1990s Best Movies

Is it really possible to pick a single best movie of the 1990s? This is the decade that gave us Goodfellas in 1990, Fight Club in 1999, and countless masterpieces in between. It was a decade when Quentin Tarantino went from video store clerk to the hottest director in town. At least a few of the films we revisit are guaranteed to be close to your heart and ours. So we invite you to find a comfortable spot on the sofa and join us for a journey through our vast VHS collections.

Desperado (1995)

Mariachi (Antonio Banderas) plunges headfirst into the dark border underworld when he follows a trail of blood to the last of the infamous Mexican drug lords, Bucho (Joaquim de Almeida), for an action-packed, bullet-riddled showdown. With the help of his best friend (Steve Buscemi) and a beautiful bookstore owner (Salma Hayek), the Mariachi tracks Bucho, takes on his army of desperados, and leaves a trail of blood of his own.

Cabin Boy (1994)

Once upon a time, there was a movie about an unlikeable fancy lad joining the unlikeable crew of a ship called The Filthy Whore after David Letterman tried to sell him a monkey, but at least it had Tim Burton as the director. Until it didn’t. This week, Shat The...

Matilda (1996)

Before “Matilda the Musical,” “Madeline” and “Coraline,” there was Danny DeVito’s 1996 adaptation of Roald Dahl’s “Matilda,” a film the entire Shat Crew enjoyed — for very different reasons. Ash was the most familiar with “Matilda,” having seen it in theaters. Gene had read other Dahl books and knew what...

Gattaca (1997)

When listener Rob F. commissioned “Gattaca” in honor of his father, we all remembered it as beautiful, futuristic and distinct. Oddly enough, we couldn’t remember much else.  We remembered Ethan Hawke but not his lengthy voiceovers. We remembered Jude Law but not the incinerator scene. We remembered Uma Thurman but...

Pump Up The Volume (1990)

Shat The Movies didn’t invent sexual perversion, edgy attitudes and impeccable taste in music, we just perfected it. More than 25 years earlier, Christian Slater inspired teens to “talk hard” in the 1990 box office bomb “Pump Up The Volume.” Ash was delighted when listener Eric commissioned this coming-of-age movie...

Fire in the Sky (1993)

Before Arizona was the playground of retired athletes and conservative Californians, it was a quiet, spooky place full of Old West ghosts, dusty roads and alien abductions. We’re taking you back to the Travis Walton story with “Fire in the Sky.” Released in the same year “The X Files” debuted,...

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

Shat The Movies takes its anglophilia to a new level with an English commissioner, an English guest host and a movie that epitomizes the English film renaissance: “Four Weddings and a Funeral.” Rob Will Taylor joins Ash and Gene to discuss the reality of British weddings, why they start so...

Death Becomes Her (1992)

When a novelist loses her man to a movie star and former friend, she winds up in a psychiatric hospital. Years later, she returns home to confront the now-married couple, looking radiant. Her ex-husband’s new wife wants to know her secret, and discovers that she has been taking a mysterious drug which grants eternal life to the person who drinks it. The actress follows suit, but discovers that immortality has a price.