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.)

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  1. 125
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    King of New York

    1990 More
    38
  2. 163
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    Down 16
    1990 More
    33
  3. 202
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    1993 More
    28
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  4. 176
    Up 15
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    1991 More
    31
  5. 137
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    1998 More
    36
  6. 36
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    1994 More
    61
  7. 204
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    1999 More
    28
  8. 159
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    1990 More
    34
  9. 123
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    1995 More
    38
  10. 139
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Fugitive

    1993 More
    36
    added by: wiabux
  11. 145
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    1996 More
    35
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  12. 184
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    1997 More
    30
  13. 189
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    1998 More
    29
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  14. 84
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    1999 More
    46
    added by: wiabux
  15. 192
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    1998 More
    29
    added by: but chickens double d
  16. 43
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    1996 More
    58
  17. 173
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    1993 More
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    added by: VanessaHawelu
  18. 188
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    1997 More
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    added by: but chickens double d
  19. 143
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    1991 More
    35
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  20. 142
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    1992 More
    35
  21. 107
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    1996 More
    42
  22. 60
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    ranked low on reranks
    There's Something About Mary

    1998 More
    52
  23. 134
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    1999 More
    37
  24. 148
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    1995 More
    35
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  25. 89
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Carlito's Way

    1993 More
    45
  26. 90
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    1996 More
    45
  27. 221
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    1996 More
    25
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  28. 162
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    1994 More
    33
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  29. 21
    Up 114
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    1994 More
    73
  30. 80
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    1996 More
    46
  31. 42
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    ranked low on reranks
    Home Alone

    1990 More
    58
  32. 41
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    ranked low on reranks
    Mrs. Doubtfire

    1993 More
    59
    added by: AndrewW.Curley
  33. 63
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    1995 More
    50
  34. 205
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    1994 More
    28
    added by: but chickens double d
  35. 49
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    1992 More
    55
  36. 129
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    1992 More
    37
    added by: AndrewW.Curley
  37. 46
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    1997 More
    57
  38. 220
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    1991 More
    25
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  39. 75
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    1996 More
    47
    added by: JesusAlonso
  40. 153
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Pi

    1998 More
    35
  41. 211
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    1999 More
    27
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  42. 5
    Up 212
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    1999 More
    91
  43. 9
    Up 165
    Down 55
    1995 More
    82
  44. 181
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    1997 More
    30
    added by: wiabux
  45. 118
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    1999 More
    40
  46. 140
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    Down 30
    2000 More
    36
    added by: JesusAlonso
  47. 216
    Up 3
    Down 6
    1997 More
    26
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  48. 147
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    1996 More
    35
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  49. 155
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    1996 More
    34
  50. 168
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    1999 More
    32
    added by: JesusAlonso
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