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The 1990's:

(In chronological order)


Martin Scorsese: Good Fellas (1990)
Abbas Kiarostami : Namayeh Nazdik/ Close-Up (1990)
Gianni Amelio: Porte Aperte/ Open Doors (1990)
Mike Leigh: Life is Sweet (1990)
Aki Kaurismaki: I Hired A Contract Killer (1990)
John Woo: Bullet in the Head (1990)
Youssef Chahine: Iskandariya Kaman wa Kaman/ Alexandria Again and Again (1990)
David Lynch: Wild At Heart (1990)
Kathryn Bigelow: Blue Steel (1990)
Bertrand Tavernier: Daddy Nostalgia/ These Foolish Things (1990)
Joel Coen: Miller's Crossing (1990)
Tim Burton: Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Abel Ferrara: King of New York (1990)
Zhang Yimou : Ju Dou (1990)
Jane Campion: Angel at my Table (1990)
Barbet Schroeder: Reversal of Fortunes (1990)
Penny Marshall: Awakenings (1990)
Chris Columbus: Home Alone (1990)
Richard Linklater: Slacker (1990)
Manoel DeOliveira: A Divina Comedia/ Divine Comedy (1991)
Joel Coen: Barton Fink (1991)
John Singleton: Boyz N the Hood (1991)
Chen Kaige: Bian Zou Bian Chang/ Life on a String (1991)
Barry Levinson: Bugsy (1991)
Chantal Akerman: Nuit et Jour (1991)
Gus VanSant: My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Luc Besson: La Femme Nikita (1991)
Terry Gilliam : Fisher King (1991)
Wim Wenders: Until the End of the World (1991)
Jonathan Demme: The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Agnieszka Holland: Europa Europa (1991)
Zhang Yimou : Dahong Denglong Gaogao Gua/ Raise of the Red Lantern (1991)
Ridley Scott: Thelma and Louise (1991)
Jacques Rivette: La Belle Noiseuse (1991)
Arturo Ripstein: The Woman of the Port (1991)
Stanley Kwan: Actress (1991)
Kar-Wai Wong: Days of Being Wild (1991)
Theo Angelopoulos: The Suspended Step of the Stork (1991)
Leos Carax: Les Amants du Pont Neuf (1991)
Kenneth Branagh: Dead Again (1991)
Tsui Hark: Wong Fei-hung/ Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
Krzysztof Kieslowski: La Double Vie de Veronique/ The Double Life of Veronica (1991)
Lars Von Trier: Zentropa (1991)
Quentin Tarantino: Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Remy Belvaux: C'est Arrive' pres de chez Vous (1992) Brett Leonard: The Lawnmower Man (1992)
Jonathan Lynn: My Cousin Vinny (1992) Claude Sautet: Un Coeur en Hiver (1992)
John Woo: Lashou Shentan/ Hard Boiled (1992)
Istvan Szabo: Edes Emma Draga Bobe - Vazlatok Aktok/ Sweet Emma Dear Bobe - Sketches Nudes (1992)
Phil Alden Robinson: Sneakers (1992)
Abel Ferrara: Bad Lieutenant (1992)
Rob Reiner: A Few Good Men (1992)
Martin Brest: Scent Of A Woman (1992)
James Ivory: Howard's End (1992)
Paul Verhoeven: Basic Instinct (1992)
Jean-Marie Jeunet : Delicatessen (1992)
Roberto Benigni: Johnny Stecchino (1992)
Jean-Claude Lauzon: Leolo (1992)
Victor Erice: El Sol del Membrillo/ The Quince Tree Sun (1992)
Penelope Spheeris: Wayne's World (1992)
Clint Eastwood: The Unforgiven (1992)
Arthur Hiller: The Babe (1992)
Aleksandr Sokurov : Kamen/ Stone (1992)
Aleksandr Sokurov: Whispering Pages (1993)
Tomomi Mochizuki: Ocean Waves (1993)
John Smith: The Boys of St Vincent (1993)
Johnny To: The Heroic Trio (1993)
Henry Selick: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Fred Schepisi: Six Degrees of Separation (1993)
Wong Jing: City Hunter (1993)
Clint Eastwood: A Perfect World (1993)
Manoel DeOliveira: Vale Abraao/ Abraham's Valley (1993)
Nora Ephron: Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Andre Techine: Ma Saison Preferee/ My Favorite Season (1993)
Ron Fricke: Baraka (1993)
Chris Columbus: Mrs Doubtfire (1993)
Ang Lee: Xiyan/ Wedding Banquet (1993)
Steven Spielberg: Schindler's List (1993)
Jane Campion: The Piano (1993)
Robert Altman: Short Cuts (1993)
Krzysztof Kieslowski: Bleu (1993)
Chen Kaige: Ba Wang Bie Ji/ Farewell my Concubine (1993)
Hou Hsiao-Hsien: The Puppet Master (1993)
Tsai Ming-Liang: Rebels of the Neon God (1993)
Tran Anh Hung: Scent of Green Papaya(1993)
Olivier Assayas: Une Nouvelle Vie/ A New Life (1993)
Aki Kaurismaki: Pida Huivista Kiinni Tatjana/ Take Care of your Scarf (1993)
Mike Leigh: Naked (1993)
Peter Jackson: Dead Alive/Braindead (1993)
Takeshi Kitano: Sonatine (1993)
Raul Ruiz: L'Oil qui Ment/ Dark at Noon (1993)
Richard Linklater: Dazed and Confused (1993)
Quentin Tarantino: Pulp Fiction (1994)
Andre Techine: Les Roseaux Sauvages/ Wild Reeds (1994)
Abbas Kiarostami : Zire Darakhatan Zeyton/ Through the Olive Trees (1994)
Chia-Liang Liu: The Legend Of Drunken Master (1994)
Luc Besson: Leon/ The Professional (1994)
Lee Tamahori: Once Were Warriors (1994)
Bela Tarr: Satantango/ Satan's Tango (1994)
Stephen Elliott: The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert (1994)
Wolfgang Petersen: Outbreak (1994)
Woody Allen: Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
Zhang Yimou : Huozhe/ To Live (1994)
Arturo Ripstein: Queen of the Night (1994)
Olivier Assayas: L'Eau Froid/ Cold Water (1994)
Ang Lee: Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
Andre` Techine`: Les Roseaux Sauvages/ Wild Reeds (1994)
Atom Egoyan: Exotica (1994)
Bertrand Tavernier: L'Appat/ Fresh Bait (1994)
Hal Hartley: Amateur (1994)
John Sayles: Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
Michael Radford: Il Postino/ The Postman (1994)
Peter Jackson: Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Robert Zemeckis: Forrest Gump (1994)
Krzysztof Kieslowski: Rouge (1994)
Tsai Ming-Liang: Aiqing Wansui/ VIve l'Amour (1994)
Kar-Wai Wong: Chongqing Senlin/ Chungking Express (1994)
Takashi Ishii: Gonin/ Five People (1995)
Peter Chelsom: Funny Bones (1995)
Takashi Miike: Shinjuku Triad Society (1995)
Jafar Panahi: Badkonake Sefid/ White Balloon (1995)
Yoshifumo Kondo: Mimi Wo Sumasemba/ Whisper Of The Heart (1995)
Tran Anh Hung: Xich Lo/ Cyclo (1995)
Hirokazu Kore-eda: Maborosi (1995)
Wong Jing: High Risk (1995)
Taylor Hackford: Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Abel Ferrara: The Addiction (1995)
John Lasseter: Toy Story (1995)
Michael Almereyda: Nadja (1995)
Larry Clark: Kids (1995)
Bryan Singer: Usual Suspects (1995)
Emir Kusturica: Underground (1995)
Gus VanSant: To Die For (1995)
Jean-Marie Jeunet : La Cite` des Enfants Perdus/ City of Lost Children (1995)
Jim Jarmusch: Dead Man (1995)
John Sayles: Lone Star (1995)
Kathryn Bigelow: Strange Days (1995)
Lars Von Trier: Riget/ Kingdom (1995)
Martin Scorsese: Casino (1995)
Mohsen Makhmalbaf: Gabbeh (1995)
Terry Gilliam : Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Theo Angelopoulos: To Vlemma tou Odyssea/ Ulysses' Gaze (1995)
Hou Hsiao-Hsien: Haonan Haonu/ Good Men Good Women (1995)
David Fincher: Seven (1995)
Michael Mann: Heat (1995)
Mike Leigh: Secrets and Lies (1995)
Zhang Yimou : Shanghai Triad (1995)
Mike Figgis: Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Todd Haynes: Safe (1995)
Claude Chabrol: La Cerimonie (1995)
Ning Ying: On the Beat (1995)
Maurice Pialat: Le Garcu (1995)
Joao Cesar Monteiro: A Comedia de Deus (1995)
Mohsen Makhmalbaf: Salaam Cinema (1995)
Edward Yang: A Confucian Confusion (1995)
Richard Linklater: Before Sunrise (1995)
Rolf De Heer: Bad Boy Bubby (1995)
Mathieu Kassovitz: La Haine (1995)
Dariush Mehrjui: Leila (1996)
Andre Techine: Les Voleurs/ Thieves (1996)
Arturo Ripstein: Profundo Carmesi/ Deep Crimson
Raul Ruiz: Genealogies d'un Crime/ Genealogies of a Crime (1997)
Raul Ruiz: Trois Vies & Une Seule Mort/ Three Lives and Only One Death (1996)
Wes Anderson: Bottle Rocket (1996)
Paul Thomas Anderson: Hard Eight (1996)
Sang-soo Hong: The Day a Pig Fell into the Well (1996)
Edward Yang: Mahjong (1996)
Jan Svankmajer: Conspirators of Pleasure (1996)
Abel Ferrara: The Funeral (1996)
Jan Sverak: Kolya (1996)
Kar-Wai Wong: Fallen Angels (1996)
Hou Hsiao-Hsien: Goodbye South Goodbye (1996)
Eric Rohmer: Conte d'Ete`/ A Summer's Tale (1996)
Olivier Assayas: Irma Vep (1996)
Aki Kaurismaki: Kauas Pilvet Karkaavat/ Drifting Clouds (1996)
Lars Von Trier: Breaking the Waves (1996)
Joel Coen: Fargo (1996)
Luc Besson: The Fifth Element (1996)
Peter Greenaway: The Pillow Book (1996)
David Cronenberg: Crash (1996)
Tsai Ming-Liang: He Liu/ The River (1996)
Philip Ridley: The Passion of Darkly Noon
Chris Newby: Madagascar Skin
David Lynch: Lost Highway
Jia Zhangke: Xiao Wu (1997)
Michael Haneke: Funny Games (1997)
Majid Majidi: Children of Heaven (1997)
Satoshi Kon: Perfect Blue (1997)
Aleksandr Sokurov : Mother and Son/ Mat i Syn (1997)
John Sayles: Men With Guns (1997)
Hayao Miyazaki: Mononoke Hime/ Princess Mononoke (1997)
Richard Donner: Conspiracy Theory (1997)
Abel Ferrara: Black Out (1997)
Harmony Korine: Gummo (1997)
Paul Thomas Anderson: Boogie Nights (1997)
Takeshi Kitano: Hana-Bi/ Fireworks (1997)
Jafar Panahi: Ayneh/ The Mirror (1997)
Manoel DeOliveira: Viagem ao Principio do Mundo/ Journey to the Beginning of the World (1997)
Abbas Kiarostami : Ta'ame-gilas/ A Taste of Cherry (1997)
Shohei Imamura: The Eel (1997)
Chang-dong Lee: Chorok Mulgogi/ Green Fish (1997)
Neil Labute: In the Company of Men (1997)
Kiyoshi Kurosawa: Cure (1997)
Gary Burns: The Kitchen Party (1997)
John Woo: Face/Off (1997)
Curtis Hanson: L.A. Confidential (1997)
Roberto Benigni: La Vita E` Bella (1997)
Taylor Hackford: Devil's Advocate (1997)
Atom Egoyan: Sweet Hereafter (1997)
David Fincher: Game (1997)
Ang Lee: Ice Storm (1997)


see the best of 1998
see the best of 1999
The Best of the Decade
  1. Majid Majidi: Color Of Paradise (1999)
  2. Lars Von Trier: Riget/ Kingdom (1995)
  3. Emir Kusturica: Underground (1995)
  4. Jan Svankmajer: Conspirators of Pleasure (1996)
  5. Krzysztof Kieslowski: Rouge (1994)
  6. David Lynch: Lost Highway (1997)
  7. Bela Tarr: Satantango/ Satan's Tango (1994)
  8. Kevin Smith: Dogma (1999)
  9. Michael Haneke: Funny Games (1997)
  10. Quentin Tarantino: Pulp Fiction (1994)
  11. Chang-dong Lee: Peppermint Candy (1999)
  12. Hirokazu Kore-eda: After Life (1998)
  13. Luc Besson: Leon/ The Professional
  14. Krzysztof Kieslowski: Bleu
  15. Hirokazu Kore-eda: Maborosi
  16. Jean-Marie Jeunet : La Cite` des Enfants Perdus/ City of Lost Children (1995)
  17. Jafar Panahi: Ayneh/ The Mirror (1997)
  18. Theo Angelopoulos: Eternity And A Day (1998)
  19. Shohei Imamura: Dr Akagi (1998)
  20. Emir Kusturica: Black Cat White Cat (1998)
  21. Theo Angelopulos: To Vlemma tou Odyssea/ Ulysses' Gaze (1995)
  22. Raul Ruiz: Trois Vies & Une Seule Mort/ Three Lives and Only One Death (1996)
  23. Jim Jarmusch: Dead Man
  24. Mike Figgis: Leaving Las Vegas
  25. John Woo: Face/Off (1997)
  26. Pedro Almodovar: Todo Sobre Mi Madre/ All About My Mother (1999)
  27. Curtis Hanson: L.A. Confidential (1997)
  28. Roberto Benigni: La Vita E` Bella (1997)
  29. Takashi Miike: Deddo oa Araibu/ Dead or Alive (1999)
  30. Abel Ferrara: King of New York
  31. Theo Angelopoulos: The Suspended Step of the Stork (1991)
  32. Chen Kaige: Bian Zou Bian Chang/ Life on a String
  33. Quentin Tarantino: Reservoir Dogs
  34. Agnieszka Holland: Europa Europa (1991)
  35. Lars Von Trier: Zentropa (1991)
  36. Aleksandr Sokurov : Mother and Son/ Mat i Syn (1997)
  37. Luc Besson: La Femme Nikita (1991)
  38. Kar-Wai Wong: Chongqing Senlin/ Chungking Express (1994)
  39. Peter Chelsom: Funny Bones (1995)
  40. Joel Coen: Fargo (1996)
  41. John Sayles: Lone Star
  42. Terry Gilliam : Twelve Monkeys (1995)
  43. Atom Egoyan: Exotica (1994)
  44. Tsai Ming-Liang: Rebels of the Neon God (1993)
  45. Joel Coen: Barton Fink (1991)
  46. Lars Von Trier: Breaking the Waves
  47. Takeshi Kitano: Sonatine
  48. Jane Campion: The Piano
  49. Shohei Imamura: The Eel
  50. Lee Tamahori: Once Were Warriors (1994)
  51. Abbas Kiarostami : Ta'ame-gilas/ A Taste of Cherry
  52. Chang-dong Lee: Chorok Mulgogi/ Green Fish (1997)
  53. Darren Aronofsky: Pi
  54. Manoel DeOliveira: Vale Abraao/ Abraham's Valley
  55. Spike Jonze: Being John Malkovich
  56. Aki Kaurismaki: Kauas Pilvet Karkaavat/ Drifting Clouds (1996)
  57. Steven Spielberg: Schindler's List
  58. Robert Zemeckis: Forrest Gump (1994)
  59. Atom Egoyan: Sweet Hereafter (1997)
  60. Mike Leigh: Secrets and Lies (1995)
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The Best of 1990
  1. Abel Ferrara: King of New York
  2. David Lynch: Wild At Heart
  3. Aki Kaurismaki: I Hired A Contract Killer
  4. Joel Coen: Miller's Crossing
  5. Zhang Yimou : Ju Dou (1990)
  6. Abbas Kiarostami : Namayeh Nazdik/ Close-Up
The Best of 1991
  1. Theo Angelopoulos: The Suspended Step of the Stork
  2. Agnieszka Holland: Europa Europa
  3. Chen Kaige: Bian Zou Bian Chang/ Life on a String
  4. Luc Besson: La Femme Nikita
  5. Joel Coen: Barton Fink (1991)
  6. Jonathan Demme: The Silence of the Lambs
  7. Ridley Scott: Thelma and Louise
  8. Tsui Hark: Wong Fei-hung/ Once Upon a Time in China
  9. Zhang Yimou : Dahong Denglong Gaogao Gua/ Raise of the Red Lantern
  10. Kar-Wai Wong: Days of Being Wild
  11. Leos Carax: Les Amants du Pont Neuf
    Manoel DeOliveira: A Divina Comedia/ Divine Comedy
The Best of 1992
  1. Quentin Tarantino: Reservoir Dogs
  2. John Woo: Lashou Shentan/ Hard Boiled
  3. Jean-Marie Jeunet : Delicatessen
  4. Paul Verhoeven: Basic Instinct
  5. Jonathan Lynn: My Cousin Vinny (1992)
  6. Phil Alden Robinson: Sneakers
  7. Jean-Claude Lauzon: Leolo
  8. Penelope Spheeris: Wayne's World
The Best of 1993
  1. Tsai Ming-Liang: Rebels of the Neon God
  2. Takeshi Kitano: Sonatine
  3. Krzysztof Kieslowski: Bleu
  4. Mike Leigh: Naked
  5. Jane Campion: The Piano
  6. Ang Lee: Xiyan/ Wedding Banquet
  7. Aki Kaurismaki: Pida Huivista Kiinni Tatjana/ Take Care of your Scarf
  8. Aleksandr Sokurov: Whispering Pages
  9. Steven Spielberg: Schindler's List
The Best of 1994
  1. Krzysztof Kieslowski: Rouge
  2. Bela Tarr: Satantango/ Satan's Tango
  3. Quentin Tarantino: Pulp Fiction
  4. Luc Besson: Leon/ The Professional
  5. Atom Egoyan: Exotica
  6. Lars Von Trier: Zentropa
  7. Tsai Ming-Liang: Aiqing Wansui/ Vive l'Amour
  8. Danny Boyle : Shallow Grave
  9. Robert Zemeckis: Forrest Gump
  10. Hal Hartley: Amateur
  11. Kar-Wai Wong: Chongqing Senlin/ Chungking Express
  12. Lau Ka Leung: The Legend Of Drunken Master
  13. Zhang Yimou : Huozhe/ To Live
  14. Abbas Kiarostami : Zire Darakhatan Zeyton/ Through the Olive Trees
The Best of 1995
  1. Lars Von Trier: Riget/ Kingdom
  2. Emir Kusturica: Underground
  3. Jean-Marie Jeunet : La Cite` des Enfants Perdus/ City of Lost Children
  4. Theo Angelopoulos: To Vlemma tou Odyssea/ Ulysses' Gaze
  5. Terry Gilliam : Twelve Monkeys
  6. Mike Leigh: Secrets and Lies
  7. Hirokazu Kore-eda: Maborosi
  8. Jim Jarmusch: Dead Man
  9. John Sayles: Lone Star
  10. Hou Hsiao-Hsien: Haonan Haonu/ Good Men Good Women
  11. Mike Figgis: Leaving Las Vegas
  12. Gus VanSant: To Die For
  13. Bryan Singer: Usual Suspects
  14. Kathryn Bigelow: Strange Days
  15. Zhang Yimou : Shanghai Triad
  16. Peter Chelsom: Funny Bones
The Best of 1996
  1. Jan Svankmajer: Conspirators of Pleasure
  2. Raul Ruiz: Trois Vies & Une Seule Mort/ Three Lives and Only One Death
  3. Joel Coen: Fargo
  4. Aki Kaurismaki: Kauas Pilvet Karkaavat/ Drifting Clouds
  5. Lars Von Trier: Breaking the Waves
  6. Tsai Ming-Liang: He Liu/ The River
  7. Danny Boyle : Trainspotting
  8. Luc Besson: The Fifth Element
  9. Arturo Ripstein: Profundo Carmesi/ Deep Crimson
The Best of 1997
  1. David Lynch: Lost Highway
  2. Michael Haneke: Funny Games
  3. Jafar Panahi: Ayneh/ The Mirror
  4. John Woo: Face/Off
  5. Curtis Hanson: L.A. Confidential
  6. Roberto Benigni: La Vita E` Bella
  7. Aleksandr Sokurov : Mother and Son/ Mat i Syn
  8. John Sayles: Men With Guns
  9. Taylor Hackford: Devil's Advocate
  10. Atom Egoyan: Sweet Hereafter
  11. David Fincher: Game
  12. Shohei Imamura: The Eel
  13. Abbas Kiarostami : Ta'ame-gilas/ A Taste of Cherry
  14. Chang-dong Lee: Chorok Mulgogi/ Green Fish (1997)
  15. Raul Ruiz: Genealogies d'un Crime/ Genealogies of a Crime
  16. Manoel DeOliveira: Viagem ao Principio do Mundo/ Journey to the Beginning of the World
  17. Ang Lee: Ice Storm
  18. Takeshi Kitano: Hana-Bi/ Fireworks
  19. Neil Labute: In the Company of Men
  20. Harmony Korine: Gummo
  21. Hayao Miyazaki: Mononoke Hime/ Princess Mononoke
  22. Majid Majidi: Children of Heaven
  23. Richard Donner: Conspiracy Theory
The Best of 1998
  1. see the best of 1998
The Best of 1999
  1. see the best of 1999
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