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The Best '90s Family Movies 

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Updated November 5, 2019 3.5k votes 478 voters 41.4k views 29 items

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

Released: 1993

Directed by: David M. Evans

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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

Released: 1990

Directed by: Chris Columbus

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

Released: 1993

Directed by: Chris Columbus, Chuck Jones

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

Released: 1994

Directed by: John Pasquin

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

Released: 1992

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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Home Alone 2: Lost in Ne... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '90s Family Movies
Donald Trump, Macaulay Culkin, Tim Curry

Released: 1992

Directed by: Chris Columbus

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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John Candy, Malik Yoba, Jay Brazeau

Released: 1993

Directed by: Jon Turteltaub

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) 8 on the list The Best '90s Family Movies
Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Frank Welker

Released: 1993

Directed by: Duwayne Dunham

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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Hugh Laurie, Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels

Released: 1996

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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Alexa Vega, Rick Moranis, Ed O'Neill

Released: 1994

Directed by: Duwayne Dunham

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Danielle Harris, Michael Madsen, Michael Ironside

Released: 1993

Directed by: Simon Wincer

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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

Released: 1997

Directed by: Les Mayfield

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Brendan Fraser, John Cleese, Leslie Mann

Released: 1997

Directed by: Sam Weisman

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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Ben Stiller, Jerry Stiller, Judd Apatow

Released: 1995

Directed by: Steven Brill

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Maggie Smith, Irène Jacob, Kate Maberly

Released: 1993

Directed by: Agnieszka Holland

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Jingle All the Way is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '90s Family Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Big Show, Phil Hartman

Released: 1996

Directed by: Brian Levant

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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Camilla Belle, Liam Cunningham, Vincent Schiavelli

Released: 1995

Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón

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

Released: 1996

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

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Eddie Murphy, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock

Released: 1998

Directed by: Betty Thomas

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Chevy Chase, Farrah Fawcett, Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Released: 1995

Directed by: James Orr

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Rachael Leigh Cook, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Brad Renfro

Released: 1995

Directed by: Peter Hewitt

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Michael Keaton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Kelly Preston

Released: 1998

Directed by: Troy Miller

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Anna Paquin, Dana Delany, Jeff Daniels

Released: 1996

Directed by: Carroll Ballard

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Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Devon Sawa, Frances Fisher

Released: 1997

Directed by: William Dear

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Steve Guttenberg, Olivia d'Abo, Jay O. Sanders

Released: 1995

Directed by: Holly Goldberg Sloan

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