What are some good family movies?

Family movie night is a lot of fun! If you’re running out of options or can’t seem to find a movie that’s good for both children and adults, CareNectar expert Martha Tyler has a great movie list for you!

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We have two young kids and enjoy a family movie night on a weekly basis. I don’t mind the occasional animated movie, but do you have any other good family movies that the whole family can enjoy?


Family movie night is so much fun! I can understand, however, that animated movies can feel like they are more for the kids than for you. Here is a list of non-animated movies that are fun for the whole family, as well as some animated movies that are also fun for adults.

Non-Animated Family Movies

  • The Princess Bride (PG)
  • Spellbound (G)
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (PG)
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (PG)
  • Hook (PG)
  • Mary Poppins (G)
  • The Parent Trap – Either version! (PG)
  • Matilda (PG)
  • Pete’s Dragon (PG)
  • Honey I Shrunk the Kids (PG)
  • Cool Runnings (PG)
  • Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (G)
  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks (G)
  • Mary Poppins Returns (PG)
  • ET (PG)

Animated and Enjoyable for Adults

  • Soul (PG)
  • Spirited Away (PG)
  • Inside Out (PG)
  • Space Jam (PG)
  • Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse (PG)
  • The LEGO Movie (PG)
  • My Neighbor Totoro (PG)

We hope you add these to your list for family movie night, and please share others that you and your children enjoy! Have fun!

Meet The Expert

Martha Tyler

Martha has her Masters in Education and is a certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator. She has worked as a sitter, nanny, tutor, or teaching artist over the past 20+ years. In addition, Martha has hosted a child care podcast, Chronicles of Nannya, for several years. She is also the co-founder of Compassionate Childcare LLC and is thrilled to be able to share her experience, knowledge, and resources with CareNectar!