Sunday, May 19

Top Ten Films

1986 Awards, All Movie Awards, Film Awards, Film Awards By Year, National Board of Review, Top Ten Films

1986 National Board of Review – Top Ten Films Winner and Nominees

1986 National Board of Review - Top Ten Films WinnerA Room with a ViewIn a Florence pensione circa 1900 with English guests, George Emerson (Julian Sands) and his dad (Denholm Elliott) offer their rooms with views to Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham Carter) and her chaperone, Charlotte Bartlett (Dame Maggie Smith). Lucy and GAmazonChildren of a Lesser GodA new speech teacher at a school for the deaf falls in love with the janitor, a deaf woman speechless by choice.AmazonHannah and Her SistersBetween two Thanksgivings two years apart, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.AmazonMy Beautiful LaundretteAn ambitious Pakistani Briton and his white boyfriend strive for success and hope when they open...
1987 Awards, All Movie Awards, Film Awards, Film Awards By Year, National Board of Review, Top Ten Films

1987 National Board of Review – Top Ten Films Winner and Nominees

1987 National Board of Review - Top Ten Films WinnerBroadcast NewsTake two rival television reporters: one handsome, one talented, both male. Add one Producer, female. Mix well, and watch the sparks fly.AmazonCry FreedomSouth African journalist Donald Woods is forced to flee the country, after attempting to investigate the death in custody of his friend, the black activist Steve Biko.AmazonEmpire of the SunA young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II.AmazonFatal AttractionA married man's one-night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family.AmazonFull Metal JacketA pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody...
1988 Awards, All Movie Awards, Film Awards, Film Awards By Year, National Board of Review, Top Ten Films

1988 National Board of Review – Top Ten Films Winner and Nominees

1988 National Board of Review - Top Ten Films WinnerBigAfter wishing to be made big, a teenage boy wakes the next morning to find himself mysteriously in the body of an adult.AmazonDangerous LiaisonsA scheming widow and her manipulative ex-lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman.AmazonGorillas in the MistThe story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.AmazonMidnight RunAn accountant is chased by bounty hunters, the F.B.I., and the Mafia after jumping bail.AmazonMississippi BurningTwo F.B.I. Agents with wildly different styles arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.AmazonRunning on EmptyThe eldest son of a fugitive family comes of a...
1989 Awards, All Movie Awards, Film Awards, Film Awards By Year, National Board of Review, Top Ten Films

1989 National Board of Review – Top Ten Films Winner and Nominees

1989 National Board of Review - Top Ten Films WinnerBorn on the Fourth of JulyThe biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.AmazonCrimes and MisdemeanorsAn ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated with another woman.AmazonDead Poets SocietyEnglish teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.AmazonDriving Miss DaisyAn old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.AmazonField of DreamsAn Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices...
1990 Awards, All Movie Awards, Film Awards, Film Awards By Year, National Board of Review, Top Ten Films

1990 National Board of Review – Top Ten Films Winner and Nominees

1990 National Board of Review - Top Ten Films WinnerAvalonA Polish-Jewish family comes to the USA at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. There, the family and their children try to make themselves a better future in the so-called promised land.AmazonAwakeningsThe victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them.AmazonDances with WolvesLieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.AmazonGoodfellasThe story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.AmazonH...
1991 Awards, All Movie Awards, Film Awards, Film Awards By Year, National Board of Review, Top Ten Films

1991 National Board of Review – Top Ten Films Winner and Nominees

1991 National Board of Review - Top Ten Films WinnerBoyz n the HoodFollows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence and future prospects.AmazonBugsyThe story of how Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel started Las Vegas.AmazonDead AgainA woman who has lost her memory is taken in by a Los Angeles orphanage, and a private eye is enlisted to track down her identity, but he soon finds that he might have a past life connection to her that endangers their lives.AmazonFrankie and JohnnyJohnny has just been released from prison, and gets a job in a café beside waitress Frankie. Frankie is a bit of a loner, but Johnny is determined their romance will blossom.AmazonGrand CanyonThe fates of several people are intertwining ra...
1992 Awards, All Movie Awards, Film Awards, Film Awards By Year, National Board of Review, Top Ten Films

1992 National Board of Review – Top Ten Films Winner and Nominees

1992 National Board of Review - Top Ten Films WinnerA Few Good MenMilitary lawyer Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee defends Marines accused of murder. They contend they were acting under orders.AmazonBob RobertsA conservative folk singer turns his hand to politics, running for the US Senate. He is not above dirty tricks and smear campaigns to gain an advantage over his opponent.AmazonGlengarry Glen RossAn examination of the machinations behind the scenes at a real estate office.AmazonHowards EndA businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman.AmazonMalcolm XBiographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.AmazonOne False MoveA small town p...
1993 Awards, All Movie Awards, Film Awards, Film Awards By Year, National Board of Review, Top Ten Films

1993 National Board of Review – Top Ten Films Winner and Nominees

1993 National Board of Review - Top Ten Films WinnerIn the Name of the FatherA man's coerced confession to an I.R.A. bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them.AmazonMuch Ado About NothingYoung lovers Hero and Claudio, soon to wed, conspire to get verbal sparring partners and confirmed singles Benedick and Beatrice to wed as well.AmazonPhiladelphiaWhen a man with HIV is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.AmazonSchindler's ListIn German-occupied Poland during World War II, industrialist Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.AmazonSh...
1994 Awards, All Movie Awards, Film Awards, Film Awards By Year, National Board of Review, Top Ten Films

1994 National Board of Review – Top Ten Films Winner and Nominees

1994 National Board of Review - Top Ten Films WinnerBullets Over BroadwayIn New York in 1928, a struggling playwright is forced to cast a mobster's talentless girlfriend in his latest drama in order to get it produced.AmazonEd WoodAmbitious but troubled movie director Edward D. Wood Jr. tries his best to fulfill his dreams, despite his lack of talent.AmazonForrest GumpThe presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the events of Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.AmazonFour Weddings and a FuneralOver the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love.AmazonHeavenly CreaturesTwo teenage girls share a unique bond; their parents, concerned that the friendship is too i...
1995 Awards, All Movie Awards, Film Awards, Film Awards By Year, National Board of Review, Top Ten Films

1995 National Board of Review – Top Ten Films Winner and Nominees

1995 National Board of Review - Top Ten Films WinnerApollo 13NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.AmazonBraveheartWhen his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.AmazonCarringtonThe platonic relationship between artist Dora Carrington (Dame Emma Thompson) and writer Lytton Strachey (Jonathan Pryce) in the early twentieth century.AmazonLeaving Las VegasBen Sanderson, a Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his alcoholism, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-int...