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March 16, 2005

Movies of the 1990s

I saw this list on several blogs, but I'm taking it from Magikthise. List your favorite movies that were made in the '90s. Most are listing ten, but that's just not enough for me. I'm listing 40.

1. The Hudsucker Proxy

2. Sneakers

3. The Red Violin

4. Jacob's Ladder

5. My Neighbor Totoro

6. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

7. The Winslow Boy

8. Topsy-Turvey

9. Dead Alive

10. Galaxy Quest

11. The Mummy

12. The Iron Giant

13. The Sixth Sense

14. Stir of Echoes

15. An Ideal Husband

16. Pleasantville

17. Wild Things

18. The X Files (Yeah, I'm a major fan of anything X Files, even though the movie was just okay.)

19. Contact

20. The Fifth Element

21. The Game

22. Grosse Point Blank

23. Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion

24. Brassed Off

25. Fargo

26. Shall We Dance (Japanese)

27. Scream

29. The Ring (Japanese)

30. Die Hard With A Vengeance (Because I worked on it.)

31. 12 Monkeys (Because I worked on it.)

32. Hackers

33. Se7en

34. The Usual Suspects

35. Sirens

36. Groundhog Day

37. Jurassic Park

38. City Slickers

39. Run Lola Run

40. Back To The Future

Posted on March 16, 2005 at 02:04 PM | Permalink


Back to the Future? Are you experiencing chronological confusion?

Posted by: Ide Cyan at Mar 16, 2005 3:58:56 PM

Sneakers? You liked Sneakers? Trish, you're the only other person I know who liked Sneakers! I knew you were brilliant!

Posted by: Lance Mannion at Mar 16, 2005 5:02:22 PM

Lance, I not only like Sneakers, I own it. :)

Posted by: Trish Wilson at Mar 16, 2005 5:16:15 PM

Ooops, "Back To The Future" was 1985. I saw it listed on a "movies of the '90s" list. That's why I put it there.

I guess I'll have to substitute Peter Jackson's "Heavenly Creatures."

Posted by: Trish Wilson at Mar 16, 2005 5:17:20 PM

I'd have to agree on

1) Fargo
2) Jurassic Park
3) City Slickers.

I'll have to give the rest some thought.

Was "My Life As A Dog" in the 90's?
That's a fave of all time.

Posted by: Katy at Mar 16, 2005 5:24:10 PM

4) Goodfellas
5) Casino
6) Shawshank Redemption (90's?)

Posted by: Katy at Mar 16, 2005 5:27:00 PM

7) Schindler's List

(some good options listed by Majik...)


Posted by: Katy at Mar 16, 2005 5:28:49 PM

8) Thelma & Louise
9) Basic Instinct
10) Sneakers

(all open for re-review after happy hour)

Posted by: Katy at Mar 16, 2005 5:35:31 PM

I answered this over at Rox's blog the other day and noticed that only one other person had Amelie.

I thought that was a wonderful film. Did you folks not have a chance to see it?

Posted by: Carla at Mar 16, 2005 5:43:48 PM

Most are listing ten, but that's just not enough for me. I'm listing 40.
In this and all things, where do you get that energy that so inspires me? Heaven smiles on you.

. . . i love the sound of Trish Wilson in the morning . . . it sounds like . . . victory. . . some day this world is gonna end . . .

Posted by: The Heretik at Mar 16, 2005 8:30:36 PM

I loved An Ideal Husband. Roops doing Oscar, most excellent.

Posted by: Anne (Fortuna) at Mar 16, 2005 11:17:36 PM

Tonari no Totoro is 80s as well.

Posted by: beste at Mar 17, 2005 5:33:57 AM

Wasn't Back to the Future from the 80s. Were you doing a "which one doesn't belong?" haha.

Hmm, the only ones I would put on my top list from your top list are Contact & The Game.

Oh, but now I just noticed you replaced Back to the Future with Heavenly Creatures... which I thought was very well done - though it's not one of my favourite movies actually.

I'm surprised at you... didn't you like Flatliners? That would be right up there on my top 10 list.

My list of a top 10 would've included Pride & Prejudice, The Thomas Crown Affair, and Heart of Darkness.

I believe 12 Monkeys is the only Terry Gilliam film I've never seen the whole way through. Probably because I'm not fond of what's his name...
But Brazil is one of my all-time favourite movies... Up there with The President's Analyst & 2001.

Posted by: Chloe at Mar 17, 2005 5:43:01 AM

Trish: Here's a scary movie on my top ten list of all time.

. . . we got to fight it. . . fight the the power . . . . fight the powers that be . . .
The Isley Brothers

Posted by: The Heretik at Mar 17, 2005 9:47:31 AM

When I saw Totoro on that list I briefly wondered if it was from the '80s, but added it anyway. Turns out it is from the '80s. I own Amelie (mentioned by Carla) and like it very much, so now that one is part of my list.

Posted by: Trish Wilson at Mar 17, 2005 10:00:51 AM

I think "The Shawshank Redemption" is one of the few good movies based on a Stephen King story. That one was a short story, "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption." Two other good ones were "Misery" and "Stand By Me".

Posted by: Trish Wilson at Mar 17, 2005 10:03:14 AM

Oh, I agree with that; Misery has to be on my top ten.
Great film and performance by Kathy Bates.

Posted by: Katy at Mar 17, 2005 11:48:05 AM

The Winslow Boy
The Sixth Sense
Jurassic Park
Back to the Future

All of these movies reminded me (including Fargo, as I had some strange empathy for that childish husband in Fargo, who set the whole kidnapping in motion) of the early Disney adventure flicks that featured children as the centerpiece of the stories...this was before every kid became sexualized and couldn't ever get dirty or messed up in a film...

But Old Yeller, Toby Tyler, and a host of other similar films usually featured either a boy or a girl captured by Indians, being lost, kidnapped by pirates, whatever, and then overcoming the adversity themselves, then either returning home or 'growing' through their experience.

These sorts of stories don't seem to appeal as much anymore, but I still enjoy them...

You didn't mention the Matrix I noticed...or did you...I liked that a lot too, and oddly enough, it could almost fit into the sorts of movies I was talking about...

Posted by: NYMOM at Mar 17, 2005 12:23:03 PM

I think the first Matrix was okay, but overhyped. That's why I didn't include it. The second two absolutely blew chunks.

Posted by: Trish Wilson at Mar 17, 2005 1:10:07 PM

OH, I didn't know The Shawshank Redemption was based on a Steven King story... Interesting. I thought it was decent. I'm not a big fan of King AT ALL myself.

Posted by: Chloe at Mar 17, 2005 4:31:04 PM

Yes, the second two were pretty useless...

But the first one I watched like 30 times...each time I saw it, I got something else from it...

But the two following it, we could have lived without...

I've actually rarely seen a sequel I liked... except for the Austin Powers sequel...where the first one was good, but the second was definitely better...

But that's the kind of humour I love...it's fall down gags, but also the sly side comments...I used to love Abbott and Costello as well, who were similar to that...I often thought it was a shame that Benny Hill passed along before they could have featured him in a sequel with Austin Powers, as that would have been totally hysterical...

I guess it's one of those what might have beens...

Posted by: NYMOM at Mar 17, 2005 5:20:39 PM