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19 Best ’90s Movies on Disney Plus to Stream for Movie Marathon

By Lore Apostol / December 30, 2021

The Disney Plus streaming platform library includes all types of content, from kids' movies to films for adults, action movies, and also newer and older productions. This means there is plenty to choose from when it comes to older movies, so let's see the list of best '90s movies on Disney Plus that you can watch right now.

However, keep in mind that you need to subscribe to Disney+ in order to access any of the titles in the streaming service's library.

19. Cool Runnings (1993)

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This biographical sports comedy follows the story of four Jamaican athletes who go to extremes to compete in a bobsled race. Of course, they don't know much about winter sports, but they aim for the gold in the Canadian Olympics, so they hire a professional to help them train and master the basics. This is how they befriend a reluctant ex-champion American slider portrayed by John Candy.

18. The Parent Trap (1998)

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Lindsay Lohan plays 11-year-old twin sisters Hallie Parker and Annie James, who were separated after birth after their parents' divorce. They grow up without knowing each other until they meet by chance at summer camp and decide to swap places, aiming to reunite their family and get their parents back together. This was Lohan's film debut, and her performance earned high praise from critics.

17. Sister Act (1992)

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This Whoopi Goldberg comedy is a great '90s movie on Disney Plus that's always fun to watch. She plays the role of a sassy lounge singer who's placed in a witness protection program, which forces her to join a convent. There, she makes her revamped choir group popular, and this puts her in danger of being exposed. It also features Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy, Wendy Makkena, Mary Wickes, and Harvey Keitel.

16. While You Were Sleeping (1995)

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Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman star in this romantic comedy where she's a lonely subway worker who gets to save the life of a stranger she was infatuated with while observing him from afar. As the man ends up in a coma, his family mistakes her for his fiancee, which opens a way for her to be welcomed in the arms of the family. However, as the story progresses, she falls in love with his brother and things get a little complicated.

15. Hercules (1997)

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The beautiful animation draws inspiration from the Greek mythology legendary hero Heracles, the son of Zeus (here he bears his Roman name, Hercules), who was taken from the gods as a baby and adopted on Earth. When he discovers his heritage, he decides to start training in order to defeat Hades and take his rightful place among the gods of Olympus. James Woods's performance as Hades received positive reviews from film critics. Also, Danny DeVito voices the hilarious little red faun.

14. Hocus Pocus (1993)

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We're sure you remember this cult classic comedy that follows a trio of villainous witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy), who a teenage boy inadvertently resurrects in Salem on Halloween night. Winifred, Sarah, and Mary try to acclimate to the 20th century but are horrified when they discover Halloween has become a festival of disguises. A sequel is in production and set for a 2022 release as a Disney+ original film.

13. George of the Jungle (1997)

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Watch Brendan Fraser in a less usual role - he's George of the Jungle, the sole survivor of a plane crash deep in the African jungle who ends up raised by gorillas. When the poachers threaten his home, he defends the jungle together with his animal friends: a toucan named Tookie, a witty talking gorilla called Ape, and Shep, a peanut-loving elephant. However, the King of Swing has quite a few hilarious encounters with vine-covered trees while in action.

12. A Bug's Life (1998)

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A Bug's Life is a beautiful family animation taking the viewers on an exciting journey of a cute ant who goes looking for a group of warriors to ask for their help as bully grasshoppers threaten the ant's home. This fun and adventurous movie see him encountering a band of circus bugs instead, and together they try to obtain victory through the power of friendship and imagination.

11. Pocahontas (1995)

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This is a romantic tale inspired by real-life Native American legend Pocahontas, who's a free-spirited woman trying to listen to her heart in order to choose the path to follow in her life. Both historical and drawn from legend, this beautiful musical story is fascinating and one of the kids' favorites. The voice cast stars Irene Bedard as the heroine and Mel Gibson as her love interest, Captain John Smith. It won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Colors of the Wind."

10. The Three Musketeers (1993)

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The film is loosely based on the 1844 novel The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, but this Disney adaptation simplifies and alters the story. We get to see Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, Chris O'Donnell, Oliver Platt, Tim Curry, and Rebecca De Mornay in a comedy following the adventures of d'Artagnan as he joins the three main characters to become a musketeer. They end up fighting together against an evil and seductive royal advisor envoy who tries to overthrow the France crown.

9. Toy Story (1995)

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The first movie in the Toy Story saga launched in 1995, introducing some of the characters kids and adults alike loved throughout time: Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), Mr. Potato Head (Don Rickles), Bo Peep (Annie Potts), Hamm (John Ratzenberger), Rex (Wallace Shawn), and Slinky Dog (Jim Varney). Toys come to life when humans are away, and we see the relationship between an old-fashioned pull-string cowboy doll and a modern astronaut action figure as they evolve from rivals to friends.

8. Flubber (1997)

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Flubber is one of the Robin Williams jewels, a science fiction comedy where we get to see the late actor play the role of the mad scientist Professor Philip Brainard. He's on the verge of inventing a new energy source - but instead creates a mysterious green goo he calls Flubber. Its elastic property makes it stick to anything and bounce off super fast, so maybe it could actually be of help to the professor.

7. James and the Giant Peach (1996)

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This is a beautiful animated adventure movie combining live-action and stop-motion animation. It is based on the 1961 novel of the same name by Roald Dahl and produced by Tim Burton and Denise Di Novi, so the story follows young James traveling in the giant peach with the anthropomorphic insects. The film co-stars Joanna Lumley and Miriam Margolyes played James's aunts in the live-action segments, and the voices of Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon, and David Thewlis among others, in the animation sequences.

6. Anastasia (1997)

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This is another great classical animation that tells the alternate history of the lost Romanov Duchess. It's a musical drama that shows an 18-year-old amnesiac girl running from Russia to Paris, hoping to discover her true identity. On her way, she faces con men who wish to take advantage of her likeness to the Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov and a magical Rasputin as the main antagonist. The critics and audiences praised the animation, themes, characters, voice performances, and soundtrack.

5. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

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In another production signed by Tim Burton, we get to see Johnny Depp as an artificial humanoid named Edward, whose creator died before he could finish his work, leaving Edward with scissor blades instead of hands. However, as he's taken in by a suburban family, he falls in love with their kind-hearted teenage daughter, Kim (Winona Ryder). Of course, in this classic '90s movie problems inevitably start to appear as he's seen both as a good man and a monster.

4. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

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This beautiful movie is as much a comedy as it is drama. Robin Williams, who also served as a producer, stars with Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Harvey Fierstein, and Robert Prosky in a story about divorce, separation, and the effect they have on a family. Williams plays the role of a recently divorced actor who creates an elaborate costume and masks to dress up as a female housekeeper and spend time with his children in the light of the divorce.

3. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

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In a modern adaptation of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, this time set in a late-1990s American high school, the story shows new student Cameron (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) trying to woo Bianca (Larisa Oleynik), but her father has strict rules regarding dating. So, he plans to get bad boy Patrick (Heath Ledger) to date Bianca's ill-tempered sister, Kat (Julia Stiles). This is maybe one of our favorite movies as it shows the lively and pleasant character Heath Ledger had, and it's how he is remembered.

2. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)

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Star Wars Episode I shows the first fateful steps of a young Anakin Skywalker set on his path to becoming a trained Jedi and one of the most known personas in the Galactic Empire. As Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) try to protect Queen Padme Amidala of Naboo, they get stranded on Tatooine. There, they meet the bright 9-year-old Anakin (Jake Lloyd), a slave they end up training as a Jedi.

1. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

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This legendary Tim Burton movie weaves Halloween and Christmas in a single odd and educative heartfelt tale of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, who discovers a door to Christmas Town. The festive mood wins him over, so he decides to leave the screams and scares behind and take over Christmas Town, endangering Santa. It's up to Sally, the ragdoll who loves him, to fix things and bring him on the right path in order to save everyone.

This is our list of best '90s movies on Disney Plus right now. If you have anything to add to this list, leave a comment using the button below. And finally, thank you for visiting TechNadu!



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