The Best Family Movies of All Time

We love a good family movie night, and for the last few years, I’ve been keeping track of all the titles that have kept our family engaged together and share them with you! These are seriously, the best family movies of all time!

I left out animated movies, since those are easy to find and sift through and instead I concentrated on shows that would be great for our stage of life, with kids 8-17. These titles haven’t been too old or too young, they are just all around good entertainment! (Most are best for 8 and up.)

I know that every family has different levels of what is “appropriate” and some of the movies have a little language or a topic or a scene you might want to skip over depending on age and maturity, but for the most part they are great shows with a good message or are just a lot of fun. (Titles are linked so they are easy to find).

If you are a sports loving family, I also have a list of our favorite sports movies you won’t want to miss!


Old School Movies we Loved As Kids


Sister Act 1 & 2


Big Fat Liar


Troop Beverly Hills 


Parent Trap (1961 version)


Mrs. Doubtfire


Princess Bride


Home Alone


A League of their Own




Father of the Bride 1 & 2




Free Willy






Honey I Shrunk the Kids


Groundhog’s Day


Cool Runnings


Freaky Friday


Angels in the Outfield


The Rookie


Field of Dreams


Rookie of the Year


The Mighty Ducks


Karate Kid


Swiss Family Robinson


The Sound of Music


Old Yeller




My Girl


Follow Me Boys


Star Wars


Newer Family Classics

Parental Guidance


Cheaper by the Dozen


Dan in Real Life


Finding Neverland


Evan Almighty


The Kid


The Chronicles of Narnia


Harry Potter (1-3 for younger viewers)


School of Rock


Marley & Me


Princess Diaries


Camp Rock


High School Musical 


National Treasure


Bedtime Stories






My Big Fat Greek Wedding


Freaky Friday




Akeelah and the Bee


Queen of Katwe


Hidden Figures




The Blind Side






McFarland USA


Whale Rider


That Thing You Do


Coach Carter


Glory Road


Remember the Titans




Spy Kids


Parent Trap (new)



 Silly Movies the Kids Will Love Anyway


Nacho Libre


Napoleon Dynamite


Johnny English


Diary of a Wimpy Kid


Good Burger


Dr. Doolittle


A Cinderella Story


Herbie Fully Loaded


What a Girl Wants


Paul Blart Mall Cop


Great Current Titles




The Jungle Book


Little Women


Spies in Disguise


Peter Rabbit


The Greatest Showman


The Kid who Would be King






Call of the Wild


Finding Ohana


Blue Miracle




Faith Stories


I Can Only Imagine






The Miracle Season


Love, Kennedy




Forever Strong


God’s Not Dead


17 Miracles


Soul Surfer


Miracles from Heaven


Heaven is For Real


The Cokeville Miracle (not for young viewers)


The Other Side of Heaven


The Saratov Approach


Christmas Jars


The Resurrection of Gavin Stone


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My family is always looking for a good, new (or old) movie to enjoy together. What movie would you add to our list of the best family movies of all time?

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