best films 1990sby ufo9041980 | created - 07 Aug 2016 | updated - 5 months ago | Public
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1. Taxi (1996)
112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A young girl, after failing an exam, is forced by her father, a taxi-driver, to learn his profession. Soon she discovers that her father is not only a driver but also a member of a racist ... See full summary »
3. The Fisher King (1991)
R | 138 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake.
Votes: 71,329 | Gross: $41.90M
4. Naked (1993)
Not Rated | 132 min | Comedy, Drama
Parallel tales of two sexually obsessed men, one hurting and annoying women physically and mentally, one wandering around the city talking to strangers and experiencing dimensions of life.
Votes: 28,659 | Gross: $1.77M
5. Crash (1996)
NC-17 | 100 min | Drama
After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife.
Votes: 46,651 | Gross: $2.04M
6. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A young FBI cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.
Votes: 1,075,141 | Gross: $130.74M
7. Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
R | 100 min | Drama
A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.
Votes: 43,268 | Gross: $24.74M
8. Terminator 2 (1991)
R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced and powerful cyborg.
Votes: 869,981 | Gross: $204.84M
10. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.
Votes: 523,462 | Gross: $57.60M
11. Life Is Sweet (1990)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama
A shop assistant, her cook husband, & their twin daughters ponder their lives over a few weeks in a working-class suburb north of London.
Votes: 7,588 | Gross: $1.52M
12. Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
R | 111 min | Drama, Romance
Ben Sanderson, a Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his alcoholism, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.
Votes: 103,821 | Gross: $31.97M
14. Forrest Gump (1994)
PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance
The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.
Votes: 1,526,554 | Gross: $330.25M
15. Unforgiven (1992)
R | 130 min | Drama, Western
Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man.
Votes: 327,767 | Gross: $101.16M
18. The Big Lebowski (1998)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
Votes: 634,987 | Gross: $17.50M
19. Open Your Eyes (1997)
R | 117 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
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.
Votes: 58,351 | Gross: $0.37M
20. Waterland (1992)
R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery
Tom Crick, a high school history teacher, is having trouble connecting - with his class, with his wife. He ventures into telling his class stories about his young adulthood in the Fens ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,921 | Gross: $1.03M
21. Der Unhold (1996)
R | 118 min | Drama
Frenchman Abel Tiffauges likes children, and wants to protect them against the grown-ups. Falsely suspected as child molester, he's recruited as a soldier in the 2nd World War, but very ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,164 | Gross: $0.05M
22. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
R | 159 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A New York City doctor, who is married to an art curator, pushes himself on a harrowing and dangerous night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife admits that she once almost cheated on him.
Votes: 262,984 | Gross: $55.69M
23. The Usual Suspects (1995)
R | 106 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which began when five criminals met at a seemingly random police lineup.
Votes: 870,702 | Gross: $23.34M
24. Bad Lieutenant (1992)
NC-17 | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
While investigating a young nun's rape, a corrupt New York City police detective, with a serious drug and gambling addiction, tries to change his ways and find forgiveness and redemption.
Votes: 33,452 | Gross: $2.00M
25. Secrets & Lies (1996)
R | 136 min | Drama
A successful black woman discovers that her birth mother is a underprivileged white woman, but the woman denies it. As emotions run high, everyone's secrets are exposed.
Votes: 32,629 | Gross: $13.42M
26. Schindler's List (1993)
R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 1,034,934 | Gross: $96.07M
28. Deconstructing Harry (1997)
R | 96 min | Comedy
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.
Votes: 39,068 | Gross: $10.57M
29. Night on Earth (1991)
R | 129 min | Comedy, Drama
An anthology of 5 different cab drivers in 5 American and European cities and their remarkable fares on the same eventful night.
Votes: 47,970 | Gross: $2.02M
30. The Double Life of Véronique (1991)
R | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music
Two parallel stories about two identical women; one living in Poland, the other in France. They don't know each other, but their lives are nevertheless profoundly connected.
Votes: 34,663 | Gross: $2.00M
31. Al di là delle nuvole (1995)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Romance
Made of four short tales, linked by a story filmed by Wim Wenders. Taking place in Ferrara, Portofino, Aix en Provence and Paris, each story, which always a woman as the crux of the story, ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,968 | Gross: $0.03M
34. Cape Fear (1991)
R | 128 min | Crime, Thriller
A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.
Votes: 147,216 | Gross: $79.10M
35. Trainspotting (1996)
R | 94 min | Drama
Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Votes: 569,290 | Gross: $16.50M
36. The City of Lost Children (1995)
R | 112 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi
A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.
Votes: 60,447 | Gross: $1.51M
38. Flesh and Bone (1993)
R | 126 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Around thirty years after Arlis witnessed his father murdering a family, he runs into Kay, who happens to be the family's baby, who was spared. Kay and Arlis suspect nothing about each ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,462 | Gross: $9.49M
39. The Well (1997)
101 min | Drama
Young Katherine and her older friend Hester live at the isolated farm run by Hester and her father Francis. Katherine works as a maid and wants to leave that place because there's too much ... See full summary »
Votes: 349 | Gross: $0.01M
42. The Other Side of Sunday (1996)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama
The Other Side of Sunday criticizes the small, and often tight church community. We follow the Preachers Daughter; Maria, in her journey to liberate herself from the stiff church community and her strict religious father.
44. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
R | 169 min | Drama, War
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
Votes: 1,056,765 | Gross: $216.54M
46. The Underneath (1995)
R | 99 min | Crime, Thriller
A recovering gambling addict attempts to reconcile with his family and friends but finds trouble and temptation when caught between feelings for his ex-wife and her dangerous hoodlum boyfriend.
Votes: 2,837 | Gross: $0.54M
47. Showgirls (1995)
NC-17 | 128 min | Drama
Nomi, a young drifter, arrives in Las Vegas to become a dancer and soon sets about clawing and pushing her way to become the top of the Vegas showgirls.
Votes: 55,873 | Gross: $20.30M
48. The Remains of the Day (1993)
PG | 134 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 54,335 | Gross: $22.95M
49. Farinelli (1994)
R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Farinelli, is the artistic name of Carlo Broschi, a young singer in Handel's time. He was castrated in his childhood in order to preserve his voice. During his life he becomes to be a very ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,686 | Gross: $2.12M
50. What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
PG-13 | 118 min | Drama