93: Pulp Fiction - 1994
Quentin Tarantino’s signature film with a series of crime tales and creative dialogue takes multi storytelling to a new level. Pulp Fiction also is known to revive actor’s careers like John Travolta’s career and also a breakout role for Samuel L. Jackson. The film follows various story lines from Vincent Vega returning from Amsterdam to a boxer played by Bruce Willis who didn’t take the fall all bundled into one epic film.
Though my favorite Tarantino film is Inglorious Bastards, Pulp Fiction was his signature film to the world on his creative and unique dialogue; Tarantino takes violence out of the box and has fun with it. Tarantino who started his career with Reservoir Dogs and now Pulp Fiction brought film making into a new genre and at the same time bring back the some of the classic film making.
92: The Apartment - 1960
A movie directed by Billy Wilder that brings the realism of American Society and the flaws of capitalism corruption. The Apartment is about a middle man played by Jack Lemmon whose ends up offering his apartment to executives to have there affairs. While Lemmon’s character is being used for there gain, he has to deal with the dilemma between his moral conscience and his career.
The Apartment is one of the early controversial and yet realistic films that came out ahead of in its time. It still rings true to this day. It glares the issue of those who have power over others in a job or elsewhere and ends up taking ones morality and conscience to a crossroads. This is another cross genre film, were it does cross the comedy side and ends up as a great and powerful drama.
91: Memento - 2000
A man whose main issue is dealing with amnesia while trying to figure out who killed his wife by using clues he left for himself. This movie uses time and chronological sequences in reverse to make this film flawless.
This was my first introduction to Christopher Nolan’s work. Memento really is a flawless film that brings a creative spin on time, with using Guy Pearce impeccable acting of a man with amnesia and at the same time having various issues within his own personal complex with difficulties making decisions. Nolan’s genius script that takes this odd and unique film ends up making sense of it all has to make this film in the top 100. I have never seen a movie like this.
90: Princess Mononoke - 1997
This animated original film is about a Japanese village that is going to be attached by a boar-demon. The prince Askitaka confronts the beast, and before killing him he receives a curse which gives him supernatural powers. At the same time this curse is killing him and he has to journey to the forests of the west to get rid of the curse. A human clan has gone to war against the forest gods using western weapons like guns. The forest gods and Princess Mononoke, raised by the wolf-god are being attacked; Ashitaka has to decide what side is right.
Hayao Miyazaki is one of the most underrated filmmakers in our time. He has brought unique animated films to a creative and more towards a more adult audience. The film broke original Star Wars record in Japan for highest grossing film in 1997. This film has breath taking scenes and beautiful cinematic views and deep storytelling. This movie brought Anime crave to Asia. It is one of the best original Animated films in cinematic history.