What are your top ten favorite movies from the 90s?
- 10. The Craft
who wouldn't like this movie? These girls kick a$$!!
- 9. Shawshank Redemption
It's a great movie!!! Plain and simple, u can't not like it!!
- 8. Kids
It's all real life!! It focuses on the bull we all have to go though growin up and then some!!! I guess it kinna teaches a message in a wierd way!!
- 7. Clueless
- 6. Coyote Ugly
It's a totally fun chick flick, ya know every list has to have one!!
- 5. A Bronx Tale
This movie rocks my world!!! It shows life in the early sixties beautifully!! And if u like any mafia type movie u'll like this too!!
- 4. Scream
This movie changes a lot in the movie world so i have to give it props!!!
- 3. The Sandlot
This is everyone's favorite childhood movie, no matter what at one time or another u liked it!!!
- 2. American History X
This has to be one of the best movies I've ever seen it shows a great lesson and it is all based on real life!! There is definately a tie for First on my list!!!
- 1. Empire Records
This is the best movie really funny!!!! Plus it has a wonderful storyline it's great!!!!!
Shawshank, foxfire, Go, Pretty woman, arlington road, fried green tomatoes, now and then, My girl, Slums of bev. hills, beautiful girls, girl interrupted.
- 10. A simple plan
- 9. Man IN the Moon (not on the moon)
Not to be confused with the Jim Carey movie. A real tear-jerker.
- 8. Empire Records
"Shock me, shock me, shock me, with that deviant behavior."
- 7. Clueless
I think everyone understands.
- 6. Boys Don't Cry
The saddest movie I've ever seen.
- 5. Girl
More people need to see this movie.
- 4. Election
Anything with Reese Witherspoon rocks.
- 3. Jerry Maguire
Tom Cruise and Rene Zellweger are great together
- 2. Dazed and Confused
- 1. A League of their Own
The complete movie. "lay off those high ones"
By: Scott Massey
- 10. Dumb and Dumber
- 9. Schindlers List
"I pardon you."
- 8. Pretty Woman
"The pressure, of a name...Sinda-Fucken Rella"
- 7. Shawshank Redemption
"Well yea Andy I don't have her stuffed down the front of my pants just now I'm sorry to say but I'll get her, relax."
- 6. Scream
"I'll be right Back"
- 5. Silence of the Lambs
- 4. Tombstone
"Johnny I appologise, I forgot you were there. You may go now."
- 3. The 6th Sense
"He's standing outside my window"
- 2. American Pie
"Suck me Beautiful"
- 1. Braveheart
"Every man dies..."
- 10. Devils Advocate
Al Pacino is amazing especially when he is not talking
- 9. American Pie
But this comes close and i never pick up a beer at a party unless i know it is untouched!
- 8. The Waterboy
"You can do it" - never laughed so much
- 7. American Beauty
My favourite for cinematography
- 6. Pulp Fiction
Coolest of the cool
- 5. Matrix
Star Wars for the new generation
- 4. Gladiator
Great story great acting great fight scenes great film
- 3. The Shawshank Redemption
There is always hope
- 2. Forest Gump
The film just gets better the more you watch it
- 1. Schindlers List
Most mind blowing scene ever - "snow" falling in the camp
- 10. American History X
The best movie about racism and bestiality of men
- 9. Reservoir Dogs
Quentin Tarantino's other great movie
- 8. The Matrix
The Best B-serie film ever
- 7. L.A. Confidential
A Film-Noir to look at
- 6. Fight Club
- 5. Se7en
A very good suspense
- 4. Goodfellas
Martin Scorsese's Best
- 3. American Beauty
Another fun movie about american society
- 2. Pulp Fiction
Quentin Tarantino's look at the american society.
- 1. The Shawshank Redemption
By: Adam D.
Runner-ups: Unforgiven (raw western from a Hollywood icon), Clueless (God help us, but that was the early 90's), Trainspotting (it made UK drug culture seem cool, which is f*&ked) and finally Goodfellas (the king of the 70's Scorses; creates a 90's gangster genre film that abandons the traditions of the Godfather and most mafia films (loyality, family, etc...)
- 10. Terminator 2
The only blockbuster action film of the 90's with a message. Humans are totally dependent on technology. A distrub tale of a not-so impossible future. Like the Matrix that followed, this film Technology-driven film was one of a few action films to tell a story that showed humans as the weaker species, and that we are not as superior as we would like to believe we are. It also had a strong leading female character, a virtual never in successful Hollywood films, and reveals that it took a machine to show the 90's how un-human we are becoming. SCARY!!!!
- 9. Natural Born Killers
Oliver Stone captures the pschye of 90's mentality. Violence, violence, and more violence. A sick and twisted love story, set to the backdrop of two serial killers adventures. Stone does for exposing societies need for violence in NBK, like he did in JFK for conspiracies in the 70's. His over-the-top filmmaking makes a sold statement about our lack of morality in our culture.
- 8. Chasing Amy
Kevin Smith has created the most unique romantic comedy of the 90's. It has everything 90's: comics, friendship, lesbians - and questions what is love as Hollywood defines it. A fresh spin on an old genre.
- 7. The Player
Robert Altman is the original indie filmmaker of the 90's. This film is a satire on Hollywood and the shit it produces now. Star-driven films, with crappy screenplays - that rely on special effects to tell a story. The genius is getting stars to poke fun at an industry that feeds them. This is an American art film. Not a blockbuster popcorn flick, but an insightful look at how unoriginal the Hollywood studio system has become.
- 6. Scream
It took a genre that was stale, with reproduced storylines, and made a pop-culture film about the horror movie genre. Either we are stupid by making it successful, or this blockbuster, franchise really set the bar for marketing towards the youth that in the 90's had a lot of money to spend. A surprise ending, which forces all the new genre films to try and top. I hate to say it but it changed the decade better or worst for film making.
- 5. Schindler's List
Spielberg (the sci-fi/fantasy film director) shows a 90's generation that is so self-absorbed, the past can't be forgotten. An powerful portrayal of Jews in WWII, my words don't do it justice.
- 4. Boyz N The Hood
John Singleton finally gives a voice to a minority that has been misrepresented in popular films. It made people in the early 90's examine the ghetto's and realize that is a problem, and the race problem in America must be recognized. A truthful storyline, that envokes sadness and anger. It makes you want to change the system, or pray you don't live like that.
- 3. Fight Club
A film that bashes Captialism, consumerism, challenges what creates our identities. Violences, Authority, Chaos, The Mass Media. More indepth than American Beauty, and shows how lost we are becoming as a society full of strangers with no sense of "who am I?" at the end of the decade.
- 2. Kids
This film was the most horrific portrait of American youth. Honest, gripping, and scary. It gives the society a wake-up call, and forces people to stop living in denial that "my kids are like that". Powerful.
- 1. Pulp Fiction
Tarantino revolutionized the film industry by borrowing themes from his favorite films, changing the linear narrative and using pop-culture references with catchy dialogue that is copied by today's directors "trying to write cool".
Some other gems from the 90's are: Shawshank Redemption, Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow,The Birdcage,and Pretty Woman.
- 10. Dr.Dolittle
I love Eddie Murphy and I'm a sucker for movies with talking animals..it's just so darned cute!
- 9. Beauty and the Beast
I had to add one animated movie...this one was great and my runner up would be the Toy Story series of movies.
- 8. A League of Their Own
What a fabulous movie. Tom Hanks is great as always and it is such a unique story (based on true events) it is very refreshing.
- 7. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
This is the best vacation movie in my opinion. Next to Home Alone this is the best Christmas movie to watch every year.
- 6. Four Weddings & A Funeral
This movie is enjoyable because it's not the traditional hollywood movie that's made over again and again...it's quirky but good.
- 5. Mrs.Doubtfire
This is a great movie the whole family can watch together and it has some nice eye candy (Pierce Brosnan) as well! BONUS!
- 4. Braveheart
Mel Gibson proves he can act AND direct. This is such a great story with so many great moments, I had to go out and buy it.
- 3. Dances With Wolves
Im suprised I didn't see it on anyone's list so far. This was a terrific film and one you can watch over and over again.
- 2. Home Alone
An awesome Christmas movie with a great soundtrack, very memorable songs. It's almost the perfect movie.
- 1. Dumb & Dumber
Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels rock in this movie. It is extremely silly and gross in some parts but how can you not laugh at it?! I still quote lines from it regularly.
By: Vincent Frank
Honorable mention: 1. Natural Born Killers: The cinematography of this landmark movie is something else. The opening sequence is up there with Raiders of the Lost Ark (and, not to mention, many a James Bond flick) in terms of "WOW! This is really over-the-top!" The absolute best sequence of all is the "I Love Lucy" parody--unbelievably sick and twisted, with Rodney Dangerfield as the most vile screen villain in recent memory. 2. The Fifth Element: Chris Tucker truly deserved an Academy Award for his performance in this movie. "Ohmygod! Ohmygod!" 3. Sixth Sense: One of the most genuinely creepy films ever made. 4. Sleepy Hollow: Tim Burton's retelling of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is a visual masterpiece. 5. Thelma & Louise: Another great offering from director Ridley Scott, featuring incredible performances from Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon. 6. Wild at Heart: Directed by David Lynch, and featuring Laura Dern, Nicholas Cage, Crispin Glover, Harry Dean Stanton, and most of the cast from Twin Peaks (including the late, great Jack Nance)--what more could you want???
- 10. Scream
I refused to watch this for the longest time, assuming that it would be a stupid parody of Friday the 13th and Halloween. Instead, I was confronted with the greatest parody of the genre since 1984's Return of the Living Dead. This movie simply rocks!
- 9. Dumb and Dumber
I cannot believe I am actually admitting this, but this lowbrow comedy is one of the greatest ever. This set the standard for the gross-out humor of the 1990s, but it is easily the best.
- 8. The Big Lewbowski
The dude abides.
- 7. Austin Powers
One of the only comedies I can watch over and over again without getting tired of it. Yeah, baby, yeaaahhh!
- 6. The Matrix
Philisophically, this movie is deep. This is the greatest sci-fi flick of the 1990s.
- 5. Resevoir Dogs
Tarentino starts off on a high note--a brutal movie, you will never listen to "Stuck in the Middle With You" the same way again....
- 4. American Beauty
Question: What would this movie have looked like if David Lynch had directed it???
- 3. The Usual Suspects
Not a dull moment....
- 2. Pulp Fiction
"Yeah, but bacon tastes gooood. Pork chops taste gooood."
- 1. Fargo
Simply the greatest movie of the 1990s.
By: Drew Glassman
Honorable Mention: The Rock (Bruckheimer's finest flick), Jurassic Park (a landmark picture in terms of visuals), Good Will Hunting (should have won best picture over Titanic), and Jerry Maguire (show me the money) Dishonorable Mention: Titanic (this movie blows...hard), American Beauty (robbed The Matrix and The Sixth Sense of best picture), Star Wars Episode One (three words...Jar Jar Binks)
- 10. Terminator 2
A breakthrough film in terms of cinematography and visual effects. If the story did not have so many holes, it would have ranked higher.
- 9. The Sixth Sense
Bruce Willis in his best role ever (next to Die Hard).
- 8. The Usual Suspects
Once again a great ending and utter awesomeness help this movie.
- 7. Saving Private Ryan
The most compelling World War II movie ever.
- 6. There's Something About Mary
The second funniest movie of the decade.
- 5. Planes, Trains, and Automobile's
The funniest movie of the decade. If you have not seen it, rent it.
- 4. Fight Club
Words cannot describe the coolness of this movie.
- 3. Schindler's List
Hands down the most powerful movie of the decade. Maybe a little too sad.
- 2. Forest Gump
One of the most heart warming movies ever made. Plus who could forget Haley Joel Osment's and Tom Hanks' performance.
- 1. The Matrix
Excellent story, incredible visuals, and a top-notch DVD. In my opinion the second best movie ever made in any decade.
By: Matt Scott
Saving Private Ryan deserves to be on the list but I mean you can only put 10. Other notables are Notting Hill, The Big Kahuna, The Third Miracle and Jurassic Park. All of these are really top ten worthy.
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- 10. Rushmore
The funniest movie of the ninties. Most of the jokes fly over people's heads.
- 9. Unforgiven
I'm not a fan of westerns as a general rule but this is a great film.
- 8. Of Mice and Men
Sinise and Malkovich both deserve to be on the list, and Of Mice and Men was a timeless tale.
- 7. As Good As It Gets
A well acted, if not entirely believable story.
- 6. Good Will Hunting
While not flawless this movie has the best dialogue of any movie on the list by far. Unbelievable.
- 5. American Beauty
A daring original film.
- 4. The Remains of the Day
Anthony Hopkins is most remembered for the Silence of the Lambs but this performance is equally good and the film is much better.
- 3. Fargo
You're darn tootin it's on my top ten list.
- 2. Magnolia
A 3+ hour epic. Not for the closed minded
- 1. The Talented Mr. Ripley
The best movie I've ever seen. It is incredibly haunting. Certianly not for the weak at heart.
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