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.)

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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    added by VanessaHawelu Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Wil Wheaton

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    added by but chickens double d Eddie Murphy, George Takei, Donny Osmond

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  10. 185
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    added by VanessaHawelu Denise Richards, Neil Patrick Harris, Amy Smart

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    added by VanessaHawelu Alice Cooper, Mike Myers, Tia Carrere

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    Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Maya Rudolph

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    John Goodman, Brandy Norwood, Jeff Daniels

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Albert Brooks

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    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux Sean Penn, Michael Douglas, Spike Jonze

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    added by JesusAlonso Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams

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    Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis

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    Reese Witherspoon, Alyssa Milano, Mark Wahlberg

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    added by AndrewW.Curley Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin, Clint Howard

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    ranked low on reranks & added by but chickens double d Jim Carrey, Jennifer Tilly, Krista Allen

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Faye Wong

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    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Swayze

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    added by sebbzor Steve Buscemi, John Goodman, Frances McDormand

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    added by VanessaHawelu Ice Cube, Meagan Good, Nia Long

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    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Lara Flynn Boyle, Jon Lovitz

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    added by VanessaHawelu Halle Berry, Elizabeth Taylor, Rosie O'Donnell

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    Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Adam Goldberg

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    added by but chickens double d Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Billy Zane

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    Heather Graham, Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau

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    Gong Li, He Saifei, Kong Lin

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    added by VanessaHawelu Christina Ricci, Anjelica Huston, Cynthia Nixon

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    Christian Bale, Ann-Margret, Robert Duvall

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    added by VanessaHawelu Reese Witherspoon, Paul Walker, Tobey Maguire

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    Scarlett Johansson, Alec Baldwin, David Hasselhoff

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    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Dan Marino

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    Macaulay Culkin, Tim Robbins, Jason Alexander

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    Christian Slater, Seth Green, Juliet Landau

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    added by VanessaHawelu Clint Eastwood, Mel Gibson, Christina Ricci

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    added by VanessaHawelu Alyson Hannigan, Shannon Elizabeth, Tara Reid

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    added by VanessaHawelu Goldie Hawn, Bruce Willis, Meryl Streep

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    Jennifer Connelly, Kiefer Sutherland, William Hurt

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    added by but chickens double d Rachel Weisz, Brendan Fraser, Patricia Velásquez

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