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The Best Films of 1993

by Christopher Beaubien • April 13, 2008 • Start the Discussion!

Schindler’s List (dir. Steven Speilberg)
The Fugitive (dir. Andrew Davis)
The Joy Luck Club (dir. Wayne Wang)
Shadowlands (dir. Richard Attenborough)
Naked (dir. Mike Leigh)
The Piano (dir. Jane Campion)
Matinee (dir. Joe Dante)
Household Saints (dir. Nancy Savoca)
Short Cuts (dir. Robert Altman)
Menace II Society (dir. Albert and Allen Hughes)
The Age of Innocence (dir. Martin Scorsese)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (dir. Henry Selick)
Baraka (dir. Ron Fricke)
Kalifornia (dir. Dominic Sena)
Groundhog Day (dir. Harold Ramis)
Searching For Bobby Fischer (dir. Steven Zaillian)
Ruby in Paradise (dir. Victor Nunez)
The Puppetmaster (dir. Hsiao-hsien Hou)
The Wrong Trousers (dir. Nick Park)
Farewell My Concubine (dir. Kaige Chen)
A Perfect World (dir. Clint Eastwood)
The Remains of the Day (dir. James Ivory)
What’s Love Got to Do with It (dir. Brian Gibson)
The Baby of Mâcon (dir. Peter Greenaway)
Addams Family Values (dir. Barry Sonnenfeld)
Dazed and Confused (dir. Richard Linklater)
Cronos (dir. Guillermo del Toro)
The Blue Kite (dir. Zhuangzhuang Tian)
Heaven & Earth (dir. Oliver Stone)
Clean, Shaven (dir. Lodge Kerrigan)
This Boy’s Life (dir. Michael Caton-Jones)
Sommersby (dir. Jon Amiel)
Philadelphia (dir. Jonathan Demme)
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (dir. Lasse Hallström)
In the Line of Fire (dir. Wolfgang Petersen)
True Romance (dir. Tony Scott)
Dave (dir. Ivan Reitman)
Jurassic Park (dir. Steven Spielberg)
The Secret Garden (dir. Agnieszka Holland)
Rudy (dir. David Anspaugh)
The Re-Cobbled Version of The Thief and the Cobbler
(dir. Richard Williams)

The Best Films of 1992

by Christopher Beaubien • April 12, 2008 • Start the Discussion!

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The Player (dir. Robert Altman)
Glenngarry Glen Ross (dir. James Foley)
The Crying Game (dir. Neil Jordan)
Orlando (dir. Sally Potter)
The Hairdresser’s Husband (dir. Patrice Leconte)
Raise The Red Lantern (dir. Yimou Zhang)
Like Water for Chocolate (dir. Alfonso Arau)
Damage (dir. Louis Malle)
Howard’s End (dir. James Ivory)
One False Move (dir. Carl Franklin)
Unforgiven (dir. Clint Eastwood)
Flirting (dir. John Duigan)
Léolo (dir. Jean-Claude Lauzon)
Malcolm X (dir. Spike Lee)
Bad Lieutenant (dir. Abel Ferrara)
Candyman (dir. Bernard Rose)
A League of Their Own (dir. Penny Marshall)
Army of Darkness (dir. Sam Raimi)
Un Coeur en Hiver (A Heart in Winter) (dir. Claude Sautet)
Aladdin (dir. Ron Clements and John Musker)
Scent of a Woman (dir. Martin Brest)
Lessons in Darkness (dir. Werner Herzog)
Dead Alive (dir. Peter Jackson)
Benny’s Video (dir. Michael Haneke)
Batman Returns (dir. Tim Burton)
Wayne’s World (dir. Penelope Spheeris)
Porco Rosso (dir. Hayao Miyazaki)
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (dir. Curtis Hanson)
Of Mice and Men (dir. Gary Sinise)
Man Bites Dog (dir. Rémy Belvaux)
El Mariachi (dir. Robert Rodriguez)
Reservoir Dogs (dir. Quentin Tarantino)

The Best Films of 1991

by Christopher Beaubien • April 11, 2008 • Start the Discussion!

Beauty and the Beast (dir. Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise)
The Silence of the Lambs (dir. Jonathan Demme)
My Father’s Glory | My Mother’s Castle (dir. Yves Robert)
Barton Fink (dir. Joel and Ethan Coen)
La Belle Noiseuse (dir. Jacques Rivette)
JFK (dir. Oliver Stone)
The Rapture (dir. Michael Tolkin)
Bugsy (dir. Barry Levinson)
Grand Canyon (dir. Lawrence Kasdan)
The Man In The Moon (dir. Robert Mulligan)
The Double Life of Veronique (dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski)
Homicide (dir. David Mamet)
A Woman’s Tale (dir. Paul Cox)
Dogfight (dir. Nancy Savoca)
Terminator 2: Judgment day (dir. James Cameron)
Prospero’s Books (dir. Peter Greenaway)
Naked Lunch (dir. David Cronenberg)
A Brief History of Time (dir. Errol Morris)
Life Is Sweet (dir. Mike Leigh)
Boyz n the Hood (dir. John Singleton)
Dead Again (dir. Kenneth Branagh)
Slacker (dir. Richard Linklater)
Let Him Have It (dir. Peter Medak)
Delicatessen (dir. Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
The Commitments (dir. Alan Parker)
Mississippi Masala (dir. Mira Nair)

The Best Films of 1990

by Christopher Beaubien • April 10, 2008 • Start the Discussion!

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Monsieur Hire (dir. Patrice Leconte)
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (dir. Peter Greenaway)
Goodfellas (dir. Martin Scorsese)
Last Exit to Brooklyn (dir. Uli Edel)
Darkman (dir. Sam Raimi)
The Grifters (dir. Stephen Frears)
Reversal of Fortune (dir. Barbet Schroeder)
Avalon (dir. Barry Levinson)
Edward Scissorhands (dir. Tim Burton)
Presumed Innocence (dir. Alan J. Pakula)
Santa Sangre (dir. Alejandro Jodorowsky)
Days of Being Wild (dir. Kar Wai Wong)
Sweetie (dir. Jane Campion)
Vincent and Theo (dir. Robert Altman)
After Dark, My Sweet (dir. James Foley)
Metropolitan (dir. Whit Stillman)
Pump Up the Volume (dir. Allan Moyle)
An Angel at My Table (dir. Jane Champion)
Miller’s Crossing (dir. Joel Coen)
Nightbreed (dir. Clive Barker)
Jacob’s Ladder (dir. Adrian Lyne)
Begotten (dir. E. Elias Merhige)
Die Hard 2 (dir. Renny Harlin)
Europa Europa (dir. Lars von Trier)
The Reflecting Skin (dir. Philip Ridley)
Henry & June (dir. Philip Kaufman)
La Femme Nikita (dir. Luc Besson)
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (dir. Joe Dante)
Joe Versus the Volcano (dir. John Patrick Shanley)
The Hunt for Red October (dir. John McTiernan)
Cyrano de Bergerac (dir. Jean-Paul Rappeneau)
Arachnophobia (dir. Frank Marshall)
Tremors (dir. Ron Underwood)

Honourable Selection: “The Decalogue”

Decalogue X (dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1990)
Decalogue IX (dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1990)
Decalogue VIII (dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1990)
Decalogue VII (dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1990)
Decalogue VI (dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1990)
Decalogue V (dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1990)
Decalogue IV (dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1990)
Decalogue III (dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1990)
Decalogue II (dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1990)
Decalogue I (dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1989)
“A Short Film About Love” (80 min. version of Decalogue VI, 1988)
“A Short Film About Killing” (80 min. version of Decalogue V, 1988)

The Best Films of 1989

by Christopher Beaubien • April 09, 2008 • Start the Discussion!

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Do the Right Thing (dir. Spike Lee)
The Seventh Continent (dir. Michael Haneke)
Born on the Fourth of July (dir. Oliver Stone)
The War of the Roses (dir. Danny DeVito)
Say Anything! (dir. Cameron Crowe)
Drugstore Cowboy (dir. Gus Van Sant)
Roger and Me (dir. Michael Moore)
My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown (dir. Jim Sheridan)
Crimes and Misdemeanors (dir. Woody Allen)
Batman (dir. Tim Burton)
Driving Miss Daisy (dir. Bruce Beresford)
Sex, Lies and Videotape (dir. Steven Soderbergh)
The Little Mermaid (dir. Ron Clements and John Musker)
When Harry Met Sally… (dir. Rob Reiner)
Kiki’s Delivery Service (dir. Hayao Miyazaki)
Casualties of War (dir. Brian De Palma)
Back to the Future Part II (dir. Robert Zemeckis)
Parents (dir. Bob Balaban)
The Abyss (dir. James Cameron)