Best Family Movies You Should Share With Your Kids

"Watching a movie gives children and adults offers an opportunity to discuss the content together, covering its events, dilemmas and moral implications,” states Dr Andrea Pastorok, an educational psychologist.

Watching a movie regularly can offer dedicated time and opportunity to bond with your family. Above all, your kids will love curling up with you on the sofa and sharing in the experience playing out on the screen.

Here's a family movies list that we've selected based on several reliable references. Now grab some snack, gather up your kids for a movie night!


1. The Many Adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh (Age 3+)

Whether Pooh's in chasing of honey or braving the blustery elements, this movie can teach children some profound lessons in life.

"Promise me you'll always remember that you're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."


Winnie the Pooh - Littlepancakes

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2. Toy Story (Age 5+)

Toy Story helps children learn that the very differences that are comprised of everyone's unique nature, not only makes them special but can also bind them together and that each person's uniqueness should both be appreciated and respected.

"As the years go by, our friendship will never die. You've got a friend in me."


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3. My Neighbor Totoro (Age 5+) 

Hayao Miyazaki's famous animation, My Neighbor Totoro, can spark discussion about the universality of families. The story based in Japan follows two girls who try to adapt their life in the countryside of Japan. If you would like to teach your kids about different cultures of various societies, this movie might be the one.

"Don't stop dreaming."


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4. The Lion King (Age 6+) 

This heartwarming tale of a young lion teaches kids about self-belief and the valuable lesson of enduring and standing up to hurdles. Movie's vivid characters and unforgettable songs will blow your kid's mind as well.

"Look inside yourself. You are more than what you have become." 


The Lion King - Littlepancakes

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5. Home Alone (Age 7+)

Home alone is likely to be the best movie not only for the kids but also for the adults. The essential message of movie teaches children about the importance of family. Plus, kids might improve their creativity by seeing how Kevin solved problems with his bravery and fearlessness.

"Will you please tell Santa that instead of presents this year, I just want my family back."


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6. The Jungle Book (Age 9+) 

One of the Disney classics, The Jungle Book is simply timeless. This movie highlights the importance of friendship, telling your kids: The bare necessities of life will come to you.

"Don't spend your time looking around for something you want that can't be found."


The Jungle Book - Littlepancakes

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