The Birdcage (Mike Nichols) Breaking the Waves (Lars von Trier) Chungking Express (Wong Kar-wai) Emma (Douglas McGrath) Everyone Says I Love You (Woody Allen) Fargo (The Coen Bros.) Flirting with Disaster (David O. Russell) The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise) Romeo + Juliet (Baz Luhrmann) Secrets & Lies (Mike Leigh)
1. Fargo (Coen bros) 2. Trainspotting (Danny Boyle) 3. Breaking The Waves (Lars Von Trier) 4. Secrets & Lies (Mike Leigh) 5. Citizen Ruth (Alexander Payne) 6. Scream (Wes Craven) 7. Hard Eight (Paul Thomas Anderson) 8. Everyone Says I Love You (Woody Allen) 9. The People vs. Larry Flynt (Miloš Forman) 10. Mars Attacks! (Tim Burton)
Alphabetical order: Basquiat The Crucible The Funeral Jerry Maguire The People vs. Larry Flynt Set It Off Sleepers Sling Blade A Time to Kill The War At Home
Honorable mentions: Ponette, Fargo, Extreme Measures, Freeway, Birdcage, Happy Gilmore, The Arrival, Lone Star, Cable Guy, Kingpin, That Thing You Do, Mission Impossible, Beautiful Girls, English Patient, I Shot Andy Warhol, Whole Wide World etc. a lot of great stuff.
• Breaking the Waves (Trier) • A Moment of Innocence (M. Makhmalbaf) • La Bouche de Jean Pierre (Hadžihalilović) • Trainspotting (Boyle) • Cremaster 1 (Barney) • Fargo (Coens) • Bound (Wachowskis) • The Watermelon Woman (Dunye) • Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (Nair) • The Cable Guy (Stiller)
this was my birth year but I am really behind in exploring what it had to offer. The top four listed are the only ones I am crazy about, and the others are 7/10s.