Best 90’s Kids Movies That The Whole Family Will Love!

The 90’s were a great time for kids’ movies, in almost every possible genre.  From action / adventure, to animated features, there was plenty to love back then if you were a kid yourself.  Even adults got a kick out of them, sometimes.  Movie makers were making a lot of progress technologically and they were letting their imaginations run wild!

In fact, if you grew up during the 1990’s, you’ve probably seen a lot of the movies we’ll be featuring in the list below.  We’ve divided them up according to several categories, as you’ll see.

Just click on the movie you want to learn more about and we have plot summaries, cast members, trailers, and links to reviews you can read about each movie.  Enjoy!

Action / Adventure / Fun


Animated Movies


Live Action Movies Featuring Animals


Sports Related Movies


Action / Adventure / Fun

Here we have a list of movies that many of us grew up watching ourselves, and now we might want to pass them on to our children.  These movies offer a little of everything – some action, some adventure, fun, fantasy, and more!

For those of us who have seen many of these movies, it can be easy to understand why some serious movie critics aren’t exactly going to be nominating these films for oscars.

Sometimes the plots are ridiculous, the acting is bad, and there are plot inconsistencies aplenty.  You’ll find their scores on sites like Rotten Tomatoes, according to the critics, to often be low and the reviews not favorable.  But that doesn’t mean these aren’t great movies, in their own way!

Sometimes we can forget what a kid would find awesome, and this list is compiled for just such a purpose.  To convey the 90’s awesomeness of these movies, because each does offer something for a kid who has an active imagination.

That said, it’s important to note that these movies are not all for very small children.  Look over the plot summaries and watch the trailers to decide if this movie is right for your kid.  For instance, the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park are bound to terrify some kids, and fascinate others.  The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are not everyone’s cup of tea, and can be scary for some kids.

Another thing to remember is that the 90’s were a more irreverent, politically incorrect time, when compared to today’s standards.  If you didn’t grow up in the 1990’s, and haven’t seen many of these movies, be prepared for some weirdness that cannot be found in today’s movies.

For example…

Ok, so you get the idea.  Now, on to our definitive list of the best 90’s kids movies!


3 Ninjas (1992)

Plot Summary:

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 boys in his techniques. After an organized crime ring proves to be too much for the F.B.I., it’s time for the three ninja brothers! Using their martial artistry, they team up to battle the crime ring and outwit some very persistent kidnappers!” – Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com} via 3 Ninjas IMDB

Cast: Victor Wong, Michael Treanor, Max Elliott Slade, Chad Power, Alan McRae, Margarita Franco, Kate Sargeant, Joel Swetow, Professor Toru Tanaka, Patrick Labyorteaux, Race Nelson, D.J. Harder, Baha Jackson, Scott Caudill

3 Ninjas trailer:

Praise:

“Grew up on this movie. It will always be a classic to me.” – Eric Alvarez

Read 3 Ninjas reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


The Addams Family (1991)

Plot Summary:

“The Addams step out of Charles Addams’ cartoons. They live with all of the trappings of the macabre (including a detached hand for a servant) and are quite wealthy. Added to this mix is a crooked accountant and his loan shark and a plot to slip in the shark’s son into the family as their long lost Uncle Fester. Can the false Fester find his way into the vault before he is discovered?” – John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net> via The Addams Family IMDB

Cast: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Dan Hedaya, Elizabeth Wilson, Judith Malina, Carel Struycken, Dana Ivey, Paul Benedict, Christina Ricci, Jimmy Workman, Christopher Hart, John Franklin, Tony Azito, Douglas Brian Martin

The Addams Family trailer:

Praise:

“Dark comedy with macabre humor for teens.” – Melissa Camacho

Read The Addams Family reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


A Kid in King Arthur’s Court (1995)

Plot Summary:

“Young Calvin Fuller is pulled into King Arthur’s court by Merlin. His mission: to save Camelot. To do this he must overcome the villain known as Lord Belascoe, train to become a knight, and rescue the Princess Katherine, who has fallen in love with him. Ultimately, He must help Arthur regain his confidence before he can go home.” – Kevin Modglin <kevin615@delphi.com> via A Kid In King Arthur’s Court IMDB

Cast: Thomas Ian Nicholas, Joss Ackland, Art Malik, Paloma Baeza, Kate Winslet, Daniel Craig Daniel Craig, David Tysall, Ron Moody, Barry Stanton, Michael Mehlmann , Melanie Oettinger

A Kid In King Arthur’s Court trailer:

Praise:

“This lively time-travel fantasy is the clear result of imagination and reflection on the part of writers Michael Part and Robert L. Levy and director Michael Gottlieb and their colleagues, who possess a crucial light touch.” – Kevin Thomas

Read A Kid In King Arthur’s Court reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993)

Plot Summary:

“Huckelberry was a young boy , who runs away from home, and floats down the Mississippi River. He meets a run away slave named Jim and the two undertake a series of adventures based on the Picaresque novel by Mark Twain. As the story progresses the duo exploit an array of episodic enterprises, while Huckleberry slowly changes his views of bigotry. Along the way, Huck and Jim meet the King and Duke, who ultimately send the protagonists towards a different route on their journey. As Huck begins to have a change of heart, he gradually begins to distinguish between right and wrong, and conclusively, Huck is faced with the moral dilemma between the world’s prejudice, of which he’s grown up with, and the lessons Jim has taught him throughout the story about the evils of racism.” – Cayman Frendt via The Adventures of Huck Finn IMDB

Cast: Elijah Wood, Courtney B. Vance, Robbie Coltrane, Jason Robards, Ron Perlman, Dana Ivey, Anne Heche, James Gammon, Paxton Whitehead, Tom Aldredge, Laura Bell Bundy, Curtis Armstrong, Mary Louise Wilson, Frances Conroy, Danny Tamberelli

The Adventures of Huck Finn trailer:

Praise:

“One of my favorites when I was younger and it still holds up today. The landscape is beautiful and the acting is great. Elijah Wood gave an amazing performance as Huck Finn and completely embodied the character. Stephen Sommers made a fun and lovable story even more accessible.” – Conner Rainwater

Read The Adventures of Huck Finn reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


Baby’s Day Out (1994)

Plot Summary:

“Baby Bink couldn’t ask for more; he has adoring (if somewhat sickly-sweet) parents, he lives in a huge mansion, and he’s just about to appear in the social pages of the paper. Unfortunately, not everyone in the world is as nice as Baby Bink’s parents; especially the three enterprising kidnappers who pretend to be photographers from the newspaper. Successfully kidnapping Baby Bink, they have a harder time keeping hold of the rascal, who not only keeps one step ahead of them, but seems to be more than a little bit smarter than the three bumbling criminals.” – Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au> via Baby’s Day Out IMDB

Cast: Joe Mantegna, Lara Flynn Boyle, Joe Pantoliano, Brian Haley, Cynthia Nixon, Fred Dalton Thompson, John Neville, Matthew Glave, Adam Robert Worton, Jacob Joseph Worton, Brigid Duffy, Guy Hadley, Kenneth L. Jordahl, Raymond Henders

Baby’s Day Out trailer:

Praise:

“Love this film, it’s so weird but at the same time really, really funny.” – Bethany Murphy

Read Baby’s Day Out reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


Blank Check (1994)

Plot Summary:

“12-year-old Preston Waters is tired of his pain-in-the-butt brothers and stingy parents. One day, a rich but convicted money launderer by the name of Quigley nearly kills him in a parking lot and gives him (by mistake) a blank check. So Preston boots up his computer, makes out the check for one million dollars cash money, comes up with the pseudonym of “Macintosh” and starts to spendin’. But Quigley wants his money back — it was supposed to be cashed by another man with a blank check and handed back to Quigley. Can Preston keep up the facade? Will Quigley and his goons get their money back? And will Preston learn how valuable money really is?” – Newton Haights via Blank Check IMDB

Cast: Brian Bonsall, Karen Duffy, James Rebhorn, Jayne Atkinson, Michael Faustino, Chris Demetral, Miguel Ferrer, Michael Lerner, Tone Loc, Rick Ducommun, Alex Zuckerman, Alex Morris, Debbie Allen, Michael Polk, Lu Leonard

Blank Check trailer:

Praise:

“I loved this movie when I was a kid, we all wanted to be millionaires and buy all the coolest toys when we were young, and this is a movie where a kid actually gets his wish! It’s a really cool Disney TV movie, and I recommend watching it just because it’s so fun.” – Aj V

Read Blank Check reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


Camp Nowhere (1994)

Plot Summary: 

“Morris “Mud” Himmel has a problem. His parents desperately want to send him away to summer camp. He hates going to summer camp, and would do anything to get out of it. Talking to his friends, he realises that they are all facing the same sentence: a boring summer camp. Together with his friends, he hatches a plan to trick all the parents into sending them to a camp of his own design, which would actually be a parent-free paradise. Blackmailing former drama teacher Dennis Van Welker into helping, they must convince the parents that the camp is genuine, and that they aren’t allowed to visit…” – Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au> via Camp Nowhere IMDB

Cast: John Putch, Peter Scolari, Romy Windsor, Jonathan Jackson, Joshua Gibran Mayweather, Andrew Keegan, Devin Oatway, Kellen McLaughlin, Brian Wagner, Marnette Patterson, Melody Kay, Christopher Lloyd, M. Emmet Walsh, Ray Baker, Kate Mulgrew

Camp Nowhere trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7eyOFMqrEc&t=16s

Praise:

“This is what youth is all about, some people like Goonies but I like this one better. Its just very cool and clean” – Alexander Wilson

Read Camp Nowhere reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


Dennis The Menace (1993)

Plot Summary:

“Naughty Dennis Mitchell, a mischievous five-year-old tiny rascal, is dedicated to making his forbearing next-door neighbour George Wilson’s life miserable, even though he really doesn’t mean it. But, now that school is out for the summer, Dennis will have all the time in the world to channel his overbearingly excessive energy to his beloved pensioner who only wants to be left alone with his garden, while in the meantime, a tattered thief visits the town. Undoubtedly, Dennis only wants to be of assistance. Who can hold a grudge against this innocent and adorable little monster?” – Nick Riganas via Dennis The Menace IMDB

Cast: Walter Matthau, Mason Gamble, Joan Plowright, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Robert Stanton, Amy Sakasitz, Kellen Hathaway, Paul Winfield, Natasha Lyonne, Devin Ratray, Hank Johnston, Melinda Mullins, Billie Bird, Bill Erwin

Dennis The Menace trailer:

Praise:

“A highly amusing kids film with a big Home Alone influence I’m sure. Walter Matthau was ideal for the role of Mr Wilson and the film as a whole is a fun watch.” – Lady D’urbanville

Read Dennis The Menace reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


First Kid (1996)

Plot Summary:

“Luke Davenport is the thirteen-year-old son of Paul Davenport, the President of the United States, and first lady Linda Davenport. Ill tempered Agent Woods is the secret service agent in charge of Luke. Woods is fired after mistreating Luke in front of the press. Woods is then replaced by former boxer Sam Simms, who won a boxing title in 1977. Sam is eager to take the job – even though no one else wants it. Everyone thinks that Luke is just a brat when the only thing Luke wants is to just fit in and be like every other kid at his school, the Georgetown Academy. Sam almost gets fired when Luke gets decked at school by school bully Rob MacArthur. This is when Sam decides to use his boxing expertise to teach Luke how to fight. Luke has his eyes on class-mate Katie Warren, but so does Rob. Katie agrees to go with Luke to an upcoming school dance, so Sam teaches Luke how to dance. Rob is also at the dance, but this time when Rob tries to deck Luke, Luke turns the tables and decks Rob. Sam is then fired for taking Luke to the dance without permission, although Luke had the permission of his parents, but secret service chief Morton didn’t want Luke leaving the White House grounds while Luke’s parents were on the campaign trail. Luke runs away anyway to meet a friend that he has been chatting on the internet with. The meeting is set to take place at a local mall where Luke discovers that his secret friend is a now psychotic Woods, who blames Luke for his firing and wants revenge on Luke, but not if Sam can help it.” – Todd Baldridge <sandib@eastky.com> via First Kid IMDB

Cast: Sinbad, Brock Pierce, Blake Boyd, Timothy Busfield , Art LaFleur, Robert Guillaume, Lisa Eichhorn, James Naughton, Fawn Reed, Erin Williby, Zachery Ty Bryan, Michael Krawic, Bill Cobbs, Jemar Jefferson, Daniel Baron

First Kid trailer:

Praise:

“The movie itself was pretty entertaining, and it would get tiring after a while, but Sinbad just being in anything makes it so much better!” – KJ Proulx

Read First Kid reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


The Flintstones (1994)

Plot Summary:

“The Flintstones and the Rubbles are modern stone-age families. Fred and Barney work at Slate and Company, mining rock. Fred gives Barney some money so he and Betty can adopt a baby. When Fred and Barney take a test to determine who should become the new associate vice president, Barney returns the favor by switching his test answers for Fred’s, whose answers aren’t very good. Fred gets the executive position, but little does he know that he’s being manipulated by his boss to be the fall guy for an embezzlement scheme.” – Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com> via The Flintstones IMDB

Cast: John Goodman, Elizabeth Perkins, Rick Moranis, Rosie O’Donnell, Kyle MacLachlan, Halle Berry, Elizabeth Taylor, Dann Florek, Richard Moll, Irwin Keyes, Jonathan Winters, Harvey Korman, Elaine Silver, Melanie Silver, Hlynur Sigurðsson

The Flintstones trailer:

Praise:

“I gotta be honest and say that I didn’t even like this when I was a kid, but looking at it many years later, I’m kind of fascinated with it.” – Tim Salmons

Read The Flintstones reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


Harriet the Spy (1996)

Plot Summary:

“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?” – via Harriet The Spy IMDB

Cast: Michelle Trachtenberg, Gregory Smith, Vanessa Chester, Rosie O’Donnell , J. Smith-Cameron, Robert Joy, Eartha Kitt, Charlotte Sullivan, Teisha Kim, Cecilley Carroll, Dov Tiefenbach, Nina Shock, Conor Devitt, Alisha Morrison, Nancy Beatty

Harriet The Spy trailer:

Praise:

“Probably Michelle Trachtenberg’s best performance. I thought this movie was okay as a kid, but now, I like it even better. I can’t quite pinpoint the quality – perhaps it’s the bluesy groove or Rosie O’Donnell’s straightforward delivery of the life lessons.” – Alice Shen

Read Harriet The Spy reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


Heavyweights (1996)

Plot Summary:

“11-year-old Gerald “Gerry” Garner lives in Long Island, New York, and he’s overweight. Gerry’s parents Maury and Mrs. Garner decide to send Gerry to Camp Hope, a camp for overweight boys. The camp is owned by kindly Harvey Bushkin and his equally kind wife Alice Bushkin. When the Bushkins file for bankruptcy the camp has to be sold, it is bought by a wacko named Tony Perkis. Tony plans to force the campers to lose as much weight as they can, and he also intends to document the marathon shedding of weight and use it for an infomercial for his slenderizing program. In the eyes of the campers, Tony has made Camp Hope a living hell. As Gerry and counselor Pat Finley lead the efforts to overthrow Tony, the campers prepare for the Apache Relay against arch rival Camp MVP. The Apache Relay is a kind of race in which Camp Hope has never defeated Camp MVP before.” – Todd Baldridge via Heavyweights IMDB

Cast: David Goldman, Joseph Wayne Miller, Cody Burger, Allen Covert, Tim Blake Nelson, Nancy Ringham, Seth St. Laurent, Bobby Fain, Tom McGowan, Aaron Schwartz, Shaun Weiss, Tom Hodges, Leah Lail, Paul Feig, Kenan Thompson

Heavyweights trailer:

Praise:

“Insanely nostalgic. Tony Perkis and Lars are two of the greatest cult comedy characters of all-time! If you want to see Ben Stiller at his most over-the-top hilarious level, give this a look. And if you’re a 90s kid, I’m sure you remember this film, too. If not, watch it now!” – Tyler Christian

Read Heavyweights reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


Hocus Pocus (1993)

Plot Summary:

“300 years ago, 3 witches were executed in Salem, Massachusetts and a boy who tried to stop the witches was turned into an immortal black cat. Now it’s Halloween 1993 and the witches are accidentally brought back. This time, they’ve got until sunrise to achieve immortal life and have turned their wrath on trick-or-treaters and it’s up to a teenager, his kid sister and his girlfriend along with the 300-year-old cat to save the day.” – Steve Derby <sderby@sdeco.com> via Hocus Pocus IMDB

Cast: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz, Thora Birch, Vinessa Shaw, Amanda Shepherd, Larry Bagby, Tobias Jelinek, Stephanie Faracy, Charles Rocket, Doug Jones, Karyn Malchus, Sean Murray, Steve Voboril

Hocus Pocus trailer:

Praise:

“A gem for those who grew up with this oddly comical movie.” – Film Crazy

Read Hocus Pocus reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


Home Alone (1990)

Plot Summary:

“It is Christmas time and the McCallister family is preparing for a vacation in Paris, France. But the youngest in the family named Kevin got into a scuffle with his older brother Buzz and was sent to his room which is on the third floor of his house. Then, the next morning, while the rest of the family was in a rush to make it to the airport on time, they completely forgot about Kevin who now has the house all to himself. Being home alone was fun for Kevin, having a pizza all to himself, jumping on his parents’ bed, and making a mess. Then, Kevin discovers about two burglars, Harry and Marv, about to rob his house on Christmas Eve. Kevin acts quickly by wiring his own house with makeshift booby traps to stop the burglars and to bring them to justice.” -John Wiggins via Home Alone IMDB

Cast: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Roberts Blossom, Catherine O’Hara, Angela Goethals, Devin Ratray, Gerry Bamman, Hillary Wolf, John Candy, Larry Hankin, Michael C. Maronna, Kristin Minter, Diana Rein

Home Alone trailer:

Praise:

“If you want some good old fashion family violence…look no further. This is brutal man. Those guys took the beating of a lifetime….And it’s funny as hell. Great storytelling….very funny buildup to how they find out he’s home alone…and how he finds out they are coming to break in.” – Martin Sahin

Read Home Alone reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


Hook (1991)

Plot Summary:

“Peter Pan would visit his friend Wendy but she’s grown up. He would see she has a grand daughter and he would get taken with her that he decides to stay. He would grow up and take on the name of Peter Banning and become a lawyer marry Wendy’s grand daughter and have a son and daughter. He would be so engrossed with his work that he ignores his son who starts to resent him. One day they would come home and they would find the children gone and a scratch all over the house. That’s when Wendy tells him he needs to remember who he is because the children were taken by Hook. But Peter doesn’t know what she’s talking about. Later what appears to be a firefly shows up, it’s Tinkerbell and she tells Peter he needs to come with her to Neverland. Problem is that Peter is afraid to fly. So she knocks him out and takes him to Neverland. When he arrives he meets the Lost Boys who think he deserted them. He then finally finds his children in the clutches of Captain Hook, who wants to take on Peter Pan but problem is that Peter is no longer Peter Pan. So he feels there’s no point of taking him on. So he sends Peter away. He then decides to make his children like him and it gets to Peter when he sees how his children especially his son is taken with Hook.” – rcs0411@yahoo.com via Hook IMDB

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins, Maggie Smith, Caroline Goodall, Charlie Korsmo, Amber Scott, Laurel Cronin, Phil Collins, Arthur Malet, Isaiah Robinson, Jasen Fisher, Dante Basco, Raushan Hammond

Hook trailer:

Praise:

“The only movie about Peter Pan that I liked.” – Lucas Martins

Read Hook reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)

Plot Summary:

“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 Jane (Linsday Crouse), and a tiny plastic model of an Indian from his best friend Patrick (Rishi Bhat). Putting them all together, Omri locks the Indian inside the cabinet, only to be awoken by a strange sound in the middle of the night. Omri opens the cabinet to discover that the tiny Indian has come to life; it seems that he’s called Little Bear (Litefoot), and he claims to have learned English from settlers in 1761. Omri hides this remarkable discovery from his mother but shares it with Patrick; as an experiment, Patrick locks a toy cowboy into the cupboard, and soon Little Bear has a companion, Boone (David Keith), though predictably, the cowboy and the Indian don’t get along well at first. Omri comes to the realizations that his living and breathing playthings are also people with lives of their own, and he begins to wonder how much control he should really have over their lives.” – Sarah Silver via Indian In The Cupboard IMDB

Cast: Hal Scardino, Litefoot, Lindsay Crouse, Richard Jenkins, Rishi Bhat, Steve Coogan, David Keith, Sakina Jaffrey, Vincent Kartheiser, Nestor Serrano, Ryan Olson, Leon Tejwan, Christopher Conte, Cassandra Brown

The Indian In The Cupboard trailer:

Praise:

“This is a pretty good kid’s film that has some wonderful special effects and an interesting story to boot. The film is entertaining and fun. The cast do a good here and they manage to pull off something special. The film isn’t perfect, but for what it is, it’s a worthwhile family film.” – Alex Roy

Read The Indian in the Cupboard reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


It Takes Two (1995)

Plot Summary:

“Alyssa (a rich girl) and Amanda (an orphan) are two little girls who are identical, but complete strangers, that accidentally meet one day. In an attempt to stop Alyssa’s father from marrying Clarice, a conceited know-it-all, the girls get him to meet Amanda’s case worker and switch places to stop the wedding once and for all. Though things don’t go exactly as planned when Alyssa gets adopted and Clarice moves up the wedding.” – Aaron Saltzer via It Takes Two IMDB

Cast: Kirstie Alley, Steve Guttenberg, Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Philip Bosco, Jane Sibbett, Michelle Grisom, Desmond Robertson, Tiny Mills, Shanelle Henry, Anthony Aiello, LaTonya Borsay, Michèle Lonsdale Smith, Sean Orr, Elizabeth Walsh

It Takes Two trailer:

Praise:

“The Olsen twins first big movie is actually watchable. It’s predictable, and somewhat like The Parent Trap, but kids will like it.” – Aj V

Read It Takes Two reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


Jingle All The Way (1996)

Plot Summary:

“Meet Howard Langston, a salesman for a mattress company is constantly busy at his job, and he also constantly disappoints his son, Jaime, after he misses his son’s karate exposition, he tries hard to come up with a way to make it up to him. Jamie says he wants for Christmas is an action figure of television hero Turbo Man. Unfortunately for Howard, it is Christmas Eve, and every store is sold out of Turbo Man figures; now Howard must travel all over town and compete with everybody else including a mail man named Myron to find a Turbo Man action figure, and to make it to the Wintertainment Parade, which will feature Turbo Man.” – John Wiggins via Jingle All The Way IMDB

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman, Rita Wilson, Robert Conrad, Martin Mull, Jake Lloyd, Jim Belushi, E.J. De la Pena, Laraine Newman, Justin Chapman, Harvey Korman, Richard Moll, Daniel Riordan, Jeff L. Deist

Jingle All The Way trailer:

Praise:

“Stupid, but one of those movies you invariably end up watching on tv over Xmas. As Xmas movies go, this one is not too bad, even for an adult to watch.” – Nicki Marie

Read Jingle All The Way reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


Jumanji (1995)

Plot Summary:

“Jumanji. One of the most mind-blowing, unique, and of course, dangerous board games out there, falls unexpectedly in the hands of the curious young teenager, Alan Parrish, back in 1969. Mysterious and magical, the game will capture the unsuspecting boy into the lush and savage forests of the mythical Jumanji, only to release him nearly three decades later before the awed eyes of siblings, Judy and Peter Shepherd. Constantly, the wild beat of the tribal drums is calling for the now-adult Alan and the rest of the hesitant players, as he who rolls the dice, must never leave undone what he has started. But has anyone ever escaped from Jumanji’s formidable foes?” – Nick Riganas via Jumanji IMDB

Cast: Robin Williams, Jonathan Hyde, Kirsten Dunst, Bradley Pierce, Bonnie Hunt, Bebe Neuwirth, David Alan Grier, Patricia Clarkson, Adam Hann-Byrd, Laura Bell Bundy, James Handy, Gillian Barber, Brandon Obray, Cyrus Thiedeke, Gary Joseph Thorup

Jumanji trailer:

Praise:

“Jumanji has always been one of those films that are just a lot of mindless fun to watch. I have watched this movie more times then I would like to admit. But it is one of my favorites from my childhood. But I still love it as much as an adult then I did as a kid.” – Lynn Woods

Read Jumanji reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


Jurassic Park (1993)

Plot Summary:

“Huge advancements in scientific technology have enabled a mogul to create an island full of living dinosaurs. John Hammond has invited four individuals, along with his two grandchildren, to join him at Jurassic Park. But will everything go according to plan? A park employee attempts to steal dinosaur embryos, critical security systems are shut down and it now becomes a race for survival with dinosaurs roaming freely over the island.” – Film_Fan via Jurassic Park IMDB

Cast: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Bob Peck, Martin Ferrero, BD Wong, Joseph Mazzello, Ariana Richards, Samuel L. Jackson, Wayne Knight, Gerald R. Molen, Miguel Sandoval, Cameron Thor, Christopher John Fields

Jurassic Park trailer:

Praise:

“Jurassic Park” is one of those films that will always stand the test of time.” – KJ Proulx

Read Jurassic Park reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


The Little Rascals (1994)

Plot Summary:

“With the upcoming challenging go-kart race, the members of the private “He-Man Womun Haters Club” definitely have a lot on their minds. With this in mind, things will take a turn for the worse, when Alfalfa, the club’s best driver who has won the trophy for three consecutive years, breaks the fraternity’s fundamental rule–that is, to hate women–and falls for the flirtatious Darla’s charms. As the traitorous Alfalfa tries to win a woman’s affection, before long, not only will he have to make a choice between his companions and the beautiful Darla, but also compete against a newcomer for the lady. How will Alfalfa get out of this mess?” – Nick Riganas via The Little Rascals IMDB

Cast: Travis Tedford, Kevin Jamal Woods, Jordan Warkol, Zachary Mabry, Ross Bagley, Courtland Mead, Sam Saletta, Blake Jeremy Collins, Blake McIver Ewing, Juliette Brewer, Heather Karasek, Brittany Ashton Holmes, Bug Hall, Elmer, Petey

The Little Rascals trailer:

Praise:

“I absolutely love this movie! It is so very much like the old Hal Roach short films form the 30s, in both the jokes and the characters, if you liked the old movies, you’ll love this one. It also has a bunch of cameos from great actors to look for.” – Aj V

Read The Little Rascals reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


Man of the House (1995)

Plot Summary:

“When Ben Archer’s parents divorce, it’s just him and his mom. But a few years later, she meets a guy named Jack, it isn’t long that he moves in with them and makes changes that Ben doesn’t like. Ben, upon advice of some other boys, gets Jack to join the Indian guides with him, hoping that the experience will make him leave. At first Jack is about to pack it in but another parent in the guides tells him that Ben is afraid of losing his mom so Jack sticks it out. But unfortunately for Jack, a prosecutor has someone gunning for him.” – rcs0411@yahoo.com via Man of the House IMDB

Cast: Chevy Chase, Farrah Fawcett, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, George Wendt, David Shiner, Art LaFleur, Richard Portnow, Richard Foronjy, Peter Appel, Chief Leonard George, George Greif, Ron Canada, Christopher Miranda, Zachary Browne, Spencer Vrooman

Man of the House trailer:

Praise:

“Hilarious, well I thought it was anyway. It has Chevy Chase as the worst/greatest step dad to ever live. It’s practically the only movie Disney ever released involving broken homes so it automatically gets points for being original.” – Conner Rainwater

Read Man of the House reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


Matilda (1996)

Plot Summary:

“Matilda Wormwood is an exquisite and intelligent little girl. Unfortunately, Matilda is misunderstood by her family because she is very different from their ways of life. As time passes, Matilda finally starts school that has a kindly teacher, loyal friends and a sadistic principal. As she gets fed up with the constant cruelty, Matilda begins to realize that she has a gift of telekinetic powers. After some days of practice, Matilda suddenly turns the tables to stand up to her parents and outwit the principal.” – Blazer346 via Matilda IMDB

Cast: Mara Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Embeth Davidtz, Pam Ferris, Paul Reubens, Tracey Walter, Brian Levinson, Jean Speegle Howard, Sara Magdalin, R.D. Robb, Gregory R. Goliath, Fred Parnes, Kiami Davael, Leor Livneh Hackel

Matilda trailer:

Praise:

“So touching, suspenseful, extreme, and campy! Mara Wilson had such a deep, sage-like voice, and all the recent 20-year reunion pics of the cast are adorbz.” – Alice Shen

Read Matilda reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Movie (1995)

Plot Summary:

“Six teenagers Tommy, Kimberly, Adam, Billy, Rocky and Aisha have discovered the power to fight the forces of evil. A giant egg is unearthed in Angel Grove. Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa investigate the egg, and release the creature inside – Ivan Ooze, whom Zordon had trapped him inside the egg six thousand years ago. Once released, Ooze left to seek revenge on Zordon. And now Zordon in his crystalline deathbed is dying because he has no power, without the power then Zordon of Eltar will never existed. Now the fate of the universe is in their hands. But this time the Power Rangers head for a distant planet to meet up with a bikini-clad warrior babe named Dulcea who imparts ancient wisdom and power. But now that they have their powers back and becomes Power Rangers once more they will now get back to business and defeat Ivan Ooze at all costs.” – Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com} via Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie IMDB

Cast: Richard Steven Horvitz, David Yost, Ed Neil, David J. Fielding, Paul Schrier, Jason Narvy, Barbara Goodson, Amy Jo Johnson, Robert L. Manahan, Jason David Frank, Richard Genelle, Robert Axelrod, Michael Sorich, Kerrigan Mahan, Dave Mallow

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Movie trailer:

Praise:

“This movie really takes you back to the 90s, with all the one-liner jokes, the silly looking computer generated special effects, and of course, the power rangers. This movie is fun and exciting, but looks cheesy now.” – Aj V

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Monkey Trouble (1994)

Plot Summary:

“Eva is a girl that is feeling left out and ignored when her new baby brother arrives. Nothing is going well for her, until she finds a new friend. Her new friend is Dodger, a monkey. Dodger and Eva become close friends and entertain crowds at the Boardwalk. That is, until Eva finds out that Dodger has a hidden talent – he’s a trained thief.” – Daniel Braniff via Monkey Trouble IMDB

Cast: Finster, Thora Birch, Harvey Keitel, Mimi Rogers, Christopher McDonald, Adrian Johnson, Julian Johnson, Kevin Scannell, Alison Elliott, Robert Miranda, Victor Argo, Remy Ryan, Adam LaVorgna, Jo Champa, John Lafayette

Monkey Trouble trailer:

Praise:

“I’ve seen this movie many times when I was younger. This is a very good family movie.” – Naughtia Nahazhina

Read Monkey Trouble reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


My Girl (1991)

Plot Summary:

“Having lost her mother in birth and with her whole life encircled by death, Vada Sultenfuss, the gloomy 11-year-old daughter of Harry Sultenfuss, the town’s funeral parlour manager, it is no wonder that death became almost an obsession to her. In addition, Vada has no friends in school, she is a hypochondriac tomboy, her grandmother has Alzheimer’s, and worst of all, her best friend is Thomas J. Sennett, another unpopular kid who is allergic to just about everything. During the summer break in 1972, Vada will have her first crush, she will join a poetry writing class, but most of all, when the cheerful and quirky Shelly DeVoto takes up the position of make-up artist at Harry’s mortuary, she will gradually find the maternal figure she always needed. Far too much for a girl to handle.” – Nick Riganas via My Girl IMDB

Cast: Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin, Anna Chlumsky, Richard Masur, Griffin Dunne, Ann Nelson, Peter Michael Goetz, Jane Hallaren, Anthony R. Jones, Tom Villard, Lara Steinick, Kristian Truelsen, David Caprita, Jody Wilson

My Girl trailer:

Praise:

“I have never cried in a film so many times in the last 20 minutes, and i don’t cry that often in movies, but i cried a total of 5 times in the last 20 minutes of this movie. But overall the characters are likable, the acting is decent, and the drama is spot on.” – Michael Edwards

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The Parent Trap (1998)

Plot Summary:

“Hallie Parker and Annie James. They look exactly alike and are sisters. It would be awesome for you to be a twin, but what is it like being a twin without even knowing it? That’s what it’s like for these girls. Hallie is a cool, laid-back gal from California. Annie James is a proper rose from London. Annie has never met her father, and Hallie has never met her mother. When they get thrown into the Isolation Cabin, they uncover the mystery behind the ripped picture. They realize that they are twin sisters seperated at birth by their divorced parents, and they decide to switch places to meet the parent that they’ve never met. They also decide to get them back together. But then something awful happens that will wreck everything: their father is engaged to a beautiful, selfish witch who’s only after their dad’s money.” – Ally__bear via The Parent Trap IMDB

Cast: Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson, Elaine Hendrix, Lisa Ann Walter, Simon Kunz, Polly Holliday, Maggie Wheeler, Ronnie Stevens, Joanna Barnes, Hallie Meyers-Shyer, Maggie Emma Thomas, Courtney Woods, Kat Graham, Michael Lohan

The Parent Trap trailer:

Praise:

“Before Lindsay Lohan was in bad trouble she was an adorable 12 year old who had a promising future and Hallie and Annie, twins in this great remake of the original Parent Trap. Dennis Quid is adorable, Natasha Richardson is beautiful, Lisa Ann Walter who plays Chessi is awesome and I adore Martin!” – Cassie Hill

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Richie Rich (1994)

Plot Summary:

“The richest kid in the world, Richie Rich, has everything he wants, except companionship. While representing his father at a factory opening, he sees some kids playing baseball across the street. Richie wants to join in, but they don’t want him around. When a plot to kill the Rich family is devised by Rich Industries’ top executive, Laurence Van Dough, Richie must take over control of the company while searching for his lost parents with the help of some new friends.” – Mark J. Popp <poppmj@cadvision.com> via Richie Rich IMDB

Cast: Macaulay Culkin, John Larroquette, Edward Herrmann, Christine Ebersole, Jonathan Hyde, Michael McShane, Chelcie Ross, Mariangela Pino, Stephi Lineburg, Michael Maccarone, Joel Robinson, Jonathan Hilario, Reggie Jackson, Claudia Schiffer, Wanda Christine

Richie Rich trailer:

Praise:

“This movie is fun for kids mostly, and it is somewhat like the cartoon of Richie Rich, so that’s cool. The story is predictable, and the acting is so-so, but it’s somewhat exciting, so overall it’s an okay movie.” – Aj V

Read Richie Rich reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


The Santa Clause (1994)

Plot Summary:

“Divorcee Scott Calvin is disgusted to learn that his ex and her husband have tried – and failed – to break it easy to their 6-year-old son Charlie that Santa isn’t real. On Christmas Eve, Scott reads The Night Before Christmas… then receives an unexpected visitor on his roof. When he’s startled by Scott’s calling out and falls, the Santa impersonator disappears, leaving only an 8-reindeer sleigh and a suit with instructions to put it on if he’s involved in an accident. Scott does, and is transported around the town dropping gifts through chimneys until he’s taken to the North Pole and informed by a group who claim they’re elves that he is now Santa. Charlie is proud of his dad’s new job, though Scott’s convinced it’s a dream. Until his hair turns white, his beard refuses to stay shaved, he gains weight inexplicably, even for his sudden love of junk food… Now he’s accepted it, there’s just one problem: how to keep it secret from his disbelieving family?” – Boris Carlisle via The Santa Clause IMDB

Cast: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Eric Lloyd, David Krumholtz, Larry Brandenburg, Mary Gross, Paige Tamada, Peter Boyle, Judith Scott, Jayne Eastwood, Melissa King, Bradley Wentworth, Azura Bates, Joshua Satok

The Santa Clause trailer:

Praise:

“The Santa Clause is a fun kids movie with a few jokes adults will enjoy, its not really a Christmas classic but its fun many people can enjoy.” – Jim Careter

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Star Kid (1997)

Plot Summary:

“Shy seventh-grader Spencer Griffith’s life changes when a meteor falls into a local junkyard and he finds a Cybersuit – an exoskeleton with AI from another galaxy. Spencer puts on the Cybersuit and becomes a different kind of person.” – Christy Bennett via Star Kid IMDB

Cast: Joseph Mazzello, Joey Simmrin, Alex Daniels, Arthur Burghardt, Brian Simpson, Richard Gilliland, Corinne Bohrer, Ashlee Levitch, Danny Masterson, Lauren Eckstrom, Christine Weatherup, Yumi Adachi, Jack McGee, Alissa Ann Smego, Fred Kronenberg

Star Kid trailer:

Praise:

“I remember when this movie came out I avoided it like the plague. Stupid title, ugly poster and directed by Manny “Dr. Giggles” Coto. Ugh! Man, was I wrong! This is actually a surprisingly great family film with some really good-looking FX” – A.D. Villarreal

Read Star Kid reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie (1990)

Plot Summary:

“Through contact with a mysterious substance, called Ooze, 4 little turtles in the canalization of New York mutate to giant turtles. They can speak, walk upright and love pizza. The wise rat Splinter becomes their mentor and educates them to become Ninja fighters. Their arch-enemy is the bad, bad guy Shredder, who struggles to gain power over the world. Of course the ninja turtles will do everything to stop him.” – Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de> via Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IMDB

Cast: Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas, Josh Pais , David Forman, Brian Tochi, Leif Tilden, Corey Feldman, Michelan Sisti, Robbie Rist, Kevin Clash, James Saito, David McCharen, Toshishiro Obata, Michael McConnohie, Michael Turney

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailer:

Praise:

“Never beat the original film down Michael Bay!” – Lucas Martins

Read Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


Tom and Huck (1996)

Plot Summary:

“A mischievous young boy, Tom Sawyer (Jonathan Taylor Thomas, witnesses a murder by the deadly Injun Joe. Tom becomes friends with Huckleberry Finn (Brad Renfro, a boy with no future and no family. Tom has to choose between honoring a friendship or honoring an oath because the town alcoholic is accused of the murder. Tom and Huck go through several adventures trying to retrieve evidence.” – Aimee Madlangbayan via Tom and Huck IMDB

Cast: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Brad Renfro, Eric Schweig, Charles Rocket, Amy Wright, Michael McShane, Marian Seldes, Rachael Leigh Cook, Lanny Flaherty, Courtland Mead, Peter Mackenzie, Heath Lamberts, William Newman, Joey Stinson, Blake Heron

Tom and Huck trailer:

Praise:

“I really like this version of Tom Sawyer, it’s actually the best adaption out there. While it’s not word for word like the book, it captures the novel perfectly. All the characters were great and the story is just too much fun. I love Injen Joe, villains don’t get much more evil than that. Also, JTT and Brad Renfro are perfect together and really got that relationship down. Some nice visuals and an above average approach to a family movie.” – Conner Rainwater

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Animated Movies

One thing’s for sure and that is that kids love cartoons.  By the time the 1990’s rolled around, cartoons were getting pretty darn sophisticated, what with CG making its real introduction into long from animated films.

The 90’s were yet another golden age for Disney animation, and some super classic movies came out around this time, as you will see in the list below.  But there were certainly other studios doing good work back in the 1990’s as well.

In today’s day and age, cartoons are made for everyone, young and old, and you’ll be happy to watch these well-loved classics your kids on a rainy Sunday or any other time!


Alladin (1992)

Plot Summary:

“Aladdin is a poor yet care-free street urchin in an Arabian city. One day he meets Princess Jasmine, the daughter of the Sultan of the land, and falls madly in love. However, the evil Jafar, the Sultan’s sorcerer, imprisons Aladdin and manipulates him into working for him. Unknown to Aladdin, he is the only one who can enter and unlock the treasures of a secret cave, including a magical lamp. Aladdin finds the lamp and releases the genie trapped within. The genie offers to grant him three wishes. Meanwhile, Jafar wants the lamp and the Princess has to be married within three days. Many adventures follow…” – grantss via Alladin IMDB

Voice Actors: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman, Frank Welker, Gilbert Gottfried, Douglas Seale, Charlie Adler, Jack Angel, Corey Burton

Aladdin trailer:

Praise:

“Disney’s Aladdin is dazzling, perilous and full of enticing entertainment for the family. The animated classic’s loving characters (including a flawless Robin Williams-voice-over performance) infectious musical numbers and Disney delight assures its credibility as one of the studio’s best and most memorable.” – Eugene Bernabe

Read reviews of Aladdin on Rotten Tomatoes


Antz (1998)

Plot summary:

“Z the worker-ant strives to reconcile his own individuality with the communal work-ethic of the ant colony. Falling in love with the ant-Princess Bala, Z strives to make social inroads, and then ultimately must save the ant colony from the treacherous schemings of the evil General Mandible that threaten to wipe out the entire worker population. Themes of individuality run rampant.” – John Hawkinson <jhawk@MIT.EDU> via Antz IMDB

Voice Actors: Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Sylvester Stallone, Jennifer Lopez, Gene Hackman, Christopher Walken

Antz trailer:

Praise:

“Brilliant animated feature, Antz is a fun, entertaining picture that is a must watch for viewers of all ages. What makes the film work so well is the varied cast of talented voice actors who bring great characters alive, and it is elevated with a great story and stunning animation.” – Alex Roy

Read reviews of Antz on Rotten Tomatoes


A Goofy Movie (1995)

Plot Summary:

“Max Goof’s embarrassing dad Goofy is taking him to a cross-country road trip for a fishing vacation at Lake Destiny, Idaho. Goofy went to the same place with his father when he was Max’s age. This vacation is Max’s worst nightmare, and it couldn’t have happened at a worse time- his original plan was to escort his dream date Roxanne to her friend Stacey’s end-of-year-party to see a Powerline concert in Los Angeles on a big-screen TV. But Goofy refuses to let Max skip out on the vacation, so Max has no choice but to cancel the date with Roxanne.” – Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com> via A Goofy Movie IMDB

Voice Actors: Bill Farmer, Jason Marsden, Jim Cummings, Kellie Martin, Rob Paulsen, Wallace Shawn, Jenna von Oÿ, Frank Welker, Kevin Lima, Florence Stanley, Jo Anne Worley, Brittany Alyse Smith, Robyn Richards

A Goofy Movie trailer:

Praise: 

“For all those fans of Goofy, finally a movie all about him and his family (well, his son anyway). It’s a great family film, very funny and has a good story.” – Aj V

Read reviews of A Goofy Movie reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


Balto (1995)

Plot Summary:

“A half-wolf, half-husky named Balto gets a chance to become a hero when an outbreak of diphtheria threatens the children of Nome, Alaska in the winter of 1925. He leads a dog team on a 600-mile trip across the Alaskan wilderness to get medical supplies. The film is based on a true story which inspired the Iditarod dog sled race.” – Alan Katz via the Balto IMDB

Voice Actors: Kevin Bacon, Bob Hoskins, Bridget Fonda, Jim Cummings, Phil Collins, Jack Angel, Danny Mann, Robbie Rist, Juliette Brewer, Sandra Dickinson, Miriam Margolyes

Balto trailer:

Praise:

“Balto is a hugely under rated animated film. I know you see a lot of animated films with the central character as an outcast but I will say Balto is the best of them all.” – Directors Cat

Read reviews of Balto on Rotten Tomatoes


DuckTales The Movie – Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990)

Plot Summary:

“Scrooge McDuck, his dimwitted pilot Launch Pad, and his newphews Huey, Dewey and Louie, with Webby, arrive in Egypt where Scrooge finds the lost treasure of Collie Baba, unbeknownst to Scrooge, a magic lamp was included inside the treasure, so while the nephews have fun with the genie, they all have no idea that they’re being stalked by a power hungry sorceror named Murlock and his dimwitted thief counterpart, Dijon.” – Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com> via Duck Tales The Movie IMDB

Voice Actors: Alan Young, Terence McGovern, Russi Taylor, Richard Libertini, Christopher Lloyd, June Foray, Chuck McCann, Joan Gerber, Rip Taylor, Charlie Adler, Jack Angel, Steve Bulen, Sherry Lynn, Mickie McGowan, Patrick Pinney, Frank Welker

Duck Tales The Movie trailer:

Praise:

“When I was little I watched this movie CONSTANTLY!! It was funny, entertaining, and much like an Indiana Jones movie in a lot of ways, except for the obvious reason, that its all duck. And i barely ever watched the show when i was little, but this movie is well worth your time if you have it and want to show it to your kids, or just want to relive old nostalgia.” – Michael Edwards

Read reviews of DuckTales The Movie – Treasure of the Lost Lamp on Rotten Tomatoes


Ferngully: The Last Rainforest (1992)

Plot Summary:

“FernGully, a spectacular rain forest where a bat named Batty, whose radar has gone haywire, joins together with Crysta, Pips, and the Beetle Boys to save their world from the evil Hexxus. Ignoring the warnings of her friends, Crysta, the curious tree fairy, explores the world beyond FernGully. She discovers Zak, a human who is helping to demolish the rain forest. Once Zak sees the beauty and magic of FernGully, he vows to save it. But it may be too late. The diabolical Hexxus is on the loose and is intent on destroying all of Ferngully.” – Rone Barton Lokarr <sandbox2@ix.netcom.com> via Ferngully IMDB

Voice Actors: Tim Curry, Samantha Mathis, Christian Slater, Jonathan Ward, Robin Williams, Grace Zabriskie, Geoffrey Blake, Robert Pastorelli, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Tone Loc

Ferngully: The Last Rainforest trailer:

Praise:

“Great message, fun characters and a classic animated kid’s movie. It’s about as environmentally aware a movie like this had been at the time and it doesn’t hurt that it actually works as a story too. Some really diverse voice talents that all manage to work together in giving you a very 90s interpretation of a fairytale land.” – Conner Rainwater

Read Ferngully: The Last Rainforest reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


The Lion King (1994)

 

Plot Summary:

“A young lion prince is cast out of his pride by his cruel uncle, who claims he killed his father. While the uncle rules with an iron paw, the prince grows up beyond the Savannah, living by a philosophy: No worries for the rest of your days. But when his past comes to haunt him, the young prince must decide his fate: Will he remain an outcast or face his demons and become what he needs to be?” – femaledragon1234 via The Lion King IMDB

Voice Actors: Rowan Atkinson, Matthew Broderick, Niketa Calame-Harris , Jim Cummings, Whoopi Goldberg, Robert Guillaume, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Moira Kelly, Nathan Lane, Zoe Leader, Cheech Marin, Ernie Sabella, Madge Sinclair, Jonathan Taylor Thomas

The Lion King trailer: 

Praise:

“A well made film with beautiful animation and a great soundtrack. Many of the themes are for a mature audience which isn’t necessarily surprising for a Disney feature. It offers a powerful story that can be enjoyed by kids and adults. “The Lion King” is a film that defined my childhood and is one I still enjoy.” – Eric Shankle

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Mulan (1998)

Plot Summary:

“This retelling of the old Chinese folktale is about the story of a young Chinese maiden who learns that her weakened and lame father is to be called up into the army in order to fight the invading Huns. Knowing that he would never survive the rigours of war in his state, she decides to disguise herself and join in his place. Unknown to her, her ancestors are aware of this and to prevent it, they order a tiny disgraced dragon, Mushu to join her in order to force her to abandon her plan. He agrees, but when he meets Mulan, he learns that she cannot be dissuaded and so decides to help her in the perilous times ahead.” – Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com> via Mulan IMDB

Voice Actors: Miguel Ferrer, Harvey Fierstein, Freda Foh Shen, June Foray, James Hong, Miriam Margolyes, Pat Morita, Eddie Murphy, Marni Nixon, Soon-Tek Oh, Donny Osmond, Lea Salonga, James Shigeta, George Takei

Mulan trailer:

Praise:

“A visually wonderful animation made with gorgeous colors and a simple design in watercolor like the style of Chinese painting, and in addition to a great score it finds a most delicate balance between refreshing humor and themes like war, honor and the bravery of women.” – Carlos Magalhães

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The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Plot Summary:

“Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he stumbles into Christmas Town, and is so taken with the idea of Christmas that he tries to get the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween Town to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween — but alas, they can’t get it quite right.” – Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com> via The Nightmare Before Christmas IMDB

Voice Actors: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix, Paul Reubens, Ken Page, Edward Ivory, Susan McBride, Debi Durst, Greg Proops, Kerry Katz, Randy Crenshaw, Sherwood Ball, Carmen Twillie

The Nightmare Before Christmas trailer:

Praise: 

“Ghoulish & frightful scenery and presentation, The Nightmare Before Christmas is a seasonal treat that is eerily swell. From its effortless animation to its splendid musical numbers, Tim Burton’s original tale is majestic and visionary.” – Bentley Lyles

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The Pagemaster (1994)

Plot Summary:

“A cowardly boy, who buries himself in accident statistics, enters a library to escape a storm, only to be transformed into an animated illustration by the Pagemaster. He has to work through obstacles from classic books to return to real-life.” – kristycoolbeans via The Pagemaster IMDB

Voice Actors: Macaulay Culkin, Kanin Howell, Alexis Kirschner, Jessica Kirschner, Guy Mansker, Brandon S. McKay, Stephen Sheehan, Ed Begley Jr., Christopher Lloyd, Patrick Stewart, Whoopi Goldberg, Frank Welker, Leonard Nimoy, George Hearn, Dorian Harewood, Ed Gilbert, Richard Erdman, Fernando Escandon, Robert Picardo, Phil Hartman, Jim Cummings, B.J. Ward

The Pagemaster trailer:

Praise:

“A fantastic fantasy adventure for kids. Culkin gets turned into a cartoon and has to find his way back home from the book lands, and find his courage along the way. It’s really a cool movie, and kids will love it.” – Aj V

Read The Pagemaster reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


Space Jam (1996)

Plot Summary:

“Swackhammer, owner of the amusement park planet Moron Mountain is desperate get new attractions and he decides that the Looney Tune characters would be perfect. He sends his diminutive underlings to get them to him, whether Bugs Bunny and Co. want to go or not. Well armed for their size, Bugs Bunny is forced to trick them into agreeing to a competition to determine their freedom. Taking advantage of their puny and stubby legged foes, the gang selects basketball for the surest chance of winning. However, the Nerdlucks turn the tables and steal the talents of leading professional basketball stars to become massive basketball bruisers known as the Monstars. In desperation, Bugs Bunny calls on the aid of Michael Jordan, the Babe Ruth of basketball, to help them have a chance at winning their freedom.” – Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com> via Space Jam IMDB

Real Actors: Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight, Theresa Randle, Manner Washington, Eric Gordon, Penny Bae Bridges, Brandon Hammond, Larry Bird, Bill Murray, Thom Barry, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Tyrone Bogues, Larry Johnso, Shawn Bradley, Ahmad Rashad, Del Harris, Vlade Divac

Voice Actors: Billy West, Dee Bradley Baker, Danny DeVito, Bob Bergen, Bill Farmer, June Foray, Maurice LaMarche, Kath Soucie, Jocelyn Blue, Charity James, June Melby, Catherine Reitman, Colleen Wainwright, Dorian Harewood, Joey Camen

Space Jam trailer:

Praise: 

“Michael Jordan in the ultimate kids movie…..need I say more? Being a 7 year old kid when Space Jam came out. this movie was the coolest thing I had ever seen, and to this day I still feel the same way. Classic!” – Eric Alvarez

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Thumbelina (1994)

Plot Summary:

“A girl no bigger than her mother’s thumb feels all alone in the world knowing she is the only person her size. Her wish for a companion at last comes true when the prince of the fairy’s arrives at her window sill. However, the naive Thumbelina’s life goes downward from there when a toad kidnaps her. While she tries to find a way home, she begins to grow up and learns about hope with the help of the friends she always wanted.” – Max Vaughn via Thumbelina IMDB

Voice Actors: Gino Conforti, Barbara Cook, Jodi Benson, Will Ryan, June Foray, Kenneth Mars, Gary Imhoff, Joe Lynch, Charo, Danny Mann, Loren Lester, Kendall Cunningham, Tawny Sunshine Glover, Michael Nunes, Gilbert Gottfried

Thumbelina trailer:

Praise:

“Another favorite childhood from Don Bluth. I remember really loving this sweet little princess tale. I’m going to try and re watch it.” – Jennifer D.

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Toy Story (1995)

Plot Summary:

“Woody, a good-hearted cowboy doll who belongs to a young boy named Andy, sees his position as Andy’s favorite toy jeopardized when his parents buy him a Buzz Lightyear action figure. Even worse, the arrogant Buzz thinks he’s a real spaceman on a mission to return to his home planet. When Andy’s family moves to a new house, Woody and Buzz must escape the clutches of maladjusted neighbor Sid Phillips and reunite with their boy.” – Jwelch5742 via Toy Story IMDB

Voice Actors: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Annie Potts, John Morris, Erik von Detten, Laurie Metcalf, R. Lee Ermey, Sarah Freeman, Penn Jillette, Jack Angel, Spencer Aste

Toy Story trailer:

Praise:

“Pixar’s first major smash hit and one of the first entirely computer animated films may not have aged well, considering the huge steps CGI characters have taken since 1995. Its biggest assets, a huge beating heart and a great sense of humor, still work so many years later and let you forget about the sometimes flat textures. A classic. ” – Jens S.

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We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story (1993)

Plot Summary:

“Captain New Eyes travels back in time in what is presumably the Late Cretaceous Period. He feeds the four dinosaurs named Rex, Elsa, Dweeb, and Woog his Brain Grain cereal, which makes them intelligent, nonviolent, and gentle. They travel via spaceship to the twenty-first century where they befriend a street-smart and tough-talking, but secretly soft-hearted boy named Louie, and a wealthy, but neglected girl named Cecilia from the wrong side of the tracks. They get rooked into performing in a demented circus run by the scientist’s evil brother named Professor Screw Eyes who has twisted plans for the dinosaurs.” – Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com} via We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story IMDB

Voice Actors: John Goodman, Blaze Berdahl, Rhea Perlman, Jay Leno, René Le Vant, Felicity Kendal, Charles Fleischer, Walter Cronkite, Larry King, Julia Child, Kenneth Mars, Yeardley Smith, Martin Short

We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story trailer:

Praise:

“I’ve always loved how bizarre this movie is. It looks extremely different from anything you usually see, mainly due to the fact that it’s about Dinosaurs with thinking minds and living in New York. It’s got a nice demented plot about a circus freak trying to turn kids into zombie slaves.” – Conner Rainwater

Read We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


Whisper of the Heart (1995)

Plot Summary:

“14-year-old teenage bookworm Shizuku lives a simple life, dominated by her love for stories and writing. One day she notices that all the library books she has have been previously checked out by the same person: ‘Seiji Amasawa’. Curious as to who he is, Shizuku meets a boy of her age whom she finds infuriating, but discovers to her shock that he is her ‘Prince of Books’. As she grows closer to him, she realises that he merely read all those books to bring himself closer to her. The boy, Seiji, aspires to be a violin maker in Italy, and it is his dreams that make Shizuku realise that she has no clear path for her life. Knowing that her strength lies in writing, she tests her talents by writing a story about Baron, a cat statuette belonging to Seiji’s grandfather.” – Sally Trudeau via Whisper of the Heart IMDB

Voice Actors (English Dub): Brittany Snow, David Gallagher, James Sikking, Jean Smart, Ashley Tisdale, Harold Gould, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Martin Spanjers, Cary Elwes, Mika Boorem, A.J. Buckley , Deanna Russo, Erin Chambers, Bradley Pierce

Whisper of the Heart trailer:

Praise: 

“Wonderfully Studio Ghibi of the animated drama story about a schoolgirl. With its wonderful marriage of dreamlike flights of fancy and touching rise of passage, Whisper of the Heart could bring a tear to a glass eye. Inspirational.”  – Dean McKenna

Read Whisper of the Heart reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


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Live Action Movies Featuring Animals

Some kids are especially super duper entertained by animals, and that’s what this section is for.

Many classic kids’ movies feature dogs, either in loveable or heroic roles, but there are other animals represented here too, like pigs, bears, pandas, and whales!  Huzzah!

We love these movies because not only can they be heartwarming, exciting, but they can also teach us something.  One thing that we learn is that animals can act, sometimes better than people!  Still waiting for a critter to win that best acting Oscar.


Alaska (1996)

Plot Summary:

“Jake Barnes and his two kids, Sean and Jessie, have moved to Alaska after his wife died. He is a former airline pilot now delivering toilet paper across the mountains. During an emergency delivery in a storm his plane goes down somewhere in the mountains. Annoyed that the authorities aren’t doing enough, Jessie and Sean set out on an adventure to find their father with the help of a polar bear which they have saved from a ferocious poacher. Conflict ensues.” – Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu> via the Alaska IMDB

Cast: Thora Birch, Vincent Kartheiser, Dirk Benedict, Charlton Heston, Duncan Fraser, Gordon Tootoosis, Ben Cardinal, Ryan Kent, Don S. Davis, Dolly Madsen, Stephen E. Miller, Byron Chief-Moon, Kristin Lehman, Adrien Dorval, Ed Gale

Alaska trailer:

Praise:

“Gorgeous looking kids film, set in breathtaking scenery.” – Sarah Burton

Read Alaska reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


The Amazing Panda Adventure (1995)

Plot Summary:

“Young American Ryan Tyler visits his zoologist father on a panda preserve in China while on summer vacation and gets involved in the rescue of a baby panda from unscrupulous poachers who want to murder the cub’s mother and sell the baby to a zoo. Ling, a young Chinese girl, and her grandfather help in the rescue which, if successful, will ultimately result in saving the reserve from being shut down by officious bureaucrats.” – duke1029 via The Amazing Panda Adventure IMDB

Cast: Stephen Lang, Ryan Slater, Yi Ding, Wang Fei, Zhou Jian Zhong, Yao Er Ga, O Mi Jia Can, Cheu Gang, He Yu, Yeh Hui, Shou Wei, Isabella Hofmann, Brian Wagner, Joanne Dorian , Doug Abrahams

The Amazing Panda Adventure trailer:

Praise:

“This is like Homeward Bound, but in China. I’ve seen it about 3 or 4 times. Highly recommended.” – a b

Read The Amazing Panda Adventure reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


Babe (1995)

Plot Summary:

“Gentle farmer Arthur Hoggett wins a piglet named Babe at a county fair. Narrowly escaping his fate as Christmas dinner when Farmer Hoggett decides to show him at the next fair, Babe bonds with motherly border collie Fly and discovers that he too can herd sheep. But will the other farm animals, including Fly’s jealous husband Rex, accept a pig who doesn’t conform to the farm’s social hierarchy?” – Jwelch5742 via Babe IMDB

Cast: Christine Cavanaugh, Miriam Margolyes, Danny Mann, Hugo Weaving, Miriam Flynn, Russi Taylor, Evelyn Krape, Michael Edward-Stevens, Charles Bartlett, Paul Livingston, Roscoe Lee Browne, James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski, Zoe Burton, Paul Goddard

Babe trailer:

Praise: 

“This is a thoroughly charming movie. I saw it when it first came out and here it is, sixteen (can it be?) years later and having seen probably everything that Netflix has to offer ordered it as a “what the hey.” I liked it better the second time.” – Bathsheba Monk

Read Babe reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


Beethoven (1992)

Plot Summary:

“The Newton family live in their comfortable home, but there seems to something missing. This “hole” is filled by a small puppy, who walks into their home and their lives. Beethoven, as he is named, grows into a giant of a dog… a St Bernard. Doctor Varnick, the local vet has a secret and horrible sideline, which requires lots of dogs for experiments. Beethoven is on the bad doctor’s list.” – Rob Hartill via Beethoven IMDB

Cast: Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Dean Jones, Nicholle Tom, Christopher Castile, Sarah Rose Karr, Oliver Platt, Stanley Tucci, David Duchovny, Patricia Heaton, Laurel Cronin, O-Lan Jones, Nancy Fish, Craig Pinkard, Robi Davidson

Beethoven trailer:

Praise:

“Beethoven is just plain family fun that I will not forget. I loved this movie when I was a kid, and now that I have grown up, I reflect back on what I thought was great, and now, it still pretty much is!” – KJ Proulx

Read Beethoven reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


Free Willy (1993)

Plot Summary:

“Fishermen separate a young orca whale (Willy) from his parents and he ends up in a fish bowl at a marina. Meanwhile, a street kid runs afoul of the law and gets caught vandalising the marina, but his social worker gets him off the hook (so to speak) provided he cleans up his mess at the marina. While there, he befriends the whale and teaches him tricks, something the trainer hasn’t been able to do. But when Willy is a dud in front of the audience, the marina owner plans some bad things, and the boy and his friends must try to (*** MAJOR SPOILERS ***) free Willy.” – Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com> via Free Willy IMDB

Cast: Jason James Richter, Lori Petty, Jayne Atkinson, August Schellenberg, Michael Madsen, Michael Ironside, Richard Riehle, Mykelti Williamson, Michael Bacall, Danielle Harris, Isaiah Malone, Betsy Toll, Rob Sample, Merrilyn Jones, Mickey Gaines

Free Willy trailer:

Praise:

“Not your ordinary kid and animal movie, it’s also an activist/political movie. It’s about saving the whales, obviously, and that’s cool. I really liked this movie when I saw it in theatres as a kid, and I think kids today will like it too. This movie is cute and sweet, but also full of hope.” – Aj V

Read Free Willy reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


Homeward Bound – The Incredible Journey (1993)

Plot Summary:

“The adventure begins when the loving owners of three irresistible pets (Chance, a fun-loving American bulldog pup; Sassy, a hilarious Himalayan cat who lives up to her name; and Shadow, a wise old golden retriever) are forced to leave them in the temporary care of a friend who lives hundreds of miles away. But after several days, the worried animals begin to their family must be in trouble, so they decide to head for home. On their incredible journey across the ruggedly beautiful Sierras, they encounter unexpected surprises from man, beast, and nature alike.” -Robert Lynch <docrlynch@yahoo.com> via the Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey IMDB

Cast: Don Alder, Ed Bernard, Kevin Chevalia, Anne Christianson, Ted D’Arms, Woody Eney, Kim Greist, Rich Hawkins, Robert Hays, Nurmi Husa, Jane Jones, Veronica Lauren, David MacIntyre, Kit McDonough, Mary Marsh

Homeward Bound – The Incredible Journey trailer:

Praise:

“It’s the rare remake that works and improves upon its inspiration. I grew up with this film and I still cry every time I watch it.” – Directors Cat

Read Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


Iron Will (1994)

Plot Summary:

“When Will Stoneman’s father dies, he is left alone to take care of his mother and their land. Needing money to maintain it, he decides to join a cross country dogsled race. This race will require days of racing for long hours, through harsh weather and terrain. This young man will need a lot of courage and a strong will to complete this race.” – Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com> via the Iron Will IMDB

Cast: Mackenzie Astin, Kevin Spacey, David Ogden Stiers, August Schellenberg, Brian Cox, George Gerdes, John Terry, Penelope Windust, Jeffrey Alan Chandler, Michael Laskin, James Cada, Rex Linn, Allan R.J. Joseph, Alvin William ‘Dutch’ Lunak, Tony Griffin

Iron Will trailer:

Praise:

“8th grade English teacher, Mrs. McMurphy, made us watch this…and I’m very glad she did! Add this to the list of awesome Disney movies that you don’t know are Disney flicks.” – Jason Owens

Read Iron Will reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


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Sports-Related Movies

There are some kids who are especially drawn to sports-related movies.  It’s no surprise.  They’re often inspirational, action-packed, and full of “wow” moments.

Adults can relate to it to – just the competitive spirit, the idea of the underdog, and just a general celebration for the different sports, whether they be baseball, football, soccer, or even bobsledding!

Sports movies, if they’re done right, gives both kids and adults alike hope and puts a smile on our faces.  Here are some of our favourites!


Angels in the Outfield (1994)

Plot Summary:

“Roger Bomman lives in a foster home along with his best friend J.P., but when Roger’s dad comes to visit him, a little bit of hope grows back into Roger’s heart about him going to live with his dad. But his hopes suddenly die down when his dad says that they can be a family again when Roger’s favorite baseball team, the California Angels, win the pennant, but the team is in last place in their division. So Roger prays to heaven and ask if the angels up there can help the Angels (baseball team) win the pennant so Roger can have the family that he always wanted, and because of his prayer, he just might.” – nick_z13 via Angels in the Outfield IMDB

Cast: Danny Glover, Brenda Fricker, Tony Danza, Christopher Lloyd, Ben Johnson, Jay O. Sanders, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Milton Davis Jr., Taylor Negron, Tony Longo, Neal McDonough, Stoney Jackson, Adrien Brody, Tim Conlon, Matthew McConaughey

Angels in the Outfield trailer:

Praise:

“From the first shot to the last the strings on the puppet are always clearly in evidence in this popular Disney release I only now got around to viewing. Its cool that I did wait so long: would I have recognized so many up and coming stars (Adrien Brody, Matthew McConaughey – with his shirt off, natch, Joe Gordon Levitt, for instance) otherwise?” – Kevin M. Williams

Read Angels in the Outfield reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


The Big Green (1995)

Plot Summary:

“Another Disney underdog sports team of misfit kids (soccer this time) learns to play a new sport and become champions, while building self-esteem, making friends and solving a variety of dramatic family crises, through the able assistance of a foreign exchange teacher and a former local sports hero as coaches.” – Brian Fries <brian@sii.com> via The Big Green IMDB

Cast: Steve Guttenberg, Olivia d’Abo, Jay O. Sanders, John Terry, Chauncey Leopardi, Patrick Renna, Billy L. Sullivan, Yareli Arizmendi, Bug Hall, Jessica Robertson, Anthony Esquivel , Jordan Brower, Hayley Kolb, Haley Miller, Ashley Welch

The Big Green trailer:

Praise:

“Classic kid’s movie, how can you not love this.” – Dan Schultz

Read The Big Green reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


Cool Runnings (1993)

Plot Summary:

“Irving Blitzer disgraced himself when putting extra weights into his team’s bob in the Olympics, resulting in his gold medal being taken away from him. Years later, Derice Bannock, son of a former friend of Irv, fails to qualify for the 100-yard sprint for the Olympics due to a stupid accident. But when he hears of Irving Blitzer living also on Jamaica, Derice decides to go to the Games anyway, if not as a sprinter, then as a bobsledder. After some starting problems, the first Jamaican bobsledding team is formed and heads for Calgary. In the freezing weather Derice, Sanka, Junior and Yul are only laughed at, since nobody can take a Jamaican bobsledding team led by a disgraced trainer seriously. But team spirit and a healthy self-confidence may lead to a few surprises in the upcoming Winter Games.” – Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com> via Cool Runnings IMDB

Cast: Leon, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis, Malik Yoba, John Candy, Raymond J. Barry, Peter Outerbridge, Paul Coeur, Larry Gilman, Charles Hyatt, Winston Stona, Bertina Macauley, Pauline Stone Myrie, Kristoffer Cooper, Bill Dow

Cool Runnings trailer:

Praise:

“Entertaining, funny and inspirational, Cool Runnings, bring a good cast and screenplay. Probably the best work of Jon Turteltaub. Fresh.” – Lucas Martins

Read Cool Runnings reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


Little Big League (1994)

Plot Summary:

“When the owner of the Minnesota Twins dies suddenly, his will bequeaths the team to his grandson Billy, a devotee of baseball who, although only 12, has devoured voluminous lore, knows the team intimately, and has shown an uncanny sixth sense of what they need to improve. They hate their manager, so Billy quickly fires the SOB, winning their instant approval. However, this turns to dismay when he announces their new manager: Billy Heywood. How will Billy convince a gang of proud, tough men to stick around and take orders from a kid? On the other hand, what’s to lose– the team has nowhere to go but up.” – Paul Emmons <pemmons@wcupa.edu> via Little Big League IMDB

Cast: Luke Edwards, Timothy Busfield, John Ashton, Ashley Crow, Kevin Dunn, Billy L. Sullivan, Miles Feulner, Jonathan Silverman, Dennis Farina, Jason Robards, Wolfgang Bodison, Duane Davis, Leon Durham, Kevin Elster, Joseph Latimore

Little Big League trailer:

Praise:

“This is good, hilarious and clever family baseball movie since The Sandlot. There were plenty of funny scenes that adults, rather than children, could relate to. It was well done and well acted.” – Dean McKenna

Read Little Big League reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


Little Giants (1994)

Plot Summary:

“Kevin O’Shea (Ed O’ Neil) is an early retired Football Star, who now coaches a pee-wee league team. When Kevin excludes his niece, Becky O’Shea (dispite her being the best player), she convinces her dad Danny O’Shea (Rick Moranis) to coach a pee-wee team, and beat Kevin’s team. Danny accepts in an attempt to show Urbainia that Kevin is not invincible, and that there is another O’Shea in town. Danny picks a team of players that have never been given a chance, and Danny no-longer wants to be Second Best.” – Mekaeal Chaudary via Little Giants IMDB

Cast: Rick Moranis, Ed O’Neill, Shawna Waldron, Devon Sawa, Todd Bosley, Michael Zwiener, Danny Pritchett, Troy Simmons, Sam Horrigan, Joey Simmrin, Marcus Toji, Christopher Walberg , Matthew McCurley, Brian Haley, Jon Paul Steuer

Little Giants trailer:

Praise:

“Childhood classics generally get 3 stars from me regardless if they hold up or not. Little Giants doesn’t hold up like The Sandlot does but it’s still a fun watch.” – Lenny Muggsy

Read Little Giants reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


The Mighty Ducks (1992)

Plot Summary:

“Gordon Bombay, a hotshot lawyer, is haunted by memories of his childhood, when, as the star player in his champion hockey team, he lost the winning goal in a shootout, thereby losing the game, and the approval of his coach. After being charged for drunk driving, the court orders him to coach a peewee hockey team, the worst in the league, Gordon is at first very reluctant. However, he eventually gains the respect of the kids and teaches them how to win, gaining a sponsor on the way and giving the team the name of The Ducks. In the finals, they face Gordon’s old team, coached by Gordon’s old coach, giving Gordon a chance to face old ghosts.” – Liz Jordan <c9310494@alinga.newcastle.edu.au> via The Mighty Ducks IMDB

Cast: Emilio Estevez, Joss Ackland, Lane Smith, Heidi Kling, Josef Sommer, Joshua Jackson, Elden Henson, Shaun Weiss, M.C. Gainey, Matt Doherty, Brandon Quintin Adams, J.D. Daniels, Aaron Schwartz, Garette Ratliff Henson, Marguerite Moreau

The Mighty Ducks trailer:

Praise: 

“Just watched this with my daughter. her first viewing. I loved this movie as a kid and enjoyed it as Erin cheered it on!” – John Manard

Read The Mighty Ducks reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


Rookie of the Year (1993)

Plot Summary:

“A twelve-year-old Chicago boy gets to help his favourite baseball team, the Chicago Cubs, when his broken arm heals in such a way to give him an unusually quick throw. He becomes a rookie pitching sensation, but learns that fame and a major baseball career have costs.” – Stewart M. Clamen <clamen@cs.cmu.edu> via the Rookie of the Year IMDB

Cast: Thomas Ian Nicholas, Gary Busey, Albert Hall, Amy Morton, Dan Hedaya, Bruce Altman, Eddie Bracken, Robert Hy Gorman, Patrick LaBrecque, Daniel Stern, Colombe Jacobsen-Derstine, Kristie Davis, Tyler Ann Carroll, Tom Milanovich, Ross Lehman

Rookie of the Year trailer:

Praise:

“Grew up with this movie, so i’m always going to love it.” – Eric Alvarez

Read Rookie of the Year reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


The Sandlot (1993)

Plot Summary:

“Scotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad, and wants to learn to play baseball. Rodriguez, the neighborhood baseball guru, takes Smalls under his wing – soon he becomes part of the local baseball buddies. They fall into adventures involving baseball, treehouse sleep-ins, the desirous lifeguard at the local pool, the snooty rival ball team, and the travelling fair. Beyond the fence at the back of the sandlot menaces a legendary ball-eating dog called The Beast, and the kids inevitably must deal with him.” – Dan Urson via The Sandlot IMDB

Cast: Art LaFleur, Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Patrick Renna, Chauncey Leopardi, Marty York, Brandon Quintin Adams , Grant Gelt, Shane Obedzinski, Victor DiMattia, Denis Leary, Karen Allen, James Earl Jones, Marley Shelton, Herb Muller

The Sandlot trailer:

Praise:

“Alongside “The Lion King” and “Toy Story”, this is a film I grew up watching… many times. The plot is hilarious and there are many iconic scenes. Love all the characters.” – Eric Shankle

Read The Sandlot reviews on Rotten Tomatoes


Thanks for reading!  Please comment if you love any of these movies! 🙂

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