101 Movies To Watch As A Family

101 Movies To Watch As A Family

Need new ideas for family movie night? Here are 101 family movies that you and your kids will enjoy.

“Family movie night” has such a cozy ring to it. But if you’re like our family, you spend way too much time scrolling through Netflix trying to find something that everyone agrees on AND that’s appropriate for multiple kids with different ages and maturity levels. Honestly, there have been nights when we’ve just given up.

So I did what I often do when I’m stumped about something: I turned to my community on the Real Mom Nutrition Facebook page and asked for their best suggestions. Then I decided to compile them into a list and include several of our family’s favorites too.

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All of the family movies are ranked by ages based on the ratings from Common Sense Media, a site we turn to when we’re considering a movie. They give you the scoop on what to expect in terms of language, violence, positive messages, and “sexy stuff”. Every family is different, so you may not agree with these ratings but I wanted to give you a starting point. (And I didn’t include a lot of favorites like Frozen or Toy Story since most families are already familiar with those–or in some cases, after 25 consecutive viewings, a little too familiar!)

I hope you’ll add any suggestions in the comments!

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Family Movies For Kids Ages 5 & Older


101 Dalmatians

Buddies movies (Air, Now, Super, Space, Santa, Treasure–but not Spooky)

Family Movies For Kids Ages 6 & Older


The Sound of Music

Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium

Ice Age

Ice Age: The Meltdown

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Ice Age: Continental Drift

Ice Age: Collision Course


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

The Great Race

The Iron Giant


The Boss Baby

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

Free Willy

Ramona and Beezus

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

Mr. Popper’s Penguins

March of the Penguins

Mary Poppins (1964)

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Family Movies For Kids Ages 7 & Older

Harry and the Hendersons

Baby’s Day Out


The Nightmare Before Christmas

Tooth Fairy

Spy Kids


Anne of Green Gables

Monster Trucks

Pete’s Dragon

Wallace & Gromit

Night at the Museum

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Bedtime Stories

The Indian in the Cupboard

Earth to Echo

Nim’s Island

The Incredibles

The Rookie


Spy Kids


Family Movies For Kids Ages 8 & Older

Cool Runnings

The Perfect Game

Because of Winn Dixie

The American Girl series

Sky High

The Princess Bride

Swiss Family Robinson

Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)

Akeelah and the Bee

High School Musical

High School Musical 2

Eight Below

Freaky Friday

Escape to Witch Mountain

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Snow Dogs

The Sandlot

Transformers: The Movie (1986)

Family Movies For Kids Ages 9 & Older


Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Kubo and the Two Strings

Home Alone 3


The Little Prince

The Adventures of Tintin

Family Movies For Kids Ages 10 & Older

Home Alone

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Cheaper by the Dozen

The Goonies


Remember the Titans

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