Wednesday, 6 January 2010

The Films of the Nineties

I'm still not ready to start looking at the last decade in review, so I'm keeping my mind on the nineties, for the while at least. I've gave you Actors and the Actresses, and now here's a look at the films. I didn't consult any list, just fifty films that pop into my head when I think of the decade.
I've bolded my favourite of each year, so even though it makes ten, they're not my top ten of the decade. I can't decide that, not now at least.
The Age of Innocence
American Beauty
Beauty & the Beast
Boogie Nights
Bullets Over Broadway
Dead Man Walking
Dick Tracy

The End of the Affair
The English Patient
Fight Club
The Fisher King
Gods & Monsters
Good Will Hunting
Hamlet (1996)

Heavenly Creatures
Howards End
In the Name of the Father
James & the Giant Peach
Jerry Maguire
LA Confidential
The Lion King
My Best Friend's Wedding
The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Piano

Pretty Woman
The Prince of Tides
The Remains of the Day
Reversal of Fortune
Saving Private Ryan
Schindler's List
Secrets & Lies
Sense & Sensibility
Shakespeare in Love
The Shawshank Redemption

Short Cuts
The Silence of the Lambs
Sleepy Hollow
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Thelma & Louise
The Truman Show
What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
The Wings of the Dove

There's a possibility I may have forgotten a few. It's a fact that some of your choices didn't make it. Which ones?


Danny King said...

I too have some catching up to do before I write my reflection of the 2000's. As far as this article goes, I'm especially pleased to see American Beauty, Casino, GoodFellas, The Shawshank Redemption, The Talented Mr. Ripley, and The Truman Show. I really think Ripley is one of the most underrated films of the past fifteen years or so. It's an engrossing thriller and character study, and Damon deserved much more acclaim than he actually received. A masterful work.

Luke said...

I like that this list has got a healthy combo of standard important awards fare and important artistic, game-changing work (i.e. Nightmare Before Christmas, Dick Tracy). Plus, it's nice to see movies like Bullets Over Broadway and The Truman Show get their dues, which they almost never due in lists like these!

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

danny i think you're spot on about mr. ripley being underrated, it received rather lukewarm reviews when it came out, and the truman show is another one most people forget.

luke i'm still unsure as to how dick tracy didn't get a bp nod in that weak 1990 race.

joe burns said...

Pretty Woman? Really?

Douglas Racso said...