75+ of best movies to watch with family

Here’s your list for family movie night
75+ of best movies to watch with family
You can make popcorn without a microwave

MOVIE NIGHT! We’ve had about 999 movie nights since 2020. I thought I’d compile the best movies to watch with your family for any other parents out there who have run out of ideas.

In InstaStories, the source of all things important, I asked everyone to share their favorite family movie because I feel like we’ve watched just about everything out there. I was surprised by the answers and how many we had NOT watched yet! So, of course I had to compile & share.We’ve also been making popcorn on the stove. When we built this house, we didn’t want a microwave, and I still love it.

We usually look at CommonSense media to check the recommended age before deciding what to watch next.

Here’s our favorite family movies, broken down into a few categories in case you want to jump ahead:

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Cartoon Movies for Kids

  1. The Croods
  2. Fantastic Mr. Fox (I mean, George Clooney is literally a fox. He’s dreamy even as a cartoon.)
  3. Hercules
  4. Dolphin Tale
  5. Ice Age
  6. Big Hero 6
  7. Curious George (the soundtrack is awesome!)
  8. Madagascar
  9. Penguins (hilarious!)
  10. Shreks
  11. Bee Movie
  12. Kung Fu Panda (all of them)
  13. The Lego Movie
  14. Minions
  15. Despicable Me (all of them!)
  16. The Peanuts Movie
  17. A Bug’s LIfe
  18. Boss Baby (hilarious)
  19. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (the OG)
  20. The Grinch
  21. Hotel Transylvania (all of them!)
  22. The Secret LIfe of Pets (I & II)
  23. Sing
  24. Small Foot
  25. Song of the Sea
  26. Storks
  27. Trolls
  28. Zootopia

best family movies on disney plus

in no particular order, here are our favorites on Disney + (my 6 year old and 11 year old both love these!)

  1. Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
  2. Prince Caspian (Disney+)
  3. Pirates of the Caribbean (the first one is the best but we watched all of them, Disney+)
  4. Jungle Cruise
  5. Aladdin (both the cartoon and live action)
  6. Flight of the Navigator
  7. Star Wars
  8. Incredibles I & II
  9. Inside Out
  10. Monsters (all of them are fun!)
  11. Wreck it Ralph
  12. Ron’s Gone Wrong
  13. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  14. Up
  15. The Good Dinosaur
  16. Finding Nemo
  17. Finding Dory
  18. Ratatouille
  19. Soul
  20. Moana
  21. Cars
  22. Ferdinand
  23. Pirates of the Caribbean (the first is the best)
  24. Home Alone
  25. National Treasure I & II
  26. Cruella (I LOVE this one)
  27. Maleficent and Maleficent II
  28. Coco
  29. Onward
  30. Toy Story (all of them)
  31. Luca
  32. Beauty & the Beast (both the cartoon and live action)
  33. Mulan (both the cartoon and live action)
  34. Ron’s Gone Wrong
  35. Raya and the Last Dragon
  36. Not a movie, but we loved The Mysterious Benedict Society series
  37. Princess and the Frog
  38. Lost in Space reboot

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Fun family movies that aren’t cartoons

We wrote about this one before but thought appropriate to post here, too. If you’re looking for fun family movies that aren’t cartoons… and kids movies based on a book, here are you’ll enjoy, too:

  1. The Princess Bride 
  2. Indiana Jones and the Raider’s of the Lost Ark
  3. Hook
  4. Playing with Fire
  5. Cheaper by the Dozen
  6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid 
  7. The Parent Trap
  8. Flight of the Navigator
  9. National Treasure
  10. The Sandlot
  11. The Three Musketeers
  12. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  13. Percy Jackson & the Lightening Thief 
  14. Night at the Museum (all three are fun!)
  15. Dora the Explorer movie
  16. Goonies
  17. Woody Woodpecker (Netflix)
  18. Harry Potters (duh)
  19. Camp Cool Kids (Netflix)
  20. Not a movie, but Ghostwriter on Apple+ is fun to watch!
  21. Journey to the Center of the Earth (a good action story!)
  22. Journey II (the follow up featuring The Rock)
  23. Gulliver’s Travels (kids love Jack Black)
  24. Rookie of the Year
  25. Sandlot
  26. Peter Rabbit and Peter Rabbit II
  27. Princess Bride
  28. Mrs. Doubtfire
  29. Jumanji with Robin Williams
  30. Judy Moody and the Not So Bummer Summer
  31. Jumanji I & II with the Rock and Jack Black
  32. Honey, I shrunk the kids
  33. E.T.
  34. James Bonds (the earlier ones aren’t as spicy!)
  35. The Greatest Showman (I mean, that soundtrack… love it.)
  36. Detective Pikachu (did not anticipate liking this one and actually really enjoyed it)
  37. Sonic the Hedgehog
  38. Wonder (oh, this one is just the best, and should be top of your list if you haven’t seen it.)
  39. Legends of the Secret Temple (Netflix)
  40. Finding Ohana
  41. Enola Holmes (netflix)

Christmas Movies

Also, we have loved playing Rummikub when we aren’t watching movies. (And here are more best games to play with kids!)

Hope y’all have a great movie night! Feel free to keep the list going in the comments below!

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