Family-Friendly Films

There is some overlap between this list and the list of Favorite Children’s Films, but this list includes films that children can watch alongside adults as well as films that adults can watch alongside children.



Baby, Take a Bow (1934)

The Thin Man (1934)

After the Thin Man (1936)

Heide (1937)

Little Lord Faunterloy (1936)

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

Another Thin Man (1939)

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

The Uninvited (1944)

The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

Song of the Thin Man (1947)

Mr. Blandings Builds His dream House (1948)

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Holiday Affair (1949)

Harvey (1950)

Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

The Quiet Man (1952)

The War of the Worlds (1953)

Shane (1953)

The Robe (1953)

Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

Brigadoon (1954)

Forbidden Planet (1956)

The Ten Commandments (1956)

Ben-Hur (1959)

Pollyanna (1960)

The Time Machine (1960)

Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

Pocketful of Miracles (1961)

Marry Poppins (1964)

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)

The Muppet Movie (1979)

Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

A Little Princess (1995)

The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)

Peter Pan (2003)

Millions (2004)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

Star Wars: Episode VI – Revenge of the Sith (2005)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, Part I (2010)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, Part II (2011)




Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Fantasia (1940)

Dumbo (1941)

The Three Caballeros (1944)

Make Mine Music (1946)

Fun and Fancy Free (1947)

Melody Time (1948)

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)

Cinderella (1950)

Peter Pan (1953)

Lady and the Tramp (1955)

Sleeping Beauty (1959)

One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)

The Jungle Book (1967)

Robin Hood (1973)

The Rescuers (1977)

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)

The Hobbit (1977)

The Return of the King (1980)

The Looney, Looney, Looney, Bugs Bunny Movie (1981)

The Secret of NIMH (1982)

The Little Mermaid (1989)

The Rescuers Down Under (1990)

Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Aladdin (1992)

The Lion King (1994)

Toy Story (1995)

Toy Story 2 (1999)

Fantasia 2000 (1999)

Chicken Run (2000)

Finding Nemo (2003)

The Incredibles (2004)

Hoodwinked! (2005)

Kung-Fu Panda (2008)

Bolt (2008)

Wall-e (2008)

Up (2009)

A Christmas Carol (2009)

Toy Story 3 (2010)

Kung-Fu Panda 2 (2011)

Winnie the Pooh (2011)

The LEGO Movie (2014)

The Peanuts Movie (2015)

The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

Storks (2016)

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)

The LEGO Batman Movie (2017)




Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983)

The Prince and the Pauper (1990)

The Wrong Trousers (1993)

Presto (2008)

The Ballad of Nessie (2011)

Hawaiian Vacation (2011)


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