TOP 5 FILMS: 1995-1999

by Not Friends Cinema Club

Dear All, ⁣

As you may know, Will and I do not get along on many things. You may also notice we don’t converse and collaborate much, however this is our first attempt to rectify that. We have decided to release our lists for Top 5 Films from the years 1995-1999, comparing and discussing the differences in opinions like adults. Today, I (Max) will post mine, and on Thursday, Will will post his. Reluctantly, here is the first of our joint series. ⁣

The second half of the 1990s was an important part of my life. Because I was born during it. Of all the many films released between ’95-’99, these 5 are the most important to me for sentimental reasons. I could argue that most of these are loosely placed somewhere in my top 10 of all time, and I don’t think that’s a coincidence. The mid/late-90s was a period of safety and stability for many, and I find that most of these films perfectly establish the unfamiliar contrast of simple people with complex issues, embodying the desire for meaning and worth that was so apparent in the 1990s (if you disagree with this, 𝘈𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘉𝘦𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘺 (𝟷𝟿𝟿𝟿) is my rebuttal). It’s a vastly interesting and wholly personal topic, and these films hold more idiosyncratic value than merely objective observations, hence why they aren’t just five films that I’ve rated 5 stars. So, without further ado, here is my 𝘛𝘰𝘱 𝟻: 𝟷𝟿𝟿𝟻-𝟷𝟿𝟿𝟿. ⁣

#1. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘛𝘳𝘶𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘚𝘩𝘰𝘸 (𝟷𝟿𝟿𝟾)⁣
Dir. Peter Weir ⁣
Prod. Scott Rudin, Andrew Niccol, Edward S. Feldmen, Adam Schroeder ⁣
Writ. Andrew Niccol ⁣

#2. 𝘉𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘑𝘰𝘩𝘯 𝘔𝘢𝘭𝘬𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘩 (𝟷𝟿𝟿𝟿) ⁣
Dir. Spike Jonze ⁣
Prod. Michael Stipe, Vincent Landay, Steve Golin, Sandy Stern⁣
Writ. Charlie Kaufman ⁣

#3. 𝘍𝘢𝘳𝘨𝘰 (𝟷𝟿𝟿𝟼) ⁣
Dir. Joel Coen ⁣
Prod. Ethan Coen ⁣
Writ. Coen Brothers ⁣

#4. 𝘙𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘰 & 𝘑𝘶𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘵 (𝟷𝟿𝟿𝟼) ⁣
Dir. Baz Luhrmann⁣
Prod. Baz Luhrmann ⁣
Writ. Craig Pearce (screenplay) ⁣

#5. 𝘒𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 & 𝘚𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 (𝟷𝟿𝟿𝟻) ⁣
Dir. Noah Baumbach ⁣
Prod. Joel Castleberg ⁣
Writ. Noah Baumbach⁣

 

Warm regards, ⁣

M. ⁣