Ahhhh the ‘90s. Has there ever been a greater time to exist? Okay, perhaps ask us again when our houses have in-built Krispy Kreme dispensers, but so far in the realm of time and space, the ‘90s have been da bomb. Yuh-huh, who wouldn’t want to go back to the days of butterfly clips, young Leonardo DiCaprio and Britney and Justin’s double-denim debacle? The ‘90s gave us all of the feels, and thinking about it hits us right in the nostalgia button (which is located on the back of our left calf, just FYI). Thankfully, something called Netflix and The Internet exists, which means that you can go back in time (kinda) and check out these movies from the ‘90s you need to rewatch…
The Addams Family (1991)
The Addams Family was one of the first movies to make its way into the best decade in history, and we like to think that this movie awakened our inner goth that rocked out to Avril Lavigne and only agreed to wear black clothing. It was a way of life, okay? Wednesday Addams is still one of our biggest icons, but we didn’t actually realize how gosh darn funny this movie is. Yep, we missed so many of the hilarious jokes when we were just kiddie-winks, and we also missed the fact that some of the jokes are actually pretty dark (*gulp*). When you go back to watch this ‘90s movie don’t be surprised if you then have a compelling urge to watch the two sequels that come after it. It’s okay; you’re allowed.
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
10 Things I Hate About You has always been our favorite movie of all time (Heath Ledger + Julia Stiles + JGL = LIFE), but it wasn’t until we rewatched it as adults that we fell even more in love with it. I mean, we fell hard. We still have the marks on our faces to prove it. This is the kinda movie that will make you laugh, cry, and throw a cushion at the television, but it’s so worth it. Not only does it have the greatest casting known to Hollywood, but the storyline is actually incredibly clever. You probably didn’t realize when you were younger, but this movie is actually based on Billy Shakespeare’s famous play, The Taming of the Shrew. So it’s basically education.
Clueless is totally Rufus. You feel me? Although Alicia Silverstone may have been a little quiet recently, she kinda doesn’t need to work ever again because she released her piece de resistance in 1995 in the form of Clueless. This movie follows the life of Cher Horowitz as she goes about her ridiculously crazy life. From a digital wardrobe that we all still totally want, to her weird love obsession with a man who totally isn’t into her, this movie is the ultimate teen comedy. In fact, every time we wear plaid we think of Cher and her pals. They’re icons. There’s no real reason why you need to re-watch this ‘90s movie as an adult other than the fact that it’s awesome. Done.
The Truman Show (1998)
Hands up if you love Jim Carrey? Of course you all put your hands up, he’s a legend. Although The Truman Show might not be one of his most popular movies to date – it’s our favorite, so that’s all that matters. This sci-fi satire follows the life of Truman Burbank as he lives his life in the form of simulation, with his every move being followed by a camera crew. It’s kinda like Big Brother, but funnier and much more entertaining (ooooh, burn!). Although we enjoyed this movie when it was released in 1998, we enjoyed it for the jokes more than anything. When you dig deep and watch it again as an adult, you realize that there’s so much more to it than the jokes. The themes are intense, man.
I mean, how could you NOT re-watch watch one of the greatest movies of all time? It would basically be a crime if you didn’t (just kidding, you’re fine). This movie is Leo at his finest and Kate Winslet at her most beautiful and we’re tearing up just thinking about it. From the legend that is James Cameron, Titanic has broken records across the world for its take on the 1912 RMS Titanic disaster. It’s a love story, it’s a drama, it’s a comedy, and it’s just a whole heap of emotions rolled into one tasty burrito. With a little more life experience under your belt you’ll probably find this movie even more emotional so guard yourself with tissues, ice cream, and a cardboard cutout of Leo to cuddle.
We love a movie as much as the next guy, but we also love the ‘90s as much as the next guy (who really, really loves the ‘90s). So, you should probably rewatch these movies from the ‘90s. You know, if you wanna join the cool club.