What are your top ten favorite movies from the 90s?
By: Christina Norris
- 10. Dumb and Dummer
I' had to put Jim somewhere in here, maybe not for D & D, but for Ace Ventura too!
- 9. Devil's Advocate
Chilling, amazing direction and acting... original screenplay
- 8. Wedding SInger
My fav Adam Sandler comedy
- 7. Forrest Gump
Robert Zemekis's best masterpiece! Tom hanks was the best for the role...
- 6. American Beauty
very dark, but never left me feeling down, just perfectly entertained!
- 5. Pretty Woman
This movie made me laugh and cry more than any lovestory.... Richard Gere should start picking roles like this more often...
- 4. Pulp Fiction
Screenplay and production were so original
- 3. The Game
Damn I love this movie! Michael Douglas and Sean Penn are great. This movie was absolutely original and most enjoyable.
- 2. The Firm
I've seen in fifty times!
- 1. Silence of the Lambs
This movie got under my skin more than any movie! The acting, writing, and cinematography were genius.
By: John Albertson (a real movie critic)
Hope this list helps.
- 10. Titanic
This movie was released the same year as my best movie of the 90s. While this movie is longer, it is dwarfed next to No. 1. Nevertheless, a fine film.
- 9. Saving Private Ryan
A war movie that truly shows the aspects of human nature.
- 8. Hamlet (not the one with Sean Connery)
Kenneth Branagth is a excellent director of Shakespearean movies. A long movie, though.
- 7. Shawshank Redemption
I am amazed on how many kids and teenagers love this movie. They do have taste.
- 6. Beauty and the Beast
Everybody's seen it. The best Disney movie ever.
- 5. Goodfellas
Roger Ebert said it was the best mob movie ever. While I think the Godfather is a bit more impressive it is a close race.
- 4. Dances with Wolves
Kevin Costner is superb as the director and lead actor. A masterpiece.
- 3. Pulp Fiction
The brilliance of this movie is after you finnished watching it you don't know if you liked it or not. The truth is you loved it!
- 2. Schindler's List
Spielberg can take a bow.
- 1. Sweet Hereafter
I have seen so many movies from this wonderful decade in cinema and one stood above them all. Director Atom Egoyan puts together the perfect film without overdoing any point. 4 yeears after this movie was released I can still recall every scene. I have watched the movie numerous times and it has never lost its effect.
By: S Mohammed
Although the 90s had some great box office hits, i still think the 80s was the best for the best movies!!
- 10. Goldeneye
This film has to be in the top ten.
- 9. Speed
Great "bus" chase!
- 8. Ronin
This film had some of the best car chases ever captured on film.....BMW M5 vs AUDI S8....throught the streets of france..!(watch the BULLIT for amazin car chases from the year 68')...
- 7. Home Alone
May not be an action movie but what a great film.
- 6. Titanic
Came in at #56 on top 100 movies on Channel 4 (United Kingdom)
- 5. Braveheart
Come on Scotland!!......Great film.....good fight scenes....
- 4. Rush Hour
This jackie chan film was really funny and had good fight scenes....it had to be in the top ten..
- 3. Jurrasic Park
This was the best of the trilogy....good effects.
- 2. Tommorow Never Dies
this is my fave bond film of the 90s......check out the BMW 7 series....!!!
- 1. The Terminator 2
this is sucj a good squel to one of the best action/sci fi films of all time!......"I'll Be Back!!!"
By: Dan Klein
honorable mentions: 6th Sense, Usual Suspects, Virgin Suicides, Leaving Las Vegas, Swingers, American Beauty, Trainspotting
- 10. The Professional
Hardcore action from director of La Femme Nikita, with a touching story
- 9. The Big Night
Cute indie film about a family owned italian restuarant and there one last night to save it.
- 8. Shawshank Redemption
A feel good movie about the power hope and determination.
- 7. Shindler's List
- 6. Life is Beautiful
You'll Laugh, you'll cry....a small Miracle.
- 5. Silence of The Lambs
The scariest movie I know...up there with The Shining and the Exorcist.
- 4. Pulp Fiction
the coolest movie of the 90s
- 3. Glengary Glennross
Mamets original play is perfect, and the cast is a dream deam, Pacino, Spacey, Lemmon, Baldwin, Harris, and Arkin.
- 2. The Ice Storm
"chilling" drama about two families
- 1. Magnolia
Ensemble piece about coiencedences, forgiveness, and confronting the past. PT Anderson's follow up to Boogie Nights
By: John Tran
After Dark My Sweet, An Angel At My Table, White Palace, Eat Drink Man Woman, Heat, Fargo, Secrets & Lies, LA Confidential
- 10. Shawshank Redemption
Gets better with every viewing...the story and characters really engage the audience.
- 9. Babe
Funny and enchanting...of the best fantasy films of all time.
- 8. Natural Born Killers
Stone's last great movie.
- 7. Bad Lieutenant
Brave, honest, moral...Harvey Keitel gives a outstanding performance.
- 6. Pulp Fiction
Virtuoso filmmaking...Tarantino will never make a better movie.
- 5. Beauty and the Beast
Best animated musical ever.
- 4. Leaving Las Vegas
One of the best performances ever by Nicholas Cage.
- 3. Unforgiven
Best screenplay ever written.
- 2. Goodfellas
Scorsese's best picture...hands down best gangster movie of all time.
- 1. Schindler's List
Spielberg's best movie...near perfect.
By: Tyler Blackett
there's just too many movies
- 10. Debbie Does Dallas
Come on it's a classic
- 9. Something About Mary
Hey Brett Favre is in it.
- 8. Die Hard with a vengence
It's not the original but it's not that far away
- 7. Face/Off
This was so crazy; it accualy worked
- 6. The People vs Larry Flynt
What an amazing Movie
- 5. Nothing to Loose
Tim Robbins and Martin Lawrence were as funny as hell. Defintly the most underrated comedy of the 90's
- 4. The Silence of the Lambs
Great movie. still think jodie Foster should have came back for the 2nd
- 3. The Shawshake Redemption
it's scary how many times i've watched this movie
- 2. American History X
Ed Norton should have won an oscar for his performance
- 1. Fight Club
By far the greatest movie of all time
THE SIXTH SENSE, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, APOLLO 13, and THE GREEN MILE...there arent many great films of the 90's...this is what I made with what I had.
- 10. UNFORGIVEN
The best western of the 90's no doubt, this is another actor-gone-director film with Clint Eastwood directing and starring in this great film that explores the drama of human emotion. Although I am not fond of westerns, but it is his masterpiece that will be remembered as one of the best westerns of all time.
- 9. THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
The best prison film ever other than maybe ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ in my opinion, THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION is Frank Darabont's brilliant film about two prison inmates that befriend each other for 20 years in a prison called SHAWSHANK prison. And would you believe, this is based on a short story by Stephen King, the author of such horror films as CARRIE, THE DEAD ZONE, PET SEMETARY, THE STAND, TOMMYKNOCKERS, and SALEM'S LOT. Nevertheless, this is an unforgettable emotional experience that is always giving you "hope".
- 8. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Does anyone care if this film is a cartoon or not? I don't. It is a terrific film that to this day still has kids AND adults sitting on the edge of their seats. It is a masterpiece for Disney, and it is a brilliant addition to the Disney collection.
- 7. FORREST GUMP
Tom Hanks' performance is like none other I have ever seen. It is the most captivating performance that has ever been graced on screen. It is terrific. It may be the best performance by an actor of all time. FORREST GUMP is about a man named "Forrest Gump", a mentally disabled man that unwittingly becomes involved in some of the key moments of the 20th Century. A great film by director Robert Zemeckis, whose other works actually include WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT and BACK TO THE FUTURE. This is his masterpiece.
- 6. TITANIC
This is a film that is made fun of by half the world, and praised by the other half. I praise it. The direction is the best of James Cameron, the usual SCI-FI/ACTION director. It won a total of 11 Academy Awards, a tally not equaled since 1959's BEN-HUR. It is also the highest grossing film in American history. Don't you think that says alot? It is a terrific film in my opinion, and it's 3 1/2 hours will never be forgotten.
- 5. BRAVEHEART
Mel Gibson directed and starred in this film about William Wallace, a man who led an army of Scottish to freedom. Did it stretch the truth a bit? Yes it did. But nontheless, it is a terrific direction. A wonderful epic.
- 4. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
I am tied between Anthony Hopinks in THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, Tom Hanks in FORREST GUMP, and Liam Neeson in SCHINDLER'S LIST for the best performance of the 90's. Neeson's is dramatic and heartfelt. Hanks' is sorrowful and captivating. Hopkins' is horrific and terrifying. I can't choose. "SILENCE" is a great film about Dr. Hannibal Lector, a genius with one problem...he eats people. It is a HORRIFIC film and TERRIFIC at the same time. A must see if you like films at all.
- 3. GOODFELLAS
Scorsese is a genius, we all know. This is quite possibly the best mob film ever next to THE GODFATHER, which is equally captivating. He brung the mob to life from his own experiences growing up, and he couldn't have done it better. He put great love into this film, and I have all the respect in the world for him with it...
- 2. DANCES WITH WOLVES
DANCES WITH WOLVES is a Civil War epic that is emotionally captivating on the human eye. Kevin Costner's directorial debut, this film is a masterpiece that any movie nut will enjoy (it's tied with #3 completely...is it better? You tell me...).
- 1. SCHINDLER'S LIST
This film is the most emotional film of all time. Spielberg is a genius in bringing this holocaust film to life, and he couldn't have done it better. It is the best direction by a single director I have ever seen in any film, and could possibly be the best film of all time.
Varsity Blues is also on this, just not even space, nothing can compare to 90s movies, i love them
- 10. Austin Powers
It started a chain of hillarious movies, wonderful, just brilliant
- 9. Romeo + Juliet
Leo's big break out, it was an incredible play no one young could understand until this movie came out
- 8. She's All That
Wonderful, the rap scene is the best
- 7. Mall Rats
It's an original movie, so true with the times and bluntly hillarious
- 6. 10 Things I Hate About You
I don't know anyone who DOESN'T love this movie
- 5. Cruel Intentions
I can't say enough of this movie, it's evil and sexy but funny
- 4. Titanic
Unreal, it was definatly incredible
- 3. Empire Records
UNREAL music, hot guys, and a great mix of teens working at everyone's dream job
- 2. Now & Then
A coming of age story we all related to
- 1. Clueless
It shaped a decade! no one ever said "like" until that movie and it's still one of my favorites
By: Chicken Fucker
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- 10. Toy Story
Dude... Lil' Bo Peep Was Fucking Hot.
- 9. Men In Black
- 8. Dogma
Maybe God is a chick and Jesus is really black.
- 7. Very Bad Things
Almost the funniest movie of the 90s
- 6. Muppets In Space
fucking awsome, the best muppet movie ever.
- 5. The Fifth Element
Milla Jovovitch Nuff' said
- 4. Clerks
You cant have a top ten list of movies with out Clerks
- 3. L.A. Confidential
Cool As nutz in a vice.
- 2. The Matrix
Fucking the most brillient movie ever fucking made.
- 1. Dumb And Dumber
Dumb And Dumber is a classic anyone who doesn't like it should go to hell after they fuck themselves.
By: Kasey Bosward
There are a few honorable mentions: Titanic, Empire Records, Forrest Gump, Pulp Fiction. Back to The Future trilogy would have made the number one position, but the last one is just soo boring. 1& 2 are fantastic though !!!
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- 10. Can't Hardly Wait
Just a very cool movie with a fantastic cast.
- 9. Austin Powers
Mike Myers.......ahhhh. I like every single work of his. Even 54, which most people thought was pretty bad. Funny Funny Funny, I love seth green.
- 8. 10 things I hate about you
Being based on Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" ,it could have given a bit more of a deeper storyline i think, but an entertaining mocie al the same.
- 7. The Matrix
Maybe it's because it was made in australia that it turned out so great. Good mix of aussie and american actors making a great movie. and does anyone else find it wierd that ada nicodemu was in it. It just seemed strange that someone in such a dodgy soap opera on TV could be in such a great movie.
- 6. American Pie
I don't know anyone who does not like this movie. It's hilariously funny. definately one of the best teen movies of all time. AP2 would have definately made this list if it was in the 90's.
- 5. Double Jeopardy
Fantastic plot and interesting idea behind the movie. God to watch over and over again.
- 4. SLC Punk
fantastic movie. first time i saw it i fell in love. Good contrast between sad and funny. I became a big fan of devon sawa, despite his small role.
- 3. American Beauty
Totally wierd, but well acted. Kevin Spacey was great.
- 2. Light it Up
Not widely known but a fantastic movie all the same. Sad, i cry a river every time i watch it. sher gives a fabulous performance, so does Rosario Dawson.
- 1. Wayne's World
Funniest movie I have ever seen. Til this everyday i get out the tape and watch it over and over again. Anyone who doesn't like this movie is nuts!! I'm a huge fan of this movie and i would have only been about 5 or 6 when it was made.
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