Top 10 Iconic Movies Of the 90s

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Oh! The 90s.

The word makes us excited about the nostalgia of how amazing that period of time was. Personally, I grew up in a small town in Dhangadhi, Nepal. The internet wasn’t properly accessible there till the 2000s, so the hassle of going to the video store every day to check through the piles of D.V.Ds and videocassette. Now, the internet is here and you can literally watch a movie when you are taking a shit. LOLZ.

The ’90s were a pretty amazing decade for film. The rom-com was at its pinnacle (Pretty Woman, You’ve Got Mail), comedies were truly funny (Home Alone, Groundhog Day), critics and audiences were enjoying movies that were incredibly crowd-pleasers (Titanic, Forrest Gump), and horror films were bone-chilling and realistic (The Silence of the Lambs, Se7en) and teen comedies were having a heyday (10 Things I Hate About You, Clueless), making the years 1990 to 1999 a particularly good time to go to the movies if you were a teenager. Maybe it’s because going to the movies was still a thing in the ’90s? Also, raise your hand if you made a weekly run to the local Blockbuster to see what’s on the premiere and make a run to the video store.

It was an era where the indies went big and blockbusters got even bigger. International cinema experienced several new waves that both shocked and thrilled global audiences, while filmmakers in America and Britain explored stories and topics that had previously been taboo outside the arthouse. It felt, in many ways, like a collision of the groundbreaking New Hollywood ideals of the ’70s and the crowdpleasing populism of the ’80s, and also the perfect blend if done right.

This decade also gave us tons of critically acclaimed movies.

Is it really possible to pick a single best movie of the 1990s? This is the decade that gave us Goodfellas in 1990, Fight Club in 1999, and countless masterpieces in between. It was a decade when Quentin Tarantino went from video store clerk to the hottest director in town, and the Coen Brothers followed up Fargo with a movie about a former Metallica roadie who wastes his days away bowling and suffering the occasional acid flashback, that phenomenon was The Big Lebowski.

Here are 10 iconic 90s movies hand-picked by CINEMYC, that any movie fan has to watch at least once in their lifetime;

  • The Lion King
  • Schindler’s List
  • Pulp Fiction
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Goodfellas
  • The Matrix
  • Life is Beautiful
  • As Good As It Gets
  • The Usual Suspects
  • The Shawshank Redemption

Hey hey, Now here me out guys, I know I left out a lot of movies like fight club, se7en, and others. It’s my favorite top 10 of the nineties. We are going to list out other ’90s movies in further blogs.

Patience fellow cinephiles, Patience!!!!!!!

The 90s was also a great decade for entertainment, not only did it produce some of the greatest music, but it also churned out more iconic movies than any other decade in history. Many stand alone as unique pop-culture icons, and others represent the best in their respective genres.

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