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Old April 7 2013, 06:16 PM   #17
Spot's Meow
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Re: 80s-90s Must See Movies for a Non-Nerd

I've broken my list into categories, because your friend may be more interested in certain genres over others, but I do recommend seeing all of these movies listed. I'm sure I've left out some categories as well (for example I rarely watch mafia or war movies). As for the children's movies, even if they were directed at kids I feel that they are just as interesting to me as an adult. The vast majority of these films are from the 90s, since that was when I grew up as well.

I know this is a very long list, but I strongly believe that these are all must sees!!


Comedy
Mrs. Doubtfire
There's Something About Mary
Dumb and Dumber (a goofy one, but one of my all time favorites)
Groundhog Day
So I Married an Axe Murderer
Clue
Major Payne
Liar Liar
Austin Powers
The Cable Guy

Horror
Scream movies (four of them now)
The Blair Witch Project
I Know What You Did Last Summer
The Sixth Sense
The Shining
The Silence of the Lambs
Misery

Drama
American Beauty
Forrest Gump
The Truman Show
A League of Their Own
The Shawshank Redemption
Edward Scissorhands
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Quiz Show
The Green Mile
Schindler's List
Fargo
Apollo 13
Patch Adams

Action/Adventure
Hook
Twister
Air Force One
Speed
Independence Day
Jurassic Park
Titanic
Armageddon
The Mummy
Men In Black

Children’s Movies
Home Alone
The Land Before Time (makes me cry every time!)
Homeward Bound (another "kid" movie that makes me cry as an adult still)
The Lion King
Beauty and the Beast
Babe
Aladdin
Toy Story
The Santa Clause

Romantic Comedies/Dramas
Ghost
As Good As It Gets
Jerry Maguire (I don't like it much but it contains many popular quotes)
When Harry Met Sally
Sleepless in Seattle
You’ve Got Mail
Pretty Woman
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