These 39 '90s TV Shows And Movies Are Going To Rock You With Nostalgia

    The '90s are alive and well on Netflix.

    In all areas of life, we're starting to see more and more nods to the greatness of the '90s.

    A great way to get back to the spirit of the era is to check out some of the biggest titles in TV and film from the time.

    Netflix is prepared to set the '90s vibe — both with these 40 fabulous picks that capture the era and with the upcoming That '90s Show, out January 19.

    1. The Addams Family

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    An obvious pick after the success of Wednesday, what better time to revisit the '90s take on it than now?

    2. Addams Family Values

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    3. Air Force One

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    Political action thrillers were EVERYWHERE in the '90s and if you were a kid, chances are you had to sit through a few of the tamer ones like this (which was surprisingly still Rated R). This one brought together Harrison Ford, Gary Oldham, Glenn Close, and William H. Macy.

    4. All That (Seasons 2 & 3)

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    There's no understating what All That meant to Nickelodeon kids. We were treated to genuinely hilarious, mostly age-appropriate comedy that proved kids can really be funny and launched countless big names that are still dominating comedy today — despite the show's stained legacy.

    5. Blue Streak

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    What would a '90s roundup be without a good heist? Martin Lawrence, Luke Wilson, and Dave Chappelle bring it in this hilarious, action-y flick.

    6. Croupier

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    A UK flick that introduced our side of the pond to Clive Owens, this is a solid watch.

    7. Danger Mouse - The Classic Collection (Seasons 9–10)

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    Danger Mouse got started in the '80s but hit its stride toward the end of its run from 1990-1993. More proof that animation was having a serious moment in the '90s.

    8. Edge of Seventeen

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    The LGBTQ coming of age (and self) film was really meaningful representation in a time where queer characters were still frequently punchlines in media.

    9. Forrest Gump

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    It's one of the most quotable films of the decade, Forrest Gump became more than a movie over the years — it's a seminal film that helped Tom Hanks become the versatile megastar we all know and love today.

    10. Goosebumps: Specials

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    The special episodes of Goosebumps were truly some of the best and furthered the idea that there is such a thing as horror for kids. Ask a '90s kid what they know about the Haunted Mask and just see my point.

    11. Heavy

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    Heavy is the perfect descriptor for this film, which explores those uncomfortable "who am I and what am I doing with my life?" themes.

    12. I Know What You Did Last Summer

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    This slasher film is so quintessentially '90s, it's fantastic. It kicked off a whole new horror franchise with just enough comedic value to win over the masses. Not only was this a movie, but a pop culture moment we're still referencing to this day.

    13. Jerry Maguire

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    Jerry Maguire was one of the biggest hits of the '90s and is still remembered fondly to this day as another highly-quotable moment in film. It truly had a little something for everyone and holds up surprisingly well.

    14. Jerry Seinfeld: I'm Telling You for the Last Time

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    15. Kenan and Kel (Seasons 1 & 2)

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    From All That came the glorious Kenan and Kel, which brought together two of the sketch comedy show's biggest talents for a scripted comedy series that was equal parts absurd and relatable and had one of the best theme songs of the era.

    16. Kicking and Screaming

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    An artsy film about the reluctance of growing up hits different when you're old enough to be in that stage of life (or past it). 

    17. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Seasons 1–3)

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    18. Moesha (Seasons 1–5)

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    19. My Girl

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    Coming-of-age movies that were secret criers were out there out there in the '90s. My Girl fits the bill. If you haven't seen it, you've been warned. And if you have seen it...let's cry about it.

    20. Notting Hill

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    21. Parenthood

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    The series spin-off to the film was short-lived, but it was a gem nonetheless — featuring David Arquette, Ed Begley Jr., Thora Birch, and a young Leonardo DiCaprio.

    22. Reservoir Dogs

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    Reservoir Dogs is a modern heist classic, the debut feature film by Quentin Tarrantino, and is unforgettable in cementing some of the key elements his films still carry today.

    23. Rocky V

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    Just when you thought Rocky would get left behind in the '80s, Rocky V brought the fire and fight to the '90s in a big way.

    24. Seinfeld (Seasons 1-9)

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    25. Sinbad: Afros and Bellbottoms

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    '90s kids learned about other eras through some of the greats of standup, like Sinbad, who reflects on the '70s in this standup special that comments on the Black experience in the decade.

    26. Sinbad: Nothin' but the Funk

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    27. Sinbad: Son of a Preacher Man

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    28. Sister, Sister (Seasons 1–6)

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    29. The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (Season 1)

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    This list wouldn't be complete without a video game link, signifying the cultural shift to gaming that really spread its wings with the many consoles of the '90s, beginning franchises that would impact TV, film, and more (and still do).

    30. The Hunt for Red October

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    A master class in suspense with a stellar cast that includes Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, and Tim Curry, this is a must-see and one for the books.

    31. The Last Days

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    This important film about dangerous Nazis lashing out at Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust is the most poignant piece on this list.

    32. The Magic School Bus (Season 1)

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    The Magic School Bus is a treasure and one of the best things Scholastic has done on the page and the screen. This really encourages kids to ask questions and get curious about different areas of science without feeling too heavily like an educational show.

    33. The Mask of Zorro

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    34. The Nutty Professor


    35. The Parkers

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    The Parkers gave us the incredible comedy duo of Monique and Countess Vaughn, a wonderful Moesha spin-off that quickly proved it could stand on its own feet and gave a whole other universe of laughs.

    36. The Quick and the Dead

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    Westerns enjoyed a moment in the mid-late '90s as well, and this one was female-led by none other than Sharon Stone. Sam Raimi did his thing with this one.

    37. A Triumph of the Heart

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    An emotional sports movie that will hit you in the feels, it tells the story of Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Ricky Bell — who befriends a disabled child after being diagnosed with dermatomyositis. It's the only made-for-TV movie on this list and an important one from a long and varied list that trended throughout the decade.

    38. Unspeakable Acts

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    Unspeakable Acts brings attention to child sex abuse through the story of two child psychologists who get involved in the case against a daycare. It's a difficult one to watch.

    39. Victim of Beauty

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    Initially released as Nightmare in Columbia County, it is based on the true story of a young woman who helps tries to help a sheriff nab the serial killer who taunts her family after kidnapping her sister.

    If there's one thing '90s TV and film were giving, it was range. There were a lot of experiments in what could be popular with audiences and a lot of those trends influence what's being made (and in turn, what we're binging) today.

    Which of these picks sticks out to you? Which of your favorites is missing? Let it all out in the comments.