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The best ‘90s kids movies span a massive spectrum, from family friendly to kid-centric, from live-action to animation, and everything in between. Sports? Check. Adventure? Check. Talking animals? Double check.


We can’t talk about the greatest ‘90s kids movies without mentioning
Home Alone. Macaulay Culkin stars as a child left behind by his frazzled family as they begin a Christmas vacation. When his home is targeted by thieves, he defends it using every zany trick he can muster. Another live-action ‘90s kids movie that still stands the test of time is Jumanji. Starring the late Robin Williams, this film tells the story of a board game that comes to life. On this list, you’ll also see numerous animated kid classics. The Disney renaissance of the ‘90s included Toy Story, Aladdin, and The Lion King, among others.


Also released in the ‘90s,
Space Jam combined animation and live-action, pairing the Looney Tunes gang with Michael Jordan and Bill Murray, thereby cementing its status as one of the top ‘90s kids movies. If you think we left off any essentials, add them to the list and vote up your favorites!

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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
The Lion King Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical epic film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 32nd animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more

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Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Toy Story Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated buddy-comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter, Toy Story was the ...more

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Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Home Alone 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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Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Aladdin Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Aladdin is a 1992 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Aladdin is the 31st animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more

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The Sandlot is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
The Sandlot 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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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Beauty and the Beast Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated musical romantic fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 30th film in the Walt Disney ...more

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Jumanji is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Jumanji Kirsten Dunst, Robin Williams, Patricia Clarkson Jumanji is a 1995 American fantasy adventure film directed by Joe Johnston. It is an adaptation of the 1981 children's book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg. The film was directed by Joe ...more

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Mrs. Doubtfire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Mrs. Doubtfire Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field Mrs. Doubtfire is a 1993 American comedy film, starring Robin Williams and Sally Field and based on the novel Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine. It was directed by Chris Columbus and ...more

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Hocus Pocus is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
StephenAlgie added Hocus Pocus Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, Thora Birch Hocus Pocus is a 1993 American comedy fantasy film directed by Kenny Ortega and starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy as a trio of witches, the Sanderson Sisters, who are ...more

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Matilda is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Matilda Danny DeVito, Mara Wilson, Paul Reubens Matilda is a 1996 American fantasy comedy children's film directed and narrated by Danny DeVito. The screenplay by Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord is based on Roald Dahl's novel of the same ...more

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Hook is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Hook Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Robin Williams Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Hook is a 1991 American fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg and written by James V. Hart and Malia Scotch Marmo. It stars Robin Williams as Peter Pan/Peter Banning, Dustin ...more

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Space Jam is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Space Jam Michael Jordan, Bill Murray, Larry Bird Space Jam is a 1996 American live-action/animated sports family/comedy film starring basketball player Michael Jordan and featuring the Looney Tunes characters. The film was produced by Ivan ...more

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The Little Rascals is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
The Little Rascals Donald Trump, Whoopi Goldberg, Mel Brooks The Little Rascals is a 1994 American comedy film produced by Amblin Entertainment, and released by Universal Pictures on August 5, 1994. The film is an adaptation of Hal Roach's Our Gang, a ...more

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Casper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Casper Mel Gibson, Clint Eastwood, Christina Ricci Casper is a 1995 American family comedy fantasy film starring Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty, Eric Idle, and Amy Brenneman, based on the Casper the Friendly Ghost comic books and ...more

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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 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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A Goofy Movie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
A Goofy Movie Pauly Shore, Joey Lawrence, Wallace Shawn A Goofy Movie is a 1995 American animated musical comedy film, produced by Disney MovieToons, and released in theaters on April 7, 1995 by Walt Disney Pictures. The film features characters from ...more

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101 Dalmatians is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
101 Dalmatians 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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The Mighty Ducks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
The Mighty Ducks 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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The Parent Trap is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Jérémy Béland added The Parent Trap Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Kat Graham The Parent Trap is a 1998 romantic comedy film co-written and directed by Nancy Meyers, and produced and co-written by Charles Shyer. It is the second adaptation of Erich Kästner's German ...more

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The Mask is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
The Mask Cameron Diaz, Jim Carrey, Ben Stein The Mask is a 1994 American fantasy slapstick action comedy film based on a series of comic books published by Dark Horse Comics. This film was directed by Chuck Russell, and produced by Dark ...more

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Free Willy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Free Willy 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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Flubber is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Flubber 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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Angels in the Outfield is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Angels in the Outfield Matthew McConaughey, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Christopher Lloyd Angels in the Outfield is a 1994 remake of the 1951 film of the same name. The film stars Danny Glover, Tony Danza and Christopher Lloyd, and features several future stars, including Joseph ...more

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Kindergarten Cop is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Kindergarten Cop Arnold Schwarzenegger, Odette Annable, Angela Bassett Kindergarten Cop is a 1990 American comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as John Kimble, a tough police detective, who must go undercover and pose as a ...more

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My Girl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Speirthine added My Girl Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd My Girl is a 1991 American comedy-drama film directed by Howard Zieff and written by Laurice Elehwany. The film, starring Macaulay Culkin and Anna Chlumsky in her feature film debut, depicts the ...more

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Dennis the Menace is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Dennis the Menace Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Natasha Lyonne Dennis the Menace is a 1993 live-action American family film based on the Hank Ketcham comic strip of the same name. This, however, is not the first live-action Dennis the Menace film: The first ...more

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Liar Liar is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Liar Liar Jim Carrey, Jennifer Tilly, Krista Allen Liar Liar is a 1997 American comedy film written by Paul Guay and Stephen Mazur, directed by Tom Shadyac and starring Jim Carrey who was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance ...more

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The Indian in the Cupboard is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
The Indian in the Cupboard Steve Coogan, Richard Jenkins, Vincent Kartheiser The Indian in the Cupboard is a 1995 American fantasy-adventure film directed by Frank Oz. It was based on the children's book of the same name by Lynne Reid Banks. The story is about a boy who ...more

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Speirthine added Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Corey Feldman, Sam Rockwell, Elias Koteas Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a 1990 American live-action film, and the first film adaptation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. It was directed by Steve Barron and released on ...more

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FernGully: The Last Rainforest is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
FernGully: The Last Rainforest Robin Williams, Tim Curry, Christian Slater FernGully: The Last Rainforest is a 1992 Australian-American animated fantasy environmental film directed by Bill Kroyer. It was produced by Peter Faiman and Wayne Young, with the screenplay ...more

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Little Giants is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Little Giants 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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Babe is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Babe Hugo Weaving, James Cromwell, Miriam Margolyes Babe is a 1995 comedy-drama film, co-written and directed by Chris Noonan. It is an adaptation of Dick King-Smith's 1983 novel The Sheep-Pig, also known as Babe: The Gallant Pig in the USA, ...more

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Jungle 2 Jungle is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Jungle 2 Jungle Tim Allen, Martin Short, Leelee Sobieski Jungle 2 Jungle is a 1997 comedy film starring Tim Allen, Martin Short and Sam Huntington. It is an American remake of the 1994 French film Un indien dans la ville. Jungle 2 Jungle '​s plot ...more

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The Land Before Time II: The G... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure Frank Welker, Tress MacNeille, Rob Paulsen The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure is a 1994 American direct-to-video animated adventure musical film directed by Roy Allen Smith, is the first of many animated sequels to the ...more

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An American Tail: Fievel Goes ... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Tom Islava added An American Tail: Fievel Goes West James Stewart, John Cleese, Jon Lovitz An American Tail: Fievel Goes West is a 1991 American animated western film produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblimation animation studio and released by Universal Pictures. It is the sequel to An ...more

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Dr. Dolittle is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Dr. Dolittle 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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Heavyweights is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Heavyweights Heavyweights is a 1995 American comedy film directed by Steven Brill. The film centers around a fat camp for kids that is taken over by a fitness guru named Tony Perkis (Ben Stiller).

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Blank Check is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Blank Check Brian Bonsall, Debbie Allen, Tone-Lōc Blank Check is a 1994 comedy film directed by Rupert Wainwright, starring Brian Bonsall, Karen Duffy, Miguel Ferrer, James Rebhorn, Tone Lōc, Jayne Atkinson and Michael Lerner and was released ...more

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Jingle All the Way is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Jingle All the Way 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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Rookie of the Year is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Rookie of the Year Gary Busey, John Candy, Dan Hedaya Rookie of the Year is a 1993 American sports comedy film starring Thomas Ian Nicholas and Gary Busey as players for the Chicago Cubs baseball team. The cast also includes Albert Hall, Dan ...more

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Small Soldiers is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Small Soldiers Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kirsten Dunst, Christina Ricci Small Soldiers is a 1998 American science fiction action film directed by Joe Dante. The film revolves around two adolescents, who get caught in the middle of a war between two factions of ...more

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Air Bud is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Air Bud Mark Jackson, Kevin Zegers, Michael Jeter Air Bud is a 1997 American family comedy film that sparked the franchise centered on the real-life dog, Buddy, a Golden Retriever. The film was financially successful, grossing $4 million in its ...more

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Good Burger is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Good Burger Shaquille O'Neal, Carmen Electra, Linda Cardellini Good Burger is a 1997 American comedy film directed by Brian Robbins and starring Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell. The film evolved from the comedy sketch "Good Burger" featured on the ...more

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Honey, I Blew Up the Kid is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Speirthine added Honey, I Blew Up the Kid Keri Russell, Rick Moranis, Julia Sweeney Honey, I Blew Up the Kid is a 1992 American comic science fiction film and the sequel to the 1989 film Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Directed by Randal Kleiser and released by Walt Disney Pictures, ...more

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The Addams Family is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
BBB90s added The Addams Family Christina Ricci, Christopher Lloyd, Anjelica Huston The Addams Family is a 1991 American fantasy comedy film based on the characters from the cartoon of the same name created by cartoonist Charles Addams. The movie was originally developed at ...more

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Balto is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Balto Kevin Bacon, Phil Collins, Bridget Fonda Balto is a 1995 American live-action/animated historical adventure drama film directed by Simon Wells, produced by Amblin Entertainment and distributed by Universal Pictures. The film is loosely ...more

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Drop Dead Fred is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Guest_76823fac-c020-409c-9dbc-1b3d30ca5fe0 added Drop Dead Fred Carrie Fisher, Bridget Fonda, Phoebe Cates Drop Dead Fred is a 1991 British-American fantasy comedy film directed by Ate De Jong, produced by PolyGram Filmed Entertainment and Working Title Films and released and distributed by New Line ...more

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Dunston Checks In is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Dunston Checks In Faye Dunaway, Jason Alexander, Paul Reubens Dunston Checks In is a 1996 American comedy film starring Eric Lloyd, Graham Sack, Jason Alexander, Faye Dunaway, Rupert Everett, Paul Reubens, Glenn Shadix, and introducing Sam the Orangutan as ...more

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Inspector Gadget is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Inspector Gadget Michelle Trachtenberg, Matthew Broderick, Andy Dick Inspector Gadget is a 1999 live-action action-comedy film loosely based on the 1983 animated cartoon series of the same name. It starred Matthew Broderick as the title character, along with ...more

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The Secret Garden is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Speirthine added The Secret Garden Maggie Smith, Irène Jacob, Kate Maberly The Secret Garden is a 1993 British drama fantasy film directed by Agnieszka Holland and starring Kate Maberly, Heydon Prowse, Andrew Knott, John Lynch and Maggie Smith. It was written by ...more