Top Ten Best Family Movies

The Top Ten

1 Marvel's The Avengers

I never expected this to be number 1, although I do like the film. - Misfire

This has everything you want in a family film; heroes, villains, wisecracking one-liners, memorable scenes, an all-star cast and one huge spectacular third act battle, this one taking place in New York.

I love Marvel's The Avengers. Great movie. It has good dialogue, really awesome action sequences, a great premise, and a spectacular villain. I think that may be the first time I've ever said "spectacular" and "villain" consecutively, but it's true. It's PG-13, so when I first watched it, I was wondering just how "family" it was going to be, but it turned out to be really relatively clean and non-violent, but just enough violence to keep it interesting. I respect that quality in movies. All-in-all, I thought it was a great movie, really entertaining, and it is most definitely one-hundred worth seeing.

Who needs an arrogant lion cub when you can have 4 superheroes.

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2 Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - Extended Edition

Mean as movie

I don’t really consider the whole trilogy as “family movies”. The trilogy is amazing, however. - Misfire

3 The Lion King

Deserves the high position it got. - Misfire

Avengers? are you joking? this is FAMILY movies not overrated movies.

Great characters. A classic, with some of the most powerful music ever composed.

As family musicals go it's not up there with Scrooge or Sunshine on Leith in terms of subtlety but then very few are.

4 Back to the Future

I love it! I never get tired of it! - Misfire

I think it is good if you kind of the a little of the story before you watch.

5 Babe

Pork chops all round.

This is just a great movie that truly is a masterpiece!
I still remember watching this movie all the time as a kid, and I still love watching it
It's just a great feel good movie that everyone can enjoy (unless you're dead inside)
I love the message of you achieve anything even if you're different
And, Babe is just cutest pig ever and I just wanna hug him whenever I watch the movie

6 Men In Black

With funny supporting characters and one big-ass villain what's not to like?

Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith are quite a pairing in this movie.

Frank the Pug, Edgar the Bug, Agent J and the Worm Guys make me laugh.

I'd love to have a neurulyzer

7 Finding Nemo

Finding nemo is one of the best animation movie I have ever seen. I think it should be in top 5.

How much a parent can do for the safety of his or her child.... - TheSudhanva

Funny and remarkable movie with great characters.

8 E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial

Spielberg sure is a family man with his sentimentality.

I wouldn't call it a family movie. It has swearing and blood. I'd say tweens and up, though I adore this movie (I think Spielberg's only truely family movie is BFG).

9 Inside Out
10 Star Wars: A New Hope

The Newcomers

? Flash Gordon
? Born Free (1966)

The Contenders

11 Iron Man

Iron Man doesn't need animation or songs to be entertaining. All it needs is witty one liners and awe inspiring action scenes. Iron Man has plenty.

True, but The Lion King is always entertaining anyway. I just meant there's lots of great reasons to like Disney's classic animated movies. And defiantly The Lion King had great lines (including one of my favorites, "They call me, MISTER PIG! ") and awesome action scenes. It's just brilliant and beautiful. You can like Iron Man better, that's fine, but please don't shun The Lion King. Don't shun Bambi either. Everybody in my favorite loves Thumper's line "If you can't say somethin' nice, don't say nothing' at all". Just like The Lion King Bambi is amazing. Don't think just because it's animated means it's only for kids! These two films and others like them appeal to all ages, even adults. Please respect that.

Sorry but why is some stupid lion and stupid deer ahead of Iron Man? Iron Man appeals to a wider audience than the likes of Bambi.

How can you insult EITHER of those movies like that? Bambi and The Lion King are both masterpieces. How can you not see that? They're both brilliant, heartfelt films with excellent animation, songs, score, and characters. If you can't see that, something's wrong with you. Really. You're wasting my time. (quote by Marlin from Finding Nemo, another excellent animated movie).

The movie that kicked off what we now know as the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

It's an insult to see kiddie cartoons ahead of Iron Man

Not when they're excellent movies. Really, you don't have to be a kid to enjoy The Lion King, Bambi, or other excellent animated movies on this list. My parents and grandma most certainly agree. And you know The Lion King is the #1 animated movie on this site, right? And 18th on the best MOVIES. So there. Like I said before, if you can't see that, something's wrong with you. Really. You're wasting my time.

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12 Up

This is one of the best movies ever made, and is the only extremely recent one on the list. Up is just amazing!

There are many recent movies on this list

13 Men in Black II

The Worm-Guys are funny little scene stealers in this one.

14 Home Alone

Good movie to watch with the family during Christmas break. - RogerMcBaloney

I love the movie, but HOW do you leave your kid THREE times?

All 3 home alone movies were equally hilarious with great acting and clever plots. A classic and a masterpiece.

15 Signs
16 Peter Pan
17 2 Fast 2 Furious

How his a family is this a family movie?

18 Forrest Gump

Who needs Forrest Gump when you can have The Avengers?

I wouldn't say it's a family movie. It has lots of violence and swearing. More swearing than violence. (the F word. Totally family friendly)

19 Iron Man 2

Robert Downey jr returns as the billionaire superhero Iron Man

20 Captain America: The First Avenger

Now THIS is what I call a family film This movie really does "harness the power of the Gods".

21 Sleeping Beauty

What in the blue Hell is this girly garbage doing ahead of Jingle All The Way?!

This movie is far better than that piece of crap. And the same goes for every other excellent animated movie on this list (that includes the underrated movies like The Rescuers and Oliver & Company).

A bit too girly for my liking. The Simpsons Movie is more broad appealing.

How is The Simpsons Movie count as a family film? Also, who says this isn't good just because it's for girls? I mean what about The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, or The Princess and the Frog among others? They're all really good!

22 Flight of the Navigator

Heard it's pretty good.

There’s cursing in it, so not a family movie.

23 Men in Black 3
24 Bedtime Stories
25 The Chronicles of Narnia - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
26 Big Hero 6
27 Brother Bear
28 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
29 The Lego Batman Movie
30 The Muppet Movie

You can't be serious. This cheese is beating out Marvel's finest? Somebody ought to right that wrong.

Bo! Iron Man all the way

31 A Christmas Story

What a boring film.

32 Divergent

Doesn't really look family friendly to me.

33 Sunshine On Leith

Like Mamma Mia! Sunshine on Leith is adapted from a stage musical in which a bunch of songs from an established artist are foisted into position in such a way that they form a narrative plot.

In other words, Sunshine on Leith does for the Proclaimers songbook what Mamma Mia! Did for the ABBA songbook.

If you know anything about the songs of The Proclaimers you could go "Somebody will promise to walk 500 Miles, somebody will be on their way from misery to happiness, somebody will be called (Oh) Jean who very probably should have loved and there's bound to be a big proposal of marrage, You can easily predict these plot points based on the lyrics.

Reality is Sunshine on Leith is arguably Britain's finest musical film since Oliver!

Sunshine on Leith shows the likes of Pitch Perfect and Mamma Mia1 just how to properly do a jukebox musical.

Sunshine on Leith is (to pardon the pun) 500 miles above the other musicals on this list.

34 Bridge to Terabithia

I cried hard near the end, despite already knowing what was gonna happen

35 Thor
36 Aladdin
37 2001: A Space Odyssey
38 The Golden Compass

You want talking animals in family movies? Who needs dogs eating spaghetti or kids raised by wolves when you can have armoured polar bears and "daemons".

Now we're talking. Phillip Pullman knew how to write Y/A fantasy fiction.

Move over Baloo, Iorek Byrnisson is the bear you'd really want as a companion. He's armoured, he beats up other polar bears and is voiced by Ian "Gandalf" MacKellen

Who needs Baloo whan you can have Iorek Byrnisson?

39 Toy Story 3

This movie will induce you adrenaline to become ten times more conscious in life.

40 The Parent Trap

a whole lot cleaner than forrest gump - jwileson

41 Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

Laughs guaranteed from all family members! - RogerMcBaloney

A phenomenal movie, even if you haven't read the book. Great family viewing.

Nothing more than Oliver! Without the subtlety. Wonka can "Consider Itself" a poor wannabe

42 The Simpsons Movie

The Simpsons Movie is definitely a family film. Whoever said it wasn't must have been on the gin or the beer.

Springfield's funniest yellow skinned family in their first big screen outing.

The Simpsons is for teens and adults you idiots. - RalphBob

Way I see it, the standard for family movies nowadays are things like Transformers, the MCU movies and this. We're not in the 1950s anymore.

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43 Transformers

This would be the standard for a family film if Jeremy Clarkson was in charge of a film studio.

44 Ant-Man
45 The Music Man

I can't say I have ever heard of Music Man. Is he some kind of kid's superhero?

Never heard of it.

What the Hell is Music Man? I don't remember this character at all. What is his super power? My guess is that he's simmilar to Sour Note from the new SpongeBob movie.

What the F is Music Man? Is it meant to be a retarded version of Iron Man or something?

46 Lady and the Tramp
47 Big Momma's House 2

The best film I have ever seen it is ultra funny I mean a guy pretending to to be a girl epic. I watched this film 5 times in one day it is really awesome and to everyone reading this you must watch this film it has got it all.

48 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Although I am not a fan of Harry potter, I do agree the movies are well-made and relate well to the book series.

49 Stardust

Great family movie, though some parts might be a little scary for the really young. - Freak_Show1

50 Alice In Wonderland (2010)
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