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evilbeagle 12/31/2009 6:12:47 AM

Really great list.  I agree that Scream could replace Strange Days.  I appreciate Strange Days for what it was, BUT it was also a boring movie with un-likeable characters.  Scream jump started a dying genre.  Strange Days just put a feather in Kathrine Bigelow's cap, but didn't entertain too many people.

Dark City is one of the best Science Fiction movies ever made.  The marketing done on this movie when it was released really poor.  I remember it was sold more as horror than science fiction.

Anyone who thinks Star Trek movies from the 90's should be on a best-of list, should probably beam themselves back to earth. None of them were great or influenced cinema.

Honorable mention movies that maybe don't fit as genre movies for this site: Titanic, Seven, Pulp Fiction, Braveheart

evilbeagle 12/31/2009 6:14:29 AM

I want to buy Hosiery.

MrJawbreakingEquilibrium 12/31/2009 6:25:16 AM

It's too easy, Midwest, too easy.

Anyway - there are way too many movies to pick a top ten but most of these movies are favorites of mine in some capacity.  I know two people didn't suggest ID4 as a greatest anything...that movie was a piece of shite.  A big f*cking commercial for America - and HOW WE"RE THE BEST. America, f*ck yeah...right.  Not that I'm unpatriotic, I served my country but give me a freakin' break.

I was going to mention The Dark Crystal but damn that came out in '82, had to look it up.  It didn't seem so long ago.  I was thinking early '90s.  That should have been one of the top ten in the '80s article.  Maybe just for the technological achievements alone - but it also was great in every other capacity.

I was going to try and come up with some movies of my own that I think should be up on here but I should be getting ready to go to New Orleans with my homegirl.  If you don't hear from me in a few days or more - the city killed me.  Peace, knuckas.

MrJawbreakingEquilibrium 12/31/2009 6:30:02 AM

I disagree with you EvilBeagle about a movie having to have likeable characters to be good - or books even.  i prefer characters that are not likeable because it's more realistic.  I want characters that are beat up and downtrodden and aren't necessarily the hero people are looking for but kind of just end up that way, whether for selfish reasons or it just happened to work out like that.   Maybe that's why all the characters I write our A-holes, then again a lot of my characters are based of me or what I'd really like to be if I wasn't so laid back and didn't give a f*ck.  Though there also is an anit-me that is the complete opposite of what I said and wants to kick people's teeth in.

Wiseguy 12/31/2009 6:35:58 AM

The Matrix definitely #1 and Jurassaic Park and Terminator 2 follow in any order, those are the 3 I'm obsolutely postive need to be at the top. After that I think it's debatable.

Event Horizon, Blade, Deep Rising, Sleepy Hollow, From Dusk til Dawn, The Rocketeer, Darkman, Total Recall  and even  Judge Dredd would all get at least an honorable mention. I'm sticking strictly to "genre" that's why no Tarantino films

EagleManiac 12/31/2009 7:04:56 AM

EvilBeagle, I agree about Se7en and Braveheart. Two excellent movies, with Se7en being the best psychological thriller ever done, even compared to Silence of the Lambs, which I thought was over-rated!

While Star Trek: First Contact(my personal fave next to WoK) may not have been a genre making movie, it was a great movie by Star Trek standards. It was definitely better than JJ Abrams Star Trek, though I did enjoy that movie.

Titanic should get an honorable mention strictly for the phenomenon it created during the 1997 and 98 movie season!

Jurassic Park was over-rated for sure. Though the dinos looked amazing, the movie was nothing more than a monster movie on steroids! Not very deep in the story department, and also, I think it was said that the dinos were on screen no more than 13 minutes TOTAL in that 2 hour film!

Terminator 2, now that was a bad-ass 90's film, and in my opinion, should have trounced The Matrix OFF the list, let alone off the #1 spot! I hated The Matrix(as I said previously), and Dark City was so much better than The Matrix and came first!

ThemanG01 12/31/2009 7:37:07 AM

Toy Story? 

dnbritt 12/31/2009 8:20:32 AM

How dare you criticize Space Balls.  You should be ashamed.

kwsupes 12/31/2009 8:27:06 AM

Mr JBE I think you need to have likeable characters to make a story work that doesn't mean that they can't be flawed or downtrodden because there are plenty of stories with antiheroes that work, but there has to be some element of likeability to the character because if there isn't the audience doesn't have any reason to root for the character or to care about him. Bruce Willis for example has played a lot of screwed up characters who have issues and aren't the best people, but you root for his characters because you like them and want them to succeed.

AFWICK14 12/31/2009 8:45:11 AM

This list is bad, as was this decade.  We were spoiled in the 80's.  The 90's had some lame movies.  Plus you put some very weak movies on here and over look ID4, Men in Black, Jurassic Park, but then again that was the problem with the decade, nothing really stood out for me.  Then again, guys like Van Damme and Seagel were some of the top action heros of the time

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