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Plan your own '90s movie marathon with all these classic flicks

TV Guide Editors
The Best '90s Movies to Stream
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The Best '90s Movies You Can Watch Right Now

As people all around the world are social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic, they're looking for ways to stay entertained while staying safe. So why not try to distract yourself from the stresses of today with setting up your own '90s movie marathon?

From the gangster touchstone Goodfellas and the classic crime film Pulp Fiction, to the beloved coming-of-age story Dazed and Confused and fun family fare like The Mighty Ducks trilogy, we rounded up the best movies from the 1990s that are available to stream while quarantining. Read on for the best '90s movies available on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, CBS All Access, IMDb TV, Starz, Showtime, HBO, and Cinemax.

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Bad Boys

Now's as good a time as ever to revisit Michael Bay's iconic and endlessly entertaining action-comedy starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. While you're at it, check out Bad Boys II, which is also streaming on Netflix, as well as the latest (and best) installment, Bad Boys for Life, which is available to rent or buy on Amazon. -Keisha Hatchett
Watch it on: Netflix

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Notting Hill

This classic rom-com follows William Thacker (Hugh Grant), a quiet London travel book store owner, who falls in love with the famous actress Anna Scott (Julia Roberts). Their wildly different lifestyles make for an unforgettable love story. We're just writers, sitting in front of our computers, telling you to stream this movie. -Aliza Sessler
Watch it on: HBO Max, Hulu (with HBO Max add-on), Amazon Prime (with HBO add-on)

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Waiting to Exhale

Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine, and Lela Rochon star in this quintessential film about four girlfriends helping each other through bad relationships, career frustrations, and family struggles. Come for the powerhouse performances by these superstars but stay for the pitch-perfect soundtrack featuring the likes of Houston, Toni Braxton, Mary J. Blige, SWV, and more. -Keisha Hatchett
Watch it on: Amazon Prime (rent or buy)

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Half Baked

Dave Chappelle leads this goofy stoner comedy that turns into a pot-dealing rescue mission when one a bud of Chappelle's Thurgood Jenkins accidentally kills a police officer... who happens to be a horse. Just go with it -- preferably under the influence. -Malcolm Venable
Watch it on: Starz, Hulu (with Starz add-on), Amazon Prime (with Starz add-on)

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Boyz N the Hood

The late John Singleton's 1991 debut film stunned the industry and moviegoers, who had not yet seen such a gritty, realistic portrayal of South Los Angeles with so much heart before. Nominated for Best Original Screenplay and Best Director (making Singleton the youngest ever nominee at the time, and the first African American directing nominee), Boyz in the Hood stars Ice Cube, Morris Chestnut and Cuba Gooding Jr. as young men coming of age in a tough environment, and stands as one of the defining films of the '90s.
Watch it on: Amazon Prime (rent or buy)

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Soul Food

An all-star cast including Vanessa L. Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long, Michael Beach, and Mekhi Phifer assembled for this classic family drama executive-produced by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. With matriarch Josephine "Big Mama" Joseph (Irma P. Hall) in a coma, grandson Ahmad Simmons (Brandon Hammond) witnesses his family's struggle to uphold her tradition of Sunday dinners amid old feuds and long-standing secrets. -Keisha Hatchett
Watch it on:  Hulu 

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Boomerang

Eddie Murphy leads this slick rom-com about a womanizing advertising executive Marcus Graham (Murphy) who meets his match in his boss Jacqueline Broyer (Robin Givens). With a stacked cast that includes Halle Berry, David Alan Grier, Grace Jones and Chris Rock, Boomerangis full of memorable laugh-out-loud lines -- many of which are too naughty to be printed here. -Malcolm Venable
Watch it on: StarzHulu (with Starz add-on), Amazon Prime (with Starz add-on)

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Wayne's World

The second film based on a Saturday Night Live sketch, Wayne's World stars Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as two best friends who love rock and roll and have a local public access TV show. -Kaitlin Thomas
Watch it on: Starz, Hulu (with Starz add-on), Amazon Prime (with Starz add-on)

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You've Got Mail

Some might say that Tom Hanks catfishing Meg Ryan for an entire movie is rude and problematic. And those people would be right. But that doesn't mean we don't still love this romantic comedy that exists to also remind us about the existence of AOL. -Kaitlin Thomas
Watch it on: HBO Max

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The Matrix

The Wachowskis' postmodern sci-fi film stars Keanu Reeves and sometimes to this day makes us wonder if we are all actually living in a simulated reality and just don't know it. It'd explain a lot. -Kaitlin Thomas
Watch it on: Amazon Prime (rent or buy)

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Thelma and Louise

Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon star as two friends embarking on a road trip in a film that you probably should have seen by now. But if you haven't, we won't spoil how it ends. -Kaitlin Thomas
Watch it on: Amazon Prime

 

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The Sandlot

Yes, you have to shell out some more cash on top of your Amazon subscription to watch The Sandlot, an incredible movie following a ragtag group of young baseball players during the summer of 1962. But it's also totally worth it to see Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez in action. Remember: Heroes live forever, but legends never die. -Kaitlin Thomas
Watch it on: StarzHulu (with Starz add-on), Amazon Prime (with Starz add-on)

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The Mighty Ducks Trilogy

It's common knowledge that D2: The Mighty Ducks is the best movie in this exceptional trilogy starring a young Joshua Jackson that follows an underdog youth hockey team and their coach, played by Emilio Estevez. However, it's equally important to know that the entire trilogy is available to stream right now. -Kaitlin Thomas
Watch it on: Disney+ (first movie only), HBO Max, Hulu (with HBO add-on), Amazon Prime (with HBO add-on)

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The Big Green

If you were a child growing up in the '90s, you definitely didn't hurt for great sports films. The Big Green followed a small-town youth soccer team made up of a bunch of misfits who were coached to success by a young teacher from England. -Kaitlin Thomas
Watch it on: Disney+

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Titanic

Titanic isn't available to stream with a Netflix, Hulu, or regular Amazon Prime subscription, but you can rent it or buy it on Amazon, and that is still somehow less annoying than having to get up and change one VHS tape for another like we had to do in the late '90s. -Kaitlin Thomas
Watch it on: Amazon Prime (to rent or buy)

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The English Patient

This epic romance tells the moving story of four people in northern Italy during the last months of World War II. And once you start watching, you'll quickly understand why this Anthony Minghella film won nine Academy Awards. -Kaitlin Thomas
Watch it on: HBO MaxHulu (with HBO add-on), Amazon Prime (with HBO add-on)

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The Blair Witch Project

This supernatural horror film popularized the found-footage genre and told the story of three student filmmakers who disappeared while attempting to film a documentary about a local legend. A few months after its release, Dawson's Creek did a similar story and it was not a great episode, to be honest. -Kaitlin Thomas
Watch it on: Amazon Prime (rent or buy)

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The Birdcage

This hilarious comedy, a remake of the French play La Cage aux Folles, starred Robin Williams and Nathan Lane as a happy gay couple whose son wants to marry a woman with conservative parents. -Kaitlin Thomas
Watch it on: Showtime, Hulu (with Showtime add-on), Amazon Prime (with Showtime add-on)

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Goodfellas

Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas is one of the greatest gangster films of all time. That's it. That's the entire explanation. -Kaitlin Thomas
Watch it on: Amazon Prime (rent or buy)

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The Big Lebowski

Jeff Bridges might have won his Oscar for his performance in Crazy Heart, but the Dude in The Big Lebowski is still his best role. -Kaitlin Thomas
Watch it on: Amazon Prime (rent or buy)

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Dazed and Confused

Richard Linklater's coming-of-age comedy, which follows the last day of school for a number of teens in 1976, is a true classic. Come for the young Matthew McConaughey, stay for everything else, including a young and obnoxious Ben Affleck you'll want to hit in the face. -Kaitlin Thomas
Watch it on: Starz, Hulu (with Starz add-on), Amazon Prime (with Starz add-on)

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It Takes Two

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen star in this delightful kids movie as two young girls, one an orphan and the other pretty well off, who look alike but aren't actually related. They decide to switch places for a bit. Shenanigans obviously ensue. -Kaitlin Thomas
Watch it on: Amazon Prime

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The Addams Family and Addams Family Values

The Addams Family and its sequel follow the antics of the bizarre and macabre titular family. There have been several takes on the Addams Family over the decades, but these two films are definitely our favorites. -Kaitlin Thomas
Watch them on: StarzHulu (with Starz add-on), Amazon Prime (with Starz add-on)

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She's All That

The success of She's All That, a modern adaptation of Pygmalion in which Freddie Prinze Jr.'s Zack Siler bets he can turn any girl into the prom queen, was the start of a great run of teen movies at the end of the '90s and early 2000s. And why shouldn't it have been? The movie had a choreographed dance sequence at the prom! -Kaitlin Thomas
Watch it on: ShowtimeHulu (with Showtime add-on), Amazon Prime (with Showtime add-on)

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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Kevin Costner! Alan Rickman! Morgan Freeman! One of the most iconic soundtracks of all time! If you haven't seen this classic comedy already, you're in for a real treat. -Kaitlin Thomas
Watch it on: Hulu

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Independence Day

The world is ending, so why not? -Kaitlin Thomas
Watch it on: Amazon Prime (to rent or buy)

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Pulp Fiction

Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta star as two hitmen working for a crime lord played by Ving Rhames in this film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It is widely regarded to be Tarantino's best work and one of the greatest films of all time. -Kaitlin Thomas
Watch it on: Starz, Hulu (with Starz add-on), Amazon Prime (with Starz add-on)

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Practical Magic

Unfortunately, Practical Magic isn't available without ads (or renting or buying it right now), but if you're from a family of witches like sisters Sally (Sandra Bullock) and Gillian (Nicole Kidman), you could probably conjure up a spell to watch this film ad-free anytime you wanted. -Kaitlin Thomas
Watch it on: IMDb TV

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Scream

Kevin Williamson's iconic slasher film starring Neve Campbell and Skeet Ulrich is still pretty scary after all this time. But what is more scary is realizing that a whole new generation of teens think of Skeet Ulrich as a hot dad on Riverdale and not the murdering Billy Loomis. Please let that sink in, then do your part and watch Scream. -Kaitlin Thomas
Watch it on: Amazon Prime (rent or buy)

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Silence of the Lambs

An Academy Award-winning psychological horror film based on Thomas Harris' novel, The Silence of the Lambs stars Jodie Foster as FBI trainee Clarice Starling and Sir Anthony Hopkins as the imprisoned cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter from whom she seeks advice about how to catch another serial killer. -Kaitlin Thomas
Watch it on: Netflix

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Jurassic Park

If you don't know that Jurassic Park is about a small group of people trying to escape a bunch of dinosaurs on an island by now, we're really not sure us explaining the plot right now is going to help you. -Kaitlin Thomas
Watch it on: Hulu with Live TV

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Jackie Brown

Quentin Tarantino's adaptation of Elmore Leonard's novel Rum Punch, Jackie Brown is a thrilling crime drama starring Pam Grier as a middle-aged flight attendant smuggling money into the U.S. for a black market gun-runner played by Samuel L. Jackson. -Kaitlin Thomas
Watch it on: Starz, Hulu (with Starz add-on), Amazon Prime (with Starz add-on)

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Groundhog Day

Bill Murray stars in this Harold Ramis-directed comedy about a TV weatherman who relives the same day over and over and over again so that you'll never not think of the movie whenever you hear "I Got You Babe." -Kaitlin Thomas
Watch it on: Netflix

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Good Will Hunting

Starring Matt Damon as Will Hunting, a janitor at MIT who is a self-taught genius, the Boston-set film follows Will as he studies under a renowned professor and works with a therapist to assess his life, relationships, and future. -Kaitlin Thomas
Watch it on: HBO MaxShowtime, Hulu (with Showtime add-on), Amazon Prime (with Showtime add-on)

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Can't Hardly Wait

A raging house party like the one that occurs after high school graduation in this classic teen movie would probably be a nightmare in actuality -- think of the mess you'd have to clean up the next day! -- but on-screen, it's pretty darn entertaining. -Kaitlin Thomas
Watch it on: Netflix

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Fargo

You should eventually watch Noah Hawley's TV adaptation of the Coen brothers' black comedy, which so far has aired three seasons on FX. But it's more important that you first watch the original film, which stars Frances McDormand as a pregnant police chief investigating murders after an idiot car salesman's plan to kidnap his wife and extort her father goes awry. -Kaitlin Thomas
Watch it on: Starz, Hulu (with Starz add-on), Amazon Prime (with Starz add-on)

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Empire Records

We don't feel that we need to explain our decision to put this classic film -- which follows a number of record store employees as they damn the man and try to save the empire -- to you, Warren. -Kaitlin Thomas
Watch it on: Amazon Prime (to rent or buy)

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Clerks

Since Dogma isn't streaming and you can't stream Mallrats without renting or buying it from Amazon, you should watch Kevin Smith's 1994 black-and-white indie film that follows a day in the life of a convenience store clerk who wasn't even supposed to be there that day. -Kaitlin Thomas
Watch it on: Cinemax, Hulu (with Cinemax add-on), Amazon Prime (with Cinemax add-on)

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Casper

Devon Sawa was a lot of girls' first crush back in the '90s, and that's because of his back-to-back appearances in Casper and the coming-of-age film Now and Then (both of which also starred Christina Ricci). He had approximately two minutes of screentime in the former as the human form of the friendly ghost, but that really didn't matter to anyone back then. And it definitely doesn't matter now. -Kaitlin Thomas
Watch it on: Netflix