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Favorite Movies of the 90s

List Criteria: Films released between 1990 and 1999.

List of the best 1990s movies as ranked by the Ranker Community. These films - released between the years 1990 and 1999 - have remained memorable, influential and significant over a decade later. Some of them were heralded in their own time, but others only found an audience years later, on home video, DVD, cable television and even streaming on the Internet. When judging films from a bygone era, as in this case, rewatchability becomes a significant factor. Much-lauded '90s films like, say, "Breaking the Waves" may be superior to some of the films near the top of a "Favorite Movies of the '90s" list, but as the film is so serious, it's not as likely to be rewatched recently, or to remain fresh in audiences' minds. On the other hand, a film like "The Matrix" or "Fight Club" has seemingly grown in popularity and esteem from the '90s through the present day, due to consistent DVD spins, frequent HBO and Showtime appearances and so forth.

A number of the films on this "Best of the '90s" list were initially cult films in their own era. Prison drama "The Shawshank Redemption," most notably, failed to win a big audience in theaters, and hadn't initially recouped its own (modest) budget from its box office take. (Many critics blamed its somewhat obscure, difficult to recall title.) It has since become a beloved classic on home video and consistently ranks high in polls of Americans' all-time favorite films. Mike Myers' spoof of '60s spy films, "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery," was only a modest hit when it debuted in 1997, and only became a cult hit years later, spawning two sequels (with a third follow-up film reportedly on the way.)

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  1. 154
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    Pi

    1998 More
    34
  2. 6
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    1993 More
    89
  3. 11
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    1990 More
    80
  4. 131
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    1990 More
    36
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  5. 102
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Arizona Dream

    1993 More
    42
  6. 190
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    1996 More
    29
    added by: but chickens double d
  7. 124
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    1992 More
    38
    added by: AndrewW.Curley
  8. 234
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    1996 More
    26
    added by: but chickens double d
  9. 94
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    ranked low on reranks
    Die Hard 2

    1990 More
    44
  10. 183
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    1996 More
    30
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  11. 42
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    1995 More
    57
  12. 152
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    34
  13. 40
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    Home Alone

    1990 More
    59
  14. 173
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    1999 More
    32
    added by: JesusAlonso
  15. 72
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    1996 More
    47
  16. 56
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    1992 More
    52
  17. 51
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    Aladdin

    1992 More
    54
  18. 5
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    1999 More
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  19. 100
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    1993 More
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  20. 151
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    1992 More
    34
  21. 49
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    Beauty and the Beast

    1991 More
    55
  22. 180
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    1995 More
    30
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  23. 165
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    1990 More
    33
  24. 201
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    1994 More
    28
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  25. 156
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    The Fugitive

    1993 More
    34
    added by: wiabux
  26. 65
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    1997 More
    48
  27. 116
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  28. 63
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    There's Something About Mary

    1998 More
    49
  29. 214
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    1990 More
    28
    added by: but chickens double d
  30. 67
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    1998 More
    47
  31. 141
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    1995 More
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    added by: VanessaHawelu
  32. 75
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    1999 More
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    added by: wiabux
  33. 177
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    1997 More
    31
  34. 207
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    1999 More
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    added by: VanessaHawelu
  35. 200
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    1993 More
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    added by: VanessaHawelu
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    1994 More
    51
  37. 210
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  38. 194
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    1999 More
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  39. 215
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    1997 More
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    added by: VanessaHawelu
  40. 171
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Barton Fink

    1991 More
    32
    added by: sebbzor
  41. 187
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    1992 More
    29
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  42. 62
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    In the Name of the Father

    1993 More
    50
    added by: sebbzor
  43. 29
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    1992 More
    63
  44. 162
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    Down 35
    1998 More
    33
  45. 139
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    Down 3
    1991 More
    36
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  46. 157
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    1993 More
    34
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  47. 109
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    1994 More
    42
    added by: but chickens double d
  48. 121
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    1990 More
    38
  49. 140
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    1990 More
    36
    added by: RawnToler
  50. 66
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    Office Space

    1999 More
    48
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