Saturday Six: My Favorite ’90s Movies

Each weekend, I’ll share six cool finds. Some links may be referral/curator links.

Something about summer always makes me feel nostalgic. I’m not sure if it’s because my birthday is in the summer, or if it just evokes memories of summer vacation and those long, carefree days (why don’t adults get summers off? 😉 ).

I always get the urge to revisit some of my favorite movies during the summer, so I thought I’d run through a list of some of my favorite ’90s movies. I love ’80s movies, but there’s just something a ’90s teen drama. They’re the best!

I tried to keep horror/Halloween movies out of the list (otherwise Hocus Pocus would be at the top!). That’s a whole other blog post.

Grab a flannel, a Squeezit, and a VCR, and let’s get to it!

The OG. Clueless is not only one of my favorite ’90s movies, but it’s one of my favorite movies of all time. Young Paul Rudd… what’s not to like? I saw this one in theaters and have watched it countless times since. Don’t like it? Whatever.


Hackers movie
I had the idea for this post because I felt like watching Hackers. I’d watch this movie every month if I could, but I’m pretty sure my husband is sick of it. (How could he be?) HACK THE PLANET!


Empire Records movie
Well Sinead O’Rebellion… shock me, shock me, shock me with that deviant behavior. Empire Records is another one that I could honestly watch every month. Great cast, fantastic soundtrack, and plenty of teen angst. Damn the man – save the empire!


Trainspotting movie
Trainspotting was the first Ewan McGregor movie I ever saw. Since it started a lifelong obsession with the man, it had to have a place in this list. Also, it’s fantastic (not to mention another great soundtrack). I still get excited whenever Spud shows up in another movie. Another one of my all-time faves.


Dazed and Confused movie
No ode to ’90s teen movies is complete without Dazed and Confused on the list. Perfect for summer. Another stellar cast and soundtrack (the ’90s were crushing it in this department). It’s been a minute, so I think this one is due for a rewatch soon. (I don’t need to quote the line here; you all know it.)


Jawbreaker movie
Let’s visit the dark side of teen drama with Jawbreaker. The original Mean Girls, Jawbreaker warns against obsessing over popularity and losing yourself to make others like you. That’s probably a little too moralistic for the tone of this movie, but for some reason, it’s remained one of my favorites. I’ll also never eat a jawbreaker.


Honorable mentions:

Can't Hardly Wait
I remember my mom taking me to see this one. I’m sorry I repaid you by throwing a party a few years later :(.
Spice World movie
Is Spice World actually a good movie? No. Do I still love it? Hell yes. With cameos by Alan Cumming, Elton John, Stephen Fry, Meat Loaf, and aliens, it’s definitely worth a mention.

Tell me: What are your favorite ’90s movies? Or, what decade makes you feel the most nostalgic?

5 thoughts on “Saturday Six: My Favorite ’90s Movies”

  1. trainspotting trainspotting trainspotting FREAKING TRAINSPOTTING. potentially my favourite film (big statement i know omgg!!) every performance is stellar, Danny Boyle’s direction is second to none, the cinematography is divine, soundtrack is a 10/10 . chooooooooose life .

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