It’s weekend, all commitments are set aside, it’s ugly weather outside. Time to watch a movie with the whole family. Over the years, many classic family films have been made full of adventure, a scary moment and cuddly humor. What are the ten best family movies of all time? `
The Australian movie Babe was a surprising family hit in 1995. The film tells the story of Babe pig that, after his mother is slaughtered, finds shelter with a friendly farmer. Babe knows a number of animals on his farm. Almost Babe is eaten at Christmas, but he knows how to escape. Then the farmer accidentally finds out that Babe has talent for herding sheep. Can he also win the sheep farm with the cute pig?
9 Harry Potter and Philosopher’s Stone
The first film in the Harry Potter series has grown into a Christmas holiday favorite since 2001. For the first time, we meet Harry Potter who finds out that he is allowed to attend a school for wizards. Here he meets new friends like Ron and Hermione. In addition, he will soon find out that something is not fluffy at school. The Harry Potter movies would soon become too scary for small children but part 1 is just exciting enough.
8 Toy Story
Pixar has a long series of animated films named by countless families. The debut film of the film company was the first feature film that was completely generated by a computer. Toy Story was also bombarded almost instantly into a classic where both parents and children can enjoy. The toy that comes alive when there’s no human being nearby seems to be unnecessary when their owner gets a real Buzz Lightyear doll. Former favorite cowboy Woody can hardly shut his jealousy which will lead to a breathtaking adventure.
7 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Roald Dahl wrote a large number of unforgettable children’s books including the very popular Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. In 1971 the book was filmed with another title, although the story remained largely the same. The eccentric candy manufacturer Willy Wonka will first be able to access his secret factory. Whoever finds a golden ticket in one of his ropes belongs to the selective company of visitors.The poor boy Charlie dreams of being allowed but seldom has money for a chocolate bar. Will he succeed in pushing into the bizarre world of Wonka? A beautiful filming that is cheered up with some legendary songs.
6 Finding Nemo
Pixar ‘s fifth feature film was once again a hit. Finding Nemo takes place under the sea, a world that is amazingly animated by the creators. For a family film, Finding Nemo begins to be very contradictory when the mother of the clownfish is eaten. This makes his father Marlin his only child slightly protected. When his rebel son is caught by divers, Marlin begins a big search where he will meet some strange seafarers.
5 ET the Extra-Terrestrial
ET is a timeless science fiction film for the family. A group of extraterrestrial beings visits the Earth, but when they are almost discovered, they flee quickly. One of the creatures comes back late and has to survive on an unknown planet. He hides himself in a family’s house. When 10-year-old Elliott discovers him, he tries to contact the strange creatures. It is the beginning of moving friendship. Until ET gets sick, go back home to survive.
4 Star Wars: A New Hope
A generation of parents grew up in the seventies with Star Wars. Against the expectations in subsequent years, another trilogy and at the end of 2015, a new series of films begins with many of the actors from the original film. A perfect moment to watch the movie with the whole family with which it all began. It may be a bit of fun for the youngest children when Darth Vader appears through the smoke at the beginning. Then an imaginative adventure film follows an ambitious young man, a tough princess, a belhamel with a hairy friend and two brazen robots.
3 The Wizard of Oz
The most famous filming of The Wizard of Oz was one of the first color films in 1939. Now it’s hard to imagine but the movie was no commercial success. In the meantime, everybody knows the story of the girl Dorothy who once ended up with a tornado in a fairytale world with her dog Toto. She must follow the road of golden bricks to the City of Emerald where the wizard Oz lives. Maybe he can help her to get home. On the way she meets three strange characters who keep her company. Judy Garland as Dorothy also sings the famous song ‘Over the Rainbow’.
2 My Neighborhood Totoro
The Japanese animation master Hayao Miyazaki has a number of beautiful cartoon films on his name.But some titles like Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke are too scary to small children. This in contrast to My Neighborhood Totoro, the disarmed story of two girls, Mei and Satsuki. At their new home they find a forest where a big and cute creature lives with magic powers, if he likes. When the smallest sister disappears one day, Satsuki calls for help from Totoro, which takes a striking appearance.
Walt Disney is one of the most important pioneers of the family film. Of all classics, Bambi (1942) is still the most complete. We see the young deer Bambi taking his first steps, making friends with the Olive Rabbit Stampertje and Ice Fun. But the dark side is also present when Bambi’s mother is shot by hunters. Music plays a bigger role than dialogues in Bambi, which follows the story of each child. A timeless film that is inspired in countless ways.
Top 10 Family Movies To Watch With The Entire Family