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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. 93
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    1991 More
    44
  2. 22
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    1995 More
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  3. 91
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    1992 More
    45
  4. 165
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    1990 More
    33
  5. 215
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    added by: VanessaHawelu
  6. 194
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  7. 133
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dark City

    1998 More
    36
  8. 224
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    27
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  9. 236
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    1995 More
    26
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  10. 64
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    1996 More
    49
    added by: JesusAlonso
  11. 25
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    1990 More
    68
  12. 166
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Before Sunrise

    1995 More
    33
  13. 156
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Fugitive

    1993 More
    34
    added by: wiabux
  14. 68
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    added by: wiabux
  15. 87
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  16. 203
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    added by: but chickens double d
  17. 232
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  18. 32
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  19. 108
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    1991 More
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  20. 125
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  21. 61
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  22. 167
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    added by: but chickens double d
  23. 69
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    added by: wjhurley
    1993
  24. 237
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    added by: but chickens double d
  25. 14
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  26. 209
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  27. 199
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    added by: VanessaHawelu
  28. 110
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  29. 6
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  30. 96
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    1990 More
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  31. 179
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  32. 97
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  33. 168
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  34. 234
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    added by: but chickens double d
  35. 145
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    1994 More
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    added by: VanessaHawelu
  36. 54
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    often listed
    American Beauty

    1999 More
    53
  37. 132
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    1991 More
    36
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  38. 21
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    1994 More
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  39. 48
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    Total Recall

    1990 More
    55
  40. 53
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    1996 More
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    added by: JesusAlonso
  41. 136
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    1994 More
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    added by: but chickens double d
  42. 186
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    1993 More
    29
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  43. 175
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Game

    1997 More
    31
    added by: wiabux
  44. 36
    Up 91
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    1995 More
    61
  45. 55
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    Down 27
    1992 More
    53
  46. 195
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    1999 More
    28
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  47. 223
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    1995 More
    27
    added by: but chickens double d
  48. 66
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    ranked low on reranks
    Office Space

    1999 More
    48
  49. 218
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    1998 More
    28
    added by: VanessaHawelu
  50. 140
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    1990 More
    36
    added by: RawnToler
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