Do you remember 1997? Hanson and Toni Braxton were at the top of the charts, Princess Diana died tragically and Zima was the drink of choice. It’s hard to believe that was 20 years ago! If you remember the ’90s like they were yesterday, you’re going to love this list of 10 movies that turn 20 years old in 2017. Grab some popcorn, sit back and prepare to step back in time!
Teenage girls everywhere flocked to the theater (sometimes multiple times) to catch dreamy Leonard DiCaprio in his breakout role as Jack, an artist who falls in love with the aristocrat Rose (Kate Winslet) aboard the ill-fated Titanic. Who could forget Celine Dion’s smash-hit “My Heart Will Go On” from the film? We’ll never let go.
2. “My Best Friend’s Wedding”
An instant rom-com classic, “My Best Friend’s Wedding” starred Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz and Dermot Mulroney. Everyone who ever fell hard for a friend could relate to this tale of unrequited love. The best part? The “Say A Little Prayer For Me” singalong at brunch.
3. “Good Will Hunting”
Matt Damon was just 27 years old when he starred in this touching story of a gifted young man struggling to find his way in the world. Written by Damon and real-life best friend Ben Affleck, the film scored two Oscars that year. How do you like them apples?
4. “Men In Black”
Ahh, the ’90s. Will Smith was fresh off “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and was a rapper as well as an actor. His turn as a secret agent that supervises extraterrestrial life forms on Earth made for a major blockbuster. Now you have the theme song stuck in your head, don’t you?
5. “Spice World”
Is there anything more ’90s than the Spice Girls? While it’s questionable now whether they deserved their own movie, you probably watched in with glee back then. Something from the flick that’s still in style? Girl power!
6. “Life Is Beautiful”
This tearjerker depicted the horrors of the Holocaust with heart-wrenching realism. The moving story of a father that goes to great lengths to protect his son is worth the subtitles, and the tissues.
7. “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion”
At the height of her “Friends” fame, Lisa Kudrow played one-half of a ditzy duo determined to impress their former classmates at their 10-year high school reunion. High jinks ensue. Bonus—the silly movie features tons of fabulous ’90s fashion.
8. “Donnie Brasco”
Fans of “Goodfellas,” which also came out in the ’90s, could once again get their mob movie fix with “Donnie Brasco.” Starring heavyweights Al Pacino and Johnny Depp, the crime drama told the story of an undercover FBI agent turned mobster. In the tradition of classics like “The Godfather” and “Casino,” the film featured plenty of intrigue and violence.
9. “Air Force One”
This action-packed thriller about a hijacker on a plane carrying the president of the United States and his family kept viewers on the edge of their seats. Reportedly, real-life president at the time Bill Clinton loved the movie so much, he saw it twice while in office.
10. “Con Air”
1997 was a not a great year for those with a fear of flying to go to the movies. “Con Air” depicts a group of prisoners on a plane who take control of the flight. Full of tense moments, this film is sure to have you feeling grateful you’re on terra firma.