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Poll 2: Movies

I've got a lot to do between now and this evening. However, I must implore you to GO VOTE. Do not let Metallica's black album win this thing. And now for Poll 2 in the Best of the 90's Awards: I open up airwaves for you to list your favorite movies of the 90's. Any genre. List as many as you want.

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In no particular order...

The Shawshank Redemption - 1994
The Usual Suspects - 1995
GoodFellas - 1990
Grosse Pointe Blank - 1997
Clerks - 1994

Those are the ones that popped in my head. I'm sure I'm missing some that are better.

PCU - 1994 (for Jeremy Piven and Jon Favreau)
Mallrats - 1995
Heat - 1995
Hunt for Red October - 1990
Usual Suspects - 1995

In no particular order:

Fargo (Yah!)
Schindlers List
Silence of the Lambs (Changed Fava Beans forevar!)
Forrest Gump
Dances with Wolves
Pulp Fiction (Zed's Dead Baby)
GoodFellas
Apollo 13
Braveheart (Freeedom!)
Heat (Best shootout scene evar?)
Jurrasic Park (The one that was good)
The Lion King (This is CNN...)
Terminator 2: Judgement Day (Any movie where the protagonist carries mini-gun is OK by me)

Clueless

In some semblance of order:

Shawshank Redemption
Unforgiven
Apollo 13
Office Space
Dogma
Toy Story/Toy Story 2
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Fight Club
Edward Scissorhands
Ed Wood
Twelve Monkeys
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
The Matrix

Remember, you said favorites--I'm not making claims to eternal greatness (at least, not for all of these):

High Fidelity
Empire Records
Swingers
Dogma
Pulp Fiction
Office Space
Fight Club
subUrbia
Twelve Monkeys
Braveheart
Rushmore

(and if you can count something from the year 2000)

Almost Famous

CLERKS. 'nuf said.

Anyone who has ever had a JOB has to love this movie.

A couple that haven't been mentioned:

Chasing Amy (Kevin Smith's best)
Run, Lola Run

Parsley Boy

The Big Lebowski
Fight Club
The Matrix
Three Kings
American Beauty
Shawshank Redemption

And...

Army of Darkness

I love that movie so much.

In reverse chronological order:

Fight Club
Iron Giant, The
Toy Story 2
The Big Lebowski
Dark City
Shakespeare In Love
Rushmore
Jackie Brown
Titanic
Princess Mononoke (Mononoke Hime)
Ken Burns's Baseball
The Shawshank Redemption
Unforgiven

Fargo
The Big Liebowski
Shakespeare in Love
Saving Private Ryan
Groundhog Day
Pulp Fiction
Goodfellas
Barton Fink

Pulp Fiction
The Matrix
The Mummy
Stargate (Last movie to give me that "Take me away" feeling)
South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
Anti-nomination: Star Wars Episode 1
Austin Powers
Scilence of the Lambs
The Killer (John Woo's HK movie)

most of the best have been mentioned already, but i'll add some for consideration that haven't been mentioned:

1. reservoir dogs
classic! i'm shocked nobody had listed it yet.

2. blair witch project
ok, not the best film, but the marketing and hype that when with it was memorable and noteworthy.

3. the sixth sense
not a movie you'd want to see over and over, but excellent if you haven't seen it before and don't know any spoilers.

4. pump up the volume
it's the 90's version of "over the edge" (which i wish was on dvd)

honorable mentions "just because"...

mystery alaska
happy gilmore

oh, yeah, and Office Space.

The Big Lebowski
Office Space
The Matrix
Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
Dogma

Oooo...this is a category I love, and have a hard time picking. Hmmm... my particular picks (and what I would definitely recommend to anyone) hard to pick 10, but I'm going to limit myself

1. Schindler's List
2. Apollo 13 (I lived through it the first time, and the movie still had me sitting on the edge of my seat)
3. Usual Suspects
4. Beauty and the Beast (best of the Disney musical animations, IMHO)
5. Toy Story (1 & 2... ok I cheat here!)
6. Sixth Sense
7. Pleasantville (can you think of one anymore original than that?)
8. The English Patient
9. Ghost
10. Indiana Jones - the Last Crusade

Hmmm... and here are some movies that are my guilty secrets..ones one is not supposed to enjoy but, heck, I DO!

1. Armageddon
2. True Lies
3. Patriot Games
4. Sister Act
5. Jurassic Park

My nominees:

Shawshank Redemption
South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut
Unforgiven
Toy Story
Dogma
Mystery, Alaska
A Few Good Men
The Green Mile
Quigley Down Under

I can't believe nobody mentioned "LA Confidential".

That's because LA Confidential features Kim Basinger. Blech! For Christ's sake, she slept with Alec Baldwin!

Top ten:
The Jersey Trilogy (all 5 of them, and I'm not budging!)
The Matrix
Braveheart
The Crow (one of the best movie soundtracks ever)
Army of Darkness
The Nightmare Before Christmas
12 Monkeys
Dazed and Confused
The Fifth Element
Singles (another one of the best movie soundtracks)

Office Space
Men in Black
Independence Day
UHF
Puppet Master (most of the Full Moon Videos were horror classics)
The Pit and the Pendulum (the Full Moon remake, source of the soundbites in Ministry's Psalm 69)
Dead Alive (Peter Jacksons greatest movie, well greatest from the previous millenium anyway)
Hackers
Stargate
There's Something about Mary
Star Trek: First Contact
Forrest Gump
The Truman Show
The Green Mile
Shakespeare in Love
Wayne's World
The Wedding Singer (soundtrack folks, they made 2 of them!)
Reality Bites
From Dusk Till Dawn
South Park (nobody fucks uncles quite like you!)
American Pie
Dumb and Dumber (the snowball fight scene - single funniest scene in a movie - ever, the gas station scene in Zoolander is a cose second)
Silence of the Lambs
Happy Gilmore
Can't Hardly Wait (how can you not like a movie named after a Replacements song. Ok, so that was the best part - but still)
Edward Scissorhands
Reservoir Dogs
Terminator II
Grumpy Old Men
Natural Born Killers

I cut about 20 off, but I'm sticking with these for now.

Reservoir Dogs
Clerks
Fight Club
Glengarry Glen Ross
Freeway
Welcome to the Dollhouse
Goodfellas
The Big Lebowski
The Grifters
La Femme Nikita
Trainspotting

Shit, forgot a couple of good ones:

Flirting with Disaster
The Killer
There's Something About Mary

Big Lebowski
Pulp Fiction
Usual Suspects

Just to name a few.

Most of my choices have already been mentioned, so I'll just add a few:

Independence Day
Men in Black
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Night on Earth (Jim Jarmusch-91),
Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood-92),
Clerks (Kevin Smith-94),
Chungking Express (Kar Wai Wong-95),
Everyone Says I Love You (Woody Allen-96),
Fargo (Coen-96),
Deconstructing Harry (Woody Allen-97),
La Vita bella (Roberto Benigni-97),
Rushmore (Wes Anderson-98),
There's Something about Mary (Farrelly-98),
The Mission (Johnny To-99)

My Top Ten for the 90s in no particular order:

Being John Malkovich
Pulp Fiction
The Usual Suspects
The Matrix
Silence of the Lambs
The Mummy
Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery
Stargate
Much Ado About Nothing
Election

Nightmate before Christmas...my favourite Xmas movie...oh wait a tick. Its the only Christmas movie I like.

Wayne's World.

The Green Mile
LA Confidential
The Shawshank Redemption
The Sixth Sense
Titanic
Unforgiven
Beauty and the Beast
The Full Monty
Oscar
Philadelphia
The Silence of the Lambs

Fargo
GoodFellas
The Commitments

Pulp Fiction
The Shawshank Redemption
Fargo
Grosse Point Blank
Good Will Hunting
Hoop Dreams
Se7en
Leaving Las Vegas
Cradle Will Rock

Pulp Fiction
The Usual Suspects
Goodfellas
Silence of The Lambs
Unforgiven
Clerks

I know there are more, but I could be here all day.

In no real order:

Fight Club
Clerks
Goodfellas
Pulp Fiction
Reservoir Dogs
Jackie Brown
Freeway
American Beauty
Magnolia
Nightmare Before Christmas
Dogma
Seven
Barton Fink
Trainspotting
South Park : Bigger, Longer, Uncut
Wayne's World
Groundhog Day

That's all I can think of at the mo'

Schindler's List
Ed Wood
Groundhog Day
Jackie Brown
Tombstone

Schindler's List was the best movie of the decade, but my personal favorite was Ed Wood.

Office Space
The Big Lebowski
12 Monkey's

A few movies I really liked:

Braveheart
The Silence of the Lambs
Men in Black
The Lion King
LA Confidential

Just the fact that we are talking about music and movies in this way shows that High Fidelity should at least win the Spirit Award for this contest.

Two to add:
American History X
Sling Blade

Apollo 13
The Green Mile
Forrest Gump
Toy Story
(As an aside, did Tom Hanks get really lucky with roles in the '90s or what!)
Groundhog Day
The Matrix
Titanic

Nothing new here, but I can see valid arguments for any of these being the best.

The Big Lebowski
Goodfellas
There's Something about Mary
Saving Private Ryan

It has to be: Swingers or Unforgiven

Can't believe Boogie Nights hasn't been mentioned.

I would nominate UHF if it wasn't from 1989. Damn. No movie from the 90's comes close.

American History X was good.
Matrix was good.
Shawshank and Office Space, I mean duh.
Dumb and Dumber

Ok, I'm just picking off the list above now. I still vote for UHF.

The Usual Suspects
Pulp Fiction
The Shawshank Redemption
Trainspotting
Braveheart
Goodfellas
Schindler's List
Dances with Wolves
As Good as it Gets
Scent of a Woman

Saving Private Ryan
Swimming With Sharks (if you loved Office Space because of its accuracy for b.s. office politics, you'll love this too if you ever had an a-hole boss)

I'll add in another vote for American History X...
and one more for Unforgiven.

Oh, come on folks:
The Crying Game

That one scene where the former IRA guy finds out his girlfriend's "little secret" has got to be one of the most classic moments in film history. I kid you not! Besides all that, it was a damn good film.

Outside of that...
Fargo ("Oh yah?" "Yah.")
The Profesional (The uncut version was more coherent.)
Rushmore (Simply hilarious.)
Freeway (Staring that sexy troll, Reese Witherspoon)

larry - use my logic, it's warped enough to work (at least in my mind): I didn't see UHF until 1990, so for me it was a 90's movie :-p

One more addition: Ninja Scroll, the best anime movie of the 90s.

Quiz Show
Pulp Fiction
Shallow Grave
Fargo
Barton Fink
Bottle Rocket
Rushmore
Leon: The Professional
Goodfellas
The Usual Suspects
Starship Troopers
Schindler's List
Hudsucker Proxy

Goodfellas
L.A. Confidential
Leaving Las Vegas
Magnolia
Pulp Fiction
Schindler's List

Mallrats
Can't Hardly Wait
Office Space
Fight Club
Something About Mary
Reservoir Dogs
Shawshank
Glory
Rounders
Saving Private Ryan
Good Will Hunting

most of what i'd mention already have been. some fit the "like, duh" category (matrix, braveheart, office space, swingers, saving pvt. ryan). did someone say schindler's list?

also, for sleeper nomination: the zero effect - if you haven't seen it you're missing out.

Apologies if I repeat those already listed. Here are some of my nominations, in no particular order:

Ronin '98
Seven '95
Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels '98
The Professional '94
Rudy '93
New Jack City '91
Hudson Hawk '91
Fifth Element '97
Gettysburg '93
Good Will Hunting '97
The Sixth Sense '99
Jurassic Park '96

Does animation count? If so, I nominate the following:

Hercules '97
Toy Story '95
Toy Story 2 '99
Fantasia/2000 '99
Alladin '92
Lion King '94
Tarzan '99

IgwanaRob, I like the way you think.

A little higher Fifi!

Reservoir Dogs
Boondock Saints
Goodfellas
The Big Lebowski
Swingers
Leaving Las Vegas
Rushmore
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Forrest Gump
Mr. Holland's Opus

1 - Pulp Fiction
2 - Shawshank Redemption
3 - The Usual Suspects
4 - The Big Lebowski
5 - L.A. Confidential
6 - Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
7 - Children of the Lost City
8 - The Insider
9 - The Matrix
10 - Office Space

Honorable Mentions

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
Rushmore
Ronin
Election
True Romance
Fargo
The Imposters
Titus
Heat
Seven
Groundhog Day