The Best ’90s Movies Streaming on Netflix

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When it comes to movies, the ’90s are mostly remembered as the dawn of CGI. Whether you love it or hate it, CGI mostly kicked the practical effects to the curb and became the dominant tool for bringing fantastical creatures and larger-than-life creations to celluloid. Movies like Terminator 2 or Jurassic Park set the bar really high, but for ever film that delivered jaw-dropping visuals, there were also dozens of films with subpar CGI effects that weren’t so polished. Still, it was a strong decade filled with beloved rom-coms, nail-biting thrillers, innovative action films, and everything else in between. Feeling nostalgic for some ’90s cinema? Well, Netflix has a strong variety for you including groundbreaking action flicks like The Matrix or laugh-out-loud comedies like Liar Liar and The Nutty Professor.

The following are Netflix’s most watch-worthy ’90s gems. New classic movies added in July include Clerks, Natural Born Killers, Reality Bites, and Serial Mom to name a few. Act fast because films aren’t available on the streamer forever. But check back regularly as we plan to keep this list refreshed on a monthly basis.


National Geographic Terri Flores (Jennifer Lopez) and her film crew are traveling deep in the Amazon jungle when they are taken hostage by an insane hunter (Jon Voight), who forces them to join his quest to capture the world’s largest — and deadliest — Anaconda snake. Stream it now

Back to the Future Part III

Stranded in 1955, Marty McFly learns about the death of Doc Brown in 1885 and must travel back in time to save him. With no fuel readily available for the DeLorean, the two must figure how to escape the Old West before Emmett is murdered. Stream it now



When a young man is called in to cover his shift at a New Jersey convenience store on his day off, neglecting his video-store customers next door to hang out in the Quick Stop. Stream it now.

Dumb and Dumber

After a woman leaves a briefcase at the airport terminal, a dumb limo driver and his dumber friend set out on a hilarious cross-country road trip to Aspen to return it. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels star. Stream it now.

Glengarry Glen Ross

Based on David Mamet’s play of the same name, this critically acclaimed drama examines the lives of four desperate real estate agents after their office full of New York City salesmen is given the news that all but the top two will be fired at the end of the week. Of course, tension in the office flares up. The star-studded cast includes Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Alan Arkin, Ed Harris, and Kevin Spacey. Stream it now

It Could Happen to You

A New York City police officer (Nicolas Cage) promises to share his lottery ticket winnings with a waitress (Bridget Fonda) in lieu of a tip, leading to unexpected romance when he actually wins. Stream it now

Léon: The Professional

Natalie Portman makes her big-screen debut in this thriller about a 12-year-old girl named Mathilda who is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. An unusual relationship forms as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin’s trade. Stream it now

Liar Liar

Jim Carrey stars in this laugh-out-loud comedy about a pathological liar-lawyer whose life is turned upside down after his son makes a birthday wish that prevents him from telling lies for a full 24 hours. Stream it now

The Matrix

From the Wachowskis comes this game-changing sci-fi action thriller about a computer hacker named Neo (Keanu Reeves) who joins forces with rebel warriors to battle a malevolent cyberintelligence that harvests and controls mankind. Stream it now.

Muriel’s Wedding

A young social outcast in Australia steals money from her parents to finance a vacation where she hopes to find happiness, and perhaps love. Stream it now.

Natural Born Killers

Directed by Oliver Stone, Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis star in this violent thriller about two bloodthirsty young lovers who become instant tabloid-TV celebrities, thanks to a sensationalistic press reporting on their 52-person killing spree. Stream it now.

The Nutty Professor

A brilliant and obese scientist (Eddie Murphy) invents a miraculous potion that makes him lean, but the side effects include a second personality: an obnoxiously self-assertive braggart who calls himself Buddy Love. Stream it now

The Quick and the Dead

Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead) directs this quirky Western about a mysterious gunslinger named Ellen (Sharon Stone) who enters a deadly quick-draw competition in a frontier town, seeking revenge against the event’s organizer, who is responsible for her father’s death. Stream it now

Reality Bites

Winona Ryder stars in this romantic comedy about an aspiring filmmaker who follows the paths of her friends after they graduate from college in Texas. Stream it now.

Serial Mom

From brilliantly twisted mind of director John Waters comes this campy slasher about a seemingly perfect wife and mother (Kathleen Turner) from Baltimore who gains celebrity status as a serial killer. Stream it now.

Starship Troopers

In the distant future, Earth’s space fleet battles a race of giant alien insects with only one mission: Survival of their species no matter what the cost. Stream it now

Wild Things

Matt Dillon, Denise Richards, and Neve Campbell start in this outrageous erotic thriller about a police detective who uncovers a conspiracy behind a case involving a high school guidance counselor when accusations of rape are made against him by two female students. Stream it now