In celebrating their 25th anniversary, here are IMDB's top movie each year since 1990, according to 250 million users (originally reported by @VanityFair : http://vnty.fr/1KgrqFh) Their picks are in bold, and my rebuttal (based on what stuck with me, critically acclaimed or not) is below. (also, this discounts documentaries)
  1. 1990 :: Goodfellas
    Home Alone
  2. 1991 :: The Silence of the Lambs
    Jennifer Connelly broke out this year for both Career Opportunities and The Rocketeer so... Sorry, Jodie.
  3. 1992 :: Reservoir Dogs
    American Me
  4. 1993 :: Schindler's List
    Or The Fugitive or Jurassic Park or Menace II Society (damn, this was the best year for movies in the last 25 years)
  5. 1994 :: The Shawshank Redemption
    Forrest Gump
  6. 1995 :: Se7en
    Se7en
  7. 1996 :: Fargo
    Happy Gilmore
  8. 1997 :: Life is Beautiful
    Chasing Amy
  9. 1998 :: Saving Private Ryan
    American History X
  10. 1999 :: Fight Club
    Or The Matrix
  11. 2000 :: Memento
    Meet the Parents
  12. 2001 :: The Lord of the Rings : The Fellowship of the Ring
    The Royal Tenenbaums (This was a bad year for movies. This was a bad year for everything)
  13. 2002 :: The Lord of the Rings : The Two Towers
    Gangs of New York
  14. 2003 :: The Lord of the Rings :: The Return of the King
    Lost in Translation
  15. 2004 :: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  16. 2005 :: Batman Begins
    Walk the Line
  17. 2006 :: The Departed
    Borat
  18. 2007 :: Into the Wild
    Gone Baby Gone
  19. 2008 :: The Dark Knight
    Duh.
  20. 2009 :: Inglourious Basterds
    Inglourious Basterds
  21. 2010 :: Inception
    The Social Network
  22. 2011 :: Intouchables
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  23. 2012 :: Django Unchained
    Les Misérables
  24. 2013 :: The Wolf of Wall Street
    Gravity
  25. 2014 :: Interstellar
    Whiplash
  26. 2015 :: (so far, they're saying Inside Out)
    Aloha just kidding Steve Jobs