10 of the Best Children and Family Movies of all Time

With so many children and family-friendly movies to choose from, finding one or two to watch with kids should not be a hardship. But picking one from among the wealth of choices can be tricky. Here are some of the best films to add to your list of must-see movies with everyone in the family.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction
Why watch this: A family sci-fi classic, a story of friendship between a boy and an extra terrestrial being, a heartwarming tale

Finding Nemo (2003)

Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Why watch this: Beautiful storyline, vibrant colors, lovable creatures, provides insights about marine life and the different species that inhabit the oceans and seas

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011)

Genre: Fantasy
Why watch this: Last installment of the Harry Potter film series, then final battle, a bittersweet finale to the much loved world of wizards and its beloved characters

Inside Out (2015)

Genre: Fantasy, Comedy-Drama
Why watch this: An imaginative tale that touches on emotions, colorful and vibrant, thought-provoking

Pinocchio (1940)

Genre: Fantasy, Drama
Why watch this: Imaginative and poignant coming-of-age story, inspired by the story Pinocchio: Tales of a Puppet by 19th century Italian author Carlo Collodi, beautiful and heart-tugging work

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Why watch this: Disney’s first feature-length animated film, a fantasy and musical animation movie that received critical success, one of the more enduring Disney films

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Why watch this: An enduring tale of adventure; the characters like Dorothy, the Wicked Witch, and more; the Yellow Brick Road, the music

Toy Story 2 (1999)

Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Why watch this: Captivating, witty, and fun; wonderful toy cast

Toy Story 3 (2010)

Genre: Fantasy, Comedy-Drama
Why watch this: They toy casts adventures continue as Andy prepares for college; heartwarming

Up (2009)

Genre: Fantasy, Comedy-Drama
Why watch this: A beautiful film that showcases imagination and creativity, colorful, poignant, vibrant, lovable characters

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