Watchworthy
289 voters

The Best 90s Movies On Netflix, Ranked

Updated April 7, 2020 1.4k votes 289 voters 18.0k views27 items

List RulesOnly 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.

Photo:
...more
  • 1
    Schindler's List
    79
    42

    Schindler's List

    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes

    Released1993

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Schindler's List is a 1993 American epic historical period drama, directed and co-produced by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

    More Schindler's List 

    #32 of 46 Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes#11 of 374 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked

  • 2
    The Waterboy
    85
    51

    The Waterboy

    Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates

    Released1998

    Directed byFrank Coraci

    The Waterboy is a 1998 American sports/comedy film directed by Frank Coraci, starring Adam... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 3
    Tarzan
    59
    45

    Tarzan

    Rosie O'Donnell, Glenn Close

    Released1999

    Directed byKevin Lima, Chris Buck

    Tarzan is a 1999 American animated adventure musical film produced by Walt Disney Feature... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

    More Tarzan 

    Every Song in Tarzan, Ranked by Singability#275 of 364 The Best Movies Based On Books

  • 4
    Now and Then
    21
    9

    Now and Then

    Demi Moore, Christina Ricci

    Released1995

    Directed byLesli Linka Glatter

    Now and Then is a 1995 American coming-of-age film directed by Lesli Linka Glatter and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 5
    Bad Boys
    29
    21

    Bad Boys

    Will Smith, Téa Leoni

    Released1995

    Directed byMichael Bay

    Bad Boys is a 1995 American action comedy film produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

    More Bad Boys 

    #13 of 629 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked#193 of 480 The Greatest Movies For Guys

  • 6
    Scream
    23
    14

    Scream

    Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan

    Released1996

    Directed byWes Craven

    Scream is a 1996 American slasher film written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Wes Craven.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

    More Scream 

    According To This Theory, Dewey Is The Serial Killer Mastermind In 'Scream'#1 of 70 The Best Teen Slasher Movies

  • 7
    Pulp Fiction
    17
    8

    Pulp Fiction

    John Travolta, Bruce Willis

    Released1994

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

    Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American crime film directed by Quentin Tarantino. The lives of two mob... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

    More Pulp Fiction 

    Genius Fan Theories About What's In The Briefcase In 'Pulp Fiction'#469 of 1,189 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

  • 8
    The Matrix
    17
    8

    The Matrix

    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving

    Released1999

    Directed byAndy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

    The Matrix is a 1999 American-Australian science fiction action film written and directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

    More The Matrix 

    33 Things You Didn't Know About 'The Matrix' Trilogy#19 of 50 The 50 Highest Grossing '90s Movies, Ranked

  • 9
    The Pelican Brief
    12
    4

    The Pelican Brief

    Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington

    Released1993

    Directed byAlan J. Pakula

    The Pelican Brief is a 1993 legal thriller based on the novel of the same name by John... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

    More The Pelican Brief 

    #13 of 23 The Very Best Courtroom Thriller Movies#22 of 28 The Best Movies With A Bird Name In The Title

  • 10
    The Crow
    14
    10

    The Crow

    Bai Ling, Brandon Lee

    Released1994

    Directed byAlex Proyas

    The Crow is a 1994 American fantasy action film directed by Alex Proyas, written by David J.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

    More The Crow 

    'The Crow' May Have Been Cursed — And Not Just Because Of Brandon Lee's Death#196 of 1,647 The Most Rewatchable Movies

  • 11
    An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster

    Released1999

    Directed byLarry Latham

    An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster is the second direct-to-video follow-up to... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

    More An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster 

    #237 of 238 The Best G-Rated Children's Movies#197 of 199 The Best G-Rated Animation Movies

  • 12
    Billy Madison
    2
    4

    Billy Madison

    Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi

    Released1995

    Directed byTamra Davis

    Billy Madison is a 1995 American family comedy film directed by Tamra Davis. It stars Adam... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    Balto
    33
    54

    Balto

    Kevin Bacon, Phil Collins

    Released1995

    Directed bySimon Wells

    Balto is a 1995 American live-action/animated historical adventure drama film directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

    More Balto 

    #6 of 19 All Of Your Favorite Non-Disney Movies From The '90s#36 of 88 Animated Movies That Make You Cry The Most

  • 14
    Blankman
    2
    2

    Blankman

    Jason Alexander, Damon Wayans

    Released1994

    Directed byMike Binder

    Blankman is a 1994 American superhero comedy-parody film directed by Mike Binder and starring... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

    More Blankman 

    #65 of 167 The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made#264 of 926 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

  • 15
    The River Wild
    11
    21

    The River Wild

    Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon

    Released1994

    Directed byCurtis Hanson

    The River Wild is a 1994 adventure thriller film directed by Curtis Hanson and starring Meryl... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

    More The River Wild 

    #23 of 40 The Greatest Movies To Watch Outside#36 of 101 The Best Kidnapping & Hostage Movies Of All Time, Ranked

  • 16
    Small Soldiers
    4
    11

    Small Soldiers

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kirsten Dunst

    Released1998

    Directed byJoe Dante

    Small Soldiers is a 1998 American science fiction action film directed by Joe Dante. The film... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

    More Small Soldiers 

    ‘Small Soldiers’ Is Way, Way Darker Than You Remember#515 of 572 The Best Animated Films Ever

  • 17
    The Interview
    20
    44

    The Interview

    Hugo Weaving, Michael Caton

    Released1998

    Directed byCraig Monahan

    The Interview is a 1998 Australian thriller film from writer-director Craig Monahan, and is... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 18
    How to Make an American Quilt
    14
    44

    How to Make an American Quilt

    Claire Danes, Winona Ryder

    Released1995

    Directed byJocelyn Moorhouse

    How to Make an American Quilt is a 1995 movie which was directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 19
    Paris Is Burning
    14
    48

    Paris Is Burning

    Brooke Xtravaganza, André Christian

    Released1990

    Directed byJennie Livingston

    Paris Is Burning is a 1990 American documentary film directed by Jennie Livingston. Filmed in... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 20
    The Trigger Effect
    13
    52

    The Trigger Effect

    Elisabeth Shue, Kyle MacLachlan

    Released1996

    Directed byDavid Koepp

    The Trigger Effect is a 1996 thriller film written and directed by David Koepp, and starring... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

    More The Trigger Effect 

    #249 of 313 The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time#9 of 50 The Best Action Movies of 1996

  • 21
    Howards End
    9
    41

    Howards End

    Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released1992

    Directed byJames Ivory

    Howards End is a 1992 film based upon the novel of the same name by E. M. Forster, a story of... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

    More Howards End 

    #323 of 675 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars#39 of 50 The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s

  • 22
    Daughters of the Dust
    8
    49

    Daughters of the Dust

    Bahni Turpin, Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor

    Released1991

    Directed byJulie Dash

    Daughters of the Dust is a 1991 independent film written, directed and produced by Julie Dash;... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 23
    Victim of Beauty
    2
    10

    Victim of Beauty

    Amazon buy button
  • 24
    Head On
    5
    42

    Head On

    Alex Dimitriades, Julian Garner

    Released1998

    Directed byAna Kokkinos

    Head On is a 1998 Australian drama film directed by Ana Kokkinos. Based on the acclaimed novel... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

    More Head On 

    #17 of 38 The Best LGBTQ+ Movies Streaming On Netflix#140 of 207 The Best LGBTQ+ Themed Movies

  • 25
    A Dangerous Woman
    3
    43

    A Dangerous Woman

    Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal

    Released1993

    Directed byStephen Gyllenhaal

    A Dangerous Woman is a 1993 film directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal. The screenplay was written by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button