Best movies to watch as a family

That’s why, leaving cartoons aside, we compiled some of the best movies to watch as a family, family movies to enjoy all together at home on Netflix, Disney +, HBO … From the classic Flintstones to movies that became iconic in the nineties Christmas, like Home Alone. We will enjoy again with Honey, I have shrunk the children or we will sing Annie’s Tomorrow in unison with its two available versions, on Disney and Netflix.

The Flintstones

This series of 60s cartoons It has accompanied many generations of children thanks to its reruns for decades. But in the 90s he made the leap to the big screen and turned his characters into flesh and blood. With a luxury cast and a fun story, The Flintstones achieved the desired effect of uniting the entire family in the movies.

To parents who had grown up on their television adventures and to the children who were first discovering Pedro Flintstone and Pablo Mármol, two quarry workers in prehistoric times, who undergo an examination by their bosses. The hidden treatment that the result of that evaluation will have, the plot between the two families and the crazy occurrences between dinosaurs and animals that act as helpers and household appliances results in an entertaining movie for the whole family, with John Goodman or Halle Berry in the cast.

Platform: Netflix

Year: 1994

Duration: One hour and 30 minutes

Thematic: Adventure

Recommended age: For ages above 7

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The Goonies

One of the essentials on Netflix, one of the best movies to watch with the family is The Goonies, a classic from the eighties. A gang of adventurous friends who will hunt for Willy the One-Eyed’s treasure after finding a map in the loft. Gordi, Andy, Mikey or DatA are some of the protagonists of a Steven Spielberg title available on Movistar Plus and that you have surely seen. They will do their best to find that treasure they believe will save their parents’ financial debt. An essential classic of less than two hours to enjoy all together and in which all kinds of adventures are not lacking.

Platform: Movistar +

Year: 1984

Duration: 109 minutes

Thematic: Adventures

Recommended age: For all audiences

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Darling, I shrunk the kids

In the late eighties came Honey, I Shrunk Kids, a movie in which scientist Wayne Szalinski is testing an invented device that is capable of reduce the size of objects. By accident, he will shrink his own hikos and they will have to live an unforgettable adventure crossing the garden of his house to get to be safe. A garden that seems, from its size, a jungle full of dangers. One of the best movies to watch as a family, a classic of family and adventure cinema that not only the little ones enjoy but also the parents who are sure to have seen it once. Now you can see it again at Disney Plus to remember your childhood.

Also, if you want more you can see other similar movies that came years later as Cariño, we have shrunk ourselves. In this case, a spinoff of the first in which the attempt goes wrong and it is the parents themselves who become tiny. Wayze Szalinkski does not cease his invention and in 1992, Honey, I have enlarged the child, a version in which instead of being tiny, the parents will end up having a 30 meter son that can wreak havoc in the city. Fun movies for all audiences and ideal for a home theater session.

Platform: Disney +

Year: 1989

Duration: 1 hour and 33 minutes

Thematic: Science fiction / Comedy

Recommended age: For olders than 6

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Darling, I shrunk the kids

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

Among the best movies for the whole family, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is among the most recommended, although not as old as others on this list. Based on the series of novels with the same name, the story follows four brothers who are evacuated during a bombardment. In the camp where they are evacuated they discover a magic closet that will transport you to the world of Narnia where they will have to defeat the White Witch or work allying with the lion Aslan so that the world does not live in a permanent winter from which they will not be able to leave. A success and one of the highest grossing films in history, in which there is no lack of adventure, magic, action and the importance of working together and continuing as a family.

In addition, in Disney + you can also see other films in the saga such as The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, which will take us to more adventures of the four children although now they have grown and will continue working to save everything.

Platform: Disney +

Year: 2005

Duration: Two hours and 26 minutes

Thematic: Science fiction / Fantasy

Recommended age: For over twelve years

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Narnia

Rich Boy

Richie Rich is the richest child in the world and he even has an amusement park at his house. But that is not enough to make him happy, he misses a normal and ordinary life like that of other boys his age. One day his parents disappear into the Bermuda Triangle and he will draw up a plan together with the rest of the neighborhood friends to find them, believing that the disappearance was not accidental and an executive has killed his parents to keep his money and his company. Mischief and ideas of all kinds that will test the ingenuity of the protagonists but also the importance of having friends above anything else material. Macaulay Culkin stars in one of the classic 90s movies that you can watch now in just an hour and a half on Netflix in full.

Platform: Netflix

Year: 1994

Duration: One hour and 34 minutes

Thematic: Adventure / Humor

Recommended age: For ages above 7

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Free Willy

One of the movies most remembered from the 90s for its emotion and its great final scene is Liberate Willy, one of the best movies to watch as a family in which the protagonist is an orca who lives in an aquarium and who befriends a child, Jesse, who lives with a host family. Jesse is not adapted to his new home and his friendship with the killer whale will help him to cope better with the days.

However, when an evil plan crosses over into his relationship with Willy, he is forced to do his best to help the killer whale escape its captivity. A story for all audiences, children and adults, in which parents will remember with nostalgia the first time they saw it and where children will learn the brotherly and animal love what Jesse feels.

Platform: Netflix

Year: 1993

Duration: One hour and 51 minutes

Thematic: Drama

Recommended age: For ages above 7

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Annie

The protagonist is Annie, a girl with a complex life in an orphanage and she has a particularly hard time when the Christmas season arrives, but she always hopes to think that everything will be for the best, that everything will one day change. Tired of her life and Mrs. Hannigan, she runs away from the orphanage in search of her parents, but her flight will lead her to a billionaire who will soon fall in love with the sweet girl and allow her to lead a life as she deserves. An adorable musical for all audiences that we can see on Disney Plus and that got more than ten Emmy nominations.

A new version of the movie was also released in 2014, available to watch on Netflix. An adaptation of the previous one, from the musical classic, in which the soundtrack is repeated and stars Quvenshane Wallis, Jamie Foxx or Cameron Diaz. The story is similar although adapted to the times, to the modern era. Another essential if you want to see the two versions to choose from if you like the classic or the remake more. Tomorrow’s catchy song

Platform: Disney +

Year: 1999

Duration: One hour and 51 minutes

Thematic: Drama

Recommended age: For ages above 7

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Annie

Twelve at home

Based on fifties movieTwelve at home tells us the story of a family with twelve children, As its name indicates. The father will find a job coaching an American football team and she, a writer. It will be difficult to combine two lives on the move with twelve children at home and this is the plot, simple and very basic, of one of the family comedies that we can see on Disney + when we want something light and for all audiences.

In addition, there is also a spin-off, Twelve away from home, an ideal title to see on vacation in which the family will go for a summer getaway but their vacation will be different when they meet one of their father’s main rivals. This will start a “competition” to show which family is better but the competition will soon cease to be the most important thing to focus on enjoying the vaccinations.

Platform: Disney +

Year: 2003

Duration: One hour and 39 minutes

Thematic: Family Comedy

Recommended age: For all audiences

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The Lion King

Disney’s classic Lion King has its version without cartoons, one of the best movies to watch as a family and released in 2019 with the story of Simba. There is little left for us to say about a movie you have probably seen or at least know what it is about. Here we abandon the cartoons to get a spectacular film with cinematographic techniques that will make Simba and the others conquer us during the more than two hours of film. Also, of course, there is no shortage of the mythical songs or the fun Timon and Pumbaa.

Platform: Disney +

Year: 2019

Duration: Two hours and 4 minutes

Thematic: Action / Musical

Recommended age: For ages 9 and up

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The Lion King

Flubber and the Nutty Professor

Although it is not one of the best movies we have ever seen, it is one of the most mythical and fun that we all know. Flubber is that green mass that was born in the nineties. The story of a peculiar scientist (Robin Williams) who discovers a flying green mass that produces energy and moves very fast. A comedy in which action is not lacking and which seeks to conquer the smallest but without neglecting the absurd that supposes all its plot. If you are looking for something for the whole family that you have seen in your childhood, Robin Williams and the green clay can be a good option at Disney Plus.

Platform: Disney +

Year: 1997

Duration: One hour and 37 minutes

Thematic: Science fiction

Recommended age: For olders than 6

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Home alone

Another of the great classics, one of the most mythical movies to watch as a family. Kevin McCallister (Macauly Culkin) is eight years old and left alone at home when his family goes on a Christmas trip. Kevin will stay home alone but will have to defend the house from some thieves until his parents and brothers return. All kinds of fun traps and occurrences in one of the great classics that anyone in their twenties or thirties has ever seen.

In addition, you can also see Home Alone 2 with the same protagonist and launched in 1992 as a sequel. Or Home alone 3, with a totally different story and with Alex Pruitt (Alex Linz) as the protagonist, another eight-year-old boy who must face a group of thieves who are looking for a computer chip in a toy car.

Platform: Disney +

Year: 1990

Duration: One hour and 43 minutes

Thematic: Comedy

Recommended age: For over six years

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Matilda

Matilda is, without a doubt, one of the best movies to watch as a family, recommended for all ages and especially for any book lover. Launched in the 1990s and based on Roald Dahl’s book, Matilda is the story of the girl who gives her name. A curious and intelligent girl who is despised and ignored by her parents. But Matilda discovers that she has telekinetic powers and decides to use them to help those in trouble, to do justice, to “take revenge” on cruel people. A classic from the nineties that we can see on Netflix and perfect for all ages, in which there will be no lack of magic or books but also laughter.

Platform: Netflix

Year: nineteen ninety six

Duration: One hour and 38 minutes

Thematic: Adventures

Recommended age: For ages above 7

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Matilda

Two for the price of one

With the air of You to London and I to CaliforniaTwo for the price of one is one of the best movies for the whole family with the Olsen twins as protagonists. Alysa and Amanda are the protagonists, two young people very different in personality and lifestyle but completely identical. Alysa is a millionaire and travels with her father to her vacation home, a huge country house. Amanda travels to a summer camp for orphaned children next to the first girl’s residence. There they will meet and star in a fun and family comedy in which the objective is to prevent Alysa’s father from marrying his new girlfriend, a kind of Cinderella stepmother adapted to new times and who will have to face the girls.

Platform: Netflix

Year: nineteen ninety six

Duration: One hour and 41 minutes

Thematic: Children / Family Comedy

Recommended age: For ages above 7

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Two for the price of one - movies to watch as a family

Space jam

One of the best movies to watch as a family is Space Jam, one of the most legendary of adventures in the nineties and that mixes cartoons and real action. It is difficult that at this point you have not seen Space Jam but if you have not, it is the perfect opportunity to see it as a family… There is no shortage of Looney Toones, creatures from other planets and Michael Jordan as the main star. The basketball player announces the intention to become a baseball player but is not good at it. Also, the famous Looney Toones, from an unknown galaxy, needs Jordan to avoid being enslaved and turned into attractions. Everything is played in an unforgettable and mythical game from the nineties.

Platform: Netflix

Year: nineteen ninety six

Duration: One hour and 27 minutes

Thematic: Adventure

Recommended age: For ages above 7

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Space Jam - movies to watch as a family

The endless story

Based on Michael Ende’s eponymous novel, The endless story is the story of Bastian, a boy who hides in the attic to read a book, a fantasy story that is becoming real, that is blurring the line of fiction and reality. As Bastian progresses in reading, as he reads more pages, it will become increasingly inevitable that he enter the book. to save the Fantasy Kingdom out of a nothing that threatens to destroy everything around him. Science fiction, fantasy, adventure and a mythical story for any child of the eighties. One of the best movies to watch as a family if you’re looking for the best quality in a classic available on Netflix.

Platform: Netflix

Year: 1984

Duration: One hour and 34 minutes

Thematic: Science fiction

Recommended age: For ages above 7

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The endless story - movies to watch as a family

You to London and I to California

Sisters Annie and Hallie They are the protagonists of You to London and I to California, two exactly the same twins but with very different lives. And it is Lindsay Lohan the only protagonist, playing both. The two small ones are identical but they were separated shortly after birthAs one does not know of the other, they have never seen each other, they have never been together. Until in a summer camp they will meet and, after the surprise, they will try to reunite their parents again to have the family they have always wanted. A rich girl with a butler who lives in London and another who is from California and completely different from her sister, with a completely opposite life. But differences are not a problem for them to come up with a plan to try to get away with it.

Also in Disney Plus you can see the original movie, one of the best movies to watch with your family, released in the sixties and based on the novel The two Carlotas. The story is the same although the protagonists are different and Hayley Mills is in charge of giving life to these two girls, Sharon and Susan, sisters who will meet in a camp.

Platform: Disney Plus

Year: 1998

Duration: Two hours and 9 minutes

Thematic: Comedy / For the whole family / Adventures

Recommended age: For all audiences

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You to London and I to California - movies to watch as a family

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