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Fantastic Films of the '90s

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People who added this item 168 Average listal rating (67 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.4
Directed by: Edward Yang



Based on a true story, primarily on a conflict between two youth gangs, a 14-year-old boy's girlfriend conflicts with the head of one gang for an unclear reason, until finally the conflict comes to a violent climax.
People who added this item 74 Average listal rating (45 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.6
Directed by: Eric Rohmer



A shy maths graduate takes a holiday in Dinard before starting his first job. He hopes his sort-of girlfriend will join him, but soon strikes up a friendship with another girl working in town. She in turn introduces him to a further young lady who fancies him. Thus the quiet young lad finds he is having to do some tricky juggling in territory new to him.
People who added this item 206 Average listal rating (96 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7
Directed by: Hirokazu Koreeda



After death, people have just one week to choose only a memory to keep for eternity.
People who added this item 507 Average listal rating (256 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
Directed by: Akira Kurosawa



A collection of tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.
People who added this item 111 Average listal rating (54 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.2
April Story (1998)
Directed by: Shunji Iwai



In spring, a girl leaves the island of Hokkaido to attend university in Tokyo. Once there, she's very lonely and finds out people aren't anywhere near as friendly like she'd hoped.
People who added this item 1810 Average listal rating (1122 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
Directed by: Richard Linklater



A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together.
People who added this item 339 Average listal rating (154 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 5.8
Directed by: E. Elias Merhige



God disembowels himself with a straight razor. The spirit-like Mother Earth emerges, venturing into a bleak, barren landscape. Twitching and cowering, the Son of Earth is set upon by faceless druids, who torture and dismember mother and child. From their remains, nature grows.
People who added this item 374 Average listal rating (197 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
Benny's Video (1993)
Directed by: Michael Haneke



A 14-year-old video enthusiast is so caught up in film fantasy that he can no longer relate to the real world
People who added this item 4210 Average listal rating (2826 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
Directed by: Joel & Ethan Coen



"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
People who added this item 645 Average listal rating (416 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
Bottle Rocket (1996)
Directed by: Wes Anderson



Three friends plan to pull off a simple robbery and go on the run.
People who added this item 840 Average listal rating (538 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6
Candyman (1992)
Directed by: Bernard Rose



The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.
People who added this item 915 Average listal rating (552 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.1
Directed by: Kar Wai Wong



Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents.
People who added this item 109 Average listal rating (70 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.5
City Hunter (1993)
Directed by: Jing Wong



Extremely silly comedy about a self-indulgent private investigator who winds up on a cruise ship full of rich patrons, gorgeous women, murderous terrorists, and scarce food.
People who added this item 2253 Average listal rating (1458 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
Clerks (1994)
Directed by: Kevin Smith



A day in the lives of two convenience clerks named Dante and Randal as they annoy customers, discuss movies, and play hockey on the store roof.
People who added this item 320 Average listal rating (165 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
Crumb (1994) (1995)
Directed by: Terry Zwigoff



An intimate portrait of the controversial cartoonist and his traumatized family.
People who added this item 1317 Average listal rating (757 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.5
Cry-Baby (1990)
Directed by: Chi-Hwa Chen, Jackie Chan



In 1950s Baltimore, a bad-boy with a heart of gold wins the love of a good-girl, whose boyfriend sets out for revenge.
People who added this item 1465 Average listal rating (854 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Directed by: Richard Linklater



The adventures of incoming high school and junior high students on the last day of school, in May of 1976.
People who added this item 124 Average listal rating (64 ratings) 8.8 IMDB Rating 8.4
Directed by: Krzysztof Kieslowski



Young Anka and her father have lived together since her mother's death, and have always been more like close friends than father and daughter. One day, Anka discovers a letter from her mother whose contents make her question her whole relationship with her father... if that's indeed who he is.

People who added this item 253 Average listal rating (142 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Directed by: Ang Lee



A senior chef lives with his three grown daughters; the middle one finds her future plans affected by unexpected events and the life changes of the other household members.
People who added this item 2702 Average listal rating (1549 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
Ed Wood (1994)
Directed by: Tim Burton



The mostly true story of the legendary director of awful movies and his strange group of friends and actors.
People who added this item 361 Average listal rating (234 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.4
Directed by: William Peter Blatty



A haunted homicide detective is confronted by the apparent return of a brutal serial killer he sent to the electric chair fifteen years earlier.
People who added this item 3484 Average listal rating (2165 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick



A New York City doctor, who is married to an art curator, pushes himself on a harrowing and dangerous night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife admits that she once almost cheated on him.
People who added this item 420 Average listal rating (253 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.7
Fallen Angels (1995)
Directed by: Kar Wai Wong



A disillusioned killer embarks on his last hit but first he has to overcome his affections for his cool, detached partner. Thinking it's dangerous and improper to become involved with a colleague he sets out to find a surrogate for his affections.
People who added this item 3365 Average listal rating (2256 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Fargo (1996)
Directed by: Joel & Ethan Coen



Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.
People who added this item 1380 Average listal rating (785 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
Funny Games (1997)
Directed by: Michael Haneke



Two violent young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.
People who added this item 705 Average listal rating (444 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
Directed by: James Foley



An examination of the machinations behind the scenes at a real estate office.
People who added this item 4147 Average listal rating (2776 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.7
GoodFellas (1990)
Directed by: Martin Scorsese



The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.
People who added this item 753 Average listal rating (398 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.7
Gummo (1997)
Directed by: Harmony Korine



Lonely residents of a tornado-stricken Ohio town wander the deserted landscape trying to fulfill their boring, nihilistic lives.
People who added this item 133 Average listal rating (52 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.6
The Hole (1998)
Directed by: Ming-liang Tsai



A strange disease starts to affect people in Taiwan just before the year 2000. The authorities order everyone to evacuate, but some tenants of an apartment building stay put, including a shop owner who lives by himself. One day, a plumber goes to the shop owner's apartment to check the pipes. The plumber drills a small hole in the floor, which comes down through the ceiling of another apartment. The hole never gets repaired, and this leads to some tension between the shop owner and the woman who lives below him.
People who added this item 196 Average listal rating (88 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 6.9
Directed by: Harmony Korine



A portrait of the effects of schizophrenia on family life is the central focus.
People who added this item 358 Average listal rating (163 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Memories (1995)
Directed by: Kôji Morimoto, Katsuhiro Otomo, Tensai Okamura



"Memories" is made up of three separate science-fiction stories. In the first, "Magnetic Rose," four space travelers are drawn into an abandoned spaceship that contains a world created by one woman's memories. In "Stink Bomb," a young lab assistant accidentally transforms himself into a human biological weapon set on a direct course for Tôkyô. The final episode, "Cannon Fodder," depicts a day in the life of a city whose entire purpose is the firing of cannons at an unseen enemy.
People who added this item 575 Average listal rating (263 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 7.8
Naked (1993)
Directed by: Mike Leigh



Parallel tales of two sexually obsessed men, one hurting and annoying women physically and mentally, one wandering around the city talking to strangers and experiencing dimensions of life.
People who added this item 117 Average listal rating (49 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Mâdadayo (1993)
Directed by: Akira Kurosawa



Following World War II, a retired professor approaching his autumn years finds his quality of life drastically reduced in war-torn Tokyo. Denying despair, he pursues writing and celebrates his birthday with his adoring students.
People who added this item 245 Average listal rating (133 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
Directed by: Isao Takahata



The life and misadventures of a family in contemporary Japan.
Directed by: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki



Concurrent theatrical ending of the TV series "Shin Seiki Evangelion" (1995).
People who added this item 448 Average listal rating (306 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Directed by: Tom Savini



It's a new dawn for terror when the dead come back to feast on the living in this contemporary version of the horror classic.
People who added this item 3015 Average listal rating (1896 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.4
Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki



On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.
People who added this item 101 Average listal rating (51 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.6
Directed by: Ming-liang Tsai



Within the urban gloom of Taipei, four youths face alienation, loneliness, and moments of existential crisis amidst a series of minor crimes.
People who added this item 154 Average listal rating (102 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
Directed by: Akira Kurosawa



Three generations' responses to the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.
People who added this item 185 Average listal rating (122 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.1
Directed by: Ngai Kai Lam



A young man with superhuman strength is incarcerated at a prison run by corrupt officials and seeks to use his martial arts to clean up the system.
People who added this item 79 Average listal rating (40 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.2
The River (1997)
Directed by: Ming-liang Tsai



In Taiwan a young man with a mysterious paralysis massages his neck with his mother’s dildo, meanwhile the rain is flooding the island.
People who added this item 1498 Average listal rating (964 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
Rushmore (1999)
Directed by: Wes Anderson



The king of Rushmore prep school is put on academic probation.
People who added this item 446 Average listal rating (173 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.5
Satantango (1994)
Directed by: Béla Tarr



Plotting on a payment they are about to receive, residents of a collapsing collective farm see their plans turn into desolation when they discover that Irimiás, a former co-worker who they thought was dead, is coming back to the village.
People who added this item 5971 Average listal rating (4054 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.6
Directed by: Steven Spielberg



Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
People who added this item 1822 Average listal rating (1083 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
Directed by: Terrence Malick



The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II battle of Guadalcanal. It follows their journey, from the surprise of an unopposed landing, through the bloody battles that follow.
People who added this item 1241 Average listal rating (696 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.9
Directed by: Krzysztof Kieslowski



A woman struggles to find a way to live her life after the death of her husband and child.
People who added this item 122 Average listal rating (52 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.7
Directed by: Wim Wenders



In 1999, Claire's life is forever changed after she survives a car crash. She rescues Sam and starts traveling around the world with him. Writer Eugene follows them and writes their story, as a way of recording dreams is being invented.
People who added this item 98 Average listal rating (53 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.4
Vive l'amour (1994)
Directed by: Ming-liang Tsai



The film focuses on three city folks who unknowingly share the same apartment: Mei, a real estate agent who uses it for her sexual affairs; Ah-jung, her current lover; and Hsiao-ang, who’s stolen the key and uses the apartment as a retreat

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