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The Greatest Kids Movies Of The 1990s

Updated October 6, 2020 49.7k votes 4.1k voters 260.9k 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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    Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies Of The 1990s
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    ActorsTom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Penn Jillette, Annie Potts

    Directed byJohn Lasseter

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    The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies Of The 1990s
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    ActorsWhoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Rowan Atkinson

    Directed byRob Minkoff, Roger Allers

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    Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies Of The 1990s
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    ActorsRobin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker, Jonathan Freeman, Jim Cummings

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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    Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies Of The 1990s
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    ActorsMacaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy, Catherine O'Hara, Lionel Barrymore

    Directed byChris Columbus

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    Jumanji is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies Of The 1990s
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    ActorsKirsten Dunst, Robin Williams, Patricia Clarkson, Bebe Neuwirth, David Alan Grier

    Directed byJoe Johnston

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    Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies Of The 1990s

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

    Directed byGary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

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    The Sandlot is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies Of The 1990s
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    ActorsJames Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Karen Allen, Marley Shelton, Tom Guiry

    Directed byDavid M. Evans

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    Mrs. Doubtfire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies Of The 1990s
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    ActorsRobin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field, Mara Wilson, Harvey Fierstein

    Directed byChris Columbus, Chuck Jones

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    Hook is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies Of The 1990s
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    Hook

    1991

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

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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    Hocus Pocus is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies Of The 1990s
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    ActorsSarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, Thora Birch, Penny Marshall, Kathy Najimy

    Directed byKenny Ortega

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    Matilda is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies Of The 1990s
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    ActorsDanny DeVito, Mara Wilson, Paul Reubens, Jon Lovitz, Rhea Perlman

    Directed byDanny DeVito

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    Space Jam is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies Of The 1990s
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    ActorsMichael Jordan, Bill Murray, Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Danny DeVito

    Directed byJoe Pytka

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    Casper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies Of The 1990s
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    Casper

    1995

    ActorsChristina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty, Eric Idle

    Directed byBrad Silberling, Phil Nibbelink

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    Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies Of The 1990s

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

    Directed byChris Columbus

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    The Little Rascals is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies Of The 1990s

    ActorsDonald Trump, Whoopi Goldberg, Mel Brooks, Ashley Olsen, Daryl Hannah

    Directed byPenelope Spheeris

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    Toy Story 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies Of The 1990s
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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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    The Mighty Ducks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies Of The 1990s

    ActorsEmilio Estevez, Joss Ackland, Lane Smith

    Directed byStephen Herek

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    The Addams Family (1991) is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies Of The 1990s

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

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

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    Free Willy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies Of The 1990s
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    ActorsDanielle Harris, Michael Madsen, Michael Ironside, Mykelti Williamson, Richard Riehle

    Directed bySimon Wincer

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    The Parent Trap is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies Of The 1990s
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    ActorsLindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Kat Graham, Dina Lohan, Natasha Richardson

    Directed byNancy Meyers

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    Dennis the Menace is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies Of The 1990s

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

    Directed byNick Castle

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    101 Dalmatians is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies Of The 1990s
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    ActorsHugh Laurie, Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson, Frank Welker

    Directed byStephen Herek

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    A Goofy Movie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies Of The 1990s
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    ActorsPauly Shore, Joey Lawrence, Wallace Shawn, Frank Welker, E.G. Daily

    Directed byKevin Lima

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    Babe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies Of The 1990s
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    Babe

    1995

    ActorsHugo Weaving, James Cromwell, Miriam Margolyes, Roscoe Lee Browne, Magda Szubanski

    Directed byChris Noonan

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    My Girl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Kids Movies Of The 1990s
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    ActorsJamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd, Anna Chlumsky, Richard Masur

    Directed byHoward Zieff

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