Tuesday, October 25, 2016

10 Off My Head: Siri Says 1993

Tis the time to talk to inanimate objects once again - I picked up my phone, I asked it to pick a number between 1 and 100, and it talked back to me... and after it told me to murder every fourteenth person on every odd numbered street it told me the number "93." 93 as in the year 1993. And from there I will choose my ten favorite movies from that year. Like magic, and things.

1993's an interesting year because I can probably pin-point it as the year I became a true movie maniac. I remember getting my very first movie magazine in the mail - it was the issue of Entertainment Weekly with Sharon Stone and Sliver on the cover! It was all downhill, for Sharon and for me, from there. By June I was going to see a particular movie in the theater 13 times over the span of 3 weeks but wait I'm getting ahead of myself...

My 10 Favorite Movies of 1993

(dir. Steven Spielberg)
-- released on June 11th 1993 --

(dir. James Ivory)
-- released on November 19th 1993 --

(dir. Sam Raimi)
-- released on February 19th 1993 --

(dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski)
-- released on September 8th 1993 --

(dir. Martin Scorsese)
-- released on October 1st 1993 --

(dir. Barry Sonnenfeld)
-- released on November 19th 1993 --

(dir. Peter Weir)
-- released on November 5th 1993 --

(dir. Woody Allen)
-- released on August 18th 1993 --

(dir. Henry Selick)
-- released on October 28th 1993 --

(dir. Fred Schepisi)
-- released on December 8th 1993 --
Runners-up: The Piano (dir. Jane Campion), Groundhog Day (dir. Harold Ramis), What's Eating Gilbert Grape (dir. Lasse Hallström), Searching For Bobby Fischer (dir. Steven Zaillian)...

... Short Cuts (dir. Robert Altman), Schindler's List (dir. Steven Spielberg), The Wedding Banquet (dir. Ang Lee), Body Snatchers (dir. Abel Ferrera),  Cronos (dir. Guillermo Del Toro)

What are your favorite movies of 1993?


JJ said...

Mine are probably not as aclaimed as your, but i still like them.
Falling Down (1993)
Groundhog Day (1993)
The Good Son (1993)
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
Jurassic Park (1993)
Philadelphia (1993)
Malice (1993)
Dream Lover (1993)
Red Rock West (1993)
The Dark Half (1993)

So many good erotic and psycho/stalker/blank from hell thrillers like- Mother's Boys (1993) The Temp (1993) The Crush (1993) Sliver (1993) Guilty as Sin (1993) and the weir comedy with bigfeet Brooke Shields - Freaked (1993)

Rob91316 said...

"The Piano" -- hands down, my favorite romantic drama of all time.

Peggy Sue said...

I never get tired of Six Degrees of Separation. I also love The Piano. I probably saw The Remains of the Day too young because, as I get older, it gets better with every viewing.

joel65913 said...

Interesting choices. some that I'm not a fan of and some that I am but one is a big favorite-Six Degrees of Separation.

My ten:

The Wedding Banquet
Six Degrees of Separation
Much Ado About Nothing
Sleepless in Seattle
Groundhog Day
The Fugitive
Point of No Return
The Three Musketeers
Manhattan Murder Mystery

par3182 said...

that screenshot from six degrees.. is brilliant

i'd add the long day closes to the list [and speaking of lists...no love for the most famous one?]

JB said...

Co-sign Jurassic Park, Remains of the Day & Age of Innocence.
Personal faves from that year are Dazed & Confused and True Romance. I loved Untamed Heart at the time, and, errrrr, Hocus Pocus!!?!!

JB said...

Also, not one, but TWO Daniel Day Lewis films in the same year!!!! What a time to be alive...

JH said...

Manhattan Murder Mystery!! Yes Yes and YES!!

Aquinas1220 said...

The Piano!! And so glad to see Fearless on this list