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10 movie night movies for the whole family


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In need of some new ideas to circle into your family movie nights? Get the popcorn ready! Here are 10 movies that are sure to entertain the whole family!


Princess and the Frog (2009)

Down in New Orleans, just in time for the Mardi Gras celebration Tiana is so close to fulfilling her and her father’s dreams of opening a restaurant. However, her plans take a turn when she is transformed into a frog! Take a trip to the bayou on this hilarious, heartwarming journey of self-discovery, love, and friendship.


Rated G. Available to stream on Disney+, and for rent/purchase on Apple TV, Google

Play, and Amazon Prime Video.


Coco (2017)

In a family that does not approve, Miguel must keep his love for music and famed performer Ernesto de la Cruz a secret. On Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) he ends up in the Land of the Dead. With the help of his new friend Héctor, Miguel must find out why his family hates music so much, and how he can get back home to the land of the living before it’s too late.

Rated PG. Available to stream on Disney+, and for rent/purchase on Apple TV, Google

Play, and Amazon Prime Video.


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)

You’re a wizard Harry! The legendary first part of the Harry Potter series starts with Harry’s first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Adventure awaits this young wizard as he battles new found fame, friends, and enemies. This film is pure magic!


Rated PG. Available to stream on Peacock (for free with account) and Hulu (with

premium subscription), and for rent/purchase on Apple TV, Google Play, and Amazon

Prime Video.


Mary Poppins (1964)

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! A classic, nostalgic movie, based on the books by P.L. Travers, starring the ever so talented Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. The audience follows Mary Poppins, an English nanny, as she helps a family in disarray. With exciting song and dance sequences, a dash of humor, and loads of heart it's bound to become a family favorite.


Rated G. Available to stream on Disney+, and for rent/purchase on Apple TV, Google Play, and Amazon Prime Video.


Toy Story (1995)

The first movie from Pixar Animations, and the first of the iconic Toy Story series/franchise. Everything was great in Andy’s room before Buzz Lightyear landed. The toys must band together to save Buzz and Woody from their evil neighbor Sid. In this tale of friendship the laughs never stop.


Rated G. Available to stream on Disney+, and for rent/purchase on Apple TV, Google Play, and Amazon Prime Video.


The Parent Trap (1998)

In this reimagined version of the original 1961 film, Hallie and Annie go to a summer camp and unexpectedly find out that they are sisters. The two devise a plan to switch places and get their parents back together, but are they successful?


Rated PG. Available to stream on Disney+, and for rent/purchase on Apple TV, Google Play, and Amazon Prime Video.


The Muppets (2011)

All your favorite Muppets are back! Walter, the Muppets biggest fan, gets the old gang together to put on a telethon performance to raise enough money to save their old studio from destruction at the hands of an evil businessman. This movie is non-stop smiles and fun.


Rated PG. Available to stream on Netflix and Disney+, and for rent/purchase on Apple TV, Google Play, and Amazon Prime Video.


Zootopia (2016)

In Zootopia anyone can be anything! Judy Hopps has always dreamed of becoming a police officer in the big city, but being the first rabbit officer comes with many struggles. In an attempt to earn the respect of her boss and peers Judy takes on a huge, mysterious case. With the unwilling help of a con-fox, Nick Wilde, Judy only has 48 hours to solve the case. Will Judy and Nick get to the bottom of it all?


Rated PG. Available to stream on Disney+, and for rent/purchase on Apple TV, Google Play, and Amazon Prime Video.


Star Wars (1977)

The first of the original trilogy, which has now turned into a huge and successful franchise. Princess Leia is being held captive by Darth Vader’s army. To restore freedom to the galaxy and aid the Rebel Alliance, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo must work together alongside C-3PO and R2-D2 to rescue the princess.


Rated PG. Available to stream on Disney+ and Hulu (with

premium subscription), and for rent/purchase on Apple TV, Google Play, and Amazon

Prime Video.


Dolphin Tale (2011)

This is the real life story of Winter the dolphin. While in the ocean, Winter gets caught in a trap and severely damages her tale. She is taken to Clearwater Marine Hospital where a marine biologist, a prosthetics designer, and her new best friend Sawyer, must find a way to help her swim again.


Rated PG. Available to rent/purchase on Apple TV, Google Play, and Amazon

Prime Video.


The show’s starting! Unwrap your candy now and get the popcorn poppin', it's time for a family movie night!



Abigail George is entering her junior year at Seton Hill University pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Theatre Business. On campus she is a member of the Student Theatre Activities Council and an active participant in the theatre department productions. She is a Pittsburgh native and grew up playing sports, doing theatre, and singing in her school choir. When she is not working at her local grocery store or studying, she will often be found watching Disney+'s entire library or grabbing dinner with some friends.

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