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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. 121
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    1990 More
    38
  2. 165
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    1990 More
    33
  3. 185
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    Down 2
    1993 More
    29
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  4. 176
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Defending Your Life

    1991 More
    31
  5. 133
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    Down 35

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dark City

    1998 More
    36
  6. 35
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    1994 More
    61
  7. 194
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    1999 More
    28
  8. 160
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    1990 More
    33
  9. 122
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    ranked low on reranks
    Clueless

    1995 More
    38
  10. 156
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Fugitive

    1993 More
    34
    added by: wiabux
  11. 146
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    1996 More
    35
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  12. 177
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    1997 More
    31
  13. 196
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    1998 More
    28
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  14. 75
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    1999 More
    47
    added by: wiabux
  15. 213
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    1998 More
    28
    added by: but chickens double d
  16. 45
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  17. 157
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    1993 More
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    added by: VanessaHawelu
  18. 189
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    added by: but chickens double d
  19. 139
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    1991 More
    36
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  20. 212
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    1996 More
    28
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  21. 192
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    1996 More
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    added by: but chickens double d
  22. 143
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    1992 More
    36
  23. 110
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    1996 More
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  24. 209
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    1994 More
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    added by: but chickens double d
  25. 63
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    ranked low on reranks
    There's Something About Mary

    1998 More
    49
  26. 135
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    1999 More
    36
  27. 141
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    1995 More
    36
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  28. 88
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    1993 More
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  29. 90
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    1996 More
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  30. 231
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    1996 More
    27
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  31. 145
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    1994 More
    35
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  32. 21
    Up 107
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    1994 More
    71
  33. 83
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    1996 More
    46
  34. 40
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    ranked low on reranks
    Home Alone

    1990 More
    59
  35. 41
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    Down 26
    1993 More
    58
    added by: AndrewW.Curley
  36. 61
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    1995 More
    50
  37. 208
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    1994 More
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    added by: but chickens double d
  38. 55
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    1992 More
    53
  39. 124
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    1992 More
    38
    added by: AndrewW.Curley
  40. 50
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    L.A. Confidential

    1997 More
    55
  41. 230
    Up 2
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    1991 More
    27
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  42. 64
    Up 46
    Down 38
    1996 More
    49
    added by: JesusAlonso
  43. 154
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Pi

    1998 More
    34
  44. 207
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    1999 More
    28
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  45. 5
    Up 201
    Down 83
    1999 More
    91
  46. 10
    Up 156
    Down 53
    1995 More
    80
  47. 175
    Up 10
    Down 7

    ranked low on reranks
    The Game

    1997 More
    31
    added by: wiabux
  48. 120
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    Down 30
    1999 More
    39
  49. 134
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    Down 28
    2000 More
    36
    added by: JesusAlonso
  50. 199
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    1997 More
    28
    added by: VanessaHawelu
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