The Greatest '90s Movies On Netflix

What’s old is new again. From Barbies to chokers, stuff we loved in the '90s are back in full force. But while trends come and go through the decades, there’s one thing that never will go out of style: nostalgia itself.
Fortunately for us couch potatoes, we can feed the need with these films from the 1990s, all streaming on Netflix. Let’s go back to a younger, more innocent decade, when Heath Ledger still sung from rooftops and boy bands performed choreographed dances. When people dated without stalking each other on Facebook first. When CGI effects were quaint, at best.
The '90s weren't so long ago at all — but these movies have the faint sheen of quaintness about them. The world's been utterly changed in only a few decades. We can't go back to the '90s, but we can at least remember the good times.
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Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Shakespeare was never as easy to understand as it was in this Oscar-winning romance. In Shakespeare in Love, a young Will (Joe Fiennes) is forced to stage a play he hasn't written yet. After he meets the noblewoman Viola (Gwyneth Paltrow), their affair gives him all the inspiration he needs to write The Twelfth Night.
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The Commitments (1991)

If Once and Sing Street are among your favorites, here's another music-filled movie set in Ireland you'll love. In The Commitments, an up-and-coming promoter organizers an R & B group to fill the musical void in Dublin — but keeping a band together proves harder than forming one. You'll have this soul band's songs floating through your head long after the movie concludes.
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Sliding Doors (1996)

In one version of Helen’s (Gwyneth Paltrow) life, she gets on a subway train. In another, she barely misses it. So unfolds two alternate universes, each taking Helen down different paths. In a lighthearted, rom-com format, Sliding Doors explores choice, destiny, and subway schedules.
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10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

Unlike the rest of us, Bianca’s (Larisa Oleynik) problem isn’t that she can’t get a date. The pretty, popular teenager has high school boys practically knocking down her door. Unfortunately, her strict father’s rules state that Bianca can’t date until her grumpy older sister, Kat (Julia Stiles) does. In this film based on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, it’ll take Heath Ledger and a devious scheme to set Kat up for love, so that Bianca can go on a date at last.
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What About Bob? (1991)

In this madcap comedy, Bob Wiley (Bill Murray), a severely neurotic New Yorker, is unable to cope with his many phobias after his psychiatrist, Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss) goes away for the summer. So, Bob overcomes his agoraphobia and follows his psychiatrist to Vermont. Some call it stalking, but Bob's far too endearing to be anything but a delight.
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The Little Rascals (1994)

The little boys in the "He-Man Women Haters Club" pride themselves on staying away from girls, who have cooties. But the clique is thrown for a loop when one of its founding members, Alfalfa, falls in love with Darla. Childhood nostalgia doesn't get more acute than this movie.
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Cool Runnings (1993)

These four Jamaican bobsledders have never seen snow, but that doesn't dissuade them from aiming for the gold when they go to the 1968 Winter Olympics in snowy Calgary.
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Paris Is Burning (1990)

This acclaimed documentary delves into the gritty, glamorous world of 1980s Harlem drag balls. Featuring a large ensemble cast, Paris Is Burning paints a portrait of people at the intersection of urban poverty, marginalization, and LGBTQ expression. "Voguing" as you know it began here.
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Pulp Fiction (1994)

In this smart crime thriller, hitmen Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) are as prone to intellectual conversations as they are to murder. Their story line intertwines with the lives of their boss, the gangster Marsellus Wallace, his wife, Mia (Uma Thurman), a boxer (Bruce Willis), and a pair of armed robbers, to name a few. You might have to watch Pulp Fiction twice.
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The Iron Giant (1999)

In this animated gem, a 9-year-old boy befriends a giant robot who fell from space. But amidst 1957's Cold War tension, a boy and a magnificently powerful piece of technology can't be friends, if paranoid government agents have anything to say about it.