1992: Movies Sorted By Tier

  • Great
  • A Brief History Of Time
  • Candyman
  • Based on a great Clive Barker tale, the film tells the story of a female graduate student studying urban myth who uncovers a myth about The Candyman in a gang-infested tenement. Helen interviews the inhabitants and they relate their stories surrounding the "haunting". The movie understands the importance of a good tale and relies heavily on spoken word and sound effects to tell the gruesome stories. The skill with which the director and sterling cast manipulate these elements imbues every second with a grisly foreboding that pays off in the second half. (A similar pattern was used in Rose's other masterpiece Paperhouse.) A menacing Tony Todd, worthy of every monsterous description, is introduced and hurls the viewer into a bath of frightful blood and gore. A brilliantly lurid slasher masterpiece that dares to invest in plausible characters and a complicated storyline. By doing this Candyman far excedes the slasher movie stereotypes and that is a stunning achievement indeed.
  • Delicatessen
  • Enchanted April
  • Full Contact
  • The Hairdresser's Husband
  • **Pierre Lecont's dazzling story of quixotic romance and sensuality. Numerous ravising love scenes only enhance a simple film already swollen with beauty. I was completely intoxicated. Placid and calm Antoine (Jean Rochefort), who developed an infatuation with hairdressers as a young boy, finds the woman of his dreams, Mathilde (Anna Galiena). Their courtship is quick (2 meetings) and are soon married. Every frame is beautiful, lush with yellow and red hues. The close-ups of skin are something to behold. A fabulous bittersweet romance bursting with sumptuous rewards.
  • Leolo
  • Malcolm X
  • Night On Earth
  • Orlando
  • Passion Fish
  • The Player
  • Unforgiven
  • Very Good
  • Aileen Wuornos: The Selling Of A Serial Killer
  • Aladdin
  • The Borrowers
  • La Femme Nikita
  • Flirting
  • Gas Food Lodging
  • Glengarry Glen Ross
  • Hard-Boiled
  • Husbands And Wives
  • Incident At Oglala
  • The Last Of The Mohicans
  • The Long Day Closes
  • A Midnight Clear
  • Of Mice And Men
  • One False Move
  • Prime Suspect 1 (TV)
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Sarah, Plain And Tall (TV)
  • Stolen Children
  • Strictly Ballroom
  • Thunderheart
  • Wayne’s World
  • Good
  • The Adjuster
  • Adventures Of The Great Mouse Detective
  • Afterburn (TV)
  • Alien 3 (Director’s cut from Alien Quadrilogy)
  • The Bad Lieutenant
  • Basic Instinct
  • Belle Epoque
  • The Best Intentions
  • Bob Roberts
  • Bordertown Cafe
  • Damage
  • Death Becomes Her
  • Deep Cover
  • Hero
  • Heroic Trio
  • Hoffa
  • Howard’s End
  • Innocent Blood
  • Juice
  • A League Of Their Own
  • Man Bites Dog
  • **A shocking film in regards to the offhandedness of the film considering the grimness of the subject matter. The satire can't be lost and is brilliant most of the time, but as a film it loses focus a lot. Meandering in and out of focus with it's story. Yet when "Man Bites Dog" gets rolling it's a viceral, gory, vulgar hoot. A documentary team are shooting the life of a mass murderer/thief. The willingness of the film to delve so deeply into it's subject is astounding...and extremely brutal. Aside from obvious technical (ie. low-budget) faults, it's not the type of film that one could easily critique. You have to judge the film from a guteral level and my gut told me "good film, too long...more noodles please."
  • A Muppet Christmas Carol
  • Patriot Games
  • The Playboys
  • The Public Eye
  • Raising Cain
  • Riff Raff
  • A River Runs Through It
  • Sneakers
  • Trespass
  • The Waterdance
  • White Men Can’t Jump
  • Guilty Pleasures
  • Diary Of A Hitman
  • Dr. Giggles
  • Inside Monkey Zetterland
  • Jennifer Eight
  • Medicine Man
  • Out On A Limb
  • Passed Away
  • Poison Ivy
  • Under Siege
  • Year Of The Comet
  • Average
  • American Me
  • Baraka
  • Batman Returns
  • Beethoven
  • The Best Intentions
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula
  • Chaplin
  • Crazy In Love
  • Encino Man
  • A Few Good Men
  • Heaven's Burning
  • **Sexy yet silly early Russ Crowe vehicle with really hot sex scene, some interesting gun fights and good car chases on an obviously cheap budget. I just remembered I watched it about 2 years ago...way to go long term memory!
  • Heroic Cops
  • Honeymoon In Vegas
  • Leap Of Faith
  • Light Sleeper
  • Love Crimes
  • The Lover
  • The Mighty Ducks
  • My Cousin Vinnie
  • Newsies
  • Noises Off!
  • Peter’s Friends
  • Prelude To A Kiss
  • Romper Stomper
  • Sarafina!
  • Sister Act
  • Where The Day Takes You
  • White Sands
  • Zerbrahead
  • Dissapointing
  • Almost Blue
  • Article 99
  • The Babe
  • Bitter Moon
  • The Bodyguard
  • Brain Donors
  • Children Of The Night
  • City Of Joy
  • Class Act
  • Constenting Adults
  • Cool World
  • Criss Cross
  • Critters 4
  • The Cutting Edge
  • The Distinguished Gentlemen
  • Far And Away
  • Final Analysis
  • A Gun In Betty Lou’s Handbag
  • It’s Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown (short)
  • **Produced years after the original this lacks the simple pleasures of the original. Not overly enjoyable yet not terrible…I wasn’t thrilled.
  • K2
  • Kuffs
  • The Lawnmower Man
  • Leaving Normal
  • The Mambo Kings
  • Mo’ Money
  • Mom And Dad Save The World
  • Mr. Saturday Night
  • Night And The City
  • Passenger 57
  • The Power Of One
  • Scent Of A Woman
  • Shining Through
  • Singles
  • Straight Talk
  • Tom And Jerry: The Movie
  • Traces Of Red
  • Turtle Beach
  • Wide Sargasso Sea
  • Cellar Dwellers
  • 1492
  • 3 Ninjas
  • Bebe’s Kids
  • Beyond Justice
  • Blame It On The Bellboy
  • Boomerang
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer
  • Christopher Columbus
  • Ferngully…The Last Rainforest
  • Forever Young
  • Freejack
  • Gate II
  • Guncrazy
  • The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
  • Hellraiser III
  • Highway To Hell
  • Home Alone 2
  • Honey, I Blew Up The Kids
  • Housesitter
  • Hyenas
  • Ladybugs
  • Lethal Weapon 3
  • Love Potion No. 9
  • Man Trouble
  • Memoirs Of An Invisible Man
  • Mr. Baseball
  • The Opposite Sex
  • Radio Flyer
  • Rampage
  • Rock-A-Doodle
  • School Ties
  • Split Second
  • Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
  • Universal Soldier
  • Unlawful Entry
  • Used People
  • Whispers In The Dark
  • Wind
  • The Big Stink
  • Bad Channels
  • The Bodyguard
  • Captain Ron
  • The Gladiator
  • Kthulu Mansion
  • Pet Sematary II
  • Single White Female
  • Sleepwalkers
  • Toys
  • Unfortunately Haven’t Seen
  • The Accompanist
  • Brother’s Keeper
  • Daughters Of The Dust
  • Indochine
  • Mediterraneo
  • Mississippi Masala
  • Shakes The Clown
  • The Story Of Qui Jou
  • Tatie Danielle
  • A Woman’s Tale

Please understand that I write this without having seen the movie, but... Candyman?! Are you just checking to see if anybody's reading, or was it really that good?

My friend, although the horror genre is generally rife with silly scares and dumb plots Candyman is the bomb. I'll even write a review to entice you to watch.



Alrighty, I'll add it to the list, although with a dose of trepidation. I dig some horror, but don't really like the slasher sub-genre, so even if it's a reinvention of said sub-genre, it's tough to get me in the door. I blame Friday the 13th, which I saw when I was far to young and sensitive and easily nauseated.

Look below to LB's reccomendation. How can 2 movie-lovin' freaky-people be wrong.

I remember inviting a friend over to watch The Terminator when we were young. He had much the same reaction to horror ever since.

I do however think that Candyman is a slasher movie only in its use of the nasty killer as antagonist. It shares much more with Psycho & Dressed To Kill than Friday & Nightmare. Hope ya like it.



Sold, to the tall worried-looking fellow in the glasses.

:?D <---happy stook



I am very happy to see some love for the wonderful Passion Fish. Oh, and I also enjoyed Candyman, for what that is worth. I remember the ending would hold it back from the 'great' category for me, but it is certainly heads above most horror films, especially of its time.

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

Passion Fish is a very underrated film.

Candyman. I actually like the ending. I can deal with the over-dramatic, tortured love meets bonfire meets Terminator-redux ending. It's over pretty quick and doesn't spoil the rest of the film for me. I'm willing to turn a blind eye to the silly ending with such a daring film. (see L.A. Confidential and the last 10 minutes).



I'll have to re-watch Candyman, if only to get another eyeful of gorgeous Virginia Madsen.

You've listed A Brief History of Time in both great and very good.

Unforgiven, one of the great westerns.

The Last of the Mohicans. Good one. Sequence on the cliffside path is very well done. Good musical score too.

mmmm, she's a plump uber-hottie with really nice...er...skin.

:?P**** <---drooling stook

Thanks for the catch again. Can you be my editor? :?)

I whole-heartedly agree.

Last Of The Mohicans: Bad script. Beautiful people. Great story. Incredible visuals.

I like the score too and it's got that weepy Clannad song in it too.



I'm loling at your 'drooling stook' - that's clever.

Those incredible visuals were filmed in western North Carolina, my home state. I recommend a visit there, if you ever get the chance. It's really that beautiful. Start with Lake Lure, and Chimney Rock, where much of the filming took place. Dirty Dancing was filmed at Lake Lure.

I've been on listology a while now but this is the first invite to a state I've gotten. Thanks! I'll surely visit when I'm down...over there. And for purely selfish reasons I can visit Lake Lure and think "This is where Jennifer Grey held the watermelons, and this is where she danced in really tight white pants, and this is where she got half naked with what was his name...oh yeah, me."

:?) <---stook...master of self-delusion

You're welcome :)