It’s a big year for the 90s, as many favorite movies are celebrating milestone anniversaries. Often the idea of nostalgia is brought up as a factor upon reflection and maybe that’s a good enough reason to look back at the movies of May 1994. In other words, let’s all get ready to feel just a little bit older.
One of the most talked films from this month remains “The Crow,” which has its well-populated cult following. Released on May 13, 1994, the movie grossed just over $50 million domestically. Brandon Lee starred in the film, which remains in the pop culture stratosphere. A long-rumored reboot might be in the works, which is said to be starring Jason Momoa.
Three films made over $100 million at the worldwide box office this month: “Maverick,” “Beverly Hills Cop III,” and “The Flinstones.” Furthermore, “The Flinstones,” accumulated over $300 million in its entire run. “The Flinstones,” a fun, silly, live-action adaption of the cartoon might remain in a special place in any 90s kid’s heart.
The month also saw the release of Spike Lee’s “Crooklyn,” which was the director’s follow-up to his masterful “Malcolm X.” In addition to Lee’s picture, Gus Van Sant‘s “Even Cowgirls Get the Blues” was released. Other known directors, like Bernardo Bertolucci, had saw films released this month. His “Little Buddha,” starring Keanu Reeves, Chris Isaak, and Bridget Fonda, made just over $7 million at the box office.
All year, a swath of memorable and universally loved movies from the 90s will be celebrated. May 1994 seemed to be a month were big-name directors released minor additions to their filmographies. As the summer months we know today, there was a sequel to a comedy franchise and a family film. The movies vied for the public’s attention because they provided escapist entertainment. It appears to be the common theme for any given summer at the movies.