Netflix does a beautiful thing when it updates itself every month or so, it reunites me with the 90’s movies I grew up watching.
I probably sound like some Hipster who’s wearing a Black Market T-Shirt while writing this, but I prefer 90’s movies over what the Millenium has to offer. Not only do I appreciate the lack of technology, the era of when boys would have major anxiety calling your house phone because of the chances that your father could pick up, but I appreciate the fashion, the music, and the notion of love and being a teenager during that decade. Now, what kind of person would I be if I didn’t let you into my world of 90’s movies.
Everyone and their mother could tell you about my love for this film. Not only do I drool over Cher’s (Alicia Silverstone) closet, but the script itself was brilliantly written. Any audience when watching this film would expect it to be about a dumb blonde living in Beverley Hills, but if you download the script, you’ll learn to love the movie even more. Not to mention, we all wished we had a hot not-so-step-brother living in our mansion. Thanks to this film, I will always love plaid and use the “I’m not prude, I’m just highly selective” line on a regular basis.
2. Pretty Woman (1990)
Julia Roberts smile can cure just about anything. This is one of the films I refused to watch because of its exaggerated love story, until I got “complimented” in 2011, “You remind me of Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman.” Thankfully, it wasn’t the hooker part, it was the inability to profess emotion the way most humans do. However, Roberts gets the treatment of a lifetime, and a limit-less credit card to go from “hooker” to “sophisticated escort.” That being said, the movie has quite the love story and who doesn’t love Richard Gere?
3. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
This movie helped shape me into the woman I am today. Julia Stiles shows no mercy, also her final monologue can reduce anyone with any shred of emotion to tears. Kat and Bianca are forced to deal with their strict dad, who doesn’t let them date anyone unless Kat (Julia Stiles) gets a boyfriend. Heath Ledger singing “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You” and Joseph Gordon-Levitt attempting to speak Spanish is just an additional bonus. Also this movie introduced me to Biggie Smalls.
4. Never Been Kissed (1999)
Drew Barrymore can pull of any character. This may or may not be my future as a writer,
but it’s another one of those movies with a brilliant script. The idea of having to re-do High School might not appeal to everyone, but Barrymore’s attempt to fit back in has everyone laughing. Not to mention, the killer ending. (Won’t ruin) (She doesn’t kill anyone at Prom, I Prom-ise)
5. Hocus Pocus (1993)
Halloween is not complete without Hocus Pocus playing on your television everyday.
Bette Midler, and Sarah Jessica Parker complete every Halloween. Since I was little this has always been my favourite Halloween film, next to Stephen King’s Christine. I mean, who doesn’t love a movie about sucking a child’s soul out for your own benefit.