Top 100 Films of the 1990s

Following up on our list of our favorite films of the 2000s, we bring you our definitive (at least definitive as of today) list of our favorites from the 1990s. We all came of age as filmwatchers in the 2000s, but the ’90s was arguably when our collective love and appreciation for the wonder of film began to first grow and flourish. These are what we consider to be the most lasting and impactful films of not only our times growing up but also as more mature lovers of film looking back at the decade that was. It was a fantastic time for cinema, and certainly a fantastic time for us to learn to love cinema, so we hope you enjoy our top 100 films of the 1990s.

Following up on our list of our favorite films of the 2000s, we bring you our definitive (at least definitive as of today) list of our favorites from the 1990s. We all came of age as filmwatchers in the 2000s, but the '90s was arguably when our collective love and appreciation for the wonder of film began to first grow and flourish. These are what we consider to be the most lasting and impactful films of not only our times growing up but also as more mature lovers of film looking back at the decade that was. It was a fantastic time for cinema, and certainly a fantastic time for us to learn to love cinema, so we hope you enjoy our top 100 films of the 1990s.

In addition to the list, you can find some interesting statistics about the breakdown of the films and where things shook out as well as our individual ballots as a way to see where our tastes might veer off from one another.

100-51 | 50-1 | Statistics | Individual Ballots

Anders Oster
The Sandlot
1. The Sandlot
2. Pulp Fiction
3. The Matrix
4. The Usual Suspects
5. The Truman Show
6. Léon: The Professional
7. American Beauty
8. The Shawshank Redemption
9. Forrest Gump
10. Mission: Impossible
11. Fight Club
12. Toy Story
13. Gattaca
14. Rushmore
15. Aladdin
16. Apollo 13
17. Good Will Hunting
18. The Lion King
19. Jurassic Park
20. The Iron Giant
21. Army of Darkness
22. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
23. Batman Returns
24. Braveheart
25. Dumb & Dumber
26. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
27. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
28. Tombstone
29. Captain Ron
30. The Boondock Saints
31. Get Shorty
32. Interview With the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
33. From Dusk Till Dawn
34. My Cousin Vinny
35. The Man Who Knew Too Little
36. Independence Day
37. A Goofy Movie
38. Men in Black
39. Rookie of the Year*
40. Little Big League*
41. The Big Lebowski
42. Office Space
43. There's Something About Mary
44. Heavy Weights*
45. Rush Hour*
46. Air Force One*
47. The Rock*
48. Back to the Future Part III*
49. Face/Off*
50. Home Alone

Weighted IMDb Score: 7.93
Average IMDb Score: 7.63
Unique Films: 11

Brian Urrutia
Boogie Nights
1. Boogie Nights
2. The Shawshank Redemption
3. The Thin Red Line
4. Toy Story
5. Reservoir Dogs
6. The Matrix
7. Groundhog Day
8. American Beauty
9. Silence of the Lambs
10. Election
11. Jurassic Park
12. The Nightmare Before Christmas
13. Pulp Fiction
14. The Truman Show
15. Romeo + Juliet
16. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
17. Kingpin
18. L.A. Confidential
19. A River Runs Through It
20. Men In Black
21. Star Trek: First Contact
22. The Muppet Christmas Carol
23. He Got Game
24. The Sandlot
25. Heat
26. Magnolia
27. Unforgiven
28. Interview With A Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
29. The Big Lebowski
30. Bad Boys
31. Boys Don't Cry
32. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
33. Cry-Baby
34. Jerry Maguire
35. Scream
36. The Fifth Element
37. Goldeneye
38. Spawn
39. Léon: The Professional
40. Empire Records*
41. Girl, Interrupted*
42. The Doors
43. What About Bob?
44. There's Something About Mary
45. Dumb and Dumber
46. City Slickers*
47. Hook*
48. A Goofy Movie
49. A Bug's Life
50. Fight Club

Weighted IMDb Score: 7.83
Average IMDb Score: 7.62
Unique Films: 20

Clark Carmichael
Gattaca
1. Gattaca
2. Unforgiven
3. Home Alone
4. The Shawshank Redemption
5. Army of Darkness
6. Last Action Hero
7. The Big Lebowski
8. The Matrix
9. Jerry Maguire
10. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
11. Miller's Crossing
12. Saving Private Ryan
13. The Lion King
14. Braveheart
15. Léon: The Professional
16. Aladdin
17. Reservoir Dogs
18. Fargo
19. True Romance
20. The Iron Giant
21. Pulp Fiction
22. Groundhog Day
23. The Sandlot
24. Tombstone
25. Captain Ron
26. Jurassic Park
27. The Boondock Saints
28. Mission: Impossible
29. My Cousin Vinny
30. A Few Good Men
31. Dazed and Confused
32. Tremors
33. Hercules
34. Half Baked
35. Die Hard: With A Vengeance
36. The Fugitive
37. U.S. Marshals
38. Before Sunrise
39. The Hunt For Red October*
40. The Mask of Zorro*
41. Cube*
42. The Mighty Ducks*
43. Rudy*
44. Cool Runnings*
45. Get Shorty
46. The 13th Warrior*
47. What About Bob?
48. The Rainmaker*
49. South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut*
50. Hot Shots!*

Weighted IMDb Score: 7.79
Average IMDb Score: 7.46
Unique Films: 17

Jarryd Baxter
The Matrix
1. The Matrix
2. Goodfellas
3. Jurassic Park
4. Fargo
5. Toy Story
6. Boogie Nights
7. Léon: The Professional
8. Rounders
9. Pulp Fiction
10. Groundhog Day
11. Seven
12. The Big Lebowski
13. Fight Club
14. Rushmore
15. The Sandlot
16. Reservoir Dogs
17. The Usual Suspects
18. Casino
19. American Beauty
20. Mission: Impossible
21. Dumb & Dumber
22. Dazed and Confused
23. Jerry Maguire
24. Out of Sight
25. The Shawshank Redemption
26. Election
27. Before Sunrise
28. Heat
29. Independence Day
30. The Truman Show
31. The Sixth Sense
32. Good Will Hunting
33. Get Shorty
34. Beauty and the Beast
35. Home Alone
36. Varsity Blues
37. The Lion King
38. A Few Good Men
39. Forrest Gump
40. Titanic*
41. A Bug's Life
42. Point Break*
43. Speed*
44. Clueless
45. Scream
46. Bad Boys
47. The Rock*
48. Half Baked
49. Tommy Boy*
50. The Negotiator*

Weighted IMDb Score: 8.04
Average IMDb Score: 7.82
Unique Films: 10

Jeff Pearson
The Usual Suspects
1. The Usual Suspects
2. The Big Lebowski
3. Dazed and Confused
4. Reservoir Dogs
5. Toy Story
6. Before Sunrise
7. Goodfellas
8. Rushmore
9. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
10. The Thin Red Line
11. Pulp Fiction
12. Heat
13. Groundhog Day
14. Boogie Nights
15. American Beauty
16. Fight Club
17. L.A. Confidential
18. The Matrix
19. La Haine
20. Miller's Crossing
21. Princess Mononoke
22. Dumb & Dumber
23. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
24. Unforgiven
25. The Shawshank Redemption
26. The Lion King
27. A Night at the Roxbury
28. Forrest Gump
29. Election
30. Singles
31. Saving Private Ryan
32. Clueless
33. Seven
34. Jurassic Park
35. Fargo
36. Bowfinger
37. Good Will Hunting
38. Casino
39. Swingers*
40. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
41. Starship Troopers*
42. South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut*
43. Office Space
44. Half Baked
45. Ghost in the Shell*
46. Boyz n the Hood*
47. The Truman Show
48. Happy Gilmore*
49. Friday*
50. My Cousin Vinny

Weighted IMDb Score: 8.09
Average IMDb Score: 7.93
Unique Films: 12

*Films excluded from the final Top 100 list: Anders: 8 Brian: 4 Clark: 10 Jarryd: 6 Jeff: 7

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