The 14 Best '90s Movies on Netflix You Should Watch Right Now
Miss the '90s? We do, too. Happily, there's a time machine built into your Netflix account. Enjoy these primo movies from one of our favorite decades.
'Schindler's List' (1993)
Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning ode to the man who saved more than a thousand Jews during World War II is essential viewing. The drama boasts career-best performances from Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler and Ralph Fiennes as a capricious Nazi commandant.
'Pulp Fiction' (1994)
"And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you." What serious Tarantino fan doesn't have this at least half memorized?
'The Sixth Sense' (1999)
This Oscar-nominated scare-fest, about a boy who sees ghosts, still gives us goosebumps -- and makes us look for a twist around every corner.
'Good Will Hunting' (1997)
Robin Williams won his only Oscar for his brilliant portrayal of the college psychologist who finally gets through to Matt Damon. We're just going to watch this man hug over and over and over. (No, YOU'RE crying.)
Okay, so Alexander Skarsgård had better abs, but we still love Disney's Tarzan (voiced by "Scandal" prez Tony Goldwyn), Minnie Driver as Jane, and Phil Collins's Oscar-winning song, "You'll Be In My Heart."
'Paris is Burning' (1991)
This ground-breaking documentary about New York City's underground drag queen balls inspired Madonna (and everyone else) to "Vogue." Without it, we'd never have the acclaimed FX series "Pose."
'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels' (1998)
The movie that gave us Jason Statham! He and his fellow lads get involved in a dodgy scheme to rip off a gangster that involves multiple gunfights, epic misunderstandings, and the British equivalent of a Mexican standoff. You can also stream Guy Ritchie's next (not quite as good) film, "Snatch."
In ancient China, Mulan (Ming-Na) disguises herself as a boy to go to war. Great songs, a hilarious dragon sidekick (Eddie Murphy), and a fantastic showdown makes this one of our favorite Disney movies of the '90s.
A Native American princess falls in love with a British explorer in one of the few Disney movies that isn't slated (yet) for a live-action remake. Very loosely based on the true story, which clearly lacked racoon and hummingbird BFFs.
Demi-god Hercules (Tate Donovan) seeks to prove himself in this funny (and underrated) '90s Disney entry.
'The Fifth Element' (1997)
We're still waiting for our multipass, to be honest. And where the hell are our flying cars?
Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson managed to revive the slasher genre while parodying it at the same time. And launch a killer franchise that still changes the way we think about horror movies.
'The Crow' (1994)
Yes, sometimes it does rain all the time. Which is why we love to revisit Brandon Lee's perfect (and sadly, only) portrayal of undead avenger Eric Draven.
'Empire Records' (1995)
It might not have had the same cultural impact as "Clueless," but "Empire Records" is every bit the delightful mid-'90s time capsule. Watching this movie takes you back to a simpler time when record stores were still viable businesses and a love of music was truly enough to triumph over adversity. And naturally, it has a killer soundtrack.