The best kids films that you’ll actually enjoy, too

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There's nothing lovelier than settling down for the evening to watch a film with your kids. We remember doing the same with our own parents as children, and those films are often the ones that bring us the most joy and our fondest memories.

While there are plenty of new film releases each year, sometimes, the classic kids' films truly are the best ones. These films not only give us a chance to laugh, cry and relate, but they're also great for teaching our children some important life lessons, like standing up for what you believe in, not judging a book by its cover and the joy of friendship.

With Amazon Prime, Netflix and Disney Plus at the click of a button (plus some good old DVDs thrown in there for good measure), there's a wealth of amazing cinema at our fingertips for the whole family to share.

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How much does it cost?

For a small monthly fee, you'll get a world of entertainment at your disposal. Here are the latest prices:

Amazon Prime

If you already have an Amazon Prime membership (£7.99/month or £79/year), you'll get Prime Video included. If you're a new customer, you can get Prime Video for £5.99/month along with a 30-day free trial to see if it's for you.


You can get yourself a basic Netflix membership from £5.99/month, but there are also Standard and Premium subscriptions from £8.99 and £11.99.


Disney's brand-new streaming service will cost you £5.99/month or £59.99/year.

To inspire your next movie night, we've collated the team's favourite films to watch with their family and, most importantly, films they don't mind watching again and again. With everything from Disney classics to Pixar adventures, iconic comedies and epic singalongs, there's something for everyone on this list.

You could even make the event more special, by turning your living room into a cosy den, investing in a projector and making it a regular night in. Oh, and don't forget the popcorn!

1. Babe


Family classic, Babe, is the uplifting story about an orphaned pig who learns to herd sheep. It

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
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Inventor Flint Lockwood's latest creation seems like a waste of time, until it starts raining food


One to get you fired up, Merida's story is a refreshing take on a Disney princess. After

4. Cars


Lightning McQueen is as popular now as he ever wash! This hilarious tale follows the car as he

E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial
Price: £4.99


E.T. is a classic, heart-warming story about friendship, loved by countless generations. Let your


The record-breaking hit Frozen took over our lives when it first came out, and if someone was to

Happy Feet
Price: £7.99


Guaranteed to have you tapping your toes, Happy Feet is about an Emperor Penguin who loves to

Harry Potter Films 1-8

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The tales of Harry Potter have been cherished by millions ever since the release of the books in


An oldie but a goldie, HSM is perfect to test how many of the songs and dance routines you can


Hotel Transylvania is as much of a lesson for parents as it is for kids - what on earth will


Despite being released in 1989, this film is still totally brilliant. How on earth will Wayne and


Inside Out will make you laugh, cry, and teach your kids a really valuable life lesson about their


Join Mowgli, Baloo and Bagheera for one of the best-loved films of our time and learn the bare

Kung Fu Panda
Price: £3.45


When Po the panda is chosen as the dragon warrior, he teaches us all to find our inner power in


Madagascar is an adventure jam-packed with a hilarious ensemble of animals - especially lemurs!

16. Moana


Moana is a wonderful story about not only the importance of family, but about finding out who you


A bit of an underrated animated film, if we're honest, Shark Tale teaches kids about unlikely


Got big dreams? It doesn't matter how little you are, they're within your reach! That's what Remy


One that will no doubt have kids asking big questions, but an important watch, Pocahontas is the


When a trapped Rapunzel meets the good-hearted thief, Flynn, their adventure begins. This


Luckiyl for us, every single one of the Toy Story films is on Disney+, but there's something about


As kids, this one was a big one for us. The original epic Disney film, The Lion King is a story of

23. Up


One of the sweetest and most heart-warming films from Disney and Pixar, Up is the story of Carl,

24. Sing

Price: £4.99


Featuring over 60 songs from some of the biggest artists on the planet, Sing is perfect if your

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