The 10 Best Movies Of 1993
1. Short Cuts: Robert Altman interprets Raymond Carver with an artistry that cinches this film as the best of the year.
2. The Piano: Jane Campion's tale of unleashed passions offers blazing acting from Holly Hunter and Harvey Keitel.
3. Menace II Society: Gangsta rage in the L.A.'hood propels a thrilling directing debut from the Hughes brothers.
4. The Remains of the Day: Merchant-Ivory triumphs again with this tale of an English butler (a brilliant Anthony Hopkins) who blindly puts duty before love.
5. Naked: Director Mike Leigh slashes his way through London's displaced youth in a savagely witty bonfire, sparked by the dazzling David Thewlis.
6. Schindler's List: Without his trademark artifice, Steven Spielberg finds the grieving heart of the Holocaust.
7. The Age of Innocence: Gorgeous filmmaking in which Martin Scorsese takes on the Edith Wharton mob.
8. Fearless: The aftermath of a jet crash spurs visionary miracles from Peter Weir.
9. Dazed and Confused: Richard Linklater's acutely observant comedy of aimless 70s teens is one for the time capsule.
10. Visions of Light: A documentary on cinematography makes the list. Really? Really. It reminds us how to see movies again in an age of video blindness.