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The Best Movies for Families  

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The films on this list of the best movies for families have been ranked by the community as the greatest family films. It can be tough to find a family friendly movie that everyone in your house will enjoy, but the films on this list are sure to keep everyone happy. What are the best movies for families? What are the best family friendly films?
 
This list has the best movies for families to watch together, many of which have been top box office hits and have received awards as well. No matter what genre you’re craving you’re sure to find an amazing movie on this list that will satisfy and entertain your entire family.  If the kids are getting a little bit too old for the Disney classics, check out our list of best PG-13 movies.
 
This list features good movies to watch with the whole family, including films like The Wizard of Oz, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Toy Story, My Neighbor Totoro, Star Wars, The Sound of Music, and Shrek. Vote up the best family films below or add one you and your family think is great but isn't already on the list. Then, be sure to check out our list of the best musicals for families.

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Minions is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies for Families
jsnungaray added 2015
Minions is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, and is a spin-off/prequel to the Despicable Me franchise. Minions Stuart, Kevin, and Bob are ...more

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The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies for Families
1989
The Little Mermaid is a 1989 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Based on the Danish fairy tale by Hans ...more

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#18 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #141 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movieslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Toy Story Franchise is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies for Families
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Toy Story is a CGI animated film series and Disney media franchise that began with the original 1995 film, Toy Story, produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. ...more

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#12 of 59 The Best Adventure Movies for Kids #6 of 118 The Very Best Movie Franchisesfeaturing The Best Toy Story Characters in the Whole Series, Ranked

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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies for Families
oliverg2028 added 1994
The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical epic film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 32nd animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more

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#1 of 600 The Best Animated Films Everfeaturing The Lion King Is Full Of Baloneylisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Ratatouille is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies for Families
looksharp added 2007
Ratatouille is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the eighth film produced by Pixar, and was co-written ...more

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#15 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #273 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movieslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies for Families
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Toy Story is a CGI animated film series and Disney media franchise that began with the original 1995 film, Toy Story, produced by Pixar and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. The franchise ...more

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#2 of 77 The Best '90s Cartoon Movies #4 of 11 Movies That Made More Money On Merchandising Than At The Box Office

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Sleeping Beauty is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies for Families
looksharp added 1959
Sleeping Beauty is a 1959 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney based on The Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault and Little Briar Rose by The Brothers Grimm. The 16th ...more

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#50 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #235 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #35 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Time

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Finding Nemo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies for Families
2003
Finding Nemo is a 2003 American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Written and directed by Andrew Stanton, it ...more

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#3 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #111 of 291 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Crylisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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How to Train Your Dragon... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies for Families
2019
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is a 2019 American 3D computer-animated action fantasy film directed by Dean DeBlois. As Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) fulfills his dream of creating a ...more

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#399 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #10 of 59 The Best Adventure Movies for Kids #66 of 87 Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most

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Monsters, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies for Families
teddybear1029 added 2001
Monsters, Inc. is a 2001 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Pete Docter, produced by Pixar Animation Studios, and released by Walt Disney Pictures. John Lasseter and Andrew ...more

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#8 of 600 The Best Animated Films Everfeaturing Fan Theories About ‘Monsters, Inc.’listed on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies for Families
looksharp added 1967
The Jungle Book is a 1967 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions. Inspired by the Rudyard Kipling's book of the same name, it is the 19th animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more

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#31 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #253 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Moviesfeaturing The Jungle Book Was Originally Written To Prove That White People Are The Superior Race

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The Incredibles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies for Families
looksharp added 2004
The Incredibles is a 2004 American computer-animated superhero film directed by Brad Bird. A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into ...more

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#4 of 600 The Best Animated Films Everfeaturing The Incredibles Fan Theorieslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Ralph Breaks the Interne... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies for Families
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 is a 2018 American 3D computer-animated comedy-adventure film directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnston. Ralph (John C. Reilly) and Vanellope (Sarah ...more

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#371 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #615 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #54 of 181 The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made

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Mary Poppins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies for Families
1964
Mary Poppins is a 1964 American musical fantasy film directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by Walt Disney, with songs written and composed by the Sherman Brothers. The screenplay is by Bill ...more

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#3 of 78 The Best Film Adaptations of Young Adult Novelsfeaturing Behind The Scenes, The Making Of 'Mary Poppins' Was Not As Magical As You'd Thinklisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies for Families
2008
WALL-E is a 2008 American computer-animated science-fiction comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Andrew Stanton, the story follows a ...more

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#6 of 600 The Best Animated Films Everfeaturing The Most Fascinating Facts You Didn't Know About WALL-Elisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies for Families
1991
Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated musical romantic fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 30th film in the Walt Disney ...more

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#11 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #25 of 336 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetimelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Bambi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies for Families
1942
Bambi is a 1942 American animated drama film directed by David Hand, produced by Walt Disney and based on the book Bambi, A Life in the Woods by Austrian author Felix Salten. The film was ...more

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Shrek is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies for Families
2001
Shrek is a 2001 American computer-animated fantasy-comedy film produced by PDI/DreamWorks, released by DreamWorks Pictures, directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson, featuring the voices of ...more

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#9 of 600 The Best Animated Films Everfeaturing 12 Things You Never Knew About The Making Of 'Shrek'listed on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Snow White and the Seven... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies for Families
1937
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by RKO Radio Pictures. Based on the German fairy tale by the ...more

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#38 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #25 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #42 of 223 Musical Movies With the Best Songs

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Toy Story 3 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies for Families
oliverg2028 added 2010
Toy Story 3 is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated comedy film, and the third film in the Toy Story series. It was produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. ...more

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#16 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #8 of 291 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cryfeaturing The Best Toy Story Characters in the Whole Series, Ranked

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A Bug's Life is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies for Families
1998
A Bug's Life is a 1998 American computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter and co-directed by ...more

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#30 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #548 of 1,204 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Timelisted on The Highest Grossing 90s Movies

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Moana is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies for Families
oliverg2028 added 2016
Moana is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy-adventure film directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. With the help of a demigod (Dwayne Johnson), Moana (Auli'i Cravalho), the ...more

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#45 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #97 of 223 Musical Movies With the Best Songsfeaturing 'Moana' Fan Theories That Might Just Be Right

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Tangled is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies for Families
2010
Tangled is a 2010 American computer animated musical fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Loosely based on the German fairy tale ...more

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#24 of 600 The Best Animated Films Ever #193 of 291 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cryfeaturing Every Song in Tangled, Ranked by Singability

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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies for Families
looksharp added 2015
Cinderella is a 2015 American romantic fantasy film directed by Kenneth Branagh, from a screenplay written by Chris Weitz. Produced by David Barron, Simon Kinberg and Allison Shearmur for Walt ...more

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Willy Wonka & the Ch... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies for Families
1971
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a 1971 musical fantasy film directed by Mel Stuart, and starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka. The film, a film adaptation of the 1964 novel Charlie and ...more

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