100+ Classic Family Movies to Show Your Kids for Family Movie Night

classic family movies you should watch with your kids

An easy family tradition to start is a weekly Friday pizza and family movie night. Need some ideas for good classic family movies? I’ve got over 100 in this list!


Friday pizza and family movie night is one of our favorite weekly traditions

For a few years we’ve had a Friday pizza tradition. And in the last year or two, as the boys have gotten older, we’ve added a Friday movie night to that tradition.

Sometimes we order pizza, sometimes we make it at home, sometimes we pick up a pizza to cook at home…it doesn’t matter. It’s just fun to cuddle up and watch a movie together.

A few weeks ago I was struggling to decide on a family movie, so I asked you guys on Instagram for suggestions of classic family movies and you guys delivered.

Over 125 classic family movies you should watch with your kids

Here are over 125 classic family movies — you’re going to take a walk down memory lane with some of these!

please note, I have not seen all of these movies and cannot vouch for their content – a good resource for reviewing media for your kids is commonsensemedia.org.

  1. 101 Dalmatians (live action)
  2. Adventures in Babysitting
  3. A Goofy Movie
  4. Air Bud
  5. All dogs go to heaven
  6. Andre
  7. Angels in the Outfield
  8. Anne of Green Gables
  9. Annie
  10. Apple Dumpling Gang
  11. Dunstin Checks In
  12. Aristocats
  13. Babe the Pig
  14. Back to the Future
  15. Balto
  16. Beauty and the Beast
  17. Bed Knobs and Broomsticks
  18. Beethoven
  19. Beetlejuice
  20. Blank Check
  21. Brave Little Toaster
  22. Casper the Friendly Ghost
  23. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  24. Cheaper by the Dozen
  25. Cool Runnings
  26. Dennis the menace
  27. Dirty Rotten Scoundrel
  28. Dr. Doolittle
  29. E.T.
  30. Emperors New Groove
  31. Enchanted
  32. Field of dreams
  33. Flight of the Navigator
  34. Flipper
    A Little Princess
  35. Flubber
  36. Fly away home
  37. Free Willy
  38. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
  39. Ghostbusters
  40. Goonies
  41. Harriet the Spy
  42. Harry and the Hendersons
  43. Heavyweights
  44. Heidi
  45. Herbie Goes Bananas
  46. Herbie the Love Bug
  47. Home Alone
  48. Homeward Bound
  49. Honey I Shrunk the Kids
    Singing in the Rain
  50. Hook
  51. Indiana Jones
  52. Indian in the cupboard
  53. It Takes Two
  54. James and the Giant Peach
  55. Jingle all the way
  56. Jumanji
  57. Jurassic Park
  58. Karate kid
  59. Labyrinth
  60. Lady and the Tramp
  61. Lassie
  62. Little Giants
  63. Little Rascals
  64. Man of the House
  65. Mary Poppins
  66. Matilda
  67. Mrs. Doubtfire
  68. Mulan
  69. Muppet Classic Theater
  70. Muppets Treasure Island
  71. Neverending Story
  72. Newsies
  73. Night at the Museum
  74. Now and then
  75. Old Yeller
  76. Operation Dumbo Drop
  77. Pippi Longstockingn
  78. Pollyanna
  79. RAD
  80. Remember the Titans
  81. Richie Rich
  82. Rookie of the Year
  83. Secret of Nimh
  84. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
  85. Shiloh
  86. Shirley Temple Movies
  87. Short Circuit
  88. Singing in the Rain
  89. Snowball Express
  90. Snow Dogs
  91. Sound of Music
  92. Space camp
  93. Space Jam
  94. Stuart Little
  95. Swiss Family Robinson
  96. Tarzan
  97. The 3 Ninjas
  98. The Absent Minded Professor
  99. The Big Green
  100. The Borrowers
    Little Lord Fontleroy
  101. The Buttercream Gang
  102. The Court Jester
  103. The Flintstones
  104. The Fox and the Hound
  105. The ghost and Mr. chicken
  106. The Great Muppet Caper
  107. The Jungle Book
  108. The last Starfighter
  109. The Man from Snowy River
  110. The Mighty Ducks
  111. The Mouse and the Motorcycle
  112. The never ending story
  113. The Pagemaster
  114. The Parent Trap
  115. The parent trap (original)
  116. The secret garden
  117. The smart house
  118. The Wizard of Oz
  119. Tooth Fairy
  120. Toy Story movies
  121. Uncle Buck
  122. Wallace and Gromit
  123. We’re Back
  124. Willow
  125. Yours Mine and Ours

Did I miss any? Leave a comment if you want to add any to this list!


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  1. Lori says:

    We always lOved watching “ MilO and Otis” about a dog, caT and their aDventures! They meet all kinds of orher animals, and its NOT animated!!!! Also, Harriet the sPy!

  2. Jessica says:

    We recently watched these two movies as a family and lOved them:
    CastawaY with tom hanks
    GrOundhog day with bill murray

  3. JAnet says:

    What an awesome tradition. So many on your list are from my high school days. Brings back lots of fun memories. I would add Big with Tom Hanks to the list.

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