15 of the best family movies


Picking a movie to watch is hard, right? There are simply too many options. And when your movie night involves the whole family, it’s even worse.

When it comes to family night, bickering over the remote control, bickering, and throwing popcorn at each other are common occurrences.

Don’t worry, we understand. We have all been there. That’s why we’ve put together our selection of the best family movies. So grab your favorite blanket and snuggle up – it’s time for a movie night like no other.

101 Dalmatians

Who can forget the time Cruella De Vil’s henchmen kidnapped a litter of Dalmatians with the intention of turning them into a fur coat? She went on to become one of the most notorious villains in movie history – and it’s safe to say that we still haven’t forgiven her.

101 Dalmatians [DVD] [1961]

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toy story

The story of toys that come to life has captivated generation after generation. From star cowboy Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks) to space ranger Buzz Lightyear and the brilliant Mr. Potato Head, his wonderful characters have earned a special place in the hearts of families around the world. May the sequels continue for a long time.

toy story [DVD] [1996]

Walt Disney home video


A monster is calling

When Patrick Ness’ moving novel hit the big screen two years ago starring Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver, it did not disappoint. The fantasy story follows Conor, a grieving 13-year-old boy whose mother is dying of cancer – and an imaginary monster who comes to his aid to help him cope. It’s a fascinating but heartbreaking watch – so get the tissues ready!

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A monster is calling [DVD]

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Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory

The Road Dahl classic first hit screens in 1971, and it remains a family favorite to this day. Everything from its quirky confectionery to its orange-skinned, green-haired workforce, the Oompa-Loompas, is downright bonkers…in the best way possible.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) [DVD]




Big [DVD] [1988]

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If you’re watching this with kids for the first time, expect them to want a giant piano, right away. In fact, you’ll probably want one too. The age-changing classic about a 12-year-old boy whose wish to be ‘big’ came true spawned one of the most memorable scenes in movie history – and more than 30 years after its release, it has certainly stood the test of time.


Do you want to build a snowman? Join sisters Elsa and Anna, adorable Olaf – the summer-loving snowman – and a host of other brilliant characters on an unforgettable adventure. Warning: the songs will remain engraved in your head, forever.

Frozen [DVD]

Walt Disney Home Entertainment



This 1982 Spielberg classic starring a young Drew Barrymore has truly stood the test of time. With this iconic soundtrack and plenty of moody nighttime scenes, this is sci-fi at its best – funny, exciting and heartbreaking in equal measure. Young and old alike love it.

AND the extra-terrestrial [DVD] [1982]

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Harry Potter

Come on, you had to. Whichever of the eight films you decide to edit, you’ll be treated to a visual feast, a world where magic is real, good fights evil, and anything can happen. Perfect for a family movie marathon any day of the year.

Harry Potter – Complete 8-Movie Collection [DVD] [2016]

Warner Bros.


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The Wizard of Oz

Because no one will ever do Dorothy like Judy Garland did in the original 1939 film. Follow Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion down the yellow brick road and revel in nostalgia. It’s the perfect family movie to pass on to future generations. It will also remind you that there is no place like home.

The Wizard of Oz – 75th Anniversary Edition [DVD] [1939]

Warner Home Video


The greatest showman

We dare you not to fall in love with the soundtrack. Filled with eye-catching tunes, it’s no surprise that individual projections are popping up all over the place. Hugh Jackman plays entrepreneurial circus owner PT Barnum, who brings a group of shunned misfits out of the shadows, showing them they can celebrate themselves. Empowering and powerful is the greatest show!

The greatest showman [DVD] [2017]


Idris Elba as Chief of the Giant Buffalo Police… need we say more? Zootropolis follows Judy Hopps, a little bunny trying to become the first police detective bunny in a very big world. And the laziness scene…well, don’t get us started. A fun adventure about friendship, adventure and “prey” never to be underestimated.

Zootropolis [DVD] [2016]

Disney Interactive


Mary Poppins

“Well, come on, spit up.” Growing up, who didn’t wish for a nanny like Mary Poppins? Paintings come to life, laughter makes you float and penguins tap dance in the cult classic starring Julie Andrews. Virtually perfect in every way.

Mary Poppins [DVD]

Walt Disney Home Entertainment


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Johnny English

Rowan Atkinson plays a Mr. Bean-esque secret agent who has the best intentions but very rarely executes them as intended. With a brilliant appearance from Ben Miller as Atkinson’s hapless best friend Boff, this film is slapstick and hilarious, full of chases, gimmicks and silliness. The question is, can Mr English save the day?

Johnny English [DVD] [2003]

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Dogs, dogs and more dogs… what’s not to like? The first of a long series of films about this adorable Saint Bernard, Beethoven is the perfect family movie for kids and adults who love animals.

Beethoven [DVD] [2003]

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Make way, make way! She’s been staring at the water for as long as she can remember, not really knowing why…. but she is about to find out! A young girl thirsty for something more embarks on the greatest adventure of her life. This is Disney at its best.

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