The best movies of the nineties were a lot different than today’s movies. There was more action, adventure, and drama in these films.
They had an older audience who loved them for their nostalgia factor. Today, many of these films are still considered to be classics because they paved the way for what Hollywood has become today.
This article will discuss some of our favorite 90s movie classics that we would recommend you watch again or for the first time!
Best 90s Movies
Let’s start off the list with a 90s comedy classic!
Office Space (1999)
The Office Space (1999) offers a unique, comedic take on the corporate culture. The film is set in an office where no one has any enthusiasm for their jobs and the employees are unhappy with their bosses.
They are all just going through the motions of life until they find out that they will be laid off soon because of downsizing.
This movie shows what it’s like to work in a company that forces you to do everything by hand instead of using technology which was very common back then.
It also illustrates how easily people can become complacent when doing repetitive tasks day after day without thinking about anything else or challenging themselves to think creatively and try new things.
The 1995 film Clueless is a great example of the 90s teen comedy genre.
It’s about high school student Cher Horowitz who goes through her day with an air of superiority and cluelessness. Her friends, though, are more than happy to help her out when she needs it most.
The movie is set in Beverly Hills which makes for some pretty fabulous scenery as well as plenty of opportunities to find something new and interesting.
BEST 90s MOVIES
What Are 90s Movies?
The decade of the 1990s was one of cinema’s most eclectic and diverse periods.
It saw the introduction of three-dimensional films, computer graphics, digital soundtracks, and studios such as Pixar releasing their first-ever film.
Malcolm X (1992)
Malcolm X is a film based on the life of Malcolm Little, an African American Muslim minister, and human rights activist. The movie covers his life from being a criminal to becoming a civil rights leader in America.
It also looks at his conversion to Islam, which was sparked by the Nation of Islam’s teachings about racial pride and justice.
This story still resonates today and how it can be used as inspiration for young people in the United States who are dealing with similar issues today.
The messages that came out of this movie include hope, perseverance, self-confidence, empowerment through education, understanding one’s identity before joining any group or movement., etc… These messages were very powerful during the time period.
The 1990 movie Ghost is a story about the paranormal that will haunt you for weeks!
It tells the tale of Sam, a young man who dies in an accident and comes back as a ghost to help his girlfriend Molly figure out who killed him.
The film is directed by Jerry Zucker and stars Patrick Swayze as Sam Wheat, Demi Moore as Molly Jensen, Tony Goldwyn as Carl Bruner, Rick Aviles as Detective Kevin O’Malley, and Whoopi Goldberg as Oda Mae Brown.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American neo-noir crime film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.
It tells the interconnected stories of hitmen, thugs, and a pair of diner bandits that takes place in Los Angeles.
The film’s title refers to the pulp magazines and hardboiled crime novels popular during the mid-20th century, known for their graphic violence and punchy dialogue.
Pulp Fiction is regarded as one of the greatest films ever made; it was ranked #7 in Sight & Sound’s 2002 poll of filmmakers’ favorite movies (tied with 8 1/2).
Boyz N The Hood (1991)
Boyz N The Hood is a movie that has stood the test of time. It’s gritty realism and commentary on American life in the ‘hood offers a narrative not often seen in mainstream cinema, but one which needed to be told.
Directed by John Singleton, it stars Ice Cube as Doughboy and Cuba Gooding Jr. as Ricky Baker, two friends growing up together on the tough streets of South Central LA during the 1980s crack epidemic.
This film takes us inside their world with its raw depiction of life for African Americans who are struggling to make ends meet while living under constant threat from gangs and drug dealers.
Good Will Hunting (1997)
In the 1997 movie Good Will Hunting, a young man is shown to have an exceptional intellect and is unfulfilled in his blue-collar job.
In spite of this, he does not let it keep him down and continues to do what he wants to do.
For example, when he was told by his boss that “It’s not your fault.” He replied back with “It doesn’t matter if it was my fault or not,” which shows how resilient and confident he can be even though there are obstacles in front of him.
The audience will learn about who this person is because they will see how he reacts to different situations in life as well as his thoughts on different topics such as love and relationships.
Thelma And Louise (1991)
Thelma and Louise is a 1991 American film that tells the story of two friends on an ill-fated road trip.
The movie’s theme has become iconic in popular culture, as it explores themes such as feminism, independence, and freedom. The movie is directed by Ridley Scott and stars Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon.
Audiences responded to its feminist themes with praise for its strong female characters while critics labeled it “pointless” or “revenge fantasy.”
Schindler’s List (1993)
Schindler’s List is a film directed by Steven Spielberg with a runtime of 195 minutes.
The movie tells the story of Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who saved 1,200 Jews from death in Nazi concentration camps.
It stars Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes as well as Ben Kingsley and Caroline Goodall.
The movie was nominated for Best Picture at the 67th Academy Awards and won seven awards including Best Director, Best Actress in Supporting Role, Art Direction-Set Decoration (Hannibal), Cinematography (JanuszKamiński), Costume Design (Anna Biedrzycka), Film Editing (Michael Kahn) and Score Music Adaptation or Treatment).
The Bodyguard (1992)
In the 1992 film, The Bodyguard, a former Secret Service agent is hired to protect a famous singer from an unknown stalker.
In this suspenseful thriller, the protagonist becomes more and more entangled in this case as he attempts to uncover clues about who could be behind it all.
The Bodyguard is one of those timeless classics that you can watch over and over again without getting tired of it! It’s full of twists and turns that keep you on your toes with every scene.
Father Of The Bride (1991)
Father of the Bride is a 1991 American romantic comedy film starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, and Kimberly Williams.
Directed by Charles Shyer, it follows a father who struggles with letting go of his daughter as she prepares for her wedding day.
The movie is based on the 1950 novel Father’s Little Dividend by Edward Streeter.
This heartwarming coming-of-age story provides an inside look at what makes family so special while exploring the emotional roller coaster that comes with being part of one.
It also shows how important it can be to have someone you trust to help you through your journey from parent to child in ways both big and small!
Pretty Woman (1990)
Pretty Woman is a 1990 romantic comedy starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.
It follows the story of Vivian Ward, a street-smart sex worker in Hollywood who takes on an assignment to escort call girl Edward Lewis to San Diego.
The film was directed by Garry Marshall, written by J.F Lawton, and produced by Arnon Milchan.
This movie has been referenced many times in pop culture – it’s even been featured as inspiration for fashion trends like “the Vivienne Westwood look.”
The Sixth Sense (1999)
The Sixth Sense is a film about a boy named Cole Sear who can see and communicate with dead people.
The movie takes place in the late 1990s when he begins to try to cope with his abilities, but as time goes on, it becomes too difficult for him to keep them hidden.
This 1999 American horror thriller was written by M. Night Shyamalan and directed by him as well.
Night’s first major films that he had ever done, which ended up being a huge success at the box office grossing more than $673 million worldwide! It has since been ranked among “the greatest modern thrillers” according to Entertainment Weekly and is now considered one of the most iconic supernatural movies ever made!
Forrest Gump (1994)
Forrest Gump is a 1994 American comedy-drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis. The screenplay, adapted from the 1986 novel of the same name written by Winston Groom, was co-written by Eric Roth and produced by Wendy Finerman.
Tom Hanks plays Forrest Gump in this movie that tells his story during three decades of U.S. history as he’s told it to people who are sitting on park benches or on hospital waiting room chairs and so forth.
The 1998 movie Armageddon by Michael Bay is a disaster film about the aftermath of an asteroid collision.
The events that happen in this film are not realistic and it has been criticized for its lack of scientific accuracy. A lot of people consider it to be one of Michael Bay’s worst films, but there are also some who enjoy it for its action scenes and entertainment value.
In my opinion, I think that if you’re looking for a good science fiction/disaster movie then Armageddon probably isn’t the best option because there are others out there with more accurate scenarios such as 2012 or Skyline.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
In 1994, director Frank Darabont adapted a Stephen King novella titled Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption.
The movie tells the story of Andy Dufresne played by Tim Robbins who is wrongly convicted for murdering his wife and her lover.
He spends two decades in Shawshank State Prison where he turns into one of the most respected men in the penitentiary.
However, even with all this respect, he never loses hope that he’ll find a way to escape from prison.
The movie has generated many debates about its meaning including whether or not it’s an allegory about man’s struggle against totalitarianism or just another Hollywood tale about redemption through love.
Silence Of The Lambs (1991)
Silence Of The Lambs is a 1991 film directed by Jonathan Demme and based on the novel of the same name written by Thomas Harris.
The film stars Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling, a young FBI trainee who must interview imprisoned serial killer, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, for clues about another case.
Anthony Hopkins co-stars in his Academy Award-winning role as Lecter; his performance became an instant classic and has been ranked at No. 1 in both lists of greatest movie villains compiled by TV Guide and Premiere Magazine.
This suspenseful, psychological thriller was a huge success when it was released in 1995.
It is the story of two detectives who are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi, preying upon young and attractive people to enact punishment for their moral transgressions.
The film’s director has been quoted as saying that he wanted to make “a really scary movie” and “something where you could show horror without ever showing anything.”
He succeeded in this endeavor by creating an atmosphere of intense foreboding with shots of dark alleyways or rain-soaked streets featuring only silhouettes before cutting away to graphic violence which we never see but nonetheless feels visceral and horrifying.
Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed, written, produced, and co-edited by James Cameron.
Incorporating both historical and fictionalized aspects, it is based on accounts of the sinking of the RMS Titanic and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ship during its ill-fated maiden voyage.
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
In the movie “10 Things I Hate About You,” Julia Stiles plays a high school student who falls in love with her brother’s friend, played by Heath Ledger.
The film was released on February 10th, 1999, and has since been considered a teen romantic comedy classic.
Join me as we take a look at some of the things that make this film great!
-The dialogue is witty and sharp
-Heath Ledger delivers an award-worthy performance that will connect with your inner teenage girl
-The music is nostalgic for those who grew up during this time period, but still enjoyable today- our favorite song from the soundtrack being Lisa Loeb’s “Stay (I Missed You).”
American Pie (1999)
The American Pie movie franchise was created in 1999 by Universal Studios. The first film, “American Pie”, is about a group of high school students who make a pact to lose their virginity before they graduate.
Since its release, the long-running series has spawned four sequels and three spinoffs with one more on the way. “American Pie” tells the story of four friends: Jim (Jason Biggs), Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas), Oz (Chris Klein) and Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas).
With prom night approaching, all four boys make an agreement that whoever loses his virginity first will buy beer for everyone at prom in return for being voted prom king and queen.
My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)
In 1997, a comedy film by the name of My Best Friend’s Wedding was released.
The film starred Julia Roberts as one of its main protagonists and had an ensemble cast that included Cameron Diaz, Dermot Mulroney, and Rupert Everett.
It tells the story of one woman’s struggle to come to terms with her friend getting married while she herself is single.
The film has been criticized for being too formulaic but many have praised it for being entertaining in spite of this because it offers insight into what women go through when they are left behind on their own after their friends get married or find partners to settle down with.
Philadelphia (1993) is a film directed by Jonathan Demme. It stars Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington as two friends who set out to find their missing friend, Ronny (played by Kevin Kline).
The film was nominated for 13 Academy Awards and won six of them; including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor in a Leading Role.
Philadelphia (1993) is an important movie that tells the story of AIDS from the perspective of someone living with it.
The film showcases how people are discriminated against based on their sexual orientation or HIV status which is still very relevant today.
Philadelphia is one of many films to show this side of society but it does so in such a great way that it will live on forever.
Romeo & Juliet (1996)
The 1996 film Romeo & Juliet is a modern adaptation of the classic Shakespearean play.
It stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes and features performances from John Leguizamo, Harold Perrineau Jr., Pete Postlethwaite, Paul Sorvino, DarlanneFluegel, Ben Affleck, and more.
The story follows two young star-crossed lovers who take their lives in pursuit of one another.
You’ve Got Mail (1998)
The film “You’ve Got Mail” is a romantic comedy about two people who are in love with each other over email.
It was released on December 16, 1998, but it didn’t make its TV debut until January 27, 2000. The movie starred Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan as Joe Fox and Kathleen Kelly respectively.
They both had successful careers in the book industry but their lives intertwined when they discovered that they were competitors for the same business deal involving an online bookstore called Shop Around the Corner.
Space Jam (1996)
Steven Spielberg and Warner Bros. collaborated to create a film based on the popular comic book, “Space Jam”.
The movie features Michael Jordan as the protagonist and centers around him being kidnapped by aliens called the Monstars.
They agree with Jordan: if he loses in basketball against them, they will return him home; but if he wins, they would have to give up their world domination ambition.
The Monsters are from Moron Mountain where all inhabitants are stupid except for one woman who can leave because she has children at school.
Trainspotting is a 1996 British comedy-drama film directed by Danny Boyle and written by John Hodge, based on the novel of the same name by Irvine Welsh.
The film tells the story of Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor), an addict living in Edinburgh who spends his days with friends, trying to make enough money for their next hit.
Alongside other addicts such as his friend Tommy (Kevin McKidd) and girlfriend Diane (Kelly MacDonald), they spend most of their time stealing or “beggaring”, which involves taking anything that isn’t nailed down from public places like supermarkets, construction sites, or libraries.
Wayne’s World (1992)
Wayne’s World was a 1992 American comedy film directed by Penelope Spheeris.
It stars Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar, hosts of “Wayne’s World,” a public-access television show in Aurora, Illinois.
The film is one of the best-selling comedy films ever made with over $183 million worldwide gross on an estimated budget of $13 million.
The movie has been critically acclaimed and is now considered to be a cult classic.
Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994)
This 1994 British film is about a man named Charles who has been unlucky in love.
He attends the funeral of his friends when he runs into four people he’s dated and they all confess their feelings for him.
The movie follows his adventures as he tries to find out if there is someone right for him.
Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994) explores the idea that every person deserves happiness and should not settle for anything less than what they want in life.
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
In 1990, director Tim Burton released his second film to the world. The film was a story of a boy with scissors for hands, Edward Scissorhands.
Edward Scissorhands (1990) is a surreal gothic fantasy feature film directed by Tim Burton in his directorial debut and starring Johnny Depp who plays the title character opposite Vincent Price, Kathy Baker, Anthony Michael Halland, and, Dianne Wiest.
It tells the story of an artificially created man who has scissor blades instead of fingers (Edward), brought to reside in suburbia where he falls in love with Kim Boggs (Wiest).
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
The Talented Mr. Ripley is a 1999 American psychological thriller film directed by Anthony Minghella and starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jude Law.
It tells the story of Tom Ripley’s rise to wealth in New York City after he murders his father-in-law, and then tries to create a new life for himself as a European count (Ripley).
There’s Something About Mary (1998)
There is something about Mary. The 1998 comedy film, There’s Something About Mary, starring Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller tells the story of a man obsessed with the titular character played by Diaz.
He believes her to be his soulmate but she seems unaware of him or any other guy in her life because she has been sheltered from society all of her life.
When he finds out that she lives nearby he becomes determined to win over this woman who he believes is meant for him.
La Haine (1995)
La Haine is a 1995 French film directed by Mathieu Kassovitz. It tells the story of three young friends and the harsh realities of living in the impoverished suburbs outside Paris.
The movie explores racial tensions, social alienation, poverty, and violence as they try to survive in an environment that is brutal and unforgiving.
La Haine has been critically acclaimed for its raw depiction of life on the margins of society.
It was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at both the 1996 BAFTA Awards and 1997 Academy Awards but did not win either award.
However, it won six César awards (including best screenplay) when it was released in France two years later. La Haine continues to be one of France’s most important films.”
Sliding Doors (1998)
Sliding Doors is a 1998 British film that tells the story of two different timelines in the life of Helen Quilley.
The timeline with her catching a train shows what would have happened if she caught it, while the timeline without her catching the train shows what happens when she misses it.
This film explores how tiny decisions can change our lives and how we need to make every decision count.
Fight Club (1999)
Fight Club is a movie from 1999 based on the novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk.
The film tells the story of an unnamed protagonist, played by Edward Norton, who suffers from severe insomnia.
He finds relief in attending Fight Club, where he meets Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) and becomes embroiled in a socialist revolution that takes place within these meetings.
At first, it seems as if this may be just another way to deal with his sleeplessness but soon he realizes that there is more going on than just fighting at these meetings.
The Wedding Singer (1998)
In 1998, the American romantic comedy-drama film The Wedding Singer was released. It is a heartwarming story about love that transcends cultural barriers.
Written by Paul Rudnick and directed by Frank Coraci, this film stars Adam Sandler as Robbie Hart, Julia Sweeney as Linda Radcliffe, Steve Buscemi as Cousin Bobby, and Drew Barrymore as Julia Sullivan.
The plot follows Robbie Hart (Sandler), a wedding singer from New Jersey who lives in Los Angeles in the 1980s during the height of “the era.”
He falls in love with Jules (Barrymore) but he’s torn between his dream girl and his best friend when she tells him she loves him too much to be just friends.
The Flintstones (1994)
The Flintstones was a popular television show that aired from 1960-1966. The show is about Fred and Wilma who live with their children Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm in the Stone Age town of Bedrock.
This cartoon series became wildly popular for its unique characters, clever humor, catchy theme song, and great voice actors like Alan Reed (voice of Fred) and Jean Vander Pyl (voice of Wilma).
The Flintstones first aired on September 30th, 1960 as part of a prime-time lineup called “The ABC Monday Night Movie” which consisted mostly of animated TV shows.
The Truman Show (1998)
The Truman Show is a 1998 film starring Jim Carrey. In the movie, Truman Burbank (Carrey) has lived his entire life in a false reality television show without his knowledge that he was being watched on live TV by everyone around him.
It is an insightful and intriguing look at what it would be like to have your whole life orchestrated for you from birth until death, outside of your control.
The film won three Academy Awards and continues to be one of the most popular movies ever made about the power of media and how easily we can be influenced through it.
Toy Story (1995)
Toy Story is a movie about toys that come to life when humans aren’t around. The toys in this animated film are based on popular children’s playthings from the 1990s.
They are Andy’s favorite toys, including Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and Mr. Potato Head (among others).
The story centers on an uneasy alliance between Woody and Buzz as they must join forces to protect their home — and Andy’s room — from being taken over by newcomer Sid Phillips who covets all things “spaceship.”
Notting Hill (1999)
The 1999 film, Notting Hill, is a romantic comedy that follows the story of William Thacker and Anna Scott.
After they meet by chance in London’s Notting Hill neighborhood and share an intense love at first sight moment, they become friends while navigating their worlds.
The film stars Julia Roberts as Anna Scott and Hugh Grant as William Thacker. It was directed by Roger Michell who also co-wrote the screenplay with Richard Curtis.
The soundtrack for the movie was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture/TV/Other Visual Media in 2000.
The Parent Trap (1998)
The Parent Trap is a 1998 American comedy-drama film directed by Nancy Meyers and co-written with her daughter Hallie Meyers.
The story follows identical twins who were separated at birth and adopted by different families.
Jerry Maguire (1996)
Jerry Maguire is a 1996 American romantic drama film written and directed by Cameron Crowe. Tom Cruise plays the title role, a sports agent who has just been fired from his job.
He decides to start his own business after one of his clients (Rod Tidwell) signs with him instead of going with Jerry’s former employer.
After a series of successful deals on behalf of Sports Management International, he falls in love with Dorothy Boyd (Renée Zellweger), an accountant for another firm that specializes in athletes’ representation.
In the end, Jerry sends her away because she doesn’t want to be involved in the chaos surrounding his life and new company.
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Girl, Interrupted is a 1999 film based on Susanna Kaysen’s 1994 memoir of the same name. It tells the true story of an 18-year-old woman who struggles to cope with her mental illness and live life as “normal” as possible.
The movie is based on the novel written by Susanna Kaysen about her time at McLean Hospital which she spent most of it being treated for Borderline Personality Disorder.
The movie follows a girl named Lisa who suffers from manic depression and has attempted suicide many times before arriving at McLean Hospital where she meets all kinds of eccentric characters including Suzanne (played by Angelina Jolie).
Matilda is a film that was released in 1996 and it tells the story of an extraordinary little girl who has to deal with her family life.
The movie, which stars Mara Wilson, Danny DeVito, and Rhea Perlman among many others, follows Matilda on her journey through childhood as she tries to make sense of the world around her.
The Mask (1994)
The Mask is a 1994 American 3D comic horror fantasy film written and directed by Chuck Russell, produced by Howard Berger, Martin Bregman, and Peter Presley.
The film stars Jim Carrey as the titular character with Cameron Diaz, Peter Greene, Phil Hartman, and Amy Yasbeck in supporting roles.
The plot focuses on Stanley Ipkiss (Carrey), an unlucky bank clerk who finds a magical mask that transforms him into a version of himself that can do anything he desires.
However, it also has its disadvantages when the mask takes over his personality from time to time.
The Matrix (1999)
The Matrix is a 1999 science fiction film directed by the Wachowskis.
The story follows Neo, played by Keanu Reeves, who learns that his entire life has been lived inside an artificial computer simulation created to pacify and subdue humans while their bodies’ heat and electrical activity are used as an energy source.
The Matrix” is a 1999 science fiction film directed by the Wachowskis.
The story follows Neo, played by Keanu Reeves, who learns that his entire life has been lived inside an artificial computer simulation created to pacify and subdue humans while their bodies’ heat and electrical activity are being used as energy source for robots, that have control of the world.
Cruel Intentions (1999)
In Cruel Intentions, director Roger Kumble creates a complex and twisted tale of love, lust, power, and betrayal that is as addictive to watch as it is impossible to resist.
This film adaptation of the French play “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” depicts two wealthy stepbrothers who plot to compete for the heart of an innocent young woman.
The brothers have different intentions for her: Sebastian wants revenge on a former lover; while his brother wants her innocence.
The film explores themes such as infidelity, sex addiction, sexual orientation, and manipulation among other concepts with honesty and humor.
It also features an impressive cast including Sarah Michelle Gellar in one of her first leading roles.
My Girl (1991)
My Girl is about a young girl named Vada Sultenfuss who has to deal with her father’s death when he dies in an accident at work.
She also deals with other problems such as bullies at school and feeling like she doesn’t have anyone to talk to about her emotions.
The film follows her journey of dealing with these issues while trying not to get caught up in them too much so she can graduate high school.
Jurassic Park (1993)
In 1993, Steven Spielberg directed a film that has become one of the most iconic movies in history.
Jurassic Park is not only an action-packed adventure; it also sheds light on important scientific discoveries and their impact on our world.
The movie takes place on Isla Nublar, where scientists have genetically engineered dinosaurs in order to open up a theme park for tourists.
Unfortunately, nature does what it always does: it finds a way to make things go wrong.
In the end, four people are left stranded at Jurassic Park as they battle against velociraptors and other deadly creatures to escape alive.
The Green Mile (1999)
The Green Mile follows the story of a group of prisoners in the 1930s, and one particular prisoner named John Coffey. The movie is written by Stephen King and stars Tom Hanks as the character Paul Edgecomb.
The Green Miles takes audiences through an emotional journey where they experience both the beauty and brutality of prison life.
They see how some inmates are able to find redemption despite being sentenced to death for their crimes – such as John Coffey who has a compassionate heart, which makes him different from other prisoners on death row.
Big Daddy (1999)
Big Daddy has been on my mind recently, and I wanted to share a little bit about it with you.
First off, Big Daddy is an American comedy film released in 1999 that stars Adam Sandler as Sonny Koufax, a man who becomes the caretaker of his obese father (played by Nick Nolte) after his mother dies.
The two live together in New York City until they are forced out of their home by Sonny’s girlfriend Emily (played by Claire Forlani).
With nowhere else to go, they move into Emily’s aunt’s house for another six months but soon realize that this too isn’t going to work.
Clerks is an independent black and white film written by Kevin Smith. The movie was shot in the convenience store where he worked, Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash.
It was made for $27,000 which is less than most Hollywood films spend on catering per day! This cult classic has since become a favorite with many die-hard Kevin Smith fans who enjoy his witty dialogue as well as the crude humor throughout this coming-of-age story about two clerks working at a small town convenience store.
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
The book Girl, Interrupted tells the story of Susanna Kaysen who is committed to an institution for a mental breakdown.
The movie adaptation of this book was released in 1999 and starred Winona Ryder as the protagonist (Kaysen).
I will be reviewing both the film and novel by comparing their themes, tone, and audience.
The movie has a more comedic tone than the novel due to its use of humor but it still has many darker moments that are not present in the film.
There were some changes made from the original story such as changing characters’ names or adding scenes that were not included in either version.
Empire Records (1995)
In 1995, a movie called “Empire Records” was released. This film is about the lives of 18-year-old friends who work at a record store in their small town.
The group includes Corey (Liv Tyler), Lucas (Rory Cochrane), Debra (Robin Tunney), and Mark (Maxwell Caulfield).
They are all full of life and carefree until Empire records start to have financial trouble because some people don’t want to buy CDs anymore, they want digital downloads instead.
One day when Corey goes into work she finds out that her manager Rex has committed suicide after he couldn’t take any more stress from his job as well as trying to keep the record store afloat with no success.
Groundhog Day (1993)
Bill Murray plays Phil Connors, an arrogant TV weatherman who must relive February 2nd over and over again until he gets it right with his love interest Rita (Andie MacDowell).
A weatherman is reluctantly sent to cover a story about a weather forecasting “rat” (as he calls it).
This is his fourth year on the story, and he makes no effort to hide his frustration. On awaking the ‘following’ day he discovers that it’s Groundhog Day again, and again, and again.
First, he uses this to his advantage, then he is doomed to spend the rest of eternity in the same place, seeing the same people do the same thing every day.
Funniest 90s Movies
The best movies from that decade are all about family and friendship. Classics such as Mrs. Doubtfire and Home Alone have made their way into every child’s heart.
Best 90s Horror Movies
Horror movies have been a staple of cinema since the first silent movie was created back in 1896. The genre has evolved and changed drastically over the years, but horror films are always there to make us jump out of our seats with their suspenseful music and grisly imagery.
The 90s were an era where slasher film franchises like “Friday the 13th” and “Nightmare on Elm Street” ruled supreme.
With so many great titles to choose from, it can be hard to narrow down which one is your favorite 90s horror movie!
Best ’90s Movies For Kids
Some of the best movies from the 1990s are perfect for kids. They’re full of adventure, fun, and humor that is just as enjoyable now as it was when they were first released.
And while there are a lot to choose from, here are 5 of our favorites:
1. Hook – A young Peter Pan must rescue his children after being kidnapped by Captain Hook with help from Tinkerbell and her fairy friends.
2. The Lion King – Simba idolizes his father but then he’s betrayed by Scar who kills Mufasa so Simba goes on a journey to reclaim his throne with help from Timon and Pumba
3. Toy Story 2 – Woody is stolen by greedy toy collector Al McWhiggin.