THERE'S THE kind of movie that you know is hokey and escapist and unrealistic and larger than life, maybe even ridiculous. But you enjoy watching it anyway. You laugh, you cry, you pick corn kernels from your teeth. You're watching it, not because you use the word "cinema," but mainly because it's Friday night. For that type of movie, here's this reviewer's top-10 movie list of the year:

1. "Pretty Woman."

2. "Dances With Wolves."

3. "House Party."

4. "Reversal of Fortune."

5. "Home Alone."

6. "Ghost."

7. "Gremlins 2: The New Batch."

8. "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."

9. "Where the Heart Is."

10. "Edward Scissorhands."

Meanwhile, there are those who seek a little brain food with their entertainment, who actively seek originality and who -- yes -- use the word "cinema." For those blessed folk, here's this reviewer's top-10 film list of the year:

1. Jean Vigo's "L'Atalante."

2. Peter Greenaway's "Drowning by Numbers."

3. Peter Greenaway's "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover."

4. Martin Scorsese's "Goodfellas."

5. Peter Medak's "The Krays."

6. Robert Altman's "Vincent & Theo."

7. Gus Van Sant's "Mala Noche."

8. Krzystof Kieslowski's "The Decalogue."

9. Sandra Bernhardt's "Without You, I'm Nothing."

10. Jane Campion's "Sweetie."