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They've made you laugh. They've made you cry. And chances are, you know some of their dialogue by heart. These are the nominees and winners of Best Picture at the Academy Awards during the 1990s, as ranked by you. Oscar-nominated 1990s movies are a varied group. Some are heartwarming dramedies, while others boast edge-of-your-seat action. A few qualify as romantic comedies, demonstrating that the genre can be anything but fluffy.There are even some animated pictures included in the bunch.

What films will you find on this list of 1990s Oscar-winning movies? “Life is like a box of chocolates,” but fans knew what they were going to get with Forrest Gump: a great movie-watching experience. The decades-spanning film took home the Best Picture trophy in 1994, and star Tom Hanks also won his own Academy Award for Best Actor that same year. Pulp Fiction, with its out-of-sequence storytelling, impressed fans and Oscar voters alike in 1994 as well. Other good films featured on this list of Oscar-nominated 1990s movies include The Silence of the Lambs, The Fugitive, and Fargo.

Which '90s Oscar nominee deserves the top spot on this list? Give your favorites a thumbs up to move them up the ranks.
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Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
Forrest Gump Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field - Won Best Picture in 1994.

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Saving Private Ryan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
Saving Private Ryan Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel - Nominated in 1998.

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Apollo 13 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
Apollo 13 Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris - Nominated in 1995.

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The Green Mile is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
The Green Mile Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Rockwell - Nominated in 1999.

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The Silence of the Lambs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
The Silence of the Lambs Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak - Won Best Picture in 1991.

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The Shawshank Redemption is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
The Shawshank Redemption Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins - Nominated in 1994.

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Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
Goodfellas Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci - Nominated in 1990.

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Schindler's List is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
Schindler's List Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley - Won Best Picture in 1993.

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Unforgiven is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
Unforgiven Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman - Won Best Picture in 1992.

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Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
Pulp Fiction John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman - Nominated in 1994.

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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
Fargo Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy, Frances McDormand - Nominated in 1996.

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The Fugitive is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
The Fugitive Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones - Nominated in 1993.

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American Beauty is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
American Beauty Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari - Won Best Picture in 1999.

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As Good as It Gets is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
As Good as It Gets Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Julie Benz - Nominated in 1997.

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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
Beauty and the Beast Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach - Nominated in 1991.

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Good Will Hunting is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
Good Will Hunting Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Matt Damon - Nominated in 1997.

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L.A. Confidential is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
L.A. Confidential Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger - Nominated in 1997.

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Titanic is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
Titanic Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates - Won Best Picture in 1997.

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Babe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
Babe Hugo Weaving, James Cromwell, Miriam Margolyes - Nominated in 1995.

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A Few Good Men is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
A Few Good Men Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Jack Nicholson - Nominated in 1992.

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Dances with Wolves is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
Dances with Wolves Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Charles Rocket - Won Best Picture in 1990.

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The Sixth Sense is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
The Sixth Sense Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton, Haley Joel Osment - Nominated in 1999.

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Jerry Maguire is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
Jerry Maguire Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger - Nominated in 1996.

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Braveheart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
Braveheart Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson - Won Best Picture in 1995.

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Awakenings is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
Awakenings Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Vin Diesel - Nominated in 1990.

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Quiz Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
Quiz Show Ralph Fiennes, Martin Scorsese, Ethan Hawke - Nominated in 1994.

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JFK is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
JFK Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon - Nominated in 1991.

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The Cider House Rules is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
The Cider House Rules Charlize Theron, Michael Caine, Paul Rudd - Nominated in 1999.

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In the Name of the Father is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
In the Name of the Father Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson, Tom Wilkinson - Nominated in 1993.

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Four Weddings and a Funeral is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
Four Weddings and a Funeral Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Rowan Atkinson - Nominated in 1994.

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Life Is Beautiful is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
Life Is Beautiful Roberto Benigni, Horst Buchholz, Richard Sammel - Nominated in 1998.

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Ghost is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
Ghost Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Swayze - Nominated in 1990.

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Sense and Sensibility is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
Sense and Sensibility Kate Winslet, Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson - Nominated in 1995.

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Bugsy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
Bugsy Annette Bening, Ben Kingsley, Warren Beatty - Nominated in 1991.

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The Full Monty is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
The Full Monty Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Addy - Nominated in 1997.

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Secrets & Lies is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
Secrets & Lies Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Marianne Jean-Baptiste - Nominated in 1996.

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Scent of a Woman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
Scent of a Woman Al Pacino, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gabrielle Anwar - Nominated in 1992.

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Elizabeth is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
Elizabeth Cate Blanchett, Daniel Craig, Lily Allen - Nominated in 1998.

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The Insider is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
The Insider Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer - Nominated in 1999.

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The Crying Game is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
The Crying Game Forest Whitaker, Jim Broadbent, Miranda Richardson - Nominated in 1992.

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The Godfather Part III is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
The Godfather Part III Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Bridget Fonda - Nominated in 1990.

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The Thin Red Line is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
The Thin Red Line George Clooney, John Travolta, Sean Penn - Nominated in 1998.

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The Remains of the Day is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
The Remains of the Day Lena Headey, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson - Nominated in 1993.

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The Prince of Tides is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
The Prince of Tides Barbra Streisand, Nick Nolte, George Carlin - Nominated in 1991.

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The Piano is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
The Piano Anna Paquin, Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel - Nominated in 1993.

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Howards End is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
Howards End Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter, Emma Thompson - Nominated in 1992.

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Shine is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
Shine Geoffrey Rush, John Gielgud, Lynn Redgrave - Nominated in 1996.

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The English Patient is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
The English Patient Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes, Colin Firth - Won Best Picture in 1996.

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Il Postino: The Postman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
Il Postino: The Postman Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Philippe Noiret, Massimo Troisi - Nominated in 1995.

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Shakespeare in Love is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s
Shakespeare in Love Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck, Judi Dench - Won Best Picture in 1998.