89 Incredibly Wonderful Movies You Need To Watch With Your Kids

Get some snacks and settle in for family movie night.

1. Apollo 13 (1995)

Imagine Entertainment

Lift off.

Rated: PG

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2. Now and Then (1995)

New Line Cinema

An A+ mother/daughter girl’s night option.

Rated: PG-13

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3. A Little Princess (1995)

Baltimore Pictures

Long before he directed Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón made this film based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic book.

Rated: G

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4. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

Walt Disney Pictures / Walden Media

Into the wardrobe you go.

Rated: PG

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5. Matilda (1996)

Jersey Films

Read Roald Dahl’s Matilda to your kids and then compare it with this adaptation.

Rated: PG

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6. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

20th Century Fox

Another (suitably fantastic) Roald Dahl adaptation to watch.

Rated: PG

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7. The Witches (1990)

Warner Brothers

And one more movie based on a Roald Dahl book. This one is rather scary… but so is the book.

Rated: PG

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8. Pride & Prejudice (2005)

Focus Features

To introduce your daughter (or son) to the wonderful world of costume dramas.

Rated: PG

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9. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

New Line Cinema

Join the fellowship.

Rated: PG-13

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10. Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

Walden Media / Walt Disney Pictures

The Hunger Games wasn’t the first book adaptation that Josh Hutcherson starred in.

Rated: PG

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11. The Sword in the Stone (1963)

Walt Disney Productions

After it’s over you can discuss whether you’d rather be turned into a fish, squirrel, or bird.

Rated: G

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12. Muppet Treasure Island (1996)

Jim Henson Productions / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

While The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) may be slightly better, it’s not really made for year-round viewing. Besides, this has Tim Curry!

Rated: G

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13. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)

Walt Disney Productions

Learn the most wonderful thing about Tiggers and how to play Pooh Sticks.

Rated: G

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14. Hugo (2011)

Paramount Pictures

Martin Scorsese’s first movie for children.

Rated: PG

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15. Freaky Friday (1976)

Walt Disney Productions

The Lindsay Lohan version is decent, but it just doesn’t beat the original (starring a young Jodie Foster).

Rated: G

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16. The Harry Potter Movies

Warner Bros. Pictures

Of course you need to watch these. OF COURSE.

Rated: PG and PG-13

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17. Little Women (1994)

Columbia Pictures

Sisterhood.

Rated: PG

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18. Coraline (2009)

Focus Features

Not for the easily creeped-out.

Rated: PG

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19. The Princess Bride (1987)

20th Century Fox

You haven’t shown this to your kids yet? Inconceivable!

Rated: PG

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20. Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

Warner Bros.

Maurice Sendak approved.

Rated: PG

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21. Holes (2003)

Buena Vista Pictures

Just look at Shia. So young, so happy…. so uncontroversial.

Rated: PG

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22. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Head on down that yellow brick road.

Rated: G

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23. Mary Poppins (1964)

Walt Disney Productions

If your children are older, you could pair this with Saving Mr. Banks (2013).

Rated: G

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24. School of Rock (2003)

Paramount Pictures

It’ll make you sad to think about all the lame xylophone playing you did during your own time in music class.

Rated: PG-13

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25. The Muppets (2011)

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

The Muppets + ridiculously catchy tunes = a movie that will make you smile (a lot).

Rated: PG

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26. Labyrinth (1986)

Tri-Star Pictures

It’s important to educate your child. Educate your child about David Bowie.

Rated: PG

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27. Enchanted (2007)

Walt Disney Pictures

The role Amy Adams was born to play.

Rated: PG

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28. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

It’s on dozens of movie lists for a reason.

Rated: G

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29. Annie (1982)

Rastar

Don’t be surprised if your children start singing “It’s the Hard Knock Life” when you ask them to do their chores.

Rated: G

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30. Funny Face (1957)

Paramount Pictures

Have a teenage (or “tween”) daughter who loves fashion? Watch this. A perfect introduction to Audrey Hepburn.

Rated: G

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31. Tangled (2010)

Walt Disney Pictures

Because you’re so, so sick of Frozen (and this is just as good).

Rated: PG

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32. Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)

Touchstone Pictures

La la la, la-la, la-la.

Rated: PG

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33. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Paramount Pictures

There’s no way you can watch this movie and not want to visit the factory (even if it means falling into the chocolate river or getting chastised by an Oompa Loompa).

Rated: G

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34. Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)

Walt Disney Productions

It’s wonderful… but long – play a board game as you watch to keep younger children from getting too antsy.

Rated: G

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35. Ratatouille (2007)

Walt Disney Studios / Pixar

It’s a shame that Ratatouille doesn’t get as much attention as some of the other Pixar movies: it’s as enjoyable to watch as that omelette would be to eat.

Rated: G

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36. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)

Walt Disney Pictures

Let your pets sit on the couch with you as you watch Sassy, Shadow, and Chance on their journey through the wilderness.

Rated: G

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37. Fly Away Home (1996)

Columbia Pictures

A girl + her geese.

Rated: PG

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38. The Lion King (1994)

Walt Disney Pictures

Timon and Pumbaa think you should eat bugs while you watch the movie… Simba is skeptical.

Rated: G

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39. The Rescuers Down Under (1990)

Walt Disney Pictures

The original The Rescuers is delightful, but there’s more adventure (and humor) in The Rescuers Down Under.

For more mouse fun, check out The Great Mouse Detective.

Rated: G

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40. Chicken Run (2000)

DreamWorks Pictures

The family version of a prison escape movie.

Rated: G

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41. The Ugly Dachshund (1966)

Walt Disney Productions

For dog lovers (it’s about a Great Dane who thinks he’s a dachshund).

Rated: G

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42. Robin Hood (1973)

Walt Disney Productions

The best adaptation of the legend of Robin Hood just so happens to feature him as a fox.

Rated: G

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43. Babe (1995)

Universal Pictures

After you watch Babe, check out his friend (they would totally be friends) Wilbur in Charlotte’s Web.

Rated: G

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44. Finding Nemo (2003)

Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Animation Studios

Start counting down the days until the sequel comes out.

Rated: G

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45. Turner & Hooch (1989)

Buena Vista Pictures

The best buddy cop movie of all time.

Rated: PG

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46. Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)

Warner Brothers Pictures

A sweet movie that takes place during the Great Depression (and can easily be enjoyed by anyone – not just fans of the American Girl dolls).

Rated: G

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47. A League of Their Own (1992)

Columbia Pictures

To watch during baseball season.

Rated: PG

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48. October Sky (1999)

Universal Pictures

An “inspirational” movie that isn’t absurdly sappy (and stars a very young Jake Gyllenhaal).

Rated: PG

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49. Remember the Titans (2000)

Buena Vista Pictures

For sports fans.

Rated: PG

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50. The Toy Story movies (1995, 1999, 2010)

Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Animation Studio

It’s impossible to choose a favorite.

Rated: G

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51. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

Studio Ghibli

Who wouldn’t want a friend like Totoro?

Rated: G

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52. Aladdin (1992)

Walt Disney Pictures

Join him on a magic carpet ride.

Rated: G

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53. WALL-E (2008)

Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Animation Studios

The most lovable robot in the history of cinema.

Rated: G

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54. Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)

Studio Ghibli

Too bad you can’t have Kiki deliver your movie night pizza.

Rated: G

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55. ParaNorman (2012)

Laika

A horror movie for kids (and a very good one).

Rated: PG

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56. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

DreamWorks Animation

You’ll enjoy your trip to Berk no matter how old you are.

Rated: PG

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