The Austin Chronicle

Best Films of the Decade

January 7, 2000, Screens

No consensus is a good consensus. Given the absurdity of narrowing down 10 years' worth of films into a Top 10 list, we're delighted to find there are few overwhelming favorites. Pulp Fiction appears on four out of five lists, and such titles as The Silence of the Lambs, GoodFellas, When We Were Kings, The Sweet Hereafter, Unforgiven, Trainspotting, and American Beauty appear on at least two or more lists. No attempt was made to combine these into a group tabulation, and individual lists are not necessarily given in numerical order of preference.

Marjorie Baumgarten

1. Pulp Fiction

2. Fargo

3. In the Company of Men

4. The Silence of the Lambs

5. The Player

6. Safe

7. Fast, Cheap & Out of Control

8. The Sweet Hereafter

9. Before Sunrise

10. Three Kings

Robert Faires

1. Schindler's List

2. Cinema Paradiso

3. Babe

4. GoodFellas

5. Reversal of Fortune

6. Shakespeare in Love

7. Titanic

8. Toy Story

9. When We Were Kings

10. The Silence of the Lambs

Sarah Hepola

1. Pulp Fiction

2. American Beauty

3. Schindler's List

4. GoodFellas

5. When We Were Kings

6. Trainspotting

7. Unforgiven

8. Jerry Maguire

9. Safe

10. Clerks

Marc Savlov

1. American Beauty

2. Trainspotting

3. GoodFellas

4. The City of Lost Children

5. Pulp Fiction

6. Romper Stomper

7. Boogie Nights

8. High Art

9. Once Were Warriors

10. The Sweet Hereafter

Russell Smith

1. When We Were Kings

2. Pulp Fiction

3. GoodFellas

4. The Sweet Hereafter

5. Dead Man Walking

6. Unforgiven

7. The Silence of the Lambs

8. The Rapture

9. Ed Wood

10. Miller's Crossing

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