Top movies of the 90s that everyone should watch
Our top movies of the 90s includes the best cinema of the late 20th century. The most iconic, famous and beloved films that everyone should watch. Yes, there are a lot of them, but especially for you, we have chosen and remembered the best. Top films of the 90s: scroll through, remember, watch and revise!
The Shawshank Redemption
Year: 1994 | Country: USA | Genre: drama, crime
Successful banker Andy Dufresne charged with the murder of his wife and her lover. Once in a prison called Shawshank, he is faced with the cruelty and lawlessness that reigns on both sides of the bars. Everyone who enters these walls becomes their slave for the rest of their lives. But Andy, armed with a lively mind and a kind soul, refuses to put up with the verdict of fate and begins to develop an incredibly daring plan for his release.
The Green Mile
Year: 1999 | Country: USA| Genre: Fantasy, drama, crime, detective
Accused of a terrible crime, John Coffey finds himself on death row prisons "Cold Mountain". The newcomer had an amazing height and was frighteningly calm, which, however, did not affect the attitude towards him of the head of the block, Paul Edgecomb, who was used to carrying out the sentence. The giant surprised everyone later when it was revealed that he had incredible magical powers...
Forrest Gump / Forrest Gump
Year: 1994 | Country: USA | Genre: drama, comedy
From the point of view of the main character Forrest Gump, a weak-minded harmless person with a noble and open heart, tells the story of his extraordinary life.
In a fantastic way, he turns into a famous football player, a war hero, a successful businessman. He becomes a billionaire, but remains the same ingenuous, stupid and kind. Forrest is waiting for constant success in everything, and he loves the girl with whom he was friends in childhood, but reciprocity comes too late.
Year: 1993 | Country: USA | Genre: drama, biography, history
The film tells the true story of a mysterious Oscar Schindler, a member of the Nazi Party, a successful manufacturer who saved nearly 1200 Jews during World War II. Such a picture could not bypass our list of the best films of the 90s. By the way, we have an interesting material on our site about Bobruisk synagogues.
Leon / Leon
Year: 1994 | Country: France | Genre: thriller, drama, crime
Tough and cynical killer Leon leads a secluded and unsociable lifestyle. In his free time, the man does gymnastics and goes to musicals. His only friend is a houseplant, which he diligently takes care of. One day, a teenage girl who lives next door appears in the life of the protagonist. Her father contacted a gang of corrupt cops and owed them part of the shipment of drugs, never returning the stolen goods. While the heroine Matilda went to the store, a gang of cold-blooded police officers broke into their house and killed the whole family, leaving not even a four-year-old brother alive. Matilda learns that Leon is a hired killer and greatly admires this. She asks to teach her the killer craft in order to avenge her brother.
Year: 1999 | Country: USA, Germany | Genre: thriller, drama, crime
Tormented by chronic insomnia and desperately trying to escape from a painfully boring life, a clerk meets a certain Tyler Darden. Tyler is sure that self-improvement is for the weak, and self-destruction is the only thing worth living for. By introducing other men to the simple joys of physical cruelty, they found a secret Fight clubwhich is a huge success. But at the end of the film, a shocking discovery awaits everyone, which can lead to unpredictable events.
Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Year: 1997 | Country: Germany | Genre: drama, comedy, crime
Fate brings the heroes of the picture to the hospital, where doctors pass a death sentence on them. The time of their lives goes by the clock. Further events in the film unfold at a rapid pace. After stealing a car with a million German marks in the trunk, they escape from the hospital. They are pursued by hired killers, they become robbers involuntarily, the police are chasing them, they end up in a brothel. But nevertheless they continue to rush forward, towards their destiny.
Life is beautiful / La vita è bella
Year: 1997 | Country: Italy | Genre: drama, melodrama, comedy, military
During World War II in Italy, a Jewish father and his son were sent to a concentration camp. His wife, an Italian, voluntarily followed them. In the camp, the father told his son that everything that was happening around was a very big game for the prize of a real tank, which would go to the boy who could not catch the eye of the guards. He did everything to make his son believe in the game and stay alive, hiding in the barracks.
Pulp Fiction / Pulp Fiction
Year: 1994 | Country: USA | Genre: Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Two bandits Vincent Vega и Jules Winfield spend time in philosophical conversations between showdowns and "solving problems" with their boss's debtors. There are 3 stories in the film. In the first one, Vincent babysits the boss's wife, Mia, and saves her from a drug overdose. The second is about Butch Coolidge, a boxer hired by Wallace to get out of the fight, but tricked him. The third story combines the first two - in a cafe, a couple of young unsuccessful robbers - Pumpkin and Honey Bani attempt a robbery, but Jules stops them.
Cards, money, two barrels / Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Year: 1998 | Country: UK | Genre: comedy, crime
Four young guys saved up £25 each so that one of them could play cards with an experienced sharpie and hardened criminal known as Harry the Axe. The guy ended up losing 500 thousand, he was given a week to pay off the debt.
Year: 1999 | Country: USA | Genre: fantasy, action
The life of Thomas Anderson is divided into two parts. During the day, he is the most ordinary office worker, receiving reprimands from his superiors, and at night he turns into hacker named Neo. But one day everything changes - the hero, unwittingly, learns the terrible truth: everything that surrounds him is nothing more than an illusion - the Matrix. And people are just a source of food for artificial intelligence that has enslaved humanity. And only Neo is able to change the balance of power in this world that has suddenly become alien and scary.
Titanic / Titanic
Year: 1997 | Country: USA | Genre: drama, melodrama
Young lovers Jack and Rose find each other on the first and last voyage of the "unsinkable" Titanic. They couldn't know what luxury liner will collide with an iceberg in the cold waters of the North Atlantic and their passionate love will turn into a fight with death.
The Silence of the Lambs
Year: 1990 | Country: USA | Genre: thriller, crime, detective, drama, horror
Psychopath kidnaps and kills young women across the Midwest America. The FBI, confident that all the crimes are committed by the same person, instructs the agent Clarissa Starling meet with a maniac prisoner. He could explain to the investigation the psychological motives of the serial killer and thereby lead to his trail. The prisoner, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, is serving a sentence for murder and cannibalism.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day / Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Year: 1991 | Country: USA, France | Genre: fantasy, action, thriller
It's been more than a decade since the cyborg terminator from 2029 tried to destroy Sarah Connor, the woman whose unborn son would win humanity's war against the machines.
Now Sarah has a son, John, and the time when he will lead the surviving people to fight against the machines is inexorably approaching. It is at this moment that a new terminator arrives from the post-apocalyptic future - practically invulnerable and capable of taking on any guise. The goal of the new terminator is no longer Sarah, but the destruction of the young John Connor.
Braveheart / Braveheart
Year: 1995 | Country: USA | Genre: drama, military, biography, история
The film begins in 1280 in Scotland. This is the story of the legendary national hero William Wallace, who dedicated himself to fighting the English under King Edward Longlegs. He lost his father early, who died at the hands of the British, and his uncle Orgail took him in, who gave him a good education in Europe. William returns to his homeland as an adult, dreaming of starting a family and living a peaceful life. But fate decreed otherwise, his bride was killed by the British, and he began his crusade for freedom.
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In fact, one can argue for a long time about the best films of the 90s. But one way or another, I agree with the choice of the author. it would be nice if such films were included in this list: “Reservoir Dogs”, “American History x” In my opinion, these films have had a very strong influence on cinema