We're Throwing It Back With All the Good '90s Movies on Netflix Right Now
Ah, the '90s — a bad time to be a pair of eyebrows and the best time to be a movie-goer. Action movies were awesome, comedies were silly but still laugh-out-loud funny, and the rom-coms were at its pinnacle. It was a time when covering your bedroom walls with posters of your favorite stars was still cool, and when going to movie theaters was still a thing people did. Luckily for us, there are plenty of '90s movies available to stream on Netflix and watch from the comfort of our own homes. Read on to see the best '90s offerings on Netflix, ahead!
— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano
Double Jeopardy (1999)
In this exciting thriller, a wife is framed for the murder of her husband and faces time in jail. During her time there, she realizes that her husband faked his death, and she must do everything she can to set the record straight.
Donnie Brasco (1997)
Complete with a star-studded cast, you already know this 1997 flick is going to be good. Johnny Depp plays Joseph Pistone, an FBI agent who just infiltrated one of the biggest Mafia families in New York. He gets to know the mob's main hitman, Benjamin Ruggiero (played by Al Pacino), and has to decide whether he will finish his job and lose his newfound friend or keep his findings a secret.
The Witches (1990)
Based on Roald Dahl's 1983 novel of the same name, this 1990 classic is a fun flick for anyone who wants a dose of nostalgia. When a boy and his grandma go on a trip, they find out that their hotel is hosting a convention that's full of evil witches.
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
The sweetest rom-com of them all, it doesn't get much better than Sleepless in Seattle. When Sam Baldwin's (Tom Hanks) wife passes away, he struggles to believe in love again. His eight-year-old son Jonah makes it his mission to find his dad a wife and forces him to call into a local radio show. When Annie Reed (Meg Ryan) hears the program, she instantly falls in love with Sam even though she's engaged. The rest is history!
If you're on the hunt for a action-packed thriller, look no further than Twister. As one of the biggest storms of the decade heads for their town, professor Dr. Jo Harding and her team of students work together to make a tornado data-gathering device. The only problem is that their rivals have stolen their idea.
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
If you loved the hit TV show, you should definitely check out Tim Burton's take on the classic Washington Irving tale. It follows a detective who must investigate mysterious deaths in Sleepy Hollow, and wow, it's spooky.
Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron star as husband and wife in this totally trippy film about an up-and-coming defense lawyer whose new job may have him working for the actual devil, and whose wife may be slowly losing her grip on reality. Plus, there's a certain scandalous scene with the beautiful Connie Nielsen (who plays Queen Hippolyta in Wonder Woman) that we promise you won't soon forget.
Kicking and Screaming (1995)
Facing their first year out of college, a fun foursome takes a look back at their years at school as well as the years to come.
Get on the Bus (1996)
With a look into what it means to be Black in America, this indie drama film tells the story of a group of men's journey across the country to participate in the Million Man March in Washington DC. While they might've started off as strangers, the men soon share an experience that bonds them for life.
If you didn't watch Casper when you were growing up, what were you doing?! This cute flick tells the story of a nice young ghost who's peacefully haunting a mansion in Maine. Casper finds himself falling for Kat, the daughter of a ghost specialist who wants to communicate with Casper and his fellow spirits.
This scary movie is gory, gooey, and horrifying in all the best '90s-slasher-movie ways. When grad student Helen Lyle hears an urban legend about the Candyman, a mysterious knife-wielding murderer, she soon realizes the tale might be true.
For Love or Money (1993)
A New York concierge wants to start a business for himself in the hotel industry, but he needs an investor. He offers to help a wealthy man conceal his affair with a saleswoman, only to find himself equally attracted to her.
A Dangerous Woman (1993)
This suspenseful romantic drama follows a mentally unstable woman who isn't able to lie. When she and her aunt get romantically involved with the same man, things go haywire.
The Saint (1997)
This 1990s action romance centers around an international thief who's working with Russia to steal a formula for cold fusion. He seduces a scientist to get the key to the code, only to become infatuated with her.
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
This quirky 1994 flick stars Jim Carrey as Ace Ventura, a zany pet detective who is on the hunt to find the Miami Dolphins NFL mascot, Snowflake. When NFL players themselves start getting kidnapped, he must kick his investigation into full gear.
Can't Hardly Wait (1998)
Just like all teen-centric '90s comedies, this flick takes place after high school graduation at a rich classmate's wild house party, where everyone hopes to settle old debts and make new moves before high school is over forever. Jennifer Love Hewitt may have risen to fame in I Know What You Did Last Summer, but this movie officially made her '90s teen royalty.
As Good as It Gets (1997)
When an insolent romance writer (played by Jack Nicholson) gets stuck watching his neighbor's dog, his hard exterior slowly begins to soften, even allowing him to charm Helen Hunt, who plays the only waitress at the local diner who's still willing to serve him. Moral of the story: dogs are the best.
You'll, like, totally feel like a million bucks after watching this one.
Groundhog Day (1993)
Bill Murray stars in this classic film as Phil Connors, a cynical TV weatherman who's sent to the small town of Punxsutawney in order to cover their annual Groundhog Day ceremony. Little does he know that he will live February 2 all over again the next day, and then the next day, and the next, and the next . . .
Pierce Brosnan's James Bond debut isn't as sleek as the modern Daniel Craig era of the franchise, but there's no denying that the actor is the very definition of suave. GoldenEye kicks off Brosnan's Bond films by pitting 007 against his friend-turned-nemesis Agent 006 (Sean Bean), who has a space weapon that could destroy earth.
Back to the Future III (1990)
The final Back to the Future adventure sends Marty back in time to the Old West to save Doc before he ends up murdered. The mix of sci-fi, action, and the wild west makes for a fun last hurrah for this time-traveling franchise.
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
The Silence of the Lambs swept the Academy Awards in 1991, taking home best picture, best actor for Anthony Hopkins, and best actress for Jodie Foster. It's still widely recognized as one of the best thrillers of all time, so clearly you have to watch it.
Jerry Maguire (1996)
In this iconic romantic drama, Renée Zellweger plays a young single mother who joins the titular character's (played by Tom Cruise) new sports agency. He had her at hello, and it's a film we never want to bid goodbye.
Critics weren't in love with Godzilla when it hit theaters in 1998, but critics aren't always right. This movie is a total blast as long as you go into it wanting nothing more than to see a giant lizard terrorize New York while Matthew Broderick looks panicked.
Stuart Little (1999)
This proto-Paddington gem of a family classic stars Hugh Laurie and Geena Davis as parents who adopt an anthropomorphic mouse named Stuart (Michael J. Fox) into their family. While Stuart initially has to overcome hostility from his adoptive brother and the cat, the family soon comes to love him.
Cookie's Fortune (1999)
Set in small-town Mississippi, this crime comedy tells the story of two sisters who decide to frame their rich aunt's suicide as murder to salvage their family's reputation — and then later take over her incredible mansion. It may not sound funny, but Glenn Close, Julianne Moore, and Liv Tyler make for a wildly eccentric and entertaining trio.
The World Is Not Enough (1999)
Brosnan's James Bond movies definitely get sillier toward the end of his reign, but The World Is Not Enough is still a total action romp. In this one, Bond is trying to save the world's oil supply while protecting the daughter of a murdered oil tycoon.
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Pierce Brosnan reprised the role of Bond for the second time in the franchise's 18th installment, Tomorrow Never Dies. This one follows agent 007 as he attempts to stop a power-hungry media mogul who hopes to provoke World War III in order to boost sales in his news division, and Brosnan totally delivers as the smoldering agent once again.
Howards End (1992)
Emma Thompson and Anthony Hopkins deliver critically acclaimed performances in this adaptation of E.M. Forster's popular novel. Howards End unravels the story of a compassionate middle-class woman who enters an unlikely relationship with a cold, calculating businessman.
Mortal Kombat (1995)
Mortal Kombat isn't just a video game from your childhood; it's also an action film about noble fighters who must fight for their lives in a combat tournament.
Unspeakable Acts (1990)
In this 1990 made-for-TV movie, a husband-and-wife team of child psychologists from the University of Miami are sent to investigate a series of horrendous acts of sexual abuse at Country Walk Day Care Center in 1984. The movie was made a few years after the high-profile case against Frank Fuster and Ileana Fuster, who ran the day care, went to trial.
Bad Boys (1995)
In this action film, two detectives (played by Will Smith and Martin Lawrence) have five days to track down the crook who stole $100 million worth of heroin from their Miami police station — and if they don't find him, they'll have to say goodbye to the narcotics division.