Overstreet’s Favorite Films: 1992

Here is the current (but occasionally updated) list of my favorite films from 1992.

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

Red = Treasures
Purple = Favorites
Blue = Achievements
Gray = Decent/Noteworthy
Green = Unseen or Undecided
* = This film was discovered after the year in question and added in a list revision.


  1. The Long Day Closes
  2. Unforgiven
  3. A River Runs Through It
  4. The Crying Game
  5. Passion Fish
  6. Into the West
  7. Strictly Ballroom
  8. Glengarry Glen Ross
  9. Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography
  10. The Player
  11. Baraka
  12. Bob Roberts
  13. Bram Stoker’s Dracula
  14. Red Rock West
  15. Brother’s Keeper
  16. Husbands and Wives
  17. Howard’s End
  18. Enchanted April
  19. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
  20. Patriot Games
  21. One False Move
  22. Batman Returns
  23. Gas Food Lodging
  24. Monster in a Box
  25. Deep Cover
  • Malcolm X
  • A Midnight Clear
  • Un Coeur en hiver
  • American Heart
  • Leap of Faith
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Bad Lieutenant
  • Of Mice and Men
  • Simple Men
  • Chaplin
  • Mac
  • Porco Rosso
  • Damage
  • Like Water for Chocolate
  • Waterland
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • The Lover
As-yet Unseen or Unrated Films of 1992
A Place in the World
A Question of Attribution
A Tale of Winter (Eric Rohmer)
Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer
American Me
Amoureuse (Jacques Doillon)*
An Independent Life
Another Girl Another Planet (Michael Almereyda)
Army of Darkness
As You See (Harun Farocki)
Barjo (Jerome Boivin)
Basic Instinct (Paul Verhoeven)
Belle Epoque
Benny’s Video (Michael Haneke)
Betty (Claude Chabrol)
Border Line (Danièle Dubroux)
Careful (Guy Maddin)
Céline (Jean-Claude Brisseau)
Centre Stage (Stanley Kwan)
Chasing Butterflies (Otar Iosseliani)
Ciao, Professore!
Count Basie: Swingin’ the Blues
Cousin Bobby
Dream of Light
El Mariachi
Embracing (Naomi Kawase)
Equinox (Alan Rudolph)
Falling from Grace
Guelwaar (Ousmane Sembene)
Hard Boiled
Hedd Wyn
House of Angels
Hyenas (Djibril Diop Mambety)
In the Soup (Alexandre Rockwell)
Innocent Blood (John Landis)
Interpolations I-V (Stan Brakhage)
Jamón, jamón
Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (Leslie Harris)
Khuda Gawah
La sentinelle (Arnaud Desplechin)
La Vie de Boheme (Aki Kaurismaki)
Laws of Gravity (Nick Gomez)
Le mirage (Jean-Claude Guiguet)
Lessons of Darkness (Werner Herzog)
Light Sleeper
Loss is to be Expected (Ulrich Seidl)
Man Bites Dog
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media
Memoirs of an Invisible Man (John Carpenter)
Olivier, Olivier (Agnieszka Holland)
On My Own
Once Upon a Time in China II (Tsui Hark)
Passages (Yilmaz Arslan)
Porco Rosso (Hayao Miyazaki)
Prelude to a Kiss
Quince Tree of the Sun (Victor Erice)
Raising Cain (Brian de Palma)
Requiem pour un beau sans-coeur
Rock Hudson’s Home Movies (Mark Rappaport)
Romper Stomper (Geoffrey Wright)
Savage Nights (Cyril Collard)
Sunday’s Children
The Accompanist
The Best Intentions
The Boys of St. Vincent’s (John N. Smith)
The Fencing Master
The Last Bolshevik
The Last Days of Chez Nous
The Living End (Gregg Araki)
The Mambo Kings
The Mystery of the Ferns (Rachid Malikov)
The Oak (Lucian Pintilie)
The Resurrected (Dan O’Bannon)
The Second Heimat (Edgar Reitz)
The Stolen Children (Gianni Amelio)
The Story of Qiu Ju
The Waterdance
Tito and Me (Goran Markovic)
Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America (Craig Baldwin)*
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