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35 of the Best Family Movies

Todd Carlsen
The list author says: "Here are 35 of the best movies for families and kids on DVD, including animation, musicals, action adventure, Disney, Christmas and dramas. Everyone has their own favorite top-rated family movies. Both regular and Blu-ray versions of these top rated movies are included."
Mary Poppins (Two-Disc 45th Anniversary Special Edition)
Mary Poppins (Two-Disc 45th Anniversary Special Edition)
"A magical movie. Great songs. Great story for children. Great acting. Great setting in history. Great everything. Academy Award winner."
Wall-E (Two-Disc Edition + BD Live) [Blu-ray]
Wall-E (Two-Disc Edition + BD Live) [Blu-ray]
"An instant classic. Highest recommendation. This is the golden age of animation."
The Wizard of Oz (70th Anniversary Two-Disc Special Edition)
The Wizard of Oz (70th Anniversary Two-Disc Special Edition)
"The Wizard of Oz certainly belongs on any list of the greatest family movies. An all-time classic."
It's a Wonderful Life (60th Anniversary Edition)
It's a Wonderful Life (60th Anniversary Edition)
"A classic, with some good lessons too. Captures the optimism of the era."
Toy Story 3 (Four-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
Toy Story 3 (Four-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
"The Toy Story movies are classic."
Finding Nemo (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)
Finding Nemo (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)
"Contender for best computer animated family movie. Already a classic. Academy Award winner."
The Sound of Music (Three-Disc 45th Anniversary Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging)
The Sound of Music (Three-Disc 45th Anniversary Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging)
"Maybe the best musical ever made for film. A great story. Great songs. A great setting in history, etc. Academy Award winner. Julie Andrews again."
Spirited Away
Spirited Away
"Academy Award winner. Visually stunning. An artistic masterpiece in many ways!"
Stand By Me (Special Edition)
Stand By Me (Special Edition)
"One of the best coming of age movies. Unforgettable."
Lion King [Blu-ray]
Lion King [Blu-ray]
"The Lion King."
How to Train Your Dragon (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
How to Train Your Dragon (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
"A great movie and a real winner."
Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series [Blu-ray]
Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series [Blu-ray]
"MUST HAVE! Stunning photography. If you have a high-definition TV and a blu-ray player, BUY NOW!"
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (The Friendship Edition)
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (The Friendship Edition)
"A masterpiece for the very young with some of the best children's songs ever written."
Up (Four-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + BD Live) [Blu-ray]
Up (Four-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + BD Live) [Blu-ray]
"Yet another good computer animation movie -- a golden era of movie making for kids and families."
A Young Children's Concert with Raffi
A Young Children's Concert with Raffi
"MUST HAVE for young children! The greatest children's music performer of all time. Some of the greatest children's songs ever written and performed. Also consider the excellent "Raffi in Concert with the Rise and Shine Band.""
Beauty and the Beast (Three-Disc Diamond Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging)
Beauty and the Beast (Three-Disc Diamond Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging)
"Beauty and the Beast on Blu-ray. Academy Award winner. Great soundtrack. Classic."
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Deluxe Edition)
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Deluxe Edition)
"A Christmas classic."
Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I-VI) [Blu-ray]
Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I-VI) [Blu-ray]
"Classic story of good versus evil. Classic characters. Classic family movies."
My Neighbor Totoro
My Neighbor Totoro
"Outstanding Japanese animation classic."
To Kill a Mockingbird (Universal Legacy Series)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Universal Legacy Series)
"Academy Award winner based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book."
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Widescreen Edition)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Widescreen Edition)
"A great movie (and an even greater book)."
A Charlie Brown Christmas (Remastered Deluxe Edition)
A Charlie Brown Christmas (Remastered Deluxe Edition)
"Classic movie. Emmy Award winner. Oustandting soundtrack. (Buy the music!)"
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
"Japanese animation has set a new standard. The animation is excellent and the stories are light years ahead of Disney stories, with some of the worst stereotypes - especially of women. This DVD is extraordinary. Just fabulous entertainment for families."
The Princess Bride (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging)
The Princess Bride (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging)
"A new classic."
Howl's Moving Castle
Howl's Moving Castle
"This movie is outstanding. Recent Japanese animation films have been outstanding. The stories are engrossing, the art outstanding, and the themes much better than the usual Prince Charming stories."
The Adventures of Robin Hood [Blu-ray]
The Adventures of Robin Hood [Blu-ray]
"Academy Award winner. One of the greatest adventure films, and yet without the violence and darkness of adventure films today. Quality entertainment. An underrated classic."
Tangled (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
Tangled (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
"A strong effort by Disney."
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (Widescreen Edition)
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (Widescreen Edition)
"Academy Award winner. Classic, but has too much swearing."
Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace
"This Christopher Award winning story tells the fascinating story of a man and an era when slavery was abolished in Great Britain. Outstanding acting. A great film."
Schoolhouse Rock! (Special 30th Anniversary Edition)
Schoolhouse Rock! (Special 30th Anniversary Edition)
"Classic."
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (Special Edition)
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (Special Edition)
"Classic adventure."
Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (Two-Disc Special Edition)
Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (Two-Disc Special Edition)
"Academy Award winner. A lesser-known classic. Outstanding! Highest recommendation. Also see the Disney classic "Treasure Island.""
Shane
Shane
"Academy Award winner. Great for families, and one of the best westerns ever made. Also see "Old Yeller.""
Ratatouille
Ratatouille
"Ratatouille, one of the most popular family movies in recent years."
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
"Classic."