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People who added this item 425 Average listal rating (124 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 8.6
Satantango (1994)
Great visual beauty with an epic duration and an interesting story. Brilliant.
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People who added this item 457 Average listal rating (214 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.9
The Idiots (1998)
A fantastic piece of storytelling with a nihilistic undertone. And again I think this couldn't have been done without Dogme -style.
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People who added this item 1740 Average listal rating (1058 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
Well, I guess I'm a hopeless romantic because this and the sequel affected me very deeply. Still when I have doubts about my own love life, it's really easy to come back to this and have a reassuring feeling that everything will be okay. Great dialogue and lots of it and still so much is said non-verbally.
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People who added this item 602 Average listal rating (298 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 7.9
Fireworks (1997)
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People who added this item 422 Average listal rating (212 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
Great acting, character development, settings, cinematography and music combined in a mystical mix.
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People who added this item 1302 Average listal rating (709 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
Funny Games (1997)
A truly shocking film in the best way possible - which means that it makes you think.
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People who added this item 1763 Average listal rating (1030 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
Peaceful camera movements, philosophical monologues and the general mood left me with a "wow" -feeling that lasted for days.
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People who added this item 867 Average listal rating (510 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Unconventional camera angles, great story and music (California Dreaming!) make this a very unusual romantic flick.
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People who added this item 702 Average listal rating (371 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.1
Never was a big fan of Dogme -films, but this one changed that perception. Even that it sometimes feels over the top, the camera captures everything so tightly to it's grasp that it's hard to imagine how this movie could've been done without Dogme rules. Entertaining and tragic at the same time.
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People who added this item 1033 Average listal rating (523 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.1
Brilliantly crafted story with really beautiful cinematography. This movie has a feel of its own.
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People who added this item 78 Average listal rating (36 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 6
I'm not usually one of those that rate awful films as five star movies, but this one's an exception. One of the funniest movies I've ever seen. Contains a lot of totally out of place scenes with some hilariously cut action sequences. Great stuff.
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People who added this item 2825 Average listal rating (1686 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
Great piece of art by Miyazaki. Wonderfully delightful story and animation.
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People who added this item 1362 Average listal rating (689 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Dead Man (1995)
Portrays in a very stunning way the links between self meditation, Yankee outbacks and brutal, almost blunt violence. Great black and white cinematography with Neil Young's guitaring create a very mystical atmosphere.
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People who added this item 677 Average listal rating (347 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.9
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People who added this item 618 Average listal rating (361 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.9
Hard Boiled (1992)
Great action scene choreographies that won't propably be ever topped by anything. Just compare those with for example Bad Boys II.
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People who added this item 196 Average listal rating (86 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
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People who added this item 239 Average listal rating (127 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
Hoop Dreams (1994)
A documentary truly devoted to its subject.
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People who added this item 6429 Average listal rating (4180 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.4
Haven't seen this for awhile but this may be THE film that started this whole hobby with movies. That's why it's near the top. I mainly remember the absurd feelings that Lester (Spacey) has and how it all starts to make sense as the film progresses - even in my head.
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People who added this item 3236 Average listal rating (2124 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Fargo (1996)
Great cinematography, story and acting. Coen brothers' black comicality gets me every time.
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People who added this item 4981 Average listal rating (3278 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
Who did, what happened and huh? Nowadays I really can't seem to get over the fact that even those prepubescent teens that don't understand anything about movies think Tarantino is great. And Tarantino's face has been bugging me ever since that thought occured to me (some kind of notion towards elitism?). Still, this one's great.
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People who added this item 8062 Average listal rating (5177 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.9
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Same as above (^).
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People who added this item 3343 Average listal rating (2023 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Mystical and very suspensful with some really great scenes.
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People who added this item 5550 Average listal rating (3363 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.9
Haven't seen this for years. Sentimental in a good way and I remember that acting, settings and cinematography were great. May be that after a rewatch points would go down because at the moment my appreciation towards Spielberg is at an all time low.
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People who added this item 3094 Average listal rating (1825 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
Great adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's book. Psychedelic flow of moments that will stick in your mind.
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People who added this item 601 Average listal rating (354 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
Sling Blade (1996)
Contains a lot of scenes in which the camera isn't moving and where all the pictures are integrated together harmonically. Doesn't take advantage of the main character's mental disability in creating a touching movie which is something to applaud to. Great music (southern soft rock and other mystical sounds).
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People who added this item 8790 Average listal rating (5589 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.8
Fight Club (1999)
The summer I turned fifteen-sixteen and was introduced to alcohol we used to watch this almost every night. I still can hear those birds chirping outside early in the morning and the sun blazing through the windows at the same time the buildings were collapsing in the movie. Still beautiful.
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People who added this item 2093 Average listal rating (1295 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8
Great adaptation of Michael Blake's novel and a really solid effort from Costner in every aspect.
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People who added this item 1215 Average listal rating (673 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Delicatessen (1991)
Innovative, visually stunning and the sounds are exceptionally good. Really fascinating piece of film.
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People who added this item 1890 Average listal rating (1140 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
Boogie Nights (1997)
Great script and acting. The general mood of the film is something quite magical.
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People who added this item 186 Average listal rating (105 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 7.7
Great 90's depression era movie from Finland. Mildly tragic and funny at the same time. Makes you feel good at the end though.
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People who added this item 297 Average listal rating (167 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.9
Microcosmos (1996)
Shows how magical and interesting life can be, even near the grass roots. Can't imagine how many man-hours the completing of this film has taken.
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People who added this item 859 Average listal rating (452 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
See Delicatessen (^).
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People who added this item 183 Average listal rating (101 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.7
Contains a lot of easygoing dialog with a twist of philosophical pondering and small but very funny comedical moments. The overall mood in this film is great.
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People who added this item 1190 Average listal rating (646 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
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People who added this item 1419 Average listal rating (805 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.7
Captures the mood of the 70's so stunningly that even McConaughey's acting doesn't bother me!
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People who added this item 88 Average listal rating (50 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.3
Great depiction of alcoholism. The ending is one of the greatest I've ever seen.
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People who added this item 250 Average listal rating (131 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.6
Story of quiet desperation - Finnish style.
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People who added this item 4080 Average listal rating (2670 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.2
Can anybody name someone who didn't want to listen to CCR and drink White Russians after this? Great comedy.
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People who added this item 1814 Average listal rating (1159 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
Cube (1997)
A truly fantastic setting for a movie and contains lots of small - but great - pieces of moviemaking that I adore.
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People who added this item 808 Average listal rating (445 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7
The concept of equality is shown from an unusual angle, which gets its force from music, great acting and effective cinematography.
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People who added this item 2194 Average listal rating (1397 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
Clerks (1994)
Great independent film with lots of witty dialog.
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People who added this item 847 Average listal rating (515 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
La haine (1995)
Lively depiction of hatred building up in a Paris ghetto with some really powerful scenes.
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People who added this item 1916 Average listal rating (1066 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
Pi (1998)
Great black and white cinematography with edgy contrasts. Has an interesting plot and a really unique general mood.
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People who added this item 4285 Average listal rating (2769 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
Great animation that is suitable for adults also. In fact I've enjoyed this more and more as I've grown up.
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People who added this item 2645 Average listal rating (1478 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9
Ed Wood (1994)
Great biography of Ed Wood, the great auteur of the 1950's.
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People who added this item 239 Average listal rating (156 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9
The "in your face" mentality of violence shown and the overall mood of the movie make this a very stunning flick.
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People who added this item 1438 Average listal rating (906 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
Rushmore (1998)
I've always adored Wes Anderson's comedies and this one isn't an exception. Some really, really great comedical moments with a heart warming effect.
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People who added this item 332 Average listal rating (193 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
Great piece of art by Kar Wai Wong. Beautiful cinematography (as usual when talking about him), wonderful music and sounds and an unusual love story combined in something magical.
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People who added this item 2509 Average listal rating (1485 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Depp wonderfully acts out the struggle of a young adult in the crossroads of a basic question: what is the right thing to do? Di Caprio's best performance as a mentally handicapped person, which isn't done in an obvious underlining way.
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People who added this item 881 Average listal rating (478 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
Happiness (1998)
Great satire and an examination of the American family idyl. Mmm, black comedies, mmm.
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Comments on those movies that I still have some kind of grasp of. Many of these I haven't seen in ages. A whole lot of Hollywood flicks but hey, what can you do? Still trying to dig my head deeper into the films of the 90's.

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Posted: 5 years, 2 months ago at Apr 2 13:00
A lot of great movies, will definitely check the ones I haven't seen ;)
Posted: 4 years, 2 months ago at Apr 10 5:05
Great eclectic list!

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