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The Best Movies of 1993

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List RulesOnly movies released in theaters in 1993.

A list of the best movies of 1993, from blockbusters like Jurassic Park to action movies like Demolition Man. The '90s were a decade where Hollywood thrived. In were new stars and big blockbusters and 1993 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 dramas movies of the decade were released in 1993. Who could forget In The Line of Fire with Clint Eastwood, Indecent Proposal with Woody Harrelson, Robert Redford and Demi Moore, and of course, Philadelphia starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington. And let's not forget about A Bronx Tale with Chazz Palminteri and Robert De Niro.

The best movies of 1993 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 Dazed and Confused, or established stars like Al Pacino and Sean Penn in Carlito's Way and Michael Douglas in Falling Down.

Some of the best movies of all time were released in 1993. This is the ultimate list of the best movies of 1993, which shouldn't feature the best movies of 1992. 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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    Jurassic Park

    Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum
    Jurassic Park is a 1993 American science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg....  more

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    The Fugitive

    Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford
    This film is a 1993 American action film based on the 1960s television series of the same name...  more

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    Val Kilmer, Kurt Russell
    Tombstone is a 1993 American western film directed by George P. Cosmatos, written by Kevin...  more

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  • 4

    Groundhog Day

    Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell
    Groundhog Day is a 1993 American fantasy comedy film directed by Harold Ramis. A derisive...  more

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  • 5

    Dazed and Confused

    Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich
    Dazed and Confused is a 1993 coming of age comedy film written and directed by Richard...  more

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    The Sandlot

    James Earl Jones, Denis Leary
    The Sandlot, also known as The Sandlot Kids, is a 1993 American coming-of-age film Comedy...  more

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    True Romance

    Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer
    True Romance is a 1993 American film directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino....  more

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  • 8

    Mrs. Doubtfire

    Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan
    Mrs. Doubtfire is a 1993 American comedy-drama film directed by Chris Columbus, based on the...  more

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  • 9

    Schindler's List

    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes
    Schindler's List is a 1993 American epic historical period drama, directed and co-produced by...  more

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  • 10

    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara
    Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D is a 2006 3D version of the 1993 film of the...  more

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    Grumpy Old Men

    Ann-Margret, Daryl Hannah
    Grumpy Old Men is a 1993 American romantic comedy film starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau...  more

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    Falling Down

    Robert Duvall, Michael Douglas
    Falling Down is a 1993 drama film directed by Joel Schumacher and written by Ebbe Roe Smith....  more

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    A Bronx Tale

    Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci
    A Bronx Tale is a 1993 American drama film set in the Bronx during the turbulent era of the...  more

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    In the Line of Fire

    Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich
    In the Line of Fire is a 1993 American action thriller film directed by Wolfgang Petersen, and...  more

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  • 15

    What's Eating Gilbert Grape

    Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio
    What's Eating Gilbert Grape is a 1993 American drama film directed by Lasse Hallström and...  more

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  • 16

    Robin Hood: Men in Tights

    Patrick Stewart, Mel Brooks
    Robin Hood: Men in Tights is a 1993 French-American musical adventure comedy film and a parody...  more

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  • 17

    Cool Runnings

    John Candy, Malik Yoba
    Cool Runnings is a 1993 American sports film directed by Jon Turteltaub, and starring Leon,...  more

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  • 18

    Demolition Man

    Sandra Bullock, Sylvester Stallone
    Demolition Man is a 1993 American science fiction action film directed by Marco Brambilla in...  more

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  • 19

    The Firm

    Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman
    The Firm is a 1993 American legal thriller film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Tom...  more
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    Carlito's Way

    Al Pacino, Sean Penn
    Carlito's Way is a 1993 American drama film directed by Brian De Palma, based on the novels...  more

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  • 21


    Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin
    Rudy is a 1993 American sports film directed by David Anspaugh. It is an account of the life...  more

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  • 22

    Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

    Sally Field, Michael J. Fox
    Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey is a 1993 American remake of the 1963 film The...  more

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    Hocus Pocus

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler
    Hocus Pocus is a 1993 American comedy fantasy film directed by Kenny Ortega and starring Bette...  more

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  • 24

    Sleepless in Seattle

    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan
    Sleepless in Seattle is a 1993 American romantic comedy-drama film directed and co-written by...  more

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    Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington
    Philadelphia is a 1993 American drama film and one of the first mainstream Hollywood films to...  more

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