Top 1994 IMDb Rated Movies

[#1] The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.

Genre: Crime, Drama

Director:

Cast: Bob Gunton, Brian Libby, Clancy Brown, David Proval,...

Country: US

Duration: 142 min

Release: 1994

Rated: R

IMDb: 9.3 (2,254,303 votes)

[#2] Pulp Fiction (1994)

A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Director:

Cast: Amanda Plummer, Bruce Willis, Christopher Walken, Duane Whitaker,...

Country: US

Duration: 154 min

Release: 1994

Rated: R

IMDb: 8.9 (1,757,788 votes)

[#3] Forrest Gump (1994)

A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events—in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. But despite all he has achieved, his one true love eludes him.

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Cast: Afemo Omilami, Gary Sinise, George Kelly, Haley Joel Osment,...

Country: US

Duration: 142 min

Release: 1994

Rated: PG-13

IMDb: 8.8 (1,740,283 votes)

[#4] The Lion King (1994)

A young lion prince is cast out of his pride by his cruel uncle, who claims he killed his father. While the uncle rules with an iron paw, the prince grows up beyond the Savannah, living by a philosophy: No worries for the rest of your days. But when his past comes to haunt him, the young prince must decide his fate: Will he remain an outcast or face his demons and become what he needs to be?

Genre: Animation, Drama, Family

Director: ,

Cast: Cheech Marin, Ernie Sabella, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons,...

Country: US

Duration: 89 min

Release: 1994

Rated: G

IMDb: 8.5 (906,507 votes)

[#5] Léon: The Professional (1994)

Léon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, Mathilda's thoughts turn to revenge, and she considers following in Léon's footsteps.

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

Director:

Cast: Carl J. Matusovich, Danny Aiello, Don Creech, Elizabeth Regen,...

Country: France, US

Duration: 111 min

Release: 1994

Rated: R

IMDb: 8.5 (996,289 votes)

[#6] Hoop Dreams (1994)

Every school day, African-American teenagers William Gates and Arthur Agee travel 90 minutes each way from inner-city Chicago to St. Joseph High School in Westchester, Illinois, a predominately white suburban school well-known for the excellence of its basketball program. Gates and Agee dream of NBA stardom, and with the support of their close-knit families, they battle the social and physical obstacles that stand in their way. This acclaimed documentary was shot over the course of five y...

Genre: Documentary

Director:

Cast: Arthur Agee, Bobby Knight, Dick Vitale, Isiah Thomas,...

Country: US

Duration: 174 min

Release: 1994

Rated: PG-13

IMDb: 8.3 (23,505 votes)

[#7] Chungking Express (1994)

Two melancholic Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents.

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Cast: Brigitte Lin, Faye Wong, Kwan Lee-Na, Leung San,...

Country: Hong Kong

Duration: 103 min

Release: 1994

Rated: PG-13

IMDb: 8.1 (67,100 votes)

[#8] Three Colors: Red (1994)

Part-time model Valentine meets a retired judge who lives in her neighborhood after she runs over his dog. At first the judge gifts Valentine with the dog, but her possessive boyfriend won't allow her to keep it. When she returns with the dog to the judge's house, she discovers him listening in on his neighbors' phone conversations. At first Valentine is outraged, but her debates with the judge over his behavior soon leads them to form a strange bond.

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance

Director:

Cast: Benoît Régent, Bernard Escalon, Elzbieta Jasinska, Frédérique Feder,...

Country: France, Poland, Switzerland

Duration: 100 min

Release: 1994

Rated: R

IMDb: 8.1 (89,191 votes)

[#9] Andaz Apna Apna (1994)

Two slackers competing for the affections of an heiress inadvertently become her protectors from an evil criminal.

Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance

Director:

Cast: Aamir Khan, Deven Verma, Harish Patel, Jagdeep,...

Country: India

Duration: 160 min

Release: 1994

Rated: Not Rated

IMDb: 8.1 (49,423 votes)

[#10] Once Were Warriors (1994)

A drama about a Maori family living in Auckland, New Zealand. Lee Tamahori tells the story of Beth Heke’s strong will to keep her family together during times of unemployment and abuse from her violent and alcoholic husband.

Genre: Drama

Director:

Cast: Calvin Tuteao, Cliff Curtis, George Henare, Ian Mune,...

Country: New Zealand

Duration: 99 min

Release: 1994

Rated: R

IMDb: 7.9 (30,434 votes)