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Movies That Turned 25 in 2019 

Jason Bancroft
Updated January 3, 2020 3.4k votes 129 voters 5k views 141 items

List Rules Vote up the movies that came out in 1984 that you still enjoy today.

Take a trip down memory lane with this list of movies that turned 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 that turned 25 years old in 2019?  

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 that turned 25 with another rewatch.

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Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Movies That Turned 25 in 2019
Tom Hanks, Sally Field, Robin Wright

Released: 1994

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

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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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Movies That Turned 25 in 2019
Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick

Released: 1994

Directed by: Rob Minkoff, Roger Allers

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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The Shawshank Redemption... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Movies That Turned 25 in 2019
Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

Released: 1994

Directed by: Frank Darabont

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) 4 on the list Movies That Turned 25 in 2019
John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

Released: 1994

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American crime film directed by Quentin Tarantino. The lives of two mob hitmen (Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta), a boxer (Bruce Willis), a gangster's wife (Uma ...more
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Speed is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Movies That Turned 25 in 2019
Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper

Released: 1994

Directed by: Jan de Bont

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 Santa Clause is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Movies That Turned 25 in 2019
Tim Allen, Frank Welker, Peter Boyle

Released: 1994

Directed by: John Pasquin

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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Dumb and Dumber is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Movies That Turned 25 in 2019
Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Teri Garr

Released: 1994

Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

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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Interview with the Vampi... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Movies That Turned 25 in 2019
Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst

Released: 1994

Directed by: Neil Jordan

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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The Mask is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Movies That Turned 25 in 2019
Cameron Diaz, Jim Carrey, Ben Stein

Released: 1994

Directed by: Chuck Russell

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 Detecti... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Movies That Turned 25 in 2019
Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Dan Marino

Released: 1994

Directed by: Tom Shadyac

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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The Crow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Movies That Turned 25 in 2019
Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Tony Todd

Released: 1994

Directed by: Alex Proyas

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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The Usual Suspects is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Movies That Turned 25 in 2019
Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne

Released: 1994

Directed by: Bryan Singer

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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Léon: The Profess... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Movies That Turned 25 in 2019
Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Jean Reno

Released: 1994

Directed by: Luc Besson

Léon: The Professional is a 1994 English-language French action thriller film written and directed by Luc Besson. The film stars Jean Reno and Gary Oldman, and features the film debut of ...more
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Natural Born Killers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Movies That Turned 25 in 2019
Robert Downey Jr., Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones

Released: 1994

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Natural Born Killers is a 1994 American film directed by Oliver Stone starring Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey, Jr., Tom Sizemore and Tommy Lee Jones. The film was released in the ...more
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True Lies is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Movies That Turned 25 in 2019
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis

Released: 1994

Directed by: James Cameron

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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Wes Craven's New Nightma... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Movies That Turned 25 in 2019
Wes Craven, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp

Released: 1994

Directed by: Wes Craven

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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The Little Rascals is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Movies That Turned 25 in 2019
Donald Trump, Whoopi Goldberg, Mel Brooks

Released: 1994

Directed by: Penelope Spheeris

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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The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Movies That Turned 25 in 2019
Halle Berry, Elizabeth Taylor, Rosie O'Donnell

Released: 1994

Directed by: Brian Levant

The Flintstones is a 1994 American buddy comedy film directed by Brian Levant and written by Tom S. Parker, Jim Jennewein and Steven E. de Souza. A live-action adaptation of the 1960s animated ...more
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Angels in the Outfield ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Movies That Turned 25 in 2019
Matthew McConaughey, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Christopher Lloyd

Released: 1994

Directed by: William Dear

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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Clerks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Movies That Turned 25 in 2019
Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Scott Mosier

Released: 1994

Directed by: Kevin Smith

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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Legends of the Fall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Movies That Turned 25 in 2019
Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Julia Ormond

Released: 1994

Directed by: Edward Zwick

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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Richie Rich is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Movies That Turned 25 in 2019
Richie Rich Macaulay Culkin, Claudia Schiffer, Reggie Jackson

Released: 1994

Directed by: Donald Petrie

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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Little Women is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Movies That Turned 25 in 2019
Kirsten Dunst, Christian Bale, Claire Danes

Released: 1994

Directed by: Gillian Armstrong

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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D2: The Mighty Ducks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Movies That Turned 25 in 2019
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wayne Gretzky, Joshua Jackson

Released: 1994

Directed by: Sam Weisman

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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Four Weddings and a Fune... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Movies That Turned 25 in 2019
Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Rowan Atkinson

Released: 1994

Directed by: Mike Newell

This film 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 six weeks and ...more