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Best Movies For Family Night

A family movie night is a great way to spend an evening. You can spend some time together inexpensively, with a movie rental, Netflix, Disney + or others! These movies are rated G, for General Audience, or PG, for Parental Guidance. Parents know their children best and know whether or not they can handle a scarier movie or an occasional bad word. Use this list below as a source of ideas to find the best movies for family night. The movies are recent releases on BluRay/DVD and old movies that have become beloved classics.

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Best Family Movies

Check out the following list of movies for family night that are age-appropriate for young ones, but still interesting enough to keep an adult’s attention.

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List of Family Friendly Movies

The movies below are excellent choices for a family movie night!

  1. Alice in Wonderland
  2. Antz
  3. A Bug’s Life
  4. Beauty and the Beast
  5. Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  6. Bee Movie
  7. The Black Cauldron
  8. Bridge to Terabithia
  9. Chicken Little
  10. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  11. Corpse Bride
  12. Dinosaur
  13. Ella Enchanted
  14. Enchanted
  15. ET
  16. Finding Nemo
  17. Frozen
  18. Ghostbusters
  19. Goonies
  20. Happy Feet
  21. High School Musical
  22. Hocus Pocus
  23. Hoot
  24. Horton Hears a Who
  25. Ice Age
  26. The Incredibles
  27. Indiana Jones series (Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Temple of Doom are PG, the rest are PG-13.)
  28. James and the Giant Peach
  29. Jumanji
  30. The Last Mimzy
  31. The Little Mermaid
  32. Madagascar
  33. Mary Poppins
  34. My Fair Lady
  35. Monsters Inc.
  36. The Neverending Story
  37. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  38. Open Season
  39. Over the Hedge
  40. The Princess Diaries series
  41. Ratatouille
  42. The Rescuers
  43. Robin Hood
  44. Robots
  45. Shark Tale
  46. Shrek
  47. Snow Buddies
  48. The Sound of Music
  49. The Spiderwick Chronicles
  50. Spy Kids
  51. Stuart Little
  52. Surf’s Up
  53. The Sword in the Stone
  54. Toy Story series
  55. Wallace & Gromit
  56. The Wizard of Oz
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Other Movie Choices with Multiple Ratings

Some other good movie options for family night have different ratings depending on which one it is in a series or if it is a remake. For example, the original 1967 Dr. Dolittle movie was rated “Approved.” The 1998 remake was PG-13, but all the Dr. Dolittle sequels since then were rated PG. Other movies were originally rated G, but the modern remake has earned it a PG rating. Movies in this category include Freaky Friday and The Parent Trap. Some movie series got less family-friendly as newer ones were created.

The first three Harry Potter movies, like the books, are more suitable for younger ones and have a PG rating, while movie number four and on is rated PG-13. Two of the Indiana Jones movies, Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Temple of Doom, are rated PG while the others earned a PG-13 rating. And finally, all the Star Wars movies except for The Revenge of the Sith, are rated PG. The Revenge of the Sith (Episode III) is rated PG-13.

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Elements for Making Family Movie Night Perfect

There are a couple of other things to keep in mind in order to have a great family movie night beside the film. Make sure you have comfortable seating. Bring in pillows and blankets and put younger kids in their “jammies” if they may fall asleep during the film, or if it runs past their bedtime so you can get them up to bed faster when the movie is over. And don’t forget snacks such has popcorn, chocolates, candies as well as beverages such as water, soft drinks, or shakes! Popcorn is the traditional favourite, but not safe for kids under age 2. Try trail mix or even fresh-baked cookies can be served! Another fun idea is to make a snack that fits the movie.

There are hundreds of family movies you can watch with the kids, so why not make tonight movie night!

What is your favourite movie to watch with the family?

Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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