The following list is the Official Definitive List of the 500 best family movies of all time.
I averaged 27 different ranked lists of “Best family movies of all time” to get this definitive compilation. They are not necessarily children’s movies, but appropriate for families of different ages. See my Methodology page for the research process that was used, including all 27 lists that were averaged. Below is a checklist you’re welcome to print, followed by the full list with links to IMDb.

  1. Toy Story (1995)
  2. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  3. Finding Nemo (2003)
  4. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  5. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
  6. The Lion King (1994)
  7. The Princess Bride (1987)
  8. Inside Out (2015)
  9. Spirited Away (2001)
  10. The Sound of Music (1965)
  11. Toy Story 3 (2010)
  12. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  13. WALL-E (2008)
  14. The Goonies (1985)
  15. The Incredibles (2004)
  16. Home Alone (1990)
  17. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
  18. Mary Poppins (1964)
  19. Up (2009)
  20. The Iron Giant (1999)
  21. Modern Times (1936)
  22. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
  23. Aladdin (1992)
  24. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
  25. Ratatouille (2007)
  26. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
  27. Back to the Future (1985)
  28. Monsters, Inc. (2001)
  29. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
  30. A Christmas Story (1983)
  31. Coco (2017)
  32. Jurassic Park (1993)
  33. Toy Story 2 (1999)
  34. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  35. Fantasia (1940)
  36. The Little Mermaid (1989)
  37. Shrek (2001)
  38. The Sandlot (1993)
  39. Baby’s Day Out (1994)
  40. City Lights (1931)
  41. Over the Garden Wall (2014)
  42. Jumanji (1995)
  43. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
  44. The Muppet Movie (1979)
  45. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
  46. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  47. The Lego Movie (2014)
  48. The Jungle Book (1967)
  49. Annie (2014)
  50. Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
  51. Despicable Me (2010)
  52. The Karate Kid (1984)
  53. The NeverEnding Story (1984)
  54. Elf (2003)
  55. My Fair Lady (1964)
  56. Hook (1991)
  57. Frozen (2013)
  58. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  59. Pinocchio (1940)
  60. Moana (2016)
  61. The Parent Trap (1998)
  62. Kung Fu Panda (2008)
  63. Annie (1982)
  64. Zootopia (2016)
  65. Babe (1995)
  66. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  67. Paddington 2 (2017)
  68. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
  69. Matilda (1996)
  70. The Avengers (2012)
  71. Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
  72. Cinderella (1950)
  73. Tangled (2010)
  74. Ghostbusters (1984)
  75. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
  76. Anne of Green Gables (1985)
  77. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
  78. Dr. Dolittle (1998)
  79. Roman Holiday (1953)
  80. Spirited (2022)
  81. The Breakfast Club (1985)
  82. School of Rock (2003)
  83. The Greatest Showman (2017)
  84. Labyrinth (1986)
  85. Big Hero 6 (2014)
  86. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
  87. Bambi (1942)
  88. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
  89. Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
  90. Chicken Run (2000)
  91. Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
  92. Soul (2020)
  93. Dumbo (1941)
  94. The Polar Express (2004)
  95. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
  96. The Land Before Time (1988)
  97. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
  98. Big (1988)
  99. Beauty and the Beast (2017)
  100. Night at the Museum (2006)
  101. Paddington (2014)
  102. One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)
  103. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
  104. Little Women (1933)
  105. Wonder (2017)
  106. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
  107. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
  108. Ponyo (2008)
  109. Spy Kids (2001)
  110. Mulan (1998)
  111. Enchanted (2007)
  112. Encanto (2021)
  113. The Yearling (1946)
  114. Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
  115. The Gold Rush (1925)
  116. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
  117. Harvey (1950)
  118. Song of the Sea (2014)
  119. The Addams Family (1991)
  120. Madagascar (2005)
  121. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009)
  122. Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
  123. The Grinch (2018)
  124. Peter Pan (1953)
  125. 13 Going on 30 (2004)
  126. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
  127. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
  128. Remember the Titans (2000)
  129. Old Yeller (1957)
  130. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
  131. Secondhand Lions (2003)
  132. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  133. The Princess and the Frog (2009)
  134. Toy Story 4 (2019)
  135. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
  136. Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
  137. Cars (2006)
  138. A Bug’s Life (1998)
  139. The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)
  140. Incredibles 2 (2018)
  141. Klaus (2019)
  142. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
  143. Hugo (2011)
  144. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
  145. Gone with the Wind (1939)
  146. Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas (1977)
  147. Muppets from Space (1999)
  148. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)
  149. Summer Heights High (2007)
  150. The Boss Baby (2017)
  151. The Spy Next Door (2010)
  152. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
  153. Stardust (2007)
  154. Lady and the Tramp (1955)
  155. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
  156. A Little Princess (1995)
  157. Ice Age (2002)
  158. How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
  159. Little Women (1994)
  160. Field of Dreams (1989)
  161. The Circus (1928)
  162. The Hunger Games (2012)
  163. Mulan (2020)
  164. The Mitchells vs the Machines (2021)
  165. Wolfwalkers (2020)
  166. The Red Balloon (1956)
  167. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
  168. The Baby-Sitters Club (1995)
  169. Some Like it Hot (1959)
  170. Treasure Island (1950)
  171. The Music Man (1962)
  172. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
  173. Queen of Katwe (2016)
  174. The Kid (1921)
  175. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)
  176. The Love Bug (1968)
  177. Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants (2013)
  178. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
  179. Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)
  180. Robin Hood (1973)
  181. Bedtime Stories (2008)
  182. Stand By Me (1986)
  183. Finding Dory (2016)
  184. The Black Stallion (1979)
  185. Minions (2015)
  186. Tarzan (1999)
  187. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
  188. Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
  189. The Three Caballeros (1944)
  190. Finding Neverland (2004)
  191. A Christmas Story Christmas (2022)
  192. All About Eve (1950)
  193. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
  194. The Secret of NIMH (1982)
  195. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
  196. The Mighty Ducks (1992)
  197. October Sky (1999)
  198. Ernest & Celestine (2012)
  199. The Bad News Bears (1976)
  200. Sing (2016)
  201. A Christmas Carol (1951)
  202. The Parent Trap (1961)
  203. Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
  204. Cool Runnings (1993)
  205. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  206. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
  207. Galaxy Quest (1999)
  208. Happy Feet (2006)
  209. The Point (1971)
  210. The Incredible Journey (1963)
  211. The Secret Garden (1993)
  212. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
  213. The Lego Batman Movie (2017)
  214. Daddy Day Care (2003)
  215. National Velvet (1944)
  216. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
  217. The Little Prince (2015)
  218. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (2022)
  219. Princess Mononoke (1997)
  220. The King and the Mockingbird (1980)
  221. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)
  222. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
  223. Beetlejuice (1988)
  224. Playing with Fire (2019)
  225. The Mummy (1999)
  226. Coraline (2009)
  227. Hercules (1997)
  228. Shrek 2 (2004)
  229. My Girl (1991)
  230. Groundhog Day (1993)
  231. Kes (1969)
  232. The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
  233. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
  234. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
  235. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
  236. A Christmas Carol (1984)
  237. Oliver! (1968)
  238. The Jungle Book (2016)
  239. Brave (2012)
  240. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  241. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
  242. Spies in Disguise (2019)
  243. Strange World (2022)
  244. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
  245. The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
  246. Space Jam (1996)
  247. Anastasia (1997)
  248. A League of Their Own (1992)
  249. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
  250. Newsies (1992)
  251. The Secret of Kells (2009)
  252. The Sword in the Stone (1963)
  253. Holes (2003)
  254. James and the Giant Peach (1996)
  255. The Fox and the Hound (1981)
  256. The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
  257. Rebecca (1940)
  258. The Time Machine (1960)
  259. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
  260. Nanny McPhee (2005)
  261. Apollo 13 (1995)
  262. The Santa Clause (1994)
  263. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
  264. Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)
  265. The Rescuers (1977)
  266. Free Willy (1993)
  267. Alice in Wonderland (2010)
  268. Are We There Yet? (2005)
  269. My Little Pony: The Movie (1986)
  270. Super Mario Bros. (1993)
  271. Eight Below (2006)
  272. Megamind (2010)
  273. Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)
  274. Lassie (2005)
  275. Maleficent (2014)
  276. How Green Was My Valley (1941)
  277. The Pink Panther (1963)
  278. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
  279. Blank Check (1994)
  280. Maybe I’m Fine (2019)
  281. Hidden Figures (2016)
  282. The Last Unicorn (1982)
  283. The Longest Day (1962)
  284. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)
  285. Stuart Little (1999)
  286. The Watcher in the Woods (1980)
  287. Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (1970)
  288. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
  289. Charlotte’s Web (2006)
  290. Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
  291. Captains Courageous (1937)
  292. Rise of the Guardians (2012)
  293. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
  294. Cinderella (1997)
  295. The Little Rascals (1994)
  296. Turning Red (2022)
  297. Pollyanna (1960)
  298. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
  299. Spaceballs (1987)
  300. Where the Red Fern Grows (1974)
  301. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)
  302. Peter Rabbit (2018)
  303. The Aristocats (1970)
  304. Little Manhattan (2005)
  305. The Muppets (2011)
  306. Iron Man (2008)
  307. The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)
  308. The Brave Little Toaster (1987)
  309. Whale Rider (2002)
  310. Monsters University (2013)
  311. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
  312. Watership Down (1978)
  313. 12 Angry Men (1957)
  314. A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
  315. Castle in the Sky (1986)
  316. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
  317. Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
  318. Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
  319. A Christmas Carol (2009)
  320. Heidi (1937)
  321. Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
  322. An American Tail (1986)
  323. The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
  324. The 10th Kingdom (2000)
  325. The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
  326. The Last Starfighter (1984)
  327. Time Bandits (1981)
  328. Ben-Hur (1959)
  329. Casablanca (1942)
  330. The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
  331. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
  332. Scrooge (1970)
  333. Flight of the Navigator (1986)
  334. Little Fugitive (1953)
  335. The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
  336. Sing 2 (2021)
  337. Sky High (2005)
  338. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
  339. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  340. The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019)
  341. My Perestroika (2010)
  342. Selena (1997)
  343. Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)
  344. The Wild Child (1970)
  345. I Can Only Imagine (2018)
  346. Luca (2021)
  347. The Cat Returns (2002)
  348. The Witches (1990)
  349. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
  350. Bolt (2008)
  351. Pinocchio (2022)
  352. Rio Bravo (1959)
  353. Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical (2022)
  354. A Monster Calls (2016)
  355. A Separation (2011)
  356. It Happened One Night (1934)
  357. Hocus Pocus (1993)
  358. Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
  359. Normandy Is My Name (2015)
  360. Sons of the Desert (1933)
  361. Despicable Me 2 (2013)
  362. Treasure Planet (2002)
  363. Bugsy Malone (1976)
  364. Corpse Bride (2005)
  365. Facing the Giants (2006)
  366. Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
  367. The Ladykillers (1955)
  368. The Thin Man (1934)
  369. Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
  370. The Spongebob Squarepants Movie (2004)
  371. Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015)
  372. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
  373. A Summer’s Tale (1996)
  374. Air Bud (1997)
  375. Born Free (1966)
  376. The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019)
  377. The Christmas Chronicles (2018)
  378. The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
  379. Charlotte’s Web (1973)
  380. A Goofy Movie (1995)
  381. The Winding Stream (2015)
  382. Winnie the Pooh (2011)
  383. Secretariat (2010)
  384. The Road to El Dorado (2000)
  385. Lilo & Stitch (2002)
  386. Jingle All the Way (1996)
  387. Marley and Me (2008)
  388. The King’s Speech (2010)
  389. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
  390. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
  391. The Straight Story (1999)
  392. The Book of Life (2014)
  393. Onward (2020)
  394. DC League of Super-Pets (2022)
  395. Pooh’s Heffalump Movie (2005)
  396. The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (1976)
  397. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973)
  398. Fireproof (2008)
  399. Grown Ups (2010)
  400. Home Alone 3 (1997)
  401. Laura’s Star (2004)
  402. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)
  403. Disenchanted (2022)
  404. Pete’s Dragon (2016)
  405. Romeo + Juliet (1996)
  406. A Boy Called Christmas (2021)
  407. Benji (1974)
  408. Quest (2017)
  409. The Odd Couple (1968)
  410. A Silent Voice: The Movie (2016)
  411. Rango (2011)
  412. Courageous (2011)
  413. Deck the Halls (2006)
  414. Funny Girl (1968)
  415. Wonder Woman (2017)
  416. Scooby-Doo (2002)
  417. That Darn Cat! (1965)
  418. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)
  419. Breaking Away (1979)
  420. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
  421. My Grandfather’s People (2011)
  422. Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)
  423. Casper (1995)
  424. Night of the Hunter (1955)
  425. The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (1968)
  426. The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
  427. Good Morning (1959)
  428. Slumberland (2022)
  429. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
  430. Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)
  431. Arthur Christmas (2011)
  432. Big Fish (2003)
  433. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
  434. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
  435. Billy Elliot (2000)
  436. Planet of the Apes (1968)
  437. The African Queen (1951)
  438. The Railway Children (1970)
  439. To Be and to Have (2002)
  440. Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)
  441. Curious George (2006)
  442. Practical Magic (1998)
  443. The Kissing Booth (2018)
  444. Fred Claus (2007)
  445. Whistle Down the Wind (1961)
  446. The Cameraman (1928)
  447. The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two (2020)
  448. The Outsiders (1983)
  449. Mister Roberts (1955)
  450. Noelle (2019)
  451. Superman (1978)
  452. Togo (2019)
  453. Dreamcatcher (2015)
  454. Over the Moon (2020)
  455. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  456. Snoopy Come Home (1972)
  457. Beethoven (1992)
  458. Krisha (2015)
  459. Babette’s Feast (1987)
  460. Doctor Doolittle (1998)
  461. Jack Frost (1998)
  462. Lassie Come Home (1943)
  463. Little Men (2016)
  464. The Willoughbys (2020)
  465. The Heiress (1949)
  466. The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
  467. The White Balloon (1995)
  468. A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
  469. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  470. Puss in Boots (2011)
  471. Brother Bear (2003)
  472. Oh, Mr. Porter! (1937)
  473. Whisper of the Heart (1995)
  474. A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969)
  475. Flight of the Red Balloon (2007)
  476. Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977)
  477. Yellow Submarine (1968)
  478. 8-Bit Christmas (2021)
  479. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)
  480. Evan Almighty (2007)
  481. The Ten Commandments (1956)
  482. My Life as a Zucchini (2016)
  483. Something the Lord Made (2004)
  484. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)
  485. The Dark Crystal (1982)
  486. North By Northwest (1959)
  487. The Nativity Story (2006)
  488. The Winslow Boy (1999)
  489. Upside-Down Magic (2020)
  490. A Wrinkle in Time (2018)
  491. Sabrina (1954)
  492. Secret Magic Control Agency (2021)
  493. Jaws (1975)
  494. Not One Less (1999)
  495. Summer Hours (2008)
  496. We Can Be Heroes (2020)
  497. Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985)
  498. Snow Day (2000)
  499. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
  500. Hoodwinked (2005)

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