Ranker.com users have chosen their favorite thrillers that were released back in the ‘90s.
29. Sleeping with the Enemy
A young woman fakes her own death in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage, but discovers it is impossible to elude her controlling husband.
28. Jacke Brown
A flight attendant with a criminal past gets nabbed by the FBI for smuggling. Under pressure to become an
informant against the drug dealer she works for, she must find a way to secure her future without getting killed.
27. Basic Instinct
A violent police detective investigates a brutal murder that might involve a manipulative and seductive novelist.
26. Air Force One
Communist Radicals hijack Air Force One with The U.S. President and his family on board. The Vice President negotiates from Washington D.C., while the President, a Veteran, fights to rescue the hostages on board.
25. 12 Monkeys
In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.
To foil a terrorist plot, an FBI agent undergoes facial transplant surgery to assume the identity of the criminal mastermind who murdered his only son, but the criminal wakes up prematurely and seeks revenge.
23. Reservoir Dogs
When a simple jewelry heist goes horribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.
22. True Romance
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.
21. Enemy of the State
A lawyer becomes targeted by a corrupt politician and his N.S.A. goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a politically motivated crime.
20. In the Line of Fire
Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan (Clint Eastwood) couldn’t save Kennedy, but he’s determined not to let a clever assassin take out this president.
19. A Time to Kill
In Canton, Mississippi, a fearless young lawyer and his assistant defend a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his ten-year-old daughter, inciting violent retribution and revenge from the Ku Klux Klan.
18. Fight Club
An insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soap maker form an underground fight club that evolves into much more.
17. The Rock
A mild-mannered chemist and an ex-con must lead the counterstrike when a rogue group of military men, led by a renegade general, threaten a nerve gas attack from Alcatraz against San Francisco.
16. True Lies
A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used-car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear war heads into the United States.
A group of high-end professional thieves start to feel the heat from the LAPD when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist.
14. Con Air
Newly paroled ex-con and former U.S. Ranger Cameron Poe finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control.
13. Pulp Fiction
The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster and his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
12. Point Break
An F.B.I. Agent goes undercover to catch a gang of surfers who may be bank robbers.
11. Primal Fear
An altar boy is accused of murdering a priest, and the truth is buried several layers deep.
10. The Hunt for Red October
In November 1984, the Soviet Union’s best submarine captain, in a new undetectable sub, violates orders and heads for the U.S. The American CIA and military must quickly determine: Is he trying to defect, or to start a war?
9. Cape Fear
A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.
A young police officer must prevent a bomb exploding aboard a city bus by keeping its speed above 50 mph.
7. Falling Down
An ordinary man frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them.
Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.
5. The Silence of the Lambs
A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.
4. The Usual Suspects
A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which began when five criminals met at a seemingly random police lineup.
After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.
2. The Fugitive
Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt led by a seasoned U.S. Marshal.
1. The Sixth Sense
A frightened, withdrawn Philadelphia boy who communicates with spirits seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.