Grab the popcorn

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Grab the popcorn.

There’s no better way to brighten a bad day than with a feel-good movie. Grab a spot on the couch and a bowl of popcorn, and pop in a lighthearted flick that’s sure to make you smile. While we love tried-and-true rom-coms like Sweet Home Alabama or a Southern classic like Steel Magnolias, there’s something particularly special about re-watching a favorite film from childhood and sharing it with another generation. Leave it to the nineties to deliver a plethora of popular movies we still want to watch again and again. Blockbuster may be out of business, but these crowd-pleasing picks are still going strong.

Father of the Bride (1991)

Steve Martin’s punchy one-liners will make you laugh until you cry. Read some of our favorites.

Hook (1991)

Watching Neverland come to life brings out the kid in all of us.

Newsies (1992)

The catchy numbers will be stuck in your head for days after watching this movie.

Sister Act (1992)

Whoopie Goldberg’s character, Deloris, had us all singing along with the choir at the end of the film.

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)

We were rooting for Sassy, Shadow, and Chance every step of the way.

Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

Robin Williams made everyone wish for a housekeeper as lovable as Mrs. Doubtfire.

The Sandlot (1993)

You’re killing us, Smalls!

Forrest Gump (1994)

We’re smiling through the tears in this classic Southern movie.

Babe (1995)

Even a little pig can earn his place on the farm.

It Takes Two (1995)

Kirstie Alley in the role of Diane Barrows had us all wishing for that “can’t-eat, can’t-sleep, over-the-fence, World Series kind of stuff.”

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Matilda (1996)

If only we could make a breakfast as magical as Matilda’s every morning.

The Parent Trap (1998)

Who didn’t memorize Annie and Martin’s handshake or hold out hope of meeting a long-lost twin a summer camp?

All Disney animated movies released in the 1990s: Beauty and the Beast (1991); Aladdin (1992); The Lion King (1994); Pocahantes (1995); The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996); Hercules (1997); Mulan (1998); Tarzan (1999)