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The Best Movies of 1993

Updated September 4, 2020 13.3k votes 1.0k voters 27.2k views116 items

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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies of 1993
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    Jurassic Park

    Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum

    Released1993

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Jurassic Park is a 1993 American science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg.... more on Wikipedia

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    The Fugitive is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies of 1993
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    The Fugitive

    Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford

    Released1993

    Directed byAndrew Davis

    This film is a 1993 American action film based on the 1960s television series of the same name... more on Wikipedia

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    Groundhog Day is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies of 1993
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    Groundhog Day

    Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell

    Released1993

    Directed byHarold Ramis

    Groundhog Day is a 1993 American fantasy comedy film directed by Harold Ramis. A derisive... more on Wikipedia
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    Tombstone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies of 1993
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    Tombstone

    Val Kilmer, Kurt Russell

    Released1993

    Directed byKevin Jarre, George P. Cosmatos

    Tombstone is a 1993 American western film directed by George P. Cosmatos, written by Kevin... more on Wikipedia

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    Dazed and Confused is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies of 1993
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    Dazed and Confused

    Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich

    Released1993

    Directed byRichard Linklater

    Dazed and Confused is a 1993 coming of age comedy film written and directed by Richard... more on Wikipedia
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    The Sandlot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies of 1993
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    The Sandlot

    James Earl Jones, Denis Leary

    Released1993

    Directed byDavid M. Evans

    The Sandlot, also known as The Sandlot Kids, is a 1993 American coming-of-age film Comedy... more on Wikipedia
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    True Romance is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies of 1993
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    True Romance

    Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer

    Released1993

    Directed byTony Scott

    True Romance is a 1993 American film directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino.... more on Wikipedia
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    Grumpy Old Men is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies of 1993
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    Grumpy Old Men

    Ann-Margret, Daryl Hannah

    Released1993

    Directed byDonald Petrie

    Grumpy Old Men is a 1993 American romantic comedy film starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau... more on Wikipedia

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    The Nightmare Before Christmas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of 1993
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    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara

    Released1993

    Directed byHenry Selick

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    Falling Down is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies of 1993
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    Falling Down

    Robert Duvall, Michael Douglas

    Released1993

    Directed byJoel Schumacher

    Falling Down is a 1993 drama film directed by Joel Schumacher and written by Ebbe Roe Smith.... more on Wikipedia

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    Mrs. Doubtfire is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies of 1993
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    Mrs. Doubtfire

    Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan

    Released1993

    Directed byChris Columbus, Chuck Jones

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

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    A Bronx Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies of 1993
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    A Bronx Tale

    Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci

    Released1993

    Directed byRobert De Niro

    A Bronx Tale is a 1993 American drama film set in the Bronx during the turbulent era of the... more on Wikipedia

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    Schindler's List is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies of 1993
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    Schindler's List

    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes

    Released1993

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Schindler's List is a 1993 American epic historical period drama, directed and co-produced by... more on Wikipedia

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    In the Line of Fire is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies of 1993
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    In the Line of Fire

    Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich

    Released1993

    Directed byWolfgang Petersen

    In the Line of Fire is a 1993 American action thriller film directed by Wolfgang Petersen, and... more on Wikipedia
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    What's Eating Gilbert Grape is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies of 1993
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    What's Eating Gilbert Grape

    Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio

    Released1993

    Directed byLasse Hallström

    What's Eating Gilbert Grape is a 1993 American drama film directed by Lasse Hallström and... more on Wikipedia

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    Rudy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies of 1993
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    Rudy

    Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin

    Released1993

    Directed byDavid Anspaugh

    Rudy is a 1993 American sports film directed by David Anspaugh. It is an account of the life... more on Wikipedia
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    Robin Hood: Men in Tights is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies of 1993
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    Robin Hood: Men in Tights

    Patrick Stewart, Mel Brooks

    Released1993

    Directed byMel Brooks

    Robin Hood: Men in Tights is a 1993 French-American musical adventure comedy film and a parody... more on Wikipedia
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    Cool Runnings is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies of 1993
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    Cool Runnings

    John Candy, Malik Yoba

    Released1993

    Directed byJon Turteltaub

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    Demolition Man is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies of 1993
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    Demolition Man

    Sandra Bullock, Sylvester Stallone

    Released1993

    Directed byMarco Brambilla

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    The Firm is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of 1993
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    The Firm

    Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman

    Released1993

    Directed bySydney Pollack

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    Carlito's Way is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies of 1993
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    Carlito's Way

    Al Pacino, Sean Penn

    Released1993

    Directed byBrian De Palma

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

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    Hocus Pocus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies of 1993
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    Hocus Pocus

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler

    Released1993

    Directed byKenny Ortega

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    Sleepless in Seattle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies of 1993
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    Sleepless in Seattle

    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan

    Released1993

    Directed byNora Ephron

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    Homeward Bound: The Incredible is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies of 1993
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    Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

    Sally Field, Michael J. Fox

    Released1993

    Directed byDuwayne Dunham

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    Cliffhanger is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies of 1993
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    Cliffhanger

    Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow

    Released1993

    Directed byRenny Harlin

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