Favorite Movies of the 90s Films
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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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  2. 193
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    added by VanessaHawelu Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi, Chris Farley

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  3. 141
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Ajay Naidu, Mark Margolis, Clint Mansell

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  4. 115
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    added by JesusAlonso Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Andy García

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  5. 27
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    the people's #1 Al Pacino, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gabrielle Anwar

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  6. 98
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    Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Viggo Mortensen

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  7. 181
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    added by VanessaHawelu Alice Cooper, Mike Myers, Tia Carrere

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  8. 124
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    Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

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  9. 153
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    added by VanessaHawelu Alyson Hannigan, Shannon Elizabeth, Tara Reid

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  10. 47
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    Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach

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  11. 19
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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton

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  12. 55
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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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  15. 41
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    Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Jon Polito

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  16. 74
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    Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler

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  17. 101
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    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Smith

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  18. 142
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    Bill Murray, Alexis Bledel, Jason Schwartzman

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    Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon

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  20. 117
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    Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss, Charlie Korsmo

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  21. 61
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Julia Ormond

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  22. 35
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

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  23. 5
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    Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Jared Leto

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  24. 9
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    Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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  25. 43
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    Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman

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  26. 76
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    Brad Pitt, Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis

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  27. 58
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    Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

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  28. 14
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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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  32. 62
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    ranked low on reranks Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller

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  33. 67
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    added by wiabux Charlize Theron, Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves

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    Christian Bale, Ann-Margret, Robert Duvall

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  36. 158
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    Christian Slater, Seth Green, Juliet Landau

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  37. 132
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    added by VanessaHawelu Christina Ricci, Anjelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd

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  38. 159
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    added by VanessaHawelu Christina Ricci, Anjelica Huston, Cynthia Nixon

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  39. 135
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    Christopher Lee, Phoebe Cates, Howie Mandel

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  40. 126
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    Christopher Walken, Steve Buscemi, Laurence Fishburne

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  41. 154
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    added by VanessaHawelu Clint Eastwood, Mel Gibson, Christina Ricci

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  42. 48
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    Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman

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  43. 130
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    Courtney Love, Edward Norton, Woody Harrelson

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    added by VanessaHawelu Dan Aykroyd, Bo Derek, Rob Lowe

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  45. 59
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    often listed & added by sebbzor Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson, Tom Wilkinson

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  46. 86
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    Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Pete Postlethwaite

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    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Swayze

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    added by VanessaHawelu Denise Richards, Neil Patrick Harris, Amy Smart

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    added by VanessaHawelu Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi

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    ranked low on reranks & added by JesusAlonso Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox

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