Looking back at the films of the 1990s

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16 Sep 2014 - 05:37
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Our lookbacks at an assortment of 1990s movies, all gathered together in one place!

Here's a page that should take you straight to the lookback of a 1990s movie of your choice. Let us know if index pages like this are helpful, and we'll pop a few more together if they are...

Alien 3. David Fincher's big screen debut... 

Alien Resurrection. Not the franchise's finest hour... 

Arachnophobia. From a time of PG-rated horror...

Beauty And The Beast. Disney's finest animated movie? Simon thinks so... 

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey. An article we wrote celebrating the film as it hit its 20th birthday. 

The Boondock Saints. The infamous film, and its equally infamous behind the scenes documentary. 

Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Much maligned, but is it actually any good? 

Captain America. Not the recent version. The cheap version. 

Carlito's Way. Featuring one of Sean Penn's best ever roles. 

Congo. Comfortable the barmiest blockbuster of the decade.

Contact  The most underrated sci-fi blockbuster of the 90s?

Cutthroat Island. The film that nearly put Hollywood off pirates for good. 

Demolition Man. Sci-fi. Comedy. Ratburgers. Stallone. Seashells.

Disclosure. 1990s cinema doesn't come more dated... 

Enemy Of The State Part of our series of Tony Scott lookbacks. You can find the rest of them here

Event Horizon. We spring to the defence of Paul W S Anderson's sci-fi horror. 

Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas. Terry Gilliam tackles Hunter S Thompson, with some help from Johnny Depp. 

The Fifth Element. The most flamboyant sci-fi film of the decade? Quite possibly...

The Fisher King. Robin Williams and Jeff Bridges cross paths in Terry Gilliam's superb, complicated comedy drama. 

Ghosts Of Mars. Part of our '10 remarkable things' series. 

The Guyver. Very camp, very rubbery. 

The Hard Way. Michael J Fox + James Woods = Gold. 

Highlander II: The Quickening. Bluntly, what went wrong?

Highlander III: The Sorcerer. Er, it's better than Highlander II.

Hudson Hawk. Critically slammed, but there's a lot more to the Hawk then it's given credit for. 

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame. Does Disney ever get darker? 

I Know What You Did Last Summer. A Scream cash-in? Or was there something more to it?

In The Bleak Midwinter. Kenneth Branagh's film is the best Christmas movie you've probably never seen. 

The Iron Giant. The brilliant, brilliant, brilliant debut movie from Brad Bird. 

Jackie Brown. It's not the most successful Quentin Tarantino movie. But might it be the best? 

Jennifer Eight. When Withnail & I director Bruce Robinson went to Hollywood. 

Johnny Mnemonic. A rare William Gibson adaptation, starring Keanu Reeves...

Judge Dredd. Exploring the merits of the Sylvester Stallone version... 

Jurassic Park. Vintage blockbuster cinema. 

Kindergarten Cop. Looking at the important life lessons the Arnie 'comedy classic' teaches us.

King Of New York. Because you should never mess with Christoper Walken. 

The Last Boy Scout. Part of our series of Tony Scott lookbacks. You can find the rest of them here

The Matrix. The 90s film that arguably changed action cinema. 

Mimic. Guillermo del Toro's fascinating if flawed monster flick. 

Muppet movies. A few 1990s releases in here... 

My Neighbor Tortoro. Studio Ghibli on top form. 

Mystery Men.
A film Aliya Whiteley argues is in need of a rethink. 

The Next Karate Kid. Part our our '10 remarkable things' series. 

Nick Fury: Agent Of SHIELD. Starring David Hasselhoff. Honestly.

Office Space. We love Gary Cole. 

Point Break. When Swayze and Reeves went surfing... 

The Postman. Kevin Costner's massively ambitious 1997 box office flop. 

Pulp Fiction. Quentin Tarantino's second film. It remains quite popular. 

Pump Up The Volume. Christian Slater's pirate radio DJ nearly brings down a school... 

Ransom. A darker thriller than it gets credit for?

RoboCop 2. Flashes of brilliance, and lots of lapses of logic... 

RoboCop 3. Part of our '10 remarkable things' series. 

The Rock. The Michael Bay film that it's okay to like. 

The Rocketeer. Bill Campbell in the franchise that never took off, sadly. 

John Dahl's well-cast poker movie. 

The finest crime caper movie of the decade? 

So I Married An Axe Murderer. Quite possibly Mike Myers' finest movie...

Super Mario Bros. Part of our '10 remarkable things' series. 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret Of The Ooze Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III Matt salutes the 1990s Turtles trilogy... 

Terminator 2: Judgment Day Or: how to make a sequel... 

Toy Soldiers. The forgotten action movie, starring Sean Astin and Wil Wheaton. 

True Romance. Part of our series of Tony Scott lookbacks. You can find the rest of them here.

The Truman Show. About as prescient a piece of cinema as the decade had to offer. 

Twelve Monkeys. Terry Gilliam's sci-fi classic, starring Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt. 

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. If only all box office failures were as good as this. 

Wild Things. The twisty and rude thriller, with bonus Bill Murray. 

Wing Commander. The videogame that should have made for a better movie than it did...

X-Files: Fight The Future. It's got John Locke from Lost in it, yknow... 

And then we've got... 

Risky blockbusters of the 1990s that underperformed.

The best pure Hollywood action movies of the 1990s

The movie adaptations of Philip K Dick

The top 50 underappreciated movies of the 1990s

Delightfully cheesy sci-fi movie trailers of the 1990s.

What happened to comic book movies in the 1990s?

Why Mrs Doubtfire mattered.

The top 25 underappreciated films of 1991

The top 25 underappreciated films of 1992

The top 25 underappreciated films of 1993

The top 25 underappreciated films of 1994

The top 25 underappreciated films of 1995

The top 25 underappreciated films of 1996

The top 25 underappreciated films of 1997

The top 25 underappreciated films of 1998

The top 30 underappreciated films of 1999

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