Top Rated PG Movies of the 1990's

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1. Home Alone 3 (1997)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

4.4
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Alex Pruitt, a young boy of nine living in Chicago, fends off thieves who seek a top-secret chip in his toy car to support a North Korean terrorist organization's next deed.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Alex D. Linz, Olek Krupa, Rya Kihlstedt, Lenny von Dohlen

Votes: 86,307 | Gross: $30.88M

10/10

2. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

PG | 120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.6
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One year after Kevin was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of bumbling burglars, he accidentally finds himself in New York City, and the same criminals are not far behind.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O'Hara

Votes: 236,291 | Gross: $173.59M

10/10

3. Home Alone (1990)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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63 Metascore

An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard

Votes: 365,700 | Gross: $285.76M

10/10

4. The Prince and the Surfer (1999)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

4.6
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The classic Twain story "The Prince and the Pauper" gets a modern slant when Prince Edward of Gelfland switches places with Southern California surfer Cash Canty. Both discover a new world ... See full summary »

Directors: Arye Gross, Gregory Gieras | Stars: Sean Kellman, Robert Englund, Vincent Schiavelli, Jennifer O'Neill

Votes: 203

10/10

5. Hocus Pocus (1993)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.8
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After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all.

Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz

Votes: 70,845 | Gross: $39.51M

10/10

6. Hook (1991)

PG | 142 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.7
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52 Metascore

When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins

Votes: 199,890 | Gross: $119.65M

10/10

7. Jumanji (1995)

PG | 104 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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39 Metascore

When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Bonnie Hunt, Jonathan Hyde

Votes: 243,972 | Gross: $100.48M

10/10

8. Surf Ninjas (1993)

PG | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.0
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Two boys learn from a mysterious warrior that they are the heirs to the throne of Patusan and set out to overthrow the current monarchy.

Director: Neal Israel | Stars: Ernie Reyes Sr., Rob Schneider, Ernie Reyes Jr., Nicolas Cowan

Votes: 6,759 | Gross: $4.92M

10/10

9. Simon Birch (1998)

PG | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.9
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39 Metascore

A young boy with stunted growth is convinced that God has a great purpose for him.

Director: Mark Steven Johnson | Stars: Ian Michael Smith, Joseph Mazzello, Ashley Judd, Oliver Platt

Votes: 19,208 | Gross: $18.25M

10/10

10. 3 Ninjas (1992)

PG | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Family

5.2
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36 Metascore

Each year, three brothers, Samuel, Jeffrey and Michael Douglas visit their grandfather, Mori Tanaka, for the summer. Mori is highly skilled in ninjutsu, and for years he has trained the ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Victor Wong, Michael Treanor, Max Elliott Slade, Chad Power

Votes: 17,682 | Gross: $29.00M

10/10

11. The Hunt for Red October (1990)

PG | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.6
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58 Metascore

In November 1984, the Soviet Union's best submarine captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the USA. Is he trying to defect or to start a war?

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Sam Neill

Votes: 154,633 | Gross: $122.01M

10/10

12. Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.8
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Ernest unleashes an ugly troll that plots to transform children into wooden dolls in the town of Briarville, Missouri.

Director: John R. Cherry III | Stars: Jim Varney, Eartha Kitt, Austin Nagler, Shay Astar

Votes: 9,337 | Gross: $14.14M

9/10

13. Alone in the Woods (1996)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

4.5
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Two dopey kidnappers get more than they bargain for when a super-smart ten year old which gets separate from his parents, which also uncovers their plot....and swings into action, Home Alone-style.

Director: John Putch | Stars: Daniel McVicar, Laraine Newman, Sarah Bibb, Brady Bluhm

Votes: 174

9/10

14. My Brother the Pig (1999)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

3.9
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Being a teen is tough enough for Kathy Cauldwell (Scarlett Johansson) without having to be the target of her little brother George's constant practical jokes. But life really gets crazy ... See full summary »

Director: Erik Fleming | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes, Judge Reinhold, Romy Windsor

Votes: 1,228

8/10

15. One Fine Day (1996)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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The lives of two strangers and their young children unexpectedly intersect on one hectic, stressful day in New York City.

Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, George Clooney, Mae Whitman, Alex D. Linz

Votes: 38,590 | Gross: $46.15M

8/10

16. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

PG | 76 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

8.0
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82 Metascore

Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home cause confusion.

Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey

Votes: 249,505 | Gross: $75.08M

8/10

17. Spaced Invaders (1990)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.3
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Dimwitted Martians drop into a little Illinois town on the day that the local radio station happens to rebroadcast Orson Welles 1938 "War Of The Worlds".

Director: Patrick Read Johnson | Stars: Douglas Barr, Royal Dano, Ariana Richards, J.J. Anderson

Votes: 2,812 | Gross: $15.37M

8/10

18. Matinee (1993)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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A small-time film promoter releases a kitschy horror film during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: John Goodman, Cathy Moriarty, Simon Fenton, Omri Katz

Votes: 7,682 | Gross: $9.53M

8/10

19. Heavy Weights (1995)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.7
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Plump kids are lured into joining a posh fat camp with the promise of quick weight loss and good times, only to find that the facility is a woodland hellhole run by a psycho ex-fitness instructor.

Director: Steven Brill | Stars: Tom McGowan, Aaron Schwartz, Ben Stiller, David Goldman

Votes: 21,468 | Gross: $17.69M

7 or 8/10

20. The Beverly Hillbillies (1993)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Family

4.9
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A feature adaptation of the classic TV show, when nice guy redneck Jed Clampett strikes it rich when he finds black oil, and moves he and his kin to posh Beverly Hills.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Diedrich Bader, Erika Eleniak, Jim Varney, Cloris Leachman

Votes: 15,468 | Gross: $44.03M

7 or 8/10

21. Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.4
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A middle-aged couple suspects foul play when their neighbor's wife suddenly drops dead.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Jerry Adler, Lynn Cohen

Votes: 31,501 | Gross: $11.29M

7 or 8/10

22. The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

5.1
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A young boy with a distant father enters a world of make-believe and magic through a portal within an antique book.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Jonathan Brandis, Kenny Morrison, Clarissa Burt, John Wesley Shipp

Votes: 20,136 | Gross: $17.37M

7/10

23. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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Four teenage mutant ninja turtles emerge from the shadows to protect New York City from a gang of criminal ninjas.

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas, Josh Pais, David Forman

Votes: 74,305 | Gross: $135.27M

7/10

24. Pirates of the Plain (1999)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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A young boy with a habit of daydreaming discovers that reality has caught up with his imagination -- with a vengeance -- in this comedy-adventure for the whole family. Bobby (Seth Adkins) ... See full summary »

Director: John R. Cherry III | Stars: Tim Curry, Seth Adkins, Jeffrey Pillars, Jeffrey Buckner Ford

Votes: 360

7/10

25. Beethoven (1992)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.6
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A slobbering St. Bernard becomes the center of attention for a loving family, but must contend with a dog-napping veterinarian and his henchmen.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Dean Jones, Nicholle Tom

Votes: 55,360 | Gross: $57.11M

6 or 7/10