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

(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.

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Jamesd.
Oct 14, 2012 12:28 AM CDT
Shawshank Redemption, A River Runs Through It, Silence Of The Lambs, Fried Green Tomatoes, Schindlers List, Chaplin, The Fugitive, Goodwill Hunting, City Of Angels and The Sixth Sense are ALL better then their top 5.
HMunster
Oct 13, 2012 6:30 PM CDT
Tommy DeVito: What do you mean I'm funny? Henry Hill: It's funny, you know. It's a good story, it's funny, you're a funny guy. (laughs). Tommy DeVito: What do you mean, you mean the way I talk? What? Henry Hill: It's just, you know. You're just funny, it's... funny, the way you tell the story and everything. Tommy DeVito: Funny how? What's funny about it? Anthony Stabile: Tommy no, You got it all wrong. Tommy DeVito: Oh, oh, Anthony. He's a big boy, he knows what he said. What did ya say? Funny how? Henry Hill: Jus... Tommy DeVito: What? Henry Hill: Just... ya know... you're funny. Tommy DeVito: You mean, let me understand this cause, ya know maybe it's me, I'm a little fucked up maybe, but I'm funny how, I mean funny like I'm a clown, I amuse you? I make you laugh, I'm here to fuckin' amuse you? What do you mean funny, funny how? How am I funny? Henry Hill: Just... you know, how you tell the story, what? Tommy DeVito: No, no, I don't know, you said it. How do I know? You said I'm funny. How the fuck am I funny, what the fuck is so funny about me? Tell me, tell me what's funny! Henry Hill: (long pause) Get the fuck out of here, Tommy! Tommy DeVito: (everyone laughs) Ya motherfucker! I almost had him, I almost had him. Ya stuttering prick ya. Frankie, was he shaking? I wonder about you sometimes, Henry. You may fold under questioning.
BCS
Oct 13, 2012 3:39 PM CDT
i definitely agree with the first two choices, though i would swap their places. but how is it that "Saving Private Ryan" and Forest Gump, were left out of the top 5. Toy Story? Really.. .I know it's Tom Hanks VS Tom Hanks, but i think his other 90's hits were a lot better.