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25 ’90s and ’00s Movies to Watch on Netflix During Social Distancing

We’re all Netflix and chilling right now and so I’ve decided to put my love of movies and television to use by compiling lists of movies, television shows, and documentaries from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Disney+ to help you decide what to watch. Up first? 25 ‘90s and ‘00s movies to watch on Netflix during Social Distancing. Because let’s be honest – those are some of the best ones.

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A Cinderella Story

Routinely exploited by her wicked stepmother, the downtrodden Sam Montgomery is excited about the prospect of meeting her Internet beau at the school’s Halloween dance.

My Girl 

A young girl, on the threshold of her teen years, finds her life turning upside down, when she is accompanied by an unlikely friend.

Hook 

When Captain James Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy.

New York Minute

Two dissimilar twin sisters haven’t spent a day together in years until the day they journey to New York City and everything goes wrong. They’re chased by a truant officer and a killer who wants a chip back. But they do meet two nice guys.

The Rugrats Movie

The babies get lost in the forest after Tommy Pickles gets a new baby brother.

Space Jam

In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan.

Richie Rich

A rich young boy finds his family targeted in an inside job and must use his cunning to save them.

Miracle

The true story of Herb Brooks, the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Soviet squad.

Romantic Comedies/Comedies

Failure To Launch 

A thirty-something is still living with his parents until they hire an interventionist to help him graduate out of the house. That’s when the fun begins.

He’s Just Not That Into You 

Baltimore-based friends and lovers, all in their 20s and 30s, try to navigate their way through the complexities of modern relationships. 

Monster-In-Law

The love life of Charlotte is reduced to an endless string of disastrous blind dates, until she meets the perfect man, Kevin. Unfortunately, his merciless mother will do anything to destroy their relationship.

Valentine’s Day

Intertwining couples and singles in Los Angeles break-up and make-up based on the pressures and expectations of Valentine’s Day.

The Ugly Truth 

An uptight television producer takes control of a morning show segment on modern relationships hosted by a misogynistic man.

She’s Out of My League

An average Joe meets the perfect woman, but his lack of confidence and the influence of his friends and family begin to pick away at the relationship.

Life As We Know It

Two single adults become caregivers to an orphaned girl when their mutual best friends die in an accident.

Jerry Maguire

When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent agent with the only athlete who stays with him and his former secretary.

Groundhog Day

A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again.

Hitch

While helping his latest client woo the woman of his dreams, a professional “date doctor” finds that his game doesn’t quite work on the gossip columnist with whom he’s smitten.

The First Wives Club

Reunited by the death of a college friend, three divorced women seek revenge on the husbands who left them for younger women.

Kate & Leopold

An English Duke from 1876 is inadvertently dragged to modern day New York where he falls for a plucky advertising executive.

Click

A workaholic architect finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices.

P.S. I Love You

A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.

Drama

Julie & Julia 

Julia Child’s story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell’s 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child’s first book.

Dear John

A romantic drama about a soldier who falls for a conservative college student while he’s home on leave.

The Shawshank Redemption

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Hopefully this article helps you find a few good ’90s & ’00s movies to watch on Netflix during this time of Social Distancing. More of a TV show person? There’s a list to come, but in the meantime, check out my recent TV show reviews post to find something new to watch.

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