27 Movies You Always Rented At Blockbuster

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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.

1. 'Jumanji'

TriStar Pictures

Those special effects, tho.

2. 'Aladdin'

Walt Disney Pictures

Disney was just a monster in the early '90s.

3. 'The Lion King'

Walt Disney Pictures

Exhibit B.

4. 'Beauty And The Beast'

Walt Disney Pictures

The third member of Disney's early '90s Holy Trinity.

5. 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?'

Walt Disney Pictures

Who didn't love Roger Rabbit?

6. 'The Karate Kid'

Columbia Pictures

Wax on, wax off.

7. 'Ghostbusters'

Columbia Pictures

Has there ever been a more iconic movie logo?

8. 'Mrs. Doubtfire'

20th Century Fox

A Robin Williams movie was always a solid choice.

9. 'Jurassic Park'

Universal Pictures

For when you felt especially daring.

10. 'Honey I Shrunk The Kids'

Walt Disney Pictures

Poor Anty.

11. 'The Monster Squad'

TriStar Pictures

That cover art was epic.

12. 'Toy Story'


The dawn of the Pixar age.

13. 'The Mighty Ducks'

Walt Disney Pictures

The movie that inspired an NHL franchise.

14. 'Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey'

Walt Disney Pictures

You wished your pets were as cool as this trio.

15. 'The Mask'

New Line Cinema

Somebody stop him!

16. 'Home Alone'

20th Century Fox

If it was Christmastime, you knew what you were getting.

17. 'Hocus Pocus'

Walt Disney Pictures

Ditto for Halloween.

18. 'The Land Before Time'

Universal Pictures

Still trying to reach that Great Valley.

19. 'Gremlins'

Warner Bros.

Follow those rules.

20. 'The NeverEnding Story'

Warner Bros.

FYI, this movie is way more tragic than you remember.

21. 'The Goonies'

Warner Bros.

The treasure hunt to end all treasure hunts.

22. 'Space Jam'

Warner Bros.

Michael Jordan, aliens, the Looney Tunes, and Bill Murray. What a winning combination.

23. 'The Dark Crystal'

Universal Pictures

The Muppets get all the attention, but I say this was Jim Henson's crowning achievement.

24. 'Back To The Future'

Universal Pictures

I've never met anyone who doesn't love this movie.

25. 'Indiana Jones'

Paramount Pictures

Could have been any film of the three, it didn't matter, you were guaranteed a good time.

26. 'The Princess Bride'

MGM/20th Century Fox

Anybody want a peanut?

27. 'Airplane!'

Paramount Pictures

Was I the only one who rented this movie religiously? Whatever, I have no regrets. It's fantastic.