The Best 90s Movies And TV Shows
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The Best 90s Movies And TV Shows

Manon Lamy November 30, 2022

While you might not want to believe it, the 1990s started nearly 33 years and ended nearly a quarter of a century ago. But they are now making a comeback. From hairstyles to fashion to TV. So, what are the best 90s movies and TV shows?

Some might say that the 1990s were the golden age of television. Let’s jump back in time to this time where euro dance and hip hop were fashionable. 

Pulp Fiction (1994)

One of Quentin Tarantino’s best movies, Pulp Fiction needed a spot on this list of the best movies and TV series from the 1990s. 

Pulp Fiction stars John Travolta, Samuel L Jackson, Bruce Willis, Tim Roth, Ving Rhames and Uma Thurman. It tells the stories of several crimes around Los Angeles that are ultimately connected.

Some might describe the movie as nonsensical but they fail to see that it was Tarantino’s choice to have it this way. Pulp Fiction is possibly one of the best things to have come out of the 90s. 

Friends (1994)

Friends also has to be on this list. One of the biggest sitcoms of its time, and still today, Friends is an icon of the 1990s.

If you don’t know Friends, it follows a group of 20/30 somethings (Rachel, Phoebe, Ross, Monica, Chandler and Joey), as they navigate what it means to be an adult, the struggles of love and life. 

Who could not love it?

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Beverly Hills 90210 (1990)

Beverly Hills 90210 or just 90210 as it was known throughout the 10 years it ran, follows the Walsh siblings and their friends. They bear witness to what goes on inside the lives of Beverly Hills’s wealthy elites.

Home Alone (1990)

Ah, Home Alone. The time to watch that is just around the corner. It stars Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard and Catherine O’Hara. 

It follows Kevin McCallister, a young boy who accidentally gets left behind as his family rushes off to spend Christmas in Paris. Kevin has to defend himself by setting body traps. Kevin successfully defends his house against Harry and Marc and reconciles with his family. 

Possibly one of the best Christmas films not just of the decade but of all time.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990)

The series, another popular sitcom of the decade, follows Will Smith in an idealised version of himself. He is a street-smart African America born and raised in West Philadelphia. Following an accidental confrontation with a gang, his mother sends him to live with his uncle in Bel Air, LA.

Will’s working-class background clashes in humorous ways with the upper-class world of his aunt and uncle.

Free Willy (1993)

As the IMBD tagline says: An adventure you’ll never forget. Well, Free Willy is just that. It follows a young boy who befriends an orca named Willy in a marina. He befriends the whale and teaches him things his trainers were unable to. 

Jesse will do everything in his power to save his friend. A wonderful story that will make you cry a couple of times for sure. 

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Manon is a freelance journalist for Freshered. She joined Freshered in February 2022 where she is still working today. As a freelance journalist she enjoys covering everything from international politics to Formula 1 and travelling. Manon is currently in her final year of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham after returning from a year abroad in Vienna, Austria. She hopes to continue her studies in Journalism.