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Qt's top 20 Films of the Last 20 Years

QT’s top 20 films of the last 20 years is typically a bit mental but interesting all the same

Battle Royale

Anything Else


Blade (Japan, 1995)

Boogie Nights

Dazed & Confused


Fight Club


The Host

The Insider

Joint Security Area

Lost In Translation

The Matrix

Memories of Murder

Police Story 3

Shaun of the Dead


Team America


I really hated Unbreakable and can’t see the supposed depth thats in it, really thought it was contrived and boring I’ve only seen 12 of these but can only say I agree on Lost in Translation, Boogie Nights, Dazed & Confused and Fight Club or at least films by these directors within the same time period (Virgin Suicides, Se7en, or any of PTAs work could be subbed in really). Audition and Shaun of the Dead would come close though.

Memories of Murder, The Host and Anything Else have been on my to watch list for a long time.

I need to check out The Host and Memories of a Murder. They seem great movies.

Boogie Nights, yes!!! 8) And look, he likes The Matrix :o :smiley:

Blade (Japan, 1995)

You are right about 1995, but it’s actually a Hong Kong film.

Edit: Tarantino was an early choice for directing Speed, I believe, so its inclusion is interesting.

Blade (Japan, 1995)

You are right about 1995, but it’s actually a Hong Kong film.

Edit: Tarantino was an early choice for directing Speed, I believe, so its inclusion is interesting.[/quote]

I stand corrected. I was unsure where it was from.

Interesting that only Dogville and Shaun of the Dead are the only European films on there. While the last few years haven’t been fantastic for European cinema I think another 2 or 3 would be a more accurate representation…but I guess there hasn’t been many QT friendly films coming out of Europe lately.

im happy because Team America is on there… ;D

I 100% agree on The Matrix and Unbreakable. I disagree with the TC. I think Unbreakable was the best movie from M. Night Shamylan. It’s the only one I purchased on DVD. I really like the idea of real life superheroes. I’m not even into comics but the idea really captured my imagination and I think the whole film was really well done if not a bit slow at times. The Matrix is one of my top 10 all time favorite movies. If you asked me in 2000 I would’ve said it was my all-time favorite movie. I also loved Lost in Translation, Fight Club and Team America. I might put them on a top 20 list for the past 20 years. I’m surprised he put Shaun of the Dead on there. And Speed… a great movie but I’m surprised he put it on there. Wasn’t he asked to direct it? In 1995 if you asked me what my favorite movie was I would’ve said Speed though… Also there’s a noticeable lack of Speilberg on that list. No Jurassic Park or Saving Private Ryan? Those two would be on my list.

Battle Royale agree

Anything Else haven’t seen

Audition agree

Blade (Japan, 1995) haven’t seen

Boogie Nights disagree

Dazed & Confused disagree

Dogville haven’t seen

Fight Club disagree

Fridays haven’t seen

The Host haven’t seen

The Insider haven’t seen

Joint Security Area haven’t seen

Lost In Translation agree

The Matrix agree

Memories of Murder haven’t seen

Police Story 3 disagree

Shaun of the Dead disagree

Speed disagree

Team America agree

Unbreakable disagree

We should do our own top 20, that’d be interesting to know everybody’s opinion.

I don’t totally agree with QT list neither.

What is okay : Battle Royale, Fight Club (not my fav from Fincher, and I think the movie is overrated but I do understand), Lost In Translation (I LOVE Sofia Coppola, so I’m not neutral but not sure if I’d say LiT or Virgin Suicides), The Matrix, Unbreakable (even though again, I might have hesitated between this one and The Sixth Sense, I’m anyway a big Shyamalan fan).

Can’t judge cause I haven’t seen them : Audition, Dazed & Confused, Fridays, The Insider, Police Story 3, Team America

Have seen them but wouldn’t say it’s one of the best 20 movies : Anything Else (wasn’t that great), Boogie Nights (not my fav from this director), The Host, Joint Security Area (not my fav from this director but it was a good movie), Memories of Murder (I didn’t get excited watching this movie), Speed (was good but I understood QTR’s pov on the suspense on the movie, must have been great in theater at the time), Shaun of the Dead (was good too but that’s all)

I def don’t like those movies : Blade, Dogville (the concept might be interesting but it’s terribly boring)

i have a list of my 100 favourite movies, and the first 20 all happen to be made in the last 20 years:

  1. Kill Bill: Vol.2
  2. Kill Bill: Vol.1
  3. Watchmen
  4. Chung Hing sam lam (Chungking Express)
  5. Kikujiro no natsu (Summer of Kikujiro)
  6. Sonatine
  7. Hana-bi
  8. Jackie Brown
  9. Death Proof
  10. Pulp Fiction

  11. Inglourious Basterds
  12. Kaze no tani no Naushika (Nausicaä from the Valley of the Winds)
  13. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  14. The Delta Force
  15. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze
  16. Le fabuleux destin d’ Amélie Poulain (Amelie)
  17. Ghost Busters
  18. Batman Begins
  19. The Dark Knight
  20. Ghostbusters II

Ahah, I love your taste, not that it’d be my kind of top nore that I share the same tastes as yours but it’s funny that you have no complex to pu tin the same top a Wong Kar-Wai movie, The Delta Force, Ninja something, almost all the Tarantino (checked : why isn’t Reservoir Dogs in your top ??? Mine is 1) Rd, 2) JB, 3) PF) and dare to rank Batman Begins (which sucked, sorry) over The Dark Knight and under Ninja something.

It’s not Ninja something it’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles something! It’s not the same thing at all. (les tortues ninja)

I grew up watching the animated series but I remember watching a TMNT movie and thinking it sucked :smiley:

Yes it’s an unconventional top20, even weirded than the one from QT! Watching My Blueberry Nights lately and seeing Chongking Express n°4 made me wanna watch it now.

My Blueberry Nights was beautifully shot and I love Norah Jones and Jude Law. But lots of WKW fans didn’t like the movie, actually all my friends didn’t, I must be the only one (my other friends who loved the movie were no fans of WKW). If you love his style, you sure have to check out Chungking Express, The Fallen Angels and In the Mood for Love. His older movies as great too (like As Tears Go By) but watch those one first.

I’m gonna post mine in a while technically its the top 20 films since QT released Reservoir Dogs so thats since 1992. So stuff like ghostbusters from 1984! is out.

I watched Ghostbusters when I was really young and it scared the shit out of me. Same for E.T. And also Honey I blew up the baby. Scariest cine experience of my life.

Now I don’t like those movies :smiley:

I think it’s fun so I made mine too (last 20 years, most of them from the last 10 years even):

  1. Kill Bill vol.2
  2. Dumb & Dumber
  3. True Romance
  4. Lost In Translation
  5. Saving Private Ryan
  6. L’auberge Espagnole
  7. Les Poupées Russes (Russian Dolls)
  8. Reservoir Dogs
  9. Donnie Darko
  10. Pulp Fiction
  11. Inglourious Basterds
  12. Being John Malkovich
  13. Léon
  14. Cube
  15. Superbad
  16. American Pie (1)
  17. Babel
  18. Shaun Of The Dead
  19. The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
  20. Matrix

    It’s kinda ranked too. Not very accurately but I didn’t just put those titles randomly, I tried to order them.

You know you take high risks to be killed by the end of the day cause you separate Kill Bill vol 1 from vol 2 and didn’t even include the vol 1, right ? And Jackie Brown isn’t on your list, watch it again ! Though I gotta congrat you for two reasons :

  1. Dumb & Dumber in second position ? Ahaha, that’s what I call a courageous act and well done, I love this movie a lot too !
  2. Lost in Translation, well, I can only but support and congrat a Sofia Coppola fan ;D

No Jackie Brown, Casino, Big Lebowski? I can forgive you with no Paul Thomas Anderson flicks, because you haven’t watched them. :wink:

No movie from the Coen bros is harsh indeed. But RatQuiRit, what Coen have you seen ? Cause he might haven’t seen it lot, just like P.T Anderson.

I should think of my own top 20, though I might be able to find 20 movies but I hate to rank them.

I am just doing American films, due to my head exploding if I expand my list. ;D

Last 20 years in American films:


  1. Jackie Brown
  2. Punch-Drunk Love
  3. There Will Be Blood
  4. Inglourious Basterds
  5. Pulp Fiction
  6. Casino
  7. The Big Lebowski
  8. Boogie Nights
  9. Reservoir Dogs
  11. Kill Bill
  12. CHE
  13. Dazed & Confused
  14. The Thin Red Line
  15. Heat
  16. Anchorman
  17. Clerks
  18. A History of Violence
  19. Unforgiven
  20. What About Bob? (I don’t give a shit if this is a year before Res Dogs, had to have a Bill Murray included.

    AND AS YOU CAN SEE, No CGI was included while making this list. ;D