Family movie night is a big deal in our house. On Friday’s we pick a movie and spend the night together watching a movie as a family. We dim the lights, pop popcorn, and make a fun treat. As a mom, my hope is that we set this tradition now and it continues to be something the kids look forward to into their teen years. A mom can dream, right?

The perfect movie night includes the following:

  • Popcorn – I make it fresh with a popcorn machine and then I add way too much butter (it is just so good) and salt. I also like the white cheddar sprinkle seasoning. You can find my popcorn maker and the ingredients I use in my Amazon Shop.
  • Treats- Most weeks we make dessert together, but sometimes we simply visit the candy aisle at Target. (Redvines are seriously the best)
  • A good family-friendly movie

Finding a good family movie can be challenging so I came up with a list of movies for an entire year’s worth of movie night ideas. At the bottom of the post you can find a link to a PDF version of this so that you can print it and stick it on the fridge.

Family Movie Night Ideas


I have taken my list of 52 family movie nights and divided them up by month.

January:

  1. Cool Runnings (PG)
  2. Flubber (PG)
  3. Inspector Gadget (PG)
  4. Mighty Ducks (PG)
  5. My Girl (PG)

February:

  1. Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (PG)
  2.  Air Bud (PG)
  3. Wizard Of Oz (PG)
  4. Space Jam (PG)

March:

  1. Matilda (PG)
  2. Angels in the Outfield (PG)
  3. The Princess Diaries (PG)
  4.  The Sandlot (PG)

April:

  1. Richie Rich (PG)
  2. Beethoven (PG)
  3. Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves (PG)
  4. The Flinstones (PG)

May:

  1. Little Rascals (PG)
  2. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – The Original (PG)
  3. Dennis the Menace (PG)
  4. Homeward Bound (PG)
  5. Jumanji (PG)

June:

  1. ET (PG)
  2. Parent Trap (PG) (Lidsay Lohan version)
  3. What About Bob (PG)
  4. George of the Jungle (PG)

July:

  1. Swiss Family Robinson (PG)
  2. It Takes Two (PG)
  3. The Adventures of Milo and Otis (PG)
  4. Stuart Little (PG)

August:

  1. Hook (PG)
  2. Dr. Doolittle (PG)
  3. Karate Kid (PG)
  4. Cheaper by the Dozen (PG)
  5. James and the Giant Peach (PG)

September:

  1. Smart House
  2. The Big Green (PG)
  3. Annie (PG)
  4. Little Giant (PG)

October:

  1. Ghostbusters (PG) (The Original)
  2. Casper (PG)
  3. The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
  4. Nightmare Before Christmas (PG)
  5. Hocus Pocus (PG)

November

  1. Elf (PG)
  2. The Santa Clause (PG)
  3. A Charlie Brown Christmas
  4. The Santa Clause 2 (PG)

December:

  1. The Grinch (PG) (Jim Carey version)
  2. Home Alone (PG) (Honestly you can’
  3. Polar Express (G)
  4. Rise of the Guardians (PG)

Honorable Mentions

There were a few family movies that were recommended to me that I will definitely show my kids in a few years, but not quite yet.

  • Mrs. Doubtfire (PG-13)
  • Heavyweights (PG)
  • Princess Bride (PG)
  • Daddy Daycare (PG)
  • Beetle Juice (PG)
  • Prince of Egypt (PG)

Print a Copy of this List

Now that I have made you do that annoying thing that bloggers do, make you read all the way to the bottom of the page to grab the printable you wanted, here it is.

52 Family Movie Nights PDF

Your Family Movie Nights

Tag me in your family movie night posts and tell me your favorites that I recommened or that I need to add to my family’s list.

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