Top Ten Best Family Movies

The Top Ten

1 The Lion King

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.

2 Marvel's The Avengers

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.

If Loki was real he'd say this to the other movies on this list.

All you other movies are beneath me! I am a god you dull creatures, and I shall not be bullied by puny talking animals.

Um what is Forrest doing ahead of Earth's Mightiest Heroes?

To quote Iron Man; "Let's do a headcount here, a demigod, a super soldier, a man with breathtaking anger management issues, a couple of master assassins and you big fella, you managed to piss off every single one of them".

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

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3 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.

4 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

5 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).

6 Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - Extended Edition
7 Back to the Future
8 Star Wars: A New Hope
9 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

10 Signs

The Newcomers

? Ant-Man and the Wasp
? Son of Rambow

The Contenders

11 Inside Out
12 Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

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

13 Toy Story 3

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

14 The Wizard of Oz

Of course this movies a masterpiece it totally derverses to be on this list.

15 Flight of the Navigator

Heard it's pretty good.

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

16 Toy Story

Great movie for all ages.

17 Bedtime Stories
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 Finding Dory
20 Gordy
21 Lady and the Tramp
22 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
23 Mary Poppins

Really? A phony nanny and a retard father of an equally retarded family are considered more broad appealing than Guardians of the Galaxy?

Nothing but a wannabe of the West End's Oliver! P. L Travers hated what Disney did to her creation.

There are definitely some Oliver! -esque moments. I kept expecting Shani Wallis to show up with a bit of Oom-Pah-Pah.

24 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

25 A Christmas Story

What a boring film.

26 Toy Story 2
27 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

28 Bridge to Terabithia

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

29 Charlotte's Web (1973)
30 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.

31 Brother Bear
32 Oliver & Company
33 The Fox and the Hound
34 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?

35 The Lego Batman Movie
36 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.

Now we're talking. This is where the entire MCU all started. This changed family viewing in a cinema in a big way. Robert Downey Jr's big comeback cemented him as the Marvel legend he is today.

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37 2001: A Space Odyssey
38 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?

39 The Parent Trap

a whole lot cleaner than forrest gump - jwileson

40 Bambi

The way I see it, deer have get hunted for food. Where do you think venison comes from?

It's ridiculous that people give up tasty meat for trivial reasons like "Poor Bambi". I like Chicken Run but I still eat KFC and roast chicken once and a while.

Venison steaks are on the house boys. Venison actually tastes quite nice, a little on the tough side but tasty none the less.

Deer are to be eaten not to be tearful over.

Good point. It's a shane Disney brainwashed people to not think that way.

41 Captain America: The First Avenger

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

42 The Chronicles of Narnia - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
43 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

Definitely a family film. Every kid on the planet will have seen a few episodes of the T.V. series, or at least enough to justify giving the movie a chance.

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44 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!

45 Peter Pan
46 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.

47 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.

48 Stardust

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

49 Alice In Wonderland (2010)
50 Men in Black II

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

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