Special Award: Best Film of the 1990s

Rules and Regulations


1. GoodFellas (directed by Martin Scorsese) [224 points/19 votes]

2. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino) [148/14]
3. The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen) [92/9]
The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick) [92/9]
5. Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson) [80/8]
6. Rushmore (Wes Anderson) [78/9]
7. Fargo (Joel Coen) [77/7]
8. Dead Man (Jim Jarmusch) [73/7]
9. Miller’s Crossing (Joel Coen) [71/7]
10. Three Colors: Red (Krzystzof Kieslowski) [70/7]

11. Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood) [64/6]
12. Magnolia (Paul Thomas Anderson) [62/7]
13. Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick) [59/6]
14. Jackie Brown (Quentin Tarantino) [58/6]
15. Fight Club (David Fincher) [56/6]
16. Out of Sight (Steven Soderbergh) [56/5]
Short Cuts (Robert Altman) [56/5]
18. Close-Up (Abbas Kiarostami) [51/4]
19. Naked (Mike Leigh) [50/6]
20. Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater) [49/5]
Heat (Michael Mann) [49/5]
22. Chungking Express (Wong Kar-wai) [48/5]
23. Satantango (Bela Tarr) [42/4]
24. Ed Wood (Tim Burton) [41/5]
25. A Brighter Summer Day (Edward Yang) [41/4]
Schindler’s List (Steven Spielberg) [41/4]
27. The Days of Being Wild (Wong Kar-wai) [39/4]
28. Trainspotting (Danny Boyle) [38/5]
29. The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme) [38/3]
30. Barton Fink (Joel Coen) [37/3]
31. Se7en (David Fincher) [36/4]
32. Breaking the Waves (Lars von Trier) [35/3]
33. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis) [34/4]
34. Before Sunrise (Richard Linklater) [34/3]
L.A. Confidential (Curtis Hanson) [34/3]
36. South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (Trey Parker) [32/4]
37. Hoop Dreams (Steve James) [32/3]
Rosetta (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne) [32/3]
39. After Life (Hirokazu Kore-eda) [30/3]
40. The Age of Innocence (Martin Scorsese) [29/3]
41. Irma Vep (Olivier Assayas) [28/3]
42. Audition (Takashi Miike) [24/3]
The Limey (Steven Soderbergh) [24/3]
The Sweet Hereafter (Atom Egoyan) [24/3]
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (James Cameron) [24/3]
46. Life and Nothing More (Abbas Kiarostami) [24/2]
47. Three Colors: Blue (Krzystzof Kieslowski) [23/3]
48. Being John Malkovich (Spike Jonze) [22/3]
Election (Alexander Payne) [22/3]
50. Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino) [22/2]
Toy Story (John Lasseter) [22/2]
52. The Blair Witch Project (Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Myrick) [20/3]
53. Cobb (Ron Shelton) [20/2]
Crash (David Cronenberg) [20/2]
Safe (Todd Haynes) [20/2]
Saving Private Ryan (Steven Spielberg) [20/2]
57. Crumb (Terry Zwigoff) [19/3]
58. Titanic (James Cameron) [19/2]
The Wind Will Carry Us (Abbas Kiarostami) [19/2]
60. The Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont) [18/2]
61. All About My Mother (Pedro Almodovar) [17/2]
The Fisher King (Terry Gilliam) [17/2]
63. Barcelona (Whit Stillman) [16/2]
Beau Travail (Claire Denis) [16/2]
Hard Boiled (John Woo) [16/2]
66. Babe: Pig in the City (George Miller) [15/2]
JFK (Oliver Stone) [15/2]
The Truman Show (Peter Weir) [15/2]
69. Dead Alive (Peter Jackson) [14/1]
The Double Life of Veronique (Krzystzof Kieslowski) [14/1]
The Puppetmaster (Hou Hsiao-hsien) [14/1]
Ravenous (Antonia Bird) [14/1]
William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet (Baz Luhrmann) [14/1]
74. Les Amants du Pont Neuf (Leos Carax) [13/1]
Baseball (Ken Burns) [13/1]
Fast, Cheap and Out of Control (Errol Morris) [13/1]
Goodbye South, Goodbye (Hou Hsiao-hsien) [13/1]
Happy Together (Wong Kar-wai) [13/1]
Jacob’s Ladder (Adrian Lyne) [13/1]
80. The Iron Giant (Brad Bird) [12/2]
81. Casino (Martin Scorsese) [12/1]
Fallen Angels (Wong Kar-wai) [12/1]
Howards End (James Ivory) [12/1]
Jerry Maguire (Cameron Crowe) [12/1]
Late August, Early September (Olivier Assayas) [12/1]
Léon, the Professional (Luc Besson) [12/1]
Nixon (Oliver Stone) [12/1]
Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki) [12/1]
A Tale of Winter (Eric Rohmer) [12/1]
90. Lone Star (John Sayles) [11/2]
91. The Blade (Tsui Hark) [11/1]
Farewell My Concubine (Chen Kaige) [11/1]
Heavenly Creatures (Peter Jackson) [11/1]
Husbands and Wives (Woody Allen) [11/2]
Malcolm X (Spike Lee) [11/1]
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Tom Stoppard) [11/1]
Sling Blade (Billy Bob Thornton) [11/1]
True Romance (Tony Scott) [11/1]
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (David Lynch) [11/1]

The following films received one vote apiece:

… (Ellipses)
12 Monkeys
American Movie
Ashes of Time
Autumn Tale
Bad Lieutenant
Boiling Point
Boyz N the Hood
The Bridges of Madison County
Buffalo ‘66
The Butcher Boy
The Celebration
The Crying Game
Defending Your Life
The Dreamlife of Angels
Eat Drink Man Woman
The English Patient
Flirting With Disaster
Flowers of Shanghai
Funny Games
Ghost in the Shell
Glengarry Glen Ross
Histoire(s) du Cinema
I No Longer Hear the Guitar
In the Heat of the Sun
Joan the Maid
Ju Dou
The Last of the Mohicans
Little Dieter Needs to Fly
The Long Day Closes
Lost Highway
Manhattan Murder Mystery
My Own Private Idaho
Natural Born Killers
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Paris Is Burning
A Perfect World
The Pillow Book
The Player
Primary Colors
Raise the Red Lantern
Romeo Is Bleeding
Secrets and Lies
Shadows and Fog
Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist
A Simple Plan
Six Degrees of Separation
The Straight Story
Taste of Cherry
Three Colors: White
Through the Olive Trees
Total Recall
La Vie de Boheme
Welcome to the Dollhouse
The White Balloon
Wild Reeds