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What are your top ten favorite movies from the 90s?

    By: C. Patterson
    • 10. In the Name of the Father
      I prefer this performance over Daniel Day Lewis's performance in MY LEFT FOOT. This film was not seen by many, which is a shame...and deservedly got many Oscar nominations. Not to be missed...based on true events.
    • 9. Schindler's List
      Excellent film. Many will ask why this is not number one on my list, I have many reasons...but this is a definate film that should be shown to everyone. Steven Speilberg is a great director.
    • 8. Shine
      Geoffrey Rush pulls off an excellent performance as real life pianist David Helfgott. Great direction also helps this as being a great film.
    • 7. L.A. Confidential
      Curtis Hanson's masterpiece has a great cast and great script. What more could you ask for? Oh yeah, this movie made stars out of Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce...and won Kim Basinger an Oscar.
    • 6. A Few Good Men
      Great acting from all around (especially the main cast Nicholson, Cruise, and Moore) work from an excellent script based on a play. One of Rob Reiner's great directed works.
    • 5. Tombstone
      Hands down, the funniest and most action packed western in recent years. Val Kilmer, and Kurt Russell are hilarious in thier roles.
    • 4. Donnie Brasco
      Al Pacino and Johnny Depp pull off a movie based on true events, because of a great script.
    • 3. The Shawshank Redemption
      Great story from Stephen King and great acting pull this together. The end is excellent.
    • 2. American Beauty
      Deservedly one of the best movies of recent memory. The acting, script, direction, and cinematography all pull together as one and make a brilliant film about events that may be too close to home for some.
    • 1. Saving Private Ryan
      In my opinion, the greatest movie ever made dealing with WWII events. ONE thing wrong though (nothing major): I cannot see TED DANSON as part of a dramatic/war ensemble...thank God he was not one of the major 8 in the film.
    Many other excellent films were filmed and released in the 90s...and even though this is my top ten now, It might not be my top ten next week. Although, I believe numbers one and two will always be numbers one and two.
    By: t
    • 10. Braveheart
      Well, what can I say, Mel Gibson acted f'n great in this movie.
    • 9. American Beauty
      Another great performance by Kevin Spacey.
    • 8. Jurassic Park
    • 7. Unforgiven
      Last great western movie.
    • 6. The Matrix
      Now this movie had EFFECTS!
    • 5. Goodfellas
      Simple- Scorsese Rocks!
    • 4. The Usual Suspects
      Oh My God! Can you believe the end of this movie??!?!
    • 3. Forrest Gump
      Something kept "irritating my eye, n' made it water" during this movie.
    • 2. The Shawshank Redemption
      Best Stephen King convert.
    • 1. Terminator 2
      Absolutely rocked! I can watch it again and again and again
    The 90's was THE decade for movies, very hard to choose.
    By: davor
    • 10. SCHINDLER's LIST
      Fantastic movie, fantastic music.
    • 9. GHOST
      Wonderful story.
    • 8. GOOD FELLAS
      One of the best mobster movies.
      "Ezekiel 25-17..."
      Beautiful movie.
      I have no words.
    • 4. FARGO
      Brother Coen's best movie. Beautiful screenplay.
      Fantastic screenplay. It's maybe one of the best thrillers of all time. (Kevin Spacey's role is unforgetable)
      The most beautiful combination of comedy, drama and tragedy. Innocent man in not so innocent world.
      One of the movies with best scenes, best directing and best music. The most beautiful scene I've ever seen is the last one-William Wallace(after the long torturing)gathers power to say: FREEDOM.

    By: Chris J
    • 10. Return of Jafar
      1994. The movie that started the dtv cartoon movie craze.
    • 9. Independance Day
      1996. The plot may have been simple, but the movie itself was very cool.
    • 8. Twister
      1996. I was on the edge of my seat! Also has very likable characters.
    • 7. Blair Witch Project
      1999. Scary new moviemaking technique...
    • 6. Super Mario Bros.
      1993. Fun movie with a clever twist from vidgame into real life!
    • 5. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
      1991. Freaky... who wouldn't be startled by the heroine's dream sequence? (I forgot her name...)
    • 4. Can't Hardly Wait
      1998. What can I say?... Class of '98 RULES!!
    • 3. Speed
      1994. Intense action!!
    • 2. Lion King
      1994. This movie makes 'G' mean 'General audience' again, and not 'kids-only'. As good for the adults as it is for kids.
    • 1. Titanic
      1997. Never has there been so much emotion in one movie.
    I was never much of a movie fan, so if your favorite movie isn't on here, don't worry about it.:) Class of '98 RULES!!
    By: Robert Grazer
    • 10. Unforgiven
    • 9. Goodfellas
    • 8. Malcolm X
    • 7. Silence of the Lambs
    • 6. The Thin Red Line
    • 5. Seven
    • 4. The Usual Suspects
    • 3. Saving Private Ryan
    • 2. The Shawshank Redemption
    • 1. Schindler's List

    By: Ryan
    • 10. Free Willy
      Cute..what can i say i was only 8 when it came out!
    • 9. Father of the Bride (Part 1)
      This is a classic!
    • 8. What's Eating Gilbert Grape
      Didn't see it till last month..it drew me in and i hardly blinked through the whole show.
    • 7. Deep Impact
      So much better than Armageddon...one of the saddest movies I've seen, the special effects are awesome and the storyline is powerful.
    • 6. Mr. Holland's Opus
      Great acting and storyline!
    • 5. Home Alone
      This movie is so hilarious!
    • 4. A League of their Own
      Truly original story and a great potrayal of the story and time period!
    • 3. Twister
      I'm such a weather fanatic of course this movie had to be up there! Sure those people would have all died numerous times..but the special affects were truly awesome!
    • 2. Titanic
      What can i say...a chick-flick definitely but it was a well developed and portrayed story..plus Titanic has always fascinated me!
    • 1. Forrest Gump
      This movie is so incredible in every way...one of the saddest movies I've ever seen, but it draws you into the time period and the events
    Where have all the good movies gone?
    By: Kyle
    • 10. Dumb and Dumber
      Best comedy of the decade. Carrey and Daniels are awesome.
    • 9. Life is Beautiful
      I love this movie. Incredibly heartfealt and powerful.
    • 8. Good Will Hunting
      Feel good movie. Matt Damon is very good. Overall an entertaining film. Real best picture of 1997.
    • 7. Schindler's List
      Powerful movie. Speilberg's best.
    • 6. American Beauty
      Very deep movie. Entertaining as well. Kevin Spacey is good.
    • 5. Forrest Gump
      Entertaining movie. Tom Hanks is great.
    • 4. Face/Off
      Fantastic action movie. Travolta and Cage are both excellent. Favorite action movie of decade.
    • 3. Fight Club
      Amazing. Awesome perfromances by Norton and Pitt (who is underrate as an actor) Good twist.
    • 2. Saving Private Ryan
      Great War movie. Good story to go along with incredible action. Real Best Picture of 1998.
    • 1. Braveheart
      My favorite movie of all time. Great story and actors. Most impressive battle scenes ever filmed. Most powerful ending I've seen.
    Honorable mentions: Independence Day, The Green Mile, Se7en, American Pie, Billy Madison, Silence of the Lambs, Jurassic Park
    By: Kyla
    • 10. Scream
      the originator of all the imitators. good mad, gory fun.
    • 9. Reality Bites
      a movie one can most totally relate to if you were born between 1970 and 1979...
    • 8. Shawshank Redemption
    • 7. Run Lola Run
      awesome movie...great soundtrack...very innovative.
    • 6. SLC Punk!
      about young punk in salt lake city who must think about what his ideals mean to him...
    • 5. Indochine
      beautiful french subtitled epic romance movie set in vietnam
    • 4. Being John Malkovich
      twisted post modern hilariousness
    • 3. American Beauty
      oh life in suburbia...as messed up as it gets.
    • 2. The Matrix
      entertaining and some interesting philosophical undertones as well as slick kung fu moves...
    • 1. American History X
      Amazingly powerful.

    By: Chris
    • 10. Pulp Fiction
      appearing in afi's top 100 movies list, this deserves to be in the top 10 list of the 90's despite is lack of popularity.
    • 9. L.A. Confidential
      Titanic may have won the oscar for Best Picture of 1997, but L.A. Confidential was the best movie of '97. it had a better story and screenplay.
    • 8. Goodfellas
      a true story about the life of a gangster. great story and a true classic.
    • 7. American Beauty
      could be called a movie about everyday life. great story and screenplay.
    • 6. Dances with Wolves
      Kevin Costner did a great job in making this movie. an adventure you'll never forget. a great film.
    • 5. Fargo
      completely original. a mix between a comedy and a thriller. not the kind of movie we expected to be made. great acting and great screenplay.
    • 4. Forrest Gump
      a true classic. well acted, great screenplay, very influential.
    • 3. Saving Private Ryan
      very well-done. very influential. might be the most memorable movie of the 90's.
    • 2. The Silence of the Lambs
      no movie of the 90's had better acting than this one. not to mention it probably has the best screenplay too. If they were to give out an oscar for Best Picture of the Decade, this could win it.
    • 1. Schindler's List
      unquestionbly the best movie of the 90's. not usually everybody's favorite because of its reality of the holocaust, but maybe the best movie of all time. also the most influential movie of the 90's.
    its wrong to put a movie in the top ten list just because its one of our favorites, we should choose the movies that we think are the best and the most well-made. my favorite movie of the 90's is Jurassic Park, but as we all should know it wasn't goodt enough to be in the top 10 list. movies that almost made my lis are Braveheart, The Shawshank Redemption, Unforgiven, and The English Patient. Titanic was good, very moving, and had great special effects, but the screenplay was almost terrible as many critics said. the writer of Titanic did not make the script very good. it was more of a love story than historic film.
    By: Chris
    • 10. Pulp Fiction
      appearing AFI's top 100 list, Pulp Fiction is definitely one of the top 10 of the 90's.
    • 9. L.A. Confidential
      Titanic may have won the oscar for Best Picture of 1997. but L.A. Confidential was the best movie of '97.
    • 8. Goodfellas
      hailed by critics. a great tale about the life of a gangster.
    • 7. American Beauty
      can be called a movie about everyday life. a terrific movie, very funny too.
    • 6. Dances with Wolves
      a masterpiece and a classic. Kevin Costner did a great job.
    • 5. Fargo
      completely original. not the kinda movie you would expect somebody to make. but its great!!
    • 4. Forrest Gump
      a true classic. very influential. great acting.
    • 3. Saving Private Ryan
      very well done. very influential. might be the most memorable movie of the 90's.
    • 2. The Silence of the Lambs
      no doubt the movie with the best acting. not to mention it also probably has the best script of any movie too.
    • 1. Schindler's List
      unquestionably the best of the 90's. usually not everyones favorite cause of its reality but it was the most well-made and influential movie. maybe the best movie ever made.
    we shouldn't choose movies just because they are one of our favorites, which is obviously what most people did. we should choose the movies that we think are the best which is what I did. other movies worth mentioning are The Shawshank Redemption, Unforgiven, The English Patient, Titanic, Jerry Maguire, Braveheart, Jurassic Park, Shakespeare in Love, The Sixth Sense, Sense and Sensibility.

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