Here at Her Campus American, we love a good throwback. Whether listening to the Spice Girls at our weekly meetings, reminiscing about plastic choker necklaces or gabbing about Hey Arnold, sharing childhood memories are bound to stir up a good laugh in all of us. When it comes to reminiscing our favorite topic would have to be movies, so hold on to the platform Sketchers and scrunchie memories because we are taking you back in time to rediscover the top five childhood movie faves you know you love.
Holiday in the Sun- What young adolescent girl growing up in the late 90’s didn’t love the Olsen Twins? I don’t know about you but when I saw this movie, I dreamed of traveling on a private jet to the Bahamas with a box of Krispy Kreme doughnuts all to myself. And who can forget the two gorgeous love interests Griffen and Ben and their double dates on mopeds? And remember the mean girl? It’s Meghan Fox! Watch Meghan doing what she does best, play the mean girl.
Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century- “Zoom, zoom, zoom you make my heart go boom boom, my supernova girl.” Swoon. A serenade by the pop band Protozoa. After getting in trouble by the spaceship’s commander, Zenon’s parents send her down to earth to live with her aunt. While on earth, Zenon discovers that a well-known resident of the spay stay (space station) plotted to crash all of its computers on the space station putting its residents in dange.r Zenon uses a computer virus to save the day then dashes to a Protozoa concert. A totally normal day in the life of an American Univeristy Eagle.
Spice World-Scary, Posh, Baby, Sporty and Ginger Spice. What girl can forget the juicy plot in which the Spice Girls take their union jack clad bus, complete with a floor length mirror for Posh and a swing for Baby, on an unforgettable journey to their big concert? With Meatloaf as their driver, the girls encounter a close call with aliens, their best friend giving birth, two journalists following their every move, while trying to keep their girl power image intact. Do they make it to the show?
Crossroads– This movie is the riveting tale of three childhood friends who drifted apart during middle school and high school only to come back together on the night of their high school graduation to open a box filled with wishes they buried when they were little. The next thing you know, the girls are off on a road trip to Los Angeles, to fulfill their lifelong dreams. When their car breaks down they meet Ben and he joins them on their journey to help find Lucy’s (played by Britney Spears) long lost mother, score Mimi a record deal and have Kit marry her man. A first for Brit, her voice isn’t auto tuned.
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie– A classic Nickelodeon TV show turned into a spectacular movie for the younger set. Chuckie Finster is on the quest for a mommy and Tommy Pickles’ father Stu is summoned and accompanied by his family as well as his friends to Reptar Land in Paris to fix the Reptar he built at the park. However, Coco, Reptarland’s director, learns that her boss is retiring and has always coveted his position within the company. To achieve her ultimate goal she needs understand what kids like. So she seduces Chuckie’s dad to the altar but do they make it to the altar?