Only A True Film Buff Can Identify These 90s Cult Classics!

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If you haven't seen these 90s Cult Classics, you can't truly call yourself a film buff. And what's more, you're missing out on the better things in life!

We're not talking about blockbuster hits like Titanic, Jurassic Park, and Star Wars. No, we're getting into the good stuff. Think: The Usual Suspects, Thelma & Louise, and The Big Lebowski! It's popcorn time, folks! What are you waiting for?

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1. Which 1994 film contains 265 “F-words"?
  1. Life Is Beautiful
  2. Schindler's List
  3. Princess Mononoke
  4. Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction is a 1994 crime film about the criminal activities in Los Angeles. The film is named after pulp magazines, which were common in the mid-20th century.
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2. "The Dude" is present in every scene in...
  1. Big Lebowski
  2. Eat Drink Man Woman
  3. Hamlet
  4. Rushmore
In December of 2014, The Big Lebowski (1998) became one of 700 "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" films preserved for future generations through the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry.
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3. Brad Pitt purposefully chipped off pieces of his tooth for his role in...
  1. Dead Man
  2. Kids
  3. Gummo
  4. Fight Club
Fight Club (1999) stars Edward Norton as the creator of a “fight club” alongside Brad Pitt, who becomes one of the fighters. Based on the Chuck Palahniuk novel with the same name, many are still awed by Brad Pitt as he beats his way to the top.
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4. Tarantino told investors that the movie's title was a gangster term from French films:
  1. Hard Boiled
  2. Reservoir Dogs
  3. Rushmore
  4. Sense and Sensibility
Before he was an actor, Eddie Bunker was a criminal, spending much of the first half of his life in various correctional facilities. In 1975, at the age of 42, he wrote several crime novels, and Tarantino was a fan — as seen by the crime drama, Reservoir Dogs (1992).
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5. The movie's director sat in on high school classes for dialogue inspiration...
  1. Empire Records
  2. Clueless
  3. Poetic Justice
  4. Half Baked
Cher, the Clueless (1995) protagonist, was famous for her iconic quote: "As if!" That's not out of a high school class, however. The director picked up that phrase from the lesbian community.
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6. The actors in this movie were Dazed and...
  1. Confounded
  2. Cold
  3. Crabby
  4. Confused
Dazed and Confused (1993) is apparently a favorite of Tarantino, along with Taxi Driver, The Great Escape, and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
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7. Who's world?
  1. Dane's World
  2. Walter's World
  3. Wayne's World
  4. Winter's World
Wayne's World (1992) was originally a sketch on SNL. Amazingly, the film made over $180 million on its opening weekend.
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8. Claire Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio play...
  1. Carrie and Mr. Big
  2. Louis Lane and Superman
  3. Romeo and Juliet
  4. Ross and Rachel
Leonardo DiCaprio played Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (1996) a year before he made it big in Titanic. DiCaprio worked hard to convince the movie producers to make the film, flying to Australia on his own dime to do so.
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9. Both Drew Barrymore and Madonna might have been...
  1. Showgirls
  2. American Pies
  3. Hackers
  4. Singles
But they weren't. Instead, Saved by the Bell's Elizabeth Berkley stars as a stripper-turned-Vegas showgirl in the 1995 movie, Showgirls.
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10. "I’ve always wanted a child. And now I think I’ll have one. On toast!"
  1. Abra Cadabra
  2. A League of Their Own
  3. Hocus Pocus
  4. Ever After
While it's a cult classic now, Hocus Pocus (1993) did terribly when it first came out, met by bad reviews and falling box-office winnings.
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11. "If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends..."
  1. House Party
  2. Spice World
  3. Babe
  4. All About My Mother
Spice World (1997) came out after the Spice Girls made it big on the world stage. It won a Razzie for Worst Actress, an honor shared by all five Girls, and according to a 2007 UK poll, it is the "worst film ever made".
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12. If the scene is tinted green, actors in THIS movie are in the computer world...
  1. Men in Black
  2. The Thin Red Line
  3. The Matrix
  4. Demolition Man
The Matrix is a 1999 science fiction film about a dystopian future in which humanity is trapped in a simulated reality called the Matrix. It stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss.
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13. This movie's director views its ending as a "litmus test" on how you feel about love....
  1. The Crow
  2. American History X
  3. Before Sunrise
  4. Run Lola Run
If you liked Before Sunrise (1995), we hope you've seen Before Sunset (2004) and Before Midnight (2013). The original movie only made $5 million domestically.
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14. Johnny Depp plays Edward in...
  1. Simmerhands
  2. Sillyhands
  3. Scissorhands
  4. Sandhands
Although the studio wanted Tim Burton to cast Tom Cruise as Edward Scissorhands, Tim Burton went with Johnny Depp instead.
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15. Don't Tell Mom...
  1. I Ate All The Candy
  2. The Babysitter's Dead
  3. The Dog Escaped
  4. I Wet My Pants
Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead (1991) is based on the movies: Risky Business, Home Alone, Working Girl, and The Secret of My Success.
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16. Believe it or not, you can find hidden Mickey Mouses throughout this horror film:
  1. Rumble In The Bronx
  2. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  3. Army Of Darkness
  4. Out of Sight
Where are the hidden Mickey Mouses in The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)? Mickey is hidden in the form of a scary toy in the scene where Jack's Christmas presents attack.
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17. Who wouldn't want to get to know...
  1. The Joneses
  2. Donnie Darko
  3. The Addams Family
  4. The Talented Mr. Ripley
Anthony Hopkins was offered a part in The Addams Family (1991), but he turned it down in order to play Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs.
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18. This classic was inspired by the real-life case of the Gainesville Ripper:
  1. Dead Man
  2. Gummo
  3. Scream
  4. Titanic
Scream (1996) made over $173 million worldwide. What's more impressive for a horror movie? Rotten Tomatoes rates it at 79%!
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19. Before Sarah Michelle Gellar, she was the original...
  1. Hermione Granger
  2. Arya Stark
  3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  4. Minnie Mouse
Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1992) was meant to include cameos of David Bowie, Mick Jagger, and Cary Elwes. The studio, however, ran out of time and money.
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20. Disney wanted THIS movie's actors to talk like "Jamaican Aladdins".
  1. Cool Runnings
  2. He Got Game
  3. Muriel's Wedding
  4. Singles
The actors in Cool Runnings (1993) did not reenact the Jamaican Olympic bobsled team's crash. Instead, they used the footage from the actual incident.
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21. THIS movie will take you to Neverland...
  1. My Own Private Idaho
  2. Boys Don't Cry
  3. The Birdcage
  4. Hook
Hook (1991) stars Dustin Hoffman as Hook and Robin Williams as Peter Pan. Steven Spielberg might have made the movie in the mid-80s, had it not been for the birth of his first child, Max.
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22. The secret handshake between Hallie and Annie (i.e. Lindsay Lohan) consists of 18 moves...
  1. The Parent Trap
  2. Pretty Woman
  3. The English Patient
  4. The Birdcage
You might recognize The Parent Trap's (1998) camp counselor, Marva Kulp Jr, as Janice from Friends!
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23. Fear and Loathing in...
  1. New York
  2. San Francisco
  3. Las Vegas
  4. Chicago
Wondering about all the famous cameos in Fear and Loathing in Los Vegas (1998)? Tobey Maguire plays a hitchhiker, Christina Ricci plays a painter, and Cameron Diaz and Mark Harmon play reporters.
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24. Scientists at NASA voted THIS to be the most accurate sci-fi in history.
  1. Hoop Dreams
  2. Saving Private Ryan
  3. Gattaca
  4. Boyz N The Hood
Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman met while filming Gattaca (1997), started dating, and got married in 1998! They had two children before divorcing in 2005.
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25. Mickey Knox and Mallory Wilson were...
  1. Natural Born Balloonists
  2. Natural Born Bankers
  3. Natural Born Kangaroos
  4. Natural Born Killers
Mickey Knox and Mallory Wilson survive the final scene in Natural Born Killer (1994), but the movie's producers considered killing them off in an alternate ending.
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26. Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis are the outlaws...
  1. Bonnie and Clyde
  2. Carole Bundy and Doug Clark
  3. Thelma and Louise
  4. Henry Lucas and Ottis Toole
Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis are the undisputed stars of Thelma and Louise (1991). Brad Pitt was paid just $6,000 for his part in the film.
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27. Reality...
  1. Banters
  2. Blooms
  3. Beats
  4. Bites
The original title for Reality Bites (1994) was "The Real World". That title, however, was done away with when MTV’s The Real World came out.
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28. THIS film, otherwise known as the "King of St. Paddy’s Horror", stars Jennifer Anniston.
  1. Friday
  2. The Lion King
  3. LA Confidential
  4. Leprechaun
Leprechaun (1993) was so successful that it spawned five sequels. The film was originally supposed to be family-friendly but was changed to horror after filming had already begun.
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29. This movie is set in "Anywhere, USA":
  1. Election
  2. Office Space
  3. True Romance
  4. The Crying Game
Office Space (1999) was, in reality, shot in Las Colinas and Austin, Texas. But, in keeping with its "anywhere" location, all of the movie's cars have custom-made “USA” license plates.
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30. John Malkovich plays himself in...
  1. Being John Malkovich
  2. Ed Wood
  3. Forrest Gump
  4. The Player
How did John Cusack end up in Being John Malkovich (1999)? He asked William Morris to give him “the craziest, most unproducible script you can find".
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31. Johnny Depp lighting a match in his mouth might be the most normal thing to happen in...
  1. The Truman Show
  2. Cry Baby
  3. The Fifth Element
  4. Heat
Other strange moments in Cry Baby (1990) include: Iggy Pop naked in a wash tub, and Allison collecting and drinking a jar full of tears.
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32. The Catholic Church hated this movie when it was released...
  1. The Boondock Saints
  2. As Good As It Gets
  3. Demolition Man
  4. Three Kings
Boondock Saints (1999) was written by a bartender in Los Angeles. In order to woo him, Harvey Weinstein showed up at the bar, offered him $300,000 upfront, and promised to buy the bar for him.
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33. Despite what it claims, this crime drama is more fiction than fact...
  1. Fargo
  2. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
  3. From Dusk Till Dawn
  4. There's Something About Mary
Fargo (1996) is very loosely based on the disappearance of Connecticut-native, Helle Crafts. Her husband was convicted of her murder. He supposedly used a wood chipper to destroy her remains.
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34. Meryl Streep scarred Goldie Hawn’s face while filming...
  1. Casino
  2. Shakespeare In Love
  3. Tombstone
  4. Death Becomes Her
And the scene in Death Becomes Her (1992) when Meryl Streep's breast became younger? A crew member had to hold her breasts up to film that scene!
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35. Mel Brooks penned many of the songs for...
  1. Speed
  2. Robin Hood: Men in Tights
  3. Aladdin
  4. Falling Down
You might recognize Robin Hood in Robin Hood: Men In Tights (1993) as Cary Elwes from The Princess Bride. He didn't need a lot of fencing coaching, unlike the other actors who worked Saturdays and Sundays to learn their moves.
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36. Adam Sandler wrote THIS movie with his college roommate...
  1. Breaking The Waves
  2. The Crying Game
  3. Happy Gilmore
  4. Braveheart
Adam Sandler's Happy Gilmore (1996) is about a hockey player-turned-golfer. Bob Barker performed all his own stunts in the movie!
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37. The teeth in the twigs of this movie were real human teeth...
  1. Ed Wood
  2. The Blair Witch Project
  3. Galaxy Quest
  4. Face/Off
The 1999 film follows three filmmaking students who document a story about a local legend and it goes horribly wrong.
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38. Morgan Freeman pitched a baseball in a "prison yard" for 9 hours while shooting THIS movie:
  1. The Shawshank Redemption
  2. The Pink Panther
  3. Notorious
  4. Wonder Park
Rumor has it that Frank Darabont watched Goodfellas every Sunday while shooting The Shawshank Redemption (1994). Based on a Stephen King novel, this film tells the story of a banker who is sentenced to life in prison for a crime he claims he didn't commit.
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39. Round up...
  1. The Boogie Nights
  2. The Showgirls
  3. The Usual Suspects
  4. The Kids
Al Pacino turned down a role in The Usual Suspects (1995) because he didn’t want to play a policeman twice in the same year.
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40. De Niro put a fake severed horse head in Ray Liotta's trailer during the filming of...
  1. Ouija
  2. Goodfellas
  3. Queen & Slim
  4. Defiance
In Goodfellas (1990), Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Ray Liotta come together to make mob movie magic.
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41. What's Eating...
  1. Gandalf
  2. Indiana Jones
  3. Buzz Lightyear
  4. Gilbert Grape
Leonardo DiCaprio turned down a role in Disney's Hocus Pocus in order to play Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993).
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42. This movie stars both Ewan McGregor and "the worst toilet in Scotland":
  1. Trainspotting
  2. Pump Up The Volume
  3. Man Bites Dog
  4. The Rock
It's thanks to David Bowie that Trainspotting (1996) got the rights to the songs ‘Lust for Life’ and ‘Perfect Day’. Bowie put in a good word with Iggy Pop and Lou Reed after watching and liking the director's first film.
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43. During the filming, Angelina Jolie ignored Winona Ryder in order to become a more convincing "sociopath":
  1. Man Bites Dog
  2. Girl, Interrupted
  3. Tommy Boy
  4. The City Of Lost Children
Based on Susanna Kaysen’s 1993 memoir, Girl, Interrupted is a 1999 psychological drama film starring Angelina Jolie and Winona Ryder. Jolie’s performance won her an Academy Award and Golden Globe.
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44. Had she accepted, it would have been Kirsten Dunst in a bathtub full of rose petals.
  1. Pi
  2. American Beauty
  3. Army of Darkness
  4. Glengarry Glenn Ross
Kirsten Dunst turned the part down, however, because she did not want to kiss the older Kevin Spacey. American Beauty (1999) won five Oscars, including Best Picture.
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45. The idea for THIS movie came from a conversation between two women in a bathroom stall.
  1. Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion
  2. The Piano
  3. Speed
  4. Welcome to the Dollhouse
Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997) is the directorial debut of David Mirkin. Do you recognize his name? He wrote for The Simpsons.
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46. Around 30-40% of this spy comedy is improvised!
  1. Ghost in the Shell
  2. Home Alone
  3. Swingers
  4. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery's (1997) sequel, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, made more than $312 million worldwide!
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47. Five sisters become obsessed with taking their own lives in...
  1. The Arrival
  2. Awakenings
  3. Meet Joe Black
  4. The Virgin Suicides
Kirsten Dunst was cast in the Virgin Suicides (1999) for her "all-American cheerleader look" combined with "a wise sadness" in her eyes.
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48. I Know...
  1. What You Did Last Fall
  2. What You Did Last Spring
  3. What You Did Last Winter
  4. What You Did Last Summer
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) brought Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze, Jr. together, although they didn't begin dating until after the filming. They eventually got married!
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49. 10 Things I Hate About...

  1. Him
  2. You
  3. Batman
  4. Her
10 Things I Hate About You is a 1999 romantic comedy film starring Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger. It was a modern spin on William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.” Paying a guy to take a girl out on a date is always a bad idea. Just ask Julia Stiles, who stars in the movie.
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50. A groundhog bit Bill Murray 3 times while filming...

  1. Confessions of a Shopaholic
  2. Groundhog Day
  3. Dumb and Dumber
  4. The Fugitive
Named after a U.S. observance, this 1993 film stars Bill Murray as a TV weatherman stuck in a time loop.
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