2019 Movies Turning 25 in 2019  

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Take a trip down memory lane with this list of movies turning 25 in 2019. Featuring dramas, cult classics, well-made comedies, and some of the greatest movies of all time, the best 1994 films will remind you how well older movies have aged (or not) throughout the decades. What is your favorite movie turning 25 years old this year?  

When ranking the movies that came out 25 years ago, you can expect to see movies that are classics, like The Lion King, Speed, and Legends of the Fall, at the top. Other memorable 1994 movies include The Crow, Interview with the Vampire, Clerks, Ed Wood, and The Usual Suspects.

While Forrest Gump won Best Picture at the 67th Academy Awards, the 1994 Oscars celebrated other great films such as The Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction, Four Weddings and a Funeral, and Little Women.

Vote up the best films released in 1994, and celebrate these movies turning 25 with another rewatch.

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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical epic film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 32nd animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more

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Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field Forrest Gump is a 1994 American epic romantic-comedy-drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis and stars Tom Hanks, Robin ...more

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Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insul... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
O. J. Simpson, Raquel Welch, Anna Nicole Smith Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult is a 1994 comedy film, the third and final film in the Naked Gun series, which was based on the Police Squad! television series. It was marketed with the tagline: ...more

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The Mask is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Cameron Diaz, Jim Carrey, Ben Stein The Mask is a 1994 American fantasy slapstick action comedy film based on a series of comic books published by Dark Horse Comics. This film was directed by Chuck Russell, and produced by Dark ...more

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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Dan Marino Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is a 1994 American comedy detective film directed by Tom Shadyac, and co-written by and starring Jim Carrey. It was developed by the film's original writer, Jack ...more

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Dumb and Dumber is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Teri Garr Dumb and Dumber is a 1994 American road buddy comedy film starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. It was written by the Farrelly brothers and Bennett Yellin, and is the Farrelly Brothers ...more

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The Crow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Tony Todd The Crow is a 1994 American fantasy action film directed by Alex Proyas, written by David J. Schow and John Shirley, and starring Brandon Lee in his final film appearance. Based on James ...more

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Ed Wood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Johnny Depp, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bill Murray Ed Wood is a 1994 American period comedy-drama biopic directed and produced by Tim Burton, and starring Johnny Depp as cult filmmaker Ed Wood. The film concerns the period in Wood's life when he ...more

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The Shawshank Redemption is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. Adapted from the Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and ...more

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Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American black comedy crime film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, from a story by Tarantino and Roger Avary. The film is known for its eclectic dialogue, ironic ...more

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The Legend of Drunken Master is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Anita Mui Drunken Master II is a 1994 Hong Kong kung fu film directed by Lau Kar-leung and Jackie Chan, who stars as Chinese folk hero, Wong Fei-hung. It was Chan's first traditional style martial arts ...more

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Clerks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Scott Mosier Clerks is a 1994 American black-and-white comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith, who also appears in the film as Silent Bob. Starring Brian O'Halloran as Dante Hicks and Jeff Anderson ...more

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Angels in the Outfield is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Matthew McConaughey, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Christopher Lloyd Angels in the Outfield is a 1994 remake of the 1951 film of the same name. The film stars Danny Glover, Tony Danza and Christopher Lloyd, and features several future stars, including Joseph ...more

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Wes Craven's New Nightmare is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Wes Craven, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp Wes Craven's New Nightmare is a 1994 American slasher metafilm written and directed by original Nightmare on Elm Street creator Wes Craven. Although it is the seventh film in the franchise, it ...more

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Little Women is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Kirsten Dunst, Christian Bale, Claire Danes Little Women is a 1994 American drama film directed by Gillian Armstrong. The screenplay by Robin Swicord is based on the Louisa May Alcott novel of the same name. It is the fifth feature film ...more

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The Santa Clause is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Tim Allen, Frank Welker, Peter Boyle The Santa Clause is a 1994 American fantasy family comedy film directed by John Pasquin. It is the first installment in The Santa Clause trilogy and it stars Tim Allen as Scott Calvin, an ...more

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Four Weddings and a Funeral is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Rowan Atkinson Four Weddings and a Funeral is a 1994 British romantic comedy film directed by Mike Newell. It was the first of several films by screenwriter Richard Curtis to feature Hugh Grant. It was made in ...more

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Léon: The Professional is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Jean Reno Léon: The Professional is a 1994 English-language French action crime thriller film written and directed by Luc Besson. The film stars Jean Reno and Gary Oldman, and features the film ...more

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Speed is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper Speed is a 1994 American action film directed by Jan de Bont in his feature film directorial debut. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock, Joe Morton, and Jeff Daniels. A ...more

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The Usual Suspects is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne The Usual Suspects is a 1995 German-American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by Bryan Singer and written by Christopher McQuarrie. It stars Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Benicio del ...more

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The Little Rascals is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Donald Trump, Whoopi Goldberg, Mel Brooks The Little Rascals is a 1994 American comedy film produced by Amblin Entertainment, and released by Universal Pictures on August 5, 1994. The film is an adaptation of Hal Roach's Our Gang, a ...more

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Heavenly Creatures is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Kate Winslet, Peter Jackson, Melanie Lynskey Heavenly Creatures is a 1994 New Zealand drama film directed by Peter Jackson, from a screenplay he co-wrote with his partner, Fran Walsh, about the notorious 1954 Parker–Hulme murder case in ...more

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Little Giants is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Alexa Vega, Rick Moranis, Ed O'Neill Little Giants is a 1994 family sports comedy film, starring Rick Moranis and Ed O'Neill as brothers in a small Ohio town, coaching rival Pee-Wee Football teams.

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Major League II is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Charlie Sheen, Jay Leno, Tom Berenger Major League II is a 1994 sequel to the 1989 film Major League. Major League II stars most of the same cast from the original, including Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, and Corbin Bernsen. Absent ...more

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Natural Born Killers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Robert Downey Jr., Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones Natural Born Killers is a 1994 American crime film directed by Oliver Stone starring Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey, Jr., Tom Sizemore and Tommy Lee Jones. The film was released ...more

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Hoop Dreams is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Hoop Dreams is a 1994 American documentary film directed by Steve James and written by James and Frederick Marx, with Kartemquin Films. It follows the story of two African-American high school ...more

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D2: The Mighty Ducks is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wayne Gretzky, Joshua Jackson D2: The Mighty Ducks is a 1994 American sports comedy film directed by Sam Weisman. It is a sequel to the 1992 film The Mighty Ducks and produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Avnet–Kerner ...more

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Star Trek Generations is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Malcolm McDowell Star Trek Generations is a 1994 American science fiction film released by Paramount Pictures. Generations is the seventh feature film based on Star Trek, and is the first film in the series to ...more

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Legends of the Fall is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Julia Ormond Legends of the Fall is a 1994 American epic drama film directed by Edward Zwick and starring Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn, Julia Ormond, and Henry Thomas. Based on the 1979 novella of ...more

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True Lies is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis True Lies is a 1994 American action-comedy film written and directed by James Cameron, and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis in the lead roles with Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton, ...more

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Reality Bites is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Winona Ryder, Renée Zellweger, Ben Stiller Reality Bites is a 1994 romantic comedy-drama film written by Helen Childress and directed by Ben Stiller. It stars Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke and Stiller, with supporting roles by Janeane ...more

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Don Juan DeMarco is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Johnny Depp, Marlon Brando, Faye Dunaway Don Juan DeMarco is a 1994 American romantic comedy-drama film starring Johnny Depp as John Arnold DeMarco, a man who believes himself to be Don Juan, the greatest lover in the world. Clad in a ...more

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Maverick is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Corey Feldman Maverick is a 1994 Western comedy film directed by Richard Donner and written by William Goldman, based on the 1950s television series of the same name created by Roy Huggins. The film stars Mel ...more

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Richie Rich is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Macaulay Culkin, Claudia Schiffer, Reggie Jackson Richie Rich is a 1994 American live-action film adaptation of the Harvey Comics comic book character Richie Rich. Directed by Donald Petrie, and starring Macaulay Culkin as the title character. ...more

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Blown Away is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones, Forest Whitaker Blown Away is a 1994 action thriller film starring Jeff Bridges and Tommy Lee Jones. It was directed by Stephen Hopkins.

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Ashes of Time is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Maggie Cheung, Leslie Cheung, Tony Leung Chiu Wai Ashes of Time is a 1994 Hong Kong film written and directed by Wong Kar-wai, and loosely based on four characters from Jin Yong's novel The Legend of the Condor Heroes. Wong completely eschews ...more

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The Adventures of Priscilla, Q... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a 1994 Australian comedy-drama film written and directed by Stephan Elliott. The plot follows the journey of two drag queens and a transsexual ...more

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A Troll in Central Park is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Cloris Leachman, Dom DeLuise, Hayley Mills A Troll in Central Park is a 1994 American animated musical fantasy-comedy film directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman, creators of Thumbelina, The Land Before Time, All Dogs Go to Heaven, The ...more

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Interview with the Vampire: Th... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles is a 1994 American romantic horror film directed by Neil Jordan, based on the 1976 novel Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice, and starring ...more

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Iron Will is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Kevin Spacey, Brian Cox, David Ogden Stiers Iron Will is a 1994 American adventure film directed by Charles Haid, it stars Mackenzie Astin, Kevin Spacey, David Ogden Stiers, George Gerdes, Brian Cox, Penelope Windust and August

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Stargate is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Kurt Russell, James Spader, Djimon Hounsou Stargate is a 1994 French-American adventure science fiction film released through Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Carolco Pictures. Created by Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich, the film is the first ...more

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Quiz Show is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Ralph Fiennes, Martin Scorsese, Ethan Hawke Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical drama film produced and directed by Robert Redford, and written by Paul Attanasio, based on Richard N. Goodwin's memoir Remembering America: A Voice From ...more

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The Madness of King George is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Helen Mirren, Ian Holm, Rupert Everett The Madness of King George is a 1994 film directed by Nicholas Hytner and adapted by Alan Bennett from his own play, The Madness of George III. It tells the true story of George III's ...more

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The River Wild is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, John C. Reilly The River Wild is a 1994 adventure crime-thriller film directed by Curtis Hanson and starring Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, David Strathairn, John C. Reilly, Benjamin Bratt and Joseph Mazzello as ...more

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Three Colors: White is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Juliette Binoche, Julie Delpy, Jerzy Stuhr Three Colors: White is a 1994 French-Polish comedy-drama art film co-written, produced, and directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski. White is the second in The Three Colors Trilogy, themed on the ...more

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Three Colors: Red is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Juliette Binoche, Julie Delpy, Irène Jacob Three Colors: Red is a 1994 film co-written, produced, and directed by Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieślowski. It is the final film of The Three Colors Trilogy, which examines the French ...more

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Once Were Warriors is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Cliff Curtis, Temuera Morrison, Rena Owen Once Were Warriors is a 1994 film based on New Zealand author Alan Duff's bestselling 1990 first novel. The film tells the story of the Hekes, an urban Māori family, and their problems with ...more

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Airheads is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Adam Sandler, Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi Airheads is a 1994 American crime-comedy film written by Rich Wilkes and directed by Michael Lehmann. It stars Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi and Adam Sandler as a band of loser musicians who ...more

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Beverly Hills Cop III is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Eddie Murphy, George Lucas, Al Green Beverly Hills Cop III is a 1994 action-comedy film starring Eddie Murphy and directed by John Landis, who had previously worked with Murphy on Trading Places and Coming to America. It is the ...more

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Timecop is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Movies Turning 25 in 2019
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mia Sara, Ron Silver Timecop is a 1994 science fiction action film directed by Peter Hyams and co-written by Mike Richardson and Mark Verheiden. Richardson also served as executive producer. The film is based on ...more