03.a Existence / Cinema of the 1990s

In the 90s i used to go the theatre a lot, just to sit in the dark and watch all kinds of odd things I didn't until just then know existed. These are some of the more memorable ones.
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1.
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
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A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything. (100 mins.)
 
2.
Night Sun (1990)
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Young nobleman Baron Sergio Giuramondo, after discovering that his bride-to-be was the king's mistress... (112 mins.)
 
3.
The Sheltering Sky (1990)
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The American artist couple Port and Kit Moresby travel aimlessly through Africa, searching for new experiences that could give sense to their relationship. But the flight to distant regions only leads both deeper into despair. (138 mins.)
 
4.
Metropolitan (1990)
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A group of young upper-class Manhattanites are blithely passing through the gala debutante season, when an unusual outsider joins them and stirs them up. (98 mins.)
Director: Whit Stillman
 
5.
Flatliners (1990)
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Four Medical students experiment on "near death" experiences that involve past tragedies until the dark consequences begin to jeopardize their lives. (115 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
6.
The Lovers on the Bridge (1991)
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Alex, who's homeless and addicted to alcohol, and Michèle, who's losing her sight, form a relationship while sleeping rough on Paris's Pont-Neuf bridge. (125 mins.)
Director: Leos Carax
 
7.
Van Gogh (1991)
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The final sixty-seven days of Van Gogh's life is examined. (158 mins.)
Director: Maurice Pialat
 
8.
Un Coeur en Hiver (1992)
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Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband's who crafts violins... (105 mins.)
Director: Claude Sautet
 
9.
Savage Nights (1992)
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Jean is young, gay, and promiscuous. Only after he meets one or two women, including Laura does he come to realize his bisexuality... (126 mins.)
Director: Cyril Collard
 
10.
Vacas (1992)
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Set in the Basque region, a story of the rivalry of two families, period 1870-1935 (96 mins.)
Director: Julio Medem
 
11.
Strictly Ballroom (1992)
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A maverick dancer risks his career by performing an unusual routine and sets out to succeed with a new partner. (94 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
 
12.
Léolo (1992)
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Young Leo Lauzon is torn between two worlds - the squalid Montreal tenement that he inhabits with his... (107 mins.)
 
13.
The Baby of Mâcon (1993)
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A movie about the corruption in all levels of society. A baby is born from a supposed-to-be virgin woman... (122 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
14.
Three Colors: Blue (1993)
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A woman struggles to find a way to live her life after the death of her husband and child. (98 mins.)
 
15.
Short Cuts (1993)
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The day-to-day lives of several suburban Los Angeles residents. (188 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
16.
Boxing Helena (1993)
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A surgeon becomes obsessed with the seductive woman he once was in an affair with. Refusing to accept that she has moved on, he amputates her limbs and holds her captive in his mansion. (107 mins.)
 
17.
Wild Reeds (1994)
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In a village in the Southwest of France, 1962. Maite and Francois are 18 years old. They are friends... (110 mins.)
 
18.
Exotica (1994)
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Francis, whose daughter was murdered a few years ago, is always watching Christina dance in the night club Exotica. One night he is dared to touch the girl and ends up being thrown out. He then sends in Thomas to try and find explanations. (103 mins.)
Director: Atom Egoyan
 
19.
Amateur (1994)
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Isabelle is an ex-nun waiting for her special mission from God. In the meantime, she is making a living writing pornography... (105 mins.)
Director: Hal Hartley
 
20.
71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994)
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71 scenes revolving around a recent immigrant, a couple that has just adopted a daughter, a college student and a lonely old man. (100 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
21.
Butterfly Kiss (1995)
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Eunice is walking along the highways of northern England from one filling station to another. She is searching for Judith... (88 mins.)
 
22.
Georgia (1995)
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Sadie is desperately looking up to her older sister Georgia who is a famous C&W artist. Sadie wants to be a famous artist like her sister... (115 mins.)
Director: Ulu Grosbard
 
23.
Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)
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When Nelly, a woman being just divorced, meets by chance M. Arnaud, a mature salesman just retired,... (106 mins.)
Director: Claude Sautet
 
24.
Heavy (1995)
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The life of an overweight, unhappy cook is changed after a kind, beautiful college drop-out comes to work as a waitress at his and his mother's road-side restaurant. (105 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
 
25.
The Pillow Book (1996)
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A woman with a body writing fetish seeks to find a combined lover and calligrapher. (126 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
26.
Good Will Hunting (1997)
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Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life. (126 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
27.
Under the Skin (1997)
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Although married and pregnant Rose has always been Mother's favorite, it is younger sister Iris whose life is shaken up by Mother's death... (82 mins.)
Director: Carine Adler
 
28.
The Crazy Stranger (1997)
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A man is looking for a singer he had heard on cassette. He finds much more. (102 mins.)
Director: Tony Gatlif
 
29.
The Celebration (1998)
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At Helge's 60th birthday party, some unpleasant family truths are revealed. (105 mins.)
 
30.
Black Cat, White Cat (1998)
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Matko is a small time hustler, living by the river Danube with his 17 year old son Zare. After a failed... (127 mins.)
Director: Emir Kusturica
 
31.
eXistenZ (1999)
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A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged. (97 mins.)
 
32.
Humanité (1999)
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When an 11-year-old girl is brutally raped and murdered in a quiet French village, a police detective who has forgotten how to feel emotions--because of the death of his own family in some kind of accident--investigates the crime, which turns out to ask more questions than it answers. (148 mins.)
Director: Bruno Dumont
 
33.
Nordrand (1999)
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Vienna, 1995. Jasmin, Tamara, Valentin, Senad and Roman live near the northern border of Austria. Their lives repeatedly intersect and drift apart... (103 mins.)
Director: Barbara Albert
 
34.
American Beauty (1999)
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A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend. (122 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
 
35.
Fight Club (1999)
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An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more. (139 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
36.
Being John Malkovich (1999)
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A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of movie star John Malkovich. (112 mins.)
Director: Spike Jonze
 
37.
Man on the Moon (1999)
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The life and career of a legendary comedian, Andy Kaufman. (118 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
 
38.
New Waterford Girl (1999)
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A gifted teenager, dreaming of life beyond her small town, becomes inspired when a 15-year-old girl from New York moves in next door. (97 mins.)
Director: Allan Moyle