If you check TV, movies, music videos, and even runways, one thing is perfectly clear: the ’90s are back in a big way. The box office is full of sequels to 20 year-old classics, lipliner is the biggest trend of 2015, and the song of the summer was an homage to miniskirts and platform shoes. Everywhere you look, the world is suddenly looking to the past. But if you want to indulge in a little nostalgia of your own without crimping your hair or digging out your POGS collection, there’s a perfectly simple way to bring a little bit of the 1990s into the new millennium.
All you have to do is pop in one of these 12 movies into your DVD player (or VHS, if you want to be accurate to the time). The ’90s might have made some mistakes, fashion wise, but as far as cinematic pursuits go, there are plenty of hit films from decades past that are just as funny, exciting, terrifying and heartbreaking as they were when they first hit theaters.
So dig out that old Jonathan Taylor Thomas poster from the attic and get ready to dive into to our list of ’90s movies that still hold up today below, according to Reddit.
As if we could make this list without including Amy Heckerling’s revamp of Emma! The film might have been made 20 years ago, but the humor, themes, insults, and general attractiveness of Paul Rudd are just as relevant today as they were back then. For anyone who’s ever struggled with their identity, friendships or how to make their hair as perfect and shiny as Alicia Silverstone’s, Clueless is forever. Plus, its almost single-handedly responsible for the current influx of ’90s fashion.
2. 10 Things I Hate About You
Like Gabrielle Union herself, 10 Things I Hate About You is timeless. In fact, with the exception of the sheer number of platform shoes and lack of cell phones, it could feasibly pass for a film made today. And while it might take a little bit of time to warm up to the biting Kat or the shallow Bianca, both characters have enough wit, depth, and heart to keep you coming back over and over again. We love 10 Things like we love our Prada backpacks.
3. Home Alone
There’s a reason Kevin McAllister’s battle to protect his house against burglars is a Christmas classic. It’s funny, it’s sweet, and it’s got more action than a Hollywood blockbuster. It also features a performance from Macaulay Culkin that outshines all of the adults on-screen and most importantly, it’s infinitely quotable. Sure, it might give your more mischievous family members a few dangerous ideas, but what’s Christmas without a little chaos?
Which Leonardo DiCaprio classic made the cut? Find out after the jump!