Best Films Growing up as a kid in the 90's

by Roaarry | created - 19 Dec 2011 | updated - 16 Nov 2016 | Public

These were my favorite films as a kid growing up in the 90's. They are in no particular order and I have only listed films released in the 90's.

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1. Home Alone (1990)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family

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: 402,673 | Gross: $285.76M

2. Little Giants (1994)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

Misfits form their own opposing team to an elite peewee football team, coached by the elite team coach's brother.

Director: Duwayne Dunham | Stars: Rick Moranis, Ed O'Neill, Shawna Waldron, Devon Sawa

Votes: 23,140 | Gross: $19.29M

3. Radio Flyer (1992)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama

A father recounts a dark period of his childhood when he and his little brother lived in the suburbs.

Directors: Richard Donner, David Mickey Evans | Stars: Lorraine Bracco, John Heard, Adam Baldwin, Elijah Wood

Votes: 11,549 | Gross: $4.65M

4. The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

In Missouri, during the 1840s, young Huck Finn fearful of his drunkard father and yearning for adventure, leaves his foster family and joins with runaway slave Jim in a voyage down the Mississippi River toward slavery free states.

Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Elijah Wood, Courtney B. Vance, Robbie Coltrane, Jason Robards

Votes: 7,157 | Gross: $24.10M

5. Jack (1996)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

31 Metascore

Because of an unusual aging disorder that has aged him four times faster than a normal human being, a boy enters the fifth grade for the first time with the appearance of a 40 year old man.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Robin Williams, Diane Lane, Brian Kerwin, Jennifer Lopez

Votes: 52,218 | Gross: $58.62M

6. Good Burger (1997)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Family

41 Metascore

Two dim-witted teenagers are forced to save the fast food restaurant they work at from going out of business, despite a new-and-improved burger joint opening across the street that want to be the "Top Dog" in the fast food industry.

Director: Brian Robbins | Stars: Kel Mitchell, Kenan Thompson, Sinbad, Abe Vigoda

Votes: 23,640 | Gross: $23.69M

7. The Mighty Ducks (1992)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

46 Metascore

A self-centered Minnesota lawyer is sentenced to community service coaching a rag tag youth hockey team.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Joss Ackland, Lane Smith, Heidi Kling

Votes: 52,523 | Gross: $50.75M

8. Toy Story (1995)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

95 Metascore

A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room.

Director: John Lasseter | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney

Votes: 779,745 | Gross: $191.80M

9. Liar Liar (1997)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy

70 Metascore

A fast-track lawyer can't lie for 24 hours due to his son's birthday wish after he disappoints his son for the last time.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Amanda Donohoe, Jennifer Tilly

Votes: 257,130 | Gross: $181.41M

10. The Mighty (1998)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

Two young boys, both social outcasts in their small town, form an unlikely friendship.

Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: Kieran Culkin, Elden Henson, Sharon Stone, Harry Dean Stanton

Votes: 11,606 | Gross: $2.64M

11. War of the Buttons (1994)

PG | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The children of Ballydowse & Carrickdowse engage in battles in which they cut off the buttons, shoe-laces, belts and braces of their captured opponents. This gets their opponents in trouble... See full summary »

Director: John Roberts | Stars: Gregg Fitzgerald, Gerard Kearney, Darragh Naughton, Brendan McNamara

Votes: 3,710 | Gross: $0.01M

12. My Girl (1991)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

56 Metascore

A young girl, on the threshold of her teen years, finds her life turning upside down, when she is accompanied by an unlikely friend.

Director: Howard Zieff | Stars: Anna Chlumsky, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis

Votes: 65,293 | Gross: $59.85M

13. Honey I Blew Up the Kid (1992)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

The Szalinski family is back, this time hilarious disaster strikes when an experiment causes their new toddler son to grow many stories tall.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman, Robert Oliveri, Daniel Shalikar

Votes: 37,213 | Gross: $58.66M

14. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

53 Metascore

After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Harvey Fierstein

Votes: 217,385 | Gross: $219.20M

15. The Santa Clause (1994)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

57 Metascore

When a man inadvertently makes Santa fall off of his roof on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

Director: John Pasquin | Stars: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Eric Lloyd

Votes: 84,643 | Gross: $144.83M

16. Getting Even with Dad (1994)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

A thief's son cons his father into spending more time with him.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Ted Danson, Glenne Headly, Saul Rubinek

Votes: 6,894 | Gross: $18.44M

17. The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)

PG | 96 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

58 Metascore

Omri (Hal Scardino), a young boy growing up in Brooklyn, receives an odd variety of presents for his birthday: a wooden cabinet from his older brother, a set of antique keys from his mother... See full summary »

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Hal Scardino, Litefoot, Lindsay Crouse, Richard Jenkins

Votes: 23,734 | Gross: $35.62M

18. Tom and Huck (1995)

PG | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Two best friends witness a murder and embark on a series of adventures in order to prove the innocence of the man wrongly accused of the crime.

Director: Peter Hewitt | Stars: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Brad Renfro, Charles Rocket, Eric Schweig

Votes: 8,922 | Gross: $23.74M

19. Bogus (1996)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Recently orphaned, a young boy is taken in by his godmother who is shocked to realize that she can see the boy's imaginary friend: a flamboyant, French magician named Bogus.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Gérard Depardieu, Haley Joel Osment, Andrea Martin

Votes: 5,731 | Gross: $4.36M

20. Small Soldiers (1998)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Gregory Smith, David Cross, Jay Mohr

Votes: 85,624 | Gross: $54.68M

21. Shiloh (1996)

PG | 93 min | Drama, Family

Marty Preston, a small-town Southern boy, must rescue a young beagle from abusive owner and recluse Judd Travers.

Director: Dale Rosenbloom | Stars: Blake Heron, Michael Moriarty, Scott Wilson, Bonnie Bartlett

Votes: 2,586 | Gross: $1.00M

22. Harriet the Spy (1996)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. But when Harriet's friends find her secret notebook the tables are turned on her. Can she win her friends back and still keep on going with the spy business?

Director: Bronwen Hughes | Stars: Michelle Trachtenberg, Rosie O'Donnell, Gregory Smith, Vanessa Chester

Votes: 8,955 | Gross: $26.54M

23. A Simple Wish (1997)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Murray is a male fairy godmother, and he's trying to help 8-year-old Anabel to fulfill her "simple wish" - that her father Oliver, who is a cab driver, would win the leading role in a ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Martin Short, Mara Wilson, Robert Pastorelli, Ruby Dee

Votes: 4,805 | Gross: $8.12M

24. Leave It to Beaver (1997)

PG | 84 min | Comedy, Family

42 Metascore

The several misadventures and life-lessons learned by 8-year-old Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver in an entertaining and hilarious tale of a small-town Ohio family and the daily trials and tribunes of life.

Director: Andy Cadiff | Stars: Christopher McDonald, Janine Turner, Cameron Finley, Erik von Detten

Votes: 3,650 | Gross: $10.71M

25. Dennis the Menace (1993)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family

When his parents have to go out of town, Dennis stays with Mr. and Mrs. Wilson. The little menace is driving Mr. Wilson crazy, but Dennis is just trying to be helpful. Even to the thief who's arrived in town.

Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Walter Matthau, Mason Gamble, Joan Plowright, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 50,730 | Gross: $51.27M

26. The Mask (1994)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy

56 Metascore

Bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss is transformed into a manic superhero when he wears a mysterious mask.

Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz, Peter Riegert, Peter Greene

Votes: 311,192 | Gross: $119.94M

27. Baby's Day Out (1994)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

After three kidnappers loose the baby they have kidnapped, both the cops and kidnappers go looking for the baby.

Director: Patrick Read Johnson | Stars: Lara Flynn Boyle, Joe Mantegna, Joe Pantoliano, Brian Haley

Votes: 40,466 | Gross: $16.67M

28. Blank Check (1994)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

A young boy inadvertently gains possession of a check for one million dollars, which he proceeds to spend, unaware that the gangsters it belongs to are in pursuit.

Director: Rupert Wainwright | Stars: Brian Bonsall, Karen Duffy, James Rebhorn, Jayne Atkinson

Votes: 16,876 | Gross: $30.58M

29. Monkey Trouble (1994)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A young girl's life turns hairy when her new pet monkey turns out to be a trained pickpocket on the run from a scheming Gypsy.

Director: Franco Amurri | Stars: Thora Birch, Harvey Keitel, Finster, Mimi Rogers

Votes: 5,775 | Gross: $16.34M

30. Babe (1995)

G | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

83 Metascore

Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.

Director: Chris Noonan | Stars: James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski, Christine Cavanaugh, Miriam Margolyes

Votes: 108,004 | Gross: $66.60M

31. The Cure (1995)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

Erik, a loner, finds a friend in Dexter, an eleven-year-old boy with AIDS. They vow to find a cure for AIDS together and save Dexter's life in an eventful summer.

Director: Peter Horton | Stars: Joseph Mazzello, Brad Renfro, Aeryk Egan, Delphine French

Votes: 8,549 | Gross: $2.57M

32. The Big Green (1995)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

A teacher on exchange from England is placed in an underachieving Texan school, where she coaches the children in soccer, improving their self esteem and leading to unexpected success.

Director: Holly Goldberg Sloan | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Olivia d'Abo, Jay O. Sanders, John Terry

Votes: 8,265 | Gross: $17.73M

33. Angels in the Outfield (1994)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

44 Metascore

When a boy prays for a chance to have a family if the California Angels win the pennant, angels are assigned to make that possible.

Director: William Dear | Stars: Danny Glover, Brenda Fricker, Tony Danza, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 26,176 | Gross: $50.24M

34. First Kid (1996)

PG | 101 min | Family, Comedy

A former boxer turned Secret Service agent is assigned to protect the President's son, who seems determined to make life difficult for his new protector.

Director: David Mickey Evans | Stars: Sinbad, Brock Pierce, Blake Boyd, Timothy Busfield

Votes: 9,327 | Gross: $26.46M

35. Jingle All the Way (1996)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family

34 Metascore

A father vows to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas. However, every store is sold out of them, and he must travel all over town and compete with everybody else in order to find one.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman, Rita Wilson

Votes: 83,207 | Gross: $60.57M

36. Flubber (1997)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

37 Metascore

An absent-minded professor discovers "flubber," a rubber-like super-bouncy substance.

Director: Les Mayfield | Stars: Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Christopher McDonald, Ted Levine

Votes: 77,177 | Gross: $92.98M

37. The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996)

G | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

One of puppet-maker Geppetto's creations comes magically to life. This puppet, Pinocchio, has one major desire and that is to become a real boy someday. In order to accomplish this goal he ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: Martin Landau, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Geneviève Bujold, Udo Kier

Votes: 4,745 | Gross: $15.09M

38. Simon Birch (1998)

PG | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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: 19,702 | Gross: $18.25M

39. My Favorite Martian (1999)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

33 Metascore

A Martian lands on Earth and makes friends with a reporter.

Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Daniels, Elizabeth Hurley, Daryl Hannah

Votes: 11,978 | Gross: $36.83M

40. The Borrowers (1997)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A secret family of four-inch people living inside the walls of a house must save their home from an evil real estate developer.

Director: Peter Hewitt | Stars: John Goodman, Jim Broadbent, Mark Williams, Celia Imrie

Votes: 18,541 | Gross: $22.36M

41. Dunston Checks In (1996)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Adventure, Family

54 Metascore

A young boy befriends a larcenous orangutan in a luxury hotel.

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Jason Alexander, Faye Dunaway, Eric Lloyd, Rupert Everett

Votes: 10,986 | Gross: $9.87M

42. Into the West (1992)

PG | 97 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

71 Metascore

Grandpa Ward gives a horse he found to his grandchildren, who keep it in their tower-block flat in Dublin. The horse is stolen from them, and the two young boys set out to find it and flee on it.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Ellen Barkin, Ciarán Fitzgerald, Rúaidhrí Conroy

Votes: 2,484 | Gross: $4.79M

43. Rainbow (1995)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Four kids and a dog embark on the adventure of a lifetime -- the search for the end of the Rainbow. With the aid of computers and an irrepressible belief, they achieve the impossible, ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Hoskins | Stars: Willy Lavendel, Bob Hoskins, Jack Fisher, Jacob Tierney

Votes: 290

44. Treehouse Hostage (1999)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Timmy is a bright boy but a lousy student. His teacher, Mrs. Stevens, has threatened to fail him. While he is supposed to be working on a current events project, he captures an escaped convict and holds the man hostage in his tree-house.

Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: Jim Varney, Joey Zimmerman, Todd Bosley, Kristopher Kachurak

Votes: 549

45. Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Family

42 Metascore

A man learns he has a thirteen-year-old son who was raised in the jungle and brings the boy to New York City, turning his life upside down in the process.

Director: John Pasquin | Stars: Tim Allen, Martin Short, JoBeth Williams, Lolita Davidovich

Votes: 20,940 | Gross: $59.93M

46. Rookie of the Year (1993)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

When an accident miraculously gives a boy an incredibly powerful pitching arm, he becomes a major league pitcher for the Chicago Cubs.

Director: Daniel Stern | Stars: Thomas Ian Nicholas, Gary Busey, Albert Hall, Amy Morton

Votes: 21,837 | Gross: $53.58M

47. Sidekicks (1992)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A bullied teen who fantasizes about being Chuck Norris' sidekick trains in martial arts to fulfill his dreams.

Director: Aaron Norris | Stars: Chuck Norris, Beau Bridges, Jonathan Brandis, Mako

Votes: 7,312 | Gross: $17.18M