The 100 best films of the 1990s: The complete list

Here’s our full ’90s countdown at a glance. How many have you seen?

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100. Speed (Jan de Bont, 1994)
99. London (Patrick Keiller, 1994)
98. Underground (Emir Kusturica, 1995)
97. The Power of Kangwon Province (Hong Sang-soo, 1998)
96. Clueless (Amy Heckerling, 1995)
95. Lost Highway (David Lynch, 1997)
94. The Iron Giant (Brad Bird, 1999)
93. The Match Factory Girl (Aki Kaurismaki, 1990)
92. The Mask (Chuck Russell, 1994)
91. The Commitments (Alan Parker, 1991)
90. New Jack City (Mario Van Peebles, 1991)
89. 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (Michael Haneke, 1994)
88. Trust (Hal Hartley, 1990)
87. The White Balloon (Jafar Panahi, 1995)
86. La Cérémonie (Claude Chabrol, 1995)
85. Delicatessen (Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 1991)
84. Les Amants du Pont Neuf (Leos Carax, 1991)
83. Porco Rosso (Hayao Miyazaki, 1992)
82. Nil By Mouth (Gary Oldman, 1997)
81. Mother and Son (Alexandr Sokurov, 1997)
80. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (James Cameron, 1991)
79. Edward Scissorhands (Tim Burton, 1990)
78. Romance (Catherine Breillat, 1999)
77. Careful (Guy Maddin, 1992)
76. Trainspotting (Danny Boyle, 1996)
75. Scream (Wes Craven, 1996)
74. Toy Story (John Lasseter, 1995)
73. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)
72. Irma Vep (Olivier Assayas, 1996)
71. Tren de Sombras (José Luis Guerin, 1997)
70. Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1997)
69. The Player (Robert Altman, 1992)
68. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)
67. Breaking the Waves (Lars Von Trier, 1996)
66. Cronos (Guillermo del Toro, 1994)
65. All About My Mother (Pedro Almodóvar, 1999)
64. A Room for Romeo Brass (Shane Meadows, 1999)
63. Lessons of Darkness (Werner Herzog, 1992)
62. L’Humanité (Bruno Dumont, 1999)
61. Husbands and Wives (Woody Allen, 1992)
60. Kicking and Screaming (Noah Baumbach, 1995)
59. Buffalo ’66 (Vincent Gallo, 1998)
58. Election (Alexander Payne, 1999)
57. Whisper of the Heart (Yoshifumi Kondo, 1995)
56. Out of Sight (Steven Soderbergh, 1998)
55. Crash (David Cronenberg, 1996)
54. Raise the Red Lantern (Yimou Zhang, 1991)
53. Big Night (Stanley Tucci, 1996)
52. Heat (Michael Mann, 1995)
51. King of New York (Abel Ferrara, 1990)
50. Naked Lunch (David Cronenberg, 1991)
49. Time Indefinite (Ross McElwee, 1993)
48. Miller’s Crossing (Joel Coen, 1990)
47. Malcolm X (Spike Lee, 1992)
46. My Sex Life… or How I Got Into an Argument (Arnaud Desplechin, 1996)
45. Bulworth (Warren Beatty, 1998)
44. Hard Boiled (John Woo, 1992)
43. The River (Tsai Ming-liang, 1997)
42. To Sleep with Anger (Charles Burnett, 1990)
41. Van Gogh (Maurice Pialat, 1991)
40. The Boys (Rowan Woods, 1998)
39. Three Colours Red (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1994)
38. The Blair Witch Project (Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez, 1999)
37. Carlito’s Way (Brian De Palma, 1993)
36. After Life (Hirokazu Koreeda, 1997)
35. The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick, 1997)
34. Bones (Pedro Costa, 1997)
33. A Moment of Innocence (Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 1998)
32. Naked (Mike Leigh,1993)
31. Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese, 1990)
30. Metropolitan (Whit Stillman, 1990)
29. Jackie Brown (Quentin Tarantino, 1997)
28. US Go Home (Claire Denis, 1994)
27. Hana Bi (Takeshi Kitano, 1997)
26. Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood, 1992)
25. Satantango (Béla Tarr, 1994)
24. Rosetta (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 1999)
23. The Quince Tree Sun (Victor Erice, 1992)
22. Rushmore (Wes Anderson, 1998)
21. JFK (Oliver Stone, 1991)
20. Chungking Express (Wong Kar-wai, 1994)
19. Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick, 1999)
18. Close-Up (Abbas Kiarostami, 1990)
17. Matinee (Joe Dante, 1993)
16. An Autumn Tale (Eric Rohmer, 1998)
15. Through the Olive Trees (Abbas Kiarostami, 1994)
14. Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg, 1993)
13. Khrustalyov, My Car! (Aleksey German, 1998)
12. Dead Man (Jim Jarmusch 1995)
11. The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen, 1998)
10. Starship Troopers (Paul Verhoeven, 1997)
9. Portrait of a Young Girl at the End of the ’60s in Brussels (Chantal Akerman, 1994)
8. The Game (David Fincher, 1997)
7. Public Housing (Frederick Wiseman, 1997)
6. Strange Days (Kathryn Bigelow, 1995)
5. Safe (Todd Haynes, 1995)
4. A Brighter Summer Day (Edward Yang, 1991)
3. Slacker (Richard Linklater, 1991)
2. The Long Day Closes (Terence Davies, 1992)
1. Beau Travail (Claire Denis, 1999)

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Published 15 Mar 2017

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