A lot of us are crazy about 90s movies. Some were even born in the 90s like myself and feel nostalgic about these films. Now many were nominated by the Oscars, but that did not win the award of best picture. The Academy Award for Best Picture (also known as the Oscar for Best Picture) is an annual film award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Some of these are possibly some of your favorite movies. Also, I’m not telling you that they deserve to be the number one movie of that year. However, they were pretty close to winning it. In addition, many of these won in other categories.

The Godfather Part III

The Godfather: Part III (1990) is the third Godfather film. The film completes the story of Michael Corleone, a gangster boss trying to legitimize his crime empire. The story also includes a fictional explanation for Pope John Paul I’s mysterious death in 1978 and deals with the true-life Banco Ambrosiano banking scandal, which played out in 1981 and 1982. These two events are linked to each other and to Michael Corleone.

The Godfather: Part III was nominated seven times for an Oscar in 1990.

Oscar for Best Picture 1990: Dances with the Wolves.


In the same year as The Godfather III, Goodfellas came out. It’s my favorite movie by Martin Scorsese, and it didn’t even win the oscar. On the other hand, there were excellent films that year. The film is known as one of the great crime films and for the violence that occurs in it to a great extent. For some time, the film was also the record holder for the most swear words in one film. “Fuck”, for example, appears 246 times in it, used mainly by the hot-tempered character Tommy, played by Joe Pesci.

The film was nominated for six Oscars and won one for best male actor in a supporting role (Joe Pesci)

Oscar for Best Picture 1990: Dances with the Wolves.

Pulp Fiction

If you have never heard about Pulp Fiction, then you are living in a cave. The whole is made up of five individual storylines, which meet and influence each other along the way. This is one of Quentin Tarantino’s best films ever.

Pulp Fiction was nominated for seven Oscars, of which the one for the screenplay – by Tarantino and Roger Avary – was actually won. In addition, the film received more than forty other awards, including the Golden Palm of the 1994 Cannes Film Festival, a Golden Globe (best screenplay), two BAFTA Awards (best screenplay and best supporting actor – Samuel L. Jackson), three Independent Spirit Awards (best film, best director – Quentin Tarantino, and best leading actor – Jackson).

Oscar for Best Picture 1994: Forrest Gump

Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption is a film about life in the American Shawshank prison, where corruption among guards and management plays a major role. Andy Dufresne, a banker, is sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his wife and her lover. However, he insists that he is innocent. In Shawshank, after a difficult beginning, he becomes his own with his fellow inmates. One of them is Red, the narrator of the story, who becomes charmed by Andy’s enormous cleverness. When Andy asks Red if he can get a geologist’s hammer, Red, who has mates at the laundry, delivers this hammer to Andy. The contact blossoms into a friendship.

The Shawshank Redemption was nominated for seven Academy Awards, but won no awards.

Oscar for Best Picture 1994: Forrest Gump

Beauty and the Beast

Believe it or not, but the animated film “Beauty and the Beast” was nominated for Best Picture. I’m glad that the academy did recognize an animated movie as one of the best. Beauty and the beast also got nominated for their music.

The film was nominated for six Oscars and won best original Music.

Oscar for Best Picture 1991: The Silence of the Lambs


Babe is a 1995 American-Australian fantasy family film directed by Chris Noonan. The story is based on that from the book Babe: The Gallant Pig by Dick King-Smith. It’s basically a charming story about a pig who talks. Well, only animals understand each other when they’re talking.

Babe was nominated for seven Academy Awards, and won best visual effects.

Oscar for Best Picture 1995: Braveheart

Apollo 13

Apollo 13 is a 1995 American film directed by Ron Howard. The film is about the failed flight of the spacecraft Apollo 13 in April 1970, and is based on the book Lost Moon by Jim Lovell (the commander of Apollo 13) and Jeffrey Kluger. Major roles in the film are played by Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris and Kathleen Quinlan, among others. The film brought in $355 million dollars in cinemas worldwide and $93 million dollars in U.S. cinemas and was one of the best-attended films of 1995 there.

The tagline for the film is the oft-quoted “Houston, we have a problem.”

Apollo 13 was nominated for nine Oscars. the movie won two Oscars, for Best Sound and Best Montage.

Oscar for Best Picture 1995: Braveheart

Good Will Hunting

Good Will Hunting is a 1997 film directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck and Minnie Driver. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck wrote the story.

Set in Boston, Massachusetts, the film is about Will Hunting who works as a janitor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a prestigious college. However, his intellect, and specifically his knowledge and use of higher math are better than anyone else in the school, if not the country. Will must put the past behind him to give his intellect space, and that takes some effort.

Good Will Hunting was nominated for nine Oscars. the movie won two Oscars, for Supporting Actor and Best Sound design.

Oscar for Best Picture 1997: Titanic

The Green Mile

In the film, the protagonist, Paul Edgecomb, looks back on his life as a prison guard. At the beginning and end of the film, the story takes place in the present of Edgecomb, who spends his days in a retirement home. For years he has served as a jailer in the “Death Corridor” of Cold Mountain prison, called the Green Mile (because of the green floor). Paul thinks back especially to 1935. That year an extraordinary prisoner was brought in on the death corridor: John Coffey, a giant African-American accused of the rape and murder of two little girls.

The Green Mile was nominated for 4 Oscars.

Oscar for Best Picture 1999: American Beauty