IMDB's 20 Years, 20 Movies

MY favorite movie from each of the last 20 (actually 21) years - in celebration of IMDB's 20th birthday! I love movies!! Enjoy.
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Home Alone (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An eight-year-old trouble-maker must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation. (103 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
“ One of the best Christmas movies ever, I've seen it about 20 times. ” - jcgamer107
Hook (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy. (142 mins.)
“ Tough to beat this one when it comes to Fantasy-Adventure. Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman are amazing. ” - jcgamer107
Chaplin (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker Charles Chaplin. (143 mins.)
“ It takes someone as brilliant as Robert Downey Jr to play someone as brilliant as Charlie Chaplin. ” - jcgamer107
Jurassic Park (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. (127 mins.)
“ In a really great year for movies with greats like Groundhog Day, Rudy, and The Fugitive, Steven Spielberg's dinosaur epic is still........well it has ****ing dinosaurs in it! And Jeff Goldblum. "Must go faster! Must go faster!" ” - jcgamer107
Pulp Fiction (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption. (154 mins.)
“ In an even BETTER year for movies, Quentin Tarantino's breakout film, which seems to be everyones "best of '94", just beats out Clerks and the Jim Carrey trifecta (Ace Ventura, Dumb and Dumber, and The Mask). ” - jcgamer107
GoldenEye (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
James Bond teams up with the lone survivor of a destroyed Russian research center to stop the hijacking of a nuclear space weapon by a fellow agent formerly believed to be dead. (130 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
“ Best Bond movie ever. I don't care what you say. Also spawned one of the greatest video games ever. Honorable mention to the "Kevin Spacy psycho-killer" duo, Se7en and Usual Suspects, Toy Story, and Billy Madison. ” - jcgamer107
Fargo (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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. (98 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
“ Oh you betcha. One of the Coens' best. Honorable mention to "From Dusk Till Dawn". ” - jcgamer107
The Fifth Element (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr Zorg at bay. (126 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
“ Gooey Sci-Fi cheesiness. Honorable mention to Orgazmo, Chasing Amy and Liar, Liar. Relatively weak year for movies. ” - jcgamer107
The Truman Show (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a television show. (103 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ Jim Carrey gets one of the biggest Oscar snubs ever. One of those few movies that feels bigger than itself, if that makes any sense. ” - jcgamer107
1999 (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A group of twentysomething New Yorkers discuss their lives and future at the party on New Year's Eve 1999. (92 mins.)
Director: Nick Davis
“ Ignore the 1998 in parentheses - The best film of 1999 is basically every movie made in 1999. Take your pick from: The Matrix, The Sixth Sense, Galaxy Quest, Star Wars: Phantom Menace, Office Space, Toy Story 2, The Mummy, Sleepy Hollow, South Park: BLU, Mystery Men, Man on the Moon, Fight Club, American Beauty, Boondocks Saints, Girl, Interrupted, Being John Malkovich, The World is Not Enough, The Blair Witch Project, Audition, and Fantasia 2000, all of which make up one of the best years in the history of movies. ” - jcgamer107
Gladiator (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge. (155 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Epic revenge masterpiece. ” - jcgamer107
Spirited Away (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts. (125 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
“ Arguably Hayao Miyazaki's best film. ” - jcgamer107
The Ring (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it. (115 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
“ One of the creepiest, most disturbing, coolest, scariest movies I've ever seen, all with basically no gore. Psychological horror at its finest, this movie sets a tremendous atmosphere and really builds the suspense using investigation-style storytelling, leading up to the shocking, nightmare-inducing ending. Perhaps the best horror movie of all-time. ” - jcgamer107
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Neo and the rebel leaders estimate that they have 72 hours until 250,000 probes discover Zion and destroy it and its inhabitants. During this, Neo must decide how he can save Trinity from a dark fate in his dreams. (138 mins.)
“ Another phenomenal year for movies, 2003 featured the final chapters of not 1 but 2 epic trilogies, 'Matrix' and 'Lord of the Rings'. Also worth mentioning: Kill Bill Vol 1, Bruce Almighty, School of Rock, Love, Actually, and Finding Nemo. ” - jcgamer107
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The Bride continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd and the treacherous, one-eyed Elle. (137 mins.)
“ A great cast of characters in the more story-focused Kill Bill Vol 2. And now I know how to explode someones heart with my hand! Phenomenal soundtrack as well. Honorable mention to Shaun of the Dead and Kung Fu Hustle. ” - jcgamer107
The Meaning of Life (2005 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The evolution of humanity, through countless eons. (12 mins.)
Director: Don Hertzfeldt
“ Tied with 1997 for the weakest year for movies of the last 20 years. So weak in fact that a chose a short film to represent it, but don't be deceived, it is one of the most powerful short films ever made. Don Hertzfeldt single-handedly drew, inked, shot, animated, scored, and edited this animated masterpiece that deals with that essential philosophical question. It is very open-ended, in that you can take what you want from it - it can be interpreted in many different ways. Just be sure to brace yourself for a crushing sense of insignificance afterwards :P ” - jcgamer107
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Kazakh TV talking head Borat is dispatched to the United States to report on the greatest country in the world. With a documentary crew in tow, Borat becomes more interested in locating and marrying Pamela Anderson. (84 mins.)
Director: Larry Charles
“ Movies made a major up-swing in 2006. There are few movies I have laughed harder at than Borat. Sacha Baron Cohen takes an in-character trip through U-S-and-A!, exposing many a homophobic/sexist/racist American along the way. Honorable mentions to The Prestige, Little Miss Sunshine, United 93, Clerks II, Idiocracy. ” - jcgamer107
Zodiac (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree. (157 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ Masterful and immersive mystery thriller by David Fincher. It's long - 2 hours & 37 minutes, but it efficiently uses every moment to build an impressively accurate account of perhaps the most infamous serial killer of all time. Great cast includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Bryan Cox, John Carroll Lynch and Charles Fleischer. Honorable mention to Hot Fuzz and No Country for Old Men. ” - jcgamer107
The Dark Knight (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the Dark Knight must come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice. (152 mins.)
“ There were a LOT of great movies in 2008, but none of them can quite match this film, made even more popular by Heath Ledgers last major, and instantly legendary, performance. Just an awesome comic book movie. Honorable mentions to Ponyo, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Cloverfield, Tropic Thunder, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Slumdog Millionaire. ” - jcgamer107
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same. (153 mins.)
“ Rivaling 1999 for the best year in movies of the last 20 years (I guess it's all the years ending in 9!), 2009 delivered memorable films in messy, copious piles. Inglourious Basterds is so cool that it can rewrite history to make it conform to its awesomeness. And no one minds. In fact, I think a lot of people wish it had gone down the Basterds' way. A well-deserved oscar to Christoph Waltz for his impressive portrayal of nazi baddie Hans Landa. Cool, cool flick. Honorable mentions to Where the Wild Things Are, Star Trek, Up, Watchmen, and District 9. ” - jcgamer107
Kick-Ass (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a superhero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so. (117 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
“ We've still got some time left before 2010 comes to a close, but any movie that's yet to come out will be hard-pressed to top Kick-Ass, an awesome movie that's a send-up of the comic book movie genre in a way, but ends up being way more badass than many of the comic book movies that inspired it. Many things about this movie rock, but Hit Girls action scenes are particularly mind-blowing. Lots of good action and fun. Honorable Mentions: Toy Story 3, Despicable Me, Machete ” - jcgamer107