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.