My favorite films from each year from 1990 till nowby bazman666 | created - 16 Nov 2011 | updated - 1 day ago | Public
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1. Goodfellas (1990)
R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 820,211 | Gross: $46.84M
THE GODFATHER PART 3, KING OF NEW YORK, AWAKENINGS, MILLERS CROSSING, WILD AT HEART, JACOBS LADDER, TOTAL RECALL, EDWARD SISSORHANDS, FLATLINERS, misery, state of grace, die hard 2, back to the future 3, mo better blues, arachnophobia, predator 2, tremors, Stanley and iris, the two jakes.
2. JFK (1991)
R | 189 min | Drama, History, Thriller
New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.
Votes: 123,601 | Gross: $70.41M
CAPE FEAR, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY, BARTON FINK, BOYZ N THE HOOD, NEW JACK CITY, BACKDRAFT, PROOF, POINT BREAK, Thelma And Louise, Jungle Fever, Guilty By Suspicion, The Last Boy Scout, Once Upon A Time In China, Mortal Thoughts, The Fisher King, My Own Private Idaho, The Indian Runner, Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves.
3. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.
Votes: 751,699 | Gross: $2.83M
UNFORGIVEN, BASIC INSTINCT, TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME, GLENGARY GLEN ROSS, ROMPER STOMPER, A FEW GOOD MEN, ONE FALSE MOVE, BAD LIEUTENANT, BATMAN RETURNS, Benny's Video, White Men Can't Jump, Once Upon A Time In China 2, Alien3, Juice, Malcolm X, The Last Of The Mohicans, The Crying Game, Passenger 57, Night In The City.
4. Falling Down (1993)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An unemployed defense worker frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them.
Votes: 146,030 | Gross: $40.90M
SCHINDLERS LIST, TRUE ROMANCE, WHATS EATING GILBERT GRAPE?, THE PIANO, BAD BOY BUBBY, A BRONX TALE, JURASSIC PARK, CARLITOS WAY, THE FUGITIVE, In The Name Of The Father, Kalifornia, Menace 2 Society, This Boys Life, Philadelphia, Mad Dog And Glory, Six Degrees Of Separation, Demolition Man, Red Rock West, The Age Of Innocence.
5. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
R | 142 min | Crime, Drama
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
Votes: 1,904,369 | Gross: $28.34M
PULP FICTION, FOREST GUMP, FRESH, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, LEON: THE PROFESSIONAL, SPEED, NATURAL BORN KILLERS, ED WOOD, CLERKS, Quiz Show, Shallow Grave, Nobody's Fool, True Lies, The River Wild, Little Women, Swimming With Sharks, Wes Cravens New Nightmare, Mary Shelleys Frankenstein, Airheads.
6. Heat (1995)
R | 170 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist, while both sides attempt to find balance between their personal and professional lives.
Votes: 479,847 | Gross: $67.44M
DEAD MAN, CASINO, SEVEN, LEAVING LAS VEGAS, BRAVEHEART, DIE HARD WITH A VENGENCE, 12 MONKEYS, THE BASKETBALL DIARIES, DEAD PRESIDENTS, The Usual Suspects, Toy Story, Higher Learning, Apollo 13, Strange Days, To Die For, Clockers, Outbreak, Species, Murder In The First.
7. Sling Blade (1996)
R | 135 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 77,669 | Gross: $24.48M
TRAINSPOTTING, CRASH, FARGO, JERRY MAGUIRE, SLEEPERS, SCREAM, RANSOM, THE PEOPLE VS LARRY FLYNT, A TIME TO KILL, Last Man Standing, Mother Night, Mission impossible, Primal Fear, Fear, Bottle Rocket, The Fan, From Dusk Till Dawn, Happy Gilmore, The English Patient.
8. Lost Highway (1997)
R | 134 min | Mystery, Thriller
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.
Votes: 109,687 | Gross: $3.80M
BOOGIE NIGHTS, JACKIE BROWN, FUNNY GAMES, COP LAND, DONNIE BRASCO, L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, U-TURN, GOOD WILL HUNTING, THE GAME, Affliction, Amistad, Wag The Dog, 187, Face/Off, The Sweet Hereafter, Perdita Durango, The Devils Advocate, The Fifth Element, Gridlock'd.
9. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
R | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.
Votes: 229,590 | Gross: $10.68M
THE BIG LEBOWSKI, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, THE THIN RED LINE, RONIN, HE GOT GAME, THE TRUMAN SHOW, RUSHMORE, ROUNDERS, AMERICAN HISTORY X, A Simple Plan, Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels, Fallen, The Negotiator, Wild Things, Out Of Sight, Very Bad Things, HurlyBurly, Blade, Happiness.
10. Fight Club (1999)
R | 139 min | Drama
An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soapmaker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.
Votes: 1,525,822 | Gross: $37.03M
AMERICAN BEAUTY, THE GREEN MILE, ANY GIVEN SUNDAY, MAGNOLIA, BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, SLEEPY HOLLOW, BRINGING OUT THE DEAD, THE INSIDER, EYES WIDE SHUT, The Talented Mr Ripley, The Sixth Sense, Boys Don't Cry, Girl Interrupted, The Virgin Suicides, Three Kings, Drop Dead Gorgeous, 8mm, The Corruptor, Man On The Moon.
11. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
R | 102 min | Drama
The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions run deep.
Votes: 644,430 | Gross: $3.64M
O'BROTHER WHERE ART THOU?, UNBREAKABLE, MEET THE PARENTS, CHOPPER, TIGERLAND, GLADIATOR, MEMENTO, ALMOST FAMOUS, AMERICAN PSYCHO, Snatch, The Yards, Nurse Betty, Cast Away, Remember The Titans, The Gift, Wonder Boys, Boiler Room, Men Of Honor, The Cell.
12. Mulholland Dr. (2001)
R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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.
Votes: 269,147 | Gross: $7.22M
DONNIE DARKO, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS, ALI, TRAINING DAY, BULLY, MONSTERS BALL, A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, A BEAUTIFUL MIND, The Piano Teacher, Enemy At The Gates, The Others, Black Hawk Down, Gosford Park, The Cats Meow, Frailty, Blow, From Hell, Crazy/Beautiful.
13. Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 121,513 | Gross: $17.84M
IRREVERSIBLE, 25TH HOUR, SIGNS, SPIDERMAN, ADAPTATION, GANGS OF NEW YORK, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, INSOMNIA, Red Dragon, Narc, The Ring, One Hour Photo, The Pianist, 8 Mile, Road To Perdition, The Good Girl, The Hours, Moonlight Mile.
14. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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.
Votes: 825,260 | Gross: $70.10M
OLDBOY, THE LAST SAMURAI, COLD MOUNTAIN, IN THE CUT, MASTER AND COMMANDER, ELEPHANT, 21 GRAMS, MATCHSTICK MEN, MYSTIC RIVER, Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King, Dogville, Owning Mahoney, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Lost In Translation, The Cooler, Young Adam, Levity, Mona Lisa Smile, The Life Of David Gale.
15. The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)
R | 95 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 24,086 | Gross: $0.70M
MILLION DOLLAR BABY, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, FINDING NEVERLAND, COLLATERAL, THE MACHNIST, THE AVIATOR, DOWNFALL, THE VILLAGE, THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, Closer, The Bourne Supremecy, Passion Of The Christ, The Woodsman, Mysterious Skin, Birth, Dawn Of The Dead, Napolean Dynamite, Troy, Crash.
16. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
R | 134 min | Drama, Romance
The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years.
Votes: 281,078 | Gross: $83.04M
MUNICH, HIDDEN, SIN CITY, BATMAN BEGINS, HARSH TIMES, THE WEATHER MAN, KING KONG, WAR OF THE WORLDS, JARHEAD, Hard Candy, A History Of Violence, The Proposition, The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada, The Squid And The Whale, Down In The Valley, In Her Shoes, Where The Truth Lies, V For Vendetta, Good Night And Good Luck.
17. The Prestige (2006)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
After a tragic accident two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion whilst sacrificing everything they have to outwit the other.
Votes: 967,264 | Gross: $53.09M
THE DEPARTED, A SCANNER DARKLY, BLOOD DIAMOND, 2:37, MARIE ANTOINETTE, PANS LABYRINTH, APOCALYPTO, UNITED 93, BLACK SNAKE MOAN, Children Of Men, Little Children, Candy, The Dead Girl, Babel, 300, Stranger Than Fiction, Lonely Hearts, The Painted Veil, Rescue Dawn.
R | 160 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 148,718 | Gross: $3.90M
THERE WILL BE BLOOD, ZODIAC, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, 3:10 TO YUMA, BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOURE DEAD, FUNNY GAMES, GONE BABY GONE, SWEENEY TODD, AMERICAN GANGSTER, The Bourne Ultimatum, 30 Days Of Night, Transformers, Michael Clayton, In The Valley Of Elah, Breach, Margot At The Wedding, We Own The Night, Chapter 27, Eastern Promises.
19. Martyrs (2008)
R | 99 min | Horror
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.
THE DARK KNIGHT, CHANGELING, SURVEILLANCE, IN BRUGES, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, THE HURT LOCKER, THE WRESTLER, THE STRANGERS, THE BURNING PLAIN, Doubt, Gran Torino, Frost/Nixon, Pride And Glory, Stop-Loss, Street Kings, Cloverfield, Hunger, Revolutionary Road, Downloading Nancy.
20. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
R | 153 min | Adventure, Drama, War
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.
Votes: 1,013,415 | Gross: $120.54M
BAD LIEUTENANT - PORT OF CALL: NEW ORLEANS, ANTICHRIST, WATCHMEN, AVATAR, UP IN THE AIR, STATE OF PLAY, THE ROAD, MOON, SPLICE, The White Ribbon, The Messenger, Mother And Child, My Sisters Keeper, I Love You Philip Morris, District 9, Brothers, Get Low, Observe And Report, The Men Who Stare At Goats.
21. Black Swan (2010)
R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller
A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity.
Votes: 604,494 | Gross: $106.95M
The fighter, the town, inception, shutter island, the social network, Let Me In, the killer inside me, hesher, the runaways.
22. Melancholia (2011)
R | 135 min | Drama
Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.
Votes: 142,692 | Gross: $3.03M
The girl with the dragon tattoo, warrior, snowtown, the raid, the descendants, shame, Martha Marcy may Marlene, drive, moneyball.
23. Looper (2012)
R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 469,884 | Gross: $66.49M
The Dark Knight Rises, End Of Watch, The Master, The Avengers, Prometheus, Batchellorette, Killing Them Softly, Red Lights, The Hobbit.
24. The Impossible (2012)
PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Thriller
The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
Votes: 163,879 | Gross: $19.02M
Gravity, Prisoners, Silver Linings Playbook, Stoker, Django Unchained, American Hustle, The Conjuring, Flight, Captain Phillips.
25. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
R | 180 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime
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.
Votes: 921,266 | Gross: $116.90M
Nightcrawler, Gone Girl, The Raid 2, 12 Years A Slave, Whiplash, Noah, Nymphomaniac, Fury, Don Jon, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Edge Of Tomorrow, The Drop, Frank, Bad Neighbours, Intersteller, Exodus: Gods And Kings, The Rover, Black Sea.
26. Southpaw (2015)
R | 124 min | Drama, Sport
A champion boxer fights to get his daughter back from child protective services as well as revive his professional career, after a fatal incident sends him on a rampant path of destruction.
Votes: 181,949 | Gross: $52.42M
Foxcatcher, Legend, Sicario, Mad Max: Fury Road, It Follows, The Martian, Star Wars:The Force Awakens, Birdman, Black Mass, The Hateful Eight, Straight Outta Compton, The Lobster, The Big Short, Carol, Secret In Their Eyes, Maggie, Bridge Of Spies, The Walk, The Avengers: Age Of Ultron.
27. The Revenant (2015)
R | 156 min | Adventure, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 541,783 | Gross: $183.64M
Spotlight, Steve Jobs, Nocturnal Animals, We Are The Flesh, Green Room, The Witch, Hacksaw Ridge, Dont Breathe, Brimstone, Demolition, Midnight Special, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Captain America: Civil War, Star Wars: Rogue One, Deepwater Horrizon, Bleed For This, The Conjuring 2, Sully, Triple 9.
28. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
R | 164 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.
Votes: 218,216 | Gross: $92.01M
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, LION, THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, PATRIOTS DAY, WIND RIVER, MOTHER!, THE BEGUILED, ALIEN: COVENANT, RAW, Detroit, Una, Fences, Jackie, Logan, Dunkirk, The Wizard Of Lies, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, T2 Trainspotting, Personal Shopper.
29. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
R | 115 min | Crime, Drama
A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.
Votes: 58,633 | Gross: $32.25M
THE POST, ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD.