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The Best '90s Family Movies

Updated November 5, 2019 4.3k votes 531 voters 47.2k views29 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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    The Sandlot
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    The Sandlot

    James Earl Jones, Denis Leary

    Released1993

    Directed byDavid M. Evans

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    Home Alone
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    Home Alone

    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci

    Released1990

    Directed byChris Columbus

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    Mrs. Doubtfire
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    Mrs. Doubtfire

    Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan

    Released1993

    Directed byChris Columbus, Chuck Jones

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    The Mighty Ducks
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    The Mighty Ducks

    Emilio Estevez, Joss Ackland

    Released1992

    Directed byStephen Herek

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    The Santa Clause
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    The Santa Clause

    Tim Allen, Frank Welker

    Released1994

    Directed byJohn Pasquin

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

    Donald Trump, Macaulay Culkin

    Released1992

    Directed byChris Columbus

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    Cool Runnings
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    Cool Runnings

    John Candy, Malik Yoba

    Released1993

    Directed byJon Turteltaub

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    Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
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    Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

    Sally Field, Michael J. Fox

    Released1993

    Directed byDuwayne Dunham

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    Little Giants
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    Little Giants

    Alexa Vega, Rick Moranis

    Released1994

    Directed byDuwayne Dunham

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    Flubber
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    Flubber

    Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden

    Released1997

    Directed byLes Mayfield

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  • 11
    101 Dalmatians
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    101 Dalmatians

    Hugh Laurie, Glenn Close

    Released1996

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    Free Willy
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    Free Willy

    Danielle Harris, Michael Madsen

    Released1993

    Directed bySimon Wincer

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    Heavy Weights
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    Heavy Weights

    Ben Stiller, Jerry Stiller

    Released1995

    Directed bySteven Brill

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    Jingle All the Way
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    Jingle All the Way

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Big Show

    Released1996

    Directed byBrian Levant

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    The Secret Garden
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    The Secret Garden

    Maggie Smith, Irène Jacob

    Released1993

    Directed byAgnieszka Holland

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    George of the Jungle
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    George of the Jungle

    Brendan Fraser, John Cleese

    Released1997

    Directed bySam Weisman

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    A Little Princess
    73
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    A Little Princess

    Camilla Belle, Liam Cunningham

    Released1995

    Directed byAlfonso Cuarón

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  • 18
    Jack
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    Jack

    Jennifer Lopez, Robin Williams

    Released1996

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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    Dr. Dolittle
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    Dr. Dolittle

    Eddie Murphy, Ellen DeGeneres

    Released1998

    Directed byBetty Thomas

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    Man of the House
    57
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    Man of the House

    Chevy Chase, Farrah Fawcett

    Released1995

    Directed byJames Orr

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    Tom and Huck
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    Tom and Huck

    Rachael Leigh Cook, Jonathan Taylor Thomas

    Released1995

    Directed byPeter Hewitt

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    Jack Frost
    57
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    Jack Frost

    Michael Keaton, Stevie Ray Vaughan

    Released1998

    Directed byTroy Miller

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    Fly Away Home
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    Fly Away Home

    Anna Paquin, Dana Delany

    Released1996

    Directed byCarroll Ballard

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    Wild America
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    Wild America

    Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Devon Sawa

    Released1997

    Directed byWilliam Dear

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    The Big Green
    39
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    The Big Green

    Steve Guttenberg, Olivia d'Abo

    Released1995

    Directed byHolly Goldberg Sloan

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