Childhood Canon

My favorite films from ages 6 to 15 ('93-'02), organized by release date (with a rotating highlight featured at the top). Almost all of these made an appearance at a sleepover at some point in my youth.

  • Idle Hands
  • Judgment Night
  • Ghost in the Machine
  • Fresh
  • The Chase
  • Brainscan
  • Speed
  • In the Mouth of Madness
  • True Lies
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Natural Born Killers
  • Camp Nowhere
  • Swimming with Sharks
  • Clerks
  • Die Hard: With a Vengeance
  • Hackers
  • Empire Records
  • Nick of Time
  • From Dusk Till Dawn
  • Broken Arrow
  • Fear
  • Multiplicity
  • The Fan
  • Liar Liar
  • The Fifth Element
  • Con Air
  • Nothing to Lose
  • Event Horizon
  • Suicide Kings
  • Cube
  • Mad City
  • Scream 2
  • Hard Rain
  • Sphere
  • Dark City
  • The Big Hit
  • The Truman Show
  • Can't Hardly Wait
  • Armageddon
  • Disturbing Behavior
  • Pleasantville
  • Enemy of the State
  • The Faculty
  • The Matrix
  • Best Laid Plans
  • Go
  • Drop Dead Gorgeous
  • Bowfinger
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Fight Club
  • Stir of Echoes
  • The Big Kahuna
  • Three Kings
  • Magnolia
  • American Psycho
  • Boiler Room
  • Final Destination
  • High Fidelity
  • What Lies Beneath
  • The Cell
  • Snatch
  • Memento
  • Almost Famous
  • Requiem for a Dream
  • Traffic
  • Waking Life
  • Tape
  • The Mexican
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Swordfish
  • Bully
  • Made
  • Joy Ride
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Training Day
  • Frailty
  • Ocean's Eleven
  • Vanilla Sky
  • Orange County
  • The Salton Sea
  • Panic Room
  • Changing Lanes
  • Femme Fatale
  • Minority Report
  • Phone Booth
  • The Ring
  • 28 Days Later
  • Solaris