Our family is getting our 90s fix on @netflix_ca! #StreamTeam #Newstalgia

Our family is getting our 90s fix on @netflix_ca! #StreamTeam #Newstalgia
23 May 2015

When someone asks me to define the movies of the 80s, one name comes up.

John Hughes

Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, Weird Science… the list goes on.

Even though Mr. Hughes made movies into the 90s, there was another movie that defined that era. Now don’t get me wrong… there were a ton of great movies in the 90s. Some of my favourites.

But there was one movie that had me singing every song. Had me wanting to be in the movie with the main actor. Pushed itself into the history books, in a hilarious yet serious fashion.

Forrest Gump

01 90s fix Forrest Gump

Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.

Cast, cinematography, story, acting, soundtrack. It had it all.

If this is a movie you have not yet seen, I highly suggest you see it. I’m not going to give away anything that happens.

02 90s fix Forrest Gump feather

I will say that my girls got a real kick out of this movie, and I was so pumped to see they knew a lot of the lyrics to the songs in the soundtrack. Take that, Justin Bieber!

03 90s fix Forrest Gump in history

But there was one more movie that, for me, will always be a classic.

A comedy… by a fellow big man… in a movie about the car industry… and freakin’ Bo Derek comes out of a pool in a bikini.

Tommy Boy

04 90s fix tommy boy

Hey Gilligan, did you eat the skipper?

Oh Chris Farley, how you put me in stitches laughing at everything you did. However, Tommy Boy was clearly his best piece of work.

Now the cow tipping scene is pretty funny…

05 90s fix tommy boy cow tipping

But when I saw this part in the theatre, I couldn’t stop laughing… and every time I see it, it is the same reaction…

Now there is a sad component to this movie, that really tests Tommy Boy’s courage. But he is a Callahan, and he will never give up.

06 90s fix tommy boy callahan auto parts

Getting our 90s fix with Netflix!

The folks at Netflix sent me this really cool 90s package, that my girls pretty much took as soon as they saw it.

07 90s fix what netflix sent us

Pop rocks, a slap bracelet, a neon slinky, a blow-pop lollipop, and a few other cool treats! This is sure to help us get our 90s fix while we watch some of these tv shows and movies!

What to watch this month on Netflix

There is such a huge selection of movies, documentaries and TV shows to watch. Here are a few highlighted selections:

08 90s fix for little kids

For your little kids:
1. Curious George
2. Stellaluna
3. Lily’s Driftwood Bay
4. Pound Puppies: “The Yipper Caper”
5. Veggie Tales: “Pa Grape’s Son / Larry’s Cardboard Thumb”
6. Baby Jake

09 90s fix For your big kids

For your big kids:
1. Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman
2. Mr. Peabody & Sherman
3. Despicable Me
4. Kung Fu Panda
5. Full House
6. Yours Mine and Ours

10 90s fix for teens and adults

And for teens and adults:
1. Fresh Prince of Bel Air
2. Wolfblood
3. The Addams Family
4. Raising Hope
5. Gilmore Girls
6. Party of Five

11 90s fix New on Netflix for Kids and Families

New on Netflix for Kids and Families:
1. Littlest Pet Shop: Season 3
2. Puss in Boots
3. H20 Mermaid Adventures
4. Richie Rich: Season 2
5. Mako Mermaids: Season 3

Happy streaming!

Big Daddy

Disclaimer: I am part of the Netflix Canada Stream Team. All opinions are my own.

If you would like me to review your service, product, or travel destination, please send me an email at craig@bigdaddykreativ.ca or find me on “the twitter” at @BigDaddyKreativ


Craig Silva

Craig is a husband, a father, team leader, senior youth group coordinator, designer, brander, community builder, volunteer, travel writer, and social media strategist. Craig likes to travel, go camping, go on road trips, watch movies, read with his girls, build stuff, operate the grill, and sing with his band. Craig is a member of the Travel Media Association of Canada. In June 2017, PR firm Cision identified Craig as one of Canada’s top 10 most popular male bloggers in the parents and family space. Known as Big Daddy Kreativ, his blog specializes in travel, food, and lifestyle.


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