Fact or Fiction: Popular 90s Rom Coms
An explosion of rom coms, or romantic comedies, happened during the ’90s, and many of these movies are still beloved to this day. The rom com boom began in 1990 when Pretty Woman was released. This was quickly followed by many more romantic comedies, including Sleepless in Seattle (1993), My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997), As Good As It Gets (1997), Picture Perfect (1997), How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998), There’s Something About Mary (1998), The Wedding Singer (1998), Never Been Kissed (1999), Notting Hill (1999), and Runaway Bride (1999).
What made these romantic comedies such a hit was not just the script — it was the actors. More importantly, it was the male and female lead actors that shared a magical on-screen chemistry that is tough to replicate. After Julia Roberts and Richard Gere blew us away, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan quickly became household favorites before Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore turned goofy comedies into heartfelt stories.
Many people rewatch these classic rom coms again and again. If you fit into this category, this is the quiz for you. Prove how much you know about the best romantic comedies of the ’90s with our Fact or Fiction quiz!
90s Rom Coms
'90s rom coms is a term that has become synonymous with some of the most iconic films starring our favorite female actresses, like Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan, Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Julia Stiles, Angela Bassett, and even Winona Ryder. These ladies went from actors to international superstars thanks to the explosion of romantic comedies in the '90s. Moviegoers spent the '80s watching bloody fights, slasher films, and over-the-top action flicks. By the '90s, they were ready for something else.
The '90s gave us films like My Best Friend's Wedding, Sleepless in Seattle, Never Been Kissed, Can't Hardly Wait, Pretty Woman, The Wedding Singer, and As Good As It Gets. As audiences watched these movies, they fell in love with actors like Julia Roberts and Meg Ryan. The boom would eventually fade, but not before we were given some of the greatest romantic comedies of all time.