The 90s seems like just yesterday so it’s hard to believe that there’s been a whole other decade between then and now. Even though I was just a kid back then, I fondly remember a lot of the films that were made during this time. Although the following were all made in the nineties, they weren’t all set in that time. However with the ones that were; it’s hilarious to note the clothes, music, oversized phones and slang that was considered so cool back then! So, in no particular order, here’s a round-up of my personal top ten films from the ’90s. Did your favourites make the list?
Toy Story (1995)
Toys come to life when their owners aren’t about! Woody the cowboy doll immediately feels threatened by the arrival of fancy new action figure Buzz Lightyear. This is one of the cutest films ever made. It’s hard to believe it was first released eighteen years ago because its humour, heart and originality ensures that it never gets old.
Cher is a seemingly spoilt but rather sweet teenager from Beverly Hills who tries to help others while figuring out her own life too.I can’t believe I forgot to include this one on my top ten chick flicks list! This is a sparkling comedy and girly good fun.
I doubt I need to explain but anyway; poor boy meets posh girl on-board an ill-fated ship and they have a whirlwind romance before disaster strikes. There’s romance, action and tragedy aplenty. Leo and Kate shine on-screen and it all works together to create one of the most famous films ever made.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Despite his claims of innocence, Andy Dufresne is sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his wife and her lover. He struggles behind bars at first but soon learns how to survive inside by using his wits and befriending a fellow inmate. It’s quite a long film but it’s clever and entirely compelling. Adapted from a Stephen King novella, this is often listed as one of the greatest films ever made.
Dumb & Dumber (1994)
Sweet but stupid best friends Harry and Lloyd travel across the country to return a briefcase to the beautiful woman who left it in the airport. Twenty years later, this is still a very funny film. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are on top form and they will have you in fits of laughter from start to finish.
A city bus in LA has been rigged with a bomb and the only way to stop it from blowing up is to keep its speed above 50 mph. This is lots of fast-paced fun, packed with tense moments and amusing quips. Also Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock are seriously cute together on-screen!
Home Alone (1990)
Eight-year-old Kevin is accidentally left home alone and makes it his mission to defend his house from two dim-witted crooks. This is such a classic! It’s one of my favourite flicks to watch at Christmas, guaranteed to make you smile, laugh, reminisce and feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Cruel Intentions (1999)
Scheming step-siblings Kathryn and Sebastian make a bet over whether or not he can seduce the virtuous Annette. This is a slightly dark but sophisticated film with a stellar cast. You’ll be fascinated with the intriguing protagonists but at the same time, you’ll be pretty thankful that your schoolmates were (hopefully) nothing like this eccentric bunch.
A group of rough-and-ready oil drillers are recruited by NASA to destroy an asteroid before it hits Earth. This is pure entertainment. It might not make a whole lot of sense but it’s action-packed good fun and the cast is pretty great too.
10 things I hate about you (1999)
Boy meets Girl. Before he’s allowed to date her, Boy must set up Girl’s antisocial rebellious sister with another boy. If I’m making any sort of a list to do with films; chances are 10 Things I Hate About You will be on it. This rom-com has always been one of my all-time favourite movies. It’s smart, sweet and very, very funny. The storyline is great, the cast is great and it’s pretty much a winner all-round.