Iconic comedies of the 90s

90s nostalgia exists for a reason, whether it's about film, TV or music. One of the main reasons are the unforgettable and classic comedies that came out in this era. We love them so much we still constantly replay them in our homes today.

90s nostalgia exists for a reason, whether it’s about film, TV or music. One of the main reasons are the unforgettable  and classic comedies that came out in this era. We love them so much we still constantly replay them in our homes today.

Dumb and Dumber

Two rather unintelligent friends (Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels) stumble across a suitcase full of money left behind in Harry’s car by Mary Swanson, who was on her way to the airport. They decide to return the suitcase and set out on a cross-country trip from Providence to Aspen, unaware that it is connected to a kidnapping. As Harry and Lloyd are pursued across the country by hired killers and police, they find both their friendship and their brains tested.

American Pie

The movie that redefined the raunchy teen sex comedy for a generation and changed the way the world thought about band camp and baked goods forever. The plot centers on five best friends (Jim, Kevin, Oz, Finch, and Stifler) who attend East Great Falls High. With the exception of Stifler, who has already lost his virginity, they make a pact to lose their virginity before their high school graduation.

Mrs. Doubtfire

Troubled that he has little access to his children, divorced Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams) hatches an elaborate plan. With help from his creative brother he dresses as an older British woman and convinces his ex-wife to hire him as a nanny. “Mrs. Doubtfire” wins over the children and helps Daniel become a better parent, but when both Daniel and his nanny persona must meet different parties at the same restaurant, his secrets may be exposed.

Home Alone

When bratty 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) acts out the night before a family trip to Paris, his mother makes him sleep in the attic. After the McCallisters mistakenly leave for the airport without Kevin, he awakens to an empty house and assumes his wish to have no family has come true. But his excitement sours when he realizes that two con men plan to rob the McCallister residence and that he alone must protect the family home.

The Parent Trap

Twins Annie and Hallie (Lindsay Lohan) are strangers. The preteen girls’ divorced parents are living on opposite sides of the Atlantic, each with one child. After meeting at camp, American Hallie and British-raised Annie engineer an identity swap, giving both the chance to spend time with the parent they’ve missed. If the scheme works, it might just make the family whole again.

Ace Ventura

When the dolphin mascot of Miami’s NFL team is abducted, Ace Ventura (Jim Carrey), a private investigator who specializes in finding missing animals, looks into the case. Soon Miami Dolphins players are kidnapped too, including star player Dan Marino, making Ace’s sleuth work even more pressing. Working with Dolphins representative Melissa, Ace closes in on the culprits, but not before many ridiculous misadventures.

My Best Friend’s Wedding

Childhood friends Julianne (Julia Roberts) and Michael had a deal to marry each other if they were still single by age 28. Now, four days before his 28th birthday, Michael announces that he’s marrying a gorgeous 20-year-old named Kimberly (Cameron Diaz). Suddenly realizing that she’s actually in love with him, Julianne vows to stop the wedding at all costs. However, when she is appointed maid of honor, things get even more complex.

Cool Runnings

Four Jamaican bobsledders dream of competing in the Winter Olympics, despite never having seen snow. With the help of a disgraced former champion desperate to redeem himself, the Jamaicans set out to become worthy of Olympic selection and go all out for glory.

Sister Act

When lively lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier (Whoopi Goldberg) sees her mobster beau commit murder, she is relocated for her protection. Set up in the guise of a nun in a California convent, Deloris proceeds to upend the quiet lives of the resident sisters. In an effort to keep her out of trouble, they assign Deloris to the convent’s choir, an ensemble that she soon turns into a vibrant and soulful act that gains widespread attention.

Father of the Bride

George Banks (Steve Martin) and his wife, Nina (Diane Keaton), are the proud parents of Annie, but when she returns from studying abroad and announces that she’s engaged, their whole world turns upside down, especially that of overprotective George. From meeting the in-laws to wedding plans with an over-the-top consultant and his flamboyant assistant, it seems as if the troubles never end.

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