The 1990s represent a magical decade in the history of pop culture. The OJ Simpson trial, gangster rap, “Must See TV,” grunge music, and Friends dominated water cooler conversations, as the internet barely began to grab the world’s attention and hit the labs college computing.
While all of this was happening, incredible movies, ranging from big budget blockbusters to quiet romance stories, hit theaters around the world almost every weekend. Advances in computer-generated imagery have given audiences both the scariest dinosaurs they’ve ever seen (Jurassic Park) and a heartwarming story of a cowboy and astronaut discovering life in outside the Toy Story box.
The best movies released in the 90s
To celebrate the incredible cinematic achievements of the decade, Stacker compiled data on all films from the 90s to come up with a Stacker Score – a weighted index evenly split between IMDb and Metacritic scores. To qualify, the film had to have a premiere date between 1990 and 1999, have a Metascore, and have at least 1,000 votes. Ties were broken by Metascore and other ties were broken by votes.
Read on to find out which movie featured one of the most disturbing scenes in cinema, and which big movie star was on the list multiple times.