Readers' Poll: The 25 Best Movies of the 1990s

'The Big Lebowski,' 'Goodfellas' and your other picks

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6. 'Forrest Gump'

Like American Beauty, Forrest Gump is one of those movies that was so beloved and successful when it came out that a backlash was inevitable. What was once seen as a feel-good classic is now seen (at least by some) as an oddly conservative tale about the endless dangers of drugs, sex and the anti-war movement. Jenny experiments with free love and drugs, only to become a pathetic junkie that eventually dies of AIDS. Forrest Gump meets up with Black Panthers, only to discover they are hypocrites that beat up women. It's almost like Sean Hannity wrote this thing. 

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