And we're back As I already explained in the previous best of year threads, the 90s is a very important decade in the development of film and is particularly of huge importance to myself a lot of other members on this forum. Most of the films I have seen that were made in the 80s I would have watched in the 90s and it was the decade where I slowly came to the realisation that the studio film was a cinema of consensus - in that there was something for everybody. There seemed to be somewhat of an unusual marriage between the blockbusters studio films of the 80s and the indie sensibilities of the 70s. Powerhouse filmmakers emerged with original and exciting stories that were incredibly well realised with the cinema experience still being the gold standard way to watch films. The very first film I had ever seen at the cinema was Honey I Blew Up The Kid back in 1992. Even back then I knew I was watching a piece of rubbish...however, I was seduced and hypnotised by the technical presentation, the dark room, the size of the screen before me and knew that there were greater cinematic adventures to be had that wouldn't feature Rick Moranis and co stinking up the auditorium, and great adventures I would go on to have. The decade is also notable for introducing a new generation of youthful artists who were making a name for themselves by wonderful works such a Christopher Nolan, David Fincher, Danny Boyle, Toshiaki Toyoda, Darren Aronofsky, Guy Ritchie, Doug Liman, Shane Meadows, Ang Lee, Jan De Bont and Takeshi Kitano to name but a few. All these talents were emerging while older pros such a Scorsese, Spielberg and Kieslowski were at the full height of their powers and enjoying a career peak. What an exciting time to be going to the cinema. Thrillers, the rebirth of the slasher, action adventures, low fi, bearable indie romantic films, and engaging dramas are just a fraction of reasons as to why I think that the 90s is the best decade in film. Not even Baby Spice's thighs could get me off the way films from this decade could. RULES: Everybody is welcome to comment on this thread, that's most certainly encouraged. If you want to make picks, however, you must write a paragraph or two about it and add a picture of the film you are mentioning. You also need to pick a runner up, which you don't have to write about. What I don't want to see is people casually name dropping a couple of films they liked and leaving it at that. That's not contributing and will be considered a disruption of the thread if it happens. Now, with that out of the way, lets commence My pick is coming in very shortly..