Not Even Movie Buffs Can Name 100% Of These 90s Movies

Weren't the 90s just the greatest? Or have we fallen into the path of nostalgia? In terms of film, we saw a lot of great things we had never seen before. A great iceberg taking the lives of many. The great Ethan Hunt right in front of us as he was accepting a new mission.

Who didn't fall in love with Heath Ledger, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Ethan Hawke as they stood before their co-protagonists and confessed their love? We all did (and we cannot deny it!).

But there were other things as well! What about Tom Hanks and his great contributions? What about Bruce Willis? Didn't we smile each time Julie Delpy smiled? What about Kate Winslet and Julia Stiles? Each woman had a unique character portrayal that demonstrated her great talent!

Of course, the Queen of the Rom-Com genre in the 1990s was none other than Julia Roberts (we cannot name names and movies just yet, but everyone knows what we're talking about!). It was a time a bit more innocent! A time that we were happy with things that were simpler.

So, let's see who is a real 90s movie buff! Answer these questions and let's start having fun!

Question 1

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This film’s premiere was on 23 March 1990 (it’s been almost 29 years!). A guy unexpectedly falls in love with a woman. At its core, the film has a plot that goes from rags to riches (a sort of Cinderella story). A fun fact about the film is that it’s “one of two movies that triggered a resurgence of romantic comedy in Hollywood, the other being When Harry Met Sally. Following this film's success, Roberts became the romantic comedy queen of the 1990s” (Thanks Wikipedia!). Julia Roberts was indeed the queen of Rom Coms in the 1990s! Remember the title of this movie?

Question 2

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“Is He A Vampire” someone asks about Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins)! Well, such an answer wouldn’t be enough for the character of Hannibal Lecter. Let’s not get into the details of what he likes and wants, but even after that he is a character that is quite unforgettable! A fun fact about the film is that “it is based on Thomas Harris' 1988 novel of the same name and is the second film to feature the character Hannibal Lecter following the 1986 film Manhunter (1986)” (Thanks Wikipedia!). We know an actor/actress has done a great job after his/her role is one of the prominent things talked about after the film is over! Remember the title of this film?

Question 3

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It was 1994 and we were shown a story that span out from various different perspectives. We liked seeing so many people because they were perfectly connected and we never felt lost! We heard sounds and we saw things and we loved every bit even if we’ve never lived anything like it! It was a story that had audiences at the edge of their seats and constantly wondering what the next scene would bring. We wanted to dance like Mia Wallace, portrayed by the lovely actress, Uma Thurman, and everyone loved Vincent Vega, portrayed by John Travolta. Remember the title of this film?

Question 4

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Perhaps 1994 was a great year for film! Other than Pulp Fiction, we got this film. The first of a great trilogy this movie is about a man and woman. It turns out that, according to Wikipedia, the film “was inspired by a woman whom writer/director Richard Linklater met in a toy shop in Philadelphia in 1989. They walked around the city together, conversing deep into the night.” A magical night two people shared is more than we can ask for. The chemistry between Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy is all we can hope for! Remember the title of this film?

Question 5

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What if a hitman were to have a 12 year old apprentice? Say no more, Luc Besson has the answer! He wrote and directed this movie in 1994 and people were pleased! Mark Deming at AllMovie, for instance, awarded the film four stars out of five, and described it by saying there was ‘a strong performance from Jean Reno, a striking debut by Natalie Portman,’ and a very strange ‘over-the-top turn by Gary Oldman" (we couldn’t agree more!). The film raised a lot of eyebrows because of the addition of a 12 year old into the scenario, but still it was very popular! Remember the title of this movie?

Question 6

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Another unusual movie due to the strange connection the two protagonists share. They are very different from the previous film, of course, due to the difference in genre. There are many important messages in this film, and the most prominent one is that Al Pacino’s character (one of the protagonists) is blind. It is worth noting that according to Wikipedia, “Al Pacino painstakingly researched his part in Scent of a Woman. To understand what it feels like to be blind, he met with clients of New York's Associated Blind, being particularly interested in hearing from those who had lost their sight due to trauma” (a man dedicated to his job!). Remember the title of this movie?

Question 7

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Rose and Jack. Jack and Rose. Although the big screen showed us a great love, we ultimately see a great friendship forming. Leonardo Dicaprio and Kate Winslet have been best friends for almost 25 years and we love the way they support each other and the great job that they did in that specific movie. It’s clear that they had a lot of fun. Something that might be surprising to us fans is that one of the most famous lines of the film “‘I'm the king of the world!’ was improvised” by DiCaprio according to Insider. So, remember the title of this movie?

Question 8

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A prophecy was given to us and to Neo (Keanu Reeves). He made a decision and we got to see a great film. Nowadays we can’t imagine any other guy playing Neo other than Keanu Reeves, but it turns out that, according to Wikipedia, “in 1996 the Wachowskis pitched the role of Neo to Will Smith. Smith explained on his YouTube channel that the idea was for him to be Neo, while Morpheus was to be played by Val Kilmer. He later explained that he didn't quite understand the concept and he turned down the role to instead film Wild Wild West.” We can’t say how the character of Neo could have been, but we liked what we got at the end of the day. Remember the title of this film?

Question 9

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This film is unforgettable! From its lines (As if!) to its casting member the film was hilarious. We know all that! Perhaps what we didn’t know, however, is that, according to Wikipedia, this film is “loosely based on Jane Austen's 1815 novel Emma, updating the setting to modern-day Beverly Hills” (we didn’t see that one coming!). Emma was a great book on its own, and a modernized version is more than we could have asked for! A high school film that has become a classic and will remain in our hearts forever! Remember the title of this movie?

Question 10

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It was 1999 when we first saw Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment). That kid and his blue eyes will always remain with us. Perhaps the film’s atmosphere is one of its greatest characteristics. It’s color or maybe the lack of it is noteworthy. According to Wikipedia, "the colour red is intentionally absent from most of the film, but it is used prominently in a few isolated shots for 'anything in the real world that has been tainted by the other world' and 'to connote really emotional moments and situations.'" After all, the use of color in film is very important! Remember the title of this film?

Question 11

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1999 was also the year that we saw an ordinary guy fall in love with a celebrity. The love story revolves around Anna Scott (Julia Roberts) and William Thacker (Hugh Grant). According to Wikipedia “in an interview with GQ in 2018, Hugh Grant claimed the film was based on real life and loosely followed a friend of Richard's who fell in love with an 'extremely world-famous person who [Grant wasn't] allowed to mention.” We’ll never learn the juicy details, but it’s okay, we got the fictional version of that story! Remember the title of this particular Rom Com?

Question 12

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Who is that woman? That blonde woman with blue eyes that every guy who meets her, falls instantly in love with her? Well we can’t give away her name, but we can say that she is portrayed by Cameron Diaz! We don’t know if the production was considering another actress for the role, but we do know that “besides Ben Stiller, actors Owen Wilson and Jon Stewart were considered potential candidates for the role of Ted Stroehmann” (Thanks Wikipedia!). Not that the other guys aren’t great, but Ben Stiller definitely performed the role perfectly. Remember the title of this film?

Question 13

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Another Rom Com in our quiz! We see Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) and Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) fall in love slowly and steadily. There’s a vintage quality to this film, and this is one of the reasons we love it. We get to see a time that even if it’s not that far behind it seems very different to us. A fun fact about the film is that “influences from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice can also be seen in the relationship between Joe Fox and Kathleen Kelly—a reference pointed out by these characters actually discussing Mr. Darcy and Miss Bennet in the film” (Thanks Wikipedia!). Remember the title of this film?

Question 14

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Does a film with Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Benicio Del Toro, Stephen Baldwin, Kevin Pollak sound good? Well in 1995 we got a film with these five actors and we had a lot of fun watching it! What is this film about? Well, according to Wikipedia, “when asked by a reporter at Sundance what their next film was about, Christopher McQuarrie replied, 'I guess it's about a bunch of criminals who meet in a police line-up”' (it seems so simple, yet it’s very complex and that is why we love it!). Remember the title of this particular film?

Question 15

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What’s in the box? A question we felt we needed the answer to in 1995! What an ending right? According to Mental Floss, It turns out that “Producers wanted the ending changed so the wife lived, but when [David] Fincher expressed interest in the film, he was accidentally sent Walker’s earlier, more intense climax. Fincher told the studio that was the draft he intended to shoot; they agreed, although producer Arnold Kopelson continued to argue against it throughout filming.” Well we’re glad this mistake happened because that’s one of the film’s greatest scenes! Remember the title of this movie?

Question 16

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This film is about a group of young people that are trying to find a job and figure out what they want in life! It turns out that Helen Childress, the writer of the film had some difficulty capturing the atmosphere she wanted. According to Wikipedia, “for three years, she wrote and rewrote [the film,] generating 70 different drafts Childress decided to use her friends, their personalities and experiences as the basis for her film.” Isn’t that a fun thought? That this group of friends existed and we got to see a few moments of their lives? It’s definitely interesting! Remember the title of this film?

Question 17

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Let’s go a few years into the future (or maybe a lot of years!). We enter a setting with flying cars and different outfits from our own. The word to describe this world is incredible! It took many years to create this awesome world! According to Wikipedia, Luc Benson started writing “as a teenager, [and he] envisioned the world of [this film] in an attempt to alleviate boredom. He began writing the script when he was 16, though it was not released in cinemas until he was 38” (what a talent and from a very young age!). Even the film’s title is remarkable! Remember the title of this film?

Question 18

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Since we were talking about the future, let’s stay there for a bit! This film has to do with aliens! These aliens live in the US by disguising themselves! The setting of the film has a very interesting story! According to Wikipedia, “much of the initial script drafts were set underground, with locations ranging from Kansas to Washington, D.C. and Nevada. Barry Sonnenfeld,” the director, “decided to change the location to New York City, because the director felt New Yorkers would be tolerant of aliens who behaved oddly while disguised.” Where else but the Big Apple right? Remember the title of this film?

Question 19

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Let’s go back to the 90s! Although this film is set in present day US, it has some science fiction elements (let’s be honest not everything is realistic!). Besides all that the film is essentially a comedy for the most part. According to Wikipedia, it turns out that “New Line Cinema offered the job of directing the film to Chuck Russell. However, Russell found certain parts of the comic to be off-putting, and wanted the film be less dreary and more fun than the source material.” Well we definitely love the comic parts of the film, so we’re glad things went that way! Remember the title of this film?

Question 20

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We all need a good love story once in a while. This film is a good example of that. Robert Ebert has said about the film that “the actors are well-suited to this material. Tom Hanks keeps a certain detached edge to his character, which keeps him from being simply a fall guy. Meg Ryan, who is one of the most likable actresses around and has a certain ineffable Doris Day innocence, is able to convince us of the magical quality of her sudden love for a radio voice, without letting the device seem like the gimmick it assuredly is” (and we couldn’t agree more!). Remember the title of this great Rom-Com?

Question 21

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“You had me at hello” said Tom Cruise and that is one of the most famous lines of the Rom-Com genre! Even if this film isn’t just about a love story, its representation of love is incredible! According to Wikipedia, “Todd McCarthy of Variety wrote: ‘An exceptionally tasty contempo comedic romance, [this film] runs an unusual pattern on its way to scoring an unexpected number of emotional, social and entertaining points. Smartly written and boasting a sensational cast, Cameron Crowe's shrewdly observed third feature also gives Tom Cruise one of his very best roles.’” We have to admit that he’s right! (right?!). Remember the title of this movie?

Question 22

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But enough about love (at least for now!). In 1992 we saw one of Quentin Tarantino’s most famous films! It has everything a Tarantino movie is supposed to have and we love it for that very reason! According to Wikipedia, the film critic Jami Bernard compared “the effect of [this film] to that of the 1895 film L'Arrivée d'un Train en Gare de la Ciotat, whereby audiences supposedly saw a moving train approaching the camera and ducked. Bernard said that [this film] had a similar effect and people were not ready for it.” We certainly weren’t and that is what makes this movie so great! Remember the title of this movie?

Question 23

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Back to our Rom –Coms, but this one isn’t that ordinary! We’re not talking about the typical storyline about a love triangle of course! We’re talking about the fact that the gal doesn’t get the guy in the end and that is the happy ending she is supposed to get! The Rotten Tomatoes website, for instance, has reached to the conclusion that this film “is a refreshingly entertaining romantic comedy” and that is based on the “charming performance of Julia Roberts and a subversive spin on the genre.” There’s a reason, after all, that Julia Roberts was the Queen of the Rom-Com genre in the 90s! Remember the title of this film?

Question 24

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Since we’re talking about films that include a love story, but not in the traditional sense, let’s got to this film! It was 1999 and we got a story that we weren’t sure how to react! Many ups and downs and many different takes on the film led to an ambiguous response toward the film. There is one thing perhaps that viewers somewhat agreed on! Reese Whitherspoon and Ryan Phillippe had chemistry (they were dating in real life after all!). What might come as a surprise to us is that Reese Whitherspoon wasn’t the only choice for the role of Annette! According to Screen Rant, the production wanted to give the role to Katie Holmes (wow didn’t see that one coming!). So, remember the title of this film?

Question 25

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“Life’s a box of chocolates” said Tom Hanks and the rest is history! According to Wikipedia, “the film is based on the 1986 novel by Winston Groom.” In 1994 we got the film adaptation and we followed the life of a simple man as he grows up and tries to handle everything that life throws at him. He sits on a bench waiting for a bus to take him to his desired destination and he narrates his story to a woman on his right. A performance that’s hard to forget and we’re glad that Tom Hanks got the part! Remember the title of this movie?

Question 26

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Yet another love story, but this time it is a period drama film! Initially, the female role went to Julia Roberts, according to Wikipedia, and the male role “had not yet been cast, because Roberts insisted that only Daniel Day-Lewis could play the role. Day-Lewis was uninterested, and when Roberts didn’t persuade him, she withdrew from the film, six weeks before shooting was due to begin” (wow didn’t see that one coming!). Eventually the female role went to Gwyneth Paltrow and the male role went to Joseph Fiennes! Remember the title of this film?

Question 27

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There are love stories that despite the fact that they don’t have a happy ending, we still enjoy them. This 1996 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes is the perfect example! A story that everyone knows even if they haven’t seen it or read it, this film is unforgettable. In an interview for ScreenSlam Leonardo DiCaprio said about the film that: “I think that it’s a tragic love story between two people that are doomed, and two people that go against the odds of what they should be doing for love and that has a mass universal appeal.” The truth is we totally agree! Remember the title of this film?

Question 28

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We all love a good detective story! We love True Detective and Sherlock Holmes (the original and every adaptation we’ve seen these past few years!). But perhaps we need a twist in that storyline. No need to worry! In 1994, we got what we wanted! The creator of this character Jack Bernstein said that he created this character because he “had wanted to do a comedic version of Sherlock Holmes, and when watching the Stupid Pet Tricks segment on Late Night with David Letterman, got the idea for” that character (Thanks Wikipedia for this fun fact!). Remember the title of this film?

Question 29

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For every time that we’ve asked if we’re alone in this universe, there comes a film that shows us we’re not! From Star Wars to Arrival we get a taste of what it would feel like not to be alone! In this film, (like so many others) the aliens don’t come in peace and we have to see what we’ll do in order to survive. A fun fact about the film is that “the film's aliens were designed by production designer Patrick Tatopoulos. The actual aliens in the film are diminutive and based on a design Tatopoulos drew when tasked by Emmerich to create an alien that was ‘both familiar and completely original’.” (thanks Wikipedia!). We think the goal was achieved! Remember the title of this movie?

Question 30

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This film is based on a novel by James Ellroy. It premiered in 1997 and it was directed, co-written and produced by Curtis Hanson. According to Wikipedia, “Curtis Hanson had read half a dozen of James Ellroy's books before [this one] and was drawn to its characters, not the plot. He said, ‘What hooked me on them was that, as I met them, one after the other, I didn't like them - but as I continued reading, I started to care about them.’” Well that is a great reason to love a book and create a film based on it! Remember the title of this movie?

Question 31

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We all enjoy a film that leaves everyone at the edge of their seats once in a while and we’ve all seen Drew Barrymore talking on the phone with a guy that wanted to take her out. Although nowadays with think of this film as a great success, that wasn’t necessarily the case back in the 90s. According to Wikipedia “the script for what was then known as Scary Movie went on sale on a Friday in June 1995, but received no bids. By the following Monday, the script had become the subject of a significant bidding war among a host of established studios, including Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, and Morgan Creek Productions.” All’s well that ends well! Remember the title of this movie?

Question 32

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A film that hit the big screen in 1997 and has remained in our hearts since then. Directed by Gus Van Sant and co-written by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, the film has a lot of things to say. A fun fact about the film is that “Matt Damon started writing the film as a final assignment for a playwriting class he was taking at Harvard University. Instead of writing a one-act play, Damon submitted a 40-page script” and “he then came to Ben Affleck and asked him to develop the screenplay together, and the two completed the script in 1994” (thanks Wikipedia!). Remember the title of this film?

Question 33

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A 1995 film that was directed by Mel Gibson and starring Mel Gibson. It turns out that Gibson didn’t want to act in the film. According to Mental Floss, “Gibson was relatively new to directing and was known more as an actor when he took on [this film] – at that point his only directing credit was the small drama The Man Without a Face. Because of his onscreen fame, Paramount Pictures apparently only agreed to let Gibson direct the movie if he starred in it.” Well regardless of his initial inclinations it is safe to say that he did a great job both as an actor and as a director! Remember the title of this film?

Question 34

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And since we’re talking about war movies, let’s go to another one. This movie premiered in 1998 and it was directed by Steven Spielberg. A fun fact about the movie is that Steven Spielberg “was inspired to direct the movie because of his father” who was a war veteran (Thanks Mental Floss!). It’s true that his film is very difficult to watch especially for people that know exactly what it feels like to be in the shoes of the film’s characters. After all, it’s difficult even for the rest of the world to watch as well. Remember the title of this film?

Question 35

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It was 1996 when we first saw this film franchise come to life. We were intrigued by the incredible things happening before our eyes and we couldn’t get enough of the difficult situations the characters were getting themselves into! There have been many movies like the first one, and the main character is never permanently eliminated. According to Screen Rant, “during a chat with Cinema Blend, Tom Cruise denied any possible permanent on-screen [elimination for his character,] saying ‘No, no. That will never happen. Never. Never.’” Well let’s just hope so! Remember the title of that first film?

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