My Favorite Movies of the 1990s

Also includes Documentaries and Made-for-TV Movies.
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1.
Alice (1990)
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A spoiled Manhattan housewife re-evaluates her life after visiting a Chinatown healer. (102 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
2.
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
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Enjoying a peaceable existence in 1885, Doctor Emmet Brown is about to be killed by Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen. Marty McFly travels back in time to save his friend. (118 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
3.
Dick Tracy (1990)
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The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob. (105 mins.)
Director: Warren Beatty
 
4.
Flashback (1990)
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In 1989, clean-cut FBI man John Buckner is detailed to escort heavily-bearded Huey Walker back to jail... (108 mins.)
Director: Franco Amurri
 
5.
The Forbidden Dance (1990)
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Filmed during the Lambada dance craze (if there really ever was one), this film tries to have a social conscience... (97 mins.)
Director: Greydon Clark
 
6.
I Love You to Death (1990)
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Joey owns a pizza parlor, and is married to Rosalie. He's also a serial womanizer. Rosalie goes to extremes when she finds he has been cheating. (97 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
 
7.
It (1990 Mini-Series)
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In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown. (192 mins.)
 
8.
Memphis Belle (1990)
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In 1943, the crew of a B-17 based in UK prepares for its 25th and last bombing mission over Germany before returning home to the USA. (107 mins.)
 
9.
Mermaids (1990)
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An unconventional single mother relocates with her two daughters to a small Massachusetts town in 1963, where a number of events and relationships both challenge and strengthen their familial bonds. (110 mins.)
 
10.
Wild at Heart (1990)
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Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor. (125 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
11.
Back to the Future... The Ride (1991 Short Film)
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Sitting in a flying DeLorean, the audience gets rocked when traveling through several times. (4 mins.)
 
12.
Defending Your Life (1991)
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In an afterlife way station resembling a block of hotels, the lives of the recently-deceased are examined in a court-like setting. (112 mins.)
Director: Albert Brooks
 
13.
Dogfight (1991)
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In 1963, the night before the 18 years old "Birdlace" Eddie and his friends are shipped to Vietnam.... (94 mins.)
Director: Nancy Savoca
 
14.
The Hard Way (1991)
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An action movie star researching a role is allowed to tag along with a hardboiled New York policeman, who finds him superficial and irritating. (111 mins.)
Director: John Badham
 
15.
Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991 Documentary)
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Documentary following singer Madonna on her controversial Blond Ambition tour in 1990. (120 mins.)
Director: Alek Keshishian
 
16.
Mississippi Masala (1991)
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An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes... (118 mins.)
Director: Mira Nair
 
17.
Ricochet (1991)
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A District Attorney is terrorized by the criminal he put away years ago when he was a cop. (102 mins.)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
 
18.
Scenes from a Mall (1991)
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On their 16th anniversary, a married couple's trip to a Beverly Hills mall becomes the stage for personal revelations and deceptions. (89 mins.)
Director: Paul Mazursky
 
19.
Shadows and Fog (1991)
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With a serial strangler on the loose, a bookkeeper wanders around town searching for the vigilante group intent on catching the killer. (85 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
20.
Basic Instinct (1992)
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A violent, suspended police detective investigates a brutal murder, in which a manipulative and seductive woman could be involved. (127 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
21.
Batman Returns (1992)
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When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda. (126 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
22.
Dracula (1992)
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The vampire comes to England to seduce a visitor's fiancée and inflict havoc in the foreign land. (128 mins.)
 
23.
Husbands and Wives (1992)
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When their best friends announce that they're separating, a professor and his wife discover the faults in their own marriage. (103 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
24.
Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful (1992 TV Movie)
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In this made for Showtime television spoof of Madonna's Madonna: Truth or Dare documentary, comedienne Julie Brown portrays Medusa... (51 mins.)
 
25.
Raising Cain (1992)
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The oncologist wife of a prominent child psychologist suspects her husband has an unhealthy scientific obsession with their child, unaware of what - or who - is really going on inside his head. (91 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
26.
Single White Female (1992)
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A woman advertising for a new roommate finds that something very strange is going on with the tenant who decides to move in. (107 mins.)
 
27.
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
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A young FBI agent disappears while investigating a murder miles from Twin Peaks that may be related to the future murder of Laura Palmer; the last week of the life of Laura Palmer is chronicled. (135 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
28.
Airborne (1993)
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Mitchell Goosen is sixteen/seventeen year old kid from California who loves to surf and roller blade... (91 mins.)
Director: Rob Bowman
 
29.
Arcade (1993 Video)
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A virtual reality game begins taking over the minds of teenagers. (85 mins.)
Director: Albert Pyun
 
30.
Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993)
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Nick is a feckless television salesman who gets fired and impulsively decides that he and his girlfriend... (95 mins.)
 
31.
Body of Evidence (1993)
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A lawyer defends a woman accused of killing her older lover by having sex with him. (99 mins.)
Director: Uli Edel
 
32.
Dangerous Game (1993)
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A New York film director, working on his latest movie in Los Angeles, begins to reflect the actions in his movie and real life, especially when he begins an affair with the lead actress. (108 mins.)
Director: Abel Ferrara
 
33.
The Day My Parents Ran Away (1993 TV Movie)
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An irresponsible teen examines his life after his fed-up parents leave him to fend for himself. (96 mins.)
 
34.
Groundhog Day (1993)
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A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again. (101 mins.)
Director: Harold Ramis
 
35.
Mad Dog and Glory (1993)
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After his life is saved by a lonely cop, a mobster who moonlights as a stand-up comedian provides the cop with a beautiful young companion. (97 mins.)
Director: John McNaughton
 
36.
Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
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A middle-aged couple suspects foul play when their neighbor's wife suddenly drops dead. (104 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
37.
My Life (1993)
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A terminally ill man prepares for his death. (117 mins.)
 
38.
Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
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Young lovers Hero and Claudio, soon to wed, conspire to get verbal sparring partners and confirmed singles Benedick and Beatrice to wed as well. (111 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
 
39.
Sliver (1993)
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A woman moves into an exclusive New York City apartment building, which she soon discovers houses tenants with all manner of shocking secrets. (107 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
 
40.
The Thing Called Love (1993)
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A group of newcomers to the country music business seek love and stardom. (116 mins.)
 
41.
Camp Nowhere (1994)
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Morris "Mud" Himmel has a problem. His parents desperately want to send him away to summer camp. He hates going to summer camp... (96 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Prince
 
42.
Don't Drink the Water (1994 TV Movie)
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Somewhere behind the early 1960s cold-war iron curtain, the Hollander family cause an international... (100 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
43.
It's Pat (1994)
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The comedic misadventures of a person of indeterminate gender. (77 mins.)
Director: Adam Bernstein
 
44.
Quiz Show (1994)
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A young lawyer, Richard Goodwin, investigates a potentially fixed game show. Charles Van Doren, a big time show winner, is under Goodwin's investigation. (133 mins.)
Director: Robert Redford
 
45.
Blue in the Face (1995)
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Wayne Wang's follow-up movie to Smoke presents a series of improvisational situations strung together... (83 mins.)
 
46.
Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
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When he discovers his adopted son is a genius, a New York sportswriter seeks out the boy's birth mother: a ditzy porn star and prostitute. (95 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
47.
The Birdcage (1996)
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A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents. (117 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
48.
Bogus (1996)
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Recently orphaned, a young boy is taken in by his godmother who is shocked to realize that she can see the boy's imaginary friend: a flamboyant, French magician named Bogus. (110 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
 
49.
The Craft (1996)
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A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who even slightly anger them. (101 mins.)
Director: Andrew Fleming
 
50.
Multiplicity (1996)
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A man who never has enough time for the things he wants to do is offered the opportunity to have himself duplicated. (117 mins.)
Director: Harold Ramis
 
51.
To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996)
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David Lewis is affected by the death of his wife Gillian, who fell from the mast pole of their boat on a sailing trip two years ago... (93 mins.)
 
52.
Deconstructing Harry (1997)
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Suffering from writer's block and eagerly awaiting his writing award, Harry Block remembers events from his past and scenes from his best-selling books as characters, real and fictional, come back to haunt him. (96 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
53.
Ghosts (1997 Short Film)
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A Maestro is stalked by the Mayor of a small town. When he is forced to leave based on his potential, he puts on a show that the entire mob has to see. (40 mins.)
Director: Stan Winston
 
54.
Jackie Brown (1997)
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A middle-aged woman finds herself in the middle of a huge conflict that will either make her a profit or cost her life. (154 mins.)
 
55.
Open Your Eyes (1997)
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A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured. (117 mins.)
 
56.
steve.oedekerk.com (1997 TV Movie)
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A mix of stand-up comedy and sketches, notable for its mixing of live action and computer animation...
Director: Steve Oedekerk
 
57.
That Darn Cat (1997)
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A maid is kidnapped and scratches a message onto D.C. the cat's collar and when his owner Patti discovers this, she plays amateur detective with the help of D.C. to try to find the culprits. (89 mins.)
Director: Bob Spiers
 
58.
Titanic (1997)
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A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. (194 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
 
59.
Wild Man Blues (1997 Documentary)
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Academy Award-winner Barbara Kopple directs this documentary portrait of Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Woody Allen... (105 mins.)
Director: Barbara Kopple
 
60.
The Wrong Guy (1997)
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After his boss is murdered, Nelson is on the run for fear of prosecution. He hides out in a small town to avoid the police, which should be easy because they know he didn't do it and they aren't looking for him. (92 mins.)
Director: David Steinberg
 
61.
Can't Hardly Wait (1998)
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Multicharacter teenage comedy about high school graduates with different agenda of life on graduation night. (100 mins.)
 
62.
Celebrity (1998)
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The fortunes of a husband and wife differ drastically after they divorce. (113 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
63.
Permanent Midnight (1998)
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Comedy writer Jerry Stahl, whose $6000-a-week heroin habit had him taking his infant daughter along... (88 mins.)
Director: David Veloz
 
64.
Practical Magic (1998)
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The wry, comic romantic tale follows the Owens sisters, Sally and Gillian, as they struggle to use their hereditary gift for practical magic to overcome the obstacles in discovering true love. (104 mins.)
Director: Griffin Dunne
 
65.
Three Below Zero (1998)
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People are trapped in the basement of a New York apartment building on the hottest day of the summer. (87 mins.)
Director: Simon Aeby
 
66.
American Beauty (1999)
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A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend. (122 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
 
67.
Being John Malkovich (1999)
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A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of movie star John Malkovich. (112 mins.)
Director: Spike Jonze
 
68.
Stir of Echoes (1999)
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After being hypnotized by his sister in law, a man begins seeing haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery begins to unfold around him. (99 mins.)
Director: David Koepp
 
69.
Superstar (1999)
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A nerdy Catholic schoolgirl, Mary Katherine Gallagher, dreams of superstardom. (81 mins.)
Director: Bruce McCulloch
 
70.
Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
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In the 1930s, jazz guitarist Emmet Ray idolizes Django Reinhardt, faces gangsters and falls in love with a mute woman. (95 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen