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The 10 Most Quintessential 90s Movies

Elizabeth Harper | 24 Jul 2014 17:13
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Though 90s produced plenty of great movies... but the point of this list isn't to (necessarily) talk about the greatest movies of the 90s. Instead, we're going to talk about the movies that are just so 90s that they simply couldn't have come from anywhere else. So just what makes a 90s movie a 90s movie? Read on to find out!

Home Alone (1990)
Based on the fairly ridiculous premise that a large family could go on vacation to Paris and forget one of their children, the entire film follows 8-year-old Kevin's (Macaulay Culkin) adventures while home alone. Get it? He's Home Alone! Of course there's more to it than Kevin watching TV and eating junk food without adult supervision -- because this is the world of movies, Kevin's home is targeted by a pair of very dedicated, very inept thieves led by Joe Pesci. Spoiler alert: Kevin outwits the thieves in spectacular slapstick fashion and his mother finally makes it home to see him again, ending things on a particularly warm and fuzzy note.

Successful by any means you choose to measure, Home Alone was a huge hit -- maintaining a #1 rating at the box office for 12 straight weeks. That kind of breakaway success meant there were five Home Alone movies and three video games. (Three!) But we'll never forget our first adventure with Kevin and the dream of joining on his exciting (for a kid) adventures like going to the grocery store. (The drama!)

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