historical dramas 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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Dances with Wolves Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Charles Rocket

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

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Tombstone Val Kilmer, Kurt Russell, Charlton Heston

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JFK Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon

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Amistad Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Anna Paquin

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Mississippi Burning Willem Dafoe, Gene Hackman, Frances McDormand

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Legends of the Fall Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Julia Ormond

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Wyatt Earp Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Téa Leoni

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Casino Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro, James Woods

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Elizabeth Cate Blanchett, Daniel Craig, Lily Allen

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Sleepy Hollow Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

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

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Pocahontas Mel Gibson, Christian Bale, Billy Connolly

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

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Rob Roy Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, John Hurt

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Thelma & Louise Brad Pitt, Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis

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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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The Cider House Rules Charlize Theron, Michael Caine, Paul Rudd

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Ed Wood Johnny Depp, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bill Murray

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The Piano Anna Paquin, Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel

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The Crucible Winona Ryder, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jeffrey Jones

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

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Evita Madonna, Antonio Banderas, Billie Piper

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

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October Sky Jake Gyllenhaal, Laura Dern, Chris Cooper

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

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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