101 Movies from your childhood you’ll want to watch with your kids | Ultimate family movie night, NO CARTOONS!

Movies from your childhood you’ll want to watch with your kids. Ultimate family movie night, NO CARTOONS!

Now that our oldest is 8 it’s been eight… long… years… of watching cartoons. Don’t get me wrong, I love kids movies! But after a while you sit in limbo just waiting for them to be old enough to watch the movies YOU use to love as a kid.

The movies that are not cartoons and hold a little nostalgia thinking back to them.

It’s time for the ultimate family movie list.

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It seems like this was the year to watch all the family movies. So after a few months my husband and I started struggling…

What in the world did we use to watch!? Hang up the projector screen and get some popcorn because it’s Movies from your Childhood with NO CARTOONS, night!

101 Movies from your Childhood | No Cartoons

Action/Adventure- Family Movies

  • Hook- 1991
  • Back to the Future- 1985
  • The Goonies- 1985
  • Labyrinth- 1986
  • Jumanji- 1984
  • The Never Ending Story- 1984
  • Candleshoe- 1977
  • Star Wars- 1977-2019
  • Escape to Witch Mountain- 1975
  • Wild America- 1997
  • Tom & Huck- 1995
  • The Borrowers- 1997
  • Harry Potter- 2001
  • Chronicles of Narnia- 2005

Comedy/Drama- Family Movies

  • Beethoven- 1992
  • Dunstin Checks In- 1996
  • The Princess Bride- 1987
  • Mrs. Doubtfire- 1993
  • The Sandlot- 1993
  • Matilda- 1996
  • The Mighty Ducks- 1992
  • Babe- 1995
  • Little Giants- 1994
  • Space Jam- 1996
  • The Parent Trap- 1961 &1998
  • Cool Runnings- 1993
  • Mary Poppins- 1964
  • Mouse Hunt-1997
  • Blank Check- 1994
  • Richie Rich- 1994
  • Camp Nowhere- 1994
  • The Little Rascals- 1994
  • Dennis The Menace- 1993
  • Jungle 2 Jungle- 1997
  • That Darn Cat- 1997
  • George of the Jungle- 1997
  • Mr. Bean- 1990
  • The Flintstones- 1994
  • Flipper- 1996
  • Problem Child- 1990
  • BIG- 1988
  • How The West Was Fun- 1994
  • Getting Even With Dad- 1994
  • Short Circuit- 1986
  • Spaceballs-1987
  • Born to be Wild- 1995
  • Rookie of the Year-1993
  • The Big Green-1995
  • First Kid- 1996
  • Flubber- 1997
  • Air Bud- 1997
  • Leave it to Beaver- 1997
  • Mr. Magoo- 1997
  • My Favorite Martian- 1999

Family/Drama- Movies

  • Fly Away Home- 1996
  • The Wizard of Oz- 1939
  • Free Willy- 1993
  • Honey I shrunk the Kids- 1989
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial- 1982
  • Overboard- 1987
  • Annie- 1982
  • Curly Sue- 1991
  • October Sky- 1999
  • Corrina Corrina- 1994
  • Charlets Web- 2006
  • Homeward Bound- 1993
  • It Takes Two- 1995
  • The Indian in the Cupboard- 1995
  • The Secret Garden- 1993
  • Simon Birch- 1998
  • Gold Diggers, The Secret of Gold Mountain- 1995
  • Iron Will- 1994
  • The Karate Kid- 1984
  • The War- 1994
  • Remember the Titans- 2000
  • Radio- 2003
  • My Dog Skip-2000
  • War of the Buttons- 1994
  • Man of the House- 1995
  • Andre- 1994
  • Shiloh- 1996
  • The Sound of Music- 1965
  • The Newsies- 1992
  • A Little Princess- 1995
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Halloween- Family Movies

  • Hocus Pocus- 1993
  • Casper- 1995
  • Beetlejuice- 1988
  • Bedknobs & Broomsticks- 1971
  • Earnest Scared Stupid- 1991
  • Halloweentown-1998
  • Under Wraps- 1997
  • Ghostbusters- 1984
Santa's Workshop with Christmas presents hanging from ceiling

Christmas- Family Movies

  • Home Alone- 1990
  • Miracle on 34th St- 1994
  • A Christmas Story- 1983
  • Jack Frost- 1998
  • Elf- 2003
  • The Grinch- 2000
  • Prancer- 1989
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol- 1992
  • I’ll be home for Christmas- 1998
  • Jungle All the Way- 1996
  • The Santa Clause- 1994

Creating this ultimate family movie list consisted in a lot of “babe, do you remember that movie that had a treasure hunt in the mansion?” (it was Candleshoe)

Since these are older movies check them out on IMDB for a full parent guide. It was the 90’s, so some may have smoking or language. Some are even rated PG-13! Ratings were a little different back then.

Browsing some movies we came across JAWS, which only has a rating of PG. However, after watching the trailer, our youngest daughter is now nervous and asking if sharks are in the lakes here….

Hope you enjoy the list and make some awesome family movie night memories!

Best Wishes,
Sara
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