90′s Top 10 Movies Of All Time

The 90′s were an awesome decade for both movies and music. So awesome in fact, that I feel privileged that I was a teenager during the 90′s.The music scene was at it’s best therefore, soundtracks to movies were just amazing. The 90′s were a little mixture of the 60′s, 70′s and 80′s creating an atmosphere of assortment from many if not all genres combined and intertwined together in this mooch of total radness.

Movies were exceptional, blasting with dark humor and the most witty and dark dialogue. Basically, anything with Christian Slater, Winona Ryder and a few more were always a win, win. Some may say Tim Burton is at his best now, but I beg to differ, the 90′s were Tim Burton’s hay day.

I’ve compiled what I believe are the 90′s Top Ten Movies Of All Time. They vary in genres but nonetheless, all very good. I’ve taken into consideration the actors/actresses, themes in the movies even the kick ass soundtracks.

1. True Romance (1993) Two lonely individuals are brought together by circumstance and fate and thrown into a world-wind adventure as they strive to stay together and take a shot at an opportunity of a lifetime for individuals that have lived less than satisfying lives until they find each other. All star cast, excellent performances across the board.
Director: Tony Scott
Writer: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette and an all star cast that’s just unforgettable, truest classic of the 90′s.

2. The Crow (1994) A classic and devastating love story with a powerful and supernatural aspect, great cast all around with the best soundtrack of the 90′s.
Director: Alex Proyas
Writers: James O’Barr
Stars: Brandon Lee, Michael Wincott & Rochelle Davis.

3. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)  Story about a teenage girl in High School in small suburban girl Twin Peaks, Washington. Bizarre story with intertwined 2nd realm. Definitely very dark, bizarre sometimes confusing and disturbing but most engrossing. Amazing cast which also, includes the likes of Keither Sutherland, Chris Isaak, David Bowie & many more.
Director: David Lynch
Writers: David Lynch & Robert Engels
Stars: Sherl Lee, Ray Wise, Madchen Amick and many more. Music by Angelo Badalamenti.

4. Edward Scissorhands (1990) This is Tim Burton at his very, very best. This movie is one of Tim Burton’s first where he features aesthetically a contrast of dark and seemingly bright in a very obvious way, both complimenting each other in perfect harmony. A love story of a fellow that never thought he could be loved or even thought of love as his hands were giant scissors.
Director: Tim Burton
Writers: Tim Burton, Caroline Thompson
Stars: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder.

5. Pump Up the Volume (1990) A story about a loner and how he vents through his pirate radio station to students at his new school. Behind the microphone he’s confident, rebellious and captivating. He plays the awesomest tunes as he fakes to masturbate. Hilarious and inspiring.
Director: Allan Moyle
Writer: Allan Moyle
Stars: Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis.

6. Boxing Helena (1993) A story about a man consumed by the fascination he feels for a very beautiful woman. Tragedy strikes and he goes through extreme measures to keep her at his side. A must see, one of a kind. A disturbing and erotic tale.
Director: Jennifer Chambers Lynch
Writers: Philippe Calan & Jennifer Chambers Lynch
Stars: Julian Sands Sherilyn Fenn & Bill Paxton.

7. Dream Lover (1993) Basically a story of knowing or being with someone you have no idea what they’re really like until you do and then it’s too late. (about the truly evil at the core and their victims.) Lies, love, betrayal, revenge and ultimately insanity.
Director: Nicholas Kazan
Writer: Nicholas Kazan
Stars: James Spader, & Madchen Amick.

8. Natural Born Killers (1994) A trippy tale about to nomads/outsiders (socially unequipped and un-accepting) out on a killing spree while loving each other ever so madly. Visuals are fantastic. Also, one of a kind with all star cast and killer soundtrack.
Director: Oliver Stone
Writers: Quentin Tarantino & David Veloz
Stars: Woody Harrelson, Juliet Lewis and all others, including Robert Downey Jr.

9. The Doom Generation (1995) A story about teenagers (a couple) on a night out of partying drinking and meeting a strange man, sexual discoveries and strange occurrences. Also, visually brilliant and absurd.
Director: Gregg Araki
Writer: Gregg Araki
Stars: James Duval, Rose McGowan And Johnathon Schaech.

10. Leon: The Professional (1994) A professional Italian assassin takes responsibility of young girl as her family was murdered. He teaches her his trade, meanwhile the young girl and lonely man fall in love. The story/movie implies that they’re in love indeed. Spectacular performances and shocking implications but remains innocent.
Director: Luc Besson
Writer: Luc Besson
Stars: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman & Natalie Portman.

Naturally, there are so many more movies I would like to mention on this list, but wanted to keep it to a minimum of 10, which was very hard to do, considering that the 90′s was such an excellent decade packing with galore of some of the best movies ever produced.

All these movies on the list above are so very good, if you haven’t seen them, you just must. They’re rich in substance, profound, visuals are brilliant, acting unforgettable, subjects passionate, deranged and memorable. Take a stroll down the 90′s and give the list above a watch for they truly are 90′s Top 10 Movies Of All Time!

If you love the 90′s you will surely love Tori AmosLittle Earthquakes” album it was her first album which debuted in 1992. Check it on Little Earthquakes Songs: Tori Amos.