Film The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies  

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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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The Sandlot is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
James Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Karen Allen The Sandlot, also known as The Sandlot Kids, is a 1993 American coming-of-age film Comedy directed by David M. Evans, which tells the story of a group of young baseball players during the summer ...more

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The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
TaxGuru4u added Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin 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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Hocus Pocus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, Thora Birch Hocus Pocus is a 1993 American comedy fantasy film directed by Kenny Ortega and starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy as a trio of witches, the Sanderson Sisters, who are ...more

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Fa... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
ChloeFletcher added Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Tim Brooke-Taylor 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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Matilda is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
ChloeFletcher added Danny DeVito, Mara Wilson, Paul Reubens 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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The Santa Clause is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
analise.dubner added Tim Allen, Frank Welker, Peter Boyle The Santa Clause is a 1994 American fantasy family comedy film directed by John Pasquin. It is the first installment in The Santa Clause trilogy and it stars Tim Allen as Scott Calvin, an ...more

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Hook is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Robin Williams Hook is a 1991 American fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg and written by James V. Hart and Malia Scotch Marmo. It stars Robin Williams as Peter Pan/Peter Banning, Dustin ...more

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The Little Rascals is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
Donald Trump, Whoopi Goldberg, Mel Brooks The Little Rascals is a 1994 American comedy film produced by Amblin Entertainment, and released by Universal Pictures on August 5, 1994. The film is an adaptation of Hal Roach's Our Gang, a ...more

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Mary Poppins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
ChloeFletcher added Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester 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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Cool Runnings is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
John Candy, Malik Yoba, Jay Brazeau Cool Runnings is a 1993 American sports film directed by Jon Turteltaub, and starring Leon, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis, Malik Yoba and John Candy. The film was released in the United States on ...more

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Space Jam is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
Michael Jordan, Bill Murray, Larry Bird Space Jam is a 1996 American live-action/animated sports family/comedy film starring basketball player Michael Jordan and featuring the Looney Tunes characters. The film was produced by Ivan ...more

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The Mighty Ducks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
Joshua Jackson, Emilio Estevez, Dan Tamberelli The Mighty Ducks is a 1992 American sports comedy film directed by Stephen Herek, starring Emilio Estevez. It was produced by Avnet–Kerner Productions and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It ...more

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A Goofy Movie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
Pauly Shore, Joey Lawrence, Wallace Shawn A Goofy Movie is a 1995 American animated musical comedy film directed by Kevin Lima The film's plot revolves around the father-son relationship between Goofy and Max as Goofy believes that he's ...more

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The Parent Trap is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
ChloeFletcher added Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Kat Graham The Parent Trap is a 1998 romantic comedy film co-written and directed by Nancy Meyers, and produced and co-written by Charles Shyer. It is the second adaptation of Erich Kästner's German ...more

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Freaky Friday is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
ChloeFletcher added Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mark Harmon 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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Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Duchovny, Patricia Heaton Beethoven is a 1992 family comedy film, directed by Brian Levant and starring Charles Grodin as George Newton and Bonnie Hunt as Alice Newton. The film is the first in the Beethoven film series. ...more

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Angels in the Outfield is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
Matthew McConaughey, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Christopher Lloyd Angels in the Outfield is a 1994 remake of the 1951 film of the same name. The film stars Danny Glover, Tony Danza and Christopher Lloyd, and features several future stars, including Joseph ...more

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Free Willy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
Danielle Harris, Michael Madsen, Michael Ironside Free Willy is a 1993 American family drama film that was released by Warner Bros. under its Family Entertainment label. The film stars Jason James Richter as a delinquent boy who becomes ...more

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George of the Jungle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
Brendan Fraser, John Cleese, Leslie Mann George of the Jungle is a 1997 American live-action film adaptation of the cartoon of the same name. The film was produced by Walt Disney Pictures with Mandeville Films and originally released ...more

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Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
Michael J. Fox, Doug Savant, James Hampton Teen Wolf is a 1985 American fantasy comedy film released by Atlantic Releasing Corporation starring Michael J. Fox as Scott Howard, a high school student who discovers that his family has an ...more

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Now and Then is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
Demi Moore, Christina Ricci, Rosie O'Donnell Now and Then is a 1995 American coming-of-age film directed by Lesli Linka Glatter and starring Christina Ricci, Rosie O'Donnell, Thora Birch, Melanie Griffith, Gaby Hoffmann, Demi Moore, ...more

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Rookie of the Year is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
Gary Busey, John Candy, Dan Hedaya Rookie of the Year is a 1993 American sports comedy film starring Thomas Ian Nicholas and Gary Busey as players for the Chicago Cubs baseball team. The cast also includes Albert Hall, Dan ...more

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Little Giants is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
Alexa Vega, Rick Moranis, Ed O'Neill Little Giants is a 1994 family sports comedy film, starring Rick Moranis and Ed O'Neill as brothers in a small Ohio town, coaching rival Pee-Wee Football teams.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
Kevin Nash, Frank Welker, David Warner Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze is a 1991 American live-action film. It is the sequel to the 1990 film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Secret of the Ooze was then ...more

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The Parent Trap is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
ChloeFletcher added Maureen O'Hara, John Mills, Hayley Mills The Parent Trap is a 1961 Walt Disney film. It stars Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara and Brian Keith in a story about teenage twins on a quest to reunite their divorced parents. The screenplay by ...more

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Jingle All the Way is listed (or ranked) 26 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) 27 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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Bedknobs and Broomsticks is listed (or ranked) 28 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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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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Blank Check is listed (or ranked) 31 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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The Pagemaster is listed (or ranked) 32 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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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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It Takes Two is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
ChloeFletcher added 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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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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Pollyanna is listed (or ranked) 40 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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Because of Winn-Dixie is listed (or ranked) 41 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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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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That Darn Cat! is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Family Movies
ChloeFletcher added 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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Monkey Trouble is listed (or ranked) 45 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) 46 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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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.