These are the best Family Friendly Movies That Aren’t Animated for you to buy or tent and watch with your kids. Family friendly movies don’t have to be just animated. There are tons of great movies that kids, teens and adults will all love watching together.
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Best Family Movies: Non-Animated Hits
The Princess Bride: This is a cult classic that is super fun for everyone. Tons of adventure and action with plenty of romance and comedy makes it a favorite for all ages. You’ll fast learn that everyone in your family loves The Princess Bride.
Percy Jackson & Olympians – The Lightning Thief: Everyone loves fun movies packed full of action, and a bit of Greek mythology. This first movie of the fun book series is a great choice for everyone in the family. Tons of action and great stories of love and family.
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Star Wars The Complete Saga: There is nothing better than a movie marathon with your family of the 6 existing Star Wars movies. With the release of Star Wars The Force Awakens this winter these are perfect for watching now.
Harry Potter: These are great for older kids and teens especially, but everyone will love the tales of their favorite wizards and witches as they grow up and learn how to use their powers.
Swiss Family Robinson: This classic movie is great for the family full of adventurers. It’s a fun story about how a family survives in the wild on their own. Tons of great family values and action packed adventures.
The Parent Trap: This is a classic movie about twin girls separate at birth with each living with one parent. They figure out they are sisters then work to reunite their parents. Full of adventures, a bit of sneaky work and of course a tidbit of romance in the end.
Sandlot: Every kid needs friends to go on summer adventures with, and this movie is a classic that boys and girls alike will relate to.
Night At The Museum: Everyone loves the misadventures of the Night At The Museum crew. Ben Stiller brings a great character to life with his adventures at the museum. Great for teaching about family, friendship and loyalty.
Real Steel: This story of an estranged dad and his summer spent with his son fighting robots will be a tear jerker for sure. Everyone will love watching the relationship of father and so unfold.
These family friendly movies that aren’t cartoons are perfect for your next family movie night!
13 thoughts on “Our Favorite Family-Friendly Live-Action Hits for Movie Night”
What a great list! Thanks for this, I am bookmarking this so that we can watch them all.
It’s a fine line to walk for a movie to be both entertaining for kids and for adults! So few movies are able to pull it off!
The Sandlot is a classic. We still watch that movie on weekends!
We have the entire Harry Potter series on Blu Ray and have watched it more times than I can count.
Almost everyone in my family is a Potter fan. We’re going to have to watch those! I love the Parent Trap too.
hi my mom has watch the parent trap to but i have not is it good.
The Sandlot and The Princess Bride are family favorites. We have not seen the newest Night at the Museum yet.
Our family absolutely loves all of those movies! What a great list. Infact I think it’s time we re-watch a number of them.
My older two would probably love a non animated movie night for a change. I know my daughter would love The Parent Trap.
These are great suggestions and we tend to prefer live action movies over animated. We recently watched Labrynith with the kids for the first time and hope to rewatch the Star Wars films before the new one is released in December.
These movies are great. Another great movie was E.T. I loved the Harry Potter series.
These are all awesome movies. I now feel old because I didn’t realize Princess Bride was that old! LOL that is my all time favorite movie!
The Princess Bride is my all time favorite movie. My sister chased down Wallace Shawn (Vizzini) in Chelsea Market this summer so we could get a picture. And anytime something goes wrong my husband and I always say, “You’re killing me Smalls” we’ve been saying that since before the t-shirts became popular.