Rewind·Updated on Jun 7, 202222 Kids Movies That Defined Every '90s ChildhoodThe movies that raised us.by Jenna GuillaumeBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. My Girl Columbia A heartwarming story of a young girl with an intense fear of death and her best friend who supports her in every way...until he dies. I'm not saying the trauma from this movie is a direct cause of bees dying, but I'm not NOT saying that. Childhood-defining moment: "He can't see without his glasses!" 2. Hook Tri-Star Pictures It turns out Peter Pan is just as magical when he's grown up — especially when he's played by Robin Williams. Childhood-defining moment: The entrance of Ru-fi-ooooooooooooooo. 3. Toy Story Disney-Pixar The movie that convinced you your toys had a way more exciting life than you ever could. Childhood-defining moment: Woody and Buzz's whole friendship. 4. Free Willy Warner Bros Who didn't want to save a whale from captivity, like Jesse? Every dolphin girl suddenly became a whale girl after this movie. Childhood-defining moment: When Jesse helps Willy leap to freedom. 5. Matilda Sony A lonely, magical, book-loving girl finds friends in a hopeless place and gets adopted by her favorite teacher, the much-loved Miss Honey. Matilda was living the dream.Childhood-defining moment: The cake-eating scene. 6. Hocus Pocus Disney The movie that taught you to fear witches, talk to cats, and avoid lighting black candles if you're a virgin. Childhood-defining moment: When the witches suck the life out of Emily. Scarring. 7. The Mighty Ducks Disney Who knew ice hockey was so interesting? At least, it was with this rag-tag bunch of players. Childhood-defining moment: The Flying V! 8. Casper Amblin Never has living in a haunted house looked so fun as it was with Casper and his three annoying but weirdly charming uncles. Childhood-defining moment: "Can I keep you?" 9. The Lion King Disney There's no doubt this is one of Disney's greatest movies of all time. It's Hamlet with lions — what's not to love? Childhood-defining moment: Mufasa's death. :( 10. Jumanji Sony A board game with deadly consequences IS fun, actually. At least, to watch other people suffer through it. Especially when the characters are as endearing as they are in this movie — the original, and the best. Childhood-defining moment: The terrifying stampede. 11. Now and Then New Line Cinema A group of girls growing up in the '60s felt so distant in a delightful way as a '90s kid. The actual movie release date is now further in the past than its setting was when it was released. Sorry you feel old now.Childhood-defining moment: The skinny-dipping scene. 12. The Secret Garden Warner Bros This movie is perhaps almost solely responsible for millennials' plant obsession. It's proof that gardens are healing!Childhood-defining moment: The kids frolicking in the garden like a ye olde dream. 13. The Sandlot 20th Century Fox Another rag-tag group of kids playing sport — this time baseball — The Sandlot is full of iconic moments and lines. "You're killing me, Smalls!"Childhood-defining moment: The kids trying to get their ball back from the Beast. 14. Home Alone 20th Century Fox Being left alone at the holidays as a kid is either nightmare fuel or a dream come true, depending on your perspective. For Kevin, a small evil genius, it's kind of both. Childhood-defining moment: The Home Alone Scream™️, of course. 15. Babe Universal A pig who thinks he's a sheepdog and made half of '90s kids at least think about going vegetarian. Childhood-defining moment: "That'll do, Pig. That'll do." 16. Beauty and the Beast Disney A bookworm meets a hairy bad boi and thinks she can reform him. Tale as old as time...Childhood-defining moment: THE LIBRARY. 17. The Little Rascals Universal Most of the humor might have gone over your head as a kid, but all the slapstick comedy definitely made you laugh.Childhood-defining moment: Say it with me now: "Dear Darla, I hate your stinkin' guts. You make me vomit. You're scum between my toes! Love, Alfalfa." 18. Space Jam Warner Bros How to make even non-sporty kids interested in a basketball movie: Make it about aliens and Looney Tunes. It helps to add a transcendent star like Michael Jordan.Childhood-defining moment: Bugs and Michael kissing. 19. Aladdin Disney Robin Williams dominated the childhoods of '90s kids, but there's no doubt his most iconic role is probably the Genie in Aladdin. He was the highlight in what was already a damn great Disney movie. Childhood-defining moment: Every single scene the Genie was in. 20. A Little Princess Warner Bros The Secret Garden's slightly lesser known cousin, with a riches-to-rags-to-riches story that made you believe in the power of optimism.Childhood-defining moment: ALL girls are princesses! 21. George of the Jungle Disney Brendan Fraser made a whole career out of "beautiful himbo in fish-out-of-water scenario" roles in the '90s, but George of the Jungle is perhaps his most memorable. Childhood-defining moment: George's abs. That is all. 22. Anastasia 20th Century Fox This movie was definitely responsible for your obsession with a) Russian history; b) enemies-to-lovers romance; c) John Cusack's voice; or d) all of the above. Childhood-defining moment: Realising it wasn't actually made by Disney and Anastasia was not in fact a Disney princess.