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These iconic works are 30 years old this year… including the best movies of all time according to your ratings!

If you were born in 1994, you’re getting ready to celebrate (or probably already did) your 30th birthday this year!

Happy Birthday (late, early, or maybe right on time, who knows?) offers a little peek in the rearview mirror and a cinematic look at the year you were born.

Do you know which films hit the French and world box office in 1994? What are the best feature films of the year according to AlloCiné viewers? And who won the most awards?

Focus on the special year of cinema that also saw your birth!

The Lion King tops the box office

It’s no surprise that it was Disney Studios’ event film that topped the box office in 1994, whether we’re talking about French or international records. With over 700 million greenbacks worldwide and over 10 million viewers in France, it became the biggest success in animation history that year.

At the French box office it is followed (in order) by An Indian in Town, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Madame Doubtfire and Forrest Gump.

  1. The Lion King (10.1 million hits)
  2. Indian in the City (7.8 million admissions)
  3. Four Weddings and a Funeral (5.7 million admissions)
  4. Mrs. Doubtfire (5.02 million records)
  5. Forrest Gump (3.9 million records)

Forrest tops the AlloCiné rankings

The best movie of all time, according to AlloCiné viewers, who gave it a record average of 4,596 out of 5 stars, is Forrest Gump, directed by Tom Hanks and directed by Robert Zemeckis, which is also the best rating for your birthday. Since it hit theaters in 1994.

In the Top 5 of this great year, we also find other cinematic masterpieces:

  1. Forrest Gumpby Robert Zemeckis (4,596 of 5)
  2. The Runaways by Frank Darabont (4,533 of 5)
  3. Lion kingfrom Disney Studios (4,512 of 5)
  4. Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarantino (4498 out of 5)
  5. Leon by Luc Besson (4,317 of 5)

Oscar and Cesar

The year you saw the light of day, in terms of the Oscars, was Steven Spielberg’s unforgettable and thrilling historical drama Schindler’s List, which won 7 different awards, notably in the categories of Best Picture, Best Director and Best Score.

Among the actors, Tom Hanks won the first statue of his career in Philadelphia, and Holly Hunter was honored for her piano lesson.

In France, at the César, the comedy Smoke / No Smoking by Alain Rennes won the most prizes, with a total of 5 awards (including Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor for Pierre Ardit). The César for Best Actress went to Juliette Binoche for Trois Couleurs: Bleu.

What is your favorite movie from 1994?

(Re)discover our Top 5 dedicated to this remarkable year…

Source: Allocine

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