Saturday, January 15, 2011

1990 in Film

1990 had the misfortune of following 1989, at least as far as film is concerned. There just weren’t as many really great films. That being said, there are a disproportionate amount of lesser films from 1990 that I really like… a lot of guilty pleasures. For instance It. Ok, it wasn’t really a theatrical film at all but it is on I return to quite a bit. Then there are titles like Die Hard II, Hamlet, Presumed Innocent, Misery, Kindergarten Cop, Three Men and a Little Lady, and Total Recall. None of these are what many would consider high art, but they are fun to watch. Even many of the ones that made the top ten below are not as well made as Yume or Cyrano de Bergerac, but somehow they rank higher on my list:

Top Ten Personal Films of 1990:
1. Dances with Wolves
2. Edward Sissorhands
3. The Hunt for the Red October
4. Miller’s Crossing
5. Back to the Future 3
6. Arachnophobia
7. Home Alone
8. Flatliners
9. The Witches
10. Awakenings

Bottom or Most Disappointing Films of 1990:
-5. The Godfather III
-4. Pretty Woman
-3. Days of Thunder
-2. Dick Tracy
-1. Bonfire of the Vanities

Movie I Have Yet to See:
Jacob’s Ladder
Joe Versus the Volcano

1 comment:

  1. I'm surprised you haven't seen JVTV, but, then again, you've never seen The Kid. JVTV is one of my favorite Hanks movies and Meg Ryan plays several different women. Amazing that a film from that decades would have the line,
    "Dear God, whose name I do not know - thank you for my life. I forgot how BIG... thank you. Thank you for my life."..said by Joe crying as he sees the enormous full moon rise out of the sea.
    And Meg says, as one of her characters, "I'm soul sick."
    Go rent it!


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