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The 50 Highest Grossing '90s Movies, Ranked

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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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  • 1
    Forrest Gump
    212
    45

    Forrest Gump

    Tom Hanks, Sally Field

    Released1994

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Box Office: $677,387,716
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  • 2
    Toy Story
    94
    29

    Toy Story

    Tom Hanks, Tim Allen

    Released1995

    Directed byJohn Lasseter

    Box Office: $191,796,233
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  • 3
    Saving Private Ryan
    82
    24

    Saving Private Ryan

    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon

    Released1998

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Box Office: $481,840,909
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  • 4
    Apollo 13
    70
    25

    Apollo 13

    Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard

    Released1995

    Directed byRon Howard

    Box Office: $172,071,312
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  • 5
    Toy Story 2
    66
    26

    Toy Story 2

    Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer

    Released1999

    Directed byJohn Lasseter, Lee Unkrich, Ash Brannon

    Box Office: $245,852,179
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  • 6
    Jurassic Park
    96
    58

    Jurassic Park

    Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum

    Released1993

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Box Office: $914,691,118
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  • 7
    The Lion King
    92
    55

    The Lion King

    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons

    Released1994

    Directed byRob Minkoff, Roger Allers

    Box Office: $783,841,776
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  • 8
    Home Alone
    100
    63

    Home Alone

    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci

    Released1990

    Directed byChris Columbus

    Box Office: $476,684,675
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  • 9
    Mrs. Doubtfire
    72
    39

    Mrs. Doubtfire

    Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan

    Released1993

    Directed byChris Columbus, Chuck Jones

    Box Office: $441,286,195
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  • 10
    The Sixth Sense
    69
    36

    The Sixth Sense

    Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton

    Released1999

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

    Box Office: $672,806,292
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  • 11
    Titanic
    108
    76

    Titanic

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet

    Released1997

    Directed byJames Cameron

    Box Office: $1,843,201,268
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  • 12
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day
    62
    32

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong

    Released1991

    Directed byJames Cameron

    Box Office: $519,398,546
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  • 13
    The Mummy
    49
    24

    The Mummy

    Rachel Weisz, Brendan Fraser

    Released1999

    Directed byStephen Sommers

    Box Office: $155,385,488
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  • 14
    Aladdin
    53
    29

    Aladdin

    Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried

    Released1992

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

    Box Office: $504,050,219
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  • 15
    The Matrix
    56
    32

    The Matrix

    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving

    Released1999

    Directed byAndy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

    Box Office: $171,479,930
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  • 16
    Men in Black
    53
    30

    Men in Black

    Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone

    Released1997

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

    Box Office: $589,390,539
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  • 17
    Independence Day
    56
    34

    Independence Day

    Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum

    Released1996

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

    Box Office: $817,400,891
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  • 18
    Ghost
    57
    35

    Ghost

    Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg

    Released1990

    Directed byJerry Zucker

    Box Office: $505,702,588
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  • 19
    The Fugitive
    37
    14

    The Fugitive

    Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford

    Released1993

    Directed byAndrew Davis

    Box Office: $183,875,760
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  • 20
    Armageddon
    56
    35

    Armageddon

    Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis

    Released1998

    Directed byMichael Bay

    Box Office: $553,709,788
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  • 21
    Twister
    35
    15

    Twister

    Helen Hunt, Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Released1996

    Directed byJan de Bont

    Box Office: $494,471,524
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  • 22
    Pretty Woman
    46
    28

    Pretty Woman

    Julia Roberts, Richard Gere

    Released1990

    Directed byGarry Marshall

    Box Office: $178,406,268
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  • 23
    Liar Liar
    49
    32

    Liar Liar

    Jim Carrey, Jennifer Tilly

    Released1997

    Directed byTom Shadyac

    Box Office: $181,410,615
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  • 24
    Air Force One
    32
    14

    Air Force One

    Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman

    Released1997

    Directed byWolfgang Petersen

    Box Office: $172,956,409
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  • 25
    Dances with Wolves
    38
    21

    Dances with Wolves

    Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell

    Released1990

    Directed byKevin Costner

    Box Office: $184,208,848
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