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What are your top ten favorite movies from the 90s?

    By: Jessica Marie
    • 10. A League of Their Own
      Gena Davis, Tom Hanks. When I think of favorite movies, I think of those I can watch over and over again. Though this wasn't the best movie ever made, I found it thoroughly enjoyable. With a terrific cast and light humor - I felt it necessary that I added this to my list.
    • 9. Girl, Interrupted
      Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Whoopi Goldberg. Released Cristmas of 99 - so I consider it a 90's film. Entertaining and seemingly truthful story of a girl's battle with depression during her stay at a mental institution . This should actually be further up on my list, but there are just so many movies to list!
    • 8. As Good As It Gets
      Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding Jr. The performances in this film are what makes it so great and enjoyable to watch. Bravo!
    • 7. Bed of Roses
      Christian Slater, Mary Stuart Masterson (??). This is just such a sweet love story. (I realize I've named quite a few chick flicks by now, but I'm a chick, what do you expect?!?)
    • 6. City of Angels
      Meg Ryan, Nicolas Cage. Moving story of an angel who clips his wings for true love. A real tear jerker!
    • 5. While You Were Sleeping
      Sandra Bullock, Bill Pulman, Peter Galagher. I never get tired of this movie. Even though it's set during Christmas time, it's wonderful all year round.
    • 4. How to Make an American Quilt
      Winona Ryder, Anne Bancroft. A touching story about relationships (fears, failures and triumphs). I cannot begin to tell you how much truth lies simple in the dialog of this movie.
    • 3. Forest Gump
      Tom Hanks, Robin Wright Penn, Gary Sinise, Sally Field. Great flick... RUN FOREST RUN!
    • 2. Legends of the Fall
      Anthony Hopkins, Brad Pitt, Aiden Quinn and Julia Ormond. No comments I have about this movie will do it justice - as far as I'm concerned it was Pitt's best movie to date.
    • 1. The Professional
      Natalie Portman, Jean Reno and Gary Oldman. This film doesn't get as much credit as I feel it deserves. A brilliant tale of the relationship that builds between a loner hitman and a little girl with no where to run.
    Keep in mind that these are my favorites, I realize not everyone would agree with me. It's nearly impossible to pick just ten films out of the tons of great ones made in the 90s. Others I enjoyed: Shakespear In Love, Dirty Dancing, Simon Birch, Little Women... and many MANY more!
    By: Robert Marmel
    • 10. Dogfight
      Great piece movie about Marines on the prowl in early 60s San Francisco
    • 9. Reality Bites
      The ultimate Gen-X angst movie.
    • 8. From Dusk Till Dawn
      Tarantio's stab at an action/horror flick. Outstanding action--George Clooney is at his best as the smart, sensible, bad guy.
    • 7. Scream (1 & 2)
      Made the slasher genre hip again. The chemistry between Courney Cox and Dave Arquette makes a great subplot.
    • 6. True Romance
      Any movie where Dennis Hopper is the most normal person in the film rates a mention.
    • 5. Gattica
      Most underrated Sci-Fi movie ever. Very slick, very abstract.
    • 4. Reservoir Dogs
      Quentin Tarantino is a genius and this is his best film. Perhaps the best film ever about crime and criminals. Steve Busemi is a must see as Mr Pink.
    • 3. The Usual Suspects
      Who is Kaiser Soza? The movie that made Kevin Spacey a star (is that good or bad?). Excellent mystery movie with a twist.
    • 2. PI
      A brilliant independent film! Deals with religion, genius, madness, greed and the nature of the universe.
    • 1. Fight Club
      Definately the best movie of the 90s, maybe of the last 30 years. Don't be fooled--this movie is really about the alienation and madness--not fighting.
    Close Contenders: Something About Mary & Wayne's World
    By: Thomas Abrahamsson
    • 10. Silence of the lambs.
      Who forgets Hannibal Lecter? "I do wish we could chat longer, but I'm having an old friend for dinner."
    • 9. Forrest Gump.
    • 8. Braveheart.
      Simply epic! Stunning scenery and music.
    • 7. The Truman Show.
      Thought provoking and unique.
    • 6. Chasing Amy
      Hilarious. "Check this shit. You got cracker farm boy Luke Skywalker, Nazi poster boy, blond hair, blue eyes. And then you got Darth Vader, the blackest brother in the galaxy, Nubian god!"
    • 5. Jackie Brown
      70:s nostalgica in a 90:s version.
    • 4. Fight Club
      Intelligent, Brave. Different. A must see!
    • 3. Matrix
      Totally Brilliant! Redefines the SciFi movie scene, and kicks the ass out of all competitors.
    • 2. Pulp Fiction
      This is *the* definite 90:s movie, unforgettable scenes and dialogue, a wonderful way of storytelling! A masterpiece by Quentin Tarantino.
    • 1. Clerks
      Silent bob enters the scene! Brilliant! (A must see is also Mallrats, of course)

    By: Danielle Godwin
    • 10. Titanic
    • 9. Liar Liar
    • 8. Cruel Intentions
    • 7. Varsity Blues
      Wanted to kill the football coach! Grrr, he made me mad!
    • 6. Empire Records
    • 5. Airheads
      Loved it! Brendan Frasers HOT!!
    • 4. Can't hardly wait
    • 3. IT
      Scared me when I was 11
    • 2. The Rage: Carrie 2
      Great death scenes
    • 1. American Pie

    By: Alexandra
    • 10. The Tie That Binds
    • 9. Bio-Dome
    • 8. Terminator 2: Judgement Day
    • 7. Speed
    • 6. Armageddon
    • 5. Enemy of the State
    • 4. The Whole Nine Yards
    • 3. Carrie
    • 2. Scream
    • 1. The Matrix

    By: Dan Leslie
    • 10. Lion king
    • 9. Casino
    • 8. Goodfellas
    • 7. Forest Gump
    • 6. As good as it gets
    • 5. Scent of a woman
    • 4. Reservoir dogs
    • 3. Dazed and confused
    • 2. Boyz n'the hood
    • 1. Pulp fiction

    By: Mike
    • 10. Goodfellas
      Great Movie
    • 9. The Devil's Advocate
      Al Pacino is the man
    • 8. Goldeneye
      Brought back the 007 legacy
    • 7. Mallrats
      Very funny movie, very underrated
    • 6. Billy Madison
      Another pointless movie which is funny as hell
    • 5. The Sixth Sense
      Quality movie
    • 4. Tommy Boy
      Ok, it's not a deep movie but it's hilarious
    • 3. The Matrix
      A great movie with incredible effects
    • 2. Boyz N The Hood
      A deep movie, potrays urban life and brought issues into mainstream America
    • 1. Fight Club
      Innovative story and a great movie

    By: Hallie Bear
    • 10. Goodfellas
    • 9. Good Will Hunting
    • 8. There's Something About Mary
    • 7. Fargo
    • 6. Happy Gilmore
    • 5. Clueless
    • 4. American Pie
    • 3. American Beauty
    • 2. Pulp Fiction
    • 1. The Matrix

    By: Keri Pay
    • 10. Titanic
      Once again Hollywood does some serious bashing of the British to put bums on seats but still a spectacular film. The special effects used in the sinking of the ship sequence will probably never be surpassed in any future film.
    • 9. Toy Story
      Just brilliant. I watch this with my daughter at least once a month and I think I get the most out of it!
    • 8. Jurassic Park
      I still get a shiver down my spine the first time that I see the dinosaurs in full glory. They still look so real even today.
    • 7. Braveheart
      Although Mel Gibson and most of the American cinema going public would not recognise the truth of the events portrayed in this film if it bit them on the arse it is still spectacular. For the record most of the "English" army were Scottish in reality.
    • 6. Terminator 2 - Judgement Day
      Jaw dropping special effects at the time add to this all action movie. Arnie as the good terminator? - It worked brilliantly.
    • 5. Saving Private Ryan
      The first half hour is probably the best (and at the same time worst) cinema experience I have ever had. Awesome.
    • 4. Forrest Gump
      Funny, sad, moving, inspirational all rolled into one.
    • 3. Schindler's List
      The most visually powerful film ever made, but at the same time an example of incredible human spirit in the face of such atrocity. Should be compulsory viewing for all so that we never allow the horrors to return.
    • 2. Good Will Hunting
      The film could have got lost in cliche but the brilliant oscar winning script by Affleck and Damon raises this to a higher lever
    • 1. The Shawshank Redemption
      Superbly acted, inspirational film. The best from the pen by Stephen King by a huge margin.
    I suspect 1-2-3 will be replaced by the new Lord of the Rings Trilogy beginning in 2001 - If the film is half as good as the books then it will surpass anything on this list by miles.
    By: Billy Halliday
    • 10. Goodfellas
      Great style and intensity, but not as impressive as Raging Bull
    • 9. The Insider
      The straight story, no Hollywood crap, awesome work by Crowe
    • 8. The Crying Game
      Different, but pretty damn interesting
    • 7. Ed Wood
      Beautiful commradary and uncanny work from Martin Landau
    • 6. Quiz Show
      As well-rounded and true as they get.
    • 5. Barton Fink
      Only movie to sweep Cannes, I strongly considered it at NO. 1
    • 4. Gettysburg
      Hugely Powerful
    • 3. Pulp Fiction
      So funny and stylish, Tarantino's only good movie, but its brilliant.
    • 2. Fargo
      Perfect Coen, it gets better and tighter with every viewing
    • 1. The Thin Red Line
      The Masterpiece

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