Looking for a New Flick for Family Movie Night? Here Are Some of Our Favorites

Though decades have passed since I’ve wandered the aisles of a Blockbuster with my dad, he still pokes fun at the beeline I made to the same movie, each and every time: the 1980s cult classic, Labyrinth. How my parents managed to endure viewing after viewing of what I can now see is a ludicrous mishmash of David Bowie and Jim Henson, truly boggles the mind. While I can’t hope to undo what I long ago inflicted on my mom and dad, I can attempt to save a new generation of parents from the same fate.

So, if your little one reaches for the same title time after time, then this one’s for you. Below, with the trusted input of my movie-loving 6-year-old, I compiled a list of memorable, thoughtful, and totally fun flicks all but guaranteed to pull your family out of your movie night rut.

 

1. Ratatouille

Rating: G

Where to watch: Disney+, YouTube (Rent/Purchase)

 

2. The Tale of Despereaux

Rating: G

Where to watch: Amazon Prime, YouTube (Rent/Purchase)

 

3. My Neighbor Totoro

Rating: G

Where to watch: HBOMax, AmazonPrime, Vudu

 

4. The Secret of Nimh

Rating: G

Where to watch: Amazon Prime, YouTube (Rent/Purchase)

 

5. The Wizard of Oz

Rating: G

Where to watch: Vudu, AmazonPrime, YouTube (Rent/Purchase)

 

6. Paddington 2

Rating: PG

Where to watch: AmazonPrime, YouTube (Rent/Purchase)

 

7. Over the Moon

Rating: PG

Where to watch: Netflix

 

8. Song of the Sea

Rating: PG

Where to watch: AmazonPrime, Vudu

 

9. Spirited Away

Rating: PG

Where to watch: HBOMax, YouTube (Rent/Purchase)

 

10. How to Train Your Dragon

Rating: PG

Where to watch: AmazonPrime, Vudu

 

11. Coco

Rating: PG

Where to watch: Disney+

 

12. A Wrinkle in Time

Rating: PG

Where to Watch: Disney+, AmazonPrime

 

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