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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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  • Forrest Gump1
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    Forrest Gump

    Tom Hanks, Sally Field

    Released1994

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Box Office: $677,387,716
    Forrest Gump is a 1994 American epic romantic-comedy-drama film based on the 1986 novel of the...  more
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  • Toy Story2
    112
    33

    Toy Story

    Tom Hanks, Tim Allen

    Released1995

    Directed byJohn Lasseter

    Box Office: $191,796,233
    Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated buddy-comedy adventure film produced by Pixar...  more
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  • Saving Private Ryan3
    95
    29

    Saving Private Ryan

    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon

    Released1998

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Box Office: $481,840,909
    Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 American epic drama war film directed by Steven Spielberg. Set...  more
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  • Apollo 134
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    Apollo 13

    Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard

    Released1995

    Directed byRon Howard

    Box Office: $172,071,312
    Apollo 13 is a 1995 American historical docudrama film directed by Ron Howard. The film stars...  more
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  • Toy Story 25
    80
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    Toy Story 2

    Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer

    Released1999

    Directed byJohn Lasseter, Lee Unkrich, Ash Brannon

    Box Office: $245,852,179
    Toy Story 2 is a 1999 American computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Pixar...  more
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  • Home Alone6
    115
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    Home Alone

    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci

    Released1990

    Directed byChris Columbus

    Box Office: $476,684,675
    Home Alone is a 1990 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes...  more
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  • Titanic7
    121
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    Titanic

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet

    Released1997

    Directed byJames Cameron

    Box Office: $1,843,201,268
    Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed by James Cameron. A...  more
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  • Jurassic Park8
    109
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    Jurassic Park

    Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum

    Released1993

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Box Office: $914,691,118
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  • The Lion King9
    101
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    The Lion King

    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons

    Released1994

    Directed byRob Minkoff, Roger Allers

    Box Office: $783,841,776
    The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical epic film produced by Walt Disney Feature...  more
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  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day10
    73
    38

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong

    Released1991

    Directed byJames Cameron

    Box Office: $519,398,546
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  • Mrs. Doubtfire11
    78
    44

    Mrs. Doubtfire

    Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan

    Released1993

    Directed byChris Columbus, Chuck Jones

    Box Office: $441,286,195
    Mrs. Doubtfire is a 1993 American comedy-drama film directed by Chris Columbus, based on the...  more
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  • The Sixth Sense12
    75
    43

    The Sixth Sense

    Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton

    Released1999

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

    Box Office: $672,806,292
    The Sixth Sense is a 1999 American supernatural thriller film written and directed by M. Night...  more
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  • Armageddon13
    66
    38

    Armageddon

    Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis

    Released1998

    Directed byMichael Bay

    Box Office: $553,709,788
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  • Independence Day14
    64
    36

    Independence Day

    Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum

    Released1996

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

    Box Office: $817,400,891
    Independence Day is a 1996 American science fiction disaster film co-written and directed by...  more
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  • The Matrix15
    67
    39

    The Matrix

    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving

    Released1999

    Directed byAndy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

    Box Office: $171,479,930
    The Matrix is a 1999 American-Australian science fiction action film written and directed by...  more
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  • The Mummy16
    54
    28

    The Mummy

    Rachel Weisz, Brendan Fraser

    Released1999

    Directed byStephen Sommers

    Box Office: $155,385,488
    The Mummy is a 1999 American fantasy adventure film written and directed by Stephen Sommers...  more
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  • Aladdin17
    59
    33

    Aladdin

    Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried

    Released1992

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

    Box Office: $504,050,219
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  • The Fugitive18
    42
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    The Fugitive

    Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford

    Released1993

    Directed byAndrew Davis

    Box Office: $183,875,760
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  • Men in Black19
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    Men in Black

    Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone

    Released1997

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

    Box Office: $589,390,539
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  • Twister20
    40
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    Twister

    Helen Hunt, Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Released1996

    Directed byJan de Bont

    Box Office: $494,471,524
    Twister is a 1996 American disaster drama film starring Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt as storm...  more
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  • Ghost21
    58
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    Ghost

    Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg

    Released1990

    Directed byJerry Zucker

    Box Office: $505,702,588
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  • Liar Liar22
    54
    35

    Liar Liar

    Jim Carrey, Jennifer Tilly

    Released1997

    Directed byTom Shadyac

    Box Office: $181,410,615
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  • Pretty Woman23
    50
    31

    Pretty Woman

    Julia Roberts, Richard Gere

    Released1990

    Directed byGarry Marshall

    Box Office: $178,406,268
    Pretty Woman is a 1990 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall. A...  more
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  • A Few Good Men24
    38
    19

    A Few Good Men

    Tom Cruise, Demi Moore

    Released1992

    Directed byRob Reiner

    Box Office: $141,340,178
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  • Dances with Wolves25
    43
    24

    Dances with Wolves

    Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell

    Released1990

    Directed byKevin Costner

    Box Office: $184,208,848
    Dances with Wolves is a 1990 American epic western film directed, produced by, and starring...  more
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