The ’90s was a magnificent decade for world cinema. The romcoms reigned the box office. Critics and viewers fell in love with the same movies. And most importantly, people enjoyed the habit of ‘going to the movies’. Here is the list of really good 90s movies on Amazon Prime that are available to stream right now:
16. Ju Dou (1990)
‘Ju Dou’ is a Chinese drama which follows the desperate life of a Chinese woman, Ju Dou. Married to the ruthless and impotent owner of a dye mill in a remote Chinese village, she conceives a boy with her husband’s nephew. But she does not reveal the truth behind the boy’s birth as it might land the mother and son in trouble. So, she raises her boy as the mill owner husband’s legitimate son. But hiding the truth for a long time is nearly impossible as the old mill owner is very keen about his infertility and his craving for a legitimate heir to hand over his wealth. The movie culminates in an inevitable tragic end of the boy’s parental masquerade. Directed by Zhang Yimou and Yang Fengliang, ‘Ju Dou’ is the first Chinese film to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
15. Total Recall (1990)
‘Total Recall’ tells the story of Douglas Quaid who is haunted by a recurring dream about a space journey. In an attempt to escape the dream, Quaid seeks help from Rekall Inc., a firm known as the leaders in memory implantation technology. But memories of a secret mission to Mars rush to his mind after the implantation session. Soon, he discovers a mysterious object in his brain which causes recurring dreams and illusions. He embarks on a journey to Mars to find the secrets behind his weird dream about the red planet. Douglas Quaid, who is a construction worker in the present life, finds out that he was a secret agent named Carl Hauser in the past and his memory was erased by some anonymous people to cover up a conspiracy. But Quaid finds himself at the core of a deadly scheme for triggering an interplanetary war. Directed by Paul Verhoeven, ‘Total Recall’ features Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin, Sharon Stone, Ronny Cox, and Michael Ironside in the lead roles.
14. Thelma & Louise (1991)