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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.)

For more voting, check out this list of the best 80s movies. Or how about football movies, epic films or werewolf movies?
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    added by VanessaHawelu Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Julie Bowen

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    added by VanessaHawelu Adam Sandler, Jon Stewart, Steve Buscemi

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    added by VanessaHawelu Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi, Chris Farley

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    Ajay Naidu, Mark Margolis, Clint Mansell

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    ranked low on reranks & added by but chickens double d Akihiro Miwa, Sumi Shimamoto, Hisaya Morishige

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    Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Spacey

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    often listed & added by JesusAlonso Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Andy García

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    the people's #1 & often listed Al Pacino, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gabrielle Anwar

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Viggo Mortensen

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    added by VanessaHawelu Alice Cooper, Mike Myers, Tia Carrere

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  11. 236
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    added by VanessaHawelu Alicia Silverstone, Amber Benson, Cary Elwes

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    ranked low on reranks Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

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    added by VanessaHawelu Alyson Hannigan, Shannon Elizabeth, Tara Reid

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    added by VanessaHawelu Amy Poehler, Rob Schneider, Norm Macdonald

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    Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach

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    added by sebbzor Anthony Hopkins, James Woods, Bai Ling

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    added by VanessaHawelu Arnold Schwarzenegger, Big Show, Phil Hartman

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Odette Annable, Angela Bassett

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Dean Norris

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    added by VanessaHawelu Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tina Turner, Sharon Stone

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    added by but chickens double d Ashley Tisdale, Ernest Borgnine, Sheena Easton

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    Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Jon Polito

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    Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler

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    added by AndrewW.Curley Ben Affleck, Hilary Swank, Donald Sutherland

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Smith

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    added by but chickens double d Ben Affleck, Shannen Doherty, Claire Forlani

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    added by but chickens double d Benoît Poelvoorde, Edith Lemerdy, Jacqueline Poelvoorde-Pappaert

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    Bill Murray, Alexis Bledel, Jason Schwartzman

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    Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon

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    Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss, Charlie Korsmo

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Julia Ormond

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    Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

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    Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Jared Leto

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    Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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    often listed Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman

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    Brad Pitt, Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis

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    Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

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    Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Mischa Barton

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    Bruce Willis, John Leguizamo, Dennis Franz

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    Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Irons

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    Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt, Charlie Sheen

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    added by but chickens double d Cameron Diaz, Jim Carrey, Ben Stein

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    ranked low on reranks Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller

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    added by but chickens double d Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, Tim Curry

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    added by wiabux Charlize Theron, Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves

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    added by VanessaHawelu Chris Rock, Chris Farley, Nicollette Sheridan

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    added by wjhurley Chris Rock, Judd Nelson, Ice-T 1991

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    Christian Bale, Ann-Margret, Robert Duvall

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