19 Best 90s Comedies That Still Hold Up

These funny movies were really all that and a bag of chips.

The 90s were filled with a variety of hilarious movies. But, TBH, with actors like Jim Carrey, Whoopi Goldberg, and Chris Farley leading popular comedies, you really can’t go wrong.

Let’s go back to the ’20s ’90s comedies that are gifts that keep on giving.


Good burger

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Release year: 1997

With : Kel Mitchell, Kenan Thompson, Sinbad

Kenan and Kel fans will forever love this 90s comedy, which grew on a recurring popular All that sketch. The dynamic comedy duo played Dexter (Kenan Thompson) and Ed (Kel Mitchell), two Good Burger employees who fight to keep the business from closing when a competing Mondo Burger location opens across the street. .


The father of the bride and father of the bride part II

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Release years: 1991, 1995

With : Steve Martin, Martin Short, Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams-Paisley

In this retelling of a 1950s comedy, Steve Martin played George Banks, a stressed-out father whose daughter, Annie (Kimberly Williams-Paisley), reveals she got engaged while traveling for her program. ‘study abroad. Annie gets married during The father of the bridewhile in the hilarious sequel, she and her mother, Nina (Diane Keaton), become pregnant at the same time.


Happy Gilmore

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Release year: 1996

With : Adam Sandler, Julie Bowen, Christopher McDonald, Frances Bay

When Happy Gilmore (Adam Sandler) learns that his grandmother (Frances Bay) may soon lose her home, he decides to enter a golf tournament that may earn him enough money to save the day. In the process, he attracts the attention of golf enthusiasts due to his stormy demeanor and his one-of-a-kind swing.



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Release year: 1995

With : Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

Did you think we would forget about this epic 90s teen comedy? As if! In addition to serving many fun fashion looks, clueless was filled with laugh-out-loud moments from wealthy Beverly Hills teens navigating their daily high school experiences.


Rookie of the Year

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Release year: 1993

With : Thomas Ian Nicholas, Garey Busey, Amy Morton

After breaking his arm in an accident, preteen Henry Rowengartner (Thomas Ian Nicholas) finds himself with an incredible throwing arm that earns him a spot on the Chicago Cubs roster. This movie was a sporty, family-friendly option that ’90s kids definitely had on their watch list.


sister act and Sister Act 2: back to normal

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Release years: 1992, 1993

With : Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Najimy, Maggie Smith

Whoopi helmed the films as Deloris Van Cartier, a Las Vegas singer who is placed in a convent after witnessing a murder orchestrated by her mobster boyfriend. In the sequel, Deloris resumes her role as a nun and imparts her musical knowledge to a group of struggling students.


Mrs. Doubtfire

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Release year: 1993

With : Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan

Robin Williams took on the role of Daniel Hillard, a man who poses as a nanny after his divorce in order to spend more time with his three children. Mrs. Doubtfire is one of the late ’90s comedy legend’s most unforgettable performances, and it had a great supporting cast, including Mara Wilson making her big-screen debut.



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Release year: 1995

With : Ben Stiller, Tom McGowan, Aaron Schwartz, Paul Feig

Before playing White Goodman in DodgeballBen Stiller played another extreme health guru, Tony Perkis, in Heavyweight. The character buys a weight loss camp for kids, but his uncontrollable rigor soon becomes too much to bear, causing the camp attendees to revolt. A young Kenan Thompson is included in the cast, and the film is also one of Judd Apatow’s first writing credits.


White men can’t jump.

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Release year: 1992

With : Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Rosie Perez

After Sidney (Wesley Snipes) is pushed around by Billy (Woody Harrelson), a white street basketball player, the two team up to scam crooks across Los Angeles. Be sure to rewatch this classic before Jack Harlow makes his feature film debut in his upcoming remake.


10 things i hate about you

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Release year: 1999

With : Julia Stiles, Larisa Oleynik, Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

This 1999 film adapted Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew with a modern version of the story. Bianca Stratford (Larisa Oleynik) is told by her protective father (Larry Miller) that she can’t date until her sister, Kat (Julia Stiles), starts dating. To get there, Cameron (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a schoolmate with a crush on Bianca, hatches a plan that will have Kat fall for bad boy Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger).


Tommy Boy

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Release year: 1995

With : Chris Farley, David Spade, Rob Lowe, Bo Derek

Tommy (Chris Farley) goes on an adventure to save his late father’s (Brian Dennehy) auto parts business with Richard (David Spade), who works for the company. With Saturday Night Live real-life alums and friends — (the late) Chris Farley and David Spade — bringing the laughs to those main parts, the movie proved their TV chemistry was just as entertaining in the movies.


The great Lebowski

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Release year: 1998

With : Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi

Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski (Jeff Bridges) is mistaken for another Jeff Lebowski (David Huddleston), a millionaire whose kidnapped wife (Tara Reid) owes shady characters a lot of money. When looking for the other Lebowski, The Dude meddles in this sticky situation and enlists his bowling friends (John Goodman, Steve Buscemi) to help him navigate his unexpected circumstances.


Wayne’s World

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Release year: 1992

With : Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe, Tia Carrère

This comedy was a recurring success Saturday Night Live go from sketch to big screen. Wayne (Mike Myers) and Garth (Dana Carvey) are offered to air their Wayne’s World broadcast on a local TV station by a seedy producer (Rob Lowe) in the movie, which then had an entertaining sequel.


Stupid and even dumber

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Release year: 1994

With : Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly

Harry (Jeff Daniels) and Lloyd (Jim Carrey) made viewers laugh as they set out to return a briefcase full of cash to its owner, a woman named Mary (Lauren Holly). Moviegoers asked for a Stupid and even dumber second part for years until a sequel was released in 2014.


The Wedding Singer


Release year: 1998

With : Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Christine Taylor

The first film collaboration between Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore was both romantic and hilarious. In the mid-1980s, Robbie (Adam), a wedding singer, falls in love with Julia (Drew) while planning her impending nuptials.


My cousin Viny

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Release year: 1992

With : Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei, Ralph Macchio

It’s been 30 years since My cousin Vinny, which scored an Oscar for Marisa Tomei, came out and it still stands. With his fiancée, Mona Lisa Vito (Marisa) by his side, New Yorker Vinny Gambini (Joe Pesci) is the lawyer for his cousin Bill (Ralph Macchio), wrongly accused of murder.


What about Bob?

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Release year: 1991

With : Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss, Julie Hagerty

Bob Wiley (Bill Murray) is a patient of Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss), psychotherapist and author at the top of his game. Leo goes with his family to Lake Winnipesaukee for a trip, and Bob decides to follow him. During this vacation, Bob begins to benefit from Leo’s teachings, while Leo is quickly driven mad by his patient’s presence.


Alone at home

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Release year: 1990

With : Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O’Hara

The first one Alone at home The franchise film starred Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, a child who fights off intruders Harry (Joe Pesci) and Marv (Daniel Stern) when his family accidentally leaves him home during their Christmas vacation. Macaulay, Joe, Daniel and other main cast reprized their roles for Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.


house party

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Release year: 1990

With : Christopher Reid, Christopher Martin, Robin Harris

Kid ‘n Play’s Christopher Reid and Christopher Martin starred in this musical on a wild night of party getaways. The hip-hop duo went on to star in four more films together after this one, and now there’s a house party restart on the way.

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