Growing up, I was exposed to some great films that I still associate with my childhood. Sure, there are some decent movies for children that have been released in recent years, but growing up in the 90’s was a great time for child movie fanatics like myself.
I decided to take a stroll down memory lane and revisit some of my favorites. The great thing about all of these movies is that they have stood the test of time. You can watch any of these films right now and I guarantee you that children will still love them. Hell, I need to make sure all of these are available on Amazon Prime for me.
Here are the best family movies that everyone loves:
Cinderella – 1950
Just about every little girl knows and loves the story of Cinderella and the glass slipper. Not until writing this post did I realize that this animated film was originally in 1950. Whoa.
The Little Mermaid – 1989
Ariel was determined to meet Prince Eric even though Sebastian warned her that “the seaweed is always greener in somebody else’s lake.”
Beauty and the Beast – 1991
“Tale as old as time”
I love this film if no other reason that the theme song by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson. Well, that and I love a story about opposites attracting and loving someone who the rest of the world may deem unlovable.
The Lion King – 1994
It’s The Lion King. Everyone knows the story of The Lion King. No explanation needed.
Pocahontas – 1995
“Come taste the sun-sweet berries of the earth.”
I am pretty sure I knew the words to all of the songs from this film. If I’m being honest, you can press play on this movie right now and I can probably still recite every lyric.
Maltida – 1996
I am instantly happy every time I catch this movie on TV. Based on Roald Dahl’s novel of the same name, we fall in love with Maltida Wormwood. She’s a telekinetic genius whose parents can care less about her and a school principal who needs an attitude check. Her teacher Ms. Honey is her saving grace and we learn that blood isn’t the only thing that makes a family.
The Parent Trap – 1998
OMG! Easily in my top 5 of kids movies EVER! I just found out that I can rent it on Amazon for 3.99, guess who’s about to watch this movie right now?
Stuart Little – 1999
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m not what one would consider an animal lover. Having a mouse as a pet is absolutely out of the question. Somehow, someway, this film made a mouse lovable in Stuart and as a child reaffirmed for me that big things often come in small packages. It was a story about love and family and one we can all appreciate.
However, as an adult, bring a mouse around me if you want to. It won’t be pretty in the end. I’m sure of that.
Home Alone 2 – 1992
While the original was great, Home Alone 2 was by far my favorite. I’ve even mentioned before that I have this film on repeat during the Christmas holidays. As a child, Kevin made me both excited and petrified about New York City.
Like Mike – 2002
This film had one of the most implausible storylines ever but damn it if I didn’t like it lol. Many little boys I knew wanted a Calvin Cambridge jersey and I saw on Instagram recently that they’re now selling them. I may need to purchase one for nostalgic purposes. Well, that all depends on the price. #Imcheap
What are your favorite family films? Let me know in the comments below!