Wednesday, October 19, 2005
IMDb turns 15, and the best movies of 1990-2005
This week marks the 15th anniversary of the invaluable Internet Movie Database, although the website itself didn't launch until 1993 (it existed on Usenet before that). To celebrate the occassion the site's editors have compiled lists of their favourite movies of the past fifteen years (1990-2005). Topping the collective list are: Fight Club, The Matrix, Pulp Fiction, The Usual Suspects, and The Shawshank Redemption. The individual editor's lists are also available.
That seemed like a challenge to me, so here's my not-entirely-thought-out list of my top fifteen movies of the last fifteen years.
To get this down to fifteen I limited it to one film per director -- even so, there's at least another fifteen movies that could easily make the list. Feel free to post your own list, or rip into mine, in the comments area.
- Pulp FictionQuentin Tarantino, 1994
- The Three Colours Trilogy (Blue, White, Red)Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1993-1994
- Chungking ExpressWong Kar-Wai, 1994
- Mulholland Dr.David Lynch, 2001
- Flowers of ShanghaiHou Hsiao-Hsien, 1998
- UnforgivenClint Eastwood, 1992
- FargoJoel Cohen, 1996
- The Thin Red LineTerrence Malick, 1998
- Eyes Wide ShutStanley Kubrick, 1999
- The Age of InnocenceMartin Scorsese, 1993
- Dark City Alex Proyas, 1998
- Minority Report Steven Spielberg, 2002
- Ed Wood Tim Burton, 1994
- 12 MonkeysTerry Gilliam, 1995
- Felicia's JourneyAtom Egoyan, 1999
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