We want to take you on a trip down memory lane by discussing the nostalgic store that is Blockbuster. For those that don’t know, Blockbuster was a store where you can go in and rent the latest movies or classic movies, either on VHS or DVD. If you aren’t sure what a VHS is, don’t worry, it was an old way people used to watch movies. Whether it was a horror or comedy film, Blockbuster definitely had movies that anyone could enjoy. On a typical Friday or Saturday night, it was quite possible that the latest movie release was unavailable due to popular demand.
With the rise of streaming services, Blockbuster took a massive hit and closed most of its stores. However, Blockbuster has one store that’s still in business and it is located in Bend, Oregon.
Take a look at our list of the top 5 movies you probably rented at Blockbuster:
One of the Twilight Films
The years 2008 through 2012 were a truly different time. The Twilight saga took you on an adventure and love story between Bella and Edward, who (spoiler alert!) is a vampire. You may have had to wait a few days before getting your hands on a copy at Blockbuster. The biggest question was whether you were team Edward or team Jacob.
A Mary Kate and Ashley Movie
Since the early 2000’s, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen have been all around the world doing so many exciting activities and meeting many crushes. There were definitely many options to choose from when deciding on what adventure you would go on with the Olsen twins. What was your favorite Olsen film… The Challenge? New York Minute? Passport to Paris? It’s a tough decision!
A Leonardo DiCaprio Classic
Since the 1990’s, Leonardo DiCaprio has been the crush of many people and he still is to this day. One of many roles he’s most famous for was his role as Jack Dawson in the James Cameron film ‘Titanic’ that also featured Kate Winslet. Anyone else remember watching this on a VHS player and having to use 2 tapes?
A Timeless Disney Film
Disney will have a part of almost anyone’s childhood and even in their adulthood. The movies that the Walt Disney Company has created will have a place in almost everyone’s heart. Whether it was Aladdin or Beauty And The Beast, there was always a Disney film waiting for you at Blockbuster.
One (or more) Episodes of the Goosebumps Series
If you were a 90’s kid, you probably have seen these books before. From author R.L. Stine comes a franchise that has been creeping young audiences out for decades. He tells chilling tales that definitely kept us up at night when reading these books and the TV series does exactly the same. From books turned into TV episodes and yes, they were at Blockbuster. It’s a great TV series to watch with your friends and get a little creeped out!
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