15 Movies From The '90s Your Generation Z Kids Will Appreciate As Much As You Do (2023)

Your Gen Z kids might make fun of you for yourchosen emojis, side part or skinny jeans. But if you want to impress this young generation with a piece of their own generation, show them some of these movies.


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As a member of Gen Z, I can guarantee that your Gen Z kids will enjoy these '90s movies as much as you do.

Here are 15 '90s movies that have stood the test of time.

1. 'The Fugitive' (1993)

doctor Richard Kimble (Harrison Ford) is a respected surgeon in Chicago. When he is falsely accused of killing his wife, Helen (Sela Ward), he is sentenced to death. On the way to prison, he has an opportunity to escape and he takes it. Kimble, now a fugitive, must go undercover and clear his name.

Classification:PG-13 for a murder and other action sequences in an adventure setting.

Where to look:Rent on Amazon Prime.

2. 'Big Daddy' (1999)

Law-trained slacker Sonny (Adam Sandler) wants to prove to his ex-girlfriend that he's capable of taking on adult responsibilities. To do this, he adopts a five-year-old boy (Dylan Sprouse, Cole Sprouse). She is unimpressed with his efforts, but he is unable to get the child back.

Classification:PG-13 for language and some crude humor.

Where to look:Netflix, TV Honda.

3. 'The Parent Trap' (1998)

Twins Annie and Hallie (Lindsay Lohan) have been strangers their whole lives, until they meet at summer camp. They start off on the wrong foot, but their mischievous behavior brings them together and they hatch a plan to reunite their divorced parents.

Classification:PG for some minor damage.

Where to look:Disney+.

4. 'Mission: Impossible' (1996)

Your Gen Z kids have probably already seen one of the five "Mission: Impossible" sequels, but have they seen the movie that started it all?

Agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is sent on a mission with his mentor, Jim (Jon Voight). But the mission doesn't go as planned and Jim ends up dead. Ethan becomes the prime suspect in Jim's death and must sneak into a CIA building to obtain evidence to prove his innocence.

Classification:PG-13 for some intense action violence.

Where to look:Paramount+, Youtube.


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5. 'In Idea' (1995)

A modern day version of Jane Austen's "Emma", Cher (Alicia Silverstone) is the most popular girl at her school. She considers herself a matchmaker but above dating high school boys. She decided to help a fashion novice and new student at school with a makeover. But all of her generous acts don't bring her the satisfaction she seeks, and she realizes that her ex-stepbrother (Paul Rudd) may be right about how wrong she is.

Classification:PG-13, sex-related dialogue, and some teens use alcohol and drugs.

Where to look:Paramount+, Amazon Prime.


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6. 'Galaxy Quest' (1999)

The actors of a hit 1970s sci-fi TV show are still reliving their past, until they are transported onto an alien spaceship. The aliens believed that the show's episodes are actual documentation of the cast in space; now they want the actors' help in their quest to overcome an oppressive space regime. The cast includes Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman.

Classification:PG for some action violence, smooth language, and sexiness.

Where to look:Youtube, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Starz.

7. 'Madam. Doubt (1993)

After divorcing his wife, Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams) finds a way to see his children more often. With the help of his brother Frank (Harvey Fierstein), Daniel manages to disguise himself as a governess: Mrs. Doubtfire. But keeping up the act is harder than Daniel anticipated.

Classification:PG-13 for some sexual references.

Where to look:Starz, Hulu, Amazon Prime.

8. 'She fades' (1993)

Scottie Smalls (Thomas Guiry) is a shy kid in a new neighborhood, but when Benny (Mike Vitar) takes him under his wing, Smalls meets a group of neighborhood kids who play baseball every day in the vacant lot. Over the summer, the boys embark on a series of adventures, many of which get them into trouble.

Classification:PG for some language and children chewing tobacco.

Where to look:Starz, Youtube, Amazon Prime, Hulu.

9. 'You Have Mail' (1998)

Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan), a struggling small business owner, hates Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) because she fears his huge bookstore chain will bankrupt her bookstore. But then they meet anonymously in an online chat room.

Classification:PG for any language.

Where to look:Rent on Amazon Prime.

10. 'Forever' (1998)

In a modern version of Cinderella, Danielle (Drew Barrymore) is forced to serve her adoptive family after her father dies. Her cruel stepmother (Anjelica Houston) forces Danielle to handle all the household chores while she tries to get her daughters married. But Danielle's life begins to change when she meets a handsome prince (Dougray Scott).

Classification:PG-13 for momentary strong language.

Where to look:Hulu.

11. 'The Pelican Summary' (1993)

A young law student, Darby Shaw (Julia Roberts), writes a legal paper about the murder of two Supreme Court justices, hinting at a theory as to who is behind it. She realizes how accurate her theory is when her boyfriend is murdered, an attempt directed at her. Now, she's on the run, accompanied by a journalist (Denzel Washington) who helps expose her theory.

Classification:PG-13 for momentary language and some violence.

Where to look:Rent on Amazon Prime.

12. '10 Things I Hate About You' (1999)

Kat Stratford (Julia Stiles) is a beautiful and smart high school student, but she scares most of her classmates, and not in a good way. Bianca (Larisa Oleynik), Kat's younger sister, can't date until her older sister does, but nobody wants to date Kat. So, with the help of her French tutor, Cameron (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Bianca hatches a plan to get Kat a boyfriend. Enter school bad boy Patrick (Heath Ledger).

Classification:PG-13 for sex-related humor and dialogue, scenes involving alcohol and drugs, all involving teenagers.

Where to look:Disney+, Hulu.

13. 'Groundhog Day' (1993)

A jaded TV weatherman, Phil (Bill Murray), finds himself reliving the same day over and over again after he heads to the small town of Punxsutawney on an assignment covering Groundhog Day. At first, the situation bothers Phil, until he figures out a way to turn it to his advantage.

Classification:PG for some themed items.

Where to look:Fio, Amazon Prime.

14. 'I've Never Been Kissed' (1999)

A young Chicago Sun-Times editor, Josie Gellar (Drew Barrymore), is given an undercover assignment undercover as a high school student. Josie didn't have a positive experience in high school, but to get a good story you need to be involved.

Classification:PG-13 for material related to sex and some drug content.

Where to look:Disney+.

15. 'Men in Black' (1997)

A police officer (Will Smith) joins an unofficial, top-secret government agency dedicated to monitoring alien interactions with Earth: they are known as the Men in Black. The group encounters an intergalactic terrorist with a deadly plot, currently living in New York City.

Classification:PG-13 for science fiction language and violence.

Where to look:Rent on Amazon Prime.

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