IMDb's 1990s Top 50

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In the 90s, the belief was sustained that expensive, high-budget films with expensive special effects meant quality. However, the independently-distributed film movement was also proving that it could compete (both commercially and critically) with Hollywood's costly output. This decade also marked the advent of the home viewing of movies, in part made possible by the digital revolution that allowed movies to be greatly modified even after shooting.

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  1. 1 -

    The Shawshank Redemption

    1994, in 21 top lists Check
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    Pulp Fiction

    1994, in 37 top lists Check
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    Schindler's List

    1993, in 32 top lists Check
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    Forrest Gump

    1994, in 24 top lists Check
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    Fight Club

    1999, in 17 top lists Check
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    Goodfellas

    1990, in 30 top lists Check
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    The Silence of the Lambs

    1991, in 33 top lists Check
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    The Green Mile

    1999, in 14 top lists Check
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    Saving Private Ryan

    1998, in 27 top lists Check
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    La vita è bella

    1997 — a.k.a. Life Is Beautiful, in 18 top lists Check
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    Se7en

    1995, in 25 top lists Check
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    The Lion King

    1994, in 22 top lists Check
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    Léon

    1994 — a.k.a. Léon: The Professional, in 21 top lists Check
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    American History X

    1998, in 10 top lists Check
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    The Usual Suspects

    1995, in 21 top lists Check
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    Sátántangó

    1994 — a.k.a. Satantango, in 12 top lists Check
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    American Beauty

    1999, in 23 top lists Check
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    Reservoir Dogs

    1992, in 25 top lists Check
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    Braveheart

    1995, in 19 top lists Check
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    Good Will Hunting

    1997, in 9 top lists Check
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    Bacheha-Ye aseman

    1997 — a.k.a. Children of Heaven, in 9 top lists Check
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    Eskiya

    1996 — a.k.a. The Bandit, in 5 top lists Check
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    Nema-ye Nazdik

    1990 — a.k.a. Close-Up, in 19 top lists Check
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    Heat

    1995, in 20 top lists Check
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    Casino

    1995, in 11 top lists Check
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    Unforgiven

    1992, in 22 top lists Check
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    L.A. Confidential

    1997, in 24 top lists Check
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    Fargo

    1996, in 23 top lists Check
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    The Truman Show

    1998, in 13 top lists Check
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    Trainspotting

    1996, in 15 top lists Check
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    The Sixth Sense

    1999, in 18 top lists Check
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    Before Sunrise

    1995, in 12 top lists Check
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    In the Name of the Father

    1993, in 6 top lists Check
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    La haine

    1995 — a.k.a. La Haine, in 14 top lists Check
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    Chung Hing sam lam

    1994 — a.k.a. Chungking Express, in 19 top lists Check
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    Shin seiki Evangelion Gekijô-ban: Air/Magokoro...

    1997 — a.k.a. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion, in 9 top lists Check
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    La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano

    1998 — a.k.a. The Legend of 1900, in 3 top lists Check
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    Trois couleurs: Rouge

    1994 — a.k.a. Three Colors: Red, in 19 top lists Check
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    Ba wang bie ji

    1993 — a.k.a. Farewell My Concubine, in 16 top lists Check
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    Da hong deng long gao gao gua

    1991 — a.k.a. Raise the Red Lantern, in 19 top lists Check
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    Underground

    1995, in 8 top lists Check
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    Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

    1995, in 5 top lists Check
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