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Title: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: mrbasehart on April 10, 2012, 06:12:52 AM
Welcome everyone, to List of Crap 58: Top Movies of the 1990s! I'll keep this brief (because I know everyone will probably skip this part) and just say thank you for the tremendous turn out in submitting your lists.  Also, fuck you for submitting so many lists, as collating that shit got super tedious after the fourth hour.  32 lists and 275 unique entries as quite a lot to contend with, and I just hope I haven't made any mistakes.

There were a few ties in the list, so to order them properly, the one with the most appearances on peoples' lists will be counted higher.  If the points and list totals are the same, instead of doing some fancy maths, I'm just going to call it a tie and they both (or all) share the same number.

I'll try and keep a regular update schedule, but I'm basically away from my computer completely for a few days over the next couple of weeks.

The supplemental lists will arrive somewhere in the middle of this list, as soon as I've decided how to format those.

So, without further ado...it begins! 
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 10, 2012, 06:13:25 AM
The Sands Will Rise.  The Heavens Will Part.  The Power Will Be Unleashed.

#50 - The Mummy

(http://i.imgur.com/3EkF1.jpg)

(61 Points) 6 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #5 Imrahil

Plot Summary - Evelyn Carnahan interested in the English Library at the beginning of the Hamunaptra urban archaeological excavations. She won with the help of Rick O'Connell, saved from his death. Her brother Jonathan and Rick, Evelyn, do not know the other group interested in mining in the same adventure. Unfortunately, everyone, eventually leading to this group laid the dead High Priest Imhotep's curse. "The Mummy" is awake, it needs a lot better than guns to send him back where he came from.

Release Date
- May 7th 1999.

Worldwide Domestic Gross
- $415,933,406

http://www.youtube.com/v/4pEuRa2D8x4?


Trivia fact! Warren Beatty was originally meant to play Rick O'Connell in an earlier 1980s update to The Mummy franchise, but dropped out due to creative differences with the then director, Ridley Scott.
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Post by: goflyblind on April 10, 2012, 06:21:57 AM
movie poster image not working. :(
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 10, 2012, 06:35:40 AM
Really? It's appearing for me.  Anyone else have the same problem?
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Post by: MontyServo on April 10, 2012, 06:36:44 AM
Really? It's appearing for me.  Anyone else have the same problem?
That site blocks hyper-linking.  So we just see nothing.

Also, I was hoping we would be getting your personal thoughts on the choices,  Your reviews are always interesting to read.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 10, 2012, 06:42:22 AM
The Mummy was a fun movie.  Still, 61 points?  I'm surprised that the two awful sequel didn't kill any remaining enthusiasm for this one.

Apparently Universal is looking to make a new Mummy movie presumably unrelated to the Brendan Fraiser film.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: mrbasehart on April 10, 2012, 06:45:33 AM
Really? It's appearing for me.  Anyone else have the same problem?
That site blocks hyper-linking.  So we just see nothing.

Also, I was hoping we would be getting your personal thoughts on the choices,  Your reviews are always interesting to read.

Ehn, this list's about you guys, not about me!

Okay, I'll sort out the poster things soon.  Give me a minute!
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 10, 2012, 06:48:10 AM
I'm pretty sure that if we chose not to give you a minute the results would be the same.  But I'll indulge.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: MontyServo on April 10, 2012, 06:50:12 AM
Really? It's appearing for me.  Anyone else have the same problem?
That site blocks hyper-linking.  So we just see nothing.

Also, I was hoping we would be getting your personal thoughts on the choices,  Your reviews are always interesting to read.

Ehn, this list's about you guys, not about me!


Fair enough.

I loved The Mummy.  Perfect summer popcorn flick.  Haven't seen it in ages though. 
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: mrbasehart on April 10, 2012, 07:03:36 AM
Ever Wanted to Be Someone Else? Now You Can.

#49 - Being John Malkovich

(http://i.imgur.com/cKefS.jpg)

(62 Points) 6 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #6 Asbestos Bill

Plot Summary - Craig, puppetry, filing in low-rise office in Manhattan. Although slightly askew Lotte married, he met a colleague, sexually frank Maxine. She was boring, to buckle wake, he found a portal leading inside John Malkovich: 15 minutes, you see, hear, feel the JM is all to do, then you belong to the New Jersey Turnpike. Maxine business makes, sells for $ 200 people; she BAK Craig are more interested in Lotte, but only when JM Lotte inside. JM found how this is going, and tried to stop, but Craig believes that the portal as his Maxine, and as a puppet of the road to success. At the same time, Lotte found that those who are interested in the portal.

Release Date - October 29th 1999

Domestic Gross - $22,863,596

http://www.youtube.com/v/2UuRFr0GnHM?


Trivia fact! John Malkovich has at least 5 of the fake Malkovich heads from the infamous restaurant scene displayed prominently in his home.
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 10, 2012, 07:37:24 AM
So far so good. I watched The Mummy an absurd amount of times when I was younger (it was always on at a neighbor's house) and never really got tired of it (I also rather enjoyed the first sequel, come to think of it). Whatever it takes to get John Hannah the spotlight, although when it comes to Sommers' movies I always buddy up with Deep Rising in the end.

Also, obligatory:
http://www.youtube.com/v/Q6Fuxkinhug?version=3&hl=en_US
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 10, 2012, 08:04:36 AM
It Came From Outer Space!

#48 - The Iron Giant

(http://i.imgur.com/QMFAJ.jpg)

(62 Points) 7 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #3 Smith Dr John Smith

Plot Summary - If the gun has a soul? A large mobile weapons from another planet sent to destroy Earth, but it arrived damaged and lost his memory. Soon after he met with the boy, Hogarth, who was expelled from school and enjoy the opportunity to have a true friend. However, soon reached a paranoid government agent Kent Mansley city, determined to destroy the giant at all costs

Release Date - August 3rd 1999

Domestic Gross - $23,159,305

http://www.youtube.com/v/JgjmFBX34zc?



Trivia fact! The Iron Giant was originally meant to be a musical.  Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff developed it as a stage musical, using songs from Pete Townshend's concept album "The Iron Man," but McAnuff decided it would work better as an animated feature and pitched it to Warner Bros.
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Post by: Tripe on April 10, 2012, 08:12:10 AM
It's a really good film though I wish it had been closer to the original book.

Hogarth's mum is foxy.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 10, 2012, 08:37:31 AM
Yay, Iron Giant.  Also, what language were the descriptions translated from?
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Post by: Kete on April 10, 2012, 08:42:23 AM
Wow.  I'm shocked that Iron Giant isn't higher.  I'm not a huge fan, but I recognize its significance in the animation renaissance.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 10, 2012, 08:43:21 AM
Yay, Iron Giant.  Also, what language were the descriptions translated from?

I don't know what you're talking about.  They make perfect sense.
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Post by: ScottotD on April 10, 2012, 09:20:58 AM
One of mine down so far, never sure how I'm going to go in these things. My tastes are usually not shared by many
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 10, 2012, 09:34:16 AM
She Was My Rushmore.

#47 - Rushmore

(http://i.imgur.com/Fo797.jpg)

(64 Points) 5 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #4 Artie

Plot Summary - Max is an intimate 10th grade scholarship boy in Mount Rushmore, a private school, he did not class, but continued to organize clubs and theater. He helped the depressed local factory giants, Bloom, recently widowed teacher, Ms. Cross declined. When the plan for his dismissal, he tried in the local high school, his Rushmore style. He ignores a student, Margaret handed him the friendship and the pursuit of the unattainable Ms. cross. The greatest discovery of Broome also love her; he sought revenge, revenge Bloom, war followed by the deepening of the biggest trouble. From unexpected places, including his sweet father, a barber come to the rescue. Can accept the reality of the place in the world?

Release Date - December 11th 1998

Domestic Gross - $17,105,219

http://www.youtube.com/v/4i6N09QIiFs?


Trivia fact! Rushmore is a loose take on Wes Anderson's favourite song as a teenager, Van Halen's Hot for Teacher.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: MontyServo on April 10, 2012, 09:53:21 AM
Being John Malkovich was on my overall list but didn't make the final 25.  Loved the overall bizarreness of it.

Never seen The Iron Giant or Rushmore (but think that maybe I should.)

Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: mrbasehart on April 10, 2012, 09:55:14 AM
Rushmore is great, but I guess it depends on your tolerance for Wes Anderson and his particularl style.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 10, 2012, 10:42:07 AM
Rushmore is great, but I guess it depends on your tolerance for Wes Anderson and his particularl style.

I just recently finished off Anderson's filmography by watching it and really liked it. Life Aquatic and Fantastic Mr. Fox may be my favorites overall from him, but I could probably see Rushmore being his all-around best movie. Anderson may have that strange, quirky, somewhat surreal style, but he owns it lock and stock and makes it work. That's the key part, that he can make it all flow so well without getting irritating (unless you're just dead set against its very nature).

Also, I really consider myself an Anderson fan now, and I can safely say that The Darjeeling Limited doesn't really work. Dunno why I'm saying that now, I guess I've been meaning to for a while.
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Post by: Coragale on April 10, 2012, 11:03:57 AM
Now I wish I had scored Iron Giant higher, but it most definitely deserves a spot on this list.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on April 10, 2012, 11:08:56 AM
Rushmore is great, but I guess it depends on your tolerance for Wes Anderson and his particularl style.

I just recently finished off Anderson's filmography by watching it and really liked it. Life Aquatic and Fantastic Mr. Fox may be my favorites overall from him, but I could probably see Rushmore being his all-around best movie. Anderson may have that strange, quirky, somewhat surreal style, but he owns it lock and stock and makes it work. That's the key part, that he can make it all flow so well without getting irritating (unless you're just dead set against its very nature)

I'd say The Royal Tenenbaums is his best movie. It's definitely my favorite. Not only does it have the requisite quirkiness, but I think it's incredibly heartfelt and touching. It's the most moving of his films, in my opinion.

I do hope we eventually get around to doing other decades. It's a great idea for the L.O.C., and clearly a popular one. Thirty-two lists! That'll do, folks. That'll do.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 10, 2012, 11:18:38 AM
You'll Laugh, You'll Cry, You'll Hurl.

#46 -Wayne's World

(http://i.imgur.com/Fe9ZS.jpg)

(65 Points) 7 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #3 pegaso220379

Plot Summary - Wayne is still living at home. He has a world-class collection that he tried to operating name tags, but he does have his own public access television program. A local television station decided to hire him and his partner, Garth, to do their professional performances and Wayne and Garth found, it is no longer the same. Wayne fell in love with a bass guitarist, and he and Garth's Video contacts to help her career, because I know that Ben Oliver, who is ruining their show vulgar advertising guy may leave from her If they fail.

Release Date - February 14th 1992

Domestic Gross - $121,697,323

http://www.youtube.com/v/OIuhsHpcNAU?


Trivia fact! In Sri Lanka, Wayne's World was known as Basement Boy.
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Post by: MightyJack on April 10, 2012, 11:45:49 AM
Iron Giant and Rushmore were on my lists. I should have probably ranked Giant higher on my 25, but at least he made it.

Wes Anderson is one of my favorite directors and I watched Rushmore again a few weeks ago. It still holds up. I know Wes isn't for everyone, but I've always liked him as well as the films that inspired him  (The Graduate, Harold and Maude)
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Post by: Kete on April 10, 2012, 11:48:39 AM
It's too hard to pick a favorite Wes Anderson movie.  They are all fantastic for different reasons.  I have to thank Rushmore for making me a huge fan of satire.  The suicide scene from Royal Tenenbaums is one of the most haunting moments in film, especially with Elliott Smith playing (2 years before his own suicide).

By the way, a fantasitc double feature: Rushmore and The Graduate

EDIT:
I've always liked him as well as the films that inspired him  (The Graduate, Harold and Maude)

That's funny. You beat me to it.
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Post by: MightyJack on April 10, 2012, 12:00:29 PM
It's too hard to pick a favorite Wes Anderson movie.  They are all fantastic for different reasons.  I have to thank Rushmore for making me a huge fan of satire.  The suicide scene from Royal Tenenbaums is one of the most haunting moments in film, especially with Elliott Smith playing (2 years before his own suicide).

By the way, a fantasitc double feature: Rushmore and The Graduate

EDIT:
I've always liked him as well as the films that inspired him  (The Graduate, Harold and Maude)

That's funny. You beat me to it.

I think I'd put Tennenbaums #1 (but that's for a list for the best of the 2000-2009). There are so many memorable sequences. The suicide you mentioned. Richie and Margot’s declaration of love in a tent, Henry and Etheline’s kiss coming after a pratfall and confession, the look on Margot’s face as she gets off a bus, accompanied by the Nico song. Those sounds and images from that film are burned into my brain.
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Post by: gojikranz on April 10, 2012, 12:03:12 PM
well im shut out so far lots of good ones though that i probably would have considered if i spent more time making my list.  the mummy was definately a big film for me when i was younger.

I love rushmore though i think i prefer wes anderson's other films a bit more.  life aquatic is the one for me.
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Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on April 10, 2012, 12:10:52 PM
Wayne's World!  Party time!  Excellent!  Love this movie

I too have never seen Rushmore or Iron Giant.
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Post by: MontyServo on April 10, 2012, 02:02:10 PM
Wayne's World is one I absolutely loved when it came out but I haven't seen it in ages and am worried that it hasn't aged well.  Need to revisit it at some point.
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Post by: Kete on April 10, 2012, 02:17:32 PM
Wayne's World is one I absolutely loved when it came out but I haven't seen it in ages and am worried that it hasn't aged well.  Need to revisit it at some point.

It hasn't.
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Post by: MontyServo on April 10, 2012, 02:21:17 PM
Wayne's World is one I absolutely loved when it came out but I haven't seen it in ages and am worried that it hasn't aged well.  Need to revisit it at some point.

It hasn't.

It doesn't seem like it would have.  But I will probably give it a look at some point anyway.
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Post by: Compound on April 10, 2012, 02:23:12 PM
Also, what language were the descriptions translated from?

It's like Doc Thinker wrote the descriptions.

...and I'm likely the only person who'll get that reference.

"Helo my  pals of rebit!"
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Post by: Kete on April 10, 2012, 02:24:56 PM
Wayne's World is one I absolutely loved when it came out but I haven't seen it in ages and am worried that it hasn't aged well.  Need to revisit it at some point.

It hasn't.

It doesn't seem like it would have.  But I will probably give it a look at some point anyway.

When Dana Carvey was on SNL last year, they rehashed all his old stuff, and it just wasn't funny at all.  I do have very fond memories of seeing it originally, though.
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Post by: pegaso220379 on April 10, 2012, 02:53:39 PM
Iron Giant.  If I would have remembered it was in the 90's, it would have been in my list.  The Brave Little Toaster is another one of those movies I can't remember what decade it's from, and hopes that it was made in the 90's and people remembered it and put it on their lists, because I flubbed on that one, too. 

That being said, This is going to be a fun list.  :)  Great movies so far.
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Post by: goflyblind on April 10, 2012, 03:40:47 PM
Wayne's World is one I absolutely loved when it came out but I haven't seen it in ages and am worried that it hasn't aged well.  Need to revisit it at some point.

It hasn't.

yeah, right, and monkeys might fly out of my butt.
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Post by: Kete on April 10, 2012, 03:42:44 PM
Wayne's World is one I absolutely loved when it came out but I haven't seen it in ages and am worried that it hasn't aged well.  Need to revisit it at some point.

It hasn't.

yeah, right, and monkeys might fly out of my butt.

That was really funny.......not!

Even the movies that make fun of how outdated that is (Borat) are outdated themselves (My wife!)
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Post by: a pretty girl is like on April 10, 2012, 03:43:38 PM
Wayne's World is one I absolutely loved when it came out but I haven't seen it in ages and am worried that it hasn't aged well.  Need to revisit it at some point.

It hasn't.

yeah, right, and monkeys might fly out of my butt.

That was really funny.......not!

Knock it off.
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Post by: goflyblind on April 10, 2012, 03:46:31 PM
Wayne's World is one I absolutely loved when it came out but I haven't seen it in ages and am worried that it hasn't aged well.  Need to revisit it at some point.

It hasn't.

yeah, right, and monkeys might fly out of my butt.

That was really funny.......not!

Knock it off.

take off, you hosers.


... wait, what?
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Post by: ScottotD on April 10, 2012, 06:38:09 PM

Rushmore is great, but I guess it depends on your tolerance for Wes Anderson and his particularl style.

I find him almost unwatchable myself, I think Life Aquatic and Fantastic Mr. Fox are fun but I found Royal Tenenbaums almost as annoying as I did Little Miss Sunshine.  I find the self-aware, 'zany' dysfunctionality beyond irritating.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 10, 2012, 08:16:57 PM
I like Rushmore OK, but it didn't get near my list.  I just knew it wouldn't.

Don't think Wayne's World would hold up on reviewing.  On another note, anyone remember the Dana Carvey Show.  I'm told that does hold up.  Very well.  Apparently having Louis CK and Robert Smigel in you're writing room does that.  Oh, and apparently all the episodes are on Youtube courtesy of Crackle.


Seriously, I need to find where the descriptions Basehart is using come from.  Wherever it is, I have a feeling I'll waste hours there.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on April 10, 2012, 08:23:31 PM
Don't think Wayne's World would hold up on reviewing.  On another note, anyone remember the Dana Carvey Show.  I'm told that does hold up.  Very well.  Apparently having Louis CK and Robert Smigel in you're writing room does that.  Oh, and apparently all the episodes are on Youtube courtesy of Crackle.

Doesn't hurt to have these two around, either.

http://www.youtube.com/v/Y3K7Qc6vW5Q?version=3&hl=en_US

 :D
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 10, 2012, 10:46:40 PM

Rushmore is great, but I guess it depends on your tolerance for Wes Anderson and his particularl style.

I find him almost unwatchable myself, I think Life Aquatic and Fantastic Mr. Fox are fun but I found Royal Tenenbaums almost as annoying as I did Little Miss Sunshine.  I find the self-aware, 'zany' dysfunctionality beyond irritating.

The thing with Anderson that elevates him among the other super-indie/quirky crowd is that he at least is entirely, completely sincere about the insecure worlds he creates, and also backs them up with really, really involved histories. He creates these realities and goes all the way with them, which is a big part in what makes them work. He's not doing weird for the sake of weird here, after all.

I direct folks to this article by the great Film Crit Hulk that does a good job explaining all this (mind the Hulkspeak. Trust me, it's worth the read): http://badassdigest.com/2012/02/21/film-crit-hulk-smash-hulk-vs-the-war-on-quirk/
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 11, 2012, 01:10:05 AM
The Story of a Lifetime.

#45 -Forrest Gump

(http://i.imgur.com/UK7Ek.jpg)

(66 Points) 5 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #4 pegaso220379

Plot Summary - Forrest, Forrest Gump is a simple low IQ, but well-intentioned. He through the childhood of his best and only friend Jenny. His mother taught him the way of life and left him to choose their own fate. Forrest Gump joined the military service in Vietnam, finding new friends called Dan and Bubba, he won the gold medal, creates a famous shrimp fishing fleet, inspiring people jogging, ping-pong hot start, create the smiley, write bumper stickers and songs, donors, and met the president several times. However, this is all independent of Forrest Gump can only conclude that his childhood sweetheart Jenny. who screwed up her life in the final, he wants to prove that anyone can love anyone.

Release Date - July 6th 1994

Domestic Gross - $329,694,499

http://www.youtube.com/v/uPIEn0M8su0


Trivia fact! Gary Sinise's character tells Tom Hanks's character that the day Forrest works on a shrimp boat is the day he'd be an astronaut. This is a reference to the book, where Forrest actually becomes an astronaut.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 11, 2012, 06:32:42 AM
However, this is all independent of Forrest Gump can only conclude that his childhood sweetheart Jenny. who screwed up her life in the final, he wants to prove that anyone can love anyone.

Who can ever forget the heart-breaking "Jenny fails her finals" scene from Forrest Gump where her hippie flower-child ways are no help in a trig exam.
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Post by: ScottotD on April 11, 2012, 06:36:55 AM
Ugh, Forrest Gump? And that beat The Mummy?

Look at that, something we agree on.  The only film I've ever walked out of.
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Post by: Asbestos Bill on April 11, 2012, 09:02:50 AM
So these descriptions were written by Bob a couple months ago?
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Post by: MontyServo on April 11, 2012, 09:48:55 AM
Forrest Gump was kind of a weird one for me.  The first time I saw it I kind of enjoyed it but the more I thought about it the more I despised it.  The fact that it won Best Picture over Pulp Fiction and Shawshank Redemption is kind of mind boggling looking back on it.  Hell, even 4 Weddings and A Funeral (which also lost Best Picture that year) is a hell of a lot better than Gump.

Utter sentimental claptrap that is only sentimental if you remember the '60s, '70s, and '80s through some sort of drug haze.  Hate this movie with a passion. 
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 11, 2012, 09:51:56 AM
Gump is one that gets a lot of hate these days, something I really think is mainly due to it winning way more awards than it should've and generally being too big for its britches (this usually happen when an otherwise decent but non-deserving film takes top prize... so, needless to say it happens a lot). Yeah, the movie is past even Spielberg levels of forced sentimentality, but I still rather like it. Found it sort of charming, just this dude wandering through life and making history happen along the way.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 11, 2012, 10:46:32 AM
Up is Down, Black is White, and Nothing is What it Seems.

#44 - Miller's Crossing

(http://i.imgur.com/iLUIw.jpg)

(67 Points) 4 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #4 a pretty girl is like

Plot Summary - Tom Reagan, Leo, in an unknown era ban on town crime boss consultants. When Leo and rival boss Johnny Caspar feud over gambling, and who is being deceived Casper, Tom tried to keep the peace. Instead, he found themselves in ambush, and the transfer of loyalty that nothing seems war.


Release Date - September 21st 1990.

Domestic Gross - $5,080,409

http://www.youtube.com/v/zYifReJJn4M?


Trivia fact! Writers Joel Coen and Ethan Coen suffered writer's block while writing Miller's Crossing. They took a three week break and wrote Barton Fink a film about a writer with writer's block. The name of Tom Regan's residence is "The Barton Arms". In one of the newspapers an article reads 'Seven Dead in Hotel Fire,' another reference to Barton Fink.
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Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on April 11, 2012, 12:04:51 PM
Wayne's World is one I absolutely loved when it came out but I haven't seen it in ages and am worried that it hasn't aged well.  Need to revisit it at some point.

It hasn't.

yeah, right, and monkeys might fly out of my butt.

That was really funny.......not!

Knock it off.

ahomosayswhat?
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: mrbasehart on April 11, 2012, 12:43:59 PM
Imagine if you had three wishes, three hopes, three dreams, and they all could come true.

#43 - Aladdin

(http://i.imgur.com/5vZzO.jpg)

(68 Points) 5 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #3 Pak-Man

Plot Summary - Aladdin, the street rat, is the only person who can enter the caves and retrieve the magic lamp dark prime minister Jaffar. Aladdin is trapped in the cave with his sidekick, Abu, accidentally discovered the lamp residents. Aladdin's development and wizard, and his desire to become a prince chasing Princess Jasmine's feelings. When Jafar finally steals the lamp, and won three of their own wishes, Aladdin must rely on their own intelligence, to deceive Jafar and save his friends and the Kingdom.


Release Date - November 13th 1992.

Domestic Gross - $217,350,219

http://www.youtube.com/v/PRZYofwA78w?


Trivia fact! In early visual development, Aladdin resembled Michael J. Fox. As the film developed, Jeffrey Katzenberg didn't think Aladdin had enough appeal to women, so he asked that Aladdin be beefed up a bit to resemble Tom Cruise.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on April 11, 2012, 12:57:17 PM
Tom Cruise?  I don't see it...

Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: mrbasehart on April 11, 2012, 01:02:04 PM
That's three so far today, isn't it? So two more.

There may not be any updates tomorrow or Saturday.  I am working a combined 30 hours for those two days, so I may not get around to posting anything.  I have the entries completed for that time, but I don't really want to dump them out all at once. 
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: a pretty girl is like on April 11, 2012, 01:03:02 PM
Yay!  It's my favorite Coen Bros. movie.  Thanks in large part to the great Jon Polito.  Up until I saw him in an episode of It's Always Sunny in Pennsylvania this last year, I honestly thought Jon Polito was dead.  In fact, I would always get sad watching Miller's Crossing because I'd think about the world not having Jon Polito in it anymore.  And then I saw him on tv and I was all like oh okay then, Jon Polito's not dead.  Nice.

Trivia fact! In early visual development, Aladdin resembled Michael J. Fox. As the film developed, Jeffrey Katzenberg didn't think Aladdin had enough appeal to women, so he asked that Aladdin be beefed up a bit to resemble Tom Cruise.

And he ends resembling David Schwimmer instead.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on April 11, 2012, 01:03:53 PM
Tom Cruise?  I don't see it...



How 'bout now?
(http://cdn.chud.com/5/59/59fe8b8c_walt-disney-alladin-tom-cruise_650x435.jpeg)

from the side, yes


Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: a pretty girl is like on April 11, 2012, 01:04:46 PM
Tom Cruise?  I don't see it...



How 'bout now?
(http://cdn.chud.com/5/59/59fe8b8c_walt-disney-alladin-tom-cruise_650x435.jpeg)

It looks like David Schwimmer is about to make out with Tom Cruise. 
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: D.B. Barnes on April 11, 2012, 01:07:18 PM
Tom Cruise?  I don't see it...



How 'bout now?
(http://cdn.chud.com/5/59/59fe8b8c_walt-disney-alladin-tom-cruise_650x435.jpeg)

It looks like David Schwimmer is about to make out with Tom Cruise.

I'll be in my bunk. Wait, what?!?
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: mrbasehart on April 11, 2012, 01:07:35 PM
Apparently Jennifer Connelly was the inspiration for Jasmine.  That explains why I voted for her in that poll that time.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: mrbasehart on April 11, 2012, 01:23:59 PM
10 a DAY?!? Do you know how much time I put into - oh, let's call it crafting - crafting these entries?!?
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Coragale on April 11, 2012, 01:41:48 PM
Well, probably 10-20 minutes writing the descriptions, and then another hour deleting and changing random words so they don't make any sense, and probably 5 minutes looking for the trailers.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: mrbasehart on April 11, 2012, 02:16:01 PM
Opposites Attract.

#43 - Out of Sight

(http://i.imgur.com/hUP4p.jpg)

(68 Points) 5 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #5 ColeStratton

Plot Summary - The help of career bank robber Depression was released from prison (Clooney) and his buddy (Rhames), and kidnapping the process in the United States Marshal (Lopez). When the first two pros and cons of Detroit to pull off their final big scam, the Marshal of their situation, but she found that she was attracted to one of them, and about the second idea, so that they.


Release Date - June 26th 1998

Domestic Gross - $37,562,568

http://www.youtube.com/v/Nw6-UTGz2MM?

Trivia fact! Ocean's Eleven was originally going to be a follow-up to Out of Sight, but was dropped as Jennifer Lopez' relationship with Clooney and Soderbergh was too fractious.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: a pretty girl is like on April 11, 2012, 02:47:36 PM
Damn, completely forgot about that movie.  Maybe I thought I thought it came out in the 2000s. 

Also that's a sweet poster but did Clooney even look like that in the movie?  That looks  like Facts of Life Clooney. 
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: mrbasehart on April 11, 2012, 03:13:29 PM
Also that's a sweet poster but did Clooney even look like that in the movie?  That looks  like Facts of Life Clooney.

I hadn't seen that poster before, so I don't know how legitimate it actually is, I just chose it because it looks cool.  I remember listening to the Out of Sight commentary, and Soderbergh talking about Clooney's hair, in that he shaved the front part of it off to give himself a receding hairline to make himself look older.  I don't know if that makes it look a little weirder or not.  Great movie though.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: mrbasehart on April 11, 2012, 03:26:52 PM
Five Criminals . One Line Up . No Coincidence.

#42 - The Usual Suspects

(http://i.imgur.com/k1ZFM.jpg)

(68 Points) 6 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #8 @ScottOTD

Plot Summary - A truck hijack in New York, 5 Conmen bring together the arrest and interrogation. They are not guilty, they plan a retaliation against the police. Operating smoothly, but then I thought the impact of a legendary mastermind named Keyser Söze criminal. It becomes clear that each of them at some point Söze grievances and must be paid back. The payback period in the boat explosion, 27 deaths leave, but now the real question is: Who is Söze Kaiser?


Release Date - August 18th 1995

Domestic Gross - $23,341,568

http://www.youtube.com/v/oiXdPolca5w


Trivia fact! The title Usual Suspects is taken from a famous quote in the 1978 comedy, Animal House, where Dean Vernon raves against Delta Tau Chi as the "usual suspects" for a particularly heinous prank.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on April 11, 2012, 03:28:08 PM
I'm surprised The Usual Suspects didn't rate higher
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Kete on April 11, 2012, 04:10:17 PM
Trivia fact! The title Usual Suspects is taken from a famous quote in the 1978 comedy, Animal House, where Dean Vernon raves against Delta Tau Chi as the "usual suspects" for a particularly heinous prank.

Not Casablanca?
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Compound on April 11, 2012, 05:11:43 PM
#42 - The Usual Suspects
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Oh, hey. There's one I completely forgot about! Whoops.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on April 11, 2012, 06:26:52 PM
Okay, I don't agree with how asbestos bill put it, but these summaries are fucked up.

Are you serious? I would be very surprised if Bob would be offended. VERY surprised.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 11, 2012, 08:04:10 PM
I was hoping someone would complain about Miller's Crossing making it, so I could plead "LOOK INTA YA HAHT!"

I actually saw this for the first time this year.  Great movie and has one of my favourite weird moments in a Coen brothers movie.  The scene in which Gabriel Byrne punches the man looking to work him over and... well, it's an unexpected reaction (if anyone can find the scene online, please post it!)  Definitely not my favourite Coen movie, but still a great one.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: MightyJack on April 11, 2012, 09:13:56 PM
Glad to see Out of Sight made it. I just bougth the bluray and it's still as wonderful as ever.

Usual Suspects was also on my list, Miller's Crossing was an honorable mention.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Invader_quirk on April 11, 2012, 09:44:19 PM
So what? I'm offended. It's a dickhead thing to say.

Your moral compass baffles me, Im.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on April 12, 2012, 10:40:04 AM
So what? I'm offended.

Well. Bonus, I guess.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Russell on April 12, 2012, 05:58:42 PM
I was hoping someone would complain about Miller's Crossing making it, so I could plead "LOOK INTA YA HAHT!"
And one might respond with "What heart?"
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: mrbasehart on April 13, 2012, 01:58:23 AM
We're not your classic heroes, we're the other guys.

#41 - Mystery Men

(http://i.imgur.com/7s4V8.jpg)

(73 Points) 5 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #4 Blue Raja

Plot Summary - Champion City, superheroes such as Northern Shoveler, Blue Raja, Mr. Furious can not seem to make a difference and leave a deep impression on the city or the greatest hero, the captain amazing. However, when the captain is amazing his greatest enemy, Cassanova Frankenstein capture, stumblebum hero must save the captain and the city with the other super-hero candidate.

Release Date - August 6th 1999

Domestic Gross -  $29,762,011

http://www.youtube.com/v/weL-NjlIQ0E?


Trivia fact!  The name of the director is really stupid.
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Post by: MightyJack on April 13, 2012, 03:19:32 AM
^He also directed those Taco Bell dog commercials.

Fun movie, plus if you look fast you can spot Mark Mothersbaugh in a scene (anything Devo related is a positive for me). it was another I put in honrorable mentions. I knew Blue Raja would make sure it made the top 25 ;)
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 13, 2012, 04:18:07 AM
When a girl has a heart of stone, there's only one way to melt it. Just add Ice.

#40 - Cool as Ice

(http://i.imgur.com/k3FDH.jpg)

(75 Points) 3 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #1 Asbestos Bill/Coragale/Invader_Quirk

Plot Summary - Young people aged rebel legendary rap groups update, unfortunately rap vanilla ice cream teenagers. Get everyone's attention to the ice show, including the women's honor student, never a rebellious bone in her neon yellow motorcycle.

Release Date - October 18th 1991

Domestic Gross -  $1,193,062

http://www.youtube.com/v/7JTF0_ZfDIk?


Trivia fact!  Due to a shortage of vanilla pod beans, the cost of vanilla ice-creams is set to soar this year.  And three people should be ashamed of themselves.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: MightyJack on April 13, 2012, 04:50:38 AM
 :gouge: a little piece of my soul just died.
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Post by: Darth Geek on April 13, 2012, 05:15:32 AM
And three people should be ashamed of themselves.
  ;D :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on April 13, 2012, 05:19:00 AM
Whoa. Three people had Cool as Ice at #1?!? That's crazy!   :o
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: ScottotD on April 13, 2012, 06:13:31 AM
What point would they be making?
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 13, 2012, 06:28:53 AM
There's A Good Reason Some Talent Remains Undiscovered

#39 - Waiting for Guffman

(http://i.imgur.com/PxI19.jpg)

(75 Points) 5 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #3 ColeStratton

Plot Summary - A town of Blaine, Missouri is preparing for its 150th anniversary celebrations. Cork St.Clair, well-off well-off, well-off well-off well-off Broadway director is the history of the town amateur theater performances, starring a local dentist, several travel agencies, Dairy Queen waitress, and auto mechanics. He invited the Broadway theater critic Mr. Guffman to see the exhibition opening night.


Release Date - January 31st 1997

Domestic Gross - $2,923,982

http://www.youtube.com/v/fmkjNb3jiJc

Trivia fact! Waiting for Guffman is New England Patriots' Receiver Chad Ochocinco's favourite movie. 
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: MontyServo on April 13, 2012, 06:28:58 AM
What point would they be making?

I have no idea. That they have very bad taste in movies? That the list is a sham? That they're gay for Vanilla Ice?  That they're hipsters who only like things ironically? It's a mystery.

That they want to take a piss on everyone else who took the time to thoughtfully complete a list.  Whatever.  Just three more names on my ignore list.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: MontyServo on April 13, 2012, 06:33:08 AM
#39 - Waiting for Guffman
(75 Points) 5 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #3 ColeStratton

Cool!  Was #6 on my list!  Just a fantastic movie.  Infinitely re-watchable, which says a lot for a comedy.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: D.B. Barnes on April 13, 2012, 06:36:27 AM
What point would they be making?

I have no idea. That they have very bad taste in movies? That the list is a sham? That they're gay for Vanilla Ice?  That they're hipsters who only like things ironically? It's a mystery.

That they want to take a piss on everyone else who took the time to thoughtfully complete a list.  Whatever.  Just three more names on my ignore list.

I'd hate to think that it was some organized attempt at a joke. First of all, I fail to see the humor in it, and second, it doesn't seem to be in the spirit of the L.O.C.

Bill, Coragale, and Quirk, was this a joke or just some crazy coincidence?
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Post by: wurwolf on April 13, 2012, 06:39:21 AM
There's A Good Reason Some Talent Remains Undiscovered

#39 - Waiting for Guffman


Goddammit. And I loved this movie, too.
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Post by: MontyServo on April 13, 2012, 06:49:01 AM
There's A Good Reason Some Talent Remains Undiscovered

#39 - Waiting for Guffman


Goddammit. And I loved this movie, too.

I'm hoping another Guest movie will make the list.

Which one?  Because if Best In Show hadn't come out in 2000, I would have had that one on my list too.  Maybe even higher than Guffman.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 13, 2012, 06:52:49 AM
I prefer Waiting for Guffman to Best in Show.  It may be the music, or it may be my exposure to am-dram and my recognition of certain people in the movie.
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Post by: MontyServo on April 13, 2012, 06:53:25 AM
The one thing that has always struck me about Waiting For Guffman is how much the town of Blaine seems like a live action version of Springfield from The Simpsons.  The main characters in Guffman could easily have been characters from Springfield.  Just something I have thought about this movie since the first time I saw it.
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Post by: wurwolf on April 13, 2012, 06:58:31 AM
I love dog shows and especially love Best in Show, but I agree with mr. basehart that Waiting for Guffman is the better movie. The quotes and one-off scenes in that movie alone make it worth repeated viewings.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: MontyServo on April 13, 2012, 06:58:42 AM
I prefer Waiting for Guffman to Best in Show.  It may be the music, or it may be my exposure to am-dram and my recognition of certain people in the movie.

It is neck and neck for me.  I think Guffman is funnier than Show, but I tend to think the performances are better in Show.  I love both movies and you can't go wrong with either.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: mrbasehart on April 13, 2012, 07:47:13 AM
If you want a job done well hire a professional.

#38 - Leon: The Professional

(http://i.imgur.com/CMQlJ.jpg)

(78 Points) 9 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #8 George Harrison

Plot Summary - Leon is a leading killer, but also a sensitive man who loves his potted plants. He is moral: "No woman, no children" is the motto of his career. He is his neighbor, Mathilde, a typical family. But her father owned drug lords in the event of a conflict of Norman Stansfield, Mathilde becomes Leon assistance.


Release Date - November 18th 1994

Domestic Gross - $19,501,238

http://www.youtube.com/v/DcsirofJrlM?


Trivia fact! Leon was actually going to be part of a larger franchise, with the character of Matilda as the lead and new "professional" taking on an even younger protege, though US studios balked at the idea.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 13, 2012, 07:53:06 AM
Really, people who voted for Cool as Ice?  This is a movie you genuinely feel affection for?  Because if you are doing it because you thought it would be funny to try and get a terrible movie as high on a list of great/loved movies as possible, then go straight to hell for trying to coordinate that.  If you truly love the movie, even as a guilty pleasure, then fine.  But if you are doing it to market an iRiff, then no!  If you coordinated your choices and discussed it with each other (and I can't imagine you didn't) then no.  You are not participating correctly.

It's not even that it's on the list that bugs me.  It's that it was clearly 3 participants who coordinated to give it as high a ranking as possible rather than 3 people who independently cared for the movie.  It's like when I hear people say "If I known it would have only made it this high I would have put it higher."  Would you have put it ahead of something you love more simply so it can be higher?  Then it defeats the purpose of your list.

Just bugs me is all.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: wurwolf on April 13, 2012, 07:55:43 AM
It really was a pretty shitty thing to do, you guys. No one fucked around with your Pokemon list.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 13, 2012, 07:58:58 AM

Plot Summary - Leon is a leading killer, but also a sensitive man who loves his potted plants. He is moral: "No woman, no children" is the motto of his career. He is his neighbor, Mathilde, a typical family. But her father owned drug lords in the event of a conflict of Norman Stansfield, Mathilde becomes Leon assistance.

This description was actually rather good until someone owned drug lords.  Now I realize this must be from a Japanese site and not converted from English to Japanese back into English by babelfish.  You've shown your hand mrbasehart.

Trivia fact! Leon was actually going to be part of a larger franchise, with the character of Matilda as the lead and new "professional" taking on an even younger protege, though US studios balked at the idea.

Then they let him put Chris Tucker in this and annoy the crap out of everyone:

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lfhr6pirEh1qa65mt.jpg)

"This is something audiences are more willing to consume."
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: mrbasehart on April 13, 2012, 08:05:21 AM
This description was actually rather good until someone owned drug lords.  Now I realize this must be from a Japanese site and not converted from English to Japanese back into English by babelfish.  You've shown your hand mrbasehart.

Nope!
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on April 13, 2012, 08:08:24 AM
This description was actually rather good until someone owned drug lords.  Now I realize this must be from a Japanese site and not converted from English to Japanese back into English by babelfish.  You've shown your hand mrbasehart.

Nope!

Well, whatever it is, it was played out after the first two entries.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 13, 2012, 08:10:53 AM
I like it actually.  Oh, was it done with Google Voice?

http://www.youtube.com/v/cwIjP_FKJuM
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: mrbasehart on April 13, 2012, 08:13:31 AM
This description was actually rather good until someone owned drug lords.  Now I realize this must be from a Japanese site and not converted from English to Japanese back into English by babelfish.  You've shown your hand mrbasehart.

Nope!

Well, whatever it is, it was played out after the first two entries.

Tough.
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Post by: MontyServo on April 13, 2012, 08:20:21 AM
This description was actually rather good until someone owned drug lords.  Now I realize this must be from a Japanese site and not converted from English to Japanese back into English by babelfish.  You've shown your hand mrbasehart.

Nope!

Well, whatever it is, it was played out after the first two entries.

Tough.

I like the gimmick myself.  To each his own, I guess.
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Post by: Kete on April 13, 2012, 08:20:31 AM
I'm enjoying it.  I usually don't read the summaries, but this time I am.

I'm really hoping that they were written by someone in an Asian country who doesn't speak English, because I love the thought of them trying to watch Waiting For Guffman, and being completely confused by it.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 13, 2012, 08:23:11 AM
Really guys, if you want me to "play it straight" with the plot summaries, then I will.  I just figure people know these plots already and don't give a shit about them.  Having a little fun with them is a little bonus to people who actually read them.  Let me know.
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Post by: wurwolf on April 13, 2012, 08:24:23 AM
I have been skipping over the summaries because they're nonsensical and don't really tell me anything about the movie.

But, I mean, do what you want, I doubt I'd read a hugely in-depth wall of text, either.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 13, 2012, 08:27:39 AM
But, I mean, do what you want, I doubt I'd read a hugely in-depth wall of text, either.

Exactly.  With no offense to any of the past LOC's, I've skipped basically all the cut-and-paste stuff from wikipedia and looked only at the results.  If people feel differently, I guess I don't mind changing it, but...does it matter?
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Post by: Kete on April 13, 2012, 08:29:21 AM
I say it's your LoC, you're the one putting in all the work, you can run it however you want.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on April 13, 2012, 08:31:00 AM
(http://zipmeme.com/uploads/generated/g1334330795637878396.jpg)

Seriously though, I don't give a fuck. How about just picking up the pace a little?
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on April 13, 2012, 08:35:27 AM
Here, DB, I picked up the pace for you:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

"Get a rope."
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: mrbasehart on April 13, 2012, 08:36:30 AM
(http://zipmeme.com/uploads/generated/g1334330795637878396.jpg)

Seriously though, I don't give a fuck. How about just picking up the pace a little?

Like I said - I was at work yesterday, a 15 hour shift, with no way to access the internet and it'll be the same tomorrow. 

Do you guys want me to double up to make up for it? After tomorrow, the schedule will be back to normal until the end.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on April 13, 2012, 08:44:41 AM
Like I said - I was at work yesterday, a 15 hour shift, with no way to access the internet and it'll be the same tomorrow. 

Do you guys want me to double up to make up for it? After tomorrow, the schedule will be back to normal until the end.

Oh, sorry. I must have missed that info.

It's fine. Don't worry about it.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 13, 2012, 08:46:22 AM
The mission is a man.

#37 - Saving Private Ryan

(http://i.imgur.com/YhTNl.jpg)

(81 Points) 5 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #2 Compound

Plot Summary - Opened on June 6, 1944, and a member of the Allied Normandy the CPT second Ranger Battalion. Miller fight ashore to ensure a beachhead. The face of battle, the two brothers were killed in action. New Guinea, the third brother is KIA. Their mother, Mrs. Ryan, to accept all three graves in the same day a telegram. U.S. Army Chief of Staff George Marshall, the Chief give an opportunity to relieve her grief when he learned that the fourth brother, James Ryan, private, and decided to send eight men (Cpt. Miller and select members Rangers) to find him and bring him back to his mother ...

Release Date - July 24th 1998

Domestic Gross - $216,540,909

http://www.youtube.com/v/zwhP5b4tD6g?


Trivia fact! Body Count: 206.
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Post by: Invader_quirk on April 13, 2012, 08:49:14 AM
Cool as Ice is the most entertaining thing I've seen from the 90's. Period. We watched it together and it was hilarious. I enjoyed the hell out of it, though obviously not for the reason it wanted me to. If that makes me an ironic hipster, so be it, I guess. We have no riff for it, as was suggested by somebody here. That would be despicable. It's also not a prank or joke (although I did think people would find it funny). I recommend this movie to anybody with a sense of humor.

Yes, we knew some of the things that that the others were putting on their list because we're in the same room for most of the time. I'm not going to apologize for discussing lists, as we've done it for every list we've taken part of. Complete secrecy only ensures that people forget things that should be on their lists. Not wanting us to campaign on the forums is one thing, but do you expect me to keep from talking about it in real life?

I'll say no more on the matter because this has already ruined my entire day at 9:30 am.

Enjoying the list.
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Post by: ScottotD on April 13, 2012, 08:55:32 AM

Trivia fact! Body Count: 206.


Not enough to make up for the cheesy opening and Tom Hanks for me
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 13, 2012, 08:57:03 AM
The slimmest of research has led me to find the total in SVP inaccurate.  It's actually 255.  There are, apparently, only 11 other films with a higher onscreen body count.  Here we are:

1.  Return of the King (Extended) - 836
2.  Kingdom of Heaven (Extended) - 610
3.  300 - 600
4.  Troy - 572
5.  The Last Samurai - 558
6.  Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Extended) - 468
7.  Grindhouse: Double Feature - 310
8.  Hard Boiled - 307
9.  Titanic - 307
10.  We Were Soldiers - 305
11.  Starship Troopers - 256

In comparison, Commando has a paltry 88 onscreen deaths, while Hots Shot! Part Deux as a meagre 114.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Kete on April 13, 2012, 09:03:24 AM
Maybe the body count was different because the movie descriptions are coming from a country that uses metric.
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Post by: goflyblind on April 13, 2012, 09:05:20 AM
i'm pretty sure the care bears movie should be at number one there.
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Post by: wurwolf on April 13, 2012, 09:05:38 AM
Maybe the body count was different because the movie descriptions are coming from a country that uses metric.

I had to think about that one for a minute.  ;D
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Post by: Coragale on April 13, 2012, 09:17:24 AM
Getting mad at the internet is a silly thing, especially when the thing you're mad about is something silly. I enjoyed the hell out of Cool As Ice.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Definitely the most entertaining thing of all time. No pranks here, friends, just enjoyment of the highest caliber.
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Post by: Tripe on April 13, 2012, 09:20:53 AM
I can't believe I missed any Christopher Guest film, and I love both Best in Show and Waiting for Guffman, I suppose I just don't think of them reletive to their decade of release.
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Post by: Asbestos Bill on April 13, 2012, 09:23:07 AM
What point would they be making?
That they're gay for Vanilla Ice?

................are you not?
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Post by: Darth Geek on April 13, 2012, 09:25:16 AM
That reminds me, I still need to see more Christopher Guest movies. I liked Best in Show, particularly Fred Willard's character.
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Post by: wurwolf on April 13, 2012, 09:25:57 AM
Getting mad at the internet is a silly thing, especially when the thing you're mad about is something silly.

I wonder if you would have felt the same had someone screwed with your Pokemon list.
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Post by: Tripe on April 13, 2012, 09:26:47 AM
That reminds me, I still need to see more Christopher Guest movies. I liked Best in Show, particularly Fred Willard's character.
Check out A Mighty Wind then. :)
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Post by: Kete on April 13, 2012, 09:27:01 AM
That reminds me, I still need to see more Christopher Guest movies. I liked Best in Show, particularly Fred Willard's character.

"I don't think so!"
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: wurwolf on April 13, 2012, 09:31:33 AM
That reminds me, I still need to see more Christopher Guest movies. I liked Best in Show, particularly Fred Willard's character.

"I don't think so!"
 :clap: :clap: :clap:

Wha happa?!
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 13, 2012, 09:31:45 AM
That reminds me, I still need to see more Christopher Guest movies. I liked Best in Show, particularly Fred Willard's character.

"I don't think so!"
 :clap: :clap: :clap:

That's A Mighty Wind, but a great character nonetheless.
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Post by: Kete on April 13, 2012, 09:33:30 AM
That's A Mighty Wind, but a great character nonetheless.

I know.  I was just illustrating what he was missing.
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Post by: goflyblind on April 13, 2012, 09:44:17 AM
Maybe the body count was different because the movie descriptions are coming from a country that uses metric.

So one American death is 1.6 French deaths? Yeah, sounds about right.

wrong way around: 2.2 american deaths are worth one french death.
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Post by: Asbestos Bill on April 13, 2012, 09:46:04 AM
Getting mad at the internet is a silly thing, especially when the thing you're mad about is something silly.

I wonder if you would have felt the same had someone screwed with your Pokemon list.

If the word 'screwed' is here used to mean "voted a single entry that others did not agree with to the lofty position of #44," then I'm pretty sure I could stomach that gracefully.


Seriously, though: Any of you who haven't actually seen Cool As Ice should just stop talking. I'll admit that it probably wouldn't appeal to me as much were I not a child of the 90s, but although it's still a guilty pleasure, the fact is I enjoyed it immensely. If you just imagine it as a parody or satire of the 90s, that might help.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 13, 2012, 09:46:24 AM
Maybe the body count was different because the movie descriptions are coming from a country that uses metric.

So one American death is 1.6 French deaths? Yeah, sounds about right.

wrong way around: 2.2 american deaths are worth one french death.

At least, according to the French.
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Post by: Kete on April 13, 2012, 09:48:14 AM
Any of you who haven't actually seen Cool As Ice should just stop talking.

I think they did.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on April 13, 2012, 09:49:58 AM
Maybe the body count was different because the movie descriptions are coming from a country that uses metric.

So one American death is 1.6 French deaths? Yeah, sounds about right.

wrong way around: 2.2 american deaths are worth one french death.

FALSE: American deaths are incalculable. Non-American deaths are worth nothing.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 13, 2012, 10:10:22 AM
Cool as Ice is a pretty fun 90s movie, but the best one of the decade? Come on...  :)
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Post by: goflyblind on April 13, 2012, 10:13:40 AM
Maybe the body count was different because the movie descriptions are coming from a country that uses metric.

So one American death is 1.6 French deaths? Yeah, sounds about right.

wrong way around: 2.2 american deaths are worth one french death.

Only by weight. I measure dead bodies end-to-end.

oh, by length? then it's 3.3 american deaths for every french one.
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Post by: Pak-Man on April 13, 2012, 10:44:19 AM
I really think Cool as Ice is more of a "Birds of a Feather" thing than a list conspiracy. From the other lists I've recieved from these three, I can tell they're obviously close friends, and have shared experiences that lead to them all thinking along similar lines when a list comes along. There's nothing wrong with that. Me and Tyrant have also propelled interesting entries onto lists because we have similar tastes.

Anyway, this is your friendly reminder that these lists are for fun, and we should have fun with them. We're trying to pick the best movie of the '90s. Not decide who lives and who dies. :^)
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Post by: goflyblind on April 13, 2012, 11:02:34 AM
(http://killerbdesign.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/the-drama-llama.jpg)
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Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on April 13, 2012, 02:12:30 PM
I really think Cool as Ice is more of a "Birds of a Feather" thing than a list conspiracy. From the other lists I've recieved from these three, I can tell they're obviously close friends, and have shared experiences that lead to them all thinking along similar lines when a list comes along. There's nothing wrong with that. Me and Tyrant have also propelled interesting entries onto lists because we have similar tastes.

Anyway, this is your friendly reminder that these lists are for fun, and we should have fun with them. We're trying to pick the best movie of the '90s. Not decide who lives and who dies. :^)

Good call.

The list is done in fun and as long as they were being sincere...

But #1?  Out of every movie ever made in the 90s?
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Post by: Coragale on April 13, 2012, 03:33:12 PM
How did you NOT have it at #1?

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: MontyServo on April 13, 2012, 03:34:25 PM
I really think Cool as Ice is more of a "Birds of a Feather" thing than a list conspiracy. From the other lists I've recieved from these three, I can tell they're obviously close friends, and have shared experiences that lead to them all thinking along similar lines when a list comes along. There's nothing wrong with that. Me and Tyrant have also propelled interesting entries onto lists because we have similar tastes.

Anyway, this is your friendly reminder that these lists are for fun, and we should have fun with them. We're trying to pick the best movie of the '90s. Not decide who lives and who dies. :^)

Good call.

The list is done in fun and as long as they were being sincere...

But #1?  Out of every movie ever made in the 90s?

This morning my original thoughts were that if they were being sincere...  meaning that they honestly think that Cool As Ice is the best film released in the '90s and they independently came to that conclusion...  well that is just horseshit.  In my opinion, of course.

I have seen Cool As Ice.  It is not a very good film.  It is funny, but obviously not intended to be funny.

I guess that if they were going for "favorite" as opposed to "best" films of the '90s, then maybe if Cool As Ice is a guilty pleasure sort of thing amongst a group of friends, then I guess it is possible that all three could have it as a number one.  If the film brought them some good times in recent memory.  It might not top their '90s list 20 years from now, but does today.  I guess I could see that.

Apologies then extended.  I also have certain films that I consider faves that are not exactly classics.

(I guess I just talked this whole thing out here in this post and have reversed my original conclusion, so I will take you guys off my ignore list, not that you care about anything like that.  Sorry again for any nastiness on my part.   :))
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Post by: Asbestos Bill on April 13, 2012, 03:42:44 PM
I guess that if they were going for "favorite" as opposed to "best" films of the '90s, then maybe if Cool As Ice is a guilty pleasure sort of thing amongst a group of friends, then I guess it is possible that all three could have it as a number one.  If the film brought them some good times in recent memory.  It might not top their '90s list 20 years from now, but does today.  I guess I could see that.

I was about to post pretty much exactly that. The nineties is a nostalgic decade for us, and a lot of my entries were based on nostalgia. There are lots of other movies on my list that I fully expect to see backed up by people I don't live with (and some of them have already come up).

Apologies then extended.  I also have certain films that I consider faves that are not exactly classics.

(I guess I just talked this whole thing out here in this post and have reversed my original conclusion, so I will take you guys off my ignore list, not that you care about anything like that.  Sorry again for any nastiness on my part.   :))

Don't worry about it. If it had been a prank, it would have been kind of a dick thing to do.



By the way, when are we going to start seeing the Top Most 90s movies sidelist?
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Post by: ColeStratton on April 13, 2012, 04:19:53 PM
When a girl has a heart of stone, there's only one way to melt it. Just add Ice.

#40 - Cool as Ice

(http://i.imgur.com/k3FDH.jpg)

OH SHUT UP.

What a sad, sad, sad, sad, sad, sad, sad, sad world when this piece o' crap novelty film makes the list and my ALL TIME FAVORITE FILM will not. With The Mummy having 60 points at the top spot, it's incredibly doubtful that my number one choice will end up on anyone else's list, even though it should be.

So fine. Ride a motorcycle with Mr. Van Winkle. I'll just watch a child chess prodigy try to relate to his sports-writer father, a homeless park player and a cold master strategist.

Good day.

I SAID GOOD DAY.

(75 Points) 3 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #1 Asbestos Bill/Coragale/Invader_Quirk

Plot Summary - Young people aged rebel legendary rap groups update, unfortunately rap vanilla ice cream teenagers. Get everyone's attention to the ice show, including the women's honor student, never a rebellious bone in her neon yellow motorcycle.

Release Date - October 18th 1991

Domestic Gross -  $1,193,062

http://www.youtube.com/v/7JTF0_ZfDIk?


Trivia fact!  Due to a shortage of vanilla pod beans, the cost of vanilla ice-creams is set to soar this year.  And three people should be ashamed of themselves.
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Post by: ColeStratton on April 13, 2012, 04:27:03 PM
Just noticed my comments ended up in the middle of the Cool as Ice description, so here they are independently....

OH SHUT UP.

What a sad, sad, sad, sad, sad, sad, sad, sad world when this piece o' crap novelty film makes the list and my ALL TIME FAVORITE FILM will not. With The Mummy having 60 points at the top spot, it's incredibly doubtful that my number one choice will end up on anyone else's list, even though it should be.

So fine. Ride a motorcycle with Mr. Van Winkle. I'll just watch a child chess prodigy try to relate to his sports-writer father, a homeless park player and a cold master strategist.

Good day.

I SAID GOOD DAY.

(again)
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Post by: MontyServo on April 13, 2012, 04:33:57 PM
So fine. Ride a motorcycle with Mr. Van Winkle. I'll just watch a child chess prodigy try to relate to his sports-writer father, a homeless park player and a cold master strategist.

I am trying to figure out what movie you are referring to without looking it up on Google.  It sounds familiar.  Is it Knight Moves with Mortal Kombat's Christopher Lambert?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51GGJHyS-PL.jpg)
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 13, 2012, 04:40:03 PM
If you guys wanted, I could put up a quick list of the ones that juuust didn't make the top 50.  Or would that be better at the end of the list?
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Post by: MontyServo on April 13, 2012, 04:42:43 PM
If you guys wanted, I could put up a quick list of the ones that juuust didn't make the top 50.  Or would that be better at the end of the list?

You could intersperse the also ran list throughout the remaining days of this list along with the Most '90s supplemental list.  Sort of like bonus entries each day.

Although I think when I ran the Celebrity Crush list, I ran the bonus list all at once at some point during the main list countdown.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 13, 2012, 04:50:11 PM
Okay.  I'll work on that after tomorrow.  No updates tomorrow guys, sorry.

In the mean time, here is the BOTTOM of the TOP MOVIES OF THE 90s!

Alphabetically, they are:

Alien 3 (1 point) #25 gojikranz
Anastasia (1 point) #25 Pak-Man
Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1 point) #25 Relaxing Dragon
Dust Devil (1 point) #25 Sutter Cane
JFK (1 point) #25 evilRVR
Matinee (1 point) #25 Blue Raja
Rob Roy (1 point) #25 Imrahil
Serial Mom (1 point) #25 Mrs. Dick Courier
Six Degrees of Separation (1 point) #25 Artie

A quick look revels the lowest placed film on the entire list with more than one entry as:

# 237 - Pump Up the Volume (6 points - 2 of 32 Lists) #20 Mrs. Dick Courier.
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Post by: Compound on April 13, 2012, 04:51:12 PM
So fine. Ride a motorcycle with Mr. Van Winkle. I'll just watch a child chess prodigy try to relate to his sports-writer father, a homeless park player and a cold master strategist.

I am trying to figure out what movie you are referring to without looking it up on Google.  It sounds familiar.  Is it Knight Moves with Mortal Kombat's Christopher Lambert?


More likely it's
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Which is a fine film, but regretfully not one I submitted.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 13, 2012, 04:52:27 PM

Just noticed my comments ended up in the middle of the Cool as Ice description, so here they are independently....

OH SHUT UP.

What a sad, sad, sad, sad, sad, sad, sad, sad world when this piece o' crap novelty film makes the list and my ALL TIME FAVORITE FILM will not. With The Mummy having 60 points at the top spot, it's incredibly doubtful that my number one choice will end up on anyone else's list, even though it should be.

So fine. Ride a motorcycle with Mr. Van Winkle. I'll just watch a child chess prodigy try to relate to his sports-writer father, a homeless park player and a cold master strategist.

Good day.

I SAID GOOD DAY.

(again)

112th, Cole.
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Post by: MontyServo on April 13, 2012, 04:54:29 PM
So fine. Ride a motorcycle with Mr. Van Winkle. I'll just watch a child chess prodigy try to relate to his sports-writer father, a homeless park player and a cold master strategist.

I am trying to figure out what movie you are referring to without looking it up on Google.  It sounds familiar.  Is it Knight Moves with Mortal Kombat's Christopher Lambert?


More likely it's
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Which is a fine film, but regretfully not one I submitted.

See now, I knew that.  Just was drawing a blank on the title and didn't want to cheat to look it up.  Yeah, that was a decent film but it didn't make my list either.

Knight Moves was the first chess related movie title that popped into my head.
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Post by: Asbestos Bill on April 13, 2012, 05:24:46 PM
So fine. Ride a motorcycle with Mr. Van Winkle. I'll just watch a child chess prodigy try to relate to his sports-writer father, a homeless park player and a cold master strategist.

I am trying to figure out what movie you are referring to without looking it up on Google.  It sounds familiar.  Is it Knight Moves with Mortal Kombat's Christopher Lambert?


More likely it's
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Which is a fine film, but regretfully not one I submitted.

See now, I knew that.  Just was drawing a blank on the title and didn't want to cheat to look it up.  Yeah, that was a decent film but it didn't make my list either.

Knight Moves was the first chess related movie title that popped into my head.

Sounds interesting, though the title is a turn-off.
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Post by: Tripe on April 13, 2012, 06:50:14 PM
A quick look revels the lowest placed film on the entire list with more than one entry as:

# 237 - Pump Up the Volume (6 points - 2 of 32 Lists) #20 Mrs. Dick Courier.

Tripe  :highfive: Mrs. Dick
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Post by: CJones on April 13, 2012, 06:52:26 PM
How did you NOT have it at #1?

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Oh, I don't know, I guess I have something against rappers... And "bad boys"... And white rapper bad boys on motorcycles... I'm gonna throw up a little bit now if you don't mind.  Still, Mrs Dick Courier is right, it's all for fun. It's not like any body outside these forums could care in the least (not to say I don't care, 'cause I do). But still... seriously Mrs DC, "Serial Mom?". God I hated that movie. Well at least you had it at 25. I usually fill up the second half of my list with whatever crap pops into my head, so I can't really criticize.

And looking at the "top" lowest entries, it would appear the two entries I was worried about must have made it. I'll be interested to see where.
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Post by: Asbestos Bill on April 13, 2012, 07:32:05 PM
How did you NOT have it at #1?

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Oh, I don't know, I guess I have something against rappers... And "bad boys"... And white rapper bad boys on motorcycles... I'm gonna throw up a little bit now if you don't mind.

You know, as far as rap goes, Vanilla Ice is far from the worst. I mean look at Faith No More (http://bit.ly/IQrZXn). I have to admit, Ice is actually pretty good at what he does. I prefer him to P. Diddy, or one "Little Wayne," or any of the other rappers who are popular now...or ever, really. I guess Will Smith was alright.
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Post by: Darth Geek on April 13, 2012, 07:40:36 PM

Matinee (1 point) #25 Blue Raja

Woohoo! I love this movie. It just got edged out of my list. (I had another Joe Dante movie on it anyway)
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Post by: Smoky on April 13, 2012, 08:23:57 PM
Oh, fun, we're already in the countdown.

So far I've got Rushmore from my list. Almost voted for Alladin, but, nope.

I was kinda surprised to see Cool As Ice make the countdown, but I'm not bitter. Everyone's entitled to their own votes, even if it's part of a conspiracy of crap.
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Post by: ScottotD on April 13, 2012, 08:52:06 PM
How did you NOT have it at #1?

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

 But still... seriously Mrs DC, "Serial Mom?". God I hated that movie.

It was my 25th for a while too, didn't make the cut though
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 14, 2012, 03:43:55 AM
Man, miss a day at the forum and all sorts of things go crazy. Who knew the 90s would be still be such a trying time period.

Also: gojikranz, I owe you a hug for putting Alien³ on your list. You're good people.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 14, 2012, 06:48:41 AM
On the subject of Saving Private Ryan.  Good movie with an amazing opening far superior to the rest of the film.  I don't dislike the rest of the film as much as some, but it is a pretty big drop off, though it is hard to continue with a story that matches that opening. The opening is a story in itself but is guaranteed to be much more visceral and less (or perhaps more) straightforward in it's storytelling than whatever follows.
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Post by: Asbestos Bill on April 14, 2012, 08:18:32 AM
On the subject of Saving Private Ryan.  Good movie with an amazing opening far superior to the rest of the film.  I don't dislike the rest of the film as much as some, but it is a pretty big drop off, though it is hard to continue with a story that matches that opening. The opening is a story in itself but is guaranteed to be much more visceral and less (or perhaps more) straightforward in it's storytelling than whatever follows.

I guess I'm not remembering the opening. I thought it was bookended by present day stuff.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 14, 2012, 09:35:10 AM
I'm speaking of the 20 minutes of pure hell that was the landing at Normandy.
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Post by: Starman! on April 14, 2012, 10:06:33 AM
So I kinda didn't have time to vote for this one, even though it's a great topic.

I guess I'll have to see Cool As Ice now.
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Post by: MontyServo on April 14, 2012, 10:11:36 AM
I considered Saving Private Ryan for my list but ultimately decided against it.

Mystery Men nearly made my list as well.  Fantastic film, even though I generally can't stand Ben Stiller and mostly despise Janeane Garafalo.

And I watched the first 15 minutes of Cool As Ice last night on Netflix Instant Streaming and it is pretty goofy.  I would guess that after a few adult beverages and amongst some like-minded individuals, it could make for a pretty fun time.  But after that 15 minutes, it grew tiresome more than anything else.

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Post by: goflyblind on April 14, 2012, 10:57:55 AM
cool as ice has the best pickup line ever uttered.
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Post by: Tripe on April 14, 2012, 11:01:36 AM
I'm speaking of the 20 minutes of pure hell that was the landing at Normandy.

That scene is , I'm going to say interesting, if one is interested in sound editing/design. I'm not going to say good because that rather depends on one's opinion of weather high density of tracks = better sound design or not.

Regardless, it's interesting what they did there.
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Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on April 14, 2012, 11:21:02 AM
A quick look revels the lowest placed film on the entire list with more than one entry as:

# 237 - Pump Up the Volume (6 points - 2 of 32 Lists) #20 Mrs. Dick Courier.

Tripe  :highfive: Mrs. Dick

And I was sorta embarressed putting this on my list, thought somebody might make fun of it.  But I had to, have many fond memories of the movie.  I became a fan of Leonard Cohen after this.  Probably was the only kid in high school listening to him.

And my list wasn't the best movies of the 90s, but my personal faves of the 90s. 

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Post by: MontyServo on April 14, 2012, 11:24:26 AM
And my list wasn't the best movies of the 90s, but my personal faves of the 90s. 

Same here... sort of.  The best of my personal favorites.
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 14, 2012, 11:38:13 AM
And my list wasn't the best movies of the 90s, but my personal faves of the 90s. 

Same here... sort of.  The best of my personal favorites.

Ditto. Although I think in several cases my favorites were also the best, so it worked out.
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Post by: MightyJack on April 14, 2012, 11:47:47 AM
Well, there's always a matter of subjectivity in any list. While I'm not going to put movies I don't care for on my list simply because a lot of critics believe it's brilliant - I never-the-less feel that what I put on my 25 can be considered 'the best' of the decade in addition to being "personal favorites".

For me it's not one or the other, I like Citizen Kane -for example- not only for its technical achievements, but also because I like the story and characters. It's not like taking some bitter tasting medicine that is good for you, but gives no pleasure. I'll sit down and watch Kane with as much happiness and enthusiasm as I do when I pop on something like Iron Man. Kane isn't in my booskshelf to impress visitors. Art is still entertainment for me. 
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Post by: Tripe on April 14, 2012, 12:10:24 PM
Mine were films I liked then and still like watching now, Pump Up The Volume for example, is tons of fun, and Samantha Mathis is lovely in it.

It's also fun to see an FCC representative asked if they've seen the film (which I've seen happen in a few classes on communications) never ever have any of them seen it, which is odd, you'd think one of them would have.
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Post by: Compound on April 14, 2012, 12:15:19 PM
So I kinda didn't have time to vote for this one, even though it's a great topic.

I guess I'll have to see Cool As Ice now.

No. You really don't. I'd rank it below Shanghai Surprise or Under a Cherry Moon or Hard to Hold in terms of quality and watchability. If you want to watch a good film with a rapper (and Winkle was more hip hop than rap at the time. He's Boyz IIMen, not NWA.) go watch New Jack City or Boyz in the Hood or even Friday. If you want to watch a trashy film with idiots on motorcycles, go watch Stone Cold. But there are far better things to do with your time than to watch Cool as Ice.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on April 14, 2012, 12:17:40 PM
How did you NOT have it at #1?

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Oh, I don't know, I guess I have something against rappers... And "bad boys"... And white rapper bad boys on motorcycles... I'm gonna throw up a little bit now if you don't mind.

You know, as far as rap goes, Vanilla Ice is far from the worst. I mean look at Faith No More (http://bit.ly/IQrZXn). I have to admit, Ice is actually pretty good at what he does. I prefer him to P. Diddy, or one "Little Wayne," or any of the other rappers who are popular now...or ever, really. I guess Will Smith was alright.

 :D

Classic!
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Post by: CJones on April 14, 2012, 08:45:25 PM
How did you NOT have it at #1?

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Oh, I don't know, I guess I have something against rappers... And "bad boys"... And white rapper bad boys on motorcycles... I'm gonna throw up a little bit now if you don't mind.

You know, as far as rap goes, Vanilla Ice is far from the worst. I mean look at Faith No More (http://bit.ly/IQrZXn). I have to admit, Ice is actually pretty good at what he does. I prefer him to P. Diddy, or one "Little Wayne," or any of the other rappers who are popular now...or ever, really. I guess Will Smith was alright.

Will Smith is one of the very few rappers I like enough to give the high praise that he makes rap tolerable. Also I respect the fact that he recorded a fair amount of stuff under his real name (or at least a name that sounds like a real name, I'm not sure which). And, despite being a common subject of "Oh hell naw" jokes, he is actually a pretty decent actor when given material that's suited to him, and/or that actually warrants (or at least requires) a particularly good performance.

I thought he was great in I Am Legend, especially considering what he had to work with: a dog, CGI zombie/vampires, and being the only speaking character (flashbacks notwithstanding) for more than half the movie. As for the movie itself, I thought it was an interesting concept, until the Dark Seekers showed up and I realized it 28 Days Later, a movie I kind of liked. But If you're going to make yet another zombie apocalypse movie, at least try to be original enough that it doesn't draw immediate comparisons to another zombie apocalypse movie.

ZombieLand was the last original(ish) zomb
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Post by: Coragale on April 14, 2012, 08:55:29 PM
Once Will Smith got out of the period where everyone wanted him to play the "Fresh Prince", he really showed us what he was made of. I like him, quite a bit. I'd have his baby, were I so permitted/endowed with the proper organs for fetal growth.
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Post by: gojikranz on April 14, 2012, 09:45:24 PM
Man, miss a day at the forum and all sorts of things go crazy. Who knew the 90s would be still be such a trying time period.

Also: gojikranz, I owe you a hug for putting Alien³ on your list. You're good people.

thanks.  truth is i love the extended version of alien3 sometimes more than aliens (ducks), though i wasn't kidding myself into thinking it would make this list.
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Post by: CJones on April 14, 2012, 10:47:50 PM
Huih...  You may have noticed my last post ended mid word. Firefox decided to jump to a different page for reasons I don't understand. When I navigated back, everything I had typed was gone. I can only assume I accidentally posted it mid word despite not touching the mouse, and I have no idea how I could have done it with the keyboard .

Anyway... Here's the rest, in condeced form :

Zombieland was the most original and entertaining zombie movie I've seen since Shaun of the Dead. My only complaint is that it dragged a bit while they were at Bill Murray's house.

And it's Lil Wayne actually, not Little Wayne. That's right, his name even stupider than you thought.
Speaking of which, I've been wondering, is it Fity Cent or Fifty Cent? 'cause heard both.
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Post by: Coragale on April 14, 2012, 11:06:57 PM
I prefer his British name, 2 and a half pounds.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 15, 2012, 01:58:29 AM
Never let your friends tie you to the tracks.

#36 - Trainspotting

(http://i.imgur.com/dAcoV.jpg)

(81 Points) 6 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #4 evilRVR

Plot Summary - A wild, free-form, Rabelaisian trip through Edinburgh, darkest recesses of life, focusing on Mark Renton and his attempt to give up his heroin habit, which will affect his relationship with family and friendsand how to: Sean Connery want to be sick boy of dimbulb the potatoes, Begbie psychological, 14-year-old girlfriend Diane, and clean athlete Tommy, who has never touched drugs but can not help them curious...

Release Date - July 19th 1996

Domestic Gross -  $16,491,080

http://www.youtube.com/v/GmQqhuKmECc?


Trivia fact! The sex scene between Ewan McGregor and Kelly Macdonald had to be trimmed for the American release by a few seconds, mainly because it appeared that Diane - a schoolgirl in the film - seemed to be enjoying it too much.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 15, 2012, 02:09:40 AM
Trivia fact! The sex scene between Ewan McGregor and Kelly Macdonald had to be trimmed for the American release by a few seconds, mainly because it appeared that Diane - a schoolgirl in the film - seemed to be enjoying it too much.

"No no no, you got it all wrong.  Love should be musty and hurtful."
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 15, 2012, 03:31:39 AM
Warning: This movie will warp your fragile little minds

#35 - South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut

(http://i.imgur.com/P9IzN.jpg)

(82 Points) 6 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #4 CJones

Plot Summary - South Park is a peaceful place, until the latest Terrance and Phillip movie out. Once all the children to see, all hell breaks loose, as a parent trying to find a way to prevent their children from all that came out of the mouth of the naughty words. The parents blame Terrance and Philip, at the citizen's arrest, and announced their own, the Canadian War. This is to the children to save the world from Satan, from the execution of Terrance and Phillip.

Release Date - June 30th 1999

Domestic Gross - $52,037,603    

http://www.youtube.com/v/lieDzFBdCXY?

Trivia fact! In Guinness World Records 2001, this film was said to have the most profanity used in an animated film. The book cited a total of 399 swear words, including 146 uses of the word "fuck", along with 199 offensive gestures and 221 acts of violence.
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Post by: ScottotD on April 15, 2012, 04:20:29 AM
Happy Trainspotting placed, I thought not being a US production and the (to me) odd moral stance people here take against certain films would mean it wasn't recognized
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 15, 2012, 06:12:28 AM
Houston, we have a problem.

#34 - Apollo 13

(http://i.imgur.com/GhIwX.jpg)

(84 Points) 6 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #3 Coragale

Plot Summary - Has less than a year, because the first human on the moon, but according to the American public concern, Apollo 13 is another "routine" space flight - until these words pierced the huge gap of space: "Houston, we havethere is a problem. "stranded 205,000 miles from Earth in a crippled spacecraft, astronauts Jim Luofu Alfred Leide Hai lion and Jack Swigert's fighting a desperate battle to survive. In addition, the Mission Control Center, astronaut Ken Mattingly, flight director and heroic crew of game time - odds - bring them home.

Release Date - June 30th 1995

Domestic Gross - $173,837,933   

http://www.youtube.com/v/nEl0NsYn1fU?


Trivia fact! Tom Hanks is too tall at 6'1" to be an astronaut. The maximum height for an astronaut is 6'0".
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on April 15, 2012, 06:22:47 AM
#35 - South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut
(82 Points) 6 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #4 CJones

#36 - Trainspotting
(81 Points) 6 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #4 evilRVR

I had both of these on my list, but I was worried they wouldn't make the countdown because they're so controversial and scary.

I'm just so glad I'm such a free thinker, unencumbered by any odd moral stances. It's people like me who really shake things up and challenge the status quo. I'm so cool and different and unique and awesome!!!
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Post by: Tripe on April 15, 2012, 06:27:45 AM
I just found Trainspotting a bit naff, good soundtrack however. I have a different film from the same people on my list though. :)
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Post by: MontyServo on April 15, 2012, 06:50:38 AM
#35 - South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut
(82 Points) 6 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #4 CJones

Had this at #14 on my list.  Brilliant movie with an outstanding soundtrack.
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Post by: Starman! on April 15, 2012, 07:33:36 AM
And to think the South Park movie came out only 2 months after Columbine. I imagine there was an uproar about the movie because of that, right (I'm just a young'in here)
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Post by: MontyServo on April 15, 2012, 07:37:41 AM
And to think the South Park movie came out only 2 months after Columbine. I imagine there was an uproar about the movie because of that, right (I'm just a young'in here)

Not that I recall.  The only movie related controversy off of Columbine that I recall was in regards to The Matrix, specifically the lobby scene where they go in wearing trenchcoats with guns a blazing.  And whether or not that scene influenced the Columbine shooters.
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Post by: Asbestos Bill on April 15, 2012, 08:31:57 AM
And it's Lil Wayne actually, not Little Wayne. That's right, his name even stupider than you thought.
Speaking of which, I've been wondering, is it Fity Cent or Fifty Cent? 'cause heard both.

Yeah, I know. I was making fun of it.

And there are actually several rappers/hip-hop artists I really like: Saul Williams, Turbo T Double, Cex, Scroobius Pip. They're just little-known. Sorry—lil' known.




Back on topic, South Park is the first movie I forgot about completely. Definitely would have been on there.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 15, 2012, 08:34:31 AM
The Fate Of The World Rests On The Courage Of One Warrior.

#33 - Princess Mononoke

(http://i.imgur.com/geKTe.jpg)

(87 Points) 5 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #2 George Harrison

Plot Summary - While protecting his village from rampaging boar-god/demon, a confident young warrior, Ashitaka, is stricken by a deadly curse. To save his life, he must journey to the forests of the west. Once there, he's embroiled in a fierce campaign that humans were waging on the forest. The ambitious Lady Eboshi and her loyal clan use their guns against the gods of the forest and a brave young woman, Princess Mononoke, who was raised by a wolf-god. Ashitaka sees the good in both sides and tries to stem the flood of blood. This is met be animosity by both sides as they each see him as supporting the enemy.

Release Date - October 29th 1999

Domestic Gross - $2,375,308   

http://www.youtube.com/v/yD4i7sEwhRs?


Trivia fact! While Princess Mononoke was acquired after it was released in Japan, its American release was delayed for almost two years, allegedly because of a negative reception at a St. Paul, Minnesota test screening.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 15, 2012, 09:09:39 AM
Last one for today:

... look closer

#32 - American Beauty

(http://i.imgur.com/D6W18.jpg)

(88 Points) 6 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #3 George Harrison

Plot Summary - Lester and Carolyn in the outside is a perfect husband and wife, in a perfect house, in a perfect community. But inside, Lester is slipped into a hopeless depression deeper and deeper. When he finally captured, he became infatuated with one of the friends of his daughter. Meanwhile, his daughter Jane is developing a named Ricky, who lives in a gay father, a shy boy next door, the joy of friendship.

Release Date - September 15th 1999

Domestic Gross - $130,096,601

http://www.youtube.com/v/6Q3ltyPJJMQ?


Trivia fact! Sarah Michelle Gellar, Brittany Murphy and Katie Holmes were all offered the role of Angela, but turned it down.
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Post by: Starman! on April 15, 2012, 09:30:47 AM
I was just thinking about Princess Mononoke and how we need it on Blu-Ray. Who owns the US rights now? I noticed Lionsgate didn't rerelease it when they acquired the rights to the Miramax library.
And to think the South Park movie came out only 2 months after Columbine. I imagine there was an uproar about the movie because of that, right (I'm just a young'in here)

Not that I recall.  The only movie related controversy off of Columbine that I recall was in regards to The Matrix, specifically the lobby scene where they go in wearing trenchcoats with guns a blazing.  And whether or not that scene influenced the Columbine shooters.

Gotcha. I do remember reading about The Matrix being blamed, as well as Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails and Doom.
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Post by: ColeStratton on April 15, 2012, 11:00:27 AM
Huih...  You may have noticed my last post ended mid word. Firefox decided to jump to a different page for reasons I don't understand. When I navigated back, everything I had typed was gone. I can only assume I accidentally posted it mid word despite not touching the mouse, and I have no idea how I could have done it with the keyboard .

Anyway... Here's the rest, in condeced form :

Zombieland was the most original and entertaining zombie movie I've seen since Shaun of the Dead. My only complaint is that it dragged a bit while they were at Bill Murray's house.

And it's Lil Wayne actually, not Little Wayne. That's right, his name even stupider than you thought.
Speaking of which, I've been wondering, is it Fity Cent or Fifty Cent? 'cause heard both.

IMHO, Zombieland was BEST when it was in Bill Murray's house. Seeing him re-enact Ghostbusters was great fun. I think BM in ZL is my fave celeb cameo ever.
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Post by: MightyJack on April 15, 2012, 11:31:23 AM
Yeah I loved the Bill Murray bits in Zombieland.

Cool to see two off my all time favorites of all favorite fabulous time, back to back. American Beauty and Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke is, in a word,  ‘perfection’. There’s not a missed beat, not a flaw in the theme or the narrative. Director Hayao Miyazaki delivers his message (about ecological destruction) but I never felt like he was hammering me over the head with it. I loved the ambiguity: Lady Eboshi isn't cut and dried villainy, she does good for her people. On the other hand, nature can be volatile and dangerous (I laughed when the wolf grabs the Prince's head and starts shaking it – these aint Disney’s happy, helpful singing animals); we are given many shades of gray. The ending is epic, truly breathtaking. Not just great animation but one of Japans greatest cinematic efforts.

Oh, and I like those forest ghost baby things, cute and freaky.

American Beauty just spoke to me - I'm a weird artist type, so I get the floating bag thing. And I get Lester -- I like his character trajectory and how eventually he takes his eyes off himself. At the point where he's about to have what he's desired - he finally sees her for what she is. Just a kid, not a goddess, not a thing to take. It wakes him up and finally comes out of himself and sees the big picture. I know our beloved Mike Nelson has stated his disdain for the flick, and I get that the elements of farce are troublesome for some folks, but it's meaningful to me.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 15, 2012, 11:38:48 AM
American Beauty was on my list, I believe, but I've sort of fallen out of love with it in recent years.  Still a good movie and the main reason I love Kevin Spacey.
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Post by: gojikranz on April 15, 2012, 11:56:45 AM
I had apollo 13.  definately a huge movie for me as a kid and i still like it today.  i remember it was the first oscars i watched and i was incensed that braveheart beat it not that i had seen braveheart(still haven't i guess old wounds never heal).
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on April 15, 2012, 12:13:05 PM
#35 - South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut
(82 Points) 6 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #4 CJones

Had this at #14 on my list.  Brilliant movie with an outstanding soundtrack.

I love this movie and I've seen it more times than I can count. As I'm not a fan of musicals in general, it probably doesn't mean a whole lot that this is by far my favorite musical...but this is by far my favorite musical.


#32 - American Beauty
(88 Points) 6 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #3 George Harrison

Had this at #4. I loved everything about this movie. It's rare I connect so strongly both emotionally and philosophically with a film, but this was definitely one of those times. It seems the nineties was a good decade for that, as four of the films on my list share that same rarefied status.


IMHO, Zombieland was BEST when it was in Bill Murray's house. Seeing him re-enact Ghostbusters was great fun. I think BM in ZL is my fave celeb cameo ever.

ZOMFG!!! BM IN ZL FTW AMIRITE?!? ROTFLMFAO!!!!!


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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on April 15, 2012, 12:13:22 PM
Houston, we have a problem.

#34 - Apollo 13

(http://i.imgur.com/GhIwX.jpg)

(84 Points) 6 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #3 Coragale

Plot Summary - Has less than a year, because the first human on the moon, but according to the American public concern, Apollo 13 is another "routine" space flight - until these words pierced the huge gap of space: "Houston, we havethere is a problem. "stranded 205,000 miles from Earth in a crippled spacecraft, astronauts Jim Luofu Alfred Leide Hai lion and Jack Swigert's fighting a desperate battle to survive. In addition, the Mission Control Center, astronaut Ken Mattingly, flight director and heroic crew of game time - odds - bring them home.

Release Date - June 30th 1995

Domestic Gross - $173,837,933   

http://www.youtube.com/v/nEl0NsYn1fU?


Trivia fact! Tom Hanks is too tall at 6'1" to be an astronaut. The maximum height for an astronaut is 6'0".

Good night I did not know that.  One inch too tall,wow.
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Post by: Pak-Man on April 15, 2012, 12:43:57 PM
Aargh! I can't believe I forgot South Park!
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Post by: Coragale on April 15, 2012, 12:50:33 PM
Apollo 13 was a BIG movie for me as a kid. I watched it. A lot.
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 15, 2012, 01:31:18 PM
Apollo 13 probably should've made my list, considering how much I like to watch it (and yeah, I totally forgot South Park as well. Probably because I don't really watch the show any more, even though I love the movie). Good that Trainspotting showed up, that one's a keeper.

I know that I should've included Mononoke, but when it comes to Ghibli I tend to stick closer to the Spirited Away/How's Moving Castle side of things, so wrong decade there.

And am I the only one that doesn't like American Beauty? Kevin Spacey's great performance aside, it just struck me as so incredibly hollow and smug that I sorta wanted to punch the poster by the end of it.
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Post by: bta on April 15, 2012, 02:10:57 PM
~ bookmark ~
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Post by: CJones on April 15, 2012, 02:17:31 PM
#34 - Apollo 13

(84 Points) 6 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #3 Coragale

This is the first one so far that I completely forgot about, but wish I hadn't. Probably Ron Howard's best movie.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 15, 2012, 05:52:35 PM

And am I the only one that doesn't like American Beauty? Kevin Spacey's great performance aside, it just struck me as so incredibly hollow and smug that I sorta wanted to punch the poster by the end of it.

I like the movie, but I find a lot of people who don't like the movie really find it hollow while those who do often get a lot out of it.  I suppose it's based on what you find in it.  I guess that's the nature of art.
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Post by: Tripe on April 15, 2012, 05:57:35 PM
I like this version (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2y0WebFULM) better.
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Post by: MontyServo on April 15, 2012, 05:58:12 PM
Never seen Trainspotting, so can't comment on that.

Hated American Beauty.

Loved Apollo 13 and it made my long list, but had to cut it from my 25.
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 15, 2012, 06:30:21 PM
I like this version (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2y0WebFULM) better.

This one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AAmKrBImR4) works too.
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Post by: Russell on April 15, 2012, 07:38:48 PM
This reminds me of the time that Brian Boitano was in the Olympics skating for the gold, he did two sow cows and a triple lutz,
While wearing a blind fold.
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Post by: D.B. Barnes on April 15, 2012, 07:50:37 PM
This reminds me of the time that Brian Boitano was in the Olympics skating for the gold, he did two sow cows and a triple lutz,
While wearing a blind fold.

So what would Brian Boitano do if he were here today?
I'm sure he'd kick an ass or two, that's what Brian Boitano'd do!!!
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Post by: CJones on April 15, 2012, 08:10:01 PM
This reminds me of the time that Brian Boitano was in the Olympics skating for the gold, he did two sow cows and a triple lutz,
While wearing a blind fold.

Or how 'bout that time he was in the Alps, fighting Grizzly Bears. He used his magical fire breath and saved the maidens fair.

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Post by: mrbasehart on April 16, 2012, 03:15:02 AM
Four perfect killers. One perfect crime. Now all they have to fear is each other.

#31 - Reservoir Dogs

(http://i.imgur.com/Rb2G2.jpg)

(89 Points) 6 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #6 Gunflyer

Plot Summary - A group of hired thugs to rob the story of the diamond store. But the plan began to fall apart the alarm was tripped, police in an instant. Men's group, all of them with color-coded, only four survive with one seriously wounded.It is suspected that a group of police informers, but no one knew who.

Release Date - October 23rd 1992

Domestic Gross - $2,832,029

http://www.youtube.com/v/GLPJSmUHZvU

Trivia fact! Madonna - who is the main topic of the opening conversation - really liked the film but refuted Quentin Tarantino's interpretation of her song 'Like a Virgin'. She gave him a copy of her 'Erotica' album, signed "To Quentin. It's not about dick, it's about love. Madonna."
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 16, 2012, 05:58:54 AM
Trapped in time. Surrounded by evil. Low on gas

#30 - Army of Darkness

(http://i.imgur.com/xBX2M.jpg)

(91 Points) 7 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #7 Darth Geek

Plot Summary - The sequel to the Evil Dead movies, discount-store employee ("the name of the fly ash. Supplies.") Is a medieval castle time warp plagued by monstrous forces. Initially mistaken for the enemy, he soon found a as prophecised savior who can pursue the Necronomicon, a book can eliminate evil. Unfortunately, the screw magic words while collecting voluminous, issue the skeleton army, led by his own Deadite counterpart. What follows is a thrilling, but the battle of the tongue in cheek fly ash tactics of the 20th century and between the dark minions.

Release Date - February 19th 1993

Domestic Gross - $11,502,976

http://www.youtube.com/v/4vvJCg2JsIc


Trivia fact! Army of Darkness was originally going to have a full dance production number in a medieval tavern, but was dropped when it was considered inappropriate for Ash's character.  (Only joking).
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 16, 2012, 07:07:44 AM
The future is history.

#29 - Twelve Monkeys

(http://i.imgur.com/aX5Aw.jpg)

(91 Points) 8 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #2 goflyblind

Plot Summary - When Cole, prisoner volunteers, send time to find the information of a deadly virus, will destroy 5,000,000,000 human members, in 1996-1997, he mistakenly arrived in 1990. He explained his guilty plea, Dr. Catherine Railly, was placed in a mental hospital. In 1996, he kidnapped Railly, she found 12 monkeys, a group plan of the virus released into the choice of urban revolutionaries. However, he is a murder and kidnapping wanted by the authorities, coupled with his refusal to back to the future, he is in love with Railly.

Release Date - December 29th 1995

Domestic Gross - $57,141,459

http://www.youtube.com/v/15s4Y9ffW_o?

Trivia fact! Twelve Monkeys is based on Chris Marker's short film La Jetée.  Which you can watch here:

http://www.youtube.com/v/MjdThs_pGxM?
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 16, 2012, 07:10:38 AM
Ooo, I've been meaning to watch La Jetee.  Have to sit down with it later.

12 Monkeys was low on my list, but it is a damned good movie.  That's all I really got to say about that.
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Post by: ScottotD on April 16, 2012, 07:16:16 AM
All 3 on my list! (I think)
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 16, 2012, 08:17:47 AM
Another three I really dig (although I really, really need to rewatch and revalidate 12 Monkeys), though none of them made the cut for my list. Which could be considered weird for Army of Darkness, but as much as I like that movie, I always side with Evil Dead II when picking a favorite of the series.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 16, 2012, 08:41:57 AM
All 3 on my list! (I think)

Only 1 - Army of Darkness.  :)
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 16, 2012, 08:57:15 AM
Two things -

There will 6 films entries today.  I want to get to the halfway point before having a small break (probably only a day) to present the Supplemental LOC.  I'm sure reading fans will love the wall of text I am currently preparing, which won't be copy-and-paste at all, so facts are out of the window!
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 16, 2012, 08:59:44 AM
Another three I really dig (although I really, really need to rewatch and revalidate 12 Monkeys), though none of them made the cut for my list. Which could be considered weird for Army of Darkness, but as much as I like that movie, I always side with Evil Dead II when picking a favorite of the series.

I hear ya.  I still love Army of Darkness (lots), but it feels a bit more like the best possible episode of one of Sam Riami's myth-based TV series (Hercules and Xena) while Evil Dead II is simply bloody brilliance.  It takes a special kind of genius to remake your splatter-fest horror movie as a comedy.  I used to like Army of Darkness more, but over time I changed sides.  Still, Army of Darkness is still something I'd watch all the way through if I catch it on TV.

Two things -

There will 6 films entries today.  I want to get to the halfway point before having a small break (probably only a day) to present the Supplemental LOC.  I'm sure reading fans will love the wall of text I am currently preparing, which won't be copy-and-paste at all, so facts are out of the window!

Looking forward to it.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 16, 2012, 09:21:26 AM
It was the last day of school in 1976, a time they'd never forget... if only they could remember.

#28 - Dazed and Confused

(http://i.imgur.com/QXWZM.jpg)

(92 Points) 6 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #1 Mrs. Dick Courier

Plot Summary - It is the last day of school in a small town high school in Texas in 1976. Grade unforgettable freshmen, and everyone is trying to get stoned, drunk, or severance, even the football players to sign an undertaking not.

Release Date - September 24th 1993

Domestic Gross - $7,993,039

http://www.youtube.com/v/CqLRPGfYlBI?


Trivia fact! On Thursday 7 October 2004, former high school classmates of Linklater filed a lawsuit against Universal Studios saying that the director did not get their permission to use their likenesses and surnames and now suffer from ridicule. The three men are Bobby Wooderson, Andy Slater and Richard Floyd. The three men still live in Huntsville, Texas where according to the lawsuit "we had fun in high school." The lawsuit was eventually dismissed due to the statute of limitations having expired.   And that's a terrible fucking poster.
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Post by: MontyServo on April 16, 2012, 09:26:21 AM
#28 - Dazed and Confused
(92 Points) 6 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #1 Mrs. Dick Courier

Yes!  Number 16 on my list!  I really love how much this movie looks and feels like it was made in the '70s.  I remember when kids dressed like this and listened to this music.  Really one of my all time faves, not just from the '90s.
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Post by: Kete on April 16, 2012, 09:28:16 AM
I love Dazed.  And yes, it is a terrible poster.
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Post by: Starman! on April 16, 2012, 09:38:39 AM
I just watched 12 Monkeys yesterday for the first time. It's odd. Not sure how I felt about it.

I love Dazed, Army of Darkness and especially Reservoir Dogs.
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Post by: Kete on April 16, 2012, 09:40:41 AM
I just watched 12 Monkeys yesterday for the first time. It's odd. Not sure how I felt about it.

Is it sticking with you?  Do you keep thinking about it?  I love it when a movie does that to me.
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Post by: MontyServo on April 16, 2012, 09:43:55 AM
12 Monkeys was also on my list at #24.  Brad Pitt shines in this, although he was given a really good role to play.
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Post by: Kete on April 16, 2012, 09:55:51 AM
I forgot about Trainspotting.  I used a wikipedia list of 90's movies that was horribly incomplete.
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Post by: Nunyerbiz on April 16, 2012, 10:52:09 AM
I didn't make a list for this one... knew it would have been more work than fun... and my first draft would have been 8 movies that actually came out in the 2000s.... and 5 that actually came out in the 80s... then I would have been cursing at all the ones that I forgot as the final compiled list was announced... but yea... anyways...

Cool as Ice is truly fucking magnificent. Not in an ironic way, but as legitimate entertainment. I was in high school when it came out, everybody knew the Vanilla Ice fad had run it's course... and everybody knew this was going to be a glorious trainwreck. There was a group of 4-5 of us that saw it in the theater opening weekend and we still talk about the lulz to this day... 20+ years later. The best unintentional comedy ever made... you can't riff it... as I promise you would be less intentionally funny than Mr.VanWinkle was unintentionally.... and if that doesn't make it one of the best movies of the 90s.. then piss up a rope you damn stick-in-the-mud! I would have kicked my self if I had submitted a list and forgotten to include somewhere in the top 10.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 16, 2012, 11:02:40 AM
I didn't make a list for this one... knew it would have been more work than fun... and my first draft would have been 8 movies that actually came out in the 2000s.... and 5 that actually came out in the 80s... then I would have been cursing at all the ones that I forgot as the final compiled list was announced... but yea... anyways...

Cool as Ice is truly fucking magnificent. Not in an ironic way, but as legitimate entertainment. I was in high school when it came out, everybody knew the Vanilla Ice fad had run it's course... and everybody knew this was going to be a glorious trainwreck. There was a group of 4-5 of us that saw it in the theater opening weekend and we still talk about the lulz to this day... 20+ years later. The best unintentional comedy ever made... you can't riff it... as I promise you would be less intentionally funny than Mr.VanWinkle was unintentionally.... and if that doesn't make it one of the best movies of the 90s.. then piss up a rope you damn stick-in-the-mud! I would have kicked my self if I had submitted a list and forgotten to include somewhere in the top 10.

You unironically wrote "lulz", therefore your opinion is invalid.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 16, 2012, 11:04:24 AM
Everyone has one special thing.

#27 - Boogie Nights

(http://i.imgur.com/RghR4.jpg)

(97 Points) 5 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #3 Artie / wurwolf

Plot Summary - Everyone is born with a special thing, and Eddie Adams, with his mountains of "assets" storm to take the world of pornographic movies. Things get ugly, but the success of drug and destruction. Dirk clean up and top back? Amber see her son? Rollergirl take off her skates? !

Release Date - October 10th 1997

Domestic Gross - $26,400,640

http://www.youtube.com/v/oDZ9tl43SXU?

Trivia fact! Leonardo DiCaprio was originally offered the role of Dirk Diggler. He liked the screenplay but turned it down because he had already signed on to do Titanic. However, it was DiCaprio who suggested Mark Wahlberg for the role.
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Post by: MontyServo on April 16, 2012, 11:09:01 AM
#27 - Boogie Nights
(97 Points) 5 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #3 Artie / wurwolf

And number 4 on my list.  A spectacular, almost epic, film with fantastic performances all around.  Just love this movie.  Also perhaps the best soundtrack of the decade.  Perfect songs used throughout.
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Post by: Kete on April 16, 2012, 11:10:09 AM
Rollergirl
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Post by: wurwolf on April 16, 2012, 11:18:02 AM
Best part of Boogie Nights for me? John C. Reilly dancing his ass off in the sound booth while Dirk Diggler sings the Transformers theme song.
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Post by: Nunyerbiz on April 16, 2012, 11:30:10 AM
You unironically wrote "lulz", therefore your opinion is invalid.

I'm sure my opinion was invalid long before that... but thanks for noticing my unirony!

mmmmmmm rollergirl... Boogie Nights is great... it's like Walhberg sold his soul to the devil... "Let me be a good actor this one time and then take it all away... I'm sure I can still ride the coattails for the next two decades!!!!"
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Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on April 16, 2012, 11:34:03 AM
I loved Trainspotting, but it didn't make my top 25.  Figures that the MPAA would cut a scene that shows a woman having pleasure.  Have you guys ever seen Young Adam?  Another good Ewan McGregor movie.  Given a NC-17 for sex scenes, I think mostly because he pleasures Tilda Swinton.  What a bunch of crock.

Didn't care for American Beauty.

Loved Dazed and Confused still do, that's why I had it at number 1.  And the South Park movie.  My mom loved that movie too, she would sit and watch it with me.  That's why I can't stand the old fuddy duddys that pinch up their faces at the language.

And Boogie Nights, excellent!  I had it on mine, but really didn't know if the movie was that well liked.
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 16, 2012, 11:49:03 AM
Boogie Nights is one of those movies I keep forgetting that I really, really like. It's an excellent film that has a rather amazing cast (random note: much as I have a general distaste for Family Guys theses days and also totally love Phillip Seymour Hoffman, I'm constantly using the line "That fat guy from Boogie Nights" in situations that call/don't call for it).

Really should watch Magnolia sometime, now that I think of it.
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Post by: Compound on April 16, 2012, 02:07:56 PM
And to think the South Park movie came out only 2 months after Columbine. I imagine there was an uproar about the movie because of that, right (I'm just a young'in here)

No, like others mentioned The Matrix took a lot of flack, as did  1995's The Basketball Diaries, due to a scene where DiCaprio shoots up a schoolroom. The connection you're making to South Park probably comes from Matt Stone's presence in Bowling for Columbine. 
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Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on April 16, 2012, 02:53:28 PM
And to think the South Park movie came out only 2 months after Columbine. I imagine there was an uproar about the movie because of that, right (I'm just a young'in here)

No, like others mentioned The Matrix took a lot of flack, as did  1995's The Basketball Diaries, due to a scene where DiCaprio shoots up a schoolroom. The connection you're making to South Park probably comes from Matt Stone's presence in Bowling for Columbine. 

Probably so.  Love Bowling for Columbine and Michael Moore's point that bowiling could be blamed for the shooting as much as anything else.

What I remember about this time is the witchhunt of Marilyn Manson.  People still love to blame him for all the world's woes.
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 16, 2012, 03:15:15 PM
And to think the South Park movie came out only 2 months after Columbine. I imagine there was an uproar about the movie because of that, right (I'm just a young'in here)

No, like others mentioned The Matrix took a lot of flack, as did  1995's The Basketball Diaries, due to a scene where DiCaprio shoots up a schoolroom. The connection you're making to South Park probably comes from Matt Stone's presence in Bowling for Columbine. 

Probably so.  Love Bowling for Columbine and Michael Moore's point that bowiling could be blamed for the shooting as much as anything else.

What I remember about this time is the witchhunt of Marilyn Manson.  People still love to blame him for all the world's woes.

People are always quite misguided when it comes to assigning blame for tragedies. Just the usual knee-jerk reaction that eventually blows over once everyone (or at least most people) finally wise up and act sensible again.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 16, 2012, 03:25:42 PM
Let's end today on a happy note, shall we?

Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire.

#26 - Schindler's List

(http://i.imgur.com/wrrnU.jpg)

(98 Points) 5 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #1 Artie

Plot Summary - The true story of Czech born Oskar Schindler, a businessman who tried to make his fortune during the Second World War by exploiting cheap Jewish labour, but ended up penniless having saved over 1000 Polish Jews from almost certain death during the holocaust.

Release Date - December 15th 1993

Domestic Gross - $96,065,768

http://www.youtube.com/v/dwfIf1WMhgc


Trivia fact! Billy Wilder contributed to the first draft of the screenplay. Wilder had many relatives who died in the Holocaust, and tried to convince Steven Spielberg to let him direct the film. Spielberg was already prepared to shoot the film in Poland, and turned it down.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 16, 2012, 04:46:03 PM
Dagnabbit.  Just realised I have an assignment tomorrow night along with work during the day.  I'll have time to continue the LOC, which I've got a bunch in reserve for, but the supplemental will be pushed back a day while I finish up on it.  Probably at work.
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Post by: Starman! on April 16, 2012, 04:48:24 PM
Schindler's List is excellent, obviously.

No, like others mentioned The Matrix took a lot of flack, as did  1995's The Basketball Diaries, due to a scene where DiCaprio shoots up a schoolroom. The connection you're making to South Park probably comes from Matt Stone's presence in Bowling for Columbine. 

Yeah, probably. I still need to see The Basketball Diaries, I forgot about that one.
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Post by: Starman! on April 16, 2012, 05:00:05 PM
I just watched 12 Monkeys yesterday for the first time. It's odd. Not sure how I felt about it.

Is it sticking with you?  Do you keep thinking about it?  I love it when a movie does that to me.

A little bit. Not as much as you'd think though.
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Post by: MightyJack on April 16, 2012, 09:14:58 PM
Nothing from my list here. I know people loved it, but I loathed Dazed and Confused with a passion. Schindler's didn't make my list but I thought it was a great movie
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 17, 2012, 11:28:06 AM
All the world's a stage...

#25 - The Truman Show

(http://i.imgur.com/rl0da.jpg)

(99 Points) 5 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #1 Blue Raja

Plot Summary - The Truman Burbankis his happy life. He is a successful businessman, he has a beautiful wife and many friends. Truman, however, finds his life very repetitive. Being shot in fact every moment of his life, watching the hundreds of millions, and his world is limited in a small Hollywood movie set. Truman decided to follow his discovery, no matter how hard, how much of the pain.

Release Date - June 5th 1998

Domestic Gross - $125,618,201

http://www.youtube.com/v/c3gI9ms8Fdc?


Trivia fact! Dennis Hopper was originally cast as Christof, but walked off the set after his first day. Ed Harris replaced him.
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Post by: MontyServo on April 17, 2012, 11:31:16 AM
Loved The Truman Show, but it didn't make my final 25.  I haven't seen it since it was in theaters so it is overdue for a viewing.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 17, 2012, 11:53:24 AM
The Truman Show's pretty great, Im.  I know you're adamant about the kinds of films you don't want to watch, but Truman Show is much better than its star or premise would suggest.
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Post by: Invader_quirk on April 17, 2012, 11:55:28 AM
It's his loss. Truman Show is a masterpiece.
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Post by: MontyServo on April 17, 2012, 11:57:24 AM
I am intrigued by this "do not watch" list.  Are they films you have seen before and disliked, or films you refuse to watch for specific reasons?  And if so, what reasons?

Myself, I will give any sort of movie a gander if it doesn't sound too stupid.
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Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on April 17, 2012, 01:50:38 PM
I love the Truman Show, watched it again recently, still holds up good.  It was also in my top 25.

I've found many people I know put it down because of Jim Carey, they don't like him.  I do, think he's a good actor.  Recently saw "I love you Phillip Morris".  One of the best romantic comedies in years.  Of course the awesome Ewan McGregor didn't hurt matters...
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Post by: Asbestos Bill on April 17, 2012, 01:54:32 PM
I love the Truman Show, watched it again recently, still holds up good.  It was also in my top 25.

I've found many people I know put it down because of Jim Carey, they don't like him.  I do, think he's a good actor.  Recently saw "I love you Phillip Morris".  One of the best romantic comedies in years.  Of course the awesome Ewan McGregor didn't hurt matters...

ILYPM was good. I was personally hoping that it would focus more on the con-man aspects rather than the romance, so I was a bit disappointed. But it was good.

And, yeah, Jim Carey is good too, when he's under control. He's great in Eternal Sunshine.
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 17, 2012, 02:12:59 PM
I love the Truman Show, watched it again recently, still holds up good.  It was also in my top 25.

I've found many people I know put it down because of Jim Carey, they don't like him.  I do, think he's a good actor.  Recently saw "I love you Phillip Morris".  One of the best romantic comedies in years.  Of course the awesome Ewan McGregor didn't hurt matters...

ILYPM was good. I was personally hoping that it would focus more on the con-man aspects rather than the romance, so I was a bit disappointed. But it was good.

And, yeah, Jim Carey is good too, when he's under control. He's great in Eternal Sunshine.

The trouble with Jim Carey is that everyone seems to have confused how is career has gone with Mike Myers or Adam Sandler (I blame The Grinch, which is actually pretty enjoyable). Carey does go too crazy sometimes and has been in more than his fair share of lame projects, but he still strikes gold when he gets the right stuff. Truman Show and Eternal Sunshine are great dramatic examples, and ILYPM is a perfect recent example (I actually liked that they stuck more to the romance for this one, simply because that seemed a bit more interesting on a character level. And also because of how faux-dark the ending got).
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Post by: Nunyerbiz on April 17, 2012, 02:27:48 PM
I didn't think The Grinch was awful... it wasn't Cat in the Hat for goodness sake... but I saw it once and never felt compelled to revisit it.

Truman Show is another really good one... think I still have the VHS in a box somewhere.
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Post by: Coragale on April 17, 2012, 02:46:31 PM
If you pay attention, you can get the number 23 out of anything Jim Carey does.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 17, 2012, 02:52:19 PM
The monster movie that breaks new ground.

#24 - Tremors

(http://i.imgur.com/KhFm9.jpg)

(101 Points) 7 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #1 gojikranz

Plot Summary - The small town is becoming noticed a strange creature, which selected one by one. However, this is what is biology, where is it? At the same time, the work of seismologists in the region, she detected tremors. Organisms live in the ground, and pop-up "without warning. Trapped in their town, the town folk have no escape

Release Date - January 19th 1990

Domestic Gross -  $16,667,084

http://www.youtube.com/v/liJfZvXdiTE?


Trivia fact! Although Tremors was not a big hit during its theatrical run, the film became a runaway smash in the home video market, and ultimately tripled its original box office gross with VHS sales and rentals.
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Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on April 17, 2012, 03:00:09 PM
Tremors!  My number 2.  Also enjoy the sequels.  Good fun.
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Post by: Darth Geek on April 17, 2012, 03:02:06 PM

#24 - Tremors

D'oh! Finally one I wish I had included on my list.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 17, 2012, 03:22:52 PM
Work Sucks.

#23 - Office Space

(http://i.imgur.com/Mzxh3.jpg)

(103 Points) 8 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #3 goflyblind

Plot Summary - Peter Gibbons, due to the recommendations of the hypnotic, determined not to go to work at the same time, his company is layoffs. When layoffs affect his two best friends, they conspire types of viruses, misappropriation of company money to their accounts.

Release Date - February 19th 1999

Domestic Gross -   $10,827,810

http://www.youtube.com/v/_IwzZYRejZQ


Trivia fact! The iconic red stapler coveted by Milton was created for the film by the prop department. They needed a bright enough color to be seen on film and chose red. After the film was released, Swingline began to receive requests from customers for red staplers. Having stopped offering red a number of years before, they made the decision to start offering the color once more. 
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 17, 2012, 03:51:14 PM
Off the record, on the QT, and very hush-hush...

#22 - L.A. Confidential

(http://i.imgur.com/tUFx6.jpg)

(107 Points) 6 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #1 Compound

Plot Summary - In three of the corruption and brutality of the Los Angeles police force in the 1950s detective uses a different method, found in the lush tough film noir crime films pay tribute to the conspiracy behind all night dining patrons shotgun homicide. Based on the multi-storey James Ellroy novel.

Release Date - September 19th 1997

Domestic Gross -   $64,616,940

http://www.youtube.com/v/5nnFof4KpKY?


Trivia fact! In preparation, Curtis Hanson showed his cast and crew Kiss Me Deadly, Bad Influence, The Killing, The Bad and the Beautiful, In a Lonely Place, Private Hell 36 and The Lineup.   Which you should all see, because they're all great films.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 17, 2012, 03:51:40 PM
Life's greatest adventure is finding your place in the Circle of Life

#21 - The Lion King

(http://i.imgur.com/zsxmN.jpg)

(112 Points) 9 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #1 Pak-Man

Plot Summary - A young lion prince is born in Africa, so that the throne of his uncle Scar the second line. Scar plots with the hyenas to kill King Mufasa and Prince Simba, so that their king. King was killed and Simba is led to scar think this is his fault, so fled the kingdom in shame. He was persuaded to return home after years in exile to overthrow the usurper, and claimed to own thus completing the "Circle of Life in the country.

Release Date - June 15th 1994

Domestic Gross - $422,783,777

http://www.youtube.com/v/f0fReuRs890


Trivia fact! The first Disney cartoon to be dubbed into Zulu for its African release.
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Post by: MontyServo on April 17, 2012, 03:55:10 PM
#22 - L.A. Confidential
(107 Points) 6 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #1 Compound

Number 2 on my list.  Simply outstanding and was totally robbed at Oscar time by Titanic.
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 17, 2012, 04:05:21 PM
You just invalidated anything else in that post with this clause:

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The Grinch, which is actually pretty enjoyable

I was just as shocked as anyone. Wouldn't call it great, yeah, but it's a far cry from the reputation it gets.

The monster movie that breaks new ground.

#24 - Tremors

(101 Points) 7 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #1 gojikranz

Ah, this is nice to see. One of those movies I never get tired of, it's pretty much the perfect creature feature horror/comedy. Everything about it works wonders. It's also a bit of a marvel that the sequels are as good as they are (for real: Aftershocks I like nearly as much as the first, and three and four have more than their fair share of charm. The TV series was also pretty good as well, if tragically cut short).
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Post by: wurwolf on April 17, 2012, 05:17:05 PM
I liked  The Grinch, but only because the Grinch shared so many mannerisms with my late stepfather.
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Post by: Tripe on April 17, 2012, 05:19:21 PM
Not to mention the green furry pelt.
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Post by: Darth Geek on April 17, 2012, 06:04:15 PM

Trivia fact! The iconic red stapler coveted by Milton was created for the film by the prop department. They needed a bright enough color to be seen on film and chose red. After the film was released, Swingline began to receive requests from customers for red staplers. Having stopped offering red a number of years before, they made the decision to start offering the color once more. 
I've seen those. The problem is, they don't actually look like the prop from the movie. Yet they are sold as if they are identical, and are more expensive than the other ones.
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Post by: Starman! on April 17, 2012, 06:06:04 PM
...I kinda liked The Grinch...

Random fact: I had a birthday party when I was 8 at the movies and we saw The Cat in the Hat. Big mistake.
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Post by: Darth Geek on April 17, 2012, 06:09:32 PM
The only parts about the Grinch that really work are all the stuff they directly took from the book and the animated cartoon, and the makeup. It was all the stuff they added that fucked it up. So had they done this as a short, it would have been much better. Hell, I said it years ago, if they want to do Seuss adaptations, make it an anthology.
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Post by: wurwolf on April 17, 2012, 06:22:01 PM
Office Space is one of those movies I'm supposed to love but instead it just fills me with crushing ennui.
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Post by: ScottotD on April 17, 2012, 06:55:49 PM
The only parts about the Grinch that really work are all the stuff they directly took from the book and the animated cartoon, and the makeup. It was all the stuff they added that fucked it up. So had they done this as a short, it would have been much better. Hell, I said it years ago, if they want to do Seuss adaptations, make it an anthology.

You didn't like Horton Hears a Who or The Lorax?
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Post by: Darth Geek on April 17, 2012, 07:29:12 PM
The only parts about the Grinch that really work are all the stuff they directly took from the book and the animated cartoon, and the makeup. It was all the stuff they added that fucked it up. So had they done this as a short, it would have been much better. Hell, I said it years ago, if they want to do Seuss adaptations, make it an anthology.

You didn't like Horton Hears a Who or The Lorax?
Haven't seen either of them. They both looked aweful.
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Post by: ScottotD on April 17, 2012, 07:55:53 PM
The only parts about the Grinch that really work are all the stuff they directly took from the book and the animated cartoon, and the makeup. It was all the stuff they added that fucked it up. So had they done this as a short, it would have been much better. Hell, I said it years ago, if they want to do Seuss adaptations, make it an anthology.

You didn't like Horton Hears a Who or The Lorax?t
Haven't seen either of them. They both looked aweful.

I think Horton's the better of the two but they're both very sweet, funny and true to the books imo. 
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Post by: gojikranz on April 17, 2012, 07:59:26 PM
yessss tremors is brilliant.  i was a bit worried it wouldnt make it.  and yes the sequels(and prequel) are actually watchable still haven't gotten the tv show yet opinions?
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 17, 2012, 08:20:37 PM
The Truman Show is a great movie all around.  It's also a movie that sticks with you after watching, since I think we all have had that vain/paranoid fantasy that we are being watched and/or that this world was made especially for you.  A lot of people say that it predicted the reality TV boom (not before Real Life and I think it was close enough to the cusp that it wasn't that hard to see coming) but the interesting thing is that in a way it's almost antithetical in that the main character finds his fame terrifying and oppressive rather than chasing after it like a hungry whore-wolf (patent pending).  If anything it's more akin to what a lot of actors experience.  Intentional or not, did a better job on that subject than Papparazzi.  Then again, so did the Pirate Movie.

Tremors is definitely a fun movie and easy to watch, but it didn't make my list.  I just knew that for all it's fun, it didn't just grab me (see what I did there?) the right way for that.
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 17, 2012, 08:57:22 PM
The only parts about the Grinch that really work are all the stuff they directly took from the book and the animated cartoon, and the makeup. It was all the stuff they added that fucked it up. So had they done this as a short, it would have been much better. Hell, I said it years ago, if they want to do Seuss adaptations, make it an anthology.

You didn't like Horton Hears a Who or The Lorax?t
Haven't seen either of them. They both looked aweful.

I think Horton's the better of the two but they're both very sweet, funny and true to the books imo. 

Yeah, both of the modern animated Seuss movies are very enjoyable. Lorax spends a bit too much time slamming its message home loud and clear, but Horton is just wonderfully cute and fairly hilarious (and also featuring Jim Carrey, to loop the conversations back around). They're definitely worth checking out.

yessss tremors is brilliant.  i was a bit worried it wouldnt make it.  and yes the sequels(and prequel) are actually watchable still haven't gotten the tv show yet opinions?

Give the show a look, for sure. It suffers a bit from the effects budget, but it's got a lot of cool stories and generally feels like a Tremors show should. Also, a super-subdued Christopher Lloyd shows up for a few episodes and is awesome.
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Post by: MightyJack on April 17, 2012, 10:34:45 PM
I love Truman, and it does anticipate the reality fever to come. I remember a few critics at the time thinking it was kind of silly in a way, the idea that people would sit through all the mundane stuff that happens in a life. But now you have shows like Big Brother where they have webcams, and viewers do check in online an watch all that the mundane stuff hoping to see... something, I don't know what.

Tremors didn't make my 25 but it was on my honorable mentions.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 18, 2012, 05:17:23 AM
Though not quite as popular as the main list, the supplemental LOC (which will now be referred to as SLOC) nevertheless received 22 lists consisting of 67 unique titles.  Rather than present them as I would the regular LOC, I thought I'd make you read/skip a whole bunch of writing that's specious in its argument at best, outright lies at it's worst.

Most 90s Movies of the 1990s.

We remember the 90s.  Most of us grew up in it.  I was 9 when it began, 19 when it ended, and at the time, it seemed like a decade that really looked toward the future.  It turned its back on the rampant commercialism of the 80s, with its terrible music and terribler hairstyles and embraced truly revolutionary thoughts and ideas, like the INTERNET. 

Of course, that's all bollocks.  The 90s were just as much a product of their time as any other self-absorbed little decade was, one in which its fashions and ideas are gradually thrown away like spring cleaning until we found something else to distract us, such as in the case of the NEW MILLENIUM.  So, let's all take a trip through the SLOC and see just exactly what the movies were pre-occupied with in the 1990s.  Or you can just skip all of this and see the Top Ten at the very bottom.

One of the easier trends to spot in our SLOC is television.  Series that were popular enough in the 90s to get their own movie adaptation and firmly set themselves as a part that particular decade.  Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers (11) never enjoyed more success than upon its debut, as did the other entries Digimon: The Movie (25), A Goofy Movie (32), Beavis & Butthead Do America (46) and Mystery Science Theatre 3000: The Movie (51).

Video Games were a new inspiration to draw upon in the 90s and though there were a couple of releases in the 80s, the 90s saw the first direct "adaptation" of storylines from video games that a) failed to live up to the fans' of that series idea of what that film should be, and b) failed to live up to expectations of audiences' idea of what actually  constitutes a good film.  The SLOC features 2 adaptations in the lower depths, namely Double Dragon (26) and Super Mario Bros (22).  Sadly, neither Mortal Kombat or Streetfighter: The Movie appear, but can both considered as very much a part of the decade (though Mortal Kombat isn't bad).

Not just video games, but computing and especially the INTERNET had become a focus for certain areas of the film industry and this is also reflected in the SLOC.  Lawnmower Man (50) and its melty CGI-sex scene features, as does The Matrix (43) while some other choices feature computers as the mysterious and hard-to-figure deus ex machina, with nothing as blatant as Independence Day (10).  When a laptop can not only wirelessly interface with a giant alien armada supercomputer but then give it a virus, you know those non-terrestrials aren't using a Mac.  In a remarkable oversight, Disclosure does not feature on the list, combining as it does the sexually charged atmosphere of the influential Basic Instinct (34) with a truly astounding virtual reality sequence that's as out of place as Kevin Costner's accent and sense of direction in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (52).  However, the highest entry in the computers/INTERNET category belongs to the glorious Hackers (6).  In a decade where faded neon clothing, rollerblading, plaid, and Angelina Jolie were popular, Hackers is quintessentially 90s.

Clerks (4) is not only the remarkable debut of Kevin Smith, whose other films perhaps should appear but only Mallrats (20) makes it, but also looks to the rise of the independent film in the 90s.  They may or may not be culturally tied to the decade, but entries such as Dazed and Confused (16) and Living in Oblivion (30) point to the relevance of the "Independent Spirit" within the 90s.

Perhaps the most predominant component of what comprises a 90s film belonged to those of us who grew up in it and were somehow dubbed "Generation X."  It may be important to separate those films with teenagers in and those which are actually Generation X films.  Entries such as Scream (15), Wayne's World (8), Cool as Ice (9) and Clueless (5)  feature teenagers - or movie approximations of them - but are not Generation X films as they are not tied to the particular concerns of the decade.  They may be culturally tied to the 90s through music and fashion, but do not approach the kind of self-analysis that Generation X films tend to do.  In our SLOC, there are no less than three entries in the top ten that fall under the banner of a Generation X film:  Empire Records (7), Singles (3) and - by some way - Reality Bites (1).  Reality Bites is perhaps the most egregious offender of the three, directly addressing the analysis of its generation through the actions of the characters who utterly rejects the rise of the yuppie in the 80s and attempt to directly redefine Generation X as teenagers that are well read, unconcerned with material things and who also happen to be incredibly handsome/pretty in that I-don't-care-way.

Finally, there's Pulp Fiction (2).  What's perhaps the most interesting thing about Pulp Fiction is that though it merits inclusion on the SLOC, it does have any particular cultural ties to the 90s.  The influences for Pulp Fiction are the crime movies from the 60s and 70s, as are its fashions and music, but because the film was so successful, it became a defining influence itself, spawning dozens of knock-offs and parodies.  This is why it's a 90s film, not because of its cultural relevance, but because the film itself became a touchstone for other films of the decade.

People skipping text can now look below for the top ten:

1. Reality Bites: 26 points.
2. Pulp Fiction: 18 points.
3. Singles: 17 points.
4. Clerks: 16 points.
5. Clueless: 14 points.
6. Hackers: 13 points.
7. Empire Records: 12 points.
8. Wayne's World: 11 points.
9. Cool as Ice: 9 points.
10.  Independence Day: 9 points.
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Post by: Darth Geek on April 18, 2012, 05:32:30 AM
 :clap: :clap: Great writeup on the "Most 90s" list.
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Post by: MontyServo on April 18, 2012, 07:07:52 AM
Let me just say that Reality Bites is an awful film.  One of the worst ever made.  Sindle-handedly responsible for my utter hatred of Ben Stiller, Ethan Hawke, Winona Ryder and Janeane Garafalo.

I despise that movie.

The soundtrack album isn't too bad though.
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Post by: MontyServo on April 18, 2012, 07:10:37 AM
By the way, my top 5 Most '90s:

1 - Pulp Fiction
2 - Clerks
3 - The Matrix
4 - Natural Born Killers
5 - Run Lola Run
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Post by: ScottotD on April 18, 2012, 07:17:41 AM
Reality Bites was first in my list (I forgot the rest but I know House Party 2 and NBK featured) it's my generation's The Big Chill imo ...but less awful obviously because it's not about fucking 'Boomers
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Post by: Asbestos Bill on April 18, 2012, 07:25:29 AM
Man, where's We're Back: A Dinosaur Story? That movie had animated dancing dinosaurs, backwards caps, and cereal—cereal as a plot point.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 18, 2012, 07:25:46 AM
My most 90's movies:

1. Cool as Ice (specifically most 90-92)
2. Pulp Fiction
3. Independence Day
4. Scream
5. Twister (remember the brief disaster movie boom of the 90's?  If you don't, there's a good reason).
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Post by: MontyServo on April 18, 2012, 07:26:54 AM
I am of the same generation as the characters (and actors) in Reality Bites.  And that film drove me crazy with all their whiny ass bullshit.

Sorry, but that film is just...   :grr:  :grr:  :grr:
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Post by: Kete on April 18, 2012, 07:29:22 AM
My list:

1   Goldeneye
2   Singles
3   T2
4   Clerks
5   Hackers

I picked Goldeneye as number 1 because one of the most important events in the 90s was the end of the USSR.  This was the first James Bond movie to follow this event, and one of the first in the spy genre to figure out how to make movies in the post-communist world.  Plus, the movie spawned one of the most influential video games of the 90s.  I can't begin to imagine how much time I spent playing this game with friends in the 90s.
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Post by: ColeStratton on April 18, 2012, 07:33:29 AM
I dig the Reality Bites soundtrack, especially the World Party and The Indians tracks.

My most 90's:
1.   Singles
2.   Empire Records
3.   Clueless
4.   Can’t Hardly Wait
5.     Mallrats

I saw Singles the same day I saw The Last of the Mohicans in the theater. So I very closely associate those movies with each other -- a day full of scalping and Paul Westerberg!
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 18, 2012, 07:35:23 AM
Man, where's We're Back: A Dinosaur Story? That movie had animated dancing dinosaurs, backwards caps, and cereal—cereal as a plot point.

Number 13.  I was going to pair it with Space Jam at number 12, but the writing was already getting too long.
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Post by: Darth Geek on April 18, 2012, 07:42:22 AM
I narrowed my list down quite a bit, but just couldn't get less than this. These each represent something specific to 90s movies and their trends.

Movies that best represent the 90s:

Independance Day (the Roland Emmerick distaster film, also Will Smith's rise as blockbuster king)
Clerks (the rise of the independant little film)
Batman & Robin (the worst of the worst of the 90s superhero movies)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (the 90s gave rise to movie "riffing". You've probably never heard of it.)
Scream (Started the self referential phase of horror movies in the 90s)
Jingle All the Way (the pussification of Arnold Schwarzennegger in the 90s)
Home Alone (started the kids and gadgets and slapstick trend in the 90s)
Wild Wild West (the overblown nonsensical blockbuster, so bad not even Will Smith can save it)
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 18, 2012, 08:33:11 AM
Hey, that's a nice write-up there. And I honestly can't say for sure if Cool as Ice's little numbering error was intentional or just another instance of this site not liking 8 between ().

Anywho, here's my list. Guess I wasn't alone with how I felt about Reality Bites:

1. Reality Bites (1994) - Base explained this one pretty well. I actually quite like this movie, vintage Stiller and all. Though I don't like who Ryder chose at the end (she's better than that)
2. CB4 (1993) - Can't forget the rap movement of the 90s now can we? Big shift from the parachute pants to the gangsters here, and this is a very comedy that spoofs it pretty well.
3. Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace (1999) - It's like I said before: this movie is all the broken dreams and lost hopes the end of the decade, century, and millennium all had in common.
4. The Rock (1996) - Pretty much the standard style for a 90s action movie (I would've put Die Hard with a Vengeance here, but that made my regular list)
5. Point of No Return (1993) - Similar to the above, though this one was more in technical style, especially that strange, irritating soft lighting over a gritty texture that this decade couldn't get enough of. This is also a pretty bad movie that I don't like, but it still fit.
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Post by: Coragale on April 18, 2012, 09:12:47 AM
Here's my supplemental. I'm kind of surprised by the things you guys consider 90's. Personally, I think you're way off base.

1. We’re Back: A Dinosaur’s Story
2. Digimon: The Movie
3. A Goofy Movie
4. Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers
5. Space Jam
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Post by: Kete on April 18, 2012, 09:40:00 AM
I'm kind of surprised by the things you guys consider 90's. Personally, I think you're way off base.

1. We’re Back: A Dinosaur’s Story

 ;)
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Post by: Asbestos Bill on April 18, 2012, 11:13:19 AM
I'm kind of surprised by the things you guys consider 90's. Personally, I think you're way off base.

1. We’re Back: A Dinosaur’s Story

 ;)

^ I don't know what this implies...
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Post by: Darth Geek on April 18, 2012, 11:25:17 AM
I'm kind of surprised by the things you guys consider 90's. Personally, I think you're way off base.

1. We’re Back: A Dinosaur’s Story

 ;)

^ I don't know what this implies...
I think he's hitting on you.
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Post by: Coragale on April 18, 2012, 11:30:02 AM
I'm kind of surprised by the things you guys consider 90's. Personally, I think you're way off base.

1. We’re Back: A Dinosaur’s Story

 ;)

^ I don't know what this implies...
I think he's hitting on you.

You mean me? If so, I respectfully decline. I've seen enough Dateline NBC to know that he's probably a 30 something man.
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Post by: wurwolf on April 18, 2012, 11:31:09 AM
You should be so lucky. Kete's a cutie.
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Post by: Coragale on April 18, 2012, 11:57:05 AM
Well, alright. If you insist.

(http://i.imgur.com/B6ltd.jpg)
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Post by: a pretty girl is like on April 18, 2012, 01:10:58 PM
Here's my supplemental.  I picked these as the ones that best typify the 90s versions of their respective genres.

Sleepless in Seattle
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Jurassic Park
Speed


And lastly there's Pulp Fiction which became a genre unto itself.
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Post by: gojikranz on April 18, 2012, 01:59:39 PM
1. Reality Bites (1994) - Base explained this one pretty well. I actually quite like this movie, vintage Stiller and all. Though I don't like who Ryder chose at the end (she's better than that)

agreed, i think thats a bit of how we've grown as society that we no longer root for ethan hawke to get her.  i much preferred ben stillers character in the movie and was hoping he would get her.

I had space jam for my kids movie of the 90s.  that movie was huge kind of crazy when you think about how insane it is.
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Post by: MontyServo on April 18, 2012, 02:17:58 PM
1. Reality Bites (1994) - Base explained this one pretty well. I actually quite like this movie, vintage Stiller and all. Though I don't like who Ryder chose at the end (she's better than that)

agreed, i think thats a bit of how we've grown as society that we no longer root for ethan hawke to get her.  i much preferred ben stillers character in the movie and was hoping he would get her.


Who was rooting for Hawke's character ever?  She should have spurned both of them at the end.  How refreshing it would be for one of these contrived love triangles in a movie end with neither guy getting the girl.
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Post by: Asbestos Bill on April 18, 2012, 02:22:52 PM
1. Reality Bites (1994) - Base explained this one pretty well. I actually quite like this movie, vintage Stiller and all. Though I don't like who Ryder chose at the end (she's better than that)

agreed, i think thats a bit of how we've grown as society that we no longer root for ethan hawke to get her.  i much preferred ben stillers character in the movie and was hoping he would get her.


Who was rooting for Hawke's character ever?  She should have spurned both of them at the end.  How refreshing it would be for one of these contrived love triangles in a movie end with neither guy getting the girl.

I haven't seen the movie, but that should happen at least once.
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Post by: Kete on April 18, 2012, 03:23:38 PM
I'm kind of surprised by the things you guys consider 90's. Personally, I think you're way off base.

1. We’re Back: A Dinosaur’s Story

 ;)

^ I don't know what this implies...


Sorry that wasn't more clear.  I just thought it was funny that a movie about Dinosaurs is a quintessential 90s movie.
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Post by: Starman! on April 18, 2012, 05:38:32 PM
I never liked Empire Records. It's a premise that I love, but that movie is just annoying.

My top 5:

1. Clerks
2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
3. Clueless
4. Singles
5. The Matrix

Or something like that. Honorable mentions are Mallrats and Chasing Amy.
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Post by: ScottotD on April 18, 2012, 07:12:53 PM
1. Reality Bites (1994) - Base explained this one pretty well. I actually quite like this movie, vintage Stiller and all. Though I don't like who Ryder chose at the end (she's better than that)

agreed, i think thats a bit of how we've grown as society that we no longer root for ethan hawke to get her.  i much preferred ben stillers character in the movie and was hoping he would get her.

Really?  I thought Stiller's character was worse than Ethan Hawkes
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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on April 18, 2012, 07:44:36 PM
Let's end today on a happy note, shall we?

Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire.

#26 - Schindler's List

(http://i.imgur.com/wrrnU.jpg)

(98 Points) 5 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #1 Artie

Plot Summary - The true story of Czech born Oskar Schindler, a businessman who tried to make his fortune during the Second World War by exploiting cheap Jewish labour, but ended up penniless having saved over 1000 Polish Jews from almost certain death during the holocaust.

Release Date - December 15th 1993

Domestic Gross - $96,065,768

http://www.youtube.com/v/dwfIf1WMhgc


Trivia fact! Billy Wilder contributed to the first draft of the screenplay. Wilder had many relatives who died in the Holocaust, and tried to convince Steven Spielberg to let him direct the film. Spielberg was already prepared to shoot the film in Poland, and turned it down.

I did not know that,you learn something new every day.
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Post by: MightyJack on April 18, 2012, 09:18:58 PM
My Supplemental 5 was
1.   Clueless
2.   Singles
3.   Reality Bites
4.   Office Space
5.   Party Girl


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Post by: gojikranz on April 19, 2012, 01:24:30 AM
maybe im just a yuppie at heart.  with my trendy record collection and unemployed state.  egads...
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 19, 2012, 05:01:55 AM
Every year Hollywood makes hundreds of movies. This is one of them

#20 - Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie

(http://i.imgur.com/fOUwk.jpg)

(113 Points) 8 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #1 pegaso220379

Plot Summary - The evil scientist Dr. Clayton Forrester Mike Nelson and two robots locked in the spacecraft to watch the terrible low-budget movies, he conquered part of the plan of the world. He expects 1954 "This Island Earth" and driving them crazy intentions. However, three of them laughed, and the interesting comments of every scene and dialogue, has a good time, instead of Dr. Forrester's ambitious plan does not work.

Release Date - April 19th 1996

Domestic Gross - $1,007,306

http://www.youtube.com/v/D5zqzDpriZk


Trivia fact! The German version of MST3K was translated by the German TV comedian Oliver Kalkofe. Many jokes were changed to jokes about German tv shows and stars. Kalkofe even added some new jokes.
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Post by: Pak-Man on April 19, 2012, 05:05:32 AM
Well there's a movie I feel like I should have remembered...
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 19, 2012, 05:15:34 AM
"Into the Weenie-mobile.  Weenie-Man away!"

MST3k: the Movie is pretty good, but it didn't quite make my list.  Close, but not quite.  Maybe if the host segments were better...

But that movie has a ton of laugh lines.

"Suddenly, I have a refreshing mint flavour."
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Post by: CJones on April 19, 2012, 06:19:03 AM
Oddly, MST3K:The Movie didn't even occur to me.

Also, I note that today is the anniversary of it's release. 
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 19, 2012, 06:23:06 AM
You Are Not Forgiven.

#19 - Unforgiven

(http://i.imgur.com/CEr0K.jpg)

(114 Points) 5 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #1 a pretty girl is like

Plot Summary - Big whiskey town, is perfectly normal for people to try to quiet life. Cowboy trying to make a living. Sheriff "Little Bill", trying to build a house, and maintained a strict order. The town prostitutes just trying to get a few cowboys in by.Then cut a prostitute. Are not satisfied with the Bill of justice, the prostitutes wear cowboy bounty reward to attract Schofield Kid "as a young gun billing, and aging killer William Munny. His young wife, the munny reform, and has improved crops and two children in peace. But his wife is gone. The farm life is difficult. Munny is no good. So he put his old partner, Ned, saddles his deliberately making things difficult nag, and ride to kill more time, the line between the vague heroic spirit and evil, between man and myth.

Release Date - August 7th 1992

Domestic Gross - $101,157,447

http://www.youtube.com/v/XDAXGILEdro


Trivia fact! Only the third western to ever win the Best Picture Oscar. The other two being Dances with Wolves and Cimarron. 
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Post by: wurwolf on April 19, 2012, 06:31:40 AM
I remember seeing Unforgiven in the theaters. I was excited to think that Clint Eastwood was returning to westerns. I don't remember what the movie was about at all, but I remember being extremely disappointed. I don't know if anything actually happened in that movie.

Also I am ashamed to say I forgot about the MST3k movie.  :-[
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Post by: wurwolf on April 19, 2012, 06:34:23 AM
Cowboys are stupid.

I can't agree with a blanket statement like that. I just thought that movie was stupid.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 19, 2012, 06:46:55 AM
Cowboys are stupid.

I can't agree with a blanket statement like that. I just thought that movie was stupid.

Never saw it. I remember a friend telling me in high school how much he liked it, and as he was talking excitedly about it, trying to "sell" it to me, everything he said about it made me want to see it even less.  I just don't like cowboy movies, regardless of the individual cowboy's intelligence.

Was there a particular movie that made you hate the genre or is it the idea of cowboys in general?
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 19, 2012, 06:48:24 AM
Cowboys are stupid.

I can't agree with a blanket statement like that. I just thought that movie was stupid.

Never saw it. I remember a friend telling me in high school how much he liked it, and as he was talking excitedly about it, trying to "sell" it to me, everything he said about it made me want to see it even less.  I just don't like cowboy movies, regardless of the individual cowboy's intelligence.

The Trigonometry Kid respects your opinion.

I love Unforgiven, but it is a movie that improves with the knowledge of the myth of Clint Eastwood, since it's sort of a de-mythologying (not a word) of the Sergio Leone westerns, while celebrating them.
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Post by: Darth Geek on April 19, 2012, 07:39:01 AM

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie

Domestic Gross - $1,007,306

That is just so sad.
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Post by: Darth Geek on April 19, 2012, 07:45:37 AM
See, I don't see actual cowboys in the timeperiod being the same as the modern conservative ignorant American redneck. Although I hate that they are treated so manly and tough when they solve all their problems with guns. I just find the time period so ungodly BORING. I don't care about horses (and I don't think horses are beautiful animals). The only technology they have at the time was guns (which they use like hammers to solve all their problems with) and trains, which I just don't care about either. I just don't care about any of their problems, since most of them are caused by assholes being assholes because their is not modern society and barely any laws to keep them from doing so.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 19, 2012, 08:02:33 AM
God Bless Us Everyone.

#18 - The Muppet Christmas Carol

(http://i.imgur.com/ItMSC.jpg)

(117 Points) 6 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #1 @ScottOTD / mrbasehart

Plot Summary - Dickens' Ebenezer miser miser remarkable retelling of the classic story. He is responsible for his despicable Christmas past, present and future of the ghost is held during the night visits.

Release Date - December 11th 1992

Domestic Gross - $27,281,507

http://www.youtube.com/v/eemnf-0sGpQ?


Trivia fact! The song "When Love Is Gone" was originally dropped from the theatrical release because Disney thought it would be too sad for young children. This led to an obvious edit in the scene it's supposed to be in and may cause some confusion to Scrooge, Gonzo & Rizzo's reactions. The scene was restored in the VHS and laser discs releases. However, it isn't used in TV airings of the movie and the first DVD release. It's available on the 10th anniversary edition DVD, but only if on full screen presentation.
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Post by: Invader_quirk on April 19, 2012, 08:05:22 AM
Trivia fact! The song "When Love Is Gone" was originally dropped from the theatrical release because Disney thought it would be too sad for young children. This led to an obvious edit in the scene it's supposed to be in and may cause some confusion to Scrooge, Gonzo & Rizzo's reactions. The scene was restored in the VHS and laser discs releases. However, it isn't used in TV airings of the movie and the first DVD release. It's available on the 10th anniversary edition DVD, but only if on full screen presentation.

That song didn't sadden me as a kid, but it did bore the hell out of me. I'm still not a huge fan of that particular song.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 19, 2012, 08:06:02 AM
Trivia fact! The song "When Love Is Gone" was originally dropped from the theatrical release because Disney thought it would be too sad for young children. This led to an obvious edit in the scene it's supposed to be in and may cause some confusion to Scrooge, Gonzo & Rizzo's reactions. The scene was restored in the VHS and laser discs releases. However, it isn't used in TV airings of the movie and the first DVD release. It's available on the 10th anniversary edition DVD, but only if on full screen presentation.

That song didn't sadden me as a kid, but it did bore the hell out of me. I'm still not a huge fan of that particular song.

Hey, look at that! A completely wrong opinion!
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Post by: Invader_quirk on April 19, 2012, 08:07:53 AM
Hey, look at that! A completely wrong opinion!

This is becoming so common, I'm starting to think you're not joking...
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Post by: Kete on April 19, 2012, 08:33:16 AM
This is what's happening in my head whenever I watch a Western movie:
http://www.youtube.com/v/G_sBOsh-vyI?version=3&hl=en_US
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 19, 2012, 09:03:15 AM
Hey, look at that! A completely wrong opinion!

This is becoming so common, I'm starting to think you're not joking...

I do disagree with you, but the manner in which I stated it was jokingly, of course.  If I were really taking this list seriously, then I'm pretty sure I would've gone off in a huff when I tallied the results together in the first place.  :)
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 19, 2012, 09:05:26 AM
The show has been cancelled... But the adventure is just beginning..

#17 - Galaxy Quest

(http://i.imgur.com/f92y8.jpg)

(119 Points) 9 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #4 Mrs. Dick Courier

Plot Summary - 18 years after their sci-fi adventure show "Galaxy Quest" was canceled, actors Jason Nesmith, Gwen DeMarco, Alexander Dane, Tommy Webber, Fred groups are emerging in the science fiction conventionand clothing and personality of the new store opened. They indulged in despair and each other's throats until after arrival as the Thermians called foreigners mistakenly believe that is the de facto program, the entire culture of the simulation around, taking into account the space in order to save them from genocide Sarris and his fleet.

Release Date - December 25th 1999

Domestic Gross - $71,583,916

http://www.youtube.com/v/VtHM77IRkus?

Trivia fact! In the Audio Commentary for "Star Trek (2009)", during the sequence where Kirk and Sulu are falling toward Vulcan without a parachute, Director J.J. Abrams says, "By the way, I think we've all gone on record as saying one of our favorite 'Trek' films is 'Galaxy Quest'. And this sequence is clearly an homage to Tony Shalhoub's great save in that film."
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 19, 2012, 09:05:53 AM
Just Because They Serve You... Doesn't Mean They Like You.

#16 - Clerks.

(http://i.imgur.com/rniEA.jpg)

(119 Points) 10 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #4 goflyblind

Plot Summary - Dante there three years ago, graduated from high school, the lights work in a small convenience store. While still enamored of his high school sweetheart Caitlin, he now has a long-suffering Veronica, serious relationship, he quit his job and began college. His best friend, Randall, who runs the video store next door, is dedicated to his job than Dante. Movie covers a busy work day

Release Date - October 19th 1994

Domestic Gross - $3,151,130

http://www.youtube.com/v/Mlfn5n-E2WE?

Trivia fact! Filmed at the same store in which director Kevin Smith was working at the time. As he was only allowed to film outside of business hours, and because bright enough lights couldn't be afforded, the plot included an explanation for the shutters being always down.
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Post by: Darth Geek on April 19, 2012, 09:12:14 AM
So glad to see Muppet Christmas Carol on there. Easily my favorite Christmas Carol adaptation, although Scrooged is great too.

And I know for a FACT that that damn "Love is Gone" song is on my DVD of the movie, because I have to fast forward through it EVERY DAMN TIME. The song taken on it's own isn't bad. Overly sappy, but that is kind of the point. It's just that it stops the whole movie dead for a few minutes!
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Post by: Invader_quirk on April 19, 2012, 09:34:01 AM
And I know for a FACT that that damn "Love is Gone" song is on my DVD of the movie, because I have to fast forward through it EVERY DAMN TIME. The song taken on it's own isn't bad. Overly sappy, but that is kind of the point. It's just that it stops the whole movie dead for a few minutes!

Yes, pretty much. It's not a bad song, but... It isn't catchy. It's repetitive. The lyrics aren't particularly profound or interesting in their wordplay... It doesn't enhance the story at all for me and, like DG said, stops the movie dead.
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Post by: Darth Geek on April 19, 2012, 09:41:50 AM
#18 - Galaxy Quest

(http://i.imgur.com/f92y8.jpg)
Good to see Galaxy Quest make it so high. It was definitely on my list.

And that is an crazy awesome poster!

I have the BluRay, but may not have checked out the commentary yet for Star Trek 2009, but I should. I love that quote.
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Post by: wurwolf on April 19, 2012, 09:49:26 AM
I literally remember absolutely nothing about Galaxy Quest, except that Tim Allen and Alan Rickman are in it, and that I went to see it on a date with APGIL before we were married.
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Post by: Darth Geek on April 19, 2012, 09:59:07 AM
I literally remember absolutely nothing about Galaxy Quest, except that Tim Allen and Alan Rickman are in it, and that I went to see it on a date with APGIL before we were married.
Oh definitely check it out again, then. It holds up very well.
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Post by: Coragale on April 19, 2012, 10:05:51 AM
Oi. so much to recap here...

Muppet Christmas Carol is the shit. Best adaptation of Christmas Carol, period. Been one of my favorites since I was a kid, probably because it was one of my aunt's favorite movies, and would sit us down to watch it, regardless of the time of year.

I may be alone in this, but I didn't particularly care for MST3k: The Movie. It didn't feel right to me, and just didn't seem as funny as their usual material.

I HAD COMPLETELY FORGOTTEN ABOUT GALAXY QUEST. Dammit. I remember enjoying it a lot, again, watching it at a relative's house a fair amount of times.

Clerks is unfortunately something I HAVEN'T seen, but really, really want to see.

Now that I think about it, most of these things I grew attached to before my angsty I-dislike-everything-I-previously-enjoyed phase. Glad that's over.
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 19, 2012, 10:20:48 AM
I keep meaning to watch Galaxy Quest, but also keep putting it off for whatever reason. I do need to ask, though, is it accessible to someone who's not a Star Trek fan? I've got nothing against the franchise or anything I've just seen absolutely none of it outside the newest movie. So I'm wondering how much of an in-joke that movie might be and how much might go over my head because of it.
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Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on April 19, 2012, 11:20:37 AM
Can't believe the MST movie didn't make it higher.

And Galaxy Quest does hold up very well, great cast, Tim Allen at his best.  And who can go wrong with Alan Rickman?

And I'm not a Star Trek fan.
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Post by: wurwolf on April 19, 2012, 11:22:52 AM
I do remember finding Galaxy Quest enjoyable. I just don't remember why.
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Post by: Kete on April 19, 2012, 11:26:32 AM
I remembered the MST3K movie, but I just had a hard time putting it on a list of great movies, when it is essentially just scenes from a really bad movie.  Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love it.  I just didn't think it belonged.  It's really its own thing.
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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on April 19, 2012, 11:39:11 AM
You Are Not Forgiven.

#19 - Unforgiven

(http://i.imgur.com/CEr0K.jpg)

(114 Points) 5 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #1 a pretty girl is like

Plot Summary - Big whiskey town, is perfectly normal for people to try to quiet life. Cowboy trying to make a living. Sheriff "Little Bill", trying to build a house, and maintained a strict order. The town prostitutes just trying to get a few cowboys in by.Then cut a prostitute. Are not satisfied with the Bill of justice, the prostitutes wear cowboy bounty reward to attract Schofield Kid "as a young gun billing, and aging killer William Munny. His young wife, the munny reform, and has improved crops and two children in peace. But his wife is gone. The farm life is difficult. Munny is no good. So he put his old partner, Ned, saddles his deliberately making things difficult nag, and ride to kill more time, the line between the vague heroic spirit and evil, between man and myth.

Release Date - August 7th 1992

Domestic Gross - $101,157,447

http://www.youtube.com/v/XDAXGILEdro


Trivia fact! Only the third western to ever win the Best Picture Oscar. The other two being Dances with Wolves and Cimarron. 

Yeah!  A western and a really good one at that.  There are few things I enjoy more then a good western.
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Post by: MontyServo on April 19, 2012, 11:46:57 AM
Galaxy Quest is the best Trek film never made.  Meaning that script should have been adapted for either the Shatner/Nimoy crew or the Stewart/Frakes crew. Or perhaps tailored it to include a mix of actors from both Trek shows.

As it is, it is still an outstanding film.  One of the best sci-fi comedies ever.
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Post by: Compound on April 19, 2012, 12:13:05 PM
Oddly, MST3K:The Movie didn't even occur to me.

Also, I note that today is the anniversary of it's release.

Woot! High five for the anniversary!
(http://www.transparencyrevolution.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/HighFive.jpeg)
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Post by: Darth Geek on April 19, 2012, 12:25:58 PM
I keep meaning to watch Galaxy Quest, but also keep putting it off for whatever reason. I do need to ask, though, is it accessible to someone who's not a Star Trek fan? I've got nothing against the franchise or anything I've just seen absolutely none of it outside the newest movie. So I'm wondering how much of an in-joke that movie might be and how much might go over my head because of it.
You don't really need to have seen the original show or any of the movies to get it.
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 19, 2012, 12:29:52 PM
I keep meaning to watch Galaxy Quest, but also keep putting it off for whatever reason. I do need to ask, though, is it accessible to someone who's not a Star Trek fan? I've got nothing against the franchise or anything I've just seen absolutely none of it outside the newest movie. So I'm wondering how much of an in-joke that movie might be and how much might go over my head because of it.
You don't really need to have seen the original show or any of the movies to get it.

Good to know! I'll start taking it up a few notches on the netflix queue.
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Post by: a pretty girl is like on April 19, 2012, 12:56:02 PM
Cowboys are stupid.

I can't agree with a blanket statement like that. I just thought that movie was stupid.

Never saw it. I remember a friend telling me in high school how much he liked it, and as he was talking excitedly about it, trying to "sell" it to me, everything he said about it made me want to see it even less.  I just don't like cowboy movies, regardless of the individual cowboy's intelligence.

Was there a particular movie that made you hate the genre or is it the idea of cowboys in general?

Mostly the latter. I think it's that I hate the idea of the cowboy (usually someone willfully and pridefully ignorant, dirty, and violent).

In that case, you and Unforgiven are in total agreement.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 19, 2012, 05:04:39 PM
I keep meaning to watch Galaxy Quest, but also keep putting it off for whatever reason. I do need to ask, though, is it accessible to someone who's not a Star Trek fan? I've got nothing against the franchise or anything I've just seen absolutely none of it outside the newest movie. So I'm wondering how much of an in-joke that movie might be and how much might go over my head because of it.
You don't really need to have seen the original show or any of the movies to get it.

Good to know! I'll start taking it up a few notches on the netflix queue.

Yeah, all you really need to know about Star Trek to "get" Galaxy Quest is the show's reputation.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 19, 2012, 05:50:49 PM
Galaxy Quest didn't make my list, but it is a damned good movie.  It's been a while since I've watched it, so I should give it another view when I have the chance.

Clerks made my list.  Definitely Kevin Smith's best movie.  Very funny and knows how to use what little budget it has with good characters.

I used to find westerns dull when I was young, but as I've grown older, I like them much more.  When they're well done.  When I find someone who doesn't like Westerns, I want to sit them down to watch the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.  Completely hypnotic and very, very fun (and funny).  Personally, I think all time periods are interesting when an interesting view is taken from them. 
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 19, 2012, 06:08:55 PM
I used to find westerns dull when I was young, but as I've grown older, I like them much more.  When they're well done.  When I find someone who doesn't like Westerns, I want to sit them down to watch the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.  Completely hypnotic and very, very fun (and funny).  Personally, I think all time periods are interesting when an interesting view is taken from them.

Have you seen any of the Trinity series? They're comedy westerns from the same era, and they're a bunch of fun.  Especially My Name is Nobody.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 19, 2012, 06:30:43 PM
I used to find westerns dull when I was young, but as I've grown older, I like them much more.  When they're well done.  When I find someone who doesn't like Westerns, I want to sit them down to watch the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.  Completely hypnotic and very, very fun (and funny).  Personally, I think all time periods are interesting when an interesting view is taken from them.

Have you seen any of the Trinity series? They're comedy westerns from the same era, and they're a bunch of fun.  Especially My Name is Nobody.

No, I'll have to check them out.
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Post by: Russell on April 19, 2012, 07:04:39 PM
I also forgot to include MST3K the movie. God dammit I feel stupid.
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Post by: MightyJack on April 19, 2012, 09:53:02 PM
Ones that were on my list...

MST3K The Movie
Should have been on everyone's list. If it wasn't, go to the corner and hang your sorrowful heads. And if your a Catholic say 10 Hail Mary's and 5 Our Fathers.

Galaxy Quest
It's a riot beginning to end. Teases the franchise while staying respectful at the same time.

Unforgiven
Is one of the great pictures, western or otherwise (I don't care if a movie is a western, romance, comedy, etc. All I care about is wether it's good). Eastwood is a master when it comes to delving into gray areas. He shows how terrible and ugly violence can be -- explores and deconstructs the western myth, and in the end, becomes that myth manifested.

I think it's Clint greatest achievement - it's is a surprisingly complex and eloquent western, with a slow simmering, somber rhythm that I found appealing.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 20, 2012, 05:12:34 AM
I'm a dumbass.  Muppet's Christmas Carol is not joint 19th with Unforgiven.  It's 18th, which makes Galaxy Quest 17th and Clerks 16th. 

I've amended the original entries for a clarity.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 20, 2012, 05:14:44 AM
A ghoulish tale with wicked humour & stunning animation.

#15 - The Nightmare Before Christmas.

(http://i.imgur.com/XbGgn.jpg)

(122 Points) 8 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #2 Darth Geek

Plot Summary - Pumpkin king Jack Skellington of Halloween City, tired, every year the same old thing. He wanders into the woods, found some festive tree, each person has a town. He went to the Christmas one found in Christmas town. He liked the idea, to tell the citizens of the town, they decided to make their own Christmas with their own distortions.

Release Date - October 15th 1993

Domestic Gross - $75,082,668

http://www.youtube.com/v/80MVs5CTtbo?


Trivia fact! Behemoth is based on B-movie actor/Swedish wrestler Tor Johnson.
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Post by: Darth Geek on April 20, 2012, 05:44:23 AM
#15 - The Nightmare Before Christmas.

(http://i.imgur.com/XbGgn.jpg)

(122 Points) 8 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #2 Darth Geek

Trivia fact! Behemoth is based on B-movie actor/Swedish wrestler Tor Johnson.
One of my favorite movies! And I'm not a goth kid.

Which one is Behemoth? The fat clown on the unicycle?

EDIT: I'm also not normally much a fan of musicals, but I love all the music in this one. I often have one of the songs running in my head. It's fun, but my coworkers look at me wierd when I am singing "this is Halloween, Halloween, Halloween" to myself in April.

Also, one of my friends, she is a HUGE fan of musicals, particularly Broadway plays. And she hates this movie. She made me turn it off less than ten minutes in. Wierd.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 20, 2012, 06:01:14 AM
To enter the mind of a killer she must challenge the mind of a madman.

#14 - The Silence of the Lambs.

(http://i.imgur.com/IHQJY.jpg)

(125 Points) 7 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #5 Relaxing Dragon

Plot Summary - Clarice, a young intelligent FBI trainees have been sent criminal liability crazy Baltimore State Hospital to interview the inmate Dr. Hannibal Lecter cannibals. A brilliant well-known psychiatrist, has become a notorious psychopathic serial killer. She must comply with Lecter who is the darkest of mind and confidence, he gave her clues in the search for "Buffalo Bill" battle of wits. A loose, unknown, unstoppable psychopathic serial killer nicknamed ...

Release Date - February 14th 1991

Domestic Gross - $130,742,922

http://www.youtube.com/v/ASwXTD3Ai7Y?

Trivia fact! The pattern on the butterfly's back in the movie posters is not the natural pattern of the Death's-Head Hawk Moth. It is, in fact, Salvador Dalí's "In Voluptas Mors", a picture of seven naked women made to look like a human skull.
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Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on April 20, 2012, 07:06:58 AM
I remember enjoying Unforgiven, but its been so long I can't remember anything about it.  Gonna try to get my hands on it again.

And Silence of the Lambs made my list too.  I remember my mom wouldn't let me watch it, but a friend got it during a sleepover.  I had nightmares for months.  It still creeps me out.
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Post by: Darth Geek on April 20, 2012, 07:14:24 AM
I still haven't seen Silence of the Lambs. After way too many times being bored to tears during so called "thrillers", my rule for horror movies is: if the killer is a human (ie. no powers or anything) I do not care.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 20, 2012, 07:27:34 AM
Long is the way, and hard, that out of hell leads up to light.

#13 - Seven.

(http://i.imgur.com/em2fB.jpg)

(130 Points) 8 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #1 Sutter Cane

Plot Summary - Held in an unnamed city, follows two homicide detectives track down a bloodthirsty serial killer, to select his victims, according to the seven deadly sins of the story. Brad Pitt stars Detective David Mills, a hopeful, but naive rookie, he found himself with experienced detective William Somerset (Morgan Freeman). With them to trace every step of the murderer, and witnessed the terrible consequences of the offense his victims stacked one by one in quick succession, all close to a terrible fate, neither they can be predicted.

Release Date - September 22nd 1995

Domestic Gross - $100,125,643

http://www.youtube.com/v/J4YV2_TcCoE?


Trivia fact! While filming the scene where Mills chases John Doe in the rain, Brad Pitt fell and his arm went through a car windscreen, requiring surgery. This accident was worked into the script of the film. Ironically, the original script did call for Pitt's Det. Mills character to be injured during this sequence--but to something other than his hand.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Kete on April 20, 2012, 08:02:51 AM
I swear that they didn't start adding the 7 in Se7en until after its initial release.  I always thought that was stupid.  I'm pretty sure it doesn't show up in the actual movie at all.  It's a great movie though.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: goflyblind on April 20, 2012, 08:03:46 AM
crate pee? ???
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Post by: Tripe on April 20, 2012, 08:13:42 AM
I have to post the Adam and Joe version of Se7en when I get home.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: ScottotD on April 20, 2012, 08:44:44 AM
Pretty shocked Se7en didn't get higher, it's so good I assumed it would easily crack the top 10.  Will have to re-watch that and Galaxy Quest soon
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 20, 2012, 08:58:38 AM
I wonder how Seven holds up in the light of how explicit horror films have become since. 
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: mrbasehart on April 20, 2012, 08:58:55 AM
Murderers come with smiles.

#12 - Goodfellas.

(http://i.imgur.com/NByZn.jpg)

(136 Points) 7 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #2 @ScottOTD / DB Barnes

Plot Summary - Ireland, Italy and USA, Henry Hill, and how the story, he lives day to day as the lives of members of a mafia. Based on a true story, the plot around around Henry and his two unstable friends Jimmy and Tommy, because they gradually climbed the ladder from petty theft to murder of violence

Release Date - September 19th 1990

Domestic Gross - $46,836,214

http://www.youtube.com/v/qo5jJpHtI1Y?


Trivia fact! The "You think I'm funny?" scene was based on a story that Joe Pesci acted out for Martin Scorsese. While working in a restaurant as a young man, Pesci once told a mobster that he was funny and the mobster became very angry. Scorsese allowed Pesci and Ray Liotta to improvise the scene. He did not tell the other actors in the scene what would happen because he wanted their genuine surprised reactions.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: mrbasehart on April 20, 2012, 08:59:17 AM
This time there are two.

#11 - Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

(http://i.imgur.com/jA5gf.jpg)

(137 Points) 11 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #3 Darth Geek

Plot Summary - The past 10 years have passed since Sarah Connor was terminated for a robot from the future. Now, her son, John, the future leader of the resistance, is a newer, more deadly end goal. Again, the resistance to send protection, trying to save John and his mother Sarah.

Release Date - July 3rd 1991

Domestic Gross -  $204,843,345

http://www.youtube.com/v/oL1RE8JXaIw?


Trivia fact! One of the main percussive sounds of Brad Fiedel's score - the metallic beats of the Terminator theme - is not created by a synthesizer. It's Fiedel striking one of his cast-iron frying pans.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: wurwolf on April 20, 2012, 09:02:19 AM
I was on board with Goodfellas until the descent into a drug-fueled madness. Then it got boring as fuck.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: CJones on April 20, 2012, 09:11:35 AM
I hated both Seven and Goodfellas, I can't remember if I had T2 on my list or not. If I didn't, then I should have.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 20, 2012, 09:24:33 AM
crate pee? ???

I was going to say crepe.  Now I'm hungry.

EDIT: None from my list, but I did think of a lot of them.  I like Seven OK, though Fincher has directed much better movies since.  In fact, most of today's were almosts on my list

I still haven't seen Silence of the Lambs. After way too many times being bored to tears during so called "thrillers", my rule for horror movies is: if the killer is a human (ie. no powers or anything) I do not care.

Which is why Darth Geek believes Psycho is inferior to 976-EVIL.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: ScottotD on April 20, 2012, 09:39:16 AM
Really interested to see the top 10 now that so many amazing movies have already come up.

Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Darth Geek on April 20, 2012, 09:44:47 AM
I still haven't seen Silence of the Lambs. After way too many times being bored to tears during so called "thrillers", my rule for horror movies is: if the killer is a human (ie. no powers or anything) I do not care.

Which is why Darth Geek believes Psycho is inferior to 976-EVIL.
;D ;D
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Kete on April 20, 2012, 10:10:01 AM
I've got a list of 10 that I would be shocked if they didn't make the list.  They are mostly LoC signatures.

And may I just say....I am ashamed that Swayze has been shut out!
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: a pretty girl is like on April 20, 2012, 11:27:55 AM
I wonder how Seven holds up in the light of how explicit horror films have become since. 

In terms of gore and blood and the gruesome factor, it pales in comparison.  It's tame.   As is Silence of the Lambs.   I'd still put those two head and shoulders above any serial killer from the last 15 years.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: a pretty girl is like on April 20, 2012, 11:29:10 AM
Really interested to see the top 10 now that so many amazing movies have already come up.

It's gonna be Big Lebowski at the one spot. 
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: MontyServo on April 20, 2012, 11:33:43 AM
Really interested to see the top 10 now that so many amazing movies have already come up.

It's gonna be Big Lebowski at the one spot. 

Wasn't on my list, so maybe... or maybe not...

I predict
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
for Number 1.  But I guess we will see.

My list so far:

2. L.A Confidential
3. Goodfellas
4. Boogie Nights
6. Waiting For Guffman
7. The Silence Of The Lambs
10. Seven
14. South Park Bigger Longer Uncut
15. Terminator 2 Judgment Day
16. Dazed And Confused
24. 12 Monkeys
25. Galaxy Quest

I think my number 1 and 5 have a good shot at the top ten.  The rest, I really have no idea, but I have an idea that at least 2 or maybe 3 more may also make it.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Kete on April 20, 2012, 11:50:08 AM
I've had 14 from my list show up, and I think I'm going to have all but 3 show up when it's over.  I don't know if that's good or not.  That may make me mainstream and uninteresting...
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Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on April 20, 2012, 11:56:23 AM
Odds are high (get it?  Huh?  Huh?) for the dude

I'm also hoping Stargate will rank high.  One of my fave movies ever.
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Post by: ColeStratton on April 20, 2012, 01:32:03 PM
Up with Pokemon, down with Westerns, eh? What a board.

I heart Westerns a ton. It's a fab genre, but just as with any genre, there are great ones and not-so-good ones (American Outlaws, anyone?). My wife can't get into them either. Once Upon a Time in the West is crazy good. As is The Professionals. Silverado is a ton of fun, and Costner's Open Range is pretty great, too. Ed Harris' Appaloosa was a pretty fun genre exercise as well. And then there's just fun, silly shoot-em-ups like Tombstone and Young Guns I & 2 ("You took our farm, Mr. Chisum! You took a lot of farms, Mr. Chisum").

Oh, and fucking DEADWOOD.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: a pretty girl is like on April 20, 2012, 01:34:44 PM

Oh, and fucking DEADWOOD.

I just wanted to repeat it.  Because it bears fucking repeating!!
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Post by: Kete on April 20, 2012, 01:50:17 PM
When I was younger, I wasn't a fan of Westerns.  I think it was because my Grandpa was very much into them, and it just seemed like an old man thing.  I was okay with Back To The Future 3, but that's about where it ended.  Then I saw Brisco County Junior, and it really opened the door.  It solidified when I saw The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly.  Now I'm very much behind the romanticism of it.  Cowboys are our Samurai.  They are our Knights.  A lot of them may be anti-heroes, but they're still heroes, and they are very much American (even the Italian ones).
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Post by: goflyblind on April 20, 2012, 01:56:31 PM
Cowboys are our Samurai.  They are our Knights.  A lot of them may be anti-heroes, but they're still heroes, and they are very much American (even the Italian ones).

hrm. based on that, someone needs to start making a bunch of portage-related fur trapper movies for us canadians.
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Post by: Kete on April 20, 2012, 02:29:11 PM
They're not heroes any more than truck drivers are.

Real cowboys, no.  The whole Western thing is myth and legend that never really happened.  At least not the way that film depicts it.
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Post by: Kete on April 20, 2012, 02:34:57 PM
Ah, I see. Okay.  I just hate the milieu, I guess. 

Understandable....and by the way, I'm not trying to change your mind or convince you of anything.
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Post by: goflyblind on April 20, 2012, 03:01:39 PM
best western ever: back to the future iii.
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Post by: Darth Geek on April 20, 2012, 03:05:14 PM
best western ever: back to the future iii.
Probably the only one I've seen more than once.

I never understood why a guy like Doc Brown would want to live in the old west.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 20, 2012, 05:01:59 PM
I wonder how Seven holds up in the light of how explicit horror films have become since. 

In terms of gore and blood and the gruesome factor, it pales in comparison.  It's tame.   As is Silence of the Lambs.   I'd still put those two head and shoulders above any serial killer from the last 15 years.

Yeah, it's all about influence for them. And while the actual gory features of Se7en (that's what I'm calling it, so there) aren't really all that much (or even simply shown in passing, never full on), the tone and atmosphere of that movie is a gritty, nihilistic feat that hasn't really be equaled. Plus, can't beat the actual acting in those two movies, something that's always on the backburner for modern copycats (that said, I thought The Cell was probably the best imitator of them all).

I think I can predict what at least half of the top 10 will be (and, sadly, it looks like some of my last hopefuls won't be making it). A small, nasty feeling is starting to develop in the back of my head that my number 1 won't make it, which would be patently unacceptable if true.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 20, 2012, 05:13:12 PM
Cowboys are our Samurai.  They are our Knights.  A lot of them may be anti-heroes, but they're still heroes, and they are very much American (even the Italian ones).

hrm. based on that, someone needs to start making a bunch of portage-related fur trapper movies for us canadians.

Found one:

http://www.youtube.com/v/3zJTNOxV4Qg
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 21, 2012, 10:37:24 AM
The toys are back in town.

#10 - Toy Story 2.

(http://i.imgur.com/CK8yj.jpg)

(153 Points) 8 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #2 Pak-Man / Blue Raja / Johnny Unusual

Plot Summary - Although Andy is at summer camp, Woody is not carefully placed in a yard sale. Al, a greedy toy collector to detect, he secretly toys from the yard. Woody meet new toys, Jessie the cowgirl, stinky Pete the prospector and porthole horse, Buzz Lightyear and other toys into the outside real world to find him.

Release Date - November 19th 1999

Domestic Gross -  $245,852,179

http://www.youtube.com/v/Lu0sotERXhI?


Trivia fact! The Life Magazine issue with Woody and Bullseye on the cover is dated January 12th, 1957 (director John Lasseter's birthday). The caption reads "Doctors Say Americans Don't Eat Enough Fat."
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Post by: Pak-Man on April 21, 2012, 10:39:23 AM
Plot Summary - Although Andy is at summer camp, Woody is not carefully placed in a yard sale. Al, a greedy toy collector to detect, he secretly toys from the yard. Woody meet new toys, Jessie the cowgirl, stinky Pete the prospector and porthole horse, Buzz Lightyear and other toys into the outside real world to find him.

Porthole Horse is my favorite!
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Post by: MontyServo on April 21, 2012, 10:50:35 AM
I tend to not let the thoughts or actions of others affect my likes and dislikes.  I love the Toy Story movies.  Others opinions that support or contradict that feeling will not make me change the way I feel about them.
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Post by: Invader_quirk on April 21, 2012, 10:56:02 AM
I'm the only person who thinks Toy Story 2 was weak. 1 and 3 are great, but 2 is juvenile and the jokes are obvious.
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Post by: MontyServo on April 21, 2012, 11:08:25 AM
I tend to not let the thoughts or actions of others affect my likes and dislikes.  I love the Toy Story movies.  Others opinions that support or contradict that feeling will not make me change the way I feel about them.

Yup, it sucks, but it happens.  With Toy Story I already didn't care about them at all, so it wasn't a huge shift, but I can't shake the associations.

I didn't mean for that to sound as condescending as it reads now that I am reading that back.  I guess I can understand how if you don't particularly care for something, seeing someone gush over it would make one dislike it even more.  In my opinion though, only a total sourpuss would hate the Toy Story movies. :)
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 21, 2012, 11:12:17 AM
I'm the only person who thinks Toy Story 2 was weak. 1 and 3 are great, but 2 is juvenile and the jokes are obvious.

This I just don't see, I'm afraid. All three of them are excellent movies, but I'm one of the many who finds the second one to be the best. It seemed to improve upon all the parts of the first that made it so good (and while I would hold something against it for introducing the "There must be scenes of original-style Buzz in every Toy Story movie" rule, they generally handle that pretty well too).

I'm not one of the ones who pegs this series as Pixar's best (that would be WALL-E, of course), or my favorite (Ratatouille, as it is for everyone), but yeah... those toys do good work.
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Post by: MontyServo on April 21, 2012, 11:16:29 AM
As you like. :) I'm pretty 'meh' on Pixar in general. I only really like The Incredibles, and outright dislike several.

I am totally with you on Pixar.  They have always been hit or miss for me.  Mostly hit though.  I absolutely hated Cars and A Bugs Life.  Loved The Incredibles and Monsters Inc.  Was kinda meh on Up and Wall-E.  Thought they were great films, but didn't have the same long term rewatch value as my most favorite Pixar movies.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 21, 2012, 11:29:32 AM
Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.

#9 - The Shawshank Redemption.

(http://i.imgur.com/N09X3.jpg)

(153 Points) 9 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #1 Relaxing Dragon

Plot Summary - After the murder of his wife, hotshot banker Andeludu Fran sent to Shawshank Prison, where the usual unpleasant occurred. Over the years, he retains hope and eventually won the respect of his fellow inmates, especially long-term prisoners "Red" Redding, a black market, and became influential within the prison. In the end, Andrew's condition to achieve his objective.

Release Date - September 23rd 1994

Domestic Gross - $28,341,469

http://www.youtube.com/v/6hB3S9bIaco?


Trivia fact! The American Humane Association monitored the filming of scenes involving Brooks' crow. During the scene where he fed it a maggot, the AHA objected on the grounds that it was cruel to the maggot, and required that they use a maggot that had died from natural causes. One was found, and the scene was filmed.
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 21, 2012, 11:31:27 AM
Ahhh, that's more like it. Still my single absolute favorite movie ever, Shawshank is, even after I really started to watch a ton of movies and the very concept of what a "single absolute favorite movie ever" really is started to lose solid definition.
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Post by: MontyServo on April 21, 2012, 11:42:39 AM
#9 - The Shawshank Redemption.
(153 Points) 9 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #1 Relaxing Dragon

Now this is a movie I am totally "meh" on.  I thought it was a good movie, but I have never understood the unadulterated love for this picture. 
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 21, 2012, 11:46:16 AM
#9 - The Shawshank Redemption.
(153 Points) 9 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #1 Relaxing Dragon

Now this is a movie I am totally "meh" on.  I thought it was a good movie, but I have never understood the unadulterated love for this picture. 

My Mom used to watch this nonstop back in the day, and I never really got what the big deal with it was either. Then I actually took some time to sit down and watch the whole thing, and, I dunno... just sorta really, really, really clicked with me. Was an emotional mess by the end of it. And while I should add that movies who go the full nine yards on the "Hope conquers all" message tend to get me more than most, it's still just a really well put together movie. Hits plenty of drama and humor beats, features Morgan Freeman doing his thing at his best, and the always-underrated Tim Robbins keeping up. I actually need to stop, since I'm a hardcore fanboy for this movie so I'm not the best at convincing others as to why, exactly, it's got all the hoopla around it.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 21, 2012, 11:48:48 AM
Shawshank is a very well made movie.  It's flawed (like most great movies, but it makes up for it by being able to get viewers invested in the characters situation and you really want him to beat a corrupt system.  And getting involved is always a plus for movies.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 21, 2012, 11:59:38 AM
Free Your Mind

#8 - The Matrix

(http://i.imgur.com/OdlyC.jpg)

(173 Points) 15 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #1 gunflyer

Plot Summary - In the near future, a computer hacker named the newly discovered on Earth, all life is not more than one vicious network, smart created a careful facade to appease our purposes, while our life essence is "farmed" to promote matrixin the "real" world domination movement. He joined like-minded Rebel warriors Morpheus and Trinity's struggle to overthrow the Matrix

Release Date - March 31st 1999

Domestic Gross - $171,479,930

http://www.youtube.com/v/pcW78sj91Qg?


Trivia fact! Sets from the film Dark City, including rooftops, buildings and others exteriors sets, were used in this film. The rooftops that Trinity runs across at the beginning of the film are the same ones that John Murdoch runs across in Dark City.
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Post by: MontyServo on April 21, 2012, 12:01:53 PM
Great movie that was hurt a bit by two substandard sequels.  This one just missed my list.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 21, 2012, 12:34:24 PM
Didn't make my list, but still a great influential movie.  The sequels certainly hurt, but I think so did imitators who took something that made the movie visually unique and made it the cliche du jour, which speaks to it's influence but also the lack of imagination of a lot of filmmakers.  Thinking back on it, I kind of wish I did put it in near the bottom.  After all, it's one of those movies that is not hard to rag on, but when going in fresh, it brought a different kind of spectacle to film.
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Post by: MontyServo on April 21, 2012, 12:36:47 PM
The only reason it missed my list was because there were some smaller films, that I liked as much, that I wanted to make sure got a mention when everyone posted their individual lists.  I agree that it is, in it's own way, a landmark film.

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Post by: Asbestos Bill on April 21, 2012, 01:21:36 PM
I tend to not let the thoughts or actions of others affect my likes and dislikes.  I love the Toy Story movies.  Others opinions that support or contradict that feeling will not make me change the way I feel about them.

Yup, it sucks, but it happens.  With Toy Story I already didn't care about them at all, so it wasn't a huge shift, but I can't shake the associations.

I didn't mean for that to sound as condescending as it reads now that I am reading that back.  I guess I can understand how if you don't particularly care for something, seeing someone gush over it would make one dislike it even more.  In my opinion though, only a total sourpuss would hate the Toy Story movies. :)

Like how tweens quoting Napoleon Dynamite ruined it. Seemingly for good. Maybe in 30 years I'll be able to watch it again.

As for Toy Story, it was myself watching it hundreds of times and being overzealous about it that eventually left me kind of numb to it. TS2 is okay—not great. The Incredibles is the best Pixar movie by far.

I think I'm one of the few who dislikes Monsters Inc. Almost as much as Cars and A Bug's Life.
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Post by: ScottotD on April 21, 2012, 01:25:16 PM
I wonder how Seven holds up in the light of how explicit horror films have become since. 

In terms of gore and blood and the gruesome factor, it pales in comparison.  It's tame.   As is Silence of the Lambs.   I'd still put those two head and shoulders above any serial killer from the last 15 years.

Even Zodiac?
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Post by: a pretty girl is like on April 21, 2012, 02:06:53 PM
I wonder how Seven holds up in the light of how explicit horror films have become since. 

In terms of gore and blood and the gruesome factor, it pales in comparison.  It's tame.   As is Silence of the Lambs.   I'd still put those two head and shoulders above any serial killer from the last 15 years.

Even Zodiac?

Interesting but ultimately I don't consider Zodiac a serial killer movie even though it is about a serial killer.  I think of it in terms closer to something like All the President's Men or Michael Clayton.  Zodiac wasn't interested in the blood and guts, I thought. 
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 21, 2012, 03:10:32 PM
Movies were his passion. Women were his inspiration. Angora sweaters were his weakness.

#7 - Ed Wood

(http://i.imgur.com/1xgtH.jpg)

(188 Points) 14 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #3 @ScottOTD

Plot Summary - "Ed Wood, a small" life known as the worst director, all the time to plan, and monsters from outer space (1959), Glen or Glenda (1953) Bride (1955) 9.

Release Date - September 30th 1994

Domestic Gross - $5,887,457

http://www.youtube.com/v/CawVaHxWvnA?


Trivia fact! In the early scene in which Ed Wood and his friends look at the review of his play (this is the scene in which he enthusiastically says, "Look, he's got some nice things to say here. 'The soldiers' costumes are very realistic.' That's positive!"), they are looking at a newspaper review in the "Los Angeles Register," at a column entitled "The Theatrical Life by Victor Crowley." The opening paragraphs read: "World War II, a time for brave men with 'guts,' forms the backdrop for 'The Casual Company,' which opened last night in Hollywood. Let me tell you this is definitely a play about 'guts.' It certainly took 'guts' to stage this disappointment. Penned by one Edward D. Wood, Jr., who also has the 'guts' to take credit for directing this foxhole piece, 'The Casual Company' takes place on a barn stage with only rudimentary lighting. ..." Wood really did produce this play, which was based on some of his experiences in the Marines, and which really was a flop.
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 21, 2012, 03:23:22 PM
I'm actually a bit surprised by this one. I like the movie, it being a good one, but I didn't think it was one that was really loved.
I wonder how Seven holds up in the light of how explicit horror films have become since. 

In terms of gore and blood and the gruesome factor, it pales in comparison.  It's tame.   As is Silence of the Lambs.   I'd still put those two head and shoulders above any serial killer from the last 15 years.

Even Zodiac?

Interesting but ultimately I don't consider Zodiac a serial killer movie even though it is about a serial killer.  I think of it in terms closer to something like All the President's Men or Michael Clayton.  Zodiac wasn't interested in the blood and guts, I thought. 

Yeah, Zodiac's a whole different kettle of fish (and also Fincher's best, but that's another matter). I will say that it is definitely a serial killer movie, since, well, that's its whole basis, but it just shows that that particular sub-genre isn't that narrow a field.
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Post by: MontyServo on April 21, 2012, 03:24:05 PM
#7 - Ed Wood
(188 Points) 14 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #3 @ScottOTD

#11 on my list.  i am glad this ranked as high as it did.  I was afraid we weren't going to see it at all.

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Post by: Darth Geek on April 21, 2012, 03:25:48 PM
I am so glad ED WOOD ranked so high. Although very sad to see it only grossed 5.8 million.
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 21, 2012, 03:26:48 PM
It's somewhat distressing when you look back and see some very low grosses for Tim Burton's more original work, and the mega-blockbusters his more derivative, lazy works become.
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Post by: MontyServo on April 21, 2012, 03:26:57 PM
I am so glad ED WOOD ranked so high. Although very sad to see it only grossed 5.8 million.

I am happy to say that I contributed to that 5.8 million.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 21, 2012, 03:49:01 PM
Hang on for the comedy that goes to infinity and beyond!

#7 - Toy Story.

(http://i.imgur.com/NTUPN.jpg)

(188 Points) 14 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #2 wurwolf

Plot Summary - Andy Davis is an ordinary boy. He believes so. His sister, mother and he lived in a pretty little house. The only problem, Andy does not know his toys. After that, he and they play, they come to life. Costas, Bo peep, Rex, slim, Mr. Potato Head, Hamm, Lenny, slender, magic, Mr., and several other people are his toys. And then start competing with Woody and toys buzzing.

Release Date - November 22nd 1995

Domestic Gross - $191,796,233

http://www.youtube.com/v/KYz2wyBy3kc?

Trivia fact! Tim Allen has said in many interviews that Pixar originally wanted Jim Carrey to voice Buzz Lightyear and Paul Newman to voice Woody, but they couldn't due to the low budget they were given for the film.
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Post by: MontyServo on April 21, 2012, 03:52:37 PM
There was only room for one Toy Story on my list and it wasn't this one.  I liked this one, but just enjoy the 2nd one that much more.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 21, 2012, 04:13:09 PM
Ed Wood is definitely Tim Burton's best film and is a loving tribute to the director.  It's not so much about laughing at him (though his product perhaps) but about a man who felt the need to create and gave a lot of himself to do it.  And I love Johnny Depp's insanely upbeat yet sympathetic portrayal, which is possibly Depp's best work.

EDIT: 
There was only room for one Toy Story on my list and it wasn't this one.  I liked this one, but just enjoy the 2nd one that much more.

Yeah, I prefer Toy Story 2, but both made it onto my list.
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Post by: Starman! on April 21, 2012, 04:17:39 PM
I always forget that Toy Story 2 is a 90s movie. I always think it came out in 2000.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 21, 2012, 04:24:13 PM
Yeah, a lot of these movies came out in '99, which was a great year for movies.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 21, 2012, 04:27:50 PM
How much can you know about yourself if you've never been in a fight?

#6 - Fight Club.

(http://i.imgur.com/acqlY.jpg)

(195 Points) 13 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #1 Kete / DB Barnes

Plot Summary - A ticking sound of the ticking time bomb insomnia, and a slippery soap salesman channel original male treatment into a shocking new form of aggression. Their concept gained popularity with the underground "Fight Club", formed in every city, has gradually been forgotten until the eccentric, lit control spiral.

Release Date - October 15th 1999

Domestic Gross - $37,030,102

http://www.youtube.com/v/SUXWAEX2jlg?

Trivia fact! Courtney Love and Winona Ryder were both initially considered for the role of Marla Singer, but in the end, it came down to Helena Bonham Carter and Reese Witherspoon. Director David Fincher wanted Bonham-Carter, but the studio wanted a bigger name and chose to go with Witherspoon. In the end however, the decision was taken out of their hands when Witherspoon turned down the role as being "too dark", and Bonham-Carter was cast.
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Post by: Starman! on April 21, 2012, 04:36:54 PM
I never really liked Fight Club. I should probably give it another watch though.

Thank God Greese Reese wasn't cast (pronounced Gree-Zee Ree-Zee).
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 21, 2012, 04:38:12 PM
ticking time bomb insomnia

slippery soap salesman

original male treatment

lit control spiral.

Too many great album titles in one synopsis!

Fight Club is a good movie, but it doesn't completely speak to me (though it's easy to relate to the narrator's initial ennui/malaise/frustrations).  Didn't make the list but a movie that's easy to sit down and watch.
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 21, 2012, 04:58:23 PM
Fight Flub's message is one that's become a little less pointed as the years go by and what its griping about aren't as ever-present as they were. Still a kick ass movie on its own, of course.
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Post by: Starman! on April 21, 2012, 05:21:47 PM
Fight Flub sounds like an awkward movie.  :speechless:
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Post by: goflyblind on April 21, 2012, 05:28:22 PM
Fight Flub sounds like an awkward movie.  :speechless:

everyone misses their swing. and they all keep talking about it.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 21, 2012, 05:41:14 PM
Fight Flub sounds like an awkward movie.  :speechless:

It's just a collection of Jackie Chan End Credits Blooper Reels.
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Post by: ScottotD on April 21, 2012, 07:28:36 PM
One of the more brilliant dark comedies in the last 2-3 decades, it's still kind of amazing to me that a major studio funded this.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 21, 2012, 07:40:59 PM
Never saw it.

I'm going to be honest with you.  Fight Flub isn't a real movie.  No matter how much I wish otherwise.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 22, 2012, 06:36:30 AM
A homespun murder story.

#5 - Fargo

(http://i.imgur.com/ROFyN.jpg)

(197 Points) 13 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #2 Sutter Cane

Plot Summary - Jerry hiring two men were to kidnap of his wife so he can get his wealth of father in laws to pay a ransom was of 10 thousand U.S. dollars. paid any ransom to, the kidnappers will get $ 40,000 and Jerry a rest. This is the plan, but what happens is something totally different. Blood flow when one policeman and two innocent people who were killed. Margie Gunderson is an administrative investigation of the murder case. Maggie surveys, Jerry involved in deeper issue at, including the threat from the financial difficulties the kidnappers is.

Release Date - March 8th 1996

Domestic Gross - $24,611,975

http://www.youtube.com/v/Jn2VtCfsqdQ?


Trivia fact! William H. Macy begged the directors for the role of Jerry Lundegaard. He did two readings for the part, and became convinced he was the best man for the role. When the Coens didn't get back to him, he flew to New York (where they were starting production) and said, "I'm very, very worried that you are going to screw up this movie by giving this role to somebody else. It's my role, and I'll shoot your dogs if you don't give it to me." He was joking, of course.
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Post by: Starman! on April 22, 2012, 07:44:17 AM
Just want to say again that I love these plot summaries.

Fargo is a great one and if I had done a list, it would have been on there.
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Post by: Darth Geek on April 22, 2012, 07:47:18 AM
So...is Fargo a comedy? I didn't realize that. Not sure why I didn't know that. But I love the idea of a comedy with all those hilarious Minnesotan accents. I should give this one a try.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 22, 2012, 07:48:58 AM
So...is Fargo a comedy? I didn't realize that. Not sure why I didn't know that. But I love the idea of a comedy with all those hilarious Minnesotan accents. I should give this one a try.

Fargo is hilarious.
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Post by: Kete on April 22, 2012, 07:49:55 AM
So...is Fargo a comedy? I didn't realize that. Not sure why I didn't know that. But I love the idea of a comedy with all those hilarious Minnesotan accents. I should give this one a try.

I once lent this to a friend with the preface that it was one of the funniest movies ever.  when he returned it, he told me I was sick.
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Post by: ScottotD on April 22, 2012, 07:57:24 AM
So...is Fargo a comedy? I didn't realize that. Not sure why I didn't know that. But I love the idea of a comedy with all those hilarious Minnesotan accents. I should give this one a try.

I once lent this to a friend with the preface that it was one of the funniest movies ever.  when he returned it, he told me I was sick.

This happens to me a lot :)

I remember seeing this at the movies and being one of about 6 people howling with laughter as the wife ran around with a shower curtain on her head
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 22, 2012, 08:10:29 AM
Just because you are a character doesn't mean you have character.

#4 - Pulp Fiction

(http://i.imgur.com/IGr29.jpg)

(210 Points) 12 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #3 Relaxing Dragon / a pretty girl is like / Kete / DB Barnes

Plot Summary - Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega, the two thugs retrieve the the trunk stolen from their employer, thugs boss of Marsellus Wallace. Wallace also requirement Vincent to his wife Mia a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge is an aging boxers who is Wallace paid to lose his the next race. These seemingly unrelated person lives are intertwined to form a series of comical a strange and unnecessarily incident.

Release Date - October 14th 1994

Domestic Gross - $107,928,762

http://www.youtube.com/v/s7EdQ4FqbhY


Trivia fact! The Ezekiel bible quote was taken from any early draft of From Dusk Till Dawn. Harvey Keitel's character was supposed to say it; while walking backwards down the hallway facing the vampires.
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Post by: Starman! on April 22, 2012, 08:19:09 AM
My favorite movie of all time  8)
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Post by: Tripe on April 22, 2012, 08:24:11 AM
So...is Fargo a comedy? I didn't realize that. Not sure why I didn't know that. But I love the idea of a comedy with all those hilarious Minnesotan accents. I should give this one a try.

I once lent this to a friend with the preface that it was one of the funniest movies ever.  when he returned it, he told me I was sick.
How is it anything but a comedy? I mean i suppose it's got crime drama elements but those are in the service of the main thrust of the film.

I remember a few people grumbling about Frances McDormand's Oscar due to the fact she was in a comedy.
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Post by: Darth Geek on April 22, 2012, 08:32:45 AM
I hadn't ever seen the trailer before. I think I had just heard a little about the plot or something (and the infamous wood chipper scene) and thought it was just a crime movie. It's added to my Netflix que, although it'll be a while before i get to it.
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Post by: Asbestos Bill on April 22, 2012, 08:38:27 AM
So...is Fargo a comedy? I didn't realize that. Not sure why I didn't know that. But I love the idea of a comedy with all those hilarious Minnesotan accents. I should give this one a try.

I once lent this to a friend with the preface that it was one of the funniest movies ever.  when he returned it, he told me I was sick.
How is it anything but a comedy? I mean i suppose it's god crime drama elements but those are in the service of the main thrust of the film.

I remember a few people grumbling about Frances McDormand's Oscar due to the fact she was in a comedy.

It's certainly not just a comedy, but it is a dramedy. I don't think it held up very well on subsequent viewings, which is why if it was on my list, it wasn't very high, but it does have the Coens' usual gorgeous cinematography and William H. Macy.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 22, 2012, 10:11:29 AM
So...is Fargo a comedy? I didn't realize that. Not sure why I didn't know that. But I love the idea of a comedy with all those hilarious Minnesotan accents. I should give this one a try.

Fargo is hilarious.

I did not find it funny.

Yeah, well, I don't find YOU funny!
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 22, 2012, 10:12:08 AM
He's having the worst day of his life... over, and over...

#3 - Groundhog Day

(http://i.imgur.com/i6rd3.jpg)

(254 Points) 19 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #1 Johnny Unusual

Plot Summary - A in TV weather men unwillingly needed to pay the third consecutive year, the story of of Punxsutawney Philip. He expressed his undisguisedly his frustrations, include the the story and motion are expected to accomplishment of his work. However, he disillusioned "The following days ofand discovered it is Groundhog Day again to, and pleasure, but also the recurrence of and once again. First of all, In his view which is to a arduous and inevitably, no matter what, and then he quickly realized that that he to be to use it in order to ensure colleagues in love for.

Release Date - February 12th 1993

Domestic Gross - $70,906,973

http://www.youtube.com/v/tSVeDx9fk60


Trivia fact! On the DVD, Harold Ramis states that the original idea was for him to live February 2nd for about 10,000 years. Later he says that Phil probably lived the same day for about 10 years.
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Post by: MontyServo on April 22, 2012, 10:13:14 AM
So...is Fargo a comedy? I didn't realize that. Not sure why I didn't know that. But I love the idea of a comedy with all those hilarious Minnesotan accents. I should give this one a try.

Fargo is hilarious.

I did not find it funny.

Yeah, I kinda have to agree.  I think it worked as a crime film, and there were a few darkly amusing moments in it.  Hilarious is not a word I would use to describe it.

Other than that, I did think it was a really good film.  Didn't make my list though, neither did Pulp Fiction or Fight Club.  So there.
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Post by: MontyServo on April 22, 2012, 10:34:41 AM
Groundhog Day was on my list but not at number one.  I have a pretty good idea what the top two are going to be and my number one is not likely to be one of them.  I think this may be the first time I have had this many from my list make the final list without getting a highest ranking mention on any of them.
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Post by: wurwolf on April 22, 2012, 10:52:15 AM
I have never understood the hype surrounding Groundhog Day. I didn't really care for it when I watched it, but since then I've come to hate it because of the rabid fan base.
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Post by: wurwolf on April 22, 2012, 10:59:52 AM
I have never understood the hype surrounding Groundhog Day. I didn't really care for it when I watched it, but since then I've come to hate it because of the rabid fan base.

Well then, you get me and Toy Story.

I quite like Groundhog Day, on the other hand.

I feel the same about the Muppets. I grew up on Sesame Street and the Muppets, so the nostalgia factor should be high for me, but I just never saw them as the gateway to nirvana that some people seem to see them as. Most mysterious is how some grown men froth at the mouth over them. The Muppets are okay. Settle down already.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 22, 2012, 11:04:19 AM
Life Finds A Way.

#2 - Jurassic Park

(http://i.imgur.com/A0KHh.jpg)

(277 Points) 18 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #1 Smoky / CJones

Plot Summary - John Hammond has develop a dinosaur park (in an extremely remote islands), the use of insects taken by comes from an ancient prehistoric times dinosaur DNA. Tourism, Hammond chosen viewers assumptions, to determine whether it the parks are security or is not the crash of the safety of the public, security the system, to set their own the Liberal and dinosaurs. Now the chosen audiences Sattler physicians, the doctor in of the Grant include the Dr Malcolm Hammond's grandson, and a number of leadership to survival in the island.

Release Date - June 11th 1993

Domestic Gross - $357,067,947

http://www.youtube.com/v/Bim7RtKXv90?


Trivia fact! Steven Spielberg was so confident with this film that he started making his next film (Schindler's List), placing post-production in the hands of George Lucas.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 22, 2012, 11:07:47 AM
They figured he was a lazy time wasting slacker. They were right.

#1 - The Big Lebowski

(http://i.imgur.com/dLU5T.jpg)

(301 Points) 17 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #1 Imrahil

Plot Summary - Geoffrey "the dandy" Lebowski is the final LA lazy devil and keeps, until that one day his a house was decomposed into his carpet urinating Lebowski, LA millionaire Jeffrey, his wife owed the some bad humana number misunderstanding, he is wrath gangsters money. Playboy to turned into a struggle plot, he visiting the genuine Lebowski In order to obtain that some of his the dirty rug retribution, and hired of the liason among Lebowski and his now "abducted" wife kidnappers.

Release Date - March 6th 1998

Domestic Gross - $17,451,873

http://www.youtube.com/v/cd-go0oBF4Y?

Trivia factS!

The screenplay was written with Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and Sam Elliott in mind.

A lot of the Dude's clothes in the movie were Jeff Bridges's own clothes, including his Jellies sandals.

The word "dude" is used around 161 times in the movie. 160 spoken and once in text in the credits for "Gutterballs" the second dream sequence.

The F-word or a variation of the F-word is used 292 times.

The Dude says "man" 147 times in the movie, nearly 1.5 times a minute.

Norwegian posters and video cassettes carried the text "anbefales av norsk bowling forbund" (recommended by the Norwegian Bowling Association).

One of the inspirations for the character of Walter is the Coen Brothers' friend, writer-director John Milius, an infamously bombastic right-winger with an obsession with all things militaristic and an enthusiasm for guns. His girth, beard, hair style, and shades are also all reflected in Walter's physical appearance. The Coens had tried to cast Milius in the film Barton Fink in the part eventually played by Michael Lerner.

Of all the different personalized bowling shirts Donny wears throughout the film, none of them bears his name.

When the John Turturro's character Jesus has to go door to door, sharing that he is a convicted sex offender, he has a large bulge in his tight pants. The bulge was formed by a bag of birdseed.

In an early draft of the script, The Dude's source of income was revealed. He was an heir to the inventor of the Rubik's Cube. It was Joel Coen's idea to drop this and never say.

Song titles on the "Autobahn" LP "Nagelbett" are: Saturation, Faking It, Hit and Run, No Way Out, Violate U-Blue, Beg me, Take It In, Edelweiss (Club mix).

When we're introduced to the Dude's (bowling) arch-nemesis Jesus, a flamenco version of The Eagles song "Hotel California" plays (and is portrayed as playing on the bowling alley's PA system). Later, we learn in the taxicab scene that the Dude "...hate(s) the fuckin' Eagles, man."

In a version that was edited for television broadcasts, the famous line "This is what happens when you fuck a stranger in the ass!" was changed to "This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps!", which is regularly cited as one of the most "creative" edits made for a film to be aired on TV.

Everything Walter says to do with Bunny's kidnapping comes true. The fake kidnapping, the fake severed toe and the lack of ransom money.
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Post by: MontyServo on April 22, 2012, 11:09:51 AM
Life Finds A Way.

#2 - Jurassic Park

I'd like to own this on blu-ray, but without importing you can't get it without the two shitty sequels too.  This makes me unhappy, as I'm not sure if the import is region free.

I think JP3 is underrated.  I certainly enjoyed it more than JP2.
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Post by: MontyServo on April 22, 2012, 11:14:53 AM
Great job with the list, Mr B!

My number one did not make it at all, which I find surprising but I guess Mel Gibson is in a lot of people's doghouse these days ever since he went batshit crazy.

Braveheart is not only my favorite film of the '90s, but it is my favorite film of all time.  I saw it four times in the theater and many more times at home since then.  Just a perfect film in my estimation.  Hits every note perfectly with the right balance of action, humor, romance, and drama.  I absolutely love this film and while I don't agree with Mel Gibson the man, I totally think Mel Gibson the filmmaker is a bloody genius.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 22, 2012, 11:18:20 AM
Great job with the list, Mr B!

My number one did not make it at all, which I find surprising but I guess Mel Gibson is in a lot of people's doghouse these days ever since he went batshit crazy.

Braveheart is not only my favorite film of the '90s, but it is my favorite film of all time.  I saw it four times in the theater and many more times at home since then.  Just a perfect film in my estimation.  Hits every note perfectly with the right balance of action, humor, romance, and drama.  I absolutely love this film and while I don't agree with Mel Gibson the man, I totally think Mel Gibson the filmmaker is a bloody genius.

Fun fact! You were the only person to put Braveheart on their list.
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Post by: Starman! on April 22, 2012, 11:20:31 AM
Im surprised Groundhog Day made it so high. I like it, but not enough for me to have put it on my list (if I would have did one).

Jurassic Park is great, but probably wouldn't have been in my top 10. I hope it comes out by itself on Blu too. JP2 is allright, but I can live without it. I never saw JP3.

The Big Lebowski is great (and if I made a list it would have been on it) but it wouldn't have been my #1. It probably would have been in my top 10 though.
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Post by: MontyServo on April 22, 2012, 11:20:48 AM
Great job with the list, Mr B!

My number one did not make it at all, which I find surprising but I guess Mel Gibson is in a lot of people's doghouse these days ever since he went batshit crazy.

Braveheart is not only my favorite film of the '90s, but it is my favorite film of all time.  I saw it four times in the theater and many more times at home since then.  Just a perfect film in my estimation.  Hits every note perfectly with the right balance of action, humor, romance, and drama.  I absolutely love this film and while I don't agree with Mel Gibson the man, I totally think Mel Gibson the filmmaker is a bloody genius.

Fun fact! You were the only person to put Braveheart on their list.

Wow.  I don't know if that makes me angry or sad.  25 points for Braveheart!   :o
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Post by: MontyServo on April 22, 2012, 11:28:26 AM
Here is my list:

1. Braveheart
2. L.A Confidential
3. Goodfellas
4. Boogie Nights
5. Toy Story 2
6. Waiting For Guffman
7. The Silence Of The Lambs
8. Clueless
9. The Hunchback Of Notre Dame
10. Seven
11. Ed Wood
12. Glengarry Glen Ross
13. There's Something About Mary
14. South Park Bigger Longer Uncut
15. Terminator 2 Judgment Day
16. Dazed And Confused
17. Natural Born Killers
18. American History X
19. Dark City
20. Groundhog Day
21. Defending Your Life
22. Election
23. Man On The Moon
24. 12 Monkeys
25. Galaxy Quest

Like I said before, this is the most I got on the final list without having a mention as highest ranking.  Even my #2, someone else had as #1.  And my #1 didn't make it at all.

Clueless is a smart, funny movie.  A longtime fave.

Hunchback is more of a guilty pleasure.  Very underrated in my opinion.

Natural Born Killers, American History X and Dark City.  I would have bet at least one of these made the final list.

Defending Your Life and Election.  Two more great films that didn't really get the box office and attention they should have.
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Post by: goflyblind on April 22, 2012, 11:29:58 AM
01. Mallrats
02. 12 Monkeys
03. Office Space
04. Clerks
05. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
06. Jurassic Park
07. The Shawshank Redmption
08. BASEketball
09. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
10. Cabin Boy
11. The Wrong Guy
12. Hot Shots!
13. Hackers
14. Mystery Men
15. Dumb & Dumber
16. Groundhog Day
17. Home Alone
18. Happy Gilmore
19. Terminator 2
20. Trainspotting
21. Wayne's World
22. The Matrix
23. The Mighty Ducks
24. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
25. My Cousin Vinny

The 90s-est:
01. Wayne's World
02. Hackers
03. BASEketball
04. Jurassic Park
05. Austin Powers
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Post by: Starman! on April 22, 2012, 11:33:20 AM
01. Mallrats
02. 12 Monkeys
03. Office Space
04. Clerks
05. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
06. Jurassic Park
07. The Shawshank Redmption
08. BASEketball
09. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
10. Cabin Boy
11. The Wrong Guy
12. Hot Shots!
13. Hackers
14. Mystery Men
15. Dumb & Dumber
16. Groundhog Day
17. Home Alone
18. Happy Gilmore
19. Terminator 2
20. Trainspotting
21. Wayne's World
22. The Matrix
23. The Mighty Ducks
24. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
25. My Cousin Vinny

The 90s-est:
01. Wayne's World
02. Hackers
03. BASEketball
04. Jurassic Park
05. Austin Powers

I applad you for putting Clerks and especially Mallrats so high up.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 22, 2012, 11:34:35 AM
I have never understood the hype surrounding Groundhog Day. I didn't really care for it when I watched it, but since then I've come to hate it because of the rabid fan base.

Well then, you get me and Toy Story.

I quite like Groundhog Day, on the other hand.

Clearly I do to.  Actually, I sort of have that feeling towards Big Lebowski, which is a very good film liked by drunks at University I had to usher out the Student Union Building on Friday nights.  Don't get me wrong, it made my list, and very high too, but perhaps my feelings toward it have been affected.  Still, I try not to judge the product on it's fans, imitators or piss poor sequels (which is why Austin Powers was on my list for a short while.)

It's been a long time since I've seen Jurrasic Park.  I certainly don't consider it number 2 good, but it is a film I think needs to be seen on the big screen to get the full effect (though I'm sure you could say that about almost all these movies.  Maybe not Clerks.

Fargo as comedy?  Not to me, but I certainly get why people consider it that and don't think they're wrong  (I feel the same way about the King of Comedy).  To me, it's a crime drama with a lot of humourous elements.  Yes, the entire kidnapping is a fiasco but that isn't itself comedy since there's lots of great stories about people doomed to fail from the beginning due to idiocy and desperation.  Still, the way it's presented, I get that.  If we ever do Top Cops, I must put Francis McDormand's character at or near the top.  She's clever, sweet, and loving and very human.  She's not a super-cop, but she's very on the ball and seems to be the person you want to call when there's trouble.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: goflyblind on April 22, 2012, 11:34:55 AM
I don't remember my list! But I think it probably had 5 or fewer hits on the countdown.

do you not "Save a copy in my outbox" when you send a message?
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Darth Geek on April 22, 2012, 11:36:37 AM
01. Mallrats


Good to see somebody else likes Mallrats the best of Kevin Smith movies, like I do.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on April 22, 2012, 11:36:49 AM
Not many of mine made it but it was still a good list.

1)Fantasia 2000
2)Schindler's List
3)The Iron Giant
4)Goodfellas
5)Toy Story
6)Patriot Games
7)Galaxy Quest
8)Gettysburg
9)Twelve Monkeys
10)Unforgiven
11)Toy Story 2
12)The Mummy
13)Apollo 13
14)Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
15)Gremlins 2: The New Batch
16)The Professional
17)Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
18)The Boondock Saints
19)Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
20)Muppet Treasure Island
21)The Professional
22)Men in Black
23)The Lion King
24)Jurassic Park
25)The Fugitive
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: mrbasehart on April 22, 2012, 11:37:05 AM
I don't remember my list! But I think it probably had 5 or fewer hits on the countdown.

Big Lebowski      25.00
Jurassic Park      24.00
Babe      23.00
Nightmare Before Christmas      22.00
The Mummy   21.00
The Rocketeer      20.00
Galaxy Quest      19.00
Groundhog Day   18.00
Terminator 2      17.00
Kingpin      16.00
Dumb & Dumber      15.00
Robin Hood: POT      14.00
Star Trek VI      13.00
Sleepy Hollow      12.00
Goldeneye      11.00
Batman Returns      10.00
Army of Darkness      9.00
Dark City      8.00
Phantom Menace      7.00
Wayne's World      6.00
LA Story      5.00
Total Recall      4.00
Austin Powers      3.00
Mallrats      2.00
Rob Roy      1.00
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Darth Geek on April 22, 2012, 11:37:55 AM
Movies of the 90s


1. Dead Alive
2. The Nightmare Before Christmas
3. Terminator 2
4. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie
5. Muppets Christmas Carol
6. Ed Wood
7. Army of Darkness
8. Toy Story
9. Demolition Man
10. The Frighteners
11. Gremlins 2
12. Child's Play 2
13. Jurassic Park
14. A Goofy Movie
15. Blade
16. Predator 2
17. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
18. The Mummy
19. Dumb and Dumber
20. Groundhog Day
21. Schindler's List
22. PCU
23. Sneakers
24. Home Alone
25. Mars Attacks!




Runners up:
A Bugs Life
Toy Story 2
Small Soldiers
Bride of Chucky
Muppets Treasure Island
Bowfinger
Edward Scissorhands
In the Mouth of Madness
Matinee
Leprechaun
Liar Liar
The Mask
Aladdin
Hercules
Mallrats
The Matrix
Men In Black
Wes Craven's New Mightmare
Total Recall
Rush Hour
Spaced Invaders
Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight
There's Something About Mary
Cool Runnings
Dennis the Menace
Vampires
The Big Lebowski





Movies that best represent the 90s:

Independance Day (the Roland Emmerick distater film, also Will Smith's rise as blockbuster king)

Clerks (the rise of the independant little film)

Batman & Robin (the worst of the worst of the 90s superhero movies)

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (the 90s gave rise to movie "riffing". You've probably never heard of it.)

Scream (Started the self referential phase of horror movies in the 90s)

Jingle All the Way (the pussification of Arnold Schwarzennegger in the 90s)

Home Alone (started the kids and gadgets and slapstick trend in the 90s)

Wild Wild West (the overblown nonsensical blockbuster, so bad not even Will Smith can save it)
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: mrbasehart on April 22, 2012, 11:38:20 AM
So the list is complete.  Is there any thing people would like to know about? Where their films ended up on the long list or things like that?
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: MontyServo on April 22, 2012, 11:39:49 AM
I don't remember my list! But I think it probably had 5 or fewer hits on the countdown.

Big Lebowski      25.00
Jurassic Park      24.00
Babe      23.00
Nightmare Before Christmas      22.00
The Mummy   21.00
The Rocketeer      20.00
Galaxy Quest      19.00
Groundhog Day   18.00
Terminator 2      17.00
Kingpin      16.00
Dumb & Dumber      15.00
Robin Hood: POT      14.00
Star Trek VI      13.00
Sleepy Hollow      12.00
Goldeneye      11.00
Batman Returns      10.00
Army of Darkness      9.00
Dark City      8.00
Phantom Menace      7.00
Wayne's World      6.00
LA Story      5.00
Total Recall      4.00
Austin Powers      3.00
Mallrats      2.00
Rob Roy      1.00


I applaud your inclusion of Kingpin.  Lots of big belly laughs in that one.  I picked There's Something About Mary for my list over that one, cause I think I enjoyed it a bit more.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: goflyblind on April 22, 2012, 11:39:54 AM
So the list is complete.  Is there any thing people would like to know about? Where their films ended up on the long list or things like that?

mallrats? home alone? i thought for sure the last would show up.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Darth Geek on April 22, 2012, 11:40:09 AM
So the list is complete.  Is there any thing people would like to know about? Where their films ended up on the long list or things like that?
What were some of the most interesting runners up?
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 22, 2012, 11:45:58 AM
I applad you for putting Clerks and especially Mallrats so high up.  :clap: :clap:

I applaud GolfyBlind for putting the Wrong Guy on his list.  I don't think it would have made it on mine, but I forgot that one.

Mine:

1. Groundhog Day
2. Toy Story 2
3. Unforgiven
4. Barton Fink  (this is the only one that depressed me that it didn't make it.  "Where there's a head, there's hope!")
5. The Truman Show
6. Shallow Grave (I say this might be the best thriller of the 90's)
7. LA Story (aw, really?  I love this one.)
8. Pusher (Not surprised this didn't make it, but check it out if you get the chance.  Winding Refn's first major film)
9. Babe  (Saw this around Christmas and was floored how good it was.  And surprisingly dark and clever)
10. The Iron Giant
11. The Big Lebowski
12. Ed Wood
13. Fargo

14. Pleasantville (I need to rewatch this one)
15. The Shawshank Redemption
16. Gattaca (Just really good sci-fi drama that didn't have to be couched in mindless action)
17. Miller’s Crossing
18. Toy Story

19. Defending Your Life (only discovered it recently, but one of the best imaginings of the afterlife in film.)
20. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (Mark Hamill is the best Joker)
21. 12 Monkeys
22. The Quick and the Dead (Just really, really fun)
23. Leon: The Professional
24. Clerks
25. American Beauty


Thanks for an amazing list Basehart!  Well done!

EDIT:  It's didn't make it on my list by a hair, but kudos to everyone who put Dark City on their list.  Makes a great double bill with the first Matrix.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: MontyServo on April 22, 2012, 11:46:27 AM
So the list is complete.  Is there any thing people would like to know about? Where their films ended up on the long list or things like that?

I already know that Braveheart had 25 points and Rob F'n Roy had 1 point.  So that is enough for me.  :)
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: goflyblind on April 22, 2012, 11:48:56 AM
I applad you for putting Clerks and especially Mallrats so high up.  :clap: :clap:

I applaud GolfyBlind for putting the Wrong Guy on his list.  I don't think it would have made it on mine, but I forgot that one.

it's a great movie. in fact, i think i'll go watch it now. :)

also: golfy? ??? ;D
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 22, 2012, 11:50:46 AM
I applad you for putting Clerks and especially Mallrats so high up.  :clap: :clap:

I applaud GolfyBlind for putting the Wrong Guy on his list.  I don't think it would have made it on mine, but I forgot that one.

it's a great movie. in fact, i think i'll go watch it now. :)

also: golfy? ??? ;D

Wait, it's Go Fly?  I never noticed that.  It's not like I expect forum names to make sense.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: MontyServo on April 22, 2012, 11:57:38 AM
Not many of mine made it but it was still a good list.

1)Fantasia 2000
2)Schindler's List
3)The Iron Giant
4)Goodfellas
5)Toy Story
6)Patriot Games
7)Galaxy Quest
8)Gettysburg
9)Twelve Monkeys
10)Unforgiven
11)Toy Story 2
12)The Mummy
13)Apollo 13
14)Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
15)Gremlins 2: The New Batch
16)The Professional
17)Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
18)The Boondock Saints
19)Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
20)Muppet Treasure Island
21)The Professional
22)Men in Black
23)The Lion King
24)Jurassic Park
25)The Fugitive

I am trying to count the number of rated R movies on a list created by a person who swore at one time that he never watched such things.  Plus he had The Professional on there twice.  What's that all about?
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Invader_quirk on April 22, 2012, 12:06:03 PM
Didn't save my list, apparently, so I don't know my list. The master list turned out as a bunch of movies I haven't seen, but totally expected to see there.

Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: MontyServo on April 22, 2012, 12:09:06 PM
So the list is complete.  Is there any thing people would like to know about? Where their films ended up on the long list or things like that?

I already know that Braveheart had 25 points and Rob F'n Roy had 1 point.  So that is enough for me.  :)

Ah, but you care about it 25 times more than I do, so I win. :)

Actually that would be a tie there, Einstein. :)
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: a pretty girl is like on April 22, 2012, 12:14:05 PM
1. Unforgiven
2. Chungking Express
3. Pulp Fiction
4. Miller’s Crossing
5. Goodfellas
6. Boogie Nights
7. Topsy Turvy
8. Lone Star
9.  The Silence of the Lambs
10. Citizen X
11. Fargo
12. Ed Wood
13. Se7en
14. Heavenly Creatures
15. This Boy’s Life
16. Bottle Rocket
17. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
18. The Usual Suspects
19. Once Were Warriors
20. Heat
21. Fight Club
22. Legend of Drunken Master
23. While You Were Sleeping
24. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
25. Waiting For Guffman

I got a question, mrba.  How many or which movies were on only one person's list?
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Coragale on April 22, 2012, 12:14:17 PM
I'm a pro and saved my list to Google Docs.

1. Cool As Ice
2. Muppet Christmas Carol
3. Apollo 13
4. Toy Soldiers
5. GATACCA
6. Nightmare Before Christmas
7. Fight Club
8. The Big Lewbowski
9. Jumanji
10. The Sandlot
11. Jurassic Park
12. Forrest Gump
13. Men in Black
14. Independence Day
15. My Cousin Vinny
16. James and the Giant Peach
17. The Matrix
18. Pokemon: The First Movie
19. Enemy of the State
20. Blade
21. Saving Private Ryan
22. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
23. The Lion King
24. The Iron Giant
25. The Mummy

I neglected to put many of the stoner movies of the 90's on my list, because I don't like that I enjoy them so much. Definitely a guilty pleasure for me.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: MontyServo on April 22, 2012, 12:15:46 PM
I got a question, mrba.  How many or which movies were on only one person's list?

Well besides Braveheart apparently.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: MontyServo on April 22, 2012, 12:17:08 PM
10. The Sandlot

Props for including this.  A really fun film.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: a pretty girl is like on April 22, 2012, 12:17:15 PM
Saw Shallow Grave and Kingpin on a couple of people's list.  I completely forgot about those two.  I'm looking at my list again and I probably would have made room for Shallow Grave.  Maybe. 
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: MontyServo on April 22, 2012, 12:20:47 PM
So the list is complete.  Is there any thing people would like to know about? Where their films ended up on the long list or things like that?

I already know that Braveheart had 25 points and Rob F'n Roy had 1 point.  So that is enough for me.  :)

Ah, but you care about it 25 times more than I do, so I win. :)

Actually that would be a tie there, Einstein. :)

You're right. I misspoke. I don't care at all, so you care infinitely more than I do. :)



Yeah, still bummed that nobody else voted for Braveheart. :(
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Coragale on April 22, 2012, 12:22:51 PM
10. The Sandlot

Props for including this.  A really fun film.

I grew up on this movie. If I had forgotten it, I'd have kicked myself.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: goflyblind on April 22, 2012, 12:24:49 PM
Yeah, still bummed that nobody else voted for Braveheart. :(

they can take my life, but they'll never get my vote!
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: a pretty girl is like on April 22, 2012, 12:26:22 PM
So the list is complete.  Is there any thing people would like to know about? Where their films ended up on the long list or things like that?

I already know that Braveheart had 25 points and Rob F'n Roy had 1 point.  So that is enough for me.  :)

Ah, but you care about it 25 times more than I do, so I win. :)

Actually that would be a tie there, Einstein. :)

You're right. I misspoke. I don't care at all, so you care infinitely more than I do. :)



Yeah, still bummed that nobody else voted for Braveheart. :(

Must be an international Jewish conspiracy.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: MontyServo on April 22, 2012, 12:26:58 PM
Yeah, still bummed that nobody else voted for Braveheart. :(

they can take my life, but they'll never get my vote!

I lol'd  (and liked it).
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: MontyServo on April 22, 2012, 12:28:09 PM
So the list is complete.  Is there any thing people would like to know about? Where their films ended up on the long list or things like that?

I already know that Braveheart had 25 points and Rob F'n Roy had 1 point.  So that is enough for me.  :)

Ah, but you care about it 25 times more than I do, so I win. :)

Actually that would be a tie there, Einstein. :)

You're right. I misspoke. I don't care at all, so you care infinitely more than I do. :)



Yeah, still bummed that nobody else voted for Braveheart. :(

Must be an international Jewish conspiracy.

I already said that I don't agree with Mel Gibson the man.  And that I think he is batshit crazy.  Doesn't affect my thoughts of this particular film and him as a filmmaker.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: MontyServo on April 22, 2012, 12:38:34 PM
So the list is complete.  Is there any thing people would like to know about? Where their films ended up on the long list or things like that?

I already know that Braveheart had 25 points and Rob F'n Roy had 1 point.  So that is enough for me.  :)

Ah, but you care about it 25 times more than I do, so I win. :)

Actually that would be a tie there, Einstein. :)

You're right. I misspoke. I don't care at all, so you care infinitely more than I do. :)



Yeah, still bummed that nobody else voted for Braveheart. :(

And I have never actually seen Rob Roy either, so on that count I am pretty much talking out my ass.  :)   It is on my Netflix queue though.  Hope to see it someday.  Liam Neeson is great in pretty much everything he is in.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 22, 2012, 12:47:57 PM
Are we going to be getting a call for next lists soon?  Of course, I sent in my list submissions for the next LoC already.  I'm impatient like that.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: MontyServo on April 22, 2012, 01:02:20 PM
Well, it looks like Doc deleted his post while I was doing a bit of research.  But I will admit that I was incorrect.  The thread I was thinking of where I thought Doc said he would never watch R Rated films, I was actually mistaken.  Another poster said they would never watch R rated films and Doc defended them and their decision.  I was mistaken and apologize to Doc.

Sorry Doc.  My bad.

I still don't understand why you had The Professional twice on your list.  :)
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 22, 2012, 01:09:56 PM
Well, it looks like Doc deleted his post while I was doing a bit of research.  But I will admit that I was incorrect.  The thread I was thinking of where I thought Doc said he would never watch R Rated films, I was actually mistaken.  Another poster said they would never watch R rated films and Doc defended them and their decision.  I was mistaken and apologize to Doc.

Sorry Doc.  My bad.

I still don't understand why you had The Professional twice on your list.  :)

Cause it's that good!
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: MontyServo on April 22, 2012, 01:11:09 PM
Well, it looks like Doc deleted his post while I was doing a bit of research.  But I will admit that I was incorrect.  The thread I was thinking of where I thought Doc said he would never watch R Rated films, I was actually mistaken.  Another poster said they would never watch R rated films and Doc defended them and their decision.  I was mistaken and apologize to Doc.

Sorry Doc.  My bad.

I still don't understand why you had The Professional twice on your list.  :)

Cause it's that good!

See now, I was thinking he thought The Professional and Leon : The Professional were two different movies and just shortened the latter's title.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: goflyblind on April 22, 2012, 01:11:19 PM
damn! i should've put mallrats at one, two, three, and twelve!
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on April 22, 2012, 01:13:09 PM
Well, it looks like Doc deleted his post while I was doing a bit of research.  But I will admit that I was incorrect.  The thread I was thinking of where I thought Doc said he would never watch R Rated films, I was actually mistaken.  Another poster said they would never watch R rated films and Doc defended them and their decision.  I was mistaken and apologize to Doc.

Sorry Doc.  My bad.

I still don't understand why you had The Professional twice on your list.  :)

That's okay.  I over reacted so I deleted my post. 

Any way I can't remember what I put in place of ym second listing that I was PMed and I did have it replaced I just can't remember what I replaced it with.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on April 22, 2012, 01:31:53 PM
Clueless is a smart, funny movie.  A longtime fave.

Glad someone else included it. I used to think that it was a guilty pleasure, but I've since abandoned my shame. Especially since I now have far guiltier pleasures (one of which made my #1 spot)  :P


Cool As Ice
Groundhog Day
The Truman Show
Waking Ned Devine

Clueless
Being John Malkovich
Ed Wood
Fight Club

Mars Attacks
BSEketball
Mystery Men
Princess Mononoke
Unforgiven

The Hudsucker Proxy
Army of Darkness
The Fugitive
Edward Scissorhands
Office Space
Tombstone
Pulp Fiction
Maverick
Fargo
Jurassic Park
Toy Story
Home Alone

Most of the winning entries I didn't vote for I hadn't seen, and a lot of them have been on my watch list for a long time.


I applad you for putting Clerks and especially Mallrats so high up.  :clap: :clap:

I applaud GolfyBlind for putting the Wrong Guy on his list.  I don't think it would have made it on mine, but I forgot that one.

it's a great movie. in fact, i think i'll go watch it now. :)

also: golfy? ??? ;D

Wait, it's Go Fly?  I never noticed that.  It's not like I expect forum names to make sense.

I always read it "golfy" too. Even after I noticed the difference, I always say "golfy" in my head. It has a much nicer cadence than "go fly blind."
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Darth Geek on April 22, 2012, 01:34:23 PM
Hey! Somebody else had Mars Attacks on their list. Cool. That is a fun movie.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on April 22, 2012, 01:36:50 PM
Hey! Somebody else had Mars Attacks on their list. Cool. That is a fun movie.

Yeah. One of Tim Burton's best, IMO.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: MightyJack on April 22, 2012, 01:37:46 PM
My stupidest mistake was leaving off Fargo. I am kicking my own ass as I type this.

My 25

1. Dark City (1998) – 25 pts - I'm bummed this didn't make it. I adore/admire this flick, more so now that the directors cut is out.
2. Princess Mononoke (1997) – 24 pts
3. American Beauty (1999) – 23 pts
4. Unforgiven (1992) – 22 pts
5. The Three Colors Trilogy (93/94 - If I have to specify one, go with “Three Colors: Red”) – 21 pts - A cinematic masterpiece. That something as brilliant as this is left off and a certain abomination makes the list almost makes me...   :'(
6. The Limey (1999) – 20 pts
7. Groundhog Day (1993) 19 pts
8. Leon: The Professional (1994) – 18 pts
9. Out of Sight – 17 pts
10. Perfect Blue (1999) – 16 pts
11. Raise the Red Lantern (1991) – 15 pts
12. Exotica (1994) – 14 pts - I know the Sweet Hereafter is the most praised Atom Egoyan film, but I've always preferred this knotted tale of obsession, loneliness and desperation
13. Elizabeth (1998) – 13 pts
14. Flirting (1991) – 12 pts
15. The Crying Game (1992) – 11 pts
16. Fearless (1993) – 10 pts
17. Rushmore (1998) – 9 pts
18. The Iron Monkey (1993) – 8 pts
19. The Truman Show (1998) – 7 pts
20. The Usual Suspects (1995) – 6 pts
21. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999) – 5 pts
22. Galaxy Quest (1999) – 4 pts
23. Iron Giant (1999)– 3 pts
24. Toy Story (1995) – 2 pts
25. MST3K: The Movie (1996)  – 1 pt

Honorable Mentions
Dogfight (1991)
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Chungking Express (1994)
Toy Story 2 (99)
Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Party Girl (1995)
Mystery Men (1999)
Sling Blade (1996)
The Straight Story (99)
Thunderheart (1992)
Tremors (1990)
Miller’s Crossing (1990)

Supplemental 5
1.   Clueless
2.   Singles
3.   Reality Bites
4.   Office Space
5.   Party Girl

Bonehead omission
Fargo
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: MightyJack on April 22, 2012, 01:43:14 PM
2. Chungking Express

Nice list, and I think it's cool that this made it. I put it in my Hon mentions.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on April 22, 2012, 01:47:31 PM
My stupidest mistake was leaving off Fargo. I am kicking my own ass as I type this.

My 25

1. Dark City (1998) – 25 pts - I'm bummed this didn't make it. I adore/admire this flick, more so now that the directors cut is out.
10. Perfect Blue (1999) – 16 pts

Kudos for including Perfect Blue. Its flaws were all really a part of the definition of the Giallo film genre, which it was an homage to. Nevertheless, they kept it off the list for me.

I'll have to check out the DX of Dark City sometime. A long time ago, I found a music synch thing (forget the term) for it that used the Godspeed You! Black Emperor album "Raise Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven." It was basically like the Dark Side of the Moon / Wizard of Oz thing (which incidentally might make Oz worth watching; never tried it). Anyway, I never got around to trying it, and the site I found it on died. If it worked, it should have been really awesome. If only...
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on April 22, 2012, 01:49:14 PM
Here's my list:


1 Addams Family Values
2 The Big Lebowski
3 Lone Star
4 Dead Presidents
5 Tombstone
6 Tatie Danielle
7 Other People's Money
8 Quick Change
9 Tremors
10 The Frighteners
11 Clueless
12 Richard III
13 Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
14 Elizabeth
15 Grosse Pointe Blank
16 Office Space
17 Falling Down
18 Leon
19 My Cousin Vinny
20 The Iron Giant
21 Waking Ned
22 Shallow Grave
23 King of New York
24 Jacob's Ladder
25 Pump Up the Volume

And my supplemental:

Empire Records
Sleepless In Seattle
Scream (though I suppose I know What You Did Last Summer can substitute).
Wayne's World
Cruel Intentions.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: a pretty girl is like on April 22, 2012, 02:00:57 PM
Elizabeth is one that made my list until the final cut.  Felt bad about having to leave it out. 

King of New York!!!  Son of a bitch, that one I forgot!  I think of it as an 80s movie.  Should watch it again soon.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: mrbasehart on April 22, 2012, 02:01:38 PM
Okay, I'll do a little write up on the runners up and some solo entries tomorrow.  Nothing too fancy, but something that'll wrap everything up.

In the mean time, here's my list!

1. Muppet Christmas Carol
2. Before Sunrise
3. Fargo
4. Groundhog Day
5. Jurassic Park
6. Waiting for Guffman

7. Only Yesterday
8. Whisper of the Heart
9. Contact
10. Bullets Over Broadway
11. Sense & Sensibility
12. Ed Wood
13. Elizabeth
14. Out of Sight
15. Pleasantville

16. Passion Fish
17. Apollo 13
18. Living in Oblivion
19. Shall We Dance?
20. Show Me Love
21. Shadowlands
22. Not One Less
23. Grosse Pointe Blank
24. Gattaca
25. Aladdin
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: MontyServo on April 22, 2012, 02:02:09 PM
Here's my list:


1 Addams Family Values
8 Quick Change
11 Clueless
15 Grosse Pointe Blank

I applaud all of these. 

Quick Change is highly underrated and one of Bill Murray's best.  Although What About Bob? is probably my fave of his (and a glaring omission from my own list!)
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 22, 2012, 02:04:16 PM
One of these days I'll stop being so late to the conversation. Oh well.

1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
2. The Big Lebowski (1998)
3. Pulp Fiction (1994)

4. Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) - I guess I can understand this one's ommission, but it's still too bad. Sure it's a trashy, gritty British gangster movie, but... no, wait, those are the pluses. Love this one.
5. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
6. In The Mouth of Madness (1994) - Has Sutter Cane posted his list yet? Because I refuse to believe I'm the only one who picked this.
7. Dark City (1998) - No excuse here. George, you get a high five for putting it so high.
8. Goldeneye (1995) - No love for Best Bond? Ridiculous
9. Leon (1994)
10. Fight Club (1999)

11. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) - My favorite Gilliam, but considering his other output this decade, I guess I can see this one getting bypassed.
12. Se7en (1995)
13. Three Kings (1999) - Another one that needs more love (and American Beauty getting picked over this just makes me sad).
14. Fargo (1996)
15. Jurassic Park (1993)

16. Casino (1995) - Because I'm that one weirdo who likes this movie more than Goodfellas.
17. Dead Alive (1992) - This board needs more fans of Peter Jackson's earlier, better works.
18. The Fugitive (1993) - Come on people, this is Harrison Ford's last good movie. It needs the respect as such.
19. Event Horizon (1997) - I'm just gonna say I really love this movie and move on.
20. Tremors (1990)
21. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999) - I'm going to say this was passed because most everyone hasn't seen it.
22. Scream (1996)
23. Heat (1995) - I actually had to go back and double check that this one was omitted, because... really folks? Really? Cool as Ice over this?
24. The Matrix (1999)
25. Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995) - Admittedly put on because I totally spaced on Apollo 13 (heh) and Trainspotting.

Another good list down, one that spelled out the strange, occasionally mistaken movie sensibilities of this board. As all lists ultimately should.

Also, Quick Change really is a grossly underrated film. I realize I didn't put it on my list, but it still needs to be said.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on April 22, 2012, 02:06:13 PM
Quick Change is highly underrated and one of Bill Murray's best. 
It also has, at least in England, some of the funniest inept ADRing for Television. Putting in Viking for another word that ends in "king" leads to some entertaining sentences, for example.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on April 22, 2012, 04:12:52 PM
Quick Change is highly underrated and one of Bill Murray's best. 
It also has, at least in England, some of the funniest inept ADRing for Television. Putting in Viking for another word that ends in "king" leads to some entertaining sentences, for example.

Replacing "finger" with "flipper" in the Matrix is still my favorite. It doesn't even change the meaning, and what? the word "finger" is offensive?
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: gojikranz on April 22, 2012, 04:55:28 PM
1. Tremors
2. Groundhog Day
3. Wild At Heart
4. naked Gun 2.5
5. Stargate
6. Dumb and Dumber
7. Seven (had to be)
8. Apollo 13
9. The Rock
10. Reservoir Dogs
11. Cruel Intentions
12. Independence Day
13. The Sandlot
14. Home Alone
15. The Matrix
16. Fight Club
17. Star Trek First Contact
18. Clerks
19. Air Force One
20. Rush Hour
21. Big Lebowski
22. Jurassic Park
23. Basic Instinct
24. Goldeneye
25. Alien III

kinda shocked by the lack of goldeneye as well i might have put it a bit higher otherwise.

three kings is a good pick relaxing dragon i might have picked that if i remembered.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: ScottotD on April 22, 2012, 05:18:42 PM
My list:

Muppet Christmas Carol
Goodfellas
Ed Wood
Pulp Fiction
Fargo
Se7en
Clerks
The Usual Suspects
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
Trainspotting
Out of Sight
Hard Boiled
Army of Darkness
The Big Lebowski
Wayne's World
Fight Club
The Player
Heat
The Iron Giant
Edward Scissorhands
Leon: The Professional
Tremors
LA Confidential
Groundhog Day

*Suprised 'Goodfellas', 'The Player' and 'Heat' didn't place.

Runners Up:

3 Kings
Gremlins 2
Reservoir Dogs
Starship Troopers
Mars Attacks
True Romance
Serial Mom
Carlito's Way
Dark City

Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: MontyServo on April 22, 2012, 05:23:55 PM
Goodfellas placed rather high actually.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 22, 2012, 05:26:15 PM
Goodfellas placed rather high actually.

Goodfellas? More like Sucksfellas.

Would Suckfellas have worked better, but created an entirely different insult in the process? I'm actually curious, I'm never good at that sort of thing.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: MontyServo on April 22, 2012, 05:26:39 PM
Goodfellas placed rather high actually.

Goodfellas? More like Sucksfellas.

Oh shut up you.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 22, 2012, 05:29:29 PM
Am I seriously the only one who had Barton Fink? I can't be alone on this.  Watched it with my sister recently.  She admitted that she didn't get it, but she liked it all the same and found it a funny, scary ride.  John Goodman's best role by far.  And I like John Goodman.

People here were talking about films that can be scene as comedies and dramas, but Barton Fink is a little more difficult to categorize.  It's darkly funny, unsettling and just plain unpredictable.

And check it, I was looking for some good clips of the movie and found a Frenchman remade a scene for a University Project.  Well done, though he has a hard time selling the heat.
http://www.youtube.com/v/crvjYuaPfBY

Had Waking Ned Devine on my list but didn't quite make it.  Like so many others.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: ScottotD on April 22, 2012, 05:30:10 PM
Goodfellas placed rather high actually.

Oh yeah, doing this from my phone so was tricky to check once I'd started typing. Nice one everyone! :)
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: MontyServo on April 22, 2012, 05:32:12 PM
John Goodman's best role by far.  And I like John Goodman.

The Big Lebowski says hello.  As does Raising Arizona.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on April 22, 2012, 05:38:56 PM
Quick Change is highly underrated and one of Bill Murray's best. 
It also has, at least in England, some of the funniest inept ADRing for Television. Putting in Viking for another word that ends in "king" leads to some entertaining sentences, for example.

Replacing "finger" with "flipper" in the Matrix is still my favorite. It doesn't even change the meaning, and what? the word "finger" is offensive?
Plus I can think of a few instances where substituting 'flipper' for 'finger' conjures up far more horrifying images.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 22, 2012, 05:42:48 PM
John Goodman's best role by far.  And I like John Goodman.

The Big Lebowski says hello.  As does Raising Arizona.

With no disrespect to those fine characters (and let's throw in the cyclops preacher from O Brother), my statement stands.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: MontyServo on April 22, 2012, 05:44:53 PM
John Goodman's best role by far.  And I like John Goodman.

The Big Lebowski says hello.  As does Raising Arizona.

With no disrespect to those fine characters (and let's throw in the cyclops preacher from O Brother), my statement stands.

It is cool that all of these roles are Coen Brothers creations. 

And Raising Arizona is a freaking awesome movie!
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 22, 2012, 05:54:49 PM
John Goodman's best role by far.  And I like John Goodman.

The Big Lebowski says hello.  As does Raising Arizona.

With no disrespect to those fine characters (and let's throw in the cyclops preacher from O Brother), my statement stands.

It is cool that all of these roles are Coen Brothers creations. 

And Raising Arizona is a freaking awesome movie!

I was kind of hoping we'd keep arguing so we could get to this point.

Monty: Come on, Lebowski clearly contains his best role.

Me: You're wrong.

Monty: Why are you insisting on this.

Me: BECAUSE! YOU! JUST! WON'T! LISTEN!

But yeah, the Coens are by far amazing utilizers of everything Goodman brings to the table.  Most might think of him as some goofy fat dad or something, but they see a variety of roles inside him.

BTW, first time I saw Barton Fink, the DVD menu more or less gives away the climax.  Not cool, DVD makers.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Russell on April 22, 2012, 05:59:36 PM
25. Speed
24. Wayne’s world
23. Tombstone
22. Forrest gump
21. Goodfellas
20. Last of the Mohicans
19. Barton Fink
18. Clear and present danger
17. Jurassic park
16. Hamlet
15. Terminator 2: Judgement day
14. Star trek VI: The Undiscovered country
13. The Hunt for Red October
12. The Professional
11. Unforgiven
10. Saving private Ryan
9. Pulp fiction
8. Miller’s Crossing
7. Heat
6. Reservoir Dogs
5. Fargo
4. Casino
3. The Big Lebowski
2. Schindler’s list
1. The Matrix
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 22, 2012, 06:08:57 PM
25. Speed
24. Wayne’s world
23. Tombstone
22. Forrest gump
21. Goodfellas
20. Last of the Mohicans
19. Barton Fink
18. Clear and present danger
17. Jurassic park
16. Hamlet
15. Terminator 2: Judgement day
14. Star trek VI: The Undiscovered country
13. The Hunt for Red October
12. The Professional
11. Unforgiven
10. Saving private Ryan
9. Pulp fiction
8. Miller’s Crossing
7. Heat
6. Reservoir Dogs
5. Fargo
4. Casino
3. The Big Lebowski
2. Schindler’s list
1. The Matrix


I appreciate you voting Fink and Bolding it.  Now I feel happy!
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Russell on April 22, 2012, 06:09:52 PM
I appreciate you voting Fink and Bolding it.  Now I feel happy!
I was trying to make a bold statement.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Compound on April 22, 2012, 06:09:58 PM

Huh. Here's my list.

1   L.A. Confidential
2   Saving Private Ryan
3   Heat
4   The Matrix
5   Maverick
6   Mystery Science Theater The Movie
7   Apollo 13
8   South Park: B,L,U
9   Scream
10   There's Something About Mary
11   The Hunt for Red October
12   Galaxy Quest
13   The Mummy
14   Speed
15   Shawshank Redemption
16   Wayne's World
17   The Nightmare Before Christmas
18   Grosse Point Blank
19   Groundhog Day
20   Chasing Amy
21   The Big Lebowski
22   Tombstone
23   Hot Shots!
24   The Rock
25   Independence Day

First of all, the lack of love for Heat? Criminal. But more importantly, after submitting this list I put it aside and haven't looked at until until the last few days. And after reviewing it, I was left  with one question - "Why the hell did I put Maverick on the list?" I mean it's a decent enough film, but my 5th favorite film? Um, no. Not really. I'm not really sure what I meant to type in that box, but whatever it was, Maverick seems to have mugged it and moved in.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 22, 2012, 06:14:15 PM
I have a good friend who considers Maverick his all time favourite.  I wouldn't go that far, but it is tremendously fun.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Space version 2.0 on April 22, 2012, 07:02:29 PM

I appreciate you voting Fink and Bolding it.  Now I feel happy!

Had I been around for this list Fink would have been number 1. My absolute favorite Coen film, and quite possibly favorite in general.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: bta on April 22, 2012, 07:04:48 PM
Wrong!  The Big Lebowski gets better every time I see it.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 22, 2012, 07:19:39 PM
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"Next Item: What is the best John Goodman movie."
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"Well, I was proud of what I did in The Babe"

(http://dvdmedia.ign.com/media/reviews/image/mclaughlin.jpg)

"Wrong!  The Big Lebowski gets better every time I see it."


Fixed
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Space version 2.0 on April 22, 2012, 07:26:48 PM
Well, I did say my favorite. Which is really saying something for me, considering I like Lebowski enough to have bought it three times (once on regular DVD which I gave to my sister, once for the special edition in the bowling ball packaging, and finally on Blu Ray).
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Coragale on April 22, 2012, 07:27:55 PM
I LIKED JOHN GOODMAN IN ROSEANNE BECAUSE HE WAS FAT AND DRUNK AND FUNNY LIKE ALL GOOD TV FATHERS.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: ScottotD on April 22, 2012, 07:44:26 PM
4. Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
13. Three Kings (1999)
16. Casino (1995)
17. Dead Alive (1992)
21. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)

Nice calls, will have to rewatch Ghost Dog
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on April 23, 2012, 06:44:42 AM
I have to say I am a little sad that my number one didn't make it at all.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Darth Geek on April 23, 2012, 07:01:01 AM
I can't believe nobody else voted for Dead Alive! Easily the greatest fun horror splatter movie ever made. Probably most people forget it was a 90s movie (1992).
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on April 23, 2012, 07:18:29 AM
I can't believe nobody else voted for Dead Alive! Easily the greatest fun horror splatter movie ever made. Probably most people forget it was a 90s movie (1992).

I have never even heard of that movie before. Then again I have trouble getting through movies that have a lot of gore in them.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on April 23, 2012, 07:40:34 AM
Here's my list, many of mine didn't make the list either, but thats cool.  It was a good list

1.   Dazed and Confused
2.   Tremors
3.   Stargate
4.   Galaxy Quest
5.   Pulp Fiction
6.   MST3K The Movie
7.   South Park Movie
8.   The Big Lebowski
9.   Goodfellas
10.   Silence of the Lambs
11.   Jurassic Park
12.   Groundhog Day
13.   Clerks
14.   Army of Darkness
15.   Buffy the Vampire Slayer
16.   Toy Story
17.   Toy Story 2
18.   Wayne’s World
19.   Terminator 2
20.   The Fugitive
21.   Pump up the Volume
22.   10 Things I hate about you
23.   Clueless
24.   Cry Baby
25.   Serial Mom
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 23, 2012, 08:25:37 AM
I can't believe nobody else voted for Dead Alive! Easily the greatest fun horror splatter movie ever made. Probably most people forget it was a 90s movie (1992).

I voted for it! Admittedly I probably could've bumped it up a few places, though I'm not sure that would've helped. And I don't know why more didn't vote for it either. Maybe there's just not enough splatstick fans on this board.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Darth Geek on April 23, 2012, 09:12:53 AM

I voted for it! Admittedly I probably could've bumped it up a few places, though I'm not sure that would've helped. And I don't know why more didn't vote for it either. Maybe there's just not enough splatstick fans on this board.
Oh, okay, so someone did after all. I can imagine a lot of people thinking that it is an 80s movie given how much practical effects it has.


I have never even heard of that movie before. Then again I have trouble getting through movies that have a lot of gore in them.
It's not realistic gore at all. Way over the top. Think Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on April 23, 2012, 09:34:46 AM
Is "practical effects" a real term?
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Darth Geek on April 23, 2012, 09:37:41 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Practical_effect (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Practical_effect)

Basically refering to anything other than CGI, I think.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: CJones on April 23, 2012, 09:56:41 AM
Oh man, it's over already? Oh well. Here's my list, in case anyone cares:

1 Jurassic Park <--- I saw this movie in the theater more times than any other. Six times I think.
2 The Matrix
3 The City of Lost Children <--- I'm disappointed that no one else voted for this. Great movie.
4 South Park, Bigger, Longer and Uncut 
5 Princess Mononoke
6 Total Recall
7 Terminator 2
8 Starship Troopers <--- Hey, I liked this movie, so sue me. And yes, I have read the book
9 Contact
10 Beauty and the Beast
11 Titanic
12 Aladdin
13 The Nightmare Before Christmas
14 Alien Resurrection
15 There's Something About Mary <--- This is the one I'm genuinely surprised didn't make it.
16 Fight Club
17 Army of Darkness
18 Ed Wood
19 Toy Story
20 Twelve Monkeys
21 Groundhog Day
22 Back to the Futrue 3
23 Fargo
24 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
25 *Batteries Not Included

I never have seen The Big Lebowski. I should probably check that out at some point.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Darth Geek on April 23, 2012, 09:59:12 AM

25 *Batteries Not Included

Good movie. Very charming.
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Post by: therul on April 23, 2012, 10:11:02 AM
And If I did not think you guys were stoned enough...

They figured he was a lazy time wasting slacker. They were right.

#1 - The Big Lebowski

(http://i.imgur.com/dLU5T.jpg)

(301 Points) 17 of 32 Lists - Highest Ranking - #1 Imrahil

Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Asbestos Bill on April 23, 2012, 10:11:56 AM
3 The City of Lost Children <--- I'm disappointed that no one else voted for this. Great movie.

Yet another on my long list of movies I need to see.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on April 23, 2012, 10:14:10 AM

I voted for it! Admittedly I probably could've bumped it up a few places, though I'm not sure that would've helped. And I don't know why more didn't vote for it either. Maybe there's just not enough splatstick fans on this board.
Oh, okay, so someone did after all. I can imagine a lot of people thinking that it is an 80s movie given how much practical effects it has.


I have never even heard of that movie before. Then again I have trouble getting through movies that have a lot of gore in them.
It's not realistic gore at all. Way over the top. Think Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness.

Okay,sonds like something I should check out.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: mrbasehart on April 23, 2012, 10:23:26 AM
The LOC wrap-up!

Some people wanted an idea of where their particular favourites were or what the runners up looked like, so here's a little run down of what just didn't quite make it:

At number 51 we have Tombstone, which appeared on 5 lists for a total of 60 points, unfortunately, that made it one point shy of tying with our number 50 entry The Mummy.  With the same amount of points, but only on 4 lists, was Pleasantville.  Just below those are three films with 59 points: Beauty & the Beast, Dark City, and Heat.  Beauty & the Beast and Heat share the 52 spot appearing on 5 lists each, with Dark City (Officially 53) only showing on 4.  From there, there's steady decline in points for Babe and Clueless (Joint 54th) on 57 points, Contact (55th) with 55 points, and then Dumb & Dumber (56th) with 53.

Foreign language films don't really feature on our top 50, with just Princess Mononoke appearing at 33. 
The next highest is another Studio Ghibli film, Whisper of the Heart at 69 (snicker) with 40 points on 2 lists.  Lower down, we see a cluster of foreign films near the bottom, with Chungking Express at 95, Run Lola Run at 97, City of Lost Children and Audition at 98, and Three Colours: Red at 99.  Of those films, only Run Lola Run appears on more than one list (two) for a total of 23 points.

Making the most lists without appearing on the top 50, there are a couple on 5 lists: Independence Day is 74th with 36 points, while Home Alone and The Fugitive are joint 80th with 32 points.  The lowest entry on the LOC with 4 appearances is Grosse Pointe Blank with just 23 points and coming it at a pitiful 96.  The lowest entry on the LOC with 3 appearances in My Cousin Vinny with 19 points, and it's so crowded down there that it's hard to tally just exactly where it comes in, though it's somewhere near the 120-130 range.

The 93 spot is reserved for a single entry that made the top of people's lists, of which there are no less than 5 entries: Fantasia 2000, Interview with a Vampire, Searching for Bobby Fischer, Braveheart, and Addams Family Values.

Overall, out of the 275 unique entries in the LOC, 135 films were only on one list, 51 on two lists, 19 on 3, 14 on 4, 19 on 5, 10 on 6, 6 on 7 lists, 6 on 8, 4 on 9, 1 film on 10, 11, and 12 lists, 2 on 13, 2 on 14, 1 on 15, 1 on 17 and 18, and Groundhog Day takes the prize for most appearances on people's lists with a mighty 19.

So that's it for the LOC 58, below is a quick list of the 51 - 100 spots.  It's a little rough, but I'm pretty sure everything's correct.  Points totals basically decrease in increments of one:

51. Tombstone
52. Pleasantville
53. Beauty & the Beast/Heat
54. Dark City
55. Babe/Clueless
56. Contact
57. Dumb & Dumber
58. Gremlins 2
59. Mallrats
60. LA Story
61. Naked Gun 2/Stargate
62. Waking Ned
63. Hunt for Red October
64. Gattaca
65. Lonestar
66. Magnolia
67. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
68. There's Something About Mary
69. Whisper of the Heart
70. Edward Scissorhands/Phantom Menace
71. Elizabeth/The Sandlot
72. Star Trek VI
73. The Sixth Sense
74. Independence Day
75. Mars Attacks!
76. Total Recall/Defending Your Life
77. Men in Black
78. BASEketball/Dead Alive
79. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey/Fear & Loathin in Las Vegas/Starship Troopers
80. Home Alone/The Fugitive
81. The Frighteners
82. Goldeneye
83. Heavenly Creatures/Quick Change/What's Eating Gilbert Grape
84. Living in Oblivion
85. Barton Fink
86. James & the Giant Peach
87. In the Mouth of Madness
88. Shallow Grave
89. A Goofy Movie
90. Pokemon: The First Movie
91. Maverick
92. Chasing Amy
93. Fantasia 2000/Interview with a Vampire/Searching for Bobby Fischer/Braveheart/Addams Family Values
94. The Mask
95. Chungking Express/Before Sunrise
96. Grosse Pointe Blank
97. Run Lola Run
98. City of Lost Children/Audition/Secret Garden/Wild at Heart
99. Hackers/Star Trek: First Contact/Three Colours: Red
100. Joe vs the Volcano/Dead Presidents/eXistenZ/Toy Soldiers

That's all!
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: wurwolf on April 23, 2012, 10:31:36 AM
Beauty & the Beast was my #1. I can't believe it didn't place higher.
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Post by: mrbasehart on April 23, 2012, 10:39:01 AM

I voted for it! Admittedly I probably could've bumped it up a few places, though I'm not sure that would've helped. And I don't know why more didn't vote for it either. Maybe there's just not enough splatstick fans on this board.
Oh, okay, so someone did after all. I can imagine a lot of people thinking that it is an 80s movie given how much practical effects it has.


I have never even heard of that movie before. Then again I have trouble getting through movies that have a lot of gore in them.
It's not realistic gore at all. Way over the top. Think Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness.

Okay,sonds like something I should check out.

Warning, if you don't like gore of any kind, Dead Alive is not for you.  It was once voted the goriest movie ever made - there's like a swimming pool's worth of the stuff near the end.  The only other film that's as gory as that one is the Story of Ricky-Oh.  Which is kung-fu with gore.  In a prison.
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 23, 2012, 10:45:20 AM
Yeah, but it goes so beyond gore that it just gets ridiculous. Wonderfully, wonderfully, deliciously ridiculous. In all honesty the actual grossest part of the movie is the custard scene (which I can barely watch, truth be told).

Looking over the runner-up list, there's a few more I sort of wish I'd voted for. Gremlins 2 and My Cousin Vinny for sure, probably Men in Black as well (I often forget just how great the first movie is).

Also, whoever put Three Colors: Red on your list, you're a good person. It didn't make mine, but my foreign-loving friend will give you a big hug if he ever meets you.
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Post by: Kete on April 23, 2012, 10:49:38 AM
Here's my list:


1   Fight Club
2   The Matrix
3   Pulp Fiction
4   The Big Lebowski
5   Rushmore
6   Fargo
7   Reservoir Dogs
8   Army of Darkness
9   Toy Story

10   Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
11   Saving Private Ryan
12   Dazed and Confused
13   12 Monkeys

14   Jackie Brown
15   The Usual Suspects
16   Se7en
17   Being John Malkovich

18   Election
19   Shawshank Redemption
20   Swingers
21   Office Space
22   Groundhog Day
23   Out of Sight
24   Clerks
25   The Professional


Surprised that Lock Stock didn't make it.  Election should have made it, but it's probably not too popular.  I'm also very surprised that this is the first mention of Swingers.

Honorable mentions include: Hudsucker Proxy, Barton Fink, Ghost, Point Break, Bottle Rocket, Desperado, Goodfellas, Jurassic Park, Braveheart, T2, Nightmare Before Christmas, Sleepy Hollow, Goldeneye

The only movie I'm upset I forgot about:
Trainspotting
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Compound on April 23, 2012, 12:03:11 PM


I have never even heard of that movie before. Then again I have trouble getting through movies that have a lot of gore in them.
It's not realistic gore at all. Way over the top. Think Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness.

Okay,sonds like something I should check out.

Hold it!

Dear lord in heaven. Doc if you have problems with gore, do not see Dead Alive/Brain Dead.  "Oh, it's over the top gore." Yeah, I'm sure that will mollify Doc as he sits through the dinner party scene. Geez. This is like sending someone sensitive to swearing to go see Goodfellas.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Darth Geek on April 23, 2012, 12:35:08 PM
There is a huge diference between realistic gore and over the top ludicrous gore. Dead Alive is not realistic at all.

Doc, you will know if this movie is for you by just watching the first scene on Skull Island when they are stealing the rat monkey.
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Post by: Kete on April 23, 2012, 01:11:10 PM
This is like sending someone sensitive to swearing to go see Goodfellas.

But the swearing in Goodfellas isn't realistic at all.  Think The Big Lebowski or Reservoir Dogs.
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Post by: ScottotD on April 23, 2012, 02:12:55 PM
Bravo to whoever nominated 'Audition'

3 The City of Lost Children <--- I'm disappointed that no one else voted for this. Great movie.
8 Starship Troopers <--- Hey, I liked this movie, so sue me. And yes, I have read the book

Nice picks :)
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Post by: ColeStratton on April 23, 2012, 02:49:45 PM
Here's my list:

1.   Searching For Bobby Fischer (1993) (WATCH THIS MOVIE, PEOPLE. It's a beautiful character drama and I've seen it at least a dozen times, and it's my all-time fave flick)
2.   Defending Your Life (1991) (Albert Brooks' best film, and my favorite Meryl Streep performance ever)
3.   Waiting For Guffman (1996)
4.   The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
5.   Out of Sight (1998)
6.   L.A. Confidential (1997)
7.   The Big Lewboski (1998)
8.   Dazed and Confused (1993)
9.   Galaxy Quest (1999)
10.   Office Space (1999)
11.   The Usual Suspects (1995)
12.   The Hunt For Red October (1990) (ONE PING. ONE PING ONLY)
13.   Ed Wood (1994)
14.   Quick Change (1990) (Bill Murray co-directed this film. It makes me laugh every time I see it. Plus, Stanley Tucci and Tony Shalhoub have awesome scene-stealing roles)
15.   Tremors (1990)
16.   The Matrix (1999)
17.   Quiz Show (1990) (Redford's drama is great, and Turturro is amazing in it)
18.   Gattaca (1997) (Glad to see this showed up on a few lists. Very thoughtful sci-fi artfully written and directed by Andrew Nicchol)
19.   Ronin (1998) (I'm a big John Frankenheimer fan, and this is one of the most bad-ass heist action flicks ever. The car chases are supreme)
20.   Dead Again (1991) (Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson's thriller is super great)
21.   Pulp Fiction (1994)
22.   Living Out Loud (1998) (I love the rapport between Holly Hunter and Danny DeVito in this film. Watched it a bunch at my video store)
23.   A Perfect World (1993) (Eastwood's stirring drama has Costner at his best. Tragic and hypnotic)
24.   King of the Hill (1993) (Soderberg's depression-era drama features a young Jesse Bradford. Not on DVD, but if you can find a copy it's well worth watching)
25.   Living in Oblivion (1995) (Tom DiCillo's indie classic is like a whos-who of 90s indie actors. Also, PETER DINKLAGE!)
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on April 23, 2012, 03:03:02 PM
Dead Again is awesome; "dis ees furyoooo", I should have had that on my list. Ann and I have thought about riffing it but I don't know if there'd be much interest. :)
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Post by: Smith Dr John Smith on April 23, 2012, 03:33:39 PM


I have never even heard of that movie before. Then again I have trouble getting through movies that have a lot of gore in them.
It's not realistic gore at all. Way over the top. Think Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness.

Okay,sonds like something I should check out.

Hold it!

Dear lord in heaven. Doc if you have problems with gore, do not see Dead Alive/Brain Dead.  "Oh, it's over the top gore." Yeah, I'm sure that will mollify Doc as he sits through the dinner party scene. Geez. This is like sending someone sensitive to swearing to go see Goodfellas.

Don't worry it's only gore that looks real that bothers me so I will not watch it while eating and give it a shot.  I can always turn it off if it gets too gross.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: MightyJack on April 23, 2012, 05:29:00 PM
A Perfect World was terribly underappreciated, glad to see it made someones list. Defending Your Life is another goodie. I can't remember if I've ever seen Bobby Fischer, I'll have to check it out.

The thing is with only 25 to chose from a lot of favorites aren't going to make it. Doesn't mean I don't love Goldeneye or Quick Change, just that I had others I liked more.

As for Barton Fink, for me it's like a Fellini knock-off, and I'd rather watch Fellini. Same deal with Miller's Crossing, I love it, but it's the Glass Key with a dash of Yojimbo thrown in. And when I'm in the mood for it I stop and think, "Oh, but I think I'll watch Yojimbo instead!"
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Post by: Pak-Man on April 23, 2012, 06:39:00 PM
I forgot to save my list when I sent it, but I'm surprised to see not a single Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle on the top 50.
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Artie on April 23, 2012, 09:00:34 PM
Here's my list:

22.   Living Out Loud (1998) (I love the rapport between Holly Hunter and Danny DeVito in this film. Watched it a bunch at my video store)


Holy crap, I don't think I've ever known anyone else who even knows this movie exists.  Love the hell out of it. 


Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Artie on April 23, 2012, 09:19:47 PM
Finally found my list

25. Six Degrees of Separation (Will Smith, Stockard Channing, Ian McKellen, and Donald Sutherland how can it not be great)
24. Kingpin
23. Ed Wood
22. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie
21 .Dazed and Confused

20. A River Runs Through It
19. Office Space
18. A League of Their Own (Confession - I owned the soundtrack, that Madonna song always got me)
17. Fargo
16. The Matrix
15. Fight Club
14. Clerks

13. L. A. Confidential
12. Groundhog’s Day

11. Run Lola Run
10. Trainspotting
9. Pleasantville (May still be my personal favorite movie, got me through some dark times)
8. Heavenly Creatures (Peter Jackson's best work. And really opened my, then young, eyes to the larger world of cinema)
7. Pulp Fiction
6. American Beauty

5. Magnolia
4. Rushmore
3. Boogie Nights
2. The Shawshank Redemption
1. Shindler's List


Most 90's Film of the 90's
5. Beavis and Butt-head do America
4. Last Action Hero
3. PCU (Jeremy Piven before he was insufferable!)
2. Wayne's World
1. Clueless
Title: Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on April 24, 2012, 11:52:35 AM
A Perfect World was great, totally forgot that one

I remember starting to watch it wiith my mom, reluctantly.  By the end I was sobbing.
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Post by: wurwolf on May 01, 2012, 08:39:08 PM
This could be unstickied, right?
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Post by: MontyServo on May 01, 2012, 08:45:19 PM
That's what she said!