School Movie Night Picks for K-5

Heading to a school movie night? These community-building events are growing more popular; they're a great way of bringing families together, fundraising, easing the transition to school, meeting new friends, and learning new things. From classics and popular animated titles to foreign films and silly comedies, these kid-friendly picks are sure to be a hit at your next elementary school event. And for even more great ideas, check out these lists: 50 Movies All Kids Should Watch Before They're 12, Best Documentaries, Movies That Inspire Kids to Change the World, Movies That Build Character, Common Sense Seal Honorees, and our Essential Movies Guide.

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Finding Nemo Movie Poster Image
Sweet father-son tale has some very scary moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Frozen Movie Poster Image
Wintry Disney musical is fabulous celebration of sisterhood.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Kiki's Delivery Service Movie Poster Image
A mystical, positive take on girl's coming of age.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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Monsters University Movie Poster Image
Monsters Inc. prequel is a fun college comedy for all ages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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My Neighbor Totoro Movie Poster Image
Beautifully animated fantasy about friendship fit for all.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1988)
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Born in China Movie Poster Image
Nature docu has gorgeous vistas, moments of peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Despicable Me Movie Poster Image
Clever, funny, and sweet villain-with-a-heart-of-gold tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Inside Out Movie Poster Image
Beautiful, original story about handling big feelings.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Lego Movie Movie Poster Image
Hilarious toy tale plugs product but is nonstop fun.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Mary Poppins Movie Poster Image
World's coolest nanny celebrates family and fun.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1964)
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Moana Movie Poster Image
Great characters, memorable music, some monsters/scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Sound of Music Movie Poster Image
Outstanding family film features glorious music.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1965)
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The Wizard of Oz Movie Poster Image
Even decades later, one of the best family films ever made.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1939)
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Batkid Begins Movie Poster Image
Tremendously heartwarming, positive docu for all ages.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Big Hero 6 Movie Poster Image
Awesome origin story is action-packed, deals with grief.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Book of Life Movie Poster Image
Beautifully animated film has some scary imagery.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Movie Poster Image
Spielberg's family classic is still one of the best.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1982)
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Movie Poster Image
First Potter movie is a magical ride but also intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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Wreck-It Ralph Movie Poster Image
Game-themed movie mixes potty humor with strong messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Akeelah and the Bee Movie Poster Image
Inspiring drama about a champion speller; OK for tweens.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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Beauty and the Beast Movie Poster Image
Fantastic but scarier remake of the "tale as old as time."
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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High School Musical Movie Poster Image
A modern-day Grease for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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Kedi Movie Poster Image
Deep thoughts, fuzzy cats in heartwarming documentary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Mad Hot Ballroom Movie Poster Image
Enchanting dance documentary hits all the right beats.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Movie Poster Image
Adorable comedy about middle-school anxieties...and farts.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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A League of Their Own Movie Poster Image
Terrific story of women's baseball has great messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1992)
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Hidden Figures Movie Poster Image
Inspiring true story of African-American women at NASA.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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School of Rock Movie Poster Image
Standout Jack Black in nerds-become-cool comedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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