Top 10 Movies of the 1990's
This section provides additional information on another are of focus within pop culture during the 1990's.
#1 - Titanic (1997)
Release Date: December 19, 1997 Production Company: Lightstorm Entertainment / 20th Century Studios / Paramount Pictures
Director(s): James Cameron
Overview: James Cameron's "Titanic" is an epic, action-packed romance set against the ill-fated maiden voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic; the pride and joy of the White Star Line and, at the time, the largest moving object ever built. She was the most luxurious liner of her era -- the "ship of dreams" -- which ultimately carried over 1,500 people to their death in the ice cold waters of the North Atlantic in the early hours of April 15, 1912.
#2 - Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Release Date: May 19, 1999 Production Company: Lucasfilms
Director(s): George Lucas
Overview: Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) is a young apprentice Jedi knight under the tutelage of Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) ; Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd), who will later father Luke Skywalker and become known as Darth Vader, is just a 9-year-old boy. When the Trade Federation cuts off all routes to the planet Naboo, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are assigned to settle the matter.
#3 - Jurassic Park (1993)
Release Date: June 11, 1993 Production Company: Amblin Entertainment / Universal Pictures
Director(s): Steven Spielberg
Overview: In Steven Spielberg's massive blockbuster, paleontologists Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) and mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) are among a select group chosen to tour an island theme park populated by dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA. While the park's mastermind, billionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), assures everyone that the facility is safe, they find out otherwise when various ferocious predators break free and go on the hunt.
#4 - The Lion King (1994)
Release Date: June 24, 1994 Production Company: Walt Disney Productions
Director(s): Rob Minkoff, Roger Allers
Overview: This Disney animated feature follows the adventures of the young lion Simba (Jonathan Taylor Thomas), the heir of his father, Mufasa (James Earl Jones). Simba's wicked uncle, Scar (Jeremy Irons), plots to usurp Mufasa's throne by luring father and son into a stampede of wildebeests. But Simba escapes, and only Mufasa is killed. Simba returns as an adult (Matthew Broderick) to take back his homeland from Scar with the help of his friends Timon (Nathan Lane) and Pumbaa (Ernie Sabella).
#5 - Forrest Gump (1994)
Release Date: July 6, 1994 Production Company: Paramount Pictures
Director(s): Robert Zemeckis
Overview: Slow-witted Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) has never thought of himself as disadvantaged, and thanks to his supportive mother (Sally Field), he leads anything but a restricted life. Whether dominating on the gridiron as a college football star, fighting in Vietnam or captaining a shrimp boat, Forrest inspires people with his childlike optimism. But one person Forrest cares about most may be the most difficult to save -- his childhood love, the sweet but troubled Jenny (Robin Wright).
#6 - Independence Day (1996)
Release Date: July 3, 1996 Production Company: Centropolis Entertainment / 20th Century Studios
Director(s): Roland Emmerich
Overview: In the epic adventure film `Independence Day,' strange phenomena surface around the globe. The skies ignite. Terror races through the world's major cities. As these extraordinary events unfold, it becomes increasingly clear that a force of incredible magnitude has arrived. Its mission: total annihilation over the Fourth of July weekend. The last hope to stop the destruction is an unlikely group of people united by fate and unimaginable circumstances.
#7 - The Sixth Sense (1999)
Release Date: August 6, 1999 Production Company: The Kennedy/Marshall Company / Hollywood Pictures / Spyglass Entertainment
Director(s): M. Night Shyamalan
Overview: Young Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment) is haunted by a dark secret: he is visited by ghosts. Cole is frightened by visitations from those with unresolved problems who appear from the shadows. He is too afraid to tell anyone about his anguish, except child psychologist Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis). As Dr. Crowe tries to uncover the truth about Cole's supernatural abilities, the consequences for client and therapist are a jolt that awakens them both to something unexplainable.
#8 - Home Alone (1990)
Release Date: November 16, 1990 Production Company: Hughes Entertainment / 20th Century Studios
Director(s): Chris Columbus
Overview: When bratty 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) acts out the night before a family trip to Paris, his mother (Catherine O'Hara) makes him sleep in the attic. After the McCallisters mistakenly leave for the airport without Kevin, he awakens to an empty house and assumes his wish to have no family has come true. But his excitement sours when he realizes that two con men (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) plan to rob the McCallister residence, and that he alone must protect the family home.
#9 - Men in Black (1997)
Release Date: July 2, 1997 Production Company: Amblin Entertainment / Columbia Pictures / McDonald-Parkes
Director(s): Barry Sonnenfeld
Overview: They are the best-kept secret in the universe. Working for a highly funded yet unofficial government agency, Kay (Tommy Lee Jones) and Jay (Will Smith) are the Men in Black, providers of immigration services and regulators of all things alien on Earth. While investigating a series of unregistered close encounters, the MIB agents uncover the deadly plot of an intergalactic terrorist who is on a mission to assassinate two ambassadors from opposing galaxies currently in residence in New York City.
#10 - Toy Story 2 (1999)
Release Date: November 13, 1999 Production Company: Pixar / Walt Disney Productions
Director(s): John Lasseter
Overview: Woody (Tom Hanks) is stolen from his home by toy dealer Al McWhiggin (Wayne Knight), leaving Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and the rest of the gang to try to rescue him. But when Woody discovers that he's actually a valuable collectible from a once-popular television show called "Woody's Roundup" and is reunited with his horse Bullseye, Jessie the yodeling cowgirl (Joan Cusack) and his faithful sidekick, Stinky Pete the Prospector (Kelsey Grammer), he doesn't want to leave.