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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.
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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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Ratatouille is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Finding Nemo is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Monsters, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Sleeping Beauty is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wre... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies for Families
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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Shrek is listed (or ranked) 8 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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How to Train Your Dragon: The ... 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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The Incredibles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies for Families
looksharp added 2004
The Incredibles is a 2004 American computer-animated comedy superhero film written and directed by Brad Bird and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It was the sixth film produced by Pixar ...more
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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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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 12 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
13
Mary Poppins is listed (or ranked) 13 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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WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Bambi is listed (or ranked) 15 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
16
Snow White and the Seven Dwarf... is listed (or ranked) 16 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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A Bug's Life is listed (or ranked) 17 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
18
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 18 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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The Kid Who Would Be King is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies for Families
2019
The Kid Who Would Be King is a 2019 British adventure drama film directed by Joe Cornish. After discovering the mythical sword Excalibur, Alex (Louis Serkis) and his friends must thwart a ...more
20
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Fa... is listed (or ranked) 20 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
21
The Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies for Families
1939
The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and the most well-known and commercially successful adaptation based on the 1900 novel The Wonderful ...more
22
Tangled is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies for Families
oliverg2028 added 1995
Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated buddy-comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter, Toy Story was the ...more
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Elf is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies for Families
2003
Elf is a 2003 American Christmas comedy film directed by Jon Favreau and written by David Berenbaum. It stars Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Ed Asner, and Zooey Deschanel. It was ...more
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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 25 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