Favourite Movie From Each Year Of The 1990s

For me it was let down by Tommy Lee Jones, the worst case of over acting l have ever seen. Truly cringe worthy.

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Winners go home and fark the prom queen


Am I the only one who only knows this movie because of the Glengarry Glen Ridge Late Show sketch?


He was over the top but I didn’t think he was horrible.

It came under a lot of scrutiny when it was released for its premise but I actually think it has stood up pretty well.

There is pretty much nothing people won’t do for fame these days.

He was more that horrible. He is the reason l won’t watch that movie again.

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Juliette Lewis for mine. Absolutely ruined the movie down to ■■■■ level. Hated the film.

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Oh man, Office Space.

Rewatched it last week. Love that movie.

Want to change my 99 vote.


Geez hard decade, big films, indie films and probably my favourite comedies.

90- Good fellas
91- Silence of the lambs
92 - Romper Stomper
93 - Dazed and confused
94 - Forest Gump
95 - Friday
96 - Trainspotting
97 - Gattaca
98 - Fear and Loathing
99 - The Matrix


1990 - GoodFellas
1991 - The Silence Of The Lambs
1992 - Reservoir Dogs
1993 - Groundhog Day
1994 - Clerks. (Apologies to Pulp Fiction, but I can pretty much quote Clerks from beginning to end)
1995 - La Haine
1996 - Trainspotting (my fave film of all time. Surprised I had to scroll deep in this thread to find it!)
1997 - Life Is Beautiful
1998 - Rushmore
1999 - American Beauty

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One of the greats.

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Fear and loathing. What an epic adventure.

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Thank you sir. Perhaps one of the most underrated movies ever. It’s a masterpiece



  1. Dances with Wolves. Directed by Kevin Costner with Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene & Rodney A. Grant.

  2. Back to the Future 3. Directed by Robert Zemeckis with Michael J. Fox (Marty McFly), Christopher Lloyd (Doc) & Mary Steenbergen.

  3. Europa, Europa. Directed by Agnieszka Holland with Salomon Perel, Marco Hofschnieder, Rene Hofschnieder, Poitr Kozlowski, Klaus Abramowsky, Michele Gleizer & Maria Sandorwicz.

  4. Cadillac Man with Robin Williams, Tim Robbins & Fran Dreschler.


  1. Terminator 2, Judgment Day. Directed by James Cameron with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick, Joe Morton & Edward Furlong.

  2. The Silence of the Lambs. Directed by Jonathan Demme with Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster, Scott Glenn & Ted Levine.

  3. Raise The Red Lantern. Directed by Zhang Yimou with Gong Li, He Saifai, Ma Jingwu, Cao Cuifen, Zhou Qi, Kong Lin & Jin Shuyuan.

  4. Urga. French/Russian production. Story & direction by Nikita Mikhalkov with Badema, Bayaertu, Vladimir Gostukhin, Baoyinhexige, Bao Yongyan.

Thelma & Louise. Directed by Ridley Scott with Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel & Brad Pitt.

Boyz’ N the Hood. Directed by John Singleton with Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr. Morris Chestnut, Angela Bassett & Lawrence Fishburne.

New Jack City. Directed by Mario Van Peebles with Wesley Snipes, Ice T, Mario Van Peebles & Judd Nelson.

The Double Life of Veronique. Written and directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski with Irene Jacob, Philippe Volter & Sandrine Dumas.

Barton Fink. Produced by Ethan Coen, directed by Joel Coen with John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner & Steve Buscemi.

Espouses Et Concubines. With Gong Li.

Europa. 2 disc edition. Directed by Lars Von Trier with Jean – Marc Barr & Eddie Constantine.


  1. Indochine. Written by Erik Orsenna & Louis Gardel. Directed by Régis Wargnier with Catherine Deneuve, Vincent Perez & Linh Dan Pham.

  2. A Few Good Men. Directed by Rob Reiner & Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon & Kevin Pollack.

  3. Glengarry Glen Ross. Directed by James Foley with Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris, Alan Arkin & Kevin Spacey. One of the best scripts ever.

  4. 1Farewell My Concubine. Directed by Chen Kaige with Leslie Cheung, Zhang Peng & Gong Li.

American Me. Written by Floyd Mutrux. Directed by Edward James Olmos with William Forsythe & Sal Lopez.

The Last of the Mohicans. Written, produced & directed by Michael Mann with Daniel Day Lewis, Madeline Stowe, Russell Means, Eric Schweig, Mac Andrews, Steven Waddington & Wes Studi.

Unforgiven. Written by David Webb Peoples. Directed by Clint Eastwood with Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman & Richard Harris.


  1. Blood In, Blood Out (aka Bound by Honour). Directed by Taylor Hackford with Damian Chapa, Benjamin Bratt & Danny Treijo.

  2. Schindler’s List. Directed by Steven Spielberg with Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Embeth Davidtz & Caroline Goodall.

  3. Philadelphia. Directed by Jonathan Demme with Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Antonio Banderas, Jason Robards & Mary Steenbergen.

  4. The Piano. Directed by Jane Campion with Harvey Keitel, Holly Hunter, Sam Neill & Anna Paquin.


  1. Burnt by the Sun. Russian production. Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov with Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Oleg Menshikov & Vladimir Ilin.

  2. ll Postino (aka The Postman). Italian production. Directed by Michael Radford with Massimo Troisi, Philippe Noiret, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Renato Scarpa, Linda Moretti & Sergio Solli.

  3. Ashes of Time. Hong Kong production. Directed by Wong Kar Wai with Leslie Cheung, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Brigitte Lin, Carina Lau, Tony Leung Chiu Wai & Maggie Cheung.


  1. Funny Bones. Co – written and directed by Peter Chelsom with Jerry Lewis, Oliver Platt, Lee Evans, Leslie Caron, Oliver Platt, Richard Griffiths, Ian McNiece & Ruta Lee.

  2. Under Ground. Directed by Emir Kusturica with Mik Manojlovic, Lazar Ristovski, Mirjana Jokovic, Slavko Stimac, Ernst Stotzner, Srdan Todorovic, Mirjana Karanovic, Milena Pavlovic, Bata Stojkovic, Bora Todorovic, Davor Dujmovic, Dr. Nele Karajlic, Predrag Zagorac, Erol Kadic & Hark Bohm.

  3. The Usual Suspects. Directed by Bryan Singer with Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Bryne, Kevin Pollack, Benicio Del Torro, Kevin Spacey & Chaz Palminteri.

  4. Heat. Directed by Michael Mann with Al Pacino (Lt. Vincent Hanna), Robert De Niro (Neil), Val Kilmer, Ashley Judd & Tom Sizemore.

La Haine. French production. Directed by Mathieu Kassovitz with Vincent Cassel, Hubert Kounde & Said Taghmadui.

Toy Story 1. Animation by Pixar with Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Annie Potts & John Ratzenberger.

Nixon. Directed by Oliver Stone with Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen, James Woods, Ed Harris, E.G. Marshall, John Diehl, David Paymer, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Sorvino, Saul Rubinek, Sam Waterston, J. T. Walsh, Mary Steenbergen, Tony Goldwyn, Bob Hoskins, Brian Bedford & Powers Boothe.

To Die For. Directed by Gus Van Sant with Nicole Kidman, Matt Dillon, Casey Affleck, Joachim Phoenix & Wayne Knight.


  1. The English Patient. Directed by Anthony Minghella with Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas, Colin Firth, Naveen Andrews, Julian Wadham & Jurgen Prochnow.

  2. When We Were Kings. Directed by Taylor Hackford with Muhammad Ali, Bundini Brown, George Foreman & Norman Mailer.

  3. Fargo. Written and directed by the Coen Brothers with Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stomare & John C. Riley.

  4. Trainspotting. Directed by Danny Boyle with Ewan McGregor, Kevin McJidd, Kelly McDonald, Johnny Lee Miller & Robert Carlyle.

Napoleon Dynamite. Directed by Jared Hess with Jon Heder, Jon Gries, Aaron Ruell, Efrin Ramirez, Tina Majorino & Diedrich Bader.

Shine. Directed by Scoot Hicks with Geoffrey Rush, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Lynn Redgrave, Chris Heywood & Noah Taylor.

Head Above Water. Directed by Jim Wilson with Cameron Diaz, Harvey Keitel, Craig Sheffer & Billy Zane.


  1. City of God. Written by Débora Brandwainman & Víctor González. Directed by Víctor González with Mabel Dai, Gustavo Domínguez & Omar Fanucci.

  2. Insomnia. Norwegian/Swedish production. Co–written & directed by Erik Skjoldbjaerg with Stellan Skarsgard, Maria Mathiesen, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Bjorn Moan & Marianne O. Ulrichsen

  3. Life Is Beautiful. Written and directed by Roberto Benigni with Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano, Sergio Bustric, Marisa Paredes, Lydia Alfonsi, Horst Buscholz, Giuliana Lojodice, Amerigo Fantani, Francesco Guzzo & Pietro De Silva.

  4. L.A. Confidential. Directed by Curtis Hanson with Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Bassinger, James Cromwell & Danny De Vito.

Cop Land. Written & directed by James Mangold with Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Michael Rappaport, Peter Berg, Robert Patrick, Janeane Garofalo, Cathy Moriarty & Ray Liotta.


  1. Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels. Directed by Guy Ritchie with Nick Moran, Jason Flemying, Jason Statham, Dexter Fletcher, Vinnie Jones & Sting.

  2. Saving Private Ryan. Directed by Steven Spielberg with Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Matt Damon, Ed Burns, Vin Diesel, Ted Danson & Barry Pepper.

  3. Central Station. Brazilian production. Written by Marcos Bernstein & João Emanuel Carneiro. Directed by Walter Salles with Fernanda Montenegro, Vinícius de Oliveira & Marília Pêra.

  4. The Big Lebowski. Written and directed by The Coen Brothers with Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore, Sam Elliott & John Turturro.

The Thin Red Line. Directed by Terrence Mallick with Sean Penn, Adrien Brody, Jim Caviezel, Ben Chaplin, Nick Nolte, Woody Harrelson, Elias Koteas, George Clooney, Ben Chaplin & John Cusack.

Rushmore. Directed by Wes Anderson with Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Btian Cox, Connie Nielsen, Luke Wilson & Olivia Williams.

Wild Things. Directed by John McNaughton with Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell, Denise Richards, Theresa Russell, Bill Murray & Robert Wagner.


  1. Himalaya. (aka Caravan) First seen in Kathmandu, February 2000. Directed by Eric Valli with Thilen Londup & Gurgon Kiap.

  2. The Matrix. Written and directed by the Wachowski Brothers with Keanu Reeves, Lawrence Fishburne, Carrie – Anne Moss & Joe Pantoliano.

  3. The lnsider. Directed by Michael Mann with Al Pacino & Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer & Michael Gambon.

  4. Toy Story 2. Animation by Pixar with Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Annie Potts & John Ratzenberger.

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On a side note. How good a director was Ben Stiller in the 90’s. Reality Bites and Cable Guy, 2 classics. Not sure how he started at this level and ended up making a lot of the rubish he has.

Come on CJ, many a teenage wet dream did this movie make. But best film?

No claims made that it was the best movie, but in keeping with the stated objectives of this series, it is a favourite. l found it slick and well made, l especially liked Bill Murray as a lawyer. So, no excuses made, and that is all the explanation l will give. Cheers and have a happy new year, movie lovers.

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1990 - good fellas
1991 - terminator 2 (just over naked gun 2.5)
1992 - bram stokers dracula
1993 - true romance (falling down)
1994 - dumb and dumber
1995 - die hard with a vengeance (heat)
1996 - Fargo
1997 - boogie nights
1998 - night at the Roxbury
1999 - South Park (any given Sunday)

1990 Goodfellas (but I really liked Home Alone)
1991 Terminator 2
1992 A League of Their Own (Under Siege/ A Few Good Men)
1993 Jurassic Park (Mrs Doubtfire/ Dazed and Confused)
1994 Forrest Gump (Shawshank Redemption so close/ Lion King/ Interview with the Vampire)
1995 Seven (4 Rooms/12 Monkeys/ Apollo 13/ Braveheart)
1996 Independence Day (Jerry Macguire/ Nutty Professor/ A Long Kiss Goodnight/ A Time to Kill/ Happy Gilmore)
1997 Men In Black (As Good as it Gets/ yeah I shed a tear for Titanic)
1998 Antz (Enemy of the State)
1999 Matrix (The Mummy)