Cinema Buff: The Best 90s Films

The 1990s was one of the greatest periods for entertainment. It was a decade that produced a rich culture, style, and manner. It’s one of the last great decades that will be looked upon fondly. 

One of the best aspects of the 1990s was the great cinema that it produced.

If you are looking to binge on some great films, you need to consider watching some of the best 90s films. With so many great films made during this decade, it’s tough to decide which are the best ones.

Let us help you out! Here are some of the best 90s films we think you should watch:

1. The Little Rascals

This great film is one of many that had a cameo by future U.S. President Donald Trump! But what’s most memorable about The Little Rascals are the kids that appeared in them. 

This was a film version based on the classic sitcom about a ragtag bunch of kids up to no good! This film version is about how the rascals want to raise money for their clubhouse by winning a race. But Alfalfa seems to only care about pursuing his romantic interest Darla.

This sweet story will remind you of the innocence that has long been forgotten as the 90s have passed.

2. Clerks

The 90s were a golden age for experimental independent filmmakers. Kevin Smith was the embodiment of this when he made Clerks.

This dark comedy follows a day in the life of a convenience store clerk as he juggles between a bad breakup and his crazy friends. This gave a new style of cinema that took a voyeuristic view of ordinary people and how wild their lives could be!

This is a classic comedy that defined the 90s and one that you cannot afford to miss!

3. Pulp Fiction

Perhaps the most influential director to come out of the 1990s was Quentin Tarantino. He began the decade with Reservoir Dogs and finished the decade with Jackie Brown. 

But it was Pulp Fiction that defines what the 90s were about. The film has random events told out of chronological order. It has graphic violence, dark comedy, witty dialogue, and the most unusual characters out of any film.

This indescribable uniqueness is what made the cinema of the 90s special. The one film to follow everyday criminals and how they functioned in this strange decade was Pulp Fiction.

4. The Usual Suspects

The 90s was also the last great decade for mystery cinema before television took over the genre. One of the biggest plot twists came with The Usual Suspects.

This film follows the investigation of a murder on a ship. The detective tries to figure out the events that lead to the murder and a robbery that seems connected with it.

We see the dark personalities of the criminals and see a sinister side to criminality that filmmakers of previous decades seldom delved into. If you want a reminder as to the cinematic excellence that the 90s brought, you’ll find it when you look at The Usual Suspects.

Watch the Best 90s Films

Now that you know some of the best 90s films, we suggest you start watching! You want to also look into some of the filmmakers and actors/actresses who appeared in our suggestions as they appeared in many other great films that came out in this decade.

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