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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #525 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.


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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #526 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.
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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #527 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

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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #528 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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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #529 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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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #530 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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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #531 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:
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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #532 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.


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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #533 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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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #534 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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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #535 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

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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #536 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!)
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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #537 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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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #538 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.
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Re: List of Crap #58 - Top Movies of the 1990s - The Countdown!
« Reply #539 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!"