Best Films Of The 90s

The 1990s could be considered my formative years. From ages 4 to 14, a lot changes in your life, and movies played a big part in that. From child-friendly classics like the Lion King to films that I saw as “grown-up” movies, here are the best films of the 90s (in my opinion).

In what was a great decade for movies, picking my favourites has been a pretty much impossible task so before getting into the lists, here are some honourable mentions…

Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace – I know we’re supposed to hate the prequels but at the time I did enjoy that first movie in the new trilogy.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day – The only reason this didn’t make the top 5 is because it scared the life out of me when I was young.

The Mummy – Still a Sunday afternoon favourite in our house. A thoroughly enjoyable soon-to-be classic.

The Matrix – This film was released at a perfect time for me. Just as I was starting to explore my goth phase, it made leather trench coats cool…

There’s Something About Mary“Haha, it’s funny because she put his jizz in her hair and now it’s standing up”. Teenage humour at its best.

Best 90s Films

Now For My Top 5…

Lion King – This film was released during a completely obsessive period I had with Disney. We’d visited Disneyland Paris about 6 months before it released and I could not get enough Disney.

Home Alone – Arguably one of my most-watched movies ever. A yearly staple that I watch multiple times every Christmas.

Toy Story – I remember seeing the work Pixar did on this film and being blown-away. Admittedly, the animation looks dated today but it’s still an amazing franchise that I grew up with – and one my toddler now loves too.

Jurassic Park – Released when I was arguable slightly too young to watch it, this was the film to see at the time. If you hadn’t seen it, you’d be mocked at school for being too scared.

Men In Black – Making suits cool for kids all over the world since 1997. A perfect mix of action and comedy.

I’m sure there are plenty of people with differing opinions so let us know in the comments what you think are the best films of the 90s

For our list of the best 80s movies, read our recent post. Find more TV and movie articles here.

Until next time,

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