10 Best Family Friendly Movies
The 10 best family friendly movies appeal to all audiences. In some cases, the plots may seem childish, but they are filled with humor that can even pull a few laughs out of adults. Next family night, entertain your entire household with one of these movies. If you can't get enough, then check out some family videos as well.
- "Shrek." DreamWorks released “Shrek” in 2001. This family friendly movie, which follows the adventures of a monstrous hero, is based on a children’s book by William Steig. The film received numerous awards, including an Oscar for Best Animated Feature.
- "Shrek 2." Following the success of “Shrek,” DreamWorks released “Shrek 2.” Once again, Mike Myers provides the voice of Shrek, while Eddie Murphy voiced Donkey, the ogre’s sidekick. In this story, Shrek battles the Fairy Godmother and her arrogant son, Prince Charming.
- "Spirited Away." “Spirited Away” is an anime film by renowned director Hayao Miyazaki. The story revolves around a fierce battle between humans and forest spirits. “Spirited Away” is an international success, having won an Academy Award in both Japan and America.
- "Up." When an elderly man and a boy scout take to the skies in a floating house, adventure is certain to follow. “Up” is a family friendly film by Pixar Animation Studios. This Golden Globe winner features the voice work of Edward Asner and Christopher Plummer.
- "The Lion King." “The Lion King” is one of Disney’s most successful animated features. The story, although set in the wilds of Africa, draws inspiration from Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” The music featured in this family friendly movie has won various awards.
- "Fantastic Mr. Fox." “Fantastic Mr. Fox” was released in 2009. A novel by Roald Dahl inspired this film, which utilizes stop-motion techniques. Actor George Clooney lends his voice to the main character.
- "Finding Nemo." “Finding Nemo” is a family friendly movie about a father fish’s pursuit for his son. Released in 2003, this film is one of Pixar’s finest works. In 2004, it won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature.
- "Monsters, Inc." “Monsters, Inc.” is another success from Pixer Animation Studios. While adults may relate to the workforce setting of the movie, children will love the monstrous cast. “Monsters, Inc.” features the voices of John Goodman and Billy Crystal.
- "The Iron Giant." Warner Bros. studios produced “The Iron Giant” in 1999. A novel by Ted Hughes inspired this family friendly science fiction flick. Vin Diesel voices the robotic hero.
- "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” debuted in 2005. In the story, four children travel into a magical world hidden in a wardrobe. This film as well as its sequels are based on a book series by C.S. Lewis.