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Greatest 90s Film - Nominations

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Life is Beautiful
Glengarry GlenRoss
True Romance
Good Will Hunting
Goodfellas
Fight Club
The Big Lebowski
Shawshank Redemption
Pulp Fiction
Scent of a Woman

 

Another 10 could easily get in. What a decade of film. 

These and many more posted, weren't films that you just walked out of the cinema saying you enjoyed the watch. They were mind-blowing, thought-provoking, superbly acted, pieces of art. 

 

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The Last Boy Scout (can't believe this hasn't had a mention yet)

Pulp Fiction

Goodfellas

Schindler's List

The Thin Red Line

JFK

Swingers

Total Recall

Jacob's Ladder

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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JFK

Jurassic Park

The Matrix

LA Confidential 

Life is Beautiful 

Fight Club

The Shawshank Redemption

Saving Private Ryan

Forest Gump 

Goodfellas 

 

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2 hours ago, Total Longo said:

The Last Boy Scout (can't believe this hasn't had a mention yet)

Pulp Fiction

Goodfellas

Schindler's List

The Thin Red Line

JFK

Swingers

Total Recall

Jacob's Ladder

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Jacob's Ladder, completely forgot about that one.

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6 hours ago, The Midnight Rambler said:

Criminal if Dumb & Dumber misses the cut.

 

On 29/05/2021 at 15:32, The Midnight Rambler said:

Trainspotting 

Dumb & Dumber

The big Lebowski

Braveheart

American Pie

Cool runnings

Point break

Scream

True romance

 Human traffic 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On 29/05/2021 at 19:26, Carvalho Diablo said:

Forest Gump

Groundhog Day

Point Break

When We Were Kings

Dumb and Dumber

Wild at Heart

JFK

Unforgiven

The Straight Story

Kundun

 

 

 

On 30/05/2021 at 16:04, Vincent Vega said:

The Big Lebowski 

Fargo

Goodfellas

Schindler’s List

Pulp Fiction

Dumb & Dumber

Point Break

The Shawshank Redemption 

Carlito’s Way

Shallow Grave

 

Safe as houses mate.

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Falling Down

LA Confidential

Desperado

Of Mice and Men

Heat

The Thin Red Line

The Sixth Sense

Casino

Dead Man Walking

American History X

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6 hours ago, Code said:

What a great movie this is.

 

 

It is.

There's a new film out at the moment called Surge, with Ben Whishaw. In the same vein, really good.

 

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1 hour ago, Carvalho Diablo said:

It is.

There's a new film out at the moment called Surge, with Ben Whishaw. In the same vein, really good.

 

It's a great film though I've always looked on it as more of a dark comedy than anything else. Douglas and Duvall are fantastic in it.  

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11 hours ago, VladimirIlyich said:

Me too,great film. Mind you it is only an updated version of the David Niven film from decades before.

What is this film called ?

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Are we talking about A Matter of Life and Death?

 

If so that’s a completely different premise. Niven’s character all along understands that he was supposed to have died, and the film is all about how he and others respond to it. In Jacob’s Ladder we don’t find out what’s happened until the very end. 

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24 minutes ago, Neil G said:

Are we talking about A Matter of Life and Death?

 

If so that’s a completely different premise. Niven’s character all along understands that he was supposed to have died, and the film is all about how he and others respond to it. In Jacob’s Ladder we don’t find out what’s happened until the very end. 

Yes,I meant that one. 

I have no idea of the nuances of the film as I havent seen either in years but the whole premise felt very,very similar to me. 

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3 hours ago, KMD7 said:

It's a great film though I've always looked on it as more of a dark comedy than anything else. Douglas and Duvall are fantastic in it.  

It's a better critique of US foreign policy than all the "killing Vietnamese people made our soldiers sad" films.

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128 nominations, 71 films have made the cut (Please feel free to sanity check if I've missed any with multiple nominations) 

 

8 groups of 8, 1 group of 7. Top 2 go through from each round. 

 

Entrants:

 

Office Space

Dances With Wolves

Boogie Nights

Shallow Grave

Stalingrad

The Sixth Sense

Magnolia

Jackie Brown

Life is Beautiful

Of Mice & Men

Pulp Fiction

Carlitos Way

Shawshank Redemption

Schindlers List

Jurassic Park

Goodfellas

Terminator 2

Tombstone

Home Alone

Silence of the Lambs

The Matrix

The Usual Suspects

Se7en

Millers Crossing

La Haine

The Thin Red Line

Reservoir Dogs

American History X

A Bronx Tale

Fight Club

The Green Mile

Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels 

Heat

Casino

Unforgiven

Trainspotting

Dumb & Dumber

The Big Lebowski

Braveheart

Point Break

True Romance

Good Will Hunting

Forest Gump

Saving Private Ryan

Groundhog Day

As Good as it Gets

Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves

Apollo 13

Swingers

Straight Story

Remains of the Day

Princess Mononroke

The Fifth Element

Fargo

Delicatessen

LA Confidential

Leon

Naked

Being John Malkovich

Run Lola Run

Barton Fink

The Fugitive

The Talented Mr Ripley

Ghost Dog - Way of the Samurai

The Truman Show

JFK

Toy Story

The Lion King

Glengary Glen Ross

Boyz N The Hood

Falling Down 

 

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22 minutes ago, Bjornebye said:

128 nominations, 71 films have made the cut (Please feel free to sanity check if I've missed any with multiple nominations) 

 

8 groups of 8, 1 group of 7. Top 2 go through from each round. 

 

Entrants:

 

Office Space

Dances With Wolves

Boogie Nights

Shallow Grave

Stalingrad

The Sixth Sense

Magnolia

Jackie Brown

Life is Beautiful

Of Mice & Men

Pulp Fiction

Carlitos Way

Shawshank Redemption

Schindlers List

Jurassic Park

Goodfellas

Terminator 2

Tombstone

Home Alone

Silence of the Lambs

The Matrix

The Usual Suspects

Se7en

Millers Crossing

La Haine

The Thin Red Line

Reservoir Dogs

American History X

A Bronx Tale

Fight Club

The Green Mile

Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels 

Heat

Casino

Unforgiven

Trainspotting

Dumb & Dumber

The Big Lebowski

Braveheart

Point Break

True Romance

Good Will Hunting

Forest Gump

Saving Private Ryan

Groundhog Day

As Good as it Gets

Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves

Apollo 13

Swingers

Straight Story

Remains of the Day

Princess Mononroke

The Fifth Element

Fargo

Delicatessen

LA Confidential

Leon

Naked

Being John Malkovich

Run Lola Run

Barton Fink

The Fugitive

The Talented Mr Ripley

Ghost Dog - Way of the Samurai

The Truman Show

JFK

Toy Story

The Lion King

Glengary Glen Ross

Boyz N The Hood

Falling Down 

 

Repped. I think only three of my nominations - Barton Fink, The Fugitive and The Talented Mr. Ripley - made the tournament. GF bastards!

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That's some list.

First impressions on films that didn't make it, despite all the love for Clint, and 90s arguably being his best decade as a director, only Unforgiven makes the list, there is no Abel Ferrara ( I think only The Funeral was mentioned in nominations, Bad Lieutenant completely shunned), no John Dahl who had a cult status in the 90s (The Last Seduction, Red Rock West, Rounders). James Gray's Little Odessa was also somewhat of a cult film, as was State of Grace.  

None of at the time highly acclaimed dramas were even considered (Happiness, The Ice Storm, American Beauty). Slightly surprised Guy Ritchie is in, but Mike Newell isn't, not even with Donnie Brasco (major surprise for me is that Four Weddings does not seem rated at all).

Surprised Swingers made it, I though I would be the only one. I forgot to nominate Beautiful Girls, but it wouldn't have made the cut anyway. Shakespeare in Love, The English Patient, Sense and Sensibility missing out not really surprising.

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51 minutes ago, Bjornebye said:

128 nominations, 71 films have made the cut (Please feel free to sanity check if I've missed any with multiple nominations) 

 

8 groups of 8, 1 group of 7. Top 2 go through from each round. 

 

Entrants:

 

Office Space

Dances With Wolves

Boogie Nights

Shallow Grave

Stalingrad

The Sixth Sense

Magnolia

Jackie Brown

Life is Beautiful

Of Mice & Men

Pulp Fiction

Carlitos Way

Shawshank Redemption

Schindlers List

Jurassic Park

Goodfellas

Terminator 2

Tombstone

Home Alone

Silence of the Lambs

The Matrix

The Usual Suspects

Se7en

Millers Crossing

La Haine

The Thin Red Line

Reservoir Dogs

American History X

A Bronx Tale

Fight Club

The Green Mile

Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels 

Heat

Casino

Unforgiven

Trainspotting

Dumb & Dumber

The Big Lebowski

Braveheart

Point Break

True Romance

Good Will Hunting

Forest Gump

Saving Private Ryan

Groundhog Day

As Good as it Gets

Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves

Apollo 13

Swingers

Straight Story

Remains of the Day

Princess Mononroke

The Fifth Element

Fargo

Delicatessen

LA Confidential

Leon

Naked

Being John Malkovich

Run Lola Run

Barton Fink

The Fugitive

The Talented Mr Ripley

Ghost Dog - Way of the Samurai

The Truman Show

JFK

Toy Story

The Lion King

Glengary Glen Ross

Boyz N The Hood

Falling Down 

 

Cracking list. It’ll be hard to fuck this one up but I’m sure the GF will give it a good go. 

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