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10 Fun Watch-Together Family Movies

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10 Fun Watch-Together Family Movies

By Movieguide® Contributor

There’s nothing better than gathering the whole family together to watch a movie. This curated list features the perfect films for everyone to enjoy. From classics like THE PRINCESS BRIDE to animated favorites like THE INCREDIBLES, these flicks will please even the harshest critic. Whether you want to sing along with a musical or have your funny bone tickled, don’t miss these watch-together family movies.

THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987)

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
In a story told by a grandfather (Peter Falk) to his grandson (Fred Savage), a young girl, Buttercup (Robin Wright), falls in love with a farm boy, Westley (Cary Elwes), and they pledge their undying love for each other; yet, when Wesley goes missing for a number of years, the princess bride is pressured to marry another. From Reiner’s masterful direction and Goldman’s sagacious screenplay to the cast’s pitch-perfect, inspired acting, the excellent sets and cinematography, and the howlingly hilarious tone throughout, the whole is brought off with the practiced cinematic storytelling hand of one who knows just what to say and portray and how to best do so. The film remains a very powerful, engaging, and watchable one for teens and adults; Movieguide® advises caution for younger children due to some action violence, two instances of foul language, and some suggestive elements.

WONKA

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
WONKA is a colorful fantasy that tells how Willy became Willy Wonka and overcomes a government-sanctioned cartel of three large chocolate makers to start his own chocolate factory. WONKA is a delight to watch, a very fun and funny movie with memorable songs and a positive story about good triumphing over evil through the magic of joy and great dreams, but the criminal chocolate makers bribe a group of chocoholic clergy to look the other way.

THE CROODS

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
THE CROODS is a new animated comedy about one of the world’s first families, who are fearful of the new when their cave is suddenly destroyed. THE CROODS is a fun adventure with a family who truly love each other, but it has some humanist, environmentalist elements.

ENCHANTED

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
In ENCHANTED, an animated heroine is pushed down a well into the cruel, uncaring real world of New York City, where she finds her real love. ENCHANTED turns the archetypal fairy tale story inside out in a delightful, positive, morally worthwhile way.

UP

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements. (Media-wisdom is suggested to discuss.)
UP, the new animated feature from Pixar and Disney, is about a 78-year-old widower and a young boy scout who find the adventure of a lifetime on a jungle plateau in Venezuela full of unknown dangers. UP is another heartfelt, family-friendly, utterly delightful animated classic from the wonderful team at Pixar and Disney.

PLAYING WITH FIRE

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
PLAYING WITH FIRE is an endearing movie about three stranded children who cause comical chaos when they spend a few days with some firemen and smoke jumpers in Redding, California. PLAYING WITH FIRE has a strong moral worldview promoting family, love, marriage, taking care of people, in need, hospitality, and honor. PLAYING WITH FIRE will make children and adults laugh, but merits caution for younger children because of some potty humor, action violence and slapstick comedy.

THE INCREDIBLES

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
THE INCREDIBLES is another incredible animated movie from Pixar and Disney, about two retired superhero parents who must battle a villain targeting their family. Beautifully animated, THE INCREDIBLES is full of exciting energy, fantastic fun, and humorous hilarity, with a very strong redemptive, Christian worldview full of many positive moral messages.

MUPPETS MOST WANTED

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements. (Media-wisdom is suggested to discuss.)
In MUPPETS MOST WANTED, Kermit the frog is mistaken for the world’s Number One Criminal, who fools Kermit’s friends so he can steal the Crown Jewels of England. MUPPETS MOST WANTED is a delightful romp for the whole family, with lots of songs and a lesson against being selfish.

SHREK

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
Mike Myers plays the title role in SHREK, a fractured fairy tale about a smelly ogre who finds that it takes a princess with a punch to finally soften his heart. SHREK is a delightful computer animated comedy with only a few minor elements to take the bloom off its family-friendly rose.

MARY POPPINS RETURNS

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
MARY POPPINS RETURNS, set years after the original Disney movie musical, finds Michael Banks (and his sister Jane) all grown up, and Michael has his own children who are in desperate need of a Nanny. MARY POPPINS RETURNS has a strong moral worldview, with more imagination and less magical thinking, about supporting each other as a family. Adorable and enjoyable, MARY POPPINS RETURNS will entertain the entire family.

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Our small team works tirelessly to provide resources to protect families from harmful media, reviewing 415 movies/shows and writing 3,626 uplifting articles this year. We believe that the gospel can transform entertainment. That’s why we emphasize positive and faith-filled articles and entertainment news, and release hundreds of Christian movie reviews to the public, for free. No paywalls, just trusted, biblically sound content to bless you and your family. Online, Movieguide is the closest thing to a biblical entertainment expert at your fingertips. As a reader-funded operation, we welcome any and all contributions – so if you can, please give something. It won’t take more than 52 seconds (we timed it for you). Thank you.