There is nothing better than Friday night movie nights with the kids! You get to snuggle up, laugh, watch the movie, but most of all create long-lasting memories. The hardest thing about family movie night is picking the movie!
So we are helping you out and rounding up the very best movies for family movie night that you will want to watch with the kids.
15 Best Family Movies to Watch as a Family
The Goonies is a classic movie that older kids will love. It is about a group of kids that live in the “Goon Docks” that are trying to save their home from foreclosure.
In the process, they find a treasure map that takes them on an adventure of a lifetime as they are trying to find the treasure all while being chased by a family of criminals who also want the treasure as well.
2. Harry Potter
Another family movie must is Harry Potter. Start with the first Harry Potter Movie and then have a movie marathon and watch every single movie in the whole series. After watching these movies, your kids will want to talk about everything Harry Potter.
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial was created in 1982 directed by Steven Spielberg. It is about a boy who befriends an extraterrestrial being that is stuck on Earth and can’t find his way back. The boy helps him find his way back home.
4. Toy Story
How can you not add Toy Story to the list of must-watch family movies?
Toy Story is about a group of Toys that live in Andy’s room where Woody (the cowboy) is Andy’s favorite toy that is until Buzz Light Year shows up on Andy’s birthday.
This movie is a great movie for the whole family can enjoy with a great message about friendship and helping one another.
5. Star Wars
Star Wars is a movie that kids and adults all love. With an entire series to fall in love with you will have movies to watch together for the next several weeks!
There are so many different versions of Annie, but we love the original. This movie shares the message of hope and that anything is possible when Annie who lives at an orphanage in New York City has the opportunity to go live with Oliver Warbucks who just happens to be the richest billionaire. Kids of all ages will love Annie!
This is a fantastic musical which the kids will love. After watching this movie with the kids don’t be surprised if your kids want to join the circus.
The Wizard of Oz is a great adventure to experience with the kids. In this movie, Kansas has a terrible tornado where Dorthy is taken away and lands in the Colorful World of Oz.
While she tries to find her way home she meets lots of friends who need help too, so they all go together to see the Wizard of Oz. Will she make it home? You have to watch the movie to find out.
The Incredibles is another great movie that the whole family will love. In this movie, Mr. and Mrs. Incredible are both superheroes trying to live a normal life, but Mr. Incredible misses that life so much.
So when called on to “help” he goes instantly only to find out that it is a villain trap. His whole family comes to rescue him. This is the perfect movie about working together especially as a family.
10. Parent Trap
The Parent trap is a classic that you have to introduce the kids to. There are two different versions, the original and then the recreation (both of them are good!) Where two sisters that were separated when they were babies somehow run into each other at summer camp.
After playing pranks on each other (before they knew they were sisters) the camp director has had enough and makes them live with each other. It is then when they discover that they are TWINS!
They create a plan to get their mom and dad back together. Does it work? Well watch the movie and see what happens next!
“Let it go, let it go…” It would be a huge miss if this Disney movie did not make the must-watch family movie list.
This movie has a little bit of everything, snow, magical creatures (Olaf), love, and adventure. Beware once you watch this movie, your kids will wand everything Anna and Elsa!
If you want to inspire your girls that they can do anything then have them watch this movie. This movie is based on the true story of a 1940s girls baseball league.
13. Home Alone
There is nothing better than Home Alone! Technically it is a Christmas movie, but who’s to say you can’t watch it anytime throughout the year.
This movie is hilarious as Kevin, an 8-year-old boy is accidentally left at home for the family vacation to Florida for Christmas. While home robbers try to break into the house. But have no fear Kevin sets up quite the set for them to try to breakthrough.
You and the kids will be laughing so hard as you watch this movie together. If you love it, be sure to check out all the movies in the Home Alone series.
Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is another movie that you want to add to your family movie night bucket list.
Charlie and his family don’t have a lot of money, but when Willie Wonka puts 5 golden tickets in candy bars for a chance to come to see the chocolate factory he spends his money to try to get one of those golden tickets.
Charlie does in fact find a golden ticket and he and Uncle Joe go to the Chocolate Factory where they go on an adventure of a lifetime together. This is the perfect movie for kids of all ages to watch together.
15. Mary Poppins
Another classic that never gets old is Mary Poppins. Mary Poppins is a fun-loving movie where Mary Poppins becomes the Nanny to the Banks children where they go on the most fantastic fantasy adventures.
Your kids are for sure to be singing “a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down” over and over again.
There you have it! The best family movies to watch together! What movies would you add to the list? Share in the comments below!