The ’90s was probably the golden age for modern cinema. The kind of films that were made and their iconic status today is enough to affirm that notion. We saw the rise of some of the greatest modern auteurs like Tarantino and PTA. Their genius and inherent aptitude for filmmaking made the decade a hell lot more worthy. It is the ’90s which hold the distinction for the most number of movies in the IMDb top 250 and it certainly isn’t surprising. Here is the list of top classic movies of the 1990s that you must watch. Happy reading!
15. Seven (1995)
‘Seven’ is a numerical representation of the seven sins in the Bible around which this gorgeous and immersive crime-thriller evolves around. A veteran detective joins hands with a transferred officer to track down various high-profile and ordinary murders in the town. In the course, they are challenged with accepting their own shortcomings and failures in life, which in the end prove fatal. Led by invigorating performances by Morgan Freman and Brad Pitt and an electrifying cameo by Kevin Spacey,’Seven’ finds director David Fincher in typical form to furnish another taut, nervy thriller.
14. Forrest Gump (1994)
“My mama used to say, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you gonna get”.” is probably one of the most famous quotes in cinematic history. The symbolism behind the phrase is a recurring motif in the movie and relates to America’s unprocessed and ill-intentioned attack on Vietnam. The war plays a big part in the movie and director Robert Zemeckis cleverly integrates that into his characters and their destinies in the movie. Young Forrest struggles with his legs and carries a speech impediment. His different demeanor attracts the attention of bullies, which he jointly survives with the help of close friend Jenny. A grown-up Forrest returns a decorated war-hero from Vietnam and meets Jenny again. The two finally marry and live happily until Jenny’s death. Tom Hanks’ ingenious and heartfelt turn as Gump fetched him the Oscar and surely will go down as one of the greatest characters in the history of cinema.