World of Reel‘s Jordan Ruimy has posted a Best Films of the ’90s critics poll, which involved the top five picks of 175 prominent elites. The #1 pick is Martin Scorsese‘s Goodfellas. Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction came in second, Jonathan Demme’s The Silence of the Lambs is ranked third, Joel and Ethan Coen’s Fargo has placed fourth, and Stanley Kubrick‘s Eyes Wide Shut is fifth.

HE respectfully disagrees with Wong Kar-Wai‘s Chungking Express being ranked sixth, but whatever. Paul Thomas Anderson occupies the seventh and eighth-place slots with Magnolia and Boogie Nights, respectively. Abbas Kiarostami‘s Close-Up came in ninth, and Terrence Malick‘s The Thin Red Line is tenth.

1. Fargo (d: Coen brothers)
2. GoodFellas (d: Martin Scorsese)
3. Pulp Fiction (d: Quentin Tarantino)
4. Heat (d: Michael Mann)
5. Unforgiven (d: Clint Eastwood)
6. L.A. Confidential (d: Curtis Hanson)
7. Schindler’s List (d: Steven Spielberg)
8. The Silence Of The Lambs (d: Jonathan Demme)
9. Groundhog Day (d: Harold Ramis)
10. Saving Private Ryan (d: Steven Spielberg)

11. The Insider (d: Michael Mann)
12. Go (d: Doug Liman)
13. Flirting With Disaster (d: David O. Russell)
14. Rushmore (d: Wes Anderson)
15. Fight Club (d: David Fincher)
16. The Player (d: Robert Altman)
17. Reservoir Dogs (d: Quentin Tarantino)
18. JFK (d: Oliver Stone)
19. Mad Dog & Glory (d: John McNaughton)
20. The Usual Suspects (d: Bryan Singer)

21. Barton Fink (d: Coen brothers)
22. Quiz Show (d: Robert Redford)
23. Miami Blues (d: George Armitage)
24. There’s Something About Mary (d: Farrelly brothers)
25. Bad Lieutenant (d: Abel Ferrara)
26. Leaving Las Vegas (d: Mike Figgis)
27. Malcolm X (d: Spike Lee)
28. Se7en (d: David Fincher)
29. The Rapture (d: Michael Tolkin)
30. The last hour (and especially the last ten minutes) of Titanic

31. Howards End (d: James Ivory)
32. American Beauty (d: Sam Mendes)
33. The Sweet Hereafter (d: Atom Egoyan)
34. The Big Lebowski (d: Coen brothers)
35. Boogie Nights (d: Paul Thomas Anderson)
36. Breaking The Waves (d: Lars von Trier)
37. Being John Malkovich (d: Spike Jonze)
38. Scent of a Woman (d: Martin Brest)
39. Lost Highway (d: David Lynch)
40. My Own Private Idaho (d: Gus Van Sant)