10 Best Best 90′s Movies

Sunday, March 6 by Amanda Ferguson

The 10 best 90's movies vary from comedies to epic dramas. Movies in the 90's were developing their own style. They serve as the foundation for movies we know and love today.

  1. "Forrest Gump." Following a simple man through decades of his life doesn't seem like a film that would make waves in the 90's. However, "Forrest Gump" did just that. With its cohesive themes and relatable material about love, loss, and life, this movie is the best movie of the 90's.
  2. "Titanic." Just as epic as the ship itself, "Titanic" became a mild obsession for movie goers. The cast was phenomenal with their portrayals on unknown stories of the Titanic shipwreck. Add to the history, a story of forbidden love, and a great movie of the 90's is sure to follow.
  3. "American Beauty." Telling the tale of a dead man who forgoes a mid-life crisis, "American Beauty" centers itself around an American family trying to figure out their dynamic. Some of them want to chase dreams, other don't know what their dreams are.
  4. "The Silence of the Lambs." This film chases after a serial killer like a runaway train. The lead character needs to rely on a psychotic cannibal to guide her to where this serial killer might be. Little does she know, this cannibal's psychology background will lead her to finding her own sense of fears and tragedy.
  5. "Braveheart." Set in the dark ages of Scotland, "Braveheart" is one of the best movies of the 90's. William Wallace is a brave man who wants to regain Scotland's freedom from the tyranny of England. He starts as a grass roots movement, then gains momentum all the way to the top.
  6. "The English Patient." This painfully romantic film clinched the hearts of movie goers everywhere. An Englishman gets injured in a war and in taken care of by a lovely woman who must dig deep inside of her to find the strength to care for him in uncertain times. He tells the tale of his lost love and the heartache he endures. This is one of the best movies of the 90's.
  7. "Dances With Wolves." When an outsider comes into Indian territory, he has trouble fitting in. However, he finds another who shares his similar background and love is soon to follow. A dialog begins between two different worlds and they soon understand the beauty in their differences.
  8. "Schindler's List." This is Stephen Spielberg's attempt at connecting with his roots as a Jewish filmmaker. This haunting black and white film tells the story of a man in the Nazi army who discretely empathizes with the Jews and tries to save them. Its gut wrenching and certainly one of the best movies of the 90's.
  9. "Unforgiven." When a retired gunslinger takes up one last job, he reconnects with his old partner and a new, younger one. This movie portrays an interesting dynamic between these men. The lighting, acting, writing, locations, casting, all are exceptional.
  10. "Shakespeare in Love." This film is one of the best movies of the 90's. It uses humor, poetry, and quick wit to tell a love story of William Shakespeare and his muse Viola. This film's storyline parallels that of "Romeo and Juliet." Its heart breaking and uplifting all at once.
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