Everyone has a movie that they really like, but no one seems to talk about it. This is not surprising. After all, hundreds of films are released every year; some are good, and many are bad, so it can easily happen that quality movies get lost or fall into darkness.
Although the nostalgia of the 1990s strikes, in the long run, there are films that many do not know even exist. VOD and streaming services make it easier than ever to access these forgotten features, and you really have to.
Compiling this list revealed that one of the ways the 1990s differed from the 1980s was the significant success of the effects of uncontrolled capitalism and gender roles, which Generation X said “no, thank you” and hit Baby Boomer right in the nether regions.
Thanks to this, the satire in the story received a great return, from polluting fairy tales to solving various political scandals of the previous generation.
1. Before Sunrise (1995, Richard Linklater)
After meeting on a train traveling through Central Europe, two strangers, Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) come together at such an intense level that only Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet can say they were happy. Jesse convinces Celine to stop in Vienna, and the film follows her as she walks through the romantic capital of Austria and experiences the best that life has to offer – all at sunrise.
2. Three Colours: Blue (1993, Krzysztof Kieslowski)
Blue is the first of the critically acclaimed trilogy directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski. These three films are themed about the French revolutionary values of freedom, equality, and brotherhood. Blue sees the wife of the famous French composer Julia (Juliette Binoche), who survived a car accident in which her husband, the composer, and his five-year-old daughter died.
3. Meet Joe Black (1998, Martin Brest)
In this romantic fantasy remake of the classic, death takes the form of a man (Brad Pitt) and tries to figure out what life on earth really is.
In the trial of media giant Bill Parrish (Anthony Hopkins), who accompanies him on his search, ‘Death’ comes to the forefront of love for Parrish’s daughter (Claire Forlani). If you can sit through a three-hour run, you will enjoy this as much as online Bingo in Australia as it’s just as riveting.
4. Days of Being Wild (1990, Wong Kar-Wai)
Wong Kar-Wai is considered by many to be one of the most important international filmmakers of modern times. So, it’s no coincidence that his 1990 drama Days of Being Wild was added to our list. We focus on the life of a “playboy” in Hong Kong in 1960 and follow his and his almost sadistic relationships as he tries to find his mother.
5. Fearless (1993, Peter Weir)
Few people will survive a plane crash and be able to tell the story. Peter Weir’s Fearless is a story about how the life of Max Klein (Jeff Bridges) changes after a traumatic incident.
Klein is excited to befriend Carla Rodrigo (Rosie Perez), a mother who lost her son on a scheduled flight. He fights his wife (Isabella Rossellini) as she tries to understand his post-traumatic behaviour as an outsider who is almost unaware of the man he loves.
6. Audition (1999, Takashi Miike)
With a completely different description than your usual bloody horror, the Audition can fully capture the artistic nature of Far Eastern cinema. When you combine that with a horrible and honestly shocking ending, you’ll wonder if you would ever want to watch a horror again.