highly commended           

The following films we considered to be major achievements in Cinema from the 1990s, which deserve to be seen and re-seen by future generations.  However in a top ten, there is unfortunately only room for ten.

 beau travail (Claire Denis, 1999)

la ceremonie (Claude Chabrol, 1995)

chungking express (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994)

clerks (Kevin Smith, 1994)

 close up (Abbas Kiarostami, 1991)

  ed wood (Tim Burton, 1994)

   the eel (Shohei Imamura, 1997)

     glengarry glen ross (James Foley, 1993)

        goodfellas (Martin Scorcese, 1990)

             he got game (Spike Lee, 1999)

                   hard boiled (John Woo, 1992)

                          jackie brown (Quentin Tarantino, 1997)

                              king of new york (Abel Ferrara, 1990)

                                lone star (John Sayles, 1996)

                                 miller's crossing (Coen Bros, 1991)

                                 out of sight (Steven Soderbergh, 1998)

                                quiz show (Robert Redford, 1996)

                              schindler's list (Steven Spielberg, 1992)

                          sonatine (Takeshi Kitano, 1993)

                     unforgiven (Clint Eastwood, 1992)

              the usual suspects (Bryan Singer, 1995)

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