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The Best Films of the 1990s

Many great things came out of the 90s. The Tamagotchi was a hit around the world, as people fought to keep their digital pets alive.

 

Beanie Babies became a craze, with people spending absurd amounts of money in the hopes of selling them for even more in the future. AOL’s dial-up internet was how millions of people connected to the internet, being serenaded to the harsh tones of their modem as it connected. 

 

People started wearing their baseball caps backwards, Apple released the iMac G3, and Britain was taken over by Blobbymania. 

 

The 90s also produced a lot of great films, with many becoming classics that are still loved to this day. 

 

Rounders

Released in 1998, Rounders is a film that depicts a talented young poker player who puts his old life behind him to start a new life with his girlfriend and go to law school. Things go well for a while, but he quickly falls into old habits when his friend gets out of prison.

 

The film is widely credited with being one of the causes of the poker boom of the early 2000s. This saw a huge surge in the interest of online poker and live tournaments, with the biggest, the World Series of Poker seeing an increase of 500% in entrants between 2003 and 2006.

 

Today, it has more than double this still, with 120,000 entering in 2017. Other online tournaments have also become popular as a result, including many online competitions that let professionals and the public compete against each other

 

Titanic

James Cameron’s Titanic was the highest-grossing film of the decade, a title it held until his 2009 film, Avatar knocked it off the top spot. It remains the third-highest today, with Avengers: Endgame just surpass ing Avatar in 2019

 

Telling the story of the infamous liner that sank on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York when it hit an iceberg. 

 

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, Titanic contains many historically accurate aspects that are also mixed with fictional elements. The film’s opening scenes were filmed on a Russian scientific research boat which allowed Cameron to shoot footage of the remains of Titanic on the ocean floor. 

 

Titanic’s success can be attributed to the brilliance of Cameron’s combination of both the technical elements of a sinking ship and the emotional elements of human loss, trauma and the heroic acts of those on board. 

 

Jurassic Park

The first Jurassic Park was released in 1993 and was a huge success. It tells the story of a park filled with dinosaurs that have been brought back from extinction by scientists working there. 

 

It contains the famous “Welcome to Jurassic Park scene when the characters first see the dinosaurs in person. A large dinosaur walks past as the, now famous, music begins to play as the characters are overwhelmed at the sight. 

 

Things go wrong though when the power and security systems are shut down and the team must fight to stay alive. 

 

The film has gone on to enjoy several sequels, although most fans still consider the 1993 original to be the best. 

 

Toy Story

Toy Story was the first film to be produced by Pixar Animation Studios. It was released in 1995, 7 years after the company was approached by Disney to produce a feature-length film entirely from computer animation. 

It told the story of a set of toys that were desperate to be played with, with the leading character Woody getting jealous when a new toy (Buzz Lightyear) arrives. Eventually, Woody and Buzz learn to get along and must work together to be reunited with their owner. 

 

The film was a massive success, spawning 3 sequels and helping Pixar to go on to make many other successful films including A Bug’s Life, WALL-E, Finding Nemo, Onward, and Up. 

 

Toy Story inspired a spin-off TV show which was called Buzz Lightyear of Star Command and a direct-to-video film of the same name. There was also a large collection of toys and other merchandise and attractions at Disney’s theme parks. 

 

These are just some of the incredible films to come out of the 1990s. Many other incredible titles, like The Matrix, Goodfellas, Pulp Fiction, The Shawshank Redemption and The Silence of the Lambs all hit the big screens during the decade. 

 

However, these four films in this list went on to make huge impacts on the world, such as being the best selling film for more than a decade or being the pioneer of a whole new style of film. 

 

 

 

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