Top Movies of 1994


The top movies of 1994 list is calculated by community movie ratings and members' "Top Movies List". Lists are updated daily.

1. The Shawshank Redemption

Year of Release: 1994
Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Frank Darabont
Actors: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows
Plot: A young banker named Andy, has his life changed rapidly when he is convicted of the murder of his wife and lover, and sentenced to life in prison. As the story unfolds, Andy shows that he is a not a typical prisoner. With the help of his friend Redd, Andy makes the most of his prison life. The film takes place in the 1940's.

2. Pulp Fiction

Year of Release: 1994
Overall Rating: 3.4 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Actors: John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Ving Rhames, Uma Thurman, Harvey Keitel
Plot: A story of four interweaving stories developing from hit men, boxers, ringleaders, and anyone else who is involved with a crime. Violence and crime are not far away.

3. Forrest Gump

Year of Release: 1994
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Comedy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Actors: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright Penn, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field
Plot: A "slow" man explains to people he meets on a park bench his life story which seems to encounter historic events.

4. The Lion King

Year of Release: 1994
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Family/Animation
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Roger Allers
Actors: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Moira Kelly, Jeremy Irons, Niketa Calame
Plot: The son of the King of the Jungle believes he killed his father where he goes into exile. The rest of the pack believes he's dead when he decides to come back to regain control several years later when he questions his confidence.

5. Professional, The ( Léon )

Year of Release: 1994
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Action
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Luc Besson
Actors: Jean Reno, Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Danny Aiello, Peter Appel, Michael Badalucco
Plot: A trained assassin is reluctant to take care of his Neighbor, whose parents are killed. The girl is 12 years old and he teaches her his assassination trade.

6. Clerks

Year of Release: 1994
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Kevin Smith
Actors: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Jason Mewes, Lisa Spoonhauer, Scott Mosier
Plot: A day in the life of two convienience store employees as they deal with customers, love, life and death.

7. Interview with the Vampire

Year of Release: 1994
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Horror/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Neil Jordan
Actors: Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst, Christian Slater, Antonio Banderas, Stephen Rea
Plot: A story of a vampire's life. He explains his hunger, his love, his lust and his loneliness.

8. Three Colors: Red ( Trois couleurs: Rouge )

Year of Release: 1994
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: French
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Actors: Irène Jacob, Samuel Le Bihan, Frédérique Feder, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Paul Vermeulen, Marion Stalens
Plot: To complete the trilogy, this one deals with French society and it's impact on it's people.

9. The Crow

Year of Release: 1994
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Fantasy/Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Alex Proyas
Actors: Brandon Lee, Michael Wincott, Ernie Hudson, Rochelle Davis, Laurence Mason, Rochelle Davis
Plot: A man comes back to life after being brutally murdered to kill the people that murdered him and his fiance.

10. Ed Wood

Year of Release: 1994
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Tim Burton
Actors: Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jeffrey Jones, Patricia Arquette, Vincent D'Onofrio
Plot: The life and times of Master of Schlock Ed Wood and his relationship with an aging and drug-addicted Bela Lugosi (which won Martin Landau a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award in 1994).

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