This is the ’90s

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For all you ’90s kids out there, you all know what the best films of that decade were, but I will indulge you nonetheless.

I’ll start with family films. And boy did the ’90s deliver for us ’90s kids. If you love to remininesce about the good old days when there were no essay deadlines, bills due, or novels to read, then give this a read.

Let’s begin with the classics;

The Lion King (1994) .


Directed by Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff, starring Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones. Perhaps one of Disney’s most famous films based upon William Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ it shows the journey of Simba and his journey in becoming King of Pride Rock. With music written by Sir Elton John and a visually brilliant film, this is a true classic animated film.                                            

Matilda (1996)


Directed by and starring Danny DeVito and starring Mara Wilson, Rhea Perlman and Embeth Davidtz. What ’90s kid didn’t want to have the special powers which Matilda had? Who didn’t practice moving their cheerios at breakfast? In a film which is about knowledge, truth, and goodness. It has all of the moral values which kids today aren’t privileged too.

Mrs Doubtfire (1993)

mrs-doubtfire-20th-century-fox-film-corp-590mt2005111In an interesting family film about divorce, director Chris Columbus leads an all star cast including Robin Williams, Sally Field and Pierce Brosnan. Robin Williams is outstanding as a man who will do anything to see his children after a bitter divorce. Full of some wonderful scenes, including the famous, “I need a face!” cake scene. A true classic.

The Parent Trap (1998)


For those of us old enough to remember Lindsay Lohan when she a breakout Disney kid. Directed by Nancy Meyers and starring the late Natasha Richardson and Dennis Quaid. Two identical twins who were seperated at birth and who live with their respective mother and father, find each other at summer camp and decide to switch places, in order to get their parents back together. Lindsay Lohan is great as both Annie and Hallie, carrying the weight of the film on her shoulders. In a film about family, love and destiny. A true ’90s classic.

Naomi Jeffreys, Film Editor


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