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The Best '90s Fantasy Movies  

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

The best '90s fantasy movies will definitely take you on a trip down nostalgia lane, and remind you of your own childhood adventures and inspirations. So many great films pepper this list of the best fantasy films of the 1990s, like Tim Burton's dark classic, Edward Scissorhands, or Disney/Pixar's Toy Story

What are the best '90s fantasy films? One of the top grossing film series of Spielberg's career is Jurassic Park. Based on the books by Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park tells the cautionary tale of what happens when scientists are able to bring the dinosaurs back to life and put them in an amusement park. 

Another great '90s fantasy flick is Hook, starring the late Robin Wiliams. It tells the story of what happens after Peter Pan grows up and becomes a boring adult. With the help of his children, he heads back to his old stomping ground in Neverland, and re-discovers his imagination. 

Vote up your favorite fantasy film from the 1990s, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section! 
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Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker
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Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Robin Williams
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Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach
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Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Vincent Price
Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 American romantic dark fantasy film directed by Tim Burton. An artificial man (Johnny Depp), who was incompletely constructed and has scissors for hands, leads a ...more

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Hocus Pocus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '90s Fantasy Movies
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The Green Mile is a 1999 American fantasy drama film directed by Frank Darabont and adapted from the 1996 Stephen King novel of the same name. The film is told in a flashback format and stars ...more

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FernGully: The Last Rain... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '90s Fantasy Movies
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Dragonheart is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '90s Fantasy Movies
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