My 25 favorite movies from the 1990s

Last Updated on August 12, 2022

The ten-year period from 1990 through 1999 may be the last great decade for “my kind” of movies. From Goodfellas to The Matrix, there are at least 7 titles here that will be competing for space on my all-time favorites list.

This blog post is a work-in-progress and may change over time. Also, this is not a ranked list. The movies below are in release-date order.

The twenty-five

  • Goodfellas (1990)
  • Miller’s Crossing (1990)
  • The Godfather: Part III (1990)
  • Bugsy (1991)
  • JFK (1991)
  • Reservoir Dogs (1992)
  • The Player (1992)
  • Unforgiven (1992)
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
  • Short Cuts (1993)
  • True Romance (1993)
  • Carlito’s Way (1993)
  • Tombstone (1993)
  • Pulp Fiction (1994)
  • Natural Born Killers (1994)
  • Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
  • The Quick and the Dead (1995)
  • Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
  • Casino (1995)
  • Heat (1995)
  • Bound (1996)
  • Donnie Brasco (1997)
  • The Devil’s Advocate (1997)
  • Jackie Brown (1997)
  • The Matrix (1999)

Honorable mentions

  • La Femme Nikita (1990)
  • The Grifters (1990)
  • Léon: The Professional (1994)
  • Four Rooms (1995)
  • From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
  • Kansas City (1996)
  • The Last Don (1997)
  • Analyze This (1999)