The year 2015 is officially upon us, which means a brand new batch of classic films are turning 25. But first, a well-deserved caveat before we proceed: don’t start flipping out about feeling old. Really, don't. Chalk it up to a sign of the times or whatever you will, but yes, that movie that you could have sworn was released just yesterday is actually almost 30 years old. Calm down and breathe. Just sit back and enjoy the lovely, clickable nostalgia.
While countless movies saw their release 25 years ago, we’re here to count down the 25 very best, most memorable, or simply culturally integral films that came out in 1990. And goodness, what a selection we have to pick from: Goodfellas, Home Alone, Edward Scissorhands, Kindergarten Cop, Pretty Woman, It, Ghost… how could we ever rank all of these? Well we did, and we did it for you.
So here’s the list of 25 movies that are 25 in 2015. For better or for worse these '90s movies are 25 ripe old years of age. As always, cast your votes for the best movies below, start the conversation about what other movies from 1990 you think should have been on the list, and share this widely, so you can make your friends and loved ones feel just as ancient as you feel right now! When you're done, add the movies that turn 25 in 2019 to your queue.
Directed by: Chris Columbus
Actors: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy, Catherine O'Hara, Lionel Barrymore, + more
Directed by: Tim Burton
Actors: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Vincent Price, Anthony Michael Hall, Alan Arkin, + more
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Actors: Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Mary Steenburgen, + more
Directed by: Steve Barron
Actors: Corey Feldman, Sam Rockwell, Elias Koteas, Skeet Ulrich, Josh Pais, + more