Special Report

Best Movies You'll Remember If You Grew Up in the '90s

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22. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
> Director: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
> Starring: Paige O’Hara, Robby Benson, Jesse Corti, Rex Everhart
> Domestic box office gross: $206.3 million — #18 out of 747 movies released in the 1990’s

The tale of an arrogant prince who is transformed into a hideous monster and a kindhearted woman from a nearby town, whom the prince kidnaps and attempts to woo, is told in this animated classic.

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21. Boyz n the Hood (1991)
> Director: John Singleton
> Starring: Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Hudhail Al-Amir, Lloyd Avery II
> Domestic box office gross: $56.2 million — #269 out of 747 movies released in the 1990’s

This coming-of-age drama follows the path of Tre Styles, a smart kid with a bad attitude, who, together with two friends, must confront race, opportunity, and violence in South-Central LA.

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20. Aladdin (1992)
> Director: Ron Clements, John Musker
> Starring: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman
> Domestic box office gross: $217.4 million — #15 out of 747 movies released in the 1990’s

An animated fantasy based on an Arabic folktale, “Aladdin” portrays a clever young street urchin who, after finding a magic lamp containing a genie, enlists the magical being to help him marry a princess and end his days of thievery and destitution.

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19. A Bronx Tale (1993)
> Director: Robert De Niro
> Starring: Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri, Lillo Brancato, Francis Capra
> Domestic box office gross: $17.3 million — #588 out of 747 movies released in the 1990’s

A young Italian-American in the Bronx who struggles to navigate the obstacles of racism, his father’s working-class morals, and the temptations of joining the mob in this realistic crime drama.

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18. Sling Blade (1996)
> Director: Billy Bob Thornton
> Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter
> Domestic box office gross: $24.5 million — #524 out of 747 movies released in the 1990’s

The story told here is of the release and new life of Karl Childers, a man with mental disabilities who has been institutionalized since the age of 12 after murdering his mother and her lover.