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Indulge in nostalgia: 23 90s kids’ movies your own kids will love

Can't-miss 90s films to watch with your kids

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Whether you plan a weekly movie night with the fam or do it monthly, it can be difficult to find an appropriate movie that appeals to everyone. Even with all the streaming services, finding a family-friendly movie can be daunting, especially if you have multiple ages sitting on the couch.

Thankfully, the 90s delivered an array of fun, quality movies that kids and teens will enjoy. It’s also a fun way to revisit your childhood while sharing the flicks you used to love. So, if you’re looking for 90s kids’ movies to watch with your family, put these on the list.

Must-watch 90s kids’ movies

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There was quite a bit of love about the 90s. Remember Beanie Babies, girl bands, and when the first book in the Harry Potter series came out? On the television screen, adults were going mad for Friends and Seinfeld. When it came to movies, it seemed like there was always a hot film to see and that included family-friendly movies. If you’re searching for some nostalgia to share with your kids, make a date to enjoy these 90s classics that never go out of style.

Toy Story

This blockbuster hit has since had three sequels hit theaters since it debuted in 1995. Kids continue to love Buzz, Woody, and the gang. Many consider this classic, where the toys have a life and drama of their own once the kids are asleep or away, as one of the greatest children’s movies of all time. Children aren’t the only ones. Adults cherish it, too.

Beauty and the Beast

Disney was at its finest in the 90s, releasing animated features kids and their parents couldn’t get enough of. Based on the fairy tale, Belle and the Beast were on journeys to discover the same thing: love. So, of course, they were destined to meet. Set against a backdrop of endearing enchanted beings and a musical score that left moviegoers humming, Beauty and the Beast has certainly stood the test of time since its 1991 release. Disney movies can be scary for little ones. Beauty and the Beast is recommended for ages 6 and up.

The Lion King

Disney hit the mark again with another animated musical feature in 1994. Kids loved the tunes and the tale of Simba, the lion cub who just couldn’t wait to be king. There is a bit of darkness in the film, as in most Disney flicks. The hyenas can be scary, and then there’s the stampede that leaves Simba without his dad.

The Parent Trap

The original came out in the 60s and was a huge hit, launching the career of Hayley Mills. Disney’s 90s remake starring Lindsay Lohan was even bigger. Mills and Lohan both became big stars, playing the twin girls separated as babies after their parents divorced. This is a perfect family movie night flick.

The Sandlot

Don’t worry if you don’t like baseball. This film will touch the hearts of everyone in the family. It debuted in 1993 and continues to delight audiences of all ages.

Angels in the Outfield

There must be something about baseball movies and heartwarming because this 1994 definitely strikes a chord. The film is a remake of the original, which premiered in 1954. It’s a movie about hope, love, and what can happen if you truly believe.

Fly Away Home

Tweens and teens will be completely into this comedy-drama, but you will need the tissues. It debuted in 1996 and was a huge hit with audiences despite its modest budget. The story follows Amy’s journey to live in Canada after the death of her mom in a car accident. Amy goes to live with her dad and his girlfriend and encounters a nest of goose eggs, which she adopts. Everyone may tear up when Amy and the goslings find a home.

Home Alone

A 90s kids’ movie list would not be complete without this gem starring Macaulay Culkin. It’s a Christmas comedy classic that’s just fun to watch any time of the year. The movie wasn’t Culkin’s first as a child star, but it did rocket him to fame since Home Alone was a blockbuster smash.

Other popular 90s kids’ movies

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Need more titles to add to your list of 90s must-see flicks? Here they are!

More 90s kids’ movies for teens

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If you’re searching for movies to watch with your older children, the 90s offers a wealth of movies earmarked for teens. Here are some of the best 90s movies to watch with your teen.

A family movie night is a wonderful way to connect with your kids. You can do them weekly or monthly. Either way, set a date to share these 90s kids’ movies with yours. You loved them in the 90s and they’re still awesome today. All you need to make the evening complete is snacks.

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