Category Archives: 1990’s Best Movies

Is it really possible to pick a single best movie of the 1990’s? This is the decade that gave us Goodfellas in 1990, Fight Club in 1999 and countless masterpieces in between. It was a decade when Quentin Tarantino went from video store clerk to the hottest director in town. At least a few of the films we revisit are guaranteed to be close to your heart and ours. So we invite you to find a comfortable spot on the sofa, and join us for a journey through our vast VHS collections.

Twister (1996)

Twister Quote: “The Suck Zone. It’s the point basically when the twister… sucks you up. That’s not the technical term for it, obviously.” – Dustin Davis

“Twister” gave us all a horrifying glimpse into a world where the United States doesn’t have any politically correct superpower enemies. Left with no face for our fears, director Jan De Bont made weather itself the enemy, and not even a star-studded cast including Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Cary Elwes could save the resulting shatstorm.

If you were thrilled by this movie years ago or have warm feelings for the late Bill Paxton, let us teach you to hate everything about this movie … with good cause. Continue reading Twister (1996)

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Shawshank Redemption Quote: “I believe in two things: discipline and the Bible. Here you’ll receive both. Put your trust in the Lord; your ass belongs to me. Welcome to Shawshank.” – Warden Norton

“The Shawshank Redemption” is one of the finest prison movies ever made, worthy of its 1995 Oscar nomination. But does it hold its own against the other cinematic giants of 1994: “Pulp Fiction,” “Forrest Gump,” “Quiz Show,” and “Four Weddings And A Funeral?”

And why did it cost Gene Lyons his first kiss from the girl of his dreams? Continue reading The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Pulp Fiction Quote: “Well, I’m a mushroom-cloud-layin’ motherfucker, motherfucker! Every time my fingers touch brain, I’m Superfly T.N.T., I’m the Guns of the Navarone!” – Jules Winnfield

Some say there’s no such thing as a perfect movie. We say, “You need to rewatch ‘Pulp Fiction.'” Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 quasi-noir masterpiece has earned the first-ever perfect score from Shat The Movies.

The mind-blowing cast includes Bruce Willis, John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Harvey Keitel, Uma Thurman, Ving Rhames, Christopher Walken, Tim Roth, Eric Stoltz, Rosanna Arquette, Steve Buscemi and Peter Greene. The mind-blowing script contains too many quotes to list. Continue reading Pulp Fiction (1994)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Terminator 2 Quote: “I have detailed files on human anatomy” – The T-800

“Terminator 2: Judgment Day” is the rare sequel that launched a franchise from good to unbelievably great. Does “Terminator 2” hold up after two decades? Absolutely.

This prime specimen of sci-fi action perfection has it all: Edward Furlong escaping in the aqueduct chase. Arnold Schwarzenegger shredding cop cars in the mini-gun shooting gallery. Robert Patrick jamming his finger through countless heads. Linda Hamilton cracking skulls and field-stripping rifles like a pro. Continue reading Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)