Home Movie Library – 1990’s

The 1990’s. The end of the Cold War and the beginning of an economic boom. The film industry reflects this commodity. The blockbuster continues on a steadfast motion. CGI reaches a new pinnacle in technical advancement with its popularity still a formidable force today. A renaissance in animation as Toy Story treads new ground. However, this is also the decade of independent filmmaking: Quentin Tarantino, Paul Thomas Anderson, Richard Linklater, Whit Stillman, Alexander Payne, Wes Anderson, etc. But a curveball would change the trajectory of a course whose tide we’re still riding today, and it isn’t stopping anytime soon: The Internet.

Overseas, Asia bursts with an unparalleled creative energy. China raises to international ranks with the Fifth Generation Film Movement that had begun the decade before (Zhang Yimou, Chen Kaige, Tian Zhuangzhuang). Taiwan introduces Ang Lee, while Hong Kong ascends then declines. But fortunately Wong Kar-wai didn’t get the memo. In Iran, Kiarostami leads the Middle East’s own rising artistic industry. Denmark gets dogmatic and Australia hangs up its go-for-broke style for glamour and glitter. Mike Leigh shakes things up in the U.K. and New Zealand prospers like it rarely has before. Then in France, old masters still go strong (Chabrol, Rivette, Rohmer), but now rub elbows with newcomers who got their feet wet in the 80’s (Carax, Denis, etc.). And this is just scratching the international cinema surface!

An Angel at My Table (Campion, Australia/New Zealand/U.K., 1990): Criterion Collection
1990 An Angel at my Table

Close-Up (Kiarostami, Iran, 1990): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
1990 Close Up 2

Days of Being Wild (Kar-wai, Hong Kong, 1990): Kino Video
1990 Days of Being Wild

Edward Scissorhands (Burton, U.S.A., 1990): 20th Century Fox
1990 Edward Scissorhands

Goodfellas (Scorsese, U.S.A., 1990): WB
1990 Goodfellas

The Grifters (Frears, U.S.A., 1990): Miramax
1990 The Grifters

Life is Sweet (Leigh, U.K., 1990): Criterion Collection
1990 Life is Sweet

The Match Factory Girl (Kaurismäki, Finland, 1990): Criterion Collection – Eclipse Series
1990 The Match Factory Girl

Metropolitan (Stillman, U.S.A., 1990): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
1990 Metropolitan

Miller’s Crossing (Coen Brothers, U.S.A., 1990): 20th Century Fox
1990 Miller's Crossing

Mountains of the Moon (Rafelson, U.S.A., 1990): Artisan Entertainment
Land der schwarzen Sonne

Reversal of Fortune (Schroeder, U.S.A., 1990): WB
1990 Reversal of Fortune

The Sheltering Sky (Bertolucci, Italy/U.K., 1990): WB
1990 The Sheltering Sky

A Tale of Springtime (Rohmer, France, 1990): MGM DVD
1990 A Tale of Springtime

Vincent and Theo (Altman, U.S.A., 1990): MGM DVD
1990 Vincent and Theo

Les Amants du Pont Neuf (Carax, France, 1991): Lionsgate
1991 The Lovers of the Bridge

Barton Fink (Coen Brothers, U.S.A., 1991): 20th Century Fox
1991 Barton Fink

La Belle Noiseuse (Rivette, France/Switzerland, 1990): New Yorker Video
1991 La Belle Noiseuse

The Doors (Stone, U.S.A., 1991): Lionsgate
1991 The Doors

The Double Life of Véronique (Kieslowski, Poland/France/Norway, 1991): Criterion Collection
1991 The Double Life of Veronique

The Hours and Times (Münch, U.S.A., 1991): Choices Inc.
1991 The Hours and Times

JFK (Stone, U.S.A., 1991): WB
1991 JFK

My Own Private Idaho (Van Sant, U.S.A., 1991): Criterion Collection
1991 My Own Private Idaho

Raise the Red Lantern (Yimou, China, 1991): MGM World Films
1991 Raise the Red Lantern

The Silence of the Lambs (Demme, U.S.A., 1991): MGM DVD
1991 The Silence of the Lambs

Slacker (Linklater, U.S.A., 1991): Criterion Collection
1991 Slacker

Thelma and Loiuse (Scott, U.S.A., 1991): MGM DVD
1991 Thelma and Louise

The Crying Game (Jordan, U.K./Japan, 1992): Miramax
1992 The Crying Game

Howards End (Ivory, U.K., 1992): Criterion Collection
1992 Howards End

Husbands and Wives (Allen, U.S.A., 1992): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
1992 Husbands and Wives

Hyènes (Mambéty, Senegal, 1992): Kino Video
1992 Hyenes

The Last of the Mohicans (Mann, U.S.A., 1992): 20th Century Fox
1992 The Last of the Mohicans

The Long Day Closes (Davies, U.K., 1992): Blu-ray and Standard Criterion Collection
1992 The Long day Closes

Malcolm X (Lee, U.S.A., 1992): WB
1992 Malcolm X

The Player (Altman, U.S.A., 1992): New Line Home Video
1992 The Player

Reservoir Dogs (Tarantino, U.S.A., 1992): Blu-ray Lionsgate
1992 Reesrvoir Dogs

Strictly Ballroom (Luhrmann, Australia, 1992): Miramax
1992 Strictly Ballroom

Unforgiven (Eastwood, U.S.A., 1992): WB
1992 Unforgiven

The Age of Innocence (Scorsese, U.S.A., 1993): Columbia Pictures
le temps de l'innocence

Three Colors: Blue (Kieslowski, France/Poland/Switzerland, 1993): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
1993 Blue

Dazed and Confused (Linklater, U.S.A., 1993): Criterion Collection
1993 Dazed and Confused

Farewell My Concubine (Kaige, Hong Kong, 1993): Miramax Classics
1993 Farewell My Concubine

Groundhog Day (Ramis, U.S.A., 1993): Columbia Pictures
1993 Groundhog Day 2

Naked (Leigh, U.K., 1993): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
1993 Naked

The Piano (Campion, New Zealand/Australia/France, 1993): Blu-ray Miramax
1993 The Piano 2

The Puppetmaster (Hsiao-Hsien, Taiwan, 1993): Fox Lorber
1993 The Puppetmaster

The Remains of the Day (Ivory, U.K., 1993): Columbia Pictures
1996 The Remains of the Day 2

The Scent of Green Papaya (Hung, France, 1993): Lorber Films
1993 The Scent of Green Papaya

Schindler’s List (Spielberg, U.S.A., 1993): Universal
1993 Schindler's List

Short Cuts (Altman, U.S.A., 1993): Criterion Collection
1993 Short Cuts

The Snapper (Frears, Ireland, 1993): Miramax
1993 The Snapper

The Wedding Banquet (Lee, Taiwan, 1993): MGM DVD
1993 The Wedding Banquet

Bullets Over Broadway (Allen, U.S.A., 1994): Miramax
1994 Bullets Over Broadway

Chungking Express (Kar-wai, Hong Kong, 1994): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
1994 Chungking Express

Crumb (Zwigoff, U.S.A., 1994): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
1994 Crumb

Eat Drink Man Woman (Lee, Taiwan, 1994): MGM World Films
1994 Eat Drink Man Woman

Ed Wood (Burton, U.S.A., 1994): Touchstone Home Entertainment
1994 Ed Wood

Forrest Gump (Zemeckis, U.S.A., 1994): Blu-ray Paramount Pictures
1994 Forrest Gump

Heavenly Creatures (Jackson, New Zealand, 1994): Blu-ray Miramax
1994 Heavenly Creatures

Hoop Dreams (James, U.S.A., 1994): Criterion Collection
1994 Hoop Dreams

Nobody’s Fool (Benton, U.S.A., 1994): Paramount
1994 Nobody's Fool

Pulp Fiction (Tarantino, U.S.A., 1994): Miramax
1994 Pulp Fiction

Quiz Show (Redford, U.S.A., 1994): Hollywood Pictures Home Entertainment
1994 Quiz Show

Three Colors: Red (Kieslowski, France/Poland/Switzerland, 1994): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
Three Colours Red Films Movies

The Shawshank Redemption (Darabont, U.S.A., 1994): WB
1994 The Shawshank Redemption

Three Colors: White (Kieslowski, France/Poland/Switzerland, 1994): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
1994 White

Before Sunrise (Linklater, U.S.A., 1995): WB
1995 Before Sunrise

Casino (Scorsese, U.S.A., 1995): Universal
1995 Casino

La Cérémonie (Chabrol, France/Germany, 1995): Homevision
1995 La Ceremonie

Fallen Angels (Kar-wai, Hong Kong, 1995): Kino International
1995 Fallen Angels

Get Shorty (Sonnenfeld, U.S.A., 1995): MGM DVD
1995 Get Shorty

La Haine (Kassovitz, France, 1995): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
1995 La Haine

Heat (Mann, U.S.A., 1995): WB
1995 Heat 2

Persuasion (Michell, U.K./U.S.A., 1995): Sony Pictures Classics

Safe (Haynes, U.K./U.S.A., 1995): Sony Pictures
1995 Safe

Sense and Sensibility (Lee, U.K./U.S.A., 1995): Sone Pictures Home Entertainment
1995 Sense and Sensibility

Se7en (Fincher, U.S.A., 1995): New Line Home Video
1995 Seven

To Die For (Van Sant, U.S.A., 1995): Image Entertainment
1995 To Die For

Toy Story (Lasseter, U.S.A., 1995): Pixar
1995 Toy Story

Underground (Kusturica, France/Germany/Hungary/Yugoslavia/Bulgaria, 1995): New Yorker Video
1995 Underground

Bottle Rocket (Anderson, U.S.A., 1996): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
1996 Bottle Rocket

Breaking the Waves (Trier, Denmark, 1996): Artisan Entertainment
1996 Breaking the Waves

Fargo (Coen Brothers, U.S.A., 1996): MGM DVD
1996 Fargo 2

Flirting with Disaster (Russell, U.S.A., 1996): Miramax
1996 Flirting with Disaster

Hard Eight (Anderson, U.S.A., 1996): Columbia Pictures
1996 Hard Eight

Jerry Maguire (Crowe, U.S.A., 1996): Columbia Pictures
1996 Jerry Maguire

Kansas City (Altman, U.S.A., 1996): New Line Home Video
1996 Kansas City

Lone Star (Sayles, U.S.A., 1996): WB
1996 Lone Star

A Moment of Innocence (Makhmalbaf, Iran/France, 1996): New Yorker Video
1996 A Moment of Innocence

Portrait of a Lady (Campion, U.K./U.S.A., 1996): Shout! Factory
1996 The Portrait of a Lady

Secrets and Lies (Leigh, U.K., 1996): 20th Century Fox
1996 Secrets and Lies

Boogie Nights (Anderson, U.S.A., 1997): New Line Home Entertainment
1997 Boogie Nights

The Butcher Boy (Jordan, Ireland/U.S.A., 1997): WB
1997 The Butcher Boy

Happy Together (Kar-wai, Hong Kong, 1997): Blu-ray Kino International
1997 Happy Together 2

The Ice Storm (Lee, U.S.A., 1997): Criterion Collection
1997 The Ice Storm

Jackie Brown (Tarantino, U.S.A., 1997): Miramax
1997 Jackie Brown 2

L.A. Confidential (Hanson, U.S.A., 1997): Blu-ray and Standard WB
1997 L.A. Confidential

Lost Highway (Lynch, U.S.A., 1997): Universal
1997 Lost Highway

Mother and Son (Sokurov, Russia/Germany, 1997): Kino Video
1997 Mother and Son

Taste of Cherry (Kiarostami, Iran, 1996): Criterion Collection
1997 Taste of Cherry

Titanic (Cameron, U.S.A., 1997): Paramount Pictures
1997 Titanic

Affliction (Schrader, U.S.A., 1998): Lionsgate
1998 Affliction

After Life (Koreeda, Japan, 1998): New Yorker Video
1998 After Life

The Big Lebowski (Coen Brothers, U.S.A., 1998): Focus Features
1998 The Big Lebowski

The General (Boorman, Ireland, 1998): Sony Pictures Classics
1998 The General

Flowers of Shanghai (Hsiao-Hsien, Taiwan, 1998): Fox Lorber Films
1998 The Flowers of Shanghai

The Last Days of Disco (Stillman, U.S.A., 1998): Criterion Collection
1998 The Last Days of Disco

Out of Sight (Soderbergh, U.S.A., 1998): Blu-ray Universal
1998 Out of Sight

Pleasantville (Ross, U.S.A., 1998): New Line Home Video
1998 Pleasantville

Rushmore (Anderon, U.S.A., 1998): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
Neu im Kino: Tragikomödie "Rushmore" mit Jason Schwartzman

Saving Private Ryan (Spielberg, U.S.A., 1998): Paramount Pictures
Tom Hanks and others as they appear in SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, 1998.

The Thin Red Line (Malick, U.S.A., 1998): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
1998 The Thin Red Line

Velvet Goldmine (Haynes, U.S.A., 1998): Blu-ray Miramax
1998 Velvet Goldmine

All About my Mother (Almodóvar, Spain/France, 1999): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
1999 All About my Mother

Beau Travail (Denis, France, 1999): New Yorker Films
1999 Beau Travail

Being John Malkovich (Jonze, U.S.A., 1999): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
1999 Being John Malkovich

Cookie’s Fortune (Altman, U.S.A., 1999): Polygram U.S.A., Video
1999 Cookie's Fortune

Election (Payne, U.S.A., 1999): Blu-ray Paramount
1999 Election

Eyes Wide Shut (Kubrick, U.K./U.S.A., 1999): WB

The Insider (Mann, U.S.A., 1999): Touchstone Home Video
1999 The Insider

Magnolia (Anderson, U.S.A., 1999): New Line Home Entertainment
1999 Magnolia

Ride with the Devil (Lee, U.S.A., 1999): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
1999 Ride with the Devil

Rosetta (Dardenne Brothers, France/Belgium, 1999): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
1999 Rosetta

The Straight Story (Lynch, U.S.A., 1999): Walt Disney Home Video (!?)
1999 The Straight Story

Three Kings (Russell, U.S.A., 1999): WB
1999 Three Kings

Topsy-Turvy (Leigh, U.K., 1999): Criterion Collection
1999 Topsy Turvy

The Wind Will Carry Us (Kiarostami, Iran, 1999): New Yorker Video
1999 The Wind Will Carry Us