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1990's in film.

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Morrissey, Aug 17, 2021.

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What is the best film of the 1990's?

Poll closed Aug 24, 2021.
  1. Goodfellas

    41.7%
  2. The Silence of the Lambs

    4.2%
  3. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

    8.3%
  4. Dazed and Confused

    4.2%
  5. Pulp Fiction

    16.7%
  6. Before Sunrise

    8.3%
  7. Fargo

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Starship Troopers

    12.5%
  9. The Big Lebowski

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Eyes Wide Shut

    4.2%
  1. Morrissey

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    The 1990's saw the film industry move in opposing directions. Films like Independence Day and Armageddon signaled the coming end of the thoughtful blockbuster in exchange for the louder, dumber, cruder variety, but at the same time the independent scene that Steven Soderbergh had helped kickstart in the late 1980's was really beginning to take shape. Of the ten winners so far, which is your favorite and why?

    We will extend this to one week to get a range of responses.
     
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  2. Morrissey

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    This is so hard. 8 of these films are masterpieces, and the other two (Dazed and Confused and Silence of the Lambs) are still great. I assume it is an easy Goodfellas win, but my heart must follow Starship Troopers.
     
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  3. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    1. Before Sunrise
    2. Dazed and Confused
    3. Goodfellas
    4. Pulp Fiction
    5. The Big Lebowski
    6. Eyes Wide Shut
    7. Fargo
    8. The Silence of the Lambs
    9. Starship Troopers

    haven’t seen fire walk with me yet
     
  4. Nathan

    Always do the right thing. Supporter

    Yeah every one of these is pristine
     
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  5. Henry

    Moderator Moderator

    Sucks that Spawn didn't make the cut.
     
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  6. SpyKi

    I've been in love with her for ages Supporter

    1. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
    2. Before Sunrise
    3. Eyes Wide Shut
    4. Pulp Fiction
    5. The Silence of the Lambs
    6. Starship Troopers
    7. Goodfellas
    8. The Big Lebowski
    9. Fargo
    10. Dazed and Confused
     
  7. the rural juror

    carried in the arms of cheerleaders

    One of my biggest takeaways from this experience has been how good the 90's were. I didn't realize it (and admittedly there may be some bias since it's the first decade I can remember), but the sheer number of high-quality movies each year was impressive.
     
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  8. atlas

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    Going with Goodfellas (my #2 movie of all time) in the absence of A Brighter Summer Day (my #1 movie of all time). Lebowski is close
     
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  9. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    I went with Goodfellas. Dazed is still my favorite, but Goodfellas is a masterpiece.
    Ranking:
    1. Goodfellas
    2. Dazed and Confused
    3. The Big Lebowski
    4. Pulp Fiction
    5. Before Sunrise
    6. Starship Troopers
    7. Fargo
    8. Silence of the Lambs


    Haven't seen FWWM or EWS
     
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  10. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    80s are the better decade babyyyyyy
     
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  11. George

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    Goodfellas was the fairly easy choice for me, though I haven't seen Dazed and Confused or Twin Peaks.

    The rest of the films are excellent, but Before Sunrise was the only thing that made me hesistate for a second before choosing Goodfellas.
     
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  12. Morrissey

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    1. Starship Troopers
    2. The Big Lebowski
    3. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
    4. Eyes Wide Shut
    5. Goodfellas
    6. Fargo
    7. Before Sunrise
    8. Pulp Fiction
    9. Dazed and Confused
    10. The Silence of the Lambs
     
  13. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    SOtL winning that year is pretty crazy, looking back at the competition*.




    *like Ernest Scared Stupid
     
  14. Morrissey

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    It should be noted that the actual greatest film of the decade is The Thin Red Line, but it was unfairly dismissed.
     
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  15. the rural juror

    carried in the arms of cheerleaders

    1. Goodfellas
    2. Pulp Fiction
    3. The Big Lebowski
    4. Starship Troopers
    5. Fargo
    6. Before Sunrise
    7. Dazed and Confused
    8. Eyes Wide Shut
    9. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
    10. The Silence of the Lambs

    I love the first nine, and Silence of the Lambs is also very good even if it's a step down from the rest imo.
     
  16. secretsociety92

    Music, Gaming, Movies and Guys = Life

    Surprised by how many of the winners I have actually seen and even though not all of them I voted for they are definitely six superb efforts. It was difficult to come to a decision over which I would vote for though but when thinking it over as much as I love Goodfellas, I do on the whole prefer Casino whereas with Starship Troopers there isn't anything from that decade that is like it and better than it so that gets my vote.

    1. Starship Troopers
    2. Goodfellas
    3. The Silence of the Lambs
    4. Pulp Fiction
    5. Fargo
    6. The Big Lebowski
     
  17. jkauf

    Trusted Supporter

    1. Pulp Fiction
    2. Before Sunrise
    3. Eyes Wide Shut
    4. Fargo
    5. Goodfellas
    6. Silence of the Lambs
    7. The Big Lebowski
    8. Dazed & Confused
    9. Starship Troopers

    Haven’t seen Twin Peaks yet.
     
  18. Victor Eremita

    Not here. Isn't happening. Supporter

    Very true
     
  19. username

    hey you lil piss baby

    1. Twin Peaks
    2. Eyes Wide Shut
    3. Starship Troopers
    4. Goodfellas
    5. Before Sunrise
    6. Fargo
    7. Pulp Fiction
    8. The Big Lebowski
    9. Dazed & Confused
    10. The Silence of the Lambs

    All good to incredible films but pls can we get one non-American film in the next decade. I was pleasantly surprised when Videodrome (and Come and See, even though I haven’t gotten around to it yet) made the cut last round.
     
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  20. Morrissey

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    Does In The Mood for Love have a good chance next year? American Psycho seems like its biggest competition. Spirited Away seems like another one with a good chance.
     
  21. atlas

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    It’ll be on my list
     
  22. username

    hey you lil piss baby

    In the Mood For Love would be nice to see, it’s likely going to be my number one pick for that year. Spirited Away seems like a potential one but it’s also the year of Mulholland Drive. Early Bong Joon-ho or Oldboy could factor in somewhere. I’m not the biggest fan but Pan’s Labyrinth is also massively popular, although it’s also the year of The Departed.
     
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  23. Morrissey

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    I would choose Children of Men over The Departed or Pan's Labyrinth.

    Werckmeister Harmonies is going to be too obscure. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days is going to get overshadowed by There Will Be Blood.

    Looking at Letterboxd lists, a surprisingly popular one is Dogtooth. Cache is up there too.
     
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  24. Victor Eremita

    Not here. Isn't happening. Supporter

    I think Mulholland Dr is 2001
     
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  25. Nathan

    Always do the right thing. Supporter

    Yi Yi or In the Mood for Love will be my number 1, dunno which yet
     
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