#1 The Usual Suspects - Directed by Brian Singer. Written by Christopher McQuarrie. Starring Kevin Spacey,
Chazz Palminteri, Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Benicio Del Toro, Kevin Pollak, and Pete Postlethwaite.
1996 - Won 2 Oscars:
Best Supporting Actor (Kevin Spacey)
Best Original Screenplay (Christopher McQuarrie)
When a docked boat containing 27 people and $91 million dollars worth of drug money explodes, the police begin an investigation
into what has happened. Unfortunately, the only survivors are a severly burned Hungarian man and Verbal Kint (Spacey), a crippled
con-man. Against his will, Kint is forced into explaining the details leading up to the night of the explosion and what exactly
happened on that boat.
#2 Memento - Directed by Christopher Nolan. Short story by Johnathan Nolan. Screenplay by Christopher
Nolan. Starring Guy Pearce, Joe Pantoliano, and Carrie-Anne Moss.
2002 - Nominated for two Oscars:
Best Editing (Dody Dorn)
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly For the Screen (Christopher Nolan, story by Johnathan Nolan) [Johnathan Nolan's
short story "Memento Mori" was not published until after the film was completed]
Leonard Shelby, a man with short-term memory loss, attempts to hunt down the man that not only caused his brain condition,
but raped and murdered his wife.
#3 Donnie Darko
#4 The Shawshank Redemption
#6 Cidade de Deus (City of God)
#8 American History X
#9 L.A. Confidential