Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Lists: Top 10 Movies of the 90's (Since I couldn't narrow it down it's actually 11)

I love lists, you can find them everywhere. One of my earliest posts was a top ten list of awesome shows that were canceled too early. Heck, I follow WatchMojo on YouTube and watch all of the Top 10 lists that the do. Some are really awesome! Many of them I don't agree with but watching it though inspired me to start a running series of blogs called Lists. Essentially, I am going to make a list of things for a given top that I think are the best.

What's great about lists is that they are designed to be debatable and I am sure some of you will fight to the end if you disagree with me, and that's ok because we live in a society where we can have friendly debates and in the end go home as friends.

For the inaugural list, I decided to start with something I know really well and that's 90's movies. Let me tell you, this was tough because the 90's have brought out some of my favorite movies of all time and many of them still hold up 20 years later. Everywhere where I could find the trailers I included so you also get to enjoy a little piece of the awesomeness you are about to read about.

#11: Home Alone
This is a classic holiday movie with an insane pretense that keeps you entertained all the way through with a great John Candy cameo. For those that don't know Macaulay Culkin is left at home while his family fly's to France without noticing he isn't with them and craziness ensues



#10 Grosse Point Blank. This movie is one of my favorites from the 90's and I recently got Kristin to watch it and she really enjoyed it. It's a funny movie with John Cusack and Minnie Driver at the heart of the movie.John Cuscask is a hitman going back to his hometown for his 10-year reunion. This was the best trailer I could find.



#9 Independence Day
The birth of the Summer blockbuster. While another Will Smith movie came first and appears later in our list, this one created the summer movie culture. It's a disaster flick with a President that we can all get behind.



#8 Jurassic Park
This movie scared the bejesus out of me, is also one of my favorites that I could watch over and over again. Dinosaurs rule!



#7 The Sixth Sense: Some movies genuinely surprise you and this was one of them for me. Bruce Willis and the Kid were great. I saw this in the movie theater and it surprised me, which is hard to do.



#6 Romeo + Juliet:
“Two households, both alike in dignity
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. 
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life 
Whose misadventured piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents' strife.” 
This movie introduced me to my first love, Claire Danes. I used to have a great poster of her from the party where she meets Romeo. 



#5 The Matrix:
A genre defining movie comes around once a decade and The Matrix is that movie. It takes sci-fi to a more heady place that left you wondering.




#4 Office Space:
If Grosse Point Blank was one of the best black comedy's, this one has to be the best! At the time, the cast was a mostly unknown cast but their life in the office, in jobs that they hate. "I'm going to need you to come in this weekend"



#3 Bad Boys: This movie was the one that helped the world see that Will Smith wasn't just the Fresh Prince but had some serious acting skills. This movie also lead to the other Will Smith movie on this list and kicking off the big summer movie events.




#2 Fight Club:
This movie was a masterful movie by David Fincher, with the right mix of shock and violence. Even as you watch the movie you see the power of depression and how it can take over your life.



Honorable Mentions: Mask of Zorro, The Wedding Singer, Dogma, Mallrats, Clerks, Any Given Sunday, Days of Thunder, Die Hard with a Vengence, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Desperado, Air Force One, Sleepy Hollow,  US Marshalls, Run Lola Run, Mission Impossible, Mighty Ducks, The Rock, Austin Powers, Galaxy Quest, She's All That, Jerry Maguire, The Virgin Suicides, 12 Monkeys, The Truman Show, Men in Black, Deep Impact, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Billy Madison, Braveheart, The Mummy, Beauty and the Beast, Trainspotting, Rushmore, Good Will Hunting,  White Men Can't Jump, Point Break, Dumb & Dumber, JFK, The Usual Suspects, The Lion King, The Green Mile, American History X, The Sandlot, A League of Thier Own, Dazed and Confused, Hook, Con Air, Princess Mononoke, Schindler's List, Edward Scissorhands, Scream, Fargo, The Shawshank Redemption, Clueless, Happy Gilmore, Waynes World, A Time To Kill, The Big Lebowski, Silence of the Lambs, My Girl, The Boondock Saints, The Fifth Element, Se7en, T2, A Few Good Men, Goodfellas, Nightmare Before Christmas, Saving Private Ryan, 10 Things I Hate About You, Toy Story,

#1, of course, has to be Quentin Tarantino's Masterwork: Pulp Fiction. It takes the best aspects of Gangsta Movies, mixed with some of Tarantino's signature ode stlye. This movie was one that convinced me that I love Movies. It was the best of the decade.



Agree, Disagree, let me know in the comments below.




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