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Forgotten 90s Comedy Masterpieces Fans Call “Giants Of The Genre”

Comedy movies are our very own soul food. When in a bad mood, just flick a comedy movie on and laugh the heck out of your worries from everyday life. There are some really epic but forgotten 90s comedy masterpieces that will be one day lost to time.

Before that happens, let’s do a quick recap of these comedy kingpins who made us roll on the floor laughing before mainstream Hollywood took over and ruined everything.

Mrs. Doubtfire

Mrs. Doubtfire
Mrs. Doubtfire

There is no actor who is so well-versed in the act of witticism and humor the way Robin Williams was. We are not even sure we will ever get an actor who is this gifted in this genre. Mrs. Doubtfire is probably Robin Williams‘ finest work (obviously second to his voiceover for the Genie in Aladdin).

Williams plays a man named Daniel Hillard, a talented actor who hatches up a plan to stay close to his children. Disguising himself as their nanny, he fools his ex-wife into becoming her kids’ caretaker. Mrs. Doubtfire is one movie you cannot afford to miss if you are a Robin Williams fan.

My Cousin Vinny

Forgotten 90s comedy masterpieces My Cousin Vinny
My Cousin Vinny

As more and more days pass by, we cannot help but wonder what would be a world like where the next generation has no clue about forgotten 90s  comedy masterpieces like My Cousin Vinny. To be honest, when we sat down for the first time to watch this movie, we didn’t think it would pan out THIS good.

Joe Pesci plays Vinny, a very talentless lawyer who travels to a backwater Alabama town. There he must defend his cousin and his friend, who are falsely accused of murder. Trust us, this one is a huge rollercoaster ride with incredible performances by every actor. Watch out for the courtroom scenes!!

Groundhog Day

Groundhog day Forgotten 90s comedy masterpieces
Groundhog Day

No list about forgotten 90s comedy masterpieces will be complete if it does not have Groundhog Day in its ranks. Bill Murray fans swear by this film and watch it over and over again. And rightfully so, Groundhog Day is the real deal.

This 1993 fantasy comedy movie sees Murray play a weatherman who is forced to relive the same day over and over again in a hilarious time loop.

Office Space

 Forgotten 90s comedy masterpieces Office Space
Office Space

If you haven’t watched this film, we actually do feel sorry for you. If you have, well then you are the luckiest person on this planet. Office Space tried its hands on experimental humor way before The Lobster and A Serious Man even got their scripts penned down.

Ron Livingston portrays a corporate drone who has a life changing experience while under therapy. He has a new perspective for life and starts becoming extremely cocky but his actions never backfire somehow. After Peter and his pals discover the company is about to downsize them, they hatch a revenge plot inspired by Superman III.

Liar Liar

Jim Carrey Liar Liar
Liar Liar

This movie gave Jim Carrey a Golden Globe nomination. Liar Liar is Carrey’s second of three collaborations between him and director Tom Shadyac, the other two being Ace Venture and Bruce Almighty.

A lawyer who has a snake for a tongue realizes he cannot lie, the one thing his profession requires, after his son makes a wish for him to not lie for one whole day. Liar Liar is perhaps one of the best forgotten 90s comedy masterpieces that deserve more love.

Tommy Boy

Chris Farley Tommy Boy Forgotten 90s comedy masterpieces
Tommy Boy

With a cast like Chris Farley and David Spade, you just cannot go wrong. Tommy Boy came in 1995 under the direction of comedy king Peter Segal. He has given us other masterpieces of comedy like Get Smart and 50 First Dates.

In Tommy Boy, Farley plays the heir to an almost defunct automotive parts company. His scheming stepmother wants to sell the company and cash out. But Farley’s character teams up with David Spade’s character, a reluctant assistant, and goes on a cross country trip to find more clients and save his dad’s legacy.

Written by Bibhu Prasad Panda

Bibhu Prasad Panda is a Senior Content Writer at FandomWire. He has always been fascinated with the world of word balloons and text boxes since he was 5. From aspiring to be an engineer to becoming a market research specialist, life's been quite a journey for him. Bibhu now follows his passion as an entertainment journalist/blogger. He's also an Omen main in Valorant. SCATTER!!!!