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20 Greatest Movies of Each Year 1990s

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Criteria: The movies are ranked according to their initial and lasting acclaim, influence as well as initial and lasting popularity.

List Begun: 2021-11-02
20 Greatest Movies of Each Year 1990s

20 Greatest Movies of 1999

  #. Movie Title - (Directors Name)

  1. The Matrix - (Lana & Lilly Wachowski)
  2. Fight Club - (David Fincher)
  3. American Beauty - (Sam Mendes)
  4. The Sixth Sense - (M. Night Shyamalan)
  5. Magnolia - (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  6. All About My Mother - (Pedro Almodóvar)
  7. Being John Malkovich - (Spike Jonze)
  8. The Insider - (Michael Mann)
  9. The Blair Witch Project - (Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sánchez)
10. The Green Mile - (Frank Darabont)
11. Toy Story 2 - (John Lasseter, Ash Brannon & Lee Unkrich)
12. Eyes Wide Shut - (Stanley Kubrick)
13. The Iron Giant - (Brad Bird)
14. The Straight Story - (David Lynch)
15. Rosetta - (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
16. Three Kings - (David O. Russell)
17. Beau travail - (Claire Denis)
18. Audition - (Takashi Miike)
19. Topsy-Turvy - (Mike Leigh)
20. Election - (Alexander Payne)

The Matrix movie poster

20 Greatest Movies of 1998

  1. Saving Private Ryan - (Steven Spielberg)
  2. The Truman Show - (Peter Weir)
  3. The Big Lebowski - (Joel & Ethan Coen)
  4. The Thin Red Line - (Terrence Malick)
  5. The Celebration - (Thomas Vinterberg)
  6. Rushmore - (Wes Anderson)
  7. American History X - (Tony Kaye)
  8. Elizabeth - (Shekhar Kapur)
  9. Central Station - (Walter Salles)
10. Shakespeare in Love - (John Madden)
11. Happiness - (Todd Solondz)
12. Run Lola Run - (Tom Tykwer)
13. Ring - (Hideo Nakata)
14. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels - (Guy Ritchie)
15. There's Something About Mary - (Bobby & Peter Farrelly)
16. After Life - (Hirokazu Koreeda)
17. A Bug's Life - (John Lasseter & Andrew Stanton)
18. The Idiots - (Lars von Trier)
19. Buffalo '66 - (Vincent Gallo)
20. Show Me Love - (Lukas Moodysson)

Saving Private Ryan movie poster

20 Greatest Movies of 1997

  1. Titanic - (James Cameron)
  2. L.A. Confidential - (Curtis Hanson)
  3. Life Is Beautiful - (Roberto Benigni)
  4. Boogie Nights - (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  5. Princess Mononoke - (Hayao Miyazaki)
  6. Good Will Hunting - (Gus Van Sant)
  7. As Good as It Gets - (James L. Brooks)
  8. Taste of Cherry - (Abbas Kiarostami)
  9. Hana-bi - (Takeshi Kitano)
10. Funny Games - (Michael Haneke)
11. The Sweet Hereafter - (Atom Egoyan)
12. Gattaca - (Andrew Niccol)
13. Donnie Brasco - (Mike Newell)
14. Children of Heaven - (Majid Majidi)
15. Happy Together - (Wong Kar-wai)
16. Starship Troopers - (Paul Verhoeven)
17. The Fifth Element - (Luc Besson)
18. Jackie Brown - (Quentin Tarantino)
19. Men in Black - (Barry Sonnenfeld)
20. Lost Highway - (David Lynch)

Titanic movie poster

20 Greatest Movies of 1996

  1. Fargo - (Joel & Ethan Coen)
  2. Trainspotting - (Danny Boyle)
  3. Breaking the Waves - (Lars von Trier)
  4. Secrets & Lies - (Mike Leigh)
  5. The English Patient - (Anthony Minghella)
  6. Jerry Maguire - (Cameron Crowe)
  7. Independence Day - (Roland Emmerich)
  8. Shine - (Scott Hicks)
  9. Sling Blade - (Billy Bob Thornton)
10. Lone Star - (John Sayles)
11. Scream - (Wes Craven)
12. When We Were Kings - (Leon Gast)
13. Romeo + Juliet - (Baz Luhrmann)
14. The People vs. Larry Flynt - (Miloš Forman)
15. Mission: Impossible - (Brian De Palma)
16. A Moment of Innocence - (Mohsen Makhmalbaf)
17. Hamlet - (Kenneth Branagh)
18. From Dusk till Dawn - (Robert Rodríguez)
19. Primal Fear - (Gregory Hoblit)
20. Bound - (Lana & Lilly Wachowski)

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20 Greatest Movies of 1995

  1. Toy Story - (John Lasseter)
  2. The Usual Suspects - (Bryan Singer)
  3. Se7en - (David Fincher)
  4. Heat - (Michael Mann)
  5. Braveheart - (Mel Gibson)
  6. Casino - (Martin Scorsese)
  7. Before Sunrise - (Richard Linklater)
  8. 12 Monkeys - (Terry Gilliam)
  9. La haine - (Mathieu Kassovitz)
10. Apollo 13 - (Ron Howard)
11. Ghost in the Shell - (Mamoru Oshii)
12. Underground - (Emir Kusturica)
13. Dead Man - (Jim Jarmusch)
14. Babe - (Chris Noonan)
15. Sense and Sensibility - (Ang Lee)
16. Safe - (Todd Haynes)
17. Clueless - (Amy Heckerling)
18. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge - (Aditya Chopra)
19. The Bridges of Madison County - (Clint Eastwood)
20. Leaving Las Vegas - (Mike Figgis)

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20 Greatest Movies of 1994

  1. Pulp Fiction - (Quentin Tarantino)
  2. The Shawshank Redemption - (Frank Darabont)
  3. Forrest Gump - (Robert Zemeckis)
  4. The Lion King - (Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff)
  5. Three Colours: Red - (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
  6. Hoop Dreams - (Steve James)
  7. Sátántangó - (Béla Tarr)
  8. Léon: The Professional - (Luc Besson)
  9. Chungking Express - (Wong Kar-wai)
10. Clerks - (Kevin Smith)
11. Four Weddings and a Funeral - (Mike Newell)
12. Ed Wood - (Tim Burton)
13. Crumb - (Terry Zwigoff)
14. To Live - (Zhang Yimou)
15. Three Colours: White - (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
16. Dumb and Dumber - (Bobby & Peter Farrelly)
17. Quiz Show - (Robert Redford)
18. Speed - (Jan de Bont)
19. Natural Born Killers - (Oliver Stone)
20. Heavenly Creatures - (Peter Jackson)

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20 Greatest Movies of 1993

  1. Schindler's List - (Steven Spielberg)
  2. Jurassic Park - (Steven Spielberg)
  3. Groundhog Day - (Harold Ramis)
  4. Three Colours: Blue - (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
  5. The Piano - (Jane Campion)
  6. Farewell My Concubine - (Chen Kaige)
  7. The Nightmare Before Christmas - (Henry Selick)
  8. Dazed and Confused - (Richard Linklater)
  9. Naked - (Mike Leigh)
10. Short Cuts - (Robert Altman)
11. The Remains of the Day - (James Ivory)
12. The Fugitive - (Andrew Davis)
13. In the Name of the Father - (Jim Sheridan)
14. Carlito's Way - (Brian De Palma)
15. Philadelphia - (Jonathan Demme)
16. True Romance - (Tony Scott)
17. The Age of Innocence - (Martin Scorsese)
18. What's Eating Gilbert Grape - (Lasse Hallström)
19. Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers - (Nick Park)
20. Sonatine - (Takeshi Kitano)

Schindler's List movie poster

20 Greatest Movies of 1992

  1. Unforgiven - (Clint Eastwood)
  2. Reservoir Dogs - (Quentin Tarantino)
  3. Aladdin - (Ron Clements & John Musker)
  4. Malcolm X - (Spike Lee)
  5. The Player - (Robert Altman)
  6. The Crying Game - (Neil Jordan)
  7. Glengarry Glen Ross - (James Foley)
  8. Hard Boiled - (John Woo)
  9. Howards End - (James Ivory)
10. The Last of the Mohicans - (Michael Mann)
11. Scent of a Woman - (Martin Brest)
12. A Few Good Men - (Rob Reiner)
13. Braindead - (Peter Jackson)
14. Basic Instinct - (Paul Verhoeven)
15. Husbands and Wives - (Woody Allen)
16. Man Bites Dog - (Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel & Benoît Poelvoorde)
17. The Quince Tree Sun - (Víctor Erice)
18. Bram Stoker's Dracula - (Francis Ford Coppola)
19. The Story of Qiu Ju - (Zhang Yimou)
20. El Mariachi - (Robert Rodríguez)

Unforgiven movie poster

20 Greatest Movies of 1991

  1. The Silence of the Lambs - (Jonathan Demme)
  2. Terminator 2: Judgment Day - (James Cameron)
  3. Beauty and the Beast - (Gary Trousdale & Kirk Wise)
  4. Raise the Red Lantern - (Zhang Yimou)
  5. Boyz n the Hood - (John Singleton)
  6. Thelma & Louise - (Ridley Scott)
  7. JFK - (Oliver Stone)
  8. Barton Fink - (Joel & Ethan Coen)
  9. A Brighter Summer Day - (Edward Yang)
10. My Own Private Idaho - (Gus Van Sant)
11. The Double Life of Veronique - (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
12. Delicatessen - (Marc Caro & Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
13. Les amants du Pont-Neuf - (Leos Carax)
14. Once upon a Time in China - (Tsui Hark)
15. The Commitments - (Alan Parker)
16. La belle noiseuse - (Jacques Rivette)
17. Point Break - (Kathryn Bigelow)
18. The Fisher King - (Terry Gilliam)
19. Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse - (Fax Bahr, George Hickenlooper & Eleanor Coppola)
20. Cape Fear - (Martin Scorsese)

The Silence of the Lambs movie poster

20 Greatest Movies of 1990

  1. GoodFellas - (Martin Scorsese)
  2. Edward Scissorhands - (Tim Burton)
  3. Dances with Wolves - (Kevin Costner)
  4. Close-Up - (Abbas Kiarostami)
  5. Miller's Crossing - (Joel & Ethan Coen)
  6. Days of Being Wild - (Wong Kar-wai)
  7. Misery - (Rob Reiner)
  8. Home Alone - (Chris Columbus)
  9. Paris Is Burning - (Jennie Livingston)
10. Cyrano de Bergerac - (Jean-Paul Rappeneau)
11. Akira Kurosawa's Dreams - (Akira Kurosawa)
12. Total Recall - (Paul Verhoeven)
13. Ju Dou - (Zhang Yimou & Yang Fengliang)
14. Awakenings - (Penny Marshall)
15. The Godfather Part III - (Francis Ford Coppola)
16. Pretty Woman - (Garry Marshall)
17. Slacker - (Richard Linklater)
18. Europa Europa - (Agnieszka Holland)
19. An Angel at My Table - (Jane Campion)
20. Ghost - (Jerry Zucker)

GoodFellas movie poster
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