Looking for something to watch with the kids? These are the 51 best family movies to watch and will bring you back to your childhood!

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We love family movie nights! Cuddling up on the couch with popcorn, lights off and snuggled under blankets. My oldest son is my biggest movie buff. He is constantly looking for something new to watch.

So lately I have been digging deep for some of those oldies but goodies that I grew up watching! These are the movies that, even now when they come on TV, I get totally sucked into!

Depending on the age of your kids, you may want to edit the list and make sure they are age appropriate, but for the most part, they are all pretty family friendly (this coming from someone whose 3 year-old knew every word to every Star Wars – you have been warned!)

51 (why stop at 50) Best Throwback Family Movies

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Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Spaceballs

spaceballs

The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride

Mrs. Doubtfire

mrs doubtfire

The Goonies

goonies

The Toy

the toy

Home Alone

home alone

The Sandlot

sandlot

Big

big

Splash

splash

The Karate Kid

karate kid

Field of Dreams

field of dreams

Bad News Bears

bad news bears

Elf

elf

The Santa Clause

the santa clause

Spy Kids

spy kids

A Christmas Story

A-Christmas-Story

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

willy wonka

The Wizard of Oz

wizard of oz

The Sound of Music

sound of music

Star Wars

star wars

The Muppet Movie

ethe muppet movie

Honey I Shrunk the Kids

honey I shrunk the kis

Men in Black

men in black

Space Jam

space jam

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

roger rabbit

Indiana Jones

indiana jones

Hook

hook

Adventures in Babysitting

adventures in babysitting

Popeye

popeye

Tootsie

tootsie

Three Amigos

three amigos

Scrooged

scrooged

The Golden Child

the golden child

Mannequin

mannequin

Coming to America

coming to america

Pee Wee’s Big Adventure

pee wee

Batman (1989)

batman

Clue

clue

Gremlins

Gremlins

Ferris Buller’s Day Off

Ferris-Bueller-poster

GhostBusters

ghostbusters

Beetlejuice

beetlejuice

Flight of the Navigator

flight-of-the-navigator-poster

Hoosiers

hoosiers

Groundhog Day

groundhog-day

Edward Scissorhands

edward scissorhands

Dr. Dolilttle

dr dolittle

The Adam’s Family

addams family

The Mighty Ducks

mighty-ducks

Brewster’s Millions

brewsters millions

Pfew…. that’s a long list – this should keep you busy for a while! How many of these movies have you seen? What was your favorite??

Now… give ’em up…. what were your favorites? My family could use some new ideas!!!

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  1. Thank you for this list. However, Toy is a racist film; many believed Pryor’s role was modern-day slavery, and degrading on all counts.