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The Highest Grossing 90s Movies

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These are the 50 highest-grossing films of the 1990s. The 90s marked a huge leap in motion picture special effects. With the advent of that era's computers, CGI finally began to reach a photo realistic quality as seen in such films as "Terminator 2" and "Jurassic Park". The films on this list span multiple genres and demographics. As the top 50 grossing films of the 1990s, rest assured that the movies on this list are the most popular and some of the best.

What are the top 90s movies by box office sales? Take a look here and you'll see some real blockbusters.

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Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field
Box Office: $677,387,716 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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Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates
Box Office: $1,843,201,268 Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed by James Cameron. A seventeen-year-old aristocrat (Kate Winslet) falls in love with a kind but poor artist (Leonardo DiCaprio) ...more
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Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel
Box Office: $481,840,909 Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 American epic drama war film set during the Invasion of Normandy in World War II. Directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat, the film is notable for ...more
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Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss
Box Office: $171,479,930 The Matrix is a 1999 American-Australian science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe ...more
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Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler
Box Office: $553,709,788 Armageddon is a 1998 American science fiction disaster thriller film, directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and released by Touchstone Pictures. The film follows a group of ...more
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Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton, Haley Joel Osment
Box Office: $672,806,292 The Sixth Sense is a 1999 American supernatural thriller film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The film tells the story of Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment), a troubled, isolated boy who ...more
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Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy
Box Office: $476,684,675 Home Alone is a 1990 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. The film stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, a boy who is ...more
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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton
Box Office: $519,398,546 Terminator 2: Judgment Day is a 1991 American science fiction action thriller film written, produced and directed by James Cameron. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert ...more
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Jim Carrey, Jennifer Tilly, Krista Allen
Box Office: $181,410,615 Liar Liar is a 1997 American comedy film written by Paul Guay and Stephen Mazur, directed by Tom Shadyac and starring Jim Carrey who was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance ...more
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Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Jack Nicholson
Box Office: $141,340,178 A Few Good Men is a 1992 American legal drama film directed by Rob Reiner, based on the play by Aaron Sorkin. Military lawyer Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee (Tom Cruise) defends Marines accused of ...more
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Jerry Maguire is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Highest Grossing 90s Movies
Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger
Box Office: $153,952,592 Jerry Maguire is a 1996 American romantic comedy-drama sports film written, produced and directed by Cameron Crowe, and stars Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Renée Zellweger. It was ...more
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Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough
Box Office: $914,691,118 Jurassic Park is a 1993 American science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is the first installment of the Jurassic Park franchise. It is based on the 1990 novel of the ...more
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Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles
Box Office: $191,796,233 Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated buddy-comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter, Toy Story was the ...more
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Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Swayze
Box Office: $505,702,588 Ghost is a 1990 American romantic fantasy/crime thriller film starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Tony Goldwyn, and Whoopi Goldberg. It was written by Bruce Joel Rubin and directed by Jerry ...more
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Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Julie Benz
Box Office: $148,478,011 As Good as It Gets is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by James L. Brooks and produced by Laura Ziskin. It stars Jack Nicholson as a misanthropic, homophobic, racist, ...more
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Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Allen
Box Office: $245,852,179 Toy Story 2 is a 1999 American computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter and co-directed by Lee ...more
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Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach
Box Office: $145,863,363 Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated musical romantic fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 30th film in the Walt Disney ...more
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Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick
Box Office: $783,841,776 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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Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field
Box Office: $441,286,195 Mrs. Doubtfire is a 1993 American comedy-drama film directed by Chris Columbus, based on the novel Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine. A recently divorced actor (Robin Williams) decides to ...more
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Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris
Box Office: $172,071,312 Apollo 13 is a 1995 American historical docudrama film directed by Ron Howard. The film stars Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, and Ed Harris. The screenplay by William Broyles, ...more
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Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker
Box Office: $504,050,219 Aladdin is a 1992 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Aladdin is the 31st animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more
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Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller
Box Office: $176,484,651 There's Something About Mary is a 1998 comedy film, directed by the Farrelly brothers, Bobby and Peter. It stars Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon and Ben Stiller, and it is a combination of romantic ...more
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Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg
Box Office: $589,390,539 Men in Black is a 1997 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, produced by Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald and starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. ...more
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Mel Gibson, Christian Bale, Billy Connolly
Box Office: $141,579,773 Pocahontas is a 1995 American animated musical romantic-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 33rd film in the Walt Disney Animated ...more
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Eddie Murphy, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock
Box Office: $144,156,605 Dr. Dolittle is a 1998 American family comedy film starring Eddie Murphy as a doctor who discovers that he has the ability to talk to animals. The film was inspired by the series of children's ...more