The Most Underrated Movies Of The ’90s Just So Happen To Be 20 Years Old Now
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We love anniversaries, especially when they’re celebrating some of the best (and more underrated) movies of the ’90s (and not our relatives who still kiss us on the lips in broad daylight). And it’s not every day that your favorite film turns 20 years old, let alone a dozen of them from 1998.
Aside from a few gut-busting classic comedies, the occasional neo-Nazi shootout and your regular late-night Russian poker game, it’s all pretty quiet in here, except that when we’re done showing you these two-decade-old hits, you won’t have any choice but to binge like you’ve never binged before. And we left out Armageddon, Enemy of the State, Psycho, U.S. Marshals and two Robin Williams classics, just because it wouldn’t be fair to all the other years.
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Join us now for the best anniversary party you’ll ever go to, no kisses either. Oh, and we apologize for using photos of Johnny Depp smoking. We don’t support such behavior in 2018, but apparently, there aren’t a lot of moments in Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas where he isn’t smoking or habitually using drugs. Happy anniversary!
"Can't Hardly Wait"
Right after we found out what Jennifer Love Hewitt did last summer, but just before we still knew what she did last summer, we spent an hour and 41 minutes at the worst party ever, and we quickly learned about Seth Green's incredible potential to be annoying. It's because of this movie that we don't go out anymore.
Before there was Twilight, there was Blade, and now we're wondering where he's been because there's too many fucking vampires. It's because of this movie that we still wet the bed.
Josh Hartnett may have been the end all of '90s heartthrobs for many, at least until he disappeared off the planet. Maybe he was really an alien, too. Or maybe he snorted one too many of those sugar pens. It's because of this movie we think about how old your '90s heartthrobs are now.
"The Big Lebowski"
Can you believe it's been 20 years since we have seen The Dude abide?
It's because of this movie that we learned the importance of drinking White Russians and wearing house robes as often as possible.
We know a friend like Worm (Ed Norton). Hopefully we don't all know men like Teddy KGB (John Malkovich). It's because of this movie we learned to go all in when we have jack shit.
"Meet Joe Black"
If Brad Pitt comes back as Death, why would he take Anthony Hopkins when he could so many other worthy folks. If only we'd known what Trump would have become 20 years ago. It's because of this movie we pray for a sequel where Death takes the body of Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
If we weren't certain we wanted to be Bill Murray in Ghostbusters, watching him drink whiskey on the diving board and compete with a teenager over a girl did the trick. It's because of this movie we're pumped for Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs this month.
"American History X"
Ed Norton went dark with a bit of bald murder and racism in this heavy white supremacist flick. But he's better now. It's because of this movie we're so glad the neo-Nazi movement is long gone.
"There's Something About Mary"
Ben Stiller's balls caught in his zipper. Matt Dillion with a porn stache. Dogs flying out windows. Gism in Cameron Diaz's hair. It's because of this movie we still have hope in comedies.
"Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas"
We hadn't tried much in the way of drugs when we saw Johnny Depp do all the drugs. Then we were pretty much OK with never doing drugs afterwards. It's because of this movie we're still alive today.
"Saving Private Ryan"
Tom Hanks saving his brother in arms, Matt Damon? Would he still do it today if he knew what a dick Damon was in Interstellar? Could make a good sequel. Too bad, Tom Hanks is busy (and genius) playing Mr. Rogers. It's because of this movie (and many others) that Hanks is our hero.
"The Truman Show"
Jim Carrey gave us everything hilarious in the early '90s and ended with a classic at the end. It's because of this adored mind-bender that we can appreciate (perhaps) the most underrated comedy of the past 20 years, The Cable Guy. Good afternoon, good evening and good night, everybody!