What are your top ten favorite movies from the 90s?
By: Jonathan Allen
NOTABLE MENTIONS- Schindler's list, Malcom X, Election, Being John Malcovich, Man On the Moon, People vs. Larry Flint and American Movie
- 10. Saving Private Ryan
There's no way i can give my top ten of the 90's without mentioning a Hanks film, he's done so many good ones, but in my opinion, this was his best.
- 9. American Beauty
Yet another Spacey movie, a great funny and moving movie on american life directed by a british guy, Sam Mendes
- 8. L.A. Confidental
A wonderful star studded cast that includes Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey, Guy Pierce and Danny Devito. But also the director Curtis hason does a wonderful job telling us a very confusing story
- 7. Bottle Rocket
This is my second movie by Wes Anderson ( The other Rushmore ), this is the greatest comedy about three stupid wannabe criminals
- 6. Truman Show
Probably the most original movie of the 90's, but that's not all about it, it happens to be a little bit funny, a little bit drama, and has a very thrilling climax
- 5. Ed Wood
Tim Burton's masterpiece about the worst director of all time ends up being a wonderful flick
- 4. There's Something about Mary
This might be a guilty pleasure of mine, but i don't care, it had some of the biggest laughs in the last decade and the lovely Cameron Diaz
- 3. Pulp Fiction
The coolest movie of the 90's by far
- 2. Fargo
Both Funny and thrilling, the Coen Brothers masterpiece
- 1. Rushmore
The Most beautiful looking film of the 90's with the most well thought out quirky characters and the wonderful Bill Murray
- 10. Jurassic Park (1993)
Great science fiction family film, directed by Steven Spielberg. Adapted from the book by Michael Crichton. Good performances by Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum.
- 9. American Beauty (1999)
Intelligent satire about mid-life crisis. All too true and very funny. Winner of 5 Oscars, including Best Picture. Excellent perfromances by Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening.
- 8. Carlito's Way (1993)
Great story of an ex-Puerto Rican drug-lord, who tries in vain to go straight after being paroled. Director Brian De Palma delivers a riveting crime drama. Excellent performances by Al Pacino and Sean Penn.
- 7. The War (1994)
Morallity playground of a tear-jerker. Good story of a Vietnam veteran who returns home to his family suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Great performances by Kevin Costner and Elijah Wood.
- 6. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Truly suspensful psychological thriller of epic proportion. Spine-tingling performance by Anthony Hopkins as the criminally insane Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Jodi Foster also gives a notable performance as rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling. Definetly a must see film.
- 5. Casino (1995)
True story of a mafia owned casino in 1970's Las Vegas. Excellent Matin Scorsese film. If you liked Goodfellas, you'll love this. Great acting from Robert Deniro, Joe Pesci, and Sharon Stone.
- 4. Forrest Gump (1994)
Heartwarming story of one man who somehow manages to be involved in just about every piece of American history from the early 1950's to the early 1980's. Well acted by Tom Hanks and Gary Sinise. 5 star drama.
- 3. The Sixth Sense (1999)
Chilling supernatural thriller with an original plot twist, and the biggest summer blockbuster of 1999. Great performances by Bruce Willis as Dr. Malcolm Crowe, and Haley Joel Osment as Cole Sear.
- 2. Backdraft (1991)
One of the all time great fireman's films. Only notable fire film of the 1990's. Ranks up there with Steve McQueen's The Towering Inferno from 1974. Brilliantly directed by Ron Howard.
- 1. L.A. Confidential (1997)
Classic crime suspense thriller. Excellent performances by Kevin Spacey and Russell Crowe.
It's amazing. I never thought anyone would consider "Tommy Boy" to be the best film from the 90's.
- 10. The Usual Suspects
Wonderful crime story, with a dynamic and beautifully written script. Awesome performances.
- 9. Braveheart
- 8. Saving Private Ryan
A landmark film. The bookends with Damon as an elderly man seemed a bit pointless, however.
- 7. Schindler's List
A truly important film that never once loses its impact. Best cinematography of the 90's.
- 6. The Shawshank Redemption
- 5. American Beauty
So much depth, such beautiful direction and script.
- 4. Fargo
The best film from Los Hermanos Coen. So true to life, beautifully tragic. Incredibly well-written and tight.
- 3. Boogie Nights
Very passionate, also gritty epic film - one of the most memorable.
- 2. Unforgiven
A strong, powerful western that plays in your head over and over and over...dynamic character arc.
- 1. Goodfellas
Perfect, gritty, beautiful, and nostalgic.
By: Andy Abshier
- 10. Saving Private Ryan
Steven Spielberg (1998)
- 9. Unforgiven
Clint Eastwood (1992)
- 8. The Silence of the Lambs
Jonathan Demme (1991)
- 7. Fargo
Joel Coen (1996)
- 6. JFK
Oliver Stone (1991)
- 5. Goodfellas
Martin Scorsese (1990)
- 4. Pulp Fiction
Quentin Tarantino (1994)
- 3. Eyes Wide Shut
Stanley Kubrick (1999)
- 2. The Thin Red Line
Terrence Malick (1998)
- 1. Schindler's List
Steven Spielberg (1993)
basically any movies with Spacey,Hankes,Costner,Willis, and Gibson even though his movies were not on my list
- 10. Dances with Wolves
Costner is great in this
- 9. The Green Mile
a movie that just speaks for it's self
- 8. Pulp Fiction
- 7. Pay it Forward
once again another Spacey movie
- 6. A Perfect World
I've seen this movie a dozen or more time and it never gets tiring
- 5. Fight Club
a wicked twist at the end, and great performances all around
- 4. The Big Lebowski
HILLARIOUS, Bridges was the perfect Dude
- 3. The Usual Suspects
great movie....as u can probably tell i'm a Spacey fan...."The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing us he didn't exist."
- 2. American Beauty
i watched this movie the first time and i was in awe
- 1. The CROW
BEST movie ever,sad that he dies making it,but a 110% performance by Brandon LEE throughout the whole movie
I'de like to say good luck for these other movies, tremors, Detroit Rock City, Deuce Bigalo Male Gigolo, and the others that make us laugh and cry
- 10. Toy Story
Toys that can talk what more can you ask?
- 9. Beauty and The beast
ALL TIME FAV DISNEY MOVIE!!!
- 8. American Pie
Funny and full of laughs.
- 7. Mallratz
Funny and a good teen movie, Jay and Silent bob rule!!!
- 6. Silence Of the Lambs
Frightning... full of drama and wonders...
- 5. Big Daddy
Full of laughs, and giggles. Too funny!!!
- 4. The Girl Next Door
A sexy movie. Exciting, full of romance and drama.
- 3. Titanic
It made tears go down my face, romantic, historic, it was just a very good couple movie.
- 2. 10 Things I hate about you
Sexy, Funny, and full of giggles and laughs. It's a good, romantic movie for teens and adults.
- 1. Jurasic Park
After waiting for to come out I finally saw it. It was an adventure, action packed movie that I enjoyed over and over again. The effects were awsome.
Honorable mentions: Houseguest, Liberty Heights, and Saving Private Ryan.
- 10. Back to the Future Part III
Doc: Marty, you're not thinking forth-dimensionally. Marty: Right, I have a real problem with that. LOL!
- 9. Clueless
- 8. Chaplin
Beautifully touching film. By far, Robert Downey Jr.'s best work.
- 7. Higher Learning
A riveting film about race relations on college campuses. Omar Epps, Michael Rappaport, and Lawrence Fishburne are all terrific.
- 6. A Bronx Tale
Another great coming-of-age story about the an Italian-American teen growing up in the Bronx.
- 5. The Sandlot
A great coming-of-age story.
- 4. The Good Son
Mackauly Culkin is awesome in this movie!
- 3. The Joy Luck Club
An excellent portrayl of the tumultuous relationships between Chinese women and their American-born daughters. Plus, Ming-Na rocks!
- 2. The Talented Mr. Ripley
An spellboundingly haunting film. Plus, this movie put Italy at the top of my traveling itenerary.
- 1. Great Expectations
I LOVE THIS MOVIE! The usage of green in every scene, the unrequited love story--it's absolutely beautiful! Gwyneth Paltrow, Ethan Hawke, Robert DeNiro, and Anne Bancroft give outstanding performances.
I can say that most of you all don't know how to judge a movie. I mean come on guys: clueless? ace ventura? sure these movies are fun to watch but their NOT one of the best. Braveheart is a great movie but it shouldn't be in the top 10, but it probably should be in the the top 20. anybody who doesn't put Schindler's List #1 should not be allowed to vote. other movies worth mentioning: Unforgiven, The English Patient, The Shawshank Redemption, Braveheart, Jerry Maguire, Titanic, Jurassic Park, Shakespeare in Love.
- 10. L.A. Confidential
best movie of 1997. Titanic is runner up of course.
- 9. Pulp Fiction
terrific script and well acted.
- 8. Goodfellas
the best mob movie ever next to The Godfather!
- 7. American Beauty
definitely a fun movie to watch, but also very well-made and S P E C T A C U L A R
- 6. Dances with Wolves
what can you say about this movie? its nothing but epic. one of the most important movies ever made.
- 5. Fargo
completely original. and originality is one thing that makes a movie great.
- 4. Forrest Gump
a beautiful movie. it makes you really think about life. not to mention the performance by Hanks and the script is awesome.
- 3. Saving Private Ryan
maybe the most memorable movie of the decade.
- 2. The Silence of the Lambs
best acting and best script of the past decade
- 1. Schindler's List
what can I say? AFI had it in the top 10 of all time. no other 90's movie was even close!
You probably expected to see The Matrix on here, but nope...not on MY list! Muhahahahhahahahha!
- 10. Forest Gump
Haha...you know what this is...
- 9. Blade
This was suprizengly (???) good for a vampire-action flick...except for the techno in it.
- 8. Friday
This movie made me want to be a thug and it also made me start smoking marijuna...thank you Friday :)
- 7. The Big Lebowski
Funny, dramatic, John Goodman reminds me of my dad in this.
- 6. Silence of the Lambs
Haha...Hannible Lector eats people and that is cool! But seriously, this was an awesome movie...possibly because he ate people.
- 5. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Just watch this movie when you're...you know...
- 4. Falling Down
Micheal Douglas turns psycho in this movie and walks around L.A. with a bag full of guns...a great movie.
- 3. The Usual Suspects
Great "flick"...ha, anyways, it has Kevin Spacey in it and he is one of my fav. actors, word.
- 2. Reservoir Dogs
Watch this one, too...
- 1. Pulp Fiction
Just watch it...
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- 10. American Beauty
A good, serious movie. Kevin Spacey rocks!
- 9. Americain Pie
What can you say? I nearly pissed my pants lauging!!
- 8. Ransom
I loved Mel Gibson in this movie!
- 7. The Green Mile
This is one of my ultimate top 3 favorite movies!
- 6. Sixth Sense
A wicked scary movie!!
- 5. Pretty Woman
This is just a classic girly movie, I can't get enough of it! It barely made the top 10 movies of the 90's list because it was released in 1990.
- 4. Mallrats
Everyone's classic 'sitting around bored pop in an entertaining movie' movie. Who doesn't love anything with Jay and Silent Bob?
- 3. American History X
Such a powerful movie that I'm definately going to recommend to my children and my children's children, I think everyone in the world should see this at least once!
- 2. Forrest Gump
Unbelieveable, this will always hold a special place in my movie hall of fame!
- 1. Dazed and Confused
My ULTIMATE pick, I've seen it well over a hundred times and never get sick of it, I can practically recite the whole movie from scratch!
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