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The Best '90s Family Movies  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite family films that were released in the 1990s.

"You're killin' me, Smalls!" That's just one of the many lines you'll be reciting as you vote on this list of best 1990s family movies. With so many hilarious and quotable films, it's really hard to say what the best 90's family movie is. That's why we created this list- so you can vote for your favorite 90s family movies

Home Alone, starring Macaulay Culkin and Joe Pesci, is one of the most iconic Christmas family movie of the 90s. Not only does it have Kevin's iconic scream, but it was nominated for several Oscars as well. It's a classic Christmas movie, but it's definitely fun to watch year round. 

Or maybe The Sandlot is the greatest 90s family movie of all time. A bunch of rascally kids have a summer they'll never forget in this great blockbuster hit. With so many memorable moments (this movie taught you not to chew dip and go on amusement park rides), The Sandlot surely deserves to be towards the top of this list of the best family movies of the 1990s.

Which of the films below is your favorite? Upvote the top 90's family movie (in your opinion), and add a movie to the list if it's missing. And if you like these films, we're sure you'll like our list of family comedy movies.

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James Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Karen Allen
The Sandlot, also known as The Sandlot Kids, is a 1993 American coming-of-age film Comedy directed by David M. Evans, which tells the story of a group of young baseball players during the summer ...more

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Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '90s Family Movies
Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy
Home Alone is a 1990 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. The film stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, a boy who is ...more

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Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field
Mrs. Doubtfire is a 1993 American comedy-drama film directed by Chris Columbus, based on the novel Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine. A recently divorced actor (Robin Williams) decides to ...more

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The Santa Clause is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '90s Family Movies
Tim Allen, Frank Welker, Peter Boyle
The Santa Clause is a 1994 American fantasy family comedy film directed by John Pasquin. It is the first installment in The Santa Clause trilogy and it stars Tim Allen as Scott Calvin, an ...more

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Joshua Jackson, Emilio Estevez, Dan Tamberelli
The Mighty Ducks is a 1992 American sports comedy film directed by Stephen Herek, starring Emilio Estevez. It was produced by Avnet–Kerner Productions and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It ...more

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John Candy, Malik Yoba, Jay Brazeau
Cool Runnings is a 1993 American sports film directed by Jon Turteltaub, and starring Leon, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis, Malik Yoba and John Candy. The film was released in the United States on ...more

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Homeward Bound: The Incr... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '90s Family Movies
Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Frank Welker
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey is a 1993 American remake of the 1963 film The Incredible Journey, which was based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Sheila Burnford. Directed ...more

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Home Alone 2: Lost in Ne... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '90s Family Movies
Donald Trump, Macaulay Culkin, Tim Curry
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is a 1992 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. It is the second film in the Home Alone series ...more

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Hugh Laurie, Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels
101 Dalmatians is a 1996 family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Stephen Herek. It is the second adaptation of Dodie Smith's 1956 novel The Hundred and One ...more

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Danielle Harris, Michael Madsen, Michael Ironside
Free Willy is a 1993 American family drama film that was released by Warner Bros. under its Family Entertainment label. The film stars Jason James Richter as a delinquent boy who becomes ...more

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Alexa Vega, Rick Moranis, Ed O'Neill
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Little Giants is a 1994 family sports comedy film, starring Rick Moranis and Ed O'Neill as brothers in a small Ohio town, coaching rival Pee-Wee Football teams.

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Flubber is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '90s Family Movies
Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Wil Wheaton
Flubber is a 1997 comedy film and a remake of The Absent-Minded Professor, directed by Les Mayfield. The film was produced by Walt Disney Pictures, and stars Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, ...more

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Ben Stiller, Jerry Stiller, Judd Apatow
Heavyweights is a 1995 comedy film directed by Steven Brill and co-written by Brill with Judd Apatow. Heavyweights is about a fat camp for kids that is taken over by a fitness guru named Tony

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Jingle All the Way is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '90s Family Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Big Show, Phil Hartman
Jingle All the Way is a 1996 American Christmas family comedy film directed by Brian Levant and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad, with Phil Hartman, Rita Wilson, Jake Lloyd, James ...more

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Brendan Fraser, John Cleese, Leslie Mann
George of the Jungle is a 1997 American live-action film adaptation of the cartoon of the same name. The film was produced by Walt Disney Pictures with Mandeville Films and originally released ...more

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Maggie Smith, Irène Jacob, Kate Maberly
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Camilla Belle, Liam Cunningham, Vincent Schiavelli
A Little Princess is a 1995 drama film directed by Alfonso Cuarón, starring Liesel Matthews, Eleanor Bron, Liam Cunningham, and Vanessa Lee Chester. Set during WWI, it focuses on a young ...more

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Jack is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '90s Family Movies
Jennifer Lopez, Robin Williams, Diane Lane
Jack is a 1996 American comedy-drama film starring Robin Williams, Diane Lane, Jennifer Lopez, Fran Drescher, Bill Cosby, and Brian Kerwin. It was directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Williams ...more

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Eddie Murphy, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock
Dr. Dolittle is a 1998 American family comedy film starring Eddie Murphy as a doctor who discovers that he has the ability to talk to animals. The film was inspired by the series of children's ...more

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Chevy Chase, Farrah Fawcett, Jonathan Taylor Thomas
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Rachael Leigh Cook, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Brad Renfro
Tom and Huck is a 1995 American adventure film based on Mark Twain's novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and starring Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Brad Renfro, Mike McShane, and Amy Wright. The film ...more
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Michael Keaton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Kelly Preston
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Anna Paquin, Dana Delany, Jeff Daniels
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Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Devon Sawa, Frances Fisher
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Steve Guttenberg, Olivia d'Abo, Jay O. Sanders
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