Family Movies 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 Minions 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
The Little Mermaid 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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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies for Families
Beauty and the Beast 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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Monsters, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies for Families
teddybear1029 added Monsters, Inc. 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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Finding Nemo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies for Families
Finding Nemo 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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Shrek is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies for Families
Shrek 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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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Fa... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies for Families
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory 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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Snow White and the Seven Dwarf... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies for Families
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 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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WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies for Families
WALL-E 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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A Bug's Life is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies for Families
A Bug's Life 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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Tangled is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies for Families
Tangled 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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The Incredibles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies for Families
looksharp added The Incredibles 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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Ratatouille is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies for Families
looksharp added Ratatouille 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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Elf is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies for Families
Elf 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 Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies for Families
The Wizard of Oz 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

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Mary Poppins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies for Families
Mary Poppins 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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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies for Families
looksharp added Cinderella 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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Bambi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies for Families
Bambi 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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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies for Families
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 American science fiction-family film co-produced and directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Melissa Mathison, featuring special effects by Carlo ...more

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Sleeping Beauty is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies for Families
looksharp added Sleeping Beauty 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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The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies for Families
looksharp added The Jungle Book 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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The Sound of Music is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies for Families
The Sound of Music 1965 The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical drama film produced and directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The film is an adaptation of the 1959 Broadway ...more

The Best Disney Princesses

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The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies for Families
The Princess Bride 1987 The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner. It was adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel of the same name. The ...more

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Matilda is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies for Families
Matilda 1996 Matilda is a 1996 American fantasy comedy children's film directed and narrated by Danny DeVito. The screenplay by Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord is based on Roald Dahl's novel of the same ...more

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Homeward Bound: The Incredible... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies for Families
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey 1993 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey is a 1993 American remake of the 1963 film The Incredible Journey, which was based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Sheila Burnford. Directed ...more

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The Muppet Movie is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies for Families
The Muppet Movie 1979 The Muppet Movie is a 1979 American-British musical road comedy film and the first of a series of live-action feature films starring Jim Henson's Muppets. Directed by James Frawley, the film's ...more

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Babe is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies for Families
Babe 1995 Babe is a 1995 comedy-drama film, co-written and directed by Chris Noonan. It is an adaptation of Dick King-Smith's 1983 novel The Sheep-Pig, also known as Babe: The Gallant Pig in the USA, ...more

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatba... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies for Families
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2009 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a 2009 American computer-animated science fiction comedy film produced by Sony Pictures Animation, distributed by Columbia Pictures, and released on ...more

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The ... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies for Families
looksharp added The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a 2005 fantasy adventure film directed by Andrew Adamson and based on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first published ...more

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The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies for Families
The Goonies 1985 The Goonies is a 1985 American adventure comedy film directed by Richard Donner. The screenplay was written by Chris Columbus from a story by executive producer Steven Spielberg. The film's ...more

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A Christmas Story is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies for Families
A Christmas Story 1983 A Christmas Story is a 1983 American Christmas comedy film based on the short stories and semi-fictional anecdotes of author and raconteur Jean Shepherd, based on his book In God We Trust: All ...more

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Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies for Families
Star Wars 1977 Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. The first release in the Star Wars franchise, it stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter ...more

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The Muppets is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies for Families
looksharp added The Muppets 2011 The Muppets is a 2011 comedy film directed by James Bobin.

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The Princess and the Frog is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies for Families
The Princess and the Frog 2009 The Princess and the Frog is a 2009 American animated musical romantic fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 49th film in the ...more

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Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies for Families
Alice in Wonderland 1933 Alice in Wonderland is a 1933 film version of the famous Alice novels of Lewis Carroll. The film was produced by Paramount Pictures, featuring an all-star cast. It is all live-action, except for ...more

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Old Yeller is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies for Families
Old Yeller 1957 Old Yeller is a 1957 American family tragedy film produced by Walt Disney. It stars Tommy Kirk, Dorothy McGuire and Beverly Washburn. It is about a boy and a stray dog in post-Civil War Texas. ...more

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Holes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies for Families
Holes 2003 Holes is a 2003 American comedy-drama adventure film based on the 1998 novel of the same title by Louis Sachar, with Shia LaBeouf as the lead role of Stanley Yelnats IV and also starring Khleo ...more

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Paddington is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies for Families
looksharp added Paddington 2014 Paddington is a 2014 British-French comedy film, directed by Paul King, written by King and Hamish McColl, and produced by David Heyman. Based on Paddington Bear by Michael Bond, the film stars ...more

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Freaky Friday is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies for Families
Freaky Friday 2003 Freaky Friday is a 2003 comedy film based on the novel of the same name by Mary Rodgers. It stars Lindsay Lohan as Anna Coleman and Jamie Lee Curtis as her mother. In the film their souls are ...more

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Bolt is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies for Families
looksharp added Bolt 2008 Bolt tells the story of a dog who is convinced that his role as a super dog is reality. When he is ripped from his world of fantasy, and action by his own doing. His own obsession with his owner ...more

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Spider-Man: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies for Families
oliverg2028 added Spider-Man: Homecoming 2017 Spider-Man: Homecoming is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Jon Watts, based on the Marvel Comics character. Peter Parker (Tom Holland) balances his life as an ordinary high school ...more

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Big Hero 6 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies for Families
Big Hero 6 2014 Big Hero 6 is a 2014 American 3D computer-animated superhero action comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 54th film in the Walt ...more

The Best Movies for Kids

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It's a Wonderful Life is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies for Families
looksharp added It's a Wonderful Life 1946 It's a Wonderful Life is a 1946 American Christmas fantasy comedy-drama film produced and directed by Frank Capra, based on the short story "The Greatest Gift", which Philip Van Doren ...more

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Miracle on 34th Street is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies for Families
Miracle on 34th Street 1947 Miracle on 34th Street is a 1947 Christmas film written and directed by George Seaton and based on a story by Valentine Davies. It stars Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood and Edmund ...more

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Avengers: Infinity War is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies for Families
oliverg2028 added Avengers: Infinity War 2018 Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Torn apart after the events of Captain America: Civil War, the Avengers join forces with the Guardians ...more

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The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies for Families
oliverg2028 added The Avengers 1998 The Avengers is a 1998 American action spy film adaptation of the British television series of the same name from the 1960s. The film was directed by Jeremiah Chechik. It stars Ralph Fiennes and ...more

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Thor is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies for Families
oliverg2028 added Thor 2011 Thor is a 2011 American superhero film directed by Kenneth Branagh, based on the Marvel Comics character. The powerful, but arrogant god Thor (Chris Hemsworth), is cast out of Asgard to live ...more

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Thor: Ragnarok is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies for Families
oliverg2028 added Thor: Ragnarok 2017 Thor: Ragnarok is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Taika Waititi. Four years after the events of Thor: The Dark World, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) must win a gladiatorial duel against an ...more

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The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies for Families
oliverg2028 added The Avengers 2012 Marvel's The Avengers is a 2012 American superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a ...more

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Inside Out is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies for Families
Umberhaven added Inside Out 2015 Inside Out is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama film directed by Pete Docter. In the mind of a young girl, five personified emotions - Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), ...more