Best Movies 1990’s

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Below are my picks for the best movies of the 1990’s. They are in order in terms of the best film for each year.

1990’s

1990:

  1. GoodFellas (1990)  Director: Martin Scorsese (Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci, Ray Liotta)
  2. Dances With Wolves (1990) Director: Kevin Costner (Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell)
  3. Edward Scissorhands (1990) Director: Tim Burton (Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder)
  4. The Godfather, Part III (1990) Director: Francis Ford Coppola (Al Pacino, Diane Keaton)
  5. The Grifters (1990) Director: Stephen Frears (John Cusak, Angelica Huston, Annette Bening)
  6. Awakenings (1990) Director: Penny Marshall (Robin Williams, Robert DeNiro)
  7. Longtime Companion (1990) (Campbell Scott, Bruce Davison)
  8. Miller’s Crossing (1990) Director:  Joel Coen (Gabriel Byrne, Albert Finney)
  9. Reversal of Fortune (1990) Director: Barbet Schroeder (Jeremy Irons, Glenn Close)
  10. Ghost (1990) Director: Jerry Zucker (Patrick SwayzeDemi MooreWhoopi Goldberg
  11. Pretty Woman (1990) Director: Garry Marshall (Julia Roberts, Richard Gere)
  12. The Hunt for Red October (1990) Director: John McTiernan (Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin)
  13. Misery (1990) Director: Rob Reiner (James CaanKathy BatesRichard Farnsworth)
  14. Henry and June (1990) Director: Philip Kaufman (Fred WardUma ThurmanMaria de Medeiros)
  15. Postcards From The Edge (1990) Director: Mike Nichols (Meryl StreepShirley MacLaineDennis Quaid)
  16. Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau (Gérard DepardieuAnne BrochetVincent Perez)
  17. The Field (1990) Director: Jim Sheridan (Richard HarrisSean BeanBrenda Fricker)
  18. Mr. and Mrs. Bridge (1990) Director: James Ivory (Paul NewmanSaundra McClainJoanne Woodward)
  19. Wild At Heart (1990) Director: David Lynch (Nicolas CageLaura DernWillem Dafoe)
  20. Metropolitan (1990) Director: Whit Stillman (Carolyn FarinaEdward ClementsChristopher Eigeman)
  21. La Femme Nikita (1990) Director: Luc Besson (Anne ParillaudMarc DuretPatrick Fontana)
  22. Green Card (1990) Director: Peter Weir (Gérard DepardieuAndie MacDowellBebe Neuwirth)
  23. Alice (1990) Director: Woody Allen (Mia FarrowAlec BaldwinBlythe Danner)
  24. Home Alone (1990)
  25. Total Recall (1990)
  26. Dick Tracy (1990)
  27. Avalon (1990)
  28. Hamlet (1990)
  29. Journey of Hope (1990)
  30. Ju Dou (1990)
  31. Back To The Future III (1990)

1991:

  1. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) Director: Jonathan Demme (Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster)
  2. Beauty and the Beast (1991) Director: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise (Paige O’Hara, Robby Benson)
  3. JFK (1991) Director: Oliver Stone (Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman)
  4. The Fisher King (1991) Director: Terry Gilliam (Jeff Bridges, Robin Williams)
  5. The Last of the Mohicans (1992) Director: Michael Mann (Daniel Day Lewis, Madeleine Stowe)
  6. Raise the Red Lantern (1991) Director: Zhang Yimou (Gong Li, He Caifei)
  7. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)  Director: James Cameron (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton)
  8. Thelma & Louise (1991) Director: Ridley Scott (Geena Davis, Susan Sarandon)
  9. Bugsy (1991) Director: Barry Levinson (Warren Beatty, Annette Bening)
  10. The Prince of Tides (1991)
  11. The Commitments (1991) Director: Alan Parker (Robert ArkinsMichael AherneAngeline Ball)
  12. Europa Europa (1991)
  13. Mediterraneo (1991)
  14. Cape Fear (1991)
  15. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
  16. Grand Canyon (1991)
  17. Dead Again (1991) Director: Kenneth Branagh (Kenneth BranaghEmma ThompsonAndy Garcia)
  18. Barton Fink (1991) Director: Joel Coen (John TurturroJohn GoodmanJudy Davis)
  19. Boyz ‘N The Hood (1991) Director: John Singleton (Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr.)
  20. For The Boys (1991)
  21. Rambling Rose (1991)
  22. Madame Bovary (1991)
  23. Dogfight (1991) Director: Nancy Savoca (River PhoenixLili TaylorAnthony Clark)
  24. Slacker (1991) Director: Richard Linklater (Richard Linklater, Marc James)
  25. City Slickers (1991)
  26. The Adams Family (1991)
  27. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
  28. Hook (1991)
  29. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
  30. Backdraft (1991)
1992: 
  1. Unforgiven (1992) Director: Clint Eastwood (Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman)
  2. The Crying Game (1992) Director: Neil Jordan (Stephen Rea, Jaye Davidson, Miranda Richardson)
  3. Howards End (1992) Director: James Ivory (Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson)
  4. The Player (1992) Director: Robert Altman (Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi)
  5. A Few Good Men (1992) Director: Rob Reiner (Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise)
  6. Enchanted April (1992) Director: Mike Newell (Alfred Molina, Joan Plowright, Miranda Richardson, Polly Walker)
  7. Bob Roberts (1992) Director: Tim Robbins (Tim Robbins, Brian Doyle-Murray)
  8. Husbands and Wives (1992) Director: Woody Allen
  9. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) Director: James Foley (Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon)
  10. Scent of a Woman (1992) Director: Martin Brest (Al Pacino, Chris O’Donnell)
  11. Malcolm X (1992) Director: Spike Lee (Denzel Washington, Delroy Lindo)
  12. Aladdin (1992) (Robin Williams)
  13. A League of Their Own (1992) Director: Penny Marshall (Tom HanksGeena DavisLori Petty)
  14. Reservoir Dogs (1992) Director: Quentin Tarantino (Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth)
  15. Indochine (1992)
  16. Hero (1992) Director: Stephen Frears (Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis, Andy Garcia)
  17. Lorenzo’s Oil (1992)
  18. A River Runs Through It (1992)
  19. Hoffa (1992)
  20. Damage (1992)
  21. The Lover (1992)
  22. Chaplin (1992)
  23. My Cousin Vinny (1992)
  24. Mr. Saturday Night (1992)
  25. Basic Instinct (1992) Director: Paul Verhoeven (Michael DouglasSharon StoneGeorge Dzundza)
  26. Passion Fish (1992)
  27. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
  28. Love Field (1992)
  29. Toys (1992)
  30. The Bodyguard (1992)
  31. Death Becomes her (1992)

1993:

  1. Schindler’s List (1993) Director: Steven Spielberg (Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley)
  2. The Remains of the Day (1993) Director: James Ivory (Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson)
  3. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Director: Henry Selick (Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara)
  4. The Piano (1993) Director: Jane Campion (Holly Hunter, Anna Paquin)
  5. In the Name of the Father (1993) Director: Jim Sheridan (Daniel Day Lewis, Pete Postelthwaite, Emma Thompson)
  6. Six Degrees of Separation (1993) Director: Fred Schepisi (Stockard Channing, Donald Sutherland, Will Smith)
  7. Short Cuts (1993) Director: Robert Altman (Andie McDowell, Bruce Davison)
  8. Groundhog Day (1993) Director: Harold Ramis (Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell)
  9. Philadelphia (1993) Director: Jonathan Demme (Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington)
  10. The Age of Innocence (1993) Director: Martin Scorsese (Daniel Day Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder)
  11. Shadowlands (1993) (Anthony Hopkins, Debra Winger)
  12. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) Director: Lasse Hallstrom (Johnny Depp, Juliette Lewis)
  13. Much Ado About Nothing (1993) Kenneth Branagh (Kenneth BranaghEmma ThompsonKeanu Reeves)
  14. Trois Couleurs: Bleu (1993) Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski 
  15. The Fugitive (1993) Director: Andrew Davis (Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones)
  16. Searching For Bobby Fisher (1993) Director: Steven Zaillian (Max PomerancJoe MantegnaJoan Allen)
  17. True Romance (1993) Director: Tony Scott (Christian SlaterPatricia ArquetteDennis Hopper)
  18. Jurassic Park (1993) Director: Steven Spielberg (Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill, Laura Dern)
  19. Dazed and Confused (1993) Director: Richard Linklater (Jason London, Wiley Wiggins)
  20. Mad Dog and Glory (1993) John McNaughton (Robert DeNiro, Bill Murray, Uma Thurman)
  21. Fearless (1993)
  22. The Firm (1993)
  23. What’s Love Got To Do With It (1993)
  24. Under Fire (1993)
  25. A Bronx Tale (1993) Director: Robert De Niro (Robert De NiroChazz PalminteriLillo Brancato)
  26. Orlando (1993)
  27. Sonatine (1993)

1994: 

  1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Director: Frank Darabont (Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman)
  2. Trois Couleurs: Rouge (1994) Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski (Irene Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant)
  3. Il Postino (1994) Director: Michael Radford (Maria Grazia CucinottaAnna BonaiutoPhilippe Noiret
  4. Forrest Gump (1994) Director: Robert Zemmeckis (Tom Hanks, Gary Sinese)
  5. The Lion King (1994) Director: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff) (Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons)
  6. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) Director: Mike Newell (Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell)
  7. Quiz Show (1994) Director: Robert Redford (John Turturro, Ralph Fiennes)
  8. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) Director: Stephan Elliott (Hugo WeavingGuy PearceTerence Stamp)
  9. Ed Wood (1994) Director: Tim Burton (Johnny DeppMartin LandauSarah Jessica Parker)
  10. Bullets Over Broadway (1994) Director: Woody Allen (John CusackDianne WiestJennifer Tilly)
  11. The Madness of King George (1994)
  12. Shallow Grave (1994) Director: Danny Boyle
  13. Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994) Director: Alan Rudolph (Jennifer Jason LeighCampbell ScottMatthew Broderick)
  14. Eat Drink Man Woman (1994) Director: Ang Lee (Sihung LungYu-Wen WangChien-lien Wu)
  15. Pulp Fiction (1994) Director: Quentin Tarantino (John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman)
  16. Serial Mom (1993) Director: John Waters (Kathleen TurnerSam WaterstonRicki Lake)
  17. Speed (1994) Director: Jan de Bont (Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Dennis Hopper)
  18. Tom and Viv (1994)
  19. Little Women (1994) Director: Gillian Armstrong (Susan SarandonWinona RyderKirsten Dunst)
  20. Mute Witness (1994) Director: Anthony Waller (Evan RichardsAlec GuinnessMarina Zudina)
  21. Clerks (1994) Director: Kevin Smith (Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson)
  22. Leon: The Professional  (1994) Director: Luc Besson (Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman)
  23. Hoop Dreams (1994)
  24. Crumb (1994) Director: Terry Zwigoff (Robert CrumbAline KominskyCharles Crumb)
  25. Nobody’s Fool (1994) Director: Robert Benton (Paul Newman, Jessica Tandy)
  26. Guarding Tess (1994) Director: Hugh Wilson (Shirley MacLaine, Nicolas Cage)
  27. Blue Sky (1994)
  28. Nell (1994)

1995:

  1. Toy Story (1995) Director: John Lasseter (Tom Hanks, Tim Allen)
  2. Babe (1995) Director: Chris Noonan (James Cromwell, Christine Cavanaugh)
  3. The Usual Suspects (1995) Director: Bryan Singer (Gabriel ByrneStephen BaldwinChazz Palminteri)
  4. Dead Man Walking (1995) Director: Tim Robbins (Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon)
  5. Sense and Sensibility (1995) Director: Ang Lee (Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Kate Winslet)
  6. Seven (1995) Director: David Fincher (Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman)
  7. To Die For (1995) Director: Gus Van Sant (Nicole Kidman, Matt Dillon)
  8. 12 Monkeys (1995) Director: Terry Gilliam (Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt)
  9. Heavenly Creatures (1995) Director: Peter Jackson (Kate Winslet, Melanie Lynskey)
  10. Living In Oblivion (1995) Director: Tom DiCillo (Steve BuscemiCatherine KeenerDermot Mulroney)
  11. Braveheart (1995) Director: Mel Gibson (Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau)
  12. Leaving Las Vegas (1995) Director: Mike Figgis (Nicolas Cage, Elisabeth Shue)
  13. Apollo 13 (1995) Director: Ron Howard (Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton)
  14. Clueless (1995) Director: Amy Heckerling (Alicia SilverstoneStacey DashBrittany Murphy)
  15. While  You Were Sleeping (1995) Director: Jon Turteltaub (Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman)
  16. Casino (1995) Director: Martin Scorsese (Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci, Sharon Stone)
  17. Richard III (1995)
  18. Mighty Aphrodite (1995) Director: Woody Allen
  19. Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995)
  20. Dead Man (1995) Director: Jim Jarmusch (Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer)
  21. Clockers (1995) Director: Spike Lee (Mekhi Phifer, Harvey Keitel)
  22. Kids (1995) Director: Larry Clark (Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce)
  23. Heat (1995) Director: Michael Mann (Al PacinoRobert De NiroVal Kilmer)
  24. Nixon (1995)
  25. The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
  26. Georgia (1995)
  27. Rob Roy (1995)

1996: 

  1. The English Patient (1996) Director: Anthony Minghella (Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche)
  2. Shine (1996) Director: Scott Hicks (Geoffrey Rush, Armin Mueller-Stahl) 
  3. Fargo (1996) Director: Joel Coen (Frances McDormand, William H. Macy)
  4. Secrets and Lies (1996) Director: Mike Leigh (Brenda BlethynMarianne Jean-BaptistePhyllis Logan))
  5. Sling Blade (1996) Director: Billy Bob Thornton (Billy Bob Thornton, J.T. Walsh)
  6. Jerry Maguire (1996) Director: Cameron Crowe (Tom Cruise, Rene Zellweger)
  7. Breaking the Waves (1996) Director: Lars von Trier (Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgard)
  8. Trainspotting (1996) Director: Danny Boyle (Ewan McGregorEwen BremnerJonny Lee Miller)
  9. Scream (1996) Director: Wes Craven (Neve Campbell, David Arquette)
  10. Hamlet (1996) Director: Kenneth Branagh (Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi)
  11. The People vs Larry Flint (1996) Director: Milos Forman (Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love)
  12. Waiting For Guffman (1996) Director: Christopher Guest (Christopher GuestEugene LevyFred Willard)
  13. Lone Star (1996) Director: John Sayles (Chris Cooper, Matthew McConaughey)
  14. Marvin’s Room (1996)
  15. Swingers (1996) Director: Doug Liman (Jon FavreauVince VaughnRon Livingston)
  16. Primal Fear (1996)
  17. Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
  18. The Crucible (1996)
  19. Portrait of a Lady (1996)
  20. The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)

1997:

  1. L.A. Confidential (1997) Director: Curtis Hanson (Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger)
  2. The Sweet Hereafter (1997) Director: Atom Egoyan (Ian Holm, Sarah Polley)
  3. Life Is Beautiful (1997) Director: Roberto Benigni (Roberto BenigniNicoletta BraschiGiorgio Cantarini)
  4. Good Will Hunting (1997) Director: Gus Van Sant (Matt Damon, Robin Williams)
  5. The Full Monty (1997) Director: Peter Cattaneo (Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy, William Snape, Steve Huison, Tom Wilkinson)
  6. Titanic (1997) Director: James Cameron (Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet)
  7. Boogie Nights (1997) Director: Paul Thomas Anderson (Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore)
  8. Deconstructing Harry (1997) Director: Woody Allen (Woody Allen, Billy Crystal)
  9. As Good As It Gets (1997) Director: James L. Brooks (Helen Hunt, Jack Nicholson)
  10. The Ice Storm (1997)
  11. Mrs. Brown (1997)
  12. The Wings of the Dove (1997)
  13. Princess Mononoke (1997) Director: Hayao Miyazaki (Yoji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida)
  14. Kundun (1997) Director: Martin Scorsese (Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, Gyurme Tethong)
  15. Donnie Brasco (1997) Director: Mike Newell (Al Pacino, Johnny Depp)
  16. Gattaca (1997) Director: Andrew Niccol (Ethan HawkeUma ThurmanJude Law)
  17. Wag the Dog (1997) Director: Barry Levinson (Dustin Hoffman, Robert DeNiro)
  18. The Spanish Prisoner (1997) Director:  David Mamet (Campbell ScottSteve MartinRebecca Pidgeon)
  19. The Apostle (1997) Director: Robert Duvall (Robert Duvall, Farrah Fawcett)
  20. Romeo + Juliet (1997)
  21. Jackie Brown (1997) Director: Quentin Tarantino (Samuel L. Jackson, Pam Grier)
  22. Chasing Amy (1997) Director: Kevin Smith (Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams)
  23. Afterglow (1997) Director: Alan Rudolph (Nick NolteJulie ChristieLara Flynn Boyle)
  24. In and Out (1997)
  25. Ulee’s Gold (1997)
  26. Amistad (1997)
  27. Anastasia (1997)

1998:

  1. Saving Private Ryan (1998) Director: Steven Spielberg (Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore)
  2. Shakespeare in Love (1998) Director: John Madden (Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes)
  3. Gods And Monsters (1998)
  4. The Thin Red Line (1998) Director: Terrence Malick (James Caviezel, Sean Penn)
  5. A Simple Plan (1998) Director: Sam Raimi (Bill PaxtonBilly Bob ThorntonBridget Fonda)
  6. Elizabeth (1998)
  7. Rushmore (1998) Director: Wes Anderson (Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray)
  8. Pleasantville (1998) Director: Gary Ross (Tobey MaguireReese WitherspoonWilliam H. Macy)
  9. Hilary and Jackie (1998) Director: Anand Tucker (Emily WatsonRachel GriffithsJames Frain)
  10. Little Voice (1998)
  11. American History X (1998) Director: Tony Kaye (Edward Norton, Edward Furlong)
  12. The Big Lebowski (1998) Director: Joel Coen (Jeff BridgesJohn GoodmanJulianne Moore)
  13. Out of Sight (1998) Director: Steven Soderbergh (George ClooneyJennifer LopezVing Rhames)
  14. Central Station (1998) Walter Salles (Fernanda MontenegroMarília PêraCaio Junqueira)
  15. Mulan (1998)
  16. Affliction (1998)
  17. Autumn Tale (1998) Director: Eric Rohmer (Marie RivièreBéatrice RomandAlain Libolt)
  18. One True Thing (1998)
  19. Happiness (1998) 
  20. The Opposite of Sex (1998) Director: Don Roos (Christina RicciMartin DonovanLisa Kudrow)
  21. The Truman Show (1998)
  22. Primary Colors (1998)
  23. A Civil Action (1998)
  24. Run Lola Run (1998) Director: Tom Tykwer (Franka PotenteMoritz BleibtreuHerbert Knaup)
  25. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
  26. Blade (1998)
  27. Apt Pupil (1998)

1999:

  1. The Sixth Sense (1999) Director: M. Night Shyamalan (Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment)
  2. American Beauty (1999) Director: Sam Mendes (Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening)
  3. The Matrix (1999)  Director: Andy & Larry Wachowski (Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne)
  4. The Green Mile (1999)  Director: Frank Darabont (Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan)
  5. All About My Mother (1999) Director: Pedro Almodóvar (Cecilia RothMarisa ParedesPenélope Cruz)
  6. The End Of The Affair (1999) Director: Neil Jordan (Ralph Fiennes, Julianne Moore)
  7. Toy Story 2 (1999) Director: John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich, Ash Brannon (Tim Allen, Tom Hanks)
  8. Fight Club (1999) Director: David Fincher (Edward Norton, Brad Pitt)
  9. The Iron Giant (1999)
  10. The Straight Story (1999) Director: David Lynch (Sissy SpacekRichard Farnsworth)
  11. The Insider (1999) Director: Michael Mann (Al PacinoRussell CroweChristopher Plummer)
  12. Being John Malkovich (1999) Director: Spike Jonez (John Cusak, John Malkovich, Carmen Diaz)
  13. Boys Don’t Cry (1999) Director: Kimberly Peirce (Hilary SwankChloë SevignyPeter Sarsgaard)
  14. Magnolia (1999) Director: Paul Thomas Anderson (Tom Cruise, Jason Robards)
  15. Election (1999) Director: Alexander Payne (Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon)
  16. Three Kings (1999) Director: David O. Russell (George Clooney, Ice Cube)
  17. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
  18. Go (1999) Director: Doug Liman (Katie HolmesSarah Polley)
  19. The Winslow Boy (1999)
  20. Twin Falls Idaho (1999)
  21. The Dreamlife of Angels (1999)
  22. The Hurricane (1999) 
  23. The Limey (1999)
  24. Lock. Stock an Two Smoking Barrels (1999)
  25. Tumbleweeds (1999)
  26. Music of the Heart (1999)
  27. Sweet And Lowdown (1999)
  28. The Boondock Saints (1999)
  29. Girl, Interrupted (1999)
  30. Eyes Wide Shut (1999) Director: Stanley Kubrick (Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman)
  31. Austin Powers: Man of Mystery (1999)
  32. American Pie (1999)

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