Ster-Kinekor brings you a list of the top 10 movie features from the '90s. Find out what a film features and how they have changed over the past few years.
Top 10 Movie Features of the 90’s
The 90’s was an important decade for film. Not only did the 1990’s see the arrival of independent cinema, or indie films, and independent studios, it was a year that produced some of the best films of all time including Forrest Gump and Pulp Fiction.
First of all, let’s take a look at what a feature film is all about and how it differs from a non-feature film. Read on the find out more;
What is a feature film?
Feature films have a plot or story line that is most commonly fiction, in other words a made-up story. However, sometimes feature films can be based on reality as is the case with biopics or historical dramas but certainly, most features, are works of fiction. Feature films have been created to entertain audiences, give them a break from reality and make them feel a range of emotions depending on the genre of the film.
What is a non-feature film?
A non-feature film is commonly also called a documentary and presents a story about a particular subject matter or point of view.
What is the difference between a feature film and a non-feature film?
Feature films make use of the five main movies features that make us love film; including storyline, characters, cinematography, sound and ending. Using these features enhances the entertainment factor of the film, creating an overall sensory and emotional experience for the viewer.
Non-feature films do not necessarily need to evoke emotions in a viewer because they are telling a factual story. They are portraying what happened in a particular event or to a particular person in reality. Non-feature films will generally make use of movie features like storyline, visuals and sound in the form of talking.
Importance of Feature Films in the 90’s
The 1990’s ushered in the age of independent film. Film makers and directors began the move away from large production studios and distribution companies, and began to make the movies they wanted to make, which enabled them to have their own artistic direction, and not necessarily what the big wigs wanted them to make.
Indie films are those that are created, funded, produced and distributed outside of major film studios and are often quite distinguishable by the fact that they are not necessarily made in the tried-and-tested Hollywood-wrapper style.
While indie films were beginning to flourish in the 90’s, it was a decade that still saw the arrival of unforgettable feature films by larger film studios, that have made their way into some of the best movies of all time lists. Let’s take a look at the top ten films of the 1990’s now;
Top 10 Feature Films of the 90’s?
We’ve put together a list of the top feature films of the 90’s that almost anyone, born before 2000, is bound to remember – and love, too. Do you agree with our list, how many of these 1990’s films have you seen?
- Forrest Gump
- Pulp Fiction
- The Matrix
- The Sixth Sense
- The Silence of the Lambs
- Terminator 2: Judgement Day
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What is the difference between feature film and non-feature film?
Feature films depict a fictional story, plot and characters that are created by the film maker to entertain the audience. Non-feature films are non-fictional, and tell real-life stories and are otherwise known as documentaries.
What are the best feature films from the 90's?
Take a look at our top ten films from the 90’s above? How many of these films have you seen? We’ll bet if you were a teenager or in your 20’s-40’s during the 1990’s, one of these films is probably your top ten film of all time? Are we right?