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You can post a list of anywhere between 5 and 20 films (or more, but only 20 will be counted) from the period we're covering. The deciding factor in terms of release dates is the IMDb list and the top 15 of each year will go on to the final top 150 (plus a few bonus films). New rounds will be posted on the 16th and first day of each month. The deadline for this poll is February 29th.

The points scheme is as follows:
1. 50
2. 45
3. 40
4. 36
5. 32
6. 28
7. 25
8. 22
9. 19
10. 16
11. 14
12. 13
13. 12
14. 11
15. 10
16. 9
17. 8
18. 7
19. 6
20. 5

However, these are the maximum amounts of points. If you want to put certain films on your list but don't want to give them too many points, you can choose to give these less points than in this scheme (but never more) to decrease the impact on the overall results. If you don't specifically state that you want to give (some of) your films fewer points, I will assume the standard scheme.


As a refresher, here is the top 15 from the last poll:
1. (1) Goodfellas – Martin Scorsese (USA), 507 points, 13 votes , 7 #1 votes
2. (3) Miller's Crossing – Joel & Ethan Coen (USA), 289 points, 10 votes , 1 #1 vote
3. (5). Trust - Hal Hartley (UK, USA), 180 points, 4 votes , 3 #1 votes
4. (7). 菊豆 [Ju Dou] - Zhang Yimou (China, Japan), 163 points, 5 votes , 1 #1 vote
5. (4). Wild at Heart - David Lynch (USA), 162 points, 9 votes , 1 #1 vote
6. (16). Tulitikkutehtaan tyttö [The Match Factory Girl] - Aki Kaurismäki (Finland, Sweden), 154 points, 5 votes , 1 #1 vote
7. (2). Edward Scissorhands – Tim Burton (USA), 150 points, 9 votes , 0 #1 votes
8. (8). Total Recall – Paul Verhoeven (USA), 134 points, 8 votes , 0 #1 votes
9. (6). The Godfather, Part III – Francis Ford Coppola (USA), 126 points, 9 votes , 0 #1 votes
10. (17). An Angel at My Table – Jane Campion (New Zeland, Australia, UK, USA), 95 points, 6 votes , 0 #1 votes
10. (9). Dances with Wolves - Kevin Costner (USA), 95 points, 6 votes , 0 #1 votes
12. (10). 阿飛正傳 [Days of Being Wild] - Wong Kar-wai (Hong Kong), 88 points, 4 votes , 0 #1 votes
13. (12). Le mari de la coiffeuse [The Hairdresser's Husband] - Patrice Leconte (France), 87 points, 5 votes , 0 #1 votes
14. (25). Close-Up - Abbas Kiarostami (Iran), 86 points, 3 votes , 0 #1 votes
15. (21). King of New York - Abel Ferrara (USA, Italy, UK), 85 points, 3 votes , 0 #1 votes


These films have been heavily recommended by users of the forum; bolded have been highlighted as particular favorites:
Greg: Szürkület (Twilight) (György Fehér)
acroamor: The Nasty Girl (Michael Verhoeven)
Michel and bonnielaurel: Hidden Agenda (Ken Loach)
mileswide: Home Alone (Chris Columbus)
BleuPanda: Paris is Burning (Jennie Livingston)
Humphreys: Glaze of Cathexis (Stan Brakhage)
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My current list, subject to change as I hopefully watch more 1990 films this month

5 stars (top 250 all-time):
1. Goodfellas

4.5 stars (top 1000 all-time):
2. Paris is Burning
3. Close-Up
4. Ju Dou
5. Wild at Heart
6. Days of Being Wild
7. Edward Scissorhands
8. The Match Factory Girl
9. Life is Sweet

4.0 stars (great):
10. Twilight
11. An Angel at My Table
12. Jacob's Ladder
13. Miller's Crossing
14. Total Recall
15. Dreams
16. Metropolitan
17. Trust
18. The Witches
19. Song of the Exile
20. Misery
21. The Garden

3.5 stars (good):
22. The Nasty Girl
23. The Company of Strangers
24. Hidden Agenda
25. Dances with Wolves
26. Latest from the DaDaeR
27. Glaze of Cathexis

3.0 stars (above average):
28. The Architects
29. The Hairdresser's Husband
30. Nouvelle Vague
31. Home Alone
32. King of New York
33. Back to the Future Part III
34. The Mind's Eyes

2.5 stars (average):
35. Mountains of the Moon
36. The Rescuers Down Under
37. The Godfather: Part III
38. Joe Versus the Volcano

0.5 stars (atrocious):
39. Troll 2
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1. The Match Factory Girl [Tulitikkutehtaan Tyttö]
2. Hidden Agenda
3. Ju Dou
4. Nikita
5. The Russia House
6. An Angel at My Table
7. A Tale of Springtime [Conte de printemps]
8. Cyrano de Bergerac
9. Dances with Wolves
10. Wild at Heart
11. I Hired a Contract Killer
12. Pretty Woman
13. Mermaids
14. The Godfather Part III
15. Flatliners
16. Koko Flanel
17. The Sacrament [Het Sacrament]
18. Ghost
19. The Grifters
20. Paris Is Burning
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All the 1990 films we've seen. Count only the top 11:

Very good

1. کلوزآپ ، نمای نزدیک [Close-Up] - Abbas Kiarostami
2. I'm a Negro, I'm an American - Kurt Tetzlaff
3. King of New York - Abel Ferrara

Good

4. Edward Scissorhands - Tim Burton
5. Total Recall - Paul Verhoeven
6. Glaze of Cathexis - Stan Brakhage
7. GoodFellas - Martin Scorsese
8. Troll 2 - Claudio Fragasso ('Good' in terms of viewing experience, notwithstanding the film's obviously poor quality.)
9. Cyrano de Bergerac - Jean-Paul Rappeneau

OK

10. Wild at Heart - David Lynch
11. The Hunt for Red October - John McTiernan

Meh

12. Dances with Wolves - Kevin Costner
13. Pretty Woman - Garry Marshall
14. Visions in Meditation #3 (Plato's Cave) - Stan Brakhage

Bad

15. Visions in Meditation #4 (D. H. Lawrence) - Stan Brakhage
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1. GoodFellas (Martin Scorsese)
2. Trust (Hal Hartley)
3. 菊豆 [Ju Dou] (Zhang Yimou)
4. King of New York (Abel Ferrara)
5. An Angel at My Table (Jane Campion)
6. Docteur Petiot (Christian de Chalonge)
7. 阿飛正傳 [Days of Being Wild] (Wong Kar-wai)
8. Hidden Agenda (Ken Loach)
9. Metropolitan (Whit Stillman)
10. Le mari de la coiffeuse [The Hairdresser's Husband] (Patrice Leconte)
11. Daddy nostalgie [Daddy Nostalgia] (Bertrand Tavernier)
12. Miller's Crossing (Joel Coen)
13. Jacob's Ladder (Adrian Lyne)
14. S'en fout la mort [No Fear, No Die] (Claire Denis)
15. Reversal of Fortune (Barbet Schroeder)
16. Life Is Sweet (Mike Leigh)
17. Edward Scissorhands (Tim Burton)
18. Slacker (Richard Linklater)
19. The Bonfire of the Vanities (Brian De Palma)
20. La discrète [The Discreet] (Christian Vincent)
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1) Goodfellas
2) The Hairdresser's Husband
3) Miller's Crossing
4) Rosencrantz and Gildenstern are Dead
5) Darkman
6) Total Recall
7) The Match Factory Girl
8) The Rescuers Down Under
9) Tremors
10) Close-Up
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1. Trust (Hal Hartley)
2. Slacker (Richard Linklater)
3. Close-Up (Abbas Kiarostami)
4. Life Is Sweet (Mike Leigh)
5. The Company of Strangers/Strangers in Good Company (Cynthia Scott)
6. The Nasty Girl (Michael Verhoeven)
7. White Hunter, Black Heart (Clint Eastwood)
8. Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese)
9. Wild at Heart (David Lynch)
10. Days of Being Wild (Wong Kar-wai)
11. Misery (Rob Reiner)
12. Jacob's Ladder (Adrian Lyne)
13. Metropolitan (Whit Stillman)
14. Sink or Swim (Su Friedrich)
15. To Sleep with Anger (Charles Burnett)
16. Paris Is Burning (Jennie Livingston)
17. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Tom Stoppard)
18. Total Recall (Paul Verhoeven)
19. King of New York (Abel Ferrara)
20. Dreams (Akira Kurosawa)
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1. Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese)
2 کلوزآپ ، نمای نزدیک [Close-Up] (Abbas Kiarostami)
3. Paris is Burning (Jennie Livingston)
4. An Angel at My Table (Jane Campion)
5. Miller's Crossing (The Coen Brothers)
6. Edward Scissorhands (Tim Burton)
7. Tulitikkutehtaan tyttö [The Match Factory Girl] (Aki Kaurismäki)
8. Wild at Heart (David Lynch)
9. The Godfather Part III (Francis Ford Coppola)
10. 菊豆 [Ju Dou] (Zhang Yimou)
11. Dances with Wolves (Kevin Costner)
12. Metropolitan (Whit Stillman)
13. Jacob's Ladder (Adrian Lyne)
14. The Grifters (Stephen Frears)
15. Europa Europa (Agnieszka Holland)
16. Total Recall (Paul Verhoeven)
17. King of New York (Abel Ferrara)
18. Misery (Rob Reiner)
19. Ghost (Jerry Zucker)
20. Back to the Future Part III (Robert Zemeckis)
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Updated my list with Twilight at #9 (thanks for the rec, Greg!) and also added a star rating breakdown
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bonnielaurel wrote: Fri Feb 02, 2024 7:18 am
19. Delicatessen
I just caught this in my own list; Delicatessen is apparently 1991
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BleuPanda wrote: Thu Feb 15, 2024 2:48 pm
bonnielaurel wrote: Fri Feb 02, 2024 7:18 am
19. Delicatessen
I just caught this in my own list; Delicatessen is apparently 1991
I think I added it after seeing it in your list. :angry-banghead: I'll correct it!
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Top 25 (Ranked)

1 | Trust | Hal Hartley (U.S.)
2 | 夢 (Dreams) | 黒澤明 (Akira Kurosawa) (Japan)
3 | Szürkület (Twilight) | György Fehér (Hungary)
4 | 菊豆 (Ju Dou) | 张艺谋 (Zhang Yimou) (China)
5 | I Hired a Contract Killer | Aki Kaurismäki (Finland)
6 | King of New York | Abel Ferrara (U.S.)
7 | GoodFellas | Martin Scorsese (U.S.)
8 | The Juniper Tree | Nietschka Keene (U.S.)
9 | Hardware | Richard Stanley (South Africa)
10 | Edward Scissorhands | Tim Burton (U.S.)
11 | Круг второй (The Second Circle) | Александр Сокуров (Alexander Sokurov) (Russia)
12 | Miller's Crossing | Joel Coen (U.S.)
13 | Wild at Heart | David Lynch (U.S.)
14 | Life is Sweet | Mike Leigh (U.K.)
15 | Tulitikkutehtaan tyttö (The Match Factory Girl) | Aki Kaurismäki (Finland)
16 | Non, ou a vã glória de mandar (No, or the Vain Glory of Command) | Manoel de Oliveira (Portugal)
17 | Conte de printemps (A Tale of Springtime) | Éric Rohmer (France)
18 | Frankenhooker | Frank Henenlotter (U.S.)
19 | The Hot Spot | Dennis Hopper (U.S.)
20 | The Rainbow Thief | Alejandro Jodorowsky (Chile)

21 | Total Recall | Paul Verhoeven (Netherlands)
22 | The Godfather: Part III | Francis Ford Coppola (U.S.)
23 | کلوزآپ ، نمای نزدیک (Close-Up) | عباس کیارستمی (Abbas Kiarostami) (Iran)
24 | Begotten | E. Elias Merhige (U.S.)
25 | Korczak | Andrzej Wajda (Poland)

Honorable Mentions (Alphabetical)

1 | An Angel at My Table | Jane Campion (Australia)
2 | Another 48 Hrs. | Walter Hill (U.S.)
3 | Archangel | Guy Maddin (Canada)
4 | 3-4x10月 (Boiling Point) | 北野武 (Takeshi Kitano) (Japan)
5 | The Garden | Derek Jarman (U.K.)
6 | Jacob's Ladder | Adrian Lyne (U.K.)
7 | Tilaï (The Law) | Idrissa Ouédraogo (Burkina Faso)
8 | Спаси и сохрани (Save and Protect) | Александр Сокуров (Alexander Sokurov) (Russia)
9 | Sure Fire | Jon Jost (U.S.)
10 | La voce della luna (The Voice of the Moon) | Federico Fellini (Italy)

Shorts

Short (1-10 mins.): To Be | John Weldon (Canada)
Medium (11-30 mins.): Visions in Meditation #4 (D.H. Lawrence) | Stan Brakhage (U.S.)
Long (31-60 mins.): Praėjusios dienos atminimui (In Memory of the Day Passed By) | Šarūnas Bartas (Lithuania)

Wishlist (Alphabetical)

1 | All the Vermeers in New York | Jon Jost (U.S.)
2 | Die Klage der Kaiserin (The Complaint of an Empress) | Pina Bausch (Germany)
3 | The Golden Boat | Raúl Ruiz (Chile)
4 | Leben: BRD (How to Live in the German Federal Republic) | Harun Farocki (Germany)
5 | Innisfree | José Luis Guerín (Spain)
6 | Ленинградская ретроспектива (1957-1990) (A Retrospection of Leningrad (1957-1990)) |Александр Сокуров (Alexander Sokurov) (Russia)
7 | 客途秋恨 (Song of the Exile) | 許鞍華 (Ann Hui) (China)
8 | O som da terra a tremer (The Sound of the Shaking Earth) | Rita Azevedo Gomes (Portugal)
9 | 死の棘 (The Sting of Death) | 小栗康平 (Kohei Oguri) (Japan)
10 | Pont de Varsòvia (Warsaw Bridge) | Pere Portabella (Spain)
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1. Wild at Heart
2. کلوزآپ ، نمای نزدیک [Close-Up]
3. Metropolitan
4. 阿飛正傳 [Days of Being Wild]
5. Tulitikkutehtaan tyttö [The Match Factory Girl]
6. Life Is Sweet
7. King of New York
8. Dances With Wolves
9. Miller's Crossing
10. An Angel at My Table
11. GoodFellas
12. I Hired a Contract Killer
13. 菊豆 [Ju Dou]
14. Le mari de la coiffeuse [The Hairdresser's Husband]
15. Misery
16. Cyrano de Bergerac
17. The Reflecting Skin
18. Jacob's Ladder
19. 夢 [Dreams]
20. Total Recall
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1. GoodFellas
2. Trust
3. Total Recall
4. Close-Up
5. Dreams
6. Jacob's Ladder
7. Edward Scissorhands
8. Miller's Crossing
9. 菊豆 [Ju Dou]
10. Awakenings
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RESULTS

1. Goodfellas - Martin Scorsese, 336 Points (9 Votes)
2. Close-Up / کلوزآپ ، نمای نزدیک - Abbas Kiarostami, 272 Points (7 Votes)
3. Ju Dou / 菊豆 - Zhang Yimou, 199 Points (7 Votes)
4. Trust - Hal Hartley, 198 Points (5 Votes)
5. Wild at Heart - David Lynch, 167 Points (7 Votes)
6. The Match Factory Girl / Tulitikkutehtaan tyttö - Aki Kaurismäki, 164 Points (6 Votes)
7. Miller's Crossing - Joel & Ethan Coen, 151 Points (7 Votes)
8. King of New York - Abel Ferrara, 143 Points (6 Votes)
9. Edward Scissorhands - Tim Burton, 138 Points (6 Votes)
10. Total Recall - Paul Verhoeven, 132 Points (7 Votes)
11. An Angel at My Table - Jane Campion, 126 Points (5 Votes)
12. Days of Being Wild / 阿飛正傳 - Wong Kar-wai, 105 Points (4 Votes)
13. Life is Sweet - Mike Leigh, 103 Points (5 Votes)
14. Paris is Burning - Jennie Livingston, 99 Points (4 Votes)
15. Dreams / 夢 - Akira Kurosawa, 98 Points (5 Votes)

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16. Metropolitan - Whit Stillman, 93 Points (5 Votes)
17. Jacob's Ladder - Adrian Lyne, 85 Points (6 Votes)
18. The Hairdresser's Husband / Le Mari de la coiffeuse - Patrice Leconte, 72 Points (3 Votes)
19. Hidden Agenda - Ken Loach, 67 Points (2 Votes)
20. I Hired a Contract Killer - Aki Kaurismäki, 59 Points (3 Votes)
21. Twilight / Szürkület - György Fehér, 56 Points (2 Votes)
22. Dances with Wolves - Kevin Costner, 55 Points (3 Votes)
23. Slacker - Richard Linklater, 52 Points (2 Votes)
24. Cyrano de Bergerac - Jean-Paul Rappeneau, 50 Points (3 Votes)

25. I'm a Negro, I'm an American - Kurt Tetzlaff, 45 Points (1 Votes)
26. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead - Tom Stoppard, 44 Points (2 Votes)
27 (tie). Misery - Rob Reiner, 36 Points (4 Votes)

27 (tie). Nikita - Luc Besson, 36 Points (1 Votes)
29. A Tale of Springtime / Conte de printemps - Éric Rohmer, 33 Points (2 Votes)
30 (tie). The Company of Strangers - Cynthia Scott, 32 Points (1 Votes)
30 (tie). The Russia House - Fred Schepisi, 32 Points (1 Votes)
30 (tie). Darkman - Sam Raimi, 32 Points (1 Votes)
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And yes, The Godfather Part III fell from #9 last time to #33 this time
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