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10 Must Own Movies From The 90s [VIDEO]

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Movies in the 90s included many genres. War and gangsters were hot topics and so were flashbacks to the 50s and 60s. Oh, and Tom Hanks pretty much dominated the big screen during the decade. We all have our stash of go-to films and here are 10 from the 90s that we think are a must for your collection.

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10

Dazed And Confused (1993)


 
 

"You guys know anything about a party? No sir."


Did you know?


Vince Vaughn auditioned for Benny, but was turned down after the director decided that he and Ben Affleck resembled each other too closely. Cole Hauser was cast in the role instead.

 
9

Good Will Hunting (1997)


 
 

"Real loss is only possible when you love something more than you love yourself."

Did you know?

The phone number printed on the sign for the construction company that they are working for is the actual phone number of a Woburn, MA construction company that Matt Damon worked for while going to high school in Cambridge.

 
8

Clerks (1994)


 
 

"Duh duh... duh duh... duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh... Salsa shark! We're gonna need a bigger boat! Man goes into cage, cage goes into salsa. Shark's in the salsa. Our shark."

Did You Know?

The "Clerks" logo is made out of letters cut from various magazines and food items. The C is from Cosmopolitan Magazine, the L is from Life, the E is from Rolling Stone, the R is from Ruffles potato chips, the K is from Clark Bar and the S is from a Goobers box.

 
7

Groundhog Day (1993)


 
 

"Well, what if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today."

Did You Know?

Not filmed in Punxsutawney, but actually in Woodstock, Illinois (just 45 miles from "Bill Murray's hometown of Wilmette). There is a small plaque that reads "Bill Murray stepped here" on the curb where Murray continually steps into a puddle. There is another plaque on the building wall at the corner that says "Ned's Corner" where Bill Murray was continually accosted by insurance salesman Ned Ryerson.

 
6

Casino (1995)

 
 

"When you love someone, you've gotta trust them. There's no other way. You've got to give them the key to everything that's yours. Otherwise, what's the point? And for a while, I believed, that's the kind of love I had."

Did You Know?

Martin Scorsese hired actual parolees from that era as plot consultants, as well as various F.B.I. agents who had busted same parolees. Close associates of the people portrayed in the film were on the set constantly, providing crucial and pivotal information.

 
5

Saving Private Ryan (1998)


 
 

"Ah, Ryan. I don't know anything about Ryan. I don't care. The man means nothing to me. It's just a name. But if... You know if going to Rumelle and finding him so that he can go home. If that earns me the right to get back to my wife, then that's my mission."

Did You Know?

Gunfire sound effects heard in the film were recorded from actual gunfire with live ammunition fired from authentic period weapons, recorded at a live fire machine gun range near Atlanta, Georgia. The range is owned by a weapons manufacturer. Cinemas were instructed to up the volume when they showed the film as the sound effects play such a crucial part in its overall effect.

 
4

Forrest Gump (1994)


 
 

"My momma always said, "Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."

Did You Know?

The park bench that Tom Hanks sat on for much of the movie was located in historic Savannah, Georgia, at Chippewa Square. The fiberglass bench he sat on, since then, has been removed and placed into a museum to avoid being destroyed by bad weather, or possibly stolen. The church where the feather first falls was about 100 yards just down the street from the bench. To this day, the bench is held in the Savannah History Museum, Savannah, Georgia.

 
3

Pulp Fiction (1994)


 
 

"You know what they call a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Paris?... They call it a Royale with cheese."

Did You Know?

Quentin Tarantino is an avid collector of vintage TV show board games. During the filming of 'Pulp Fiction', he and John Travolta were reported to have sat on the floor and played 'Life' and 'Operation.'


 
2

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)


 
 

"Let me tell you something my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane."

Did You Know?

The role of Andy Dufresne was originally offered to Tom Hanks, who couldn't accept due to scheduling conflicts with Forrest Gump. Kevin Costner turned down the role of Andy Dufresne, a decision he strongly regretted later on. The script for this movie was written in only 8 weeks.

 
1

Goodfellas (1990)


 
 

"As far back as I could remember I've always wanted to be a gangster."

Did You Know?

The "You think I'm funny?" scene was based on a story that Joe Pesci acted out for Martin Scorsese. While working in a restaurant as a young man, Pesci once told a mobster that he was funny and the mobster became very angry. Scorsese allowed Pesci and Ray Liotta to improvise the scene. He did not tell the other actors in the scene what would happen because he wanted their genuine surprised reactions.

 

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