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The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s  

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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
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
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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Jumanji is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
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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Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
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) 5 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
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) 6 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
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) 7 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
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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Mrs. Doubtfire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field
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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Hocus Pocus is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
StephenAlgie added 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
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
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, based on Peter and Wendy by J. M. Barrie. When Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman) kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan ...more
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Space Jam is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
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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Casper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty
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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The Little Rascals is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
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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101 Dalmatians is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
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) 16 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
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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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
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) 18 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Pauly Shore, Joey Lawrence, Wallace Shawn
A Goofy Movie is a 1995 American animated musical comedy film directed by Kevin Lima The film's plot revolves around the father-son relationship between Goofy and Max as Goofy believes that he's ...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 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
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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My Girl is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Speirthine added 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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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
Speirthine added 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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The Addams Family is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
BBB90s added 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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Kindergarten Cop is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
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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Flubber is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies of the 1990s
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