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#BingeAlert: 30+ Hollywood Family Movies You Can Watch With Your Loved Ones!

Neha KapoorNeha Kapoor  |  Aug 26, 2020
Best Hollywood Family Movies

We’re living in an era of online streaming platforms and there’s no chance that we’ll find someone who has never binge-watched a series or movies. If you’re a Hollywood buff, Netflix has a great collection for you. Yes, you can always browse for options but we’re here to help. 

Snuggling up with your little munchkins or your partner and putting on a great movie is one of the best ways to enjoy some family time. We’ve curated a list of popular and best Hollywood family movies that you can watch over the weekend. 

Dim the lights, get your snacks ready and enjoy!

Hollywood Animated Movies

Animation domination, as some may call it! The growth of mainstream animation has changed the landscape of entertainment. With or without kids at your home, here are some animated family movies in Hollywood that you’ll definitely enjoy.

Toy Story Series (1995, 1999, 2010, 2019)

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Released in 1995, Toy Story was the first of its kind movie that proved that computer technology was just as viable for making animated features as hand-drawn animation. The main theme of the movie is friendship in a world where toys pretend to be lifeless around people but are actually living things. 

Voice cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Morris

Duration: Over an hour

Available on: Disney + Hotstar 

Finding Nemo (2003, 2016)

Follow the adventure of a father clownfish, Marlin as he searches for his son, Nemo in The Great Barrier Reef. This is the most adorable Hollywood animated movie that you’ll ever watch. 

Voice cast: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe 

Duration: Over an hour

Available on: Disney + Hotstar

Frozen II (2019)

Set three years after the events of the first film, the story is about Elsa, Anna and other characters who embark on a journey together. Elsa, the Snow Queen, who has the power to create snow and ice, starts an adventure after hearing a mysterious voice call out to her. This one is a must-watch and your kids will love it. 

Star cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff

Duration: 1 hour 43 minutes

Available on: Disney + Hotstar

Despicable Me (2010)

This film revolving around the importance of family is one of the best English movies ever. The storyline shows the journey of the supervillain Gru into a parent he never thought he was. 

Star cast: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Miranda Cosgrove, Sana Gaier, Elsie Fisher

Duration: 1 hour 35 minutes

Available on: Netflix

The Incredibles 2 (2018)

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Sequel to the 2004-film The Incredibles, this computer-animated superhero film is an amazing watch. The film is about the journey of the incredible family who struggles to balance their family and superhero lives. 

Voice cast: Craig T Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huckleberry Milner

Duration: 2 hours 5 minutes

Available on: Disney + Hotstar

Science Fiction Hollywood Movies For You & Your Family

Ask any Sci-Fi fan what their go-to films are, and we bet you’ll get a lot of great answers. And if you are one, then here are some science fiction movies you shouldn’t miss.

Jurassic Park (1993)

The first installment of Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park franchise was released in 1993. Evidently, the digital effects from that era with those stunning dinosaurs still hold up today. That, combined with John Williams’ amazing background score makes for a movie that’s not only entertaining but exciting too. In fact, all the movies in the franchise are worth a watch, if you haven’t seen them already. 

Star cast: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

Duration: 2 hours 7 minutes

Available on: Amazon Prime

The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)

One of the great classics of this genre, The Day The Earth Stood Still is based on whether or not we’re alone in the universe. This is an adaptation of the 1951 film of the same name. The story about the aliens coming to Earth and warning the humankind that they must live peacefully or they’ll be destroyed is resonant enough to watch the movie. 

Star cast: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Jaden Smith,  John Cleese 

Duration: 1 hour 46 minutes

The Martian (2015)

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When a science fiction movie is nominated for an Oscar, you know it’s something you cannot miss. From space travel to alien worlds and enough scientific facts, this movie has everything that hardcore sci-fi fans love. 

Star cast: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Kate Mara

Duration: 2 hours 31 minutes

Available on: Disney + Hotstar

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

With impressive outer space scenes and amazing music, 2001: A Space Odyssey was way ahead of its time and is undoubtedly one of the best family movies in Hollywood. 

Star cast: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Leonard Rossiter, Margaret Tyzac

Duration: 2 hours 44 minutes

Available on: Netflix

Inception (2010)

Inception is one of the most thought-provoking and popular Sci-Fi films. It was a heist movie in which the characters infiltrated someone’s mind to steal an idea instead of going for money or diamonds. 

Star cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy 

Duration: 2 hours 42 minutes

Available on: Amazon Prime 

Hollywood Comedy Movies To Watch With Your Family

Let’s face it — it’s 2020 and all of us can definitely use a reason to laugh. So we have curated a list of some of the best family movies that will make you LOL!

Nappily Ever After (2018)

Nappily Ever After is a delightful feel-good romantic comedy about a Black woman and her journey of self-discovery. Super-relatable and funny, this film is a must-watch.  

Star cast: Sanaa Lathan, Ernie Hudson, Lyriq Bent, Lynn Whitfield, Ricky Whittle, Camille Guaty 

Duration: 1 hour 38 minutes

Available on: Netflix

We’re The Millers (2013)

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This super cute movie is about how four people pretending to be a family actually turn into one as the plot advances. We’re The Millers should definitely be on your list of Hollywood comedy movies to watch with family.  

Star cast: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Will Poulter, Emma Roberts

Duration: 1 hour 58 minutes

Available on: Netflix 

Marley & Me (2008)

Everyone really swears by this dog movie! The story revolves around the couple’s dog, Marley and how he is such an integral part of their lives. Another Jennifer Aniston-starrer, Marley & Me is the perfect watch for a lazy Sunday afternoon!  

Star cast: Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Eric Dane, Alan Arkin, Haley Hudson, Haley Bennett

Duration: 2 hours 1 minute

Available on: Amazon Prime 

Hitch (2005)

It’s a tale of ‘date doctor’ Will Smith who helps people to successfully get the girl they want. Watch how his life unfolds in this immensely enjoyable romantic comedy. 

Star cast: Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kevin James, Julie Ann Emery 

Duration: 1 hour 58 minutes

Available on: Amazon Prime

Tortilla Soup (2001)

This Mexican-American film about a master chef and a father to three daughters, who has lost his sense of smell and taste, is yet another amazing option. The deep love and the daily troubles they share as a family makes it one of the cutest family movies ever. 

Star cast: Héctor Elizondo, Jacqueline Obradors, Ken Marino, Elizabeth Peña 

Duration: 1 hour 43 minutes

Available on: Amazon Prime 

The Parent Trap (1998)

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It’s a super cute story of identical twins who were separated at the time of their birth and raised by their divorced parents. While one is raised in England, the other one is brought up in America. They figure it out when they meet at a camp after which they decide to swap places to meet the other parent. 

Star cast: Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson, Elaine Hendrix

Duration: 2 hours 8 minutes

Isn’t It Romantic (2019)

This latest movie is a satirical look at the romantic comedy genre. It’s a story about a woman who hates romantic comedies but finds herself stuck in one. With some twisted plots, the narrative remains interesting enough to hold your attention throughout. 

Star cast: Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam DeVine, Priyanka Chopra

Duration: 1 hour 29 minutes

Available on: Netflix

Hollywood Romantic Movies To Watch With Family

Movies never go out of trend and if your partner is as romantic as you are, then here’s a list of Hollywood family movies that are romantic AF.

La La Land (2016)

Starring none other than Ryan Gosling, La La Land is a story about two people who got together to do what they love. What forms the plot is how they deal with their passion and the mounting love between the two.

Star cast: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Callie Hernadez, JK Simmons

Duration: 2 hours 8 minutes

Available on: Netflix

A Walk To Remember (2002)

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Clearly one of the best English family movies, A Walk To Remember is super romantic and will leave you teary-eyed. The story is about the bad boy of school falling in love with the silent one who is also suffering from a grave illness. 

Star cast: Shane West, Mandy Moore, Peter Coyote, Daryl Hannah

Duration: 1 hour 42 minutes

The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

Based on John Green’s bestselling novel, the film offers the first-person account of the 16-year-old girl, who can hardly remember not living with cancer. How she falls in love with an 18-year-old boy whose career was destroyed when cancer took away his right leg, forms the plot of the story.

Star cast: Shailene Woodley, Lily Kenna, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff

Duration: 2 hours 13 minutes

Available on: Disney + Hotstar

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is a story of a girl, who has never openly admitted her crush for the boys who’ve crossed her life. She instead wrote letters to each one of them which never got posted, until now! What follows is a whirlwind of drama and emotions that’ll keep you hooked.  

Star cast: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart, Andrew Bachelor, 

Duration: 1 hour 39 minutes

Available on: Netflix

All the Bright Places (2020)

Based on the internationally bestselling novel of the same name, All The Bright Places tells the story of Violet and Theodore who meet and change each other’s lives forever. This romantic drama provides a refreshing take on the experience of mental illness and its impact on relationships. 

Star cast: Elle Fanning, Justice Smith, Alexandra Shipp, Lamar Johnson, 

Duration: 1 hour 48 minutes

Available on: Netflix

Family Movies That Are Spooky AF!

When it comes to watching movies with your family, one of the most preferred genres is horror. So, here are some of our favourite Hollywood family movies that are scary enough to spook you out but also perfect to watch with your loved ones.

It (2017)

It’s a supernatural horror film based on the novel of the same name. It takes you through the journey of seven helpless and bullied children who are forced to face their nightmare. Their fight against Pennywise, a shape-shifting clown, forms the plot. 

Star cast: Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgård, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Nicholas Hamilton

Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes

Available on: Amazon Prime 

The Conjuring (2013)

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Another horror hit, The Conjuring is about a family that moves into a new house and experiences paranormal activities. Based on a true story, it is one of the must-watch English family movies. You won’t regret it, trust us. 

Star cast: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor, ROn Livingston, Shanley Caswell, Hayley McFarland, Joey King 

Duration: 1 hour 52 minutes

Available on: Amazon Prime 

The Eyes Of My Mother (2016)

The Eyes Of My Mother is a story about a lonely woman who is consumed by her deepest and darkest desires. She has been unfazed by death from an early age because of her surgeon mother and grows up into a traumatised adult from being a child coolly absorbing anatomy lessons.

Star cast: Kika Magalhães, Diana Agostini, Paul Nazak, Will Brill

Duration: 1 hour 17 minutes

The Nun (2018)

A desolate village, an ancient abbey full of nuns and a graveyard – this movie has everything that makes for a perfect horror movie. 

Star cast: Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Bonnie Aarons

Duration: 1 hour 36 minutes

Available on: Netflix

The Exorcist (1973)

Based on a real-life story, this film is all about exorcism. This one is not as slick in graphics as the modern-day horror films but we can guarantee that it’s sinister enough to send a shiver down your spine. Watch the film to know what happens when a young girl is found to be possessed after she starts acting odd. 

Star cast: Ellen Burstyn, Jason Miller, Linda Blair, Max von Sydow

Duration: 2 hours 12 minutes

Annabelle: Creation (2017)

Another horror movie based on a true story, Annabelle: Creation is a story about how a man traps his little girl’s soul in a doll after her tragic death. The doll, then, reaches a family and what happens next forms the whole story. 

Star cast: Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Lulu Wilson, Anthony LaPaglia 

Duration: 1 hour 50 minutes

Available on: Amazon Prime 

The Shining (1980)

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If you’re in for some psychological horror, then this one’s for you. Based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name, the movie is a masterpiece in itself. It’s a story about a family that heads to an isolated hotel for the winter but a sinister presence turns everything upside down. 

Star cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers 

Duration: 2 hours 26 minutes

Available on: Netflix

Hollywood Adventure Movies To Watch With Your Loved Ones

Adventure or action is yet another genre that gets everyone’s attention. We’ve curated for you some of the best adventure Hollywood family movies that are definitely worth your time. 

London Has Fallen (2016)

London Has Fallen is an action movie about back to back terror attacks that happen after the death of the British Prime Minister. Full of action, this one will keep you on the edge of your seat. 

Star cast: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Alon Moni Aboutboul

Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

Available on: Netflix

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Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Sequel to Avengers: Infinity War, this Sci-Fi action-adventure movie is Marvel Studios’ conclusion to the series. The Avengers take a final stand against Thanos and that’s what forms the entire story. If you love sci-fi + adventure, then you cannot miss out on Avengers: Endgame. 

Star cast: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Brie Larson, Paul Rudd

Duration: 3 hours 2minutes

Available on: Disney + Hotstar

My Spy (2020)

This is one of the latest English family movies where a CIA agent finds himself at the mercy of a gifted nine-year-old girl. He and his tech are surveilling her family while undercover. My Spy makes for an interesting watch for people who don’t mind some giggles along with all the action. 

Star cast: Dave Bautista, Chloe Coleman, Kristen Schaal, Parisa Fitz-Henley

Duration: 1 hour 42 minutes

Rampage (2018)

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Another science fiction monster film that promises a lot of adventure. If you have a kid at home, he/she is going to love this one. The whole story is about a genetic experiment going wrong that unleashes giant creatures that rampage the city.

Star cast: Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Åkerman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Duration: 1 hour 55 minutes

Available on: Amazon Prime 

Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)

One of the latest Hollywood family movies, Jumanji: The Next Level is a sequel to 1995-film Jumanji, in which the gang goes back into the game but it has changed. Do watch this one if you like fantasy adventure movies

Star cast: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas

Duration: 2 hours 3minutes

Available on: Amazon Prime 

 

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