30 Classic Movies to Watch With Your Kids

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It's getting colder out there and with winter comes more time indoors. While I love spending time outside regardless of the weather, I've found that it's not always possible to go outdoors. Whether your kids are sick, have asthma problems, or just don't tolerate the cold very well, sometimes spending time inside is a better choice.

If you've found that you're stuck indoors a lot with your little ones, you might get a little bit anxious. As a parent, you're probably concerned about letting your kids have too much time online or in front of their devices, but spending time together as you watch classic films can be a lot of fun and opens up the possibility to discuss many different topics, including:

  • How people lived during different time periods
  • Social issues that affected the story
  • Clothing and apparel during different time periods
  • Similarities between today and the past

Make sure you talk with your kids after the movie and find out what they thought and what they found most interesting! When you're ready to get started, grab a bag of popcorn and settle in for a night of movie watching! Here are 30 classic (or at least pre-1995!) films you need to watch with your kids.

1. Swiss Family Robinson
2. Pollyanna
3. Anne of Green Gables
4. The Parent Trap
5. The Goonies
6. The Princess Bride
7. The Neverending Story
8. Free Willy
9. Dennis the Menace
10. Mrs. Doubtfire
11. Charlotte's Web
12. Babe
13. The Fox and the Hound
14. Angels in the Outfield
15. The Secret Garden
16. Homeward Bound
17. Fiddler on the Roof
18. Little Women
19. Old Yeller
20. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
21. Home Alone
22. Mary Poppins
23. E.T.
24. Labyrinth
25. Stand by Me
26. A Troll in Central Park
27. 3 Ninjas Kick Back
28. The Wizard of Oz
29. The Sound of Music
30. Miracle on 34th Street

Most of these films are available directly through Amazon, but many are also on Netflix

What are your must-see movies for kids?

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