12. The Lion King (1994)
> Director: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
> Starring: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg
> Domestic box office gross: $421.8 million — #3 out of 747 movies released in the 1990’s
This animated musical follows an estranged young lion prince and his return home after his greedy uncle Scar kills his father, King Mufasa, and ascends the throne.
11. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
> Director: James Cameron
> Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick
> Domestic box office gross: $203.5 million — #20 out of 747 movies released in the 1990’s
A sci-fi action film, this sequel to “Terminator” follows wanted terrorist Sarah Connor and her son John as they are pursued by a shapeshifting, weaponized robot who has been sent to kill John before he grows into an important resistance leader.
10. Before Sunrise (1995)
> Director: Richard Linklater
> Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Andrea Eckert, Hanno Pöschl
> Domestic box office gross: $5.3 million — #691 out of 747 movies released in the 1990’s
This romantic drama follows two young train travellers who connect on a trip from Budapest to Vienna and decide to spend a single night together before each goes his or her separate way in the morning.
9. L.A. Confidential (1997)
> Director: Curtis Hanson
> Starring: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger
> Domestic box office gross: $64.6 million — #224 out of 747 movies released in the 1990’s
A neo-noir crime film set in 1950s Los Angeles, this drama follows three cops, each with motives of his own, who team up to investigate a series of murders.
8. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
> Director: Steven Spielberg
> Starring: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns
> Domestic box office gross: $216.3 million — #17 out of 747 movies released in the 1990’s
This war drama follows a special squad sent behind German lines during the invasion of Normandy to retrieve a soldier whose three brothers have all been killed in action. It is now considered one of the greatest films of all time.