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.
Directed by: Robert ZemeckisWon Best Picture in 1994.
Directed by: Ron HowardNominated in 1995.
Directed by: Frank DarabontNominated in 1999.
Directed by: Steven SpielbergNominated in 1998.
Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel CoenNominated in 1996.
Directed by: M. Night ShyamalanNominated in 1999.
Directed by: Kevin CostnerWon Best Picture in 1990.
Directed by: Gus Van SantNominated in 1997.
Directed by: Mel GibsonWon Best Picture in 1995.
Directed by: Sam MendesWon Best Picture in 1999.
Directed by: Martin ScorseseNominated in 1990.
Directed by: Frank DarabontNominated in 1994.
Directed by: Jane CampionNominated in 1993.
Directed by: Barbra StreisandNominated in 1991.
Directed by: Curtis HansonNominated in 1997.
Directed by: James L. BrooksNominated in 1997.
Directed by: Anthony MinghellaWon Best Picture in 1996.
Directed by: Quentin TarantinoNominated in 1994.
Directed by: Clint EastwoodWon Best Picture in 1992.
Directed by: Andrew DavisNominated in 1993.
Directed by: Jonathan DemmeWon Best Picture in 1991.
Directed by: Gary Trousdale, Kirk WiseNominated in 1991.
Directed by: Steven SpielbergWon Best Picture in 1993.
Directed by: Rob ReinerNominated in 1992.
Directed by: Jerry ZuckerNominated in 1990.