Sam and Duncan’s 90s Rewatchable Movies List – Hope 103.2

Sam and Duncan’s 90s Rewatchable Movies List

By Duncan RobinsonMonday 21 Oct 2019Hope Breakfast with Sam & Duncan

The 90s were an extraordinary decade for movies, and with so many to reminisce and celebrate we thought we’d make a list!

With the help of Hopeland we’ve hand-picked eight films that we’ll re-watch and celebrate together. We’ve also included a cheeky extended list that features other great movies from the 90s which you can watch in your own time.

Grab your popcorn, grab a friend, and get the choc-tops cold, because it’s time to nestle in for a nostalgic movie night! Sam & Duncan will review each film weekly, starting October 22.


The Top 8

1 – Toy Story

IMDB Rating: 8.3

IMDB’s One-Liner: A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy’s room.

Duncan’s One-Liner: A genre-defining movie with genre-defining characters. A box office hit that helped to launch Pixar into the company it is today.


2 – Forrest Gump

IMDB Rating: 8.8

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IMDB’s One-Liner: The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the events of Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.

Duncan’s One-Liner: Amazing, moving, profound, wonderful and engaging are all words I’d use to describe the journey that is Forrest Gump.


3 – Wayne’s World

IMDB Rating: 7.0

IMDB’s One-Liner: Two slacker friends try to promote their public-access cable show, based on a SNL sketch.

Duncan’s One-Liner: This movie is a symphony of boundless joy and naïve benevolence. Gosh it’s fun! Some parts probably feel a little dated, but these guys are the ultimate Gen-X antiheroes.


4 – Men in Black

IMDB Rating: 7.3

IMDB’s One-Liner: A police officer joins a secret organisation that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth.

Duncan’s One-Liner: Sci-fi comedy-spoof genius. Paste the tin foil to the ceiling and get ready for a wild, hilarious ride. This one has multiple Easter Eggs that may take a couple of viewings to catch.


5 – The Castle

IMDB Rating: 7.7

IMDB’s One-Liner: A working-class family from Melbourne fights city hall after being told they must vacate their beloved family home to allow for infrastructural expansion.

Duncan’s One-Liner: This is an iconic 90’s film and spawned a whole generation of catchphrases, but at its heart, it captures a vibe synonymous with Australian culture. Hilarious and brilliant and made with a $30k budget.


6 – The Matrix

IMDB Rating: 8.7

IMDB’s One-Liner: A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers. This movie really does set the benchmark for all Sci-Fi movies to come.

Duncan’s One-Liner: With its technical mastery, bullet time, and slow-motion 360-pans, this 1999 marvel was mind-blowing when it was released.


7 – 10 Things I Hate About You

IMDB Rating: 7.3

IMDB’s One-Liner: A pretty, popular teenager can’t go out on a date until her ill-tempered older sister does.

Duncan’s One-Liner: Loosely based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, this teen film has a funny script that is delivered perfectly by its cast. Watch it with tissues nearby, as you’ll realise how much of a talent Heath Ledger was.


8 – Home Alone

IMDB Rating: 7.6

IMDB’s One-Liner: An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

Duncan’s One-Liner: One of the highest box office successes of all time, it tickles the funny bone and warms our hearts. Macaulay Culkin is forever remembered as this darling little resourceful kid.


Let’s Make That The Top 51 Movies of the 90s, As Voted by Hopeland

  1. Cool Runnings
  2. Speed
  3. Pulp Fiction
  4. Jurassic Park
  5. Titanic
  6. Schindler’s List
  7. Clueless
  8. Fight Club
  9. Good will Hunting
  10. Shawshank Redemption
  11. The Lion King
  12. The Prince of Egypt
  13. Aladdin
  14. Muriel’s Wedding
  15. 10 Things I Hate About You
  16. The Usual Suspects
  17. Edward Scissorhands
  18. Dumb and Dumber
  19. My Best Friends Wedding
  20. Starship Troopers
  21. Thelma and Louise
  22. Mrs Doubtfire
  23. Terminator 2
  24. Ghost
  25. Life is Beautiful
  26. The Parent Trap
  27. Notting Hill
  28. Gangsters Paradise
  29. Back to the Future 3
  30. Babe
  31. While You Were Sleeping
  32. Romeo and Juliet
  33. Empire Records
  34. Truman Show
  35. Mighty Ducks
  36. 3 Musketeers
  37. Silence of the Lambs
  38. Sister Act
  39. Ace Ventura Pet Detective
  40. You’ve Got Mail
  41. Sleepless in Seattle
  42. Strictly Ballroom
  43. Die Hard 2 & 3 (ok so it’s two movies in one spot… I couldn’t decide)

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