February 18: The Grifters
A quirky excursion into scamming, suspicion, and seduction set in the sunlit, but decidedly noir underworld of LA.
Miramax Films; Directed By Stephen Frears
Rated R; 119 minutes; 1990
February 25: Thelma and Louise
An Arkansas waitress and a housewife shoot a rapist and take off in a '66 Thunderbird.
MGM/UA; Directed by Ridley Scott
Rated R; 129 minutes; 1991
March 4: Boyz in the Hood
A father struggles to instill his son with the confidence to stay out of the gangs South Central LA.
Columbia Pictures; Directed by John Singleton
Rated R; 112 minutes; 1991
March 11: Philadelphia
When a man with AIDS is fired by a law firm, a homophobic lawyer is his only willing advocate.
TriStar Pictures; Directed by Jonathan Demme
Rated PG-13; 125 minutes; 1993
March 18: Groundhog Day
A self-centered television weatherman has one day left to live—February 2—over and over again.
Columbia Pictures; Directed by Harold Ramis
Rated PG; 103 minutes; 1993
March 25: Pulp Fiction
This morbid black comedy of murderers, addicts, criminals, and sadists is not for the easily offended.
Miramax Films; Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Rated R; 153 minutes; 1994
April 1: Clerks
The eccentric tale of two clerks who keep an eye on customers while pondering the ways of the world.
Miramax Films; Directed by Kevin Smith
Rated R; 90 minutes; 1994
April 8: The Usual Suspects
A twisted, convoluted mystery begins with five career crooks in a seemingly random police lineup.
Gramercy Pictures; Directed by Bryan Singer
Rated R; 105 minutes; 1995
April 15: Scream
A spine-tingling scarefest about two high school students stalked by a whacked-out psychopath.
Miramax Films; Directed by Wes Craven
Rated R; 111 minutes; 1996
April 22: As Good As It Gets
An acid-tongued novelist, a single mother, and a gay artist form an unlikely bond in this offbeat comedy.
TriStar Pictures; Directed by James L. Brooks
Rated PG-13; 138 minutes; 1997
April 29: Good Will Hunting
On the rough streets of South Boston, a troubled prodigy can’t live up to his potential.
Miramax Films; Directed by Gus Van Sant
Rated R; 122 minutes; 1997
May 6: The Big Lebowski
When "Dude" Lebowski is mistaken for millionaire Lebowski, restitution is sought for a ruined rug.
Gramercy Pictures; Directed by Joel Coen
Rated R; 117 minutes; 1998
May 13: Being John Malkovich
An out-of work puppeteer unearths a strange portal into the life and mind of John Malkovich.
Universal Pictures; Directed by Spike Jonze
Rated R; 112 minutes; 1999
May 20: American Beauty
When you've got nothing to lose, you might as well risk everything. But ultimate freedom comes at the ultimate price.
Dreamworks; Directed by Sam Mendes
Rated R; 122 minutes; 1999