Best of the 90’s on Disney+
Looking for the best of the 1990’s on Disney+? Here’s a list of my top 10 tv shows and top 10 movies from the 1990’s that you need to watch! These are perfect for a weekend binge watch or, ya know, to stay busy during COVID. Not subscribed to Disney+? Do it soon! We both know you’re going to want to watch Hamilton when it hits Disney+ on July 3rd.
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Best of the 90’s Disney+ TV Shows
- Boy Meets World
- Darkwing Duck
- Goof Troop
- Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers
- Quack Pack
Best of the 90’s Disney+ Movies
- A Goofy Movie
- 10 Things I Hate About You
- DuckTales: Treasure of the Lost Lamp
- Sister Act
- Hocus Pocus
- Muppet Treasure Island
- Parent Trap
- Rescuers Down Under
- A Kid in King Arthur’s Court
Let’s Get Into It!
Why these titles? Well a lot of it is nostalgia. These were all staples of my childhood and I’m sure many others can say the same thing. But honestly, most of these have aged pretty well. And if they haven’t, they provide good laughs! Let’s dig into these shows & movies!
Boy Meets World (1993-2000)
With the recent reboot, Girl Meets World, the actors from Boy Meets World have seen a resurgence of love, and it’s totally deserved. While the first few seasons of Boy Meets World are… dated and a little slow, the later seasons are still rock solid. Cory and Topanga are still adorable, though I will say, as an adult I see the flaws in their relationship and I’m not entirely sure they’re really #goals, but I still love them and their love.
Fun Fact: Doug was bought by Disney in 1996, after the show had run for 4 years on Nickelodeon. So Doug and Disney’s Doug have different theme songs and some other small differences. Disney’s Doug is what you’ll find on Disney+. It’s still great! I love Doug Funnie and his friends. But the theme song wasn’t the one I first think of when I think of Doug. That was strange. Be prepared.
Darkwing Duck (1991-1992)
Darkwing Duck was not a staple of my childhood, but as an adult I love it! I’m not sure when I learned about the character, but that was definitely in my childhood. Did McDonalds have Darkwing Duck happy meals? (The internet says no). Anyway, I had never seen the show until we got Disney+ and it’s delightful. Honestly, any show or movie that highlights Disney’s duck characters hold a special place in my heart… as you can tell by this list.
DuckTales (1987-1990 & 2017-present)
This show. I don’t think I can actually put into words why I love it so much. The new series is incredible. Seriously. Watch it. The old series is on Disney+ as well and it brings back some good, happy, childhood feelings, but the new series is A++. The storylines are fabulous, the voice actors are high profile and amazing! Go watch an episode right now, then come back and finish the list.
Are you still here? Did you watch? Did you love it?
Goof Troop (1992)
This is another show I didn’t watch as a kid, but considering how much I love A Goofy Movie, I had to give the show a try. It’s so much fun! Goofy is always a hoot. Definitely worth a watch!
Spider-Man is Alex’s (my hubs) favorite superhero, so when we discovered this gem of a cartoon on Disney+ he was ecstatic. If you had asked me if I had seen this show as a child, I would have told you no. But after watching a few episodes with Alex I realized I must have, because these are 100% the voices I hear when I read Spider-Man comics! Maybe my brothers watched it and I did my nails in the same room or something? haha! This classic is definitely worth a watch.
This show was a serious staple of my Saturday morning cartoons! I loved Recess. It was one of the few cartoons my parents let me watch so it was extra special. After reading the wiki page for this show, I really need to rewatch it as an adult. Apparently there’s a Cold War motif? Interesting…
Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers (1989-1990)
Rescue Rangers is another show that was not a staple of my childhood, but I really enjoyed watching on Disney+. Chip and Dale are so great. Originally this show was intended to be about the characters from The Rescuers (which I LOVE), but I’m glad they went with Chip and Dale.
Yet another show I didn’t get into until Disney+, Talespin focuses on Baloo, the bear from The Jungle Book. He runs an air cargo freight business and has encounters with air pirates and other such zany things. It’s fun, though a little dated.
Quack Pack (1996)
Quack Pack surprised me. It is very different from DuckTales (the original) and is the first place we see Huey, Dewey, and Louie get their own personalities (which are carried into the new DuckTales show). Donald, Daisy and the nephews travel around the world, Donald as a cameraman and Daisy as a reporter. It’s a lot of fun, and I personally can’t get enough of Donald!
A Goofy Movie (1995)
The music in this movie is so 1990’s and I absolutely love it. I forgot how much I loved this movie until we rewatched it recently and I was singing along. So much fun and it aged pretty well!
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Honestly, I was surprised to see this movie on Disney+ but I’m not upset about it. Young Heath Ledger is dreamy. That’s all I need to say, I think.
DuckTales: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990)
I love DuckTales, but before young Justine (that’s me) knew it was a show, I lived for this movie. I remember thinking it was a cross between Donald Duck cartoons and Aladdin, which honestly is pretty accurate. It follows the DuckTales gang as they travel to the Middle East looking for treasure and meet a Dijon. Fabulous movie. Watch it. You’ll thank me.
Sister Act (1992)
I am a HUGE fan of musicals, and Sister Act has been one of my favorite movies since I was pretty little. I remember watching it with my Dad and fast forwarding through the beginning because I didn’t care why she was a nun, I just wanted them to sing! I still know all the words. And the movie is still hilarious.
Hocus Pocus (1993)
You’ve seen this one, right? It’s had such a huge resurgence and is quite the cult classic now. I’ll just assume you know why this is amazing… amok amok amok.
Muppet Treasure Island (1996)
I’m pretty sure I borrowed this VHS from the library every week for at least a year. I was obsessed. And I had a serious crush on the kid who played Jim Hawkins. The music is great, the story is great, Tim Curry is great (as always). If you haven’t seen this, please enjoy some classic muppet humor and a fun retelling of Treasure Island.
Did I mention I love musicals? This one is so wonderful, so fun, and Kenny Ortega really killed it. The dancing, the singing, the acting, the accents… everything is just great. Please watch this and let me know if it’s just my nostalgia talking…
Parent Trap (1998)
Oh Lindsey Lohan, back in the days when I loved you. Seriously, she was adorable in this movie and considering the tech in 1998, they did an incredible job of having her play both twins.
The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
Technically this is the sequel movie, but for a long time I didn’t know this came out after The Rescuers. And honestly, I love this movie much more than the original. I love Cody, Orville and of course Bernard and Bianca.
A Kid in King Arthur’s Court (1995)
This movie. This is another VHS I borrowed from the library as often as I could. It’s still as funny as I remember, but definitely dated. Calvin, the main character, goes back in time from 1995 to the 6th century and there are a lot of pop culture references he tries to explain that would probably be lost on kids today. But the nostalgia factor is strong with this one!
What did I miss?
Is there another tv show or movie from the 1990’s that you love? Tell me in the comments! I clearly need more things to watch. ha!
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