Most Searched ’90s Movies: International Edition

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Even though it’s been over three decades since we were in the 1990s, people still embrace that life is like a box of chocolates (you never know what you’re going to get), that your heart will go on, and raptors are “clever girls.” If you get these movie references, you may be a fan of that era’s biggest blockbusters. 

Think you’re alone in your love of ’90s movies? Well, the answer to that is a resounding no, because when it comes to VHS entertainment, these films are still the King of the World—literally. 

The team at has analyzed how many countries still love repeating “Hasta la vista, baby” with the Terminator or laughing at Kevin McCallister as he defends his home from the Wet Bandits. From Men in Black to Toy Story, here’s the breakdown of exactly which country loves which ’90s movie to this day.

Here’s Your Country’s Most-Searched ’90s Movie 

Fast Facts

  • Forrest Gump is one of the most-searched movies across the globe, ranking #1 in twenty-two countries. The popular blockbuster also ranked #1 in 21 percent of the countries analyzed.
  • Home Alone followed close behind Forrest Gump in terms of popularity. The holiday hit ranked #1 nineteen times across all countries analyzed. 
  • Japan showed the most love for Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was the only country to rank The Terminator 2: Judgement Day as its #1 pick.  
  • Home Alone, Forrest Gump, and Jurassic Park each ranked #1 in more than fifteen countries. 
  • We found that when people did a Google search for the word “Titanic” they were more interested in learning about the actual ship rather than the box office hit by James Cameron.


The team looked at each country’s population, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and paid time off to determine the top 100 countries to analyze. From there, we used the top twenty featured films by box office success from 1990–1999 to determine each country’s most-searched movie. 

Our pool consisted of:

  • All countries that provided population information
  • All countries that provided GDP information
  • All countries that provided paid time off information
  • We excluded countries that were not available in Ahrefs
  • We excluded countries that did not provide information based on the keywords in Ahrefs. 

To determine our top 100 countries, we used population information from PRB, to determine each country’s GDP. We also used information from The World Bank and found PTO/holiday information from government pages per each country. Then we normalized their population/GDP/PTO amount and created a weighted score of 45 percent. Fifty percent of the score came from GDP, and 5 percent from each country’s paid time off. From there we found the top twenty featured films by box office success and found their international title¹ if applicable, and did a search query on Ahrefs. If the country was not in Ahrefs database e.g. China, it was excluded from the list and one below the top 100 was used. If the country did not have information about the movie titles in Ahrefs, e.g. Kuwait, it was also excluded from the list.

Break Out Your Scrunchies for a ’90s Movie Marathon

Not content with just reading about your favorite ’90s movies? Frontier has you covered when it comes to helping you get your movie marathon on. When you have a strong fiber-optic connection you can revisit Andy’s room, wince as Marv and Harry get smacked with paint cans, and fly through Agrabah with Aladdin. And as you bask in the love for the great entertainment of the ’90s era, know the rest of the world is with you thinking “ditto”. Visit FrontierBundles to power your movie marathon today. 

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¹ Toy Story
Men in Black
Home Alone
The Sixth Sense
Independence Day
Forrest Gump
Jurassic Park
The Lion King
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Saving Private Ryan
Beauty and the Beast
Mrs. Doubtfire
The Lost World: Jurassic Park