Family Movie night is a great way for the whole family to spend time together! Check out these 52 for family movie night ideas! There are 52 great ideas from the big screen for every week of the year!
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Family movie night is a great tradition to start. What’s better than something to brings together the adults, the older siblings and the younger siblings together in the living room, under cozy blankets to watch good family movies?
Family time is important in this fast moving world, and these times with our kids is short. Last year I realized that every weekend we basically made our own movie night for the entire family with popcorn boxes and the big screen TV . I decided to make it official!
If you are like us, you might always start the night with : well what do we watch? There are so many great options out there to keep us occupied all year long!
So to keep us all from having to watch the same movies over and over again, I’ve collected/researched 52 family movie night ideas across different genres. I’ve broken this post up into Comedy, Adventures, Animated, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, and Drama.
This list has everything from classics like the Princess Bride, Muppet Movies Indiana Jones and the Karate Kid! Basically something for everyone!
Most of these movies can be found on Amazon prime or Netflix .
But whatever you pick, I hope this list will help you have the best movie night every week!
If you want to document this process, check out this Family Movie Night Journal that is sure to make it even more fun!
So enjoy this list and if you have any suggestions share! I’ll add them in!
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Family Movie Night Ideas: Comedies
Looking for comedies for family movie night? Check out these 10 Comedic family movie night ideas
Mrs. Doubtfire (PG)
The eccentric dad (Robin Williams) of three children dresses as a British nanny so he can care for his children at the home of their mother (Sally Field) in this touching comedy.
The Sandlot (PG)
During a summer of friendship and adventure, one boy becomes a part of the gang, nine boys become a team and their leader becomes a legend by confronting the terrifying mystery beyond the right field wall.
Secondhand Lions (PG)
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (PG)
As he begins seventh grade, "wimpy kid" Greg and his older brother - and chief tormentor - Rodrick must deal with their parents' misguided attempts to have them bond.
Cool Runnings (PG)
Based of a true story of four Jamaican athletes
Sister Act (PG)
Whoopi is a singer forced to hide out from the mob in a convent.
Home Alone (PG)
When little Kevin McCallister is accidentally left behind when his family dashes off on a Christmas trip, he is left to defend his family's home from two bumbling burglars until the relatives return.
The Muppet Movie (G)
The Original Muppet Movie when Kermit Goes to Hollywood.
The Princess Diaries (G)
A teenager finds that she is the princess of a small European country
Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (PG)
An inventor accidentally shrinks his kids.
Family Movie Night Ideas: Adventures
Adventures are perfect for family movie night! These Family-Friendly Adventure movies ideas for family movie night are full of adventure and fun!
Night at the Museum (PG)
Ben Stiller leads an all-star cast including Robin Williams and Dick Van Dyke in this hilarious blockbuster hit! When good-hearted dreamer Larry Daley (Stiller) is hired as night watchman at the Museum of Natural History, he soon discovers that an ancient curse brings all the exhibits to life after the sun sets.
The Goonies (PG)
A group of ordinary kids discover a secret treasure map, their sleepy seaport lives are suddenly transformed into a fun-filled, roller-coaster ride.
E.T.,The Extra-Terrestrial (PG)
Steven Spielberg's contemporary classic! A stranded alien needs to phone home - he meets the suburban kids who help him get there. Winner of four Oscars.
Spy Kids (PG)
The children of spy agents must save their parents in this adventure.
Hugo ( PG)
Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and a robot.
When monsters are unleashed from their manuscripts & terrorize a town, it’s up to R.L. Stine, Zach & Hannah to get them back in their books.
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (PG)
A thrilling misadventure involving three ingenious orphans and a villainous actor named Count Olaf (Jim Carrey) who wants their enormous fortune.
Back to the Future (PG)
Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is blasted to 1955 in the time machine created by Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and finds himself in a time-shattering situation that jeopardizes his future.
Swiss Family Robinson (G)
The heroic tale of the courageous exploits of the Robinson family after they are shipwrecked on a deserted island. Using teamwork and ingenuity, they overcome the obstacles of nature and transform their new home into a "civilized" community.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (PG-13)
Join the adventures of Jack Sparrow and his nemesis Captain Barbossa.
Black Panther (PG)
When young King T'Challa is drawn into conflict with an old foe that puts his homeland Wakanda and the entire world at risk, he must release Black Panther's full power to save them.
Family Friendly Animated Movies
There are so many animated films to choose from for family movie night. These films are usually made with a kid audience in mind( with inside jokes for parents) so they are perfect for family movie night!
The Incredibles (PG)
Bob and Helen Parr used to be among the world's greatest crime fighters. Fifteen years later, they have to adapt to civilian identities and retreat to the suburbs to live a "normal" life with their three kids.
Moana sets sail on a daring mission to save her people. Along the way, she meets the once mighty demigod Maui–together they cross the ocean on a fun-filled, action-packed voyage.
Toy Story (G)
Woody, a cowboy doll, is Andy's favorite. But when Buzz Lightyear arrives the space hero takes Andy's room by storm! Their rivalry leaves them lost and in a nightmare with Sid, a toy-torturing boy next door. To escape they need to work together.
The Lion King: The Walt Disney Signature Collection (G)
No offense to the 2019 version, but watch the original here. It's a classic!
Finding Nemo (G)
Nemo, a young clownfish is captured and taken to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to Marlin, his father, and Dory, a friendly but forgetful regal blue tang fish, to make the epic journey to bring Nemo home from Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
In Disney•Pixar's extraordinary adventure, a boy who dreams of becoming a great musician embarks on a journey to uncover the mysteries behind his ancestor's stories and traditions.
A pack of not-so-wild animals experience some serious culture shock when they move from the Big Apple to the Mighty Jungle in this computer-animated comedy. Featuring the voice talents of: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett-Smith and David Schwimmer.
Winner of the first Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, Shrek sparked a motion picture phenomenon and captured the world's imagination with the Greatest Fairy Tale Never Told! Relive every moment of Shrek's daring quest to rescue the feisty Princess Fiona with the help of his loveable loudmouthed Donkey and win back the deed to his beloved swamp.
In "Frozen," fearless optimist Anna teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven in an epic journey.
The Secret Life of Pets (PG)
Find out what your pets do when you’re not at home in this animated comedy featuring the voice talents of Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, and Kevin Hart.
The Lego Movie
The LEGO movie follows Emmet, who is on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the universe together, a journey for which he is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.
Family Friendly Fantasy/Sci-Fi Movies
Want to fuel your kids imagination? Both kids and parents will love these Fantasy/Sci-fi family-friendly movie night ideas!
Star Wars: The Original Trilogy (PG)
Of course, the Star Wars trilogy holds a special place in my heart! It's the perfect series for family movie night!
The Wizard of Oz (G)
The Wizard of Oz follows Dorothy and her dog Toto as they get caught in a tornado's path and somehow end up in the land of Oz.
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (PG)
Take an unforgettable, uniquely magical, musical journey through the deliciously delightful, whimsically wonderful world of Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and the Entire Series (PG)
HARRY POTTER!! Based on the wildly popular J.K. Rowling's book about a young boy who on his eleventh birthday discovers, he is the orphaned boy of two powerful wizards and has unique magical powers.
A young girl, who enters a world of her own creation, experiences her first awareness of love, responsibility and danger.
The Princess Bride (PG)
Based on William Goldman's novel of the same name, The Princess Bride is staged as a book read by grandfather (Peter Falk) to his ill grandson (Fred Savage). Falk's character assures a romance-weary Savage that the book has much more to deliver than a simpering love story, including but not limited to fencing, fighting, torture, death, true love, giants, and pirates.
Mary Poppins ( the 1964 version) (G)
An English nanny reconnects a father and mother with their two kids.
Ghosts invade New York and force a trio of spirit exterminators to save the city in one of the biggest comedies of all time. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver head the all-star cast.
A mysterious game transports its players to the jungles of Jumanji! Thrilling effects!
The Neverending Story (1984)
A family fantasy/adventure epic based on the acclaimed best-seller about a troubled boy who discovers an extraordinary storybook-and the fantastical world within its pages.
Family Movie Night Ideas: Dramas
These are movies that even parents will love! Check out these dramatic family-friendly movie night ideas.
Based on the hit Broadway musical, the original version of this movie never fails to disappoint. Perfect for movie night.
Remember The Titans (PG)
True story of a newly integrated high school football team.
Akeelah and the Bee (PG)
A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee.
The Karate Kid (PG)
An elderly martial arts expert (Pat Morita) teaches a high schooler (Ralph Macchio) to defend himself from bullies.
The Sound of Music (G)
Rodgers & Hammerstein's cinematic treasure, "The Sound of Music" is the winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. In this true-life story, Julie Andrews lights up the screen as Maria, a spirited young Austrian woman who leaves the convent to become a governess for Captain von Trapp's (Christopher Plummer) seven unruly children. Her charm and songs soon win the hearts of the children - and their father. But when
Hidden Figures (PG)
An incredible & inspiring untold true story about three women at NASA who were instrumental in one of history’s greatest operations – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.
Jurassic Park (PG-13)
Genetically engineered dinosaurs run amok at a tycoon's island amusement park. Based on Michael Crichton's novel.
Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay star in an inspiring story of a loving family whose son, born with facial differences, enters a mainstream school for the first time.
A League Of Their Own
Tom Hanks and Geena Davis star in this big-league comedy based on the real-life exploits of the All-American Girls Baseball League.
Apollo 13 (PG-13)
A "routine" space flight becomes a desperate battle to survive in this breathtaking adventure of courage and faith starring Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise and Ed Harris.
Hopefully this list was helpful for your next family movie night !
If you want to go even further, check out this Family Movie Night Journal that is sure to make it even more fun!
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