Best Film Of The 1990's

Best Film Of The 1990's

Circus Money
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01 Oct 2017, 16:34 #1

What is your favourite film of the 1990's

Total votes: 36
7(19%)
1(3%)
2(6%)
5(14%)
3(8%)
2(6%)
16(44%)

Last week six Guardian film critics nominated their individual favourite films of the '90's.
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/s ... by-critics

Do you agree with any of them - pick one. Or have you another favourite?

My choice would have been L.A Confidential
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Mr. Marshall
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01 Oct 2017, 17:00 #2

Lost Highway.
Howdy to you

Got a light?
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Steve69
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01 Oct 2017, 17:15 #3

I've only seen Being JM and Pulp Fiction, both of which were ok but didn't really excite me.

I'm struggling to think of a film from the 90s that I really love - they're all from the 80s or 2000 onwards.
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01 Oct 2017, 18:45 #4

Goodfellas

and

Trainspotting
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DeusErac
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01 Oct 2017, 19:10 #5

That's quite the pointy headed film critic list right there, boy howdy!

Gummo? Come on . . . . . for reals?

Ones that jump to my mind . . . .

The Usual Suspects
Se7en
Dazed and Confused
The Blair Witch Project
Trainspotting
The Big Lebowski
Dead Man
Fight Club
Fargo
The Piano
Silence of the Lambs
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DeusErac
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01 Oct 2017, 19:11 #6

(Of the ones listed, I would probably go with "Life Is Sweet.")
All we ever wanted was sanitary plumbing, straight roads, and a sense of belonging to a community of interest that could reasonably call itself civilized. (Charles Hayward)

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Steve69
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01 Oct 2017, 19:13 #7

DeusErac @ Oct 1 2017, 08:10 PM wrote: That's quite the pointy headed film critic list right there, boy howdy!

Gummo? Come on . . . . . for reals?

Ones that jump to my mind . . . .

The Usual Suspects
Se7en
Dazed and Confused
The Blair Witch Project
Trainspotting
The Big Lebowski
Dead Man
Fight Club
Fargo
The Piano
Silence of the Lambs
I do like Se7en, that might well be my favourite.

I believe I might have shared my thoughts on The Big Lethingummy already... :D
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DeusErac
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01 Oct 2017, 19:20 #8

I am inordinately fond of "Dead Man," a woefully under appreciated masterpiece.

If forced to pick one, that would probably be it.
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Steve69
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01 Oct 2017, 19:34 #9

DeusErac @ Oct 1 2017, 08:20 PM wrote: I am inordinately fond of "Dead Man," a woefully under appreciated masterpiece.

If forced to pick one, that would probably be it.
Is that the one with Neil Young doing the soundtrack? I know nothing about the film, but it's some nice guitar work.
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Circus Money
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01 Oct 2017, 20:06 #10

Really like all of the choices so far. Pleased to see that the Coen Brothers are well represented. I've never seen Deadman - got the S/T - but I've heard good things about it so I'll probably get the DVD.

Of the critics choices I've never even heard of Gummo and I'm not particularly a fan of Magnolia. However, Life Is Sweet is a wonderful choice .

Just like to add that Michael Mann's 'Heat' is a really big favourite of mine.
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DeusErac
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01 Oct 2017, 20:19 #11

Steve69 @ Oct 2 2017, 07:34 AM wrote:
DeusErac @ Oct 1 2017, 08:20 PM wrote: I am inordinately fond of "Dead Man," a woefully under appreciated masterpiece.

If forced to pick one, that would probably be it.
Is that the one with Neil Young doing the soundtrack? I know nothing about the film, but it's some nice guitar work.
Yeah. It is a film worth seeing. Starts as one thing. Ends as another. Turns Western conventions on their heads in some ways, balancing humor, horror, and some deep poignance. Plus cameos by Iggy Pop and Gibby Haynes.
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DeusErac
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01 Oct 2017, 20:24 #12

Circus Money @ Oct 2 2017, 08:06 AM wrote:
Of the critics choices I've never even heard of Gummo and I'm not particularly a fan of Magnolia. However, Life Is Sweet is a wonderful choice .
Gummo is an exercise in "let me show how weird and disturbing I can be." Which can be okay if you have film making skills like David Lynch, but Harmony Korine does not. Juat deeply and pointlessly offputting with no payoff when it is done.

"Magnolia" is just meh to me.
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DJAsh
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01 Oct 2017, 21:05 #13

Jackie Brown
Naked
Trainspotting
Shallow Grave
Big Lebowski
Fargo
Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me
Goodfellas
The Crow
Last of the Mohicans
FLICKERING BOLIVIAN

No diggin' ere!
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James M
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02 Oct 2017, 20:13 #14

From the list: Being John Malkovich.

Also:

Close Up
A Brighter Summer Day
Videograms of a Revolution
Safe
Underground
Irma Vep
Happy Together
La Promesse
Flowers of Shanghai
Beau Travail


Also quite fond of Pulp Fiction, Naked, Fargo, Goodfellas-- most of the films discussed so far, really.
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HiccupPercy
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02 Oct 2017, 20:54 #15

Rushmore.
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rainmaster
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02 Oct 2017, 23:08 #16

Police Academy 46.
Grade A triple platinum cunt.
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IanMcC
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03 Oct 2017, 13:57 #17

From the list Pulp Fiction, but from others mentioned The Dude has to scoop the prize.
Hurrah for Mix It Up.
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03 Oct 2017, 23:15 #18

the thin red line
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04 Oct 2017, 13:47 #19

Pulp Fiction, Big Lebowski, Fire Walk With Me.

The inclusion of that last one would have surprised me only a year back, but the film recently clicked with me big time.

If I could only choose one? Pulp Fiction.
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13 Oct 2017, 15:25 #20

Fight Club
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13 Oct 2017, 22:32 #21

From the list, Life is Sweet but agree with DJAsh re Naked - had a massive impact on me when I saw it.
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scratch
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14 Oct 2017, 05:13 #22

For 20 years I've been calling Gummo my favorite film. Why stop now?

(Don't answer that)
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DeusErac
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14 Oct 2017, 12:06 #23

scratch @ Oct 14 2017, 05:13 PM wrote: For 20 years I've been calling Gummo my favorite film. Why stop now?

(Don't answer that)
When I need a Bunny Boy, I go the Donnie Darko route . . .
All we ever wanted was sanitary plumbing, straight roads, and a sense of belonging to a community of interest that could reasonably call itself civilized. (Charles Hayward)

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12 Nov 2017, 23:33 #24

Going with Fight Club.

Goodfellas just about equal.
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14 Nov 2017, 19:45 #25

The Long Day Closes.
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'false bravado won't hide the cracks'
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