50 Best Family Movies To Watch With Kids (Animated and Non-Animated)

best family movies to watch with kids

One of the best ways to spend quality time with your family is to take a bowl of popcorn and watch your favorite family movies. But with the endless list of movie options out there, it’s hard to pick the best flick. Here we’ve collected the best family movies your whole family will love (kids included), maybe relive the childhood again.

When it comes to choosing which huge movie you all want to watch may not be as easy as it sounds. With all the sibling bickering and different tastes, it can be a real struggle to come to a conclusion of which family movies are worth watching together (especially if your little one enjoys only animated movies, cute). Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered on that.

We’ve collected 50 of the best live-action and animated family movies that everyone in the household can enjoy.

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1. The Jungle Book (2016)

The Jungle Book (2016)

The man-cub Mowgli flees the jungle after a threat from the tiger Shere Khan. Guided by Bagheera the panther and the bear Baloo, Mowgli embarks on a journey of self-discovery, though he also meets creatures who don’t have his best interests at heart.

2. Home Alone (1990)

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An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

3. Home Alone 2 : Lost In New York (1992)

Family Movies

One year after Kevin McCallister was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of bumbling burglars, he accidentally finds himself stranded in New York City – and the same criminals are not far behind.

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4. Jumanji (1995)

Jumanji (1995)

After being trapped in a jungle board game for 26 years, a Man-Child finally wins his release from it. But he is immediately forced to resume play, and this time, savage jungle creatures are released into the city. He must stop them, but how?

5. Babe (1995)

 Babe (1995)

Gentle farmer Arthur Hoggett wins a piglet named Babe at a county fair. Narrowly escaping his fate at Christmas dinner when Farmer Hoggett decides to show him at the next fair, Babe bonds with motherly border collie Fly and discovers that he can herd sheep too. But will the other farm animals, including Fly’s jealous husband, Rex, accept a pig who doesn’t conform to the farm’s social hierarchy?

6. Hugo (2011)


Hugo is an orphan boy who works on the clocks and is trying to survive while hiding from the relentless yet clumsy and stupid Railway Inspector in the train station in Paris in the 1930s. During these struggles, Hugo gets interested and tangled in a mystery involving his Automaton left by his dead father.

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7. Enchanted (2007)

In an animated fairy tale world, a young girl meets and falls in love with the handsome Prince of her dreams. News of this romance upsets the Prince’s mother, the evil Queen, who uses her black magic to send the girl hurtling out of the animated world into the one place in the universe where there is no true love: modern-day Manhattan. The now-real girl has to survive in New York City and find her way home again to her true love.

8. Pete’s Dragon (2016)

Pete’s Dragon (2016)

In 1977, 5-year-old Pete Healy and his parents are on a road trip when their car flips off the road following a near-collision with a deer. Pete’s parents die but Pete survives and is chased into the forest by a wolf pack. A huge green dragon with wings and yellow eyes saves him, and boy and dragon quickly bond. Pete names the dragon “Elliott” after the lost-puppy character in his favorite book.

9. Jurassic Park (1993)

Jurassic Park (1993)

Huge advancements in scientific technology have enabled a mogul to create an island full of living dinosaurs. John Hammond has invited four individuals, along with his two grandchildren, to join him at Jurassic Park. But will everything go according to plan? A park employee attempts to steal dinosaur embryos, critical security systems are shut down and it now becomes a race for survival with dinosaurs roaming freely over the island.

10. Where The Wild Things Are (2009)

 Where The Wild Things Are (2009)

On a snowing day, Max builds an igloo on the other side of his sidewalk. When his older sister Claire and her friends arrive, Max throws snowballs in the group and they begin a war. Max hides in his igloo, but the teenagers jump over it and destroy his shelter.

The upset Max wets Claire’s room with snow and then he does not obey his mother and bites her. He runs away home wearing his wolf costume and mentally travels to an imaginary world inhabited with wild things that elect the boy their king.

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11. The Sound Of Music (1965)

The Sound Of Music (1965)

Maria always wanted to be a nun ever since she was a little child but when she grew up and join them, she could not cope because of her wild and longing- to- be- free personality. She is however sent away to be the governess of seven children who give governesses a hard time and live with their wifeless and widowed father who runs the house as he runs his ship.

Maria however succeeds in bringing happiness and music back to the house. She and the Captain eventually start falling in love, but it cannot work out due to certain reasons.

12. Mary Poppins (1964)

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When Jane and Michael, the children of the wealthy and uptight Banks family, are faced with the prospect of a new nanny, they are pleasantly surprised by the arrival of the magical Mary Poppins. Embarking on a series of fantastical adventures with Mary and her Cockney performer friend, Bert, the siblings try to pass on some of their nanny’s sunny attitude to their preoccupied parents.

13.  Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

Mary Poppins returns

In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.

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14. Matilda (1996)

Matilda (1996)

Matilda Wormwood is an exquisite and intelligent little girl. Unfortunately, Matilda is misunderstood by her family because she is very different from their ways of life. As time passes, Matilda finally starts school that has a kindly teacher, loyal friends, and a sadistic principal.

As she gets fed up with the constant cruelty, Matilda begins to realize that she has a gift of telekinetic powers. After some days of practice, Matilda suddenly turns the tables to stand up to her parents and outwit the principal.

15. My Fair Lady (1964

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Pompous phonetics Professor Henry Higgins is so sure of his abilities that he takes it upon himself to transform a Cockney working-class girl into someone who can pass for a cultured member of high society. His subject turns out to be the lovely Eliza Doolittle, who agrees to speech lessons to improve her job prospects. Higgins and Eliza clash, then form an unlikely bond, one that is threatened by aristocratic suitor Freddy Eynsford-Hill.

16. The Princess Bride (1987)

The Princess Bride (1987)

When the lovely Buttercup is kidnapped by a ghastly gang intent on fomenting an international incident they find they are pursued by the Dread Pirate Roberts who just might be Westley, her one true love. Also after everyone is nasty Prince Humperdinck to whom Buttercup is now betrothed but who seems to care little for her continued survival. The stage is set for swordfights, monsters, and tortures – but will Grandpa be allowed to finish telling the story with all these kissy bits?

17. The Greatest Showman (2017)

 The Greatest Showman (2017)

Orphaned, disrespected yet brilliant. This is P.T. Barnum, a showman on a mission for fame. But when he gambles his circus, his wife and daughters, and all his money on the Swedish opera star Jenny Lind, things become treacherous for Barnum. Will he leave everything he’s got behind?

18. The Kid Who Would Be King (2019)

The Kid Who Would Be King (2019)

Old school magic meets the modern world in this epic adventure. Alex thinks he’s just another nobody until he stumbles upon the mythical sword in the stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin, take on the wicked enchantress Morgana. With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be.

19. Paddington (2014)

 Paddington (2014)

A young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kind Brown family, who read the label around his neck (‘Please look after this bear. Thank you.’) and offers him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.

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20. Paddington 2 (2017

Paddington 2 (2017)

Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.

21. The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

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Dorothy Gale has been swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home to Kansas and help her friends as well.

22. The Goonies (1985)

The Goonies (1985)

Mikey and his friends have always wanted to go on an adventure. One night they are all in Mikey’s attic and Mikey stumbles across an old map. Mikey has always wanted to know if One-eyed Willy ever was a real person and now he might.

They set off and later realize that they have to go through the evil Mama Fratelli’s restaurant to get to a secret passage to the caves. As they try to get into the caves Mama Fratelli catches Chuck and he is left behind.

He then meets Sloth one of Mama Fratelli’s sons with a messed up face. He befriends Sloth. Meanwhile Mama Fratelli and her sons are trying to get to the treasure too. Will the kids make it there before Mama Fratelli does? Will Chuck ever get out of her basement?

23. The Sandlot (1993)

The Sandlot (1993)

In the summer of 1962, Scotty Smalls learns from a professional baseball player Benny Rodriguez who helps him with his clumsy ball handling. Benny and Scotty and the rest of the sandlot gang try to claim a baseball from an old man’s guard dog.

24. E.T.  The Extra Terrestrial (1982)

Family Movies

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

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25. Stand by Me (1986)

Stand by Me (1986)

It’s the summer of 1959 in Castlerock, Oregon, and four 12-year-old boys – Gordie, Chris, Teddy, and Vern – are fast friends. After learning of the general location of the body of a local boy who has been missing for several days, they set off into the woods to see it. Along the way, they learn about themselves, the meaning of friendship, and the need to stand up for what is right.

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1. Toy Story (1995)

 Toy Story (1995)

Woody, a good-hearted cowboy doll who belongs to a young boy named Andy, sees his position as Andy’s favorite toy jeopardized when his mom buys him a Buzz Lightyear action figure. Even worse, the arrogant Buzz thinks he’s a real spaceman on a mission to return to his home planet. When Andy’s family moves to a new house, Woody and Buzz must escape the clutches of maladjusted neighbor Sid Phillips and reunite with their boy.

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2. Spiderman : Into The Spider-Verse (2018)

Spiderman : Into The Spider-Verse (2018)

Miles Morales is a New York teen struggling with school, friends and, on top of that, being the new Spider-Man. When he comes across Peter Parker, the erstwhile savior of New York, in the multiverse, Miles must train to become the new protector of his city.

3. Inside Out (2015)

Inside Out (2015)

After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.

4. Coco (2017)

Coco (2017)

Miguel, a musical kid with a family who’s banned the thing he loves in life, takes an accidental trip to The Land of the Dead only to prove to his inspiration that he can be a good vocal singer and guitarist. However, things start to go downhill when his family in The land of the Dead starts to look for him and try to take him back.

5. The Incredibles (2004)


Married superheroes Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl are forced to assume mundane lives as Bob and Helen Parr after all super-powered activities have been banned by the government. While Mr. Incredible loves his wife and kids, he longs to return to a life of adventure, and he gets a chance when summoned to an island to battle an out-of-control robot. Soon, Mr. Incredible is in trouble, and it’s up to his family to save him.

6. Up (2009)

Family Movies

As a boy, Carl Fredricksen wanted to explore South America and find the forbidden Paradise Falls. About 64 years later he gets to begin his journey along with Boy Scout Russell by lifting his house with thousands of balloons. On their journey, they make many new friends including a talking dog and figure out that someone has evil plans. Carl soon realizes that this evildoer is his childhood idol.

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7. Finding Nemo (2003)

 Finding Nemo (2003)

Marlin, a clownfish, is overly cautious with his son, Nemo, who has a foreshortened fin. When Nemo swims too close to the surface to prove himself, he is caught by a diver and horrified Marlin must set out to find him. A blue reef fish named Dory — who has a really short memory — joins Marlin and complicates the encounters with sharks, jellyfish, and a host of ocean dangers. Meanwhile, Nemo plots his escape from a dentist’s fish tank.

8. Moana (2016)

Moana (2016)

Moana Waialiki is a sea voyaging enthusiast and the only daughter of a chief in a long line of navigators. When her island’s fishermen can’t catch any fish and the crops fail, she learns that the demigod Maui caused the blight by stealing the heart of the goddess, Te Fiti.

The only way to heal the island is to persuade Maui to return Te Fiti’s heart, so Moana sets off on an epic journey across the Pacific. The film is based on stories from Polynesian mythology.

9. The LEGO Movie (2014)

Family Movies

The evil plans of Lord Business to ensure order in his world with a powerful weapon are in jeopardy as a prophecy about ‘Special’ comes true with the discovery of ‘Piece of Resistance’. With odds like Bad Cop, Micromanagers, and ‘Man from upstairs’ stacked against him during his journey to save the world; Emmett, a construction worker, has a long way to go before he succeeds.

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10. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

Family Movies

The son of a Viking chief, Hiccup, desperately wants to follow his father’s legacy and fight the dragons that raid their village. But when he finally hits a dragon and finds it crash-landed in the forest, and is unable to bring himself to kill it, Hiccup soon realizes that the dragons aren’t at all what the Vikings have always believed them to be.

11. Ratatouille (2007) 

Family Movies

Remy, a resident of Paris, appreciates good food and has quite a sophisticated palate. He would love to become a chef so he can create and enjoy culinary masterpieces to his heart’s delight. The only problem is, Remy is a rat. When he winds up in the sewer beneath one of Paris’ finest restaurants, the rodent gourmet finds himself ideally placed to realize his dream.

12. Beauty and The Beast (1991)

Beauty and The Beast (1991)

A young prince is cursed by an enchantress to remain a beast until he can learn to love another and earn their love in return. Meanwhile, a young provincial French girl longs for a different life. Her father stumbles upon the Beast’s castle and earns his wrath.

13. The Land Before Time (1988)

 The Land Before Time (1988)

An orphaned brontosaurus named Littlefoot sets off in search of the legendary Great Valley. A land of lush vegetation where the dinosaurs can thrive and live in peace. Along the way, he meets four other young dinosaurs, each one a different species, and they encounter several obstacles as they learn to work together in order to survive.

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14. Wreck It Ralph (2012)

Family Movies

Old video game villain Wreck-It Ralph is sick of being a bad guy in his game, Fix It Felix Jr, so Ralph game jumps to find a medal to fulfill his dream, but he ends up hitting some potholes while in other games. Now, Ralph must return home to Fix It Felix Jr, while helping a little girl named Vanellope from a game called Sugar Rush.

15. The Secret Life Of Pets (2016)

The Secret Life Of Pets (2016)

In a Manhattan apartment building, Max’s life as a favorite pet is turned upside-down, when his owner brings home sloppy mongrel Duke. They must put their quarrels aside when they learn that adorable white bunny Snowball is building an army of lost pets determined to wreak revenge.

16. Aladdin (1992)

Family Movies

When street rat Aladdin frees a genie from a lamp, he finds his wishes granted. However, he soon finds that the evil Jafar has other plans for the lamp– and for Princess Jasmine. Can Aladdin save Princess Jasmine and his love for her after she sees that he isn’t quite what he appears to be?

17. Spirited Away (2001)

Spirited Away (2001)

One of my favorite family movies, it’s a tale of the fanciful adventures of a ten-year-old girl named Chihiro, who discovers a secret world when she and her family get lost and venture through a hillside tunnel. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, Chihiro must fend for herself as she encounters strange spirits, assorted creatures, and a grumpy sorceress who seeks to prevent her from returning to the human world.

18. Frozen (2013)


Anna, sister of the queen Elsa, sets off on a dangerous, mysterious journey to bring back Elsa, who has run off after imposing an endless winter upon her hometown. Anna must overcome challenges and meet new friends, such as Olaf, an adorable talking snowman, and face her charming boyfriend to save the kingdom from not only Hans but from eternal winter.

19. Kubo And The Two Strings (2016)

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Kubo lives a quiet, normal life in a small shoreside village until a spirit from the past turns his life upside down by re-igniting an age-old vendetta. This causes all sorts of havoc as gods and monsters to chase Kubo who, in order to survive, must locate a magical suit of armor once worn by his late father, a legendary Samurai warrior.

20. Monsters Inc. (2001)

 Monsters Inc. (2001)

Sully and Mike are 2 monster employees that work at a lighting/scaring company known as Monsters Inc and are close to breaking the all-time scare record. While mike is out with his girlfriend, Selia, Sully finds a door while looking for mike’s paper and something else; a human child running amok in the city! Left with no other choice, sully must now seek help from mike to return the child before everyone finds out and Armageddon breaks out.

21. Song Of The Sea (2014)

Family Movies

Ben and his younger sister Saoirse live with their father Conor in an isolated lighthouse. Their mother died six years ago while giving birth to Saoirse. Unable to talk, Saoirse is starting to show special powers and sea creatures seem to respect her, indicating that she is no normal little girl.

22. Onward (2020)

 Onward (2020)

Teenage elf brothers Ian and Barley embark on a magical quest to spend one more day with their late father. Like any good adventure, their journey is filled with cryptic maps, impossible obstacles, and unimaginable discoveries. But when dear Mom finds out her sons are missing, she teams up with the legendary manticore to bring her beloved boys back home. 

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23. The Lion King (1994)

Family Movies

A young lion prince is cast out of his pride by his cruel uncle, who claims he killed his father. While the uncle rules with an iron paw, the prince grows up beyond the Savannah, living by a philosophy: No worries for the rest of your days. But when his past comes to haunt him, the young prince must decide his fate: Will he remain an outcast or face his demons and become what he needs to be?

24. My Neighbour Totoro (1988)

My Neighbour Totoro (1988)

Two young girls, 10-year-old Satsuki and her 4-year-old sister Mei move into a house in the country with their father to be closer to their hospitalized mother. Satsuki and Mei discover that the nearby forest is inhabited by magical creatures called Totoros (pronounced toe-toe-ro). They soon befriend these Totoros, and have several magical adventures.

25. Big Hero 6 (2014)

Robotics nerd Hiro Hamada discovers an inflatable health care robot Baymax created in the past by his brother, Tadashi. After a terrible life-changing accident, Hiro and Baymax team up with four other nerds and save their hometown San Fransokyo from an evil supervillain trying to take over with Hiro’s invention. 

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