Summer Bucket List: Watching Illinois’ Top 10 Favorite 90s Movies
Sooner or later, that special indoor weekend arrives. Nothing sounds better than the couch, some snacks, and some movie watching. It's a 90s weekend.
What's your favorite movie?
That is a very difficult question to answer, at least it is for me. I have favorite movies for different moods. Asking someone this question would certainly be a good way to start a conversation about movies, but you'll never get a real answer.
What's your favorite type of movie?
My answer to that question,
"My favorite type of movie is a 'good' movie."
After I'm done being a smart-ass, I have another list almost too long to write. The shorter list for many people is the list of 'types of movies you DON'T like'.
Illinois' Top 10 Favorite 90s Movies
We chose to start a conversation about movies a little differently, by using this meme below.
Just some random movies from each year of the 90s to start the memory juices flowing. We sure did hear a lot.
From the comments, DMs, and emails, we decided it needed to become an ultimate list of 90s movies to watch for that snack-heavy, no-real-clothes-wearing indoor weekend.
Summer Bucket List: Watching Illiniois’ Top 10 Favorite 90s Movies
(Oh, before we get started, they're not really in a 'worst-to-best' order, just 10 favorites)
Pretty Woman | 1990
Kicking off the list with the first big commercially successful film starring Julia Roberts.
The Fugitive | 1993
Harrison Ford (an Illinois native) and Tommy Lee Jones were absolutely riveting to watch as the 'mouse' and the 'cat', respectively. This movie was also filmed in Chicago
Sleepless in Seattle | 1993
The film stars Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, whose careers could not have been hotter at that time. This might movie might be the Ultimate Rom-Com.
Goodfellas | 1990
Martin Scorsese's mobster movie masterpiece, starring Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci and Ray Liotta.
Tommy Boy | 1995
Chris Farley is so fun to watch in this hilarious movie. It's an absolute shame he's gone.
Groundhog Day | 1993
Illinois' most beloved (part-time) resident, Bill Murray The TV weatherman relives the same day over and over while 'trapped' in a small town. That small town was Woodstock, Illinois
Pulp Fiction | 1995
Categorizing this first offering from Quentin Tarantino is best left alone. The performances are outstanding in this violent, expletive-filled, and funny (yes, funny) movie
Forrest Gump | 1995
Tom Hanks has been captivating in each decade since he arrived in the 80s, and this is one of his greatest pieces of art.
Home Alone | 1990
It should be clear that this list was compiled by Illinois people. Plus, a Christmas movie in the summer could be just what your indoor weekend needed.
Absolutely brilliant performance from a brilliant man, Robin Williams!
Don't forget to grab all the right snacks so you won't have to leave the house all weekend.
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