Top 10 Amazing Movies Of the 90s
Movies you said…………….
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 was real. 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 crowd-pleasing 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;
1. The Lion King
Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg
Lion Prince Simba and his father are targeted by his bitter uncle, who wants to ascend the throne himself.
2. Schindler’s List
Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, industrialist Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.
3. Pulp Fiction
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis
The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster and his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
4. The Big Lebowski
Directors: Coen Brothers
Stars: Jeff Bridges John Goodman Julianne Moore
Ultimate L.A. slacker Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, seeks restitution for a rug ruined by debt collectors, enlisting his bowling buddies for help while trying to find the millionaire’s missing wife.
Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco
The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob covers his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.
6. The Matrix
Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving
When a beautiful stranger leads computer hacker Neo to a forbidding underworld, he discovers the shocking truth–the life he knows is the elaborate deception of an evil cyber-intelligence.
7. Life is Beautiful
Director: Roberto Benigni
Stars: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano
When an open-minded Jewish waiter and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.
8. Fight Club
Director: David Fincher
Stars: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf, Zach Grenier
An insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soap maker form an underground fight club that evolves into much more.
9. The Usual Suspects
Director: Bryan Singer
Stars: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Stephen Baldwin
A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which began when five criminals met at a seemingly random police lineup.
10. The Shawshank Redemption
Director: Frank Darabont
Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
Hey hey, Now hear 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.