Best movies of 1990s

American Beauty(1999)

Combined Rating:
90
Combined Critics Rating: 85

A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.



Almost Famous(2000)

Combined Rating:
89
Combined Critics Rating: 85

A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour.



Schindler's List(1993)

Combined Rating:
89
Combined Critics Rating: 84

In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans.



Saving Private Ryan(1998)

Combined Rating:
89
Combined Critics Rating: 83

Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.



Toy Story 2(1999)

Combined Rating:
89
Combined Critics Rating: 84

When Woody is stolen by a toy collector, Buzz and his friends vow to rescue him, but Woody finds the idea of immortality in a museum tempting.



Chicken Run(2000)

Combined Rating:
88
Combined Critics Rating: 85

When a cockerel apparently flies into a chicken farm, the chickens see him as an opportunity to escape their evil owners.



Beauty and the Beast(1991)

Combined Rating:
88
Combined Critics Rating: 83

A young woman whose father has been imprisoned by a terrifying beast offers herself in his place, unaware that her captor is actually a prince, physically altered by a magic spell.



Pulp Fiction(1994)

Combined Rating:
88
Combined Critics Rating: 82

The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.



The Truman Show(1998)

Combined Rating:
88
Combined Critics Rating: 82

An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a television show.



Being John Malkovich(1999)

Combined Rating:
88
Combined Critics Rating: 83

A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of movie star John Malkovich.



Memento(2000)

Combined Rating:
87
Combined Critics Rating: 81

A man juggles searching for his wife's murderer and keeping his short-term memory loss from being an obstacle.



L.A. Confidential(1997)

Combined Rating:
87
Combined Critics Rating: 81

As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.



Shakespeare in Love(1998)

Combined Rating:
87
Combined Critics Rating: 82

A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.



Goodfellas(1990)

Combined Rating:
86
Combined Critics Rating: 79

The story of Henry Hill and his life through the teen years into the years of mafia, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his Mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.



Toy Story(1995)

Combined Rating:
86
Combined Critics Rating: 80

A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room.



Titanic(1997)

Combined Rating:
86
Combined Critics Rating: 79

A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.



The Blair Witch Project(1999)

Combined Rating:
86
Combined Critics Rating: 81

Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.



The Iron Giant(1999)

Combined Rating:
86
Combined Critics Rating: 81

A young boy befriends a giant robot from outer space that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy.



The Lion King(1994)

Combined Rating:
85
Combined Critics Rating: 79

Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble.



The Insider(1999)

Combined Rating:
85
Combined Critics Rating: 80

A research chemist comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a "60 Minutes" expose on Big Tobacco.




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