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.)

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  2. 2
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  3. 3
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    most listed
    Pulp Fiction

    1994 More
    95
  4. 4
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    1991 More
    93
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    1999 More
    91
  6. 6
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    89
  7. 7
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    1990 More
    86
    added by: gschwayze
  8. 8
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    1998 More
    85
  9. 9
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    82
  10. 10
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    1993 More
    80
  11. 11
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    1990 More
    80
  12. 12
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    78
  13. 13
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    77
  14. 14
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  15. 15
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    76
  16. 16
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    1991 More
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  17. 17
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Good Will Hunting

    1997 More
    75
  18. 18
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    often listed
    The Big Lebowski

    1998 More
    75
  19. 19
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    Groundhog Day

    1993 More
    74
  21. 21
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  22. 22
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  23. 23
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  24. 24
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  25. 25
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  26. 26
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    1990 More
    67
  27. 27
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    the people's #1 &often listed
    Scent of a Woman

    1992 More
    66
  28. 28
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    1998 More
    64
  29. 29
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  30. 30
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    ranked low on reranks
    American History X

    1998 More
    64
    added by: sebbzor
  31. 31
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    Titanic

    1997 More
    64
  32. 32
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    Casino

    1995 More
    62
  33. 33
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    1992 More
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  34. 34
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    Dances with Wolves

    1990 More
    62
  35. 35
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    61
  36. 36
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    60
  37. 37
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    60
  38. 38
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    60
  39. 39
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    1996 More
    60
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Sleepy Hollow

    1999 More
    59
  41. 41
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    1993 More
    58
    added by: AndrewW.Curley
  42. 42
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    ranked low on reranks
    Home Alone

    1990 More
    58
  43. 43
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    1996 More
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  44. 44
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    ranked high on reranks
    Ed Wood

    1994 More
    57
  45. 45
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    1997 More
    57
  46. 46
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    1993 More
    56
    added by: AndrewW.Curley
  47. 47
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    often listed
    Quiz Show

    1994 More
    56
    added by: AndrewW.Curley
  48. 48
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    ranked low on reranks
    Beauty and the Beast

    1991 More
    55
  49. 49
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    1999 More
    54
  50. 50
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    1992 More
    54
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