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The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies  

Alan Smithee
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Is there anything quite as delightfully nostalgic as revisiting your favorite guilty pleasure family movies? While these movies may be the cheesiest, your fond memories can influence your viewing experience for the better. Dumb family movies can be the perfect way to disengage when you're in the mood for something nice and easy. Millennials may love indulging in some '90s nostalgia with ridiculous franchises like The Mighty Ducks while vintage '80s films are delightfully campy. Below, you'll find the best guilty pleasure family movies. Browse this list to identify the perfect films to satisfy when you're in the mood for something cheesy. 

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
ChloeFletcher added Angela Lansbury, Roddy McDowall, Bruce Forsyth
This film is a 1971 American musical film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by Buena Vista Distribution Company in North America on December 13, 1971. It is based upon the books ...more
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Jingle All the Way is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Big Show, Phil Hartman
Jingle All the Way is a 1996 American Christmas family comedy film directed by Brian Levant and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad, with Phil Hartman, Rita Wilson, Jake Lloyd, James ...more
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
ChloeFletcher added Phil Collins, Dick Van Dyke, Benny Hill
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a 1968 British musical film loosely based on Ian Fleming's novel Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car. The film's script is by Roald Dahl and Ken Hughes and its ...more
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3 Ninjas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
Clifton Powell, Patrick Labyorteaux, Victor Wong
3 Ninjas is a 1992 American martial arts comedy film directed by Jon Turteltaub, starring Victor Wong, Michael Treanor, Max Elliott Slade, and Chad Power. It was the only 3 Ninjas film released ...more
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Heavyweights is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
Heavyweights is a 1995 American comedy film directed by Steven Brill. The film centers around a fat camp for kids that is taken over by a fitness guru named Tony Perkis (Ben Stiller).
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It Takes Two is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
ChloeFletcher added It Takes Two Kirstie Alley, Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen
It Takes Two is a 1995 film starring Kirstie Alley, Steve Guttenberg and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. The movie title was taken from the song, "It Takes Two", by Marvin Gaye and Kim ...more
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Blank Check is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
Brian Bonsall, Debbie Allen, Tone-Lōc
Blank Check is a 1994 comedy film directed by Rupert Wainwright, starring Brian Bonsall, Karen Duffy, Miguel Ferrer, James Rebhorn, Tone Lōc, Jayne Atkinson and Michael Lerner and was released ...more
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A Little Princess is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
ChloeFletcher added Camilla Belle, Liam Cunningham, Vincent Schiavelli
A Little Princess is a 1995 drama film directed by Alfonso Cuarón, starring Liesel Matthews, Eleanor Bron, Liam Cunningham, and Vanessa Lee Chester. Set during WWI, it focuses on a young ...more
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The Pagemaster is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
Macaulay Culkin, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Stewart
The Pagemaster is a 1994 American live-action/animated fantasy adventure film starring Macaulay Culkin, Christopher Lloyd, Patrick Stewart, Whoopi Goldberg, Frank Welker and Leonard Nimoy. The ...more
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Air Bud is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
Mark Jackson, Kevin Zegers, Michael Jeter
Air Bud is a 1997 American family comedy film that sparked the franchise centered on the real-life dog, Buddy, a Golden Retriever. The film was financially successful, grossing $4 million in its ...more
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Fly Away Home is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
Anna Paquin, Dana Delany, Jeff Daniels
Fly Away Home is a 1996 family drama film directed by Carroll Ballard. The film stars Anna Paquin, Jeff Daniels and Dana Delany. The film was released on September 13, 1996 by Columbia Pictures. ...more
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Ladybugs is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
Rodney Dangerfield, Tommy Lasorda, Jonathan Brandis
Ladybugs is a sports-comedy family film released in 1992 starring Rodney Dangerfield and directed by Sidney J. Furie. Dangerfield plays a businessman who takes over a girls soccer team which the ...more
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Camp Nowhere is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
Jessica Alba, Christopher Lloyd, Burgess Meredith
Camp Nowhere is a 1994 film directed by Jonathan Prince, written by Andrew Kurtzman and Eliot Wald, and starring Christopher Lloyd, Jonathan Jackson and Jessica Alba in her film debut. The film ...more
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Freaky Friday is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
ChloeFletcher added Jodie Foster, Dick Van Patten, John Astin
Freaky Friday is a 1976 American fantasy comedy film directed by Gary Nelson and starring Barbara Harris as Ellen Andrews, Jodie Foster as her daughter Annabel, and John Astin as her husband, ...more
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Because of Winn-Dixie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
ChloeFletcher added Elle Fanning, AnnaSophia Robb, Jeff Daniels
Because of Winn-Dixie is a 2005 American family comedy-drama film adapted from the book of the same name by Kate DiCamillo, written by Joan Singleton, produced by Trevor Albert and directed by ...more
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Pollyanna is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
ChloeFletcher added Jane Wyman, Karl Malden, Hayley Mills
Pollyanna is a Walt Disney Productions feature film starring child actress Hayley Mills, Jane Wyman, Karl Malden and Richard Egan in a story about a cheerful orphan changing the outlook of a ...more
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Andre is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
Joshua Jackson, Keith Carradine, Gregory Smith
Andre is a 1994 family comedy feature film starring Tina Majorino about a child's encounter with a seal. The film is an adaptation of the book A Seal Called Andre, which in turn was based on a ...more
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The Big Green is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
Steve Guttenberg, Olivia d'Abo, Jay O. Sanders
The Big Green is a 1995 Walt Disney Pictures film starring Steve Guttenberg and Olivia d'Abo, written and directed by Holly Goldberg Sloan. It also stars Bug Hall, Chauncey Leopardi, and Patrick ...more
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Monkey Trouble is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
Harvey Keitel, Thora Birch, Mimi Rogers
Monkey Trouble is a 1994 comedy film directed by Franco Amurri and starring Thora Birch.
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Freaky Friday is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
ChloeFletcher added Sandra Bernhard, Shelley Long, Gaby Hoffmann
Freaky Friday is a 1995 television film based on the novel Freaky Friday.
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That Darn Cat! is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
ChloeFletcher added That Darn Cat! Roddy McDowall, Hayley Mills, Elsa Lanchester
That Darn Cat! is a 1965 American Walt Disney Productions thriller comedy film starring Hayley Mills and Dean Jones. The film was based on the book Undercover Cat by Gordon and Mildred Gordon ...more
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The Cat from Outer Space is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
ChloeFletcher added Roddy McDowall, Harry Morgan, Sandy Duncan
The Cat from Outer Space is a 1978 American comic science fiction film, starring Ronnie Schell, Ken Berry, Sandy Duncan, Harry Morgan, Roddy McDowall and McLean Stevenson. Produced by Walt ...more
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Hugo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
Jude Law, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee
Hugo is a 2011 American 3D historical adventure drama film directed and co-produced by Martin Scorsese and adapted for the screen by John Logan. Based on Brian Selznick's novel The Invention of ...more
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Tiger Bay is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
ChloeFletcher added John Mills, Hayley Mills, Horst Buchholz
Tiger Bay is a 1959 British crime drama film based on the short story "Rodolphe et le Revolver", by Noel Calef. It was directed by J. Lee Thompson, produced by John Hawkesworth, and ...more
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Whistle Down the Wind is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
ChloeFletcher added Hayley Mills, Alan Bates, Bernard Lee
Whistle Down the Wind is a 1961 British film, directed by Bryan Forbes, screenplay by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall, from the novel by Mary Hayley Bell.