My Favourite Things is a precursor to TC’s Treasures. Starting in November 2016, all My Favourite Things posts will be known as TC’s Treasures.
Annnd it’s June, everyone! You know what that means! Here’s another round of “My Favourite Things“, an amazing blog link-up hosted by Raisa and Eirene. My favourites this month will focus on 90s films! Although I was born in the 1980s, I am a 90s kids through and through. In fact, after going through the list of films I’ve watched, my list of favourite 90s films came to be pretty . . . long. I trimmed the list by choosing my top ten in alphabetical order.
1. 10 Things I Hate About You ~ IMDB
This film is always fun to watch for me. I love Julia Stiles’ character and Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character. The fact that it’s also a re-telling of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew is also a win.
2. Beauty and the Beast ~ IMDB
This has to be my favourite Disney animated film. The music, the artwork, the characters — all combined make for an awesome film that will always hold a special place in my heart.
3. Clueless ~ IMDB
As if! How could I not include this on my list? To me, this is the epitome of 90s chick flick. Cher Horowitz and all the other supporting characters bring so much fun whenever I watch this.
4. Independence Day ~ IMDB
The summer blockbuster film that started it all (at least for me!). It has aliens, massive destruction, and Jeff Goldblum. How can I not enjoy this? I even remember when this came out and everyone in my sixth grade class was gushing about this film. I didn’t see it until later, and when I did, I was hooked.
5. October Sky ~ IMDB
I don’t care what anyone else says, but this is Jake Gyllenhaal’s best film ever. A bunch of boys building rockets to get college scholarship to leave the coal mining career that awaits them — this is one of those stories that showcases how determination and hardwork will get you anywhere.
6. Philadelphia ~ IMDB
I love Tom Hanks, and I believe this is his best role. He plays a gay lawyer with AIDS, fighting against his former employer for firing him on the basis of his illness, and he completely embraces his character and gives a powerful performance. Plus, he and Denzel Washington make a great duo.
7. Schindler’s List ~ IMDB
World War II? Check. Anti-Semitism? Check. Holocaust? Check. Realistic portrayal of all three? Check. There are plenty of films featuring the Holocaust, but I have to say this one is the best out there, and this is truly Steven Spielberg’s magnum opus.
8. The Secret Garden ~ IMDB
The cinematography in this film is simply breathtaking, especially when the garden is featured. This classic story has been portrayed multiple time, but this one will always be the best one for me.
9. The Shawshank Redemption ~ IMDB
It really boggles my mind that this wasn’t a blockbuster hit in theatres. I remember the first time watching it, and I was really pulled into the story, and that twist at the end — so unexpected that it left me flabbergasted! Honestly, if you haven’t seen this film yet, it is highly, highly recommended! It’s rated #1 on IMDB for a very good reason.
10. Titanic ~ IMDB
Okay. Yes, I don’t particularly care for the romance in this one, but everything else is just amazing. Seeing Titanic come to life onscreen, with all the Edwardian fashion and mannerism . . . the history nerd in me absolutely love this film. This film also brings back fond memories of watching this with my friends in seventh grade. That and the long line that was like three blocks long? Yeah, it’s not something I will forget.
Honourable mentions go to:
Armageddon, And the Band Played On, Braveheart, Can’t Hardly Wait, Edward Scissorhands, Forrest Gump, Goodfellas, The Green Mile, Hook, The Lion King, Never Been Kissed, Pleasantville, Pretty Woman, and Rudy.
What are your favourite 90s films? Have you seen the ones I’ve mentioned in this post? Do tell!