In the '90s, there was nothing as exciting as the first moment you stepped foot in a video rental store on a Friday night. School was out for the week, and you could spend the next two days vegging out with whatever had just made it’s way to the 99 cent rental aisle (or a new rental if you were living that #allowancelife).
As much as we idealize that time in our life as a moment that was truly special, we definitely watched a lot of lame '90s movies. It doesn’t matter if you were a sci-fi nerd, or strictly into movies about youth sports teams overcoming adversities, there are so many '90s movies that don't hold up. In fact, they were so forgettable that you should be able to get a refund on your decades old purchases. If you’re still mad about wasting all that money on your multiple rentals of Sidekicks, then get excited for the rest of these '90s movies you aren't nostalgic about.
Maybe you liked a lot of the movies when you were a kid, and that’s fine. You were dumb. We all were. But you have to admit that despite the soft, gooey place they hold in your heart that there are some '90s films you hate now. Let the hate flow through you while and take these pieces of '90s trash to task.
Seriously, why was this movie made? The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are so cool. Why do you have to ruin everything that's pure and sacred, Hollywood? Children gave this movie so many chances to be awesome.
Honestly, trying to care about where the turtles were going to eat pizza in feudal Japan before their four lamps left them stranded in the annals of time forever took up most of 1993. That year was basically a wash in terms of children's brainpower, and it's this movie's fault.
The greatest trick Hulk Hogan ever pulled was convincing '90s kids that he was a viable action star. Well, that and doing the same thing in the mid-'00s to reality TV executives. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, he is not.
If children hadn't rented this movie so often, there never would have been a Mr. Nanny. Heck, they might have even stopped production on 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain. Truly, that is the greatest tragedy of our time.
#80 on The Best Movies of 1991
Tamp down that feeling that's rising up inside of you right now to defend Flubber, because it's wrong. It was a bad movie and you should feel bad for liking it. This movie insulted your intelligence when you were 10 years old, just admit it and move on with your life. The only conceivable reason to revisit Flubber would be if you were explaining to your grandchildren how hard it was to enjoy movies in the early days of CGI.
#42 on The Best Movies of 1997
Out of all the E.T. knock-offs, in all the towns, in all the world, why did your parents insist on renting Mac and Me for you every other weekend? Was it a cheaper rental? Or did they know that at the tender age of 7 you had no discernable taste for movies about kids who had aliens for friends? Either way, the only way you remember this one is if the (weirdly slimy) puppet still haunts your nightmares.