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1990s Drama Movies

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Magnolia(1999)

R
| 3h 9min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 1,038 votes)

An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

Rounders(1998)

R
| 2h 1min | Drama, Crime
3.5/5 (with 522 votes)

A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks.

City Hall(1996)

R
| 1h 51min | Drama, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 66 votes)

The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.

Quiz Show(1994)

PG-13
| 2h 13min | History, Drama
3.7/5 (with 260 votes)

Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical drama film which tells the true story of the Twenty One quiz show scandal of the 1950s.

Gettysburg(1993)

PG
| 4h 14min | Drama, History, War
3.5/5 (with 82 votes)

In the summer of 1863, General Robert E. Lee leads the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia into Gettysburg, Pennsylvania with the goal of marching through to Washington, D.C. The Union Army of the Potomac, under the command of General George G. Meade, forms a defensive position to confront the rebel forces in what will prove to be the decisive battle of the American Civil War.

Snow Falling on Cedars(1999)

3.2/5 (with 38 votes)

In the 1950s, a Japanese-American fisherman is suspected of killing his neighbour at sea—and race is a factor in the trial. So is reporter, Ishmael.

Vanity Fair(1998)

50min per episode | Drama
3.8/5 (with 5 votes)

Becky Sharp is a beautiful, clever and poor girl determined to earn a higher place in society at any cost.

Once Upon a Forest(1993)

3.2/5 (with 37 votes)

A young mouse, mole and hedgehog risk their lives to find a cure for their badger friend, who's been poisoned by men.

Directed by Charles Grosvenor

Losing Isaiah(1995)

R
| 1h 46min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 30 votes)

Khaila Richards, a crack-addicted single mother, accidentally leaves her baby in a dumpster while high and returns the next day in a panic to find he is missing. In reality, the baby has been adopted by a warm-hearted social worker, Margaret Lewin, and her husband, Charles. Years later, Khaila has gone through rehab and holds a steady job. After learning that her child is still alive, she challenges Margaret for the custody.

Powder(1995)

PG-13
| 1h 51min | Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 139 votes)

Harassed by classmates who won't accept his shocking appearance, a shy young man known as "Powder" struggles to fit in. But the cruel taunts stop when Powder displays a mysterious power that allows him to do incredible things. This phenomenon changes the lives of all those around him in ways they never could have imagined.

A Woman Named Jackie(1991)

1h 23min per episode | Drama

A Woman Named Jackie is a 1991 American made for television miniseries chronicling the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. It was based on C. David Heymann's 1989 book of the same title.

Directed by Larry Peerce - With Roma Downey

Pirates of Silicon Valley(1999)

NR
| 1h 37min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 168 votes)

This film is the semi-humorous documentary about the men who made the world of technology what it is today, their struggles during college, the founding of their companies, and the ingenious actions they took to build up the global corporate empires of Apple Computer Inc. and Microsoft Corporation.

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Peppermint Candy(1999)

2h 10min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 47 votes)

In the spring of 1999, a group of old friends gather to celebrate their 20 year reunion. Among the group is Yeong-ho, a cold, unhappy man, whose demeanor puts a damper on the festivities. The seriousness of Yeong-ho"s depression becomes apparent, however, when he climbs a railroad bridge and looks like he might jump. At this crucial moment, memories of seven crucial episodes from Yeong-ho"s past flood his mind.

Secrets & Lies(1996)

2h 22min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 142 votes)

A middle-aged London factory worker is shocked when the mixed-race daughter she gave up at birth decides to track her down. At first she denies she is her mother. All family members become emotional, as everyone's secrets are exposed.

Like Water for Chocolate(1992)

R
| 1h 45min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 79 votes)

Tita is passionately in love with Pedro, but her controlling mother forbids her from marrying him. When Pedro marries her sister, Tita throws herself into her cooking and discovers she can transfer her emotions through the food she prepares, infecting all who eat it with her intense heartbreak.

Sarafina!(1992)

PG-13
| 1h 57min | Music, Drama, Kids & Family
3.2/5 (with 9 votes)

The plot centers on students involved in the Soweto Riots, in opposition to the implementation of Afrikaans as the language of instruction in schools. The stage version presents a school uprising similar to the Soweto uprising on June 16, 1976. A narrator introduces several characters among them the school girl activist Sarafina. Things get out of control when a policeman shoots several pupils in a classroom. Nevertheless, the musical ends with a cheerful farewell show of pupils leaving school, which takes most of act two. In the movie version Sarafina feels shame at her mother's (played by Miriam Makeba in the film) acceptance of her role as domestic servant in a white household in apartheid South Africa, and inspires her peers to rise up in protest, especially after her inspirational teacher, Mary Masombuka (played by Whoopi Goldberg in the film version) is imprisoned.

RKO 281(1999)

R
| 1h 23min | History, Drama
3.4/5 (with 17 votes)

A film about the making of Citizen Kane. Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane, despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst.

Full Body Massage(1995)

1h 33min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 10 votes)

Nina, an art dealer, has her weekly massage appointment and is surprised to find out her usual masseur, Douglas, has sent a replacement named Fitch. The pair develop an easy rapport during the session, with talk about past relationships. As Nina lies topless on the massage table, Fitch also takes time to explain various massage techniques, including those used by Hopi medicine men.

Alien Nation: Millennium(1996)

2.7/5 (with 6 votes)

It's 1999, and as the end of the millenium approaches, people are attempting to find spiritual enlightenment. But a few people want to skip all the work that entails, and a holy Tenktonese relic in the hands of a heretic is giving them a shortcut. But it's not quite as easily controlled as she says.

Directed by Kenneth Johnson - With Gary Graham

Ålder okänd(1991)

50min per episode | Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Drama
4.3/5 (with 1 vote)

A scientist discovers what he believes to be a way of slowing down the aging process, and has started to administer the substance to select people.

Jeremiah(1998)

1h 30min | Fantasy
3.0/5 (with 7 votes)

The young Jeremiah grows up in a priest's family in the village of Anathoth, near Jerusalem. God appears to Jeremiah in different human guises on several occasions, and makes it clear to him that he has been selected to announce God's message to the people of Jerusalem.

Trouble Bound(1993)

R
| 1h 30min | Drama, Action, Thriller
2.6/5 (with 3 votes)

Upon getting out of prison, a man who took the rap for some thief buddies gets together with them again, and tells them he's not interested in doing things with them any more. They stick a dead body in his trunk, unbeknownst to him, and he roars off to find his future. Unfortunately, they forgot to get the key they need off the body, so they're chasing him. Meanwhile, a mafia kingpin's daughter is trying to kill the hitman that killed her father, but her grandmother is trying to make peace with the family that hired the hitman, so she and her thugs are trying to stop the daughter. The guy and the daughter get together and experience mayhem on the run from two directions.

Knight Rider 2000(1991)

2.6/5 (with 21 votes)

In the future, guns are banned and criminals are frozen for the duration of their sentences. A recent spate of killings involving handguns brings Michael Knight back to fight for justice, but he insists of the help of KITT, his artificially-intelligent car from decades ago. The only problem is that KITT has been deactivated.

Introducing Dorothy Dandridge(1999)

PG-13
| 2h | Drama
3.7/5 (with 9 votes)

An acclaimed stage performer, Dorothy still struggled with the challenge of her color, in a time that wouldn't let some stars in by the front door. Yet against the odds she beat out many more famous rivals for the role of "Carmen Jones", becoming the first black woman ever nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award. Marriages and affairs would break her heart, but her heart was strong. Seductive and easily seduced, she was born to be a star - with all the glory and all the pain of being loved, abused, cheated, glorified, undermined and undefeated. Here was a woman who wouldn't wait in the wings. Halle Berry stars as Dorothy Dandrige.

Alice Through the Looking Glass(1998)

2.8/5 (with 20 votes)

A modern adaptation of the classic children's story 'Alice through the Looking Glass', which continued on from the popular 'Alice in Wonderland' story. This time Alice is played by the mother, who falls asleep while reading the the bedtime story to her daughter. Walking through the Looking Glass, Alice finds herself in Chessland, a magical and fun world. There she meets the Red and White Queens, as well as many other amusing friends on her journey across the chessboard countryside onto become a crowned queen.

Directed by John Henderson - With Kate Beckinsale

The Burden of Proof(1992)

2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

The Burden of Proof is a 1992 television miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Scott Turow. The story follows the character Sandy Stern following events in the film and book Presumed Innocent.

The Tale of Sweeney Todd(1998)

3.2/5 (with 4 votes)

The fictional tale of the murderous 19th century barber (Ben Kinglsey) who sold his kills to a neighboring butcher (Joanna Lumley) for her renowned meat pies. A young innocent (Selina Boyack) and the dashing inspector (Campbell Scott) who tries to solve the murders are also thrown into the mix.

It All Starts Today(1999)

1h 57min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 12 votes)

Set in a forlorn mining town near Valencienne in the north of France, the story is about one man's struggle to bring life to his once prosperous village and its inhabitants. Philippe Torreton, who won a César for Best Actor with his title role in Capitaine Conan, plays Daniel, the head teacher of a nursery school in a town demoralized by unemployment. Daniel is determined against all odds to bring life to the community. When a parent who has come to pick up her children collapses at the school grounds due to alcohol abuse, and social services turns a deaf ear to all pleas for help, Daniel decides to take the law into his own hands. Despite resistance from the townspeople, in the long run his efforts are not fruitless.

Nothing Funny(1996)

1h 35min | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 15 votes)

One day, hospital orderlies, watching corpse in the morgue, recognize film director. Man, even though he died, he begins to remember his life. He made a career making movies, had numerous mistresses, but never realized their dreams. His life was interspersed with many setbacks that enfeebled him from the inside. Although he made a career in film, he was not happy with his life.

Prefontaine(1997)

PG-13
| 1h 46min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 22 votes)

It's the true-life story of legendary track star Steve Prefontaine, the exciting and sometimes controversial "James Dean of Track," whose spirit captured the heart of the nation! Cocky, charismatic, and tough, "Pre" was a running rebel who defied rules, pushed limits ... and smashed records ...

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