My 10 TDF movies from the 90s

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Written by Ariadne

 

Okay guys, now that we’ve been quite acquainted , I have a confession to make! Everyone enjoys a guilty pleasure once in a while -well, not a very guilty one like watching Keeping Up With the Kardashians (never been there! ) -but a quite similar one…Well, I enjoy watching old movies from the 90s . This is not going to be a list with fancy names such as Clueless or Basic Instinct , this is going to be a list with movies that nobody knows and are truly TDF! Movies you might know or have never really heard of before… However, I’m telling you, you’re surely gonna love them all!

Sit comfortably upon your seats, cause we’re about to get started!

  1. Jack (1996)

Jack is a movie you might have heard of (definitely one of my favorites ) and also one of those movies you can hardly take out of your mind ever since that very first time. The reason I chose this film from the 90s is simply because ,as a kid growing up in this decade, this unique movie would stand the test time as a reminder of a time that you come to acknowledge is not to be lost or forgotten, but rather cherished and craved later on…

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  1. Boys On The Side (1995)

This is a journey that three random women start along, not in order to find themselves, but in order to, unconsciously, explore all the bonds and relations that women create with one another; fighting, surviving, forgiving, thriving, growing up and maybe letting go… Letting go and somehow learning by leaving boys on the side!

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  1. Practical Magic (1998)

I remember watching this film when I was so little and being so intrigued and charmed by its whole plot  ! See, it’s about magic and Sandra Bullock along  Nicole Kidman had never looked hotter (irrelevant!) but also love, and so full of dark heart-breaking themes that look so ordinary and real that it’s just so hard not to have fun watching it after all!

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  1. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

A rather simplistic story of a not so ordinary family where Johnny and Leo star ( with both being quite dreamy) about life, brotherhood, family… all woven into a tale so movingly written that my list would be so inadequate without it in it! (note: you’ll probably cry, sorry!)

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  1. Foxfire (1996)

Talking about girlsquads, this is another gem you should definitely watch! Plus, Angelina Jolie stars in it! Foxfire is one of these very rare movies about the strength that it takes to be a woman and a girl and to strive for what you feel to be right. Ps: it’s about high school and Angie is the epitome of coolness!

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  1. Hackers (1995)

The movie that introduced Angelina Jolie to a wide audience is one of the coolest and most futuristic, I dare say, movies I’ve ever seen. Even if you’re not into computers and stuff, this is a movie about how cool and awesome nerds can be! So run asap!

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  1. Poison Ivy (1992)

You may have heard of it because of all these ill-fated , cheesy, soft-porn sequels that have followed BUT the first one  was so atmospheric, sexy, weird and fascinating that my list would be incomplete without it in the very first places ! check out the trailer here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXXZw65wqLo

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  1. Short Cuts (1993)

I only saw this movie quite recently driven by one of my teachers’ suggestion in addition to a book we’ve been studying. However -and despite a movie three hours long that is- you just can’t change your seat or take your eyes off it without being completely lost over its multiple stories exposing you to the very thin lines among love/ hatred/ passion/ infidelity /revenge/ compassion/ loss and murder (!!)

-Plus, its cast is quite dreamy !

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  1. Girl Interrupted (1998)

I believe most of you have probably seen this, but come on! This psycho-social drama about lies and deceit and madness and reality/disillusion is about life itself without the glam sprinkles of tailormade Hollywood perfection all over! With all the fears we have within and all the things tolling over and over in our heads driving us crazy… this is a movie about the madness we all conceal inside !

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Finally….

  1. Playing by Heart (1998)

This is a movie about life itself with just the right doses of fun , black humor, awkwardness, melodrama, honesty and tragedy and finally… love! Just like how the 90s were- except for the Nsync – Britney thing! That is missing !- This movie just shows that when it comes to real life, it turns very hard to be …playing by heart!

 

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That was me pals, AGAIN. And that was my list !

With love…

Ariadne

 

 

 

 

 

 

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