Best Family TV shows

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Family TV shows" contains films with the following parameters. Style: humorous, realistic, feel good, semi serious, sitcom and captivating. Plot: family relations, friendship, family, youth, friends, teenager, siblings relations, teenage girl, brother sister relationship and teenage life. Genre: Family, Comedy and Drama. Country: USA, Canada and UK.
Best Family TV shows
Best Family TV shows
TOP TV Shows: Anne with an E (2017), Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005), Girl Meets World (2014), Fuller House (2016), The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2005), iCarly (2007), Good Luck Charlie (2010), We Bare Bears (2014), Wizards of Waverly Place (2007), Victorious (2010), Jessie (2011), Malcolm in the Middle (2000), No Good Nick (2019), Doctor Who (2005), Heartland (2007), Drake & Josh (2004), His Dark Materials (2019), A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017), Chesapeake Shores (2016), Switched at Birth (2011).

List of Best TV Shows

 8.7
 51K
Anne with an E (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and numerous challenges, fights for love and acceptance and for her place in the world. The series centers on a young orphaned girl in the late 1890’s, who, after an abusive childhood ...
Style: compassionate, sincere, touching, realistic
Audience: teen drama
Plot: orphan, friendship, teen romance, small town, family relations, child's point of view, school, children's home, parents and children, adventure, teenage life, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
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Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: In a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world.
Style: exciting, captivating, stylized, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: supernatural ability, chosen one, magical, imaginary kingdom, friendship, young heroes, good versus evil, heroes, peril, honor, master warrior, warrior ...
Time: 2000s
Place: asia
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Girl Meets World (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of relatable and adventurous Riley Matthews, the tween daughter of Cory and Topanga Matthews, and her bold best friend Maya as they traverse the twists and turns of teenage years at Manhattan's John Quincy Adams Middle School ...
Style: humorous, realistic, sitcom, sentimental, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, teen drama
Plot: school, teenage girl, family, teenager, coming of age, youth, supportive parent, family values, parents and children, teachers and students, teenage life, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 6.8
 27K
Fuller House (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: D.J. Tanner-Fuller is a widow and mother of three. Things become too much to handle, so she asks for help from her sister Stephanie and her best-friend Kimmy.
Style: sitcom, sweet, light, sincere, entertaining ...
Plot: siblings, family, sibling relationship, widow, house, female protagonist, sister, single mother, sister sister relationship, understanding, parents and children, single parent ...
Time: 2010s
Place: san francisco
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The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Suite Life of Zack & Cody is an American sitcom created by Danny Kallis and Jim Geoghan. The series was first broadcast on Disney Channel on March 18, 2005, with 4 million viewers, making it the most successful premiere for Disney Channel in ...
Style: humorous, not serious, sitcom, feel good, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: hotel, mischievous children, twins, family relations, family life, prank, heir, brother brother relationship, single parent, youth, disorder, single mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, boston
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 6.7
 38K
iCarly (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: iCarly is an American teen sitcom that ran on Nickelodeon from September 8, 2007 until November 23, 2012. The series was created by Dan Schneider. It focuses on teenager Carly Shay, who creates her own web show called iCarly with her best friends ...
Style: sitcom, semi serious, feel good, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: high school, teenage girl, friendship, family, teenager, friends, teenage life, siblings relations, family relations, lifestyle, computers and web, brother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: seattle, usa
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Good Luck Charlie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Good Luck Charlie is an American television sitcom, which premiered on April 4, 2010, on Disney Channel. The series was created by Phil Baker and Drew Vaupen, who wanted to create a program that would appeal to entire families, as opposed to only ...
Style: sitcom, feel good, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: large family, adolescence, diary, nurse, family relations, parents and children, parenthood, family values, siblings relations, youth, family, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, colorado
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 7.9
 15K
We Bare Bears (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Three brother bears awkwardly attempt to find their place in civilized society, whether they're looking for food, trying to make human friends, or scheming to become famous on the internet. Grizzly, Panda and Ice Bear stack atop one another ...
Style: sweet, feel good, humorous, light, sincere ...
Audience: kids
Plot: cartoon bear, talking animals, anthropomorphism, koala, friendship, brother brother relationship, cave, anthropomorphic animal, everyday life, society, adventure, childhood ...
Time: 2010s
Place: san francisco, california
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Wizards of Waverly Place (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Alex, Justin and Max Russo are not your ordinary kids - they're wizards in training! While their parents run the Waverly Sub Station, the siblings struggle to balance their ordinary lives while learning to master their extraordinary powers.
Style: feel good, not serious, stylized, humorous, parody
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: teenage life, witch, supernatural ability, wizards and magicians, teenager, high school, teenage girl, family, brother brother relationship, youth, family relations, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.0
 24K
Victorious (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Victorious is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider that originally aired on Nickelodeon from March 27, 2010 until February 2, 2013. The series revolves around aspiring singer Tori Vega, a teenager who attends a performing arts high school ...
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous, sitcom
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: high school, teenage girl, family, teachers and students, high school life, hollywood, teenage life, singer, music, love and romance, lifestyle, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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 6.0
 15K
Jessie (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: An idealistic teen from rural Texas embarks on the adventure of a lifetime when she decides to leave behind starry nights for big city lights. Thrilled to be on her own and determined not to be intimidated by New York City, she accepts a job as ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, butler, nanny, mischievous children, teenage girl, family relations, large family, workplace, foster child, school, wealth, when the parents are away ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, texas
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Malcolm in the Middle (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A gifted young teen tries to survive life with his dimwitted, dysfunctional family.
Style: humorous, realistic, sitcom, witty, neurotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, prodigy, family, teenager, social satire, dark humor, teenage life, dysfunctional family, suburban life, youth, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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 5.9
 3K
No Good Nick (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A family finds their lives turned upside down when a young, street-smart grifter shows up on their doorstep, claiming to be a distant relative.
Style: light, captivating, semi serious, emotional, feel good
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: adopted daughter, family, problem child, deception, parents and children, impersonating, brother sister relationship, relatives, teenage girl, show
Time: 21st century
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 8.6
 217K
Doctor Who (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The Doctor looks and seems human. He's handsome, witty, and could be mistaken for just another man in the street. But he is a Time Lord: a 900 year old alien with 2 hearts, part of a gifted civilization who mastered time travel. The Doctor ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time machine, time travel, alien, space and aliens, adventure, space travel, save the day, good versus evil, benign alien, journey, heroes, adventurer ...
Time: future, 2010s, 2000s, 2020s
Place: london
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 8.6
 15K
Heartland (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Life is hard on the Flemings' ranch in the Alberta foothills where abused or neglected horses find refuge with a kind, hard-working family. Debts abound and the bank is about to foreclose. Can they keep the ranch running?
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: horse ranch, horse, farm, family, wild horse, family relations, small town, siblings relations, youth, workplace, animal life, grandfather ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, new york
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 7.8
 39K
Drake & Josh (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Drake & Josh is an American television sitcom created by Dan Schneider for Nickelodeon. The series follows the lives of two teenage boys with opposing personalities, Drake Parker and Josh Nichols, who become stepbrothers. Both actors had played ...
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, realistic, sitcom ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: teenage life, family relations, siblings relations, lifestyle, deal, step siblings, manipulation, prank, unlikely partners, adolescence vs adulthood, family, disorder ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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His Dark Materials (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Lyra is an orphan who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious ...
Style: atmospheric, enigmatic, suspense, dark, dark fantasy
Audience: teen drama
Plot: child protagonist, magic, parallel universe, friendship, prophecy, children, travel, conspiracy, church, alternate universe, talking animals, arctic ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: united kingdom, london, norway
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A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The orphaned Baudelaire children face trials, tribulations and the evil Count Olaf, all in their quest to uncover the secret of their parents' death.
Style: ironic, captivating, suspense, melancholic, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, children, life is a bitch, adventure, cross dressing, baby, cynicism, escapades, obsession, hopes, dishonesty, family ...
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Chesapeake Shores (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A divorced mom deals with an old romance and complicated family issues when she returns to her hometown with her twin daughters.
Style: emotional, sincere, semi serious, romantic, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: hometown, kids and family, brother sister relationship, family reunited, reconciliation, family problems, large family, love and romance, family, family relations, male female relationship, parents and children ...
Place: maryland
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Switched at Birth (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of two teenage girls who discover they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. Bay Kennish grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother, while Daphne Vasquez, who lost her hearing at an early age due to a case ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, captivating
Audience: family outing, teen drama
Plot: sign language, mute or deaf, deaf, teenage life, family relations, school, relatives, best friends, switched at birth, social relations, friends, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas city
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Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, South Korea, Japan, USA
Duration: 20 min.
TV show
Story: Normal high school kids by day, protectors of Paris by night! Miraculous follows the heroic adventures of Marinette and Adrien as they transform into Ladybug and Cat Noir and set out to capture akumas, creatures responsible for turning the people of ...
Style: sweet, entertaining, captivating, feel good, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, female protagonist, magic, friendship, school, teenager, partners, heroine, supernatural ability, good versus evil, teenage hero, transformation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france, france
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 7.0
 43K
The Nanny (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Fran, fresh out of her job as a bridal consultant in her boyfriend’s shop, first appears on the doorstep of Broadway producer Maxwell Sheffield peddling cosmetics, and quickly stumbled upon the opportunity to become The Nanny for his three ...
Style: sitcom, not serious, feel good, humorous, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nanny, family relations, female protagonist, children, workplace, love and romance, society, fall in love, fish out of water, eligible bachelor, butler, unlikely couple ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Boy Meets World (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Boy Meets World is an American television sitcom that chronicles the coming of age events and everyday life-lessons of Cory Matthews, a Philadelphian who grows up from a young boy to a married man. The show aired for seven seasons from 1993 to 2000 ...
Style: sitcom, realistic, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, high school, family relations, school, college, friendship, teenage life, high school life, teenage love, power relations, supportive parent, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
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Anne of Green Gables (1985)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada, West Germany, USA
Duration: 199 min.
TV show
Story: At the turn of the century on Prince Edward Island, Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla decide to take on an orphan boy as help for their farm. But they get an unexpected jolt when they're mistakenly sent a girl instead: Anne Shirley. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, witty, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, countryside, adoption, teaching the ways of the world, teenage love, foster home, best friends, imagination, love and romance, young heroes, little girl, farm ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: canada
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The Amanda Show (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Amanda Show is an American live action sketch comedy and variety show that aired on Nickelodeon from October 16, 1999 to September 21, 2002. It starred Amanda Bynes, Drake Bell, and Nancy Sullivan, along with several performing artists who came ...
Style: parody
Audience: kids
Plot: disorder, family, variety show
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Barney & Friends (1992)
Genre: Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Barney & Friends is an American children's television series aimed at children from ages 2 to 5. The series, which first aired on April 6, 1992, features the title character Barney, a purple anthropomorphic Tyrannosaurus rex who conveys ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, educational
Audience: kids, toddlers
Plot: toy comes to life, dinosaur, family, mischievous children, young heroes, youth, misfit, best friends, friends, family relations, family life, friendship ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, 2010s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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Julie and the Phantoms (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Teenage Julie finds her passion for music and life while helping the Phantoms -- a trio of ghostly guys -- become the band they were never able to be.
Style: sweet, entertaining, light, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: teenage girl, pop star, teenager, celebrity, performance, talented, musician's life, music band, first love, schoolgirl, love and romance, friendship ...
Place: usa
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 6.4
 12K
Big Time Rush (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Four teenage friends move from Minneapolis to Los Angeles to form a potential chart-topping boy band after Kendall is inadvertently discovered by an eccentric record executive, Gustavo Rocque. As they seize this opportunity of a lifetime, these ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, sitcom, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music band, rising to stardom, teenager, friends, boy band, family relations, ex athlete, high school life, teenage life, siblings relations, high school, music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, minnesota, usa
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 5.1
 40K
Hannah Montana (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: At home and school, she's Miley Stewart, a typical teenager, but when the lights go down and the curtain goes up, she emerges as the glamorous and talented Hannah Montana. Having the "Best of Both Worlds" is a complicated proposition, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: secret identity, teenage life, double life, high school, teenage girl, friendship, love and romance, siblings relations, musician's life, music, high school life, popular girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, tennessee, malibu california
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Ed, Edd, 'n' Eddy (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Three adolescent boys, Ed, Edd "Double D", and Eddy, collectively known as "the Eds", constantly invent schemes to make money from their peers to purchase their favorite confectionery, jawbreakers. Their plans usually fail ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, absurd
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: prank, spoiled brat, youth, misfit, dishonesty, nothing goes right, buddies, mischievous children, crush, cons and scams, suburbs, troublemaker ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, 90s
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