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Grab your Tamagotchi and a bucket hat because we’re blasting back to the ’90s. 

Over the past few months, Netflix has quietly accrued one of the best collections of classic ’90s movies on the market. From Clueless and Groundhog Day to Silence of the Lambs and Jurassic Park, the streaming service has cinematic staples with quality as high as the waistline on your favorite skorts and legacies as long as the line for the Aladdin ride at Disney World. (People waited hours for it then, and honestly I still would!) 

We’ve combed through all the films Netflix has to offer to help you navigate your return to the last century. Ranked in order of awesomeness, here are the 9 best ’90s movies on Netflix streaming now.

9. The Firm (1993)

From A Few Good Men and The Rainmaker to My Cousin Vinny and A Civil Action, the ’90s reign as the best decade for movies about lawyers. The Firm, a legal thriller based on the novel of the same name by John Grishman, delivers a story with everything we love about the gilded age of feature-length procedurals and then some. You’ve got Tom Cruise wearing a vest and attorney-ing it up, Holly Hunter stealing the show as Cruise’s secretary (she got an Oscar nod for the role), and a slew of other excellent performances from the likes of Ed Harris, Jeanne Tripplehorn, and Gene Hackman.

How to watch: The Firm is now streaming on Netflix.

8. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

Sleepless in Seattle isn’t the only great ’90s romantic comedy on Netflix (looking at you, Jerry Maguire), but it’s certainly our favorite. Celebrate the truly epic on-screen coupling of Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks in Nora Ephron’s charming story of a widower and reporter falling in love through letters and airwaves. 

How to watch: Sleepless in Seattle is now streaming on Netflix.

7. The Addams Family (1991)

Sure, it’s no Addams Family Values (that gem is only available for rent or purchase), but the 1991 Addams Family is still a sublimely watchable take on Charles Addams’ beloved cartoon characters and the story of their macabre life in a foreboding mansion. With Anjelica Huston as Morticia, the late Raul Julia as Gomez, Christopher Lloyd as Uncle Fester, Christina Ricci as Wednesday, and more stellar casting, you’ll fall in love with this monstrous brood and this film all over again.  

How to watch: The Addams Family is now streaming on Netflix.

6. Candyman (1992)

With the promise of Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele’s remake in the air, there’s never been a better time to pay a visit to the Candyman. Starring Tony Todd as the hook-handed villain, this horrifying supernatural film offers a dreamlike descent into urban legends that is consistently surprising and rich in style. Yes, it kicked off a horror film franchise that, all told, wasn’t that great — but it’s a standalone fright fest that holds way, way up.   

How to watch: Candyman is now streaming on Netflix.

5. Groundhog Day (1993)

It’s the ’90s comedy forever synonymous with an entire subgenre. Bill Murray stars as TV weatherman Phil Connors, a self-centered cynic who becomes stuck in a time loop while visiting small-town Pennsylvania. Full of iconic one-liners (“This is one time where television really fails to capture the true excitement of a large squirrel predicting the weather”) and touching moments (kissing in the snow! Soup in the diner!), Groundhog Day is a good film to watch again, and again, and again, and again, and again… Sorry. I know you’ve heard that joke before.

How to watch: Groundhog Day is now streaming on Netflix.

4. Jurassic Park (1993)

So you’re thinking of cuing up Jurassic Park? “Clever girl.” Steven Spielberg’s 1993 prehistoric film outing created a world so magnificently imagined we’re still plenty invested in it today. (Here’s looking at you Jurassic World 3; we’ll see ya someday.) Relive the beginning of this cinematic dynasty with a trip down memory lane. Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, and the late Richard Attenborough offer performances perfectly preserved in greatness.

How to watch: Jurassic Park is now streaming on Netflix.

3. Schindler’s List (1993)

OK, Schindler’s List isn’t, strictly speaking, a “fun” time — but it’s still an incomparably important piece of filmmaking that captures a haunting chapter in human history. Liam Neeson stars as Oskar Schindler, a member of the Nazi Party responsible for the saving the lives of hundreds during the Holocaust. Another Spielberg triumph, Schindler’s List is a film you simply must see. If you haven’t gotten to it before, now is probably as good a time as any to watch the 1994 Best Picture Oscar winner. 

How to watch: Schindler’s List is now streaming on Netflix.

2. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

“Hello, Clarice.” The only horror film to ever claim the Academy Award for Best Picture, director Jonathan Demme’s Silence of the Lambs has become a standard for excellence in the genre. Lead performances from Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster are as stunning today as they were then, and the story at this nightmare’s center as chillingly timeless as ever. No matter how many times you’ve witness the clash of Agent Starling and cannibal icon Hannibal Lecter, you’ll still get goosebumps watching this Oscar winner.

How to watch: Silence of the Lambs is now streaming on Netflix.

1. Clueless (1995)

Whether it’s the Calvin Klein descent down the stairs, Tai’s makeover montage accompanied by Jill Sobule, the chaotic and forever funny scene on the highway, or Cher’s exquisitely effortless hair, something will always keep us coming back for more Clueless. This Beverly Hills-set high school comedy helped launch the careers of Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd, the late Brittany Murphy, and more by capturing a sparkling snippet of the ’90s with precision, style, and wit. You can (and should) revisit this film masterpiece. It does not say R.S.V.P. on the Statue of Liberty.

How to watch: Clueless is now streaming on Netflix.

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