30 Best ’90s Kids Movies You Need to Rewatch
These '90s kids movies will take you back in time and captivate you with fun, adventure, and plenty of laughs. Enjoy!
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Take a trip back in time by streaming these top ’90s kids movies
Remember the 1990s? It was a time where new technology emerged, sitcoms like Friends and Seinfeld ruled TV, and children’s entertainment was enlightened with some incredible ’90s kids movies. Don’t you wish you could go back, even for just a day?
While we can’t travel back to the ’90s (yet), we can stroll down memory lane and soak in the nostalgia by watching some of the top ’90s kids movies. From classic family movies and funny movies to more festive flicks (like Christmas movies), the movies listed below will take you back to simpler days. Make a family movie night out of it and enjoy watching some of the best movies of all time.
Memorable Quote: “To infinity—and beyond!”
Toy Story is arguably the best ’90s kids movie. Pixar’s debut film follows Woody, a toy cowboy who grows jealous of Buzz Lightyear, a new action figure in his owner’s life. After they’re left behind in a family move, they must work together to reunite with their owner and find their places in the toy world. It was an instant hit for Pixar and continues to be a staple animated film for movie nights. It’s also the source of some of the best Disney movie quotes.
Memorable Quote: “I’m right and you’re wrong, I’m big and you’re small, and there’s nothing you can do about it.”
Matilda is a movie plenty of ’90s kids remember well. Based on a children’s book, the movie centers around a young girl who’s dealt a tough hand in life. Her parents mistreat her at home and her school principal is strict and unbearable. Things start to look up for her, though, when she develops telekinetic powers that allow her to fight back. Start streaming now to see how a kid can take charge of their life in a powerful and humorous way.
Memorable Quote: “Where are his glasses? He can’t see without his glasses!”
My Girl holds a special place in ’90s kids’ hearts. It’s about a young girl named Vada facing the trials and tribulations of adolescence, like developing crushes, dealing with family woes, and experiencing loss. Every kid can relate to Vada as she faces her greatest challenge yet: growing up.
Memorable Quote: “That’ll do, pig.” (One of the all-time most memorable movie quotes!)
Babe is a movie that reminds us all that we can do whatever we put our minds to. The movie follows a young pig trying to find his place on a new farm. Everyone thinks he’s just a pig, but soon, he proves to be much more.
Memorable Quote: “You play ball like a girl!”
This is one of those ’90s kids movies that never gets old and is a hit with the whole family. The Sandlot is the tale of a young boy who moves to a new neighborhood and makes friends with a group of shenanigan-loving, baseball-playing kids. It’s all fun and games for the group until they have to go face-to-face with a neighborhood dog (named “The Beast”) to get a valuable baseball back. It’s the perfect movie pick for humor fans and baseball enthusiasts alike!
The Lion King
Memorable Quote: “Oh yes, the past can hurt. But from the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.”
Ask a ’90s kid what their favorite Disney movie is—there’s a decent chance it’s The Lion King. This classic Disney flick features a young lion named Simba who’s set to be king one day, until his evil uncle, Scar, unleashes a devious plan that takes away Simba’s future throne—and (spoilers) his father, Mufasa. Simba returns to his home as an adult, and with the help of his friends, he sets out to reclaim his home and rule with pride. Don’t forget to test your Disney knowledge with these Disney trivia questions after watching this classic.
The Mighty Ducks
Memorable Quote: “Keep swingin’. Maybe you’ll give them a cold.”
This is another great ’90s sports movie to add to your lineup. Emilio Estevez stars as a Minnesota lawyer who, after getting in trouble with the law, must coach an underdog youth hockey team. To say he isn’t thrilled about coaching is an understatement. Soon, though, he gets a soft spot for his team and starts to take coaching seriously—especially after he gets word that he’s facing his old coach’s team. Start streaming now to see if the Ducks fly or flop on the ice.
The Parent Trap
Memorable Quote: “That girl is, without a doubt, the lowest, most awful creature to ever walk the planet!”
This remake of the 1961 movie stars Lindsay Lohan in dual roles as Annie and Hallie, twins who have no idea the other exists until they meet at summer camp. After realizing they’re sisters who were separated at birth, they switch places to get to know the parent they never had. Annie heads to California and Hallie heads to London. Will their crazy plan help reunite their family, or will other obstacles (like their dad’s new fiancée) get in the way?
The Prince of Egypt
Memorable Quote: “Look. Look at your people, Moses. They are free.”
This is one of those ’90s kids movies everyone can still enjoy to this day. The Prince of Egypt tells the story of Moses and his quest to free his people in ancient Egypt. Start streaming now to see how his journey pans out.
Memorable Quote: “I smell children!”
This fabulous Halloween movie for kids is actually enjoyable year-round. A teen boy accidentally brings three witches back from the dead in Salem, Massachusetts, on Halloween—and now it’s up to him, his friend, his sister, and a talking cat to stop them from harming the children of Salem. Filled with witty humor, fun Halloween spirit, and memorable quotes, Hocus Pocus is a ’90s favorite anyone can enjoy.
Memorable Quote: “Maybe there is no intelligent life out in the universe after all.”
This memorable ’90s kids movie has it all: the Looney Tunes, basketball, and the legendary Michael Jordan. Can the Looney Tunes and Michael Jordan work together to win a basketball game and free the Tunes of a cruel fate? Start streaming now to find out!
Memorable Quote: “I was just gonna, you know, grade my lunch, eat a few tests, and hope for the best.”
Flubber is easily one of the most underrated ’90s kids movies. It stars Robin Williams as a forgetful professor who discovers flubber, a rubber-like substance that seems to have a mischievous mind of its own. The result? Pure chaos and hilarity.
Memorable Quote: “Keep the change, ya filthy animal.”
Home Alone is every parent’s nightmare and every kid’s dream come to life. A young boy is accidentally left behind when his family leaves for a Christmas trip, and at first, he lives it up—no parents, no siblings, no rules! Soon, though, he has to defend his home from bumbling robbers…and let’s just say things get wild quickly. There’s a reason it’s considered one of the best Christmas movies out there!
The Little Rascals
Memorable Quote: “Quick, what’s the number for 911?”
This adorable movie holds a special place in every ’90s kid’s heart. The Little Rascals is about a group of young boys who are proudly part of the “He-Man-Womun-Haters” Club (no girls allowed, of course). One day, they find one of their members, Alfalfa, courting a girl named Darla. Appalled, the boys try to break up Alfalfa and Darla before the big soapbox race in town—but, of course, a couple hilarious hurdles get in the way.
George of the Jungle
Memorable Quote: “He is swift, he is strong, he is sure, he is smart…he is unconscious.”
Take a walk on the wild (and funny) side by streaming George of the Jungle. Brendan Fraser stars as a man out of his element when the love of his life brings him to San Francisco after he’s spent his entire life in the African jungle. He must return to the jungle, though, when one of his gorilla friends is captured. Can he save his friend before it’s too late?
Memorable Quote: “I would go most anywhere to feel like I belong.”
Disney + Greek mythology = one great film. Disney puts an animated spin on Hercules’ story in this beloved movie, where he must prove his heroism to save the world and claim his place among the gods.
A Bug’s Life
Memorable Quote: “You piece of dirt! No, I’m wrong. You’re lower than dirt. You’re an ant!”
The importance of bravery and camaraderie are big themes in this fan-favorite flick. A Bug’s Life follows an outcast ant who must band with a group of circus bugs to defend his colony against brutal grasshoppers. Start streaming now to see who wins!
Memorable Quote: “Talk to the butt.”
Stuart Little is an adorable movie that holds a special place in many ’90s kids’ hearts. Based on E. B. White’s beloved book, the movie is about a family who adopts a charming mouse from an orphanage. People aren’t exactly thrilled about their choice at first (especially the family’s cat). Before they know it, though, Stuart becomes a beloved member of the family…after some mishaps, of course.
Memorable Quote: “I guess every lonely girl would hope she’s a princess.”
This animated tale is loosely based on the story of the Romanovs, Russia’s last imperial dynasty. It follows a young girl who, having no memory of her past, works with two Russian men to convince an empress that she’s Anastasia, a surviving member of Russia’s Royal Family. Soon, though, the men realize she may actually be the lost princess…but could it really be?
Passport to Paris
Memorable Quote: “Look, I know your grandpa’s not great with you girls…” “Mom, that’s like saying the Titanic’s not great with icebergs.”
There was a time in the ’90s when Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen had a series of direct-to-video films that kids couldn’t get enough of. One of them was Passport to Paris, where they played two girls sent to visit their grandfather in France. They ditch their chaperone, tour France with two boys, and have an unforgettable time in the City of Lights. This movie made any ’90s kid who watched it want to say “au revoir” and hop on a plane to Paris ASAP.
The Thirteenth Year
Memorable Quote: “I finally get a friend and he turns into a fish. Typical.”
Disney Channel Original Movies (DCOMs) are some of the best ’90s kids movies, and The Thirteenth Year is a DCOM classic. It’s about a boy who goes through some unique changes around his 13th birthday…you know, like growing scales and talking to fish. He soon learns about his fantastic origins and must learn to live with them, or risk being a fish out of water.
Memorable Quote: “Peter, don’t you know who you are?”
Hook is a timeless ’90s movie that wonderfully combines fantasy and adventure. It’s the story of grown-up Peter Pan returning to Neverland after Captain Hook kidnaps his children. He must channel the powers of his youth to defeat Captain Hook and get his family back. Will his powers be enough to win in Neverland?
Now and Then
Memorable Quote: “When you’re 12, without effort, you live in the moment.”
Now and Then is a coming-of-age movie people of all ages can relate to. Four childhood friends reunite when one of them nears the end of her first pregnancy. Together, they stroll down memory lane to the summer of 1970, where their 12-year-old selves really faced their first challenges and triumphs of growing up.
Memorable Quote: “Being normal is vastly overrated.”
This DCOM classic is also one of the best Disney Halloween movies ever made. It’s about a young girl who discovers she comes from a family of witches. As if this isn’t a big enough revelation in itself, she also discovers that she must help defend her grandmother’s home, Halloweentown, and the mortal world from evil. ’90s kids will love rewatching this Halloween favorite any time of the year!
Jungle 2 Jungle
Memorable Quote: “In New York, New York, we eat with forks.”
This is arguably one of the most underrated ’90s kids movies. Jungle 2 Jungle stars Tim Allen as a Manhattan broker who discovers he has a teen son who’s been living in the jungle with his mother. Allen’s character takes the boy to New York City to get to know him better, and as you can imagine, things get a little wild when the teen takes on The Big Apple.
Memorable Quote: “I’ll be wearing Anita’s dogs!”
Long before 2021’s hit Cruella came this live-action version of Disney’s 101 Dalmatians, full of adventure and antics. The cruel Cruella De Vil comes up with a scheme to steal Dalmatian puppies and turn their fur into a coat. The scheme turns into a mess, though—a mess that the dogs’ owners will do anything to thwart.
Memorable Quote: “To live is to love. All reasons against it. All instincts for it.”
Flipper is a heartwarming ‘90s movie anyone can enjoy. It’s about a teen boy sent to spend the summer with his uncle in the Florida Keys following his parents’ divorce. After arriving, he befriends a playful dolphin named Flipper. He soon learns that Flipper’s in danger, and it’s up to him take on the bad guys and save his new aquatic friend.
Dennis the Menace
Memorable Quote: “I made an ‘I’m sorry I shot paint on your chicken’ card.”
Dennis the Menace is a classic tale of a mischievous kid and their grumpy neighbor becoming friends (sort of). Young Dennis loves to cause trouble for his neighbor, George Wilson. When Dennis’ parents go out of town, George and his wife must look after the troublemaker. What’s a guy to do with a menace as a house guest?
Memorable Quote: “Oi! Ten thousand years will give you such a crick in the neck.”
Aladdin is one of the best Disney movies to come out in the ’90s. It’s the story of a street urchin who releases a genie after finding a magic lamp. He befriends the genie and, along the way, finds love with Princess Jasmine. However, Aladdin and the genie must work together to defeat the evil Jafar before he gets his hands on the lamp and takes over the kingdom.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
Memorable Quote: “It’s morphin’ time!”
Fans of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series will remember this flick as one of the best ’90s kids movies. After an evil nemesis exacts vengeance on their mentor, Zordon, the Power Rangers must travel to another planet to find a mysterious warrior to help them restore their powers and save Earth before it’s too late. Start streaming now to see if they succeed.