1990s

After Dark, My Sweet (1990)

Avalon (1990)

Awakenings (1990)

Blood Oath (1990)

Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)

Best Picture (1990): Dances With Wolves (1990)

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

GoodFellas (1990)

The Hairdresser’s Husband (1990)

Home Alone (1990)

The Hunt for Red October (1990)

The Match Factory Girl (1990)

Miller’s Crossing (1990)

Misery_(1990_film_poster)Misery (1990)
Director: Rob Reiner. This twisted and delightfully awkward horror film is based on the 1987 Stephen King novel of the same name. The film tells the story of a successful novel series writer, Paul Sheldon (James Caan) who escapes to the remote Colorado countryside to write during the winter, but he is rescued from a car accident by a crazed fan (Kathy Bates).

Presumed Innocent (1990)

Pretty Woman (1990)

Raise the Red Lantern (1990)

Santa Sangre (1990)

Total Recall (1990)

Barton Fink (1991)

Beauty and the Beast (1991)

City Slickers (1991)

Class Action (1991)

The Double Life of Veronique (1991)

Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

JFK (1991)

Mediterraneo (1991)

My Own Private Idaho (1991)

Naked Lunch (1991)

Best Picture (1991): The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Thelma & Louise (1991)

A Few Good Men (1992)

A Tale of Winter (1992)

A Woman’s Tale (1992)

Aladdin (1992)

Baraka (1992)

Basic Instinct (1992)

Belle Epoque (1992)

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

The Crying Game (1992)

Howards End (1992)

Indochine (1992)

La Belle Noiseuse (1992)

The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

Malcolm X (1992)

My Cousin Vinny (1992)

Of Mice and Men (1992)

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

A River Runs Through It (1992)

Best Picture (1992): Unforgiven (1992)

The_Age_Of_InnocenceThe Age of Innocence (1993)
Director: Martin Scorcese. Martin Scorcese’s film version of Edith Wharton remarkable Pulitzer Prize winning novel is a bit of a departure for Scorcese. It is about the aristocratic Gilded Age of old New York. Daniel Day-Lewis plays Newland Archer, an attorney who is engaged to May Welland, but his love life is challenged when a new woman, the Countess Olenska arrives.

Baraka (1993)

The Blue Kite (1993)

The Fugitive (1993)

Groundhog Day (1993)

The Joy Luck Club (1993)

Jurassic Park (1993)

Leolo (1993)

Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

The Nightmare Before Christmas (Tim Burton’s) (1993)

Philadelphia (1993)

The Piano (1993)

The Remains of the Day (1993)

Schindler's_List_movieBest Picture (1993): Schindler’s List (1993)
Release Date: November 30, 1993
Director: Steven Spielberg
Studio: Universal Pictures
Schindler’s List is a beautiful but harrowing and sobering holocaust film shot almost entirely in black and white. The story is based on the true account of Oskar Schindler, a factory businessman and member of the Nazi party who wound up saving over a thousand Polish Jews during the Holocaust. Schindler is played by Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes plays the somewhat unbelievably brutal and sadistic Nazi S.S. Officer, Amon Göth, and Ben Kingsley plays Schindler’s friend and accountant, Itzhak Stern.

Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

Bullets Over Broadway (1994)

Exotica (1994)

Best Picture (1994): Forrest Gump (1994)

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

The Lion King (1994)

The Madness of King George (1994)

Pulp Fiction (1994)

ShawshankRedemptionMoviePosterThe Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Director: Frank Darabont. The Shawshank Redemption is the film that made Morgan Freeman’s classic narration a household staple. The film is based on the Stephen King novella, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption published in 1982. The plot takes place at a Maine men’s prison where Andy Dufresne has been wrongfully imprisoned. It is a wonderfully inspiring film.

Apollo 13 (1995)

Babe (1995)

Before Sunrise (1995)

Best Picture (1995): Braveheart (1995)

The Bridges of Madison County (1995)

Casino (1995)

Crumb (1995)

Dead Man Walking (1995)

GoldenEye - UK cinema poster.jpgJames Bond #17: GoldenEye (1995)
Director: Martin Campbell. The first of four James Bond films to star Pierce Brosnan, Goldeneye tells the extended a rogue MI6 agent who betrays James Bond to exact revenge on the West for its betrayal of the Cossacks (his family), so he hijacks and old Cold War satellite weapon called a “Goldeneye” which disrupts all machinery and weaponry within its purview. He plans to stage a robbery and cause a financial meltdown throughout the West.

La Ceremonie (1995)

Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

Nixon (1995)

Pocahontas (1995)

Sense and Sensibility (1995)

Se7en (1995)

Toy Story (1995)

The Usual Suspects (1995)

Best Picture (1996): The English Patient (1996)

Fargo (1996)

Jerry Maguire (1996)

Lone Star (1996)

Mission: Impossible (1996)

The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

Scream (1996)

Secrets and Lies (1996)

Trainspotting (1996)

Amistad (1997)

As Good As It Gets (1997)

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

Boogie Nights (1997)

Contact (1997)

Good Will Hunting (1997)

L. A. Confidential (1997)

Life is Beautiful (1997)

Best Picture (1997): Titanic (1997)

James Bond #18: Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Director: Roger Spottiswoode. Tomorrow Never Dies is the eighteenth James Bond film, and the second of four Bond pictures starring Pierce Brosnan. It was the first Bond film made after the death of famous Bond producer, Albert R. Broccoli in 1996. The story is about Bond’s confrontation with a maniacal media mogul and his efforts to orchestrate international events to he can gain exclusive broadcasting in China.

American History X (1998)

The Big Lebowski (1998)

A Bug’s Life (1998)

Pi (1998)

Ringu (1998)

Rushmore (1998)

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Best Picture (1998): Shakespeare in Love (1998)

The Thin Red Line (1998)

The Truman Show (1998)

American_Beauty_1999_film_posterBest Picture (1999): American Beauty (1999)
Director: Sam Mendes. Kevin Spacey plays a suburban husband who has something of a midlife crisis while his career-obsessed realtor wife grows dissatisfied, and his awkward daughter cannot stand him. The film is a jaded portrayal of middle-class America.

Being John Malkovich (1999)

PhantomStar Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)
Director: George Lucas. After decades of adoration for the original Star Wars films in the late ’70s and early ’80s -a series that really wore down George Lucas mentally and physically in the process- Lucas returned to direct the “prequels” 20 years later in the late ’90s and early ’00s. It was Lucas’s first directorial effort since the first Star Wars film in 1977. Phantom tells the early story of the fall of the Republic, a young Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the rise of the Galactic Empire.

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Fight Club (1999)

The Insider (1999)

Magnolia (1999)

The_Matrix_PosterThe Matrix (1999)
Director: The Wachowskis. The Matrix is a mind-bending science fiction film. It takes place in a futuristic dystopia wherein humans have been programmed into a virtual reality known as “the matrix.” A few holdouts await the coming of “the one” -a hero who will end the war between the humans and the machines.

Poster shows a circle with Bond flanked by two women at the centre. Globs of fire and action shots from the film are below. The film's name is at the bottom.James Bond #19: The World Is Not Enough (1999)
Director: Michael Apted. The third of Pierce Brosnan’s Bond films, and the nineteenth overall film in the James Bond series, The World Is Not Enough is another cliché Bond picture from the Brosnan years. It is about an oil tycoon’s daughter who may not be as innocent as she seems, and a former KGB operative who is uniquely powerful as they seek to disrupt the international oil industry. The title for the film is taken from the Bond family Coat of Arms created as part of the cover for 007 in the 1969 movie On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

The Sixth Sense (1999)

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

Todo sobre mi madre (All About My Mother) (1999)

Toy Story 2 (1999)