Best Picture 1993

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1.
Short Cuts (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The day-to-day lives of a number of suburban Los Angeles residents. (187 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
2.
Carlito's Way (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A Puerto Rican former convict, 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 N.Y.C. (144 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
3.
The Remains of the Day (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A butler who sacrificed body and soul to service in the years leading up to World War II realizes too late how misguided his loyalty was to his lordly employer. (134 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
4.
The Age of Innocence (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A tale of nineteenth-century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin. (139 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
5.
Three Colors: Blue (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A woman struggles to find a way to live her life after the death of her husband and child. (98 mins.)
 
6.
La madre muerta (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A criminal, shoots and kills a painting restorer during a bungled burglary, and shoots her daughter as well. Twenty years later, the daughter has been left mute and with a mental age of a child, spending most of her time in a mental home. (105 mins.)
 
7.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn't quite understand the concept. (76 mins.)
Director: Henry Selick
 
8.
Farewell My Concubine (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The story of two men, who met as apprentices in the Peking Opera, and stayed friends for over 50 years. (171 mins.)
Director: Kaige Chen
 
9.
Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A middle-aged couple suspects foul play when their neighbor's wife suddenly drops dead. (104 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
10.
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A recently widowed man's son calls a radio talk-show in an attempt to find his father a partner. (105 mins.)
Director: Nora Ephron
 
11.
In the Name of the Father (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A man's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them. (133 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan
 
12.
A Perfect World (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A kidnapped boy strikes up a friendship with his captor: an escaped convict on the run from the law, headed by an honorable U.S. Marshal. (138 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
13.
Schindler's List (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans. (195 mins.)
 
14.
The Piano (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A mute woman along with her young daughter, and her prized piano, are sent to 1850s New Zealand for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, and she's soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation. (121 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
 
15.
The Man Without a Face (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Chuck wants to leave home but can't make the grade for boarding school. Then he finds out the disfigured recluse living nearby is an ex-teacher. (115 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson
 
16.
True Romance (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In Detroit, loner Clarence marries a call girl named Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood. Meanwhile, the owners of the cocaine, the mob, track them down and try to reclaim it. (120 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
 
17.
The Wedding Banquet (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
To satisfy his nagging parents, a gay landlord and a female tenant agree to a marriage of convenience, but his parents arrive to visit and things get out of hand. (106 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
18.
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After his father's death, Gilbert has to care for his mentally disabled brother, Arnie, and his morbidly obese mother, which is suddenly challenged when love walks into his life. (118 mins.)
 
19.
Screen Two (1985 TV Series)
Episode: The Snapper (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Set in Ireland, Sharon Curley is a 20 year old living with her parents and many brothers and sisters...
 
20.
Fearless (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A man's personality is dramatically changed after surviving a major airline crash. (122 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
21.
Head Above Water (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Einar and Bjørn leave Lene on the island for a fishing trip. Then her former lover, Gaute, drops by unexpectedly... (97 mins.)
Director: Nils Gaup
 
22.
Shadowlands (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned Christian theologian, writer and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets a spirited poet from the U.S. (131 mins.)
 
23.
Six Degrees of Separation (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An affluent New York couple find their lives touched, intruded upon, and compelled by a mysterious young black man who is never quite who he says he is. (112 mins.)
Director: Fred Schepisi
 
24.
The Red Squirrel (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Jota is about to commit suicide. As he fighting against himself, trying to jump off a bridge, a girl riding a motorcycle falls off the bridge... (114 mins.)
Director: Julio Medem
 
25.
Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Detective Jack Grimaldi (Gary Oldman) takes us through his shattered life after encountering the most... (100 mins.)
Director: Peter Medak
 
26.
Sommersby (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A farmer's wife begins to suspect that the man in her bed is an impostor after he returns home from the Civil War. (114 mins.)
Director: Jon Amiel
 
27.
Jurassic Park (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. (127 mins.)
 
28.
The Joy Luck Club (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The life histories of four Asian women and their daughters reflect and guide each other. (139 mins.)
Director: Wayne Wang
 
29.
The Fugitive (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt. (130 mins.)
Director: Andrew Davis
 
30.
Falling Down (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A borderline personality disordered defense worker frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them. (113 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
31.
Malice (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A tale about a happily married couple who would like to have children. Tracy teaches art, Andy's a college dean. Things are never the same after she is taken to hospital and operated upon by Jed, a "know all" doctor. (107 mins.)
Director: Harold Becker
 
32.
Groundhog Day (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A weatherman finds himself living the same day over and over again. (101 mins.)
Director: Harold Ramis
 
33.
Trauma (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A young man tries to help a teenage European girl whom escaped from a clinic hospital after witnessing the murder of her parents by a serial killer and they try to find the killer before the killer finds them. (106 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
 
34.
What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The story of singer Tina Turner's rise to stardom and how she gained the courage to break free from abusive husband, Ike Turner. (118 mins.)
Director: Brian Gibson
 
35.
The Firm (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A young lawyer joins a prestigious law firm only to discover that it has a sinister dark side. (154 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
36.
The Thing Called Love (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A group of newcomers to the country music business seek love and stardom. (116 mins.)
 
37.
The Scent of Green Papaya (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A little girl, Mui, went to a house as a new servant. The mother still mourns the death of her daughter... (104 mins.)
Director: Tran Anh Hung
 
38.
In the Line of Fire (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan couldn't save Kennedy, but he's determined not to let a clever assassin take out this president. (128 mins.)
 
39.
Addams Family Values (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A comical Gothic horror-movie-type family tries to rescue their beloved uncle from his gold-digging new love. (94 mins.)
 
40.
Flesh and Bone (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Some thirty years after Arlis witnesses his father murdering a family, he runs into Kay, who happens to be the family's baby who was spared... (126 mins.)
Director: Steve Kloves
 
41.
Jack Be Nimble (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Jack and Dora, abandoned by their parents as babies, are desperate to find each other after years of adoption... (95 mins.)
Director: Garth Maxwell
 
42.
Why Do They Call It Love When They Mean Sex? (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Gloria is a porn artist that performs live-sex. When his mate gets sick he brings her a young substitute... (99 mins.)
 
43.
Crayon Shin-chan: Actin Kamen VS Demon (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Acton Kamen come to Shin-chan's world too seeking help from Shin-chan to defeat the Haigure Demon. Then, the adventure of Shin-chan, his family and his friend too, began.
 
44.
The Pelican Brief (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A law student uncovers a conspiracy, putting herself and others in danger. (141 mins.)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
 
45.
Todos a la cárcel (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
In the celebration of the day of the political prisonner the victims of the Franco repression meet in the jail of Valencia... (99 mins.)
 
46.
My Favorite Season (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Old woman Berthe leaves her house to live in her daugter Emilie's one. Emilie and her brother Antoine... (127 mins.)
 
47.
Grumpy Old Men (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A lifelong feud between two neighbors since childhood only gets worse when a new female neighbor moves across the street. (103 mins.)
Director: Donald Petrie
 
48.
Intruso (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
In childhood and youth, the three were "the inseparables." Luisa married Ángel, then two years later... (86 mins.)
Director: Vicente Aranda
 
49.
Cliffhanger (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A botched mid-air heist results in suitcases full of cash being searched for by various groups throughout the Rocky Mountains. (112 mins.)
Director: Renny Harlin
 
50.
Kalifornia (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A journalist duo go on a tour of serial killer murder sites with two companions, unaware that one of them is a serial killer himself. (117 mins.)
Director: Dominic Sena
 
51.
The Vanishing (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The boyfriend of an abducted woman never gives up the search as the abductor looks on. (109 mins.)
Director: George Sluizer
 
52.
Hocus Pocus (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches' reign of terror once and for all. (96 mins.)
Director: Kenny Ortega
 
53.
Sombras en una batalla (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Ana is a former ETA member who lives in a village called Bermillo de Sayago, near the border with Portugal... (106 mins.)
Director: Mario Camus
 
54.
Philadelphia (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
When a man with AIDS is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit. (125 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
55.
Indecent Proposal (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A millionaire offers $1,000,000 to a young married couple for a night with the wife. (117 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
 
56.
Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Nick is a feckless television salesman who gets fired and impulsively decides that he and his girlfriend... (95 mins.)
 
57.
Body Bags (1993 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Three short stories in the horror genre. The first about a serial killer. The second about a hair transplant gone wrong... (91 mins.)
 
58.
Striking Distance (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop, and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted then to river duty, the killer taunts Tom. (102 mins.)
 
59.
El amante bilingüe (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Joan Mares obsession for the lovely and luscious Norma Valenti takes epic proportions because he cannot let go of her... (105 mins.)
Director: Vicente Aranda
 
60.
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife. (125 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
 
61.
Sliver (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Carly Norris is a book editor living in New York City who moves into the Sliver apartment building. In the apartment building... (107 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
 
62.
A Dangerous Woman (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Martha Horgan, a naive woman with an intellectual impairment who lives with her aunt Frances in a small town... (102 mins.)
 
63.
Golden Balls (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Benito González works construction in Melilla and dreams big - of building the tallest building in Benidorm... (95 mins.)
Director: Bigas Luna
 
64.
Guilty as Sin (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A female lawyer takes an accused wife-murderer as a client, but finds herself morally compelled to betray him one way or another. (107 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
65.
Point of No Return (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Drug addict Maggie Hayward's consistent violence, even in police custody, ends in the execution chamber... (109 mins.)
Director: John Badham
 
66.
The Real McCoy (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A woman is released from prison, an expert bank robber who wants to settle down and go straight, but her parole officer and her former employer try to get her to pull one more heist. (105 mins.)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
 
67.
Super Mario Bros. (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
Two Brooklyn plumbers, Mario and Luigi, must travel to another dimension to rescue a princess from the evil dictator King Koopa and stop him from taking over the world. (104 mins.)
 
68.
Made in America (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A young black woman discovers that her father was a sperm donor, and if that weren't bad enough, he's white. (111 mins.)
 
69.
RoboCop 3 (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
Robocop saves the day once more. This time the half man/half robot takes on ruthless developers who want to evict some people on "their" land. (104 mins.)
Director: Fred Dekker
 
70.
Body Snatchers (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A teenage girl and her father discover alien clones are replacing humans on a remote U.S. military base in Alabama. (87 mins.)
Director: Abel Ferrara
 
71.
The Dark Half (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A writer's fictional alter-ego wants to take over his life...at any price. (122 mins.)
 
72.
Tirano Banderas (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
In Santa Fe de Tierra Firme, an imaginary Latin American country, the indigenous dictator Santos Banderas rules with an iron fist. A group of rebels trying to seize power by force while some liberals try a change of government legally. (91 mins.)
 
73.
Needful Things (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A mysterious new shop opens in a small town which always seems to stock the deepest desires of each shopper, with a price far heavier than expected. (120 mins.)
 
74.
Kika (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Kika, a young cosmetologist, is called to the mansion of Nicolas, an American writer to make-up the corpse of his stepson... (114 mins.)
 
75.
Blind Side (1993 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A couple visits Mexico to scout a new location for their furniture manufacturing business and hit a cop with their car on the way back stateside... (98 mins.)
Director: Geoff Murphy
 
76.
The Dark (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Something is alive beneath the surface of the graveyard. Something with the power to destroy and the power to heal... (87 mins.)
Director: Craig Pryce