Best Movies of 1993

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Best Movies of 1993
Best Movies of 1993
TOP Movies: Jurassic Park (1993), Schindler's List (1993), Last Action Hero (1993), Philadelphia (1993), Free Willy (1993), The Fugitive (1993), Groundhog Day (1993), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Cliffhanger (1993), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Carlito's Way (1993), The Age of Innocence (1993), A Bronx Tale (1993), Tombstone (1993), Short Cuts (1993), In the Name of the Father (1993), Dazed and Confused (1993), Blood In, Blood Out (1993), The Piano (1993).
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Jurassic Park (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening day, he invites a team of experts and his two eager grandchildren to experience the park and help calm anxious investors. ...
Style: exciting, breathtaking, entertaining, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: dinosaur, scientist, survival, suspense, animal attack, creature feature, children, island, dangerous animal, child in peril, research, disaster ...
Time: 20th century, prehistoric times, jurassic, 90s
Place: central america, costa rica, dominican republic, fictional island
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Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: touching, emotional, thought provoking, realistic, heartbreaking ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, genocide, nazi, war, concentration camp, anti semitism, brutality, against humanity, wartime, racism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, vatican, europe, israel ...
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Last Action Hero (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Danny is obsessed with a fictional movie character action hero Jack Slater. When a magical ticket transports him into Jack's latest adventure, Danny finds himself in a world where movie magic and reality collide. Now it's up to Danny to ...
Style: exciting, parody, entertaining, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: magic, heroes, chase, gunfight, parallel universe, boy, villain, breaking the fourth wall, miraculous event, good versus evil, taxi, tough cop ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1993, 20th century
Place: new york, los angeles, california, usa, new york state ...
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Philadelphia (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: No one would take his case until one man was willing to take on the system. Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, sad, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, lawyer, courtroom drama, gay, lgbt, hiv, court, lawsuit, judiciary, homosexual, prejudice, courtroom ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
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Free Willy (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When maladjusted orphan Jesse vandalizes a theme park, he is placed with foster parents and must work at the park to make amends. There he meets Willy, a young Orca whale who has been separated from his family. Sensing kinship, they form a bond and, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, chick flick ...
Plot: animals, killer whale, human animal relationship, freedom, friendship, animal life, animal training, children, ocean, happy ending, childhood, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: portland oregon, oregon, usa
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The Fugitive (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Wrongfully accused of murdering his wife, Richard Kimble escapes from the law in an attempt to find her killer and clear his name. Pursuing him is a team of U.S. marshals led by Deputy Samuel Gerard, a determined detective who will not rest until ...
Style: suspenseful, neo noir, exciting, tense, cerebral ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, escape, on the run, betrayal, twists and turns, suspense, framed for murder, fugitives, manhunt, death row, uncover truth, u.s. marshal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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Groundhog Day (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A narcissistic TV weatherman, along with his attractive-but-distant producer and mawkish cameraman, is sent to report on Groundhog Day in the small town of Punxsutawney, where he finds himself repeating the same day over and over.
Style: feel good, philosophical, romantic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, kids, chick flick, teens, family outing
Plot: time loop, existentialism, small town, time travel, time warp, life philosophy, groundhog day, love, redemption, repeated event, fall in love, hopes ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
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The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as ...
Style: gothic, dark fantasy, dark, atmospheric, surreal ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, horror for children
Plot: christmas, halloween, holiday, goth, good versus evil, imagination, objects come to life, music, imaginary kingdom, magic, fantasy world, loneliness ...
Time: 90s
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Cliffhanger (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, France, Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A year after losing his friend in a tragic 4,000-foot fall, former ranger Gabe Walker and his partner, Hal, are called to return to the same peak to rescue a group of stranded climbers, only to learn the climbers are actually thieving hijackers who ...
Style: serious, intense, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, adult
Plot: heist, climbing, rocky mountains, mountain climbing, mountain, rock climbing, rescue, hostage, villain, suspense, wilderness, survival ...
Time: 20th century, future, 80s, 90s
Place: colorado
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Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Loving but irresponsible dad Daniel Hillard, estranged from his exasperated spouse, is crushed by a court order allowing only weekly visits with his kids. When Daniel learns his ex needs a housekeeper, he gets the job -- disguised as an English ...
Style: feel good, light, touching, funny, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens, chick flick ...
Plot: cross dressing, divorce, nanny, comedy of errors, children, kids and family, family relations, custody battle, gender disguise, hidden identity, childhood, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Gilbert has to care for his brother Arnie and his obese mother, which gets in the way when love walks into his life.
Style: melancholic, touching, emotional, depressing, sad ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: disability, dysfunctional family, mentally challenged, self discovery, small town, mental illness, responsibility, coming of age, brothers, family problems, life philosophy, countryside ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa
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Carlito's Way (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of NYC.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, nightclub, suspense, tragic hero, drug dealing, drugs, gang, gunfight, prison, violence ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, harlem, manhattan new york city
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The Age of Innocence (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tale of 19th century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.
Style: touching, sexy, stylized, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: high society, love triangle, countess, marriage, infidelity, forbidden love, aristocracy, lawyer, love, destiny, love and romance, lovers ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian era, 1870s, 1890s
Place: new york, philadelphia, usa, paris france, washington d.c. ...
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A Bronx Tale (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Set in the Bronx during the tumultuous 1960s, an adolescent boy is torn between his honest, working-class father and a violent yet charismatic crime boss. Complicating matters is the youngster's growing attraction - forbidden in his ...
Style: sentimental, intense, realistic, touching, reflective ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, coming of age, organized crime, mentor, loyalty, gang leader, father son relationship, friendship, african american, gang, brutality ...
Time: 60s, year 1960, 20th century, year 1968
Place: new york, bronx new york city, usa, new york state, new jersey
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Tombstone (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Legendary marshal Wyatt Earp, now a weary gunfighter, joins his brothers Morgan and Virgil to pursue their collective fortune in the thriving mining town of Tombstone. But Earp is forced to don a badge again and get help from his notorious pal Doc ...
Style: realistic, serious, factual, intense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, manly
Plot: vengeance, gunfight, cowboy, old west, lone hero, gang, sheriff, friendship, suspense, betrayal, revenge, murder ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, california, tucson arizona, usa
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Short Cuts (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Multi-storied, fish-eyed look at American culture with some 22 characters intersecting--profoundly or fleetingly--through each other's lives. Running the emotional gamut from disturbing to humorous, Altman's portrait of the contemporary ...
Style: talky, philosophical, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: multiple storylines, redemption, infidelity, suicide, destruction of property, waitress, loss of loved one, life philosophy, character study, fishing, family relations, party ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, southern california
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In the Name of the Father (1993)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his four friends are coerced by British police into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father ...
Style: political, thought provoking, sentimental, touching, dramatic ...
Plot: prison, lawyer, terrorism, terrorist, father son relationship, court, courtroom, justice, irish republican army, politics, legal, bomb ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: ireland, northern ireland, england, london, canada ...
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Dazed and Confused (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The adventures of a group of Texas teens on their last day of school in 1976, centering on student Randall Floyd, who moves easily among stoners, jocks and geeks. Floyd is a star athlete, but he also likes smoking weed, which presents a conundrum ...
Style: feel good, talky, sentimental, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, high school, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, adolescence, party, friendship, weed, hippie, stoner, stoners, drugs ...
Time: 70s, year 1976, 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, california, london, new jersey, austin texas ...
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Blood In, Blood Out (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", ...
Style: intense, bad ending, entertaining, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gang, gangsters, street gang, prison, prison gang, drug abuse, drug addiction, violence spree, destiny, jail, police shootout, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, ecuador, guatemala ...
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The Piano (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath and her young daughter, Flora, are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man ...
Style: psychological, serious, sexy, sexual, scenic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: piano, love triangle, sexual relations, adultery, infidelity, desire, love and romance, love affair, human nature, couple relations, arranged marriage, couples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new zealand, oceania, scotland
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Addams Family Values (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Siblings Wednesday and Pugsley Addams will stop at nothing to get rid of Pubert, the new baby boy adored by parents Gomez and Morticia. Things go from bad to worse when the new "black widow" nanny, Debbie Jellinsky, launches her plan to ...
Style: gothic, humorous, funny, parody, visually appealing ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: goth, eccentric family, halloween, nanny, dysfunctional family, farce, camp, husband wife relationship, thanksgiving, youth, power relations, parenthood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hawaii
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The Sandlot (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Scotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad, and wants to learn to play baseball. The neighborhood baseball guru Rodriquez takes Smalls under his wing. They fall into adventures involving baseball, treehouse sleep-ins, the ...
Style: feel good, funny, humorous, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: baseball, coming of age, friendship, sport, childhood, dog, small town, unlikely friendships, child, team, children, summer ...
Time: 60s, 80s, year 1962, 20th century, 50s
Place: utah, california, los angeles, usa
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Hocus Pocus (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After 300 years of slumber, three sister witches are accidentally resurrected in Salem on Halloween night, and it us up to three kids and their newfound feline friend to put an end to the witches' reign of terror once and for all.
Style: fairy tale, sweet, scary, feel good, sexy ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, girls' night, date night ...
Plot: witch, halloween, magic, supernatural, cat, teenage life, disney, children, halloween party, childhood, sisters, spell ...
Time: year 1993, 90s, 20th century, 18th century, 17th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england
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Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young boy who tries to set his dad up on a date after the death of his mother. He calls into a radio station to talk about his dad’s loneliness which soon leads the dad into meeting a Journalist Annie who flies to Seattle to write a story about ...
Style: feel good, romantic, sentimental, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, family outing, girls' night, kids
Plot: happy ending, love, radio, life, loneliness, love and romance, single parent, looking for love, starting over, relationships, love story, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seattle, manhattan new york city, new york, chicago illinois, washington state ...
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True Romance (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.
Style: stylized, intense, serious, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: organized crime, drugs, cocaine, lovers on the run, mafia, gunfight, gangsters, drug dealing, husband wife relationship, hotel, love, on the run ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, michigan, detroit
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Naked (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Johnny flees Manchester for London, to avoid a beating from the family of a girl he has raped. There he finds an old girlfriend, and spends some time homeless, spending much of his time ranting at strangers, and meeting characters in plights very ...
Style: disturbing, talky, compassionate, realistic, philosophical ...
Audience: adult
Plot: existentialism, sexual abuse, rapist, loneliness, drifter, humiliation, voyeurism, nihilism, rape, stranger, sexual humiliation, alienation ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe, united kingdom, manchester
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The Remains of the Day (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A rule bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a housekeeper who falls in love with him in post-WWI Britain. The possibility of romance and his master's cultivation of ties ...
Style: emotional, romantic, breathtaking, sad, touching ...
Plot: aristocracy, butler, master and servant, nazi, love, housekeeper, melancholy, nazism, domestic servant, class differences, character study, master servant relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 19th century, victorian era ...
Place: england, britain, germany, europe
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Menace II Society (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Menace II Society is a coming of age tale detailing the summer after its protagonist Caine (Tyrin Turner) graduates from high school. This is Caine's story, which details real life in today's tough inner city.
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: african american, ghetto, urban ghetto life, gangsters, hip hop, murder, police brutality, friendship, coming of age, street gang, organized crime, drugs ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, 20th century, 70s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, north america
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In the Line of Fire (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Veteran Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan is a man haunted by his failure to save President Kennedy while serving protection detail in Dallas. Thirty years later, a man calling himself "Booth" threatens the life of the current President, ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, political, tense, intense ...
Audience: manly, boys' night
Plot: secret service, suspense, obsession, election, gunfight, undercover, assassination of president, assassination attempt, conspiracy, terrorism, espionage, stalking ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., california, los angeles, usa, phoenix arizona ...
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The Firm (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Mitch McDeere is a young man with a promising future in Law. About to sit his Bar exam, he is approached by 'The Firm' and made an offer he doesn't refuse. Seduced by the money and gifts showered on him, he is totally oblivious to the ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, clever, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lawyer, law firm, fbi, mafia, suspense, corruption, murder, legal, conspiracy, surveillance, courtroom, moral dilemma ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, usa, memphis, boston, louisiana ...
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