Best Childhood Movies for the 90s Kids

Childhood movies vary from generation to generation. So here's a list for all you pre-millenium babies born and bred in the nostalgic 90's.

The Top Ten

1 Jurassic Park

Besides the dinosaurs EATING people and the gore, it didn’t scar me as much as the Walking Dead did when I was younger. But I think that the whole Jurassic Park/ World series is amazing! - NightJinx

There are few 90's kids who don't love dinosaurs and I have to put it down to this beast of a film. I consider the T-Rex to be my spirit animal. - biancataguiang

2 E.T.,The Extra-Terrestrial

I never watched it, the alien looked like a very large praying mantis that was dunked in chocolate. - NightJinx

My first recognisable drawing that I drew as small child wasn't of mum and dad or the family pet. It was of the lovably-creepy E.T. that left me both awestruck and terrified. I ranked this as my #1 not only because it's the first film that I remember, but it also spawned my deep-set love of sci-fi that lasts to this day. - biancataguiang

3 The Little Mermaid

I almost wanted to blacklist Disney films from this list (because let's face it: most of this list would consist of animated Princess') but I decided to add it in for the sheer fact that they are undeniably the biggest cornerstone of our childhoods. Out of them all, I vividly remember singing "Under the Sea" at the top of my lungs and attempting to comb my hair out with a fork. - biancataguiang

4 Beauty and the Beast
5 The Neverending Story

This movie almost seems to be forgotten by time, but whenever I mention it or see it floating around on the internet, all the 90's kids take on this pleasant look as they reminisce over the magic. - biancataguiang

6 Anastasia

"Soon you'll be home with me, once upon a December." - biancataguiang

7 Aladdin
8 Toy Story
9 Jumanji

I begged for the board game because of this movie

One of the deepest children's films I've ever seen, and one that entrances people of every age. The special effects used were so advanced for it's time that at times you almost forgot that it was a film. And Robin Williams' performance here was so outstanding that no one can deny it's greatness. - biancataguiang

10 The Lion King

The Contenders

11 Oliver & Company
12 Gordy
13 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

This gem of a film tackled the issues that we all go through: as a younger child, as a teenager, even as an adult. But it does it in a hilarious way using futuristic and (thinking about it now) pretty ridiculous science and technology. It was so highly rated at the time that it spun-off into a T.V. series. - biancataguiang

For me it was “Honey I Blew Up the Kid”

14 Finding Nemo
15 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
16 Brother Bear
17 Sleepy Hollow

NOT A CHILDREN'S FILM. AT ALL. But what kind of kid didn't rebel and load up the VCR with one of their parents' movies? This gave me nightmares for days but I couldn't look away and resorted to watching it through my fingers. And once I got over the initial fear, I proudly introduced my younger brother and cousins to this, relishing in the terrified screams. - biancataguiang

Just by looking at the cover and the red font and the creepy dude that looks like he’s about to eat someone, I don’t think this is a children’s film. - NightJinx

18 Spirited Away

This is a Disney movie. When I was little I thought that it was an anime.

I don't remember a time before anime. Before the golden age of Sailor Moon and Dragonball Z, I was watching Akira, Ushio and Tora and Fist of the North Star (thank you Daddy and your poor attempts to hide your videotapes! ) But Spirited Away was the first anime that I sought out all by myself and that magic has never faded. It's a film that I will watch several times a year without ever being bored. - biancataguiang

Watched this and My Neighbor Totoro before I even know what an anime was!

19 Small Soldiers
20 Terminator 2: Judgement Day
21 Pulp Fiction
22 A Bug's Life
23 Matilda

This movie scared me. - NightJinx

24 Inuyasha: Castle Beyond the Looking Glass

This brings back so many memories. Running home from school with my little brother and waiting for the dial-up to connect, before opening up Limewire and trying to illegally download the torrent. I was 10 years old.

The film itself is pretty good, but the scenario as a whole is what makes me put this on my list. - biancataguiang

25 Mulan
26 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Its Philosopher's Stone stupid yank and it came out in 2001 the book came out in 1997.

27 Home Alone
28 Jackie Brown
29 The Aristocats

I have this movie in Cantonese

30 Tarzan
31 Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
32 Toy Story 2
33 Demolition Man
34 Lilo & Stitch
35 The Fox and the Hound
36 The Rescuers Down Under
37 Monsters, Inc.
38 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
39 Pocahontas
40 Pokémon: The First Movie
41 Help! I'm a Fish
42 Sleeping Beauty
43 Over the Hedge
44 Shrek
45 Monsters vs. Aliens
46 Hercules (1997)

This movie came out when I was 5 but I didn't see it until 2004 (when I was 12)

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