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Ah, the ’90s. There’s a reason people love looking back at this particular decade via old photos, music or movies. For a lot of people, the 1990s is a goldmine of pop culture nostalgia.
While most streaming services focus on new movies and TV series, Disney+ excels at giving subscribers the best throwback movies and TV shows. The service has movies from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and early 2000s, in addition to new stuff — like The Mandalorian featuring everyone’s favorite 50-year-old toddler Baby Yoda.
If you don’t have Disney+ yet, you should strongly consider getting on board. Disney+ costs $7.99 per month or $79.99 per year. There’s also a bundle deal: Get Disney+, Hulu and ESPN for as little as $13.99 per month.
Arguably, the ’90s gave us some of the most iconic Disney movies — and then some. Check out nine of the best classic ’90s movies you can watch on Disney+ today.
1. The Parent Trap (1998)
Annie and Hallie, played by Lindsay Lohan, meet at summer camp and realize something’s not right — they look the same and have a lot of similarities. The sisters come to the conclusion that they are twins who’ve been separated at birth, each raised by one of their biological parents. After some careful planning, the twins decide to switch places and go home with the opposite parents in an effort to get their whole family back together.
2. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
10 Things I Hate About You is loosely based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, featuring Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. In the movie, new high school student Cameron (Gordon-Levitt) wants to date Bianca, the younger sister of Kat (Stiles). However, the sisters’ father has a rule that Bianca can’t date until Kat does (weird rule, yes). So, Cameron sets out to get bad boy Patrick (Ledger) to date Kat, who has a bit of a temper. It’s the decade’s best rom-com.
3. Cool Runnings (1993)
Cool Runnings is a comedy that loosely tells the true story of Jamaica’s first bobsled team and their journey to the 1988 winter Olympics. It all starts when sprinter Derice Bannock fails to make the Olympic team after tripping during the trial races. His determination to get to the Olympics leads him to learn about the sport of bobsledding, forming a team with bookie and disgraced American bobsled medallist, Irv Blitzer, as their coach. The feel-good film is a story of hard work and determination.
4. Beauty And The Beast (1991)
Disney started to remake some of its classics in recent years, but the animated originals are still worth watching. Case in point: Beauty and The Beast. When Belle’s father is captured by the Beast, she trades spots to save him. But she quickly learns that the Beast wasn’t always so — he’s a cursed man. The only way to break the curse is to fall in love before the last petal falls from an enchanted rose.
5. Sister Act (1992)
Sister Act features Whoopi Goldberg working as a Deloris, a lounge singer who’s forced to go into a witness protection program, which includes joining a covenant. As she struggles to follow the strict rules, the Reverand Mother catches her out at a bar and to punish her, asks her to lead the covenant’s struggling choir.
6. Aladdin (1992)
If you’re not familiar, Aladdin follows a thief and peasant who frees a genie from a lamp. He uses his wishes to win over the heart of Princess Jasmine. However, he soon learns that Jafar, an advisor to Jasmine’s father and Sultan, plans to use the genie to take over the kingdom. Aladdin must save the day, and hopes that Jasmine can love the real man he is.
7. The Lion King (1994)
You probably remember this classic. Simba, a young lion and heir to the throne, finds himself and his father as the target of his bitter uncle, Scar. As a cub, he is forced to run away from the kingdom by Scar, meeting new friends, Simon and Pumba, in the jungle. Years later, he runs into Nala, a former lion friend, who tells him the horrors of Scar taking over the kingdom. Simba is is forced to return home to save his friends and family.
8. Toy Story (1995)
While there’s now a Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3 and Toy Story 4, this is where it all started. The story introduces us to Andy’s favorite toy, a cowboy named Woody, who comes to life along with all of Andy’s other toys while he’s away. Woody is soon confronted by his rival Buzz Lighhtyear, and they find themselves trapped at the mean neighbor’s house. The two work together to escape the neighbor and reunite with Andy before he moves to a new house.
9. A Kid In King Arthur’s Court (1995)
Like many Disney movies, A Kid in King Arthur’s Court is loosely based on classic literature. This one is based on Mark Twain’s novel A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court from 1889. The movie follows a young boy who plays baseball, but isn’t very good. While at a game playing for his team, the Knights, there’s an earthquake and he falls into another realm — and onto an actual sixth-century knight. King Arthur mistakes him as a savior, and enlists him and his “magic abilities” to help him retain the crown.
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