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    89 Incredibly Wonderful Movies You Need To Watch With Your Kids

    Get some snacks and settle in for family movie night.

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    1. Apollo 13 (1995)

    Imagine Entertainment

    Lift off.

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    2. Now and Then (1995)

    New Line Cinema

    An A+ mother/daughter girl's night option.

    Rated: PG-13

    Buy it here.

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    3. A Little Princess (1995)

    Baltimore Pictures

    Long before he directed Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón made this film based on Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic book.

    Rated: G

    See where you can stream it here.

    4. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

    Walt Disney Pictures / Walden Media

    Into the wardrobe you go.

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    5. Matilda (1996)

    Jersey Films

    Read Roald Dahl's Matilda to your kids and then compare it with this adaptation.

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    6. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

    20th Century Fox

    Another (suitably fantastic) Roald Dahl adaptation to watch.

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    7. The Witches (1990)

    Warner Brothers

    And one more movie based on a Roald Dahl book. This one is rather scary... but so is the book.

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    8. Pride & Prejudice (2005)

    Focus Features

    To introduce your daughter (or son) to the wonderful world of costume dramas.

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    9. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

    New Line Cinema

    Join the fellowship.

    Rated: PG-13

    See where you can stream it here.

    10. Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

    Walden Media / Walt Disney Pictures

    The Hunger Games wasn't the first book adaptation that Josh Hutcherson starred in.

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    11. The Sword in the Stone (1963)

    Walt Disney Productions

    After it's over you can discuss whether you'd rather be turned into a fish, squirrel, or bird.

    Rated: G

    See where you can stream it here.

    12. Muppet Treasure Island (1996)

    Jim Henson Productions / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    While The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) may be slightly better, it's not really made for year-round viewing. Besides, this has Tim Curry!

    Rated: G

    See where you can stream it here.

    13. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)

    Walt Disney Productions

    Learn the most wonderful thing about Tiggers and how to play Pooh Sticks.

    Rated: G

    See where you can stream it here.

    14. Hugo (2011)

    Paramount Pictures

    Martin Scorsese's first movie for children.

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    15. Freaky Friday (1976)

    Walt Disney Productions

    The Lindsay Lohan version is decent, but it just doesn't beat the original (starring a young Jodie Foster).

    Rated: G

    See where you can stream it here.

    16. The Harry Potter Movies

    Warner Bros. Pictures

    Of course you need to watch these. OF COURSE.

    Rated: PG and PG-13

    See where you can stream them here.

    17. Little Women (1994)

    Columbia Pictures

    Sisterhood.

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    18. Coraline (2009)

    Focus Features

    Not for the easily creeped-out.

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    19. The Princess Bride (1987)

    20th Century Fox

    You haven't shown this to your kids yet? Inconceivable!

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    20. Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

    Warner Bros.

    Maurice Sendak approved.

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    21. Holes (2003)

    Buena Vista Pictures

    Just look at Shia. So young, so happy.... so uncontroversial.

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

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    22. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

    Head on down that yellow brick road.

    Rated: G

    See where you can stream it here.

    23. Mary Poppins (1964)

    Walt Disney Productions

    If your children are older, you could pair this with Saving Mr. Banks (2013).

    Rated: G

    See where you can stream it here.

    24. School of Rock (2003)

    Paramount Pictures

    It'll make you sad to think about all the lame xylophone playing you did during your own time in music class.

    Rated: PG-13

    See where you can stream it here.

    25. The Muppets (2011)

    Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    The Muppets + ridiculously catchy tunes = a movie that will make you smile (a lot).

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    26. Labyrinth (1986)

    Tri-Star Pictures

    It's important to educate your child. Educate your child about David Bowie.

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    27. Enchanted (2007)

    Walt Disney Pictures

    The role Amy Adams was born to play.

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    28. Singin' in the Rain (1952)

    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

    It's on dozens of movie lists for a reason.

    Rated: G

    See where you can stream it here.

    29. Annie (1982)

    Rastar

    Don't be surprised if your children start singing "It's the Hard Knock Life" when you ask them to do their chores.

    Rated: G

    See where you can stream it here.

    30. Funny Face (1957)

    Paramount Pictures

    Have a teenage (or "tween") daughter who loves fashion? Watch this. A perfect introduction to Audrey Hepburn.

    Rated: G

    See where you can stream it here.

    31. Tangled (2010)

    Walt Disney Pictures

    Because you're so, so sick of Frozen (and this is just as good).

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    32. Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)

    Touchstone Pictures

    La la la, la-la, la-la.

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    33. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

    Paramount Pictures

    There's no way you can watch this movie and not want to visit the factory (even if it means falling into the chocolate river or getting chastised by an Oompa Loompa).

    Rated: G

    See where you can stream it here.

    34. Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)

    Walt Disney Productions

    It's wonderful... but long - play a board game as you watch to keep younger children from getting too antsy.

    Rated: G

    See where you can stream it here.

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    35. Ratatouille (2007)

    Walt Disney Studios / Pixar

    It's a shame that Ratatouille doesn't get as much attention as some of the other Pixar movies: it's as enjoyable to watch as that omelette would be to eat.

    Rated: G

    See where you can stream it here.

    36. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)

    Walt Disney Pictures

    Let your pets sit on the couch with you as you watch Sassy, Shadow, and Chance on their journey through the wilderness.

    Rated: G

    See where you can stream it here.

    37. Fly Away Home (1996)

    Columbia Pictures

    A girl + her geese.

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    38. The Lion King (1994)

    Walt Disney Pictures

    Timon and Pumbaa think you should eat bugs while you watch the movie... Simba is skeptical.

    Rated: G

    Buy it here.

    39. The Rescuers Down Under (1990)

    Walt Disney Pictures

    The original The Rescuers is delightful, but there's more adventure (and humor) in The Rescuers Down Under.

    For more mouse fun, check out The Great Mouse Detective.

    Rated: G

    See where you can stream it here.

    40. Chicken Run (2000)

    DreamWorks Pictures

    The family version of a prison escape movie.

    Rated: G

    See where you can see it here.

    41. The Ugly Dachshund (1966)

    Walt Disney Productions

    For dog lovers (it's about a Great Dane who thinks he's a dachshund).

    Rated: G

    See where you can stream it here.

    42. Robin Hood (1973)

    Walt Disney Productions

    The best adaptation of the legend of Robin Hood just so happens to feature him as a fox.

    Rated: G

    See where you can stream it here.

    43. Babe (1995)

    Universal Pictures

    After you watch Babe, check out his friend (they would totally be friends) Wilbur in Charlotte's Web.

    Rated: G

    See where you can stream it here.

    44. Finding Nemo (2003)

    Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Animation Studios

    Start counting down the days until the sequel comes out.

    Rated: G

    See where you can stream it here.

    45. Turner & Hooch (1989)

    Buena Vista Pictures

    The best buddy cop movie of all time.

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

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    46. Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)

    Warner Brothers Pictures

    A sweet movie that takes place during the Great Depression (and can easily be enjoyed by anyone - not just fans of the American Girl dolls).

    Rated: G

    See where you can stream it here.

    47. A League of Their Own (1992)

    Columbia Pictures

    To watch during baseball season.

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    48. October Sky (1999)

    Universal Pictures

    An "inspirational" movie that isn't absurdly sappy (and stars a very young Jake Gyllenhaal).

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    49. Remember the Titans (2000)

    Buena Vista Pictures

    For sports fans.

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

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    50. The Toy Story movies (1995, 1999, 2010)

    Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Animation Studio

    It's impossible to choose a favorite.

    Rated: G

    See where you can stream them here.

    51. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

    Studio Ghibli

    Who wouldn't want a friend like Totoro?

    Rated: G

    See where you can stream it here.

    52. Aladdin (1992)

    Walt Disney Pictures

    Join him on a magic carpet ride.

    Rated: G

    Buy it here.

    53. WALL-E (2008)

    Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Animation Studios

    The most lovable robot in the history of cinema.

    Rated: G

    See where you can stream it here.

    54. Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

    Studio Ghibli

    Too bad you can't have Kiki deliver your movie night pizza.

    Rated: G

    See where you can stream it here.

    55. ParaNorman (2012)

    Laika

    A horror movie for kids (and a very good one).

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    56. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

    DreamWorks Animation

    You'll enjoy your trip to Berk no matter how old you are.

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    57. Monsters Inc. (2001)

    Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Animation Studios

    The prequel (Monsters University) is swell as well.

    Rated: G

    See where you can stream it here.

    58. The Iron Giant (1999)

    Warner Bros.

    Here's a beautiful version of the book to read before or after you watch the film.

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    59. Shrek (2001)

    DreamWorks Pictures

    Shrek's legacy has been tainted (due to the many sequels), but the first film in the series is a treat.

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    60. Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

    Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    For people who love video games and/or people who would like to wander around in a world made of candy.

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    61. The Incredibles (2004)

    Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Animation Studio

    What super powers would *your* family have?

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

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    62. Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

    Walt Disney Productions

    The movie that almost makes you *want* to get shipwrecked (if only for the tree house).

    Rated: G

    See where you can stream it here.

    63. Mulan (1998)

    Walt Disney Pictures

    Watch Mulan get down to business defeating the Huns.

    Rated: G

    See where you can stream it here and here.

    64. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)

    Walt Disney Pictures

    During the movie your feelings whip back and forth between, "Getting shrunk would be AWESOME!" to "Oh dear god don't shrink me and swallow me with your cereal!"

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    65. The Brave Little Toaster (1987)

    Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

    Toy Story meets Homeward Bound (appliances trying to find their owner).

    Rated: G

    Buy it here.

    66. National Treasure (2004)

    Buena Vista Pictures

    Rather ridiculous? Yes. Highly entertaining? Also yes.

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    67. The LEGO Movie (2014)

    Warner Bros. Pictures

    It's awesome.

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    68. Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)

    Warner Bros.

    Let Pee-wee ride his red bike into your heart.

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    69. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

    Amblin Entertainment

    Fact - E.T. and WALL-E would get along: they'd watch Hello, Dolly! together and share a bag of Reese's Pieces.

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    70. Hook (1991)

    Amblin Entertainment

    Poorly reviewed, but beloved by everyone who grew up watching it. Let your kids grow up watching it too.

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    71. The Goonies (1985)

    Amblin Entertainment

    Goonies never say die.

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    72. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

    Lucasfilm

    ...or any of the other Star Wars movies. Honestly, if you love them, adding them to this list is somewhat redundant - you've probably already shown them to your kids!

    Rated: PG

    Buy it here.

    73. The Mummy (1999)

    Universal Pictures

    Escaping mummies.

    Rated: PG-13

    See where you can stream it here.

    74. Super 8 (2011)

    Paramount Pictures

    Escaping aliens.

    Rated: PG-13

    See where you can stream it here.

    75. Jurassic Park (1993)

    Amblin Entertainment

    Escaping dinosaurs.

    Rated: PG-13

    See where you can stream it here.

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    76. The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

    Henson Associates

    After this, make it a triple feature and watch The Muppet Movie and The Muppets Take Manhattan.

    Rated: G

    See where you can stream it here.

    77. The Parent Trap (1998)

    Walt Disney Pictures

    This remake is better than the original. It's also Lindsay Lohan's crowning achievement (sorry, Mean Girls fans).

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    78. The Truman Show (1998)

    Paramount Pictures

    Most movies that get nominated for a ton of awards are rated R, but this is one you can watch with your older children that's only rated PG.

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    79. Meatballs (1979)

    Paramount Pictures

    Who wouldn't want to have Bill Murray as a camp counselor?

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    80. Home Alone (1990)

    20th Century Fox

    As entertaining in July as it is in December.

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    81. Elf (2003)

    New Line Cinema

    Another holiday hit that shouldn't be confined to viewing for only a single month of the year.

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    82. Big (1988)

    20th Century Fox

    A boy's wish to become "big" comes true.

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    83. Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

    Lionsgate Films

    This movie will make you ashamed of your own spelling skills.

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    84. Millions (2004)

    Fox Searchlight Pictures

    What would you do if a bag of money fell into your life?

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    85. Uncle Buck (1989)

    Universal Pictures

    Watch this the next time your children's favorite uncle drops by (they may force him to make enormous pancakes after the movie finishes).

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    86. Whip It (2009)

    Fox Searchlight Pictures

    A good choice for a girl's night with your teenage daughter.

    Rated: PG-13

    See where you can stream it here.

    87. 13 Going on 30 (2004)

    Columbia Pictures

    And one more selection for girl's night.

    Rated: PG-13

    See where you can stream it here.

    88. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)

    Touchstone Pictures / Amblin Entertainment

    An early introduction to noir.

    Rated: PG

    See where you can stream it here.

    89. Disturbia (2007)

    Paramount Pictures

    Can you convince your kids to watch Rear Window? Debatable. They'd probably watch this remake, though. Don't scoff! It's actually pretty darn great.

    Rated: PG-13

    See where you can stream it here.

    Now on with the show!

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