politics & history The Best Historical Movies from the '90s

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List Rules Vote on your favorite historical films from the 1990s.

What are the best historical movies from the 1990s? This list includes great period pieces such as Schindler's List, The Shawshank Redemption, and Titanic. Historical movies allow audiences to relive a piece of a history that they may never know about otherwise. They become sources of both entertainment and education. 

The movies on this list are the best of the best when it comes to historical films. Which one is the best? Well, that's up to the voters to decide. Vote up your favorite historical movie, and if there isn't one on here that you think deserves a spot, be sure to add it. 

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Forrest Gump Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell Sally Field

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Saving Private Ryan Tom Hanks, Matt Damon Vin Diesel

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Apollo 13 Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard Ed Harris

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The Shawshank Redemption Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth Tim Robbins

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Schindler's List Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes Ben Kingsley

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Titanic Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet Kathy Bates

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Braveheart Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau Brendan Gleeson

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The Last of the Mohicans Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe Pete Postlethwaite

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Dances with Wolves Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell Charles Rocket

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Tombstone Val Kilmer, Kurt Russell Charlton Heston

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Amistad Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey Anna Paquin

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JFK Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman Kevin Bacon

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Mississippi Burning Willem Dafoe, Gene Hackman Frances McDormand

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Pocahontas Mel Gibson, Christian Bale Billy Connolly

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Legends of the Fall Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins Julia Ormond

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Casino Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro James Woods

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Sleepy Hollow Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci Christopher Walken

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Wyatt Earp Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman Téa Leoni

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A River Runs Through It Brad Pitt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Robert Redford

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The Thin Red Line George Clooney, John Travolta Sean Penn

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Elizabeth Cate Blanchett, Daniel Craig Lily Allen

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In the Name of the Father Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson Tom Wilkinson

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Thelma & Louise Brad Pitt, Susan Sarandon Geena Davis

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The Mask of Zorro Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins Antonio Banderas

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Nixon Anthony Hopkins, James Woods Ed Harris

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A Bronx Tale Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci Chazz Palminteri

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Rob Roy Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange John Hurt

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Ed Wood Johnny Depp, Sarah Jessica Parker Bill Murray

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The Cider House Rules Charlize Theron, Michael Caine Paul Rudd

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The Piano Anna Paquin, Holly Hunter Harvey Keitel

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Squanto: A Warrior's Tale Michael Gambon, Mandy Patinkin Julian Richings

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The Age of Innocence Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder Daniel Day-Lewis

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Evita Madonna, Antonio Banderas Billie Piper

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The Madness of King George Helen Mirren, Ian Holm Rupert Everett

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The Crucible Winona Ryder, Daniel Day-Lewis Jeffrey Jones

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October Sky Jake Gyllenhaal, Laura Dern Chris Cooper

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The Remains of the Day Lena Headey, Anthony Hopkins Emma Thompson

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Sweet and Lowdown Uma Thurman, Sean Penn Woody Allen

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Raise the Red Lantern Gong Li, He Saifei Baotian Li

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The Portrait of a Lady Nicole Kidman, Christian Bale Viggo Mortensen

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Jude Kate Winslet, David Tennant Christopher Eccleston

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Avalon Elijah Wood, Elizabeth Perkins Aidan Quinn

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Washington Square Jennifer Garner, Maggie Smith Jennifer Jason Leigh