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    2 minutes ago, captainwondyful said:

    It is my least favorite of the Disney 90s Era.  You can't go from effing Alan Menken and Elton John to the drummer from Genesis who wrote Sussudio. Nope.

     

    You mean from the guy who wrote Take Take Me Home and In The Air Tonight?  Yep, horrible writer there.  :redcapes:

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    Notting Hill

    #1 on 2 lists

    Top 5 on 3 lists

    Appears on 21 lists

     

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    One of my all time favorite romcoms. Features peak Julia Roberts and peak Hugh Grant and a great soundtrack for a romcom. A lot of iconic scenes as well.  This might have also been the final hurrah for the romcom as Roberts aged out of the roles and the crown of romcom queen was passed to Katherine Heigl.

     

    Notting Hill also features one of the best romcom endings

     

     

     

     

     

    Also one of my faves.  It's funny and sweet and as you mentioned, has one of the all time great endings.  

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    #111-138

     

    I didn't verify eligibility, just took them as they came in

     

    111 Drive Me Crazy
    112 Trick
    113 Analyze This
    114 Blue Streak
    115 Double Jeopardy
    116 Drop Dead Gorgeous
    117 True Crime
    118 8MM
    119 anywhere but here
    120 Mansfield Park
    121 Late August, Early September
    122 Shiri
    123 Get Real
    124 Sweet and Lowdown
    125 Taboo
    126 An Ideal Husband
    127 Brokedown Palace
    128 the bone collector
    129 Baby Geniuses
    130 Flawless
    131 Message In a bottle
    132 chill factor
    133 following
    134 house on haunted hill
    135 Ravenous
    136 SLC Punk!
    137 The Rage: Carrie 2
    138 Wing Commander
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    I had Brokedown Palace on my list.  I'm truly shocked that anyone could put Wing Commander on their list.  That is a true pos, imo.

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    Just now, captainwondyful said:

    It is my least favorite of the Disney 90s Era.  You can't go from effing Alan Menken and Elton John to the drummer from Genesis who wrote Sussudio. Nope.

    :rofl: It's near the bottom for that era fr me as well yet still good enough for top 25 of 1999

     

    I prefer to remember Phil for White Nights' Separate Lives (but then I like to think about Baryshnikov & Hines)

     

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    The Talented Mr. Ripley

    #1 on 1 list

    Top 5 on 5 lists

    Appears on 26 lists

     

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    Matt Damon playing against type in his most chilling performance. This was a genuine thriller, almost like a Catch Me If You Can, just with more deceit and way more murder. 

     

     

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    The Talented Mr. Ripley

    #1 on 1 list

    Top 5 on 5 lists

    Appears on 26 lists

     

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    Matt Damon playing against type in his most chilling performance. This was a genuine thriller, almost like a Catch Me If You Can, just with more deceit and way more murder. 

     

     

    Patricia Highsmith - a hell of a writer who really knew her way around dark and twisted.

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    My top films:

    American Pie

    South Park

    Big Daddy

    Dogma

    Payback 

    Varsity Blues

    Blair Witch Project

    House On Haunted Hill

    Fight Club 

    End Of Days

    Stir Of Echoes

    Deep Blue Sea

    8MM

    Blue Streak

    Bowfinger

    Austin Powers Spy Who Shagged Me

    Deuce Bigelow Male Gigolo

     

    Good as teen but might like as an adult:

    Rage Carrie 2

     

    Need to revisit: 

    The Mummy

    Bats 

    Analyze This

    World Is Not Enough

    Toy Story 2

    Lake Placid

     

    need to watch:

    The Matrix

    Entrapment 

    Go

    Idle Hands

     

    Worst:

    Life  

    Wild Wild West and The Haunting Saw them on tape May have to rewatch to laugh at them or I may like them lol. 

     

    A great year of films! 

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    The Blair Witch Project

    #1 on 0 lists

    Top 5 on 6 lists

    Appears on 24 lists

     

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    Writeup by @baumer

     

    As much as this film is a horror by definition, it is more of a psychological study of the human spirit. This movie asks the question " How much can a human being take before we lose it?" And on that level The Blair Witch Project is perfect. We see three people that start off with good intentions and ambitious spirits and then we watch them unravel as fear sets in. And all throughout this film I kept asking myself how would I react if I was in the same situation? And the answer that I came to was,probably the same way that these three did. When you have human beings in what is seemingly a dire problem and an impossible location, how does that affect you? Do you laugh about it? Do you freak out on each other? Do you look for blame? Are you frightened? The answer to those questions is "Yes". You do all of them. The characters in this film are real people and what we see them go through is real....to an extent.  The "actors" were never in jeopardy or any real danger, but all the situations we see them in, although scripted, are genuine reactions.  Each actor was given notes as to what they were going to do but all of the reactions in the film are genuine.  And that is what makes this film as good as it is. We feel that we are watching this happen to three people that we know because the film actually gives us time to understand these characters. IMO, this is one of the more frightening films of the last 20 years.  And what makes it scary is the fear of not knowing. No one knows what it is that they are hearing. No one knows what it is that you see in that bundle of wood. It's red and wet and looks like blood and skin, but what exactly is it? Not knowing what's scaring these three people is terrifying. And it also has one of the best endings for any horror film.  Mike standing in the corner and Heather reacting to it left me terrified as I left the theatre.  It's not a film for everyone, but for those, like me, who loved it and appreciated it, it left an indelible mark.  Box office wise, it was made on a budget of $30,000.  The marketing budget initially was non existent as well.  But they put "person missing posters" up around Cannes when it played there.  Artisan and Daniel Myrick and Edward Sanchez were also one of the first producers to use viral marketing to their advantage.  And when all the dust cleared, it made 250 million dollars WW and it made millionaires out of Myrick and Sanchez, plus, as promised, they gave a cut to the three actors.  Heather Donahue, Mike Williams and Joshua Leonard all received 3 million dollars as a thank you.  This is truly one of the films that changed the landscape of Hollywood.  

     

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    My apologies, @chasmmi pointed out that Cruel Intentions was #1 on his list and it was listed as zero #1 votes. Turns out that i miscalculated the #1s list. I adopted a new scoring mechanism last year with 30 points for #1 instead of 25, but the #1 list generator was still looking for 25 points, so it was actually the #2s list.

     

    My apologies again. The actual #1 on number of lists for the movies so far

     

    Only Cruel Intentions and Talented Mr Ripley were #1 on 1 list each. All other movies haven't been #1 on any list.

     

    Also, this means that the movie with most #1s also won the countdown,

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    3 minutes ago, grim22 said:

    My apologies again. The actual #1 on number of lists for the movies so far

     

    Only Cruel Intentions and Talented Mr Ripley were #1 on 1 list each. All other movies haven't been #1 on any list.

     

    Also, this means that the movie with most #1s also won the countdown,

    huh.

     

    This doesn't affect the order, does it?

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    20 minutes ago, grim22 said:

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    The Blair Witch Project

    #1 on 0 lists

    Top 5 on 6 lists

    Appears on 24 lists

     

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    Writeup by @baumer

     

    As much as this film is a horror by definition, it is more of a psychological study of the human spirit. This movie asks the question " How much can a human being take before we lose it?" And on that level The Blair Witch Project is perfect. We see three people that start off with good intentions and ambitious spirits and then we watch them unravel as fear sets in. And all throughout this film I kept asking myself how would I react if I was in the same situation? And the answer that I came to was,probably the same way that these three did. When you have human beings in what is seemingly a dire problem and an impossible location, how does that affect you? Do you laugh about it? Do you freak out on each other? Do you look for blame? Are you frightened? The answer to those questions is "Yes". You do all of them. The characters in this film are real people and what we see them go through is real....to an extent.  The "actors" were never in jeopardy or any real danger, but all the situations we see them in, although scripted, are genuine reactions.  Each actor was given notes as to what they were going to do but all of the reactions in the film are genuine.  And that is what makes this film as good as it is. We feel that we are watching this happen to three people that we know because the film actually gives us time to understand these characters. IMO, this is one of the more frightening films of the last 20 years.  And what makes it scary is the fear of not knowing. No one knows what it is that they are hearing. No one knows what it is that you see in that bundle of wood. It's red and wet and looks like blood and skin, but what exactly is it? Not knowing what's scaring these three people is terrifying. And it also has one of the best endings for any horror film.  Mike standing in the corner and Heather reacting to it left me terrified as I left the theatre.  It's not a film for everyone, but for those, like me, who loved it and appreciated it, it left an indelible mark.  Box office wise, it was made on a budget of $30,000.  The marketing budget initially was non existent as well.  But they put "person missing posters" up around Cannes when it played there.  Artisan and Daniel Myrick and Edward Sanchez were also one of the first producers to use viral marketing to their advantage.  And when all the dust cleared, it made 250 million dollars WW and it made millionaires out of Myrick and Sanchez, plus, as promised, they gave a cut to the three actors.  Heather Donahue, Mike Williams and Joshua Leonard all received 3 million dollars as a thank you.  This is truly one of the films that changed the landscape of Hollywood.  

     

    It’s probably my least favorite movie ever

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    10 Things I Hate About You

    #1 on 2 lists

    Top 5 on 8 lists

    Appears on 26 lists

     

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    My personal favorite teen movie of this year. An adaptation of The Taming Of The Shrew, this movie instantly catapulted Heath Ledger into the mainstream and has a very talented young cast, each of whom went on to bigger things and one of whom is a cult leader in Hollywood now.

     

    It also has the iconic Heath Ledger singing scene

     

     

     

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