Maybes I’ve been slightly harsh on the most forgettable decade of all time. I mean, the OJ Simpson trial was a kinda a hoot. So, to be fair, I’ll add a few more movies to the “good ass” list.
1. Goldeneye (1995)
It could be argued that Pierce Brosnan didn’t get a fair shake. But in truth, I don’t think that James Bond quite meshed with the overall 90s aesthetic. It wasn’t a very sexy decade.
With that said, there was one bright shining moment: 1995s Goldeneye. N64’s Goldeneye is clearly the Citizen Kane of video games, so it sometimes outshines its source material. But make no mistake, it’s a good ass movie.
2. Don’t be a Menace to South Central while Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)
Nevermind Jim Carrey, Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, Mike Meyers, etc…the Wayans Brothers were superior comedic geniuses of the 90s.
Fuck it, their movies are just gonna be the rest of this list.
3. Mo’ Money (1992)
4. Major Payne (1995)
5. Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
I like movies that jam as much crap into it as possible. This is like Die Hard vs. robot space zombies. How this doesn’t get the recognition for being one of the great films of the 90s is beyond me.
Is it because Picard is so out of character? Who gives a shit?
This movie doesn’t waste time either. It’s quickly established that Picard was once assimilated by the Borg then it jumps right into the story. When I explain to kids to be efficient with the audiences’ time, this is example A.
Star Trek dipped its toes into schlock and it paid off beautifully.
And those are the ONLY good movies from the 90s. I mean it this time.