The best 90s movies on Netflix

From Quentin Tarantino's directorial debut Reservoir Dogs to Heartbreaking holocaust drama Schindler's List, there is no shortage of fine flicks from the 1990s

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As we await Jon Favreau’s live-action Lion King remake and the reboot of every single one of your favourite 1990s TV shows, thankfully there is plenty of nostalgia mining to be done on Netflix.

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The streaming service is awash with defining films from the 90s, including romcoms Notting Hill and Four Weddings and a Funeral, holocaust drama Schindler’s List and action classic The Fugitive.

The Crown - Matt Smith, Peter Morgan, Claire Foy - Writer/Creator Peter Morgan with Matt Smith (Prince Philip) and Claire Foy (Queen Elizabeth II) (Netflix, TL)

Check out our list of the best 1990s films on Netflix UK below, or click here for the full list of the top movies to watch with your Netflix subscription.


Reservoir Dogs

Quentin Tarantino’s directorial debut sees Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth and Steve Buscemi star as a group of criminals who end up holed up in a warehouse following a botched robbery. Watch on Netflix


GoodFellas

Martin Scorsese’s magnum opus, which follows the rise and fall of mobster Henry Hill (Ray Liotta). Watch on Netflix


Cruel Intentions

Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillipe are powerless to the whims of evil step-sister Sarah Michelle Gellar. The soundtrack, packed with angst-y hits from Placebo, The Verve and Aimee Mann, is a real standout.  Watch on Netflix


My Best Friend’s Wedding

Julia Roberts in full “America’s sweetheart” mode flipped the script with a brilliant turn as a food critic who tries to sabotage her pal’s upcoming nuptuals. Watch on Netflix


Boyz N The Hood

An era-defining exploration of gangland South Central Los Angeles, starring Laurence Fishburne, Ice Cube and Cuba Gooding Jr. Watch on Netflix


Good Will Hunting

A young genius (Matt Damon) enters the tutelage of a psychologist (Robin Williams) who attempts to guide him away from a life of mediocrity. Watch on Netflix


Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Jim Carrey’s iconic turn as a PI who tries to track down the criminals who kidnapped Snowflake, the Miami Dolphins’ mascot. Watch on Netflix


Jurassic Park

Steven Spielberg soared to new heights with this massively successful 1993 adventure adapted from Michael Crichton’s bestseller. Watch on Netflix


The Fugitive

A tale of wrongful conviction, with Harrison Ford as escaped prisoner Richard Kimble and Tommy Lee Jones as the US Marshal on his tail. Watch on Netflix


Jumanji

A man who has been trapped inside a mysterious jungle board game for 26 years is eventually freed when two children start to play it…. Robin Williams stars. Watch on Netflix


Thelma & Louise

Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon star as the two friends whose weekend spree to escape the boredom of their small-town routines turns sour… Watch on Netflix


Matilda 

Over 20 years later, and we still haven’t quite gotten over the scene in which poor old Bruce Bogtrotter is forced to eat an entire chocolate fudge cake. Nevertheless, this story about a young girl with telekinetic powers is a children’s classic. Watch on Netflix


American Pie

Arguably the US teen film of the 1990s, which sees a bunch of high school seniors attempt to lose their virginity before the year is out. Watch on Netflix


Four Weddings and a Funeral

Hugh Grant bumbles his way through – you guessed it – four weddings, and a funeral in pursuit of Andie MacDowell as an alluring American who is set to marry for money. Watch on Netflix


The Silence of the Lambs

Multi-Oscar-winning classic, adapted from Thomas Harris’s bestseller and starring Anthony Hopkins as serial killer Hannibal Lecter. Best served with a nice chianti… Watch on Netflix

Read our full The Silence of the Lambs review


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