40 Hollywood Family Movies To Watch And Have A Quality Time

Family that watch's together stays together !

Sheryl Therattil

Jun 9, 2021|13 min read


Family, where life begins and love never ends. We all love to spend some quality time with our families but sometimes because of the busy schedule of our members we are unable to do so but who doesn't like movies. 

We can always take out time from our schedules to entertain ourselves and remove all the stress and anxiety through laughter. So why enjoy yourself alone when you have a family.

Hollywood Family Movies

In my family, we love to watch movies together and enjoy some snacks. Throughout the lockdown, we have watched numerous family movies, laughed, and cried together.

Here is a list of some amazing Hollywood family movies that you can watch with your loved ones and spend quality time together. 

1. Babies Day Out (1994)

The mother of all family movies, this one is sure a blockbuster masterpiece and a film like this has never been made again in Hollywood. 

The film is about a three-year-old boy who gets abducted by three kidnapers. On one hand, the boy's parents are extremely worried for their child while the boy is happily busy troubling the three kidnappers to the core.

Babies Day Out is one of the best family movies in history and one should never miss it. 

2. It's A Wonderful Life (1946)

This film is one of the best 20 movies made in the US. The story revolves around George Bailey and his many problems. 

It's Christmas and George is about to jump off a bridge and take his life. Only then his guardian angel Clarence comes and saves him and then show George what the city would look like if he had not done his good deeds over the years. 

It's A Wonderful Life is a movie that teaches a lot about life and should be seen with the entire family. 

3. Zootopia (2016)

It is an investigation-based film and the suspense will keep your eyes glued to the screens. It is one of the top 10 best-animated movies

The movie is about the city of Zootopia where all the animals live. All the parts of the film are based on this plot. 

This Hollywood family movie is a laughter package.

4. The Spy Next Door (2010)

The spy next door has Jackie Chan in the lead role. 

In this movie, Jackie Chan can be seen babysitting and playing the role of a spy simultaneously. It is a fun-packed family drama and a must-watch Hollywood family movie. 

5. Home Alone (1990)

Home Alone is still one of the most-watched and enjoyed family movies of all time. It is just like an elder version of the kid in Baby's Day Out.

Home Alone movie is about a boy named Kevin who is left alone in a big house accidentally as his whole family went on a vacation and to take advantage of that situation three thieves get into the house in order to steal.

They were unaware of the fact that Kevin is already prepared to face any situation and this time their idea of theft is gonna be the greatest regret of their life.

So you can watch this fun-filled masterpiece any time with your loved ones to have fun and quality time.

6. Kung Fu Panda (2008)

Also considered the greatest animated trilogy by many. This is a tale of a lazy and clumsy panda who secretly desires to be a kung fu legend. 

But when his homeland valley gets threatened by a snow leopard, Kung fu panda gets chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy and protect his homeland. 

So get into your pajamas and watch this movie with your close ones. 

7. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (2005)

This amazing Hollywood venture was made keeping in mind family and children. Johnny Depp can be seen playing the lead role in the film. 

The story of the film mainly revolves around this cute and interesting boy Charlie. Charlie and a few of his friends get the opportunity to visit the welly Vonkas,  (Johnny Depp) chocolate factory. 

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory is a fantasy movie and something that everybody as a kid has fantasized about. 

It is a fun-filled adventure comedy Hollywood movie that you should watch at least once with your families. 

8. Playing With Fire (2019) 

Playing with fire is the latest Hollywood family movie that stars none other than John Cena in the lead role. 

The movie is about three firefighters who are responsible for saving three kids and their dog from a building. 

But the work did not seem as easy as they thought because the kids annoy the firefighters to the core. 

Playing With Fire is one of the movies where you roll on the floor laughing.

9. Spies In Disguise (2020)

The story of this family entertainer revolves around an extremely talented superhuman spy whom a bad guy traps by putting false allegations on him and now the spy has to prove himself non-guilty. 

This is a complete laughter package you can't miss to watch with your family. 

10. Spirited Away (2001)

It's a Japanese anime and coming off an age fantasy film. This fam jam animated movie is the first animated Oscar-winning film. 

The tale is of a 10-year-old girl who with her family accidentally gets inside a deserted amusement park. 

Spirited Away gives you surprises and it would be a bad idea to watch this alone. Therefore, it is a must-watch in the list of Hollywood Family Movies.

11. Paddington (2014)

It is a story about a speaking bear named Paddington. 

He comes far away from his home into a strange city in search of a new home and realizes that it's not as easy as he had thought about it until he met the Brown family. 

You can enjoy Paddington's fun-filled journey with your family and spend some quality time. 

12. Maybe I Am Fine (2019)

The story is about a young girl who helps her mother divorce her musician husband so she can marry her love. 

The family gets close because of the drama that unfolds so don't miss to watch it with your family for just a little bit of drama. 

13. Enchanted (2007)

It's a Disney-animated live-fun family movie. Enchanted was one of the best family dramas of the decade. 

The story is about a princess who is sent to New York by an evil witch. The film revolves around her struggle and amusing experiences in that peculiar city. 

The fun doubles when the fantasy world characters enter the real world. So you must sit with your family and enjoy this fun-packed Hollywood movie this weekend. 

14. The Lion King (1994)

The film based on William Shakespeare's Hamlet is a must-watch family movie. You can't get bored watching it over and over again.

The story revolves around the jungle and the life of its king the Lion.

The movie teaches a family to stay together no matter whatever comes by, hence making it a priority watch in the list of Hollywood family movies.

15. Peter Rabbit (2018)

This family drama keeps you engaged throughout. The film revolves around the fight between Peter, the rabbit, and a guy named Jeremy. 

Peter's actions are just hilarious and keep you engaged.

Peter Rabbit is therefore a fun watch and a good family entertainer movie.

16. Toy Story Series

There is absolutely no way that you haven't seen even one movie from the series. 

It's a story about the toy world where all the toys can speak and move like humans when they are among their kind. 

It teaches a lot about why to always keep your toys precious. 

Toy story is the ultimate family movie you can watch with your entire family irrespective of any age factor. 

17. Madagascar Series

The movie is about a lion and his friends, a zebra, a giraffe, and a hippo and how they overcome to face all the difficult situations they come across as a family. 

This movie when watched together with the family generates a positive vibe within you and gives hope that whatever comes through a family, always stands together to fight through it.

Moreover, the four penguins are actually the coolest and main entertainers in the movie.

You'll definitely fall in love with the Madagascar series at once.

18. How To Train Your Dragon Series

How To Train Your Dragon Series

It is an animated film based on a 2003 book of the same name. The story revolves around a boy Hiccup who lives in Berk where fighting dragons is as normal as riding a bicycle. 

He is sent to a dragon-fighting school. On the day of his test to kill a dragon, Hiccup befriends an injured dragon, shot by him in the first place, and names Toothless. Toothless was the scariest of all and the rarest dragon, seen by none of the Vikings.

It is sure a family entertainer and a must-family movie. 

19. Despicable Me (2010)

Now, who doesn't love to watch a minion movie with their fam, nobody right. 

The movie depicts how love and affection have the power to change a villain into a hero. 

The story revolves around a cold-hearted feelingless villain Gru with an army of minions and how the love from three orphan girls converts him into a kind-hearted person. 

This is a must-watch weekend family movie. Even if you have watched it once, it's always a new experience when you watch it with your family. 

20. Wall-E (2008)

Wall-E is an animated love story of 2 robots and the story unveils a lot of entertainment and adventure. 

It also gives out a very clear and deep message that you would find once you watch the film. 

If you are looking for a family movie worth your time then this one can be it. 

21. Mulan (2020)

This sparkling animated movie first came out in 1998 and has been remade many times, the latest being in 2020 with real-life actors.

Afraid of the fact that her ailing father will be drafted into the Chinese military, Mulan takes his spot - though, as a girl living under a patriarchal regime, she is technically unqualified to serve. 

She goes off to train with fellow recruits by smartly impersonating a man. 

Accompanied by her dragon, Mushu, she uses her smartness to help ward off a Hun invasion, falling in love with a dashing captain along the way. 

So grab the good spot on the couch and get that movie theater butter popcorn popping.

22. A Separation (2012)

This film is dense and narratively complex. 

The story starts when a bank employee refuses to leave Tehran his wife sues for divorce in the hope that she can make a better life for their young daughter abroad. 

The film unfolds many morally challenging facts as it goes further. 

A lot of the family members might relate to the character of this movie and hence it is also a must-watch in the list of Hollywood Family Movies.

23. Normandy Is My Name (2015)

This interesting tale has five teenagers who spend 30 days away from technology and discover a new way of living that changes their perspective forever. 

This is a must-watch for teenagers as well as their parents to understand the beauty of life without electronic gadgets. 

You can also try it out once on a free day. I assure you that you won't get disappointed.

24. Up (2009)

Carl Fredricksen, a 78-year-old balloon salesman is about to fulfill his dream by tying numerous balloons to his house. 

This animated entertainer is also a Pixar movie. 

So watch this delightful family entertainer with your loved ones cozying on the couch.

25. Harry Potter (The Series)

All Harry Potter Movies

The very famous Harry Potter series is an adaptation of J.K. Rowling's popular novel of the same name. 

The story develops as the boy encounters the truth on his 11th birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers. 

He goes on to study at Hogwarts, a boarding school for wizards where he meets new people and makes friends with them.

These people become his allies in discovering the truth behind his parent's deaths. 

Though watched once by everyone in their lifetimes or read, it's always fun to watch it again with your loved ones.

26. Pursuit Of Happyness (2006)

One of my personal favorites. This movie teaches you so much about life. 

It is about a father and his son. How they get evicted from their apartment, live in shelters, and endure many hardships.

But the father refuses to give up and struggles to create a better life for himself and his son. 

It is based on the life of Christopher Gardner, the tycoon. The movie teaches survival and determination.

Therefore, it is another must-watch Hollywood movie with your family. 

27. The King's Speech (2010)

A Monarch who has a speaking disability hires an Australian actor and speech therapist to help him overcome. 

They both develop an extraordinary bond and the therapist uses out-of-the-ordinary methods to teach the king to speak with confidence. 

28. The Iron Giant (1999)

This family entertainer revolves around the journey of an alien robot who crashes on Earth.

Hogarth, a 9-year-old boy discovers the robot. They go through a series of circumstances but come out victorious. 

Don't miss this Hollywood family movie to watch. 

29. The Incredibles

The Family of the Incredibles is a family who has superpowers. They try to live a normal life but are forced to come into action to protect the world. 

Don't miss watching this incredible movie with your incredible family.

30. Inside Out (2015)

All actions are controlled by our emotions. Riley is a sweet little girl who shifts to a new city with her family. 

Her emotions try to get her through this difficult experience but sadness is what comes to the forefront.

The movie also gives this message that our body requires all our emotions. 

Not just the positive ones but the sad ones too, to live life completely.

I prefer it a must-watch for all especially with the families who have backward thoughts.

31. Beauty And The Beast (2017)

Disney is attempting to remake all its classics with real-life characters.

Beauty And The Beast is another alluring attempt by them with the extremely talented Emma Watson in the lead role. 

We all are well aware of the storyline of how a beautiful girl sees the sensitive side of the fearsome facade. 

This movie is a must-watch Hollywood family movie. 

32. The Silent Voice (2016)

The Silent Voice is a Japanese animated psychological movie. 

The story is about a school student with impaired hearing who was bullied and forced to transfers from a school. 

Years later, one of the bullies sets out to make amends. 

This beautiful tale has so much to learn from and fills out positivity every time you watch it. 

33. How ls Moving Castle (2004)

The story revolves around a young girl Sofie who becomes friends with Howl, a wizard. 

The evil Witch of Waste takes issue with their budding relationship and casts a spell on young Sophie that ages her prematurely. 

Now to return Sophie to her former youth and beauty, Howl must use all his magical talents to battle the jealous hag. 

How ls Moving Castle is again a Japanese animated entertainer you can't miss.

34. Klaus (2019)

Klaus is one of those movies that teach you so much in just so little.

It is a Christmas movie but not a conventional one. It is about Santa Klaus's ogin. 

The movie is about Jasper, a spoiled brat, and Klaus, who helps him through. 

Watch this movie with your family anytime instead of waiting for the Christmas season because every season is to be celebrated if you are surrounded by your loved ones.

35. Soul (2020)

The movie revolves around the life of a jazz musician stuck in a mediocre job.

But at point, he finally gets his big break. However, when a wrong step takes him to the Great Before, he tries to help an infant soul to return to reality. 

Soul is a movie that strives us to remember that life itself is a blessing even when it does not goes as we plan.

36. Hachi: A Dogs Tale (2009)

The story is about a guy who finds an abandoned dog and takes him home.

He forms an unbreakable bond with him. 

Pet lovers will love this movie and realize the selfless love your pets have for you. 

So don't feel alone and watch it with your dog. I'm sure, you will end up with tears in your eyes.

37. Finding Nemo (2003)

Finding Nemo is the movie we all must have watched in our childhood. It is a movie we can watch as many times as we want.

Finding Nemo is one of those movies I have always watched with my family, and I highly recommend this movie to everyone. 

38. Song Of The Sea (2014)

The story is about a guy who finds out that her mute sibling is a selkie who must find her voice and free supernatural creatures. 

It has a mythological theme and will bring out your emotions. 

The movie also speaks a lot about sibling relationships, and that's what makes it into the list of Hollywood family movies. 

39. The Princess Bride (1987)

This fairytale is about a young girl and her one true love. 

The situation is that he has to find her after one long separation and save her. 

They go through many adventures together, and in the climax, end up getting together happily and peacefully. 

40. Monsters Inc. (2001)

The movie is about the monster world and how the lives of two monsters are hugely disrupted by a girl. 

The film is a combination of humor and love and is full of laughter and entertainment.

So, this was the list with some amazing Hollywood family movies that you can enjoy with your entire family. 

Some of these movies you must have watched before a lot of times but its always a new experience watching it with your family and loved ones. 

Some of these movies will take you on an emotional ride from happiness to sorrow to laughter to all the emotion. 

Sometimes these characters teach you so much that you would not have even imagined.

Hope this would have helped you in planning a family time to strengthen the bond. Do like and share. Happy Reading.

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Sheryl Therattil

Journalism student and an avid reader. enjoying every bit of life.



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