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The Best '90s Family Movies

Updated December 16, 2020 5.3k votes 590 voters 49.9k views75 items

List RulesVote 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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    Home Alone

    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci

    Released1990

    Directed byChris Columbus

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    The Sandlot

    James Earl Jones, Denis Leary

    Released1993

    Directed byDavid M. Evans

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    Mrs. Doubtfire

    Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan

    Released1993

    Directed byChris Columbus, Chuck Jones

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    The Mighty Ducks

    Emilio Estevez, Joshua Jackson

    Released1992

    Directed byStephen Herek

    The Mighty Ducks is a 1992 American sports comedy film directed by Stephen Herek, starring...  more
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    The Santa Clause

    Tim Allen, Frank Welker

    Released1994

    Directed byJohn Pasquin

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    Cool Runnings

    John Candy, Malik Yoba

    Released1993

    Directed byJon Turteltaub

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  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York7
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    Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

    Donald Trump, Macaulay Culkin

    Released1992

    Directed byChris Columbus

    Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is a 1992 American Christmas family comedy film written and...  more
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  • Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey8
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    Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

    Sally Field, Michael J. Fox

    Released1993

    Directed byDuwayne Dunham

    Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey is a 1993 American remake of the 1963 film The...  more
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  • Free Willy9
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    Free Willy

    Danielle Harris, Michael Madsen

    Released1993

    Directed bySimon Wincer

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  • Little Giants10
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    Little Giants

    Alexa Vega, Rick Moranis

    Released1994

    Directed byDuwayne Dunham

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  • Flubber11
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    Flubber

    Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden

    Released1997

    Directed byLes Mayfield

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  • 101 Dalmatians12
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    101 Dalmatians

    Hugh Laurie, Glenn Close

    Released1996

    101 Dalmatians is a 1996 family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed...  more
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  • George of the Jungle13
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    George of the Jungle

    Brendan Fraser, John Cleese

    Released1997

    Directed bySam Weisman

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  • Jingle All the Way14
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    Jingle All the Way

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Big Show

    Released1996

    Directed byBrian Levant

    Jingle All the Way is a 1996 American Christmas family comedy film directed by Brian Levant...  more
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  • The Secret Garden15
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    The Secret Garden

    Maggie Smith, Irène Jacob

    Released1993

    Directed byAgnieszka Holland

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  • Heavy Weights16
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    Heavy Weights

    Ben Stiller, Jerry Stiller

    Released1995

    Directed bySteven Brill

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  • Dr. Dolittle17
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    Dr. Dolittle

    Eddie Murphy, Ellen DeGeneres

    Released1998

    Directed byBetty Thomas

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  • Jack18
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    Jack

    Jennifer Lopez, Robin Williams

    Released1996

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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  • Jumanji19
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    Jumanji

    Kirsten Dunst, Robin Williams

    Released1995

    Directed byJoe Johnston

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  • A Little Princess20
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    A Little Princess

    Camilla Belle, Liam Cunningham

    Released1995

    Directed byAlfonso Cuarón

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  • Matilda21
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    Matilda

    Danny DeVito, Mara Wilson

    Released1996

    Directed byDanny DeVito

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  • Jack Frost22
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    Jack Frost

    Michael Keaton, Stevie Ray Vaughan

    Released1998

    Directed byTroy Miller

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  • Aladdin23
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    Aladdin

    Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried

    Released1992

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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  • The Lion King24
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    The Lion King

    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons

    Released1994

    Directed byRob Minkoff, Roger Allers

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  • Tom and Huck25
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    Tom and Huck

    Rachael Leigh Cook, Jonathan Taylor Thomas

    Released1995

    Directed byPeter Hewitt

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