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January 19th 2019: Added Child's Play (remake), Annabelle 3, Candyman (reboot), Resident Evil (reboot), Final Destination 6 (/reboot), The Woman, Darlin' and The Evil Dead 2 (sequel to remake). Films yet to be added (missing in database): Beyond the Green Inferno, A Haunting at Silver Falls 2, The House on the Edge of the Park 2, "Pumpkinhead", He Never Died 2, Cannibals (sequel to Cannibal Holocaust), I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu, Laid to Rest: Exumed and Shrooms 2.
Wazzup, home skillet! You must’ve left your pager in your other pair of Zubaz, ‘cuz the 1990s are trying to get in touch: The decade’s back, and it’s brought 140 friends!
Rotten Tomatoes, the Fresh prince of review aggregators, presents our list of the 140 Essential ’90s Movies, ranging from Certified Fresh to Rotten, all reppin’ 10 years of cinema that upended the biz! Our selections cross the era’s cultural checkpoints, including the American independent golden era (Pulp Fiction, Good Will Hunting), animation renaissance (The Lion King, the Toy Story movies), slasher revival (Scream), and the full maturation of auteurs like Scorsese and Spielberg under the studio system…just as the same studios pumped out big, star-driven crass comedies (Happy Gilmore, There’s Something About Mary) and effects-driven blockbusters (Titanic, Independence Day).
So slap on that bracelet and resurrect your Tamagotchi bestie, because these aren’t just the best ’90s movies, dude — they’re totally Essential! Schwing!
With The Walking Dead being the most popular thing on the planet right now, the popularity of the Zombie itself may be at an all-time high. People are fascinated by the idea of a world ruled by the undead, and luckily for them, there are plenty of great movies out there that will more than satisfy that craving... And yes, some of those movies are even better than The Walking Dead. *Depending on your outlook, maybe even most of them are.
For the first 6 movies in the list:
If you're in the mood for a truly quality Zombie flick, any of the movies in our Top Six will do you right. For our money, Return of the Living Dead and the original Dawn of the Dead are probably the best of them, but then again they all bring their own unique and terrifying vision to the Zombie Sub-Genre, so enjoy them all!
For the remaining:
Below are the rest of our 30 Best Zombie flicks, and of course, a few Honorable Mentions thrown in for good measure. Keep in mind that no "Best of" list is ever perfect, but merely a solid starting point for anyone looking to watch some great flicks.
The last 6 being "Honorable Mentions".
Historically low gas prices. A boy band for every block. Philips CD-i. POGS. Maybe we just had it too good during the ’90s because audiences weren’t flocking much to horror movies this decade. As a result, there are less entries here than on our ’70s and ’80s lists. Nevertheless, if you feel like getting grungy and/or jiggy with it (in whichever order, we’re fair) then check out Rotten Tomatoes’ list of the 40 Best ’90s Horror Movies!
The first half of this decade was notoriously rough for horror, as diminishing production value, lost craft, and sequel bloat buried the genre. Jason, Michael, and Freddy all got canceled, with only Wes Craven’s New Nightmare getting good enough reviews to show up on this list. Even more, New Nightmare‘s post-modern meta-story would pave the way for Craven’s own Scream, which would revive horror leading into the 21st century. Other highlights from this era in horror movies include the only one to ever win Best Picture (The Silence of the Lambs), the rise of Peter Jackson (Dead Alive, The Frighteners) and Guillermo del Toro (Cronos, Mimic), sophisticated adult fare (Jacob’s Ladder, Candyman), and winking B-movie mashups (From Dusk Till Dawn, Tremors). The only stipulation for a movie to be considered for this list was a Fresh rating from at least 10 reviews, before we ranked them all by Adjusted Tomatometer.
Like a kiss from a rose or a rotting vegetable, here comes the best scary 1990s movies…TO THE EXTREME!
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