Top 3 Movies From a Child of the 90s

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Top 3 Movies

I love list posts and videos just as much as the next guy. Often times these lists speak to me because of the nostalgia that is woven into them. Titles such as; Top 5 Nineties Grunge Bands, Top 10 Comedies from the Nineties and so on. Titles like this draw me in. If not for that pure nostalgic kick in the brain, then merely to see if their list is up to snuff with my opinions. Alas, often times they are not. So I decided to create my own list. Does this list contain your top 3 movies? Probably not. Did you grow up in or even live through the 90s? If you answered yes, then chances are you will remember these.

Let me know in the comments what you think. What were your top 3 movies?

3. Wayne’s World

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Wayne’s World Pacer” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by

The quotability of this movie alone makes it one of my favorites. “Schwwwiiinng!” The references that were made at the time were phenomenal, the writing was on par for its time and Wayne and Garth were icons in and of themselves thanks to Saturday Night Live.

When looking back on a movie and deciding if it truly was a great movie, I have to ask myself if I would watch it now and enjoy it. The answer for Wayne’s World is a resounding YES. In fact, I have been able to turn one of my own kids into a Wayne’s World fan as well… oh, and he now likes Alice Cooper.

“We’re not worthy!”

2. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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River Road Stencil – Fear and Loathing” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by dain of the iron hills

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas probably isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. In fact, some people I know (my wife included) downright despise the movie. I will admit that I didn’t like the movie at first. At least I didn’t think I did. Apparently I liked it enough to view it a second time, a third and… Well, I have probably seen Fear and Loathing about two dozen times.

I love how every time I watch it I discover some new little tidbit I hadn’t noticed before. If you haven’t seen this movie, I highly recommend it. Don’t watch it just once either. It is a movie that gets better the more you watch it. Also, I suggest you familiarize yourself with the story of Hunter S. Thompson, which helps a lot in understanding the style and aim of the movie.

1. Blow

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boston georgE” (CC BY 2.0) by Davy G.

Not a Nineties movie, but one from right at the turn of the century. Sometime in the early 2000s, around ’01 or ’02, as I browsed through the selection of new releases at our local video rental store I stumbled across Blow. Already being a Johnny Depp fan based on his work in Fear and Loathing and other titles like Ed Wood and Benny and Joon, I thought I would give it a try. I knew nothing about the movie before I watched it. The minute I hit play I was hooked.

For me, this movie has everything I like in a movie; action, adventure, deceit, comedy, drama, etc. I mean, it is an up and down roller coaster of a movie. It is based on the true story of George Jung who lived an extraordinarily unique life that was glued together by greed and drugs. To this day, 16 years later, it is still my favorite movie and one that I can pop in at any time and watch.

That’s It

I hope you enjoyed this small list of movies that I love. Let me know if you agree or disagree with any of them. What movies would you pick?

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Author: Ryan Bitters

Hailing from the state of Ohio and the youngest of the trio, Ryan spends the majority of his time creating maker content for both YouTube and his website under the name Waylight Creations, which he operates with his loving wife Amy.

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