Family movie night can be a battlefield. If you’re not prepared, attempting to find a film that can satisfy the entire brood can lead to insults, eyerolls, tears and a lot of slammed doors. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. It is possible to find a picture that overlaps with every demo in your home – you just need to know what to look for. Specifically, you need to look for one of the 50 movies listed here.
And as you’ll see, a good ‘family movie’ doesn’t necessarily have to mean ‘for the kids’. Sure, you’ll find plenty of animated classics, both new and old. But there are also classics from the Golden Age of Hollywood, live action adventures from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, inspirational true-life tales, comedies with jokes that work for every age group and movies that underscore the importance of family. Whatever you’re in the mood for, throw on one of these, and feel safe in the knowledge that your house will keep the peace, at least for one more night.
✍ The 100 best animated films of all-time
👪 The 50 best kids movies to watch as a family
💻 The best family movies on Netflix for all-ages
🤣 The best family comedy movies
🧒 The best kids’ movies from the ’90s