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->'''Bart:''' Nothing you say can upset ''us!'' We're the Creator/{{MTV}} generation!\\
'''Lisa:''' We feel neither highs nor lows.\\
'''Homer:''' Really? What's that like?\\
'''Lisa:''' Meh.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "Homer's Triple Bypass"

The Nineteen Nineties: The last decade before 9/11 when the world was just getting over the UsefulNotes/ColdWar and starting to fear [[MillenniumBug Y2K]]. All of the kids (of whom the older ones were of the cynical and disaffected Generation X) listened to {{grunge}} bands, wore [[UsefulNotes/TheOtherRainforest flannel]] or a Creator/JenniferAniston haircut while watching ''Series/{{Friends}}'', ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' and ''Series/TheXFiles''. Or they listened to GangstaRap, wore their baseball caps [[GangstaStyle sideways]] paired with ridiculously baggy cargo pants and routinely "capped" people who "dissed" them, or they were beaten up by police and taped. ''[[RuleOfThree Or]]'' they were the early ravers dressing in even baggier JNCO jeans, kandi beads, and pacifiers (to help out with teeth gnashing from ecstasy) and listened to [[ElectronicMusic electronica]]. Everything was neon, colorful, and TotallyRadical. Cowabunga!

The world at this time was awash in radical changes and catastrophes on a global scale. The [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union]] collapsed in a [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp Great Politics Mess-Up]] (resulting in more than a couple ethnic wars between the newly independent states), Nelson Mandela was finally freed from prison, [[UsefulNotes/GulfWar Iraq invaded Kuwait]], and UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher hung up her handbag.

[[UsefulNotes/TheYugoslavWars Yugoslavia]], [[RuthlessModernPirates Somalia]] and [[Film/HotelRwanda Rwanda]] exploded into savage sectarian genocide, while {{UsefulNotes/Liberia}} and UsefulNotes/SierraLeone faced a deadly civil war that was frustratingly difficult for other nations to stop, provided that they even cared. Radicals revolted against corporations in UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} at the beginning and end of the decade. UsefulNotes/{{Germany}} reunites after decades of post-UsefulNotes/WorldWarII division, Czechoslovakia splits up and UsefulNotes/{{Canada}} comes within a hair's breadth of doing the same[[note]]Fortunately, the leader of the separatist movement promptly shoots off his mouth in a SoreLoser tirade at the failure blaming big money and "the ethic vote," ensuring that the "winning conditions" for a third referendum would never arise so far.[[/note]]. Japan came to terms with the end of its economic bubble and settled in for the long, frustrating stagnation of the Lost Decade. "Made in Japan" was replaced by RedChina as the big outsourcing villain. HIV awareness grew, with disgust towards its victims gradually being replaced with sympathy upon Music/FreddieMercury[='s=] death from pneumonia exacerbated by AIDS in 1991. Additionally, the notorious spread of the virus among the heterosexual population of Africa finally killed off the "Gay Plague" stereotype of HIV, even as effective drug regimes were at long last developed. Meanwhile, Anita Hill would expose the social blight of sexual harassment that too many women endure in the workplace and elsewhere in the US Congress and thus the popular world at large. There were riots in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles and the OJ Simpson chase/trial/circus. The younger tropers might have been born at this time -- possibly in the back of a white [=SUV=].

In the Middle East, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan pressured Mullah Omar's Afghanistan to extradite a dissolute Saudi nobleman, UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden, who was holed up in the newly radicalized Afghanistan. It was [[WarOnTerror almost as if he was planning something big...]] At this time, Bin Laden was not yet a household name, so when Bill Clinton dropped a bomb on an alleged Bin Laden hideout, many questioned the President's motives. Some critics suggested he was merely trying to distract the public from his many scandals, à la ''Film/WagTheDog''. Of course, this suggestion may appear HarsherInHindsight.

The conservative-dominated Reagan/Bush/Thatcher/Gorbachev era ended with a bang as "greed is good" got replaced by the 1987 Wall Street Crash and postwar recession ennui through the early 90's; the violent polarization of the 70's finally culminated in a return to centrism among the general populace as moderate liberals swiftly replaced the hard left and hard right of the preceding decades. In the U.S., Ross Perot led a political revolution of pissed-off independent voters; dissatisfaction with TheMan became the norm, and Rush Limbaugh-inspired ConspiracyTheorist talk radio became the rage. UsefulNotes/BillClinton got elected thanks to UsefulNotes/GulfWar Syndrome, and remained popular during and after his presidency, even and especially during his impeachment trial in 1998. The right would eventually return to prominence during the latter half of the decade though, with born-again-Christian conservatives eventually sweeping away the secular, Clinton-led left in 2000. Meanwhile, Seattle coffee culture was all the rage as a Starbucks opened up on every street corner, driving fear into the hearts of {{Hipster}}s everywhere, who sought solace in PostHardcore, PostModernism, and other things with "post-" and "-core" in it. In the U.K., Tony Blair and his 'New Labour' swept to power on a landslide, hailing a new era of optimism and 'Cool Britannia', fueled by an explosion of bands like Music/TheSpiceGirls, Music/{{Blur}}, and Music/{{Oasis}}, and the transformation of Premier League football into an international spectacle, sport mingling with celebrity culture - most notably with the marriage of David and Victoria 'Posh Spice' Beckham.

Modern culture's obsession with electronics was born in TheEighties and became dominant in the TurnOfTheMillennium, but it really came of age in the last half of this decade as people switched out computer models every other year. Dolly the sheep was cloned. GPS became operational. Cell phones became smaller and more common. Home computers that were actually easy to use instead of requiring a degree in programming hit the market and everybody wanted one, and this, coupled with the invention of the World Wide Web [[note]]Invented by Sir Tim Berners-Lee[[/note]], inevitably led to the explosion of the Internet [[note]][[MemeticMutation Invented by]] UsefulNotes/AlGore[[/note]], which opened the floodgates. [[TheInternetIsForPorn Porn]], [[WebOriginal/LOLCats gifs of kittens]], [[RuleThirtyFour porn]], jokes about the [[UsefulNotes/BillClinton Clinton]] sex scandal and [[EvilOverlordList evil overlords]], and [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment porn]] [[RuleThirtyFour involving Clinton]] were widely accessible for the first time. [[MessageBoard Bulletin Boards]] hooked up, moving from dial-in systems to the web. People began to band together to discuss their opinions of ''Franchise/StarTrek'' and ''Franchise/StarWars'' on Website/{{Usenet}}, the original "message board" system. [[EternalSeptember Soon, other people joined in]] to talk about other shows, too, and thus the seeds for the birth of [[Wiki/TVTropes this wiki]] were planted. So while in 1990 teenagers who "spent time on computer message boards" were nerds, by 1999 it was a social stigma among teenagers if you didn't have an e-mail address.

On the business side of the internet sensation came the Dot-Com Bubble of the late 90's, powering the biggest economic boom of the 20th century and putting even the best years of TheRoaringTwenties, TheFifties, and TheEighties to shame, meaning people had more money than ever to spend on all the exciting new technology while at the same time ironically having less cash in their pockets than ever thanks to another exciting new technology: digital banking. [=ATMs=] appeared on every street corner and allowed people to withdraw as much money from their accounts as they needed anywhere at anytime 24/7 without having to deal with asshole bank employees. In store debit often eliminated the need for cash at all, and the credit card was never more widely used (partly because more places than ever were accepting them, and partly because people didn't quite grasp the long term consequences of their overuse and abuse yet). [[NoPaperFuture Some even predicted the end of paper money all together.]] As the Web Browser was invented, garage entrepreneurs sold [[VaporWare content-free websites]] for hundreds of thousands of dollars. The Nineties also saw the largest government budget surplus in American history, with the Clinton administration becoming the first to completely free the United States from national debt (though only for a short while).

The Ford Explorer became the first SUV[[note]]unless you count the original Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Wagoneer, Chevy Suburban, Land Rover, Toyota Land Cruiser, Nissan Pathfinder, Suzuki Samurai and/or the Ford Bronco as [=SUV=]s[[/note]], and the GM EV-1 became the first electric car. The Explorer would be successful, while the EV-1 would not for the same reason as the Sega UsefulNotes/GameGear of the same decade, as indeed was a problem for many of the decade's portable devices, [[UsefulNotes/BatteriesNotIncluded the incredible new technology drained batteries too fast]], as [[ExecutiveMeddling GM insisted it be fitted with the same lead-acid batteries as all its cars]]. The Lithium batteries that would power the cars and electronics of future decades were still in their infancy, and still far too expensive and unproven for most manufacturers or consumers to bother with. The gas crisis of [[TurnOfTheMillennium the next decade]] had its origins in the shortsightedness of a decade when gasoline was much cheaper. Cars from this decade are easy to spot thanks to a [[EverythingIsAnIpodInTheFuture cartoonishly curvy]] look, moving beyond the unaerodynamic box-on-wheels design that dominated TheSeventies and TheEighties, thanks to computer-aided drafting and design, but still not quite like the more aerodynamic angular cut corners look that dominated in the TurnOfTheMillennium and TheNewTens.

Electronics underwent a similar change in design from depressingly boxy to cartoonishly curvy, culminating in the first iMac, and from analog to digital for exactly the same reason. In terms of media technology, this was the decade of [[CableSatelliteMudslinging Cable TV and the first emerging direct-broadcast satellite TV services.]][[note]]The latter seems to have taken off much more in the UK than in the US...[[/note]] Movies ran on VHS or in Multiplex theaters with digital sound systems. DVD emerged at the end of the decade, but was in its infancy and ridiculously expensive. Music came on [=CDs=] or cassette tapes in the very early '90s, to a more CD dominated culture until the invention of Napster.

Internet dollars gentrified the inner city, turning what had been viewed as an [[Film/EscapeFromNewYork irredeemable wasteland]] into a [[FriendsRentControl playpen for the rich]]. Every building, sneaker, and coffee shop was painted in pastel colors with the black lights at the rave club making them all glow, along with that mustard stain you thought you got out weeks ago.

Everyone attended music festivals like Lollapalooza or Lilith Fair -- or at least, claimed to their friends that they did, as they were just as likely doing either "[[MatingDance Lambada]]" or "[[DanceSensation The Macarena]]". In the US {{Grunge}} dominated the [[LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn real life soundtrack]] for five years, before collapsing into an [[ItsPopularNowItSucks identity crisis]]. Music/KurtCobain continued chart-topping for two years [[DeadArtistsAreBetter after his death]], alongside Music/AlanisMorissette and Music/AliceInChains, eventually replaced by pop music during the latter half of the decade. Across the pond, meanwhile, {{Britpop}} and the Cool Britannia movement soared; Music/{{Oasis}} and Music/{{Blur}} had their famous chart war, while the Music/SpiceGirls became cultural icons. In academia, modernism was out and [[FromACertainPointOfView relativism]] was in; the magazine ''Social Text'' published a [[WordSaladPhilosophy word salad hoax]] by an angry physicist as the "Culture Wars" smoldered between scientists, anti-abortionists, and radical academicians. Raves and Ecstasy became huge, along with the PerishingAltRockVoice. {{Boy band}}s and [[RiotGrrrl girl groups]] began to dominate the market, and two major GangstaRap stars were killed within months of [[Music/TupacShakur each]] [[Music/TheNotoriousBIG other]] following a war of egos between the east and west coasts. ElectronicMusic continued to refine itself over this decade, spawning numerous different genres (and sub-genres) and growing massive fan scenes across the globe (except [[AmericansHateTingle in the USA]] which took longer to catch on), with all-night dance parties, AKA "raves", becoming the new target of [[YouCanPanicNow moral panic]] among politicians.

CGI completely changed what you could see on the silver screen. Blockbusters like ''Film/JurassicPark'' and ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' made full use of cutting-edge VisualEffectsOfAwesome on their way to record-smashing box-offices. The first animated films created entirely in CGI also began their slow but steady takeover of the animated marketplace. On the other side of the spectrum, indie films became hot commodities as young, self-made filmmakers like Creator/QuentinTarantino, Creator/KevinSmith and Creator/RichardLinklater used the advances in filmmaking technology to create unique, edgy films on shoestring budgets. For a whole year, America lost its collective mind [[Film/TheBlairWitchProject in the woods of Maryland]] over a film made on handheld cameras. ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', after a shaky start in 1989, shot to wild popularity. ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' redefined both animation and the family SitCom. RealityTelevision started. The millennial decade's comedy superstars were getting themselves known on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', including future (now-retired) senator Creator/AlFranken. ''Series/{{Mystery Science Theater 3000}}'' [[GrowingTheBeard got really good]], then was [[ScrewedByTheNetwork canceled twice]]. After people got the answer as to [[Series/TwinPeaks who killed Laura Palmer]], [[Series/TheXFiles Special Agents Mulder and Scully]] chased aliens, monsters, and other creepy creatures, [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy Summers]] chased vampires, demons, and vampire boyfriends, while [[Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys Hercules]] and Xena fought the tyranny of the gods in ancient Greece. Surfing and going to the beach became even more popular thanks to ''Series/{{Baywatch}}''. This was also the heyday of modern-era ''Franchise/StarTrek'', with ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]]'', ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine DS9]]'' and ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'' all airing in the same decade. Furthermore, that franchise finally got real competition from ''Series/BabylonFive'' and ''Series/StargateSG1''. The UK, meanwhile, would be at a bit of a loss, what with [[Series/DoctorWho their most famous science-fiction series]] getting canned in 1989 and not returning for 16 years, save for an American-produced telemovie in 1996. This did, however, give enough time for ''Doctor Who'' to reclaim a sizeable enough following on both sides of the pond (partly thanks to its syndication on PBS) as people began to reflect on the factors that led to the show's downfall in the late 80's, eventually culminating in the show's return in 2005.

{{Adventure Game}}s hit it big in the mid-1990s; [[{{RTS}} Strategy]] [[SimulationGame Sim]] games with orthographic landscapes were invented. People bought games in boxes with elaborate supplements and funky [[{{Chiptune}} midi music]]. Or pirated off their neighborhood [[MessageBoard BBS]], along with the {{copy protect|ion}} page. "The 3D revolution" meant vector graphics, which meant "[[{{Cyberspace}} virtual reality]]" and ''[[VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D Wolfenstein]]''. {{Superman}} [[DeathIsCheap came back]] (albeit with a [[VideoGame/{{Superman 64}} horrible game]]). ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'', ''MortalKombat'', [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' scared the MoralGuardians.

Games like the ''Videogame/SuperMarioRPG'', ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', and the ''[[Videogame/DragonQuest Dragon Warrior]]'' and ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series introduced Western gamers to the concept of the JapaneseRolePlayingGame, and with the arrival of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' and ''Videogame/{{Pokemon}}'' in the latter part of the decade, the genre went mainstream: ''Videogame/{{Pokemon}}'' became a worldwide phenomenon of unprecedented scale; Creator/SquareSoft became a household name for any video game enthusiast, and their games came to exemplify the cutting edge of innovation in graphics, sound and storytelling in games for years to come.

Kids and adolescents played ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' in the arcade leading to a FightingGame boom led by Capcom, SNK, Sega and Namco. On the PC side of things, ''Doom'' helped make the FirstPersonShooter mainstream and ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' was starting to conquer Korea.

However, when it comes to gaming in the 1990's, nothing defines it better than one phrase: "Genesis does what Nintendon't". Created for the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis[='s=] initial North American ad campaign in 1989, this would mark the first spark in the inferno that was the fourth-generation UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars, with Sega's new 16-bit system butting heads with the UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem, an attempt by Creator/{{Nintendo}} to stay relevant after having their late-80's domination crushed by competition from evolving technology. With Sega's ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' and crass ad campaign preaching to teens that Nintendo was nothing more than a washed-up kiddie company, Nintendo would fight back with full-force, as both companies repeatedly attempted to outdo each other with various advertisements, technological marvels, and blockbuster titles as their fanbases picked fights on the playground over whether they were loyal to the slick black Sonic system or the boxy gray Mario machine. Eventually, Nintendo would end up winning this battle, with the SNES just ''barely'' outselling the Genesis. However, both Nintendo and Sega would end up being blindsided by the sudden success of the UsefulNotes/PlayStation, Sony's fifth-gen revenge against both companies for backstabbing the consumer electronics company (itself another lengthy story detailed on the [=PlayStation's=] own page). Sega would find themselves in a mountain of debt with the failures of the [=32X=] (a 32-bit stopgap add-on for the Genesis) and the UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn; they'd release [[UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast one last console]] at the very end of the decade before the inability to recoup their losses forced them out of the hardware business in 2001. As for Nintendo, while they remained persistent with the UsefulNotes/Nintendo64 and the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube, not until [[UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} 2006]] would they be the kings of the hill again, partly due to their adherence to cartridges when [=CDs=] had already become the dominant physical medium in the industry. Overall, the 90's marked both the golden and dark ages for the two biggest names in the console market.

[[VideoGame/{{Tamagotchi}} Digital pets]], [[AnyoneRememberPogs Pogs]], yo-yos, laser pointers and Beanie Babies were all the rage with kids. The Razor scooter and roller blades were invented and quickly considered two of the must have items, and the Discman began to replace the Walkman. In Japan, we saw a farewell to the DarkerAndEdgier ''Franchise/MetalHeroes'' and ''Franchise/KamenRider'' as well as ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' as they went through an ice age while ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' prospered and was beginning to be adapted for western audiences as ''Franchise/PowerRangers''.

[[http://www.alluc.com/stream/Michael+Jordan Michael Jordan]] reigned, retired, and [[RightfulKingReturns returned]]. Mark [=McGwire=] and other beefy dudes beat out Roger Maris as home-run king, [[BlatantLies totally legitimately]]. The [[TheEvilEmpire New York Yankees]] "dream team" inspired Americans with good old-fashioned teamwork from 1997-2001. David Beckham became a star. [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague The NHL]] introduced a ridiculous new rule which they would abolish after it brought extreme controversy in the 1999 Stanley Cup Finals. FOXSports introduced a glowing puck for American audiences. This also crashed and burned. The game's greatest player, UsefulNotes/WayneGretzky, retired at the close of the decade.

UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks was going strong, and Creator/RobLiefeld was at his peak of popularity, as comics became gradually DarkerAndEdgier, culminating in the death of {{Superman}}, before hitting the brick wall of [[UsefulNotes/TheGreatComicsCrashOf1996 the comics crash]], while the likes of ''Comicbook/KingdomCome'' killed the "Grim and Gritty" mid-decade.

''Manga/{{Akira}}'', originally released in Japan in 1988, became a surprise [[CultClassic cult hit]] on home video in the West, ushering in an entire generation of {{anime}} fandom and helping, along with ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', to mount a serious offensive against the AnimationAgeGhetto. Following in its footsteps, ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'', ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'', and ''Anime/PerfectBlue'' would go on to grab the attention of serious film critics the world over and signal the arrival of AdultAnimation as an artistic presence. Meanwhile, ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' redefined "CashCowFranchise" for millions of children (and [[PeripheryDemographic adults]]) around the world. ''Anime/SailorMoon'' gave girls strong female heroes to idolize besides WonderWoman;[[note]] while introducing many a young boy to ''*ahem*'' "mature" sensibilities. From Music/BarenakedLadies: "Gotta get in tune with Sailor Moon, 'Cause that cartoon has got the 'boom;' anime babes, that make me think the wrong things." [[/note]] on the flipside, ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' redefined "action cartoon", and would be responsible for more kids taking martial arts than anything since ''Film/TheKarateKid'';[[labelnote:*]] while also introducing many a teenage girl to ''*ahem*'' "mature" [[HoYay sensibilities]]. [[MrFanservice Buff, handsome, sweaty men]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything slamming into each other]] [[FoeYay every episode]]... this series alone could be cited for the rise of {{Yaoi}} in the US.[[/labelnote]] ''Anime/RanmaOneHalf'' became the most famous and funniest show to [[NotSafeForWork never be able to be shown on US Television]].[[labelnote:*]] [[Creator/AdultSwim [adult swim] ]] once stated, when they said fans could request shows, "And before you ask... NO RANMA! THAT WILL NEVER BE SHOWN HERE! EVER!!!"[[/labelnote]] ''Anime/{{Slayers}}'' and ''Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar'' showed the D&D community that Japan was [[OneOfUs just as nerdy as we are]]. ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' shook the anime world with its dark {{Deconstruction}} of the medium; its unexpected success ushered in a torrent of [[FollowTheLeader imitators]] attempting (with varying degrees of success) to copy its visceral mecha combat, [[MindScrew trippy]] [[KudzuPlot plot]], and [[FauxSymbolism unconventional]] use of Judeo-Christian symbolism. The Creator/{{Toonami}} Creator/CartoonNetwork block was launched, bringing {{Anime}} to the viewing options of The Nineties children en masse. Even though it took almost a decade for it to be widely accepted as "mainstream" media in the United States (it was already mainstream in UsefulNotes/LatinAmerica before that), [[{{Animesque}} and its influence should be obvious by now.]]

The Nineties politically started with [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp the fall of the Eastern Bloc]] in 1989, and ended on [[TheWarOnTerror September 11, 2001]], which left people so [[WhamEpisode stupefied]] that it functioned as something of a cultural reset button. Pop-culturally, it started with the release of Music/{{Nirvana}}'s "Smells Like Teen Spirit" on September 10, 1991 and ended with the increased rise of online sharing and death of the boyband craze (at least in America) in 2002-03, making this one of the longest cultural decades. To distinguish the era from the "TurnOfTheMillennium", look for the twin towers of the original World Trade Center in establishing shots or title sequences of [[http://www.allcinemamovies.com/tv-shows TV shows and films]] set in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity. Of course, this is also true for the 1970s, 1980s, and early 2000s. One could argue though that the cultural 1990's instead ended with the quashed [[AnarchyIsChaos Seattle rebellion]] of November 30, 1999, the bursting of the Dot-Com Bubble on March 11, 2000 and subsequent 2001-2002 recession (which marked a jobless turning point for the new generation), or the 2000 presidential election which saw the victory of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush and eroded some Americans' confidence in their institutions.

Note that the word "Nineties" means [[UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia a very different thing]] in post-Soviet Russia, a thing much more cynical on the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism.

Not to be confused with TheGayNineties, which were a century earlier. But these Nineties were probably [[HaveAGayOldTime just as gay]].

Because most media is TwoDecadesBehind, Fictionland is currently set in TheNineties at the time of this writing. Expect for Fictionland to continue to be set in TheNineties until sometime after 2020, when it will be replaced by TurnOfTheMillennium.

See Also: TheEdwardianEra, TheRoaringTwenties, TheGreatDepression, TheForties, TheFifties, TheSixties, TheSeventies, TheEighties, TurnOfTheMillennium and TheNewTens.

Now has a [[TotallyRadical totally fresh]] [[UsefulNotes/TheNineties Useful Notes page]]!

[[Music/MCHammer Hammertime]].[[/labelnote]]+]


!!Tropes associated with the 1990s:

Naturally, a lot of technology tropes due to the rapid pace of technology and the Internet:

* SeventiesHair: Long male hair made a comeback in the '90s thanks to {{Grunge}}.
* ActionGirl: Arrived with a bang in this decade. ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' saw Sarah Connor undergoing {{Xenafication}} to become a huge paragon of feminism in the public eye. On television we got ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and ''{{Series/Charmed}}'', as well as the ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' increasing the female presence by [[ShesAManInJapan adapting the male Yellow Ranger to a female]] to make it TwoGirlsToATeam, while the ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' anime became one of the Toonami block's flagship shows. Starting with Ariel in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', Disney heroines became more proactive and the majority of them were now {{Action Girl}}s too. It didn't necessarily translate well to film - as ''Film/TheLongKissGoodnight'' was a BoxOfficeBomb, as were ''Film/TankGirl'' and ''Film/BarbWire'', but ''Film/HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater'' turned the franchise's FinalGirl Laurie Strode into one. The love interest in action movies usually would get in on the action too, even if only in a DesignatedGirlFight or ActionSurvivor sort of way.
* AxesAtSchool: This was the first time school shootings received national media coverage and was seen as an actual issue. While there had been school shootings in the United States every year since TheSixties, it wasn't until the tragedies at Paducah, Springfield, and especially UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}}, that it was considered a real issue by the public.
* BadassLongcoat: Became really popular towards the end of the decade and leading into the first few years of the 2000s.
* BareYourMidriff: ''The'' female fanservice trope of the '90s, especially in music videos. While fairly common in the '80s, it was usually paired with high-waisted skirts or pants, leaving only a bit of the stomach visible. The '90s took it further and saw navels fully, constantly and proudly exposed, to the point that it was so widespread that it wasn't considered risque anymore. To compensate, early '00s pop stars got even ''skimpier''.
* BlaxploitationParody: It became acceptable in the Nineties to make fun of (and occasionally homage) the {{Blaxploitation}} films of the Seventies.
* {{Chupacabra}}: Although reports of farm animals drained of blood began in the 1970s, the term "Chupacabra" and the description of the creature as we know it originated in 1995, probably inspired by ''Film/{{Species}}''.
* CollectibleCardGame: Started with TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering in 1993, and now ''everything'' has a CCG (no matter how short-lived).
* CoveredInGunge: Showed up in kids' shows and cartoons a lot in this era. Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} was famous for its green slime in these days.
* CyberPunkIsTechno: Every cyberpunk film got a techno soundtrack during this era.
* DanceSensation: The Macarena. ''Everyone'' danced to it, ''everywhere'', and no other dance craze has arguably come close to it since.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The early part of the decade could be best described for many like a bad hangover, with many disillusioned former yuppies finding emotional emptiness and the rest suffering from the ailing economy, and a new generation coming into adulthood with an appropriately pessimistic outlook. Pop culture also reflected this, with ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', for one, reflecting upon familial dysfunction, and the frivolous HairMetal subgenre was driven out by the rise of AlternativeRock in the mainstream.
* UsefulNotes/{{Dogme 95}}: A movement that brought a new meaning to LeFilmArtistique and launched the career of Creator/LarsVonTrier.
* EternalSeptember: The Website/{{Usenet}} and online [[MessageBoard BBSes]] reached the height of popularity thanks to AOL, before {{blog}}s and [[FriendingNetwork social media]].
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: When ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' became a box office success and the huge popularity of ''Series/BarneyAndFriends'' in the early '90s, everything from toys and books to underwear and television shows featured dinosaurs. This got so big that when the NBA expanded into Canada in 1995, one of the new teams was named the Toronto Raptors.
* ExtremeSportExcusePlot: Ever since extreme sports like skateboarding, motorcross, surfing, snowboarding, and rock climbing became popular in the decade, shows that never done this before or don't necessarily need this got on with it due to its themes of new hobbies, passion, physical activity, sportsmanship, and teamwork.
* EverythingIsOnline: "If it exists you'll find it on the Internet" became a popular slogan.
* FiveTokenBand: In this decade, more and more kids from different nationalities would group together in different shows or advertisements.
* HideYourGays: Was becoming more of a {{discredited trope}} in this decade as more LGBT people started coming out, some of the most famous including Creator/EllenDegeneres (who did it in an episode of her self-titled sitcom) and singer Melissa Etheridge, leading to a slow but certain wider acceptance of LGBT people. It wasn't all positive though - the majority of society still disapproved of gays marrying, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was established, and homophobic bullying reached brutal heights, culminating in the murder of Matthew Shepard (though on the positive side, his killers were sentenced to life behind bars).
* {{Hipster}}: {{Trope codifi|er}}cation of early-'90s geek-chic, emulating {{beatnik}}s and the [[UsefulNotes/TheOtherRainforest Seattle culture]].
* HollywoodActionHero: Basically the same action heroes from the decade before, with one newcomer, Creator/BruceWillis.
* TheInternetIsForPorn: TheNineties may very well be the 2nd Sexual Revolution because of this!
%%* ItsASmallNetAfterAll
%%* KidsWildernessEpic
* LighterAndSofter: In America, due to the end of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar and being before TheWarOnTerror and the general affluence of the era, Nineties nostalgia tends to remember this decade as a relatively more stable and peaceful time, in contrast to the decades before and after it.
* LingerieScene: The underwear-as-outerwear trend started in this decade, with articles like slips, bras and panties designed for everyday use much to the chagrin of MoralGuardians and the delight of rappers and eager men and women.
* LittleBlackDress: Especially popular in this decade.
* MerchandiseDriven: All those toy-centered franchises in TheEighties were nothing compared to Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'s sheer amount of commercialization; the '90s were all about this at this point.
* MemeticMutation: Thanks to TheInternet, it could flourish.
* MillenniumBug: In which people considered New Years 1999-2000 a set date for TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt until it actually (failed to have) happened.
* {{Minimalism}}: This style became the aesthetic force after the last [[TheSeventies two]] [[TheEighties decades]] of over-detail and excess.
* MusicOfThe1990s: Despite Creator/{{MTV}} [[NetworkDecay going off-track in the decade]], music remained a powerful force of expression after the turbulence of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar and the excesses of [[TheEighties 1980s consumerism]], with an angsty, no-nonsense attitude and voice (though that didn't mean lighthearted fun was out of fashion). Here we have the genres that originated and/or popularized in this decade:
** AlternativeRock: Burst to the mainstream thanks to the success of {{Grunge}}.
** BritPop: Bands like Music/{{Oasis}}, Music/{{Blur}}, Music/TheSpiceGirls tried to create a second British Invasion.
** EuroPop: Continental bands, mostly Scandinavian bands, like Music/{{Roxette}}, Music/AceOfBase, and Music/{{Aqua}}, with their sugary WordSaladLyrics became popular in this era.
** GangstaRap: TheNewRockAndRoll of the early nineties, causing quite a moral panic, most memorably when Creator/CharltonHeston protested "Cop Killer" at the Time Warner shareholders' meeting.
** GirlGroup: Girl groups almost out numbered {{Boy Band}}s in this decade. To name a few: Music/{{TLC}}, SWV, Music/SpiceGirls, and En Vogue.
** UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHipHop: Arguably started in the 1980s but its biggest impact was the '90s overall. Multiple styles started to emerge from different regions outside of the east coast. A large array of indie hip-hop labels found success and countless highly regarded albums came out in these years.
** {{Goth}}: Became mainstream in the '90s thanks to ''Franchise/TheCrow'', [[Music/NineInchNails Trent Reznor]], Creator/TimBurton, Music/MarilynManson, Creator/AnneRice, and ''Music/DeadCanDance''.
** {{Grunge}}: Exploded onto the scene in the early Nineties, then quickly collapsed onto itself and became PostGrunge by the end of the decade. ''[[Music/{{Nirvana}} Nevermind]]'' was the biggest and most influential album of the decade.
** HouseMusic: Popularized by Music/{{Madonna}} in her single, "Vogue", the genre remained popular throughout the decade, spawning sub-genres like deep house, rave, and acid house.
** IntercourseWithYou: Many of the biggest hits of the '90s had sexual lyrics that were more explicit than earlier decades. The music videos themselves also featured more and more scantily clad women moving their breasts and buttocks around.
** {{Reggae}}: Regained popularity during the decade. Adding elements of pop, rock, RAndB, and electronic, it formed reggae fusion.
** RAndB: A more pop-flavored version became popular, spawning "urban pop".
** {{Scatting}}: Always around, but it got a little boost in popularity.
** {{Techno}}: While developed in UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} in the mid-80s, the genre would really begin to hit its stride in this decade, finding popularity in the European club scene.
** {{Trance}}: Originated in Europe in the early years of this decade and spread all over the world, spawning subgenres such as Goa trance in India and psychedelic trance in Israel. Some of the genre's biggest artists began their careers in this decade and are still going strong.
* MustHaveCaffeine: While coffee culture had its [[PopularityPolynomial waves of impact]] [[OlderThanYouThink since]] TheMiddleAges, this decade gave coffee culture a massive boost on an international level with shows such as ''Series/{{Friends}}'' and coffeehouse franchises such as Starbucks and Hard Rock Café making you want to crave a cup of espresso.
* NinetiesAntiHero: This era and many of its comics are the TropeNamer.
* NinetiesHair: Exemplified by long hair that fits the {{Grunge}} look, or bald shaven heads to go clubbing, or with curtains. In the case of African-Americans, hi-top fades and box braids were the style.
* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: During the late '80s and early '90s in North America, the concept of political correctness began spreading around the country. Almost immediately there was a ''huge'' backlash to this, with various stories spreading about political correctness "going too far". This backlash even spilled over into fiction, with films like ''Film/DemolitionMan'' and ''Film/{{PCU}}'' making fun of the concept. Despite being commonly associated with left-wingers, even some of them joined the backlash, such as Creator/BillMaher and his talk show ''Series/PoliticallyIncorrect''. Though this backlash died down by the late 1990s, it has lived on through related concepts like the "War on Christmas".
* {{Postmodern|ism}} {{Irony}}: The '90s were when irony went from an [[TheEighties unheard-of]] artistic stance to becoming a DeadHorseTrope.
* RapunzelHair: Natural waist-length hair was in for a while. In the 2000s, it was more likely to be achieved via extensions.
* RealIsBrown: If any color palette in the '90s wasn't obnoxiously neon, it was this, especially with the Grunge subculture.
* RealityTV: Really took off in this decade, with reality itself (thanks to 24 hour news cycles, media circuses, and scandals) providing entertainment to the masses.
* UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation: Coincided almost precisely with this decade, with the debut of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' which catered adult-oriented entertainment in 1989, Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}'s debut of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' in 1991, the launching of Creator/CartoonNetwork in 1992, and Creator/{{Disney}} starting their "Disney Renaissance" with ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' in 1989 and finishing with ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' in 1999.
** AllAdultAnimationIsSouthPark: Almost every animated series aimed for adults, even the ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', were stereotyped as this ever since ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' debuted in 1997.
** AllAnimationIsDisney: The reign of Creator/{{Disney}} was in full force, and thus a lot of animated movies ended up getting this.
** AllCGICartoon: The earliest ones that are still remembered today were made during this decade, with ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' as the pioneer for future CGI feature films.
** AnimeOfThe1990s: Even with Japan experiencing an economic bubble burst during this decade, the animation industry still upped the ante with [[Anime/SailorMoon lunar-powered]] or [[Manga/CardcaptorSakura card-wielding]] {{Magical Girl}}s, {{mind screw}}ing child-powered [[strike:angel-]] [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion alien-fighting mecha]], [[Anime/GundamWing multinational peacekeeping mecha pilots]], [[Anime/DragonBallZ hair-raising-powered cosmic guardians]], [[Anime/RanmaOneHalf genderbending martial artists]], [[Anime/CowboyBebop spacefaring bounty hunters]], [[Anime/SlamDunk high school basketball]], [[Manga/YuYuHakusho high school spirit detectives]], [[Anime/DetectiveConan a high school sleuth in a kid's body]], [[Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne a teenage seer sucked into a war torn planet]], [[Anime/FushigiYuugi two girls trapped in an old Chinese book]], [[Anime/FlameOfRecca a fire-wielding ninja]], [[Manga/{{Berserk}} a giant sword-wielding demon slayer]], and [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} a kid destined to be a master by catching monsters]].
** AwardBaitSong: Creator/{{Disney}} just loved this about this time. And who could ever forget [[Music/CelineDion "My Heart]] [[Film/{{Titanic1997}} Will Go On"]]?
** DenserAndWackier: Art and animation styles and techniques became more surreal and deconstructive in this era. Animated shows produced by Creator/CartoonNetwork and Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} like ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' and ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'' respectively, with its [[WildTake exaggerated reactions]], [[DerangedAnimation distorted art styles]], LargeHam voice acting, and {{Gainax Ending}}s, became popular in this era.
* RetroUniverse: This happened to former Eastern Bloc countries. Since they missed out on previous cultural decades, their Nineties were culturally an amalgamation from TheSixties to the contemporary times.
* RightWingMilitiaFanatic: Probably one of the most infamous things about the mid-90s, coinciding with Bill Clinton's first years in office. Having a progressive (for the time) president in office at a time when gay rights, government-sponsored healthcare, and gun control became hot button issues meant that there was a significant backlash from conservative groups.
* SaltAndPepper: Almost every '90s movie had this type of duo.
* TheSeventies: Nothing says the '90s more than nostalgia for the '70s.
** Bellbottoms came back in style for a brief moment. ''Film/DazedAndConfused'', ''Film/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas'', ''Series/That70sShow'', ''Film/TheBradyBunch'' movies, ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' jokes, etc. The '90s itself, alongside with the '80s, is now the nostalgic decade of TheNewTens.
** N-Trance basically built their career around sampling old Disco songs ([[PopularityPolynomial now that America had gotten over]] the intense hatred of the genre that existed in TheEighties) and remixing them with HipHop and Electronic Dance.
** A lot of {{Grunge}} acts were inspired by '70s hard rock bands like Music/LedZeppelin and Music/BlackSabbath.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Though the decade is remembered today in places like America as a happier and simpler time, the actual tone of the decade often slid back and forth between the two extremes.
* TropeMaker: Along with TropeCodifier, with TheInternet and {{Video Game}}s becoming a force in media, and [[ItWillNeverCatchOn not just mere fads]], new ideas and concepts were brought by and catered to the members of Generation X and the Millennials growing up with it. {{Stock parod|y}}ies include:
** ISeeDeadPeople: Popularized by ''Film/TheSixthSense''.
** KidHero: While not a new trope, Macaulay Culkin as Kevin in ''Film/HomeAlone'' really got the ball rolling. The character and the film itself [[FollowTheLeader spawned other films]] that empowered children to do decent grown-up activities, or [[KidsWildernessEpic venturing into the great outdoors]] by saving the environment or the places around them. The films usually end with the kids stopping the villains by [[GuileHero using their wits]] or [[ThePowerOfFriendship with teamwork]]. Video games got in on the action with [[VideoGame/EarthBound Ness]] and [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red]].
** TheMenInBlack: These [[BadassInANiceSuit badasses in their nice black suits]] were popularized as heroes by ''Film/MenInBlack'' and as villains by ''Film/TheMatrix''.
** MissionImpossibleCableDrop: Popularized by ''Film/MissionImpossible'' (1996).
** {{NOT}}: The way to sarcastically end all jokes, popularized by ''Film/WaynesWorld''.
** SeinfeldianConversation: Popularized not just by [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} the trope namer]], but also Film/PulpFiction.
** TropesForDummies: The "...For Dummies" book series became popular and thus a subject for parody.
** YouCantHandleTheParody: Popularized by ''Film/AFewGoodMen''.
* VaporWear: Another '70s trend that returned. Many women went braless, or wore bras with material thin enough for nipples to be visible. Some even used fake nipples!
* VideoGamesOfThe1990s: As video games became more sophisticated, more [[UsefulNotes/The16bitEraOfConsoleVideoGames techno]][[UsefulNotes/TheFifthGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames logically]] and [[VideoGame3DLeap visually]] appealing, and more widespread; ranging from the arcade platform, to [[UsefulNotes/{{SNES}} the]] [[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis home]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo64}} con]][[UsefulNotes/PlayStation sole]], to the [[UsefulNotes/GameBoy hand]][[UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor helds]], to the personal computer; the industry became an inevitable force of media, spawning new genres and tropes with it. The era gave us:
** FourX: The genre was popularized by the first installment of ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'' in 1991.
** {{Adventure Game}}s: All the rage prior to ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' and the triumph of the FirstPersonShooter. Though really a carryover from The80s.
** AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: Developed in the '90s.
** UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars: Practically began in earnest with Sega Genesis vs. Super Nintendo. Genesis Does What Nintendon't, anyone?
** FightingGame: Popularized by ''VideoGame/StreetFighter'' and ''VideoGame/MortalKombat''.
** FirstPersonShooter: Pioneered by ''VideoGame/Wolfstein3D'' and ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}''.
** MascotWithAttitude: Every annoying video game character made was this. Some of the best remembered include Franchise/CrashBandicoot, VideoGame/JazzJackrabbit, Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog, and VideoGame/SpyroTheDragon.
** PopUpVideoGames: Video games introduced pop-ups in this decade.
** RealTimeStrategy: Although the genre originated in the 80s, games such as ''VideoGame/WarCraft'', ''VideoGame/StarCraft'', ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'', and ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpires'' wouldn't have been popular if not for ''VideoGame/DuneII'' in 1992.
** RhythmGame: ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'' revolutionized this genre.
** SimulationGame: The genre in its modern form came to be with ''VideoGame/SimCity'' in 1989.
** SurvivalHorror: ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' coined the term in 1996.
* WhyWeAreBummedCommunismFell: Since the USSR officially ended in late 1991.
!Many things were created or existed in the 1990s:


* AnimeOfThe1990s
* ComicBooksOfThe1990s
* FilmsOfThe1990s
** FilmsOfThe1990sFranchises
** FilmsOf19901994
** FilmsOf19951999
* LiteratureOfThe1990s
* SeriesOfThe1990s
* MusicOfThe1990s
* TheatreOfThe1990s
* VideoGamesOfThe1990s
* WesternAnimationOfThe1990s

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicBook/SpirouAndFantasio''. Series began in 1938.
* ''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske''. Series began in 1945.
* ''ComicBook/BlakeAndMortimer''. First appeared in September, 1946.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}'' . Series began in 1947.
* ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke''. Series began in 1947.
* ''ComicBook/PietPienterEnBertBibber''. Series began in 1951. Ended this decade, in 1995.
* ''ComicBook/{{Jommeke}}''. Series began in 1955.
* ''ComicBook/JanJansEnDeKinderen''. Series began in 1970.
* ''ComicBook/DeGeneraal''. Series began in 1971.
* ''ComicBook/DouweDabbert''. Series began in 1975.
* ''ComicBook/DeKiekeboes''. Series started in 1977.
* ''ComicBook/{{Urbanus}}'' Series started in 1982.
* ''ComicBook/GillesdeGeus''. Series began in 1983.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' (started in 1970) and ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'' (started in 1979) both underwent CerebusSyndrome in this era, signaling the rise of depressing comic strips. Doonesbury even did a strip about the sobering end of the 1980s for New Year's day, 1990.
** ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'' had a 1993 ComingOutStory for character Lawrence Poirier. Readers were upset enough to send hate mail and death threats to the creator.
* ''ComicStrip/ZippyThePinhead''. First appeared in 1971, went from 1980s UndergroundComics to become a mainstream comic strip in the 1990s, suitably enough.
* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' started in the 1985 and continued its run to 1995.
* ''ComicBook/PierreTombal''. First published in 1986, still continued in this decade.
* ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot''. Started in April, 1988. Continued its run through the decade.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strips seemed to be taped on every cubicle in Corporate America. Debuted in 1989 and continued throughout and beyond the 1990s.
* ''Outland'', the Sunday-only 1990s ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'''s {{Spinoff}}. Both it and the 1980s strip were created by Berkeley Breathed. Debuted in 1989 and lasted to 1995.
* ''ComicStrip/TheWackyAdventuresOfPedro''. Character created in January 1947, started appearing in this comic in January 1990.
* [[ComicStrip/BabyBlues Baby Zoe]] was born Sunday, January 7, 1990.
* ''ComicStrip/BigNate''. Started in January, 1991.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Pluggers}}''. Started in February, 1993.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Mutts}}''. Started in 1994.
* ''ComicStrip/OverTheHedge''. Started in June, 1995.
* ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks''. Started in April, 1999.
* ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy''. Started in September, 1999.

[[folder:Eastern Animation]]
* ''Animation/CaptainPronin''
* ''Animation/HisWifeIsAHen''
* ''Animation/TheSeventhBrother''

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/TheAshConnection''
* ''Fanfic/TheBuckyOHareWebSeries''
* ''Fanfic/TheChildOfLove''
* ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod''
* ''Fanfic/TheDeathOfOne''
* ''Fanfic/DrunkardsWalk''
* ''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheManOfUnknown''
* ''Fanfic/{{HERZ}}''
* ''FanFic/ImHereToHelp''
* ''FanFic/NeonGenesisEvangelionR''
* ''Fanfic/TheNowakverse''
* ''Fanfic/TheOneILoveIs''
* ''Fanfic/PokemonMaster''
* ''Fanfic/RhymeAndReason''
* ''Fanfic/SithAcademy''
* ''Fanfic/SlayersTrilogy''

* ''Magazine/DisneyAdventures''. Launched in October, 1990.
* ''Magazine/{{Loaded}}'', first of the lad-mags in 1994.
* ''Magazine/TopSecret''
* ''Magazine/NickelodeonMagazine''

* ''Manga/HarlemBeat''
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''
** ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders'' (ran to 1992)
** ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'' (1992-1995; set in 1999)
** ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureVentoAureo'' (1995-1999)
* ''Manga/SailorMoon''

* ''Pinball/TheAddamsFamily'' (1992)
* ''Pinball/TheAdventuresOfRockyAndBullwinkleAndFriends'' (1993)
* ''Pinball/{{Apollo 13}}'' (1993)
* ''Pinball/AttackFromMars'' (1995)
** ''Pinball/RevengeFromMars'' (1999)
* ''Pinball/BackToTheFuture'' (1990)
* ''[[Pinball/BatmanDataEast Batman (Data East)]]'' (1991)
* ''Pinball/BatmanForever'' (1995)
* ''Pinball/{{Baywatch}}'' (1995)
* ''Pinball/BlackRose'' (1992)
* ''Pinball/BramStokersDracula'' (1992)
* ''Pinball/{{Breakshot}}'' (1996)
* ''[[Pinball/BugsBunnysBirthdayBall Bugs Bunny's Birthday Ball]]'' (1991)
* ''Pinball/CactusCanyon'' (1998)
* ''Pinball/TheChampionPub'' (1998)
* ''Pinball/{{Checkpoint}}'' (1991)
* ''Pinball/CirqusVoltaire'' (1997)
* ''Pinball/{{Congo}}'' (1995)
* ''Pinball/{{Corvette}}'' (1994)
* ''Pinball/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon'' (1992)
* ''Pinball/CueBallWizard'' (1992)
* ''Pinball/DemolitionMan'' (1994)
* ''Pinball/{{Diner}}'' (1990)
* ''Pinball/DoctorWho'' (1992)
* ''[[Pinball/DrDude Dr. Dude]]'' (1990)
* ''Pinball/FishTales'' (1992)
* ''Pinball/TheFlintstones'' (1994)
* ''Pinball/FlipperFootball'' (1996)
* ''[[Pinball/FunHouse FunHouse]]'' (1990)
* ''[[Pinball/GilligansIsland Gilligan's Island]]'' (1991)
* ''[[Pinball/HighSpeed The Getaway: High Speed 2]]'' (1992)
* ''Pinball/{{Gladiators}}'' (1993)
* ''Pinball/GoldenEye'' (1996)
* ''Pinball/GunsNRoses'' (1994)
* ''Pinball/{{Hook}}'' (1992)
* ''Pinball/{{Hurricane}}'' (1991)
* ''[[Pinball/IndianaJonesThePinballAdventure Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure]]'' (1993)
* ''Pinball/{{Indianapolis 500}}'' (1995)
* ''Pinball/JohnnyMnemonic'' (1995)
* ''Pinball/JudgeDredd'' (1993)
* ''Pinball/JunkYard'' (1997)
* ''Pinball/JurassicPark'' (1993)
** ''Pinball/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'' (1997)
* ''Pinball/{{Kingpin}}'' (unreleased; 1996)
* ''Pinball/LastActionHero'' (1993)
* ''Pinball/LethalWeapon3'' (1993)
* ''[[Pinball/TheMachineBrideOfPinbot The Machine: Bride of Pin*Bot]]'' (1991)
** ''Pinball/JackBot'' (1995)
* ''Pinball/MaryShelleysFrankenstein'' (1995)
* ''Pinball/MaverickTheMovie'' (1994)
* ''Pinball/MedievalMadness'' (1997)
* ''Pinball/MonsterBash'' (1998)
* ''Pinball/NoFearDangerousSports'' (1994)
* ''Pinball/NoGoodGofers'' (1997)
* ''[[Pinball/OperationThunder Operation: Thunder]]'' (1992)
* ''Pinball/ThePartyZone'' (1991)
* ''Pinball/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' (1990)
* ''Pinball/PinballMagic'' (1995)
* ''Pinball/PopeyeSavesTheEarth'' (1994)
* ''[[Pinball/RedAndTedsRoadShow Red & Ted's Road Show]]'' (1994)
* ''Pinball/{{Rescue 911}}'' (1994)
* ''Pinball/{{Rollergames}}'' (1990)
* ''Pinball/SafeCracker'' (1996)
* ''Pinball/ScaredStiff'' (Sequel to ''Elvira and the Party Monsters'') (1996)
* ''Pinball/TheShadow'' (1994)
* ''Pinball/ShaqAttaq'' (1995)
* ''Pinball/TheSimpsonsDataEast'' (1990)
* ''Pinball/SouthPark'' (1999)
* ''Pinball/SpaceJam'' (1996)
* ''[[Pinball/StarTrekDataEast Star Trek (Data East)]]'' (1991)
* ''[[Pinball/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Star Trek: The Next Generation]]'' {1993)
* ''VideoGame/StarTrekPinball'' (1997)
* ''[[Pinball/StarWarsDataEast Star Wars (Data East)]]'' (1991)
* ''Pinball/StarWarsEpisodeI'' (1999)
* ''Pinball/StarWarsTrilogy'' (1997)
* ''Pinball/{{Stargate}}'' (1995)
* ''Pinball/StarshipTroopers'' (1997)
* ''Pinball/StreetFighterII'' (1993)
* ''[[Pinball/SuperMarioBros Super Mario Bros.]]'' (1992)
** ''[[Pinball/SuperMarioBrosMushroomWorld Super Mario Bros. Mushroom World]]'' (1992)
* ''Pinball/TalesFromTheCrypt'' (1993)
* ''Pinball/TalesOfTheArabianNights'' (1996)
* ''[[Pinball/TeedOff Tee'd Off]]'' (1993)
* ''Pinball/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' (1991)
* ''[[Pinball/Terminator2JudgmentDay Terminator 2: Judgment Day]]'' (1991)
* ''[[Pinball/TheatreOfMagic Theatre of Magic]]'' (1995)
* ''Pinball/TheTwilightZone'' (1992)
* ''Pinball/{{Whirlwind}}'' (1990)
* ''Pinball/WhiteWater'' (1993)
* ''[[Pinball/WHODunnit WHO dunnit]]'' (1995)
* ''[[Pinball/TheWhosTommy The Who's Tommy Pinball Wizard]]'' (1994)
* ''Pinball/WorldCupSoccer'' (1994)
* ''Pinball/WWFRoyalRumble'' (1994)
* ''Pinball/TheXFiles'' (1997)

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* [[Wrestling/TooColdScorpio 2 Cold Scorpio]]: Debuted in the 1980s, became one of the top high flyers in wrestling in the 1990s.
* Wrestling/AbdullahTheButcher
* Wrestling/{{Abyss}}: Debuted in 1995.
* [[Wrestling/BrianAdams Brian Adams/Crush]]: Debuted in 1986, arrived in WWE in 1990.
* Wrestling/ChrisAdams: Competed in various Texas promotions and had a small run in WCW.
* Wrestling/GeneralSkandorAkbar: Continued managing in Texas indies.
* Wrestling/CaptainLouAlbano: Inducted into the Wrestling/WWEHallOfFame in 1996.
* Wrestling/ArnAnderson
* Wrestling/KenAnderson: Debuted in 1999.
* Wrestling/AndreTheGiant: Retired in 1992, died the following year which eventually led to him being the inaugural Wrestling/WWEHallOfFame inductee.
* Wrestling/KurtAngle: Made his WWE TV debut at ''Survivor Series 99.''
* Wrestling/LionessAsuka
* Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin: Peaked in 1996 and became unarguably WWE's breakout star for the duration of the decade.
* Wrestling/MikeAwesome: Debuted in 1989, made his career in Japan in the 1990s.
* Wrestling/BobBacklund
* Wrestling/BuffBagwell: Debuted in 1991.
* Wrestling/TheBarbarian
* Wrestling/{{Batista}}: Started as "Kahn" in 1997.
* Wrestling/PaulBearer: The gimmick debuted in 1991.
* Wrestling/BrutusBeefcake
* Wrestling/ChrisBenoit
* Wrestling/TheBigShow: Debuted as the Giant in Wrestling/{{WCW}} in 1995, winning its World Title shortly after and became the company's youngest World Champion at 23.
* Wrestling/BamBamBigelow: Debuted in the 1980s, competed throughout the 1990s.
* Wrestling/EricBischoff: Started in the [[Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation AWA]] in the 80s, rose to power in Wrestling/{{WCW}} in 1993.
* Wrestling/SteveBlackman: Started as a jobber in the 1980s. Officially launched his career in WWE in 1997.
* Wrestling/FreddieBlassie: Inducted into the Wrestling/WWEHallOfFame in 1994.
* Wrestling/MattBloom: Debuted in 1997, debuted in WWE in 1999.
* Wrestling/TheBlueMeanie: Debuted in March 1994, the gimmick debuted in November 1995.
* Wrestling/BookerT
* Wrestling/BoboBrazil: Inducted into the Wrestling/WWEHallOfFame in 1994. Died in 1998.
* Wrestling/DLoBrown: Debuted in 1994.
* Wrestling/MikeBucci: Debuted as Super Nova in 1992.
* Wrestling/KingKongBundy
* Wrestling/ColtCabana: Debuted in 1999.
* [[Wrestling/DonCallis Don "The Jackyl"[=/=]"Cyrus" Callis]]: Debuted in Canada in 1989, arrived in WWE in 1997.
* Wrestling/ChrisCandido: Started in the 1980s, first made his name in ECW and SMW in the 1990s.
* [[Wrestling/StacyCarter Stacy "Miss Kitty"/"The Kat" Carter]]: Debuted in 1999.
* [[Wrestling/CheerleaderMelissa Cheerleader Melissa/Raisha Saaed/Alissa Flash]]: Debuted in 1999.
* Wrestling/{{Christian}}: Debuted in 1995.
* Wrestling/{{Chyna}}: Debuted in 1995.
* [[Wrestling/BryanClarke Bryan "Adam Bomb"[=/=]"Wrath" Clarke]]: Debuted in 1990.
* [[Wrestling/AllenCoage Allen Coage[=/=]Bad News Allen[=/=]Bad News Brown]]: Continued competing in Japan and Canada and also worked as a TV announcer.
* Wrestling/MichaelCole: Debuted in 1997.
* Wrestling/RobConway: Debuted in 1997.
* Wrestling/JimCornette: Ran SMW from 1991 to 1995 and made his WWE debut in mid-1993.
* Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels: Debuted in 1993.
* Wrestling/BryanDanielson: Debuted in 1999.
* [[Wrestling/NickDinsmore Nick Dinsmore[=/=]Eugene]]: Debuted in 1997.
* Wrestling/DoinkTheClown: Gimmick debuted in October 1992.
* Wrestling/ShaneDouglas
* Wrestling/TommyDreamer: Debuted in 1989, best known for his time in ECW in the 1990s.
* Wrestling/HacksawJimDuggan
* Wrestling/DynamiteKid: Finished out his career in Japan, with his final match taking place in 1996.
* Wrestling/{{Edge}}: Debuted in 1992, came to the WWF in 1998.
* [[Wrestling/SidEudy Sid Eudy/Sid Vicious/Sycho Sid]]
* Wrestling/TheFabulousMoolah
* [[Wrestling/EdFarhat Ed "The Sheik" Farhat]].
* Wrestling/RicFlair
* Wrestling/MickFoley
* Wrestling/{{Francine}}: Debuted in 1995.
* Wrestling/JimFullington: Debuted in 1989, best known for his time in ECW in the 1990s as the Sandman.
* Wrestling/MasakatsuFunaki: Debuted in the 1980s, gained his fame in the 1990s.
* Wrestling/TerryFunk
* Wrestling/JustinGabriel: Debuted in his native South Africa in 1997 at the age of 16.
* [[Wrestling/GiantHaystacks Giant Haystacks[=/=]Loch Ness]]: Continued competing in Europe and had a 1-month run in WCW in 1996.
* Wrestling/EddieGilbert
* [[Wrestling/GlennGilbertti Glenn Gilbertti[=/=]Disco Inferno]]: Debuted in 1991, arrived in WCW in 1995.
* Wrestling/{{Glacier}}: Started in the late 1980s, gimmick debuted in 1996.
* Wrestling/TheGobbledyGooker: Debuted, and died out, at ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries 1990''
* Wrestling/{{Goldberg}}: TV debut on September 22, 1997.
* Wrestling/{{Goldust}}: Started the gimmick in 1995.
* Wrestling/ChavoGuerreroJr: Debuted in 1994, arrived in WCW in 1996.
* Wrestling/EddieGuerrero. Started off his U.S. career in Wrestling/{{ECW}} in 1995.
* Wrestling/JillianHall: Debuted in 1998.
* Wrestling/ScottHall: Started in 1984, made his career with the Razor Ramon gimmick in 1992.
* Wrestling/BillyGunn: Started in 1989, debuted in the then-WWF and became Billy Gunn in 1993.
* Wrestling/VolkHan: Debuted in 1991.
* Wrestling/StanHansen
* Wrestling/JeffHardy: Debuted in 1993.
* Wrestling/MattHardy: Debuted in 1992.
* Wrestling/BretHart
* Wrestling/JimmyHart
* Wrestling/OwenHart: Died in 1999.
* Wrestling/ShinyaHashimoto
* [[Wrestling/DavidHeath David "Vampire Warrior"[=/=]"Gangrel" Heath]]
* [[Wrestling/GregoryHelms Gregory Helms[=/=]Shane Helms[=/=]The Hurricane]]. Debuted in 1991.
* Wrestling/CurtHennig
* Wrestling/MarkHenry: Debuted in 1996.
* Wrestling/ChrisHero: Debuted in 1998.
* Wrestling/PaulHeyman
* Wrestling/IkutoHidaka: Debuted in 1997.
* Wrestling/HulkHogan
* Wrestling/BobHolly
* Wrestling/MollyHolly: Made her national TV debut on ''[[{{BShow}} Sunday Night Heat]]'' in 1998.
* Wrestling/BarryHorowitz
* Wrestling/{{Ivory}}
* Wrestling/JimmyJacobs: Debuted in 1999.
* Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}}
* Wrestling/MickieJames: Debuted in 1999.
* Wrestling/JeffJarrett
* Wrestling/ChrisJericho: Debuted in 1990.
* Wrestling/{{Kamala}}: Very active in Memphis, as well as Japan and in Wrestling/{{WCW}}.
* Wrestling/{{Kane}}: Debuted in 1992.
* Wrestling/HiromitsuKanehara: Debuted in 1991.
* Wrestling/{{Kanyon}}: debuted in 1992.
* Wrestling/StacyKeibler: Debuted in Wrestling/{{WCW}} in late 1999 as Nitro Girl Skye.
* Wrestling/TysonKidd: Debuted in 1995.
* Wrestling/BillyKidman: Debuted in 1994, arrived in WCW in 1996.
* Wrestling/RonKillings: Debuted in 1997.
* Wrestling/TsuyoshiKohsaka: Debuted in 1994.
* Wrestling/SatoshiKojima: Debuted in 1991.
* Wrestling/AjaKong
* Wrestling/{{Konnan}}: Helped establish Wrestling/{{AAA}}, later going on to Wrestling/{{ECW}} and Wrestling/{{WCW}}.
* Wrestling/AndreiKopylov: Debuted in 1992.
* Wrestling/{{Kurrgan}}: Debuted in 1989, competed a lot in Japan, Canada and elsewhere before arriving in Wrestling/{{WWE}} in 1997.
* Wrestling/LaParka
* Wrestling/JohnLaurinaitis
* Wrestling/JerryLawler
* Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield: Debuted in 1992.
* Wrestling/JushinThunderLiger
* Wrestling/{{Lita}}: Debuted in 1999.
* Wrestling/SteveLombardi
* Wrestling/LowKi: Debuted in 1998.
* Wrestling/LexLuger
* Wrestling/JerryLynn
* Wrestling/{{Madusa}}
* Wrestling/MagnumTOKYO: Debuted in 1997.
* Wrestling/BallsMahoney: Earliest confirmed matches were in 1992.
* Wrestling/DeanMalenko
* Wrestling/DawnMarie: Debuted in 1995.
* Wrestling/LittleGuidoMaritato.: Debuted in 1991, arrived in ECW in 1996.
* Wrestling/DebraMarshall: Debuted in 1995.
* Wrestling/RickMartel
* Wrestling/SherriMartel
* Wrestling/BeulahMcGillicutty: Debuted at ''ECW Hostile City Showdown'' on April 15, 1995.
* Wrestling/ShaneMcMahon: Debuted as an on-screen character in 1999, though he had been an anonymous ref going back to 1990.
* Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon: Officially debuted as an on-screen character in 1999.
* Wrestling/VinceMcMahon
* Wrestling/{{Meng}}
* Wrestling/ShawnMichaels: Peaked in 1996 after inning the WWE Championship, then became the first ever Wrestling/GrandSlamChampion a year later.
* Wrestling/TAKAMichinoku: Debuted in 1992.
* Wrestling/MitsuharuMisawa
* Wrestling/MissElizabeth
* Wrestling/MrFuji
* [[Wrestling/JamesMitchell James "The Sinister Minister" Mitchell]]: Debuted in 1989, first break came in SMW.
* Wrestling/GorillaMonsoon: Inducted into the Wrestling/WWEHallOfFame in 1994. Died in 1999.
* Wrestling/TheFabulousMoolah: Inducted into the Wrestling/WWEHallOfFame in 1995.
* [[Wrestling/CarleneMoore Carlene "Jazz" Moore]]: Debuted in 1998.
* Wrestling/PedroMorales: Inducted into the Wrestling/WWEHallOfFame in 1995.
* Wrestling/HughMorrus: Debuted in 1990.
* Wrestling/DonMuraco: He was a 2x NWA ECW Heavyweight Champion.
* Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr: Debuted in AAA in 1992, worked in ECW for about a year before beginning his WCW run from 1996 until the company's demise.
* Wrestling/YujiNagata: Debuted in 1992.
* Wrestling/ManabuNakanishi: Debuted in 1992.
* Wrestling/BullNakano: Debuted in the 1980s, had runs in North American promotions WWF and WCW between 1994 and 1996.
* Wrestling/KevinNash: Debuted as Master Blaster Steele in September 1990.
* Wrestling/NewJack: Debuted in 1992
* Wrestling/JohnNord
* Wrestling/ScottNorton
* Wrestling/NaoyaOgawa: Debuted in 1997.
* Wrestling/TheOneManGang
* Wrestling/AlexanderOtsuka: Debuted in 1995.
* Wrestling/DiamondDallasPage: Started his in-ring career in 1991.
* Wrestling/PatPatterson: Inducted into the Wrestling/WWEHallOfFame in 1996.
* Wrestling/MaxxPayne
* Wrestling/BrianPillman: Died in 1997.
* Wrestling/RoddyPiper
* [[Wrestling/TerriPoch Terri "Terri Power"[=/=]"Tori" Poch]]: Debuted as a valet in 1988, made her in-ring debut in 1990.
* [[Wrestling/AlPoling Al Poling/911]]: Debuted in ECW in 1994.
* Wrestling/{{Psicosis}}: Debuted in 1989, first made his name in [=AAA=].
* Wrestling/CMPunk: Debuted in 1999.
* Wrestling/MikeQuackenbush: Debuted in 1994.
* Wrestling/{{Raven}}: Started in the 1980s, gimmick debuted at the end of 1994.
* Wrestling/WilliamRegal: Made his US debut in WCW in 1993.
* [[Wrestling/RonReis Ron Reis[=/=]The Yeti[=/=]Reese]]: Debuted in 1994.
* [[Wrestling/{{Rhyno}} Rhyno[=/=]Rhino]]: Debuted in 1994.
* Wrestling/StevieRichards. Debuted in the first-ever ECW match on February 25, 1992.
* Wrestling/{{Rikishi}}
* Wrestling/RoadDogg: Made his WWF debut in 1994 as "The Roadie" before eventually finding true success in the late 1990s by forming one of the most successful tag teams in WWE history, The New Age Outlaws, with Billy Gunn, winning the WWF World Tag Team Titles 5 times.
* Wrestling/JakeRoberts
* Wrestling/AntoninoRocca: Inducted into the Wrestling/WWEHallOfFame in 1995.
* [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]]: Debuted in 1996, peaked in 1998, and then became one of the most celebrated wrestlers of all time.
* Wrestling/BuddyRogers: Inducted into the Wrestling/WWEHallOfFame in 1994.
* Wrestling/PlayboyBuddyRose
* Wrestling/JimRoss
* [[Wrestling/MikeRotunda Mike Rotunda/Irwin R. Schyster]]
* [[Wrestling/RickRude "Ravishing" Rick Rude]]
* Wrestling/TerriRunnels: Debuted in 1990.
* Wrestling/VinceRusso: Started writing for Wrestling/{{WWE}} in 1997.
* Wrestling/{{Sable}}: Debuted in 1996.
* Wrestling/{{Sabu}}: Debuted in the 1980s, became an icon in Wrestling/{{ECW}} and Japan in the 1990s.
* Wrestling/SamoaJoe: Debuted in 1999.
* Wrestling/TheGreatSasuke: Debuted in 1990.
* Wrestling/TitoSantana
* Wrestling/PerrySaturn: Debuted in 1990.
* Wrestling/RandySavage
* Wrestling/TonySchiavone: WCW's lead announcer.
* Wrestling/DanSevern: Debuted in 1995.
* Wrestling/KenShamrock: Debuted in 1989, wrestled until he went to [=MMA=] in 1993, returned to wrestling in 1997.
* Wrestling/IronMikeSharpe
* Wrestling/JinseiShinzaki: Debuted in the 1990s.
* Wrestling/GiantSilva: Debuted in the 1990s.
* Wrestling/RonSimmons
* Wrestling/SinCara: Debuted in 1998.
* Wrestling/SgtSlaughter
* Wrestling/NormanSmiley
* [[Wrestling/DaveyBoySmith "The British Bulldog" Davey Boy Smith]]
* Wrestling/AlSnow
* Wrestling/JimmySnuka: Inducted into the Wrestling/WWEHallOfFame in 1996.
* Wrestling/DanSpivey: Debuted in the 1980s, was a regular in Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling and had a brief career revival in Wrestling/{{WWE}} in 1995 as Waylon Mercy.
* Wrestling/RickySteamboat
* Wrestling/ScottSteiner
* Wrestling/GeorgeSteele: Inducted into the Wrestling/WWEHallOfFame in 1995.
* Wrestling/{{Sting}}
* Wrestling/DevonStorm: Debuted in 1992.
* Wrestling/LanceStorm: Debuted in 1990.
* Wrestling/AJStyles: Debuted in 1998.
* Wrestling/JoeyStyles: Debuted in 1993.
* Wrestling/KevinSullivan
* Wrestling/TammyLynnSytch: Debuted in 1993.
* Wrestling/YoshihiroTajiri: Debuted in 1994.
* Wrestling/NobuhikoTakada: Got his fame peak in the 1990s.
* Wrestling/KiyoshiTamura: Debuted in 1990.
* Wrestling/MasatoTanaka: Debuted in 1993.
* Wrestling/{{Tatanka}}: Started in the Carolina indies in the late 1980s, had his one significant run in WWE from 1992-1996.
* Wrestling/{{Tazz}}
* Wrestling/GenichiroTenryu
* Wrestling/JohnTenta
* Wrestling/HiroyoshiTenzan: Debuted in 1991.
* Wrestling/{{Test}}: Debuted in 1994.
* Wrestling/SurvivalTobita: Debuted in the 1990s.
* Wrestling/ManamiToyota
* Wrestling/TripleH: Debuted in 1992.
* Wrestling/JumboTsuruta
* Wrestling/UltimateWarrior
* Wrestling/UltimoDragon
* Wrestling/{{Umaga}}: Debuted in 1995.
* Wrestling/TheUndertaker
* Wrestling/DaffneyUnger: Debuted in November 1999.
* Wrestling/LunaVachon
* Wrestling/{{Vader}}
* Wrestling/RobVanDam: Debuted in 1990.
* Wrestling/ValVenis: Debuted in 1995.
* Wrestling/{{Virgil}}
* Wrestling/NikolaiVolkoff
* Wrestling/SeanWaltman: Debuted in 1992.
* Wrestling/KokoBWare
* Wrestling/MikeyWhipwreck: Debuted in 1994.
* [[Wrestling/DelWilkes Del "The Trooper"[=/=]"The Patriot" Wilkes]]
* Wrestling/DrDeathSteveWilliams
* Wrestling/TorrieWilson: Debuted in 1999.
* Wrestling/BarryWindham
* Wrestling/HarveyWippleman: Debuted in the 1980s, arrived in WWF in 1991.
* Wrestling/{{Yokozuna}}: Debuted in the 1980s, gimmick debuted in October 1992.
* Wrestling/EricYoung: Debuted in 1998.
* Wrestling/MaeYoung: Debuted in the WWF in 1999 after a sixty-year career.

[[AC:Tag Teams and Stables]]
* Wrestling/TheBushwhackers: As the Bushwhackers in WWE and various other promotions.
* Wrestling/TheCorporation: Debuted in 1998.
* Wrestling/DGenerationX: Debuted in 1997.
* Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys: Gimmick debuted in July 1995.
* The Wrestling/DungeonOfDoom: Debuted in 1995.
* Wrestling/TheFourHorsemen: Briefly reformed in 1993, then reformed in 1995 and continued together until disbanding for good in 1999.
* Wrestling/TheKliq: Formed in 1993-1994.
* The Wrestling/MinistryOfDarkness: Debuted on the January 11, 1999 ''Raw.''
* Wrestling/TheMoondogs: Were very successful in Memphis.
* Wrestling/TheNastyBoys: Debuted in the 80s, were very successful in mid-90s Wrestling/{{WCW}}.
* Wrestling/TheNationOfDomination: Debuted in 1996.
* The Wrestling/NewWorldOrder: Debuted in 1996.
* [[Wrestling/{{TPE}} The Public Enemy]]: Team debuted on September 18, 1993.
* Wrestling/TheRoadWarriors
* Wrestling/TheRockNRollExpress

* Wrestling/{{AAA}}: Established in 1992.
* Wrestling/{{CZW}}: Established in 1999.
* Wrestling/DragonGate: Established as Toryumon in 1997.
* Wrestling/DramaticDreamTeam: Established in 1997.
* Wrestling/{{ECW}}: Established in 1992.
* Wrestling/{{FMW}}: Debuted in 1989, but made their biggest impact in the 1990s.
* Wrestling/JuggaloChampionshipWrestling: Debuted in 1999.
* Wrestling/KaijuBigBattel: Established in 1996.
* Wrestling/MichinokuProWrestling: Established in 1993.
* Wrestling/{{SMW}}: Established in 1991.

* ''Wrestling/ArmageddonWrestling'': First event was held in December 12, 1999.
* Wrestling/AttitudeEra: Started in 1997, it was a period when the then-WWF began to go with a bolder and more mature direction with their content, causing a resurgence in ratings after WCW had beat them to the punch for years.
* ''Wrestling/{{Backlash}}'': First event was held in April 25, 1999.
* ''Wrestling/BadBlood'': First event was held in October 5, 1999.
* ''Wrestling/JudgmentDay'': First event was held in October 18, 1998.
* ''Wrestling/KingOfTheRing''
* Wrestling/MondayNightWars between Wrestling/{{WCW}} and Wrestling/{{WWE}}
** ''[[Wrestling/WWERaw WWF/E Monday Night Raw]]'': Debuted on January 11, 1993.
** ''Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro'': Debuted on September 4, 1995.
** ''The Wrestling/MontrealScrewjob'': November 9, 1997 at that year's ''Survivor Series''.
** ''[[Wrestling/WWESmackDown WWF/E SmackDown!]]'': Debuted on April 29, 1999.
* ''Wrestling/NoMercy'': Took place at a UK event in May 16, 1999; officially debuted in October 17, 1999.
* ''Wrestling/NoWayOutWrestling'': First event was held in February 15, 1998.
* ''Wrestling/RoyalRumble''
* ''Wrestling/SummerSlam''
* ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries''
* ''Wrestling/UnforgivenWrestling'': First event was held in April 26, 1998.
* ''Wrestling/WrestleMania''
* ''Wrestling/WWEBrawlForAll''
* ''Wrestling/WWEHallOfFame'': Launched in 1993 and held until 1996. Relaunched in 2004 and continued since.

[[AC: Miscellaneous]]
* Wrestling/BigGoldBelt: Was mainly used as NWA[=/=]WCW's World Title. It made its debut in the WWF in September 1991 when then champion Ric Flair took it with him after having a fallout with NWA, though WWF won't use it until a decade later.

* It was during this time that ''Radio/TheHowardSternShow'' started to become nationally syndicated and eventually became highest rated nationally syndicated morning radio show in most major radio markets the United States.
* Chris Evan's (in)famous BBC Radio One Breakfast Show from 1995 until 1997. Initially credited with "saving" the station (the hugely-popular national station had suffered a drop in listeners following a serious shake-up under Matthew Bannister starting in 1993 in his attempt to re-position Radio One as a "youth" network following two decades of it being a "housewife's favourite"; Evan's show co-incided with an upturn in listener numbers) he increasingly became egotistical, dismissive of BBC and general broadcasting guidelines and often took what many thought was a bullying attitude to his on-air colleagues. Things eventually came to a head when he and the rest of his staff refused to come in for a Friday morning show leading to someone else having to cover for him. Evans was subsequently sacked and his career took a long, very slow nosedive which culminated in several flopped attempts at TV "comebacks" in the 2000s. He has now reached middle age, has regained much (if not all) of his former popularity and hosts the Radio Two Breakfast Show. He apparently regrets many of his past mistakes and behaviour.
* During this time, Radio/RushLimbaugh became a nationally syndicated star of talk radio who gave the medium an ideological bent that was unchallenged until the middle of the next decade. (Limbaugh also was popular in the mainstream media for a period in this decade, including being given a television show that aired during President Clinton's first term.)
* This was the decade in which shock-jocker Radio/HowardStern became the "King Of All Media" from his radio base in New York; he set the way for many imitators. (The radio show was also broadcast on TV for a time; something which even Limbaugh could not claim.)
* Radio/NealBoortz began his show in 1993.
* ''Radio/SherlockHolmesBBCRadio'', which began in 1989, continued until 1998.
* The third installment of the ''Radio/StarWarsRadioDramas'', adapting ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', aired in 1996 after spending a decade in DevelopmentHell thanks to [[UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan Reagan-era]] cuts to Creator/{{NPR}}'s funding.
* ''Radio/SaysYou'' began in 1997.
* ''Radio/WaitWaitDontTellMe'' began in 1998.

[[folder:Rides and Attractions]]
* ''Ride/TheAmazingAdventuresOfSpiderMan'' (1999)
* ''Ride/BackToTheFutureTheRide'' (1991)
* ''Ride/TheCatInTheHat'' (1999)
* ''Ride/DoctorDoomsFearfall'' (1999)
* ''Theatre/DougLive'' (1999)
* ''Ride/DudleyDoRightsRipsawFalls'' (1999)
* ''Ride/EarthquakeTheBigOne'' (1990)
* ''Ride/TheEighthVoyageOfSindbad'' (1999)
* ''Ride/EllensEnergyAdventure'' (1996)
* ''Ride/ETAdventure'' (1990)
* ''Ride/ExtraTERRORestrialAlienEncounter'' (1995)
* ''Theatre/{{Fantasmic}}'' (1992)
* ''Ride/TheFuntasticWorldOfHannaBarbera'' (1990)
* ''Theatre/GhostbustersSpooktacular'' (1990)
* ''Ride/TheIncredibleHulkCoaster'' (1999)
* ''Ride/IndianaJonesAdventure'' (1995)
* ''Ride/{{JAWS}}'' (initially opened in 1990, then shut down, reworked, and re-opened in 1993)
* ''[[Ride/JourneyIntoImagination Journey into YOUR Imagination]]'' (1999)
* ''Ride/JurassicParkRiverAdventure'' (1996)
* ''Ride/{{Kongfrontation}}'' (1990)
* ''Theatre/LaNouba'' (1998)
* ''Ride/MuppetVision3D'' (1991)
* ''Ride/PopeyeAndBlutosBilgeRatBarges'' (1999)
* ''Theatre/PoseidonsFury'' (1999)
* ''Ride/Terminator23DBattleAcrossTime'' (1996)
* ''Film/TheTimekeeper'' (1992)
* ''Ride/TheTwilightZoneTowerOfTerror'' (1994)
* ''Ride/TwisterRideItOut'' (1998)
* ''Theatre/UniversalsHorrorMakeUpShow'' (1990)
* ''Theatre/WaterworldALiveSeaWarSpectacular'' (1995)

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Alternity}}''. Released in 1998.
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''. Released in 1993.
* ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'': Redefined the RPG industry in the early and mid-'90s.
** ''TabletopGame/ChicagoByNight'' was its most famous supplement after ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines''.
** ''TabletopGame/VampireTheEternalStruggle'': CollectibleCardGame based on the aforementioned RPG, released in 1994.
* ''TabletopGame/SettlersOfCatan'': Released in 1995.

[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* Ride/DisneyThemeParks:
** Disneyland Paris opened on April 12, 1992.
** Blizzard Beach, Walt Disney World's third water park, opened on April 1, 1995.
** Disney's Animal Kingdom, the fourth theme park of Walt Disney World, opened on April 22, 1998.
* Ride/ActionPark continued until 1996.
* The Theatre/HowlOScream event first began at Ride/BuschGardens in 1999.
* [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal Orlando Resort]]:
** Universal Studios Florida opened on June 7, 1990.
** [[Theatre/HalloweenHorrorNights Universal's Halloween Horror Nights]] had its first year in 1991.
** Universal's Islands of Adventure opened on May 28, 1999. [=CityWalk=] Orlando also opened on the same year.

* Toys/BeanieBabies were introduced in 1993.
* WesternAnimation/BitsyBears
* Toys/{{Furby}}, the scourge of the 1998 Holiday shopping season.
* Toys/GoGosCrazyBones: Introduced in 1996.
* Toys/LEGOSpace, the evolution of the Toys/ClassicLEGOSpace line, started on the tail end of the '80s but came into its own early in the new decade.
* Franchise/LittlestPetShop. Introduced in 1992.
* Toys/MightyMax and Toys/PollyPocket miniature playsets.
* Creator/PlaymatesToys' ''Franchise/StarTrek'' toyline. Notable for covering ALL of the franchise up to that point and for the sheer number (and detail) of the figures.
* VideoGame/{{Tamagotchi}} and related digital pets.
* Tickle Me Elmo, a cackling effigy of ''Series/SesameStreet'''s rising star, was to Christmas 1996 what Furby was to 1998.

[[folder:TV Documentary]]
* Creator/DavidAttenborough released four series in this decade: ''The Trials of Life'' (1990), ''Life in the Freezer'' (1993), ''The Private Life of Plants'' (1995) and ''The Life of Birds'' (1998).
* ''Film/TheKidsGuideToTheInternet'' (a "How To" guide for using the Internet) was released in 1997.
* ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'' was released in 1999.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* [[WebAnimation/BHappy B. Happy]]. One of the first series of ''Web Premiere Toons'' added to Creator/CartoonNetwork's website in the summer of 1999.
* WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends. Debuted in 24 December, 1999.

* {{Webcomics}} ''period'', as the Internet first saw widespread use in the middle of this decade.
* Webcomic/KevinAndKell. Started in September, 1995.
* Webcomic/SabrinaOnline. Started in September, 1996.
* Webcomic/{{Goats}}. Started in April, 1997.
* Webcomic/SluggyFreelance. Started in August, 1997.
* Webcomic/{{Newshounds}}. Started in November, 1997.
* Webcomic/UserFriendly. Started in November, 1997.
* Webcomic/CoyoteVille. Started in December, 1997.
* Webcomic/TheCyantianChronicles. The setting and original strip were created in 1998.
* Webcomic/TheClassMenagerie. Started in January, 1998.
* Webcomic/PokeyThePenguin. Started in February, 1998.
* Webcomic/{{Freefall}}. Started in March, 1998.
* Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures. Started in 1999.
* Website/WomenInRefrigerators. Started in 1999.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/TheFundayPawpetShow''. Started in 1999.
* ''WebAnimation/TheGoddamnGeorgeLiquorProgram', a 1997 cartoon series created by Creator/JohnKricfalusi that was the ''very'' first cartoon made exclusively for the internet, and the very first to be made using UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash.
* ''WebAnimation/WeekendPussyHunt'', a 1999 UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash cartoon parody of the FilmNoir genre, created by Creator/JohnKricfalusi.
* The Literature/LegionOfNetHeroes, a superhero parody shared universe which is one of the oldest and longest-running online fiction projects.
** The LNH also led to the creation of the rec.arts.comics.creative newsgroup for superhero comics-inspired online fiction. It hosted several other shared worlds such as the Patrol, Omega and WebOriginal/AcademyOfSuperheroes. Other writing fora from this period include alt.cyberpunk.chatsubo and alt.pub.dragons-inn
* Website/{{Neopets}}. First discussed in 1997, launched on November 15th, 1999.
* Website/StarDestroyerDotNet. Launched in 1998.
* ''Machinima/DiaryOfACamper'' (1996). The first {{Machinima}} ever.

!!Works set, but not made in the decade:

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Literature/{{Another}}''
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon''
* ''Manga/BlueDrop'': Begins in 1999, manga started in 2004, anime aired in 2007.
* ''Manga/HighScoreGirl'' began serialization in 2010; the story is set in the nineties, beginning in 1991 when Street Fighter II was released in arcades.
* ''Manga/KoiKaze'': In one of the last episodes, a note on a 20-year-old says she was born in 1975. The technology in the show also doesn't appear to correspond to when the anime aired (2004).
* ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'': The seven chapters of the anime film series are set in a time-lapse from 1995 to 1999 (justified, as the original light novel was published online between October 1998 and August 1999).

[[folder:Fan Fic]]
* [[Recap/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeriesS1TVM1CalvinsBatmanAdventure "Calvin's Batman Adventure"]], a MadeForTVMovie from ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'', is set in a 1992 Batman comic, which Calvin deliberately picked due to his belief that [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks the series went downhill after Robin was replaced.]]
* ''Fanfic/CosmicWarriors'': Begun in 2013, set in the early 90s.
* ''FanFic/LightAndDarkTheAdventuresOfDarkYagami'': "It was the nineties in America. Everyone was watching Series/{{Friends}} and listening to {{Music/Nirvana}} and [[Music/BackstreetBoys Backseat Boys]] on [[DecadeDissonance records]] and [[Film/{{Grease}} driving motorbikes and wearing lever jackets everywhere and being all slick]] and watching films like [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} Ghostbusters]] and [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Lord of the Rings]]! There was no thing as the internet yet so peeps had to download stuff from their TV instead."
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10254189/1/Day-of-the-Broken-Fang Day of the Broken Fang]]'', a prequel to ''Fanfic/TheElementsOfHarmonyAndTheSaviorOfWorlds'', set in 1994 then TimeSkip to 1999.

* ''Film/EightMile'': Made in 2002, set in 1995.
* ''Film/BPMBeatsPerMinute'': Made in 2017, set in the early 90s.
* ''Film/BlackHawkDown'': Made in 2001, set in 1993 (sets the mood with a Music/StoneTemplePilots song).
* ''Film/BloodDiamond'': Made in 2005, set in 1999.
* ''Film/{{Carrie 2002}}'': Made in 2002, titular protagonist gets AMinorKidroduction set somewhere in the earliest part of the decade.
* ''Film/{{Creed}}'': Made in 2015, the prologue is set during 1998.
* ''Film/TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton'': Made in 2008 and is set from TheForties up until the early 2000s, but the important parts of the film happens from 1990 to 1997.
* ''Film/DallasBuyersClub'': Made in 2013, most of the film is set in this decade after beginning in the mid-80s.
* ''Film/DarkPhoenix'': Released in 2018, but set in the early 90s.
* ''Film/TheDeal2003'', partially (made in 2003, set between 1983-1994)
* ''Film/TheDebt'', partially (made in 2007 [[ForeignRemake and 2010]], set in 1965 and 1997)
* ''Film/DefinitelyMaybe'', partially (made in 2008, but the movie is told during the events that transpired in 1992, 1994, and 1998)
* ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters'': Made in 1968, set in 1999.
* ''The Diving Bell and the Butterfly'': Made in 2007, set in 1995-1997.
* ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'': Made in 1981, set in 1997)
* ''Film/{{Everest|2015}}'': Made in 2015, set in 1996.
* ''Film/{{Fanboys}}'': Made in 2009, set during the lead-up to the premiere of ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' in 1999.
* ''Film/TheFighter'': Made in 2010, set in 1993-2000.
* ''Film/{{Foxcatcher}}'', partially (made in 2014, set mostly in TheEighties but the conclusion happens in 1996).
* The Janjira incident in ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'' takes place in 1999.
* ''Film/HarryPotter'' films:
** ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'': Made in 2001, set in mid 1991 to mid 1992 for majority of the story except for the opening, which is set ten years prior.
** ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'': Made in 2002, set in 31 July 1992 29 May 1993.
** ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban'': Made in 2004, set in 31 July 1993 12 June 1994.
** ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'': Made in 2005, set in 4 August 1994 25 June 1995.
** ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'': Made in 2007, set in 2 August 1995 17 June 1996.
** ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'': Made in 2009, set in 1 August 1996 10 June 1997.
** ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'': Made in 2010 and 2011 for Part 1 and 2, respectively; set in July 19972 May 1998 for majority of the story, except for the epilogue which is set in 2017.
* ''Film/HotelRwanda'': Made in 2004, set in 1994.
* ''Film/TheInformant2009'': Made in 2009, set in 1992-98 - although the ads made it look like it was set in TheEighties or even TheSeventies.
* ''IntoTheWild'': Made in 2007, set in 1990-1992.
* ''Film/{{Invictus}}'': Made in 2009, set in 1995.
* ''Film/ITonya'': Made in 2017, set mostly during the lead-up to the 1994 Winter Olympics following Nancy Kerrigan's attack.
* ''Film/{{Jarhead}}'': Made in 2005, set during the UsefulNotes/GulfWar.
* ''Film/{{Joy 2015}}'': Made in 2015, set in 1990.
* ''Film/JumanjiWelcomeToTheJungle'': Made in 2017, prologue set in 1996 (which was a year after the original ''Film/{{Jumanji}}'' was released).
* ''Film/{{Kings 2018}}'': Made in 2018, set during the L.A. Riots in 1992.
* ''Film/LoveAndOtherDrugs'': Made in 2010, set in 1996 during the conception and hayday of Viagra.
* ''Film/MammaMia'' is rather squishy about the dates (the reference to "flower power" in "Our Last Summer" is particularly awkward, and Hippy!Sam and Headbanger Harry would have been separated by approximately ten years in the real world), but Donna's vaguely confused reference to Sky's website for the inn places it pretty solidly in the late 90s, when the Internet had become popular but a lot of people were still unfamiliar with it.
* ''Film/ManOfSteel'': Made in 2013, flashbacks to the eponymous protagonist's teenaged years happened in 1993 and 1998.
* ''Film/MarleyAndMe'': Made in 2008, starts in the early 1990s and goes on to 2001.
* [[/index]]''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'' films:[[index]]
** ''Film/IronMan3'': Made in 2013, prologue is a flashback to 1999 in the eve of the new millennium.
** ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'': Made in 2016, flashbacks to Howard and Maria Stark's last minutes leading to their murder happened specifically in December 16, 1991.
** ''Film/BlackPanther2018'': Made in 2018. Prologue is a flashback to King T'Chaka confronting his brother in UsefulNotes/{{Oakland}} over cooperating with an ArmsDealer to steal [[AppliedPhlebotinum Vibranium]] from their home of Wakanda in late April or early May 1992, during the LA riots.
** ''Film/CaptainMarvel'': Releasing in 2019, but set during the 90s.
* ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'': Made in the 1920s and set in the year 1999. As could be expected, there's plenty of ZeeRust.
* ''Film/{{Oldboy 2013}}'': Made in 2013, prologue set during 1993.
* ''Film/ThePerfectStorm'': Made in 2000, set during the lead-up to the eponymous storm in 1991.
* ''Film/ThePlaceBeyondThePines'': Made in 2012, set in 1997.
* ''Film/RememberMe'': Made in 2010 and is set in 2001, but the film's prologue is set during 1991.
* ''Film/TheQueen'': Made in 2006, set during the aftermath of Princess Diana's death in August 1997.
* ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'': Made in 2000, released in 2001, and takes place in the summer of 1998.
** The DTV sequel, ''WesternAnimation/RecessTakingTheFifthGrade'' was released in 2003 and takes place in fall 1998.
** The DTV prequel, ''Recess: All Growed Down'' was also released in 2003 and takes place in 1997 or 1998 for the framing material and 1993 for the kindergarten flashback segment.
* ''Film/TheRookie2002'': Made in 2002, set during Jim Morris' UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueBaseball career during the 1999-2000 season.
* ''Film/TheToDoList'': Made in 2013, set in 1993.
* ''Film/TheVoid'' does not mention a specific decade, but most of the background details (boxy cathode ray computer monitors, a reliance on paper records and a mention that the hospital has only just started to convert all of its records to digital, a complete absence of mobile phones, and Carter's late-80s Crown Victoria cruiser, as the town had likely not gotten new cruisers in over a decade) would suggest either the late 1990s or very early 2000s.
* ''Film/TheWackness'': Made in 2008, set in 1994.
* ''Film/{{Wild}}'': Made in 2014, set in 1995.
* ''Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet''

* The ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books (set in 1991-1998). Although only the last four books fit the "Works set, but not made in the decade" category. They are:
** ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'': Made in 2000, set in 4 August 1994 25 June 1995.
** ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'': Made in 2003, set in 2 August 1995 17 June 1996.
** ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'': Made in 2005, set in 1 August 1996 10 June 1997.
** ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'': Made in 2007, set in July 19972 May 1998 for majority of the story except for the epilogue, which is set in 2017.
* Large parts of ''Literature/SongOfSusannah'', and ''Literature/TheDarkTower'', the last two books of Creator/StephenKing's ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' series, both released in 2004, are set in 1999.
* ''Literature/{{Ubik}}'' (made in 1969, set in 1992) A case of IWantMyJetpack.
* ''LightNovel/FateZero''
* ''Literature/TheGhostWriter'' (Starts in 1960s, ends in 1990s)
* The last few chapters of ''[[Literature/TheAnderssons Fyra systrar]]'' by Solveig Olsson-Hultgren.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Arrowverse}}'':
** ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': The flashback to [[TokenEvilTeammate Malcolm Merlyn's]] StartOfDarkness happens in 1994 with the murder of his wife.
** ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'': The main characters [[TimeTravel traveled]] to this decade twice (1990 and 1993) during the first season to prevent two of their members from being RetGone'd. They return in Season 3 during the filming of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' in 1999.
** ''Series/TheFlash2014'': The eponymous hero and his mentor Jay Garrick had a heart-to-heart talk in 1998 during the second episode of Season 3 when the latter stopped the former from attempting yet another CosmicRetcon.
* ''Series/AmericanCrimeStory:''
** ''Series/ThePeopleVOJSimpson''
** ''Series/TheAssassinationOfGianniVersace''
* ''Series/DerryGirls'', which started in 2017 and is set in the '90s.
* ''Series/EverythingSucks'', which premiered in 2018 and is set in the mid 90's.
* ''Series/FreshOffTheBoat'', which premiered in 2015 and is set in the mid 90's.
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'': A flashback to one of the main characters' childhood is set during 1997 at the height of Music/{{Hanson}}'s popularity.
* ''Series/HaltAndCatchFire'': Made in 2014 and the first three seasons were set in TheEighties, but the fourth and FinaleSeason is set during the advent of TheInternet.
* ''Series/{{Hindsight}}'' was created and initially set in 2014, but the main premise is that the protagonist is somehow sent back in time to 1995. The show being aired on Creator/VH1, the soundtrack adjusts accordingly.
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'': The flashbacks to the main characters' backstories happened around this time. Ted, Marshall and Lily's college days were from 1996-2000 plus their high-school years around 1993-1995, Robin's TeenIdol days were from 1993-1995, and Barney's StartOfDarkness after being cheated on by his then girlfriend was in 1998. What's even more jarring is that the show itself is a flashback, being told by Ted to his kids from 2030.
* ''Series/JaneTheVirgin'': Made in 2014, flashbacks to the eponymous protagonist's childhood years happened in the latter parts of the decade.
* ''Series/LostInSpace'', made from 1965-68, was set (apparently) in 1997.
* Several flashbacks in ''Series/{{Lost}}'' episodes.
* Several opening flashbacks in episodes of ''Series/{{Psych}}'', starting in Season 5 (2010).
* ''Series/MyMadFatDiary'', made in 2013 and set (so far) in 1996.
* Mocked in ''Series/{{Portlandia}}'', which is set in the 2010s but is all about Portland living the dream of the 1990s.
* ''Series/ShowMeAHero'' is made in 2015 and started in [[TheEighties 1987]], but the story concludes in 1994.
* ''Series/{{Space1999}}''. Run from 1975 to 1977, set in 1999.
* ''Series/ThisIsUs'': Made in 2016, but the flashbacks to the three protagonists' teenage years as well as the show's [[DisappearedDad most important]] CharacterDeath happened in this decade.
* The first season of ''Series/TrueDetective'' takes place in two time periods: one from 1994-2002, the other in the present in 2012.
* ''Series/YoungSheldon'': Made in 2017. With the first half of the first season set in 1989, the rest of its run is during this decade.

* ''Theatre/TheLieutenantOfInishmore'', published in 2001, set in [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles 1993]].

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys1'' ([[spoiler:Not directly stated in the game itself, but [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2 the prequel]] indicates the first game is at least set in 1993]])
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' (early nineties, made in 2004, set in 1992).
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoLibertyCityStories'' (late nineties, made in 2006, set in 1998).
* ''VideoGame/JurassicParkTheGame'': The game features period-appropriate computers and other objects even when not rendering things straight from the film. Also, at one point Gerry jokingly compares himself to Olympic runner Carl Lewis, who would've been a household name in 1993 but became less well-known after his retirement in 1996.
* ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear|1}}'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGear2SolidSnake'' are set in 1995 and 1999, respectively.
* The survival horror game ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'' is set in 1993.
* The exploration game ''VideoGame/GoneHome'' is set in 1995, but the story (told in retrospect) starts in 1994. There are so many references to the decade that it can almost be considered a PeriodPiece.
* The actual gameplay of ''VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar'' is set in the eponymous war in 1995.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' starts in 1994, eventually things progress into the 2000s and the current arc is set in 2004.
* ''Webcomic/{{Superego}}'' is set sometime in 1995, possibly June 1st.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'' parodies the "extreme" attitude that pervaded superhero comic books in the 90s through the character of "'90s Kid."
* Website/StarDestroyerDotNet was launched in 1998 and grew out of a usenet group dedicated to an UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny between ''Franchise/StarWars'' and ''Franchise/StarTrek''.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/DaveTheBarbarian'': While the show is set in a ThemeParkVersion of the middle ages, Ned Frischman is from 1994.
* "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS19E11That90sShow That '90s Show]]" (2008): ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode, despite being a huge ContinuitySnarl.
* Every ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' episode made from 2000 onward, which took place around 1997-1998 (Same goes with the 1999 episodes).
** Same with ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn''.
* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'': WordOfGod says this show is in this decade, though there are [[AnachronismStew many inconsistencies]] and it's mostly for nostalgia purposes.
** However, considering all the crazy stuff that happens in the show, right down to the talking animals and objects that are the main characters, it's safe to assume it's a alternate reality version of the 90's.
->"May the power protect you."\\
-- '''Zordon''', ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''