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.
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.
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.
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.
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.