The Best Movies Of The 1990s

List Rules
Films released between 1990 and 1999.

Classic and famous movies from the 1990s have one thing in common, they are all really good '90s movies. The Shawshank Redemption, Saving Private Ryan, and Forrest Gump are sure to be near the top, because the best '90s movies have remained memorable and rewatchable to this day. There are also cult hits on this list that performed poorly at the box office but have gone on to gain audiences on streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. But which one of these '90s movies should be at the top of the list? You get to help decide by voting up your favorites.

Several of Hollywood's most profitable franchises got started in the 1990s. The Matrix and Scream are great examples of films that sci-fi and horror fans can watch over and over again. Find out where they rank on this list of the best '90s movies. Feel free to share this top '90s movie list with your friends to see what movies they vote for and check back or rerank the list yourself.

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  • The Shawshank Redemption
    1
    2,344 votes
    Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton
    Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison for the murders of his wife and her lover and is sentenced to a tough prison. However, only Andy knows he didn't ...more
  • Jurassic Park
    2
    2,053 votes
    Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum
    In Steven Spielberg's massive blockbuster, paleontologists Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) and mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) are among a select group chosen to tour ...more
  • Goodfellas
    3
    1,965 votes
    Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci
    A young man grows up in the mob and works very hard to advance himself through the ranks. He enjoys his life of money and luxury, but is oblivious to the horror that he causes. A drug addiction and a ...more
  • The Silence of the Lambs
    4
    1,850 votes
    Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn
    Jodie Foster stars as Clarice Starling, a top student at the FBI's training academy. Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn) wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), a brilliant ...more