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Rank 'Em as You Saw 'Em: Late 1990s

Old 08-24-09, 10:24 AM
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Rank 'Em as You Saw 'Em: Late 1990s

You know the Rank 'Em As You See 'Em threads. Here, we'll rank movies that you saw in theaters in 1995 to 1999.

You may find this helpful to remember everything you saw:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_of_years_in_film
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/

Mine follow. I am using my memory to the best of my ability, also remembering how much I liked a movie back then. Some of these I've liked more or less since.

Also, a poll so you can mention your favorite year out of the 5 here.

    1995
  1. Desperado
  2. Die Hard with a Vengeance
  3. Toy Story
  4. GoldenEye
  5. Batman Forever
  6. Clueless
  7. Nine Months
  8. Apollo 13
  9. Major Payne
  10. Species
  11. Congo
  12. Waterworld
  13. Judge Dredd
  14. Virtuosity
  15. Casper
  16. Mortal Kombat
  17. Ace Venture: When Nature Calls


    1996
  1. Happy Gilmore
  2. Scream
  3. The Nutty Professor
  4. Ransom
  5. Kingpin
  6. Twister
  7. Mission: Impossible
  8. Independence Day
  9. Star Trek: First Contact
  10. The Island of Dr. Moreau
  11. Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
  12. The Crow: City of Angels


    1997
  1. The Fifth Element
  2. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
  3. Jackie Brown
  4. Contact
  5. Men in Black
  6. Con Air
  7. Titanic
  8. Amistad
  9. Scream 2
  10. The Lost Word: Jurassic Park
  11. Private Parts
  12. Metro
  13. Breakdown
  14. Air Force One
  15. Batman & Robin


    1998
  1. Very Bad Things
  2. Saving Private Ryan
  3. Enemy of the State
  4. There's Something About Mary
  5. The Wedding Singer
  6. The X-Files
  7. Deep Impact
  8. Bulworth
  9. Psycho


    1999
  1. Magnolia
  2. Toy Story 2
  3. Eyes Wide Shut
  4. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
  5. The Iron Giant
  6. American Pie
  7. The Matrix
  8. Three Kings
  9. Rushmore
  10. Fight Club
  11. The Sixth Sense
  12. American Beauty
  13. The Blair Witch Project
  14. Being John Malkovich
  15. Office Space
  16. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  17. Sleepy Hollow
  18. Arlington Road
  19. The Green Mile
  20. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
  21. South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut
  22. Man on the Moon
  23. Pokemon: The First Movie
  24. Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
  25. Entrapment
  26. Big Daddy
  27. Tarzan
  28. Bowfinger
  29. Play It to the Bone
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Re: Rank 'Em as You Saw 'Em: Late 1990s

1997, but only for these films (only 2 of which are on The Bus's list):

Face/Off
Contact
Jackie Brown
Kundun
Deconstructing Harry
Double Team

Not to mention Princess Mononoke in Japan. (It got released in the U.S. in 1999.)
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1995:

1. Heat Wisconsin Ave.
2. The Usual Suspects
3. Desperado Union Station
4. Braveheart UA Fairfax Towne Center 10
5. Babe KB Foundery
6. Toy Story
7. City of Lost Children Dupont
8. Smoke Dupont
9. Before Sunrise
10. Seven
11. Richard III Dupont
12. Muriel's Wedding Dupont
13. Die Hard with a Vengeance Wisconsin Ave.
14. GoldenEye Wisconsin Ave.
15. 12 Monkeys
16. Crimson Tide Mt. Vernon Multiplex Cinemas
17. Clueless
18. Strange Days Wisconsin Ave.
19. Sense and Sensibility Senator
20. Dead Man Walking Cinema
21. The American President Wisconsin Ave.
22. Welcome to the Dollhouse Dupont
23. Il Postino Outer Circle (US release '95)
24. Devil in A Blue Dress Tenley Circle
25. Nine Months Wisconsin Ave.
26. Apollo 13 Uptown
27. Virtuosity Pentagon Mall
28. Kids Dupont
29. Mortal Kombat Bethesda
30. Indian in the Cupboard Tenley Circle
31. To Wong Foo… Embassy
32. The Quick and the Dead Centerpark 8
33. Immortal Beloved Senator
34. Safe Embassy
35. Carrington Dupont
36. Butterfly Kiss *
37. To Die For
38. Angels & Insects Dupont
39. Rob Roy
40. Pocahontas Courthouse
41. First Knight Avalon
42. Casino Tenley Circle
43. Get Shorty
44. Under Siege 2: Dark Territory Centerpark 8
45. Jumanji Tenley Circle
46. The Net KB Cinema
47. Waiting to Exhale Pentagon Mall
48. Dracula, Dead and Loving It Tenley Circle
49. Bridges of Madison County KB Cinema
50. Outbreak Tenley Circle
51. While You Were Sleeping
52. Leaving Las Vegas Courthouse
53. Mallrats Tenley Circle
54. Nixon
55. Showgirls Courthouse
56. Congo Cinema
57. Sabrina Wisconsin Ave.
58. Species Union Station
59. Money Train Union Station
60. Bad Boys Pentagon Mall
61. Waterworld
62. A Walk in the Clouds
63. Johnny Mnemonic Wisconsin Ave.
64. Screamers AMC Silver Spring
65. Judge Dredd Wheaton Plaza

1996:

1. Scream Wisconsin Ave.
2. Evita Uptown
3. Waiting for Guffman Dupont
4. Trainspotting Dupont
5. Secrets and Lies Dupont
6. Fargo
7. Beautiful Thing Embassy
8. Lone Star
9. Big Night
10. From Dusk Til Dawn Wisconsin Ave.
11. Beautiful Girls Wisconsin Ave.
12. The Rock Wisconsin Ave.
13. Supercop Union Station
14. Everyone Say's I Love You Cinema
15. Trees Lounge Dupont
16. Brassed Up Dupont
17. The English Patient Cinema
18. Primal Fear Wisconsin Ave.
19. Sleepers Wisconsin Ave.
20. Shine Outer Circle
21. Jerry McGuire Wisconsin Ave.
22. That Thing You Do!
23. Swingers Dupont
24. The Spitfire Grill
25. James and the Giant Peach Merrifield
26. Fly Away Home
27. SuBurbia Dupont
28. Twister Uptown
29. Mars Attacks! Uptown
30. Mission: Impossible Wisconsin Ave.
31. Independence Day Uptown
32. Star Trek: First Contact Pentagon Mall
33. Romeo + Juliet Tenley Circle
34. The Long Kiss Goodnight
35. The Birdcage Tenley Circle
36. The Crow: City of Angels Wisconsin Ave.
37. The Hunchback of Notre Dame Embassy
38. The Pillow Book Dupont
39. The Frighteners Tenley Circle
40. Executive Decision Uptown
41. Bottle Rocket
42. Emma Shirlington
43. Ransom Wisconsin Ave.
44. Broken Arrow Pentagon Mall
45. The Crucible Avalon
46. A Time to Kill Wisconsin Ave.
47. Joe's Apartment Bethesda
48. The First Wives Club Tenley Circle
49. Michael Collins Movies on the Midway, DE
50. The Preacher’s Wife Tenley Circle
51. Twelft Night
52. Stealing Beauty Avalon
53. The People Vs. Larry Flynt
54. The Ghosts of Mississippi
55. Courage Under Fire
56. Dragonheart UA Fairfax Towne Center 10
57. The Ghost and the Darkness Wisconsin Ave.
58. The Craft Courthouse
59. The Phantom West End
60. White Squall Courthouse
61. Daylight Fairfax
62. Eraser Merrifield
63. Crash Dupont
64. Phenomena Wisconsin Ave.
65 Jingle All the Way Wisconsin Ave.
66. Space Jam Tenley Circle
67. The Island of Dr. Moreau Wisconsin Ave.

1997

1. Das Boot "Director's Cut" Avalon
2. The Sweet Hereafter Dupont
3. Shall We Dance Outer Circle (US release in '97)
4. Titanic Pentagon Mall / Cinema
5. The Fifth Element Pentagon Mall
6. L.A. Confidential Tenley Circle
7. Boogie Nights Wisconsin Ave.
8. [Star Wars Trilogy] Uptown
9. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Union Station
10. Jackie Brown Wisconsin Ave.
11. The Full Monty Outer Circle
12. The Apostle
13.. Ponette Outer Circle
14. Contact Uptown + Bethesda
15. Air Force One Cinema
16. A Life Less Ordinary Wisconsin Ave.
17. As Good As It Gets Wisconsin Ave.
18. Good Will Hunting Outer Circle
19. The Van Dupont (US release in '97)
20. Fierce Creatures Dupont
21. In and Out Wisconsin Ave.
22. Starship Troopers Uptown
23. The Game Wisconsin Ave.
24. Gross Pointe Blank Wisconsin Ave.
25. The Ice Storm Outer Circle
26. Regeneration
27. Love, Valour and Compassion Embassy
28. Fairy Tale: A True Story Merrifield
29. Wag the Dog Wisconsin Ave.
30. Gattaca Union Station
31. The Relic Pentagon Mall
32. Romy and Michelle
33. Eve's Bayou Tenley Circle
34. Anastasia Courthouse
35. Face/Off Pentagon Mall
36. Men in Black Union Station
37. Amistad Cinema
38. Scream 2 Wisconsin Ave.
39. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Wisconsin Ave.
40. I Know What You Did Last Summer Tenley Circle
41. Mousehunt Tenley Cirle
42. Dante’s Peak Fairfax
43. Bean GC Mazza
44. The Lost Word: Jurassic Park GC Mazza
45. My Best Friends Wedding Wisconsin Ave.
46. The Boxer
47. Hercules Union Station
48. Wild America Bethesda
49. Oscar and Lucinda Dupont
50. BAPS *
51. Alien Resurrection Wisconsin Ave.
52. Bent Dupont
53. Speed 2 Pentagon Mall
54. Tomorrow Never Dies Wisconsin Ave.
55. Volcano UA Fairfax Towne Center 10
56. George of the Jungle
57. The Saint Union Station
58. The Jackyl
59. Anaconda Union Station
60. Chasing Amy
61. Kiss the Girl Pentagon Mall
62. Con Air
63. Seven Years in Tibet
64. Donnie Brascoe Pentagon Mall
65. American Werewolf in Paris Tenley Circle
66. Batman & Robin Pentagon Mall

1998

1. Saving Private Ryan Cinema
2. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Dupont
3. A Bug’s Life Embassy
4. Happiness Dupont
5. Run Lola Run Dupont
6. Central Station Dupont
7. Shakespeare in Love Avalon
8. Very Bad Things Wisconsin Ave.
9. There’s Something About Mary Wisconsin Ave.
10. The Mask of Zorro Pentagon Mall
11. Ronin Wisconsin Ave.
12. A Simple Plan
13. The Big Lebowski
14. The Faculty
15. Gods and Monsters Dupont
16. Sliding Doors Wisconsin Ave.
17. Dark City
18. The X-Files Wisconsin Ave.
19. Waking Ned Devine Avalon
20. Life is Beautiful Outer Circle
21. Mrs. Dalloway
22. Elizabeth
23. Shooting Fish
24. Pleasantville
25. Little Voice Dupont
26. Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss Embassy
27. 54 Dupont
28. Object of My Affection
29. The Opposite of Sex Embassy
30. Love and Death on Long Island Dupont
31. Ever After Avalon
32. Primary Colors Wisconsin Ave.
33. Out of Sight Wisconsin Ave.
34. Wild Things
35. Antz Wisconsin Ave.
36. Bulworth Wisconsin Ave.
37. The Truman Show Wisconsin Ave.
38. Armageddon Uptown
39. Velvet Goldmine Dupont
40. The Prince of Egypt Rockville
41. Last Days of Disco
42. Blade Pentagon Mall
43. The Borrowers
44. Babe: Pig in the City
45. The Parent Trap
46. Rounders Uptown
47. The Man in the Iron Mask Bethesda
48. What Dreams May Come Cinema
49. Snake Eyes Pentagon Mall
50. The Negotiator Tenley Circle
51. The Siege Wisconsin Ave.
52. The Horse Whisperer Cinema
53. Mulan
54. John Carpenter's Vampires Union Station
55. Apt Pupil Union Station
56. Lost in Space Union Station
57. Enemy of the State
58. Bride of Chucky Pentagon Mall
59. You Got Mail Uptown
60. Great Expectations Avalon
61. Beloved Wisconsin Ave.
62. Godzilla Uptown
63. Sphere Uptown
64. Halloween H20 Pentagon Mall
65. Practical Magic
66. A Perfect Murder
67. Your Friends & Neighbors Wisconsin Ave.
68. Stepmom
69. A Civil Action
70. City of Angels Tenley Circle
71. Six Days Seven Nights Wisconsin Ave.

1999

1. My Name is Joe Inner Circle
2. Buena Vista Social Club Dupont
3. All About My Mother Dupont
4. The Sixth Sense Wisconsin Ave.
5. Toy Story 2 Reston Town Center
6. South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut Tenley Circle
7. Spring Forward Embassy
8. Magnolia Wisconsin Ave.
9. Being John Malkovich Dupont
10. Fight Club Wisconsin Ave.
11. Election Dupont
12. Princess Mononoke Inner Circle
13. Rushmore
14. The Iron Giant Tenley Circle
15. eXistenZ Dupont
16. Autumn Tale
17. The Green Mile Uptown
18. The Matrix Bethesda
19. Happy Texas Inner Circle
20. Galaxy Quest Bethesda
21. Sleepy Hollow
22. Talented Mr. Ripley Wisconsin Ave.
23. The Limey Cinema
24. The Insider
25. The Blair Witch Project Outer Circle
26. The Straight Story Outer Circle
27. Office Space
28. Arlington Road
29. Go Wisconsin Ave.
30. Anywhere But Here
31. Sweet and Lowdown
32. Me Myself I
33. An Ideal Husband
34. The Cradle Will Rock
35. Angela's Ashes Cinema
36. Mansfield Park
37. The Hurricane Wisconsin Ave.
38. Winslow Boy Dupont
39. Three Kings
40. Girl Interrupted Wisconsin Ave.
41. Notting Hill Wisconsin Ave.
42. Idlehands
43. Outside Providence
44. Miss Julie Barbican Cinema, London UK
45. 10 Things I Hate About You
46. Dogma Wisconsin Ave.
47. American Beauty
48. The Mummy
49. Plunkett and Maclean Dupont
50. Austin Powers The Spy Who Shagged Me
51. Tarzan
52. Eyes Wide Shut Pentagon Mall
53. American Pie Tenley Circle
54. The Cider House Rules Outer Circle
55. Flawless Dupont
56. Never Been Kissed Wisconsin Ave.
57. End of the Affair Avalon
58. EdTV Wisconsin Ave.
59. Cookie's Fortune [color=gray]Cinema[/color
60. Blast from the Past Wisconsin Ave.
61. The Haunting Cinema
62. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
63. Man on the Moon
64. Random Hearts
65. Entrapment
66. The World is Not Enough Wisconsin Ave.
67. Bowfinger Wisconsin Ave.
68. End of Days Tenley Circle

* Festival screening

(work in progress)

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anyone know of a website that details the international/foreign films that were released in the States for each year?
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Originally Posted by Giles View Post
anyone know of a website that details the international/foreign films that were released in the States for each year?
POKEMON: THE FIRST MOVIE and PRINCESS MONONOKE were released in the U.S. in 1999.

RUMBLE IN THE BRONX and SUPERCOP were released in the U.S. in 1996.

That's pretty much all you need to know.
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Rushmore didn't come out in 1999.


and I guess I will vote for 1999 as well.
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Just going by what you've got listed there, I'm gonna say 1999 for me.
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1999. Not even a contest really.
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All screenings at the Oldham 8 Theater, except as noted:

1995
Batman Forever (6/16, Showcase Cinemas)
Powder (11/4) bomb
GoldenEye (11/17 & 11/24) (lost half a point for my being bored during the tank chase)
Toy Story (11/26 & 12/1)
Jumanji (12/16) bomb

1996
Grumpier Old Men (1/6)
Mr. Holland's Opus (2/9)
(not sure I'd rate it that highly today; I haven't seen it since)
Muppet Treasure Island (2/16 & 2/18)
Down Periscope (3/15) bomb
Happy Gilmore (3/15)
Diabolique (3/22) (I think I rate it more from having liked it than it being good; I'd have to re-watch it to know what I think these days)
Sgt. Bilko (3/29) bomb
Executive Decision (4/5)
The Quest (4/26 & 5/3) (pretty bad, really, but for some reason I absolutely loved it)
Twister (5/10) (hokey love story notwithstanding, it was exactly as advertised: great fun)
Celtic Pride (5/12) bomb
Mission: Impossible (5/24)
Spy Hard (5/24)
Dragonheart (5/31) (loses 1 star for David Thewlis being so distractingly ugly)
The Rock (6/10) (sheer fun)
Eraser (6/21)
The Nutty Professor (6/28) (I'm almost ashamed of how much I laughed at this)
Independence Day (7/2) (gaping plot holes aside, it's just great fun from the era when Will Smith was still fun to watch)
Kingpin (7/26)
Escape from L.A. (8/18) (and no, I still haven't seen Escape from New York)
The Island of Dr. Moreau (8/23)
Space Jam (11/15)
Beavis and Butt-head Do America (11/20) (which really surprised me, as I did not particularly care for the TV series)
Star Trek: First Contact (11/22 & 11/29)
Mars Attacks! (12/13)

1997
(forthcoming)
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Films released in 1995

The American President
Apollo 13
Assassins
Batman Forever
Before Sunrise
The Brady Bunch Movie
The Bridges of Madison County
The Brothers McMullen
Casino

Crimson Tide
Dead Man Walking
Desperado
Die Hard with a Vengeance
Father of the Bride Part II
First Knight
Get Shorty
GoldenEye
Grumpier Old Men
Heat
Higher Learning walked out
Johnny Mnemonic walked out
Judge Dredd
Leaving Las Vegas
Mighty Aphrodite

The Net
Nine Months
Nixon
Othello
Outbreak
The Quick and the Dead
Rumble in the Bronx
Sabrina
Se7en
Showgirls
Species
Tank Girl
To Die For
Toy Story
Twelve Monkeys

Under Siege 2: Dark Territory
The Usual Suspects
Virtuosity
Waterworld
Welcome to the Dollhouse

Films released in 1996

The Arrival
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
The Birdcage

Bottle Rocket
Broken Arrow
The Cable Guy
The Craft
Dragonheart
Eraser
Everyone Says I Love You
Executive Decision
Fargo
Flirting with Disaster
The Frighteners

From Dusk Till Dawn
The Ghost and the Darkness
Ghosts of Mississippi
Girl 6
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Independence Day
The Island of Dr. Moreau
Lone Star
The Long Kiss Goodnight
Mars Attacks!
Mission: Impossible
Mothe
r
My Fellow Americans
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie
The Nutty Professor
One Fine Day
The People vs. Larry Flynt
The Phantom
The Rock
Rumble in the Bronx
Romeo + Juliet
She's the One
Shine
Sleepers
Sling Blade
Space Jam
Star Trek: First Contact
Swingers

That Thing You Do!
Thinner
A Time to Kill
Tin Cup
The Trigger Effect
Twister

Films released in 1997

Absolute Power
Air Force One
Alien Resurrection
Amistad
Anastasia
The Apostle
As Good as It Gets
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Batman & Robin fell asleep
Bean
Boogie Nights
Chasing Amy
Con Air
Conspiracy Theory
Contact
Cop Land
Deconstructing Harry
Donnie Brasco

Event Horizon
Face/Off
The Fifth Element
Fools Rush In
The Full Monty
Gattaca

Good Will Hunting
Grosse Pointe Blank
Hercules
The Ice Storm
The Jackal
Jackie Brown
Kundun
L.A. Confidential
A Life Less Ordinary
Lost Highway

The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Men in Black
Mimic
Money Talks
My Best Friend's Wedding
Operation Condor
Orgazmo
Out to Sea
Private Parts
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion fell asleep
Seven Years in Tibet
She's So Lovely
Spawn
Star Wars Trilogy (Special Edition)
Starship Troopers
That Old Feeling
Titanic
Tomorrow Never Dies
Vegas Vacation
Wag the Dog

Films released in 1998

A Simple Plan
Antz

Apt Pupil
Armageddon
The Avengers fell asleep
Babe: Pig in the City
The Big Hit
The Big Lebowski
Blade
Blues Brothers 2000
Bride of Chucky
A Bug's Life
Celebrity
Dark City
Dr. Dolittle
Enemy of the State
Elizabeth
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Gods and Monsters
Godzilla
Great Expectations
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
Happiness
He Got Game

The Horse Whisperer
Hurlyburly film broke and wasn't fixed in 5 minutes so I left
The Impostors
Krippendorf's Tribe
Lethal Weapon 4
Living Out Loud
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Lost in Space
The Mask of Zorro
The Mighty
Mighty Joe Young
Mulan
The Negotiator
Next Stop Wonderland
The Newton Boys
The Odd Couple II
Orgazmo
Out of Sight
Pecker
Pi
Pleasantville
Psycho (remake)
The Prince of Egypt
Rounders
Ronin
Run Lola Run (Lola rennt)
Rushmore
Saving Private Ryan

Shakespeare in Love
The Siege
Sliding Doors
Sphere
Star Trek: Insurrection
Stepmom
There's Something About Mary
The Thin Red Line
The Truman Show
Vampires
Velvet Goldmine
Very Bad Things

The Waterboy
The Wedding Singer
What Dreams May Come
The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit
The X-Files (film)
You've Got Mail
Zero Effect

Films released in 1999

8mm
10 Things I Hate About You
The 13th Warrior
American Beauty
American Pie
Analyze This

Arlington Road
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Being John Malkovich
Big Daddy
Blast from the Past
The Blair Witch Project
Bowfinger
Boys Don't Cry
Bringing Out the Dead
The Cider House Rules
Cradle Will Rock

Cruel Intentions
Dick
Dogma
Double Jeopardy
EDtv
Election
Entrapment
Eye of the Beholder
Eyes Wide Shut
Fantasia 2000
Fight Club
For Love of the Game
Galaxy Quest
The Green Mile
The Haunting
Lake Placid
Life
Love Stinks
Magnolia
Man on the Moon

The Matrix
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
Mickey Blue Eyes
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Mod Squad
Mumford
The Mummy
Muppets from Space
The Muse
Mystery Men
Never Been Kissed
Notting Hill
Office Space
Payback
Pushing Tin
Runaway Bride
The Sixth Sense
Sleepy Hollow
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Tea With Mussolini
The Thomas Crown Affair
Three Kings
Topsy-Turvy
Toy Story 2
Wild Wild West
Wing Commander
The World Is Not Enough

____________________________________________________________

My God! I've seen a lot of sh*t in the theater.

Mainly I was curious if I could remember everything I have seen in the theater, rather than rating. Maybe I will try for my entire life at some point. There may still be a few missing. Like Your Friends & Neighbors from 1998. Wasn't in Wikipedia, but I know I saw it that year. Where's the Touch Of Evil re-release I saw that year too? If the Star Wars SE's are on the list, that should be as well. Anyway, I expect this is about 98% complete for me.

What's the best year for movies in my opinion? I gotta think about it a while.

And by the way, Giles, did you keep all those ticket stubs? Or is that from memory?!?!

Last edited by MBoyd; 08-25-09 at 12:15 AM. Reason: To bold and italicize the movies that I really really liked and find a year. Oh and deleted a few that I remembered seeing on
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1999 by a decent margin. I went through Wiki's lists of films released per year and just made a quick count of the films in each year that I enjoyed/found memorable. 1999 won with 24 counts. 1997 was 2nd place with 19.

1995 was decent, but 1996 and 1998 were glacial.
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Scrolling through those wikipedia lists, I'm amazed at how many films I saw in the theaters, most of them terrible. Congo? Bullet Proof? Dracula: Dead and Loving It? Ugh! I had terrible taste as a teenager. It's funny, looking back on it - back then, going to the movies was just something to do. Whether or not the film in question was actually worthwhile wasn't really an issue. I've really tailed off in my theatrical viewings. Back then, I'd see a couple dozen films in theaters a year. This decade, I've probably seen 9 or 10 new releases total.
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Scrolling through those wikipedia lists, I'm amazed at how many films I saw in the theaters, most of them terrible. Congo? Bullet Proof? Dracula: Dead and Loving It? Ugh! I had terrible taste as a teenager. It's funny, looking back on it - back then, going to the movies was just something to do. Whether or not the film in question was actually worthwhile wasn't really an issue. I've really tailed off in my theatrical viewings. Back then, I'd see a couple dozen films in theaters a year. This decade, I've probably seen 9 or 10 new releases total.
This is why Hollywood films are so geared to the teenage audience. People 16-20 may not go as much as we used to, but they do go a lot more than we do now.

Same here, though. A whole group of us would routinely migrate to the theatre on weekends and sometimes 2-4 times a week during summer vacations. Now, I barely get to a theatre once in a month, if even.
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Rushmore didn't come out in 1999.
It was limited in '98 and expanded in '99... I remember because I saw it the first week it was out, which was also on the opening night of Office Space.
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Looks like 1999 wins for me. 27 films that I felt were at least above average to me. Would I own all of them on DVD? No. Have my tastes changed. Yeah.
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And by the way, Giles, did you keep all those ticket stubs? Or is that from memory?!?!
for the movies I wikied them, remembering the theatres, that's memory (I retain random stuff like that).
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Just thought of another real winner I saw in 1997 that's not listed - B*A*P*S ugh . . .

Hmm . . . and I know I saw Happy Texas also. Not on Wiki either.

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Just thought of another real winner I saw in 1997 that's not listed - B*A*P*S ugh . . .

Hmm . . . and I know I saw Happy Texas also. Not on Wiki either.

ugh as in 'not good' ?

yeah, 'Happy' was 1999
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I'm not gonna participate in ranking movies at the moment, but I had some fun taking a trip down memory lane by looking at all those movies that came out back in the day:

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You may find this helpful to remember everything you saw:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_of_years_in_film
However, and I might as well quote Kanye on this, "The Wiki doesn't care about black and latino people!"

Some movies that are missing from those lists:

The Show
Hav Plenty
(Underrated)
Tales From The Hood
Mi Familia
Rhyme and Reason
The Perez Family
The Players Club

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Players Club was terrible.
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Players Club was terrible.
No argument. LisaRaye was always ugly to me anyway.

BTW (Regarding those black/latino movies again) I could've sworn that I Like It Like That was a '95-'96 movie, but IMDB says it was '94. Hmmph.
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Their marketing / brown guilt still gets me to want to see them (stuff like El Cantante or Illegal Tender). But I know they're stupid so I largely am able to resist them.

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It was limited in '98 and expanded in '99... I remember because I saw it the first week it was out, which was also on the opening night of Office Space.
I stand halfway corrected. One more reason to vote 1999.
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well this explains B*A*P*S glaring omission! And yes "ugh" because that may be one of the worst films I have ever seen in the theater.

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I'm not gonna participate in ranking movies at the moment, but I had some fun taking a trip down memory lane by looking at all those movies that came out back in the day:



However, and I might as well quote Kanye on this, "The Wiki doesn't care about black and latino people!"

Some movies that are missing from those lists:

The Show
Hav Plenty
(Underrated)
Tales From The Hood
Mi Familia
Rhyme and Reason
The Perez Family
The Players Club

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Re: Rank 'Em as You Saw 'Em: Late 1990s

I'm going by Box Office Mojo's yearly lists. They only list the Top 50 (and I've seen more than what I'm listing), but it clearly shows how awful my tastes were when I was younger. I've seen a lot of shit theatrically, both in my younger days and now.

1995: [10 years old]
Batman Forever
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Goldeneye
Jumanji
Casper
Congo
Mortal Kombat
Babe
The Brady Bunch Movie
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (thanks Mom)

1996: [11 years old]
Independence Day
Twister
Mission: Impossible
Ransom
The Nutty Professor
Phenomenon
The First Wives Club (thanks again Mom)
Scream
Space Jam
The Cable Guy
Mars Attacks!
Matilda
Daylight

1997: [12 years old]
Titanic
Men In Black
The Lost World
Liar Liar
Good Will Hunting
Tomorrow Never Dies
George of the Jungle
Scream 2
Flubber
I Know What You Did Last Summer
Dante's Peak
Anaconda
In & Out
Jungle 2 Jungle
Spawn
Starship Troopers
Volcano
Bean

1998: [13 years old]
Armageddon
There's Something About Mary
The Waterboy
Deep Impact
Godzilla
The Rugrats Movie
Stepmom (thanks again Mom, goddamnit)
The Wedding Singer
Blade
Lost in Space
Halloween: H20
Small Soldiers
The Faculty

1999: [14 years old]
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
The Sixth Sense
Austin Powers in The Spy Who Shagged Me
The Matrix
Big Daddy
The Blair Witch Project
The Green Mile
The World Is Not Enough
Analyze This
American Pie
Sleepy Hollow
The Haunting
Deep Blue Sea
She's All That
Three Kings
South Park - Bigger, Longer and Uncut
House on Haunted Hill

Yeah, by far, 1999; just based off the lists above.
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