Friday, October 12, 2012

PCP - Top 50 films of the 90s?

So the good folks at the A.V. Club ( have compiled a list of what they feel the best 50 films of the 90s are.  It can be found in 3 parts with descriptions and breakdowns of the films at these links:  50-31; 30-11; 10-1

Unless you want to read their analysis (which I do recommend) if you don't follow those links, here's their Top 50:

50.  Dead Man     49.  American Movie     48.  Ed Wood     47.  Starship Troopers     46.  Heavenly Creatures     45.  The Limey     44.  Metropolitan     43.  Terminator 2:  Judgment Day     42.  All About My Mother (Todo Sobre Mi Madre)     41.  Raise the Red Lantern     40.  Trainspotting     39.  The Blair Witch Project     38.  Fast, Cheap, & Out of Control     37.  Glengarry Glen Ross     36.  L.A. Confidential     35.  Naked     34.  Seven     33.  The Matrix     32.  Close-Up     31.  Paradise Lost:  The Child Murders at Robin Hills     30.  The Thin Red Line     29.  Irma Vep     28.  Election     27.  Short Cuts     26.  Eyes Wide Shut     25.  Fight Club     24.  Crumb     23.  Carlito’s Way     22.  The Sweet Hereafter     21.  Fargo     20.  Red     19.  Exotica     18.  Schindler’s List     17.  Safe     16.  The Big Lebowski     15.  Groundhog Day     14.  Hoop Dreams     13.  Boogie Nights     12.  Miller’s Crossing     11.  Barton Fink     10.  Being John Malkovich     9.  Rushmore     8.  Unforgiven     7.  Reservoir Dogs     6.  Out of Sight     5.  Chungking Express     4.  Dazed & Confused     3.  Toy Story 2     2.  Pulp Fiction     1.  Goodfellas

The list has a bunch of documentaries on it and some foreign films, but there were also some notable films that I can't believe they left out of the list.  I have no clue how they neglected to include these 10 films:
Saving Private Ryan, The Usual Suspects, The Silence of the Lambs, The Shawshank Redemption, Apollo 13, Braveheart, Good Will Hunting, American Beauty, The Sixth Sense, and A Few Good Men.  As far as I am concerned, their list is complete BS without several of these films, but most especially The Shawshank Redemption, Braveheart, & Saving Private Ryan.  What do you think?  Are there other films that you think they dropped the ball on by omitting from the list?  Are there any others from the 90s that I forgot in my 10 additions?


  1. I got to number 3 on the list and realized it was worthless. Toy Story 2 is no higher than 5 on my list ;P

    1. Agreed there are a few films too high, and as I mentioned earlier they had way too many glaring omissions. Oh well, no list is perfect.