Special Report

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

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17. Fargo (1996)
> Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
> Starring: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
> Domestic box office gross: $24.6 million — #523 out of 747 movies released in the 1990’s

Everything goes wrong in this dark comedy about a car salesman desperately in debt who hires two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a large ransom from his wealthy father-in-law.

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16. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
> Director: Quentin Tarantino
> Starring: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn
> Domestic box office gross: $2.8 million — #715 out of 747 movies released in the 1990’s

In Quentin Tarantino’s first feature-length film, a diamond heist goes awry and the criminal posse who pulled it off starts squabbling as they each begin to suspect that one of their own is to blame.

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15. The Usual Suspects (1995)
> Director: Bryan Singer
> Starring: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Stephen Baldwin
> Domestic box office gross: $23.3 million — #534 out of 747 movies released in the 1990’s

This neo-noir mystery thriller follows a con man who is being interrogated by U.S. Customs agents after a massive gunfight and fire erupt on a boat full of criminals in the Port of Los Angeles.

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14. Unforgiven (1992)
> Director: Clint Eastwood
> Starring: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris
> Domestic box office gross: $101.2 million — #120 out of 747 movies released in the 1990’s

Retired outlaw-turned-farmer William Munny, in this powerful Western, reluctantly decides to help a young gunfighter track down two outlaws and claim a hefty reward.

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13. Princess Mononoke (1997)
> Director: Hayao Miyazaki
> Starring: Yōji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yūko Tanaka
> Domestic box office gross: $2.4 million — #722 out of 747 movies released in the 1990’s

Acclaimed Studio Ghibli produced this animated fantasy about a young prince as he travels to find the cure for a curse that he contracted while slaying a possessed god. The English language version features the voices of Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Minnie Driver, Billy Bob Thornton, and other stars.