Most Popular Feature Films Released 1993-01-01 to 1993-12-31


1. Jurassic Park (1993)

PG-13 | 127 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.1
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68 Metascore

During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 695,151 | Gross: $402.45M

2. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

PG | 76 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

8.0
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Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home cause confusion.

Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey

Votes: 246,886 | Gross: $75.08M

3. Schindler's List (1993)

R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.9
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93 Metascore

In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall

Votes: 969,994 | Gross: $96.07M

4. Dazed and Confused (1993)

R | 102 min | Comedy

7.7
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78 Metascore

The adventures of high school and junior high students on the last day of school in May 1976.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey, Rory Cochrane

Votes: 135,216 | Gross: $7.99M

5. True Romance (1993)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.9
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57 Metascore

In Detroit, a lonely pop culture geek marries a call girl, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood. Meanwhile, the owners of the cocaine - the Mob - track them down in an attempt to reclaim it.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer

Votes: 176,288 | Gross: $12.28M

6. The Sandlot (1993)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.8
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In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.

Director: David Mickey Evans | Stars: Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Art LaFleur, Patrick Renna

Votes: 64,153 | Gross: $32.42M

7. Hocus Pocus (1993)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.8
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After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all.

Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz

Votes: 70,563 | Gross: $39.51M

8. A Bronx Tale (1993)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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80 Metascore

A father becomes worried when a local gangster befriends his son in the Bronx in the 1960s.

Director: Robert De Niro | Stars: Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri, Lillo Brancato, Francis Capra

Votes: 107,366 | Gross: $17.27M

9. Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)

PG-13 | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

6.7
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44 Metascore

A spoof of Robin Hood in general and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) in particular.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Cary Elwes, Richard Lewis, Roger Rees, Amy Yasbeck

Votes: 99,254 | Gross: $35.74M

10. What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama

7.8
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73 Metascore

After his father's death, Gilbert has to care for his mentally disabled brother, Arnie, and his morbidly obese mother, which is suddenly challenged when love walks into his life.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis, Mary Steenburgen

Votes: 185,092 | Gross: $9.17M

11. Tombstone (1993)

R | 130 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.8
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A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona, are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating.

Directors: George P. Cosmatos, Kevin Jarre | Stars: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton

Votes: 104,826 | Gross: $56.51M

12. Groundhog Day (1993)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

8.0
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72 Metascore

A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky

Votes: 490,213 | Gross: $70.91M

13. Philadelphia (1993)

PG-13 | 125 min | Drama

7.7
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66 Metascore

When a man with HIV is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Roberta Maxwell, Buzz Kilman

Votes: 193,178 | Gross: $77.32M

14. Grumpy Old Men (1993)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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53 Metascore

A lifelong feud between two neighbors since childhood only gets worse when a new female neighbor moves across the street.

Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith

Votes: 37,330 | Gross: $70.17M

15. Rudy (1993)

PG | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.5
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Rudy has always been told that he was too small to play college football. But he is determined to overcome the odds and fulfill his dream of playing for Notre Dame.

Director: David Anspaugh | Stars: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty, Greta Lind

Votes: 46,259 | Gross: $22.75M

16. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.9
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53 Metascore

After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Harvey Fierstein

Votes: 201,078 | Gross: $219.20M

17. The Piano (1993)

R | 121 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.6
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89 Metascore

A mute woman is sent to 1850s New Zealand along with her young daughter and prized piano for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, but is soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation.

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill, Anna Paquin

Votes: 68,592 | Gross: $40.16M

18. Demolition Man (1993)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

6.6
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34 Metascore

A police officer is brought out of suspended animation in prison to pursue an old ultra-violent nemesis who is loose in a non-violent future society.

Director: Marco Brambilla | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock, Nigel Hawthorne

Votes: 134,942 | Gross: $58.06M

19. Addams Family Values (1993)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.6
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62 Metascore

The Addams Family try to rescue their beloved uncle Fester from his gold-digging new love, a black widow named Debbie.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Joan Cusack

Votes: 63,578 | Gross: $48.92M

20. The Three Musketeers (1993)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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The three best of the disbanded Musketeers - Athos, Porthos, and Aramis - join a young hotheaded would-be-Musketeer, D'Artagnan, to stop the Cardinal Richelieu's evil plot: to form an ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, Chris O'Donnell, Oliver Platt

Votes: 44,104 | Gross: $53.90M

21. Cool Runnings (1993)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.9
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60 Metascore

When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: John Candy, Leon, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis

Votes: 76,173 | Gross: $68.86M

22. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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72 Metascore

A recently widowed man's son calls a radio talk-show in an attempt to find his father a partner.

Director: Nora Ephron | Stars: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Ross Malinger, Rita Wilson

Votes: 133,686 | Gross: $126.53M

23. Cliffhanger (1993)

R | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.4
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60 Metascore

A botched mid-air heist results in suitcases full of cash being searched for by various groups throughout the Rocky Mountains.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker, Janine Turner

Votes: 103,858 | Gross: $84.05M

24. The Remains of the Day (1993)

PG | 134 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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84 Metascore

A butler who sacrificed body and soul to service in the years leading up to World War II realizes too late how misguided his loyalty was to his lordly employer.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, John Haycraft, Christopher Reeve

Votes: 50,540 | Gross: $22.95M

25. Super Mario Bros. (1993)

PG | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

4.0
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Two Brooklyn plumbers, Mario and Luigi, must travel to another dimension to rescue a princess from the evil dictator King Koopa and stop him from taking over the world.

Directors: Annabel Jankel, Rocky Morton | Stars: Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper, Samantha Mathis

Votes: 40,944 | Gross: $20.92M

26. The Fugitive (1993)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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88 Metascore

Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt lead by a seasoned US Marshall.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Julianne Moore

Votes: 229,073 | Gross: $183.88M

27. Blood In, Blood Out (1993)

R | 180 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on step-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members... See full summary »

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Damian Chapa, Jesse Borrego, Benjamin Bratt, Enrique Castillo

Votes: 24,925 | Gross: $4.50M

28. Last Action Hero (1993)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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44 Metascore

With the help of a magic ticket, a young film fan is transported into the fictional world of his favorite action film character.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, F. Murray Abraham, Art Carney, Charles Dance

Votes: 115,634 | Gross: $50.02M

29. Indecent Proposal (1993)

R | 117 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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35 Metascore

A billionaire offers $1,000,000 to a young married couple for one night with the wife.

Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Robert Redford, Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson, Seymour Cassel

Votes: 52,253 | Gross: $106.61M

30. Falling Down (1993)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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56 Metascore

An unemployed defense worker frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall, Barbara Hershey, Rachel Ticotin

Votes: 145,285 | Gross: $40.90M

31. In the Name of the Father (1993)

R | 133 min | Biography, Drama

8.1
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84 Metascore

A man's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, Alison Crosbie, Philip King

Votes: 124,913 | Gross: $25.01M

32. Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Family, Music

5.4
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Showgirl Deloris Van Cartier returns as Sister Mary Clarence to teach music to a group of Catholic students whose run-down school is slated for closure.

Director: Bill Duke | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Najimy, Maggie Smith, Barnard Hughes

Votes: 39,914 | Gross: $57.32M

33. Boxing Helena (1993)

R | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

4.6
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26 Metascore

A surgeon becomes obsessed with the seductive woman he once was in an affair with. Refusing to accept that she has moved on, he amputates her limbs and holds her captive in his mansion.

Director: Jennifer Lynch | Stars: Julian Sands, Sherilyn Fenn, Bill Paxton, Kurtwood Smith

Votes: 10,172 | Gross: $1.80M

34. Dennis the Menace (1993)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family

5.5
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When his parents have to go out of town, Dennis stays with Mr. and Mrs. Wilson. The little menace is driving Mr. Wilson crazy, but Dennis is just trying to be helpful. Even to the thief who's arrived in town.

Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Walter Matthau, Mason Gamble, Joan Plowright, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 47,919 | Gross: $51.27M

35. The Age of Innocence (1993)

PG | 139 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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83 Metascore

A tale of nineteenth-century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder, Linda Faye Farkas

Votes: 39,621 | Gross: $32.20M

36. The Secret Garden (1993)

G | 101 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.3
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Living in India, Mary Lennox, a young, privileged girl, is left orphaned when her parents are killed in an earthquake. She is sent back to England where she goes to live on her uncle's ... See full summary »

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Kate Maberly, Maggie Smith, Heydon Prowse, Andrew Knott

Votes: 31,281 | Gross: $31.18M

37. Free Willy (1993)

PG | 112 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

5.9
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79 Metascore

When a boy learns that a beloved killer whale is to be killed by the aquarium owners, the boy risks everything to free the whale.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Jason James Richter, Lori Petty, Michael Madsen, Jayne Atkinson

Votes: 56,832 | Gross: $77.70M

38. Carlito's Way (1993)

R | 144 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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A Puerto Rican former convict, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of N.Y.C.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller, John Leguizamo

Votes: 174,761 | Gross: $36.95M

39. Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Young lovers Hero and Claudio, soon to wed, conspire to get verbal sparring partners and confirmed singles Benedick and Beatrice to wed as well.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Keanu Reeves, Kate Beckinsale

Votes: 39,674 | Gross: $22.55M

40. Son in Law (1993)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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Having gotten a taste of college life, a drastically changed farm girl returns home for Thanksgiving break with her best friend, a flamboyant party animal who is clearly a fish out of water in a small farm town.

Director: Steve Rash | Stars: Pauly Shore, Carla Gugino, Lane Smith, Cindy Pickett

Votes: 14,611 | Gross: $36.45M

41. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)

G | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Three pets escape from a California ranch to find their owners in San Francisco.

Director: Duwayne Dunham | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Sally Field, Don Alder, Ed Bernard

Votes: 36,383 | Gross: $41.83M

42. The Good Son (1993)

R | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.4
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A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle, and befriends his cousin who's the same age. But his cousin begins showing increasing signs of violent behavior.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Elijah Wood, Wendy Crewson, David Morse

Votes: 30,954 | Gross: $44.59M

43. The Nutcracker (1993)

G | 92 min | Family, Fantasy, Music

5.8
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On Christmas Eve, a little girl named Marie (Cohen) falls asleep after a party at her home and dreams herself (or does she?) into a fantastic world where toys become larger than life. Her ... See full summary »

Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Darci Kistler, Damian Woetzel, Kyra Nichols, Wendy Whelan

Votes: 1,318 | Gross: $2.12M

44. Cronos (1993)

R | 94 min | Horror

6.7
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70 Metascore

A mysterious device designed to provide its owner with eternal life resurfaces after four hundred years, leaving a trail of destruction in its path.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Federico Luppi, Ron Perlman, Claudio Brook, Margarita Isabel

Votes: 22,040 | Gross: $0.62M

45. A Perfect World (1993)

PG-13 | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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A kidnapped boy strikes up a friendship with his captor: an escaped convict on the run from the law, headed by an honorable U.S. Marshal.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Kevin Costner, Clint Eastwood, Laura Dern, T.J. Lowther

Votes: 62,400 | Gross: $31.16M

46. The Firm (1993)

R | 154 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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58 Metascore

A young lawyer joins a prestigious law firm only to discover that it has a sinister dark side.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Hal Holbrook

Votes: 96,558 | Gross: $158.35M

47. Alive (1993)

R | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.1
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A Uruguayan rugby team stranded in the snow swept Andes are forced to use desperate measures to survive after a plane crash.

Director: Frank Marshall | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Vincent Spano, Josh Hamilton, Bruce Ramsay

Votes: 42,610 | Gross: $36.73M

48. Menace II Society (1993)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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76 Metascore

A young street hustler attempts to escape the rigors and temptations of the ghetto in a quest for a better life.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes | Stars: Tyrin Turner, Larenz Tate, June Kyoto Lu, Toshi Toda

Votes: 43,230 | Gross: $27.90M

49. In the Line of Fire (1993)

R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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74 Metascore

Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan couldn't save Kennedy, but he's determined not to let a clever assassin take out this president.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo, Dylan McDermott

Votes: 79,324 | Gross: $102.31M

50. Gettysburg (1993)

PG | 271 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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In 1863, the Northern and Southern forces fight at Gettysburg in the decisive battle of the American Civil War.

Director: Ron Maxwell | Stars: Tom Berenger, Martin Sheen, Stephen Lang, Richard Jordan

Votes: 23,110 | Gross: $10.77M