If there's one thing that can be said for 1990, it's that a lot of great movies came out that year. Indie darlings like Whit Stillman and Hal Hartley were just getting started. Icons like Martin Scorsese, the Coen brothers, David Lynch, and Spike Lee were putting out fresh and exciting work. A then relative unknown by the name of Julia Roberts was teetering on the edge of superstardom. The late, great Patrick Swayze was in his prime. Also, great films weren't just limited to say, drama and your standard Oscar-bait. Every genre, from comedy to horror to kids' movies, boasted at least one or two instant classics. Even the sequels were pretty good!
Despite the fact that it's been 25 years, it does seem like movies like Home Alone, Pretty Woman, and Ghost came out yesterday. Sure, at this point, some of the hairstyles and outfits may seem dated, but these movies possess a certain timelessness that has compelled us to watch them over and over again.
So, let's take a look back at a solid year for cinema and revisit the films that have stayed with us throughout the years, as well as the ones we forgot we loved as kids.