1993 Films From Best To Worst

In my own opinion of course, and featuring all films released in 1993 I've currently seen. As such, this is an ever-evolving list, but as it currently stands, I consider the first two entries to be excellent, the third just a notch below, numbers 4 to 9 to be really good, 10 fine, 11 to 13 less and less entertaining and the last entry quite blah.

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1.
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.)
“ Nearly ten years later, Spielberg's masterpiece is still, without a doubt, the best dinosaur film there is. By far. The movie is a timeless marvel of adventure and excitement, with memorable visuals and a rousing score that can be watched again and again and again. ” - Happy_Evil_Dude
 
2.
Demolition Man (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A police officer is brought out of suspended animation in prison to pursue an old ultra-violent nemesis who is loose in a non-violent future society. (115 mins.)
Director: Marco Brambilla
“ One of Sylvester Stallone's best films (his best?), Demolition Man is a brilliant, underrated, hilarious, badass, fun sci-fi romp. One of the great dystopia films out there. ” - Happy_Evil_Dude
 
3.
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.)
“ Highly underrated murder mystery that just has a great feel to it all. Plus it features one of the greatest car scenes in film history. ” - Happy_Evil_Dude
 
4.
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
“ Contrarily to popular belief, NOT directed by Tim Burton, Henry Selick's The Nightmare Before Christmas is an enduring classic. The stop-motion visuals are memorable and the songs are fun. ” - Happy_Evil_Dude
 
5.
Benny & Joon (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A mentally ill young woman finds her love in an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton. (98 mins.)
“ A nice small quirky romantic drama with great actors. ” - Happy_Evil_Dude
 
6.
Heaven & Earth (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The final movie in Oliver Stone's Vietnam trilogy follows the true story of a Vietnamese village girl... (140 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
“ Based on a true story, this is less of a war movie than the previous two films in Oliver Stone's Vietnam trilogy, instead more of a "biography" film, it is also possibly the weakest of the three. One of the problems is that though the main character goes through many ordeals and suffers many hardships, you never really feel for her, connect with her. Despite his prominent presence in the posters, Tommy Lee Jones is really more of a secondary character here and only appears about an hour and ten minutes into the movie. Heaven & Earth is still a very well-made film, with some beautiful shots of Vietnam (actually Thailand) and particularly brilliant scenes in America. ” - Happy_Evil_Dude
 
7.
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
“ The film that relaunched Sylvester Stallone's career after a bit of a slump is a really fun action romp, possibly director Renny Harlin's best film. It's a simple well-made flick that doesn't try to be anything else than it is, does it really well, and features one of the most daring stunts shot on film. ” - Happy_Evil_Dude
 
8.
Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
An LA detective is murdered because she has microfilm with the recipe to make cocaine cookies. A "Lethal... (84 mins.)
Director: Gene Quintano
“ Really funny Zucker/Abrahams/Zucker-style Lethal Weapon parody. ” - Happy_Evil_Dude
 
9.
Nowhere to Run (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Escaped convict Sam Gillen single handedly takes on ruthless developers determined to evict Clydie - a widow with two young children... (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Harmon
“ More decent classic action fare from Van Damme, without John Woo's directorial maestria but featuring the writing talents of Joe Eszterhas and Richard Marquand, of Basic Instinct and Return Of The Jedi fame respectively. ” - Happy_Evil_Dude
 
10.
Hard Target (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A woman hires a drifter as her guide through New Orleans in search of her father, who has gone missing. They discover a deadly game of cat and mouse behind his disappearance in the process. (97 mins.)
Director: John Woo
“ John Woo's first, underrated American film. It's classic action fare, with Van Damme in full form, a nice New Orleans setting and a fun score by Graeme Revell. ” - Happy_Evil_Dude
 
11.
Sniper (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Tough guy Thomas Beckett is a US Marine working in the Panamanian jungle. His job is to seek out rebels and remove them using his sniper skills... (98 mins.)
Director: Luis Llosa
“ OK entertainment. Not quite sure how it spawned three sequels though. ” - Happy_Evil_Dude
 
12.
Kung Fu Cult Master (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A wild and rollicking martial arts fantasy extravaganza that features prized swords -- and swordsmen... (99 mins.)
Director: Jing Wong
“ Very strange film and not just because it seems to end in the middle. ” - Happy_Evil_Dude
 
13.
Yat do king sing (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A young martial arts teacher is drawn into a plan to reform Imperial China. (105 mins.)
“ Don't remember this one too much, apart that it was decent and quite violent. ” - Happy_Evil_Dude
 
14.
Bhaji on the Beach (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A group of women of Indian descent take a trip together from their home in Birmingham, England to the beach resort of Blackpool... (101 mins.)
Director: Gurinder Chadha
“ Rather boring ” - Happy_Evil_Dude