Year by year: 1992

The 50 best films of 1992 (in order)
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1.
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. (130 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
2.
Howards End (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman. (140 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
3.
Dracula (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The centuries old vampire Count Dracula comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker's fiancée Mina Murray and inflict havoc in the foreign land. (128 mins.)
 
4.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 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.)
 
5.
The Player (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one? (124 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
6.
The Best Intentions (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of Ingmar Bergman's parents. In 1909, poor, idealistic theology student Henrik Bergman falls in love with Anna Åkerbloom... (180 mins.)
Director: Bille August
 
7.
The Crying Game (1992)
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A British soldier kidnapped by IRA terrorists soon befriends one of his captors, who then becomes drawn into the soldier's world. (112 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
8.
Batman Returns (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda. (126 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
9.
The Story of Qiu Ju (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A pregnant peasant woman seeks redress from the Chinese bureaucracy after the village chief kicks her husband in the groin in this comedy of justice... (100 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
10.
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An examination of the machinations behind the scenes at a real estate office. (100 mins.)
Director: James Foley
 
11.
A Place in the World (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Mario and Ana, in voluntary exile from Buenos Aires, live in a remote Argentine valley with their 12-year-old son Ernesto... (120 mins.)
 
12.
Husbands and Wives (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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
 
13.
Malcolm X (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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
 
14.
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Three trappers protect a British Colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War. (112 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
 
15.
A Tale of Winter (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Felicie and Charles have a serious if whirlwind holiday romance. Due to a mix-up on addresses they lose contact... (114 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
 
16.
Jamón, Jamón (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
When a mother disapproves of her daughter's lover, she hires an underwear model and former bullfighter to seduce her daughter. (95 mins.)
Director: Bigas Luna
 
17.
Benny's Video (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A 14-year-old video enthusiast is so caught up in film fantasy that he can no longer relate to the real world, to such an extent that he commits murder and records an on-camera confession for his parents. (105 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
18.
The Stolen Children (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Antonio, a policeman (carabiniere), has an order to take two children (Rosetta and her brother Luciano) from Milan to Sicily to an orphanage... (114 mins.)
Director: Gianni Amelio
 
19.
Aladdin (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When a street urchin vies for the love of a beautiful princess, he uses a genie's magic power to make himself off as a prince in order to marry her. (90 mins.)
 
20.
Un Coeur en Hiver (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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
 
21.
Damage (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A member of Parliament falls passionately in love with his son's fiancée despite the dangers of discovery. (111 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
22.
Bitter Moon (1992)
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After hearing stories of her, a passenger on a cruise ship develops an irresistible infatuation with an eccentric paraplegic's wife. (139 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
23.
Hard Boiled (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A tough-as-nails cop teams up with an undercover agent to shut down a sinister mobster and his crew. (128 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
24.
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.)
 
25.
A River Runs Through It (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The story about two sons of a stern minister -- one reserved, one rebellious -- growing up in rural Montana while devoted to fly fishing. (123 mins.)
Director: Robert Redford
 
26.
Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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
 
27.
Indochine (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
This story is set in 1930, at the time when French colonial rule in Indochina is ending. A widowed French woman who works in the rubber fields... (159 mins.)
Director: Régis Wargnier
 
28.
Enchanted April (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
This slow-paced gem is about the civilizing influence of Italy on beleaguered Londoners both male and... (95 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
 
29.
Passion Fish (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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
 
30.
Singles (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A group of twenty-something friends, most of whom live in the same apartment complex, search for love and success in grunge-era Seattle. (99 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
 
31.
Betty (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
When Betty is caught en flagrante, her bourgeois in-laws and husband force a divorce settlement upon her and bar her from seeing her two daughters... (103 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
 
32.
Strictly Ballroom (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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
 
33.
Édes Emma, drága Böbe - vázlatok, aktok (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The story shows Emma's and Böbe's fight for survival, for keeping their position in society which they achieved with hard work in the previous regime. They don't want to lose their place and become village girls again. (90 mins.)
Director: István Szabó
 
34.
Daens (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In the 1890s, Father Adolf Daens goes to Aalst, a textile town where child labor is rife, pay and working conditions are horrible... (138 mins.)
Director: Stijn Coninx
 
35.
Basic Instinct (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A violent, suspended police detective investigates a brutal murder, in which a manipulative and seductive woman could be involved. (127 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
36.
The Lover (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In 1929 French Indochina, a French teenage girl embarks on a reckless and forbidden romance with a wealthy, older Chinese man, each knowing that knowledge of their affair will bring drastic consequences to each other. (115 mins.)
 
37.
A Few Good Men (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Military lawyer Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee defends Marines accused of murder. They contend they were acting under orders. (138 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
38.
Hero (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A not-so-nice man rescues passengers from a crashed airliner, only to see someone else take credit. (119 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
39.
Patriot Games (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
When C.I.A. Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an I.R.A. assassination, a renegade faction targets him and his family for revenge. (117 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
 
40.
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
After her humiliated husband kills himself, an embittered pregnant widow loses her child, and embarks on a mission of vengeance against a woman and her family. (110 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
 
41.
Peter's Friends (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Six former college friends, with two new friends, gather for a New Year's Eve weekend reunion at a large English countryside manor after ten years to reminisce about the good times now long gone. (101 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
 
42.
Savage Nights (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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
 
43.
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young FBI agent disappears while investigating a murder miles from Twin Peaks that may be related to the future murder of Laura Palmer; the last week of the life of Laura Palmer is chronicled. (135 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
44.
Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
After tradition complicates their relationship, A young man must marry the sister of the woman he loves in order to remain close to her. (105 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Arau
 
45.
Single White Female (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A woman advertising for a new roommate finds that something very strange is going on with the tenant who decides to move in. (107 mins.)
 
46.
Noises Off... (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A travelling theater group find so much action going on behind-the-scenes, they almost ruin the performances. (101 mins.)
 
47.
Raising Cain (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
The oncologist wife of a prominent child psychologist suspects her husband has an unhealthy scientific obsession with their child, unaware of what - or who - is really going on inside his head. (91 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
48.
Alien³ (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
After her last encounter, Ellen Ripley crash-lands on Fiorina 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of strange and deadly events occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she brought along an unwelcome visitor. (114 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
49.
Army of Darkness (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home. (81 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
50.
Death Becomes Her (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
When a woman learns of an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival. (104 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis