Top 25 box office: 1 Forrest Gump 2 The Lion King 3 True Lies 4 The Santa Clause 5 The Flintstones 6 Dumb and Dumber 7 Clear and Present Danger 8 Speed 9 The Mask 10 Pulp Fiction 11 Interview with the Vampire 12 Maverick 13 The Client 14 Disclosure 15 Star Trek: Generations 16 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective 17 Stargate 18 Legends of the Fall 19 Wolf 20 The Specialist 21 Four Weddings and a Funeral 22 The Little Rascals 23 The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult 24 The Crow 25 Natural Born Killers
Honorable mentions in the next 75: 48 A Low Down Dirty Shame 51 The Shawshank Redemption 72 The Professional 77 Sugar Hill 89 Above the Rim 96 Crooklyn 98 Greedy
1. "RE: Films turning 25 in 2019 " In response to Reply # 0
>6 Dumb and Dumber >9 The Mask >16 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Man, I forgot just how big Jim Carrey was at this time.
>11 Interview with the Vampire >12 Maverick >13 The Client
CROOZE apparently wasn't far behind Carrey. I don't know much about Cruise the man, but he's carved out a legendary career. Like he's still opening blockbusters today decades after he broke with Risky Business.
>25 Natural Born Killers
Haven't seen Mother, which seems it might be the closet parallel to NBK in the sense that their release was controversial. (although Mother much less so than NBK) But 1. Hollywood would never greenlight a movie like NBK nowadays and 2. likely the public wouldn't accept it.
Truly a different time.
>24 The Crow For some reason I didn't think The Crow was this popular. Brandon Lee's death got a lot of pub back then but for some reason I thought it was just a cult movie.
>48 A Low Down Dirty Shame >77 Sugar Hill >89 Above the Rim
I'm surprised that A Low Down Dirty Shame did better at the box office than Sugar Hill and Above the Rim. I didn't see it until after it was in the theaters. But my friends and I all saw Above the Rim. I guess Above the Rim was more of a young folks movie than it seemed at the time. Dope soundtrack tho.
>51 The Shawshank Redemption It's interesting that this movie has probably made more post-release from TV and cable than it did during its initial run.