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02-15-2002, 01:29 PM
I'm sure this topic must pop up quite a lot, but my top ten has just changed...again.

The top ten now stands as this:-
Best: -
1. The Lord Of The Rings (one of the best films EVER)
2. Memento (ditto)
3. American Beauty (Still gets me every time)
4. The Talented Mr Ripley (A rare gem)
5. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (The best fight scenes since Enter The Dragon)
6. Unbreakable (Never saw it coming)
7. The Green Mile (Almost better than Shawshank)
8. The Sixth Sense (Even tho the end was spoilt for me)
9. L A Confidential (Reminds me of the 40's film noir)
10. Saving Private Ryan (Worth watching only for the opening 1/2 hour)

The worst:-
1. Psycho 98 (nothing could be worse)
2. Mission To Mars (my butt fell asleep)
3. What Dreams May Come (stoopid film)
4. Pleasantville (lots of people like this, but I hated it. A film about colors!!)
5. Deep Impact (Armageddon was only slightly better)
6. Babe: Pig In The City (sick film for kids)
7. The Mummy Returns (Awful sequel)
8. Tomb Raider (Disappointment of the year)
9. American Pie (I really hated it!)
10. Armageddon (It's alright until they land on the asteroid!)

02-15-2002, 01:53 PM
Best of 1997-2001
Almost Famous
American Beauty
As Good as it Gets
Cast Away
The Green Mile
Life is Beautiful
Moulin Rouge
Saving Private Ryan

Worst of 1997-2001
The Beach
Corky Romano
Ghosts of Mars
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Lake Placid
Inspector Gadget
Ready to Rumble
Shark Attack
Wing Commander

02-15-2002, 01:54 PM
my top 10 of the last 5 years:

10. L.A. Confidential
9. Bridget Jones' Diary
8. Chasing Amy
7. A Beautiful Mind
6. Memento
5. Lord Of The Rings
4. American History X
3. Fight Club
2. Requiem For A Dream
1. Jerry Maguire (it was 1996, but meh...its only Feb anyway)

I can't make a worst film list. there were too many.

02-15-2002, 02:29 PM
Best Movies from 1997 - 2001

1. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
2. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
3. American Beauty (1999)
4. Moulin Rouge! (2001)
5. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
6. American History X (1998)
7. Memento (2000)
8. Fight Club (1999)
9. Almost Famous (2000)
10. Chicken Run (2000)

Worst Films from 1997 - 2001

1. Beverly Hills Ninja (1997)
2. My Favourite Martian (1999)
3. That Darn Cat (1997)
4. Mr. Magoo (1997)
5. An American Werewolf in Paris (1997)
6. The Haunting (1999)
7. The Avengers (1998)
8. Joe Dirt (2001)
9. Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)
10. Gone Fishin' (1997)

02-15-2002, 02:35 PM
Here are my lists for Best, 2001 not finished:

The Best of 2000:
1. Almost Famous & Traffic (tie)
2. Unbreakable
3. Billy Elliot
4. Cast Away
5. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
6. You Can Count On Me
7. Wonder Boys
8. Nurse Betty
9. High Fidelity
10. O Brother, Where Art Thou?

The Best of 1999:
1. Magnolia
2. Straight Story
3. October Sky
4. American Beauty
5. Eyes Wide Shut
6. Three Kings
7. Fight Club
8. The Insider
9. The War Zone
10. Felicia's Journey
11. The Green Mile
12. The Sixth Sense
13. The Matrix
14. Bringing Out the Dead
15. The Iron Giant

The Best of 1998:
1. Saving Private Ryan
2. The Truman Show
3. Dark City
4. Life Is Beautiful
5. American History X
6. Rushmore
7. A Simple Plan
8. Shakespeare in Love
9. Plesantville
10. Les Miserables
H. Mention: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

The Best of 1997
1. LA Confidential
2. The Ice Storm
3. As Good As It Gets
4. The Sweet Hereafter
5. Chasing Amy
6. Donnie Brasco
7. Wag the Dog
8. Contact
9. Princess Mononoke
10. Breakdown
Cop Land

The Best of 1996:
1. Fargo
2. Courage Under Fire
3. Jerry Maguire
4. Trainspotting
5. Primal Fear
6. Mission: Impossible
7. Scream
8. Michael Collins
9. One Fine Day
10. Twelfth Night

Worst, off the top of my head:
The Mummy
The Mummy Returns
Scary Movie
Snake Eyes
Varsity Blues
The Saint
The Big Hit
Vegas Vacation
Speed 2
Big Daddy
The Bone Collector
Idle Hands
Man on the Moon
Hollow Man
Boys and Girls
The Skulls
... okay, I had a little help.

02-15-2002, 02:36 PM
10 Best Movies of 1997-2001:

1.Lord of the Rings
2.Fight Club
3.Black Hawk Down
4.The Matrix
5.South Park:BLU
6.American Beauty
7.Savign Priavte Ryan
8.Deep Impact
9.The Sixth Sense

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02-15-2002, 04:09 PM
1. saving private ryan
3. l.a. confidential
4. fight club
5. the truman show

02-15-2002, 05:52 PM

1.) Magnolia
2.) Chasing Amy
3.) Rushmore
4.) Dark City
5.) Jackie Brown
6.) Fight Club
7.) Boogie Nights
8.) Almost Famous & High Fidelity
9.) L.A. Confidential
10.) The Ice Storm


1.) The Waterboy
2.) Big Daddy
3.) Happy Gilmore
4.) 2001: A Space Travesty
5.) The Wedding Singer
6.) Superstar
7.) Ringmaster
8.) Battlefield Earth
9.) Eye of The Beholder
10.) Lake Placid

02-15-2002, 06:13 PM
1. Saving Private Ryan
2. The Sixth Sense
3. Lord of the Rings
4. The Green Mile
5. American Beauty
6. Toy Story 2
7. Unbreakable
8. Snatch
9. Moulin Rouge
10. Gladiator

1. Valentine
2. Scary Movie 2
3. Driven
4. Battlefield Earth
5. Dude,Where's my car
6. Psyco-1998
7. Duets
8. Monkeybone
9. Legally Blonde
10. Superstar

02-15-2002, 09:52 PM
Best 97-02
1.American Beauty
2.Apocalypse Now Redux
3.Life is Beautiful
4.Fight Club
5.Requiem for a Dream
6.American History X
7.Jackie Brown
9.Fellowship of the Ring
10.Chasing Amy

02-16-2002, 01:12 AM
The Best from 1997-2001
1.Saving Private Ryan
4.Lord of the Rings
5.The Matrix
8.The Sixth Sense
9.Three Kings
10.Crouching Tiger,Hidden Dragon

The Worst from 1997-2001
1.Tomb Raider
2.Fight Club
3.American Psycho
6.Battlefield Earth
7.Very Bad Things
8.Lake Placid
9.Double Take
10.The General's Daughter

02-16-2002, 01:30 AM
Best since 1997...hmm...

1. American Beauty, no question.
2. Saving Private Ryan
3. The Insider
4. The Sixth Sense
5. LA Confidential
6. Memento


1. Gladiator
2. Shakespeare in Love
3. Mission to Mars
4. Psycho remake
5. American Pie movies...
6. Scary Movie movies...

are the first that come to mind...there were so many in 2000 & 2001 it's hard to prioritize them.


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02-16-2002, 07:41 AM
Best 1997-2001:
1. Memento
2. Saving Private Ryan
3. Fellowship of the Ring
4. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
5. The Truman Show
6. The Sitxh Sense
7. Toy Story 2
8. L.A. Confidential
9. Life is Beautiful
10. (tie) The Matrix
10. (tie) The Royal Tennenbaums

As for Worst, well here are a few I thought of:
Vertical Limit
The Blair Witch Project
Pearl Harbor
Blair Witch 2
The Waterboy
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Scary Movie 2
Jurassic Park 3
Speed 2
Inspector Gadget
She's All That
and about 100 more whcih I can't think of right now

02-16-2002, 08:45 AM
Best and Worst Of The Last 5 Years:

Best of 2001:

1.Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone
2.Lord Of The Rings
3.Oceans 11
4.Gosford Park
5.The Others
6.In The Bedroom
7.A Beautiful Mind
8.From Hell
10.Life As A House and The Shipping News

Best of 2000:

2.Requiem For A Dream
3.Erin Brockovich
4.Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
5.Almost Famous
7.The Cell
8.O Brother Where Art Thou?
10.28 Days

Best of 1999

1.The Insider
2.Three Kings
3.Boys Don't Cry
5.Notting Hill
6.Being John Malkovich
7.Dick and Brokedown Palace
8.The Green Mile
9.The Talented Mr.Ripley
10.Bowfinger and Cookie's Fortune

Best of 1998

3.American History X
4.Out Of Sight
5.Gods and Monsters
7.Deep Impact
8.Sliding Doors
9.The Truman Show
10.The Opposite Of Sex

Best of 1997:

1.Eve's Bayou
2.Chasing Amy
3.Boogie Nights
4.The Sweet Hereafter
7.Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion
8.Donnie Brasco
9.Selena and Rosewood
10.Wag The Dog

Worst from 1997-2001:
(They are not even worth highlighting in BOLD print!)

Freddy Got Fingered
Joe Dirt
Bless The Child
Battlefield Earth
Pearl Harbor
Fathers Day
She's So Lovely
Snake Eyes
Wrongully Accused
Urban Legend
Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie
She's All That
Psycho (1998)
The Generals Daughter
200 Cigarettes
True Crime
The Out Of Towners
Summer Of Sam
The Blair Witch Project
Book Of Shadows: Blair Witch 2
Inspector Gadget
Three To Tango
The Watcher
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Nutty Professor 2 :The Klumps

02-18-2002, 06:04 AM

1. American Beauty
2. Fight Club
3. American History X
4. L.A. Confidential
5. The Fellowship of the Ring
6. Scream
7. The Green Mile
8. Pleasentville
9. Chasing Amy
10. The Sixth Sense


Bless The Child
She's All That
Summer Of Sam
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Nutty II: The Klumps
Deep Impact
Charlie's Angels
One Night Stand
Rocky & Bullwinkle
Pitch Black
The Fast And The Furious