11 Classic Heart-Warming Family Movies ...


Don’t get me wrong — I love Disney • Pixar movies, but sometimes, it’s nice to watch a family movie that’s not animated, one with real, live actors in it.

But it can be difficult to find family films that aren’t animated, especially if you’re not sure where to start.

I can help!

Here’s my list of 10 classic heart-warming family movies… that even the teenagers will like!

1. The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride

This movie has a little bit of everything — romance, a princess, sword fighting, revenge, true love, magic, and a young, adorable Fred Savage.

What more could you ask for?

There are a few scary parts (the RATS in the Fire Swamp and the torture of poor Wesley, and of course, the revenge of Inigo Montoya) but even my sweet delicate 6-year-old girl loved it!

2. The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

Possibly the best moment in this entire movie is the breath-taking visual transformation from black and white to vivid color when Dorothy leaves Kansas and arrives in Oz.

The movie follows Dorothy and her friends as they journey to Oz to find a way to get Dorothy back home, without meeting an end at the hands of the vile green Wicked Witch of the West!

3. E.T


Even just typing the title of this movie made me crave Reese’s Pieces candy and get a little misty-eyed.

The plot, acting, and direction of this family classic are spot-on… Spielberg captures exactly what a single mom and her family would be like… and the alien himself is innocent, sweet, and charming.

4. A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story

There’s a cable channel that airs this movie for 24 hours straight on Christmas Day, and I watch it (not all day!) every time.

We all have a mother and father and brother, best friends and bully like Ralphie, so we can relate.

And when he wishes his heart out for that air BB gun, we secretly hope he’ll get it… even though he’ll shoot his eye out…

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