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A list of films that defined or were defined by the decade they were made in.
Factors include: popularity & box office; cult value; memorable scenes, characters, and quotes; significant actors of the time; as representations of a genre (thriller, comedy, horror, etc); themes and issues important to the decade; as examples of special effects, and filmmaking techniques and styles of the time; as example of trends in fashion, technology, and use of language.
As this list is about films about the decade, historical films are generally omitted, with a few exceptions.
List is in reverse-date order, then alphabetical for convenience.
List is tentative, but close to final form.
Few talk about the ’90s as a filmmaking renaissance on par with the late ’60s and early ’70s, but for many of the film critics at The A.V. Club, it was the decade when we were coming of age as cinephiles and writers, and we remember it with considerable affection. Those ’70s warhorses like Martin Scorsese and Robert Altman posted some of the strongest work of their careers, and an exciting new generation of filmmakers—Quentin Tarantino, Joel and Ethan Coen, Wong Kar-Wai, Olivier Assayas, David Fincher, and Wes Anderson among them—were staking out territory of their own.