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    By: Justin Bakedaddy
    • 10. Casino
      Another brilliant gangster movie from the 90's.
    • 9. GoodFellas
      The best of the mobster genre. You gotta love Joe Pesci in this film.
    • 8. Leaving Las Vegas
      This movie depresses me everytime I watch it. Yet, I continue to watch it. Beautiful film
    • 7. Patch Adams
      A funny, heartwarming, and, at times, extremely sad movie. I love Robin Williams in a serious/funny movie, where he's not acting silly the whole time.
    • 6. Hoffa
      This movie received a lot of criticism. I liked it. I enjoyed the switching from present to flashbacks. I especially enjoyed the fictional, yet possibly true, ending.
    • 5. Silence of the Lambs
      This is a classic. This film is so intriguing I could watch it a million times. I know I've seen it at least 20.
    • 4. Fight Club
      A great guy's movie. I loved the creativity. This film explored previously unexplored American film territory.
    • 3. The Patriot
      A movie that is truly enjoyable. I never get bored watching this movie. Beautiful filming locations (it was filmed around my hometown) and prideful patriotism make this a great American film.
    • 2. L.A. Confidential
      A brilliant piece of filmaking. Thrilling twists and a captivating plot make this a movie that one can watch over and over again.
    • 1. Fisher King
      An incredible movie that has a deep meaning to it. It is at times funny and at other times depressingly serious. I love this movie!

    By: Leathal
    • 10. Titantic
      I hate to say it, but its got to be in the top 10 of the 90's. James Cameron definately has vision and he knows what people want, but this isn't what I was looking for that's for sure. Aliens and Aybss are much better works of his. I think he did this to set his ability straight.
    • 9. Saving Private Ryan
      Didn't particularly care for the story, but a great job by Tom Hanks and awesome visuals and also its sheer magnitude makes it worthy of top 10.
    • 8. Forrest Gump
      Instant classic.
    • 7. Toy Story
      Introduced computer animation at a new level, and really sweet story. Shrek doesn't compare.
    • 6. Goodfellas
      Brought back the class and style of the criminal, though Casino was a much better movie all-around.
    • 5. The Matrix
      I was caught off guard when I first saw it, and I had to see it over and over again. Set a new standard.
    • 4. Pulp Fiction
      Told the story through amazing dialouge and character.
    • 3. Silence of the Lambs
      Best thiller and suspense of the 90's. Sixth Sense was only good for the suprise ending, which my friend predicted and spoiled for me.
    • 2. Braveheart
      Yes, an epic.
    • 1. Shawshank Redemption
      Probably the most spiritual movie I've ever seen and the truth about reformation.
    L.A. Confidential (would be in top 10 if not for Titantic), Apollo 13, Seven(slightly better than Fight Club and The Game), The Usual Suspects, Trainspotting, Dazed and Confused, American History X, Schindler's List, Father of the Bride(best all-around comedy, but Office Space, Dumb and Dumber, Dirty Work, and Happy Gilmore are great), Class Action(no not A Civil Action, though Robert Duval was excellant in that movie, but with the excellence of Gene Hackman in this one, and before many of the John Grisham adaptations), Boyz in the Hood(outstanding for what it is, but I've got to say Ice Cube is the worst actor besides LL Cool J), Pi(faith in choas indeed), Cube(clever), American Beauty, The Hurricane(should have been Denzel's first oscar), Reversal of Fourtune, Jurassic Park, As Good As It Gets, Powder(underratered, misunderstood, something, good movie), Lonesome Dove(90's?), Tombstone(one of my favorites of 90's anyway, Val Kilmer as Doc Holiday is the man), The Doors(Val is Jim), Philadelphia, The Fugitive, and last but by no means least Heat(best shootout ever, check it out with surround sound on dvd). Oh and finally I have to salute Alec Baldwin for his acting in Malice and Glengarry Glen Ross, he can cut you like a razor. And to anyone who puts a teen movie in their top 10, come on, be real.
    By: Leonard
    • 10. Meet The Parents
      Hilarious! You should definitely see this more than once. Zoolander isn't that bad either.
    • 9. American Pie
      This movie is really funny, and witty, both parts one and two.
    • 8. Silence of the Lambs
      Great movie, it is much better than Hanibal.
    • 7. Patch Adams
      Very emotional movie. I was thinking of moving to West Virginia after watching this.
    • 6. Romeo and Juliet
      The director deserves an award for this one. This movie was Awesome, I love the modern day twist that it had.
    • 5. Armageddon
      Very sad ending. Great Music, "Leaving on a Jet Plane", and the best song "Don't Wanna Miss a Thing", by Aerosmith. This is a must see. You don't want to miss this.
    • 4. The Patriot
      What can I say. Mel Gibson is one of the best actors, if not the best, and Heath Legder isn't all that bad either. Very emotional movie. It stirs up the partiotic side of the viewer.
    • 3. Memento
      Awesome movie. Great plot, good directing, and lots of thought provoking ideas. It's also a plus that the lead characters name is Leonard.
    • 2. Fight Club
      The girls are always talking about Brad Pitt. Well they have something to talk about once again. His acting is superb in this movie. But even with a great preformance by Pitt, nothing can compare to Edward Nortons Acting in this movie. If you liked primal Fear you should see this one. He is even better.
    • 1. American Beauty
      There is one word to describe this movie, poignant. This movie has so much meaninhg to it. You should definitely invest some time in watching this movie, you might see lots of truth to the meaning of this movie.

    By: Bob Suszka
    • 10. The Odd Couple II
      Like the orginal....the second is just as comical
    • 9. Grumpier Old Men
      a spin-off of Grumpy Old Men....Whoever played Pop made both movies funny
    • 8. American Pie
      Classic spoof on Sexuality
    • 7. Rony & Michelle's HS Reunion
      one of several HS based movies
    • 6. The Great Outdoors
      Candy & Akroyd work tremendous off each other
    • 5. The Wedding Singer
      Sandler & Barrymore....more important for Barrymore
    • 4. Steel Magnolia's
      Great Drama with all the actresses....my favorite is Olympia Dukakis
    • 3. My Cousin Vinny
      Peschi's greatest work
    • 2. Grumpy Old Men
      Matthau & Lemon are 2 classic actors
    • 1. Varsity Blues
      Great show on what team work means...Mox= comeback kid

    By: kim
    • 10. Wild Flower
      It was actually a flick with Patricia Arquette playing a 50s girl who was locked up in a barn and neglected by her abusive father all her life until some decent folk got her out and taught her how to talk, finally at the age of 17 or so. She falls in love with the family son and a story of beauty and self-acceptance pursues. Sweet.
    • 9. A League Of Their Own
      Not a tearjerker or a kneeslapper but very satisfying. Besides, I love to see chicks dressed beautifully for the sole purpose of kicking some A.
    • 8. Boys Don't Cry
      I hate to use the word "gritty" as if people can't handle real life, but it was an honest portrait of a girl/a boy/in the end it never matters. sad, but wakes me up to prejudice.
    • 7. truth or dare
      its the same reason people listen to Howard Stern. Oh my God, she actually talks the way I talk. I'm tickled to death by the brash honesty...and the fart poem.
    • 6. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
      He is a genius, c'mon. Note that our defintion of genius changed in the 90s.Anybody who aptly names a landlord Mr. Shikadance deserves 20 mil per flick.
    • 5. Players Club
      Any diehard whitebread or cornbread would like this movie. The fight, the get-in-your-face attitude was real and on time. Who's up for part two.
    • 4. Friday
      This movie can play on any red-eyed Friday night. Don't forget:the people who watch this movie find the repeated pronunciation of their name to be hilarious.
    • 3. Carlito's Way
      Surprising because I hate mob flicks, dripping with machismo and snitch blood. This was personal and I kinda liked the guy in the end.
    • 2. She's All That
      The 90s loved to feel independent of the 80s but this one reeks of---well any 80s teen flick. Great Prince Charming. Great quips all through.
    • 1. Pretty Woman
      Julia Roberts made me fall in love with a whore. Golden Globes all around.

    By: Matt
    • 10. Lion King
      Granted its animated, but it was a really good film and Disney's last great film they have made and probably will ever make again.
    • 9. Happy Gilmore
      Not high on oscar winning lists, but i have never stopped laughing at Adam Sandler in this movie, one of the best comedies.
    • 8. Jurassic Park
      2 and 3 sucked mad balls, but this one started it all and had a really innovative plot and pretty realistic looking cgi dinosaurs.
    • 7. Titanic
      Such a girl movie, but was really well made and won a ton of oscars for a reason.
    • 6. Shawshank Redemption
      Morgan Freeman is totally dope and this was a well put together story. Not to mention Bill Pullman's best.
    • 5. Seven
      You cant have fight club on here without seven and you definitlely cant have fight club before seven on this list either. One of the best murder mysteries ever and Kevin Spacey and his 10 minutes of acting totally made the entire movie. Morgan Freeman delivers again as usual. One of the best endings to a movie i have ever seen.
    • 4. Silence of the Lambs
      Cant include top 10 list without Anthony Hopkins or Jodie Foster. This kills two birds with one stone and makes this list for good reason. Hopkins gives a totally chilling performance, and this movie kept me on the edge of my seat the whole way.
    • 3. Forrest Gump
      I cant believe ive seen this movie so far down or not even on peoples lists. It was a very complete movie, with excellent acting, original plot and of course great satire. Tom Hanks gives an excellent performance and shows us how you dont know what you are going to get in life.
    • 2. Saving Private Ryan
      The best war movie of ALL time. It was the first to really graphically show the gruesomeness of war. Its my favorite movie of all time and i feel it got shafted by Shakespeare in love. It had great action scenes and the camera movement made you feel like you were in there with our D-Day boys. Awesome movie!
    • 1. Braveheart
      Can not be any other. This movie brought it all to the table. Epic battle scenes, a tear-jerking ending, inspirational speeches, a history lesson, some funny lines, great costume, weapon and make-up designs and very convincing acting from all major players. Mel Gibson in his best role he will ever play and to top it all off he directed it himself. Props to Gibson for this movie that will probably be the best movie of the 90's and 00's the rate movies are going nowadays.
    What the hell are you people thinking? I saw clueless on the lists more than once, thats ridiculous. Anyhow, if i didnt want to make a well-rounded list American Beauty would have made 10th.
    By: Clint
    • 10. The Matrix
      this generation's Star Wars
    • 9. Silence of the Lambs
      Hannibal Lecter is still scary all these years later
    • 8. Shawshank Redemption
      A heartwarming prison story.......doesn't sound like a classic, does it?
    • 7. L.A. Confidential
      Robbed of the Best Picture Oscar by that pretentious Titanic
    • 6. Clerks
      Kevin Smith's first and still his best
    • 5. Boogie Nights
      Marky Mark shows off his acting chops in a VERY underrated flick
    • 4. GoodFellas
      speaks for itself
    • 3. Fargo
      beautiful blend of a thriller and a comedy
    • 2. Fight Club
      absolutely surreal, a filmmaking masterpiece
    • 1. Pulp Fiction
      many imitators, but this is the real deal
    honorable mentions: Trainspotting, Terminator 2, Pleasantville, Natural Born Killers, Reservoir Dogs, American Beauty, Forrest Gump, The Ice Storm, Seven, Go, Rushmore
    By: Davor Stojanovski
      One of the best thriller/mystery movies
    • 9. GHOST
      Great movie
    • 8. GOOD FELLAS
      It's just awesome
      I've seen it hundrets of times, and I could see it double more times
      I don't know why, but I love this movie
      Best Thriller/Horror of all times
      Great director, great script, great cast, superb movie
    • 3. FARGO
      Noar...Brother's Coen best
      When you see this movie, the time goes by very fast- you watch it with one breath
      One of the best movies ever. Great story, wonderful directed, brilliant music...EXCELLENT
    I must mention these following movies (they're also wonderful): Life is beautiful, The Piano, Saving Private Ryan, The Sixth Sense, Jerry Maguire, In the Name of the Father, Short Cuts, and two movies from 2001-- Mulholland Dr.(the best mystery movie) and The Man Who Wasn't There =masterpieces=
    By: Jordan Strand
    • 10. Office Space
      Come on, this is a great homoerotic movie
    • 9. Fugitive
      harrison ford is the man
    • 8. The Big Lewboski
      dont know if i spelled it right, but funny funny movie
    • 7. Silence of the lambs
      Its a good one
    • 6. A Few Good Men
      Love it, a good dramatic movie
    • 5. Fight Club
      A true american classic
    • 4. Green Mile
      I don't know, Shawshank, this, it must be the prison movies
    • 3. Seven
      Well come on, the ending just sums up the movie
    • 2. The Shawshank Redemption
      Another fantastic movie you could say is right up with Private ryan. Its amazing. A movie i think everybody likes.
    • 1. Saving Private Ryan
      The movie that should of won best picture for acadamy awards, but didn't. It still bothers me. A great film that gets to me every time i watch it.

    By: Yack
    • 10. The Blair Witch Project
      Ok, redicule this if you want but it was incredibly well thought out and completely original. Now if we all had dug out our home movies and made a movie out of them, we could be millionaires too!
    • 9. The Matrix
      Although becoming more and more over-rated, I still have to say: "Thank you technology!"
    • 8. Braveheart
      Mel Gibson at his finest. Incredibly well written, directed, and produced.
    • 7. Forrest Gump
      A great movie for younger generations to re-live past eras through the eyes of someone who's been there.
    • 6. American History X
      Incredible movie. Who would've ever thought to make a movie as creative as this one and show how much of a problem racism really is in our country?
    • 5. Seven
      What to say except: "Wow!"
    • 4. Batman
      Without question, the greatest movie ever adapted from a comic book. (Yea, I know it was released in 1989, but it's close enough.)
    • 3. Silence of the Lambs
      Plain and simply: scary as hell!
    • 2. The Shawshank Redemption
      This one should definitely be on every top ten list.
    • 1. The Crow
      Undoubtedly the best movie of the '90s because it had a little bit of everything: sci-fi, drama, action, comedy, etc.

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