Top 10 Period Movies Released from 1990-2000

We all watch movies, and which is the “best” is a matter of opinion really. Here are the top 10 period films from 1990-2000. Don’t forget to check out other lists throughout Thought for Your Penny.

10. The Age of Innocence (1993) 80% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: PG
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder

9. A River Runs Through It (1992) 83% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: PG
Director: Robert Redford
Starring: Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt

8. Boogie Nights (1997) 93% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: R
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore

7. A Bronx Tale (1993) 96% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: R
Director: Robert De Niro
Starring: Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri, Lillo Brancato

6. Pleasantville (1998) 85% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: PG-13
Director: Gary Ross
Starring: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Reese Witherspoon

5. Dazed and Confused (1993) 94% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: R
Director: Richard Linklater
Starring: Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey

4. The Brady Bunch Movie (1995) 63% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: PG-13
Director: Betty Thomas
Starring: Shelley Long, Gary Cole, Christine Taylor

3. SLC Punk! (1998) 63% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: R
Director: James Merendino
Starring: Matthew Lillard, Annabeth Gish, Michael A. Goorjian

2. Detroit Rock City (1999) 48% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: R
Director: Adam Rifkin
Starring: Edward Furlong, James DeBello, Giuseppe Andrews

1. Forrest Gump (1994) 71% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: PG-13
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Robin Wright

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Brian Penny is a former Business Analyst and Operations Manager at Bank of America turned whistleblower, troll, and freelance writer.

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