IMDB' Top 15 of Last 15


So many good movies, so little time.
The Staff at IMDB celebrating their 15th anniversary picked their Top 15 Movies of the last 15 Years.

1 Fight Club (1999)
2 The Matrix (1999)
3 Pulp Fiction (1994)
4 The Usual Suspects (1995)
5 The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
6 Goodfellas (1990)
7 Memento (2000)
8 Fargo (1996)
9 The Sixth Sense (1999)
10 L.A. Confidential (1997)
11 Schindler's List (1993)
12 Mulholland Dr. (2001)
13 Cidade de Deus (2002)
14 Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001)
15 American Beauty (1999)

What do you think was their worst pick. Their Best. And what are your top 15?

"Those are my principles. If you don't like them I have others."- Groucho Marx

So many good movies, so little time.
Their Best : Goodfellas
Their Worst : Fight Club

My Top 15:
1. Unforgiven (1992)
2. Goodfellas (1990)
3. Fargo (1996)
4. Schindler's List (1993)
5. Pulp Fiction (1994)
6. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
7. Last of the Mohicans(1992)
8. L.A. Confidential (1997)
9. Kill Bill (1 + 2) (2003-04)
10. True Romance (1993)
11. Miller's Crossing (1990)
12. Black Robe (1991)
13. The Apostle (1997)
14. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
15. Memento (2000)

Can we try with real bullets now?
No way would I put Fight Club as the #1 movie in the past fifteen years
and I thought The Usual Suspects was highly overrated

My Top 15 of the Last 15

1. Goodfellas (1990)
2. Pulp Fiction (1994)
3. City of God (2002)
4. Trainspotting (1996)
5. Old Boy (2003)
6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
7. Magnolia (1999)
8. Spirited Away (2001)
9. Lost in Translation (2003)
10. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
11. The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
12. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
13. Moulin Rouge (2001)
14. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
15. American Beauty (1999)
Have you ever danced with the Devil in the pale moonlight?

There are some good movies on that list and some not so great ones. The best on there are Fight Club and Memento, worst is Shawshank. I haven't seen Schindler's List (and don't intend to) or Cidade de Deus (Intend to). A few respectable ones I'm just luke warm on (Goodfellas mainly) and a lot of decent films that wouldn't be anywhere close to my top 15.

1 Limbo
2 Vanya on 42nd Street
3 No Such Thing
4 Prospero's Books
5 The Blade
6 Fallen Angels
7 The Eel
8 Short Cuts
9 The Ninth Gate
10 Sweet and Lowdown
11 Monsters, Inc.
12 Blair Witch Project
13 Glengarry Glen Ross
14 Minbo
15 Faust

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best: not sure. a few of em could be argued as #1, but Schindlers list, Fight Club, Goodfellas, Fargo, Shawshank Redemption... all great movies.

worst: Matrix - I really think its a much better story and plot than actual movie. the story is amazing. its very capturing and thought provoking... But having said that, the movie IMO is a bit crappy. cheesy one-liner kind of stuff covered with cutting edge special effects. more emphasis on visual appeal, less on acting and dialogue. Keanu Reeves isnt any where near Oscar worthy either... I think a movie with so much depth in the story line could be so much better, so much more mysterious, so much darker, so much richer, eh just better altogether... they should have shied away from the whole popcorn action flick approach IMO... also, even if it were considered greatness I think its way too high on that list.

Not trying to ruffle any feathers guys, like I said, I think its an amazing story... just giving my .02

top 15: dont have one

There are some good and bad movies on IMDB's list… but also a few I haven't even seen yet…

From what I have seen:

Their worst - The Sixth Sense
Their best - The Shawshank Redemption

01. The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
02. Braveheart (1995)
03. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
04. Léon (1994)
05. Skins (2002)
06. Dead Man (1995)
07. In the Name of the Father (1993)
08. Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
09. Rabbit Proof Fence (2002)
10. Trainspotting (1996)
11. Amélie (2001)
12. Smoke Signals (1998)
13. Rob Roy (1995)
14. Paradise Road (1997)
15. Some Mother's Son (1996)
You never know what is enough, until you know what is more than enough.
~William Blake ~

AiSv Nv wa do hi ya do...
(Walk in Peace)

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All i know is that Lines's list is superb . They only thing that would've made it more bizarre would've been the omission of Monsters Inc .


These lists are too limiting anyway. How about...

A list of the best 15 films, of the last 15 years, to be enjoyed while in one of 15 distinct emotional states?

The states could be...

1) Supine
2) Churlish
3) Floppy
4) Alert
5) Peaked
6) Irritated
7) Fretful
8) Ropey
9) Balanced
10) Zinging
11) Choppy
12) Resentful
13) Enraptured
14) Picky
15) Asleep

All we'd have to do is pick 15 films for each state.

C'mon. It'd be a challenge
Virtual Reality chatter on a movie site? Got endless amounts of it here. Reviews over here

Worst: The Sixth Sense
Best: Goodfellas

I find it extremely difficult to choose 15 since there were very many movies I enjoyed but here goes:

1. Goodfellas
2. Pulp Fiction
3. Hoop Dreams
4. Amores Perros
5. Almost Famous
6. Princess Mononoke
7. Hero
8. Magnolia
9. Silence of the Lambs
10. Memento
11. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
12. The Matrix
13.Life Is Beautiful
14. Unforgiven
15. Dark City

Honorable mention: Lord of the Rings

I am having a nervous breakdance
Well, to me Fight Club is one of the absolutly most overrated movies during the past 15 years but at the same time I can understand that it's number one.

Their best choice? I don't know, there's certainly no surprises on the list but it's an even beard between Mulholland Dr., Cidade de Deus and Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi.

My list would be something like:

The Thin Red Line
Mulholland Dr.
Cidade de Deus
The Big Lebowski
****ing Ĺmĺl
The Apostle
Hoop Dreams
Mies vailla menneisyyttä

It's impossible to make a list with just 15 so I excluded some more obvious ones like Goodfellas and Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
The novelist does not long to see the lion eat grass. He realizes that one and the same God created the wolf and the lamb, then smiled, "seeing that his work was good".


They had temporarily escaped the factories, the warehouses, the slaughterhouses, the car washes - they'd be back in captivity the next day but
now they were out - they were wild with freedom. They weren't thinking about the slavery of poverty. Or the slavery of welfare and food stamps. The rest of us would be all right until the poor learned how to make atom bombs in their basements.

their best pick was pulp fiction ( even though i'd rather be skinned alive than watch it for the 25th time ), worst pick, fight club
here's my list in no particular order:
1.princess mononoke
2.pulp fiction
3.kill bill
5.gegen die wand
6.turtles can fly
7.todo sobre mi madre
8.hable con ella
10.donnie darko
11.the matrix vita e bella
13.american beauty
15.the return
oh who am i kidding, there's no way i could pick only 15 films in the last 15 years, there's at least 40 films of equal quality to those i mentioned: the others, the sea within, forrest gump, hero, musa the warrior, being john malkovich, eternal sunshine...,crouching tiger hidden dragon,die untergang, trainspotting, amorres perros, y tu mama tambien, ciudade de deus...bla bla bla...the list goes on and on...

A system of cells interlinked
Worst - Memento
Best - Mulholland Drive/Goodfellas

Memento is a nice gimmick, but relys a bit to much on it's structure, as the actual story is a tad weak. I like the film, and own it, but wouldn't put it in the top 15.

My list, which is just thrown together, because I also feel it's too tough to complile just 15 films over an entire 15 year period...

Mulholland Drive
American Beauty
Eyes Wide Shut
Pulp Fiction
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Miller's Crossing
12 Monkeys
Barton Fink
Last of the Mohicans

And like Adidasss said, the list goes on.....
"There’s absolutely no doubt you can be slightly better tomorrow than you are today." - JBP

Here to support the villians.......
Fight Club is overrated and should never have been no.1

Worst: The Sixth sense

Best: Goodfellas and The Usual suspects

My Top 15
1. Goodfellas
2. The Usual Suspects
3. Leon
4. Se7en
5. Reservoir dogs
6. L.A Confidential
7. The Matrix
8. Batman Begins
9. Heat
10. Magnolia
11. Swingers
12. The Fugitive
13. Pulp Fiction
14. Shawshank Redemption
15. Trainspotting.
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist

Premiere Magazine did something similar a few years back for their fifteenth anniversary. The corresponding thread can be found HERE.

My own top fifteen for 1990-2005 would look something like...

1. GoodFellas (1990 - Scorsese)
2. Unforgiven (1993 - Eastwood)
3. Miller's Crossing (1990 - Coen Bros.)
4. Dancer in the Dark (2000 - Lars von Trier)
5. Amélie (2001 - Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
6. Fearless (1993 - Peter Weir)
7. Dogville (2004 - Lars von Trier)
8. A Perfect World (1993 - Eastwood)
9. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004 - Michel Gondry)
10. Rushmore (1998 - Wes Anderson)
11. Eyes Wide Shut (1999 - Kubrick)
12. Hamlet (1996 - Branagh)
13. Talk to Her (2002 - Pedro Almodóvar)
14. Wonder Boys (2000 - Curtis Hanson)
15. Lost in Translation (2004 - Sofia Coppola)
"Film is a disease. When it infects your bloodstream it takes over as the number one hormone. It bosses the enzymes, directs the pineal gland, plays Iago to your psyche. As with heroin, the antidote to Film is more Film." - Frank Capra

So many good movies, so little time.
Originally Posted by Lester Burnham
13. Raiders of the lost Ark
Raiders was in 1981 and Godfather was in 1972.

Originally Posted by Lester Burnham
My Top 15
3. The Godfather
And you couldn't possibly have meant The Godfather Part III there in your three spot, could you?!?

1990 to 2005 is the release criteria.

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I never could get the hang of Thursdays.
Last 15 years, hmm...

1. The Matrix
2. Moulin Rouge
3. Lost in Translation
4. Breaking the Waves
5. Show Me Love (F***ing Amal)
6. Fight Club
7. Sense and Sensibility
8. City of God
9. American Beauty
10. Donnie Darko
11. Quills
12. Strictly Ballroom
13. Thelma and Louise
14. Strange Days
15. The Crow

Originally Posted by uconjack
1 Fight Club (1999)
2 The Matrix (1999)
3 Pulp Fiction (1994)
4 The Usual Suspects (1995)
5 The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
6 Goodfellas (1990)
7 Memento (2000)
8 Fargo (1996)
9 The Sixth Sense (1999)
10 L.A. Confidential (1997)
11 Schindler's List (1993)
12 Mulholland Dr. (2001)
13 Cidade de Deus (2002)
14 Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001)
15 American Beauty (1999)
Based on what I have seen - and I haven't seen half of these movies, mind you -- their worst choice was The Matrix. Their best was Pulp Fiction.

Sexy's Top 15 from 1990-2005 (but in no particular order):
Fight Club
Pulp Fiction
Kill Bill Vol. 1
American Beauty
I Heart Huckabees
Wes Craven's New Nightmare
Wonder Boys
Mrs. Doubtfire
The Matrix Reloaded
Basic Instinct
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Girls Will Be Girls

By my count 1990 would be a 16th year, otherwise Miller's Crossing would have bumped something off my list and would be somewhere near the top.

Originally Posted by linespalsy
By my count 1990 would be a 16th year, otherwise Miller's Crossing would have bumped something off my list and would be somewhere near the top.
Then you're counting incorrectly. 1990 is year zero, the creation of the website, making 1991 their first anniversary. This is their fifteenth anniversary.