10 Family Movie Night Ideas

Wednesday, March 30 by Antoinette Regulus

Would you like to gain some insight about ten family movie night ideas? If your family enjoys spending time together, this article should prove very helpful. Sure, you could have board game night, but we think there’s just something special about movie night, popcorn and all! Turn your living room or family room into your family’s own personal movie theater. The following are ten family movie night ideas for you to consider.

  1. "Shrek." The first entry on our list of ten family movie night ideas is this film about a green ogre who lives in a swamp. He and several fairy tale characters must save their homes from Lord Farquaad.    
  2. "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom."Indiana Jones must recover a valuable gemstone and rescue boys who have been kidnapped. The movie takes place in an East Indian village.
  3. "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." We just couldn’t give you ten family movie night ideas without including Harry Potter. The saga revolves around young Harry Potter, who realizes that he isn’t just an ordinary boy, but a wizard like his parents. He goes off to study at a school of wizardry.
  4. "Disney’s Alice in Wonderland." Young Alice disappears down a rabbit hole where she finds a strange land inhabited by mystical creatures. Eventually, Alice helps free the Underland kingdom from the Jabberwocky and the evil queen.
  5. "Finding Nemo." Nemo is stolen from his home in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef, and his father goes on an heroic crusade to rescue his only son. This is a must-see on our list of ten family movie night ideas for you to consider.
  6. "The Jungle Book." This animated treat takes place in the jungle. A baby is discovered in a boat wreckage, and he is rescued by a panther and raised with wolves. As the youngster grows, he must leave the jungle and get to a human village, because a human-hating tiger has returned to the jungle.  
  7. "A Night at the Museum." A divorced dad gets a job as a night guard at the Museum of Natural History in New York. He falls asleep on duty and awakes to find that the museum exhibits have come to life.
  8. "The Karate Kid." A boy moves from New Jersey to California with his mother. He’s bullied by several boys at their new location. A gardener, who also happens to be a master of martial arts, teaches the boy to defend himself.
  9. "The Lion King." This is the story of a lion cub who, mistakenly believing he has killed his father, goes into exile in the jungle, where he makes friends who help raise him. He goes on to realize and fulfill his true destiny as the Lion King.
  10. "E.T. The Extraterrestrial." When an alien family lands on planet Earth, they accidentally leave behind their child, E.T. A boy named Elliot finds E.T. in his yard, brings him inside and befriends him.

There you have ten family movie night ideas to help inspire you. There are, of course, many other movies to choose from. Peruse the list and add some of your own family movie night favorites. We hope you enjoy these ten family movie night ideas for years to come.