What are your top 5 favorite movies of the 90's?

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In case you haven't figured it out yet, I'm a movie buff of sorts, and I see every movie I can. So I'm just curious, what are your five favorite movies of the 90s?


1. Heat - directed by Michael Mann, starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Tom Sizemore and Ashley Judd. The best Cops vs. Robbers movie ever, with a deep and complicated plot, and very well developed characters. An intelligent thriller. The scene involving Pacino (the Cop) and De Niro (the Robber) having coffee in a diner, discussing their chosen proffessions, is legendary.

2. American Beauty - Directed by Sam Mendes, starring Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, and Chris Cooper. Pretty much the funniest not-really-a-comedy I have ever seen. Kevin Spacey plays a husband, father and loser, who decides to start saying and doing what he feels like (including buying a Firebird, smoking pot, and threatening his boss). This performance alone makes the movie.

3. Saving Private Ryan - Directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, and Matt Damon. The greatest war movie ever made, simply because it avoided the bloated patriotism, censorship, and feel-goodness of previous war movies. A great story about a controversial plot to save the life of one man, at the risk of many.

4. Pulp Fiction - Ok....duh.

5. Goodfellas - Directed by Martin Scorcese (the Master Himself), starring Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, and Joe Pesci. I'm a big fan of Mafia movies, and this one (after the Godfather) takes the cake. An excellent story about the perks and perils of being a gangster, right from the beginning. It put Ray Liotta into the limelight, and was one of De Niro's last great performances (except for Heat, Casino, Cape Fear and This Boy's Life).

posted by  Mathew

Not including comedies or the films you listed...
3.)My Family: Mi Familia
2.)Good Will Hunting
1.) Cruel Intentions

posted by  elchango36

5. Jarassic Park - Oh, c'mon....ya gotta love this film lol

4. Broken Arrow - Not sure of the year but I'm sure it's this decade...Great film!

3. Conair - Another great film, starring Nicholas Cage

2. Toy Story - heh.....a benchmanrk in animation lol

1. Die Hard - Has to be the best action movie ever! again, not sure on the year, but I'm sure it's around '91?

posted by  Cliffy

I agree with the ones above, and would like to add:

5. Terminator II; Awesome movie.
4. The Matrix; It was a fun movie.
3. Forest Gump; I've always liked this movie for some reason.
2. Schindler's List; Obviously

and my number one pick.....

1. Silence of the Lambs; One of the top 5 scariest movies I've ever seen lol

There's about 20 more I wanted to put in, but ^^^those^^^ IMO were the greatest movies I've seen from the 1990's :2cents::smoke:

posted by  chris_knows

Wow, I completly forgot the first Matrix was filmed back in '99.

posted by  elchango36

I can never pick my favorite of anything, so here's my top 5 in random order:
-Fight Club (might be a little too new)
-Office Space
-Resevoir Dogs
-Cool Runnings

posted by  giant016

Im also including favorite quotes
-Office Space- "Thats not a white collar resort prison, thats federal pound you in the a$$ prison.
-South Park- "Operation get behind the darkies" Im not racist but only South Park could pull that off
-Beavis and Butt-Head do America-"Ha-ha............Wood"
-Titanic-"I'll never let go" Then he promptly goes and freezes to death. Also first time I was ever exposed to breasts. Give me a break though I was only 7

posted by  skeetin870

Lol @ Cookie cutter action flicks.

posted by  Mathew

What's a cookie cutter action flick? lol

posted by  Cliffy

Its like if you're making cookies shaped like christmas trees, you use the same cookie cutter every time and the shape is the same everytime.

It means that all those movies are kinda the same. They all have the same basic design.

posted by  Mathew

Oh I thought it was an action movie where the hero kills poeple with a cookie cutter. :doh:

posted by  GreekWarrior

hmm.... must be north american slang then. it's commonly used over here amongst people who dont mind comparing things to cookies. :mrgreen:

posted by  pik_d

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