Hulu continues to be one of the most popular streaming services, adding a slew of new movies to its collection of classic titles as well. The 1990s are now more than 20 years old, but those films were some of the most popular.
Hulu is offering a solid selection of shows for those looking to watch something that ultimately emphasizes humanity. But it also offered a wealth of historical tales about growing up as children.
8 Billy Madison
Adam Sandler nails Billy Madison as a young adult struggling to make his way through life. He introduces him as a snotty spoiled brat, but throughout the film he shows his true character, helping the kids he meets along his journey and overcoming obstacles in their way.
7 Tommy Boy
Without the inclusion of the late Chris Farley, the inclusion of him in two popular 1990s comedy films would not be appropriate. The latter is the most popular and well-known of the two.
Farley and Spade take on a cross-country road trip involving them in a variety of funny situations.
6 The Flintstones
The idea of a direct-to-DVD release of a live-action movie based on The Flintstones, featuring Rosie O'Donnell and John Goodman, sounds like a success. Upon its theatrical release, it did not receive favorable reviews, but listeners on the other hand enjoyed it.
The Flintstones' daily existence is explored in this family film. Halle Berry of Catwoman and Rick Moranis, well-known for his roles in the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids franchise.
Hook is a retelling of the classic Peter Pan tale in which the spunky boy is now an older man working as a lawyer in the real world.
The intensity of the performances and the variety of characters that felt authentic to the story that was being told captivated the audience. Hook is a family film that has stood the test of time and is a must-see Robin Williams classic.
4 Muppets From Space
When looking for wholesome movies, it's always a safe bet to look for a film starring the beloved Muppets. In 1999 the Muppets franchise decided to try its hand at science fiction in a comedy feature-length film called Muppets from Space. Gonzo drives the narrative as the main character as he's focused on discovering who he is and because of this he's contacting aliens in hopes of finding answers.
On the surface, the film serves as a kid's entertainment program, but it is a story about personal identity and desire to be a part of a larger group, something humans of all ages struggle with to some extent.
The movie Matilda, directed by Mara Wilson, is well-known among youngsters born in the late 1980s and early 1990s. She is able to navigate a life in which she's surrounded by some defiant adults.
Danny DeVito plays her father, but most people forget that he was also the director of the film. Matilda is based on a book by Roald Dahl, well-known for other books such as James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
2 The Little Rascals
The Little Rascals, published in 1994, follows young adolescent boys' adventures as they rebuild their clubhouse. The first is the leader of his boys-only club and is concerned that Alfalfa is marrying a girl instead of them. Alfalfa is a simple youngster who has developed a crush on Darla.
As each boy and his group of friends tries to do what they believe to be the correct thing, chaos ensues. It's tough to find a movie on Hulu that's as wholesome as this one.
1 The Sandlot
The Sandlot, a 1993 film that is regarded by many as the finest sports movie of all time, is centered on a local group of children coming-of-age in the 1960s. At the core of it all is a love of baseball that connects children with different backgrounds and personalities. It's packed with timeless quotes that have been repeated decades after the film's release.
James Earl Jones plays the owner of a large dog that happens to be near the place the kids play their pickup baseball games. The plot revolves around a valuable baseball landing in the yard and the kids devising a strategy to recover it while avoiding the terrifying legendary dog that sits behind the fence.