Top 10 films of the 1990s

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The greatest films of the 90s
The 90s were decade of the Spice Girls and Ricki Lake, it also happened to be an awesome decade of film making too.
From cult classics to ground-breaking technology, big-budget blockbusters to inventive drama, here’s our pick of the hottest flicks from the decade. #90snostalgia

Join in and put your favourite 90s flicks in the comments box at the bottom of the page. And if you haven't already, check out our fave films of the 80s.
Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Director Quentin Tarantino made a stack of cult films in the Nineties, with Pulp Fiction being one of the coolest and most quotable films ever.  

It did wonders for John Travolta and Samuel L Jackson’s careers, too.

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The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
After an unimpressive box office, Shawshank went on to become one of the biggest selling DVDs of all time.

Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman’s bromance and eventual emancipation from Shawshank Prison can’t fail to make you rejoice.

Watch The Shawshank Redemption
The Silence of the Lambs
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Anthony Hopkin’s Hannibal Lecter was only on screen for 16 minutes, but his killer performance made Lecter one of the most iconic psychopaths of all time.

Jodie Foster was equally brilliant as Clarice Starling, some might say as good as ‘a nice Chianti’.

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Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park (1993)
Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park became the highest grossing film worldwide in 1993 and wowed us with its state-of-the-art special effects and animatronics.

The Costa Rican theme park stocked with genetically-engineered dinosaurs held us all in awe... and taught us the dangers of Velociraptors.

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Home Alone
Home Alone (1990)
The Malcaulay Culkin hit Home Alone, saw his character Kevin left home and defending the house from bungling burglars as his family go on holiday.  

The much-adored Culkin made this slapstick comedy one of the most successful films ever at the time of its release.

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Titanic
Titanic (1997)
The world fell in love with Kate Winslet and Leonardo Di Caprio’s tear-jerking Titanic romance.

The film was the most expensive (costing over $200million) and then most successful film in Hollywood history. It also etched Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On onto our memories for all time.

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The Truman Show
The Truman Show (1998)
The Truman Show saw Jim Carrey’s character as the unwitting star of a 24-hour-a-day TV series.

The film psychically foretold our obsession with reality telly, just over one year later the UK had its first series of Big Brother and the rest is history.

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The Usual Suspects
The Usual Suspects (1995)
Who is Keyser Söze? That was the question on our lips in 1995, when The Usual Suspects was released.

This twisty-turny whodunit had us hooked, while Kevin Spacey’s incredible performance left us guessing until the very end. 

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The Matrix
The Matrix (1999)
Entertainment Weekly called The Matrix ‘the most influential action movie of the generation’.

This sci-fi romp sees Keanu Reeves’ character abandon his virtual reality to fight the Matrix – there ensued the most breathtaking special effects of its time.

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The Blair Witch Project
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
The Blair Witch Project paved the way for documentary-style fright flicks and its internet marketing campaign, that pretended the film was real, became legendary.

This low-budget horror netted $248million worldwide making it the most successful independent movie of all time.

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