My ten favorite films from each year from 1990 till now

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1.
Goodfellas (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy. (146 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ The godfather part 3, king of new York, awakenings, millers crossing, wild at heart, Jacobs ladder, total recall, Edward scissorhands, flatliners. ” - bazman666
 
2.
JFK (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A New Orleans DA discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story. (189 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
“ Cape fear, the silence of the lambs, terminator 2: judgement day, Barton fink, boyz n the hood, new jack city, backdraft, proof, point break. ” - bazman666
 
3.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant. (99 mins.)
“ Unforgiven, basic instinct, twin peaks:fire walk with me, glengarry glen Ross, romper stomper, a few good men, one false move, bad lieutenant, batman returns. ” - bazman666
 
4.
Falling Down (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A borderline personality disordered defense worker frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them. (113 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
“ Schindlers list, true romance, what's eating Gilbert grape?, the piano, bad boy bubby, a Bronx tale, Jurassic park, carlitos way, the fugitive. ” - bazman666
 
5.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. (142 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
“ Pulp fiction, Forrest gump, fresh, interview with the vampire, Leon:the professional, speed, natural born killers, Ed wood, clerks. ” - bazman666
 
6.
Heat (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist. (170 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
“ Dead man, casino, leaving Los Vegas, seven, braveheart, die hard with a vengeance, 12 monkeys, the basketball diaries, dead presidents. ” - bazman666
 
7.
Sling Blade (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Karl Childers, a simple man hospitalized since his childhood murder of his mother and her lover, is released to start a new life in a small town. (135 mins.)
“ Trainspotting, crash, Fargo, Jerry maguire, sleepers, scream, ransom, the people vs Larry flynt, a time to kill. ” - bazman666
 
8.
Lost Highway (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life. (134 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ Boogie nights, Jackie brown, funny games, cop land, Donnie brasco, L.A. Confidential, u-turn, good will hunting, the game. ” - bazman666
 
9.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades. (118 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ The big lebowski, saving private Ryan, the thin red line, ronin, he got game, the Truman show, Rushmore, rounders, American history x. ” - bazman666
 
10.
Fight Club (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
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
“ American beauty, the green mile, any given Sunday, magnolia, being John malkovich, sleepy hollow, bringing out the dead, the insider, eyes wide shut. ” - bazman666
 
11.
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions run deep. (102 mins.)
“ O'brother where art thou?, unbreakable, meet the parents, chopper, tigerland, gladiator, memento, almost famous, American psycho. ” - bazman666
 
12.
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality. (147 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ Donnie Darko, the lord of the rings:the fellowship of the ring, the royal tennenbaums, Ali, training day, bully, monsters ball, A.I. Artificial intelligence, a beautiful mind. ” - bazman666
 
13.
Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding. (95 mins.)
“ Irreversible, 25th hour, signs, spiderman, adaptation, gangs of new York, the lord of the rings:the two towers, catch me if you can, insomnia. ” - bazman666
 
14.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of. (111 mins.)
“ The last samaurai, cold mountain, in the cut, master and commander, oldboy, elephant, 21 grams, matchstick men, mystic river. ” - bazman666
 
15.
The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Based on real life events, Assassination is set in 1974 and centers on a businessman who decides to take extreme measures to achieve his American dream. (95 mins.)
Director: Niels Mueller
“ Million dollar baby, eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, finding neverland, collateral, the machinist, the aviator, downfall, the village, the manchurian candidate. ” - bazman666
 
16.
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years. (134 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ Sin city, Munich, batman begins, harsh times, the weather man, king kong, war of the worlds, jarhead, a history of violence. ” - bazman666
 
17.
The Prestige (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Two stage magicians engage in competitive one-upmanship in an attempt to create the ultimate stage illusion. (130 mins.)
“ The departed, a scanner darkly, blood diamond, 2:37, Marie Antoinette, pans labyrinth, apocalypto, united 93, black snake moan. ” - bazman666
 
18.
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Robert Ford, who's idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader. (160 mins.)
Director: Andrew Dominik
“ There will be blood, zodiac, no country for old men, 3:10 to Yuma, before the devil knows your dead, funny games, gone baby gone, sweeney Todd, American gangster. ” - bazman666
 
19.
Martyrs (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity. (99 mins.)
Director: Pascal Laugier
“ The dark knight, changeling, surveillance, in Bruges, let the right one in, the hurt locker, the wrestler, the strangers, the burning plain. ” - bazman666
 
20.
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.)
“ Bad lieutenant:new Orleans:port of call, Antichrist, watchmen, avatar, up in the air, state of play, the road, moon, splice. ” - bazman666
 
21.
Black Swan (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity. (108 mins.)
“ The fighter, the town, inception, shutter island, the social network, Let Me In, the killer inside me, hesher, the runaways. ” - bazman666
 
22.
Melancholia (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth. (130 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
“ The girl with the dragon tattoo, warrior, snowtown, the raid, the descendants, shame, Martha Marcy may Marlene, drive, moneyball. ” - bazman666
 
23.
Looper (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination. (119 mins.)
Director: Rian Johnson
“ The Dark Knight Rises, End Of Watch, The Master, The Avengers, Prometheus, Batchellorette, Killing Them Softly, Red Lights, The Hobbit. ” - bazman666
 
24.
The Impossible (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. (114 mins.)
Director: J.A. Bayona
“ Gravity, Prisoners, Silver Linings Playbook, Stoker, Django Unchained, American Hustle, The Conjuring, Flight, Captain Phillips. ” - bazman666
 
25.
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government. (180 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Nightcrawler, Gone Girl, The Raid 2, 12 Years A Slave, Whiplash, Noah, Nymphomaniac, Fury, Don Jon. ” - bazman666
 
26.
Southpaw (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Boxer Billy Hope turns to trainer Tick Wills to help him get his life back on track after losing his wife in a tragic accident and his daughter to child protection services. (124 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
“ Foxcatcher, Legend, Sicario, Mad Max: Fury Road, It Follows, The Martian, Star Wars:The Force Awakens, Birdman, Black Mass. ” - bazman666
 
27.
The Revenant (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. (156 mins.)
“ Spotlight, Steve Jobs, The Witch, Demolition, Dont Breathe, Midnight Special, The Hateful Eight, The Conjuring 2, 10 Cloverfield Lane. ” - bazman666