#60: The iron giant (1999)
This spectacular directorial debut of Brad Bird caught many by surprise, none more than Disney. The studio acted quickly to absorb Bird into the Disney family. A wise choice as his next to films (The Incredibles, Ratatouille) won Oscars for Best Animated Feature.
#59: Edward Scissorhands (1990)
After directing the blockbuster film of 1989, Burton was given another chance to bring a passion project to life. Edward Scissorshands is a romantic suburban fantasy film about a gentle-natured outcast and his quest for acceptance.
#58: The Thin Red Line (1998)
After a 20-year hiatus, Terrence Malick returns to the silver screen in an epic fashion, telling the story of one of the most brutal battles in the Pacific Theater. The Thin Red Line is a stunningly gorgeous film with an incredible, star-studded ensemble.
#57: Amistad (1997)
Steven Spielberg directed three fantastic historical dramas in the 90s. Amistad is arguably the darkest of the three, telling the true story of a slave revolt aboard a Spanish ship sailing for America in the late 1800s. A compelling story told by a master in his prime.
#56: American History X (1998)
Edward Norton gives a powerful performance as a neo-Nazi living in Los Angeles whose worldview shifts when his violent tendencies land him in prison. American History X is a provocative study at how racism permeates in a culture.
#55: Trainspotting (1996)
The film that launched director Danny Boyle into the mainstream. This black comedy follows a colorful band of heroin addicts as they scheme, suffer and struggle to overcome their destructive addictions.
#54: Man on the Moon (1999)
Simply one of the best biopics ever made, Man on the Moon sheds light on the whimsical, at times bewildering, life of legendary comedian Andy Kaufman. Jim Carrey gives the performance of a lifetime as Kaufman.
#53: The Usual Suspects (1995)
In this mystery-noir film wowed audiences with its memorable cast of characters, twisting plot, and shocking surprise ending. The film earned 2 Oscars, one for Best Screenplay and another for Supporting Actor, which went to Kevin Spacey.
#52: The Blair Witch Project (1999)
The Blair Witch Project was nothing short of revolutionary for the film industry. The film blew open the doors for future indie filmmakers. Made on a $60k budget, the film grossed over $248 million worldwide, making it one of most successful indie film of all time.
#51: Titanic (1997)
Massive in every way, James Cameron’s Titanic truly lived up to its name. This historical drama became the blockbuster of the decade, grossing over $2 billion worldwide. The film earned 17 Oscar nominations, and won 11 of them, the most ever for a film.