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Top 60: Favorite Films of the 1990s
Films of the 1990s

From top to bottom, this might be the strongest decade of films for me. The top 10 of the 80's might be a stronger group of films, but as a whole the 90s can't be beat. Just about every film on this list I would rank as a 9 or above. Lots of quality here.

60. Mallrats (1995)
Probably my 2nd most watched film as a teen, it's what really got me into Kevin Smith movies and his style of comedy.

59. Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
Welcome to the Dollhouse

58. The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
The Long Kiss Goodnight
I'm a big fan of Renny Harlin films, but usually it's because they're so over the top and ridiculous. Here he gets to work with a great script from Shane Black and the result is his most solid all around film by far.

57. Ed Wood (1994)
Ed Wood

56. L.A. Confidential (1997)
L.A. Confidential

55. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Edward Scissorhands

54. Carlito's Way (1993)
Carlito's Way

53. Dead Alive aka Braindead (1992)
Dead Alive
Pre-Lord of the Rings this was Peter Jackson's high point of his career - A pretty crazy awesome splatter horror film.

52. Being John Malkovich (1999)
Being John Malkovich
Probably lower than most film lover's would recommend, but for me it's a movie that doesn't supply a lot of re-watch value.

51. American History X (1998)
American History X

50. Run Lola Run (1999)
Run Lola Run

49. Full Contact (1992)
Full Contact

48. Payback (1999)

47. Big Night (1996)
Big Night

46. The Insider (1999)
The Insider

45. Croupier (1998)

44. Dark City (1998)
Dark City

43. The Usual Suspects (1995)
The Usual Suspects

42. Cape Fear (1991)
Cape Fear

41. The Limey (1991)
The Limey
Made back in Soderbergh's prime. He was knocking out classics with ease, nowadays it seems like he's more interested in quantity over quality.

40. Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
Terminator 2: Judgement Day

39. Total Recall (1990)
Total Recall

38. Army of Darkness (1993)
Army of Darkness

37. Drunken Master (1994)
Drunken Master

36. Hard Boiled (1992)
Hard Boiled

35. Buffalo 66 (1998)
Buffalo 66

34. Fisher King (1991)
Fisher King

33. La Femme Nikita (1991)
La Femme Nikita

32. Casino (1995)

31. True Romance (1993)
True Romance

30. Fargo (1996)

29. Election (1999)

28. Jackie Brown (1997)
Jackie Brown

27. Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Shawshank Redemption

26. Groundhog Day (1993)
Groundhog Day

25. Big Lebowski (1998)
Big Lebowski

24. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
The Nightmare Before Christmas

23. 12 Monkeys (1995)
12 Monkeys

22. Heat (1995)

21. Trainspotting (1996)

20. Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Silence of the Lambs

19. The Matrix (1999)
The Matrix

18. The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
The Last of the Mohicans

17. Dazed & Confused (1993)
Dazed & Confused

16. American Movie (1999)
American Movie
I think this is the only documentary on any of my best of the decades lists. I think it's because Mark Borchardt and Mike Schank are better, more interesting, and funnier characters than any screenwriter could invent.

15. Out of Sight (1998)
Out of Sight

14. Wild at Heart (1990)
Wild at Heart
This is a movie I discovered more recently, it's my favourite type of Lynch film - Lots of crazyness, but still comprehensible.

13. Goodfellas (1990)

12. Boogie Nights (1997)
Boogie Nights

11. Fight Club (1999)
Fight Club

10. The Iron Giant (1999)

The Iron Giant

9. Resevoir Dogs (1992)
Resevoir Dogs

8. Braveheart (1995)

7. Unforgiven (1992)

6. Bottle Rocket (1996)
Bottle Rocket

5. Leon (1994)

4. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

3. Seven (1995)
The end of this movie destroys me no matter how many times I've seen it.

2. Pulp Fiction (1994)
Pulp Fiction
I'd guess this would be most film geeks movie of the decade, and it's tough to argue with, I love it. It's just the next film on the list has a spot slightly closer to my movie heart.

1. Rushmore (1998)
My favourite Wes Anderson Flick. It gets funnier evey time I watch it.
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