While we’re all about scrolling through new movie releases most Saturday nights, or heading to the theater – if for no other reason than the buttery popcorn – we still have a sentimental draw to our childhood favorites. We’re talking the ones we watched so many times that it would have made more sense to buy the VHS than to hit up the same Blockbuster aisle again.
Here are some of our old favorites. And by favorites, we do not mean classics. Although, they are in our eyes.
Now And Then (1995)
Aka, our most watched sleepover movie ever. We all had one character we totally identified with as our original spirit animal. It’s an #allthefeels flick, dealing with death, divorce, friendship, and growing up. Not to mention the best part, Devon Sawa. Don’t act like you didn’t hit the pause button with his face onscreen.
As if this couldn’t make our list. With Cher’s closet and all the amazing 90s lingo, we can even (kind of) get past the questionable stepbrother romance.
Although we credit our first bouts of insomnia to this horror film, we can’t help but feel a little nostalgic at its mention. The creepy mask, robe, and telephone voice became household Halloween items for years to come.
Pretty Woman (1990) & Runaway Bride (1999)
Because what’s even better than one Julia Roberts and Richard Gere movie? Two. Yes, they’re both technically rom-coms, but one featuring a prostitute, and the other, a bride with cold feet, is enough to keep us interested for all 4 hours.
Father Of The Bride (1991) & Father Of The Bride Part II (1995)
We’ve officially lost count of the amount of times we’ve laughed and cried our way through this duo of films. While certain fashion trends may be outdated, the series itself remains timeless and its sentiment is forever relevant.
The Mighty Ducks Trilogy (1992, 1994, 1996)
But if you only have time to watch one, then D2. Obviously. Prior to starring as Dawson’s Creek’s Pacey, Joshua Jackson stole our hearts as Charlie Conway.
Ah the movie that made us all fall in love with Leonardo DiCaprio. Also: there’s just something really satisfying about watching Billy Zane flip that table.
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Between Romeo & Juliet and this film, we somehow figured out that Shakespeare was cool. In addition to having an all-star cast (RIP Heath Ledger) this 90s flick also had one hell of a soundtrack.
Tell Us: What’s your favorite 90s film?