Best Movies of 1993

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Best Movies of 1993
Best Movies of 1993
TOP Movies: Schindler's List (1993), Jurassic Park (1993), Last Action Hero (1993), Philadelphia (1993), Free Willy (1993), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), The Fugitive (1993), Groundhog Day (1993), Cliffhanger (1993), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Carlito's Way (1993), The Age of Innocence (1993), Hocus Pocus (1993), Addams Family Values (1993), A Bronx Tale (1993), Short Cuts (1993), The Piano (1993), Blood In, Blood Out (1993), In the Name of the Father (1993).
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List of Best Movies

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, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, genocide, against humanity, jewish, ghetto, survival, rescue, wartime, war, anti semitism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1990s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, europe, central europe, israel
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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, suspenseful, suspense, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: dinosaur, adventure, island, fantasy world, team, survival, animal attack, amusement park, theme park, natural disaster, dangerous animal, tyrannosaurus rex ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: costa rica, dominican republic
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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, humorous, semi serious, parody, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, heroes, magic, good versus evil, fantasy world, gunfight, film within a film, dark humor, magical object, ticket, villain, child's point of view ...
Time: 90s, twentieth century, year 1993, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: california, los angeles, new york, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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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, sincere, uplifting, compassionate ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, aids, lawyer, gay, lgbt, terminal illness, hiv, court, homosexual, lawsuit, prejudice, judiciary ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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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, feel good, uplifting, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: human animal relationship, animals, killer whale, freedom, adventure, social worker, animal life, friendship, amusement park, captivity, ocean, ocean or sea ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: portland oregon, oregon
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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, surreal, stylized ...
Audience: horror for children, kids, family outing
Plot: halloween, imaginary kingdom, christmas, imaginary, goth, holiday, objects come to life, fish out of water, good versus evil, loneliness, monster, nightmare ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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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, twists and turns, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: frame up, manhunt, escape, uncover truth, on the run, betrayal, protagonist as suspect, fugitives, framed for murder, death sentence, convict, doctor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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Groundhog Day (1993)
Genre: Comedy, 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: philosophical, feel good, humorous, sentimental, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time loop, life philosophy, existentialism, small town, time warp, time travel, nothing goes right, repeated event, alternate reality, idealism, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, future
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
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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, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: climbing, mountain climbing, heist, rocky mountains, rescue, mountain, air disaster, heroes, save the day, one man army, danger, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: colorado
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Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
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, touching, humorous, light, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: family, cross dressing, comedy of errors, nanny, divorce, family relations, hidden identity, custody battle, gender bending, kids and family, actor playing female role, parenthood ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, 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, compassionate ...
Plot: mentally challenged, self discovery, dysfunctional family, disability, siblings relations, character study, family drama, mental illness, parents and children, small town, brothers, family problems ...
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, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, nightclub, tragic hero, drug dealing, prison, ex convict, drug lord, disco, crime, crimes, starting over ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: usa, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, harlem ...
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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, stylized, atmospheric, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: high society, countess, infidelity, forbidden love, love triangle, love and romance, aristocracy, lawyer, romance, couple relations, life turned upside down, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 18th century, 1890s ...
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., boston, paris france
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Hocus Pocus (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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, humorous, sweet, offbeat, light ...
Audience: date night, horror for children, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: halloween, witch, magic, witches, teenage life, supernatural, wizards and magicians, immortality, resurrection, cat, halloween party, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 18th century, year 1993, 1990s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england
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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, parody, macabre, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: eccentric family, halloween, goth, nanny, farce, femme fatale, baby, uncle, family problems, danger, power relations, family life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: hawaii
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A Bronx Tale (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
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, realistic, touching, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mentor, white male black female relationship, gang leader, loyalty, mafia, coming of age, friendship, urban ghetto, generation gap, nostalgia, mob boss ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1960, 20th century, year 1968
Place: bronx new york city, new york, usa, new york state, united states ...
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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: sincere, realistic, captivating, talky, depressing ...
Plot: multiple storylines, suicide, cheating, redemption, infidelity, loss of loved one, party, family relations, hit by a car, fishing, family in crisis, adulthood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california
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The Piano (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: New Zealand, 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, sexual, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, pianist, couples, love and romance, sexual relations, human nature, love affair, couple relations, infidelity, desire, piano, adultery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s, 18th century
Place: new zealand, scotland
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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: rough, disturbing, realistic, serious, epic ...
Plot: gang, prison gang, violence spree, drug abuse, friendship, heroin, grudge, police shootout, crimes, crime, gang war, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, colombia, panama ...
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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: emotional, realistic, thought provoking, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: prison, bomb, trial, court, irish, torture, rebellion, lawyer, terrorist, courtroom, terrorism, false accusation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, northern ireland ...
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Tombstone (1993)
Genre: Action, 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, suspenseful, suspense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, vengeance, cowboy, sheriff, gunfight, murder, gang, crimes, dying, against the odds, criminal, gunfighter ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, california
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Dazed and Confused (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 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, semi serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming-of-age, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, adolescence, coming of age, marijuana, stoners, high school, friendship, graduation, teacher, party ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, 80s
Place: texas, usa, austin texas, california, new jersey ...
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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, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: baseball, dog, friendship, team, unlikely friendships, sport, baseball movie, childhood, coming of age, storytelling, family relations, baseball game ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 80s ...
Place: utah, usa, california
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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, serious, suspenseful, bleak, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cocaine, mafia, lovers on the run, drug dealing, romance, mexican standoff, crime, crimes, gangsters, gunfight, peril, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, detroit
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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: sentimental, touching, romantic, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing, date night, girls' night
Plot: starting over, happy ending, loneliness, single parent, radio, looking for love, romance, christmas party, love and romance, platonic, friendship, destiny ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: seattle, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois, new york, baltimore ...
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The Remains of the Day (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
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: psychological, emotional, touching, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: butler, master and servant, aristocracy, loyalty, nazism, jewish, couple relations, politics, german, career, self sacrifice, political unrest ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, europe, germany
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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, witty, talky, realistic, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, drifter, rapist, stranger, urban, humiliation, roommate, unemployment, alienation, sexual humiliation, character study, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: london, england, europe, manchester, united kingdom
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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, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, bodyguard, obsession, assassination attempt, election, undercover, gunfight, stalking, terrorism, government agency, rivalry, redemption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, washington d.c., usa, phoenix arizona, chicago illinois ...
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Demolition Man (1993)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Simon Phoenix, a violent criminal cryogenically frozen in 1996, has escaped during a parole hearing in 2032 in the utopia of San Angeles. Police are incapable of dealing with his violent ways and turn to his captor, John Spartan, who had also been ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, cyberpunk, future dystopia, utopia, martial arts, dystopic future, police, crime fighter, good versus evil, one man army, foot chase, betrayal ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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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, realistic, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: urban ghetto life, african american, gunfight, street gang, police brutality, drug dealing, crime, crimes, hip hop, murder, friendship, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, 70s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, north america, united states
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