Our Pick of the Best Family Movies for Family Movie Night

Which is yours – Friday night or Saturday night? Whichever night you choose, gathering your family together for a regular family movie night is a great way to spend time together. Choosing a movie that everyone wants to watch…well that’s another matter completely!

Which is why we’ve collected together our picks of the best family movies for kids and families across a range of genres and themes, with movies suitable for a range of ages. With over 150 movie suggestions, we’re sure there is something here for your family!

Best Family Movies

Best Family Movies for Family Movie Night

50 Kids Books That Are Movies: Get kids reading by introducing them to a great book and movie pair. This huge collection includes picture books, classic books and newly released titles…all in book and movie format.

50 Tween & Teen Books Made Into Movies: Connect your tween or teen with a book they can really identify with and you’ll have a reader for life. Pair that book with a movie and you’ll have plenty to discuss over the dinner table – comparing the book and movie.

21 Kids Books About Nature: 21 awesome kids movies about nature, including the best family nature movies, fun animated movies and educational nature documentaries for kids.

15 80s Movies to Watch With Your Tweens and Teens: Leg warmers, big fringes and video games! The 80s had so much to love! Here are 15 80s movies we know your tweens and teens will love!

21 Halloween Movies for Kids: 21 not-too-scary Halloween movies for school age kids, tweens and teens.

21 Christmas Movies for Kids: Whether you’re in the mood to for a more classic Christmas movie to introduce to the kids, or the perfect new pick to help the whole family get in the holiday spirit, we’ve got the Christmas movie for you!

15 Best Family Christmas Movies: The 15 best family Christmas movies, as voted by the kids and parents of the Childhood101 Facebook community.

15 Toddler Christmas Movies & TV Specials: Our pick of the top 15 toddler Christmas movies and TV specials, that preschoolers will enjoy too!

Plan for even more family fun with our Family Game Night Ideas.

Fun Family Game Night Ideas: Why Family Game Night Matters in a Digital World PLUS How to Make Your Family Games Night Awesome


  1. Emma @ P is for Preschooler says:

    We still haven’t seen Happy Feet! Must fix that soon!

    1. You two must see it soon. If you like some of the other films on this list, it won’t disappoint. 🙂

  2. Great list!
    My kids and I would also add Fern Gully and Epic to the list!

    1. We enjoyed Epic, too, but haven’t seen Fern Gully yet – I’m adding it to our list. Thanks, Kate!

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