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Movies: Popular Movies of 1993

Movies in chronological context: 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1993rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 993rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 93rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1990s decade. ()

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Jurassic Park(1993)

3.9/5 (with 3,550 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.

Directed by Steven Spielberg - With Richard Attenborough, Jeff Goldblum, Samuel L. Jackson, Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Ariana Richards, ...

Schindler's List(1993)

R
| 3h 15min | Drama, History, War
4.3/5 (with 3,110 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.

Directed by Steven Spielberg - With Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall, Embeth Davidtz, Jonathan Sagall, ...

The Nightmare Before Christmas(1993)

PG
| 1h 16min | Fantasy, Animation, Kids & Family
3.9/5 (with 1,633 votes)

Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas approaches, Jack's rag-doll girlfriend, Sally, tries to foil his misguided plans.

Directed by Henry Selick

Groundhog Day(1993)

PG
| 1h 41min | Romance / Love, Fantasy, Drama, Comedy
3.8/5 (with 1,614 votes)

A narcissistic TV weatherman, along with his attractive-but-distant producer and mawkish cameraman, is sent to report on Groundhog Day in the small town of Punxsutawney, where he finds himself repeating the same day over and over.

Directed by Harold Ramis - With Andie MacDowell, Bill Murray, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky, Brian Doyle-Murray, Rick Ducommun, ...

Mrs. Doubtfire(1993)

PG-13
| 2h 5min | Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family
3.6/5 (with 1,266 votes)

Loving but irresponsible dad Daniel Hillard, estranged from his exasperated spouse, is crushed by a court order allowing only weekly visits with his kids. When Daniel learns his ex needs a housekeeper, he gets the job -- disguised as an English nanny. Soon he becomes not only his children's best pal but the kind of parent he should have been from the start.

Directed by Chris Columbus - With Robin Williams, Sally Field, Lisa Jakub, Matthew Lawrence, Mara Wilson, Pierce Brosnan, ...

The Fugitive(1993)

PG-13
| 2h 10min | Adventure, Action, Thriller, Crime, Mystery
3.7/5 (with 841 votes)

Wrongfully accused of murdering his wife, Richard Kimble escapes from the law in an attempt to find her killer and clear his name. Pursuing him is a team of U.S. marshals led by Deputy Samuel Gerard, a determined detective who will not rest until Richard is captured. As Richard leads the team through a series of intricate chases, he discovers the secrets behind his wife's death and struggles to expose the killer before it is too late.

Directed by Andrew Davis - With Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Jeroen Krabbé, Joe Pantoliano, Sela Ward, Julianne Moore, ...

Philadelphia(1993)

PG-13
| 2h 5min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 783 votes)

Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and corruption of their powerful adversaries.

Directed by Jonathan Demme - With Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, Antonio Banderas, Joanne Woodward, ...

What's Eating Gilbert Grape(1993)

PG-13
| 1h 58min | Romance / Love, Drama
3.8/5 (with 701 votes)

Gilbert has to care for his brother Arnie and his obese mother, which gets in the way when love walks into his life.

Directed by Lasse Hallström - With Johnny Depp, Juliette Lewis, Mary Steenburgen, Leonardo DiCaprio, John C. Reilly, Darlene Cates, ...

Demolition Man(1993)

R
| 1h 55min | Crime, Action, Science Fiction
3.3/5 (with 671 votes)

Simon Phoenix, a violent criminal cryogenically frozen in 1996, has escaped during a parole hearing in 2032 in the utopia of San Angeles. Police are incapable of dealing with his violent ways and turn to his captor, John Spartan, who had also been cryogenically frozen when wrongfully accused of killing 30 innocent people while apprehending Phoenix.

Directed by Marco Brambilla - With Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock, Nigel Hawthorne, Benjamin Bratt, Bob Gunton, ...

Falling Down(1993)

R
| 1h 53min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 607 votes)

On the day of his daughter's birthday, William "D-Fens" Foster is trying to get to the home of his estranged ex-wife to see his daughter. His car breaks down, so he leaves his car in a traffic jam in Los Angeles and decides to walk. He goes to a convenience store and tries to get some change for a phone call, but the Korean owner does not oblige, tipping Foster over the edge. The unstable Foster, so frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them.

Directed by Joel Schumacher - With Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall, Barbara Hershey, Tuesday Weld, Frederic Forrest, Rachel Ticotin, ...

Carlito's Way(1993)

R
| 2h 24min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 578 votes)

A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of NYC.

Directed by Brian De Palma - With Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller, John Leguizamo, Luis Guzmán, Viggo Mortensen, ...

True Romance(1993)

3.8/5 (with 519 votes)

Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.

Directed by Tony Scott - With Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, ...

Last Action Hero(1993)

PG-13
| 2h 10min | Adventure, Fantasy, Action, Comedy, Kids & Family
3.1/5 (with 502 votes)

Danny is obsessed with a fictional movie character action hero Jack Slater. When a magical ticket transports him into Jack's latest adventure, Danny finds himself in a world where movie magic and reality collide. Now it's up to Danny to save the life of his hero and new friend.

Directed by John McTiernan - With Arnold Schwarzenegger, F. Murray Abraham, Charles Dance, Tom Noonan, Austin O'Brien, Art Carney, ...

Sleepless in Seattle(1993)

PG
| 1h 45min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 435 votes)

A young boy who tries to set his dad up on a date after the death of his mother. He calls into a radio station to talk about his dad’s loneliness which soon leads the dad into meeting a Journalist Annie who flies to Seattle to write a story about the boy and his dad. Yet Annie ends up with more than just a story in this popular romantic comedy.

Directed by Nora Ephron - With Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Bill Pullman, Ross Malinger, Rosie O'Donnell, Victor Garber, ...

Addams Family Values(1993)

PG-13
| 1h 34min | Comedy, Kids & Family, Fantasy
3.3/5 (with 430 votes)

Siblings Wednesday and Pugsley Addams will stop at nothing to get rid of Pubert, the new baby boy adored by parents Gomez and Morticia. Things go from bad to worse when the new "black widow" nanny, Debbie Jellinsky, launches her plan to add Fester to her collection of dead husbands.

Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, Scott Rudin, Paul Rudnick - With Raúl Juliá, Anjelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, Joan Cusack, Christina Ricci, Carol Kane, ...

Cliffhanger(1993)

R
| 1h 52min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 410 votes)

A year after losing his friend in a tragic 4,000-foot fall, former ranger Gabe Walker and his partner, Hal, are called to return to the same peak to rescue a group of stranded climbers, only to learn the climbers are actually thieving hijackers who are looking for boxes full of money.

Directed by Renny Harlin - With John Lithgow, Michael Rooker, Janine Turner, Rex Linn, Caroline Goodall, Leon Robinson, ...

Dazed and Confused(1993)

R
| 1h 42min | Comedy, Drama
3.7/5 (with 398 votes)

The adventures of a group of Texas teens on their last day of school in 1976, centering on student Randall Floyd, who moves easily among stoners, jocks and geeks. Floyd is a star athlete, but he also likes smoking weed, which presents a conundrum when his football coach demands he sign a "no drugs" pledge.

Directed by Richard Linklater - With Jason London, Rory Cochrane, Wiley Wiggins, Adam Goldberg, Matthew McConaughey, Parker Posey, ...

Robin Hood: Men in Tights(1993)

PG-13
| 1h 44min | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 398 votes)

Robin Hood comes home after fighting in the Crusades to learn that the noble King Richard is in exile and that the despotic King John now rules England, with the help of the Sheriff of Rottingham. Robin Hood assembles a band of fellow patriots to do battle with King John and the Sheriff.

Directed by Mel Brooks - With Cary Elwes, Richard Lewis, Roger Rees, Amy Yasbeck, Avery Schreiber, Dave Chappelle, ...

Tombstone(1993)

R
| 2h 10min | Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Western
3.8/5 (with 392 votes)

Legendary marshal Wyatt Earp, now a weary gunfighter, joins his brothers Morgan and Virgil to pursue their collective fortune in the thriving mining town of Tombstone. But Earp is forced to don a badge again and get help from his notorious pal Doc Holliday when a gang of renegade brigands and rustlers begins terrorizing the town.

Directed by George P. Cosmatos, Kevin Jarre - With Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe, Michael Biehn, ...

Hocus Pocus(1993)

PG
| 1h 36min | Comedy, Kids & Family, Fantasy, Horror
3.3/5 (with 361 votes)

After 300 years of slumber, three sister witches are accidentally resurrected in Salem on Halloween night, and it us up to three kids and their newfound feline friend to put an end to the witches' reign of terror once and for all.

Directed by Kenny Ortega - With Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz, Thora Birch, Vinessa Shaw, ...

Cool Runnings(1993)

PG
| 1h 38min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 359 votes)

When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team.

Directed by Jon Turteltaub - With Leon Robinson, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis, Malik Yoba, John Candy, John Morgan, ...

The Firm(1993)

R
| 2h 34min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 345 votes)

Mitch McDeere is a young man with a promising future in Law. About to sit his Bar exam, he is approached by 'The Firm' and made an offer he doesn't refuse. Seduced by the money and gifts showered on him, he is totally oblivious to the more sinister side of his company. Then, two Associates are murdered. The FBI contact him, asking him for information and suddenly his life is ruined. He has a choice - work with the FBI, or stay with the Firm. Either way he will lose his life as he knows it. Mitch figures the only way out is to follow his own plan...

Directed by Sydney Pollack - With Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, Hal Holbrook, ...

The Visitors(1993)

1h 47min | Fantasy, Comedy
3.6/5 (with 340 votes)

This outrageous time-travel comedy follows the misadventures of a wacky medieval knight (Jean Reno) and his faithful servant when they are accidentally transported to contemporary times by a senile sorcerer. Mayhem rules as these 12th-century visitors try adapting to the wildly confusing modern world. To avoid being stuck here for good, however, they soon begin an all-out cosmic assault on their former castle -- now a luxury hotel -- in their quest to return to the past.

Directed by Jean-Marie Poiré - With Jean Reno, Christian Clavier, Valérie Lemercier, Marie-Anne Chazel, Isabelle Nanty, Ariele Séménoff, ...

Hot Shots! Part Deux(1993)

PG-13
| 1h 26min | Action, Comedy, War
3.2/5 (with 319 votes)

Topper Harley is found to be working as an odd-job-man in a monastery. The CIA want him to lead a rescue mission into Iraq, to rescue the last rescue team, who went in to rescue the last rescue team who... who went in to rescue hostages left behind after Desert Storm.

Directed by Jim Abrahams - With Charlie Sheen, Lloyd Bridges, Valeria Golino, Richard Crenna, Brenda Bakke, Miguel Ferrer, ...

Free Willy(1993)

PG
| 1h 52min | Kids & Family, Adventure, Drama
3.0/5 (with 313 votes)

When maladjusted orphan Jesse vandalizes a theme park, he is placed with foster parents and must work at the park to make amends. There he meets Willy, a young Orca whale who has been separated from his family. Sensing kinship, they form a bond and, with the help of kindly whale trainer Rae Lindley, develop a routine of tricks. However, greedy park owner Dial soon catches wind of the duo and makes plans to profit from them.

Directed by Simon Wincer - With Jason James Richter, Lori Petty, Jayne Atkinson, August Schellenberg, Michael Madsen, Michael Ironside, ...

A Bronx Tale(1993)

R
| 2h 1min | Drama, Crime
3.8/5 (with 311 votes)

Set in the Bronx during the tumultuous 1960s, an adolescent boy is torn between his honest, working-class father and a violent yet charismatic crime boss. Complicating matters is the youngster's growing attraction - forbidden in his neighborhood - for a beautiful black girl.

Directed by Robert De Niro - With Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri, Lillo Brancato, Taral Hicks, Francis Capra, Kathrine Narducci, ...

Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit(1993)

PG
| 1h 47min | Music, Comedy
3.1/5 (with 295 votes)

Deloris Van Cartier is again asked to don the nun's habit to help a run-down Catholic school, presided over by Mother Superior. And if trying to reach out to a class full of uninterested students wasn't bad enough, the sisters discover that the school is due to be closed by the unscrupulous local authority chief Mr. Crisp.

Directed by Bill Duke - With Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Najimy, Barnard Hughes, Mary Wickes, James Coburn, Maggie Smith, ...

In the Name of the Father(1993)

R
| 2h 13min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 278 votes)

A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his four friends are coerced by British police into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father and other relatives in London are also implicated in the crime. He spends fifteen years in prison with his father trying to prove his innocence.

Directed by Jim Sheridan - With Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson, Pete Postlethwaite, John Lynch, Corin Redgrave, Mark Sheppard, ...

The Pelican Brief(1993)

PG-13
| 2h 21min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
3.2/5 (with 266 votes)

Two Supreme Court Justices have been assassinated. One lone law student has stumbled upon the truth. An investigative journalist wants her story. Everybody else wants her dead.

Directed by Alan J. Pakula - With Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Sam Shepard, Hume Cronyn, Stanley Tucci, John Heard, ...

In the Line of Fire(1993)

R
| 2h 8min | Action, Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery
3.5/5 (with 265 votes)

Veteran Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan is a man haunted by his failure to save President Kennedy while serving protection detail in Dallas. Thirty years later, a man calling himself "Booth" threatens the life of the current President, forcing Horrigan to come back to protection detail to confront the ghosts from his past.

Directed by Wolfgang Petersen - With Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo, Dylan McDermott, John Mahoney, Gary Cole, ...
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