19 Fascinating Facts About The Highest-Grossing Movies Of The '90s (2022)

Table of Contents
1. Titanic — wordwide gross: $1,850,197,130 FACT: Jack was nearly played by Matthew McConaughey, and Rose was nearly played by Claire Danes. 2. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace — worldwide gross: $924,305,084 FACT: Tupac Shakur — who had been a Star Wars fan since childhood — auditioned with George Lucas for a role as a Jedi before his death. 3. Jurassic Park — worldwide gross: $912,667,947 FACT: Steven Spielberg began filming Schindler's List in Poland so shortly after wrapping Jurassic Park that he had to oversee the dinosaur film's post production via a very crude satellite feed sent from Northern California. 4. Independence Day — worldwide gross: $817,400,891 FACT: The United States military was originally going to supply costumes, props — and even planes — to be used in the film, but they withdrew their support upon learning that Area 51 was part of the plot. 5. The Lion King — worldwide gross: $763,455,561 FACT: James Earl Jones and Madge Sinclair — who voiced King Mufasa and Queen Sarabi — also portrayed the king and queen in the '80s smash Coming to America. 6. Forrest Gump — worldwide gross: $677,387,716 FACT: The move was adapted from the book Forrest Gump, which featured a Forrest who was 6'6", 242 pounds, and had a huge penis. 7. The Sixth Sense — worldwide gross: $672,806,292 FACT: The executive who bought the screenplay for Disney ended up losing his job over the purchase. 8. The Lost World: Jurassic Park — worldwide gross: $618,638,999 FACT: In the scene at a video store, there are cardboard displays for fake movies, like William Shakespeare's King Lear starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. 9. Men in Black — worldwide gross: $589,390,539 FACT: The "known aliens" briefly put on screen at the Men in Black headquarters include Sylvester Stallone, Danny DeVito, Al Roker, Isaac Mizrahi, George Lucas, director Barry Sonnenfeld and his daughter Chloe, Dionne Warwick, Newt Gingrich, Tony Robbins, and the film's executive producer Steven Spielberg. 10. Armageddon — worldwide gross: $553,709,788 FACT: Ben Affleck says on the DVD commentary track that he once asked director Michael Bay "why it was easier to train oil drillers to become astronauts than it was to train astronauts to become oil drillers." Bay told him "to shut the fuck up," which ended the conversation. 11. Terminator 2: Judgment Day — worldwide gross: $519,843,345 FACT: Arnold Schwarzenegger was paid an incredible $21,429 per word he uttered in the movie. 12. Ghost — worldwide gross: $505,702,588 FACT: Bruce Willis was offered the role of the ghost (opposite his then-wife Demi Moore), and the production originally didn't want Whoopi Goldberg in her iconic role as Oda Mae Brown. 13. Aladdin — worldwide gross: $504,050,219 FACT: The animators based Aladdin on Tom Cruise. 14. Twister — worldwide gross: $494,471,524 FACT: To give one tornado a distinctive sound, the sound designers altered a recording of a camel’s moan, lowering the pitch until it created a creepy, cavernous sound. 15. Toy Story 2 — worldwide gross: $487,059,677 FACT: Disney originally pressured Pixar to make Toy Story 2 a direct-to-video release. 16. Saving Private Ryan — worldwide gross: $481,840,909 FACT: Instead of rehearsals, the film's actors — including Tom Hanks — took part in a grueling 10-day boot camp run by an unrelenting former Marine who called them "Turd!" 17. Home Alone — worldwide gross: $476,684,675 FACT: Writer/director John Hughes wrote the screenplay in just nine days — and the last 44 pages in just eight hours — after a stressful family trip to Europe that left him thinking, "What if one of my kids has been accidentally left behind at home?" 18. The Matrix — worldwide gross: $463,517,383 FACT: Neo could have been played by Will Smith — he was approached about the role, but turned it down to do Wild Wild West instead. 19. Pretty Woman — worldwide gross: $463,406,268 FACT: The screenplay was originally a gritty drama titled $3,000, and didn't end with Vivian and Edward together. Instead, it ended with Vivian and Kit on a bus headed for Disneyland, with Vivian staring out the window, sad and pensive. TV and Movies FAQs Videos

    Tupac Shakur was almost a Jedi Master?!

    by Mike SpohrBuzzFeed Staff

    1. Titanic — wordwide gross: $1,850,197,130

    19 Fascinating Facts About The Highest-Grossing Movies Of The '90s (2)

    Paramount/20th Century Fox

    FACT: Jack was nearly played by Matthew McConaughey, and Rose was nearly played by Claire Danes.

    Brenda Chase / Getty Images

    Matthew did a screen test for the role with Kate Winslet that went so well, he came away from it convinced he had won the role. Interestingly, in 2017, Kate Winslet was on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and when Stephen said the studio wanted Matthew but director James Cameron insisted on Leonardo DiCaprio, she nodded and said, "Yes."

    Claire, meanwhile, was courted by the production to play Rose, but turned the part down because she knew the film was going to be big and she wasn't ready for the attention that would bring. “It was going to propel me to something I knew I didn’t have the resources to cope with," she said on the podcast Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard. "I knew I had to do a lot of foundation-building.”

    2. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace — worldwide gross: $924,305,084

    19 Fascinating Facts About The Highest-Grossing Movies Of The '90s (3)

    20th Century Fox

    FACT: Tupac Shakur — who had been a Star Wars fan since childhood — auditioned with George Lucas for a role as a Jedi before his death.

    Columbia, 20th Century Fox

    According to Rolling Stone, Tupac was up for the role that eventually went to Samuel L. Jackson.

    3. Jurassic Park — worldwide gross: $912,667,947

    19 Fascinating Facts About The Highest-Grossing Movies Of The '90s (4)

    Universal

    FACT: Steven Spielberg began filming Schindler's List in Poland so shortly after wrapping Jurassic Park that he had to oversee the dinosaur film's post production via a very crude satellite feed sent from Northern California.

    19 Fascinating Facts About The Highest-Grossing Movies Of The '90s (5)

    (Video) Top 20 Best Movies of the 90s

    Dan Groshong / Getty Images

    It was probably quite stressful working on both films at once, but it sure paid off — in 1993, Jurassic Park was the world's highest-grossing film and Schindler's List won Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

    4. Independence Day — worldwide gross: $817,400,891

    19 Fascinating Facts About The Highest-Grossing Movies Of The '90s (6)

    20th Century Fox

    FACT: The United States military was originally going to supply costumes, props — and even planes — to be used in the film, but they withdrew their support upon learning that Area 51 was part of the plot.

    19 Fascinating Facts About The Highest-Grossing Movies Of The '90s (7)

    Bridget Bennett / Getty Images

    Writer/producer Dean Devlin confirmed this on his DVD commentary track, saying that the military would have kept the deal in place if they'd removed references to Area 51 (the highly classified Air Force facility in Nevada that some believe holds evidence of alien visits). Devlin decided to keep Area 51 as part of the plot, and looked elsewhere for their props, costumes, etc.

    5. The Lion King — worldwide gross: $763,455,561

    19 Fascinating Facts About The Highest-Grossing Movies Of The '90s (8)

    Disney

    FACT: James Earl Jones and Madge Sinclair — who voiced King Mufasa and Queen Sarabi — also portrayed the king and queen in the '80s smash Coming to America.

    19 Fascinating Facts About The Highest-Grossing Movies Of The '90s (9)

    Paramount/Disney

    6. Forrest Gump — worldwide gross: $677,387,716

    19 Fascinating Facts About The Highest-Grossing Movies Of The '90s (10)

    Paramount

    FACT: The move was adapted from the book Forrest Gump, which featured a Forrest who was 6'6", 242 pounds, and had a huge penis.

    Doubleday, Paramount

    "Jenny pulled down my undershorts an her eyes get big an she say, 'Whooo — lookit what you got there!'" is an actual line from the book. 😳

    There are other differences too. For example, in the book, Forrest goes to space as an astronaut. And the famous scene in the movie where Forrest runs across the country? That was an invention of the film's screenwriter, Eric Roth.

    7. The Sixth Sense — worldwide gross: $672,806,292

    19 Fascinating Facts About The Highest-Grossing Movies Of The '90s (11)

    Buena Vista

    FACT: The executive who bought the screenplay for Disney ended up losing his job over the purchase.

    19 Fascinating Facts About The Highest-Grossing Movies Of The '90s (12)

    (Video) Top 20 Greatest Movies Of All Time

    Getty Images

    David Vogel, the president of Disney's Buena Vista Motion Picture Group, was so blown away by M. Night Shyamalan's screenplay for The Sixth Sense that he bought it the same day he read it — for a whopping $2.25 million and with a commitment to let Shyamalan direct. He also neglected to get the purchase cleared by his bosses, but figured after eight years in his position he'd earned the right to do so. This set off a series of events that led to Vogel leaving the company.

    In the end, this all blew up on Disney which, perhaps in a fit of anger at Vogel, arranged for another company to finance the film. As a result, Disney only ended up keeping 12.5% of the profits of the most successful live-action film in their history.

    8. The Lost World: Jurassic Park — worldwide gross: $618,638,999

    19 Fascinating Facts About The Highest-Grossing Movies Of The '90s (13)

    Universal

    FACT: In the scene at a video store, there are cardboard displays for fake movies, like William Shakespeare's King Lear starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    19 Fascinating Facts About The Highest-Grossing Movies Of The '90s (14)

    Universal

    There's also Jack and the Beanstalk starring Robin Williams (a play on his recent film Jack), and Tsunami Surprise starring Tom Hanks.

    9. Men in Black — worldwide gross: $589,390,539

    19 Fascinating Facts About The Highest-Grossing Movies Of The '90s (15)

    Sony

    FACT: The "known aliens" briefly put on screen at the Men in Black headquarters include Sylvester Stallone, Danny DeVito, Al Roker, Isaac Mizrahi, George Lucas, director Barry Sonnenfeld and his daughter Chloe, Dionne Warwick, Newt Gingrich, Tony Robbins, and the film's executive producer Steven Spielberg.

    19 Fascinating Facts About The Highest-Grossing Movies Of The '90s (16)

    Sony

    10. Armageddon — worldwide gross: $553,709,788

    19 Fascinating Facts About The Highest-Grossing Movies Of The '90s (17)

    Buena Vista

    FACT: Ben Affleck says on the DVD commentary track that he once asked director Michael Bay "why it was easier to train oil drillers to become astronauts than it was to train astronauts to become oil drillers." Bay told him "to shut the fuck up," which ended the conversation.

    19 Fascinating Facts About The Highest-Grossing Movies Of The '90s (18)

    Buena Vista

    Affleck, however, didn't shut up on the commentary track. He continued making fun of the film's concept for several minutes.

    11. Terminator 2: Judgment Day — worldwide gross: $519,843,345

    19 Fascinating Facts About The Highest-Grossing Movies Of The '90s (19)

    Tristar

    FACT: Arnold Schwarzenegger was paid an incredible $21,429 per word he uttered in the movie.

    19 Fascinating Facts About The Highest-Grossing Movies Of The '90s (20)

    Tristar

    (Video) Top 20 Bollywood movies Of 1998 | With Budget and Box Office Collection | Highest Grossing film 1998

    Arnold's Terminator wasn't very talkative, so he only spoke 700 words total. Since he was paid $15 million for the film, that means he banked $85,716 simply for saying "Hasta la vista, baby.” Considering the success of the movie (and the iconic line), it was worth it!

    12. Ghost — worldwide gross: $505,702,588

    19 Fascinating Facts About The Highest-Grossing Movies Of The '90s (21)

    Paramount

    FACT: Bruce Willis was offered the role of the ghost (opposite his then-wife Demi Moore), and the production originally didn't want Whoopi Goldberg in her iconic role as Oda Mae Brown.

    Paramount, Stewart Cook / Getty Images

    Bruce called himself a "knucklehead" for turning down the role that eventually went to Patrick Swayze, but said he didn't understand how a romance with a ghost could work. Whoopi, meanwhile, was originally told they wanted an unknown for the role, but they circled back to her six months later. Good thing, too, as she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance.

    13. Aladdin — worldwide gross: $504,050,219

    19 Fascinating Facts About The Highest-Grossing Movies Of The '90s (22)

    Disney

    FACT: The animators based Aladdin on Tom Cruise.

    19 Fascinating Facts About The Highest-Grossing Movies Of The '90s (23)

    MGM/Disney

    Animator Glen Keane originally envisioned Aladdin as a Michael J. Fox type, but Disney Chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg suggested Tom Cruise would be a better model. The animators then watched Top Gun, which helped them nail the look and attitude of the character.

    14. Twister — worldwide gross: $494,471,524

    19 Fascinating Facts About The Highest-Grossing Movies Of The '90s (24)

    Warner Bros./Universal

    FACT: To give one tornado a distinctive sound, the sound designers altered a recording of a camel’s moan, lowering the pitch until it created a creepy, cavernous sound.

    19 Fascinating Facts About The Highest-Grossing Movies Of The '90s (25)

    en.wikipedia.org

    The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Sound because of the incredible lengths they went to put the audience aurally at the center of a tornado, and to give each one featured in the film its own distinctive sound.

    15. Toy Story 2 — worldwide gross: $487,059,677

    19 Fascinating Facts About The Highest-Grossing Movies Of The '90s (26)

    Pixar/Disney

    FACT: Disney originally pressured Pixar to make Toy Story 2 a direct-to-video release.

    19 Fascinating Facts About The Highest-Grossing Movies Of The '90s (27)

    Pixar

    (Video) Top 20 Bollywood Movies Of 1990 | Hit or Flop | 1990 की बेहतरीन फिल्में | with Box Office Collection

    Disney had previously made successful direct-to-video sequels to their hit animated films (like Aladdin 2: Return of Jafar), but downgrading the Toy Story franchise to direct-to-video would have been a colossal mistake considering its three big-screen sequels would go on to make more than $2.6 BILLION worldwide!

    16. Saving Private Ryan — worldwide gross: $481,840,909

    19 Fascinating Facts About The Highest-Grossing Movies Of The '90s (28)

    Paramount/Dreamworks

    FACT: Instead of rehearsals, the film's actors — including Tom Hanks — took part in a grueling 10-day boot camp run by an unrelenting former Marine who called them "Turd!"

    19 Fascinating Facts About The Highest-Grossing Movies Of The '90s (29)

    Paramount/Dreamworks

    The stars took six-mile runs with their packs on, got very little sleep, and were quickly exhausted. Soon, many of the cast members decided to call it quits, but were persuaded to stay and finish what they started by Tom Hanks. In the end, the bonding and short-term hardships they experienced prepared them well for their roles.

    17. Home Alone — worldwide gross: $476,684,675

    19 Fascinating Facts About The Highest-Grossing Movies Of The '90s (30)

    20th Century Fox

    FACT: Writer/director John Hughes wrote the screenplay in just nine days — and the last 44 pages in just eight hours — after a stressful family trip to Europe that left him thinking, "What if one of my kids has been accidentally left behind at home?"

    19 Fascinating Facts About The Highest-Grossing Movies Of The '90s (31)

    MTV / Via youtube.com

    Hughes was infamous for how quickly he wrote his screenplays, and even completed Ferris Bueller's Day Off in less than a week.

    18. The Matrix — worldwide gross: $463,517,383

    19 Fascinating Facts About The Highest-Grossing Movies Of The '90s (32)

    Warner Bros.

    FACT: Neo could have been played by Will Smith — he was approached about the role, but turned it down to do Wild Wild West instead.

    Warner Bros.

    Oops.

    19. Pretty Woman — worldwide gross: $463,406,268

    19 Fascinating Facts About The Highest-Grossing Movies Of The '90s (33)

    Buena Vista

    FACT: The screenplay was originally a gritty drama titled $3,000, and didn't end with Vivian and Edward together. Instead, it ended with Vivian and Kit on a bus headed for Disneyland, with Vivian staring out the window, sad and pensive.

    19 Fascinating Facts About The Highest-Grossing Movies Of The '90s (34)

    Buena Vista

    (Video) Best of the Worst: Plinketto #10

    The studio (Disney) and director Gary Marshall loved J.F. Lawton's script, but wanted a happier take on it — especially after seeing the chemistry between Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. So, they had Lawton — and then other screenwriters — rework the script until it was the Pretty Woman we know today.

    TV and Movies

    Get all the best moments in pop culture & entertainment delivered to your inbox.

    FAQs

    What is the highest grossing movie of the 90s and what year was it release? ›

    Highest-grossing films
    RankTitleYear
    1Titanic1997
    2Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace1999
    3Jurassic Park1993
    4Independence Day1996
    46 more rows

    What were the top 10 movies in 1990? ›

    1990 - Top 10 Movies
    • Die Hard 2 (1990) ...
    • Presumed Innocent (1990) ...
    • Home Alone (1990) ...
    • Young Guns II (1990) ...
    • Dance of the Polar Bears (1990) 89 min | Drama, Family. ...
    • Springflod (1990) 105 min | Drama, Romance. ...
    • The Hunt for Red October (1990) PG | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller. ...
    • Pretty Woman (1990)

    What was the highest grossing movie of 1999? ›

    Domestic Box Office For 1999
    RankReleaseGross
    1Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace$430,281,928
    2The Sixth Sense$276,113,671
    3Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me$206,041,479
    4Toy Story 2$199,843,054
    39 more rows

    What were the top 5 highest-grossing films of the 1990's? ›

    The 50 Highest-Grossing Movies of the 90s (Worldwide)
    • Titanic (1997) PG-13 | 194 min | Drama, Romance. ...
    • Jurassic Park (1993) ...
    • The Lion King (1994) ...
    • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) ...
    • Independence Day (1996) ...
    • Forrest Gump (1994) ...
    • The Sixth Sense (1999) ...
    • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

    What were the top films of each year 1990s? ›

    The Best Movie Of Every Year Of The 1990s
    • 1990 - Goodfellas. Warner Bros. ...
    • 1991 - The Silence of the Lambs. Orion. ...
    • 1992 - Reservoir Dogs. Miramax. ...
    • 1993 - Jurassic Park. Universal. ...
    • 1994 - Pulp Fiction. Miramax. ...
    • 1995 - Toy Story. Disney/Pixar. ...
    • 1996 - Trainspotting. Polygramed Film Entertainment. ...
    • 1997 - Good Will Hunting. Miramax.
    22 Feb 2022

    What are some of the characteristics of films in the 1990s? ›

    Action-Thrillers Dominate the 90s:

    There seemed to be a significant shift toward action films in the 90s - with their requisite speed, kinetic hyper-action, and of course, violence. Most of the biggest and popular films were not dialogue-based and character-driven.

    Why were movies better in the 90s? ›

    If you're talking about movies in the cinema, it's because in the 90s Hollywood was in a different financial position - the studios didn't have to spend $100 million dollars on a big movie, another $200m marketing it and make sure it played to all audiences worldwide, which homogenised the content.

    What major events happened in the 1990? ›

    Important events of 1990 include the Reunification of Germany and the unification of Yemen, the formal beginning of the Human Genome Project (finished in 2003), the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, the separation of Namibia from South Africa, and the Baltic states declaring independence from the Soviet Union ...

    What were the top films of each year 1991? ›

    Domestic Box Office For 1991
    RankReleaseGross
    1Terminator 2: Judgment Day$204,843,345
    2Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves$164,318,602
    3Home Alone$138,590,380
    4The Silence of the Lambs$129,601,403
    39 more rows

    What was the number 1 movie in 2000? ›

    The year 2000 in film involved some significant events. The top grosser worldwide was Mission: Impossible 2. Domestically in North America, Gladiator won the Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Actor (Russell Crowe).

    What was the highest grossing movie 1995? ›

    Batman Forever

    What was the highest grossing film in 1994? ›

    The Lion King

    Which movie made the least money? ›

    15 Lowest-Grossing Movies Of All Time
    • Mummy, I'm A Zombie (2014) ...
    • Pretty Village, Pretty Flame (1996) ...
    • Satanic (2016) ...
    • Playback (II) (2012) R | 98 min | Horror, Thriller. ...
    • Intervention (V) (2007) PG-13 | 93 min | Drama. ...
    • Lou! ( 2014) ...
    • Trojan War (1997) PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Romance. ...
    • News from Planet Mars (2016)

    What movie made the most money compared to its budget? ›

    Fox got back half of that, meaning that in adjusted dollars the movie made a profit from theaters of more than $1.3 billion. Sorry, George Lucas, but that's less than Gone With the Wind. So Star Wars is the most profitable movie in history.

    Who made the most movies? ›

    The “Man of a Thousand Voices,” Mel Blanc is regarded as the actor who's racked up the most acting credits — more than 1,200 — voicing Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, and many, many more cartoon characters since the 1930s.

    How many movies made 1 billion? ›

    Without adjusting for inflation, 50 movies have grossed $1 billion or more at the box office. Using data from Box Office Mojo, we compiled a list of the highest-grossing movies worldwide, including "Frozen 2" and "Joker."

    What was the biggest movie flop of all time? ›

    1. The 13th Warrior (1999) Based on the novel Eaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton (who would direct some re-shoots) and a loose retelling of Beowulf, The 13th Warrior is famous for its huge flop at the box office in 1999.

    Which movie has sold the most tickets? ›

    Gone with the Wind

    What actor starred in two of the top 10 highest grossing films of the 1990s? ›

    Highest Grossing Stars of 1990 at the Domestic Box Office
    RankNameStar Score
    1Tom Hanks399
    2Mel Gibson366
    3Tom Cruise365
    4Arnold Schwarzenegger352
    78 more rows

    What was released in the 90s? ›

    Feature Film, Released between 1990-01-01 and 1999-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
    • Hocus Pocus (1993) ...
    • The Shawshank Redemption (1994) ...
    • The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) ...
    • Scream (1996) ...
    • Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) ...
    • The Addams Family (1991) ...
    • Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)

    What was the movie of the year in 1990? ›

    Home Alone is released. It spends twelve consecutive weeks at number one on the United States box office, becoming both the highest-grossing film of the year and the highest-grossing comedy of all-time.

    What were the top films of each year 1998? ›

    Domestic Box Office For 1998
    RankReleaseTheaters
    1Titanic3,265
    2Armageddon3,184
    3Saving Private Ryan2,807
    4There's Something About Mary2,555
    39 more rows

    What was the highest grossing film of 1992? ›

    Batman Returns

    What was the best movie of 1990 2000? ›

    100 BEST MOVIES (1990-1999)
    • Pulp Fiction (1994) R | 154 min | Crime, Drama. ...
    • The Shawshank Redemption (1994) R | 142 min | Drama. ...
    • The Silence of the Lambs (1991) R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller. ...
    • The Usual Suspects (1995) ...
    • Magnolia (1999) ...
    • Unforgiven (1992) ...
    • Goodfellas (1990) ...
    • Schindler's List (1993)

    What movies defined the 90s? ›

    These are the unforgettable motion pictures that define a decade full of innovation.
    ...
    More videos on YouTube
    • The Fifth Element (1997) ...
    • Jerry Maguire(1996) ...
    • Reservoir Dogs (1992) ...
    • As Good As It Gets (1997) ...
    • Set it Off (1996) ...
    • Se7en (1995) ...
    • The Fugitive (1993) ...
    • The Sixth Sense (1999)
    17 May 2022

    How did the film industry change in the 90s? ›

    When the '90s began, every major theatrical release was shot on celluloid, films were edited on flatbeds rather than computer screens, animation was still a hand-drawn art, and analog sound was the norm for both mixing and exhibition.

    What cameras were used to film movies in the 90s? ›

    Remember the '90s – Camera Edition
    • No. 5: Polaroid 600 Spice Girls Edition.
    • No. 4: Olympus Infinity Stylus Epic / Mju-II.
    • No. 3: Nikon N90s.
    • No. 2: Minolta Maxxum/Dynax/Alpha 9.
    15 Oct 2016

    What were the top 5 highest grossing films of the 1990's? ›

    The 50 Highest-Grossing Movies of the 90s (Worldwide)
    • Titanic (1997) PG-13 | 194 min | Drama, Romance. ...
    • Jurassic Park (1993) ...
    • The Lion King (1994) ...
    • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) ...
    • Independence Day (1996) ...
    • Forrest Gump (1994) ...
    • The Sixth Sense (1999) ...
    • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

    What were the top films of each year 1990s? ›

    The Best Movie Of Every Year Of The 1990s
    • 1990 - Goodfellas. Warner Bros. ...
    • 1991 - The Silence of the Lambs. Orion. ...
    • 1992 - Reservoir Dogs. Miramax. ...
    • 1993 - Jurassic Park. Universal. ...
    • 1994 - Pulp Fiction. Miramax. ...
    • 1995 - Toy Story. Disney/Pixar. ...
    • 1996 - Trainspotting. Polygramed Film Entertainment. ...
    • 1997 - Good Will Hunting. Miramax.
    22 Feb 2022

    What actor starred in two of the top 10 highest grossing films of the 1990s? ›

    Highest Grossing Stars of 1990 at the Domestic Box Office
    RankNameStar Score
    1Tom Hanks399
    2Mel Gibson366
    3Tom Cruise365
    4Arnold Schwarzenegger352
    78 more rows

    What was the highest grossing movie 1995? ›

    Batman Forever

    What was popular in the 90s? ›

    Music movements like grunge, Eurodance, and hip-hop became popular with young adults worldwide, aided by cable television and the Internet. The 1990s saw advances in technology, with the World Wide Web, the first gene therapy trial, and cloning all emerging and being improved upon throughout the decade.

    What are some of the characteristics of films in the 1990s? ›

    Action-Thrillers Dominate the 90s:

    There seemed to be a significant shift toward action films in the 90s - with their requisite speed, kinetic hyper-action, and of course, violence. Most of the biggest and popular films were not dialogue-based and character-driven.

    What was released in the 90s? ›

    Feature Film, Released between 1990-01-01 and 1999-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
    • Hocus Pocus (1993) ...
    • The Shawshank Redemption (1994) ...
    • The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) ...
    • Scream (1996) ...
    • Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) ...
    • The Addams Family (1991) ...
    • Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)

    Why were movies better in the 90s? ›

    If you're talking about movies in the cinema, it's because in the 90s Hollywood was in a different financial position - the studios didn't have to spend $100 million dollars on a big movie, another $200m marketing it and make sure it played to all audiences worldwide, which homogenised the content.

    What were the top films of each year 1991? ›

    Domestic Box Office For 1991
    RankReleaseGross
    1Terminator 2: Judgment Day$204,843,345
    2Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves$164,318,602
    3Home Alone$138,590,380
    4The Silence of the Lambs$129,601,403
    39 more rows

    What were the top films of each year 1998? ›

    Domestic Box Office For 1998
    RankReleaseTheaters
    1Titanic3,265
    2Armageddon3,184
    3Saving Private Ryan2,807
    4There's Something About Mary2,555
    39 more rows

    Who was the biggest celebrity in the 1990s? ›

    Michael Jordan

    Who was the most popular actor in the 90s? ›

    The 10 Most Iconic Movie Actors Of The 1990s
    • John Travolta. ...
    • Tom Cruise. ...
    • Robin Williams. ...
    • Keanu Reeves. ...
    • Leonardo DiCaprio. ...
    • Will Smith. ...
    • Bruce Willis. ...
    • Tom Hanks. After scoring two hits during the '80s, Splash and Big, Tom Hanks became a bonafide star during the '90s.
    13 Feb 2022

    Who is the most popular actor in the world? ›

    Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office
    RankNameWorldwide Box Office
    1Scarlett Johansson$14,522,750,835
    2Robert Downey, Jr.$14,396,065,966
    3Samuel L. Jackson$14,364,863,928
    4Chris Hemsworth$11,945,886,832
    79 more rows

    What was the number 1 movie in 1996? ›

    The Birdcage was number one for the most weeks (4) in 1996. Twister broke Lethal Weapon 3's record ($33.2 mil) for the highest weekend debut in May.

    What movie made the most money in 1996? ›

    Independence Day

    What was the highest grossing movie of 1994? ›

    The Lion King

    Videos

    1. Bollywood के इतिहास की All Time Blockbuster फिल्में | All Time Blockbusters at Indian Box Office
    (Mehsaan Stardust)
    2. 20 Gross Vintage Hygiene Trends
    (Facts Verse)
    3. Top 10 Westerns of All Time
    (CineFix - IGN Movies and TV)
    4. Bollywood movies 90s Best selling music albums year wise from 1990 to 1999 Bollywood flashback
    (Bollywood flashback)
    5. Season 1 Bloopers and Outtakes - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Digital Exclusive)
    (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
    6. Top 20 Horror Movies Inspired by True Events
    (WatchMojo.com)

    Top Articles

    You might also like

    Latest Posts

    Article information

    Author: Clemencia Bogisich Ret

    Last Updated: 11/10/2022

    Views: 5918

    Rating: 5 / 5 (60 voted)

    Reviews: 83% of readers found this page helpful

    Author information

    Name: Clemencia Bogisich Ret

    Birthday: 2001-07-17

    Address: Suite 794 53887 Geri Spring, West Cristentown, KY 54855

    Phone: +5934435460663

    Job: Central Hospitality Director

    Hobby: Yoga, Electronics, Rafting, Lockpicking, Inline skating, Puzzles, scrapbook

    Introduction: My name is Clemencia Bogisich Ret, I am a super, outstanding, graceful, friendly, vast, comfortable, agreeable person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.