I love movies, almost all things 90s, and ranked lists so this had to happen eventually. It was inevitable. Here it is, my favorite 25 movies from my favorite decade.
#25 – First Knight (1995)
Knights. Swords. Camelot. Sean Connery? Yes.
#24 – Emma (1996)
The role Gwyneth was born to play.
#23 – A Few Good Men (1992)
One of the only movies that I stop to watch anytime I come across it on t.v. I must watch through to the end!
#22 – The Little Rascals (1991)
So many great lines…plus, The He-Man Woman Haters Club.
#21 – The Man Who New Too Little (1997)
A lesser known Bill Murray film of mistaken identity and hijinks.
#20 – The Wedding Singer (1998)
Sandler tones down the goofy antics to give a great self-deprecating and wryly satisfying romantic comedy. Great soundtrack and plenty of one-liners.
#19 – The Mask (1994)
If it’s possible the zany Jim Carrey unleashes his overacting to a greater degree. Manic and fun.
#18 – Hook (1991)
Dustin Hoffman as Capt. Hook is the prime attraction in a classic movie.
#17 – I.Q. (1994)
Meg Ryan’s second best romantic comedy, the supporting cast is quirky and fun.
#16 – What About Bob? (1991)
I could have gone Groundhog Day instead but I like Murray as affable and clueless versus mean and cynical.
#15 – Braveheart (1995)
Hard not to love this one. Epic feels like the right word. Inspiring.
#14 – Aladdin (1992)
The music numbers. Robin Williams. This was my very first ever movie seen at a drive in movie.
#13 – Tombstone (1993)
Val Kilmer is gold in this must-see western. “I’m your huckleberry.”
#12 – The Truman Show (1998)
A more dramatic turn for Jim Carrey and he nails it. Deeper questions if predeterminism and free will keep me coming back.
#11 – Empire Records (1995)
I mean come on, it’s about working at a record store while growing into adulthood.
#10 – Tommy Boy (1995)
Rare is the rapport that David Spade and Chris Farley shared. Comedy abounds.
#9 – The Newsies (1992)
Critics didn’t love it and it bombed at the theater but I have a soft spot for this musical. Accent aside, Christian Bale does pretty well in the lead role.
#8 – Toy Story (1995)
Some like part 2 better but I return to the original one most often. I identify with the threatened Woody on so many levels.
#7 – The Sandlot (1993)
I was gifted a copy of this movie after my high school baseball accident. I loved it immediately and have ever since.
#6 – Oscar (1991)
It’s a lesser known Sly Stallone gangster era screwball comedy. The pacing is dizzying the first time you watch but it only gets funnier the more you see it.
#5 – The Matrix (1999)
I toyed with the idea of making this my number one of the decade. A true sci-fi classic.
#4 – You’ve Got Mail (1998)
Meg Ryan at her peak powers of lovable and feisty. Hanks and Ryan have near unparalleled chemistry.
#3 – While You Were Sleeping (1995)
As far as romantic comedies go, Sandra Bullock never did better. I watch this once at least once or twice a year. She is perfect for the girl-next-door-type.
#2 – That Thing You Do (1996)
Hard not to love this coming-of-age-story of the quick rise and fall of a one-hit wonder band.
#1 – Dumb & Dumber (1994)
The only movie that eclipses this one in watches or quotes is The Princess Bride. So funny.
What are your favorites?! I’d love to hear from you!