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    Just 50 Iconic Movies Every Early 2000s Kid Used To Watch On Repeat

    It's time we talk about Osmosis Jones.

    If you were born in the mid-late '90s like me, you grew up with the best of the '90s and early 2000s movies. Here are the ones you watched on repeat as a kid and almost forgot about:

    1. Big Fat Liar

    Paul Giamatti stands in the bathroom and looks at himself in the mirror and sees his skin has been dyed blue as Marty in "Big Fat Liar"
    Universal Pictures

    Big Fat Liar took The Boy Who Cried Wolf story to a whole new level.

    2. Cats & Dogs

    Warner Bros. Pictures

    2001's epic spy adventure Cats & Dogs gave us the ultimate showdown between canines and felines.

    3. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

    DreamWorks Pictures

    I remember this movie for the killer soundtrack by Bryan Adams and Hans Zimmer. Also, did anyone else not realize that MATT DAMON is the voice of Spirit???

    4. Shark Tale

    Oscar the fish opens his mouth in amusement
    DreamWorks Pictures

    Will Smith as a fish, Robert De Niro as a mob leader shark...this movie is seriously underrated, IMHO.

    5. Barnyard

    Otis the cow opens his mouth in shock
    Paramount Pictures & Nickelodeon Movies

    This 2006 flick got lukewarm reviews, but that didn't stop me from watching it every time it aired on Nickelodeon.

    6. Madeline

    Hatty Jones smiles and presses her hat to her head as Madeline
    TriStar Pictures

    Madeline made me terrified of getting my appendix out and getting kidnapped, but I still remember loving it.

    7. Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

    Carl Wheezer holds up a picture of a frog that he drew
    Paramount Pictures & Nickelodeon Movies

    The premise of this movie — a bunch of kids rescuing their parents from chicken-obsessed egg aliens — could easily have made it a flop, but Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius was awesome and lead to an equally amazing TV show.

    8. Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders

    Shaggy sings a love song
    Warner Home Video

    This movie featured an adorable love song from Shaggy and a huge twist at the end.

    9. Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase

    The two Mystery Gangs stand across from each other and open their mouths in surprise
    Warner Home Video

    Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase included an epic meeting between the Mystery Gang of 2001 and the Mystery Gang of the '70s.

    10. Stuart Little

    A family portrait of Eleanor, Frederick, George, and Stuart Little
    Columbia Pictures

    Michael J. Fox voiced Stuart Little in this adorable family flick.

    11. Kim Possible: A Stitch in Time

    Kim and Ron hug
    Walt Disney Television Animation

    In the first of three TV movies based on Kim Possible, Kim and Ron must travel through time to stop villains from wreaking havoc on the future. I'd always thought it was weird that the TV show relegated Shego to the sidekick position given that she was the smartest villain, but this movie showed what she was capable of as the main bad guy.

    12. The Land Before Time movies

    Universal Pictures

    There were THIRTEEN Land Before Time movies released between 1988 and 2007 (and a fourteenth released in 2016). How many can you remember?

    13. Balto

    Universal Pictures

    This animated adventure was inspired by the 1925 Serum Run to Nome, where twenty teams of sled dogs had to mush through brutal conditions to deliver medicine to Nome, Alaska during a diphtheria epidemic.

    14. Minutemen

    Luke Benward, Jason Dolley, and Nicholas Braun wear snowsuits and drive a cart in "Minutemen"
    Disney Channel

    This is one of my favorite Disney Channel Original Movies. Minutemen tells the story of three teenagers who go back in time to help their fellow students get through high school, which leads to some unintended consequences.

    15. The Swan Princess

    The princess stands in the middle of the lake
    New Line Cinema

    Not all great princess movies are from Disney, as fans of The Swan Princess well know. This movie is full of fun, and "Far Longer Than Forever" is a beautiful love song.

    16. Sky High

    Walt Disney Pictures

    This was an incredible standalone superhero film by Disney with great characters, a fun, unique plot, and an unexpected twist.

    17. Up, Up and Away

    Michael J. Pagan and Alex Datcher wear their superhero costumes as Scott and Judy Marshall in "Up, Up and Away"
    Disney Channel

    In 2000, years before Sky High or The Incredibles hit the big screen, Disney released the TV movie Up, Up and Away on Disney Channel. The film may seem corny and low-budget by today's standards, but it was groundbreaking at the time for featuring a family of Black superheroes.

    18. FernGully: The Last Rainforest

    Jonathan offers a hand to Crysta
    20th Century Fox

    A group of fairies struggles to protect their home from deforestation and pollution. This was the film that taught '90s and early 2000s kids to care about the environment.

    19. The Luck of The Irish

    Disney Channel

    Disney Channel played this movie once a year, every year, on St. Patrick's Day, and honestly, I can't think of any other kid-friendly St. Patrick's Day movies they could've played instead.

    20. Twitches

    Disney Channel

    Twitches and its sequel, Twitches Too, were two of the best Disney Channel Original Movies of the 2000s, and they're always worth a rewatch around Halloween.

    21. The Beethoven movies

    Beethoven the dog
    Universal Studios Home Video

    Who else remembers Beethoven's 5th? Anybody? There have been eight Beethoven movies in total, the most popular being the first and second films. However, it's Beethoven's 5th, where Beethoven and friends discover a clue to buried treasure, that I remember most clearly.

    22. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

    Walt Disney Pictures

    Okay, this one came out in '89, but hopefully you got to see when it aired on Cartoon Network.

    23. 101 Dalmatians

    Walt Disney Pictures

    Glenn Close absolutely nailed Cruella de Vil in the live-action 101 Dalmatians and its sequel, 102 Dalmatians.

    24. Cow Belles

    Aly & AJ and Taylor and Courtney in "Cow Belles"
    Disney Channel

    Cow Belles was a goofy Disney Channel Original Movie about spoiled sisters (Alyson Michalka and Amanda Michalka) who are sent to work on their family's dairy farm.

    25. A Series of Unfortunate Events

    Paramount Pictures & DreamWorks Pictures

    2004's A Series of Unfortunate Events showcased Jim Carrey at his finest (and creepiest).

    26. James and the Giant Peach

    Walt Disney Pictures

    With a combination of live-action and stop motion animation, James and the Giant Peach perfectly captured all of the weirdness and wonder of Roald Dahl's beloved book.

    27. Matilda

    Sony Pictures Releasing

    Speaking of Roald Dahl, this incredible adaptation of Matilda came out in 1996, the same year as the James and the Giant Peach movie. The cake scene may have scarred me for life, but otherwise Matilda is great.

    28. Pokémon: The First Movie

    Mewto stands in front of the fire
    Toho

    Pikachu cried; I cried. This film was remade with CGI last year but I just feel like, if it's not broke, don't fix it.

    29. The Iron Giant

    Warner Bros. Pictures

    A boy befriends a giant robot that the government sees as a threat. The result is a heartwrenching tale about friendship and understanding. "You are who you choose to be."

    30. Ice Princess

    Michelle Trachtenberg removes her ice skates as Casey in "Ice Princess"
    Walt Disney Pictures

    Ice Princess was a unique take on the familiar storyline of being caught between your family's expectations and pursuing your dreams.

    31. Happy Feet

    Warner Bros. Pictures

    Happy Feet is surprisingly deep and has gorgeous animation and great music.

    32. The Scary Godmother movies

    Scary Godmother and Hannah Marie
    Cartoon Network

    The two Scary Godmother movies, based on the books by Jill Thompson, were a must-watch every Halloween on Cartoon Network when I was growing up. Fun fact: if you head to Comic-Con you may see Jill at a table piled high with Scary Godmother merch.

    33. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

    Jake and Grandma near a Christmas tree
    Warner Home Video

    Who would've thought that a children's movie based on a silly Christmas song would become a holiday classic? I don't know if they still play this on Cartoon Network, but I hope today's kids are still enjoying it.

    34. Rugrats Go Wild

    Donny and Chucky puff out their cheeks at each other in front of a waterfall
    Paramount Pictures

    There are plenty of TV crossover episodes, but rarely do two TV shows get a theatrical movie crossover. That was the case for Rugrats Go Wild, the 2003 team up of Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys.

    35. Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker

    The Joker smiles behind a cloud of smoke
    Warner Home Video

    The original, uncut version of Return of the Joker terrified me as a kid, but I still watched it over and over again because it was SO good. Seriously, if you don't remember this one, it's worth rewatching.

    36. The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

    Kovu and Kiara stand in a field in "The Lion King II"
    Walt Disney Home Video

    The Lion King sequel may not have been groundbreaking like the original, but it was still a great movie with some amazing characters and songs.

    37. The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea

    Walt Disney Home Video

    Another almost-forgotten sequel, The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea introduced us to Ariel's daughter Melody. It's been twenty years since this movie came out, and Ariel is still the only Disney princess to have a child.

    38. Dinosaur

    A mama dinosaur looks up toe sky
    Walt Disney Pictures

    Dinosaur may not impress today's kids, but in 2000, audiences were wowed by the realistic animation.

    39. Osmosis Jones

    Osmosis Jones looks at a magazine and smiles
    Warner Bros. Pictures

    Combining live-action and animation, this movie tells the story of a white blood cell cop named Osmosis Jones (voiced by Chris Rock) who must stop a virus from killing his human, Frank (Bill Murray). The live-action scenes were meh, but the animated parts were pretty cool and inspired the spin-off TV show Ozzy & Drix.

    40. Ice Age

    20th Century Fox

    There have been five of these movies now, but none of the sequels have come close to the fun, goofy, heartfelt spirit of the first Ice Age.

    41. Chicken Little

    Walt Disney Pictures

    "THE SKY IS FALLING! THE SKY IS FALLING!" Do you hear that in Chicken Little's voice? People seem to have strong opinions on this one, some saying it's awful or just too weird, but I enjoyed it as a kid.

    42. The Game Plan

    The Rock and Madison Pettis wear football jerseys and ball caps as Joe and Peyton in "The Game Plan"
    Walt Disney Pictures

    The Game Plan, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, is a sweet family movie about a cocky quarterback who learns to love and take care of a daughter he didn't know he had.

    43. Codename Kids Next Door: Operation Z.E.R.O.

    Numbah 1 crinkles his brows in concern
    Cartoon Network

    In this TV movie based on Codename: Kids Next Door, the KND must find the legendary Numbuh Zero to stop Grandfather from turning everyone in the world into senior citi-zombies and forcing them to work in a tapioca factory. Despite the looney plotline, this movie had enough of an emotional punch to make me cry when I first saw it.

    44. Underdog

    Underdog wears his suit and has a plant on his head
    Walt Disney Pictures & Spyglass Entertainment

    What I remember most vividly about Underdog aren't the protagonists, but the scary and goofy villains played by Peter Dinklage and Patrick Warburton.

    45. Treasure Planet

    Jim Hawkins in "Treasure Planet"
    Walt Disney Pictures

    Disney's Treasure Planet bombed at the box office when it came out in 2002, but it's much better than its profits suggest. It's fun and adventurous, both for the characters and the creators, who took a bold risk in adapting a novel from 1883 into a space opera. If you don't remember this one, I'd highly recommend watching it again.

    46. The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl

    Dimension Films

    Just three years before staring in Twilight, Taylor Lautner played Sharkboy in The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl. This was the first 3D movie I ever saw. Everyone remember those red and blue 3D glasses?

    47. Catch That Kid

    Max Theriot, Kristen Stewart, and Corbin Bleu in "Catch That Kid"
    20th Century Fox

    Speaking of Twilight alumni, Kristen Stewart starred in Catch That Kid in 2004. She played a girl named Maddy who tries to rob a bank to pay for her father's experimental surgery.

    48. Robots

    20th Century Fox

    Robots was inventive and funny with stellar voice acting from Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Amanda Bynes, and the late Robin Williams.

    49. The Wild

    Walt Disney Pictures

    No one would blame you if you'd forgotten this one. This Disney movie felt like a bad knockoff of Madagascar and came out just one year later.

    50. And finally, Bedtime Stories

    Adam Sandler bugs out his eyes as Skeeter in "Bedtime Stories"
    Walt Disney Pictures

    I WILL blame you if you forgot Bedtime Stories. I LOVED this movie as a kid and watched it a dozen times. Bedtime Stories is super imaginative, endearing, and heartwarming.

    Did we miss any of your faves? Let us know in the comments below!

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