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Indiewire Best Films of the 1990s

July 14, 2017

Of the 737 films from the 1990s I’ve rated, the following got 10s from me:

Army of Darkness
Babe: Pig in the City (they gave honorable mention)
Beckett Directs Beckett: Endgame by Samuel Beckett
Being John Malkovich (on their list)
Black Ice (short)
The Bride with White Hair
Close-Up (on their list)
Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams
Falstaff (film of Salieri opera–probably overrated this)
Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (they gave honorable mention)
Faust (Svankmajer)
Fight Club (they gave honorable mention)
Forgotten Silver
Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life (short)
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (this might not hold up so well, either)
Green Snake
Heavenly Creatures (they gave honorable mention)
In the Mouth of Madness
The Living (short)
Lunatics: a Love Story
Meanderin’ (short)
The Michael Nyman Songbook (concert video)
Naked Lunch
Oedipus Rex (Julie Taymor film of Stravinsky opera)
Open Your Eyes
The Player (they gave honorable mention.)
Playing by Heart
The Quest for _____ (short–I made this, and it was never finished, so it’s not fair)
The Red Violin
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
The Runestone
Rushmore (on their list)
The Second Civil War
Short Cuts (They gave honorable mention.)
Simon the Magician
Smoke Signals
Spring and Chaos
Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould
Top of the Food Chain
La traviata (Richard Eyre filmed opera)
Twelve Monkeys
Twin Falls Idaho
Under the Rainbow (Carl James)
The Wizard of the Emerald City (Pavel Arsenov)
Wisconsin Death Trip

My ratings for other films on their list:

After Life 9
All About My Mother 9
Before Sunrise 9
The Big Lebowski 9
Crumb 8
Daughters of the Dust 8
Dazed and Confused 7
Eyes Wide Shut 8
Fargo 9
Goodfellas 8
Groundhog Day 7
Jurassic Park 7
Magnolia 9
The Matrix 7
Miller’s Crossing 8
My Own Private Idaho 9
Point Break 8
Pulp Fiction 8
Reservoir Dogs 7
Schindler’s List 8
The Silence of the Lambs 8
Speed 6
The Thin Red Line 9
Trainspotting 8
Toy Story 2 9
Unforgiven 8
Wild at Heart 8

I haven’t seen the others. In most cases, I guess we’re just quibbling over overrated or underrated.


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