How to Find Kid-Friendly Films Everyone Will Enjoy on Family Movie Night

How to Find Kid-Friendly Films Everyone Will Enjoy on Family Movie Night

By Anita Ginsburg

Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to entertainment. This is especially true when it comes to movies. Some prefer action flicks while others like the drama that comes with romance films.

But when children want to watch a movie with you, it won’t do to have them watch something like The Terminator. You need to choose a film the whole family can watch. Here are some ways you can find kid-friendly films everyone will enjoy on movie night.


Bookstores, like Barnes and Noble, do not sell only books. They sell a large variety of board games, records, and—most importantly—movies. These types of stores have sections that are dedicated to children, which makes it easier to find a film everyone can watch.


Thanks to technology, DVDs have become mere collector’s items. A lot of people now use streaming services, like Netflix instead of buying movies individually. These streaming websites are home to a plethora of different shows and movies. However, one of the best places to watch kid-friendly movies is Netflix.

Some of the best movies on Netflix for the family include:

How to Train Your Dragon

– Hop

– Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse

– Paranorman

– The Smurfs

There are plenty of fun, story-driven movies suitable for people of any age on Netflix. Movies on Netflix come with a short blurb, and many also have trailers, so you can get a pretty good feel if the movie is a good fit for your family. This is particularly for families with small children.

Referrals From Friends or Family

Sometimes, it can be hard to decide which movie to watch given the number of options. In some cases, the best way to find a family-friendly movie is to ask your friends and extended family. They can give you various recommendations based on their past experiences and what their children enjoyed.

Look Up the Latest Trends

If you’re still having a hard time finding a movie, there’s nothing wrong with joining the masses. All it takes is a quick search on Google and you’ll see what people are watching. You’ll also see what movies people are waiting to see, like Godzilla vs Kong. Don’t forget to involve your children in the search. They may have an idea of what you should watch and in fact, you might actually find a new favorite flick.

While finding a movie that suits everyone’s tastes can be challenging, it is possible. In addition to asking your family what they prefer, use these tips as the catalyst to having a great movie night with your family.

About the Author

Anita is a freelance writer from Denver, CO. She studied at Colorado State University, and now writes articles about health, business, family and finance. A mother of two, she enjoys traveling with her family whenever she isn’t writing. You can follow her on Twitter @anitaginsburg.

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