What are your top ten favorite movies from the 90s?
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!
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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
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.
- 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.
honorable mentions: Trainspotting, Terminator 2, Pleasantville, Natural Born Killers, Reservoir Dogs, American Beauty, Forrest Gump, The Ice Storm, Seven, Go, Rushmore
- 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
By: Davor Stojanovski
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=
- 10. THE USUAL SUSPECTS
One of the best thriller/mystery movies
- 9. GHOST
- 8. GOOD FELLAS
It's just awesome
- 7. PULP FICTION
I've seen it hundrets of times, and I could see it double more times
- 6. THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
I don't know why, but I love this movie
- 5. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
Best Thriller/Horror of all times
- 4. L.A CONFIDENTIAL
Great director, great script, great cast, superb movie
- 3. FARGO
Noar...Brother's Coen best
- 2. FORREST GUMP
When you see this movie, the time goes by very fast- you watch it with one breath
- 1. BRAVEHEART
One of the best movies ever. Great story, wonderful directed, brilliant music...EXCELLENT
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.
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- 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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