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.
52Tom Hanks, Sally Field
Directed by: Robert ZemeckisWon Best Picture in 1994.
50Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard
Directed by: Ron HowardNominated in 1995.
169Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise
Directed by: Frank DarabontNominated in 1999.
178Tom Hanks, Matt Damon
Directed by: Steven SpielbergNominated in 1998.
29Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy
Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel CoenNominated in 1996.
153Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell
Directed by: Kevin CostnerWon Best Picture in 1990.
27Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton
Directed by: M. Night ShyamalanNominated in 1999.
147Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau
Directed by: Mel GibsonWon Best Picture in 1995.
34Ben Affleck, Robin Williams
Directed by: Gus Van SantNominated in 1997.
107Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson
Directed by: Martin ScorseseNominated in 1990.
32Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening
Directed by: Sam MendesWon Best Picture in 1999.
81Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth
Directed by: Frank DarabontNominated in 1994.
27Barbra Streisand, Nick Nolte
Directed by: Barbra StreisandNominated in 1991.
19Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe
Directed by: Curtis HansonNominated in 1997.
38Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes
Directed by: Anthony MinghellaWon Best Picture in 1996.
27Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt
Directed by: James L. BrooksNominated in 1997.
29Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford
Directed by: Andrew DavisNominated in 1993.
28Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman
Directed by: Clint EastwoodWon Best Picture in 1992.
71John Travolta, Bruce Willis
Directed by: Quentin TarantinoNominated in 1994.
31Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker
Directed by: Gary Trousdale, Kirk WiseNominated in 1991.
31Tom Cruise, Demi Moore
Directed by: Rob ReinerNominated in 1992.
70Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes
Directed by: Steven SpielbergWon Best Picture in 1993.
81Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins
Directed by: Jonathan DemmeWon Best Picture in 1991.
30Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg
Directed by: Jerry ZuckerNominated in 1990.
144Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet
Directed by: James CameronWon Best Picture in 1997.