Nostalgic Childhood Shows & Movies

by sophieshianneodonnell | created - 29 Jun 2017 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

The Shows & Movies I enjoyed as a Kid growing up in the 90's.

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1. Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (1994–1997)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Family, Horror

The show takes us through the struggles of life as a child monster. Three monster friends are studying how to scare humans in school. Often, their attempts don't work out as planned.

Stars: Charlie Adler, Christine Cavanaugh, David Eccles, Gregg Berger

Votes: 9,691

2. CatDog (1998–2005)

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The comic misadventures of a tidy, refined Cat and a goofy, uncouth Dog joined at the abdomen.

Stars: Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny, Carlos Alazraqui, Billy West

Votes: 19,148

3. The Wild Thornberrys (1998–2004)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The life of an adventurous family, from the point of view of an eleven-year-old girl gifted with animal language.

Stars: Lacey Chabert, Jodi Carlisle, Tim Curry, Danielle Harris

Votes: 11,934

4. Hey Arnold! (1996–2004)

TV-Y7 | 15 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

The everyday life of Arnold (Lane Toran, Phillip Van Dyke, Spencer Klein, and Alex D. Linz), a fourth-grader in a nameless city that resembles Brooklyn, New York, who lives in a multi-racial boarding house with his grandparents and a motley assortment of friends and neighbors.

Stars: Francesca Marie Smith, Jamil Walker Smith, Dan Castellaneta, Justin Shenkarow

Votes: 28,776

5. Rocko's Modern Life (1993–1996)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The wacky misadventures of an Australian wallaby and his friends as he finishes his transition to American life.

Stars: Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny, Charlie Adler, Mr. Lawrence

Votes: 18,239

6. Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999–2002)

TV-Y7 | 11 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The offbeat adventures of Courage, a cowardly dog who must overcome his own fears to heroically defend his unknowing farmer owners from all kinds of dangers, paranormal events and menaces that appear around their land.

Stars: Marty Grabstein, Thea White, Peter Fernandez, Simon Prebble

Votes: 34,966

7. The Powerpuff Girls (1998–2005)

TV-Y7-FV | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Three super-powered little girls constantly save the world (or at least the city of Townsville) from monsters, would-be conquerers and a few other gross things.

Stars: Cathy Cavadini, Elizabeth Daily, Tara Strong, Tom Kenny

Votes: 34,455

8. The Land Before Time (1988)

G | 69 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

66 Metascore

An orphaned brontosaurus teams up with other young dinosaurs in order to reunite with their families in a valley.

Director: Don Bluth | Stars: Pat Hingle, Gabriel Damon, Judith Barsi, Helen Shaver

Votes: 75,662 | Gross: $48.09M

10. Rocket Power (1999–2004)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Short, Action

Four friends and their daily lives of playing extreme sports, surfing, and getting into some crazy situations.

Stars: Joseph Ashton, Shayna Fox, John Kassir, Ray Bumatai

Votes: 7,690

11. Rugrats (1990–2006)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The cartoon misadventures of four babies and their snotty older cousin as they face the things in life they don't understand.

Stars: Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright, Kath Soucie

Votes: 30,040

12. The Angry Beavers (1997–2001)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The wacky and sometimes surreal adventures of Norbert and Daggett Beaver.

Stars: Richard Steven Horvitz, Nick Bakay, Charlie Brissette, Terry Wood

Votes: 12,754

13. Small Soldiers (1998)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Gregory Smith, David Cross, Jay Mohr

Votes: 88,318 | Gross: $54.68M

14. Matilda (1996)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

72 Metascore

Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable.

Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson, Embeth Davidtz

Votes: 117,459 | Gross: $33.08M

15. The Iron Giant (1999)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

85 Metascore

A young boy befriends a giant robot from outer space that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel

Votes: 162,638 | Gross: $23.16M

16. The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)

PG | 96 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

58 Metascore

Omri, a young boy growing up in Brooklyn, receives an odd variety of presents for his birthday: a wooden cabinet from his older brother, a set of antique keys from his mother and a tiny plastic model of an Indian from his best friend Patrick.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Hal Scardino, Litefoot, Lindsay Crouse, Richard Jenkins

Votes: 24,753 | Gross: $35.62M

17. The Pagemaster (1994)

G | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A cowardly boy, who buries himself in accident statistics, enters a library to escape a storm, only to be transformed into an animated illustration by the Pagemaster. He has to work through obstacles from classic books to return to real-life.

Directors: Pixote Hunt, Joe Johnston | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Christopher Lloyd, Kanin Howell, Alexis Kirschner

Votes: 19,909 | Gross: $13.67M

18. A Troll in Central Park (1994)

G | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

An evil witch banishes a flower loving troll named Stanley, to New York City, where he befriends two young children.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman | Stars: Dom DeLuise, Cloris Leachman, Charles Nelson Reilly, Jonathan Pryce

Votes: 5,831 | Gross: $0.07M

19. The Pebble and the Penguin (1995)

G | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A lovable but introverted penguin named Hubie (Martin Short) plans to present his betrothal pebble to the bird of his dreams.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman | Stars: Martin Short, Jim Belushi, Annie Golden, Tim Curry

Votes: 4,352 | Gross: $3.98M

20. Little Bear (1995–2003)

TV-Y | Animation, Adventure, Family

Based upon a series of children's books, a grizzly cub has many misadventures with his friends.

Stars: Kristin Fairlie, Andrew Sabiston, Jennifer Martini, Sean McCann

Votes: 2,906

21. The Adventures of Milo and Otis (1986)

G | 76 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The adventures of a young cat and a dog as they find themselves accidentally separated and each swept into a hazardous trek.

Director: Masanori Hata | Stars: Kyôko Koizumi, Dudley Moore, Chatran,

Votes: 10,142 | Gross: $13.25M

22. Jumanji (1995)

PG | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

39 Metascore

When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped in it for decades--and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Bonnie Hunt, Jonathan Hyde

Votes: 285,575 | Gross: $100.48M

23. Big Wolf on Campus (1999–2002)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Comedy, Action, Horror

The week before he returns to school for his senior year, popular High School jock Tommy Dawkins is bitten and turned into a werewolf. The only person that Tommy can turn to for help is the... See full summary »

Stars: Danny Smith, Brandon Quinn, Aimée Castle, Domenic Di Rosa

Votes: 1,700

24. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

100 Metascore

Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home to Kansas and help her friends as well.

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, Richard Thorpe, King Vidor | Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr

Votes: 359,642 | Gross: $2.08M

25. Babe: Pig in the City (1998)

PG | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

68 Metascore

Babe, fresh from his victory in the sheepherding contest, returns to Farmer Hoggett's farm, but after Farmer Hoggett is injured and unable to work, Babe has to go to the big city to save the farm.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Magda Szubanski, Elizabeth Daily, Mickey Rooney, James Cromwell

Votes: 30,284 | Gross: $18.32M

26. Beethoven (1992)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A slobbering St. Bernard becomes the center of attention for a loving family, but must contend with a dog-napping veterinarian and his henchmen.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Dean Jones, Nicholle Tom

Votes: 62,485 | Gross: $57.11M

27. George of the Jungle (1997)

PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

53 Metascore

A man raised in the jungle by apes falls in love with a wealthy American heiress.

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Leslie Mann, Thomas Haden Church, Richard Roundtree

Votes: 67,564 | Gross: $105.26M

28. Babe (1995)

G | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

83 Metascore

Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.

Director: Chris Noonan | Stars: James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski, Christine Cavanaugh, Miriam Margolyes

Votes: 111,835 | Gross: $66.60M

29. Dexter's Laboratory (1996–2003)

TV-G | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The misadventures of a boy genius and his annoying sister.

Stars: Kath Soucie, Jeff Bennett, Christine Cavanaugh, Frank Welker

Votes: 40,506

30. Napoleon (1995)

G | 81 min | Adventure, Family

The adventures of Golden Retriever pup Napoleon and his friend, the parrot Birdo Lucci.

Director: Mario Andreacchio | Stars: Jamie Croft, Philip Quast, Susan Lyons, Coralie Sawade

Votes: 1,544 | Gross: $0.05M

31. The Little Rascals (1994)

PG | 82 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

45 Metascore

Alfalfa is wooing Darla and his "He-Man-Woman-Hating" friends attempt to sabotage the relationship.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Travis Tedford, Bug Hall, Brittany Ashton Holmes, Kevin Jamal Woods

Votes: 40,807 | Gross: $51.76M

32. Lloyd in Space (2001–2004)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A Disney show centered around Lloyd, an alien, living in space and going through "ordinary" life with family and friends as a 12 year old.

Stars: Courtland Mead, Pamela Hayden, Bill Fagerbakke, Justin Shenkarow

Votes: 1,007

33. Goosebumps (1995–1998)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Family, Fantasy, Horror

A series of scary anthology stories based on the children's books by R.L. Stine. Series one was hosted by R.L. Stine.

Stars: R.L. Stine, Kathryn Short, Cody Jones, Scott Wickware

Votes: 11,111

34. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

G | 100 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

67 Metascore

A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 167,515 | Gross: $4.53M

35. Drop Dead Fred (1991)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

25 Metascore

A young woman finds her already unstable life rocked by the presence of a rambunctious imaginary friend from childhood.

Director: Ate de Jong | Stars: Phoebe Cates, Rik Mayall, Marsha Mason, Tim Matheson

Votes: 25,686 | Gross: $43.88M

36. Pokémon (1997– )

TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Follows the adventure of Satoshi with his Pokemon, Pikachu and his friends to become the Pokemon master.

Stars: Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart, Ikue Ôtani

Votes: 34,956



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