Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

02 Feb 2021, 11:32 a.m.

1990s Movies in February

This month, my spouse and I are doing a little project, and you're welcome to join us.

We like to watch movies. Not only was it fun for us to watch the 1994 action blockbuster Speed a few days ago, it was fun to then talk about it with friends who are about our age, who kind of remember it too. And the 1990s was the decade when both of us went from childhood to early adulthood, and was the last decade when we didn't know each other.

So, over the course of this month, we'll watch at least one movie from each year 1990-1999, focusing on films that were big commercial hits and/or won prestigious awards, and that we haven't yet seen. For instance, I've never seen Total Recall or Rush Hour or Green Card. It'll be interesting to fill in a bit of cultural literacy and to retrospectively look at what my culture was saying when I was a kid.

(We don't need suggestions, thanks.)

It can be fun to have a little project. Feel free to join us and run your own '90s film month! And maybe post about it!

[Edited throughout February to append titles]: Films we watched: Total Recall, Point Break, Sister Act, Sleepless in Seattle, The Shawshank Redemption, Friday, Twister, Air Force One, Pleasantville, Notting Hill, Mo' Better Blues.