Get ready for a Friday night with these 14 iconic 90s movies
Everyone loves a trip down memory lane. And what better way to get there than a movie night with old school classics from the 90s.
To save you time when disposing of your VCR archives, we’ve teamed up with Mccain to put together an iconic roundup that will make you revel in nostalgia.
It’s time to cancel those plans you never meant to keep, get McCain’s New Rustica Pizza Line baked (we’re talking salami and four cheeses, Tuscan meatballs, and smoked ham and aged cheddar) and kick back for the ultimate evening.
10 things I hate about you
With our beloved Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 10 things I hate about you is arguably one of the best romantic comedies of all time. This clever shakespeare rework The Tamed Shrew sees Bad Boy Patrick (Heath Ledger) attempting to win Kat’s (Julia Stiles) heart in a bet. Who are we kidding, you’ve certainly seen this at least three times before.
Never been kissed
If you are looking for the ultimate chick flick look no further than Never been kissed. In this epic ’90s hit, the always charming Drew Barrymore stars as a 25-year-old journalist who hides in a high school, reliving her stupid teenage years and surprisingly stumbles on her first love. Bring the crochet tops, metallic pink, and white yarn renewal from head to toe.
The winner of the movie that can never be watched too many times is, Distraught. Cher, conceited but adorable, is an indiscreet high school student from Beverly Hills who decides to take the new girl Tai under her wing and transform her into one of the “popular” girls. Oh, and let’s not forget Paul Rudd as Cher Josh’s half-brother in what was one of his very first acting gigs. Sit back and let yourself be guided by the unforgettable one-liners.
In this scandalous comedy, a failed hockey player Happy Gilmore (Adam Sandler) turns to an unlikely career in golf in an attempt to save his grandmother’s house. While we love this feel-good movie, every Adam Sandler movie from the 90s meets our criteria with flying colors. Whether it be Billy Maddison, Big Daddy, The Waterboy, The Wedding Singer– you are sure to get the good vibes and belly laughs that follow.
Cruel intentions– which sparked adolescent sexual awakenings across the world – is the dark and provocative thriller that changed our lives from the moment we watched it. Between the impeccable performances of accomplice half-siblings Sebastian (Ryan Philippe) and Kathryn (Sarah Michelle Gellar), the iconic scene from “Bitter Sweet Symphony”, or watching the charming Reese Witherspoon at just 22, it carries every ounce of nostalgia is looking for us.
A pretty woman
Thrown off the shelves of Video Ezy at the start of the decade, A pretty woman is the kind of movie that makes you smile from ear to ear all the time. Without a doubt the unconventional love story of the 90s where businessman Edward (Richard Gere) falls in love with escort Vivian (Julia Roberts) while navigating vastly different lives. Prepare to pass out, laugh, cry, and sigh: if you don’t go back on this one, you’re making a big mistake. Large. Huge.
In this drama-filled blockbuster, an unnamed white-collar insomniac played by Edward Norton violently revolts against capitalism, launching an underground combat network, after an unlikely encounter with a man named Tyler Durden (played by Brad Pitt). But as anyone who has seen the movie knows, the first rule of ‘Fight club’ don’t you talk about it FNight club. Ciggy-happy Marlo played by Helena Bowen Carter and Jarod Leto’s starring appearance as Angel Face is reason enough to watch him on his own.
In this heartbreaking coming-of-age film, 11-year-old tomboy Vada (Anna Chlumsky) finds herself an unlikely friend to Thomas (Macauley Culkin) as she tries to disrupt her new, flourishing relationship. father (Dan Aykroyd) with Shelley (Jamie Lee Curtis). Boasting one of the best soundtracks ever, My girl is a ’70s-steeped comedy-drama that still manages to turn us into a whining mess 20 years later.
A James Cameron classic that certainly doesn’t need to be introduced, Titanic No doubt takes the cake for the ultimate ’90s blockbuster as the first film in history to hit the billion dollar mark at the box office. Buckle up and get ready for over three hours of sizzling romance, comedy, drama, tragedy, and of course, baby-faced Leo.
Easily one of the most iconic and recognizable film scores of the ’90s, it’s safe to say. jurassic park always makes us jump out of our seats, no matter how many times we’ve seen it. Stephen Spielberg’s groundbreaking visual effects have seriously stood the test of time and are what make this epic action-packed film still so enjoyable to watch.
In 1994, the film industry changed forever when Quentin Tarantino’s film pulp Fiction and its non-linear plot quickly became one of the greatest movies of all time. Lose yourself in the tales of two hitmen, a boxer, a gangster, his wife and two restaurant bandits who collide brilliantly into one in this Oscar nominated film. John Travolta, Uma Thurman and Samuel L. Jackson … need we say more?
The list wouldn’t be complete without at least one horror movie, and our top pick for a ’90s horror festival continues to haunt us with every mask costume this Halloween. Starring all of our favorite ’90s queens, Neve Campbell, Drew Barrymore and Courtney Cox, Scream is the horror movie we’ll be happy to scare each other out of.
If there is a movie you want to watch with your closest friends, Sometimes is the choice for you. This cheerful film sees four childhood best friends remembering the magical summer of 1970 and their eventful passage from childhood to puberty. With heartwarming displays of friendship, first love, and iconic ’70s outfits, this movie is the definition of “feeling good”.
Watching Jumanji must be one of our most stressful childhood memories. Despite the anxiety-provoking quicksand, spiders and earthquakes, Jumanji transports us to a simpler time and we absolutely adore it. Pair that with a stellar performance from Robin Williams – and baby Kirsten Dunst – and you’ve got yourself a winning combo.
Pumped up for an epic night? Gather the crew and create the ultimate night to knock them all out. Equip your evening with McCain’s New Rustica Pizza Line: Salami and four cheeses, Tuscan meatballs, and smoked ham and aged cheddar. Because pizza and a movie night, seriously… name a better duo. We will wait.
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