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The Best 90s Movies On Netflix, Ranked 

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Updated April 7, 2020 3.4k votes 285 voters 17.4k views 27 items

List Rules Only films released from 1990 to 1999 currently streaming on Netflix.

Take a trip down nostalgia lane, and enjoy the best 90s movies streaming now on Netflix. Whether you're looking for Oscar winners, all-time classics, or movies you watched growing up, this list of 90s movies currently on Netflix is regularly updated with newly added and popular films released during the 1990s. 

90s blockbuster hits, like Jurassic Park and Heat, are two of the most rewatchable films ever. Other good 90s movies on Netflix include The Waterboy, The Sixth Sense, Seven, and Eyes Wide Shut.

Vote up the best 90s movies to watch on Netflix, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list.

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Schindler's List is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 90s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

Released: 1993

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Schindler's List is a 1993 American epic historical period drama, directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg and scripted by Steven Zaillian. It is based on the novel Schindler's Ark by Thomas ...more

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The Waterboy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 90s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Rob Schneider

Released: 1998

Directed by: Frank Coraci

The Waterboy is a 1998 American sports/comedy film directed by Frank Coraci, starring Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Fairuza Balk, Henry Winkler, Jerry Reed, Larry Gilliard, Jr., Blake Clark, Peter ...more

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The Most Hilarious Quotes From 'The Waterboy' #13 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movieslisted on The 50 Highest Grossing '90s Movies, Ranked

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Tarzan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 90s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Rosie O'Donnell, Glenn Close, Minnie Driver

Released: 1999

Directed by: Kevin Lima, Chris Buck

Tarzan is a 1999 American animated adventure musical film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 37th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics, it ...more

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Every Song in Tarzan, Ranked by Singability #223 of 377 The Best Musical Movies of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Bad Boys is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 90s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Will Smith, Téa Leoni, Martin Lawrence

Released: 1995

Directed by: Michael Bay

Bad Boys is a 1995 American action comedy film produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, producers of Top Gun and Beverly Hills Cop, and directed by Michael Bay in his directorial debut. It ...more

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Now and Then is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 90s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Demi Moore, Christina Ricci, Rosie O'Donnell

Released: 1995

Directed by: Lesli Linka Glatter

Now and Then is a 1995 American coming-of-age film directed by Lesli Linka Glatter and starring Christina Ricci, Rosie O'Donnell, Thora Birch, Melanie Griffith, Gaby Hoffmann, Demi Moore, ...more

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#201 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies #186 of 349 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime #1,266 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Scream is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 90s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox

Released: 1996

Directed by: Wes Craven

Scream is a 1996 American slasher film written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Wes Craven. The film stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Drew Barrymore, and David Arquette. Released on ...more

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Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 90s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

Released: 1994

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American crime film directed by Quentin Tarantino. The lives of two mob hitmen (Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta), a boxer (Bruce Willis), a gangster's wife (Uma ...more

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Genius Fan Theories About What's In The Briefcase In 'Pulp Fiction' #43 of 349 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetimelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 90s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

Released: 1999

Directed by: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

The Matrix is a 1999 American-Australian science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe ...more

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The Pelican Brief is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 90s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, John Lithgow

Released: 1993

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula

The Pelican Brief is a 1993 legal thriller based on the novel of the same name by John Grisham. Directed by Alan J. Pakula, the film stars Julia Roberts in the role of young law student Darby ...more

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The Crow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 90s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Bai Ling, Brandon Lee, Tony Todd

Released: 1994

Directed by: Alex Proyas

The Crow is a 1994 American fantasy action film directed by Alex Proyas, written by David J. Schow and John Shirley, and starring Brandon Lee in his final film appearance. Based on James ...more

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'The Crow' May Have Been Cursed — And Not Just Because Of Brandon Lee's Death #197 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #21 of 347 Movies with the Best Soundtracks

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An American Tail: The My... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 90s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Lacey Chabert, Dom DeLuise, Thomas Dekker

Released: 1999

Directed by: Larry Latham

An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster is the second direct-to-video follow-up to An American Tail and the fourth film in the An American Tail series, starring Thomas Dekker as the ...more

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#177 of 238 The Best G-Rated Children's Movies #193 of 199 The Best G-Rated Animation Movies #63 of 86 The Best G-Rated Family-Oriented Adventure Movies

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Balto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 90s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Kevin Bacon, Phil Collins, Bridget Fonda

Released: 1995

Directed by: Simon Wells

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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#105 of 601 The Best Animated Films Ever #1,366 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #35 of 88 Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most

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Blankman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 90s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Kevin Leary added Jason Alexander, Damon Wayans, Arsenio Hall

Released: 1994

Directed by: Mike Binder

Blankman is a 1994 American superhero comedy-parody film directed by Mike Binder and starring Damon Wayans and David Alan Grier. It was written by Wayans and J. F. Lawton, whose biggest success ...more

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The River Wild is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 90s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, John C. Reilly

Released: 1994

Directed by: Curtis Hanson

The River Wild is a 1994 adventure thriller film directed by Curtis Hanson and starring Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, David Strathairn, John C. Reilly, Benjamin Bratt and Joseph Mazzello as Roarke. ...more

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#24 of 36 The Greatest Movies to Watch Outside #34 of 94 Best Kidnapping Movies & Hostage Movies of All Time, Ranked #10 of 13 13 Movies That Remind You The Outside Sucks Anyway

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Victim of Beauty is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 90s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Victim of Beauty
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How to Make an American ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 90s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Claire Danes, Winona Ryder, Jared Leto

Released: 1995

Directed by: Jocelyn Moorhouse

How to Make an American Quilt is a 1995 movie which was directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and stars Winona Ryder, Maya Angelou, Ellen Burstyn and Anne Bancroft. It is based on a novel of the same ...more
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Billy Madison is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 90s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Kevin Leary added Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi, Chris Farley

Released: 1995

Directed by: Tamra Davis

Billy Madison is a 1995 American family comedy film directed by Tamra Davis. It stars Adam Sandler in the title role, along with Bradley Whitford, Bridgette Wilson, Norm Macdonald, and Darren ...more

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#12 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies #164 of 1,027 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #242 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Paris Is Burning is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 90s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Brooke Xtravaganza, André Christian, Dorian Corey

Released: 1990

Directed by: Jennie Livingston

Paris Is Burning is a 1990 American documentary film directed by Jennie Livingston. Filmed in the mid-to-late 1980s, it chronicles the ball culture of New York City and the African-American, ...more
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The Trigger Effect is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 90s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Elisabeth Shue, Kyle MacLachlan, Dermot Mulroney

Released: 1996

Directed by: David Koepp

The Trigger Effect is a 1996 thriller film written and directed by David Koepp, and starring Kyle MacLachlan, Elisabeth Shue and Dermot Mulroney. The film follows the downward spiral of society ...more

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The Interview is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 90s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Hugo Weaving, Michael Caton, Aaron Jeffery

Released: 1998

Directed by: Craig Monahan

The Interview is a 1998 Australian thriller film from writer-director Craig Monahan, and is the first of two films directed by Monahan. Almost the entire film takes place in a police ...more
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Daughters of the Dust is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 90s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Bahni Turpin, Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor, Cora Lee Day

Released: 1991

Directed by: Julie Dash

Daughters of the Dust is a 1991 independent film written, directed and produced by Julie Dash; it is the first feature film by an African-American woman distributed theatrically in the United ...more
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Howards End is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 90s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter, Emma Thompson

Released: 1992

Directed by: James Ivory

Howards End is a 1992 film based upon the novel of the same name by E. M. Forster, a story of class relations in turn-of-the-20th-century England. The film—produced by Merchant Ivory Productions ...more

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Small Soldiers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 90s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kirsten Dunst, Christina Ricci

Released: 1998

Directed by: Joe Dante

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 battle between two factions of ...more

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Sex, Shame & Tears ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 90s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Demián Bichir, Angélica Aragón, Susana Zabaleta

Released: 1999

Directed by: Antonio Serrano

Sexo, pudor y lágrimas is a Mexican film, the second of the so-called New Era of the Cinema of Mexico. It was the first film directed by Antonio Serrano. The film is based on the ...more
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A Dangerous Woman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 90s Movies On Netflix, Ranked
Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Debra Winger

Released: 1993

Directed by: Stephen Gyllenhaal

A Dangerous Woman is a 1993 film directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal. The screenplay was written by his then wife Naomi Foner, loosely based on the award winning novel of the same name by Mary ...more