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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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  1. 144
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    1990 More
    35
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  2. 83
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    Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

    1990 More
    46
  3. 174
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    31
  4. 170
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    1990 More
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    added by: but chickens double d
  5. 33
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    ranked low on reranks
    Dances with Wolves

    1990 More
    62
  6. 96
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    44
  7. 11
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    1990 More
    80
  8. 166
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    Ghost

    1990 More
    32
    added by: wiabux
  9. 7
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    1990 More
    86
    added by: gschwayze
  10. 132
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    1990 More
    37
  11. 42
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    ranked low on reranks
    Home Alone

    1990 More
    58
  12. 163
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    33
  13. 117
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    40
  14. 125
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    King of New York

    1990 More
    38
  15. 130
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    37
  16. 26
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    68
  17. 99
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    Pretty Woman

    1990 More
    43
    added by: AndrewW.Curley
  18. 159
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    34
  19. 213
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    1990 More
    26
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  20. 152
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    1990 More
    35
    added by: RawnToler
  21. 113
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    40
    added by: JesusAlonso
  22. 190
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    1990 More
    29
    added by: but chickens double d
  23. 54
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    54
  24. 94
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    44
  25. 172
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    1991 More
    31
    added by: sebbzor
  26. 48
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    ranked low on reranks
    Beauty and the Beast

    1991 More
    55
  27. 105
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  28. 176
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    1991 More
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  29. 127
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    1991 More
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    added by: VanessaHawelu
  30. 101
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    1991 More
    43
  31. 220
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    1991 More
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    added by: VanessaHawelu
  32. 71
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  33. 156
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  34. 17
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  35. 79
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  36. 143
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    1991 More
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    added by: VanessaHawelu
  37. 133
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    1991 More
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  38. 167
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    often listed
    The Rocketeer

    1991 More
    32
    added by: AndrewW.Curley
  39. 4
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    93
  40. 122
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    What About Bob?

    1991 More
    38
  41. 50
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    Aladdin

    1992 More
    55
  42. 55
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    1992 More
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  43. 121
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    1992 More
    38
  44. 92
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    1992 More
    45
  45. 82
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    1992 More
    46
  46. 34
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    1992 More
    62
  47. 142
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    1992 More
    35
  48. 157
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    1992 More
    34
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  49. 87
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    Down 16

    ranked low on reranks
    My Cousin Vinny

    1992 More
    45
    added by: AndrewW.Curley
  50. 160
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    1992 More
    33
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