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The Greatest Kids Movies Of The 1990s

Updated October 6, 2020 54.0k votes 4.4k voters 270.5k views108 items

List RulesVote up your favorite children films that were released in the 1990s

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. These old kids movies from the '90s have it all for new audiences and for those wanting to remember their childhood.

We can’t talk about the greatest early ‘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 popular live-action ‘90s children's 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 good ‘90s kids movies. Be sure to vote up your favorites!

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    ActorsTom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Penn Jillette, Annie Potts

    Directed byJohn Lasseter

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  • The Lion King2
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    ActorsWhoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Rowan Atkinson

    Directed byRob Minkoff, Roger Allers

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  • Aladdin3
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    ActorsRobin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker, Jonathan Freeman, Jim Cummings

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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  • Home Alone4
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    ActorsMacaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy, Catherine O'Hara, Lionel Barrymore

    Directed byChris Columbus

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  • Jumanji5
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    ActorsKirsten Dunst, Robin Williams, Patricia Clarkson, Bebe Neuwirth, David Alan Grier

    Directed byJoe Johnston

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  • The Sandlot6
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    ActorsJames Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Karen Allen, Marley Shelton, Tom Guiry

    Directed byDavid M. Evans

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  • Beauty and the Beast7

    ActorsAngela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach, Robby Benson, David Ogden Stiers

    Directed byGary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

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  • Mrs. Doubtfire8
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    ActorsRobin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field, Mara Wilson, Harvey Fierstein

    Directed byChris Columbus, Chuck Jones

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  • Hook9
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    Hook

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    ActorsRobin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Dante Basco, Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • Matilda10
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    ActorsDanny DeVito, Mara Wilson, Paul Reubens, Jon Lovitz, Rhea Perlman

    Directed byDanny DeVito

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  • Hocus Pocus11
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    ActorsSarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, Thora Birch, Penny Marshall, Kathy Najimy

    Directed byKenny Ortega

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  • Toy Story 212
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    ActorsTom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles

    Directed byJohn Lasseter, Lee Unkrich, Ash Brannon

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  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York13

    ActorsDonald Trump, Macaulay Culkin, Tim Curry, Joe Pesci, Rob Schneider

    Directed byChris Columbus

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  • Casper14
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    Casper

    1995

    ActorsChristina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty, Eric Idle

    Directed byBrad Silberling, Phil Nibbelink

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  • Space Jam15
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    ActorsMichael Jordan, Bill Murray, Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Danny DeVito

    Directed byJoe Pytka

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  • The Little Rascals16

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    Directed byPenelope Spheeris

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  • The Mighty Ducks17

    ActorsEmilio Estevez, Joshua Jackson, Kenan Thompson, Jussie Smollet, Shaun Weiss

    Directed byStephen Herek

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  • The Addams Family (1991)18

    ActorsChristina Ricci, Christopher Lloyd, Anjelica Huston, Raúl Juliá, Dan Hedaya

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

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  • The Parent Trap19
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    ActorsLindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Kat Graham, Dina Lohan, Natasha Richardson

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  • A Goofy Movie20
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  • Free Willy21
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    ActorsDanielle Harris, Michael Madsen, Michael Ironside, Mykelti Williamson, Richard Riehle

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  • 101 Dalmatians22
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    ActorsHugh Laurie, Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson, Frank Welker

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  • Dennis the Menace23

    ActorsChristopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Natasha Lyonne, Ben Stein, Walter Matthau

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  • My Girl24
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    ActorsJamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd, Anna Chlumsky, Richard Masur

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    Directed byTony Bancroft, Barry Cook

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