32. American Beauty (1999)
> Director: Sam Mendes
> Starring: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley
> Domestic box office gross: $130.1 million — #68 out of 747 movies released in the 1990’s
This black comedy is a caricature of the discontent middle class. It follows a father in midlife crisis, his materialistic wife who’s having an affair, and their closeted homophobic neighbor. The film received overwhelming critical acclaim and won five Oscars.
31. Groundhog Day (1993)
> Director: Harold Ramis
> Starring: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky
> Domestic box office gross: $71.1 million — #194 out of 747 movies released in the 1990’s
In this comedy, Phil Connors is an arrogant weatherman who is doomed to repeat the same day every time he wakes — that is, unless he can figure out how to break the cycle and escape the time loop.
30. True Romance (1993)
> Director: Tony Scott
> Starring: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer
> Domestic box office gross: $12.3 million — #626 out of 747 movies released in the 1990’s
This romantic if violent crime film follows an Elvis-obsessed fanboy who falls in love with a call girl and decides to kill her pimp, plunging them both deep into a world of danger that they may not escape from.
29. Fight Club (1999)
> Director: David Fincher
> Starring: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf, Zach Grenier
> Domestic box office gross: $37.0 million — #407 out of 747 movies released in the 1990’s
A psychological thriller based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk, “Fight Club” follows a disaffected insurance assessor and his enigmatic new friend as they start an underground fighting ring that risks going out of control.
28. The Truman Show (1998)
> Director: Peter Weir
> Starring: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich
> Domestic box office gross: $125.6 million — #75 out of 747 movies released in the 1990’s
In this psychological drama, friendly insurance salesman Truman Burbank navigates his tranquil life and marriage in small-town America, unaware that he is actually the unwitting star of a TV reality show.