Countless films were produced in the nineties that now have cult status. We have created a small selection of some of the best, as well as what the performers playing the lead roles look like today.
The thriller Wild Things took cinemas by storm in 1998. Neve Campbell and Denise Richards played the leading roles.
Neve Campbell was one of the most successful and popular actresses of the nineties. She starred in the series Party of Five from 1994 to 2000 and also appeared in the Scream films. She fell off the radar in the early noughties, but now she is back with a bang, starring from 2016 until 2017 in 26 episodes of the series House of Cards.
Denise Richards was a very in-demand actress in the nineties. The highpoint of her career was when she starred in the "Bond" film The World Is Not Enough as "Bond" girl "Dr. Christmas Jones". She appeared in several films and TV series in the early 2000s, but none of them were hugely successful. She was married to Charlie Sheen form 2002 to 2006 and they have two daughters.
Mena Suvari starred in American Beauty alongside Kevin Spacey. The film won five Oscars and turned Mena into an overnight sensation.
Mena Suvari starred in three American Pie films and appeared in at least one film a year, but, unfortunately, she was never as in-demand as some of her fellow actresses. She starred in Badge of Honor in 2015 and has played "Kathleen" in American Woman since 2017.
Anna Chlumsky and Maccaulay Culkin charmed audiences worldwide when they starred in My Girl in 1992.
Anna Chlumsky was a wildly successful child star in the 1990s. Her big breakthrough was in My Girl. She has appeared in numerous TV films over the last few years and has played a starring role in Veep since 2012. Chlumsky has been nominated for an Emmy for Veep a whopping five times.
Macaulay Culkin was, arguably, the biggest child star of all time and became famous starring in films such as Uncle Buck, Home Alone and Ritchie Rich. However, Culkin was not able to handle being famous so young and went off the rails completely. He was never able to emulate the success of previous years. In 2013 he founded the band "The Pizza Underground". His last part was a supporting role in The Jim Gaffigan Show.
Cruel Intentions was released in 1999 and starred Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon and Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Ryan Phillippe was already a sought-after actor before starring in Cruel Intentions. He appeared in films such as I Know What You Did Last Summer and Studio 54. He played a supporting role in the 2004 Oscar-premiered film Crash. He has appeared in a number of films over the last decade, but has not been able to remain as in-demand as he was. He has starred in the TV show Secrets and Lies since 2015. He was married to Reese Witherspoon from 1999 to 2007 and they have two children.
Sarah Michelle Gellar starred as "Buffy" in Buffy the Vampire Slayer from 1997 to 2003. She also appeared in the Scooby Doo films and several horror films, including The Curse. She starred in the series The Crazy Ones from 2013 to 2014. She has been married to Freddie Prince Jr. since 2002 and they have two children.
Freddie Prinze Jr. and Rachael Leigh Cook starred in the 1999 hit film She's All That.
Rachael Leigh Cook had several guest appearances in Dawson's Creek after She's All That. She has also starred in countless TV films and works as a voice actor. She played "Special Agent Katherine Rose 'Kate' Moretti" in the series Perception from 2012 to 2015.
Freddie Prinze Jr. starred in countless teen comedies in the nineties. He played the main role in the series Freddie from 2005 to 2006, but the series was axed after just one year. He starred in the series 24 in 2010. Since 2016 he has presented the TV show First Impressions.
The comedy "Clueless" with Alicia Silverstone ("Cher"), Brittany Murphy ("Tai") and Stacey Dash ("Dionne") took cinemas by storm worldwide in 1995.
Stacey Dash starred as "Dionne" in Clueless from 1996 to 1999. However, in the early noughties she was not as successful. She starred in Kanye West's music video "All Falls Down" in 2004. She has not appeared in anything since then.
Alicia Silverstone had her big breakthrough starring in Clueless. She has appeared in countless Hollywood blockbusters and was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance in Miss Match. Alicia has been working as a theatre actress for the last few years and appeared in the Broadway play Of Good Stuck in 2015. Since 2017 she has played "Bonnie Nolan" in American Woman.
The psycho-thriller The Sixth Sense drew audiences in their millions to cinemas. Then nine-year-old Haley Osment starred alongside Bruce Willis and was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his performance!
After The Sixth Sense Haley went on to star in numerous films including Pay It Forward and A.I. Artificial Intelligence. Haley took a break from acting in 2003 for several years. Nowadays, he is a highly in-demand voice actor. He also took up acting again and appeared in several films over the last few years, such as the 2016 film Yoga Horses. He has played "Keenan Feldspar" in Silicon Valley since 2017.
Bruce Willis's filmography is long, and we mean really long. He has obtained cult status as an actor thanks to his performances in films such as Pulp Fiction, Die Hard and 12 Monkeys. Willis had his Broadway debut in 2015 in the play Misery. He starred in the films Precious Cargo and Going Under in 2016 and will be appearing in The Bombing and Death Wish this year.
Cameron Diaz had audiences in stitches as "Mary" in the 1998 film There's Something About Mary.
Cameron Diaz is still one of Hollywood's most-loved actresses today. The blonde bombshell has starred in countless comedies, but has also proven that she is a talented actress due to her performances in films such as Gangs of New York, Vanilla Sky and My Sister's Keeper. She is also an author and her book "The Body Book" was released in 2015. She has written a second book "The Longevity Book" as well.
The Scottish drama Trainspotting, starring Ewan McGregor, caused quite a stir in 1996. It told the story of a group of friends who are addicted to heroin and their escapades. The sequel T2 Trainspotting was released in 2017.
Trainspotting was Ewan McGregor's big break and his ticket to Hollywood stardom. He has played "Obi-Wan Kenobi" in the Star Wars films since 1999 and has also appeared in numerous blockbusters. He was nominated for a Golden Globe twice, once for his performance in Moulin Rouge and once for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. He has been married to his wife Eve since 2015. He is pictured here with his daughter Clara (left).
Trainspotting was Kevin McKidd's first film and he went on to appear in numerous films after it. He only found worldwide fame however, after starring as "Dr. Owen Hunt" in Grey's Anatomy. He has been a member of the Grey's Anatomy cast since 2008.