What are the best family movies to watch?
I am sure you get super excited about a rom-com that is going to release or about the new Disney movie that you have planned to watch with your girlfriends. But do you ever get excited about watching movies with your family? Yes, I mean with your entire family and not only with your super cool cousins. I don't mean to judge your family time in anyways but just trying to rekindle your family time in some way. In this digital world, you already watch a lot of Youtube videos and Netflix and chill all alone. So, why not leave these aside and spend some entertainment time with your family. Watching movies has always been a fun activity with your loved ones. From your busy schedules, drag your entire family to have a movie time together. If you are wondering about the movies to watch with parents as these days movies are controversial in some ways, here is the list of some of the best family movies which you can watch with your family.
This is one of the biggest movies of Indian cinema made in a humongous budget. The movie is in two parts and now when both the parts have been released, take out some time and watch both the series back to back with your family to understand and enjoy in a detailed way. Though the action sequences and the 3D effect will not happen as multiplexes in your room theatres, still watching this saga with your family is the best time to spend with them.
One of the toughest things about a good family movie is keeping both children and adults entertained. (When my daughter - now 21 - was growing up my wife and I endured a lot of pretty terrible movies for the sake of our child).
There are some good answers here, including E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial and Back to the Future.
Speaking from my own experience, I can also recommend a trio of animated Pixar movies my young daughter and I both enjoyed immensely: Toy Story (the sequels are pretty good, too, though my feeling is that Toy Story II is better than Toy Story III), Finding Nemo, and The Incredibles. These movies should satisfy a wide range of kids' ages - anyone from 4 to 12. And as I've suggested, they're fun for adults, too.
For slightly older kids (maybe 8 to 14) Disney's remakes of its own movies Freaky Friday and The Parent Trap are pretty satisfying for grown-ups.
In fact, a lot of more recent vintage Disney is painless for adults - something I can't say about the Disney films of my youth in the '60s. I actually enjoyed The Little Mermaid and found Beauty and the Beast tolerable (admittedly, neither is especially progressive about gender stereotypes) ... though if you're open-minded I heartily recommend Jean Cocteau's surrealist Beauty and the Beast, released way back in 1946. Obviously it's in French with English subtitles, which is a serious drawback for youngsters; but it's such a visually rich movie that if your kids know the basic story (and they would if they saw the Disney version first) they almost don't need to understand the dialogue - or you could simply summarize it as the story unwinds.
Family movies tend to be classics. They are still some of my favorite movies to watch and I'm 21. The Lion King makes me cry... I'm not ashamed of it :)
According to the ranking platform Top7, the top family movies to watch are:
1. The Lion King - #1 in Top Movies for the Whole Family
Without a shadow of a doubt, it has to be E.T: The Extra Terrestrial
1. At the heart of it, it's simply a timeless story of friendship, loss and maturity which appeals to audiences of all ages.
2. A complete Sci-fi adventure filled with plenty of unforgettable images such as the bicycle flying scene.
3. It makes for a enjoyable movie for children because majority of the cast comprises mostly of kids.
4. Although it's a movie for kids, it's also a heartwarming family drama of a divorced mother trying to raise her three kids.
5. The special effects are simply amazing.
6. John Williams' score that fits perfectly to the mood of the movie.
7. Steven Spielberg!
Little Miss Sunshine - humorous, engrossing, and mildly adventurous film with a great ensemble cast.