The 90s were a wild time, and although some of the music and fashion doesn't really hold up there's one thing from the 90s that everyone can still enjoy: the movies. Sure, there were plenty of flops, and more than a few films that have managed to date themselves with pop cultural references from the era, but truthfully, there are more hits than misses when it comes to really great 90s films.
They span all genres, including action, comedy, drama, and romance, but they all hold a special place in the hearts of people who grew up watching them. It doesn't matter what kind of movie people liked back then, there was always one available at the local Blockbuster (and as long as they had a backup choice, nobody had to feel disappointed when the store didn't have any copies left).
Lee is a decorated Hong Kong detective. Carter is an off-the-wall LAPD detective. They don't seem like the kind of cops who could work well together, but when the daughter of a diplomat goes missing, they have no choice but to set their differences aside and find her before it's too late.
Dante has to go into work on his day off, and things only get worse from there. At least he has work friend Randall to keep him company. Clerks was the first film made by director Kevin Smith, and its low budget indie charm and over-the-top humor captured the attention of audiences everywhere.
Kevin McAllister is the runt of the litter in his big family. After wishing for them all to disappear, he discovers that he has been left at home while the rest of his family flies off to a vacation in Paris. While it starts out fun, Kevin soon has to deal with two inept but dangerous burglars.
Dumb and Dumber
Lloyd and Harry are two losers who just can't catch a break, mostly because of their diminished intelligence. However, things turn around for them when they decide to bring a "lost" briefcase back to its owner in Colorado. Unfortunately, they have no idea that the suitcase actually contains ransom money.
Happy Gilmore is the kind of guy who just couldn't make it. All he wanted was to be a hockey player, but he didn't have any of the required skills. However, he finds out that his slap shot technique actually translates perfectly to golf, and he starts hitting the links, much to the chagrin of the other golfers.
Stanley Ipkiss is a lovable loser working at a bank in Edge City. He always feels like the world is putting him down and that he just can't stand up for himself. However, that all changes when he finds a magical mask one night that gives him incredible powers (and a wild sense of humor).
Can't Hardly Wait
It's the end of high school, and what better way to celebrate than a party that gets way too out of control? In Can't Hardly Wait, several teenagers try to make the night memorable in different ways, whether it's finally telling the girl they love how they feel or getting revenge on a roughhouser.
The first rule of Fight Club is not to talk about it, so writing this description is going to be difficult. Anyway, after a mild-mannered insurance worker goes through way too much, he meets a mysterious soap salesman who helps him open up and stand up for himself in some dangerous and worrying ways.
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
When the mascot for the Miami Dolphins goes missing, the Miami PD has no choice but to call in Ace Ventura. Though his methods might be highly unorthodox, this pet detective has a knack for finding missing animals. Of course, he also has to solve a pretty wild football mystery along the way.
Billy Madison has always coasted by on his family's riches, but when his father announces that he is retiring and not leaving the company to Billy, due to his lack of education, Billy volunteers to go through every single grade of school in two weeks. IT proves much harder than he could have imagined.
When an all-out alien invasion comes to Earth, no one is sure how to handle it. It seems like these aliens are far more technologically advanced than humans, and it's going to be an uphill battle to defeat them. Luckily, there are plenty of smart, brave, and tough people willing to join the fight.
Bill is a weatherman who just wants more out of his professional life. He also happens to be not such a friendly person. When he is sent on an assignment to cover the Groundhog Day celebration in a small town, he finds himself reliving the same day over and over again.
When a father goes through a rough divorce, he realizes that he will not be able to see his kids as much as he wants to. So, he comes up with a wild plan: pose as a female nanny and work for his ex-wife in order to spend more time with his children.
Cher is the most popular girl in school. Pretty, smart, and charming, she seems to have it all, and loves to share it with others. She decides to take the new girl, Tai, under her wing and bring her up to the same social status, but soon finds things are never that easy.
Bobby Boucher wants nothing more than to provide high-quality H2O to football players. After he gets fired from his team, he joins another and discovers that he is a naturally gifted tackle. His new coach teaches him how to embrace his anger and use it to his advantage, much to his mama's disapproval.
What can a lawyer do when he is physically incapable of lying? that's what happens to Fletcher when his son makes a special birthday wish that his father would be unable to tell a lie for a whole day. this proves problematic for the perpetual liar, and gets him into all kinds of trouble.
Scream is one of the most clever and entertaining scary movies ever made. That's because it not only tells its own story about a masked individual taking out teenagers in frightening ways, but it also embraces and references the entire history of scary movies, utilizing their story logic to keep characters safe.
Two detectives are in for the case of their lives when an unknown criminal begins taking people out in ways based on the original seven sins. One of the detectives is on the verge of retirement, the other a young, hot-headed newcomer who wants nothing more than to catch his guy.
It seemed like it would be a perfect crime, but nothing goes right for the crew of criminals in Reservoir Dogs. Gathered together by one figure and kept anonymous to each other, the trouble starts early in this classic film. Another thing none of the criminals know is that one of them is an undercover cop.
Silence of the Lambs
When a criminal begins taking girls in increasingly violent ways, the FBI has no choice but to enlist the help of legendary criminal Dr. Hannibal Lecter. As Lecter helps Agent Starling with her investigation, he also finds ways to get inside her mind and make her reveal truths about her past.
Andy's toys are all living a happy life, especially Woody, a cowboy doll who has always been Andy's favorite. His world is turned upside down when Buzz Lightyear, a new space toy, is brought into the fold and becomes Andy's new favorite. The only problem is that Buzz doesn't know that he is a toy!
Titanic was a massive success when it was first released in 1997, and it held onto the title of the most profitable film of all time for almost 20 years. The film focuses on a love story between two people from different worlds as it takes place on the ill-fated voyage of the RMS Titanic.
Quentin Tarantino's second film made a huge splash and put him on the map as a filmmaker to watch. The film, structured as a non-linear narrative that followed multiple characters in the Los Angeles underbelly, has a signature charm to it, and blends smooth-talking humor with moments of abrupt drama and action.
The Lion King
It's one of Disney's most popular and beloved animated films, and is set to be remade in 2019. The Lion King follows the story of Simba, a young lion who is destined to be king. Unfortunately, his jealous uncle Scar wants the throne for himself, and causes Simba to run away.
The Truman Show
Truman has lived an idyllic life in his idyllic community, but lately strange things have been happening. that's because Truman has actually been the subject of a TV show for his entire life, right from the moment of his birth. As the creator of the show looks down on him every night, Truman starts to figure out the truth.
After an expedition into an ancient tomb in Egypt unleashes a powerful mummy on the world, it is up to a ragtag group of adventurers and archaeologists to stop it. The Mummy was a huge hit and a lot of fun, and was followed by two sequels, one of which starred Dwayne Johnson as the Scorpion King.
Who would have thought that this movie, based on an old television show, would become the basis for a massively successful action franchise? This was the film that introduced the world to agent Ethan Hunt, and produced some memorable visuals, such as Hunt hanging from the ceiling in a fully secure room.
The Sixth Sense
When a child psychologist is assigned to a boy who is having some problems at school, the boy confesses that he has a secret ability that he has never revealed to anyone: he sees ghosts, and he sees them all the time, everywhere. Together with the help of his psychologist, he must figure out what they want.
Men In Black
After a New York cop discovers that the person he is chasing is actually an alien, he is brought into the fold of a secret organization that is keeping Earth safe from all kinds of intergalactic creatures. some of them come to Earth to start a new life, but others come for more nefarious purposes.
The Blair Witch Project
This film was one of the most innovative films of its genre ever made and jump-started the revolution of found-footage films. The story follows three students who head into the woods in Maryland to find the fabled Blair Witch. However, they get more than they bargained for when their film project is beset by supernatural occurrences.
Based on an SNL sketch that became hugely popular, Wayne's World is a hilarious comedy that follows Wayne Campbell and his best friend, Gath, as they make their own show on local public access. When they are given the opportunity to take the show national, they have trouble working for someone else.
This Academy Award-winning film is the story of a simple man, Forrest Gump, and his extraordinary journey through life. Though he starts out living in poverty in Alabama, Forrest finds his way into a prestigious university due to his ability to run fast, joins the army, and even runs a successful shrimping business in Louisiana.
Peter is totally dissatisfied with his boring and unrewarding office job. However, he doesn't have the confidence to do anything about it. After a hypnotherapy session, Peter develops a totally relaxed attitude and applies it to his job. Meanwhile, his coworker, Milton, just wants to get his paycheque, but no one will tell him he's been fired.
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Austin Powers was England's greatest (and grooviest) spy in the 1960s, but after he is cryogenically frozen and brought back into the world in the 90s, he finds that his attitudes don't exactly fit in with how the world has changed. However, he still needs to stop his nemesis from taking over the world.
10 Things I Hate About You
Once again, William Shakespeare proves that his stories are timeless, as the film 10 things I Hate About you brings the play, The Taming of the Shrew into the modern era. A popular girl is forbidden by her father to date anyone until her closed-off older sister does. She enlists the help of a bad boy to make it happen.