Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s Films

Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s

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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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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Sting, Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones

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  2. 49
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    Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara, Danny Elfman

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  3. 48
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    Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

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  4. 47
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    Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

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    Natalie Portman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro

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    Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris

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    Patrick Stewart, Mel Brooks, Dave Chappelle

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  8. 43
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    Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger

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    Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman

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    Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Tony Todd

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  11. 40
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    Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Charles Rocket

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    the people's #1 & often listed
    Al Pacino, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gabrielle Anwar

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  13. 38
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    Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis

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  14. 37
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    Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker

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    Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Allen

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  16. 35
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    Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari

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    Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field

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    Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy, Frances McDormand

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    Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro, James Woods

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    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy

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  22. 29
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    Jim Carrey, Paul Giamatti, Ed Harris

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

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    Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates, James Caan

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    Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Jean Reno

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    Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly DAngelo

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    Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth

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    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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    Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid

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    Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne

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    Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Vincent Price

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    Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton

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    Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Matt Damon

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    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

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  37. 14
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    Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton, Haley Joel Osment

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    Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Rockwell

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    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick

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    Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

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    Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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    Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles

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    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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  44. 7
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    Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter

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  45. 6
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    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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    Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

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    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci

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    Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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    most listed
    John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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    Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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