Best Movies of 1994

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Best Movies of 1994
Best Movies of 1994
TOP Movies: Forrest Gump (1994), Pulp Fiction (1994), The Lion King (1994), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Speed (1994), Ed Wood (1994), Leon: The Professional (1994), Interview with the Vampire (1994), Dumb and Dumber (1994), Legends of the Fall (1994), The Mask (1994), True Lies (1994), The Crow (1994), Clerks (1994), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), Bullets Over Broadway (1994), Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), Natural Born Killers (1994), Quiz Show (1994), Shallow Grave (1994).

List of Best Movies

 8.8
 1.9M
Forrest Gump (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mentally challenged, life philosophy, human spirit, journey, destiny, true love, philosophy, rise to the top, storytelling, human relationship, selflessness, army ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, san francisco, new york, united states, vietnam ...
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 8.9
 1.9M
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.
Style: neo noir, exciting, witty, interesting, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, crimes, gunfight, drugs, hitman, cocaine, crime, drugs/alcohol, multiple storylines, twists & turns, boxing, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 8.5
 967K
The Lion King (1994)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young lion cub named Simba can't wait to be king. But his uncle craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing to get it.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: disney, family, lion, talking animals, adventure, good versus evil, friendship, betrayal, prince, jungle, pride and honor, king ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: africa
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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: clever, captivating, touching, uplifting, inspirational ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, prison escape, false accusation, freedom, prison life, powerful ending, hopes, life is a bitch, existentialism, life sentence, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: usa, pacific ocean, maine, mexico
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 7.2
 338K
Speed (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Los Angeles SWAT cop Jack Traven is up against bomb expert Howard Payne, who's after major ransom money. First it's a rigged elevator in a very tall building. Then it's a rigged bus--if it slows, it will blow, bad enough any day, but ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: hostage, danger, highway, rescue, bomb, hostages, unlikely partners, save the day, hijacking, chases and races, bus, master criminal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 7.8
 167K
Ed Wood (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The mostly true story of the legendary "worst director of all time", who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.
Style: gothic, humorous, sentimental, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: actor, transvestism, friendship, hollywood, misfit, showbiz, filmmaking, actress, desire for fame, ambition, depression, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Leon: The Professional (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Leon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, neo noir, serious, touching ...
Plot: hitman, loneliness, mentor, sniper, life philosophy, friendship, dark hero, killings, loner, lone wolves, murder, protector ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Interview with the Vampire (1994)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A vampire relates his epic life story of love, betrayal, loneliness, and dark hunger to an over-curious reporter.
Style: gothic, captivating, suspenseful, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, immortality, supernatural, loneliness, vampire human love, haunted by the past, goth, dark hero, human nature, manipulations, bonding, victim ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, georgian era ...
Place: paris france, san francisco, new orleans, louisiana, usa ...
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 7.3
 360K
Dumb and Dumber (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Lloyd and Harry are two men whose stupidity is really indescribable. When Mary, a beautiful woman, loses an important suitcase with money before she leaves for Aspen, the two friends (who have found the suitcase) decide to return it to her. After ...
Style: humorous, idiotic, absurd, not serious, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, stupidity, dumb, odd couple, social misfits, dimwit, illiteracy, misfit, toilet humor, parakeet, friendship, adventure ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: utah, nebraska, usa, pennsylvania, connecticut ...
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Legends of the Fall (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love.
Style: captivating, emotional, sentimental, serious, scenic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, world war one, romance, friendship, sibling relationship, conflict, beautiful scenery, lovers, twists & turns, father son relationship, death, sibling rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 19th century, 90s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, montana
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 6.9
 356K
The Mask (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When timid bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss discovers a magical mask containing the spirit of the Norse god Loki, his entire life changes. While wearing the mask, Ipkiss becomes a supernatural playboy exuding charm and confidence which allows him to catch ...
Style: funny, humorous, light, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night
Plot: superhuman powers, double life, superhero, transformation, supernatural power, gangsters, dual identity, fall in love, social misfits, alter ego, good versus evil, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
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 7.2
 242K
True Lies (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Harry Tasker is a secret agent for the United States Government. For years, he has kept his job from his wife, but is forced to reveal his identity and try to stop nuclear terrorists when he and his wife are kidnapped by them.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, top secret, secret agents, espionage, secret service, marriage, adventure, terrorist plot, surveillance, undercover, truth serum, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 1990s, twentieth century ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, florida, california
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 7.6
 170K
The Crow (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Exactly one year after young rock guitarist Eric Draven and his fiancée are brutally killed by a ruthless gang of criminals, Draven -- watched over by a hypnotic crow -- returns from the grave to exact revenge.
Style: gothic, dark fantasy, rough, cult film, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, vengeance, supernatural, goth, afterlife, halloween, vigilante, martial arts, superhero, back from the dead, good versus evil, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: detroit
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 7.7
 214K
Clerks (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Convenience and video store clerks Dante and Randal are sharp-witted, potty-mouthed and bored out of their minds. So in between needling customers, the counter jockeys play hockey on the roof, visit a funeral home and deal with their love lives.
Style: witty, clever, humorous, sincere, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slacker, everyday life, satire, friendship, sarcasm, workplace, friendship between men, ice hockey, death, anger, jealousy, funeral ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa
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Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Four Weddings And A Funeral is a British comedy about a British Man named Charles and an American Woman named Carrie who go through numerous weddings before they determine if they are right for one another.
Style: feel good, romantic, humorous, sweet, funny ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, wedding, funeral, unrequited love, love, fall in love, love at first sight, love story, wedding ceremony, looking for love, love and romance, ex couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: england, europe, scotland, london
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Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set in 1920's New York City, this movie tells the story of idealistic young playwright David Shayne. Producer Julian Marx finally finds funding for the project from gangster Nick Valenti. The catch is that Nick's girl friend Olive Neal ...
Style: humorous, witty, talky, atmospheric, light ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, murder, broadway, playwright, actress, rehearsal, crime, crimes, backstage, showbiz, friendship ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: He's Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Jim Carrey is on the case to find the Miami Dolphins' missing mascot and quarterback Dan Marino. He goes eyeball to eyeball with a man-eating shark, stakes out the Miami Dolphins and woos and wows the ...
Style: humorous, light, absurd, not serious, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stupidity, private detective, dog, farce, investigation, pets, animals, goofy hero, search, amateur detective, crimes, save the day ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: miami, usa, florida, new jersey
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Natural Born Killers (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.
Style: controversial, sadistic, atmospheric, brutal, cult film ...
Plot: dark humor, violence, mass murder, serial killer, psychopath, murderous pair, sadism, violence spree, criminal heroes, insanity, cruelty, hallucination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new mexico, paris france, london, tokyo, nevada ...
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 7.5
 66K
Quiz Show (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical drama film which tells the true story of the Twenty One quiz show scandal of the 1950s.
Style: intellectual, clever, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: tv show, cheating, investigation, moral dilemma, manipulation, contests and competitions, media, ethics, prejudice, advertising, fame, corruption ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, boston
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 7.3
 58K
Shallow Grave (1994)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three friends discover their new flatmate dead but loaded with cash.
Style: neo noir, psychological, cynical, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: roommate, dark humor, greed, betrayal, friendship, doctor, attic, corpse, insanity, accountant, police officer, grave ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: scotland, rio de janeiro, edinburgh scotland
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 7.1
 179K
Stargate (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, cult film, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, teleportation, archaeology, alien planet, adventure, time travel, evil alien, outer space, space and aliens, ancient mystery, nuclear, portal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 1920s, future
Place: egypt, middle east, africa
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 7.0
 104K
Maverick (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Maverick is a gambler who would rather con someone than fight them. He needs an additional three thousand dollars in order to enter a Winner Take All poker game that begins in a few days. He tries to win some, tries to collect a few debts, and ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, humorous, entertaining, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, poker, cons and scams, adventure, unlikely partners, debt, strong female character, cheating, card playing, vengeance, gambler, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, victorian era, 60s, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa, mississippi, mississippi river, california
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Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Frank Drebin is persuaded out of retirement to go undercover in a state prison. There he is to find out what top terrorist, Rocco, has planned for when he escapes. Frank's wife, Jane, is desperate for a baby.. this adds to Frank's ...
Style: parody, humorous, realistic, not serious, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens
Plot: farce, terrorism, undercover, race against time, danger, master criminal, save the day, disorder, crimes, law enforcement, crime, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: With the disappearance of hack horror writer Sutter Cane, all Hell is breaking loose...literally! Author Cane, it seems, has a knack for description that really brings his evil creepy-crawlies to life. Insurance investigator John Trent is sent to ...
Style: gothic, surreal, neo noir, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: lovecraftian, insanity, hallucination, disappearance, investigation, paranoia, h.p. lovecraft, police brutality, gory, mental illness, hallucinations, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new england, new hampshire, europe, england, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.1
 19K
Exotica (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the upscale Toronto strip club Exotica, dancer Christina is visited nightly by the obsessive Francis, a depressed tax auditor. Her ex-boyfriend, the club's MC, Eric, still jealously pines for her even as he introduces her onstage, but Eric ...
Style: sexual, non-linear, erotic, psychological, mind bending ...
Plot: stripper, accountant, ballet, loss of daughter, haunted by the past, nightclub, secret, unhappiness, pet shop, redemption, profanity, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, toronto ontario canada, canada
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 6.5
 53K
New Nightmare (1994)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In this meta horror film, a demonic entity uses the fictional character of Freddy Krueger to enter the real world and torment "Elm Street" heroine Heather Langenkamp and her family.
Style: slasher, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hospital, psychopath, supernatural, sleeping, woman in danger, filmmaking, painting, serial killer, stalking, alternate reality, murder, fire ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: ohio, california, los angeles, new jersey
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 6.7
 62K
The Client (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A street-wise kid, Mark Sway, sees the suicide of Jerome Clifford, a prominent Louisiana lawyer, whose current client is Barry 'The Blade' Muldano, a Mafia hit-man. Before Jerome shoots himself, he tells Mark where the body of a Senator is ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, touching, tense ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: witnessing a crime, witness protection, lawyers and clients, suicide, lawyer, investigation, danger, fighting the system, hotshot lawyer, surveillance, brother, mafia ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: memphis, new orleans, san francisco
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 6.7
 47K
Wyatt Earp (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 191 min.
Story: Covering the life and times of one of the West's most iconic heroes Wyatt Earp weaves an intricate tale of Earp and his friends and family. With a star studded cast, sweeping cinematography and authentic costumes Wyatt Earp led the way during ...
Style: epic, serious, realistic, captivating, rough ...
Plot: family relations, heroes, deputy sheriff, gunslinger, gambling, vengeance, gang, gangsters, friendship, legends and myths, lone wolves, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1800s, 1880s, 1870s
Place: arizona, texas, arkansas, alaska, wyoming ...
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The Madness of King George (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: King George III's erratic behaviour leads to a plot in Parliament to have him declared insane and removed from the throne.
Style: witty, talky, clever, suspense, biting ...
Plot: mental illness, royal court, politics, queen, king, parliament, manic, power relations, outside help, treatment, unconventional method, ruler ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.3
 54K
Little Women (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With their father away as a chaplain in the Civil War, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy grow up with their mother in somewhat reduced circumstances. They are a close family who inevitably have their squabbles and tragedies. But the bond holds even when, later, ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, touching, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: family values, sisters, sister sister relationship, first love, couple relations, parent child relationship, family bonds, life changing experience, everyday life, christmas, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: usa, new england, new york, paris france, massachusetts ...
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