]
  29. QUIZ SHOW  [ROBERT REDFORD] (# 83)
  30. THE SWEET HEREAFTER  [ATOM EGOYAN] (# 26)
  31. L.A. CONFIDENTIAL  [CURTIS HANSON] (# 13)
  32. BULLETS OVER BROADWAY  [WOODY ALLEN]
  33. CHUNGKING EXPRESS  [WONG KAR-WAI] (# 30)
  34. WILD REEDS (Les Roseaux sauvages)  [ANDRÉ TÉCHINÉ]
  35. GET SHORTY  [BARRY SONNENFELD]
  36. BITTER MOON  [ROMAN POLANSKI]
  37. THE PLAYER  [ROBERT ALTMAN] (# 21)
  38. THE REMAINS OF THE DAY  [JAMES IVORY]  (# 89)
  39. THE PIANO  [JANE CAMPION]
  40. GROUNDHOG DAY  [HAROLD RAMIS] (# 29)
  41. FLIRTING WITH DISASTER  [DAVID O. RUSSELL]
  42. SECRETS AND LIES  [MIKE LEIGH] (# 69)
  43. THE TRUMAN SHOW  [PETER WEIR] (# 51)
  44. HANA-BI (Fireworks)  [TAKESHI KITANO] (# 66)
  45. FUNNY GAMES  [MICHAEL HANEKE]  (# 93)
  46. THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION  [FRANK DARABONT] (# 49)
  47. THREE COLORS: RED  [KRZYSZTOF KIESLOWSKI]  (# 38)
  48. IN THE COMPANY OF MEN  [NEIL LABUTE] (# 67)
  49. EYES WIDE SHUT  [STANLEY KUBRICK] (# 5)
  50. SCHINDLER’S LIST  [STEVEN SPIELBERG] (# 7)
  51. SENSE AND SENSIBILITY  [ANG LEE]
  52. 12 MONKEYS  [TERRY GILLIAM] (# 47)
  53. RUN LOLA RUN (Lola rennt)  [TOM TYKWER] (# 76)
  54. THE STRAIGHT STORY  [DAVID LYNCH] (# 14)
  55. THE HUDSUCKER PROXY [JOEL COEN]
  56. JACKIE BROWN  [QUENTIN TARANTINO] (# 25)
  57. INSOMNIA  [ERIK SKJOLDBJÆRG]
  58. CRUMB  [TERRY ZWIGOFF] (# 27)
  59. TOY STORY  [JOHN LASSETER] (# 42)
  60. A SIMPLE PLAN   [SAM RAIMI] (# 95)
  61. BLACK CAT, WHITE CAT (Crna macka, beli macor)  [EMIR KUSTURICA]
  62. DEAD MAN WALKING  [TIM ROBBINS]
  63. THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY  [ANTHONY MINGHELLA] (# 75)
  64. FUCKING ǺMǺL (aka Show Me Love)  [LUKAS MOODYSSON] (# 87)
  65. THE INSIDER   [MICHAEL MANN] (# 16)
  66. TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY  [JAMES CAMERON] (# 40)
  67. BEAU TRAVAIL  [CLAIRE DENIS] (# 79)
  68. BEFORE SUNRISE  [RICHARD LINKLATER] (# 9)
  69. EVERYBODY’S FINE (Stanno tutti bene)  [GIUSEPPE TORNATORE]
  70. EXOTICA  [ATOM EGOYAN] (# 56)
  71. GATTACA  [ANDREW NICOL]
  72. TITANIC  [JAMES CAMERON]
  73. LE CONFESSIONNAL  [ROBERT LEPAGE]
  74. TRAINSPOTTING  [DANNY BOYLE] (# 50) 
  75. FORREST GUMP  [ROBERT ZEMECKIS]
  76. SAFE  [TODD HAYNES] (# 48)
  77. RAISE THE RED LANTERN (Da hong deng long gao gao gua) [ZHANG YIMOU] (# 55)
  78. SAVING PRIVATE RYAN   [STEVEN SPIELBERG] (# 37)
  79. TIE ME UP! TIE ME DOWN! (¡Átame!)  [PEDRO ALMODÓVAR]
  80. THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO  [WHIT STILLMAN]
  81. GOOD WILL HUNTING  [GUS VAN SANT]
  82. CAPE FEAR  [MARTIN SCORSESE]
  83. DEAD MAN  [JIM JARMUSCH] (# 62)
  84. BARTON FINK  [JOEL COEN] (# 46)
  85. BUFFALO ’66  [VINCENT GALLO]
  86. THE USUAL SUSPECTS  [BRYAN SINGER
  87. THE DREAMLIFE OF ANGELS (LaVie rêvée des anges) [ERICK ZONCA]
  88. COP LAND  [JAMES MANGOLD]
  89. THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE (La Double vie de Véronique)  [KRZYSZTOF KIESLOWSKI]
  90. CITY OF HOPE  [JOHN SAYLES]
  91. THE ICE STORM  [ANG LEE]
  92. DAYS OF BEING WILD (A Fei jing juen) [WONG KAR-WAI]
  93. THE AGE OF INNOCENCE  [MARTIN SCORCESE] (# 86)
  94. EUROPA (Zentropa)  [LARS VON TIER]
  95. WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE  [TODD SOLONDZ] (# 98)
  96. SLING BLADE  [BILLY BOB THORTON] (# 85)
  97. DAZED AND CONFUSED  [RICHARD LINKLATER] (# 24)
  98. CLOSE-UP  (Nema-ye Nazdik)  [ABBAS KIAROSTAMI]
  99. THE BIG LEBOWSKI  [JOEL COEN] (# 10)
  100. LA PROMMESSE  [JEAN-PIERRE DARDENNE & LUC DARDENNE]

 

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