10 of the best nineties movies

20 Jan

1. Edward Scissorhands (1990). Edward (Johnny Depp), an artificial man who has scissors for hands, is taken home by a saleswoman and falls in love with her teenage daughter Kim (Winona Ryder).



2. The Shawshank Redemption (1994). Andy Dufresne, a banker who spends nearly two decades in Shawshank State Prison for the murder of his wife and her lover,  befriends a fellow inmate, Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding, and finds himself protected by the guards after the warden begins using him in his money laundering operation. Starring: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman.



3. Good Will Hunting (1997). Will Hunting, a 20-year-old janitor and a genius in mathematics receives help from a psychologist to overcome his social problems. Starring: Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck.



4. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) chronicles the last seven days in the life of Laura Palmer, a popular high school student found dead, wrapped in a plastic bag, on the bank of a river. Starring: Sheryl Lee, Kyle MacLachlan, Mädchen Amick.



5. Thelma & Louise (1991). Thelma, a passive housewife, married to a controlling man and Louise, her friend who is a waitress go out on a two-days vacation. They stop for a drink at a bar where a man tries to rape Thelma. Louise kills him, an event that will change them both and transform their vacation into a Bonnie and Clyde like adventure. Starring: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Brad Pitt.



6. True Romance (1993). Clarence is set up with hooker Alabama who he fast falls in love with and they marry the next day. The next day, Clarence pays a visit to her pimp, unintentionally steals cocaine from him and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it. Starring: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette.



7. American Beauty (1999). Lester Burnham has a midlife crisis when he becomes infatuated with his teenage daughter’s best friend, Angela. Starring: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Mena Suvari



8. Pulp Fiction (1994). 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.(IMDb synopsis). Starring: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson.



9. Scent of a Woman (1992). Charlie Simms, a preparatory school student, takes a job as an assistant to a blind, medically retired Army officer; a job that involves a trip to New York and a life lesson for both men. Starring: Al Pacino, Chris O’Donnell.



10. Dangerous Minds (1995). Based on the autobiography My Posse Don’t Do Homework by former  U.S. Marine LouAnne Johnson, the film tells the story of a teacher who struggles to connect with students from lower-class and underprivileged backgrounds, involved in gang warfare and drug pushing. Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer, George Dzundza.




2 Responses to “10 of the best nineties movies”

  1. Paul S January 20, 2013 at 8:47 PM #

    When I noticed Michelle Pfeiffer’s name amongst the tags for this list I was wondering which of her films you were going to feature.
    Batman Returns? The Age of Innocence? or maybe Frankie and Johnny?
    Dangerous Minds is as good a choice as any.
    I love Scent of a Woman and Thelma and Louise too.

    • Totallist January 20, 2013 at 10:48 PM #

      Thanks for reminding me about Frankie and Johnny. I should make a list with this movie in it. I almost put it in “10 great Al Pacino movies”, but I had to choose between F&J and The Devil’s Advocate. The latter eventually won.

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