The kids that grew up the ’90s were ready to enter into the new millennium with brilliance. We started wearing our hats backward more, our clothes got a little baggier, and everyone was doing the macarana. One of the big things that we all loved, though, was the movies. A lot of them probably had a bigger impact on our lives as we grew up than what we realize. Here are some of the best movies released in the ’90s.
1. Jurassic Park- As you probably guessed, I had to put this one as first. It made $914,691,188 (chacha.com) world wide when it was released. It was one of the first movies to take a giant step forward in computer animation in the ’90s and influenced a lot of movies afterward. From kids to the elderly, we were all interested in seeing realistic dinosaurs trying to eat people.
2. Forest Gump- Tom Hanks is a flexible actor, as his role in this movie proved. Dumb luck got Forest through this the entire movie from when he was a child in his leg braces and running shoes! An inspiration to all men, and probably very amusing to most women, this is one movie that, once they’ve watched it, people will never forget.
3. Terminator 2- We all knew it could only be good, with the action and special effects the first one had in the ’80s. A cyber-cop villain that can melt into liquid metal and turn his hands into bent blades to grab on to the back of a car…. who wouldn’t love it?
4.The Wedding Singer- Adam Sandler was on the show Saturday Night Live, and then he made his vulgarly funny songs that that everyone enjoyed about lunch ladies and old toll booth workers. When he starred in this movie with Drew Barrymore, the two of them meshed so well that they made another movie, 50 First Dates, which was another big hit. In both of these romantic comedies, they made us all laugh with their playful demeanor, almost like they weren’t even acting!
5. Mrs. Doubtfire- Robin Williams is a little twisted, but hilarious. As he starred in this comedy as a cross-dressing single father so he could see his kids, the previews pretty much spoke for themselves.
6. The Matrix- A big step for computer animation, the matrix hit the theaters with the momentum needed to break through the 20th millennium barrier for Hollywood. This action packed movie kept viewers in suspense, staying one step ahead of them and never slowing down the futuristic plot. From beginning to end, most of us thought this movie was great!
7. Sling Blade- With a similar plot to Forest Gump, Billy Bob Thornton plays a mentally challenged man that has murdered his mom and her lover as a child. Kind of a gradually suspenseful movie, it had both it’s sad and funny parts throughout. We will all know who someone is imitating for the rest of our lives when we see them stick their bottom jaw out and grunt “mmhmm”!
8. The Blair Witch Project- Probably influencing the future reality shows that we now see more than any other movie or show, the Blair Witch Project either made viewers scared, made them laugh, or made them feel like an idiot for buying the movie ticket. Eerie, however staged we knew it really was, this movie left wicked little stick figures on black t-shirts in malls all over the country.