While Pretty Women may be your go-to Nineties movie, it's time to expand your film-watching horizons. There's a huge vat of Nineties big screen gold and it can be all yours - these are the must-see films from the decade...
Film: Four Weddings And A Funeral
Line to use IRL: "Is it raining? I hadn't noticed."
Watch it because... It's Hugh Grant at his finest and Andie MacDowell at her least annoying. You've probably seen it 20 times already, but if you haven't, what on earth's wrong with you? Sort it out. Four Weddings is probably available at the bottom of the HMV bargain bucket. Keep an eye out.
Film: 10 Things I Hate About You
Line to use IRL: "I still maintain that he kicked himself in the balls."
Watch it because... It's digestible Shakespeare! There's no need to read Taming Of The Shrew when there's a cult teen movie loosely based on it. Julia Styles is kickass (duh!) and Heath Ledger is just bloody gorgeous. Chuck in a good measure of Joseph Gordon-Levitt and all you need is the popcorn.
Line to use IRL: "Ugh! As if."
Watch it because... It's another one based on a book you've always planned on reading to make yourself seem smart and interesting, Jane Austen's 1815 novel Emma. Aside from that, the fashion is awesome and a young and ridiculously good looking Paul Rudd is in it. He essentially plays Mike from Friends as a teenager in this flick. Sick.
Film: Parent Trap
Line to use IRL: "That girl is the lowest, most awful creature to ever walk the planet!"
Watch it because... It's got Lindsay Lohan and, er, Lindsay Lohan in it WAY before she landed herself in rehab. You probably forgot she used to be super sweet. Plus, if the movies have taught us anything, there's nothing better than a good old identical twin switch up storyline. Stupid parents, don't even recognise their own children. *Face palm*.
Film: Beauty And The Beast
Line to use IRL: "Gaston, you are positively primeval."
Watch it because... It's a Disney cartoon. If that's not reason enough then rest easy in the knowledge it was the first animated feature to get a best picture Oscar nomination.
Film: Girl Interrupted
Line to use IRL: "Some advice, don't point your f*cking finger at crazy people."
Watch it because... It was Angelina Jolie's finest hour (aka many years before she stole Brad off Jennifer - why God, why?) and also starred Nineties favourites Wynona "Wino Forever" Ryder and Jared Leto.
Film: Cruel Intentions
Line to use IRL: "Everybody loves me, and I intend to keep it that way."
See it because... Sara Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Selma Blair and Reese Witherspoon are all in it and they're all super hot! You probably won't watch another movie which uses the ef word SO flippantly, er, unless Gordon Ramsay decides to make a transition to the silver screen. Let's hope not, eh?
Film: Romeo And Juliet
Line to use IRL: "Do you bite your thumb at us, sir?" (Note: We're not sure what that means.)
Watch it because... Leo is gorge and Claire Danes is apparently wearing a wig. But in all honesty, if Shakespeare can't pen the greatest love story ever told then no one else has a hope in hell. Baz Luhrmann's take on this classic is uber sexy and full of Hawaiian shirts. What more could you want?
Film: The Virgin Suicides
Line to use IRL: "Obviously, Doctor, you've never been a 13-year-old girl."
See it because... It is generally an awesome film and all your friends will think you're super cool and interesting when you put it forward as a movie night suggestion.
Film: My Best Friend's Wedding
Line to use IRL: "No. Creme brulee can never be Jell-O. You could never be Jell-O."
See it because... It's like The Runaway Bride in the sense it's got Julia Roberts (no Nineties film playlist would be complete without her) in it, but it's much better because it's got Gavin from Friends aka Dermot Mulroney as the love interest. Plus it comes complete with a whole heap of gaudy bridesmaids dresses!
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