#200: Farewell My Concubine

vhc9dtjozuwtlp4pie2x9dakk60#200 – Farewell My Concubine, (霸王别姬), 1993, Chen Kaige
ChinaHong Kong

Abandoned by his prostitute mother in 1920, Douzi was raised by a theater troupe. There he meets Shitou and over the following years the two develop an act entitled “Farewell My Concubine” that brings them fame and fortune. When Shitou marries Juxian, Doutzi becomes jealous, the beginnings of the acting duo’s explosive breakup and tragic fall take root.

#284: Sonatine

gojoa2jjkcoammj6axhlt7mcusj#284 – Sonatine, 1993, Takeshi Kitano

Kitano plays Murakawa, a Tokyo yakuza tiring of gangster life. Along with a few of his henchmen, he is sent by his boss to Okinawa to help end a gang war, supposedly to mediate between two warring clans. He finds that the dispute between the clans is insignificant and whilst wondering why he was sent to Okinawa at all, Murakawa’s headquarters are bombed and he and his gang are ambushed in a bar.


#325: Three Colours: Blue

fgzygqwt2yggolqa747dwgdvhrf#325 – Three Colors: Blue, (Trois couleurs : Bleu), 1993, Krzysztof Kieślowski

Julie is haunted by her grief after living through a tragic auto wreck that claimed the life of her composer husband and young daughter. Her initial reaction is to withdraw from her relationships, lock herself in her apartment and suppress her pain. But avoiding human interactions on the bustling streets of Paris proves impossible, and she eventually meets up with Olivier, an old friend who harbors a secret love for her, and who could draw her back to reality.

#406: Jurassic Park

57jsouoskmn2108vtz2qb4kwr3n#406 – Jurassic Park, 1993, Steven Spielberg

A wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening day, he invites a team of experts and his two eager grandchildren to experience the park and help calm anxious investors. However, the park is anything but amusing as the security systems go off-line and the dinosaurs escape.

#501: The Piano

yugqa81ye11ddaebz9mresjsmoy#501 – The Piano, 1993, Jane Campion

After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath and her young daughter, Flora, are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man named Alisdair Stewart. Making little attempt to warm up to Alisdair, Ada soon becomes intrigued by his Maori-friendly acquaintance, George Baines, leading to tense, life-altering conflicts.