The Top 250 Movies of the 1990s

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Forrest Gump 1994, 142 min.

Robert Zemeckis     Starring: Tom HanksRobin WrightGary Sinise

Americana    Comedy Drama    Drama

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Toy Story 1995, 81 min.

John Lasseter     Starring: Don RicklesWallace ShawnJim Varney

Adventure    Animation    Comedy

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The Professional 1994, 110 min.

Luc Besson     Starring: Jean RenoNatalie PortmanGary Oldman

Action Thriller    Action    Buddy Film

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Groundhog Day 1993, 101 min.

Harold Ramis     Starring: Bill MurrayAndie MacDowellChris Elliott

Comedy    Fantasy Comedy    Fantasy

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American History X 1998, 119 min.

Tony Kaye     Starring: Edward NortonEdward FurlongBeverly D'Angelo

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Office Space 1999, 89 min.

Mike Judge     Starring: Stephen RootGary ColeJohn C. McGinley

Black Comedy    Comedy    Workplace Comedy

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American Beauty 1999, 122 min.

Sam Mendes     Starring: Kevin SpaceyAnnette BeningThora Birch

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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Heat 1995, 188 min.

Michael Mann     Starring: Al PacinoRobert De NiroVal Kilmer

Action Thriller    Action    Caper

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The Fifth Element 1997, 126 min.

Luc Besson     Starring: Bruce WillisMilla JovovichIan Holm

Action    Adventure    Science Fiction

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The Truman Show 1998, 103 min.

Peter Weir     Starring: Jim CarreyLaura LinneyNoah Emmerich

Comedy Drama    Drama    Media Satire

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Toy Story 2 1999, 92 min.

John Lasseter     Starring: Tom HanksTim AllenJoan Cusack

Adventure    Animation    Comedy

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Glengarry Glen Ross 1992, 100 min.

James Foley     Starring: Al PacinoJack LemmonAlec Baldwin

Based-on-Theatre    Drama    Ensemble Film

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Edward Scissorhands 1990, 105 min.

Tim Burton     Starring: Johnny DeppWinona RyderDianne Wiest

Comedy    Fantasy Comedy    Fantasy

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Army of Darkness 1992, 81 min.

Sam Raimi     Starring: Bruce CampbellMarcus GilbertIan Abercrombie

Comedy    Fantasy    Horror Comedy

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Princess Mononoke 1997, 134 min.

Hayao Miyazaki     Starring: Yôji MatsudaYuriko IshidaYûko Tanaka

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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True Romance 1993, 121 min.

Tony Scott     Starring: Christian SlaterDennis HopperGary Oldman

Crime Thriller    Crime    Road Movie

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Being John Malkovich 1999, 112 min.

Spike Jonze     Starring: John CusackCameron DiazJohn Malkovich

Comedy    Fantasy Comedy    Fantasy

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La Haine 1995, 96 min.

Mathieu Kassovitz     Starring: Vincent CasselHubert KoundeSaïd Taghmaoui

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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Rushmore 1998, 93 min.

Wes Anderson     Starring: Bill MurrayOlivia WilliamsBrian Cox

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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Hoop Dreams 1994, 170 min.

Steve James     Starring: Spike LeeSheila AgeeGene Pingatore

Biography    Culture and Society    Documentary

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A Few Good Men 1992, 138 min.

Rob Reiner     Starring: Tom CruiseJack NicholsonDemi Moore

Based-on-Theatre    Courtroom Drama    Crime

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Dogma 1999, 130 min.

Kevin Smith     Starring: Linda FiorentinoBen AffleckMatt Damon

Adventure Comedy    Adventure    Apocalyptic Film

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Porco Rosso 1992, 94 min.

Hayao Miyazaki     Starring: Shûichirô MoriyamaTokiko KatôSanshi Katsura

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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True Lies 1994, 141 min.

James Cameron     Starring: Jamie Lee CurtisBill PaxtonTia Carrere

Action    Action Comedy    Action Thriller

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The Player 1992, 124 min.

Robert Altman     Starring: Tim RobbinsWhoopi GoldbergPeter Gallagher

Comedy    Ensemble Film    Satire

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Naked 1993, 131 min.

Mike Leigh     Starring: Greg CruttwellClaire SkinnerDavid Thewlis

Black Comedy    Drama    Psychological Drama

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Titanic 1997, 194 min.

James Cameron     Starring: Leonardo DiCaprioKate WinsletBilly Zane

Adventure    Costume Romance    Disaster Film

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Short Cuts 1993, 187 min.

Robert Altman     Starring: Andie MacDowellBruce DavisonChris Penn

Drama    Ensemble Film    Hyperlink Film

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Happy Gilmore 1996, 92 min.

Dennis Dugan     Starring: Adam SandlerJulie BowenChristopher McDonald

Comedy    Slapstick    Sports Comedy

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The Game 1997, 128 min.

David Fincher     Starring: Michael DouglasSean PennDeborah Kara Unger

Mindbender    Mystery    Paranoid Thriller

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Dead Man 1995, 121 min.

Jim Jarmusch     Starring: Johnny DeppGary FarmerLance Henriksen

Hybrid Western    Road Movie    Western

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The Sandlot 1993, 101 min.

David M. Evans     Starring: Tom GuiryMike VitarDenis Leary

Americana    Comedy    Coming-of-Age

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Gattaca 1997, 106 min.

Andrew Niccol     Starring: Ethan HawkeUma ThurmanJude Law

Cyberpunk / Tech Noir    Drama    Dystopian Film

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Bottle Rocket 1996, 91 min.

Wes Anderson     Starring: Owen WilsonLuke WilsonRobert Musgrave

Buddy Film    Caper    Comedy

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Wild at Heart 1990, 124 min.

David Lynch     Starring: Nicolas CageDiane LaddIsabella Rossellini

Black Comedy    Crime    Crime Thriller

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Ghost in the Shell 1995, 85 min.

Mamoru Oshii     Starring: Tamio ÔkiAtsuko TanakaIemasa Kayumi

Action Thriller    Action    Animation

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The Rock 1996, 136 min.

Michael Bay     Starring: Sean ConneryNicolas CageEd Harris

Action    Action Thriller    Buddy Film

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Speed 1994, 116 min.

Jan de Bont     Starring: Keanu ReevesDennis HopperSandra Bullock

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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The Sweet Hereafter 1997, 112 min.

Atom Egoyan     Starring: Ian HolmSarah PolleyDavid Hemblen

Disaster Film    Drama    Ensemble Film

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Malcolm X 1992, 202 min.

Spike Lee     Starring: Denzel WashingtonSpike LeeAlbert Hall

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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Defending Your Life 1991, 112 min.

Albert Brooks     Starring: Albert BrooksMeryl StreepRip Torn

Comedy    Fantasy Comedy    Fantasy

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My Cousin Vinny 1992, 120 min.

Jonathan Lynn     Starring: Joe PesciRalph MacchioMarisa Tomei

Comedy of Manners    Comedy    Crime Comedy

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Swingers 1996, 96 min.

Doug Liman     Starring: Vince VaughnPatrick Van HornBrooke Langton

Buddy Film    Comedy of Manners    Comedy

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The Boondock Saints 1999, 108 min.

Troy Duffy     Starring: Willem DafoeSean Patrick FlaneryNorman Reedus

Action    Crime    Crime Drama

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Donnie Brasco 1997, 127 min.

Mike Newell     Starring: Al PacinoJohnny DeppMichael Madsen

Based-on-a-True-Story    Crime    Crime Drama

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Quiz Show 1994, 133 min.

Robert Redford     Starring: John TurturroRob MorrowRalph Fiennes

Americana    Docudrama    Drama

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Boyz 'N the Hood 1991, 107 min.

John Singleton     Starring: Cuba Gooding Jr.Ice CubeAngela Bassett

Coming-of-Age    Crime Drama    Crime

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Jerry Maguire 1996, 139 min.

Cameron Crowe     Starring: Tom CruiseCuba Gooding Jr.Renée Zellweger

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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Batman Returns 1992, 126 min.

Tim Burton     Starring: Michael KeatonDanny DeVitoMichelle Pfeiffer

Action    Based-on-Comics    Fantasy

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Husbands and Wives 1992, 108 min.

Woody Allen     Starring: Woody AllenMia FarrowSydney Pollack

Comedy Drama    Domestic Comedy    Satire

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JFK 1991, 189 min.

Oliver Stone     Starring: Kevin CostnerGary OldmanKevin Bacon

Biopic    Drama    Ensemble Film

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Lone Star 1996, 135 min.

John Sayles     Starring: Chris CooperElizabeth PeñaClifton James

Drama    Mystery    Romance

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Rounders 1998, 121 min.

John Dahl     Starring: Matt DamonEdward NortonGretchen Mol

Buddy Film    Drama    Post-Noir

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Mallrats 1995, 94 min.

Kevin Smith     Starring: Shannen DohertyJeremy LondonJason Lee

Buddy Film    Comedy    Comedy of Manners

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The Fisher King 1991, 137 min.

Terry Gilliam     Starring: Jeff BridgesRobin WilliamsAmanda Plummer

Buddy Film    Comedy Drama    Drama

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Happiness 1998, 134 min.

Todd Solondz     Starring: Dylan BakerLara Flynn BoyleCynthia Stevenson

Black Comedy    Comedy Drama    Drama

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GoldenEye 1995, 130 min.

Martin Campbell     Starring: Pierce BrosnanSean BeanIzabella Scorupco

Action Thriller    Action    Adventure

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Secrets & Lies 1996, 142 min.

Mike Leigh     Starring: Timothy SpallPhyllis LoganBrenda Blethyn

Drama    Family Drama    Reunion Films

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Jacob's Ladder 1990, 113 min.

Adrian Lyne     Starring: Tim RobbinsVing RhamesElizabeth Peña

Drama    Horror    Mindbender

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Chasing Amy 1997, 113 min.

Kevin Smith     Starring: Joey Lauren AdamsJason MewesKevin Smith

Comedy Drama    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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Three Kings 1999, 114 min.

David O. Russell     Starring: George ClooneyMark WahlbergIce Cube

Action    Adventure    Anti-War Film

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The Crow 1994, 102 min.

Alex Proyas     Starring: Brandon LeeErnie HudsonMichael Wincott

Action    Action Thriller    Based-on-Comics

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Carlito's Way 1993, 141 min.

Brian De Palma     Starring: Sean PennPenelope Ann MillerJohn Leguizamo

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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Point Break 1991, 120 min.

Kathryn Bigelow     Starring: Keanu ReevesGary BuseyPatrick Swayze

Action Thriller    Action    Thriller

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The Limey 1999, 89 min.

Steven Soderbergh     Starring: Terence StampPeter FondaLesley Ann Warren

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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As Good As It Gets 1997, 139 min.

James L. Brooks     Starring: Jack NicholsonHelen HuntGreg Kinnear

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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Sling Blade 1996, 135 min.

Billy Bob Thornton     Starring: J.T. WalshJohn RitterJim Jarmusch

Drama    Melodrama    Psychological Drama

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Twin Peaks 1990, 116 min.

David Lynch     Starring: Kyle MacLachlanMichael OntkeanMädchen Amick

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Galaxy Quest 1999, 102 min.

Dean Parisot     Starring: Tim AllenAlan RickmanTony Shalhoub

Comedy    Sci-Fi Comedy    Science Fiction

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Desperado 1995, 106 min.

Robert Rodriguez     Starring: Antonio BanderasSalma HayekJoaquim de Almeida

Action Thriller    Action    Crime

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Sneakers 1992, 126 min.

Phil Alden Robinson     Starring: Robert RedfordDan AykroydBen Kingsley

Action    Action Comedy    Action Thriller

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A League of Their Own 1992, 128 min.

Penny Marshall     Starring: Geena DavisTom HanksLori Petty

Americana    Comedy Drama    Drama

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Scream 1996, 111 min.

Wes Craven     Starring: Neve CampbellDavid ArquetteSkeet Ulrich

Black Comedy    Horror Comedy    Horror

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The Straight Story 1999, 112 min.

David Lynch     Starring: Sissy SpacekJohn LordanHarry Dean Stanton

Americana    Drama    Road Movie

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Shallow Grave 1994, 93 min.

Danny Boyle     Starring: Kerry FoxEwan McGregorKeith Allen

Crime    Crime Thriller    Thriller

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The Commitments 1991, 118 min.

Alan Parker     Starring: Robert ArkinsAngeline BallMaria Doyle Kennedy

Drama    Musical    Musical Drama

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Tremors 1990, 96 min.

Ron Underwood     Starring: Kevin BaconReba McEntireFinn Carter

Comedy    Horror    Horror Comedy

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Lost Highway 1997, 135 min.

David Lynch     Starring: Bill PullmanPatricia ArquetteRobert Blake

Mindbender    Mystery    Post-Noir

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The Frighteners 1996, 110 min.

Peter Jackson     Starring: Michael J. FoxTrini AlvaradoPeter Dobson

Comedy    Fantasy    Fantasy Comedy

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Blade 1998, 120 min.

Stephen Norrington     Starring: Wesley SnipesKris KristoffersonStephen Dorff

Action    Based-on-Comics    Fantasy

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A Simple Plan 1998, 121 min.

Sam Raimi     Starring: Brent BriscoeBridget FondaBill Paxton

Crime Drama    Crime Thriller    Crime

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Natural Born Killers 1994, 122 min.

Oliver Stone     Starring: Woody HarrelsonJuliette LewisTom Sizemore

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Crumb 1994, 119 min.

Terry Zwigoff     Starring: Robert CrumbAline KominskyCharles Crumb

Biography    Culture and Society    Documentary

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Tommy Boy 1995, 97 min.

Peter Segal     Starring: Chris FarleyDavid SpadeBrian Dennehy

Buddy Film    Comedy    Road Movie

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Face/Off 1997, 138 min.

John Woo     Starring: John TravoltaNicolas CageJoan Allen

Action Thriller    Action    Chase Movie

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The Wedding Singer 1998, 95 min.

Frank Coraci     Starring: Drew BarrymoreAllen CovertChristine Taylor

Comedy    Period Film    Romance

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Jumanji 1995, 104 min.

Joe Johnston     Starring: Robin WilliamsBonnie HuntBradley Pierce

Adventure    Family    Family-Oriented Adventure

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