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General News / February 14, 2017

25 films that turn 25 this year

General News / February 14, 2017

25 films that turn 25 this year

I’ll admit I had to type in 2017 into my calculator and subtract 25 just to make sure I was getting the year right… So 25 years ago was 1992. Good grief.

It’s hard to believe, I know. For some of you, you may not have even been born when these films were released.

I don’t want to terrify you with this list and make you shout out ‘oh my god thats that old?’, but take this list as a trip down memory lane to rediscover the nostalgia, or if you’re new to these films, take the time to give them a (chance) watch.

Here are some classic and cult movies that came out in the year 1992…

25. White Men Can’t Jump

A comedy starring Sidney Snipes and Woody Harrelson released in early 1992, directed by Ron Shelton. In the US alone it hit 90.8 million at the box office.


24. Home Alone 2

The sequel to the first Home Alone starring Macaulay Culkin, directed by Chris Columbus it earned almost 400 million in box offices.

23. Batman Returns

Directed and produced by Tim Burton starring Michael Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer and Danny DeVito with a budget of 80 million, earning almost 300 million in the box offices.

22. Basic Instinct

An erotic thriller starring Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas earning almost 400 million in the box offices.

21. Wayne’s World

Starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey and directed by Penelope Spheeris, costing 20 million to create and earning almost 200 million in the box offices. Check out all the facts on its anniversary here.

20. Death Becomes Her

Starring Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn and Bruce Willis. The fantasy horror won an Oscar, Golden Globe and Bafta just to name a few.

19. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Now pretty much a footnote to the TV series, the movie originally starred Kristy Swanson, Luke Perry and Donald Sutherland.

18. Candyman

The fantasy horror, adapted by the 1978 film The Forbidden starred Tony Todd, Virginia Madsen and Bernard Rose.

17. The Mighty Ducks

Starring Emilio Estevez, Dawson Creek’s Joshua Jackson and Marguette Moreau, earning 50 million in the box office.

16. Lethal Weapon 3

Earning a crazy 300 million in the box office the 3rd film starred Mel Gibson  and Danny Glover.

15. A Stranger Among Us

Starring Melanie Griffith, the crime drama’s online reviews have never been great but it is considered a very good classic film.

14. Alien 3

Starring Sigourney Weaver, Lance Henriksen, Charles Dance and more.

13. Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Based on Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, starring Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Keanu Reeves and more, directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

12. Reservoir Dogs

Starring Quentin Tarantino, Tim Roth and Michael Madsen and also directed by Quentin Tarantino.

11. Unforgiven

Directed and starring Clint Eastwood, winning 4 Oscars and many many other award nominations. Eastwood actually said he’d never win an Oscar, until this film.

10. The Bodyguard

An action drama starring the powerhouse of Whitney Huston and Kevin Costner.

9. Single White Female

Another cult classic starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Bridget Fonda in an ‘erotic’ psychological thriller based on a novel of the same name.

8. Scent of a Woman

Starring the legend Al Pacino, Chris O’Donnell and Gabrielle Anwar, earning almost 140 million in the box office.

7. Under Siege

Starring Steven Seagal and Erika Eleniak that cost 12 million to make and earned almost 160 million in the box office. Directed by Andrew Davis.

6. Patriot Games

Starring Harrison Ford, based on the original novel by Tom Clancy and earning almost 180 million in the box office.

5. Toys

Starring the late Robin Williams and Joan Cusack, directed by Barry Levinson.

4. Leap of Faith

Starring Steve Martin, Debra Winger and Liam Neeson, directed by Richard Pearce with a box office earning of 23 million.

3. Of Mice and Men

Based on the novel that most of us had to read in high school. The 1992 film starred Gary Sinise and John Malkovich.

2. Blade Runner

Starring Harrison Ford and directed by Ridley Scott. A new Blade Runner, 2049 is set to be released this year along with Ryan Gosling.

1. Poisin Ivy

Starring the woman that has been an actress forever, Drew Barrymore along with Tom Skerritt.