The Best '90s Movies for Kids

Think only '90s kids will love these goofy but heartfelt family movies from their childhoods? That doesn't have to be the case. This list is perfect for nostalgic parents looking to show their kids what life was like before iPhones or YouTube but who also are glad the days of pagers and VHS are behind them. Rewind the clock, not the tape, with classics like Toy Story, The Sandlot, and the original Lion King. They're so good, you'll almost miss your Beanie Babies and bleached tips. For more nostalgic picks, check out our lists like the Best '80s Movies and Classic Cartoons Parents Love to Share with Kids.

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A Bug's Life Movie Poster Image
Cute animated tale with some mild peril and scary bugs.
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(Release Year: 1998)
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It Takes Two Movie Poster Image
Olsens in Prince and the Pauper meets Parent Trap.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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Kiki's Delivery Service Movie Poster Image
A mystical, positive take on girl's coming of age.
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(Release Year: 1998)
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Mulan Movie Poster Image
Disneyfied but dignified tale of Chinese warrior.
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(Release Year: 1998)
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The Swan Princess Movie Poster Image
Classic story is less scary than most animated fairy tales.
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(Release Year: 1994)
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Thumbelina Movie Poster Image
Magical, musical story is a classic fairy tale.
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(Release Year: 1994)
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Toy Story (1995) Movie Poster Image
Pixar classic is one of the best kids' movies of all time.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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Air Bud Movie Poster Image
Sweet dog tale has some peril and mature themes.
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(Release Year: 1997)
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Aladdin Movie Poster Image
A magic carpet ride of a movie from Disney.
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(Release Year: 1992)
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Anastasia Movie Poster Image
Beautiful, not factual depiction of missing Russian duchess.
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(Release Year: 1997)
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Babe Movie Poster Image
Heartwarming farm story is touching and a bit scary.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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Beauty and the Beast Movie Poster Image
Disney fave has great music, strong messages, some scares.
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(Release Year: 1991)
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Free Willy Movie Poster Image
A wayward boy befriends a moody killer whale.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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George of the Jungle Movie Poster Image
Live-action take on popular tale is family fun.
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(Release Year: 1997)
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A Goofy Movie Movie Poster Image
Even tweens will enjoy this road trip with Goofy.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Movie Poster Image
Adventurous animal tale will have kids riveted.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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The Iron Giant Movie Poster Image
Touching robot-kid friendship tale has great messages.
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(Release Year: 1999)
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The Lion King (1994) Movie Poster Image
Musical king-of-the-beasts blockbuster is powerful, scary.
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(Release Year: 1994)
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Madeline Movie Poster Image
Great adaptation for young kids and fans of the books.
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(Release Year: 1998)
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The Parent Trap Movie Poster Image
Delightful remake is great for the whole family.
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(Release Year: 1999)
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Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century Movie Poster Image
Tween sci-fi adventure has TV vibes but plenty of positives.
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(Release Year: 1999)
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Angels in the Outfield Movie Poster Image
Heartwarming movie about hope and baseball.
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(Release Year: 1994)
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Hercules Movie Poster Image
Lighthearted, but scary stuff is too much for littlest kids.
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(Release Year: 1997)
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The Indian in the Cupboard Movie Poster Image
Classic, heartwarming fantasy will rivet kids.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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James and the Giant Peach Movie Poster Image
Fabulous adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic book.
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(Release Year: 1996)
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The Nightmare Before Christmas Movie Poster Image
Tim Burton magic with just a touch of scariness.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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Space Jam Movie Poster Image
'90s live-action-animation mix has some cartoon violence.
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(Release Year: 1996)
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Stuart Little Movie Poster Image
Sweet book-based tale has some emotional intensity.
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(Release Year: 1999)
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Brink! Movie Poster Image
Disney rollerblading movie addresses gender and race issues.
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(Release Year: 1998)
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Casper Movie Poster Image
Haunted house tale not as mild as the cartoons.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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Fly Away Home Movie Poster Image
Thrilling, touching adventure for animal lovers.
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(Release Year: 1998)
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) Movie Poster Image
Touching but dark Disney tale cheers on the outcasts.
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(Release Year: 1996)
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The Little Rascals (1994) Movie Poster Image
Madcap, mischievous Our Gang remake has potty humor.
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(Release Year: 1994)
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The Sandlot Movie Poster Image
Lighthearted, nostalgic tween comedy; some language.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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The Secret Garden Movie Poster Image
'90s adaptation of classic book has some heavy themes.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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Smart House Movie Poster Image
Disney family comedy looks at pros and cons of technology.
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(Release Year: 1999)
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A Troll in Central Park Movie Poster Image
Worthy messages, but snarling, scary dogs in animated film.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Flubber Movie Poster Image
Many kids will enjoy this silly movie.
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(Release Year: 1994)
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Harriet the Spy Movie Poster Image
Book-based movie has some bullying, name-calling.
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(Release Year: 1997)
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Matilda Movie Poster Image
Offbeat dark fantasy gem is intense, sometimes scary.
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(Release Year: 1996)
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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie Movie Poster Image
Larger-than-life fighting in feature-length Rangers tale.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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The Santa Clause Movie Poster Image
Heartwarming holiday tale has some potty humor.
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(Release Year: 1994)
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First Kid Movie Poster Image
Goofy '90s comedy with pratfalls and some gunplay.
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(Release Year: 1996)
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Good Burger Movie Poster Image
Good-natured '90s comedy loaded with pratfalls, silliness.
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(Release Year: 1997)
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Hocus Pocus Movie Poster Image
Rollicking Halloween fun for tweens and up.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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Home Alone Movie Poster Image
Slapstick comedy is funny but full of iffy stuff.
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(Release Year: 1990)
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Jumanji Movie Poster Image
Some thrills, but may be too much for little ones.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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Little Giants Movie Poster Image
Underdog comedy with potty humor and positive messages.
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(Release Year: 1999)
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The Mighty Ducks Movie Poster Image
Classic kids' sports movie has some iffy humor, language.
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(Release Year: 1992)
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My Girl Movie Poster Image
Coming of age tale tackles death; for older kids.
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(Release Year: 1991)
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The Mighty Movie Poster Image
Good movie about friendship for middle schoolers.
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(Release Year: 1998)
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Mrs. Doubtfire Movie Poster Image
You'll laugh, you'll cry. Best divorce movie.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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Men in Black Movie Poster Image
Lots of fun, but too scary for some kids.
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(Release Year: 1997)
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