Best movies: Our Recommendations for Families

Need some fresh ideas for your next family movie night? Our editors help you choose the best movies for kids -- movies the whole family will love. Our movie lists offer top picks for Disney films, animated features, and many other kids' movie categories. All of our picks are entertaining and rated to help you decide whether they're age-appropriate for your family.
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Inspirational movies, telenovelas, and TV shows with social messages bring Latino culture home.
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Fabulous films for foodies, chefs, conscious eaters, and beyond.
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The best books, TV shows, and movies about the storm and its aftermath.
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Laugh, cheer, and get a bit nostalgic.
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These timeless favorites span generations.
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Movies with lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender characters.
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The best of John Hughes (and other faves).
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Celebrate the season with a cozy family movie night.
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Just the thing for kids who only want a little spookiness.
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Fantastical creatures come to life in these great flicks.
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Big movies that kids and teens love.
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Treasured, timeless picks for movie lovers of all ages.
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Coaches, principals, tutors, teachers -- they can make a serious impact on kids.
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Bam! Splat! Comics-loving kids will flip for these picks.
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These Bible-inspired movies will inspire and entertain the whole family.
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Say hello to some pretty fabulous film fellas.
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From "starter" scares to chilling classics.
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Earth-friendly films with beautiful images, powerful themes.
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These films span the full range of African American cinema.
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You can't go wrong with any of these instant classics.