There were loads of Great 90’s Movies that I had to choose from. Such as Schindlers List (1993), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Reservoir Dogs (1992) and Nikita (1990). But these will be in different lists. So, because I was just a kid in the 90’s I wanted to share the films I was loving in the 90’s. Whether or not I should have been watching them is another matter.
I didn’t get all the references when I watched this the first time but I did find it hilarious. It was one of those films that I watched over and over again for the fashion (which is somewhat over the top) and the characters.
It wasn’t until much later that I knew that I was a reworked Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’. Which is now very obvious when I watch it. All of the characters are memorable and have a decent story arch.
Mrs Doubtfire (1993)
Robin Williams was a genius when it came to creating characters and Mrs Doubtfire was no different. This brilliant comedy had a lot of heart. I bet the pitch meeting was interesting when they said they had a comedy about a family whilst the parents were going to divorce.
I don’t think it would have been such a good film without Williams as the title character. When I was a small child watching this I remembered it being funny with some sad parts. Watching it as an adult I can see more of the serious and sad points to the story. A real 90’s Classic.
Luc Besson, Jean Reno, Gary Oldman and Natalie Portman. A recipe for a fabulous film. If this was released today I’d be sold after hearing Besson’s name alone.
Oldman’s anatagonist creates a very dark aspect to the film whilst Leon and Matilda’s relationship helps balance the film and lighten the tone. The cinematography is perfection and aids the character driven story. Brilliant Besson.
Home Alone (1990)
Not only a 90’s Christmas classic but an entertaining film whether you’re a kid or a big kid. I think this is the first film I saw Culkin in and after that he was everywhere. Even now my favourite parts of the film are when he’s protecting the house from the bumbling burglars.
The Crow (1994)
I had no prior knowledge of The Crow or the tragic death of Brandon Lee when I saw this for the first time. I watched it at a friends house and was hooked from the start. From the plot and the characters to the costumes and the style.
I loved how the cinematography mirrored the dark story not realising at the time that it was partially due to a body double being used as Lee was killed during production. But it was done well as I had no idea when I first saw it and don’t think of it when I watch it now.
What were some great movies from the 90’s that you loved?