35 Lesser-Known Movies Only Someone With An Awesome Childhood Can Name

Think back to your childhood. Think of all the forms of entertainment you were able to enjoy, but focus particularly on movies. There were made-for-TV films, flicks that caused us all to rush to the theater, Disney classics... and these movies. They were slightly lesser-known but these movies were known by anyone who had an awesome childhood that was filled with onscreen fun.

We have all seen the popular movies from back in the day, but this quiz is not about all of that. This quiz features titles you may have forgotten about or may have not even heard of at all. Many of them star big names. Several are based on books we read in school. And they all bring their own bit of magic and excitement.

How well do you remember all of them, though? We hope you saw them all, because they are all so good, and we will remind you of them now, as you take this quiz.

You will see 35 images. You will read 35 descriptions. You will look at the four movie titles that are listed on each question. Then you will make your guess, as you try to name these 35 lesser-known films, which are about growing up, pets, loss, friendship, magic, sports and beyond!

1What is this movie?

This film has gone down as a classic, and we are starting off easy when it comes to this quiz - because we all surely know and love this one! It may be a themed movie, but it can be enjoyed during any time of the year, with its fun characters, awesome setting and interesting plot. Plus, there are sequels to enjoy, too, but, as usual, the original is the best. So tell us...What is this lesser-known movie from your childhood?

2What is this movie?

Surely this big ol’ dog looks familiar to you. This pup starred in his first film in 1992, in a wild comedy that made us laugh, tear up and wonder what was going to happen next. Plus, just look at this animal: How could you not remember him, enjoy him and want to rewatch any or all of his films - all of which come with their own set of excitement and fun? So tell us...What is this lesser-known movie from your childhood?

3What is this movie?

This movie, from the year 1997, is considered a science-fiction comedy film, since it was all about a wacky scientist, played by the late and great Robin Williams. If you study the corresponding picture, you will get a pretty good hint about what this film is, too. It may not be as popular as some of the other flicks from our childhoods, but it was quite unique and quite memorable. So tell us...What is this lesser-known movie from your childhood?

4What is this movie?

This film, from 1995 was quite magical. It was based on a children's book of the same name, and it was all centered around the main character’s ninth birthday. This young boy got a certain gift for his birthday, and he soon made an interesting discovery about the gift - which is what made this movie so neat; we are pretty sure that all kids watching this flick wanted this boy’s life! So tell us...What is this lesser-known movie from your childhood?

5What is this movie?

Look at little Michelle Trachtenberg! This was her film debut, way back in 1996, years before she starred in films such as Ice Princess or co-starred in TV shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Gossip Girl. Her first movie, this one pictured here, was based on a novel of the same name, and it was full of lots of thrills that made us want to be the lead character. So tell us...What is this lesser-known movie from your childhood?

6What is this movie?

This childhood movie came out in the year 1993. It was a remake, it was based on a novel, and it also resulted in a sequel or two. And these three animals were the stars of the whole thing. These three animals stole the screen, with their wonderful personalities - the trusty golden retriever, the sassy kitty and the goofy younger dog. We all cheered them on while watching this film. So tell us...What is this lesser-known movie from your childhood?

7What is this movie?

You just have to recognize this little lady! And while you are remembering her and her interesting story, you may also remember that so many of the great films from when we were kids were based on books, which made us love them even more, as we enjoyed them in numerous ways. But this one from 1996 was one of our faves, one we could watch over and over - even still today. So tell us...What is this lesser-known movie from your childhood?

8What is this movie?

This film came out in 1999, and it starred Matthew Broderick as a security guard. He did not just stay a simple security guard, though; something crazy happened, of course, and the film got super exciting super quickly. There have been other versions of this story, but this action-adventure film from the '90s is the best and most well-known version - a version that you hopefully will remember and hopefully have seen. So tell us...What is this lesser-known movie from your childhood?

9What is this movie?

This film also came out in 1993, and it told the story of a foster boy who received a new friend. It was a staple back in the day, a film we all watched, as we were entertained and scared and excited all at once. Well, we at least hope you saw it at least once and that you are able to recognize its name right here and right now! So tell us...What is this lesser-known movie from your childhood?

10What is this movie?

This is another movie from the early ‘90s that causes us to feel bad and sad for those who have not seen it. Here, we have a boy and a girl who just want to be together, yet who find themselves struggling, as outside forces try to ruin their cute little relationship. There were lots of amazing lines and scenes in this one, which we hope you all can remember! So tell us...What is this lesser-known movie from your childhood?

11What is this movie?

We have some questions for you, to jog your memory: Who are these people? What are they looking at? Who else stars in this film? What magical and crazy things take place in this film? For us, just seeing this image brings back the classic scenes from a super great film that made us imagine a whole new world (that we kind of wanted to be in...but maybe not actually). So tell us...What is this lesser-known movie from your childhood?

12What is this movie?

In 1995, a rich girl who lived a life of luxury with her father and an orphaned girl who was a tomboy - characters who were played by THE Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen - met, realized they looked alike and tried to make a love story and a new life happen. It was full of laughs and fun, and just look how cute these twins are. What is not to love here? So tell us...What is this lesser-known movie from your childhood?

13What is this movie?

This sports-themed movie from 1994 starred Danny Glover, Tony Danza, Christopher Lloyd, Adrien Brody, Matthew McConaughey and a cute little Joseph Gordon-Levitt. That is really all you need to know - that all-star cast, altogether in a movie about sports, from the early ‘90s. Just look at the picture and think back to your childhood and remember the film and guess the title, from the four answer choices that are below! So tell us...What is this lesser-known movie from your childhood?

14What is this movie?

This rom-com film starred John Travolta and Kirstie Alley...What a cute ‘90s couple! Were they married in the movie? Did they meet just once? Did a full relationship bloom and grow? Did they have that kid together? Was the kid featured very much in the movie? Was he the star? Again, we just want to ask some questions to help you remember this flick! So tell us...What is this lesser-known movie from your childhood?

15What is this movie?

This may look like a normal little kitty, but, as the star of his own 1997 movie, he was, of course, far from normal. Without giving too much away, we will say that this cat played a very important role in a very important mission - one in which he and his owner, Patti, worked together, all to save the day and to give this film a heart-felt and happy ending. So tell us...What is this lesser-known movie from your childhood?

16What is this movie?

Here is another fun flick - this one from the year 1994 - that starred a cute little animal and a cute child star. Thora Birch and this monkey ran into some trouble during their film, which made for a pretty thrilling made-for-kids film. You may recognize her, you may remember a monkey movie or four, and we hope that you are able to remember the title of this particular one, after looking below. So tell us...What is this lesser-known movie from your childhood?

17What is this movie?

Okay, we will give you a hint here: This movie was about a summer camp. It came out in 1994, and it was actually Jessica Alba’s film debut. Another big star within it was, of course, Christopher Lloyd, who is pictured here (with a fish, too) and who was in several of the films we watched while we were children - but we are just worried about this one right now. So tell us...What is this lesser-known movie from your childhood?

18What is this movie?

Wow. Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Devon Sawa and Scott Bairstow, all in one film together in the year 1997. If you don’t remember this one - or even if you do - go rewatch it, because these three heartthrobs from the ‘90s played brothers. The film had to do with animals and nature, but the three stars was a good enough reason to watch it and makes for an excellent reason to watch it again. So tell us...What is this lesser-known movie from your childhood?

19What is this movie?

In 1994, Macaulay Culkin (you know, the main little kid from Home Alone) starred in this unique film. Other big names - like Christopher Lloyd, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Stewart and Leonard Nimoy - were in it, too, and the story focused around this shy boy and a library. Do you remember watching any movies like that, that had these people in it, when you were a kid? We really hope you do! So tell us...What is this lesser-known movie from your childhood?

20What is this movie?

This dramatic movie, made for families and for children, was released in 2000. Frankie Muniz, pictured right here, was the star, and he co-starred with Diane Lane, Luke Wilson and Kevin Bacon. This, too, was based on a book, so many of us read the book in school then saw the film or vice versa...at least we hope you did those things, so that you can answer this question here. So tell us...What is this lesser-known movie from your childhood?

21What is this movie?

There was a definite theme in the 1990s: Books about animals were turned into films for us to all watch and enjoy! They seemed to all have some sad parts, but they were also humorous and entertaining, too. This one, from 1994, was really about the circle of life - but it was not The Lion King, so you just try to think of a different animal movie with a message! So tell us...What is this lesser-known movie from your childhood?

22What is this movie?

You probably recognize some of these kids, and you probably definitely remember seeing this large sandwich. You first saw it in 1995, when this movie that starred Ben Stiller came out. It was one of those goofy flicks we all saw as kids and all owned on VHS or all watched when it came on TV - at least once or maybe even a dozen times, back in the good ol’ days. So tell us...What is this lesser-known movie from your childhood?

23What is this movie?

Some of these movies have probably been hard to recall (either because we don’t remember that far back or we actually did not see as many films as we should have) so we are throwing an easier one in. Anjelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd and Joan Cusack were in this film, and Christina Ricci - a notable child star from our childhoods - had a big and memorable role, as seen here in 1993. So tell us...What is this lesser-known movie from your childhood?

24What is this movie?

Huh, here are some more Indian headdresses, but these are on Chevy Chase and Jonathan Taylor Thomas. JTT played a young boy who was not too excited about his mother's new boyfriend, who was played by Chase. This film came out in 1995, and it had some serious parts, some really funny parts and - of course - a big moral to the story, which helped to teach and inspire young audience members. So tell us...What is this lesser-known movie from your childhood?

25What is this movie?

Here we have yet another movie from the ‘90s (1996), and we have another movie about an animal (a chimp), and we have another movie about sports (baseball), and we have another movie that stars a guy we all know and love (Matt LeBlanc). Hopefully, you remember this particular sports film from the ‘90s that was all about this monkey that is pictured here, along with his co-star from the show Friends. So tell us...What is this lesser-known movie from your childhood?

26What is this movie?

Okay, we have reached a conclusion: There were, like, too many films that came out and that were about monkeys! Now, we are even having a hard time keeping them all straight, since our childhood was so full of them. But we will ask you about a couple of more, like this one from 1995. It was a heart-warming comedy film about a juvenile delinquent and this big ol’ gorilla. So tell us...What is this lesser-known movie from your childhood?

27What is this movie?

This film came out in 1995, but it was set during a special summer in the 1970s. Four 12-year-old girls (Gaby Hoffmann, Christina Ricci, Thora Birch and Ashleigh Aston Moore) were friends in a small town, and they had some crazy adventures during the span of this film. We laughed with them, we cried with them, and we grew with them...and now we really need and want a movie marathon! So tell us...What is this lesser-known movie from your childhood?

28What is this movie?

Why is this baby on the loose? It must have made for an exciting movie, with some possibly scary-ish scenes! This baby, which starred in this 1994 film, lived in a mansion and had super loving parents, and he co-starred with people like Lara Flynn Boyle. So what went wrong? What happened? What was the main plot of this film? You will have to think back and think hard, once again. So tell us...What is this lesser-known movie from your childhood?

29What is this movie?

Oh, look, another animal in another film we used to watch! This one felt different, though. First off, it was all about a bird - but not just any bird: It was an amazing green parrot who was so skilled and loving and talented. Yes, in 1998, we learned his story, full of travels and fear and new friends and a journey home. Gosh, this one was a really good one! So tell us...What is this lesser-known movie from your childhood?

30What is this movie?

In 1996, Anna Paquin was at the center of our attention, since we all just loved her and since we were anxious to see what her new film - which also starred Jeff Daniels - was all about. It was inspired by a true story, and it was a pretty unique film, with a pretty neat story, which also made us feel lots of different emotions as kids who were watching and learning. So tell us...What is this lesser-known movie from your childhood?

31What is this movie?

Okay, we can’t mention Anna Paquin without thinking of Anna Chlumsky, another star of the time who is most famous for this well-known kiss. Well, it should be well-known to you, if you watched all these films and remember them all! This kiss took place in a coming-of-age movie from 1991, which was full of emotion and friendship and growth. It also starred Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis and Macaulay Culkin. So tell us...What is this lesser-known movie from your childhood?

32What is this movie?

We have another female-focused film, this one from 1995, that we would like to quiz you on - all before we get back to some more animal-centered flicks! This one is also based on a book, and this movie version starred this little girl in green - a brave and imaginative girl, whose life was turned upside down. She taught us to make the best of every situation, though, no matter what. So tell us...What is this lesser-known movie from your childhood?

33What is this movie?

In 1996, this cute little boy right here became friends with this cute orangutan. And we know - This could be any film from the ‘90s, since we have all seen the animal pattern in these made-for-children films. But it was a certain one; just study the corresponding photo for a bit, really taking it all in, as you try hard to remember this certain one, with these certain two stars. So tell us...What is this lesser-known movie from your childhood?

34What is this movie?

We have one more monkey movie for you; just read this description, look at the photo, and make the best guess, from the four answer choices that are listed here. In 1998, a remake happened that was all about a monkey - an ape actually. The film starred Bill Paxton and Charlize Theron, and the story had to do with an animal sanctuary and a poacher and, of course, this big ol’ ape. So tell us...What is this lesser-known movie from your childhood?

35What is this movie?

Last but not least, we have this film from 1997. Here are some hints: It was actually a French-American film, and it was a fantasy drama film. It was loosely based on another story. The story took place in England, in the year 1917. It was about these two little girls who took an interesting photograph. The photograph made people start to wonder, to believe and to see life in a new way. So tell us...What is this lesser-known movie from your childhood?

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