While we’re waiting to see what 2023 will be like for movies, it’s worth turning back the clock instead and revisiting 12 great months for movies. 1993.
Whatever your particular viewing preferences, that year offered something for every kind of moviegoer to enjoy. Even your family’s favorite flicks that you watch over and over again.
So let’s take a walk down memory lane and relive the 15 best movies of 1993, which celebrate their 30th anniversary in 2023, listed in order of release date.
WARNING: Side effects of this list include making readers very aware of their age.
Original release date: February 12th
It’s an annual tradition for avid fans of the beloved Bill Murray comedy to rewatch. marmot day It’s February 2nd anyway, but 2023 marks the 30th anniversary of its release, so you’ll definitely want to revisit it this year. ghost buster Co-starring the late Harold Ramis. marmot day We watch self-centered TV weatherman Phil Connors get stuck in a small-town time loop.
army of darkness
Original release date: February 19th
2023 is a particularly special year evil dead fan. Not only do we have plans for the future, Evil Dead RiseI’m looking forward to it, but this February marks the 30th anniversary of the arrival of the cult-favorite third chapter of the horror-comedy saga created by Sam Raimi. army of darkness Bruce Campbell stars as witty Ash, who travels back in time to confront the deaddite of the Middle Ages. cool!
Original release date: May 28th
The 1990s produced many great action thrillers, but one of the most iconic reached a major milestone this year.Yes, it is cliffhanger, in a Sylvester Stallone ride, Sly plays a rescue ranger suffering from PTSD who must fend off a band of thieves at the top of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, led by the deliciously evil John Lithgow. Since 2019, a female-led reboot is underway.
Original release date: June 11th
Those who were in 1993 will never forget how huge Steven Spielberg’s original was. Jurassic Park The movie took the box office by storm and was not only the biggest movie of the year, but the highest grossing of all time. 2 follow ups and he could have had 1 follow up. Jurassic World There have been trilogies made in the decades since, but nothing beats the dinosaur-sized spectacle of this masterpiece.
can’t sleep in seattle
Original release date: June 25th
Ancestral 90s nostalgia You’ve got mail It will probably be the Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan rom-com we remember most fondly these days, but can’t sleep in seattle Don’t forget either. If you haven’t seen it in years, now’s the perfect time to revisit the gripping Nora Ephron movie, where two cross-country strangers connect thanks to a late-night radio talk show. increase.
Original release date: July 16th
Wait, this Halloween fixture for all generations first released in midsummer? Strange move, Disney! do you know another one?Why the Studio Didn’t Wait Until This Year for Last Fall’s Release Hocus Pocus 2finally brought back Bette Midler and her on-screen wizard sisters Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy for a prank located in Salem? I can’t.
Original release date: August 6
Although it hasn’t stayed at the center of pop culture like certain other Harrison Ford films, fugitive Another example from 1993 treats us to top-notch actors. It stars as a family man and a doctor who must go on the run after being accused of murder.
Original release date: September 10th
Directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino true love was initially considered a fiasco thanks to its box office bombing, but in recent times it is widely regarded as a highlight in both filmmakers’ resumes. Patricia Arquette plays a newlywed who flees the Mafia after stealing drugs.
dazed and confused
Original release date: September 24th
Some movies are always destined for cult classic status, and that’s definitely true dazed and confusedAnother commercial failure upon release, this early effort from the future Boyhood Filmmaker Richard Linklater continues to mean a lot to his age-appropriate fans when the movie came out. The coming-of-age story also ships the roll call of future stars such as Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, and Matthew McConaughey.
nightmare before christmas
Original release date: October 29th
nightmare before christmas A film that never strays far from our thoughts, with nearly unique status as both a Halloween and Christmas movie, but as a stop-motion epic, it deserves more attention this year than ever ( It was directed by Henry Selick, not Tim) Burton, remember) reaches a 3-0 big win. To a 90’s kid, it might be scarier than any of Halloweentown’s residents.
Addams Family Values
Original release date: November 19th
Thanks to Netflix’s success, The Addams Family is firmly back in the zeitgeist once again. Wednesdayand it just so happens that 2023 will mark the 30th anniversary of the greatest movie in franchise history — sublime cinema. Addams Family Valueswhich sees Christopher Lloyd’s Uncle Fester being held captive by Joan Cusack’s Black Widow Debbie.
Original release date: November 24th
Yes, 1993 really spoiled us with so many beloved family movies, but it’s definitely the one that claims the top spot. Mrs. Doubtfirein Robin Williams’ legendary flick, Aladdin Starr plays a divorced father, longing to see his children again, and impersonating an elderly Scottish housekeeper. Somehow, directors Chris Columbus and Williams turned this eerie premise into a hilarious, heartfelt classic.
Original release date: December 15th
Indeed, Steven Spielberg released two of his most acclaimed films in 1993. Jurassic World, Fablemans Director announced schindler’s list, an epic World War II drama starring Liam Neeson as a famous German businessman known for helping Holocaust survivors. If you’ve never seen it before, now’s your chance.
Original release date: December 17th
Cheese-loving inventor Wallace and his taciturn, clever dog Gromit may have debuted in the 1989s grand day outbut that was in 1993 wrong pants It really put them on the map. In addition to its refined and accomplished character designs, this stop-motion short film has a more agile script and more evocative directing that helped the dynamic duo win their first Academy Award.
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
Original release date: December 25th
dark Knight Also Batman Might be the best Batman movie Batman: Mask of the Phantasm it’s the best movie almost Batman.of citizen cane This spin-off of the superhero animated movie Batman: The Animated Series It’s a unique interpretation of Bruce Wayne’s origins and introduces a compelling new villain into the canon. The much-missed Kevin Conroy was as good as ever in the title role.