Top Family-Friendly Movies of All Time to Watch with Your Kids Tonight

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Shut-in for the night? Here is our pick of top 17 family-friendly movies of all-time to watch with your kids tonight! From movies that’ll warm your heart to movies that’ll have you clutching your tummy in laughter! So snuggle up and get ready! 

My Neighbour Totoro (1988)

Source: Netflix

Decades after its first release, My Neighbour Totoro still remains a favorite among many—young and old. Set in the Japanese countryside, My Neighbour Totoro will bring you on a journey with two young sisters who’ve befriended a mystical creature, which resides in a forest.

Onward (2020)

Source: Disney

Avengers Tom Holland and Christ Pratt have teamed up for another kind of mission in Onward. Set in a suburban fantasy world, Onward follows two elf brothers, Ian (Tom Holland) and Barley (Chris Pratt), as they set off on a journey to discover if there is still some magic left in the world in order to bring back their father back from the dead for one day.

Toy Story (1995)

Source: Disney

Woody (Tom Hanks), a good-hearted cowboy doll who belongs to a young boy named Andy (John Morris), sees his position as Andy's favorite toy jeopardized when his parents buy him a Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) action figure. Even worse, the arrogant Buzz thinks he's a real spaceman on a mission to return to his home planet. When Andy's family moves to a new house, Woody and Buzz must escape the clutches of maladjusted neighbor Sid Phillips (Erik von Detten) and reunite with their boy.

Paddington (2014)

Source: StudiocanalUK

A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven.

Ponyo (2008)


During a forbidden excursion to see the surface world, a goldfish princess encounters a human boy named Sosuke, who gives her the name Ponyo. Ponyo longs to become human, and as her friendship with Sosuke grows, she becomes more humanlike. Ponyo's father brings her back to their ocean kingdom, but so strong is Ponyo's wish to live on the surface that she breaks free, and in the process, spills a collection of magical elixirs that endanger Sosuke's village.

Frozen (2013)

Source: Walt Disney Animation Studios

Frozen makes for a great watch any time of the year (even if you’ve watched it enough times to recite the lines by memory). If you have yet to watch the movie, Frozen follows Anna as she sets off to find her sister Elsa, who has the power to convert any object or person into ice, together with iceman Kristoff and his reindeer, Sven.

Klaus (2019)

Source: Netflix

Klaus is an English-language Spanish 2D-animated Christmas comedy film about a lazy postman stationed in an island town to the Far North who befriends a reclusive toymaker, Klaus. In this alternate take on Saint Nicholas of Myra, the duo join hands to deliver joy to a cold, dark town that desperately needs it.

Coco (2017)

Source: Pixar

Miguel pursues his love for singing in spite of his family's ban on music. He stumbles into the Land of the Dead, where he learns about his great-great-grandfather who was a legendary singer.

The Little Prince (2015)

Source: Netflix

A little girl is fascinated by her neighbour who is an old aviator. Over time, they become friends and he tells her the story of the little prince who lives on a distant asteroid.

Incredibles 2 (2018)

Incredibles 2

Source: Pixar

More than a decade after The Incredibles came Incredibles 2 and the family roles have since changed. As Bob Parr, Mr Incredible, manages the hectic household, his wife, Helen, the Elastigirl, takes on a new mission to save the world.  

Despicable Me (2010)

Despicable Me

Source: Universal Pictures

Despicable Me follows supervillain Gru, whose suburban house sits above an underground lair inhabited by his minions, gibberish-speaking yellow creatures dressed in overalls. He masterminds a plot to steal the moon and attempts to use a trio of orphan girls he adopted for part of the plan but instead finds himself changing.

Up (2009)


Source: Disney UK

The first animated and 3D film to open the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, Up centers around an elderly widower, Carl Fredricksen, who sets out to travel to Paradise Falls by tying thousands of balloons to his house and inadvertently taking along an earnest boy named Rusell. They’re both in for an adventure of a lifetime!

Finding Nemo (2003)

Finding Nemo

Source: Pixar

Parents might find the clownfish Marlin, the protective father of Nemo, quite relatable in Finding Nemo, as Nemo’s act of defiance sends him all the way from the Great Barrier Reef into an aquarium in a dentist’s office in Sydney. The story follows Marlin’s wild adventures with Dory, a blue tang suffering from short term memory loss, as he sets off to bring his son back home.  

Mrs Doubtfire (1993)

Mrs Doubtfire

Source: Fox Family Entertainment

A Robin Williams classic, in Mrs Doubtfire, after a divorce, Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams), an unemployed actor, disguises himself as Mrs Doubtfire and enters the employ of his now-former wife, Miranda, as a housekeeper to spend more time with his three children. Aside from improving his relationship with his children, the stint also helps improve his household skills.

Home Alone (1990)

Home Alone

Source: Medium

Eight-year-old Kevin is accidentally left behind when his family leaves for France. At first, he is happy to be in charge, but when thieves try to break into his home, he tries to put up a fight.

Mary Poppins (1964)

Mary Poppins

Source: IMDb

Mr Banks is looking for a nanny for his two mischievous children and comes across Mary Poppins, an angelic nanny. She not only brings a change in their lives but also spreads happiness.

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

The Wizard of Oz

Source: BBC

When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) that needs a brain, a Tin Man (Jack Haley) missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr) who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) to earn his help.



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This article is prepared by

Malini Pannirselvam
Dedicated writer by day, avid reader by night, language fanatic all the time, and aunt to nieces and nephews every day

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