Grunge fashion and Nintendo weren’t the only great things to come out of the 90s. The pre-millennial decade produced some of our favorite movies, with cult classics like The Big Lebowski and Boogie Nights, as well as landmark films like Toy Story and Titanic.
It was a great time to be at the movie theater, but it’s also a great decade to revisit by streaming some A+ movies.
Read on for the top 10 movies of the 90s.
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When Pixar made the first 100% computer-animated movie, they knew it had to be great. The result was Toy Story, one of the best family movies – scratch that – one of the best movies of all time.
Toy Story centers on Woody (Tom Hanks), a cowboy doll who proudly calls himself the favorite toy of Andy (John Morris). The story picks up when Andy gets an arrogant new toy, Buzz Lightyear, who doesn’t realize he’s not an actual spaceman.
Everything is perfect in Cher’s world: she lives in a Beverly Hills mansion, she’s the most popular girl in school, and she’s the apple of her father’s eye.
That all changes when her ex-stepbrother Josh moves in, and she’s rebuffed by her crush Christian. Is Cher’s life as perfect as it seems or is she, well, clueless?
This cult coming-of-age classic stars Alicia Silverstone as the main character who still managed to make audiences fall in love with her, no matter how cloudy her judgement or how clueless she really was.
Everyone should see Titanic at least once. It’s one of the most referenced pieces of pop culture ever – and for good reason. The 1997 classic features stellar performances from Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, a Celine Dion soundtrack, and one of the best love stories to date.
Legendary film maestro Martin Scorsese has made a number of crime and gangster movies, but GoodFellas is a cut above.
The movie follows Henry Hill as he climbs the ranks of the underworld, and enjoys the perks of wealth and power. But things start to crumble after a drug addiction and a few missteps with the wrong people.
Pulp Fiction is widely considered one of the best movies by one of the best writer-directors ever: Quentin Tarantino.
And as with most great films, time as has aged Pulp Fiction like a bottle of fine brandy.
The film is set in Los Angeles, and tells several interwoven stories that include philosophical hitmen Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson); killer-boxer Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis); gangster boss Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames), his wife Mia (Uma Thurman), and other unforgettable characters.
Jack (Edward Norton) lives a painfully boring life as a depressed, insomnia-stricken consumer. His life changes dramatically when he meets Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), a charismatic soap salesman with an outlandish plan to help Jack escape his rutt.
Fight Club is unparalleled as a quintessential 90s flick, and not only because it features Nordon, Pitt, Helena Bonham-Carter, and one of the most quoted lines ever; the movie also has one of the best twist endings of all time.