Best Family Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Family Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: humorous, entertaining, visually appealing, exciting, light and clever. Plot: children, mentor, family, friendship, storytelling, destiny, dialogue, childhood, catastrophe and adventure. Genre: Family, Adventure and Fantasy. Country: USA, UK and Japan.
Best Family Movies
Best Family Movies
TOP Movies: Maleficent (2014), Inside Out (2015), Zootopia (2016), Frozen (2013), How to Train Your Dragon (2010), Big Hero 6 (2014), Up (2009), Finding Nemo (2003), Ratatouille (2007), Alice in Wonderland (2010), The Jungle Book (2016), Home Alone (1990), Cars (2006), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), Soul (2020), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Toy Story 3 (2010), The Incredibles (2004), WALL·E (2008), Toy Story 4 (2019).

List of Best Movies

 7.0
 355K
Maleficent (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the 1959 classic 'Sleeping Beauty'. A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading ...
Style: fairy tale, dark fantasy, captivating, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: fairy, witch, fantasy world, magical, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, imaginary, wizards and magicians, disney, princess, villain, heroine ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe, scotland, france
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 8.1
 649K
Inside Out (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. ...
Style: inspirational, emotional, motivational, touching, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: disney, family, childhood, life philosophy, family relations, happy ending, imaginary, coming of age, joy, memory, friendship, computer animation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: san francisco, minnesota, california, usa
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 8.0
 455K
Zootopia (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia's police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case - even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery.
Style: witty, feel good, funny, allegory, clever ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: disney, happy ending, anthropomorphism, animals, talking animals, anthropomorphic animal, adventure, stereotypes, prejudice, rabbit, friendship, lion ...
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 7.4
 589K
Frozen (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Norway
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Young princess Anna of Arendelle dreams about finding true love at her sister Elsa’s coronation. Fate takes her on a dangerous journey in an attempt to end the eternal winter that has fallen over the kingdom. She's accompanied by ice delivery ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, romantic, touching, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: princess, disney, family, adventure, sisters, love and romance, snow, royal family, supernatural ability, magical, family relations, imaginary ...
Place: europe, norway
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he ...
Style: exciting, fairy tale, touching, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: friendship, wizards and magicians, fantasy world, chosen one, good versus evil, magical, magic, supernatural ability, witch, school, wizards, boarding school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s, year 1992 ...
Place: england, europe
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How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: As the son of a Viking leader on the cusp of manhood, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: he must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. But after downing a feared dragon, he realizes that he no longer wants to destroy it, ...
Style: feel good, exciting, atmospheric, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: dragon, friendship, adventure, unlikely friendships, family, happy ending, vikings, friends, young kid, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, warrior ...
Place: scandinavia
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 7.8
 427K
Big Hero 6 (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.
Style: exciting, feel good, touching, futuristic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, disney, young heroes, robot, heroes, superhero, androids and robots, adventure, boy genius, child prodigy, imaginary, friends ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: san francisco, tokyo
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter step through a magical wardrobe and find the land of Narnia. There, the they discover a charming, once peaceful kingdom that has been plunged into eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the ...
Style: fairy tale, atmospheric, exciting, epic, scenic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, good versus evil, witch, legends and myths, magical, parallel world, adventure, self sacrifice, talking animals, heroes, family ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: london, england
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 8.2
 970K
Up (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives ...
Style: feel good, exciting, touching, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, follow your dream, unlikely friendships, loneliness, family, journey, friendship, dog, talking animals, friends, obsessive quest, animal life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, south america, mount everest, venezuela
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 8.1
 979K
Finding Nemo (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Nemo, an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken from his Great Barrier Reef home to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to his worrisome father Marlin and a friendly but forgetful fish Dory to bring Nemo home -- meeting ...
Style: feel good, sweet, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, adventure, talking animals, underwater, family, shark, journey, friends, father son relationship, animals, courage, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: pacific ocean, new south wales, australia, sydney australia
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 8.0
 666K
Ratatouille (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated ...
Style: feel good, inspirational, sweet, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, follow your dream, chef, food, cooking, cooking and food, rat, talking animals, unlikely friendships, mouse, odd couple, rise to the top ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting ...
Style: fairy tale, atmospheric, surreal, colourful, visually appealing ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, escape from reality, adventure, good versus evil, magic, talking animals, imagination, evil queen, imaginary, queen, journey ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1800s, 1870s
Place: china, london
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 7.4
 266K
The Jungle Book (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man-cub named Mowgli fostered by wolves. After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan, Mowgli is forced to flee the jungle, by which he embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of the panther, Bagheera and the free-spirited bear, Baloo.
Style: serious, psychotronic, semi serious, scenic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: jungle, disney, orphan, animals, talking animals, wolf, feral child, giant snake, adventure, tiger, animal life, panther ...
Place: india
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts for another magic-filled year. Harry comes face to face with danger yet again, this time in the form of escaped convict, Sirius Black – and turns to sympathetic Professor Lupin for help.
Style: dark fantasy, gothic, twists and turns, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: wizards and magicians, magical, friendship, young heroes, magic, witch, good versus evil, supernatural ability, boarding school life, chosen one, fantasy world, magic wand ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, year 1993, year 1994 ...
Place: europe, england
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Harry starts his fourth year at Hogwarts, competes in the treacherous Triwizard Tournament and faces the evil Lord Voldemort. Ron and Hermione help Harry manage the pressure – but Voldemort lurks, awaiting his chance to destroy Harry and all that ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, twists and turns, fairy tale, dark fantasy ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: wizards and magicians, magical, chosen one, friendship, school, contests and competitions, witch, boarding school, magic, supernatural ability, boarding school life, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1994, 90s, year 1995 ...
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.6
 505K
Home Alone (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin's house, the plucky kid stands ...
Style: humorous, funny, not serious, light, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, mischievous children, family, when the parents are away, holiday, child protagonist, home invasion, kids and family, youth, children, neighbor, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, america, paris france, illinois ...
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 7.1
 385K
Cars (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Lightning McQueen, a hotshot rookie race car driven to succeed, discovers that life is about the journey, not the finish line, when he finds himself unexpectedly detoured in the sleepy Route 66 town of Radiator Springs. On route across the country ...
Style: exciting, feel good, light, humorous, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, car race, car, desert, disney, computer animation, small town, small town life, social relations, desire for fame, happy ending, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 2000s, 50s, 1950s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, arizona
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Ignoring threats to his life, Harry returns to Hogwarts to investigate – aided by Ron and Hermione – a mysterious series of attacks.
Style: exciting, dark fantasy, stylized, twists and turns, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, magic, wizards and magicians, magical, wizards, boarding school life, chosen one, magic wand, supernatural ability, fantasy world, curses spells and rituals, black magic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1993, year 1992, 90s ...
Place: england, europe, london
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of Munchkin-like people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty ...
Style: fairy tale, stylized, humorous, semi serious, whimsical ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, imaginary kingdom, santa claus, village, redemption, holiday, materialism, rescue, family, disorder, social misfits, fish out of water ...
Time: 2000s
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 272K
Soul (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Joe Gardner is a middle school teacher with a love for jazz music. After a successful gig at the Half Note Club, he suddenly gets into an accident that separates his soul from his body and is transported to the You Seminar, a center in which souls ...
Style: sincere, captivating, touching, philosophical, uplifting ...
Plot: meaning of life, self discovery, life & death, acceptance, musician, life, teaching the ways of the world, jazz, lifestyle change, life after death, afterlife, death ...
Place: new york
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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, emotional, exciting, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: benign alien, alien, ufo, first contact, flying saucer, nasa, alien contact, friendship, adventure, healing power, levitation, suburbs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, united states, sesame street
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 8.2
 782K
Toy Story 3 (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Woody, Buzz, and the rest of Andy's toys haven't been played with in years. With Andy about to go to college, the gang find themselves accidentally left at a nefarious day care center. The toys must band together to escape and return home ...
Style: touching, feel good, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: toys, adventure, friendship, computer animation, friends, objects come to life, escape, getting home, imaginary, escapades, toy comes to life, peril ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ohio
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 678K
The Incredibles (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bob Parr has given up his superhero days to log in time as an insurance adjuster and raise his three children with his formerly heroic wife in suburbia. But when he receives a mysterious assignment, it's time to get back into costume.
Style: exciting, entertaining, humorous, touching, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: superhero, disney, heroes, secret identity, adventure, good versus evil, superhuman powers, family, disguise, family relations, parents and children, super strength ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 60s, 50s, year 1962
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 8.4
 1.0M
WALL·E (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: WALL·E is the last robot left on an Earth that has been overrun with garbage and all humans have fled to outer space. For 700 years he has continued to try and clean up the mess, but has developed some rather interesting human-like qualities. When ...
Style: feel good, futuristic, touching, exciting, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: loneliness, robot, outer space, adventure, happy ending, future dystopia, ecological disaster, imaginary, ecology, space travel, spacecraft, post apocalypse ...
Time: future, distant future
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 7.7
 220K
Toy Story 4 (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that's Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called "Forky" to her room, a road trip adventure ...
Style: exciting, sincere, humorous, road movie, touching
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids, teens
Plot: toys, friendship, travel, toy comes to life, rescue mission, on the road, cowboy, toy, heroes, friends, astronaut, sheriff ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 846K
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: James Sullivan and Mike Wazowski are monsters, they earn their living scaring children and are the best in the business... even though they're more afraid of the children than they are of them. When a child accidentally enters their world, ...
Style: feel good, sweet, funny, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, date night
Plot: friendship, monster, creature, adventure, imaginary, parallel world, friends, rivalry, talking animals, misfit, computer animation, invisibility ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: himalaya
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 312K
Hugo (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo's job is to oil and maintain the station's clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and ...
Style: visually appealing, touching, sentimental, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, steampunk, adventure, filmmaking, magical, friendship, street kid, kids in trouble, hopes, destiny, robot, danger ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, post world war one, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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 7.9
 636K
Shrek (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It ain't easy bein' green -- especially if you're a likable (albeit smelly) ogre named Shrek. On a mission to retrieve a gorgeous princess from the clutches of a fire-breathing dragon, Shrek teams up with an unlikely compatriot -- a ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, parody, humorous, witty ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: talking animals, princess, dragon, love and romance, friendship, adventure, swamp, ogre, anthropomorphism, imaginary kingdom, opposites attract, magical ...
Time: 2000s
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 116K
Klaus (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A postman is posted to a frozen town in the North - where he discovers Santa Claus is hiding out.
Style: sincere, feel good, funny, thought provoking, colourful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, santa claus, postman, kindness, friendship, small town, good versus evil, love, island, re-education, children, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century
Place: finland
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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In their quest to confront the ultimate evil, Percy and his friends battle swarms of mythical creatures to find the mythical Golden Fleece and to stop an ancient evil from rising.
Style: exciting, stylized, epic, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: mythology, young heroes, superhuman powers, fantasy world, heroic mission, demi god, adventure, friendship, imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, greek mythology, artifact ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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