90’s Nostalgia & Netflix

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Let’s Netflix & Chill?

The 90’s has become a hot trending decade for many reasons. For me, the 1990’s was all about the Spice Girls. Every picture of me from age 3 to 10 is most likely of me holding up the peace sign. If you were wondering, no I wasn’t an advocating for some sort of world peace movement. The peace sign also doubled as the Spice Girls sign for “Girl Power” and for some reason that stuck with me. I don’t think my family will ever let me live that down.

Since I had spent a lot of time in airports this summer I finally had the chance to catch up on watching tv/movies.  I thought it might be nice to put together a list of tv shows/movies that bring back some 90’s nostalgia for me. Oh, the memories.

Sabrina the Teenage Witch

You’ll be pleased to know that Sabrina the Teenage Witch is actually coming back in 2019. I was never a fan of cats but after every episode, I wished that I had a furry sidekick named Salem. Plus having magical powers to fix all my life problems seemed pretty cool too.

Matilda

This movie is my childhood. Every couple of years I rewatch of it just for the sake of it. Matilda is a light-hearted movie but does capture some deeper undertones that I’ve caught on to as I have gotten older.They really don’t make movies like this anymore. If you’ve ever felt like you were born into the wrong family then you can relate to this storyline.

Clueless

Clueless is a cult classic. Before Mean Girls, Cher was the original Regina George. Fortunately, Cher is not as ill-willed. If I could I would trade lives with Cher. Who wouldn’t want to rip around Rodeo Dr, swiping credit cards you don’t have to pay for, in Monolo’s?

Picture Perfect

Who could be a better cover girl for the 90’s other than Jennifer Aniston? Aniston’s character Kate tries to get a job promotion by faking an engagement. Hoesntly sounds like something I would do.

Goodfellas

This is one of my all-time favorite movies. Goodfellas is set in Brooklyn, NewYork and retells the life of Henry Hills life when he was a member of the Italian mafia. This movie is meant for a “girls night in” kind of vibe but it still a must see. It came out in the 1990’s so it still counts right?

Fresh Prince of Belair

Bless MTV for playing re-runs of Fresh Prince. Some characters did change over the course of the show but luckily the humor did not. Don’t we all wish we had an Uncle Phil living that lived in Belair?

Jawbreaker

Expect this film to be a bit morbid. But what is more 90’s than evil girl cliques and jawbreaker candies?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

No, Twilight cannot steal all the vampire hype. Before Edward Cullen was sparkling in the sunlight Buffy was busy slaying vampires and demons. Looking back the show was super cheesy but in all the best ways.

Pretty Woman

I think this movie is best described as a 90’s Cinderella story. It’s a step more raunchy than your average fairy tale but won’t disappoint. I would be surprised if you haven’t already seen this movie. If not,  another rom-com to add to the list.

Scream Queens | Season One

Okay, so this show isn’t from the 90’s and I don’t think you can find it on Netflix anymore either. But the preppy wardrobe, sorority storyline, and Emma Roberts as lead role all make me think of the 90’s. The first time I watched Scream Queens I realized that it was a perfect mix between Clueless and Pretty Little Liars. Whoever did wardrobe for this show deserves some sort of award. During the second season Scream Queens didn’t have the same feel so I would say just stick to season one if you plan to watch.

Riverdale

Whoever came up with the idea for Riverdale knew Millenial’s love nostalgia. I remember when I was younger I used to beg my mom for Archie comics. When the Archie comics came to life on screen you bet I was there to watch. A new season starts this fall so if you want to catch up you should start now.

 

Of course, if you have any other suggestions feel free to comment below! xx Shannon

 

2 Comments

  1. Judy says:

    Hey it’s Emma Roberts not Emily! Great article though, just realized I need to have a 90s themed night in

    1. Shannon Mitic says:

      Thanks, Judy!

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