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Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), based on Madame Doubtfire, by Anne Fine
Mrs. Doubtfire isn't exactly a kids' film (there are a lot of sexual innuendos) but there are still plenty of moments '90s kids loved — basically anything Mara Wilson said.
Babe (1995), based on Babe: A Gallant Pig, By Dick King-Smith
Everything about Babe is totally bizarre, but charming. On the surface, it's using a classic kids' film trope (talking animals), but these animals are grappling with their sense of purpose and mortality.
Jumanji (1995), based on Jumanji, by Chris Van Allsburg
I think the success of this movie led to a generation of kids who weren't just entertained, but a little more cautious about life in general. Not a bad thing!
Matilda (1996), based on Matilda, by Roald Dahl
The favorite movie of bookish kids everywhere who were just waiting for their special powers to kick in. The use of a narrator keeps it close to its novel origins.
Side note: It seems like roughly 75% of mid-'90s children's film trailers featured "What's This?"