MP Creator William Eguizabal started the awesome idea of creating a list with (as the title suggests) the Top 10 films of the year in which you were born. Be sure to check out his post: "Top Ten: Films the Year I Was Born (1987)". Now, let's fast forward to the 90's, 1992 to be exact, the year in which I was born. I might be bias but I think it's safe to say 1992 was a great year in film. Now, let's take it back to the year Batman returned and Aladdin hit our big screens.
Side note: This list reflects the order in which I enjoyed these films. It is by no means a representation of what film experts view as "the best films of 1992".
10. Reservoir Dogs (October 23, 1992)
Eight random guys and one diamond heist. Alright, alright, alright - so I am not the biggest fan of Tarantino's movies and I did not actually make it all the way through this one. Shoot me. Nevertheless "Reservoir Dogs has come to be seen as an important and highly-influential milestone of independent filmmaking" (Wikipedia) and so it would be wrong not to include it. I do love Steve Buscemi.
9. A River Runs Through It (October 9, 1992)
This one comes straight out of my father's film collection. I never knew this movie, directed by Robert Redford, was based on a true story. Starring a young and up and coming Brad Pitt, A River Runs Through It tells "the story of two boys, Norman (Sheffer) and Paul (Pitt), growing up in 1920s Missoula, Montana with their father, a Presbyterian minister. Much of the film is about the two boys returning home after becoming troubled adults" (Wikipedia). Though nothing exceptional, it is a nice period drama, and I happen to have a thing for those.
8. Sister Act (May 29, 1992)
If I were put into a witness protection program I'd also be singing "Rescue Me". In all seriousness though, what a feel-good movie. I guess you either love this one or find it terribly annoying but you've got to admit it's an absolute classic when it comes to musical comedies, and that soundtrack though. I bet you probably never thought you'd like a movie about singing nuns, now did you?
7. Malcolm X (November 18, 1992)
Denzel Washington shines in almost every film he's ever starred in and his portrayal of this main protagonist is no different. Directed by Spike Lee, this film beautifully depicts the intriguing life story of this influential human rights activist. I am not sure what else I can say so I will let the trailer speak for itself.
6. The Bodyguard (November 25, 1992)
I am allowed to include at least one guilty pleasure in this list right? This musical, romantic, dramatic thriller is everything you could ask for in a musical, romantic dramatic thriller, and more. Whitney Houston plays a version of herself, a superstar in distress but luckily Kevin Costner is right by her side to save the day, to then fall in love with her. Bonus points for the soundtrack that sold over 45 million copies worldwide, making it the best-selling soundtrack at the time.
5. A Few Good Men (December 11, 1992)
There's a reason "You can't handle the truth", and Jack Nickolson's delivery of it, is often viewed as one of the best lines in film history. I've seen this movie multiple times (thanks dad) and it is still as intense and dramatic as the first time I watched it. A Few Good Men tells the story of two U.S. marines charged with the murder of one of their colleagues and their lawyers as the case progresses. With a cast consisting of Tom Cruise, Jack Nickolson, Kevin Bacon and Demi Moore, in arguably one of her better - if not best - films, this movie is well worth a watch.
4. Batman Returns (June 19, 1992)
Tim Burton, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Christopher Walken, Michelle Pfeiffer... I mean, need I REALLY say more? It's gritty, it's entertaining, it's dark and most, if not all, Batman fans would agree it does this superhero justice.
3. Aladdin (November 25, 1992)
You've got to love a good old Disney movie. I feel like Disney doesn't need an explanation because it is pretty much a memorable part of everyone's childhood. Aladdin definitely is not my favorite of the bunch, The Aristocats will always hold that l place in my heart, but how can you not belt out "a whole new wooooooorld, a new fantastic point of view" when you think of this movie?
2. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (November 20, 1992)
People tend to go on and on about Home Alone 1 but this, this right here is the true gem. This movie is without a doubt my favorite Christmas movie of all time, probably because it is on EVERY Christmas. I doubt I have to explain to anyone what this classic is about but in a nutshell: Kevin loses his family at the airport on their way to Miami and accidentally boards a flight to New York instead. Luckily Kevin's killer survival skills are able to get him out of this situation alive.
1. The Last of the Mohicans (September 25, 1992)
Hands down my favorite movie from 1992. You might think this to be a rather unusual choice but I've seen this movie so often that it would be weird for this one not to top the list. I'm a sucker for period pieces and Daniel Day-Lewis can do no wrong in my eyes. Set in 1757 during the Seven Year War, this movie revolves around Chingachgook, the last chief of the Mohican tribe, his son Uncas and Nathaniel Poe, played by Day-Lewis. During their search for a new home the men encounter two women, amongst many others, and what happens next... I guess you'll just have to go and watch the movie. It's worth it.
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