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List Rules Vote up your favorite suspense films that were released in the 1990s

The best ‘90s thriller movies are a diverse collection of crime, suspense, sex, betrayal, violence, and insanity. Do we have your attention, yet? Fans of the suspense film genre will tell you that the 1990s gave us some of the greatest thrillers ever. The best '90s thriller movies that will stay with you long after the credits have rolled.


What are the greatest ‘90s thriller movies? We cannot begin our conversation of ‘90s thrillers without paying respects to Quentin Tarantino. Tarantino released some of his most popular and iconic pictures in the 1990s. Known for their intricate and non-chronological plots, as well as their graphic violence, films like
Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs took audiences on unpredictable and often terrifying journeys through L.A.’s seedy underbelly. In addition, there are also some great psychological thrillers on this list. Films like The Sixth Sense, an iconic picture featuring one of the most legendary twists in cinema history, will make you question everything.


Other top ‘90s thriller movies on this list include
The Silence of the Lambs and The Usual Suspects. We wish we could give you more details about one of the most popular thrillers of the '90s, starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton, but unfortunately, the first rule of Fight Club is that you do not talk about Fight Club. Vote up the best '90s thrillers, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section!
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Seven is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
Seven Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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The Silence of the Lambs is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
The Silence of the Lambs Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

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The Fugitive is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
The Fugitive Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones

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Fight Club is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
Fight Club Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter

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The Usual Suspects is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
The Usual Suspects Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne

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Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
Pulp Fiction John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Sixth Sense is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
The Sixth Sense Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton, Haley Joel Osment

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Misery is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
Misery Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates, James Caan

9
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Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
Jurassic Park Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

10
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Heat is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
Heat Natalie Portman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro

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Enemy of the State is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
Enemy of the State Will Smith, Jack Black, Gene Hackman

12
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12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
12 Monkeys Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

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Speed is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
Speed Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper

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Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
Reservoir Dogs Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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+ - 36 16
Cape Fear is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
Cape Fear Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange

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True Lies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
True Lies Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis

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A Time to Kill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
A Time to Kill Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey

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Total Recall is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
Total Recall Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside

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Primal Fear is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
Primal Fear Edward Norton, Richard Gere, Laura Linney - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Con Air is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
Con Air Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich, Steve Buscemi

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Face/Off is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
Face/Off John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Gina Gershon

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Jackie Brown is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
Jackie Brown Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Quentin Tarantino

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True Romance is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
True Romance Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Samuel L. Jackson

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The Hunt for Red October is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
The Hunt for Red October Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Tim Curry

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Falling Down is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
Falling Down Robert Duvall, Michael Douglas, Tuesday Weld

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From Dusk till Dawn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
From Dusk till Dawn Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino

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Air Force One is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
Air Force One Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Point Break is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
Point Break Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Patrick Swayze

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The Rock is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
The Rock Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery, Ed Harris

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The Crow is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
The Crow Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Tony Todd - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Eyes Wide Shut is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
Eyes Wide Shut Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Stanley Kubrick

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Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
Mission: Impossible Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Vanessa Redgrave

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The Talented Mr. Ripley is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
The Talented Mr. Ripley Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon

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In the Line of Fire is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
In the Line of Fire Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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+ - 17 16
The Crying Game is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
The Crying Game Forest Whitaker, Jim Broadbent, Miranda Richardson - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Insomnia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
Insomnia Stellan Skarsgård, Maria Bonnevie, Sverre Anker Ousdal

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+ - 15 14
Sneakers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
Sneakers Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley

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+ - 14 15
The Insider is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
The Insider Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer

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The Boondock Saints is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
The Boondock Saints Willem Dafoe, Norman Reedus, Billy Connolly

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Miller's Crossing is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
Miller's Crossing Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand, Marcia Gay Harden

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+ - 12 15
Jacob's Ladder is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
Jacob's Ladder Macaulay Culkin, Tim Robbins, Jason Alexander

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+ - 10 14
The Rainmaker is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
The Rainmaker Matt Damon, Claire Danes, Mickey Rourke

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Shallow Grave is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
Shallow Grave Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston, 피터 뮬란

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+ - 9 15
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me David Bowie, Heather Graham, Kiefer Sutherland

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+ - 10 17
Wild at Heart is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
Wild at Heart Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe, Isabella Rossellini

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+ - 7 14
Following is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
Following Emma Thomas, Barbara Stepansky, John Nolan

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+ - 6 15
Hard Boiled is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
Hard Boiled Chow Yun-Fat, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Philip Kwok

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+ - 4 15
Funny Games is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
Funny Games Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe, Wolfgang Glück

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+ - 3 15
Pi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best '90s Thriller Movies
Pi Mark Margolis, Ajay Naidu, Clint Mansell