Best Movies You’ll Remember If You Grew Up in the 90’s

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27. American History X (1998)
> Director: Tony Kaye
> Starring: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D’Angelo, Jennifer Lien
> Domestic box office gross: $6.7 million — #679 out of 747 movies released in the 1990’s

This crime drama traces the path of a white supremacist in Venice Beach who is imprisoned for manslaughter and rehabilitated, as he attempts to prevent his younger brother from ending up like him.

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26. Toy Story 2 (1999)
> Director: John Lasseter, Ash Brannon, Lee Unkrich
> Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer
> Domestic box office gross: $245.9 million — #10 out of 747 movies released in the 1990’s

Pixar revisits toy compatriots Woody and Buzz Lightyear in a new adventure, in this animated comedy, as Woody is stolen by a toy collector and Buzz gathers the troops to save his friend from an eternity of sitting on a museum shelf.

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25. The Iron Giant (1999)
> Director: Brad Bird
> Starring: Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel
> Domestic box office gross: $23.2 million — #536 out of 747 movies released in the 1990’s

Based on the novel “The Iron Man” by Ted Hughes, this film tells the story of a young boy during the Cold War era who befriends a giant robot and tries to prevent the government from finding and destroying it.

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24. The Straight Story (1999)
> Director: David Lynch
> Starring: Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Jane Galloway Heitz, Joseph A. Carpenter
> Domestic box office gross: $6.2 million — #684 out of 747 movies released in the 1990’s

A biographical drama, this is the story of Alvin Straight, an elderly Iowa man who rode his lawn mower on a 240-mile trek to visit his estranged brother in Wisconsin and make amends after his brother’s stroke.

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23. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
> Director: Henry Selick
> Starring: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara, William Hickey
> Domestic box office gross: $75.1 million — #184 out of 747 movies released in the 1990’s

This stop-motion animated musical is set in a fantasy realm where each holiday is rooted in a town that lives to celebrate it all year round. When the King of Halloween Town stumbles upon Christmas Town, he attempts to bring some cheery new traditions to his ghoulish community.