8:38 a.m. PDT, May 7, 2020
Need a family movie for a movie night? Wonderwall.com has rounded up some of the best kids ‘movies from the’ 90s currently streaming on services like Netflix, Hulu, Disney +, and Amazon Prime Video. The first one standing? âA Little Princess,â which celebrates the 25th anniversary of its release on May 10, 2020. You can watch this enduring family drama on Netflix and follow the saga of Sara Crewe (played by young Liesel Matthews), a boarding student whose father died in World War I. Read on for more classic kids from the 90s …
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Disney + is chock full of some of the best ’90s kids’ movies of all time, including “Aladdin”! The beloved cartoon first hit theaters in 1992 and became the highest grossing film that year. It also won two Oscars and a Grammy Song of the Year for âA Whole New Worldâ. Want to take a trip to Agrabah? You’re in luck – the whole family can sit down and enjoy Aladdin’s lovely Princess Jasmine story and stream it on Disney + tonight.
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Looking for an uplifting story with a killer soundtrack? 1993’s âFree Willyâ tells the story of a foster child who befriends a killer whale and helps him escape captivity. The movie had a great theme song to accompany it – âWill You Be Thereâ by Michael Jackson! Stream it now on Hulu.
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If you miss basketball and are looking to have some fun, it’s time to review “Space Jam”! The 1996 family film stars Michael Jordan in a misrepresentation of his retirement from the NBA in 1993 and his return in 1995. The biggest difference? These are the characters of Looney Tunes who ask him to resume basketball! The sports comedy was a big hit in theaters when it was released – it even became the highest-grossing basketball movie of all time. Stream it tonight on Netflix.
1994’s âThe Lion Kingâ became the highest-grossing animated film of all time after its release! The Disney cartoon, which follows the life of young lion Simba following the death of Father Mufasa, included a wonderful soundtrack with songs written by Elton John and Tim Rice. Upon its release on video, it became the best-selling film in home video. It also won two Oscars and a Golden Globe for best musical or motion picture comedy. Watch the legendary Disney cartoon today on Disney +.
Another classic Disney movie from the 90s that you can stream anytime? “Beauty and the Beast” from 1991 – the sweet love story between a young woman passionate about books and a prince transformed into a monster. The film, which won the Golden Globe for Best Musical or Comedy Feature and became the first the first animated feature in cinema history to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture, is now available on Disney +.
Who doesn’t like Stuart Little? 1999’s âStuart Littleâ features the creature from the 1945 book of the same name transplanted into a CGI animated / live-action comedy. The family film stars Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie and Jonathan Lipnicki – with Michael J. Fox, Nathan Lane and Jennifer Tilly voicing the characters. Fun Facts: M. Night Shyamalan co-wrote the screenplay, and the film won an Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects (and lost to “The Matrix”). Stream this movie now on Amazon Prime Video.
When “Hook” came out in 1991, it was an instant classic! Steven Spielberg directed the fantasy film, which starred a star cast with Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman and Julia Roberts. The film discusses what happens to an adult Peter Pan (Robin) when his children are kidnapped by Captain Hook and he is forced to return to Neverland. Stream it now on Netflix!
Disappointed that the spring 2020 release of the live-action version of “Mulan” has been postponed? We don’t blame you! Fortunately, the 1998 animated version of The Tale of a Chinese Warrior – which features vocal work from Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, and BD Wong – is available to watch anytime on Disney +.
If you’re in the mood for a musical, the 1992 “Newsies” might be the answer. The Disney film stars a young Christian Bale as well as Bill Pullman and Robert Duvall. Although it received terrible reviews after its release, it later became a cult classic and was turned into a Broadway play that won two Tony Awards. You can currently watch the original adaptation on Disney +.
âA Goofy Movieâ came out in 1995, and in our book it’s seriously underrated. At the heart of the film is a sweet story about a father and son who come together on a fishing trip. It also had an amazing soundtrack thanks to the tunes of Tevin Campbell. Check it out on Disney + tonight.
Do you dream of Christmas? So check out ‘Home Alone’ from the 1990s! While the film focuses on what happens when Macaulay Culkin’s character Kevin is accidentally left home alone during the holidays, it holds up all year thanks to the kid’s hilarious antics as he defends his house of burglars played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern. Dive into it tonight on Disney +.
“The Parent Trap” was originally released in 1998 as a remake of the 1961 film of the same name. This new version quickly became a fan favorite, in large part thanks to the remarkable work Lindsay Lohan has done. made to bring the Hallie and Annie twins to life. It’s hard to believe the movie was her first movie! To see on Disney +.
If your family is looking for a great coming-of-age comedy, check out our next pick! âThe Sandlotâ originally came out in 1993, but the classic summer baseball movie can be streamed anytime on Disney +.
“Tom and Huck” was the stuff of dreams for ’90s kids when it was released in 1995, thanks in large part to it starring two of the tallest teens of the time – Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Brad Renfro. The actors played Tom and Huck respectively in the adventure comedy film, which you can now stream on Disney +.
Then came a coming-of-age movie that captivated audiences when it was released in 1991. âMy Girl,â which starred Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin and Anna Chlumsky, focused on a 11 year old girl. grew up in Pennsylvania in 1972. Based on the book of the same name, this sweet and sentimental tale resulted in major box office success. You can currently stream it on Netflix.
âThe Prince of Egyptâ was originally released in 1998, but the animated film holds up more than two decades later. The DreamWorks movie follows the life of Moses and features the vocal work of an impressive roster of stars including Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock, Jeff Goldblum, Helen Mirren, Steve Martin and Martin Short. Stream it now on Hulu!
Need an escape from this spring and summer quarantine? Why not take a look at âThe Nightmare Before Christmasâ? The 1993 Tim Burton film follows Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town who is transported to Christmas Town and kidnaps Santa after deciding he wants to put his own twist on the gifting tradition of St. Nick – and get you into the spirit of the two holidays. The cult classic is available to watch on Disney +.
âMuppet Treasure Islandâ was originally released in 1996, but thanks to Disney + you can stream the musical anytime you want. The film stars the entire Muppets gang as well as actors Tim Curry, Billy Connolly and Jennifer Saunders.
A seriously underrated Disney cartoon – “Tarzan” from 1999 – is currently airing on Netflix. Tony Goldwyn, Minnie Driver, Glenn Close and Rosie O’Donnell all lent their voices to the animated film, which features the Oscar-winning song “You’ll Be in My Heart” by Phil Collins.