Top 10 Films of 1993

by muybueno16 | created - 17 Feb 2017 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

A lackluster year in some respects while also rather notable in other regards.

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1. Falling Down (1993)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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: 162,181 | Gross: $40.90M

2. Indian Summer (1993)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Seven friends reunite for a week-long reunion at a summer camp in Ontario they used to attend as children which is now threatened with being closed down.

Director: Mike Binder | Stars: Alan Arkin, Matt Craven, Diane Lane, Bill Paxton

Votes: 5,011 | Gross: $14.90M

3. Household Saints (1993)

R | 124 min | Drama

Unsettling drama about three generations of Italian-American women struggling to get by in post-World War II New York's Little Italy.

Director: Nancy Savoca | Stars: Tracey Ullman, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lili Taylor, Judith Malina

Votes: 804 | Gross: $0.57M

4. Bopha! (1993)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama

68 Metascore

In this story of a black policeman during South African apartheid, Danny Glover plays the cop, who believes he's trying to help his people, even while serving as a pawn of the racist ... See full summary »

Director: Morgan Freeman | Stars: Danny Glover, Malcolm McDowell, Alfre Woodard, Marius Weyers

Votes: 786 | Gross: $0.21M

5. A Bronx Tale (1993)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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: 121,838 | Gross: $17.27M

6. A Perfect World (1993)

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

71 Metascore

Kidnapped boy Phillip Perry (T.J. Lowther) strikes up a friendship with his captor Butch Haynes (Kevin Costner): an escaped convict on the run from the law, while the search is headed up by honorable Texas Ranger "Red" Garrett (Clint Eastwood).

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

Votes: 70,530 | Gross: $31.16M

7. Schindler's List (1993)

R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

94 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 1,151,957 | Gross: $96.90M

8. Philadelphia (1993)

PG-13 | 125 min | Drama

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: 214,297 | Gross: $77.32M

9. The House of the Spirits (1993)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance

A rancher, his clairvoyant wife and their family face turbulent years in South America in this adaptation of Isabel Allende's best-seller.

Director: Bille August | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Meryl Streep, Maria Conchita Alonso, António Assunção

Votes: 20,070 | Gross: $6.27M

10. The Man Without a Face (1993)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama

62 Metascore

Chuck wants to leave home but can't make the grade for boarding school. Then he finds out the disfigured recluse living nearby is an ex-teacher.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Nick Stahl, Margaret Whitton, Fay Masterson

Votes: 26,789 | Gross: $24.76M

11. The Joy Luck Club (1993)

R | 139 min | Drama

84 Metascore

The life histories of four Asian women and their daughters reflect and guide each other.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Tamlyn Tomita, Rosalind Chao, Kieu Chinh, Tsai Chin

Votes: 14,491 | Gross: $32.86M

12. Outrage (1993)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

Ana is an equestrian sharpshooter for a one ring circus in Madrid for a week. Marcos is a reporter doing a Sunday supplement piece. He interviews her and she invites him to dinner with the ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Francesca Neri, Antonio Banderas, Eulàlia Ramon, Walter Vidarte

Votes: 833

13. Fearless (1993)

R | 122 min | Drama, Thriller

A man's personality is dramatically changed after surviving a major airline crash.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Isabella Rossellini, Rosie Perez, Tom Hulce

Votes: 20,437 | Gross: $7.00M

14. The Innocent (1993)

R | 119 min | Drama

A young engineer is sent to post World War II Berlin to help the Americans, in spying on the Russians. In a time and place where discretion is still a man's best friend, he falls in love ... See full summary »

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Isabella Rossellini, Anthony Hopkins, Campbell Scott, Ronald Nitschke

Votes: 1,428 | Gross: $0.55M

15. Suture (1993)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

After his brother tries to kill him, a man survives only to find himself in another man's body.

Directors: Scott McGehee, David Siegel | Stars: Dennis Haysbert, Mel Harris, Sab Shimono, Dina Merrill

Votes: 1,645 | Gross: $0.10M

16. Malice (1993)

R | 107 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

52 Metascore

A tale about a happily married couple who would like to have children. Tracy teaches art, Andy's a college dean. Things are never the same after she is taken to hospital and operated upon by Jed, a "know all" doctor.

Director: Harold Becker | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Nicole Kidman, Bill Pullman, Bebe Neuwirth

Votes: 21,665 | Gross: $46.04M

17. Guilty as Sin (1993)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A female lawyer takes an accused wife-murderer as a client, but finds herself morally compelled to betray him one way or another.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Rebecca De Mornay, Don Johnson, Stephen Lang, Jack Warden

Votes: 4,517 | Gross: $22.89M

18. Where the Rivers Flow North (1993)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama

In 1927, in Kingdom County, Vermont, a large dam is to be built, however, Noel Lord, a logger and cedar-oil harvester, won't give up his lifetime lease on land that will be flooded. The dam... See full summary »

Director: Jay Craven | Stars: Rip Torn, Tantoo Cardinal, Bill Raymond, Mark Margolis

Votes: 453 | Gross: $0.60M

19. Love & Human Remains (1993)

R | 100 min | Drama, Comedy

Set in a dreary urban landscape of Edmonton, LOVE AND HUMAN REMAINS is a dark comedy about a group of twentysomethings looking for love and meaning in the '90s. The film focuses on ... See full summary »

Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Thomas Gibson, Ruth Marshall, Cameron Bancroft, Mia Kirshner

Votes: 2,395 | Gross: $0.95M

20. Trauma (1993)

R | 106 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A young man tries to help a teenage European girl who escaped from a clinic hospital after witnessing the murder of her parents by a serial killer and they try to find the killer before the killer finds them.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Christopher Rydell, Asia Argento, Piper Laurie, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 6,020

21. Groundhog Day (1993)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

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: 559,162 | Gross: $70.91M

22. Six Degrees of Separation (1993)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

72 Metascore

An affluent New York City couple finds their lives touched, intruded upon, and compelled by a mysterious young black man who is never quite who he says he is.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Will Smith, Stockard Channing, Donald Sutherland, Ian McKellen

Votes: 19,151 | Gross: $6.41M

23. Clean, Shaven (1993)

Not Rated | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

After a man suffering from schizophrenia is released from a mental institution, he attempts to get his daughter back from her adoptive family.

Director: Lodge Kerrigan | Stars: Peter Greene, Alice Levitt, Megan Owen, Jennifer MacDonald

Votes: 5,038

24. Ruby in Paradise (1993)

R | 114 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman struggles for independence and identity in a small Florida tourist town.

Director: Victor Nunez | Stars: Ashley Judd, Todd Field, Bentley Mitchum, Allison Dean

Votes: 2,285 | Gross: $1.00M

25. Painted Desert (1993)

106 min | Drama

A Japanese-American woman and her paralyzed friend and pow in WW2, Barbara, run a desert diner. A mob boss has a ranch nearby and things heat up, when a hitman and a thief arrive at the café.

Director: Masato Harada | Stars: James Gammon, Nobu McCarthy, Kazuya Kimura, Priscilla Pointer

Votes: 18

26. Fear of a Black Hat (1993)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Music

A mockumentary chronicling the rise and fall of NWH, a not particularly talented--or particularly bright but always controversial--hip-hop group.

Director: Rusty Cundieff | Stars: Larry B. Scott, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Rusty Cundieff, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 3,738 | Gross: $0.24M

27. Digger (1993)

PG | 92 min | Family, Comedy, Drama

A young boy is sent to live with relatives when his parents break up. He befriends a dying boy who has an eerie connection with nature.

Director: Rob Turner | Stars: Adam Hann-Byrd, Joshua Jackson, Timothy Bottoms, Barbara Williams

Votes: 182

28. Family Prayers (1993)

PG | 108 min | Drama

Coming of age story of a thirteen year old Jewish boy in the 1960s whose parents decide to break up.

Director: Scott M. Rosenfelt | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Anne Archer, Tzvi Ratner-Stauber, Julianne Michelle

Votes: 108

29. The Advocate (1993)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, History

In medieval France, young lawyer Richard Courtois leaves Paris for the simpler life in the country. However, he is soon drawn into amorous and political intrigues. At the same time, he is ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Megahey | Stars: Colin Firth, Amina Annabi, Jim Carter, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 1,795 | Gross: $0.67M

30. Joey Breaker (1993)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Joey Breaker is a fast-talking, ambitious, workaholic agent representing actors, screenwriters, and comedians for the New York firm of Morgan Creative. He is callous and intolerant, but ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Starr | Stars: Richard Edson, Cedella Marley, Fred Fondren, Erik King

Votes: 135



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