Best films of the 90s

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Best films of the 90s

Postby A » Sat Jun 17, 2006 3:04 pm

Same as with the other thread, I would like for all people to list all of the most remarkable films they have seen which were produced in the last decade of the 20th century.

My own list has a few films on it I haven't seen for some years, and will be updated regularly.

1990
Back to the Future Part III (Robert Zemeckis / USA)
Dances with Wolves (Kevin Costner / USA)
Edward Scissorhands (Tim Burton / USA)
Europa Europa Europa Europe (Agnieszka Holland / Germany, France, Poland)
God afton, Herr Wallenberg - En Passionshistoria frn verkligheten Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg (Kjell Grede / Sweden, Hungary, Norway)
Ketu qiuhen Song of the Exile (Ann Hui / Hong Kong, Taiwan)
Nema-ye Nazdik Close Up (Abbas Kiarostami / Iran)
The Death of Stalinism in Bohemia (Jan Svankmajer / UK)
The Reflecting Skin (Philip Ridley / UK, Canada)
Wild at Heart (David Lynch / USA)
Yume Dreams (Akira Kurosawa, Ishiro Honda / Japan, USA)

1991
A Fei jing juen Days of Being Wild (Wong Kar-wai / Hong Kong)
L'amant The Lover (Jean-Jacques Annaud / France, UK, Vietnam)
Les amants du Pont-Neuf The Lovers on the Bridge (Leos Carax / France)
Naked Lunch (David Cronenberg / Canada, UK, Japan)
Niaz The Need (Alireza Davoudnejad / Iran)
Paris Trout (Stephen Gyllenhaal / USA)
The Fisher King (Terry Gilliam / USA)
To meteoro vima tou pelargou The Suspended Step of the Stork (Theo Angelopoulos / Greece, France, Italy, Switzerland)
Trys dienos Three Days (Sharunas Bartas / Soviet Union)
Verfehlung (Heiner Carow / Germany)

1992
Basic Instinct (Paul Verhoeven / USA, France)
Ch'ing shaonien na cha Rebels of the Neon God (Tsai Ming-liang / Taiwan)
El viaje The Voyage (Fernando E. Solanas / Argentina, Mexico, UK, Spain, France)
Glengarry Glen Ross (James Foley / USA)
Goh-hime Basara - The Princess Goh (Hiroshi Teshigahara / Japan)
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (Chris Columbus / USA)
Il ladro di bambini The stolen Children (Gianni Amelio / Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany)
Le tombeau d'alexandre The Last Bolshevik (Chris Marker / France)
Of Mice and Men (Gary Sinise / USA)
Romper Stomper (Geoffrey Wright / Australia)
Topzu Tokyo Decadence (Ryu Murakami / Japan)
Un coeur en hiver A Heart in Winter (Claude Sautet / France)
Xia dao Gao Fei Full Contact (Ringo Lam / Hong Kong)

1993
A Perfect World (Kevin Costner / USA)
Arizona Dream (Emir Kusturica / USA, France)
Army of Darkness (Sam Raimi / USA)
Carlito's Way (Brian De Palma / USA)
Charachar Shelter of the Wings (Buddhadev Dasgupta / India)
Fearless (Peter Weir / USA)
Flesh and Bone (Steven Kloves / USA)
God sobaki The Year of a Dog (Semyon Aranovich / Russia, France)
Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis / USA)
King of the Hill (Steven Soderbergh / USA)
Lan feng zheng The Blue Kite (Tian Zhuangzhuang / China, Hong Kong)
Mad Dog and Glory (John McNaughton / USA)
Naked (Mike Leigh / UK)
Sommersby (Jon Amiel / USA, France)
The Nightmare before Christmas (Henry Selick / USA)
The Piano (Jane Campion / Australia, New Zealand, France)
Tikhiye stranitsy Whispering Pages (Alexander Sokurov / Russia, Germany)
Wallace and Gromit in The Wrong Trousers (Nick Park / UK)

1994
Chong qing sen lin Chungking Express (Kar-wai Wong / Hong Kong)
Dumb & Dumber (Peter and Bobby Farrelly / USA)
Forrest Gump (Robert Zemeckis / USA)
Four Weddings and a Funeral (Mike Newell / UK)
Killing Zoe (Roger Avary / USA, France)
Koridorius The Corridor (Sharunas Bartas / Lithuania, Germany)
Le Colonel Chabert Colonel Chabert (Yves Angelo / France)
Maverick (Richard Donner / USA)
Otaku (Jackie Batiste, Jean-Jacques Beineix / France, Japan)
Paradjanov: A Requiem (Ron Holloway / USA, Germany)
Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino / USA)
The Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont / USA)

1995
Before Sunrise (Richard Linklater / USA)
Dead Man (Jim Jarmusch / USA)
Don Juan DeMarco (Jeremy Leven / USA)
Duo luo tian shi Fallen Angels (Wong Kar-Wai / Hong Kong)
Haonan haonu Good Men, Good Women (Hsiao-hsien Hou / Taiwan, Japan)
Heat (Michael Mann / USA)
Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Human Life (Stephen and Timothy Quay / UK, Germany, Japan)
Kkaku kidtai Ghost in the Shell (Mamoru Oshii / Japan)
Le hussard sur le toit The Horseman on the Roof (Jean-Paul Rappeneau / France)
Leaving Las Vegas (Mike Figgis / USA, UK, France)
Lust och fgring stor Love Lessons (Bo Widerberg / Sweden, Denmark)
Maboroshi no hikari Maborosi (Hirokazu Koreeda / Japan)
Se7en (David Fincher / USA)
Smoke (Wayne Wang, Paul Auster / USA)
The Addiction (Abel Ferrara / USA)
Tierra Earth (Julio Medem / Spain)
To vlemma tou Odyssea Ulysses' Gaze (Theo Angelopoulos / Greece, France, Italy
Twelve Monkeys (Terry Gilliam / USA)
Underground (Emir Kusturica / Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, France, Germany, Hungary)
Unter der Milchstrae Under the Milky Way (Mathias X. Oberg / Germany)
Xich lo Cyclo (Anh Hung Tran / Vietnam, France, Hong Kong)

1996
Cosas que nunca te dije Things I never told you (Isabel Coixet / Spain, USA)
Few of Us (Sharunas Bartas / Lithuania, Portugal, France, Germany)
Hamlet (Kenneth Branagh / UK, USA)
Himitsu no hanazono My secret Cache (Shinobu Yaguchi / Japan)
Human Behavioural Case Studies, Part One (Adam Benjamin Elliot / Australia)
L'appartement The Apartment (Gilles Mimouni / France, Spain, Italy)
Le huitime jour The Eighth Day (Jaco van Dormael / France, Belgium, UK)
Les Voleurs Thieves (Andr Tchin / France)
Moe no Suzaku Suzaku (Naomi Kawase / Japan)
Nun va Goldoon A Moment of Innocence (Mohsen Makhmalbaf / Iran, France)
Swallowtail (Shunji Iwai / Japan)
Une robe d't A Summer Dress (Franois Ozon / France)

1997
Chun gwong cha sit Happy Together (Wong Kar Wai / Hong Kong)
Das Leben ist eine Baustelle. Life is all you get (Wolfgang Becker / Germany)
Gattaca (Andrew Niccol / USA)
Hana-bi Fireworks (Takeshi Kitano / Japan)
I Married a Strange Person! (Bill Plympton / USA)
Insomnia (Erik Skjoldbjaerg / Norway)
Kyua Cure (Kiyoshi Kurosawa / Japan)
Lost Highway (David Lynch / USA, France)
Mai fu Surveillance (Jianxin Huang, Yazhou Yang / China)
Mononoke-hime Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki / Japan)
The Butcher Boy (Neil Jordan / Ireland, USA)
The Ice Storm (Ang Lee / USA)
Tokyo Eyes (Jean-Pierre Limosin / France, Japan)
Verrckt bleiben - verliebt bleiben (Elfi Mikesch / Germany)

1998
Alone. Life Wastes Andy Hardy (Martin Arnold / Austria)
Buffalo '66 (Vincent Gallo / USA)
Celebrity (Woody Allen / USA)
City of Angels (Brad Silberling / USA)
Cousin (Adam Benjamin Elliot / Australia)
Dark City (Alex Proyas / USA, Australia)
Festen The Celebration (Thomas Vinterberg / Denmark, Sweden)
Idioterne The Idiots (Lars von Trier / Denmark, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Italy)
Il fantasma dell'opera The Phantom of the Opera (Dario Argento / Italy, Hungary)
Jin-R Jin Roh: The Wolf Brigade (Hiroyuki Okiura / Japan)
L`ennui (Cdric Kahn / France, Portugal)
Los Amantes del Crculo Polar The Lovers of the Arctic Circle (Julio Medem / Spain, France)
Mia aioniotita kai mia mera Eternity and a Day (Theo Angelopoulos / Greece, France, Italy)
Pi (Darren Aronofsky / USA)
Rushmore (Wes Anderson / USA)
Sib The Apple (Samira Makhmalbaf / Iran, France)
The Big Lebowski (Joel and Ethan Coen / USA, UK)
The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick / USA, Canada)
There's something about Mary (Peter and Bobby Farrelly / USA)
Wandfuru raifu After Life (Hirokazu Koreeda / Japan)

1999
Bad ma ra khahad bord The Wind will carry us (Abbas Kiarostami / Iran, France)
Balkan baroque (Pierre Coulibeuf / France)
Being John Malkovich (Spike Jonze / USA)
Bringing out the Dead (Martin Scorsese / USA)
eXistenZ (David Cronenberg / Canada, USA)
Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick / USA, UK)
Fight Club (David Fincher / USA, Germany)
Jesus' Son (Alison Maclean / Canada, USA)
Magnolia (Paul Thomas Anderson / USA)
Models (Ulrich Seidl / Austria)
Nabbie no koi Nabbies Love (Yuji Nakae / Japan)
Pola X (Les Carax / France, Switzerland, Germany, Japan)
Pripyat (Nikolaus Geyrhalter / Austria)
Ressources humaines Human Resources (Laurent Cantet / France, UK)
Sweet and Lowdown (Woody Allen / USA)
The War Zone (Tim Roth / UK, Italy)

I've only seen the first two and a half hours of Satantango ">


by country:

USA: 56
France: 16
Japan: 14
UK: 8
Hong Kong: 6
Germany: 5
Iran: 5
Australia: 4
Austria: 3
Canada: 3
Greece: 3
Spain: 3
China: 2
Denmark: 2
Italy: 2
Lithuania: 2
Russia: 2
Sweden: 2
Taiwan: 2
Argentina: 1
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia: 1
India: 1
Ireland: 1
Norway: 1
Soviet Union: 1
Vietnam: 1
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Total: 147

* Added Wong Kar Wai's "Happy Together" (1997), after watching this clip for the umpteenth time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EP9SOxIFt4s
A
 


Re: Best films of the 90s

Postby A » Sat Jun 17, 2006 3:10 pm

Possible contenders for inclusion on the list that I need to see again:

Archangel (Guy Maddin / Canada / 1990)
Cry-Baby (John Waters / USA / 1990)
Docteur Petiot (Christian de Chalonge / France / 1990)
Home Alone (Chris Columbus / USA / 1990)
I Hired a Contract Killer (Aki Kaurismki / Finland, France / 1990)
My Blue Heaven (Herbert Ross / USA / 1990)
Quick Change (Bill Murray, Howard Franklin / USA / 1990)
The Russia House (Fred Schepisi / USA / 1990)
The Witches (Nicolas Roeg / UK / 1990)
Total Recall (Paul Verhoeven / USA / 1990)

Cape Fear (Martin Scorsese / USA / 1991)
Delicatessen (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro / France / 1991)
Fried Green Tomatoes (Jon Avnet / USA / 1991)
Homo Faber (Volker Schlndorff / UK, Germany, France, Greece / 1991)
Les amants du Pont-Neuf The Lovers on the Bridge (Leos Carax / France / 1991)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (Kevin Reynolds / USA / 1991)
The Indian Runner (Sean Penn / USA / 1991)
The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme / USA / 1991)
What about Bob? (Frank Oz / USA / 1991)

Bitter Moon (Roman Polanski / UK / 1992)
Dracula (Francis Ford Coppola / USA / 1992)
Damage (Louis Malle / UK, France / 1992)
Hero (Stephen Frears / USA / 1992)
Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino / USA / 1992)
The Last of the Mohicans (Michael Mann / USA / 1992)

Die tdliche Maria Deadly Maria (Tom Tykwer / Germany / 1993)
Sonatine (Takeshi Kitano / USA / 1993)
The Good Son (Joseph Ruben / USA / 1993)
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (Lasse Hallstrm / USA / 1993)

Black Ice (Stan Brakhage / USA / 1994)
Ed Wood (Tim Burton / USA / 1994)
La Reine Margot Queen Margot (Patrice Chreau / France, Italy, Germany / 1994)
Prt--Porter (Robert Altman / USA / 1994)
Second Best (Chris Menges / UK, USA / 1994)
Speed (Jan de Bont / USA / 1994)
The Secret of Roan Inish (John Sayles / USA, Ireland / 1994)

Braveheart (Mel Gibson / USA / 1995)
Casino (Martin Scorsese / USA / 1995)
Cold Fever (Fririk r Fririksson / Iceland, Japan, USA, UK, Germany / 1995)
Dao The Blade (Tsui Hark / Hong Kong / 1995)
Dolores Claiborne (Taylor Hackford / USA / 1995)
First Knight (Jerry Zucker / USA / 1995)
French Kiss (Lawrence Kasdan / USA, UK / 1995)
La Haine Hate (Mathieu Kassovitz / France / 1995)
Mighty Aphrodite (Woody Allen / USA / 1995)
Safe (Todd Haynes / USA / 1995)
The Crossing Guard (Sean Penn / USA / 1995)
Wallace and Gromit in A Close Shave (Nick Park / UK / 1995)

Basquiat (Julian Schnabel / USA / 1996)
Blood and Wine (Bob Rafelson / USA, UK / 1996)
Breaking the Waves (Lars von Trier / Denmark, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Norway, Iceland / 1996)
Clando (Jean-Marie Teno / Cameroon, France, Germany / 1996)
Dangan ranna (Sabu / Japan / 1996)
Jerry Maguire (Cameron Crowe / USA / 1996)
M.D. Geist (Hayato Ikeda, Koichi Ohata / Japan / 1996)
Mission Impossible (Brian De Palma / USA / 1996)
SubUrbia (Richard Linklater / USA / 1996)
Swallowtail (Shunji Iwai / Japan / 1996)
Tha Cable Guy (Ben Stiller / USA / 1996)
The Crucible (Nicholas Hytner / USA / 1996)
The English Patient (Anthony Minghella / USA / 1996)
The Pallbearer (Matt Reeves / USA / 1996)
The Pillow Book (Peter Greenaway / UK, France, Netherlands / 1996)

Addicted to Love (Griffin Dunne / USA / 1997)
An American Werewolf in Paris (Anthony Waller / USA, UK, Luxembourg, Netherlands, France / 1997)
As Good as it Gets (James L. Brooks / USA / 1997)
Budbringeren Junk Mail (Pl Sletaune / Norway / 1997)
Chasing Amy (Kevin Smith / USA / 1997)
Contact (Robert Zemeckis / USA / 1997)
Deconstructing Harry (Woody Allen / USA / 1997)
Jackie Brown (Quentin Tarantino / USA / 1997)
L.A. Confidential (Curtis Hanson / USA / 1997)
Mrs. Brown (John Madden / UK, Ireland, USA / 1997)
Nettoyage sec Dry Cleaning (Anne Fontaine / France, Spain / 1997)
Perfect Blue (Satoshi Kon / Japan / 1997)
Photographing Fairies (Nick Willing / UK / 1997)
Seven Years in Tibet (Jean-Jacques Annaud / USA / 1997)
Starship Troopers (Paul Verhoeven / USA / 1997)
The End of Violence (Wim Wenders / USA, France, Germany / 1997)
The Sweet Hereafter (Atom Egoyan / Canada / 1997)
Tigerstreifenbaby wartet auf Tarzan Tigerstripe Baby Is Waiting for Tarzan (Rudolf Thome / Germany / 1997)
Unagi The Eel (Shohei Imamura / Japan / 1997)

Conte d'automne Autumn Tale (Eric Rohmer / France / 199
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Terry Gilliam / USA / 199
Kanzo sensei Dr. Akagi (Shohei Imamura / Japan, France / 199
La classe de neige Class Trip (Claude Miller / France / 199
Lola rennt Run Lola Run (Tom Tykwer / Germany / 199
Lulu on the Bridge (Paul Auster / USA / 199
Place Vendme (Nicole Garcia / France / 199
Sitcom (Francois Ozon / France / 199
Zheng hun qi shi The Personals (Kuo-fu Chen / Taiwan / 199

Ame agaru After the Rain (Takashi Koizumi / Japan, France / 1999)
Arlington Road (Mark Pellington / USA / 1999)
Boys don't cry (Kimberly Peirce / USA / 1999)
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (Jim Jarmusch / USA, France, Germany, Japan / 1999)
Gohatto Taboo (Nagisa Oshima / Japan, UK, France / 1999)
La petite vendeuse de soleil The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun (Djibril Diop Mambty / Senegal, France, Switzerland, Germany / 1999)
Nvrat idiota The Idiot Returns (Sasa Gedeon / Czech Republic, Germany / 1999)
Nicht auf den Mund (Kathrin Feistl / Germany / 1999)
Pripyat (Nikolaus Geyrhalter / Austria / 1999)
The Iron Giant (Brad Bird / USA / 1999)
The Matrix (Larry Wachowski, Andy Wachowski / USA / 1999)
The Ninth Gate (Roman Polanski / USA, Spain, France / 1999)
The Sixth Sense (M. Night Shyamalan / USA)
Yi ge dou bu neng shao Not One Less (Yimou Zhang / China / 1999)
A
 

Re: Best films of the 90s

Postby wpqx » Wed Jun 21, 2006 3:15 am

Pardon my intusion here, but A Perfect World was directed by Clint Eastwood, Costner just stars in it.
wpqx
 

Re: Best films of the 90s

Postby A » Sat Jun 24, 2006 10:55 pm

My oh my, what was I thinking
Thanks for the correction.
Sorry for the incomplete list so far, but I had so much to do, I just couldn't finish it, yet.
A
 

Re: Best films of the 90s

Postby Johndav » Thu Jun 29, 2006 6:19 pm

My favourites asterisked.

1990 The Sheltering Sky (Bertolucci)*
Miller's Crossing (Coen)*
Edward Scizzorhands (Burton)*
The Civil War (Burns)*
Goodfellas (Scorsese)
Grifters (Frears)
Night Sun (Taviani bros)
Korczak (Wajda)
My Father's Glory/My Mother's Castle (Robert)
Cyrano de Bergerac (Rappeneau)
No, or the Vainglory of Command (Oliveira)
An Angel at my Table (Campion)

1991 The Double Life of Veronique (Kieslowski)**
Raise the Red Lantern (Zhang Yimou)*
The Silence of the Lambs (Demme)*
La Belle Noiseuse (Rivette)*
J.F.K (Stone)
Flirting (Duigan)
Thelma and Louise (Scott)
La Frontera (Larrain)
A Brighter Summer Day (Yang)
Life on a String (Chen Kaige)
Prospero's Books (Greenaway)
Europa Europa (Holland)
A Midnight Clear (Gordon)
Toto the Hero (Van Dormael)
The Adjuster (Egoyan)

1992 And Life Goes On (Kiarostami)*
Howard's End (Ivory)
Belle Epoque (Trueba)
Passionfish (Sayles)
Orlando (Potter)
The Player (Altman)
Daughters of the Dust (Dash)
Tokyo Decadence (Murakami)
Bram Stoker's Dracula (Coppola)
Unforgiven (Eastwood)
Hedd Wyn (Turner)
Basic Instinct (Verhoeven)

1993 Abraham Valley (Oliveira)**
The Age of Innocence (Scorsese)**
Groundhog Day (Ramis)**
Three Colours Blue (Kieslowski)*
Schindler's List (Spielberg)*
The Wrong Trousers (Park)*
Short Cuts (Altman)
Darkness in Tallinn (Jarvilaturi)
The Piano (Campion)
The Nightmare before Xmas (Selick)
The Secret of Roan Inish (Sayles)
Red Squirrel (Medem)
A Manhattan Murder Mystery (Allen)
The Last Bolshevik (Marker)
The Scent of Green Papaya (Tran Anh-Hung)
Sonatine (Kitano)
The Last Seduction (Dahl)

1994 Chungking Express (Wong Kar-Wai)*
Burnt by the Sun (Mikhalkov)*
Silences of the Palace (Tlatli)*
Pulp Fiction (Tarantino)
Amateur (Hartley)
Ed Wood (Burton)
To Live (Zhang Yimou)
Heavenly Creatures (Jackson)
The Last Seduction (Dahl)
Ashes of Time (Wong Kar-Wai)
Smoking/No Smoking (Resnais)
Exotica (Egoyan)
Dumb and Dumber (Farrelly bros)

1995 Maborosi (Kore-eda)***
Ulysses' Gaze (Angelopoulos)**
The White Balloon (Panahi)*
Cyclo (Tran Anh-Hung)
Good Men, Good Women (Hou)
Dead Man (Jarmusch)
Toy Story (Lasseter)
Babe (Noonan)
Before Sunrise (Linklater)
The Flower of my Secret (Almodovar)
Institute Benjamenta (Quay bros)
Pride and Prejudice (Langton, BBC)

1996 Gabbeh (M.Makhmalbaf)*
Tierra (Medem)
Irma Vep (Assayas)
Chacun Cherche son Chat (Klapisch)
The English Patient (Minghella)
L'Appartement (Mimouni)
Conspirators of Pleasure (Svankmajer)
Drifting Clouds (Kaurismaki)
Breaking the Waves (Von Trier)
Fallen Angels (Wong Kar-Wai)
Welcome to the Dollhouse (Solondz)
Ridicule (Leconte)
When we were Kings (Gast)
Le Bossu (De Broca)
Fly Away Home (Ballard)

1997 The Eel (Imamura)
Hana-Bi (Kitano)
Mother and Son (Sokurov)
The Taste of Cherry (Kiarostami)
L.A.Confidential (Hanson)
Destiny (Chahine)
The Thief (Chukhrai)
The Ice Storm (Ang Lee)
The River (Tsai Ming-Liang)
My Name is Joe (Loach)

1998 Eternity and a Day (Angelopoulos)**
Lovers of the Arctic Circle (Medem)
Show me Love (Moodysson)
After the Rain (Koizumi)
Central Station (Salles)
An Autumn Tale (Rohmer)
The Apple (S.Makhmalbaf)
Secret Dfense (Rivette)
Festen (Vinterberg)
The Thin Red Line (Malick)
The Dream Life of Angels (Zonca)
Solas (Zambrano)
Ashik Kerib (Paradjanov)
Run Lola Run (Tykwer)
The Colour of Paradise (Majidi)
Pleasantville (Ross)
Of Freaks and Men (Balabanov)
The General (Boorman)

1999 Rosetta (Dardenne bros)**
Eyes Wide Shut (Kubrick)
Topsy Turvy (Leigh)
The Iron Giant (Bird)
All about my Mother (Almodovar)
Audition (Miike)
The Wind will Carry us (Kiarostami)
Magnolia (P.T.Anderson)
L'Humanit (Dumont)
Time Regained (Ruiz)
Kikujiro (Kitano)
Titus (Taymor)
Last Resort (Pawlikowski)

Not seen Satantango.
Johndav
 

Re: Best films of the 90s

Postby A » Thu Jun 29, 2006 6:44 pm

Haven't seen many of your favorites John. For example 10 out of 12 you listed for 1990. But of course I've heard of (almost) all of the films, and as usual I'll try to watch them in the future.
Am a bit surprised because Kiarostami's "Close Up" doesn't appear on your list...
A
 

Re: Best films of the 90s

Postby wpqx » Fri Jun 30, 2006 1:47 am

I was a little more surprised by Basic Instinct, everyone knows Verhouven's masterpiece is Showgirls
wpqx
 

Re: Best films of the 90s

Postby A » Fri Jun 30, 2006 11:49 am

Haven't seen Showgirls, yet, though I'm having some expectations due to the divided response , but it seems that quite many people consider Basic Instict to be a great film. I've seen it many times already, and I love the kinda "fairy-tale" coming together of the two people who somehow heal each other, and maybe become "normal" human beings again - If life was only as simple... I guess you can call me a romantic - or Verhoeven, who is very human under all the flashy cynicism.
A
 

Re: Best films of the 90s

Postby wpqx » Fri Jun 30, 2006 1:13 pm

I found nothing romantic about Basic Instinct, and Showgirls is just so bad its pretty funny. It has been awhile, but I've probably seen Showgirls a good 12 times or so.
wpqx
 

Re: Best films of the 90s

Postby A » Fri Jun 30, 2006 1:17 pm

Well, the story of "love conquers everything", you know. She doesn't kill him in the end.
A
 

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