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.

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Total Films Submitted: 134
Unanimous Picks: 5 (The Matrix, Pulp Fiction, The Shawshank Redemption, The Big Lebowski, Jurassic Park)
Lowest Ranked Unanimous Film: #6 Jurassic Park
Directors:
3 films: The Coen Brothers, The Farrelly Brothers
2 films: Barry Sonnenfeld, Cameron Crowe, Chris Columbus, David Fincher, Frank Oz, John Lasseter, John McTiernan, Luc Besson, Martin Scorsese, Paul Thomas Anderson, Quentin Tarantino, Richard Linklater, Robert Zemeckis, Steven Spielberg
Animated Films: 12 (Toy Story, The Lion King, Aladdin, The Iron Giant, Batman: Mask of the Phantasom, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Princess Mononoke, The Muppet Christmas Carol, A Goofy Movie, Hercules, Beauty and the Beast, A Bug's Life)
Foreign Films: 2 (La Haine, Princess Mononoke)
Best Comedy: #4 The Big Lebowski
Best Horror: #31 Army of Darkness
Sequels: 7 (Army of Darkness, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Batman Returns, Die Hard: With a Vengeance, GoldenEye, U.S. Marshals)
By Year:
1990: 5
1991: 4
1992: 12
1993: 10
1994: 7
1995: 15
1996: 9
1997: 11
1998: 14
1999: 13
Films in Common:
Jarryd and Jeff: 28
Anders and Jarryd: 22
Brian and Jarryd: 21
Anders and Clark: 20
Clark and Jarryd: 19
Anders and Jeff: 19
Brian and Jeff: 18
Anders and Brian: 17
Clark and Jeff: 17
Brian and Clark: 12
Highest IMDb Score: #3 The Shawshank Redemption (9.3)
Lowest IMDb Score: #100 Spawn (5.2)
Average IMDb Score: 7.62

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