I like to the think of the 90′s as the blending of the adult themes of the 70′s with the craziness of the 80′s. High concept ideas meets art house grime in a fun pastiche of thrills, chills and mind-blowing special effects. The decade begins with art house thrillers like Reservoir Dogs and ends with big budget genre redefining films like The Matrix. The kids that grew up in the with the influences of the 70′s and 80′s craft the new language of cinema.

While the 70′s and 80′s contributors lists were identical in may regards, their 90′s lists were vastly different. The influences of each contributors combine the best of horror, indie, action, drama, foreign, sci-fi and more. Personally, I find the 100 Best Films of the 90′s to be the most interesting list so far.

100. American Beauty
99. Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills
98. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
97. Apollo 13
96. Romeo + Juliet
95. Boyz in the Hood
94. Beauty and the Beast
93. Delicatessen
92. Edward Scissorhands
91. Bound
90. Speed
89. Virgin Suicides
88. Face/Off
87. 10 Things I Hate About You
86. The Mask
85. Man Bites Dog
84. Devil’s Advocate
83. Hoop Dreams
82. Hard Boiled
81. Wayne’s World
80. Ghost in the Shell
79. Babe
78. Malcom X
77. Eyes Wide Shut
76. The Blair Witch Project
75. Ringu
74. Batman Returns
73. Wild At Heart
72. Grosse Point Blank
71. Armageddon
70. American Pie
69. Mars Attacks
68. Get Shorty
67. The Hudsucker Proxy
66. Contact
65. Clueless
64. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
63. My Neighbor Totoro
62. Jackie Brown
61. Before Sunrise
60. Rushmore
59. Swingers
58. Pi
57. The Limey
56. Chasing Amy
55. Cape Fear
54. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
53. JFK
52. Men in Black
51. The Insider
50. Run Lola Run
49. Nightmare Before Christmas
48. Dark City
47. Funny Games
46. Shallow Grave
45. Dazed and Confused
44. Unforgiven
43. Army of Darkness
42. Out of Sight
41. Glengarry Glen Ross
40. Election
39. Toy Story
38. Twelve Monkeys
37. Happiness
36. The Matrix
35. Clerks
34. Scream
33. Terminator 2: Judgement Day
32. Saving Private Ryan
31. Lost Highway
30. La Haine
29. Ed Wood
28. American History X
27. Schindler’s List
26. Iron Giant
25. The Lion King
24. Leon: The Professional
23. Barton Fink
22. Usual Suspects
21. L.A. Confidential
20. Casino
19. Reservoir Dogs
18. Thin Red Line
17. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
16. Trainspotting
15. Toy Story 2
14. Heat
13. Se7en
12. Magnolia
11. True Romance
10. Shawshank Redemption
9. Being John Malkovich
8. Silence of the Lambs
7. Big Lebowski
6. Fargo
5. Jurassic Park
4. Fight Club
3. Pulp Fiction
2. Goodfellas
1. Boogie Nights

What are your favorite films of the 90′s? What did we miss?

Check out the other “Best films lists”
100 Best Films of the 80′s
100 Best Films of the 70′s