8 Classic Family Movies And Where You Can Watch Them

If you and your family have watched absolutely every new release in recent memory, then why not throw it back to the classic titles from our youth?

You've probably had enough of the Minions from 'Despicable Me'. And you've certainly taken as much 'Frozen' as you possibly can. So for your next family movie night, it's time to let the adults decide on one of the classic family movies that your children might never have seen - and they are sure to love them.

Here are eight movies that are perfect to introduce to your little ones.

Matilda (Netflix)

We all need a sprinkling of magic and hope in our lives, and Matilda is the perfect example of this. The little girl with the magic finger might seem puny and bookish - and she is - but that doesn't stop her from helping others and teaching all of the big, Trunchbull-looking bullies out there a lesson or two.

The Little Rascals (Amazon Prime)

This '90s classic is both super cute and a movie that can teach the little ones a lesson about relationships between boys and girls. The members of the "He-Man Woman Haters Club" obviously don't let in any members of the opposite sex - but when they find out one of their members is secretly friends with a girl, it sets in motion a change in the club's dynamic.

101 Dalmations - Live Action (Disney+)

Now that the Cruella prequel has been out in cinemas for a few weeks, we've all been delighted by the origin story of one of Disney's most devilish villains. But before Emma Stone in the role, there was Glenn Close, playing an over-the-top woman desperate to get her hands on dalmation puppies - a perfect watch if you and the family loved the newest title.

Shark Tale (Netflix)

It always seems that when there's one type of animated movie gets released, another similar one comes along too (A Bug's Life and Antz, anyone?). Following the success of Pixar's Finding Nemo, Dreamworks released Shark Tale a year later, featuring the voices of Will Smith, Renée Zellweger and Jack Black. Silly and easy-to-watch, your little ones might not have seen this one yet.

An American Tail (Amazon Prime)

From one great tale to another, this is a classic hailing all the way back from 1986. We follow the brave story of a young mouse, Fievel, who gets separated from his family while trying to flee their home in Russia. Arriving in New York City, he strikes up friendships with some local mice (and a big cat) who help him find his lost family.

Beethoven (Netflix)

If your children are the type who love animals and slapstick comedy - of course they are - then Beethoven should be your next title for family movie night. It's all about the happenings of a cute St. Bernard puppy who joins a brand new family and all of the bonkers ups and downs that come with owning a new pet.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Disney+)

A Disney classic very different to all of the stories about princesses and princes, The Hunchback of Notre Dame is about learning to live with your differences and accepting people for who they are. This beautiful animation has some of the best Disney songs that all of the family will love singing along to.

Hook (Netflix)

Finally, we couldn't compile a classic family movies list without at least one title featuring Robin Williams. This swashbuckling adventure film is based on the age-old story of Peter Pan, whereby an older version of the character must realise who he is, in order to save his family. Julia Roberts, Dustin Hoffman, Maggie Smith and many more feature in this delightful retelling of the children's story.

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