Best Movies of the 1990s

'Goodfellas,' 'Dazed And Confused' crack AV Club's top five

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 13, 2012 8:56 AM CDT

(Newser) – The AV Club counted down the top 50 movies of the 1990s this week, with Goodfellas coming out on top. It doesn't just hold up after more than a decade, it keeps getting better. "Every return trip also reveals how much is at work in Martin Scorsese's decades-spanning mob drama, which doubles as a history of the mafia’s rise and fall as well as an exploration of what it takes to make it in America." The top five:

  1. Goodfellas (1990): "Breathtaking."
  2. Pulp Fiction (1994): Quentin Tarantino's film "changed everything" and spawned countless imitators.
  3. Toy Story 2 (1999): "A rare case of a sequel improving on the original."
  4. Dazed And Confused (1993): Richard Linklater's film offers way more than just '70s nostalgia.
  5. Chungking Express (1994): Nothing rivals it in terms of "sheer sensuality."
Read the full top 10 here, and get the rest of the top 50 in two takes here and here.

Ray Liotta in 'Goodfellas.'
Ray Liotta in 'Goodfellas.'   (Warner Bros.)
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