The Best Movies of 1994 Films

The Best Movies of 1994

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A list of the best movies of 1994, from instant classics like Pulp Fiction to cult hits like The Crow. The '90s were a decade where Hollywood thrived. In were new stars and big blockbusters and 1994 was no exception. Some the best movies of this year are some of the best teen, coming of age, adventure, comedies, and dramas in history. The films on here are very memorable and had audiences on the edges of their seats, and still pack a punch so many years after they were first released. You shouldn't be too surprised by the movies listed on this list of the top films of 1994.

List Criteria: Movies that were in theaters in 1994

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    Frank Darabont More
    98
  2. 2
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    Quentin Tarantino More
    96
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    the people's #1
    Forrest Gump

    Robert Zemeckis More
    92
  4. 4
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    Luc Besson More
    86
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    often listed
    The Crow

    Alex Proyas More
    78
  6. 6
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Lion King

    Rob Minkoff, Roger Allers More
    77
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    Legends of the Fall

    Edward Zwick More
    73
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    controversial &ranked low on reranks
    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

    Tom Shadyac More
    72
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    Quiz Show

    Robert Redford More
    72
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    Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles

    Neil Jordan More
    72
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    Dumb & Dumber

    Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly More
    72
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    often listed
    Ed Wood

    Tim Burton More
    70
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    Speed

    Jan de Bont More
    68
  14. 14
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    Kevin Smith More
    68
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    controversial
    Natural Born Killers

    Oliver Stone More
    61
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    Four Weddings and a Funeral

    Mike Newell More
    61
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    Phillip Noyce More
    61
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    True Lies

    James Cameron More
    60
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    Little Women

    Gillian Armstrong More
    59
  20. 20
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    Don Juan DeMarco

    Jeremy Leven More
    57
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    Roland Emmerich More
    56
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    controversial &ranked low on reranks
    The Mask

    Chuck Russell More
    54
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    Wyatt Earp

    Lawrence Kasdan More
    54
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    Three Colors: Red

    Gérard Ruey, Marin Karmitz, Krzysztof Kieślowski More
    53
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    Michele Soavi More
    52
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    The Last Seduction

    John Dall, John Dahl More
    48
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    Timecop

    Peter Hyams More
    48
  28. 28
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    Maverick

    Richard Donner More
    46
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    Once Were Warriors

    Lee Tamahori More
    46
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    Nicholas Hytner More
    45
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    Peter Jackson More
    45
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    Stephan Elliott More
    44
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    Penelope Spheeris More
    44
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    The Client

    Joel Schumacher More
    44
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    Danny Boyle More
    43
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    D2: The Mighty Ducks

    Sam Weisman More
    43
  37. 37
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    Jackie Chan, Lau Kar-leung More
    43
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    Stephen Hopkins More
    43
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    Chungking Express

    Wong Kar-wai More
    43
  40. 40
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    Three Colors: White

    Krzysztof Kieślowski More
    41
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    Airheads

    Michael Lehmann More
    40
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    The Santa Clause

    John Pasquin More
    40
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    Angels in the Outfield

    William Dear More
    39
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    Little Giants

    Duwayne Dunham More
    38
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    Christian Drew Sidaris More
    38
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    C.M. Talkington More
    38
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    Bandit Queen

    Shekhar Kapur More
    37
  48. 48
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    Hart Bochner More
    36
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    Wes Craven More
    36
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    Steve James More
    36
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