Now’s the time to stream or rent some of the all-time classics! These are just a few from the 90s — Part 6
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Comedy, Drama, Romance
Buffalo ’66 (1998)
Convict Billy Brown dreads going home so much that he tries to get back in prison. In desperation, Billy kidnaps Layla and pleads with her to impersonate his wife and to accompany him home to visit his parents. Stars: Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci Director: Vincent Gallo
The Ice Storm (1997)
In the 1970s, an outwardly wholesome family begins cracking at the seams over the course of a tumultuous Thanksgiving break. The family’s strained relations continue to grow worse until an ice storm strikes.
Stars: Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver
Director: Ang Lee
The Virgin Suicides (1999)
In the middle of 1970s suburban America, lived five sisters, whose doomed fates indelibly marked the neighborhood boys who to this day continue to obsess over them. A story of love and repression, fantasy and terror, memory and longing.
Star: Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett
Director: Sofia Coppola
Dante is called in to cover a shift on his day off. His friend Randal helps him pass the time, neglecting his video-store customers next door to hang out in the Quick Stop. The uneventful day is disrupted by news that one of Dante’s ex-girlfriends has died.
Star: Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson
Director: Kevin Smith
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Juliet is attending a costume ball thrown by her parents. Her father has arranged her marriage to the boorish Paris as part of a strategic investment plan. Romeo attends the masked ball and he and Juliet fall in love.
Stars: Claire Danes, Leonardo DiCaprio
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Biography, Drama, Fantasy
Nobleman Orlando inherits his parents’ house, thanks to Queen Elizabeth I, who commands the young man to never change. One morning, Orlando is shocked to wake up as a woman and returns home, struggling as a female to retain her property as the centuries roll by.
Stars: Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane
Director: Sally Potter
Comedy, Drama, Romance
In Seattle during the era of grunge music, the lives and relationships of a group of young people, all living in the same apartment building, go through a period of flux. Among them is aspiring architect Janet, who finds herself obsessed with bad-boy musician Cliff.
Stars: Bridget Fonda, Matt Dillon
Director: Cameron Crowe
Billy Madison (1995)
Man-child and rich kid Billy Madison spends his days partying. When his father becomes fed up with his son’s irresponsible ways, he issues an ultimatum. Since Billy passed all his schooling, he must retake and pass every grade in 24 weeks.
Stars: Adam Sandler, Darren McGavin
Director: Tamra Davis
Crime, Mystery, Thriller
The Usual Suspects (1995)
Five criminals meet during a routine police line-up. Upon their release, they plan to pull off a dangerous heist involving precious emeralds worth three million dollars.
Stars: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne,
Director: Bryan Singer
Lone Star (1996)
Sheriff Sam Deeds digs up the past when he finds an old skull in the desert. As he traces the murder of Sheriff Charlie Wade 40 years earlier, Deeds’ investigation points toward his late father, the much-loved Deputy Buddy Deeds.
Stars: Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Peña
Director: John Sayles