2. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
> Director: Frank Darabont
> Starring: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler
> Domestic box office gross: $28.2 million — #481 out of 747 movies released in the 1990’s
Based on a novella by Stephen King, this film portrays the incarceration of banker Andy Dufresne for two murders he didn’t commit, highlighting the friendships and choices that keep him afloat as he serves his sentence.
1. Schindler’s List (1993)
> Director: Steven Spielberg
> Starring: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall
> Domestic box office gross: $96.9 million — #134 out of 747 movies released in the 1990’s
This historical drama is based on the story of Oskar Schindler, a German businessman and would-be war profiteer who ended up saving 1,100 Polish Jews from Auschwitz during World War II by employing them in his factory.