Cape Town is always bustling with exciting things to do and excursions to go. Even so, let’s say that maybe you’ve had a tough week (even though it is only Monday morning) and are looking to unwind with a few leisure hours in front of the telly. Chances are good that if you’re reading this, you’ve probably been born sometime in the nineties – and boy, what a time to begin living! At TrendE we’ve got you covered with the 4-1-1 of the best light-hearted nineties movies to watch (or re-watch) to reminisce about this iconic decade and our fashion choices. Remember to watch them in the order below to see how the fashion evolved throughout the era. Without further ado, let’s jump in.
1. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
This is truly a heart-warming comedy drama about a recently divorced man, played by the quick-witted late Robin Williams, who pretends to be an older British woman in order to convince his ex-wife to let him babysit his children. The lengths he goes to, to look the part is very entertaining and makes for quite a few laughs. This film did not win the Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling for nothing. However, when he needs to be at two different meetings at the same restaurant as both his personas, one *can’t help but wonder, what could go wrong?
2. Clueless (1995)
This film embodies what nineties fashion was all about and it captures the enticing broad-ranging blurred fashion lines like no other film of the decade. The teen rom-com opens with a scene where our heroine, Cher (Alicia Silverstone), gets ready for school. This lucky fashion-forward lady has a revolving closet room and uses innovative software to dress her for the day. Goals!? Clueless is all about beauty makeovers, flirty romances and overblown high school dramas but, all in all, makes for a pretty charming cinematic experience.
3. Notting Hill (1999)
Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant teams up in Notting Hill to make our hearts melt for all the right reasons. It follows the blossoming of an unlikely romantic relationship between a nerdy bookstore owner and a beautiful A-list star. They move in completely different circles. He shares an apartment with an eccentric Welshman while her life is constantly in the spotlight. It makes the audience wonder if their love is enough to bridge this gap. After all, she is “just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.”
4. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
This is another great teen rom-com to watch at a girl’s movie night. How do we know that it has a quirky intriguing storyline? Well, it was adapted from The Taming of the Shrew by famous playwright, William Shakespeare, himself. But, do not fret. You don’t have to have an English dictionary at hand to understand the script of this one. Bianca Stratford, a sophomore at Padua High, isn’t allowed to date unless her older sister has a date too. So they enlist the help of Patrick Verona (that is one Shakespeare-y surname right there) to date Kat. Will Patrick and Kat find love in the end?
We don’t know about you, but to us, this looks like a recipe for a perfect movie night. Don’t forget to prepare in advance and stock up on some classic movie snacks because what is better than the scent of some fresh homemade popcorn? Let us know which movie you enjoyed the most.