The 90s cranked out some big-name movies - Fight Club, Scream, Batman Forever, and Dazed and Confused - just to name a few. But there are always those that stand out as the ones you can’t miss. The ones that everyone needs to see. Check out our list of 90s movies below and see if your favorites made the cut!
It’s a challenge to make a movie that transcends time, that is just as relatable to kids now as it was the weekend it hit the box office in April of 1993. But that’s what The Sandlot did. This 90s movie documents the misadventures of Scotty Smalls, Benny ‘the Jet’ Rodriguez, and their group of awkward, baseball-loving friends. They try to outsmart the Beast, the biggest challenge they’ve ever set their sights on - other than Wendy Peffercorn, that is. In the words of the Babe, “Remember kid. There’s heroes and there’s legends. Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.” If you think that would make a great t-shirt, you’d be right.
Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, Pulp Fiction offers viewers a strange but addicting blend of graphic violence mixed with humor as it tells the story of hitmen Jules Winnfield, Vincent Vega, and prizefighter Butch Coolidge. The film features the flow of dialogue that Tarantino has become famous for, including extensive screen time devoted to monologues and casual conversations between characters. With a star-studded cast that includes John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, and Bruce Willis, Pulp Fiction is a classic. But don’t just take our word for it. In addition to receiving seven Oscars nominations (including Best Picture), it was named the best film since 1983 by Entertainment Weekly in 2008. In 2013, it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
If the first thing you think of when you hear Jurassic Park is Chris Pratt, then this is about to rock your world. Directed by Steven Spielberg and released in 1993, Jurassic Park follows billionaire philanthropist John Hammond and a team of scientists who have created a theme park of de-extinct dinosaurs on the fictional island of Isla Nublar near Costa Rica. Spoiler alert - it’s not exactly Disney World. After being betrayed by one of their own, the team is forced to survive the creatures of their own making. Following its release, this 90s movie went on to gross over $914 million worldwide during its original release, holding the record of the highest-grossing film ever until being surpassed by Titanic in 1997. Needless to say, it’s a must-see. Plus, how do you think the t-rex became so popular?
“Life is like a box of chocolates.” In the famous words of Mama Gump, “You never know what you’re gonna get.” Unless that is, you’re watching Forrest Gump. In which case, you’re gonna get a very quotable cinematic experience. Based on the 1986 novel by Winston Groom, the movie depicts the life of Forrest Gump, a kind man with a low IQ from Alabama, as he observes and accidentally influences multiple defining historical events. From Watergate and the Kennedy assassinations to the time that Forrest ran across the country, the movie is both charming and a bit ridiculous - but we love it anyway. If you’ve ever used the phrase, “Run, Forrest! Run!” now is the time to learn to love Forrest Gump.
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