Best movies of the 90s on Netflix, HBO and Amazon

They are not all because many of the best of the nineties they are not on any platformWe can not see them on Netflix or HBO or Amazon or Filmin or the newcomer Disney Plus. It happens with Pretty Woman, with Titanic or with Independence Day, for example, among many others that you will miss on this list. And so do we. In some cases we have no choice but to wait for them to be on a television channel (the year in which they do not put the story of Julia Roberts and Richard Gere two or three times) or we can rent on Google Play or iTunes paying for them to see them as many times as we want in the following days.

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It would be impossible to collect them all but we left some of the best of all the themes, for all tastes or ages. Romantic stories that marked us as Noting Hill, epic sagas like Star Wars or some of the best movies of all time like Saving Private Ryan.

Schindler’s List

Many will choose Schindler’s List not only as their favorite movie but as one of the best movies ever. He arrived in 1993, won 7 Oscars (film, director …) and became one of those essentials of the cult cinema directed by Steven Spielberg. A drama based on real events and set in World War II that still surprises today in every image. It is the story of Okar Schindler, who gives the film its name, a businessman who wants to win the sympathy of the Nazis and manages to run a factory in Krakow where he will put hundreds of Jewish operatives to work.

The Jews maintain the factory in Krakow, which soon begins to prosper, and Schindler understands that giving him work not only makes his factory better, but saves them from death, from life in the Plaszow concentration camp where they would end up not because they are there, in their factory. A film considered necessary, indispensable brilliant. A masterpiece that was born in the nineties and even today we can see it again on Netflix with three and a quarter hours of duration.

Platform: Netflix

Year: 1993

Duration: Three hours and 15 minutes

Thematic: Nazism / Drama

Age: For people over 16 years old

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Schindler's List

Life imprisonment

Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins They starred in 1994 in the movie Perpetual Chain, a tough prison drama that managed to become an icon of the 1990s and, for many, the best movie ever. An adaptation of Stephen King’s account perfectly brought to television, including best actor and film. It is the story of Andrew Dufresne, a murderer of his wife (a priori we do not know whether guilty or not) who has been sentenced to life in prison and reaches Shawshank prison where he will gain the trust of Red (Morgan Freeman) one of the “bosses” of the prison, whom he will be friends with for twenty years.

Twenty years in which Freeman will star alongside Robbins in a story of hope and hopelessness, of brilliant dialogues, of illusion and surrender, friendship and drama. A cocktail of contagious emotions that make it one of those obligatory cult films that we must see, at least once in our lives, to catch the contagion of this eternal friendship that began in 1994 and still moves us today.

Platform: Netflix / Movistar Plus

Year: 1994

Duration: Two hours and 12 minutes

Thematic: Prison drama

Age: For people over 16 years old

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Pulp fiction

One of the most remembered and applauded by Quentin Tarantino (among many others) is this film in which several crossed stories are mixed, with several timelines that end up converging. The script is about a group of interrelated criminals living crazy adventures in Los Angeles. The film, with an exceptional soundtrack, leaves characters and moments to remember as the dance of Uma Thurman and John Travolta, the speeches of Samuel L. Jackson or the stellar appearance of the lord Wolf. A cocktail characteristic of Tarantino’s films, which reaches the maximum splendor of its cinema in Pulp Fiction. A gem that you can see over and over again at home until you learn the dialogues by heart.

Platform: Netflix

Year: 1994

Duration: Two hours and 34 minutes

Thematic: Action

Age: For people over 16 years old

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Matrix

Matrix arrived in the late nineties with a futuristic air and two hours and 16 minutes that marked an entire generation that always wondered between choosing the red or blue pill. Neo (Thomas Anderson in his daily life) is a hacker from a computer company who begins to receive strange signals from a group that has contacted him. You must decide whether or not you want to know the truth. Whether or not you want to know about the Matrix: your life is actually a fake life, a virtual vision created by supermachines that have enslaved humans and treat them as they please. Neo is considered to be The Chosen One, according to the Morpheus leader, and will be decisive in ending the power of these machines.

You’ve imitated Neo’s fighting moves once, we’ve seen continuous parodies of the Matrix and it’s one of the best movies of the 90s but also of all time. A mass phenomenon of futuristic science fiction, action, of dystopian future and philosophical discourse about human existence or the relationship with technology. He won four Oscars in 1999: Best Editing, Best Sound, Best Visual Effects, or Best Sound Effects. And now you can watch it again on Netflix.

Platform: Netflix

Year: 1999

Duration: Two hours and 16 minutes

Age: For people over 16 years old

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American Beauty

A crossroads of relationships and deceit directed by Sam Mendes that arrived in the late nineties with Kevin Spacey as the protagonist. He is Lester Burnham, an executive man in his forties, married with a teenage daughter. Burnham leads a boring life, he is tired of his work and his routine, of his wife. But he meets a friend of his teenage daughter, he will obsess over her and do his best to conquer her in this film who won five Oscars in 1999 (film, director, actor, script and photography).

A criticism of the American dream, to a supposedly ideal family. An ingenious and ironic comedy, complex and subtle, about the search for happiness and aspirations. You can watch it on Netflix if you are looking for a fun movie with a different air, away from canned and easy humor.

Platform: Netflix

Year: 1999

Duration: Two hours and 2 minutes

Thematic: Drama / Comedy / Sarcasm

Age: For ages 13 and up

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One of ours

Entitled Goodfellas in English, this Scorsese film is considered one of the best in the history of cinema and it has a luxurious cast with actors like Robert de Niro, Ray Liotta or Joe Pesci. Set in the mafia-dominated New York, it tells the story of Henry, a boy who wants to feel important and who decides to enter the criminal world to earn a living and gain notoriety. His career as a criminal, his connections, drugs, the mafia and the codes that were followed in the world of crime will be the subject of this applauded film, which won many awards and which you can now see again in the living room.

Platform: Netflix

Year: 1990

Duration: Two hours and 25 minutes

Thematic: Drama / Mafia

Age: For people over 16 years old

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Reservoir Dogs

Quentin Tarantino’s feature debut is also one of the best films of the 90s. Reservoir Dogs came in 1992 as an action-crime thriller, of heists, 100 intense and fascinating minutes full of temporary jumps and flashbacks but with a rhythm that does not stop until the end. There is little left to say about a story that you have surely seen, that of an organized gang hired to take diamonds but the plan goes wrong for these elegant gangsters, who will have to discover who the traitor is. There is no lack of violence and a brilliant soundtrack in a debut that left us breathless in the nineties and continues to do so today. One of those cult titles with the Tarantino label that you can see now on Amazon Prime Video or HBO.

Platform: Amazon Prime Video / HBO

Year: 1992

Duration: One hour and 39 minutes

Thematic: Action / Thriller

Age: For over 18 years

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Jurassic Park

One of the favorites of a generation and with a soundtrack that we have ever hummed. Action, science fiction and adventure with the stamp of Steven Spielberg. And dinosaurs, Clear. A group of scientists have managed to simulate dinoasaurs thanks to a technology with which they can clone all kinds of species such as tyrannosaurus rex, triceratops, etc. Paleontologists visit the paruqe to observe the realism of what they have achieved, but an employee touches the security system and the dinosaurs escape. All visitors to the park will see how their lives are in danger and will have to fight to survive in one of the best adventure titles of the last thirty years.

Jurassic Park (or Jurassic Park at the time) It was the first one of many other releases that followed the plot. In 1997 A Lost World arrived and in 2001 Jurassic Park III arrived. Although years later they continued to release films with the same theme, taking advantage of the success in their beginnings. Twenty-two years after the first Jurassic World is here, in 2015, where again dinosaurs would put park visitors in trouble. Only the first three are available on Amazon with the Prime Video subscription. For Jurassic World you will have to pay their rent.

Platform: Amazon Prime Video

Year: 1993

Duration: Two hours and 6 minutes

Thematic: Action / Drama

Recommended age: For ages 13 and up

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The Phantom Menace

The first of the Star Wars saga, chronologically speaking, also caught the nineties. Although very little. The Anakin Skywalker story was the beginning of a saga that would continue to grow to this day and whose love would be inherited from generation to generation. A prequel to the classic trilogy that featured little Skywalker or other characters like Emperor Palpatine, Obi-Wan Kenobi, or Qui-Gon.

In case you don’t remember how it all started in Star Wars, The Phantom Menace follows two Jedi masters (Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan Kenobi) who travel together with Padme Amidala and discover a boy, a slave in the that detect a large number of midichlorians. A strong Force presence that makes Skywalker become a Jedi student in a film where there is no shortage pod races, galactic battles or new characters like Jar Jar Binks or Darth Maul, a great enemy who would become “the new Darth Vader”.

Platform: Disney +

Year: 1999

Duration: Two hours and 16 minutes

Thematic: Star wars / Adventures

Recommended age: For ages 12 and up

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The unstoppable Will Hunting

Robin Williams, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck They star in a movie that at the time got nine Oscar nominations and two statuettes for best original screenplay and best supporting actor. It is the story of Will Hunting, a young man with an intellect superior to that of others. A genius who prefers to hide his “advantage”, live without privileges and that no one knows about his intelligence. For this he will work as a janitor at the university.

Your life will change when you solve a riddle and catch the attention of everyone else, making MIT professors realize that you are a true genius of mathematics. To deal with his problems and his bad characters, Will Hunting will also go to a therapist who will try to help him. An emotional film, a drama that was presented in 1997 and with a script full of strength that conquers us, in addition to a cast of luxury.

Platform: Amazon Prime Video

Year: 1997

Duration: Two hours and 6 minutes

Thematic: Drama

Age: For over 18 years

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Save Private Ryan

Tom Hanks and Matt Damon starred in another the movies of the time, one of the best movies of the 90s with Steven Spielberg as director. He won five Oscars (directing, photography, editing, sound, sound effects) and was nominated for eleven statuettes. Another icon from the nineties that you have surely seen if you are over twenty years old, one of the best in the last twenty years. A must-have available on Netflix and also on Amazon Prime Video if you have it pending or want to return to it.

Set in World War II and after landing on the beaches of Normandy, a group of American soldiers has a clear mission, which gives its name to the film: save soldier James Ryan. They will have to do whatever it takes to keep him alive. His mother, Mrs. Ryan, has been informed of three deaths on the same day, of the soldier’s three brothers. Now, in order to minimally alleviate their grief in mourning, the military will do their part to ensure that they do not lose all their children and they will strive to keep their fourth, James Ryan, alive. Eight men will search for him and try to return him home on a sublime ribbon.

Platform: Netflix / Amazon Prime Video

Year: 1998

Duration: Two hours and 50 minutes

Thematic: Action / War drama

Age: For over 18 years

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Notting Hill

Although it is inevitable that you see it on television a few times a year, as is the case with Pretty Woman, you can also see Notting Hill on Amazon Prime Video. She, Julia Roberts, a famous movie star. He, Hugh grant, owner of a small bookstore in the neighborhood that gives its name to the film. Anna Scott is a successful movie star who will enter the store on one of her world trips. Actress and bookseller will fall in love in a complicated and unthinkable love story for most.

A charming, fun and that does not go out of style. One of the usual romantic comedies that we always turn to when looking for a love story that does not fail us. Despite the fact that twenty years ago since its premiere, we still continue to watch the two hours of Notting Hill when we came across it on television. Now you can also see it on Amazon Prime Video.

Platform: Amazon Prime Video

Year: 1999

Duration: Two hours and 4 minutes

Thematic: Romantic comedy

Age: For ages 13 and up

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Notting Hill

You have an email

Before Tinder and Badoo existed, You have an e-mail conquered the public with one of the most beautiful love stories in cinema. The one by Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan was a success at the box office even though it presents us with a plot that can be the same as always, that we have already lived, that we already know. Kathleen Kelly and Joe Fox live lives on the Upper West Side. She in a children’s bookstore and he owns a chain of large bookstores. Both of them they live happily with their partners, with a stable life and a routine. The two will meet in person without knowing that they have a nice love story via email.

Platform: Amazon Prime Video

Year: 1998

Duration: One hour and 54 minutes

Thematic: Love stories / Romantic cinema

Age: For all audiences

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The Truman Show

Is everything around us real or do we live on a television set? We have asked ourselves this question many times since we saw The Truman Show in theaters in 1998, with Jim Carrey as the protagonist and giving life to Truman Burbank. Burbank is a man in whose life nothing ever happens but who begins to suspect that everything around him is a lie. All his life, all his city is a television studio and all the people who cross paths are actors and actresses who make him believe that it is really his life. Although everything is a lie. Comedy and drama, science fiction in less than two hours from other of those movies that we have ever seen and that have filled references series and television programs of the last twenty years.

Platform: Amazon Prime Video / Movistar

Year: 1198

Duration: One hour and 42 minutes

Thematic: Drama / Comedy / Science Fiction

Age: For ages above 7

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Ghost

Of among all the romantic movies, Ghost is one of those that can never be missing from a list with that theme. Also one of the best movies of the 90s or more remembered. A love story without borders, between two worlds, without limits. That of Sam and Molly, the protagonists of this title that premiered in 1990 and which also left us one of the most legendary soundtracks in cinema. Sam and Molly are a couple who live happily in New York until a thief attacks them and ends life with Sam. She will disappear in body but not entirely because she will do her best to contact Molly to warn her of the dangers she runs, of the people who try to take advantage of her.

Without missing moments of humor thanks to Whoopi Goldberg, Ghost is a drama with which it will be practically impossible for us not to cry, not to get excited with this love that can cope with everything. Although you may have already seen it, you can relive these two hours of fantasy with Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore.

Platform: Netflix

Year: 1990

Duration: Two hours and 7 minutes

Thematic: Drama / Love

Age: For ages 13 and up

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Ghost

Jumanji

Although there are new versions in the cinema in recent years, Robin Williams starred in one of the most important family tapes of the time. A board game that becomes reality and where everything comes to life. Alan Parris has been trapped in this magical board game for 25 years until two children, two brothers, return to him and free him from that magical world where he was being held. But not only will he be released, but all kinds of inexplicable events will occur, creatures of other times, Animals … It is not one of the best movies of the 90s, but it is a mythical story among the now twenties. An adventure starring Williams that tells with two sequels, released in 2017 and 2019. Other protagonists although a similar plot: four teenagers are here absorbed by a video game and will become avatars who will have to survive all kinds of adventures until they return to the world and their lives.

Platform: Netflix

Year: nineteen ninety five

Duration: One hour and 44 minutes

Thematic: Adventure / Family Cinema

Age: For ages 13 and up

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Jumanji

Home alone

Macauly Culkin as Kevin McCallister in which it was one of the best movies of the nineties, with a sequel saga that came later. Kevin McCallister is eight years old and his family has gone on a Christmas trip without him. He has been left alone at home and will have to survive until they return. He will not simply face loneliness but thieves who want to take advantage of his family’s absence. The child comes up with all kinds of funny traps and occurrences in these almost two hours of humor that you have surely seen and that you can return to at Disney Plus.

Two years later Home Alone 2 arrived with Macauly Culkin also as the protagonist and staying alone in New York. In 1997 came the third adventure of a child alone at home, although from McCallister we went to Alex Pruitt, a totally different child. An eight-year-old boy who is home alone with chickenpox and who has a top-secret computer chip in his possession chased by a gang of criminals that they will do everything possible to get it, to enter the house and steal that car.

Platform: Disney +

Year: 1990/1992/1997

Duration: One hour and 43 minutes

Thematic: Comedy / Children’s cinema for the whole family

Recommended age: For over six years

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Space jam

Michael Jordan playing basketball along with the Looney tunes it’s one of those scenes you’ve ever seen. Space Jam is one of the best movies of the 90s to watch as a family, mixing real characters and cartoons, real action and the funny and crazy Looney Tunes. Michael Jordan announces his intention to retire from basketball and dedicate himself to being a baseball player, something he is not good at. Meanwhile, in a distant galaxy, Warner Bros characters are challenged by monstrous creatures: if not they win a basketball game they will become slaves to your amusement park.

Everything is played in a single game and Bugs Bunny, Porky, Tweety or Lucas Duck will have to convince Jordan to play on his team, to help them win that decisive game where they play their own freedom. A basketball classic, humor and one of the funniest films we can see released in the 90s and for the whole family and all audiences.

Platform: Netflix / HBO

Year: nineteen ninety six

Duration: One hour and 27 minutes

Thematic: Adventure / Family Cinema

Recommended age: For ages above 7

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Stuart Little

The Little family lives happily: father, mother and their son George. But they want adopt a little brother, a brother for your little one. Instead of a normal child, the new brother will be a talking mouse: Stuart. One more in the family in a funny comedy in which Michael J.Fox plays a chattering mouse that will turn the Little’s day-to-day upside down. Stuart Little is an adorable and moving story of differences, adaptation and family. George will have to get used to not being the only one and Stuart will have to learn to live in the family.

You can watch it again on Netflix in less than an hour and a half and as a Safe bet to watch with children. The adorable little mouse does not go out of style twenty years after its release and is still one of the best films of the 90s for all audiences.

Platform: Netflix

Year: 1999

Duration: One hour and 24 minutes

Thematic: Comedy / Movie for the whole family

Recommended age: For all audiences

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Free Willy

In the nineties we met Willy, one of the most popular television animals of recent times thanks to a family and friendship drama. Emotional and always ready to make us shed a few tears, the title is available on Netflix to return whenever you want. Jesse is a boy who lives with a foster family but cannot adapt to his new home. After a punishment, the boy will have to clean an aquarium and thus he will meet Willy, an orca who lives in captivity.

Their relationship will become increasingly close and Jesse will find the animal the refuge and friendship you need. Therefore, he will try to devise a plan in which he helps Willy to go out to sea, to be free, to escape captivity. A film of almost two hours that not only shows us love for animals but also brotherly love, a drama for all that marked us in 1993 and that even today is still a good option to see with children and adults, for all audiences .

Platform: Netflix

Year: 1993

Duration: One hour and 51 minutes

Thematic: Drama / Family Movie

Recommended age: For ages above 7

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Matilda

Matilda, like Jesse, also fails to fit in. Based on the book by Roald Dahl and as one of the best films of the 90’s for children and young people, Matilda is the story of the girl who gives this film its name. A curious and intelligent little girl who loves to read but feels neglected and underrated in a house where your intelligence is not valued nor his dedication to culture. Everything changes when he discovers that he has telekinetic powers and decides to use them to help others. Matilda’s Powers they will help her to do justice, to take revenge on all the cruel people who have made their daily lives more difficult and do not deserve their kindness. A classic that will spread our love of books, perfect for all ages and one of the best titles in cinema for the whole family.

Platform: Netflix

Year: nineteen ninety six

Duration: One hour and 38 minutes

Thematic: Adventures / Family Movie

Recommended age: For ages above 7

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Matilda

You to London and I to California

Probably not one of the best movies of the 90s and we can’t compare it to others on this list like Reservoir Dogs or as Schindler’s List. But You to London and I to California is one of those childhood classics of many people (this is why we include it here) which premiered in 1998 And sure you have ever seen, with Linsay Lohan giving birth to two exactly the same twins: Annie and Hallie.

They were separated shortly after birth and will meet again in a summer camp although one knows nothing of the other. There they will draw up a plan to exchange and get the family they have always wanted. Based on the novel The Two Carlotas and the original film released in the 1960s in which Hayley Mills played Sharon and Susan. A modernized version if you are looking for family and nostalgic cinema, simple and for all audiences, at Disney.

Platform: Disney Plus

Year: 1998

Duration: Two hours and 9 minutes

Thematic: Comedy / For the whole family / Adventures

Recommended age: For all audiences

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My best friend’s Wedding

If only we could stick with a romantic comedy it would be starring Julia Roberts and Cameron Díaz, released in 1997. Julianne Potter is a twenty-year-old New York gastronomic critic who has always been in love with her best friend, Michael. In an encounter, Michael will confess to him that he is going to marry Kimberly Wallace (Cameron Díaz) and the first one must look, at all costs, excuses for not going to the link or even to spoil a ceremony of which she would like to be the protagonist. A fun movie with an ingenious and effective script if you are looking for something nice that was released 23 years ago now and still manages to bring us a smile. In the field of love comedies, My Best Friend’s Wedding is one of the best movies of the 90s full of lessons and fun.

Platform: Netflix

Year: 1997

Duration: One hour and 44 minutes

Thematic: Romantic comedy

Recommended age: For ages above 7

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The Lion King

Among all the 90s animated films, The Lion King is one of the most popular movies to have become. In 2019 the “real” version arrived, without cartoons. Simba was born in 1994, that adorable lion that would have to become king before time and that would introduce us to some funny Timon and Pumbaa. Everyone we know Hakuna Matata by heart and The Lion King is one of those animation classics we always return to. Whether you want to see the 1994 or the current one, the original or some of its sequels

Platform: Disney +

Year: 1994

Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Thematic: Family Cinema / Cartoons

Age: For olders than 6

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Toy Story

La ventaja de tener Disney Plus es que podemos volver a las mejores películas de los noventa de animación y Toy Story está entre ellas. Fue en 1995 cuando conocimos a Andy por primera vez en la que es una de las mejores creaciones de Pixar. A Andy, a Woody, a Buzz Lightyear… ese juguete galáctico lleno de luces que llegaba para ser el nuevo favorito y que comenzaría una historia que duraría más de veinte años, hasta hoy, con Toy Story 4. Todos nos hemos preguntado alguna vez, siendo niños en los noventa, si los juguetes se moverían de sitio al irnos.

Un éxito rotundo en taquilla que dura hasta hoy. No pasa de moda, los niños y adultos siguen disfrutando el film como la primera vez pese a que hace ya 25 años desde su estreno. En Disney+ puedes volver a verla o ponerte al día con las secuelas de los juguetes: todas las películas están disponibles en streaming. Además, más allá de Toy Story 2, 3 y 4 puedes ver algunos cortos especiales o programación exclusiva con los mismos protagonistas. Por ejemplo, Las Aventuras de Bo Peep es uno de los mejores cortos de la plataforma. También Toy Story Toons Pequeño Gran Buzz, Toy Story El Tiempo Perdido y un gran catálogo de minipelículas de diez o quince minutos

Plataforma: Disney+

Año: 1995

Duración: Una hora y 21 minutos

Temática: Dibujos animados / Cine familiar

Edad: Para todos los públicos

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