1993: Overstreet's Favorite Films

Here is the current (but occasionally updated) list of my favorite films from 1993.

In order to understand the purpose and meaning of this list, please read my introduction to the Looking Closer Favorite Films lists here.

1993

  1. Three Colors: Blue
  2. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
  3. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  4. Naked
  5. The Piano
  6. In the Name of the Father
  7. Fearless
  8. The Remains of the Day
  9. Schindler’s List
  10. Ruby in Paradise
  11. The Fugitive
  12. King of the Hill
  13. Short Cuts
  14. Mad Dog and Glory
  15. The Age of Innocence
  16. Jurassic Park
  17. Farewell, My Concubine
  18. The Secret Garden
  19. Groundhog Day
  20. Faraway So Close!
  21. True Romance
  22. The Thing Called Love
  23. Map of the Human Heart
  24. The Snapper
  25. The Joy Luck Club
  • Menace II Society
  • The Scent of Green Papaya
  • Searching for Bobby Fischer
  • The Wedding Banquet
  • Carlito’s Way
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • The Joy Luck Club
  • Tombstone
  • A Bronx Tale
  • The Sandlot
  • Kalifornia
  • Manhattan Murder Mystery
  • Shadowlands
As-yet Unseen or Unratable Films of 1993
Abraham’s Valley (Manoel de Oliveira)
Arizona Dream (Emir Kusturica)
Bad Behaviour (Les Blair)
Bad Boy Bubby
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
Being Human (Bill Forsyth)
Bhaji on the Beach (Gurinder Chadha)
Blue (Derek Jarman)
Body Snatchers (Abel Ferrara)
Calendar (Atom Egoyan)
Caro diario (Nanni Moretti)
Clean, Shaven (Lodge Kerrigan)
Cronos
Dazed and Confused
D’Est (Chantal Akerman)
Diary of a Maniac (Marco Ferreri)
Dottie Gets Spanked (Todd Haynes)
Flight of the Innocent
Germinal
Geronimo: An American Legend (Walter Hill)
Gettysburg
Green Snake (Tsui Hark)
Helas pour moi (Jean-Luc Godard)
Household Saints (Nancy Savoca)
Justice
La Naissance de l’amour
La scorta
Latcho Drom (Tony Gatlif)
Les histoires d’amour finissent mal… en général (Anne Fontaine)
M. Butterfly (David Cronenberg)
Moving (Shinji Somai)
My Favorite Season (Andre Techine)
Raining Stones (Ken Loach)
Rebels of a Neon God (Tsai Ming-liang)
Smoking/No Smoking (Alain Resnais)
Son of the Shark
Sonatine (Takeshi Kitano)
Stalingrad (Joseph Vilsmaier)
Strange Weather (Peggy Ahwesh)
Suture (Scott McGehee and David Siegel)
Tai Chi Master (Yuen Woo-ping)
Tango
The Ballad of Little Jo (Maggie Greenwald)
The Beginning and the End (Arturo Ripstein)
The Blue Kite (Tian Zhuangzhuang)
The Boys of St. Vincent
The Cement Garden
The Days (Wang Xiaoshuai)
The Last Bolshevik (Chris Marker)
The Music of Chance (Philip Haas)
The Puppetmaster (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
The Tree, the Mayor, and the Mediatheque (Eric Rohmer)
The Wrong Man (Jim McBride)
The Young Werther (Jacques Doillon)
Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (François Girard)
Time Indefinite
When Pigs Fly (Sara Driver)
Whispering Pages
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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.


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