What are your top ten favorite movies from the 90s?
By: charles tupper
- 10. There's Something About Mary
without a doubt the funniest movie of all time.
- 9. Braveheart
- 8. The Usual Suspects
- 7. The English Patient
- 6. Silence of The Lambs
the best performance of hopkin's career. same with foster.
- 5. Schindler's List
the only great movie from an overated director.
- 4. Goodfellas
the last great movie from scorcesee.
- 3. The Shawshank Redemption
- 2. Fargo
i cant beleive no one put this on their lists. the coen brothers are amazing and this is their best.
- 1. Pulp Fiction
this is an obvious choice for #1. One of the most influential films of all time
By: Lauren L.
- 10. Titanic
People. Give it up. It was a good movie that it became cool to bash. I think by now we can all clear our heads and admit that it was a damn good movie. Yes, Leonardo DiCaprio sucked (see my next entry for a rave about his previous acting skills) but other than that, it had great production values and the rest of the cast was good.
- 9. What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
I admit it -- I'm a Johnny Depp freak. He's the best actor of his generation, you must admit. The movie captures what it's supposed to capture perfectly -- the snapshot of a week in a small, boring town. And the very end always leaves me with a good feeling.
- 8. Benny and Joon
I love, love, love this movie. It's so cute and just fun. Johnny Depp's performance is truly great -- he really does remind one of the old silent film stars. And the end shot, with Sam and Joon ironing the sandwiches as the camera moves away, "I'm Gonna Be" playing in the background . . . my all-time favorite ending shot.
- 7. Edward Scissorhands.
Still Tim Burton's masterpiece, as far as I'm concerned. "Big Fish" was great, but this one just edges it out. Also, this movie proved the conspiracy theorists right -- Johnny Depp deserved an Oscar for this, and it's a travesty that he didn't get it.
- 6. Philadelphia
Tom Hanks deserved that Oscar. Boy, did he. He and Denzel Washington took the heartbreaking story and made it even more heartbreaking. I hope this movie made some people think about discrimination and if they were a part of it.
- 5. Dogma
Absolutely brilliant. Kevin Smith is a genius. To the average viewer who is just sitting there waiting to be offended, it's offending. But if you really watch it, it actually has some pretty good ideas and it might make you think.
- 4. Singles
Okay, yeah, I just love the setting and the subplot. The relationship between Linda and Steve is boring as hell. But the relationship between Cliff and Janet is utterly engrossing, maybe because their characters are much more interesting. Plus how could you not love a movie set in Seattle in the early '90s, with a soundtrack featuring everyone except Nirvana, and with appearances by Eddie Vedder, Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Tad Doyle, and Chris Cornell? I guess I love it because it's a snapshot of a place and time.
- 3. Pulp Fiction
Quentin Tarantino annoys the hell out of me. That said, he's a brilliant filmmaker. The four parts interweave seamlessly, and when the beginning meets the end, there's this moment where you sit there and go "Ohhhh!" And that's what makes the movie great.
- 2. Forrest Gump
It's just so epic, how could you not love it? Tom Hanks did such a great job, and so did Sally Field, Robin Wright Penn, and Gary Sinise. It was a feel-good movie, but a well-done feel-good movie. One of those extremely rare ones that's better than the book.
- 1. Good Will Hunting
Tied with "The Breakfast Club" for my favorite movie of all time. It's such a beautiful and inspiring story, and I love the setting (I have this thing for Boston). Ben and Matt deserved that Oscar.
By: James Kenneth
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and the Friday Movies
- 10. Bram Stroker's Dracula
- 9. Edward Scissorhands
Best set design!
- 8. Reservior Dogs
Another to watch with friends!
- 7. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
- 6. South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut
Funniest movie ever!!
- 5. Goodfellas
Watch it with your friends!
- 4. Jackie Brown
Most under-rated movie ever!
- 3. The Big Lebowski
The best Coen brothers film. The Dude is one of the greatest characters ever.
- 2. American Beauty
Really amazing script! Kevin Spacy is awesome in this movie. Very interesting thoughts and views about life in the suberbs.
- 1. Pulp Fiction
Best direction ever in film history!!! Amazing script and the best cast ever in a movie. Tarantino is a genius. Every time I watch it i see something new! The ultimate bad ass movie.
- 10. Toy Story
Landmark in how we use animation.
- 9. American Beauty
Good enough to be top 10
- 8. Silence of the Lambs
Couldn't take my eyes my of the movie, it's just that good.
- 7. Titanic
This is only on here because everyone seems to like it and it did really well at the box office.
- 6. The Matrix
Very entertaining action film.
- 5. Braveheart
Mel Gibson did an awesome job with this movie.
- 4. Shawshank Redemption
One of my all time favorites. I love this quote that Andy Duffraine says near the end of the movie, "get busy living or get busy dyeing." Fantastic movie.
- 3. Saving Private Ryan
Very powerful and educational (in a way) movie about WWII.
- 2. Schindler's List
Another very powerful movie that deserves to be at the top.
- 1. Forest Gump
The best movie of the 90's. There is so much history that is presented in this movie and they show it in great ways. It's also the best film for Tom Hanks, and that right there is saying a lot.
- 10. Fools Rush In
It so cute I watch it when I'm sick it makes me feel better
- 9. Pretty Women
Best Movie there is If you haven't seen it go rent it right now
- 8. Look Who's Talking
When of my all time favorites I can watch it over and over
- 7. Lion King
Personally not one of my favorties but it seems that people enjoy it alot so I recomend it It's a classic
- 6. Ten Things I Hate About You
It was the movie that basically introduced Julia Styles for the 1st time and everybody loved her I have to admit I cried when she read this one poem that she reads in it
- 5. Stepmom
Basically anything with Julia Roberts in it is simly amazing It makes me cry everytime I watch it
- 4. Clueless
The first time I watched it, it made me want to be a valley girl so bad You will want to watch it more than once with out a doubt
- 3. Billy Madison
Histerical comedy and after you watch it all you will hear in uyour head will be "Back to school...Back to school The movie that made me love Adam Sandler
- 2. Forest Gump
It's the kind of movie that after you hear one of the songs that is in it, it makes you want to watch it again It is a movie we will watch with our children when we are older
- 1. Can't Hardley Wait
It seems to me that it was the movie that started 90's teen movies It's a classic
By: Brandon Flaherty
There's my list. I'm sure you will probably laught at a lot of my picks, but I'd put this list up against any of these other lists I've been seeing. All I have to say is that any list without Braveheart or Fight Club on it is GARBAGE. Here's a nod to the movies that didn't make my Top 10: Pulp Fiction, Schindler's List, American Beauty, Unforgiven, American Pie, Dumb and Dumber, Tombstone, The Big Lebowski, Blade, American History X, 12 Monkeys, Jerry Macguire, The Shawshank Redemption, Varsity Blues, Rounders, Reservoir Dogs, Kalifornia; Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels; and The Lion King.
- 10. Saving Private Ryan
Beautifully made epic war movie. Hanks is moving and believable as a leader. I'd follow him into battle. I'll see you on the beach!
- 9. Good Will Hunting
Brilliant movie about a disturbed genius. Damon is awesome in what was his first starring role. Williams plays a great supporting role. You like apples? Well I got her number. How you like them apples?
- 8. Dazed and Confused
A movie about growing up in the 70s that kids of the 90s can relate too. Awesome soundtrack with lots of young stars around including Affleck(Fah-Q) and Matt McConnehaegh (know clue how to spell that). Alls I'm saying is if I ever start referring to these as the greatest days of my life, remind me to kill myself.
- 7. Silence of the Lambs
Straight up scary. Hopkins is easily believable as the Dahmer type. Great scene with the night-vision goggles too. I ate him with some farva beans and a nice bottle of kianti.
- 6. The Matrix
The Wachowski Bros. deliver a knockout of a movie. Light years ahead of everything else. This movie is flat out awesome. Easily Keanu's most enjoyable movie even though he was badass in Point Break. I know Kung-Fu.
- 5. True Romance
Great story written by Quentin Tarrentino before his Pulp Fiction fame. Slater and Arquette are believable as 2 slightly unbalance lovers. Also catch Pitt as a stoner roomate. Clarence and Alabama forever!!!
- 4. Forrest Gump
Truly fascinating fairy tale of the life of a mentally challenged man. Great soundtrack and Hanks delivers. Stupid is as stupid does.
- 3. Seven
Great story and plot twists. Freeman and Pitt deliver as detectives and Spacey delivers as the psycho killer. What's in the box?!?!
- 2. Fight Club
Ultimate male agression movie. Pitt and Norton at their best. The first rule of Fight Club is...
- 1. Braveheart
Best movie of all time period. Gibson delivers both as the director and lead actor. Great story. Freedom!
*there are heaps of other worthy films that could be here but i just cant think of them. these are the movies that come to mind. **most of those other lists i saw were pretty s**t.
- 10. Vannila Sky
if you dont like it you're just a victim of the crappy ad campaign it had. dont discriminate against tom cruise, its still a good movie.
- 9. Southpark - Bigger, Longer and Uncut
really funny. so many good lines. i wont be gay and repeat them here.
- 8. Clerks
can maintain intrest off nothing. poorly made and hard to watch but draws you in all the same!
- 7. American Beauty
so many good lines. many good performances.
- 6. Being John Malcovitch
- 5. Dumb and Dumber
greatest comedy of the 90s, perhaps ever.
- 4. Cube
- 3. Croupier
Blew my mind. works really well. english flick about gambling.
- 2. Man on the moon
Probably best biographical movie ever. Jim Carey's good. watch it. (if you already have, watch it again)
- 1. The Matrix
classic. However, the other two suck.
I also think that Lethal weapon 3 and 4 are good and i like Bad boys. I recomend Corey haim film Dream Machine and Desperado with antonio banderas.
- 10. Fast getaway
a good action comedy
- 9. Bird on a wire
a brilliant action comedy. A must see mel gibson film
- 8. Just one of the girls
A great corey haim film
- 7. Terminator 2: Judgement day
Great affects great action great stunts great film
- 6. Home alone 2
a 5 star film
- 5. Drop dead fred
A brilliant film
- 4. dumb and dumber
a really good film
- 3. Thers something about mary
A exelent and very very funny film
- 2. True lies
a superb action film. Arnies best easily
- 1. waynes world 1 & 2
Very funny films from start to finish.
By: ernie cocino
- 10. titanic
its not that often when you see a movie about a ship with some white people on it
- 9. brave heart
this makes house party look like house party 2
- 8. jerry mcguire
God I hate this movie
- 7. jurrassic park 2
Its horrifying, its gruesome, its one hell of a scary ride, its... a night with hillary clinton!
- 6. armeggedon
the corniest shit ive ever seen, but it touched me on a personal level
- 5. big daddy
this wasnt your typical sci-fi thriller
- 4. reservoir dogs
al pacino does it again
- 3. edward scissor hands
its a simple story about a man trying to find his way in a world of confusion
- 2. babe
one hell of a tearjerker
- 1. pulp fiction
truly inspiring, my first homicide was based on this film
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- 10. Titanic
Somewhat overdone, but a good movie and well done.
- 9. Big Daddy
A funny movie
- 8. Blue Streak
Another funny movie.
- 7. Toy Story
Hats off to disney and pixar for making a movie that looks a year old now, almost 10 years ago!
- 6. Shawshank Redemption
Just well done.
- 5. Mrs. Doubtfire
Robin Williams is a great actor.
- 4. Home Alone 2
Better than the 1st, a good movie, but it is somewhat unrealalistic that a boy could run alone in NYC for that long, but hey thats why they're movies.
- 3. Waterboy
Hilariously funny, and I love his voice!
- 2. Austin Powers
How can you watch those movies and not laugh?
- 1. Jurrassic Park
A classic. So far ahead of the time in the setting of the movie. And what a cool idea! A Park of prehistoric animals!?! Well done.
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