Top Ten By Year: 1992 – Voters Poll Results


This is the first time I’ve incorporated a Voters Poll into my Top Ten by Year column, and I’ll certainly continue this tradition moving forward. I recieved about 60 responses from twitter, tumblr and WordPress combined. Some were ordered, some weren’t. Some contained 10 films, some didn’t. Thank you so much to everyone who participated! Below the Voters Top Ten is a rundown of all the films voted for, descending in number count. 110 different films were voted for at least once. Lastly, because the individual lists are often far more interesting than the aggregated one, I have all participants picks in the last portion of the post. If someone included a film that was not eligible for my list (because I count it as a different year) I have it noted, but of course still allowed it (not a my way or the highway kind of gal). The #1 choice is a film I chose not to re-watch, which maybe I probably should have, but oh well. Order, except for tiebreakers, did not come into play. I simply looked at what made the most appearances. As my list is looking right now, about 4 or 5 of these will appear on mine.

What I hope these Voters Polls going forward will do is provide a gateway for readers to seek out some of these films, or just be aware of what’s out there, and what some care about.

The next post coming up in this series of Top Ten by Year: 1992 series is my traditional ‘What I’ll Remember About the Films of 1992: A Personal Sampling’ post.

unforgiven

Voters Poll Results – Top Ten by Year: 1992
1. Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood) – 31 votes
2. Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino) – 28 votes
3. Glengarry Glen Ross (James Foley) – 28 votes
4. The Player (Robert Altman) – 21 votes
5. Batman Returns (Tim Burton) – 21 votes
6. Malcolm X (Spike Lee) – 19 votes
7. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (David Lynch) – 18 votes
8. The Last of the Mohicans (Michael Mann) – 17 votes
9. The Long Day Closes (Terence Davies) – 16 votes
10. Hard Boiled (John Woo) – 16 votes
Honorable Mentions:  Orlando (Sally Potter) and The Crying Game (Neil Jordan) with 13 votes each

The rest:
12 votes: Husbands and Wives, Aladdin
9 votes: Death Becomes Her, A League of Their Own
8 votes: My Cousin Vinny, Howards End, Porco Rosso, Strictly Ballroom
7 votes: Man Bites Dog, Wayne’s World
6 votes: Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Dead Alive, Candyman, The Muppet Christmas Carol, A Few Good Men, Benny’s Video
5 votes: Lessons of Darkness, Bad Lieutenant, Baraka, Basic Instinct, Singles, A Tale of Winter
4 votes: Army of Darkness, The Last Bolshevik, Life, and Nothing More…, El Sol del Membrillo (The Quince Tree Sun), Bob Roberts, La Vie de Boheme, Simple Men,  Sister Act
3 votes: White Men Can’t Jump, Sneakers, Damage, El Mariachi, The Story of Qiu Ju, Rebels of the Neon God, Careful, Alien 3, Deep Cover, One False Move, Chaplin
2 votes: The Mighty Ducks, Light Sleeper, Dust Devil, Supercop, Bitter Moon, Raising Cain, Un coeur en hiver (A Heart in Winter), The Living End, Hyenes, Les nuits fauves (Savage Nights), Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Léolo, Belle époque, Single White Female, Trespass, The Waterdance, Scent of a Woman, Brother’s Keeper
Heimat 2: A Chronicle of a Generation
1 vote: Just Another Girl on the I.R.T, Radio Flyer, Rock Hudson’s Home Movies, Noises Off…, Mambo Kings, Avetik, Taiga, A Sense of History Betty, Stone, Kairat, Tokyo Decadence, Centre Stage, Still Nacht III, Arizona Dream, Universal Soldier, Doctor Mordrid, Where the Day Takes You, Honeymoon in Vegas, For Marilyn, Of Mice and Men, Crack Glass Eulogy, Passion Fish, A River Runs Through It, Legendary La Rose Noire, Olivier Olivier, Ferngully: The Last Rainforest, Juice, A Midnight Clear, Like Water for Chocolate, The Best Intentions, The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, Peter’s Friends, Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation, Lethal Weapon 3, Bébé’s Kids, Full Contact, Innocent Blood

Individual Responses:

@MattWaters28
Malcolm X, White Men Can’t Jump, The Mighty Ducks, My Cousin Vinny, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Reservoir Dogs, Unforgiven, Army of Darkness

@allflicker
Howards End, The Player, Unforgiven, Light Sleeper, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Sneakers, Last of the Mohicans, Glengarry Glen Ross, Reservoir Dogs, Damage

@whynotanna – http://bemusedandnonplussed.wordpress.com/
Dead Alive, Candyman, El Mariachi, My Cousin Vinny, Sneakers, Just Another Girl on the I.R.T, Death Becomes Her, Reservoir Dogs, Dust Devil, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (no order)

@juvie_cinephile
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Reservoir Dogs, Candyman, Batman Returns, Malcolm X, Supercop, The Last of the Mohicans, The Long Day Closes, The Story of Qiu Ju, Hard Boiled

Danny Bowes (bybowes): http://www.indiewire.com/critic/danny-bowes
Malcolm X, Hard Boiled, Reservoir Dogs, The Player, Bob Roberts, Glengarry Glen Ross, Basic Instinct, Full Contact, Innocent Blood, Unforgiven, Khiladi

Jake Cole (@notjustmovies): http://armchairc.blogspot.com/
1. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, 2. The Last Bolshevik, 3. The Long Day Closes, 4. Bitter Moon, 5. Lessons in Darkness, 6. Batman Returns, 7. Life, and Nothing More…, 8. Malcolm X, 9. Hard Boiled, 10. The Last of the Mohicans

Mason Daniel (@BuddyBoyBaxter): http://sonowthen94.wordpress.com/
1. Husbands and Wives, 2. Batman Returns, 3. Muppet Christmas Carol, 4. Man Bites Dog, 5. Aladdin, 6. Dead Alive, 7. Unforgiven, 8. Last of the Mohicans, 9. Hard Boiled, 10. Reservoir Dogs

@willow_catelyn: http://curtsiesandhandgrenades.blogspot.com/
Orlando, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, The Long Day Closes, Bad Lieutenant, A League of Their Own, Malcolm X, Wayne’s World, Unforgiven, Nitrate Kisses (not eligible for this year), Batman Returns

Nile Dunn (@NileDunn)
1. Malcolm X, 2. Unforgiven, 3. Reservoir Dogs, 4. Glengarry Glen Ross, 5. The Player, 6. White Men Can’t Jump, 7. Bram Stoker’s Dracula, 8. A League of Their Own, 9. A Few Good Men, 10. Radio Flyer

Fernando F. Croce (@FernandoFCroce): http://www.cinepassion.org/Title.html
The Long Day Closes, El Sol del Membillo, Unforgiven, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, The Player, Bad Lieutenant, Reservoir Dogs, Life, and Nothing More…, Raising Cain, A Tale of Winter

@48ONIRAM: http://letterboxd.com/48oniram/
Dead Alive, Benny’s Video, Glengarry Glen Ross, Hard Boiled, Man Bites Dog, Malcolm X, Unforgiven, Porco Rosso, Reservoir Dogs, Rebels of the Neon God

Brent Morrow (@bmrow):
1. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, 2. The Long Day Closes, 3. El Sol del Membrillo 4. Rock Hudson’s Home Movies, 5. Lessons of Darkness, 6. Life, and Nothing More…, 7. A Tale of Winter, 8. Careful, 9. Noises Off…, 10. The Living End

Conor Griffin (@cgornio): http://www.griffinonfilm.com/
Benny’s Video, Glengarry Glen Ross, Reservoir Dogs, Bob Roberts, Wayne’s World, Unforgiven, Aladdin

Ryan McNeil (@matinee_ca): http://www.thematinee.ca/
Aladdin, The Crying Game, A Few Good Men, Glengarry Glen Ross, Last of the Mohicans, A League of Their Own, Mambo Kings, Reservoir Dogs, Singles, Unforgiven

communicants (tumblr)
La Vie de Boheme, Last Bolshevik, Hyenes, Life and Nothing More, Rebels of the Neon God, A Tale of Winter, Benny’s Video, Howards End, Malcolm X

soronprfbss (tumblr):
Man Bites Dog, The Crying Game, Unforgiven, Bad Lieutenant, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Dead Alive, Glengarry Glen Ross, Hard Boiled, Savage Nights

seven-sermons (tumblr):
La Vie de Boheme, Avetik, Taiga, Lessons of Darkness, Careful, My Cousin Vinny

Nicholas Page (@JediMoonShyne): http://thethirdpersona.tumblr.com/
La Vie de Bohème, A Sense of History, Betty, Léolo, Rebels of the Neon God, Stone, Kairat, Tokyo Decadence, Quince Tree..

Scott Nye (@railoftomorrow): http://criterioncast.com/author/scott/
1. Glengarry Glen Ross, 2. The Player, 3. Unforgiven, 4. Malcolm X, 5. Reservoir Dogs, 6. Hard Boiled, 7. Wayne’s World, 8. Bram Stoker’s Dracula, 9. Batman Returns, 10. My Cousin Vinny

Sean Gilman (@TheEndofCinema): http://theendofcinema.blogspot.com/
1. Unforgiven, 2. Hard Boiled, 3. The Last of the Mohicans, 4. Reservoir Dogs, 5. Glengarry Glen Ross, 6. Porco Rosso, 7. Centre Stage, 8. Simple Men, 9. Orlando, 10. Singles

Brendan Boyle (@brendanowicz):
1. The Long Day Closes, 2. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, 3. Light Sleeper, 4. La Vie de Boheme, 5. Unforgiven, 6. Raising Cain, 7. The Last of the Mohicans, 8. Batman Returns, 9. Glengarry Glen Ross, 10. Basic Instinct

Teo Bugbee (@tmibugbee)
Strictly Ballroom, Orlando, Bebe’s Kids, A League of Their Own, The Last of the Mohicans, Sister Act, The Player, Batman Returns, Death Becomes Her

Andreas (@astoehr): http://pussygoesgrrr.com/
1. The Long Day Closes, 2. Orlando, 3. Batman Returns, 4. Husbands and Wives, 5. Malcolm X, 6. The Living End, 7. Glengarry Glen Ross, 8. Death Becomes Her, 9. Reservoir Dogs, 10. Candyman

Michael Pattison (@m_pattison): http://www.idfilm.net/
1. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, 2. Husbands and Wives, 3. Baraka, 4. Unforgiven, 5. Strictly Ballroom, 6. Trespass, 7. The Player, 8. The Muppet Christmas Carol, 9. The Long Day Closes, 10. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

Brian Schmid (@SchmanthonyP)
The Player, Malcolm X, A Heart in Winter, Reservoir Dogs, Glengarry Glen Ross, Leolo, Aladdin, Howards End, Porco Rosso, The Crying Game

Justine A. Smith (@redroomrantings): http://www.soundonsight.org/
1. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, 2. Orlando, 3. A Tale of Winter, 4. Brother’s Keeper, 5. Unforgiven, 6. Strictly Ballroom, 7. Lessons of Darkness, 8. Reservoir Dogs, 9. The Long Day Closes, 10. The Player

Philip Concannon (@Phil_On_Film): http://www.philonfilm.net/
1. Unforgiven, 2. The Long Day Closes, 3. The Quince Tree of the Sun, 4. The Last of the Mohicans, 5. Lessons of Darkness, 6. Glengarry Glen Ross, 7. Batman Returns, 8. One False Move, 9. Orlando, 10. Bad Lieutenant

Amanda (BFF):
Baraka, Dead Alive, Husbands and Wives, The Last of the Mohicans, Aladdin, Muppet Christmas Carol

Joel Bocko (@LostInTheMovies): http://thedancingimage.blogspot.com/
1. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, 2. Last of the Mohicans, 3. The Long Day Closes, 4. Glengarry Glen Ross, 5. The Last Boshevik, 6. Malcolm X, 7. Man Bites Dog, 8. Still Nacht III, 9. Heimat 2, 10. Unforgiven

Michael Ewins (@E_Film_Blog):
Singles, Batman Returns, Basic Instinct, Man Bites Dog, Benny’s Video, Husbands and Wives, Arizona Dream, Simple Men, Dust Devil, Baraka

@FilmBuffBaker
Unforgiven, A Few Good Men, Aladdin, Sneakers, Batman Returns, Reservoir Dogs, Alien 3, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Wayne’s World, The Crying Game

Alex Kittle (@alexkittle): http://alexkittle.com/
Batman Returns, Simple Men, Wayne’s World, Aladdin, A League of Their Own, Orlando, Doctor Mordrid, Universal Soldier, Army of Darkness, Death Becomes Her

Sarah Cassone (@sarahnwondrland):
1. Where the Day Takes You, 2. Reservoir Dogs, 3. Wayne’s World, 4. Glengarry Glen Ross, 5. Batman Returns, 6. Honeymoon in Vegas, 7. Strictly Ballroom, 8. Singles, 9. The Crying Game, 10. The Living End

Paul Boyne (@PaulBoyne): http://infinitecrescendo.wordpress.com/
1. Reservoir Dogs, 2. Batman Returns, 3. Aladdin, 4. A Few Good Men, 5. Unforgiven, 6. Death Becomes Her, 7. The Player, 8. Sister Act, 9. Malcolm X, 10. A League of Their Own

Anonymous (tumblr):
Malcolm X, The Crying Game, The Long Day Closes

@Camera_Angel:
Unforgiven, Glengarry Glen Ross

Darren Geraghty (@GeraghtyDarren):
Reservoir Dogs, Hard Boiled, Glengarry Glen Ross, Muppet Christmas Carol, The Player, Alien 3

Kristen Sales (@salesonfilm): http://about.me/kristen_sales
Unforgiven, Last of the Mohicans, Reservoir Dogs, Benny’s Video, Glengarry Glen Ross, Porco Rosso, The Player, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Wayne’s World

@emakbakia_
1. For Marilyn (short), 2. Unforgiven, 3. Strictly Ballroom, 4. Hard Boiled, 5. The Player, 6. The Long Day Closes, 7. Orlando, 8. Basic Instinct, 9. Malcolm X, 10. Man Bites Dog

@Power_Lloyd:
Malcolm X, The Player, Bob Roberts, Glengarry Glen Ross, Unforgiven, Reservoir Dogs, The Waterdance, Of Mice and Men, Singles, Batman Returns

David Hall (@TheDWHall):
Bad Lieutenant, Basic Instinct, Batman Returns, Deep Cover, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Hard Boiled, Husbands and Wives, The Player, Trespass, Reservoir Dogs

Forrest Cardamenis (@FCardamenis): http://forrestinfocus.wordpress.com/
Hyenas, Orlando, Unforgiven, The Long Day Closes, The Player, Crack Glass Eulogy

Kyle Turner (@TyleKurner) http://tylekurner.tumblr.com/
Raise the Red Lantern (which I count as 1991), Alien 3, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Sister Act, My Cousin Vinny, Strictly Ballroom

Dan Heaton: http://www.ptsnob.com/
Malcolm X (top choice), Passion Fish, Hard Boiled, A River Runs Through It, One False Move

Noeulogies (WordPress submission)
Legendary La Rose Noire, Batman Returns, The Player, Benny’s Video

@Cinematic_Life: http://thiscinematiclife.com/
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Hard Boiled, Army of Darkness, The Player, Reservoir Dogs

Steven Venn (@stevenvenn):
Bob Roberts, Glengarry Glen Ross, Orlando, Reservoir Dogs, The Story of Qiu Ju, Simple Men, Porco Rosso, Olivier Olivier, The Long Day Closes

@filmactually: http://www.film-actually.com/
1. Unforgiven, 2. Glengarry Glen Ross, 3. A Few Good Men, 4. Reservoir Dogs, 5. My Cousin Vinny, 6. Strictly Ballroom, 7. Chaplin, 8. Scent of a Woman, 9. Ferngully: The Last Rainforest, 10. The Muppet Christmas Carol

@Abid_ism
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Batman Returns, Malcolm X, Deep Cover, White Men Can’t Jump, Europa (not eligible for my own list), Candyman, Unforgiven, Juice, Reservoir Dogs

Michael Cusumano (@SeriousFilm) http://seriousfilm.blogspot.com/
1. One False Move, 2. Malcolm X, 3. Glengarry Glen Ross, 4. The Last of the Mohicans, 5. Unforgiven, 6. Flirting (not eligible for my own list), 7. The Player, 8. The Crying Game, 9. My Cousin Vinny, 10. Husbands and Wives

fotzepolitic (tumblr)
1. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me  2. A Midnight Clear  3. A Tale of Winter 4. Single White Female 5. The Long Day Closes, 6. Orlando

Taci: (WordPress submission)
Aladdin, Baraka, Basic Instinct, Belle epoque, Chaplin, The Crying Game, Glengarry Glen Ross, Hard Boiled, Howards End, Man Bites Dog, Like Water for Chocolate, El Mariachi, My Cousin Vinny, Orlando, Porco Rosso, Reservoir Dogs (more than 10 but I’ll allow it)

Erik Gregersen (WordPress submission):
Malcolm X, Hard Boiled, The Last Bolshevik, The Story of Qiu Ju, Careful, The Best Intentions, The Crying Game, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Deep Cover, Supercop

Dan Schnidel (@DanSchnidel): http://danschindel.com/
Candyman, Husbands and Wives, Glengarry Glen Ross, Baraka, Brother’s Keeper, Bob Roberts, Dead Alive, Unforgiven, Porco Rosso, Hard Boiled

@Feckwanker
Glengarry Glen Ross, Reservoir Dogs

@ME_Says: http://me-says-m.blogspot.com/ 
Aladdin, The Crying Game, Damage, Death Becomes Her, The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, The Last of the Mohicans, Savage Nights, Howards End, Sister Act

Nathaniel Rogers (@nathanielr): http://thefilmexperience.net/
Batman Returns, The Crying Game, Death Becomes Her, Howards End, Husbands and Wives, The Last of the Mohicans, A League of Their Own, Orlando, The Player, Strictly Ballroom

Michal Szwacinski (@globmi)
Unforgiven, Reservoir Dogs, The Crying Game, Bitter Moon, Glengarry Glen Ross, Howards End, Husbands and Wives, Peter’s Friends, Belle Epoque, Scent of a Woman

Austin Vashaw (@VforVashsaw): http://cinapse.co/author/austin/
Last of the Mohicans, Batman Returns, Army of Darkness, Hard Boiled, Aladdin, Wayne’s World, Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation, The Mighty Ducks, Lethal Weapon 3, Unforgiven

Sam Coff (@SamRS72) http://www.awardscircuit.com/author/scoffey/
A Few Good Men, Aladdin, A League of Their Own, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Muppet Christmas Carol

Tim Evans (@timothyeraw) http://www.veritefilmmag.com/blog/?author=53308bb1e4b05611450d2be9
Glengarry Glen Ross, Howards End, The Waterdance, The Player, Batman Returns, El Mariachi, Chaplin, Death Becomes Her, Damage

Calum Reed (@Calum_Reed)
The Crying Game, The Player, Husbands and Wives, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, A League of Their Own, Glengarry Glen Ross, Unforgiven, Single White Female, Aladdin, Death Becomes Her

 

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4 thoughts on “Top Ten By Year: 1992 – Voters Poll Results

  1. This is awesome, I’m sure it was a lot of work! Also how the heck did no one else vote for UNIVERSAL SOLDIER? I mean have you people SEEN this movie? DOLPH LUNDGREN WEARS A NECKLACE MADE OF HUMAN EARRRRRS

  2. Too bad I forgot about La Vie de Boheme. That definitely would have bumped Unforgiven off my list, though it seems like it needed a lot more help than that.

    Interesting that not too many people included Fire Walk With Me, yet most who did ranked it pretty highly – a lot of #1’s in there. It really is a love/hate film.

    1. Considering what a critical reappraisal it’s had over the years, I’d say quite a lot of people voted for Fire Walk with Me, at least enough to make it to the top ten, which is pretty impressive. But that is something I noticed too, that most of the people who had FWWM on their list, if they ordered theirs, had it very high. It wasn’t lingering at the bottom of anyone’s!

  3. Thanks for organizing the poll and glad I am not alone in supporting what I personally think is the masterpiece of Tim Burton – Batman Returns. And sincerely hope more people could try to find 92 Legendary La Rose Noire which is a unique cinematic experience.

    Look forward to your personal choice of this year!

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