1992

Consider what an anomalously good year this was for movies. The operatic grimness of Batman Returns and Alien 3 pushed franchise blockbusters into challenging, audience-alienating new realms; the boldly transgressive Basic Instinct and The Crying Game found wide, popular appeal. The ninth highest grossing movie of the year was a Francis Ford Coppola period horror film made entirely with in-camera effects mothballed since the turn of the century. Even the nice movies you could bring your elderly diabetic aunt who collects cat figurines to were wonderful, like A League of Their Own. Fire Walk With Me began its long journey from pariah to paragon. 1992 owned.

  • Batman Returns

    1

  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    2

  • Alien³

    3

  • The Crying Game

    4

  • Basic Instinct

    5

  • Dracula

    6

  • Orlando

    7

  • A League of Their Own

    8

  • Raising Cain

    9

  • Candyman

    10

  • 1492: Conquest of Paradise

    11

  • Split Second

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