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

‘The Big Lebowski,’ ‘Goodfellas’ and your other picks

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Is it really possible to pick a single best movie of the 1990s? This is the decade that gave us Goodfellas in 1990, Fight Club in 1999 and countless masterpieces in between. It was a decade when Quentin Tarantino went from video store clerk to the hottest director in town, and the Coen Brothers followed up Fargo with a movie about a former Metallica roadie that wastes his days away bowling and suffering the occasional acid flashback. Thankfully, our readers were up to the challenge and we received tons of votes for the single best movie of the 1990s. Click through to see the results. 

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1. ‘Pulp Fiction’

If Hollywood in the 1990s had to be defined by a single image it could very well be John Travolta dancing with Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction. It may have gotten creamed at the Oscars by Forrest Gump, but good luck finding someone today who thinks that was a good call. Pulp Fiction is the movie of the decade, not just that incredible year of 1994. It kickstarted an incredible indie revolution that continues to this day and forever proved that America can embrace non-traditional, subversive movies. It also brought John Travolta back from the the sad depths of Look Who's Talking Now. That alone is a pretty remarkable thing. 

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