Must-Watch Nostalgic Movies!

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One thing I love is a good throwback. Whether it be a 90s sitcom, a good nostalgic playlist, or even a book I enjoyed as a kid. However, nothing beats a great nostalgic, throwback movie! Some of my favorite action movies, rom-coms, and dramas are from the 90s and early 2000s, and I am here to share them! 

Romantic Comedies:

Clueless (1995)

Director: Amy Heckerling

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It’s no secret that Clueless is one of the most popular late 90s rom-coms and is a perfect movie to enjoy with your BFFs or yourself during a self-care day! You can stream it on Hulu!

Pretty Woman (1991)

Director: Garry Marshall

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Pretty Woman is a Cinderella twist that is another great rom-com featuring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts! This movie is a fan favorite and is perfect for a night in, and you can stream it on Hulu!

Legally Blonde (2001)

Director: Robert Luketic

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Legally Blonde is another well-known 2000s movie featuring Reese Witherspoon that makes the romantic comedy clash with female empowerment in a beautiful, confident way, making for the perfect hang-out movie!

The Princess Diaries (2001)

Director: Garry Marshall

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This iconic 2000s Disney movie (series) is a teen romantic comedy that features iconic stars like Anne Hathaway, Sandra Oh, and Julia Andrews. You can stream it on Disney+!

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

Director: Gil Junger

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Featuring Julia Stiles and the late Heath Ledger, 10 Things I Hate About You makes for one of the best romantic comedies of the late 90s! You can also stream this one on Disney+!


Mean Girls (2004)

Director: Mark Waters

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Now, how can you make a list of iconic 90s and 2000s movies without including one of the genre’s biggest faces? Mean Girls is a teen comedy that (in my opinion) is timeless. Featuring Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey and more, Mean Girls is a perfect movie night add-in and is now streaming on Netflix!

Bring It On (2000)

Director: Peyton Reed

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The sports comedy is a fun-filled movie about cheerleaders and their captains on different squads with iconic actresses like Gabrielle Union and Kirsten Dunst, and it is a must-watch for sure! There are tons of remakes that are just as funny, and you can watch them on Prime Video or Apple TV!

White Chicks (2004)

Director: Keenen Wayans

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White Chicks, one of Warner Brother’s famous movies, is an action-based comedy following two brothers who work for the FBI trying to solve a case, but their early mistakes cause them to go undercover as white girls. The comedy features actors and actresses like brothers Shawn and Marlon Wayans, Terry Crews, and Busy Philipps! You can stream this fun comedy on Max!

Action Movies:

Spider-Man (2002-2007)

Director: Sam Raimi

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One of Marvel’s most famous superheroes, the first live-action Spider-Man was and is one of the most iconic early 2000s superhero movies with actors like Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, and James Franco. It’s a great movie marathon with the two other movies following the first. You can find and stream them all on Netflix and Disney+!

Transformers (2007)

Director: Michael Bay

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This movie is one of my childhood favorites! Transformers is a funny, action-packed movie with comedic relief from some fan-favorite characters like Bumblebee and actors like Shia LaBeouf, John Turturro, and Megan Fox! You can stream and watch it on Hulu!