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Daniel Garris' Top 20 Films by Year


Below is a listing of my top 20 films by year for each year going back to 1990 (by U.S. release dates if released theatrically in the U.S.).
Please note that my top 20 lists change every now and then after additional viewings and or as I catch some of the films I have missed over the years.

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2016

Film (Director)

Rating

1
Silence (Martin Scorsese)
9.5/10
2
Sing Street (John Carney)
9.0/10
3
Doctor Strange (Scott Derrickson)
9.0/10
4
Hell or High Water (David Mackenzie)
9.0/10
5
Zootopia (Byron Howard/Rich Moore)
9.0/10
6
Deadpool (Tim Miller)
9.0/10
7
Captain America: Civil War (Anthony Russo/Joe Russo)
8.5/10
8
Life, Animated (Roger Ross Williams)
8.5/10
9
Hacksaw Ridge (Mel Gibson)
8.5/10
10
Arrival (Denis Villeneuve)
8.5/10
11
Eye in the Sky (Gavin Hood)
8.5/10
12
Wiener-Dog (Todd Solondz)
8.5/10
13
Oasis: Supersonic (Mat Whitecross)
8.5/10
14
X-Men: Apocalypse (Bryan Singer)
8.5/10
15
10 Cloverfield Lane (Dan Trachtenberg)
8.0/10
16
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Gareth Edwards)
8.0/10
17
Café Society (Woody Allen)
8.0/10
18
13th (Ava DuVernay)
8.0/10
19
The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos)
8.0/10
20
Embrace of the Serpent (Ciro Guerra)
8.0/10

2015

Film (Director)

Rating

1
The Big Short (Adam McKay)
10.0/10
2
Sicario (Denis Villeneuve)
9.5/10
3
The Revenant (Alejandro González Iñárritu)
9.5/10
4
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (J.J. Abrams)
9.5/10
5
The Martian (Ridley Scott)
9.0/10
6
The Duke of Burgundy (Peter Strickland)
9.0/10
7
Love & Mercy (Bill Pohlad)
9.0/10
8
Room (Lenny Abrahamson)
9.0/10
9
Creed (Ryan Coogler)
9.0/10
10
The Good Dinosaur (Peter Sohn)
9.0/10
11
McFarland, USA (Niki Caro)
8.5/10
12
Black Mass (Scott Cooper)
8.5/10
13
Ex Machina (Alex Garland)
8.5/10
14
Inside Out (Pete Docter)
8.5/10
15
Amy (Asif Kapadia)
8.5/10
16
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner)
8.5/10
17
Beasts of No Nation (Cary Joji Fukunaga)
8.5/10
18
Bridge of Spies (Steven Spielberg)
8.5/10
19
Brooklyn (John Crowley)
8.5/10
20
Shaun the Sheep Movie (Mark Burton/Richard Starzak)
8.5/10

2014

Film (Director)

Rating

1
The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (Isao Takahata)
10.0/10
2
Selma (Ava DuVernay)
10.0/10
3
X-Men: Days of Future Past (Bryan Singer)
9.5/10
4
Interstellar (Christopher Nolan)
9.5/10
5
Nightcrawler (Dan Gilroy)
9.5/10
6
Life Itself (Steve James)
9.0/10
7
Ida (Pawel Pawlikowski)
9.0/10
8
Edge of Tomorrow (Doug Liman)
9.0/10
9
Guardians of the Galaxy (James Gunn)
9.0/10
10
A Most Violent Year (J.C. Chandor)
9.0/10
11
Boyhood (Richard Linklater)
9.0/10
12
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Dean DeBlois)
9.0/10
13
Jodorowsky's Dune (Frank Pavich)
8.5/10
14
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (Peter Jackson)
8.5/10
15
Birdman (Alejandro González Iñárritu)
8.5/10
16
Ernest & Celestine (S. Aubier/V. Patar/B. Renner)
8.5/10
17
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Matt Reeves)
8.5/10
18
Song of the Sea (Tomm Moore)
8.5/10
19
American Sniper (Clint Eastwood)
8.5/10
20
The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (Mami Sunada)
8.5/10

2013

Film (Director)

Rating

1
The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese)
9.5/10
2
Saving Mr. Banks (John Lee Hancock)
9.5/10
3
The Great Gatsby (Baz Luhrmann)
9.0/10
4
Her (Spike Jonze)
9.0/10
5
No (Pablo Larraín)
9.0/10
6
Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler)
9.0/10
7
Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón)
9.0/10
8
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Peter Jackson)
9.0/10
9
The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer/Christine Cynn)
9.0/10
10
12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen)
9.0/10
11
Nebraska (Alexander Payne)
9.0/10
12
From Up on Poppy Hill (Goro Miyazaki)
9.0/10
13
Mud (Jeff Nichols)
8.5/10
14
Dallas Buyers Club (Jean-Marc Vallée)
8.5/10
15
Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen)
8.5/10
16
Captain Phillips (Paul Greengrass)
8.5/10
17
Blancanieves (Pablo Berger)
8.5/10
18
The Wind Rises (Hayao Miyazaki)
8.5/10
19
Only God Forgives (Nicolas Winding Refn)
8.5/10
20
The Wolverine (James Mangold)
8.5/10

2012

Film (Director)

Rating

1
Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin)
9.5/10
2
Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow)
9.5/10
3
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Peter Jackson)
9.5/10
4
Frankenweenie (Tim Burton)
9.5/10
5
Prometheus (Ridley Scott)
9.0/10
6
The Dark Knight Rises (Christopher Nolan)
9.0/10
7
The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson)
9.0/10
8
Cloud Atlas (Lana Wachowski/Tom Tykwer/Lilly Wachowski)
9.0/10
9
Amour (Michael Haneke)
9.0/10
10
Searching for Sugar Man (Malik Bendjelloul)
9.0/10
11
Sound of Noise (Ola Simonsson/Johannes Stjärne Nilsson)
9.0/10
12
Les Misérables (Tom Hooper)
8.5/10
13
Lincoln (Steven Spielberg)
8.5/10
14
Wreck-It Ralph (Rich Moore)
8.5/10
15
Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino)
8.5/10
16
Beyond the Black Rainbow (Panos Cosmatos)
8.5/10
17
Hitchcock (Sacha Gervasi)
8.5/10
18
The Amazing Spider-Man (Marc Webb)
8.5/10
19
Marvel's The Avengers (Joss Whedon)
8.5/10
20
The Pirates! Band of Misfits (Peter Lord/Jeff Newitt)
8.5/10

2011

Film (Director)

Rating

1
Hugo (Martin Scorsese)
9.5/10
2
The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius)
9.5/10
3
We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lynne Ramsay)
9.5/10
4
Bill Cunningham New York (Richard Press)
9.0/10
5
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Tomas Alfredson)
9.0/10
6
Drive (Nicolas Winding Refn)
9.0/10
7
X-Men: First Class (Matthew Vaughn)
9.0/10
8
Certified Copy (Abbas Kiarostami)
9.0/10
9
Senna (Asif Kapadia)
9.0/10
10
The Muppets (James Bobin)
9.0/10
11
Source Code (Duncan Jones)
9.0/10
12
Winnie the Pooh (Stephen J. Anderson/Don Hall)
9.0/10
13
The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick)
8.5/10
14
The Descendants (Alexander Payne)
8.5/10
15
Project Nim (James Marsh)
8.5/10
16
Rango (Gore Verbinski)
8.5/10
17
War Horse (Steven Spielberg)
8.5/10
18
Warrior (Gavin O'Connor)
8.5/10
19
Melancholia (Lars von Trier)
8.5/10
20
Sucker Punch (Zack Snyder)
8.5/10

2010

Film (Director)

Rating

1
The Social Network (David Fincher)
9.5/10
2
A Prophet (Jacques Audiard)
9.5/10
3
Exit Through the Gift Shop (Banksy)
9.5/10
4
Toy Story 3 (Lee Unkrich)
9.0/10
5
Shutter Island (Martin Scorsese)
9.0/10
6
Blue Valentine (Derek Cianfrance)
9.0/10
7
Winter's Bone (Debra Granik)
9.0/10
8
Inception (Christopher Nolan)
8.5/10
9
Kick-Ass (Matthew Vaughn)
8.5/10
10
Machete (Robert Rodriguez)
8.5/10
11
The Fighter (David O. Russell)
8.5/10
12
Mother (Joon-Ho Bong)
8.5/10
13
Black Swan (Darren Aronofsky)
8.5/10
14
How to Train Your Dragon (Dean DeBlois/Chris Sanders)
8.5/10
15
The Crimson Wing (M. Aeberhard/L. Ward)
8.5/10
16
The Illusionist (Sylvain Chomet)
8.0/10
17
The Kids Are All Right (Lisa Cholodenko)
8.0/10
18
The Ghost Writer (Roman Polanski)
8.0/10
19
Restrepo (Tim Hetherington/Sebastian Junger)
8.0/10
20
Ajami (Scandar Copti/Yaron Shani)
8.0/10

2009

Film (Director)

Rating

1
Precious (Lee Daniels)
9.5/10
2
Michael Jackson's This Is It (Kenny Ortega)
9.5/10
3
Nine (Rob Marshall)
9.0/10
4
Mary and Max (Adam Elliot)
9.0/10
5
Watchmen (Zack Snyder)
9.0/10
6
Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino)
9.0/10
7
Bronson (Nicolas Winding Refn)
9.0/10
8
A Christmas Carol (Robert Zemeckis)
9.0/10
9
Away We Go (Sam Mendes)
9.0/10
10
A Serious Man (Joel Coen/Ethan Coen)
9.0/10
11
Moon (Duncan Jones)
8.5/10
12
Ponyo (Hayao Miyazaki)
8.5/10
13
A Single Man (Tom Ford)
8.5/10
14
Adventureland (Greg Mottola)
8.5/10
15
Sunshine Cleaning (Christine Jeffs)
8.5/10
16
The Princess and the Frog (Ron Clements/John Musker)
8.5/10
17
The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow)
8.5/10
18
An Education (Lone Scherfig)
8.5/10
19
UP (Pete Docter/Bob Peterson)
8.5/10
20
(500) Days of Summer (Marc Webb)
8.5/10

2008

Film (Director)

Rating

1
WALL•E (Andrew Stanton)
9.5/10
2
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (David Fincher)
9.5/10
3
Revolutionary Road (Sam Mendes)
9.0/10
4
Gomorra (Matteo Garrone)
9.0/10
5
The Fall (Tarsem Singh)
9.0/10
6
The Counterfeiters (Stefan Ruzowitzky)
9.0/10
7
Changeling (Clint Eastwood)
9.0/10
8
Iron Man (Jon Favreau)
9.0/10
9
Indiana Jones 4 (Steven Spielberg)
8.5/10
10
The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan)
8.5/10
11
The Wrestler (Darren Aronofsky)
8.5/10
12
Che (Steven Soderbergh)
8.5/10
13
Gran Torino (Clint Eastwood)
8.5/10
14
Man on Wire (James Marsh)
8.5/10
15
Nocturna (Adrià García/Víctor Maldonado)
8.5/10
16
Be Kind Rewind (Michel Gondry)
8.5/10
17
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (Bharat Nalluri)
8.0/10
18
Tropic Thunder (Ben Stiller)
8.0/10
19
Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman)
8.0/10
20
Milk (Gus Van Sant)
8.0/10

2007

Film (Director)

Rating

1
There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson)
10.0/10
2
The Assassination of Jesse James (Andrew Dominik)
9.5/10
3
I'm Not There (Todd Haynes)
9.5/10
4
Ratatouille (Brad Bird/Jan Pinkava)
9.0/10
5
Atonement (Joe Wright)
9.0/10
6
Sweeney Todd (Tim Burton)
9.0/10
7
Zodiac (David Fincher)
9.0/10
8
The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck)
9.0/10
9
Once (John Carney)
8.5/10
10
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Julian Schnabel)
8.5/10
11
Paprika (Satoshi Kon)
8.5/10
12
Sunshine (Danny Boyle)
8.5/10
13
Bridge to Terabithia (Gabor Csupo)
8.5/10
14
3:10 to Yuma (James Mangold)
8.5/10
15
No Country For Old Men (Joel Coen/Ethan Coen)
8.5/10
16
Michael Clayton (Tony Gilroy)
8.5/10
17
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (Seth Gordon)
8.0/10
18
The Simpsons Movie (David Silverman)
8.0/10
19
The Orphanage (Juan Antonio Bayona)
8.0/10
20
Charlie Wilson's War (Mike Nichols)
8.0/10

2006

Film (Director)

Rating

1
Idiocracy (Mike Judge)
9.0/10
2
Stranger Than Fiction (Marc Forster)
9.0/10
3
A Scanner Darkly (Richard Linklater)
9.0/10
4
Dave Chappelle's Block Party (Michel Gondry)
9.0/10
5
Letters From Iwo Jima (Clint Eastwood)
8.5/10
6
The Departed (Martin Scorsese)
8.5/10
7
Borat (Larry Charles)
8.5/10
8
The Science of Sleep (Michel Gondry)
8.5/10
9
Curse of the Golden Flower (Zhang Yimou)
8.5/10
10
The Pursuit of Happyness (Gabriele Muccino)
8.5/10
11
World Trade Center (Oliver Stone)
8.5/10
12
Lady in the Water (M. Night Shyamalan)
8.5/10
13
Cars (John Lasseter/Joe Ranft)
8.5/10
14
United 93 (Paul Greengrass)
8.5/10
15
The Queen (Stephen Frears)
8.5/10
16
A Prairie Home Companion (Robert Altman)
8.5/10
17
The Tiger and the Snow (Roberto Benigni)
8.0/10
18
The Illusionist (Neil Burger)
8.0/10
19
Hollywoodland (Allen Coulter)
8.0/10
20
Flags of Our Fathers (Clint Eastwood)
8.0/10

2005

Film (Director)

Rating

1
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (George Lucas)
9.5/10
2
2046 (Wong Kar Wai)
9.5/10
3
Munich (Steven Spielberg)
9.5/10
4
The New World (Terrence Malick)
9.0/10
5
Broken Flowers (Jim Jarmusch)
9.0/10
6
Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit (N. Park/S. Box)
9.0/10
7
Cinderella Man (Ron Howard)
9.0/10
8
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Garth Jennings)
8.5/10
9
Match Point (Woody Allen)
8.5/10
10
Oldboy (Chan-wook Park)
8.5/10
11
Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee)
8.5/10
12
Lord of War (Andrew Niccol)
8.5/10
13
Walk the Line (James Mangold)
8.5/10
14
Howl's Moving Castle (Hayao Miyazaki)
8.5/10
15
The Constant Gardener (Fernando Meirelles)
8.5/10
16
War of the Worlds (Steven Spielberg)
8.0/10
17
Good Night, & Good Luck (George Clooney)
8.0/10
18
Kingdom of Heaven (Ridley Scott)
8.0/10
19
Batman Begins (Christopher Nolan)
8.0/10
20
Capote (Bennett Miller)
8.0/10

2004

Film (Director)

Rating

1
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry)
10.0/10
2
The Passion of the Christ (Mel Gibson)
9.5/10
3
The Aviator (Martin Scorsese)
9.5/10
4
Sideways (Alexander Payne)
9.5/10
5
The Motorcycle Diaries (Walter Salles)
9.5/10
6
The Village (M. Night Shyamalan)
9.5/10
7
The Incredibles (Brad Bird)
9.0/10
8
Hotel Rwanda (Terry George)
9.0/10
9
A Very Long Engagement (Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
9.0/10
10
Spider-Man 2 (Sam Raimi)
9.0/10
11
House of Flying Daggers (Zhang Yimou)
9.0/10
12
Napoleon Dynamite (Jared Hess)
8.5/10
13
The Life Aquatic (Wes Anderson)
8.5/10
14
Primer (Shane Carruth)
8.5/10
15
Finding Neverland (Marc Forster)
8.5/10
16
The Notebook (Nick Cassavetes)
8.5/10
17
Tokyo Godfathers (Satoshi Kon)
8.5/10
18
Garden State (Zach Braff)
8.5/10
19
Hero (Zhang Yimou)
8.5/10
20
Ray (Taylor Hackford)
8.0/10

2003

Film (Director)

Rating

1
American Splendor (Shari Springer Berman/Robert Pulcini)
9.5/10
2
Seabiscuit (Gary Ross)
9.5/10
3
Kill Bill Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 (Quentin Tarantino)
9.0/10
4
The Return of the King (Peter Jackson)
9.0/10
5
Big Fish (Tim Burton)
9.0/10
6
X2: X-Men United (Bryan Singer)
9.0/10
7
City of God (Fernando Meirelles/Kátia Lund)
8.5/10
8
Whale Rider (Niki Caro)
8.5/10
9
The Station Agent (Thomas McCarthy)
8.5/10
10
The Last Samurai (Edward Zwick)
8.5/10
11
The Fog of War (Errol Morris)
8.5/10
12
Swimming Pool (François Ozon)
8.5/10
13
The Animatrix
8.5/10
14
Mystic River (Clint Eastwood)
8.5/10
15
Bad Santa (Terry Zwigoff)
8.5/10
16
Lost in La Mancha (Keith Fulton/Louis Pepe)
8.0/10
17
Millennium Actress (Satoshi Kon)
8.0/10
18
The Life of David Gale (Alan Parker)
8.0/10
19
Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola)
8.0/10
20
Finding Nemo (Andrew Stanton/Lee Unkrich)
8.0/10

2002

Film (Director)

Rating

1
Punch-Drunk Love (Paul Thomas Anderson)
10.0/10
2
The Pianist (Roman Polanski)
9.5/10
3
Road to Perdition (Sam Mendes)
9.5/10
4
Adaptation (Spike Jonze)
9.5/10
5
Gangs of New York (Martin Scorsese)
9.0/10
6
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (George Lucas)
9.0/10
7
Metropolis (Rintaro)
9.0/10
8
Signs (M. Night Shyamalan)
9.0/10
9
Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki)
9.0/10
10
Catch Me If You Can (Steven Spielberg)
8.5/10
11
Y Tu Mama Tambien (Alfonso Cuarón)
8.5/10
12
Minority Report (Steven Spielberg)
8.5/10
13
About Schmidt (Alexander Payne)
8.5/10
14
The Two Towers (Peter Jackson)
8.5/10
15
Russian Ark (Aleksandr Sokurov)
8.5/10
16
Full Frontal (Steven Soderbergh)
8.5/10
17
Far From Heaven (Todd Haynes)
8.0/10
18
Solaris (Steven Soderbergh)
8.0/10
19
Chicago (Rob Marshall)
8.0/10
20
8 Mile (Curtis Hanson)
8.0/10

2001

Film (Director)

Rating

1
Moulin Rouge! (Baz Luhrmann)
10.0/10
2
AI: Artificial Intelligence (Steven Spielberg)
10.0/10
3
In the Mood For Love (Wong Kar Wai)
9.5/10
4
Ghost World (Terry Zwigoff)
9.5/10
5
Shrek (Andrew Adamson/Vicky Jenson)
9.0/10
6
Amores Perros (Alejandro González Iñárritu)
9.0/10
7
Vanilla Sky (Cameron Crowe)
9.0/10
8
The Majestic (Frank Darabont)
9.0/10
9
The Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson)
9.0/10
10
Amélie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
8.5/10
11
Memento (Christopher Nolan)
8.5/10
12
The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson)
8.5/10
13
Monsters Inc. (P. Docter/D. Silverman/L. Unkrich)
8.5/10
14
Black Hawk Down (Ridley Scott)
8.5/10
15
Enemy at the Gates (Jean-Jacques Annaud)
8.5/10
16
Waking Life (Richard Linklater)
8.0/10
17
A Beautiful Mind (Ron Howard)
8.0/10
18
Ocean's Eleven (Steven Soderbergh)
8.0/10
19
Baby Boy (John Singleton)
8.0/10
20
Training Day (Antoine Fuqua)
7.5/10

2000

Film (Director)

Rating

1
The Cell (Tarsem Singh)
10.0/10
2
Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky)
9.5/10
3
Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe)
9.5/10
4
George Washington (David Gordon Green)
9.0/10
5
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee)
9.0/10
6
Wonder Boys (Curtis Hanson)
9.0/10
7
Gladiator (Ridley Scott)
9.0/10
8
Unbreakable (M. Night Shyamalan)
9.0/10
9
Traffic (Steven Soderbergh)
8.5/10
10
X-Men (Bryan Singer)
8.5/10
11
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Joel Coen)
8.5/10
12
Dancer in the Dark (Lars von Trier)
8.5/10
13
Chicken Run (Nick Park/Peter Lord)
8.5/10
14
Cast Away (Robert Zemeckis)
8.5/10
15
Finding Forrester (Gus Van Sant)
8.5/10
16
Snatch (Guy Ritchie)
8.5/10
17
Thirteen Days (Roger Donaldson)
8.0/10
18
Erin Brockovich (Steven Soderbergh)
8.0/10
19
High Fidelity (Stephen Frears)
8.0/10
20
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (Jim Jarmusch)
8.0/10

1999

Film (Director)

Rating

1
Fight Club (David Fincher)
10.0/10
2
Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick)
10.0/10
3
Magnolia (Paul Thomas Anderson)
9.5/10
4
American Beauty (Sam Mendes)
9.5/10
5
The Green Mile (Frank Darabont)
9.5/10
6
Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki)
9.5/10
7
The Matrix (Lana Wachowski/Lilly Wachowski)
9.5/10
8
The Iron Giant (Brad Bird)
9.5/10
9
Three Kings (David O. Russell)
9.0/10
10
Toy Story 2 (J. Lasseter/A. Brannon/L. Unkrich)
9.0/10
11
Being John Malkovich (Spike Jonze)
9.0/10
12
The Talented Mr. Ripley (Anthony Minghella)
9.0/10
13
Man on the Moon (Milos Forman)
9.0/10
14
South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (Trey Parker)
8.5/10
15
Bowfinger (Frank Oz)
8.5/10
16
The Sixth Sense (M. Night Shyamalan)
8.5/10
17
Office Space (Mike Judge)
8.5/10
18
Topsy-Turvy (Mike Leigh)
8.5/10
19
The Insider (Michael Mann)
8.5/10
20
My Neighbors the Yamadas (Isao Takahata)
8.5/10

1998

Film (Director)

Rating

1
The Truman Show (Peter Weir)
10.0/10
2
Saving Private Ryan (Steven Spielberg)
9.5/10
3
Life is Beautiful (Roberto Benigni)
9.5/10
4
The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick)
9.5/10
5
American History X (Tony Kaye)
9.0/10
6
Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas (Terry Gilliam)
9.0/10
7
Elizabeth (Shekhar Kapur)
9.0/10
8
Bulworth (Warren Beatty)
8.5/10
9
Shakespeare in Love (John Madden)
8.5/10
10
There's Something About Mary (Bobby Farrelly/Peter Farrelly)
8.5/10
11
The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen)
8.5/10
12
Fallen Angels (Wong Kar Wai)
8.5/10
13
What Dreams May Come (Vincent Ward)
8.5/10
14
Central Station (Walter Salles)
8.5/10
15
Simon Birch (Mark Steven Johnson)
8.5/10
16
A Bug's Life (John Lasseter/Andrew Stanton)
8.0/10
17
Pleasantville (Gary Ross)
8.0/10
18
Velvet Goldmine (Todd Haynes)
8.0/10
19
Dark City (Alex Proyas)
8.0/10
20
Primary Colors (Mike Nichols)
8.0/10

1997

Film (Director)

Rating

1
Jackie Brown (Quentin Tarantino)
9.5/10
2
Gattaca (Andrew Niccol)
9.5/10
3
L.A. Confidential (Curtis Hanson)
9.5/10
4
Donnie Brasco (Mike Newell)
9.0/10
5
Contact (Robert Zemeckis)
9.0/10
6
4 Little Girls (Spike Lee)
9.0/10
7
The Rainmaker (Francis Ford Coppola)
9.0/10
8
Good Will Hunting (Gus Van Sant)
8.5/10
9
Titanic (James Cameron)
8.5/10
10
Face/Off (John Woo)
8.5/10
11
Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson)
8.5/10
12
Austin Powers (Jay Roach)
8.5/10
13
As Good As It Gets (James L. Brooks)
8.5/10
14
Waco: The Rules of Engagement (William Gazecki)
8.5/10
15
Amistad (Steven Spielberg)
8.0/10
16
Seven Years in Tibet (Jean-Jacques Annaud)
8.0/10
17
Hard Eight (Paul Thomas Anderson)
8.0/10
18
Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (Errol Morris)
8.0/10
19
Pooh's Grand Adventure (Karl Geurs)
8.0/10
20
The Fifth Element (Luc Besson)
8.0/10

1996

Film (Director)

Rating

1
The People vs. Larry Flynt (Milos Forman)
9.5/10
2
Chungking Express (Wong Kar Wai)
9.0/10
3
Fargo (Joel Coen)
9.0/10
4
Dead Man (Jim Jarmusch)
9.0/10
5
Ghost in the Shell (Mamoru Oshii)
9.0/10
6
Lone Star (John Sayles)
9.0/10
7
Ashes of Time (Wong Kar Wai)
9.0/10
8
Secrets & Lies (Mike Leigh)
9.0/10
9
Get on the Bus (Spike Lee)
9.0/10
10
Breaking the Waves (Lars von Trier)
9.0/10
11
The Monster (Roberto Benigni/Michel Filippi)
8.5/10
12
Sling Blade (Billy Bob Thornton)
8.5/10
13
When We Were Kings (Leon Gast)
8.5/10
14
Hamlet (Kenneth Branagh)
8.5/10
15
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Gary Trousdale/Kirk Wise)
8.5/10
16
Courage Under Fire (Edward Zwick)
8.5/10
17
Kingpin (Bobby Farrelly/Peter Farrelly)
8.5/10
18
Jerry Maguire (Cameron Crowe)
8.5/10
19
Evita (Alan Parker)
8.0/10
20
Scream (Wes Craven)
8.0/10

1995

Film (Director)

Rating

1
Se7en (David Fincher)
10.0/10
2
Babe (Chris Noonan)
9.5/10
3
Apollo 13 (Ron Howard)
9.0/10
4
Braveheart (Mel Gibson)
9.0/10
5
Sense and Sensibility (Ang Lee)
9.0/10
6
12 Monkeys (Terry Gilliam)
9.0/10
7
Toy Story (John Lasseter)
8.5/10
8
Crumb (Terry Zwigoff)
8.5/10
9
The Usual Suspects (Bryan Singer)
8.5/10
10
Lamerica (Gianni Amelio)
8.5/10
11
Exotica (Atom Egoyan)
8.5/10
12
Get Shorty (Barry Sonnenfeld)
8.5/10
13
Heat (Michael Mann)
8.0/10
14
Il Postino (Michael Radford)
8.0/10
15
To Die For (Gus Van Sant)
8.0/10
16
Safe (Todd Haynes)
8.0/10
17
Whisper of the Heart (Yoshifumi Kondo)
8.0/10
18
Devil in a Blue Dress (Carl Franklin)
8.0/10
19
Nixon (Oliver Stone)
8.0/10
20
Friday (F. Gary Gray)
8.0/10

1994

Film (Director)

Rating

1
Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino)
10.0/10
2
Three Colors: Red (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
9.5/10
3
Forrest Gump (Robert Zemeckis)
9.5/10
4
The Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont)
9.5/10
5
Dumb & Dumber (Peter Farrelly)
9.0/10
6
Caro Diario (Nanni Moretti)
9.0/10
7
The Last Seduction (John Dahl)
9.0/10
8
Heavenly Creatures (Peter Jackson)
8.5/10
9
Hoop Dreams (Steve James)
8.5/10
10
Ed Wood (Tim Burton)
8.5/10
11
To Live (Zhang Yimou)
8.5/10
12
Clerks (Kevin Smith)
8.5/10
13
Léon (Luc Besson)
8.5/10
14
Three Colors: White (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
8.5/10
15
Quiz Show (Robert Redford)
8.0/10
16
Nell (Michael Apted)
8.0/10
17
The Lion King (Roger Allers/Rob Minkoff)
8.0/10
18
Speed (Jan de Bont)
8.0/10
19
The Mask (Chuck Russell)
8.0/10
20
Maverick (Richard Donner)
8.0/10

1993

Film (Director)

Rating

1
Schindler's List (Steven Spielberg)
10.0/10
2
Three Colors: Blue (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
9.5/10
3
Farewell My Concubine (Kaige Chen)
9.5/10
4
Menace II Society (Albert Hughes/Allen Hughes)
9.0/10
5
The Nightmare Before Christmas (Henry Selick)
9.0/10
6
Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg)
9.0/10
7
Strictly Ballroom (Baz Luhrmann)
9.0/10
8
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (Lasse Hallström)
8.5/10
9
The Fugitive (Andrew Davis)
8.5/10
10
The Remains of the Day (James Ivory)
8.5/10
11
Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis)
8.5/10
12
The Piano (Jane Campion)
8.5/10
13
Philadelphia (Jonathan Demme)
8.5/10
14
In the Name of the Father (Jim Sheridan)
8.0/10
15
A Perfect World (Clint Eastwood)
8.0/10
16
Kalifornia (Dominic Sena)
8.0/10
17
Falling Down (Joel Schumacher)
8.0/10
18
Ruby in Paradise (Victor Nunez)
8.0/10
19
El Mariachi (Robert Rodriguez)
8.0/10
20
Tombstone (George P. Cosmatos)
8.0/10

1992

Film (Director)

Rating

1
Raise the Red Lantern (Zhang Yimou)
9.5/10
2
Batman Returns (Tim Burton)
9.5/10
3
Aladdin (Ron Clements/John Musker)
9.0/10
4
Howards End (James Ivory)
9.0/10
5
Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino)
9.0/10
6
Close to Eden (Nikita Mikhalkov)
9.0/10
7
Once Upon a Time in China (Hark Tsui)
9.0/10
8
Malcolm X (Spike Lee)
8.5/10
9
The Crying Game (Neil Jordan)
8.5/10
10
A River Runs Through It (Robert Redford)
8.5/10
11
Johnny Stecchino (Roberto Benigni)
8.5/10
12
All the Vermeers in New York (Jon Jost)
8.5/10
13
Of Mice and Men (Gary Sinise)
8.5/10
14
Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood)
8.0/10
15
Chaplin (Richard Attenborough)
8.0/10
16
Proof (Jocelyn Moorhouse)
8.0/10
17
Porco Rosso (Hayao Miyazaki/Tony Bancroft)
8.0/10
18
Delicatessen (Marc Caro/Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
8.0/10
19
A Few Good Men (Rob Reiner)
8.0/10
20
Lorenzo's Oil (George Miller)
8.0/10

1991

Film (Director)

Rating

1
Only Yesterday (Isao Takahata)
10.0/10
2
The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme)
9.5/10
3
Terminator 2: Judgement Day (James Cameron)
9.5/10
4
Barton Fink (Joel Coen)
9.5/10
5
Beauty and the Beast (Gary Trousdale/Kirk Wise)
9.5/10
6
Bullet in the Head (John Woo)
9.5/10
7
JFK (Oliver Stone)
9.0/10
8
Boyz n the Hood (John Singleton)
9.0/10
9
The Double Life of Veronique (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
8.5/10
10
Ju Dou (Zhang Yimou/Yang Fengliang)
8.5/10
11
Hearts of Darkness (F. Bahr/G. Hickenlooper)
8.5/10
12
Cape Fear (Martin Scorsese)
8.5/10
13
Fried Green Tomatoes (Jon Avnet)
8.5/10
14
What About Bob? (Frank Oz)
8.0/10
15
Slacker (Richard Linklater)
8.0/10
16
Journey of Hope (Xavier Koller)
8.0/10
17
Regarding Henry (Mike Nichols)
8.0/10
18
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (Nicholas Meyer)
8.0/10
19
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (P. Nibbelink/S. Wells)
8.0/10
20
The Addams Family (Barry Sonnenfeld)
8.0/10

1990

Film (Director)

Rating

1
Cinema Paradiso (Giuseppe Tornatore)
10.0/10
2
Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese)
9.5/10
3
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (Peter Greenway)
9.5/10
4
Misery (Rob Reiner)
9.0/10
5
The Icicle Thief (Maurizio Nichetti)
9.0/10
6
Dick Tracy (Warren Beatty)
9.0/10
7
Edward Scissorhands (Tim Burton)
8.5/10
8
The Godfather Part III (Francis Ford Coppola)
8.5/10
9
Miller's Crossing (Joel Coen)
8.5/10
10
Santa Sangre (Alejandro Jodorowsky)
8.5/10
11
The Nasty Girl (Michael Verhoeven)
8.5/10
12
Monsieur Hire (Patrice Leconte)
8.5/10
13
Dreams (Akira Kurosawa)
8.0/10
14
The Killer (John Woo)
8.0/10
15
The Exorcist III (William Peter Blatty)
8.0/10
16
Arachnophobia (Frank Marshall)
8.0/10
17
The Witches (Nicolas Roeg)
8.0/10
18
Home Alone (Chris Columbus)
8.0/10
19
The Grifters (Stephen Frears)
7.5/10
20
Dances with Wolves (Kevin Costner)
7.5/10






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