The 10 best films of 1993 on streaming


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In 1993, moviegoers were treated to an impressive crop of films, which ranged from instant classics to critically praised productions, box office hits and nostalgic gems that marked the era and are still remembered with great affection.

In order to remember this year, we decided to make a list selecting the 10 best films released in 1993. To make the experience even more convenient and accessible for you, we selected titles that appear in the catalogs of the most popular streaming services in terms of number of subscribers.

1993 films on Streams

Jurassic Park

“Jurassic Park” (1993) / Credit: Universal Pictures (publicity)

Available to Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Star+ and Telecine subscribers.

The highest-grossing film of 1993, “Jurassic Park” was directed by Steven Spielberg and brought dinosaurs to the big screen through impressive special effects that combined animatronics and CGI.

In the plot, a millionaire (Richard Attenborough) creates a dinosaur theme park on a remote island. To resurrect the extinct creatures, DNA cloning technology was used.

Before opening to the public, the rich man invites his grandchildren and a group of scientists – played by Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum – for a preview visit. However, an accident allows dangerous dinosaurs to escape their cages.

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Gilbert Grape – Dreamer’s Apprentice

“Gilbert Grape – Dreamer’s Apprentice” (“What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”, 1993) / Credit: Paramount Pictures, J&M Entertainment (publicity)

Available to HBO Max subscribers.

This drama features acclaimed performances from its cast and a touching story about family relationships, personal sacrifice and the search for freedom. The film stars Johnny Depp and features Juliette Lewis and Leonardo DiCaprio, who was nominated for an Oscar for this role.

The plot centers on Gilbert Grape (Depp), a young man responsible for supporting his family, which includes two eccentric sisters, his intellectually disabled brother (DiCaprio) and his mother, who suffers from morbid obesity and depression. However, when a young outsider (Lewis) arrives in town, Gilbert’s life gains new perspectives.

An Almost Perfect Nanny

“An Almost Perfect Babysitter” (“Mrs. Doubtfire”, 1993) / Credit: 20th Century Fox (publicity)

Available to Disney+ subscribers.

Directed by Chris Columbus (“Home Alone”, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”, “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”) “Almost Perfect Babysitter” is a comedy for the whole family. The film stars Robin Williams in the lead role, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, and Lisa Jakub.

In the story, a divorced father devises an unusual plan to be closer to his children. He disguises himself as an elderly nanny and manages to get hired by his ex-wife. Now, he must maintain his double identity, leading to countless confusions.

Jack’s wierd world

“The Nightmare Before Christmas”, 1993) / Credit: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution (publicity)

Available to Disney+ subscribers.

One of the main animations of the year, “The Nightmare Before Christmas” uses the stop-motion technique and has a gothic and dark aesthetic, characteristics of Tim Burton, the film’s producer.

Directed by Henry Selick, the film is a Christmas musical centered on Jack Skellington, who lives in Halloween Town and is the center of Halloween attention. However, Jack is already fed up with this same annual routine. However, things change when he discovers the Christmas portal and becomes obsessed with the Christmas spirit.

The Fugitive

“The Fugitive” (“The Fugitive”, 1993) / Credit: Warner Bros. (disclosure)

Available to HBO Max subscribers.

“The Fugitive” is one of the most critically and popularly acclaimed thriller and action films of the 90s. The feature film is directed by Andrew Davis and stars Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones, who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his performance.

The plot revolves around a successful surgeon (Ford) who is unfairly sentenced to death for the murder of his wife. However, he escapes from prison and becomes a fugitive determined to prove his innocence. However, he finds himself being pursued by a determined agent (Jones).

Traces of the Day

“Vestígios do Dia” (“The Remains of the Day”, 1993) / Credit: Columbia Pictures (publicity)

Available to Netflix subscribers.

“Remains of the Day” is one of the most critically acclaimed films of this year and was also successful at the box office. Directed by James Ivory, the film is an adaptation of a novel of the same name and takes place in England between the 1930s and 1950s.

The work follows Stevens (Anthony Hopkins), a traditional butler who strictly follows the standards of etiquette and service required by the aristocracy. Even when his employer reveals ties to the German Nazi party, Stevens maintains his dedication to his work. The film explores his memories and reflections, with an emphasis on the undeclared relationship between him and housekeeper Miss Kenton (Emma Thompson).


“Philadelphia” (“Philadelphia” 1993) / Credit: TriStar Pictures (publicity)

Available to HBO Max subscribers.

Bringing as its central theme issues related to HIV/AIDS and homophobia, “Philadelphia” is a drama directed by Jonathan Demme (“The Silence of the Lambs”) and starring Tom Hanks, who won the Oscar for Best Actor for this work, and Denzel Washington.

In the plot, a prestigious lawyer (Hanks) is fired by his bosses after discovering that he has the HIV virus. After many refusals, he manages to hire a reluctant and homophobic small claims lawyer (Washington). However, as they both advance in the case and become friends, a fight for justice takes place in the face of a prejudiced society.

Total Risk

“Risco Total” (“Cliffhanger”, 1993) / Credit: TriStar Pictures (publicity)

Available to Amazon Prime Video subscribers.

One of the main action films of the year, “Total Risk” is directed by Renny Harlin (“From the Bottom of the Sea”, “Die Hard 2”, “A Nightmare on Elm Street”) and stars Sylvester Stallone . The cast also includes actor John Lithgow, who plays a psychopathic villain, Michael Rooker and Janine Turner.

The film follows a traumatized mountaineering guide (Stallone) after failing to save a friend in a rescue operation in the mountains. After a period away, he is called upon to rescue a group that was trapped in the mountains. However, everything is a trap designed by criminals who use it to look for a stolen suitcase of money.

The Evil Angel

“The Bad Angel” (“The Good Son”, 1993) / Credit: 20th Century Fox (disclosure)

Available to Star+ subscribers.

A classic from the “Afternoon Session”, the thriller “The Evil Angel” broke expectations when it placed child actor Macaulay Culkin, at the height of his career, in a dark role that deviated from the charisma seen in “Home Alone”.

In the plot, a boy (Elijah Wood) is sent to spend time with his aunt and uncle and a cousin of the same age (Culkin) after losing his mother in a car accident. However, the terror in his life worsens when he gets to know his cousin better, a psychopathic and dangerous child.

Tombstone – Justice Is Coming

“Tombstone – Justice Is Coming” (“Tombstone”, 1993) / Credit: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution (disclosure)

Available to Star+ subscribers.

Westerns had been out of fashion for a long time in cinema and in the 90s there were few films of the genre. However, “Tombstone” is one of the best-known examples of the Western produced at that time. The production stars Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott and Bill Paxton.

The film follows the story of the Earp brothers, real figures from the old American West. In the story, these lawmen and their allies face members of the Cowboys gang, a gang of bandits who plague the surrounding area.

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