It may not seem like it (sometimes), but the '90s were a long time ago and a very different time; Bill Clinton was president, and Nirvana and Mariah Carey were everywhere. Regardless of your political sensibilities or taste in music, one thing is undeniable: The '90s were a watershed decade for comedic films. On top of Saturday Night Live's inimitable group of stars, Robin Williams and Jim Carrey were some of the biggest box-office draws, while writer/director John Hughes continued making audiences feel things. All of these are perfect examples of creatives who brought depth to characters and films that would otherwise be written off as silly - a word that often describes the absurd or foolish.
And, as we know, the best sort of comedy deals in truth. This list compiles surprisingly heartwarming or emotional moments that punch you in the gut in movies that are otherwise pretty wacky. While there’s a fine line between heartwarming and heartbreaking, these '90s films manage to walk that tightrope... if only for a moment.
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In ‘There’s Something About Mary,’ Ted Says A Very Casual Goodbye To Warren, Who’d Never Warmed Up To Anyone Before
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