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Social Opinion Our favourite movie of the 90s - kinda.

Tschumi

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I wanna try an experiment. I've tried this in the past on other forums tracking other things, but i wanted to try it out just to see what kind of results we get.

I'd like you to give your top 4 movies from/made in the 90s - in order. I'll leave the thread for a day or two or something then tally up all the movies and see which one gets the most mentions/tallies. Probably don't wanna leave it too long because, if I'm lucky and i get a bunch of posts, it might be a fair bit of work tallying it all up.

It won't tell us much, i know, it's certainly nothing like the game tournament Karma did a few weeks ago, but if things go well then it should give us a chance to bond over shared interests and maybe accidentally pick an unexpected result. That's the real objective of this thread.

note: if you wanna revise your list, or if a buddy reminds you of something, feel free to edit your post. Make as many revisions as you want, I'll just take what you're settled on at the time i make my tally.


Please pick your favourites - not necessarily the highest rated, most viewed, or best regarded flicks you can think of.

Your 1st choice will get 4 points
2nd - 3pts
3rd - 2
4th - 1


When i pick a time to tally it up, I'll do so and stop tracking any new results, but i won't do that for a while if i can. Looking forward to learning about some cool movies.

Why the 90s? Why not? Plenty of great films in the 90s. We can do it for another decade , or another thing entirely, some other time~

RESULTS:
Well, teezzy teezzy was half right, he picked the winner but misplaced the neck-and-neck!

TOP 5 RESULTS:
WINNER - TERMINTOR 2 (44 VOTES)


2ND - GOODFELLAHS (26 VOTES)

3RD - PULP FICTION | FIGHT CLUB (TIED ON 19 VOTES)

5[-7]TH - SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION | THE BIG LEBOWSKI | THE MATRIX (TIED ON 14 VOTES)

FUN FACTS:
> The highest scoring film to be mentioned late in the thread was The Matrix, which was not mentioned until post #31, by Hudo Hudo . Represent.
> The widest vote gaps between mentions for one movie was for "Office Space", which was awarded 1 point in Post #4 by eddie4 eddie4 , a point in post #19 by SpiceRacz SpiceRacz , and wayy later a few more in post #53 by @Threeshotgamer
> The movie which got the most mentions but finished with the lowest collective votes was Starship Troopers, which was mentioned 7 times but only gathered 11 points - averaging 3rd or 4th place per pick.
> The only voters who mentioned movies that nobody else mentioned were kunonabi kunonabi and hacker badass A Alter_Fridge


Well, that's that, and thanks to everyone who participated. This is more fun when you get a good few pages of voting, and neat little statistical trends show up, little factoids~ Anyway, it looks like GAFers tend to love Terminator 2. I for one am shock and dismayed that The Fifth Element only got one vote - my own.

pulp fiction - 19
fight club - 19
goodfellas - 26
office space - 5
silence of the lambs - 4
braveheart - 9
scream - 2
starship troopers - 11
good will hunting - 5
american beauty - 3
T2 - 44
schindler's list - 2
saving private ryan - 3
blade - 3
the english patient - 1
robocop 2 - 2
natural born killers - 1
kingpin - 4
casino - 4
the big lebowski - 14
jawbreaker - 4
my girl - 3
gorgeous - 2
sleepy hollow - 1
fear and loathing - 1
shawshank redemption - 14
talented mr ripley - 1
cemetary man - 4
seven - 2
unforgiven - 5
dunmb and dumber - 2
jurassic park - 9
demolition man - 1
apollo 13 - 3
before sunrise - 1
boogie nights - 2
white men can't jump - 1
hard boiled - 4
the matrix - 14
mononoke - 5
forest gump - 1
groundhog day - 2
high fidelity - 1
the fugitive - 1
la confidential - 4
fargo - 3
truman show - 1
12 monkeys - 4
point break - 4
the crow - 3
heat - 1
Fortress - 4
The Net - 3
To The Limit - 2
Hackers - 1
the fifth element - 3
leon the professional - 2
rushmore - 1
the rock - 4
die hard 1 - 2
trainspotting - 3
clerks - 4
american history x - 2
major payne - 1
independence day - 4
hard boiled - 1
 
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UncleMeat

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Holy shit this is hard! Guess I'll go with:

1)Kingpin
2)Casino
3)Braveheart
4)The Big Lebowski

It's killing me to leave off stuff like T2, Days of Thunder, TMNT, Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas, American Beauty, etc...too many good movies.
 
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teezzy

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Holy shit this is hard! Guess I'll go with:

1)Kingpin
2)Casino
3)Braveheart
4)The Big Lebowski

It's killing me to leave off stuff like T2, Days of Thunder, TMNT, Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas, etc...too many good movies.

You know it's a hard question when Goodfellas
and Terminator 2 arent the immediate tippy top.

If I didnt know American Beauty and Good Will Hunting line for line like the back of my hand, I swear...
 

UncleMeat

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You know it's a hard question when Goodfellas
and Terminator 2 arent the immediate tippy top.

If I didnt know American Beauty and Good Will Hunting line for line like the back of my hand, I swear...
Ya, I didn't want to have 2 Scorsese movies and I've just always liked Casino a little bit more. And if the question was "best movies" instead of "favorite" I'd probably have a different more objective list.
 

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Fuck I forgot Saving Private Ryan was 98
For some reason I thought that was 2000

I don't have it in my list because I think Schindler's List is the better Spielberg WWII movie but it not having a single vote so far in this thread is making me reconsider.
 
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Fuck I forgot Saving Private Ryan was 98
For some reason I thought that was 2000

I don't have it in my list because I think Schindler's List is the better Spielberg WWII movie but it not having a single vote so far in this thread is making me reconsider.

Schindler's is the movie about the horrible effects of war on ordinary people. Saving Private Ryan is about the lengths the extraordinary people went to to prevent the first. Schindler's is a tough pick for a favourite movie because there's nothing glamorous about it; while Saving Private Ryan is not a "fuck yeah war" movie at all, it's style got incredible action scenes.
 
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teezzy

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Fuck I forgot Saving Private Ryan was 98
For some reason I thought that was 2000

I don't have it in my list because I think Schindler's List is the better Spielberg WWII movie but it not having a single vote so far in this thread is making me reconsider.

I see your Saving Private Ryan and raise you Fargo


A top 5 would've been nice for peace of mind's sake.
 

Tschumi

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Morning.. my personal top 4, subject to revisions...

1- The Fugitive
2 - The Big Lebowski
3 - The Matrix
4 - Rushmore

Revisions: 3


Cemetery Man
Shawshank Redemption
Seven
Office Space
Nice, a couple of outliers!

I see your Saving Private Ryan and raise you Fargo
A top 5 would've been nice for peace of mind's sake.
I'll be honest bro it has always been top 5 but i worried I'd get chewed out for something so derivative bwahah..

... Fargo would probably be on my list if i hadn't seen it so long after the 90s~
 
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1. Good Fellas
2. T2 Judgement Day
3. Groundhog Day
4. High Fidelity
To make my top of the list I lean heavily on a movie being rewatch able. Oscars are nice and all but if I only want to watch it once a year it says something about the movie. It was hard narrowing down 20 movies to just 4. Especially in that decade!
 

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1. Good Fellas
2. T2 Judgement Day
3. Groundhog Day
4. High Fidelity
To make my top of the list I lean heavily on a movie being rewatch able. Oscars are nice and all but if I only want to watch it once a year it says something about the movie. It was hard narrowing down 20 movies to just 4. Especially in that decade!
Absolutely. That was a giant influence on my top 4, too. Though you be honest if I'm sticking right to that then movies like That Thing You Do would be embarrassingly high on the list..
 
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Schindler's is the movie about the horrible effects of war on ordinary people. Saving Private Ryan is about the lengths the extraordinary people went to to prevent the first. Schindler's is a tough pick for a favourite movie because there's nothing glamorous about it; while Saving Private Ryan is not a "fuck yeah war" movie at all, it's style got incredible action scenes.

Yeah I can understand why both films are a hard sell for 'favourite' movie lists as they are not exactly 'feel good' but both are absolutely incredible and I will never forget my first time watching either one.

I was too youg to see Schindler's List when it originally came out but my Dad took me to see Saving Private Ryan at the cinema when it first released and it was one of the most incredible cinema experiences I've ever had. I think I was 12/13 years old at the time and that opening scene at the cinema was something I'll never forget.

I watched Schindler's List shortly afterwards at home and fuck that film stuck with me for weeks afterwards. Both of these films started a love of history (specifically military history) for me and when I rewatched Schindler's List again as a young adult those final scenes when they give Schindler the ring... Fuck, that shit legitimately made me cry and I think it's the only film that's ever done that to me. The soundtrack alone makes me feel incredibly melancholic every time I hear it.

After I wrote that post about Saving Private Ryan yesterday, I sat straight down and watched the film and it's just as powerful today as it was back then. This movie makes me genuinely sit down and evaluate the kind of man I am and what I've done with my life. For me I think they both deserve a spot in my top 4

I see your Saving Private Ryan and raise you Fargo


A top 5 would've been nice for peace of mind's sake.

Fargo is absolutely incredible.
Weirdly though the TV show has almost supplanted it for me.

I was so reluctant to watch that first season of the show as I am such a huge fan of the film and I thought there was no way the TV show could ever compare... Fuck me, I think they actually made the show even better than the film. They did such an incredible job with it and that may now be my definitive version of the story.
 

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Tough call. I'm sure this list would change if I had more time to think about it but I'll echo what a lot of others have said.

1. T2
2. Fight Club
3. Goodfellas
4. Fargo
 
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Tschumi

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Well, didn't get the amount of input I would have liked, I'll give it another day then tally up the results~ Feel free to add your picks~

My latest list:
1 - The Big Lebowski
2 - Leon the Professional
3 - The Matrix
4 - Rushmore

I'm really wishing Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was 1990 instead of 1989~

Is it required to have seen those movies in the 90s as well?
why don't u go ahead and give us ur top 4 :p doesn't matter if u watched them since the 90s~
 
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why don't u go ahead and give us ur top 4 :p doesn't matter if u watched them since the 90s~

Do you have any idea how hard that is for me? I have a degree in movie science, not saying I'm an expert, but fuck knows how many movies I've seen / had to see because of this.
 
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Do you have any idea how hard that is for me? I have a degree in movie science, not saying I'm an expert, but fuck knows how many movies I've seen / had to see because of this.
lol! okay my bad... well if it helps, i'm not asking for ur idea of a definitive 90s film, just ur top 4 most enjoyed/favourite flicks... others here seem to have gone with most rewatchable films as a way of breaking their deadlocks~

Actually that reminds me, i aughta put the fifth element on my list damn

EDIT:
1 - The Big Lebowski
2 - The Fifth Element
3 - Leon the Professional
4 - Rushmore

Sorry, Matrix, it was fun while it lasted.. But I haven't watched you much in the last decade or so..
 
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lol! okay my bad... well if it helps, i'm not asking for ur idea of a definitive 90s film, just ur top 4 most enjoyed/favourite flicks... others here seem to have gone with most rewatchable films as a way of breaking their deadlocks~

Actually that reminds me, i aughta put the fifth element on my list damn

EDIT:
1 - The Big Lebowski
2 - The Fifth Element
3 - Leon the Professional
4 - Rushmore

Sorry, Matrix, it was fun while it lasted.. But I haven't watched you much in the last decade or so..
Very good. Shows that GAF is very cultured. Just don't do one on the 2000's...
 
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