The internet has made watching movies incredibly easy. I can see virtually any movie at any time by logging into Netflix, renting one from iTunes, or by scouring the dark corners of the web (not recommended). But I'd be lying if I said that this convenience hasn't tarnished the romance of renting a movie at the local video store. Few joys in life compare to those bygone days of strolling the aisles of colorful VHS covers to find the perfect one to take home for the night, which is why I've come up with this list of the movies you always rented at Blockbuster.
Renting movies at Blockbuster in the '90s was quite the experience. So many titles fighting for your attention on the outer perimeter of the store where the new releases resided, many of which were always missing from the shelves and replaced with an image, meaning that some other kid had beaten you to the punch. Sometimes you'd venture toward the middle of the store, hoping to find a hidden gem tucked away among the genres (the comedy section was always where I seemed to end up). So take a trip down memory lane and see how many of these classics you rented back in the day.
Those special effects, tho.
Disney was just a monster in the early '90s.
3'The Lion King'
4'Beauty And The Beast'
The third member of Disney's early '90s Holy Trinity.
5'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?'
Who didn't love Roger Rabbit?
6'The Karate Kid'
Wax on, wax off.
Has there ever been a more iconic movie logo?
A Robin Williams movie was always a solid choice.
For when you felt especially daring.
10'Honey I Shrunk The Kids'
11'The Monster Squad'
That cover art was epic.
The dawn of the Pixar age.
13'The Mighty Ducks'
The movie that inspired an NHL franchise.
14'Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey'
You wished your pets were as cool as this trio.
Somebody stop him!
If it was Christmastime, you knew what you were getting.
Ditto for Halloween.
18'The Land Before Time'
Still trying to reach that Great Valley.
Follow those rules.
20'The NeverEnding Story'
FYI, this movie is way more tragic than you remember.
The treasure hunt to end all treasure hunts.
Michael Jordan, aliens, the Looney Tunes, and Bill Murray. What a winning combination.
23'The Dark Crystal'
The Muppets get all the attention, but I say this was Jim Henson's crowning achievement.
24'Back To The Future'
I've never met anyone who doesn't love this movie.
Could have been any film of the three, it didn't matter, you were guaranteed a good time.
26'The Princess Bride'
Anybody want a peanut?
Was I the only one who rented this movie religiously? Whatever, I have no regrets. It's fantastic.