Family Fun Month: 20 Best Family Movies

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August is Family Fun Month!

What could be more fun after an active Summer weekend than a family movie night under the stars?!?!

We love to set up the projector in the backyard at my parent's cabin, let the kids get comfortable, pass around the popcorn and watch our favorite family movies.

With kids ranging in age between 3 and 16, we typically watch the G rated movies first, and then put on the big kid movies after the little ones have fallen asleep. 


Sometimes, the little ones get so excited for movie night, they take their seats long before the movie starts! 

With a bonfire behind us to keep us warm, we always make sure to make some s'mores and roast some Starburst.

If you just said, WHAT?!?!?! Roasted Starburst? You have got to try it! Just take a Starburst candy, put it on the end of a stick and let it roast in the fire until it is warm and gooey!

Crunchy on the outside and warm and gooey on the inside, yes, roasted Starburst are the best!

ORRRRR......If you are in the mood for something salty and crunchy, you can make our favorite Parmesan Ranch Snack Mix from Averie Cooks. 

You can find the recipe here.  But, back to movie night! 

Here is a list of 20 of our favorite family movies!

  1. Up PG
  2. Despicable Me PG
  3. Freaky Friday PG
  4. Iron Giant PG
  5. Enchanted PG
  6. Evan Almighty PG
  7. Toy Story G
  8. Nanny McPhee PG
  9. Tarzan G
  10. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty PG
  11. The Sandlot PG
  12. The Odd Life of Timothy Green PG
  13. National Treasure PG
  14. Goonies PG
  15. ​The Princess Bride PG
  16. The Parent Trap PG
  17. Radio PG 
  18. Rudy PG
  19. Harry and the Hendersons PG
  20. Cheaper By the Dozen PG

I always like to read parent movie reviews before I watch movies with my kids. Kids-In-Mind is a great Movie Review site! You can check it out here

What are some of your favorite movies for family movie night? I would love some new ideas!