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The Best Movies of 1992 

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List Rules Movies must have been released in theatres in 1992

A list of the best movies of 1992, from children's movies like Aladdin to action movies like Under Siege. The '90s were a decade where Hollywood thrived. In were new stars and big blockbusters and 1992 was no exception. Some the best movies of this year are some of the best teen, coming of age, adventure, comedies and dramas in history. The films on here are very memorable and had audiences on the edges of their seats, and still pack a punch so many years aft they were first released. You shouldn't be too surprised by the movies listed on here.

As stated before, some of the best comedy movies of the decade were released in 1992. Who could forget Wayne's World with Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, Sister Act with Whoopi Goldberg, and of course, A League Of Their Own starring Tom Hanks and Rosie O'Donnell. And let's not forget about the hilarious White Men Can't Jump with Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson?

The best movies of 1992 featured some of the biggest stars in the movie business. Whether it was the aforementioned stars continuing their success or the breakout performances featured in Reservoir Dogs, or established stars like Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito and Michelle Pfeiffer in Batman Returns and Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman.

Some of the best movies of all time were released in 1992. This is the ultimate list of the best movies of 1992, which shouldn't feature the best movies of 1991. Vote and re-rank this list according to how you think the best movies of that year should be reflected. If you notice that there's a movie from this year that should be on this list but is missing, feel free to add it.
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Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies of 1992
Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth
Reservoir Dogs is a 1992 American ensemble crime film that depicts the events before and after a botched diamond heist. The film was the debut of director and writer Quentin Tarantino, and stars ...more

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Unforgiven is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies of 1992
Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman
Unforgiven is a 1992 American Western film produced and directed by Clint Eastwood with a screenplay written by David Webb Peoples. The film portrays William Munny, an aging outlaw who takes on ...more

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Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies of 1992
Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker
Aladdin is a 1992 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Aladdin is the 31st animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more

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A Few Good Men is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies of 1992
Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Jack Nicholson
A Few Good Men is a 1992 American legal drama film directed by Rob Reiner, based on the play by Aaron Sorkin. Military lawyer Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee (Tom Cruise) defends Marines accused of ...more

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My Cousin Vinny is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies of 1992
Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio
My Cousin Vinny is a 1992 American comedy film written by Dale Launer and directed by Jonathan Lynn. The film stars Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio, Marisa Tomei, Mitchell Whitfield, Lane Smith, Bruce ...more

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Wayne's World is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies of 1992
Alice Cooper, Mike Myers, Rob Lowe
Wayne's World is a 1992 American comedy film directed by Penelope Spheeris and starring Mike Myers as Wayne Campbell and Dana Carvey as Garth Algar, hosts of the Aurora, Illinois-based ...more

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Batman Returns is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies of 1992
Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Danny DeVito
Batman Returns is a 1992 American superhero film, directed and produced by Tim Burton, based upon the Batman character appearing in comics published by DC Comics. It is the second installment of ...more

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A League of Their Own is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies of 1992
Madonna, Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell
A League of Their Own is a 1992 American comedy-drama film that tells a fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Directed by Penny Marshall, the ...more

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The Last of the Mohicans... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of 1992
Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Pete Postlethwaite
The Last of the Mohicans is a 1992 historical epic film set in 1757 and produced by Morgan Creek Pictures. It was directed by Michael Mann and based on James Fenimore Cooper's novel of the same ...more

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Glengarry Glen Ross is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies of 1992
Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Spacey
Glengarry Glen Ross is a 1992 American drama, adapted by David Mamet from his 1984 Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning play of the same name, and directed by James Foley. The film depicts two days ...more

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Malcolm X is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies of 1992
Denzel Washington, Al Sharpton, Nelson Mandela
Malcolm X is a 1992 American biographical drama film about the African-American activist Malcolm X. Directed and co-written by Spike Lee. The film dramatizes key events in Malcolm X's life: his ...more

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Bram Stoker's Dracula is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies of 1992
Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder
Bram Stoker's Dracula is a 1992 American horror film directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the 1897 Gothic horror novel by Bram Stoker. Count Dracula (Gary Oldman), a ...more

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Scent of a Woman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies of 1992
Al Pacino, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gabrielle Anwar
Scent of a Woman is a 1992 American drama directed and produced by Martin Brest that tells the story of a preparatory school student who takes a job as an assistant to an irascible, blind, ...more

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Basic Instinct is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies of 1992
Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas, Jeanne Tripplehorn
Basic Instinct is a 1992 French-American neo-noir erotic thriller film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Joe Eszterhas, and starring Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone. The film is about a ...more

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Home Alone 2: Lost in Ne... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies of 1992
Donald Trump, Macaulay Culkin, Tim Curry
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is a 1992 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. It is the second film in the Home Alone series ...more

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Of Mice and Men is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies of 1992
John Malkovich, Gary Sinise, Sherilyn Fenn
Of Mice and Men is a 1992 film based on John Steinbeck's novella of the same name. Directed and produced by Gary Sinise, the film features Sinise as George Milton alongside John Malkovich as ...more

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Patriot Games is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies of 1992
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Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones
Patriot Games is a 1992 action-suspense film directed by Phillip Noyce and based on Tom Clancy's novel of the same name. It is a sequel to the 1990 film The Hunt for Red October, but with ...more

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Sister Act is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies of 1992
Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Harvey Keitel
Sister Act is a 1992 American musical comedy film directed by Emile Ardolino and written by Joseph Howard, with musical arrangements by Marc Shaiman. It stars Whoopi Goldberg as a lounge singer ...more

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Under Siege is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies of 1992
Steven Seagal, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Busey
Under Siege is a 1992 American action film directed by Andrew Davis and starring Steven Seagal as a former Navy SEAL who must stop a group of mercenaries, led by Tommy Lee Jones and Gary Busey, ...more

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White Men Can't Jump is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of 1992
Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes, Rosie Perez
White Men Can't Jump is a 1992 American sports buddy comedy film written and directed by Ron Shelton, starring Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson as streetball hustlers. The film was released in ...more

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Army of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies of 1992
Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi
Army of Darkness is a 1992 American dark fantasy action comedy film directed by Sam Raimi. It is the third installment of The Evil Dead franchise. The film was written by Sam Raimi and his ...more

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The Muppet Christmas Car... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies of 1992
Michael Caine, Frank Oz, Louise Gold
The Muppet Christmas Carol is a 1992 American musical fantasy-comedy film and an adaptation of Charles Dickens's 1843 novel A Christmas Carol. It is the fourth in a series of live-action musical ...more

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Lethal Weapon 3 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies of 1992
Mel Gibson, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo
Lethal Weapon 3 is a 1992 American buddy cop action comedy film directed and produced by Richard Donner, and starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo and Stuart Wilson. It is the ...more

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The Mighty Ducks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies of 1992
Joshua Jackson, Emilio Estevez, Dan Tamberelli
The Mighty Ducks is a 1992 American sports comedy film directed by Stephen Herek, starring Emilio Estevez. It was produced by Avnet–Kerner Productions and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It ...more

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Death Becomes Her is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies of 1992
Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn
This film is a 1992 American black comedy-fantasy film directed by Robert Zemeckis and scripted by David Koepp and Martin Donovan. Starring Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn and Isabella ...more

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