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The Best Movies of 1992

Updated October 7, 2020 12.3k votes 843 voters 34.3k views117 items

List RulesOnly movies released in theaters 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 with new stars and big blockbusters and the most that came out in 1992 were no exception. Some of 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 made in 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 and most popular 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.

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    Unforgiven

    Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman

    Directed byClint Eastwood

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  • My Cousin Vinny2
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    My Cousin Vinny

    Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci

    Directed byJonathan Lynn

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  • Reservoir Dogs3
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    Reservoir Dogs

    Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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  • Aladdin4
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    Aladdin

    Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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  • A League of Their Own5
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    A League of Their Own

    Madonna, Tom Hanks

    Directed byPenny Marshall

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  • A Few Good Men6
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    A Few Good Men

    Tom Cruise, Demi Moore

    Directed byRob Reiner

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  • Wayne's World7
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    Wayne's World

    Alice Cooper, Mike Myers

    Directed byPenelope Spheeris

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  • The Last of the Mohicans8
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    Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe

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  • Batman Returns9
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    Batman Returns

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken

    Directed byTim Burton

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  • Bram Stoker's Dracula10
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    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves

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  • Army of Darkness11
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    Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell

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  • Sister Act12
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    Sister Act

    Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith

    Directed byEmile Ardolino

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  • Glengarry Glen Ross13
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    Glengarry Glen Ross

    Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin

    Directed byJames Foley

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  • Basic Instinct14
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    Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas

    Directed byPaul Verhoeven

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  • Scent of a Woman15
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    Al Pacino, Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Directed byMartin Brest

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  • White Men Can't Jump16
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    Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes

    Directed byRon Shelton

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  • Of Mice and Men17
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    Of Mice and Men

    John Malkovich, Gary Sinise

    Directed byGary Sinise

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  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York18
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    Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

    Donald Trump, Macaulay Culkin

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  • Malcolm X19
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    Malcolm X

    Denzel Washington, Al Sharpton

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  • Death Becomes Her20
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    Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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  • Patriot Games21
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    Patriot Games

    Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson

    Directed byPhillip Noyce

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  • A River Runs Through It22
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    A River Runs Through It

    Brad Pitt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    Directed byRobert Redford

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  • Under Siege23
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    Under Siege

    Steven Seagal, Tommy Lee Jones

    Directed byAndrew Davis

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  • Lethal Weapon 324
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    Mel Gibson, Joe Pesci

    Directed byRichard Donner

  • Candyman25
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    Candyman

    Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd

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