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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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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.