Family movie night is a great tradition for many homes, but sometimes it can be difficult to find a movie that kids and parents can enjoy equally. One place to start looking for them is IMDb TV, which has a wide selection of ready-made movies for the whole family.
IMDb TV, the free and ad-supported streaming service of the IMDb website, offers thousands of classic movies and shows to watch, as well as original programming, with titles from all genres including the action, comedies, dramas and documentaries.
Here’s a look at some of the best family movies currently airing on IMDb TV.
This adaptation of the classic Cinderella fairy tale is a musical from the legendary duo of Rodgers & Hammerstein. People of my generation may remember the duo’s’ 90s TV movie Cinderella which featured Brandy, but it’s the original iteration of the 1965 musical.
It tells the classic Cinderella story once again, with Jo Van Fleet playing the evil stepmother, Celeste Holm the fairy godmother, Ginger Rogers and Watler Pidgeon as queen and king, Stuart Damon as prince and Lesley. Ann Warren as Cinderella. The production features memorable songs which include “In My Own Little Corner”, “Impossible, It’s Impossible” and “Do I Love You Because You Are Beautiful”.
Harry and Snowman (2015)
Harry and snowman is an inspiring documentary that tells the story of Harry deLeyer, a Dutch immigrant who arrived in the United States after WWII, and Snowman, an Amish deLeyer workhorse rescued from being sent to the Glue Factory and will win show jumping championships. with.
It’s a great story for kids who love horses or for anyone who may appreciate the special bond between deLeyer and Snowman.
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
How to train your dragon likely became the second-largest franchise for Dreamwork Animations behind the Shrek series, with a trilogy of films and several television series and specials. However, as Shrek, his best release remains his first.
The original How to train your dragon is a magical film about a scrawny young viking who learns that dragons are more than his village knows; that they can live in peace with the dragons if they just give it a chance. Beyond the story, gorgeous visuals (especially Hiccup’s first time riding Toothless) and a sweep score are worth the price of admission (in this case, free on IMDb TV).
The Child (1921)
Silent movies can be a hard sell for young viewers, but if anyone can keep them entertained, it will be Charlie Chaplin as the lovable character, the Tramp. Chaplin was a wizard who composed physical comedy ballets that not only make you laugh, but tell the story so clearly without words.
The child is one of Chaplin’s masterpieces and sees the Tramp caring for an abandoned child (Jackie Coogan). There is a rescue streak in the film which is one of Chaplin’s most touching films of his entire career.
The child was made 100 years ago, but it’s still an example of cinematic achievement at its best and a movie all ages can enjoy.
Marley and I (2008)
Owen Wilson and Jennifer Anniston star in Marley and I, the film adaptation of the best-selling book, but let’s face it here, the star of the film is the Yellow Lab who portrays the adorable boring Marley. This film about how a dog can impact a family is heartbreaking, but one that any pet lover will be glad they watched.
The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
Kermit and the whole Muppet gang have always been great family entertainment, and in The Muppets take Manhattan they decided to show off their antics with a Broadway show.
Alongside Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear and the rest of the Muppets, a typical array of great cameos includes Art Carney, Joan Rivers, Elliot Gould, Liza Minnelli, Dabney Coleman and Gregory Hines.
Jim Henson puppets can always be counted on for family fun.
Red Dog (2011)
Based on a true story, Red Dog is about a dog who wanders the Australian outback in search of his owner, but who, along the way, has a profound impact on the people he meets. He was really a very good boy.
The human cast of Red Dog includes Josh Lucas, Rachel Taylor, Keisha Castle-Hughes, and Noah Taylor, among others.
The Road to Eldorado (2000)
The Eldorado road was early in DreamWorks Animation’s tenure, when they were still trying to find their rhythm. The film definitely tries to fit into the classic Disney mold (even recruiting Elton John, who made the music for The Lion King), and while not on par with the best of the Mouse House, The Eldorado road is an underrated gem of a movie.
Much of this is due to the vocal work of Kevin Kline and Kenneth Branagh as Spanish crooks who stumble upon the famous ancient city of El Dorado and are mistaken for deities. Rosie Perez, Armand Assante and Edward James Olmos round out the strong voice cast.
DreamWorks Animation would very soon become the studio behind the likes of Shrek and How to train your dragon, corn The Eldorado road is an early entry worth reviewing.
Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996)
If you grew up watching ABC’s Friday Night TGIF programming, you certainly remember Sabrina the Teenage Witch. But before it was a TV show, it was a made-for-TV movie that featured Melissa Joan Hart as the titular teenage witch.
The story takes place just as Sabrina turns 16 and it is revealed that she is a witch. She must learn to control her newfound powers and make the best use of them as she faces the usual pressures of high school.
A young Ryan Reynolds plays a love affair for Sabrina in the TV movie. However, like most of the cast outside of Hart, he fails on the TV series.