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List Rules Films released between 1990 and 1999.

List of the best 1990s movies as ranked by the Ranker Community. These films - released between the years 1990 and 1999 - have remained memorable, influential and significant over a decade later. Some of them were heralded in their own time, but others only found an audience years later, on home video, DVD, cable television and even streaming on the Internet. When judging films from a bygone era, as in this case, rewatchability becomes a significant factor. Much-lauded '90s films like, say, "Breaking the Waves" may be superior to some of the films near the top of a "Favorite Movies of the '90s" list, but as the film is so serious, it's not as likely to be rewatched recently, or to remain fresh in audiences' minds. On the other hand, a film like "The Matrix" or "Fight Club" has seemingly grown in popularity and esteem from the '90s through the present day, due to consistent DVD spins, frequent HBO and Showtime appearances and so forth.

A number of the films on this "Best of the '90s" list were initially cult films in their own era. Prison drama "The Shawshank Redemption," most notably, failed to win a big audience in theaters, and hadn't initially recouped its own (modest) budget from its box office take. (Many critics blamed its somewhat obscure, difficult to recall title.) It has since become a beloved classic on home video and consistently ranks high in polls of Americans' all-time favorite films. Mike Myers' spoof of '60s spy films, "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery," was only a modest hit when it debuted in 1997, and only became a cult hit years later, spawning two sequels (with a third follow-up film reportedly on the way.)

For more voting, check out this list of the best 80s movies. Or how about football movies, epic films or werewolf movies?
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The Shawshank Redemption is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
The Shawshank Redemption Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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2
442 183
Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
Pulp Fiction John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

3
526 159
Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
Forrest Gump Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

4
380 140
Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
gschwayze added Goodfellas Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci

5
330 147
Schindler's List is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
Schindler's List Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

6
434 146
The Silence of the Lambs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
The Silence of the Lambs Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

7
431 184
Fight Club is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
Fight Club Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter

8
365 133
Saving Private Ryan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
Saving Private Ryan Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

9
425 105
Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
Toy Story Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles

10
349 130
Seven is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
Seven Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

11
416 127
Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
Jurassic Park Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

12
283 96
The Green Mile is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
The Green Mile Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Rockwell

13
374 78
The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
The Lion King Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick

14
346 132
The Sixth Sense is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
The Sixth Sense Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton, Haley Joel Osment

15
374 179
The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
The Matrix Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

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16
284 153
Good Will Hunting is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
Good Will Hunting Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Matt Damon

17
316 133
Terminator 2: Judgment Day is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
Terminator 2: Judgment Day Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton

18
306 119
Groundhog Day is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
Groundhog Day Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon

19
295 154
Edward Scissorhands is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
Edward Scissorhands Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Vincent Price

20
235 137
The Usual Suspects is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
The Usual Suspects Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne

21
246 148
The Big Lebowski is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
The Big Lebowski Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid

22
290 114
Braveheart is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
Braveheart Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

23
208 121
Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
Reservoir Dogs Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth

24
191 77
American History X is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
sebbzor added American History X Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly DAngelo

25
165 131
Léon: The Professional is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
Léon: The Professional Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Jean Reno

26
230 119
The Fifth Element is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
The Fifth Element Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman

27
208 100
Misery is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
Misery Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates, James Caan

28
291 176
Titanic is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
Titanic Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

29
319 117
Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
Home Alone Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy

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30
151 110
The Truman Show is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
The Truman Show Jim Carrey, Paul Giamatti, Ed Harris

31
210 119
Casino is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
Casino Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro, James Woods

32
196 119
Fargo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
Fargo Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy, Frances McDormand

33
209 87
Mrs. Doubtfire is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
AndrewW.Curley added Mrs. Doubtfire Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field

34
169 106
American Beauty is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
American Beauty Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari

35
153 65
Toy Story 2 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
Toy Story 2 Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Allen

36
180 73
Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
Beauty and the Beast Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach

37
222 71
Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
Aladdin Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker

38
121 93
What's Eating Gilbert Grape is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
What's Eating Gilbert Grape Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis

39
143 124
The Crow is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
The Crow Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Tony Todd

40
112 134
Scent of a Woman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
Scent of a Woman Al Pacino, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gabrielle Anwar

41
171 106
Dances with Wolves is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
Dances with Wolves Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Charles Rocket

42
124 84
Unforgiven is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
Unforgiven Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman

43
127 124
L.A. Confidential is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
L.A. Confidential Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger

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127 88
Robin Hood: Men in Tights is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
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45
108 95
Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
Sleepy Hollow Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

46
119 52
Apollo 13 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
Apollo 13 Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris

47
148 144
Heat is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
Heat Natalie Portman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro

48
164 162
12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
12 Monkeys Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

49
168 95
The Nightmare Before Christmas is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
The Nightmare Before Christmas Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara, Danny Elfman

50
122 125
Bram Stoker's Dracula is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s
Bram Stoker's Dracula Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder