Favorite 90s Movies (Alphabetical Order)

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1.
Alien³ (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
After her last encounter, Ellen Ripley crash-lands on Fiorina 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of strange and deadly events occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she brought along an unwelcome visitor. (114 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ Underrated sequel that overcomes some of its problems due to the masterful direction of David Fincher. ” - rbozell
 
2.
Chasing Amy (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Holden and Banky are comic book artists. Everything's going good for them until they meet Alyssa, also a comic book artist. Holden falls for her, but his hopes are crushed when he finds out she's a lesbian. (113 mins.)
Director: Kevin Smith
“ Kevin Smith's best film, and my second favorite of his. ” - rbozell
 
3.
Clerks (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A day in the lives of two convenience clerks named Dante and Randal as they annoy customers, discuss movies, and play hockey on the store roof. (92 mins.)
Director: Kevin Smith
“ The one that started it all. Still funny after all these years. ” - rbozell
 
4.
Dark City (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun. (100 mins.)
Director: Alex Proyas
“ Amazing piece of sci-fi, and much better than the The Matrix. ” - rbozell
 
5.
Desperado (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner. (104 mins.)
“ Rodriguez's budget balloons, and so does the action and fun. ” - rbozell
 
6.
Dogma (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An abortion clinic worker with a special heritage is called upon to save the existence of humanity from being negated by two renegade angels trying to exploit a loop-hole and reenter Heaven. (130 mins.)
Director: Kevin Smith
“ Smith kicks religion in the teeth while also pointing out how important faith is sometimes. This one also gets points for casting Alanis Morrisette as God. ” - rbozell
 
7.
Fight Club (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more. (139 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ Fincher knocks it out of the park with this film, which in anyone else's hands could have become a disaster. Brad Pitt has also never been better. ” - rbozell
 
8.
Following (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A young writer who follows strangers for material meets a thief who takes him under his wing. (69 mins.)
“ Stands along side other great black and white 16mm films of the 90s (Clerks and Pi to name a few). Great debut from a director who would go on to even greater things. ” - rbozell
 
9.
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in an establishment populated by vampires, with chaotic results. (108 mins.)
“ Tarantino and Rodriguez: a match made in movie heaven. ” - rbozell
 
10.
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Laurie Strode, now the dean of a Northern California private school with an assumed name, must battle the Shape one last time and now the life of her own son hangs in the balance. (86 mins.)
Director: Steve Miner
“ Good sequel that doesn't "live up to the original", but stands as one of the better films in the franchise. ” - rbozell
 
11.
Home Alone (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation. (103 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
“ A holiday tradition, and just a really fun film. ” - rbozell
 
12.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
One year after Kevin was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of bumbling burglars, he accidentally finds himself in New York City, and the same criminals are not far behind. (120 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
“ Not as good as the original, but not as bad as some make it out to be. Another holiday tradition. ” - rbozell
 
13.
House on Haunted Hill (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
An amusement park mogul offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past. (93 mins.)
Director: William Malone
“ Silly but fun remake of the Vincent Price remake. Just make sure to check your expectations at the door. ” - rbozell
 
14.
In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer's books have on his fans is more than inspirational. (95 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ Creepy (and at times fairly humorous) Stephen King riff by John Carpenter. In my opinion, Carpenter's last decent film. ” - rbozell
 
15.
Jackie Brown (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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.)
“ Highly underrated, subdued Tarantino film. I dig this one more than Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction to be honest. ” - rbozell
 
16.
Last Night (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A group of very different individuals with different ideas of how to face the end come together as the world is expected to end in six hours at the turn of the century. (95 mins.)
Director: Don McKellar
“ Humorous and touching. If the world were to end, I hope it would end like this. ” - rbozell
 
17.
Mallrats (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Both dumped by their girlfriends, two best friends seek refuge in the local mall. (94 mins.)
Director: Kevin Smith
“ Kevin Smith's followup to Clerks is just as funny as that film, but is also much more extravagant and much more fun to watch. ” - rbozell
 
18.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Mike Nelson and his robot companions watch and give their comments about This Island Earth. (73 mins.)
Director: Jim Mallon
“ A good example of how to jump from a TV show to the silver screen. Funny till the end (literally!). ” - rbozell
 
19.
Natural Born Killers (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media. (118 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
“ Oliver Stone's controversial, yet immensely watchable take on Tarantino's Bonnie and Clyde story. ” - rbozell
 
20.
New Nightmare (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A demonic force has chosen Freddy Krueger as its portal to the real world. Can Heather Langenkamp play the part of Nancy one last time and trap the evil trying to enter our world? (112 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
“ A very unorthodox sequel, but one that freed Freddy Krueger from the depths of horror movie hell and brought him back as the man of our nightmares. ” - rbozell
 
21.
Pi (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature. (84 mins.)
“ Inventive and dark, and a sign of things to come from Darren Aronofsky. ” - rbozell
 
22.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption. (154 mins.)
“ Endlessly entertaining, endlessly quotable Tarantino classic. ” - rbozell
 
23.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant. (99 mins.)
“ In terms of premiere films, this one ranks as one of the best. ” - rbozell
 
24.
Scream (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game. (111 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
“ Wes Craven brings slasher films back in a big way, and has us screaming and laughing the whole way through. ” - rbozell
 
25.
Se7en (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives. (127 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ Fincher finally gets to show what he can do, and the results are astounding. Morgan Freeman gives the performance of his career, and Brad Pitt, once again, has never been better. ” - rbozell
 
26.
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind. (81 mins.)
“ Despite knowing the truth about the film, it still plays like an unending nightmare in the deep woods. The ending is still one of the most chilling endings in cinema. ” - rbozell
 
27.
The Exorcist III (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A police lieutenant uncovers more than he bargained for as his investigation of a series of murders, which have all the hallmarks of the deceased Gemini serial killer, leads him to question the patients of a psychiatric ward. (110 mins.)
“ Criminally overlooked semi-sequel to the original shocker. Despite being somewhat hurt by a studio-mandated exorcism, the rest of the film plays out with just as much bizarre horror as the original. ” - rbozell
 
28.
The Game (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After a wealthy banker is given an opportunity to participate in a mysterious game, his life is turned upside down when he becomes unable to distinguish between the game and reality. (129 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ Fincher's Jigsaw puzzle of a movie, and one of Michael Douglas' best performances. Props also have to go to the great Sean Penn. ” - rbozell
 
29.
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims. (118 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
“ Although Se7en is my preferred serial killer film of the decade, this film is still a knockout of a movie, anchored in place by the great Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. ” - rbozell
 
30.
The X Files (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Mulder and Scully must fight the government in a conspiracy and find the truth about an alien colonization of Earth. (121 mins.)
Director: Rob Bowman
“ Another example of a great jump from TV to film. Tense, but at the same time not losing the fun of the show. It also doesn't hurt if you have not seen the show beforehand. ” - rbozell
 
31.
True Romance (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In Detroit, a lonely pop culture geek marries a call girl, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood. Meanwhile, the owners of the cocaine - the Mob - track them down in an attempt to reclaim it. (120 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
“ Tarantino gets filtered through Tony Scott's lens, and the result is fantastic. ” - rbozell