Movies from the 90s That Are Much Better Than People Remember

When people think of movies from the 90s, they may think of Titanic, Brave heart, Forrest Gump, or other Oscar-winning films. However, many films from the 90s often slip under the radar due to lack of popularity, disappointing box office performances, less than stellar critical reception, or some combination of all of the above that have left the films often forgotten or the object of people’s derision. .

Of course, not every 90s film can be a classic like the previously mentioned films, and many are overshadowed by more successful films (especially animated features during the big animation boom of the decade). ). However, some movies may have a warmer reception over the years as people re-evaluate said movie with a new lens. Audiences may have more love for it, and it will be more accepted in film culture. Hopefully, this will also apply to the following films listed, which may not have received the acclaim in the 90s as they deserved.

8 The Rescuers Below


A rat in a tuxedo in Rescuers Down Under
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This 1990 film is largely a forgotten piece of the Disney Renaissance, but it has a sense of visual splendor and wonder that can’t be ignored. The Rescuers Below reunites with Miss Bianca and Bernard at the old rescue gig, set after Disney’s underrated 1977 film, but in Australia this time.

The two mice are tasked with rescuing a young boy named Cody who has been held hostage by a devious poacher named McLeach, who is using the boy in an attempt to find a rare eagle and sell it for a profit. The film was described as mediocre compared to Disney films of its time, but The Rescuers Below has a cherished sense of adventure for some nostalgic fans and is re-rated as one of the best anime sequels.

7 Rocky V


Sylvester Stallone as Rocky in Rocky V
MGM

This Rocky entry finds the champion in hot water after his fight with Ivan Drago in Moscow. The fight caused severe trauma to his internal organs, prompting doctors to recommend that Rocky not fight anymore. This results in the champion’s downfall, and in an attempt to regain his former glory, he drags another fighter named Tommy Morrison, but when Morrison throws Balboa under the bus in exchange for fame and money, it drives a wedge between the two. .

Naturally, the Rocky the series has been milked to the bone, but Rocky V is often cited as the worst Rocky film. However, given that this is one movie in a great series of good movies (as in star wars), it is often not seen for what it is. In his own words, Rocky V is durable, powerful and motivating for any sports enthusiast.

6 A troll in Central Park


A troll in Central Park and a young girl hugging a chipmunk
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This film by Don Bluth made no noise with critics or at the box office. A troll in Central Park centers on a kind-hearted troll named Stanley who is exiled to Central Park after discovering that he is growing flowers in the troll world, which is illegal in his country. From there, he meets two children and takes them on a crazy and wacky adventure.

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This film has an abysmal 14% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is frowned upon as Bluth’s worst film, but that really couldn’t be further from the truth. The film is adventurous and ambitious, with a serious tone and unique, offbeat animation. Her innocent nature is often mistaken for being childish, youthful and schmaltzy, but it was classic Bluth letting her imagination run wild for a generation of believers.


5 Anastasia


Anastasia is dancing with someone on the street
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Here we have another Don Bluth film that is often remembered for its comeback after a string of box office bombs, but has since been overshadowed by the massive wave of great 90s animation. Anastasia focuses on the titular maiden who is cursed by the dastardly Rasputin in retaliation for exiling him.

Many animation fans often resort to Walt Disney’s Renaissance era for their source of amusement, but this underrated but beautifully crafted musical is as lavish as it is irresistible, with magical numbers and seriousness to the core. story.

4 An American Tail: Fievel Goes West


The cast of American Tail: Fievel Goes West
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Everyone’s favorite and fearless mouse is back for a Western-style sequel in An American Tail: Fievel Goes West. Fievel has moved to the Wild West of 1890, where he and his family are still on the menu, so to speak, with a slew of westernized cats. Luckily, our brave mouse has sheriff-dog Wylie Burp (a charming role in the film by the late James Stewart) coming to her aid.

While often seen as inferior to its predecessor and lacking in imagination, this film was a fun ride out west with a healthy dose of nostalgia for the characters that kept the original afloat, and features a wonderful voices of Stewart, John Cleese, Dom DeLuise, and more.

3 The little rascals


Alfalfa and his girlfriend row a boat in The Little Rascals
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If you grew up in the 90s or streamed this movie on demand a lot, chances are you remember this naughty flick fondly. The little rascals are led by their leader Spanky in the “Woman-Haters Club”, one of the many aspects of ’90s movies that probably could never be done today. However, their friend Alfalfa refuses to participate in the group’s indoctrination and has a huge crush on his love Darla.

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The film is adorable, precious, and a true testament to our whole childhood that it seems disrespectful to sweep it under the rug like dust. This film and its young actors certainly have courage and update the old classic Little rascals concept into something that critics brushed aside but audiences continue to truly appreciate.

2 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas


Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro smoke and smile for the camera in Fear and Loathing
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People didn’t know what to do with Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas when it came out in 1998, feasting their eyes on Johnny Depp and all his glory as the bald, drug-addicted, genius writer that is Raoul Duke (a stand-in for author Hunter S. Thompson). Terry Gilliam’s film chronicles the tampering of illicit drugs by Duke and his lawyers in Sin City.

The film was criticized for its lack of character development and tonal anarchy, fiercely criticized by many at the time, including Roger Ebert, usually starring, who wrote that Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is, “a horribly wasted film, without form, trajectory or purpose – a one-joke movie, if there was a joke.” However, audiences better understand Duke and everything he thinks about in the recesses of his drug-filled mind. This film was another win in Johnny Depp’s formidable filmography and is a quasi-experimental cult classic from the 90s.


1 Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace


Obi-Wan, Darth Maul and Qui-Gon clash in the palaces of Star Wars Phantom Menace
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It should go without saying now that this star wars the entry is very underrated, especially after seeing the sequel trilogy nightmare. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Obi-Wan Kenobi and his master Qui-Gon Jinn help a young boy named Anakin Skywalker out of slavery and teach him the ways of the Jedi.

In 1999, the film was largely overshadowed by The matrix and was considered a disappointment in George Lucas’ science fiction empire. However, given that a few decades have passed since the film’s release, fans have been kinder to it, better understanding its fiery themes and unique storytelling while forgiving some of its flaws. Also, who could ever forget the masterful duel of the Fate sequence.


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