19 Wonderful Reasons To Rewatch “Empire Records”

Damn the man. Save the Empire.

Released in 1995, Empire Records combined a record shop, mini-kilts and an amazing soundtrack to create the ultimate teen movie. And here’s why it ruled.

1. Renée Zellweger and Liv Tyler had the best hair of their lives.

3. It featured this spectacular dance-off.

4. And this cheeky chappy.

5. It used ‘bananahead’ as an insult.

8. But it didn’t take itself too seriously.

9. It promoted responsibility for your actions.

10. It wasn’t afraid to ask the big questions.

11. And it wasn’t scared to not know the answers.

12. It knew there were more important things in life than grades.

14. And Rex Manning.


15. It had the sweetest declaration of love in all cinema.

16. And a boss who really cared.

17. It stood up for what it believed in.

18. It showed that a family of friends was just as important as a real family.

19. And whatever the question, music was always the answer.


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Ailbhe Malone is the UK lifestyle editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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