COOL RUNNINGS (1993)

Our Summer Games Virtual Film Festival kicks off with the cool story (bro) of the 1988 Jamaican bobsled team… or a story, at any rate

CLUELESS (1995)

The most mid-90s of mid-90s movies is somehow based on a Jane Austen novel, and also somehow really good.

CROOKLYN (1994)

Spike Lee’s semiautobiographical depiction of his own childhood feels “true,” but really rubs me the wrong way.

CONTACT (1997)

An underrated sleeper of a science fiction classic, about things most movies have no interest in.

DANCES WITH WOLVES (1990)

Probably the best known movie about Native Americans, directed by and starring a very laconic white guy who I’m not sure can actually act. But I think it mostly works?

LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS (1998)

The raucous Cockney crime pic that introduced Guy Ritchie and Jason Statham to the world.

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (1992)

The rare sports movie by women, for women, and about women, plus it’s also really funny and has a bunch of memorable scenes and lines.

GALAXY QUEST (1999)

A Star Trek parody that sort of lucked into an all-timer of a cast, now essentially beloved as an actual example of the thing it was parodying.