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Movies: Popular Movies of the 1990s (1990-1999)

Movies in chronological context: The 1990s (pronounced nineteen nineties, shortened to the 90s and also referred to as simply the nineties) was a decade that began on January 1, 1990, and ended on December 31st, 1999. Culturally, it is often defined as the period from the Revolutions of 1989 that marked the end of the Cold War until the Global War on Terrorism (including the September 11 attacks, War in Afghanistan, Iraq War, and the war on drugs) in the following decade. In the United States, the decade saw greater attention to multiculturalism compared to the 1980s, as well as the advance of alternative media. Music movements like grunge, the rave scene, and hip hop, became popular with young people worldwide, aided by cable television and the Internet. The 1990s saw advances in technology, with the World Wide Web, the first gene therapy trial, and cloning all emerging and being improved upon throughout the decade. A combination of factors, including the continued mass mobilization of capital markets through neoliberalism, the end of the Cold War caused by the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the beginning of the widespread proliferation of new media such as the Internet, and increasing skepticism towards the government, led to a realignment and consolidation of economic and political power across the world... ()

Movies of a single year: 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999


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Fight Club(1999)

R
| 2h 19min | Drama
4.2/5 (with 12,436 votes)

A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.

Pulp Fiction(1994)

R
| 2h 34min | Thriller, Crime
4.2/5 (with 11,919 votes)

A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.

Forrest Gump(1994)

4.2/5 (with 11,688 votes)

A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events—in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. But despite all he has achieved, his one true love eludes him.

The Shawshank Redemption(1994)

R
| 2h 22min | Drama, Crime
4.3/5 (with 11,193 votes)

Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.

The Matrix(1999)

R
| 2h 16min | Action, Science Fiction
4.1/5 (with 11,070 votes)

Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.

Titanic(1997)

PG-13
| 3h 14min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.9/5 (with 10,792 votes)

101-year-old Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story of her life aboard the Titanic, 84 years later. A young Rose boards the ship with her mother and fiancé. Meanwhile, Jack Dawson and Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets aboard the ship. Rose tells the whole story from Titanic's departure through to its death—on its first and last voyage—on April 15, 1912.

Se7en(1995)

R
| 2h 7min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
4.2/5 (with 8,842 votes)

Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. Sommerset researches each sin in an effort to get inside the killer's mind, while his novice partner, Mills, scoffs at his efforts to unravel the case.

Toy Story(1995)

4.0/5 (with 7,926 votes)

Led by Woody, Andy's toys live happily in his room until Andy's birthday brings Buzz Lightyear onto the scene. Afraid of losing his place in Andy's heart, Woody plots against Buzz. But when circumstances separate Buzz and Woody from their owner, the duo eventually learns to put aside their differences.

Directed by John Lasseter

The Lion King(1994)

G
| 1h 29min | Kids & Family, Animation, Drama
4.1/5 (with 7,864 votes)

A young lion prince is cast out of his pride by his cruel uncle, who claims he killed his father. While the uncle rules with an iron paw, the prince grows up beyond the Savannah, living by a philosophy: No worries for the rest of your days. But when his past comes to haunt him, the young prince must decide his fate: Will he remain an outcast or face his demons and become what he needs to be?

The Truman Show(1998)

PG
| 1h 43min | Comedy, Drama
4.1/5 (with 7,608 votes)

Truman Burbank is the star of The Truman Show, a 24-hour-a-day reality TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for consumption by the rest of the world. And everyone he knows, including his wife and his best friend is really an actor, paid to be part of his life.

The Green Mile(1999)

R
| 3h 9min | Fantasy, Drama, Crime
4.3/5 (with 7,224 votes)

A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cell block's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help stave off the condemned man's execution.

Jurassic Park(1993)

PG-13
| 2h 7min | Adventure, Science Fiction
4.0/5 (with 6,990 votes)

A wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening day, he invites a team of experts and his two eager grandchildren to experience the park and help calm anxious investors. However, the park is anything but amusing as the security systems go off-line and the dinosaurs escape.

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The Silence of the Lambs(1991)

R
| 1h 59min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
4.2/5 (with 6,867 votes)

Clarice Starling is a top student at the FBI's training academy. Jack Crawford wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Crawford believes that Lecter may have insight into a case and that Starling, as an attractive young woman, may be just the bait to draw him out.

Saving Private Ryan(1998)

R
| 2h 49min | Drama, History, War
4.1/5 (with 6,735 votes)

As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.

Schindler's List(1993)

R
| 3h 15min | Drama, History, War
4.3/5 (with 6,636 votes)

The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace(1999)

PG
| 2h 16min | Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
3.3/5 (with 6,277 votes)

Anakin Skywalker, a young slave strong with the Force, is discovered on Tatooine. Meanwhile, the evil Sith have returned, enacting their plot for revenge against the Jedi.

Léon: The Professional(1994)

R
| 1h 51min | Crime, Drama, Action
4.2/5 (with 6,225 votes)

Léon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, Mathilda's thoughts turn to revenge, and she considers following in Léon's footsteps.

Reservoir Dogs(1992)

R
| 1h 39min | Crime, Thriller
4.1/5 (with 6,123 votes)

A botched robbery indicates a police informant, and the pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Crime begets violence as the survivors -- veteran Mr. White, newcomer Mr. Orange, psychopathic parolee Mr. Blonde, bickering weasel Mr. Pink and Nice Guy Eddie -- unravel.

Toy Story 2(1999)

G
| 1h 32min | Animation, Comedy, Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 5,976 votes)

Andy heads off to Cowboy Camp, leaving his toys to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector named Al McWhiggen, owner of Al's Toy Barn kidnaps Woody. Andy's toys mount a daring rescue mission, Buzz Lightyear meets his match and Woody has to decide where he and his heart truly belong.

Men in Black(1997)

PG-13
| 1h 38min | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction
3.6/5 (with 5,973 votes)

After a police chase with an otherworldly being, a New York City cop is recruited as an agent in a top-secret organization established to monitor and police alien activity on Earth: the Men in Black. Agent Kay and new recruit Agent Jay find themselves in the middle of a deadly plot by an intergalactic terrorist who has arrived on Earth to assassinate two ambassadors from opposing galaxies.

Life Is Beautiful(1997)

PG-13
| 1h 56min | Comedy, Drama
4.2/5 (with 5,662 votes)

A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While locked up he tries to convince his son that the whole thing is just a game.

Edward Scissorhands(1990)

PG-13
| 1h 45min | Fantasy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.9/5 (with 5,606 votes)

A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day(1991)

4.0/5 (with 5,354 votes)

Nearly 10 years have passed since Sarah Connor was targeted for termination by a cyborg from the future. Now her son, John, the future leader of the resistance, is the target for a newer, more deadly terminator. Once again, the resistance has managed to send a protector back to attempt to save John and his mother Sarah.

GoodFellas(1990)

R
| 2h 25min | Drama, Crime
4.2/5 (with 5,265 votes)

The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.

American Beauty(1999)

R
| 2h 2min | Drama
4.0/5 (with 5,259 votes)

Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.

Good Will Hunting(1997)

R
| 2h 7min | Drama
4.1/5 (with 4,995 votes)

Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. When Will is arrested for attacking a police officer, Professor Lambeau makes a deal to get leniency for him if he will get treatment from therapist Sean Maguire.

The Sixth Sense(1999)

PG-13
| 1h 47min | Mystery, Thriller, Drama
4.0/5 (with 4,934 votes)

Following an unexpected tragedy, a child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe meets an nine year old boy named Cole Sear, who is hiding a dark secret.

Aladdin(1992)

3.8/5 (with 4,934 votes)

Princess Jasmine grows tired of being forced to remain in the palace, so she sneaks out into the marketplace, in disguise, where she meets street-urchin Aladdin. The couple falls in love, although Jasmine may only marry a prince. After being thrown in jail, Aladdin becomes embroiled in a plot to find a mysterious lamp, with which the evil Jafar hopes to rule the land.

American History X(1998)

R
| 1h 59min | Drama
4.2/5 (with 4,915 votes)

Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two African-American men. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader of a violent white supremacist gang that committed acts of racial crime throughout L.A. and his actions greatly influenced Danny. Reformed and fresh out of prison, Derek severs contact with the gang and becomes determined to keep Danny from going down the same violent path as he did.

The Big Lebowski(1998)

R
| 1h 57min | Comedy, Crime
3.9/5 (with 4,800 votes)

Jeffrey 'The Dude' Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker who only wants to bowl and drink White Russians, is mistaken for another Jeffrey Lebowski, a wheelchair-bound millionaire, and finds himself dragged into a strange series of events involving nihilists, adult film producers, ferrets, errant toes, and large sums of money.

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