Children & Family Films

Delve into our exciting catalogue of the best family movies around—you’ll find family favourites everyone will adore. To help you make the right choice, we’ve rounded up a fool-proof guide of top family and children movies, sure to delight all ages. All you need is the sofa, pizza, a big bowl of sweets, and you’re all set. Dive into our best kids’ movies category below – we’re sure you’ll find something that you - and the whole family - will love.

What Are the Best Family Movies to Watch?

If you have a little film fanatic on your hands, fret not. We’ve pulled together the best family films to watch… ever.

The Lion King

Any family will enjoy this heartening film about new-born cub, Simba, who finds himself involved in an exciting adventure. The Disney animated family movie follows the young lion and Simba’s evil uncle, Scar, who plots to usurp Mufasa’s (Simba’s father’s) throne by luring father and son into a stampede of wildebeests. Will Simba be able to take back his homeland from Scar?

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

Featuring the gentle alien and young boy Elliott (Henry Thomas), this wonderful movie for kids and families takes viewers on an exciting journey as Elliott befriends the alien. The little boy introduces E.T. (as he’s famously known) to his little brother and sister, then they decide to keep E.T. a complete secret. But alas – E.T. falls ill, which means the government must intervene…

Home Alone

When Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) is unintentionally left home alone by his parents at Christmas when they go away on holiday, things go a bit wrong. Whilst it’s exciting to be left alone at first, Kevin quickly finds himself in a sticky situation when burglars Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern target the home. But luckily Kevin has some tricks up his sleeve. Smart for an eight-year-old boy, Kevin sets up traps to thwart his enemies. As Christmas family movies go, this one’s just the ticket – perfect for children and big kids over the festive season.

Mary Poppins

Julie Andrews stars in this super-sweet family film about the Banks family who live in Edwardian London. The parents don’t pay much attention to their children, Jane and Michael, and it’s only when the magical woman called Mary Poppins appears from the sky that things start to change.

The Wizard of Oz

If you’re looking for good kids’ movies, look no further than this. From the bizarre characters, visual effects like when the tornado rips through the cornfields to the sepia-tones from the Kansas, to Dorothy’s bright red shoes, it’s easy to see why this makes our shortlist of family films.

List of 2016 Family Films on DVD

Some of the best family movies of 2016 include:

List of 2017 Family Films to Rent

We have some exciting 2017 family movies to rent on DVD, including:

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