1993 was a powerhouse year for the cinema, and these movies prove why.
1. Jurassic Park
Animatronics? Check. Kids in peril? Double check. Neckerchiefs? It’s a Spielberg trifecta!
2. Dazed and Confused
The fact that we all know the line from this scene makes it golden.
Thanks to Val Kilmer’s Doc Holliday we were introduced to the term “huckleberry,” and still don’t know if it’s a real berry or not.
4. The Sandlot
Because this movie rocks. Oh, and Wendy Peffercorn.
5. Groundhog Day
According to some internet mathematicians, Bill Murray’s character spends at least 33 years trapped in a time loop, which is how I felt watching Garfield.
5. Mrs. Doubtfire
Oh, Robin Williams, what happened?
6. Robin Hood: Men In Tights
Don’t act like when this comes on TV you don’t leave it on from wherever it is and watch it til the end.
7. Schindler’s List
"Is that a hangnail? Can this day get any worse?!"
8. True Romance
Brad Pitt uses a honey bear as a bong. That is all.
9. The Nightmare Before Christmas
Because every December, chubby goth kids let their parents take them to Disneyland so they can experience The Nightmare Before Christmas-themed Haunted Mansion. Also, churros.
10. A Bronx Tale
This film is chock full of sage advice like the one above, but also includes the “girl test” and the “fear vs. love” scene.
11. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
"Sorry, you didn’t win Best Supporting Actor for this part, Leo, but you know who did?"
12. The Fugitive
"Me! Mr. Tommy Lee Jones! And the movie ain’t even about me. I play the cop! Yee Haw!"
13. Hocus Pocus
More like “Hocus Focus On All That Cleavage!” amiright?
14. Cool Runnings
"Sanka!… you dead?" "Ya, mon." Classic.
Because this movie was made for all us “5 foot nothin’, 100 and nothin’s” that have “barely a speck of athletic ability.”
16. Rookie Of The Year
Yes. Yes, he did.
17. Sleepless In Seattle
"Eww, you have a kid? Date over!"
18. Falling Down
As a Los Angeles native, this movie runs through my head every time I get in my car. Every. Single. Time.
19. Menace II Society
Firmly believe that Heath Ledger’s Joker was based a on Larenz Tate’s nihilistic, sociopathic O-Dog. Well, at least the gun was.
"I think I feel a hangnail. Can this day get any worse?!"