Favorite Movies of the 90s Films
Ultimate List
42  reranks 19,807 votes 615 voters 30,138 views more info

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?
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
  • 42 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
</> Rerank List
Score
  1. 198
    Up 6
    Down 7

    added by VanessaHawelu 1996

    open report item
  2. 34
    Up 97
    Down 85

    1995

    open report item
  3. 110
    Up 25
    Down 36

    1993

    open report item
  4. 197
    Up 6
    Down 7

    added by VanessaHawelu 1998

    open report item
  5. 121
    Up 15
    Down 7

    1992

    open report item
  6. 174
    Up 16
    Down 11

    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux 1994

    open report item
  7. 164
    Up 5
    Down 8

    added by VanessaHawelu 1993

    open report item
  8. 52
    Up 92
    Down 31

    ranked low on reranks 1992

    open report item
  9. 53
    Up 63
    Down 53

    1999

    open report item
  10. 30
    Up 66
    Down 17

    ranked low on reranks & added by sebbzor 1998

    open report item
  11. 152
    Up 8
    Down 10

    new! & added by VanessaHawelu 1999

    open report item
  12. 206
    Up 2
    Down 6

    added by but chickens double d 1998

    open report item
  13. 207
    Up 2
    Down 6

    added by but chickens double d 1997

    open report item
  14. 203
    Up 3
    Down 6

    added by but chickens double d 1998

    open report item
  15. 96
    Up 23
    Down 13

    1995

    open report item
  16. 181
    Up 21
    Down 27

    1990

    open report item
  17. 101
    Up 10
    Down 19

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1993

    open report item
  18. 70
    Up 55
    Down 38

    1998

    open report item
  19. 57
    Up 71
    Down 51

    1992

    open report item
  20. 68
    Up 36
    Down 28

    1997

    open report item
  21. 83
    Up 82
    Down 73

    1997

    open report item
  22. 63
    Up 47
    Down 41

    1995

    open report item
  23. 169
    Up 5
    Down 9

    added by but chickens double d 1990

    open report item
  24. 205
    Up 2
    Down 6

    added by VanessaHawelu 1995

    open report item
  25. 171
    Up 13
    Down 38

    often listed & added by sebbzor 1991

    open report item
  26. 92
    Up 37
    Down 36

    1992

    open report item
  27. 79
    Up 38
    Down 20

    1992

    open report item
  28. 47
    Up 66
    Down 27

    1991

    open report item
  29. 161
    Up 15
    Down 36

    1995

    open report item
  30. 106
    Up 53
    Down 51

    1999

    open report item
  31. 191
    Up 6
    Down 5

    added by VanessaHawelu 1995

    open report item
  32. 194
    Up 6
    Down 6

    added by VanessaHawelu 1996

    open report item
  33. 77
    Up 50
    Down 39

    1998

    open report item
  34. 58
    Up 70
    Down 51

    1997

    open report item
  35. 33
    Up 66
    Down 53

    1992

    open report item
  36. 22
    Up 152
    Down 50

    ranked low on reranks 1995

    open report item
  37. 133
    Up 15
    Down 53

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1996

    open report item
  38. 143
    Up 28
    Down 38

    1992

    open report item
  39. 107
    Up 45
    Down 44

    1991

    open report item
  40. 89
    Up 28
    Down 40

    1993

    open report item
  41. 32
    Up 117
    Down 55

    ranked low on reranks 1995

    open report item
  42. 153
    Up 8
    Down 6

    added by VanessaHawelu 1995

    open report item
  43. 99
    Up 50
    Down 61

    1997

    open report item
  44. 163
    Up 11
    Down 40

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1994

    open report item
  45. 74
    Up 51
    Down 37

    added by JesusAlonso 1994

    open report item
  46. 123
    Up 60
    Down 37

    ranked low on reranks 1995

    open report item
  47. 150
    Up 38
    Down 28

    1997

    open report item
  48. 35
    Up 92
    Down 40

    ranked low on reranks 1990

    open report item
  49. 136
    Up 23
    Down 38

    1998

    open report item
  50. 71
    Up 73
    Down 47

    1993

    open report item
  51. 208 +

    Something missing? Add it!

Is this list missing something?
RANKERS WHO ADDED ITEMS

items 1 - 50 of 207

think you can do better?

Rerank This List
why?

got a blog or website?

embed this list
why?

viewers of this list also saw

more popular lists