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Top 50 best Family/Kids movies of all time

In this top list we uncover the best Family/Kids movies of all time. Already seen The Goonies, Mary Poppins and Frozen? Find out which of the other movies in this genre you absolutely must watch!

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  1. Mary Poppins (1964)

    Mary Poppins

    The movie combines a diverting story, songs, color and sequences of live action blended with the movements of animated figures. Mary Poppins is a kind of Super-nanny who flies in with her umbrella in response to the request of the Banks children and proceeds to put things right with the aid of her rather extraordinary magical powers before flying off again.

    Directed by Robert Stevenson
  2. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

    The Wizard of Oz

    One of the most famous musical films and the first film from Hollywood to use color. Young Dorothy finds herself in a magical world where she makes friends with a lion, a scarecrow and a tin man as they make their way along the yellow brick road to talk with the Wizard and ask for the things they miss most in their lives. The Wicked Witch of the West is the only thing that could stop them.

    Directed by Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, King Vidor
  3. Home Alone (1990)

    Home Alone

    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 ready to defend his territory. By planting booby traps galore, adorably mischievous Kevin stands his ground as his frantic mother attempts to race home before.

    Directed by Chris Columbus
  4. Toy Story (1995)

    Toy Story

    Woody the cowboy is young Andy’s favorite toy. Yet this changes when Andy get the new super toy Buzz Lightyear for his birthday. Now that Woody is no longer number one he plans his revenge on Buzz. Toy Story is a milestone in film history for being the first feature film to use entirely computer animation.

    Directed by John Lasseter
  5. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

    My Neighbor Totoro

    Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical spirits of the forest. When the youngest runs away from home, the older sister seeks help from the spirits to find her.

    Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
  6. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

    It's a Wonderful Life

    George Bailey has spent his entire life giving of himself to the people of Bedford Falls. He has always longed to travel but never had the opportunity in order to prevent rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town. All that prevents him from doing so is George's modest building and loan company, which was founded by his generous father. But on Christmas Eve, George's Uncle Billy loses the business's $8,000 while intending to deposit it in the bank. Potter finds the misplaced money, hides it from Billy, and George's troubles begin.

    Directed by Frank Capra
  7. WALL·E (2008)

    WALL·E

    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 a ship arrives with a sleek new type of robot, WALL•E thinks he's finally found a friend and stows away on the ship when it leaves.

    Directed by Andrew Stanton
  8. Labyrinth (1986)

    Labyrinth

    Frustrated with baby-sitting on yet another weekend night, Sarah - a teenager with an active imagination - summons the Goblins from her favourite book, "Labyrinth", to take the baby step-brother away. When little Toby actually disappears, Sarah must follow him into the world of the fairy tale to rescue him from the Goblin King!

    Directed by Jim Henson
  9. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    Eccentric candy man Willy Wonka prompts a worldwide frenzy when he announces that golden tickets hidden inside five of his delicious candy bars will admit their lucky holders into his top-secret confectionary. But does Wonka have an agenda hidden amid a world of Oompa Loompas and chocolate rivers?

    Directed by Mel Stuart
  10. Shrek (2001)

    Shrek

    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 wisecracking donkey.

    Directed by Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson
  11. The Muppet Movie (1979)

    The Muppet Movie

    Kermit the Frog is persuaded by agent Dom DeLuise to pursue a career in Hollywood. Along the way, Kermit picks up Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and a motley crew of other Muppets with similar aspirations. Meanwhile, Kermit must elude the grasp of a frog-leg restaurant magnate.

    Directed by James Frawley
  12. The Jungle Book (1967)

    The Jungle Book

    The Jungle Book follows the ups and downs of the man-cub Mowgli as he makes his way back to the human village with wise panther Bagheera to escape ruthless tiger Shere Khan. Along the way, he meets unforgettable friends and foes including mad King Louie of the Apes, the hypnotic snake Kaa and the loveable, happy-go-lucky bear Baloo, who teaches Mowgli about true friendship.

    Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman
  13. Frozen (2013)

    Frozen

    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 man Kristoff, his reindeer Sven, and snowman Olaf. On an adventure where she will find out what friendship, courage, family, and true love really means.

    Directed by Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
  14. Chicken Run (2000)

    Chicken Run

    Having been hopelessly repressed and facing eventual certain death at the British chicken farm where they are held, Rocky the american rooster and Ginger the chicken decide to rebel against the evil Mr. and Mrs. Tweedy, the farm's owners. Rocky and Ginger lead their fellow chickens in a great escape from the murderous farmers and their farm of doom.

    Directed by Peter Lord, Nick Park
  15. Elf (2003)

    Elf

    When young Buddy falls into Santa's gift sack on Christmas Eve, he's transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa's helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can't shake the nagging feeling that he doesn't belong. Buddy vows to visit Manhattan and find his real dad, a workaholic publisher.

    Directed by Jon Favreau
  16. The Princess and the Frog (2009)

    The Princess and the Frog

    A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to do face the same problem after she kisses him.

    Directed by Ron Clements, John Musker
  17. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

    Meet Me in St. Louis

    In the year before the 1904 St Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York.

    Directed by Vincente Minnelli
  18. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

    Miracle on 34th Street

    Kris Kringle, seemingly the embodiment of Santa Claus, is asked to portray the jolly old fellow at Macy's following his performance in the Thanksgiving Day parade. His portrayal is so complete many begin to question if he truly is Santa Claus while others question his sanity.

    Directed by George Seaton
  19. Up (2009)

    Up

    After a lifetime of dreaming of traveling the world, 78-year-old homebody Carl flies away on an unbelievable adventure with Russell, an 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer, unexpectedly in tow. Together, the unlikely pair embarks on a thrilling odyssey full of jungle beasts and rough terrain.

    Directed by Bob Peterson, Pete Docter
  20. Little Women (1994)

    Little Women

    With their father away as a chaplain in the Civil War, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy grow up with their mother in somewhat reduced circumstances. They are a close family who inevitably have their squabbles and tragedies. But the bond holds even when, later, male friends start to become a part of the household.

    Directed by Gillian Armstrong
  21. My Fair Lady (1964)

    My Fair Lady

    A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.

    Directed by George Cukor
  22. Peter Pan (1960)

    Peter Pan

    In this magical tale about the boy who refuses to grow up, Peter Pan and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the nursery of Wendy, Michael and John Darling. With a sprinkling of pixie dust, Peter and his new friends fly out the nursery window and over London to Never-Never Land. The children experience many wonderful and exciting adventures with the Lost Boys, Tiger Lily's Indian tribe, and Peter's arch enemy the dastardly pirate Captain Hook.

    Directed by Vincent J. Donehue
  23. Coco (2017)

    Coco

    The discovery of a generations-old mystery leads to a most extraordinary and surprising family reunion.

    Directed by Lee Unkrich
  24. The Goonies (1985)

    The Goonies

    A young teenager named Mikey Walsh finds an old treasure map in his father's attic. Hoping to save their homes from demolition, Mikey and his friends Data Wang, Chunk Cohen, and Mouth Devereaux run off on a big quest to find the secret stash of Pirate One-Eyed Willie.

    Directed by Richard Donner
  25. Jurassic Park (1993)

    Jurassic Park

    A wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening day, he invites a team of experts and his two eager grandchildren to experience the park and help calm anxious investors. However, the park is anything but amusing as the security systems go off-line and the dinosaurs escape.

    Directed by Steven Spielberg
  26. The NeverEnding Story (1984)

    The NeverEnding Story

    While hiding from bullies in his school's attic, a young boy discovers the extraordinary land of Fantasia, through a magical book called The Neverending Story. The book tells the tale of Atreyu, a young warrior who, with the help of a luck dragon named Falkor, must save Fantasia from the destruction of The Nothing.

    Directed by Wolfgang Petersen
  27. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    A science fiction fairytale about an extra-terrestrial who is left behind on Earth and is found by a young boy who befriends him. This heart-warming fantasy from Director Steven Spielberg became one of the most commercially successful films of all time.

    Directed by Steven Spielberg
  28. The Sound of Music (1965)

    The Sound of Music

    Film adaptation of a classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical based on a nun who becomes a governess for an Austrian family.

    Directed by Robert Wise
  29. Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

    Swiss Family Robinson

    After being shipwrecked, the Robinson family is marooned on an island inhabited only by an impressive array of wildlife. In true pioneer spirit, they quickly make themselves at home but soon face a danger even greater than nature: dastardly pirates. A rousing adventure suitable for the whole family, this Disney adaptation of the classic Johann Wyss novel stars Dorothy McGuire and John Mills as Mother and Father Robinson.

    Directed by Ken Annakin
  30. The Red Balloon (1956)

    The Red Balloon

    In this deceptively simple, nearly wordless tale, a young boy discovers a stray balloon, which seems to have a mind of its own, on the streets of Paris. The two become inseparable, yet the world’s harsh realities finally interfere. With its glorious palette and allegorical purity, the Academy Award–winning The Red Balloon has enchanted movie lovers, young and old, for generations.

    Directed by Albert Lamorisse
  31. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    A beautiful girl, Snow White, takes refuge in the forest in the house of seven dwarfs to hide from her stepmother, the wicked Queen. The Queen is jealous because she wants to be known as "the fairest in the land," and Snow White's beauty surpasses her own.

    Directed by David Hand
  32. Finding Nemo (2003)

    Finding Nemo

    A tale which follows the comedic and eventful journeys of two fish, the fretful Marlin and his young son Nemo, who are separated from each other in the Great Barrier Reef when Nemo is unexpectedly taken from his home and thrust into a fish tank in a dentist's office overlooking Sydney Harbor. Buoyed by the companionship of a friendly but forgetful fish named Dory, the overly cautious Marlin embarks on a dangerous trek and finds himself the unlikely hero of an epic journey to rescue his son.

    Directed by Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
  33. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

    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 learns to harness his newfound powers with the help of the school's kindly headmaster, Harry uncovers the truth about his parents' deaths -- and about the villain who's to blame.

    Directed by Chris Columbus
  34. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

    Mrs. Doubtfire

    Loving but irresponsible dad Daniel Hillard, estranged from his exasperated spouse, is crushed by a court order allowing only weekly visits with his kids. When Daniel learns his ex needs a housekeeper, he gets the job -- disguised as an English nanny. Soon he becomes not only his children's best pal but the kind of parent he should have been from the start.

    Directed by Chris Columbus
  35. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)

    Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

    The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.

    Directed by Joe Johnston
  36. Star Wars (1977)

    Star Wars

    Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful princess and restore peace and justice in the Empire.

    Directed by George Lucas
  37. Despicable Me (2010)

    Despicable Me

    In a happy suburban neighbourhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbours, hidden deep beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by an army of tireless, little yellow minions, we discover Gru, planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon (Yes, the moon!) to prove to his Mum that he is better than the other super-villains, especially the new kid on the block, Vector. Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze guns and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential dad.

    Directed by Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
  38. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas approaches, Jack's rag-doll girlfriend, Sally, tries to foil his misguided plans.

    Directed by Henry Selick
  39. Bambi (1942)

    Bambi

    The animated story of Bambi, a young deer hailed as the 'Prince of the Forest' at his birth. As Bambi grows, he makes friends with the other animals of the forest, learns the skills needed to survive, and even finds love. One day, however, the hunters come, and Bambi must learn to be as brave as his father if he is to lead the other deer to safety.

    Directed by David Hand, James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Graham Heid, William Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Norman Wright
  40. Annie (1982)

    Annie

    An orphan in a facility run by the mean Miss Hannigan (Carol Burnett), Annie (Aileen Quinn) believes that her parents left her there by mistake. When a rich man named Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks (Albert Finney) decides to let an orphan live at his home to promote his image, Annie is selected. While Annie gets accustomed to living in Warbucks' mansion, she still longs to meet her parents. So Warbucks announces a search for them and a reward, which brings out many frauds.

    Directed by John Huston
  41. The Little Mermaid (1989)

    The Little Mermaid

    This colorful adventure tells the story of an impetuous mermaid princess named Ariel who falls in love with the very human Prince Eric and puts everything on the line for the chance to be with him. Memorable songs and characters -- including the villainous sea witch Ursula.

    Directed by Ron Clements, John Musker
  42. The Black Stallion (1979)

    The Black Stallion

    While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion that is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks both he and the horse survive only to be stranded on a deserted island. He befriends it, so when finally rescued both return to his home where they soon meet Henry Dailey, a once successful trainer. Together they begin training the horse to race against the fastest ones in the world.

    Directed by Carroll Ballard
  43. Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

    Kiki's Delivery Service

    A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.

    Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
  44. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

    The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia, cocky Han Solo, Chewbacca, and droids C-3PO and R2-D2 are thrown into various stages of capture, betrayal and despair.

    Directed by Irvin Kershner
  45. Babe (1995)

    Babe

    Babe is a little pig who doesn't quite know his place in the world. With a bunch of odd friends, like Ferdinand the duck who thinks he is a rooster and Fly the dog he calls mom, Babe realizes that he has the makings to become the greatest sheep pig of all time, and Farmer Hogget knows it. With the help of the sheep dogs Babe learns that a pig can be anything that he wants to be.

    Directed by Chris Noonan
  46. Bright Eyes (1934)

    Bright Eyes

    An orphaned girl is taken in by a snobbish family at the insistence of their rich, crotchety uncle, even as her devoted aviator godfather fights for custody.

    Directed by David Butler
  47. Holes (2003)

    Holes

    Stanley's family is cursed with bad luck. Unfairly sentenced to months of detention at Camp Green Lake, he and his campmates are forced by the warden to dig holes in order to build character. What they don't know is that they are digging holes in order to search for a lost treasure hidden somewhere in the camp.

    Directed by Andrew Davis
  48. A Christmas Story (1983)

    A Christmas Story

    The comic mishaps and adventures of a young boy named Ralph, trying to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift for the 1940s.

    Directed by Bob Clark
  49. The Princess Bride (1987)

    The Princess Bride

    In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, murderous princes, Sicilians and rodents of unusual size. But even death can't stop these true lovebirds from triumphing.

    Directed by Rob Reiner
  50. Beauty and the Beast (1991)

    Beauty and the Beast

    Follow the adventures of Belle, a bright young woman who finds herself in the castle of a prince who's been turned into a mysterious beast. With the help of the castle's enchanted staff, Belle soon learns the most important lesson of all -- that true beauty comes from within.

    Directed by Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

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