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    There seems to be an overwhelming lack of 1990's period pieces despite how the last couple generations have produced countless 80's and even more 70's period pieces. The only 90's period piece I can think of off the top of my head is The Big Lebowski. Are there any more I haven't seen or can't think of?

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    This movie just screams 90's to me.

    edit:

    Sorry picture broke. It was Night at The Roxbury.
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    Ever heard of Wayne's World?
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    This movie just screams 90's to me.
    What's the movie? it shows as a broken image for me (might be blocked over here)

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    I might be wrong, but I don't think it counts as a period piece if it's released in that period.
    All the movies posted so far have been from the 90's.

    Edited:

    What's the movie? it shows as a broken image for me (might be blocked over here)
    The URL says Night at the Roxbury (made in the 90's, as is the Big Lebowski)

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    The URL says Night at the Roxbury (made in the 90's, as is the Big Lebowski)
    oh wait fuck, you're right, it came out in 1998

    I always though Big Lebowski was made in 2001

    wow I'm fucking retarded

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    Wait, you want a movie that 'represents' the 90's or just a few good movies from that decade? Because, if it's the latter, I can only assume you haven't seen enough movies

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    What I mean by a 'period piece' is simply a movie set in a certain time period tha takes an effort to portray the cultural aesthetic for a lack of a better phrase.

    As in Watchmen being a 1980's period piece. While it may not necessarily be essential to the plot (although in Watchmen's case it kind of is), it captures the culture of the time period it's trying to portray.

    Actually, a better example of a period piece would be something like O Brother, Where Art Thou
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    Jesus, a 1990s period piece? Stop making me feel old when I'm only 23.
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    I'm only 21 so the only movies I can remember from that period which I thought "O wow!" about are Matrix, Starship Troopers, Men in Black and The Blair witch Project...

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    Jesus, a 1990s period piece? Stop making me feel old when I'm only 23.
    Companies have found that:
    a) nostalgia brings in the big bucks
    b) kids have a shit ton of disposable income

    All it took was a dash of synergy and we get this crappy '90s nostalgia craze.

    Anyway, here's some '90s for the OP:
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    Richard Linklater's Slacker would be up your alley. I don't think it counts as a period piece because it's from the 90s but it captures the decade so well you should check it out.

    watch the whole movie here:

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    12 Monkeys
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    You had me at meat tornado.
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    Pulp Fiction is an obvious one.

    But I'd suggest The Player and Short Cuts both directed by Robert Altman. Pretty great films that represents well the 90's feel.
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    Pulp Fiction is an obvious one.

    But I'd suggest The Player and Short Cuts both directed by Robert Altman. Pretty great films that represents well the 90's feel.
    This isn't what 'perioid piece' means, once again all of the films you mentioned are made in the 90's

    For it to be a period piece, it would need to be made after 2000, but be set in the 90's, making effort to portray the 90's in the film.

    Edited:

    ITT absolutely nobody suggests a valid film
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    You had me at meat tornado.
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    Ohh, then I don't know really know any period pieces for the 90's.

    I'm not even sure if there's any good ones too. But if you want films that feels like the 90's, you might as well just watch films from the 90's.

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    I want to say Friday. I'm not black or grew up in the hood but as a child I spent a lot of time in the hood because a lot of my family lived there. I feel like it's pretty much my life if I was an adult in the 90s, not a kid

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    Honestly, all the good ones I can think of off the top of my head came out in the late 90s.

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    idfk

    back to the future
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    I don't think there are many, since everyone forgot about the 90's

    seriously, all decades are considered cool, but nobody cares for the 90's, kinda sad
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    Hopefully these work

    Freedom Writers

    Crash

    Hotel Rwanda

    Into the Wild

    Pauly Shore Is Dead
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    What I mean by a 'period piece' is simply a movie set in a certain time period tha takes an effort to portray the cultural aesthetic for a lack of a better phrase.

    As in Watchmen being a 1980's period piece. While it may not necessarily be essential to the plot (although in Watchmen's case it kind of is), it captures the culture of the time period it's trying to portray.
    I don't think alternate reality period pieces really count
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    This isn't what 'perioid piece' means, once again all of the films you mentioned are made in the 90's

    For it to be a period piece, it would need to be made after 2000, but be set in the 90's, making effort to portray the 90's in the film.

    Edited:

    ITT absolutely nobody suggests a valid film
    Going by these standards, we get:

    Every single war film, except The Hurt Locker

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    Unforgiven

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    Unforgiven
    That was made in the '90s and set in the 1800s.

    OP needs to be updated with a proper definition and example because people don't understand and/or can't read.

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    Um, American Psycho. I honestly didn't like it one bit but it feels very 90s to me. The whole 'power tie' business man thing is totally 90s
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    That was very clearly set in the '80s.
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    That was made in the '90s and set in the 1800s.

    OP needs to be updated with a proper definition and example because people don't understand and/or can't read.
    Shit, my mistake.

  29. Post #29
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    Clerks has a strong 90s feel to it

    and if you're not specifically looking for movies you could always go with Seinfeld
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    Okay, I think this one definitely counts



    Office Space


    Also, The Informant - It was made in the 2000s depicting shit in the 1990s. BAM.

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    Clerks has a strong 90s feel to it

    and if you're not specifically looking for movies you could always go with Seinfeld
    Clerks was made in the '90s

    Okay, I think this one definitely counts



    Office Space


    Also, The Informant - It was made in the 2000s depicting shit in the 1990s. BAM.
    Office Space was made in the '90s

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    whats with u people??
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    Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back? Technically?
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    why does it matter if it was made in the 90s or not as long as it captures the essence of the 90s?
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    why does it matter if it was made in the 90s or not as long as it captures the essence of the 90s?
    Exactly what Office Space does.

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    why does it matter if it was made in the 90s or not as long as it captures the essence of the 90s?
    because then it's a 90's movie, not a period piece. period pieces recreate the essence of the period. films made during that era inherently capture it.

    Edited:

    its like "why does the definition of period piece really matter when discussing period pieces??"

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    Wait like 20 years and I'm sure there will be plenty period pieces
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    Falling Down.

    Edit: A little hasty there.

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    Hi Jo
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    ok new question
    why does the op care about the lack of 90s period pieces as long as there are still a ton of good 90s-feeling movies (that may or may not have been filmed in the 90s)?

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    Three Kings seems to be a borderline example, as it was in 1999. As mentioned above, American Psycho screams mid-90's, and it was made in 2000. I honestly thought it was made in 1995 and wasn't set anywhen in particular.
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