Going to the cinema was so exciting as a kid, but which films did we nag our parents to take us to? You know you are a child of the 90s when you went to the cinema to see these classics…


1. Clueless
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This modern adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma was a big hit in 1995. Lead character Cher is a popular, rich girl who thinks she knows it all. Despite her obvious failings and continuous scheming, we all fall in love with her and her world. She may be clueless, but her heart is in the right place and she ultimately has her happy ending.


2. The Craft
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The Craft was one of the most popular teen horror films of the decade. Four high school girls discover the secret of witchcraft and band together to form a coven. Their spells prove successful, but things end up going too far and the girls turn on each other.


3. Matrix
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It’s easy to forget just how massive the Matrix was. We became quite obsessed with Neo and his world. The special effects were ground breaking and Keanu Reeves had another chance at being a megastar.


4. Jurassic Park
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The first in its franchise, Jurassic Park was the perfect film for us dinosaur fans. During a preview tour, the dino theme park suffers a major power breakdown, resulting in the dinosaurs being let loose. This adventure sci-fi kept us all on the edge of our seats!


5. Toy Story
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Toy Story was the first feature length computer animated film produced by Pixar. Haven’t you ever wondered what it would be like if your toys came alive? This film sees Woody the cowboy become jealous when a new toy Buzz Lightyear arrives.


6. 10 Things I Hate About You
90s films: 10 things i hate about you

We all loved this teen rom-com. Popular, pretty Bianca has a dilemma, a family rule forbids her from dating until her unpopular, rebellious, boy-hating older sister Kat gets a boyfriend. This was the film where we all fell in love with Heath Ledger and his character Patrick Verona.


7. American Pie
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Four teenage boys enter a pact to lose their virginity by prom night. This hapless lot get into all kinds of trouble trying to succeed in their mission. We were all rolling around laughing at these boys and their crazy- often gross! – antics.


8. Home Alone90s films: Home Alone

Troublemaker Kevin must protect his home from a pair of burglars when his family accidentally leave him home alone during Christmas holiday. After watching this film we all felt like we could protect our homes from intruders!


9. Mrs Doubtfire
90s films: Mrs Doubtfire

Out of work actor Daniel Hillard loses custody of his three children. He decides to put his acting skills to good use and disguises himself as a female nanny to spend time with them, without his ex-wife knowing. We all wanted Robin Williams to be our nanny after watching him as Mrs Doubtfire.


10. The Lion King
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We couldn’t get enough of The Lion King, wanting to watch it, over and over. Now considered one of the Disney classics, who could forget these loveable characters. Lion cub Simba learns his place in the circle of life by getting in over his head and overcoming obstacles to become the rightful king.


If you enjoyed these 90s films, check out our 11 amazing 80s films you watched as a kid!