Family Movie Night Approved: 22 Kids Movies That Won’t Bore Parents

Watching movies with kids is a given responsibility. It is just unavoidable. So, for those who have to, try watching these parent-friendly movies that will keep you and the little ones entertained because at least you’re not watching hours’ worth of Paw Patrol! Something is better than nothing, guys!

1. Shrek 2 (2004)

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Shrek 2 is a continuation of the story of Shrek 1, and it is just as good. It’s also no surprise that the Shrek movies are suited for all ages. However, some stricter parents may say they’re unsuitable for young children. According to parents, Shrek 2 is packed-loaded with harmless innuendos that fly above the kids’ heads but will keep the parents entertained.

2. The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)

 

The Emperor's New Groove.
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It is another good contender for a family movie night with a wholesome story of accidental transformations into llamas and how the emperor finds his way back to his throne. The movie is not senseless and is plenty of entertainment for everyone, even the parents.

3. How To Train Your Dragon (2010)

 

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This movie will leave the parents misty-eyed, as well as the kids. It is a beautiful story of a forbidden friendship between a ruthless dragon (Toothless) and a Viking who is supposed to kill him. The movie teaches kids tolerance and love for everyone. You bet everyone will be invested in this story till the end. 

4. The Incredibles (2004)

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Parents say that The Incredibles is the perfect combination of fun (for the kids) and maturity (for the parents). It is the story of a superhero family who is stuck pretending to be expected, doing normal jobs, but they know their calling is action. Parents claim they are guilty of turning this movie on, even when the kids are not present; it’s that good!

5. Wall-E (2008)

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Unanimous opinions say that Wall-E is the best kids’ movie there is. The story is so beautiful and heart-wrenching that it isn’t apparent whether the movie is a kids’ movie. Parents, grandparents, and anyone else can be the target audience and have the same amount of fun watching it. It is truly beautiful.

6. Matilda (1996)

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical. Alisha Weir as Matilda Wormwood in Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical.
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Matilda will punch you in the gut as a parent because you will see the worst kind of parents. The neglectful parents and that breaks your heart. For a young child, the story is about standing up to the bullies in your life, but this film hits many different levels for the parents. It is an awakening in many people’s lives that adults are not always right, and that’s a hard pill to swallow.

7. Ratatouille (2007)

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There’s just something magical about the film Ratatouille. The bigger message of the movie is about not giving up, dreaming your dreams, and working hard for them because you will achieve them. It is a beautiful message and film for parents and kids to watch together. Parents say it is an excellent movie for them to bond with their children because it sends a message for the parents, too: do not force your kids to give up their dreams; dreams give them an identity!

8. Toy Story (1995)

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As a parent, you’re in contact with many toys daily, but have you ever thought about if your kids’ toys had a mind of their own and if they got jealous over things like we do? That’s what Toy Story is about. Fans say they watched these movies as kids and will pass on the legacy of watching these with their kids because it is a story of growing up and entering adulthood, as Andy eventually passes on his toys when he moves to college. All Toy Story movies are family-night-approved!

9. The Lego Movie (2014)

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Because it is the Lego movie, it is based on a world entirely made of Lego, where a random construction worker is chosen to overthrow a corrupt businessman. The plot seems to be made for an adult, but the makers have tackled it perfectly! One user perfectly describes the experience of watching this film as the perfect blend of imagination and nostalgia for both kids and parents!

10. Spirited Away (2001)

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If you have heard about the Ghibli Studios, you may have heard about Spirited Away. It is a Japanese film based on Japanese mythology about a sad 10-year-old. The beauty of the film is that, overall, it’s a kid’s adventure movie. Still, parents will pick up the subplot of some harsher world realities, all presented as metaphors. Parents claim they wouldn’t even call it a kids’ film because the message is so powerful for adults. The movie is a work of art.

11. Monsters Inc. (2001)

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Another classic with a strange story. Have you ever imagined that monsters go to university, too? Watch this movie with your kids and follow along with two bogeys, Mike and Sully, as they work for an energy company that scares children into getting energy from their screams. Their jobs are turned upside down when they come in contact with a human girl. Parents say it’s an adorable film, and grandmothers love it too!

12. Mulan (1998)

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Mulan is a classic to watch on movie night if you have girls or boys. Parents, it’s your duty to show young girls that women can be warrior princesses too, and if you’ve got boys, you must show them this movie. They must know that girls are fighters, too! It is a wholesome and inclusive movie for all, and the songs are absolute bangers!

13. Coco (2017)

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Parents’ advice says that Coco is a movie that should be watched with the entire family together. Because it is a story of generational history, customs, and traditions passed down. It is a story of how ancestral history gives you an identity as Miguel unlocks the story of his family life and Mama Coco. We bet every person will cry by the end of this movie, though it is a bonding experience!

14. Kung Fu Panda (2008)

 

Kung Fu Panda.
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There is probably no better movie to watch with kids than Kung Fu Panda. There is no comparison to the lessons it teaches and how beautifully detailed each scene is. And the animation, considering it came out in 2008, is probably at a level that is missing in movies today. The music composition and Po’s story of believing in himself and giving the message of not changing who he is to fit in is inspirational!

15. Hook (1991)

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This one is not an animated film, but the story revolves around Peter Pan and how he returns to Neverland to free the kids from Captain Hook with the help of old buddies Tinkerbell and The Lost Boys. Directed by the legendary Steven Speilberg, this movie targets kids and adults. Fan testimonies say it is a fantastic movie, no matter who disagrees!

16. Up! (2009)

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Spoiler alert! Up! Will break and shatter your heart! Like all Pixar movies, the plot and storyline are perfectly crafted to suit all ages. There is a message for everyone in there. For kids, you must be yourself and never back down. For adults, the movie is a reminder that though there is pain in the world, never forget the beauty, especially as seen through a child’s eyes. Parents say they sob more than the kids when watching it.

17. Holes (2003)

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Fan opinions say you do not need to be a parent to watch the Holes masterpiece. A fan proudly states that they have read the book and watched the movie a dozen times because it never gets old! It is totally family-movie-night-approved!

18. Big Hero 6 (2014)

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Big Hero 6 will hit you right in the feels because there are a lot of feelings in this movie! Prepare to be heartbroken. A fan says the film showed such honest and raw emotions of how humans process the death of a family member. It does not shy away from glossing over the subject but shows that it is okay to take time and mourn and that you will always miss them, but it is never okay to destroy yourself with that grief. It sends a powerful message of the importance of the family around you.

19. School Of Rock (2003)

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Popular reviews say that this movie starring Jack Black is not a kid’s movie but a movie with kids in it. You will cry laughing while watching it with kids or alone or whenever! It is one of the most incredible pieces of cinema ever made!

20. The Princess Bride (1987)

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It is an adventure movie targeted at kids but with hidden humor for the parents. That’s how The Princess Bride can be described! A fan recounts that she watched it with her son (who loved the movie), but he kept asking her why she was laughing because he obviously did not get the humor! So this one’s definitely entertaining for the parents.

21. Paddington 2 (2017)

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Granted, the first Paddington movie was good, but most viewers say Paddington 2 is one of the few perfect movies they know. A sequel is rarely better than the original, but it is true! It is totally fine if you watch it alone because you will sob like crazy!

22. Inside Out (2015)

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Inside Out brings a new perspective of five core emotions controlling the life of eleven-year-old Riley as she enters a new period in life. As a fan wrote, the movie will make you think it did not leave her mind for a couple of days after watching it with her eight-year-old (who also loved it!).

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