10 Movies From The 90s That Should Be Streaming On Netflix

They weren’t summer blockbusters. They aren’t massive cult hits either. They’re simply superb dramas, amusing comedies, and perfectly middle-of-the-road thrillers from the 90s that could easily add some cinematic thank you, finally! without giving away the streaming game. Amiright? OK, so these are 10 films – and yes, there are easily many more – that Netflix ought to be making available online in my hurried opinion. (As in, “hurry up and make my couch more entertaining!”)

1. FALLING DOWN (1993)

Some critics claimed this movie was all about “white male angst” or something. But most people just thought it was funny to see a guy go berserk over a flat cheeseburger that looks NOTHING like it does in the commercial.

2. ANGUS (1995)

This movie about overcoming bullies and accepting yourself for who you are came with one of those heart of gold ™ seals of approval. Plus it had a pretty good soundtrack. Just try not to scratch the CD it comes on.

3. KAZAAM (1996)

This genie movie was kind of a weenie movie, but undeniably fun! I wish Netflix would make it available for streaming…

4. THE DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN (1992)

This total comedic escape came toward the end of Eddie Murphy’s movies-for-adults phase, which was just referred to as “his career” before “The Haunted Mansion” came along…

5. DISCLOSURE (1994)

Another Michael Douglas flick, this one wrapped up his “guy getting involved with bad women” trilogy that included “Basic Instinct” and “Fatal Attraction” before it.

6. CONSPIRACY THEORY (1997)

This gem that merged with romance with conspiracy theory – an alliance not often found (unless it involves far-fetched theories about why that girl didn’t call you back) – also starred Patrick Stewart in one his early post-Star Trek roles.

7. FEAR (1996)

Let me in the fucking house! Mark Wahlberg was the psycho obsessive boyfriend to Reese Witherspoon’s girl-next-door long before he was the best friend to a Teddy Bear. Is that career progress? Anyway, peep holes were never the same after this movie came out.

8. RETURN TO PARADISE (1998)

Return to hell is more like it. This painful drama about a friend left behind in a country with the most draconian drug laws EVER put Anne Heche and Vince Vaughn together, pre-“gay” and pre-pounds, respectively.

9. AMERICAN HISTORY X (1998)

Wow, this movie about a reformed white supremacist trying to make sure his brother doesn’t follow in his footsteps is one of the best after school specials you will ever see.

10. DEFENDING YOUR LIFE (1991)

Was there ever such an underrated fantasy-romantic-whatever comedy? Albert Brooks and Meryl Streep as coulda-been lovers in a very pleasant purgatory is something you must relive. Or just live. Before you die. So how ’bout it, Netflix? TC mark

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