We have not had cable TV in over 5 years and we do not regret it. Something that started out as a way to save money, has turned out to be really good for our family. We enjoy the fact that we can freely pick and choose exactly what we want our family to watch. With two little ones, there are very many fun movies that we don’t have to worry about the content. Being fond of older family movies, we decided to put together the list below for ourselves but also to share with y’all. We have watched about half with our latest being Old Yeller and Savage Sam of which our family really enjoyed. Since we get Netflix DVDs, it has been very easy to find these titles but hope to collect them as well.
- Old Yeller
- Savage Sam
- Swiss Family Robinson
- Herbie Goes Bananas
- Snowball Express
- The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
- Dave Crockett
- Johnny Tremain
- Charlie, the Lonesome Cougar
- The Three Lives of Thomasina
- Toby Tyler
- The Shaggy D.A.
- Blackbeard’s Ghost
- The Shaggy Dog
- Monkeys, Go Home
- The Incredible Mr. Limpet
- The Misadventures of Merlin Jones
- Moon Spinners
- The Incredible Journey
- The Barefoot Executive
- The Biscuit Eater
- Unidentified Flying Oddball
- The Apple Dumpling Gang
- The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again
- The Reluctant Astronaut
- The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
- Hot Lead and Cold Feet
- No Deposit No Return
- How to Frame a Figg
- Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo
- That Darn Cat
- The Love Bug
- Million Dollar Duck
- The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit
- Son of Flubber
- The Absent-Minded Professor
- Follow Me Boys
- Now you See Him Now you Don’t
- The One And Only Genuine, Original Family Band
- The Strongest Man in the World
- My Dog, The Thief
- Third Man On The Mountain
- Mary Poppins
- Sound of Music
- Babes in Toyland
- Bed Knobs and Broom Sticks
- Miracle of the White Stallions
- Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
31 thoughts on “50 Family Movies Worth Owning”
Thanks for this list! I will check them!
I was just thinking about getting some new movies to watch with my family.
Thanks for sharing!
You are very welcome ❤. Glad I could pass it along. I hope you find some to enjoy with your family.
It’s a good idea. May be i can share mine too!
I would love to see what movies are on your list.
I think my list is a bit new, most of them animation movies: Toy story, Up, Home, flushed away, over the hedge, astro boy, magic gourd, ice age, wreck it Ralph. And recently frozen ( my daughter’s choice). I will update you soon with the other non-animated ones.
Wishing you all the best,
I love “Up” and think it’s one of the best love stories ever told.
Yes it is! And it was funny too
Absolutely… I enjoyed the fact that both kids and adults could enjoy it.
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Thank you for the list. I had forgotten some of my favorites. 🙂
It’s my joy to be able to pass them along. We have enjoyed many of them and are always looking forward to watching another old movie. 😁
Very cool list. I’ve watched most of them myself, either with the kids or when I was a kid on the old Disney Television shows. Fond memories for sure. Thanks for sharing!
I had never watched most of them but my husband got me hooked as soon as we got married. I used to be strictly a period piece movie gal, but that has changed in the past 9 years 😁.
Most of those came out when I was a kid or when my daughter was a kid. It shows you how crass movies have become that are supposedly for kids. So many of them are cynical with inside jokes for the adults.
I think it’s sad to see how bad the Content of ” children’s movies” is. We have enjoyed the ability to find good old movies that focus on good acting vs whatever we have today.
And the laughter is so genuine. I remember the Flubber movies and laughing and laughing.
Gotta love that humor; a trait that is lucking in our movies today. The kind of humor that makes one laugh their socks off!.😂
Great list! Saving for later!
Thank you Sis.
Oh no…Old Yeller first on the list? I’ve never shown it to my kids because watching it was scarring for me- haha. We all really love dogs so that is just too hard a movie to watch!
Awww. That part was really sad and I get it if you wouldn’t want your children to watch it at this point in time. It’s a great story though.❤
Mart Poppins was one of my favorites as a child ❤️️
We still watch Mary Poppins in our home. 😁
Ah, there are so many movies on there that I remember watching with my grandma as a kid. The Shaggy Dog was a favorite ❤
We have our little ones watching all these oldies. My husband has watched the Shaggy dog but the munchkins and I haven’t. Any other suggestions of fun old movies?
The old Parent Trap is awesome. (It was on Netflix a few weeks ago, not sure if it still is.) I also liked White Fang a lot, the old Pete’s Dragon, The Ugly Dachsund, and Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken.
You have a list of some great ones! As a child, we watched all the Apple Dumpling Gang and Herbie movies at the theater. We haven’t missed our TV in almost 20 years. One of the best decisions we made for ourselves and our children.
I don’t ever see wanting Cable TV again. A movie here and there works really well for our family. We love the Apple Dumpling Gang as well as the Herbie. I have only watched one of the Herbie ones. Growing up in Uganda, I never watched most of these old movies as a kid but I have my beloved husband to thank for introducing me to most of them. I grew up watching period pieces for my literature classes and at times when they were passed down to us by missionary friends. I still greatly enjoy period pieces.❤
Period pieces are my favorite!
I haven’t been able to get my groom into them as much as I would like to. 😁
Same here! Police/NCIS type shows still rule. I find them a bit depressing, although he says he likes them because he wants to see the good guys win. I want to watch something that makes me laugh, cry, sing along, or really think. I get all those emotions…that’s a great movie!