The Best Movies of the 1990s: Critics Choice

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It is almost impossible to pick a single best movie of the 1990s. This decade gave countless masterpieces that remain a hit to date. But if you’re a skilled movie critic, picking the best movies of the 1990s shouldn’t be that controversial if you give it some thought.

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  1. Home Alone (1990)

According to IMDB rating, Home Alone is the No 1 holiday movie. This family comedy has a nostalgic feeling even to date. The movie is original and has a realistic quality. The movie is about Kevin, who is accidentally left behind when his family goes on a trip to Paris. 

But Kevin leaves home alone and finds himself caught in a burglary. But he has to do everything to defend his home while his family tries to fly back home to get him. Home Alone was such a success it took home a whopping $476.7 million at the box office.

  1. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

A sequel to The Terminator (1984), Terminator 2: Judgement Day is about how the future of civilization rests on the shoulder of a young boy, John Connor. Knowing John is destined to grow up and lead a human-resistant movement against the cyborgs, a Terminator (T-1000) is sent back in time to kill him.

But fortunate for John, a second terminator was sent to protect him. From the opening chase scene between T-1000 and the good Terminator protecting John, you will get hooked. In no time, John realized the good Terminator was programmed to follow his instruction which he ordered to stop killing, leading to an inspirational film.

  1. The Lion King (1994)

Lion King is a Disney animated film that has stood up against immense odds and reminded one of the best animations for decades. The main character in the animation is Simba. This William Shakespeare’s Hamlet-inspired storyline is about betrayal and bravery. 

The story talks about how Simba went from being a prince to growing up exiled from his kingdom after his uncle Scar killed his father and claimed the throne. Simba made new friends in the wilderness and moved on with life. But on approaching adulthood, he was influenced to take back what was rightfully his. Simba and his new friends travel back to the Pride Land to confront Scar, defeat him, and take back the throne.

  1. Titanic (1997)

Titanic is an epic-romantic film about the voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic, the joy and pride of White Star Line, and how it sank in the North Atlantic Ocean after striking an iceberg. At the time, it was the largest moving object ever built. 

Titanic is a film that brings drama and history into proportion. Aboard the most luxurious liner of her era were 2224 passengers, including Jack and Rose. Despite being fictional characters, this 1997 classic is still listed as one of the greatest love stories ever.

  1. The Matrix (1999)

The Matrix is a visually dazzling sci-fi action and cyber adventure film full of kinetic excitement. The main characters in the movie are Neo, Trinity, and Morpheus. The movie depicts a dystopian future in which humanity is unknowingly trapped inside a simulated reality called the Matrix, which intelligent machines have created to distract humans while harnessing their bodies for a sustainable energy supply. 

When Trinity learns about this evil intelligence, he sends Neo, a computer programmer, into the underworld to learn about the truth. Neo meets Morpheus and his crew in the underworld and joins a rebellion against the machines. This movie’s climax was when they had to fight a brutal battle for their lives against a cadre of viciously intelligent secret agents. 


There you have it, the best movies from the 1990s. These movies are some of the most popular, leaving an indelible impression in the heart of many. Watching any of these movies again will bring back reminiscence. And if you fall into the group of people who have not watched some of these movies, make it a mission to do so.

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