My Best Films of 1992

Out of 321 films seen. All rated 8/10 or higher.
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1.
Life, and Nothing More... (1992)
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A director and his son return to a region damaged by the Guilan earthquake, hoping to find the children who appeared in his film a few years earlier. (95 mins.)
 
2.
The Long Day Closes (1992)
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The Long Day Closes is the story of eleven-year-old "Bud." A sad and lonely boy, Bud struggles through his days... (85 mins.)
Director: Terence Davies
 
3.
Die Antigone des Sophokles nach der Hölderlinschen Übertragung für die Bühne bearbeitet von Brecht 1948 (Suhrkamp Verlag) (1992)
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A teenaged girl is executed for going against a king's wishes and honoring her brother's death. (100 mins.)
 
4.
The Player (1992)
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A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one? (124 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
5.
Howards End (1992)
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A businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman. (140 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
6.
Rock Hudson's Home Movies (1992 Documentary)
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Documentary about the career and eventual death from AIDS of actor Rock Hudson. (63 mins.)
Director: Mark Rappaport
 
7.
Guelwaar (1992)
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Burial of a Christian political activist in a Muslim cemetary forces a conflict imbued with religious fervor... (115 mins.)
Director: Ousmane Sembene
 
8.
Baraka (1992 Documentary)
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A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion. (96 mins.)
Director: Ron Fricke
 
9.
The Oak (1992)
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A description of Romania before Ceausescu's downfall, through the story of Nela. Daughter of a former colonel of the Securitate... (105 mins.)
Director: Lucian Pintilie
 
10.
Side/Walk/Shuttle (1992 Short Film)
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An experimental short in which San Francisco is viewed from an elevator moving up and down 24 floors. (41 mins.)
Director: Ernie Gehr
 
11.
One False Move (1992)
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A small town police chief awaits the arrival of a gang of killers. (105 mins.)
Director: Carl Franklin
 
12.
Three Days (1991)
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In Kaliningrad two Lithuanian boys meet two Russian girls. They have difficulties in finding places where they can sleep together... (75 mins.)
Director: Sharunas Bartas
 
13.
Lessons of Darkness (1992 Documentary)
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This film shows the disaster of the Kuwaitian oil fields in flames, with few interviews and no explanatory narration. Hell itself is presented in such beautiful sights and music that one has to be fascinated by it. (54 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
14.
Brother's Keeper (1992 Documentary)
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This documentary by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky details the murder trial of Delbert Ward. Delbert's... (104 mins.)
 
15.
Damage (1992)
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A member of Parliament falls passionately in love with his son's fiancée despite the dangers of discovery. (111 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
16.
La chasse aux papillons (1992)
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A noble family of France maintains dignity despite the onslaught of modernism and non-white immigrants. (115 mins.)
Director: Otar Iosseliani
 
17.
Unforgiven (1992)
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Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man. (131 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
18.
Bad Lieutenant (1992)
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While investigating a young nun's rape, a corrupt New York City police detective, with a serious drug and gambling addiction, tries to change his ways and find forgiveness. (96 mins.)
Director: Abel Ferrara
 
19.
Hyenas (1992)
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A once-prosperous Senegalese village has been falling further into poverty year by year until the village's... (110 mins.)
 
20.
The Crying Game (1992)
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A British soldier is kidnapped by IRA terrorists. He befriends one of his captors, who is drawn into the soldier's world. (112 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
21.
Passion Fish (1992)
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May-Alice Culhane was a successful soap opera star, but a car accident has left her bound to a wheelchair... (135 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
 
22.
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda. (167 mins.)
 
23.
Milk of Amnesia (1992 Short Film)
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(6 mins.)
 
24.
A Sense of History (1992 Short Film)
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The 23rd Earl of Leete shares brief moments of his life, the truth behind his family estate and his particular glorious moment when he murdered his wife and his brother. (25 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
 
25.
Rebels of the Neon God (1992)
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Within the urban gloom of Taipei, four youths face alienation, loneliness, and moments of existential crisis amidst a series of minor crimes. (106 mins.)
Director: Ming-liang Tsai
 
26.
Malcolm X (1992)
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Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam. (202 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
27.
Husbands and Wives (1992)
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When their best friends announce that they're separating, a professor and his wife discover the faults in their own marriage. (103 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
28.
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
 
29.
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.)
 
30.
Bitter Moon (1992)
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British couple Fiona and Nigel Dobson are sailing to Istanbul en route to India. They encounter a beautiful French woman... (139 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
31.
La Vie de Bohème (1992)
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Three struggling artists try to make passable livings in Paris despite knock backs and tragedies. (100 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
 
32.
Shoot for the Contents (1992)
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(101 mins.)
 
33.
Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
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A boy develops a disease so rare that nobody is working on a cure, so his father decides to learn all about it and tackle the problem himself. (129 mins.)
Director: George Miller
 
34.
Visions of Light (1992 Documentary)
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Cameramen and women discuss the craft and art of cinematography and of the "DP" (the director of photography)... (92 mins.)
 
35.
Deep Cover (1992)
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A black uniformed policeman is recruited by a devious drug enforcement agent to infiltrate a smuggling... (107 mins.)
Director: Bill Duke
 
36.
Careful (1992)
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In the Alpine village of Tolzbad in the 1800s, the townsfolk talk quietly and restrain their movements lest they incur avalanches... (100 mins.)
Director: Guy Maddin
 
37.
Porco Rosso (1992)
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In 1930s Italy, a veteran World War I pilot is cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig. (94 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
38.
Ram Ke Naam (1992 Documentary)
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Since gaining independence in 1947, India has been a secular state. But now, as religious fundamentalism grips much of India's population... (90 mins.)
 
39.
Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
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In a forgotten Mexico Tita and Pedro fall in love, but are forbidden to marry. Mama Elena sees Tita's role as her caretaker for life... (105 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Arau
 
40.
In the Land of the Deaf (1992 Documentary)
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With unerring curiousity and sensitivity, director Philbert portrays the difficulties and joys of being deaf, offering vivid portraits of people of all ages coping with and surmounting their challenges. (99 mins.)
 
41.
White Men Can't Jump (1992)
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Black and white basketball hustlers join forces to double their chances. (115 mins.)
Director: Ron Shelton
 
42.
Udzinarta mze (1992)
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The Sun of the Sleepless. The film is about a doctor named Gela Bendeliani (Elgudzha Burduli) and his wealthless family in Tbilisi in Soviet Georgia. In the film Gela Bendeliani has an unlimited capacity for generosity and forgiveness. (123 mins.)
Director: Temur Babluani