7 Movie Classics to Watch with Your Kids

Choosing a film for family movie night can be difficult sometimes. To help you out, here's seven movie classics to watch with your kids.
7 Movie Classics to Watch with Your Kids
Natalia Cobos Serrano

Written and verified by the social educator Natalia Cobos Serrano.

Last update: 27 December, 2022

Movie classics are films that can stand the test of time. No matter how many years go by, there’s some movies that are irreplaceable for several generations. In this article, we’ve named seven movie classics to watch with your kids. There’s no doubt you’ll all love them.

Movie classics to watch with your kids from the 80’s

The Neverending Story (1984)

The Neverending Story leads our list of movie classics to watch wit your kids because it’s one of the most special and magical movies to watch as a family.

It tells the story of a boy and a magical book that immerses him in his own story. Together with Atreyu, his partner in the adventure, he must save the Fantasy World and stop its destruction. He does this with the help of beloved characters such as the horse Artrax and the legendary dragon Fujur.

Gremlins (1984)

This is one of the classics from the 80s that stood out for its endearing protagonists and its mixed genre of Christmas, horror and comedy.

7 Movie Classics to Watch with Your Kids

The story begins when a father gives his son a strange pet for Christmas that they name Gizmo. It’s a very special creature that must be cared for according to a series of rules. However, if you don’t comply with these rules, these creatures will turn into terrifying beings called Gremlins.

The Goonies (1985), one of the movie classics to watch with your children

Another great movie classic that you should watch as a family is, without a doubt, The Goonies. This movie is fun and intriguing. It’s a story about the adventures of a group of kids who find a treasure map and decide to go on a treasure hunt.

The Goonies is one of the best adventure genre films of the 20th century. And, it’s great for all audiences. In addition, it marked a whole generation of young people and, today, is considered by many to be a cult film.

Back to the Future (1985-1990)

This is possibly one of the best movie classics to watch with your children thanks to a fantastic plot that will accommodate everyone’s tastes. Back to the Future is a trilogy that will have you traveling back in time. We’re positive that everyone in the family will enjoy it.

Throughout the films – which take place over the course of three days – the protagonist, Marty McFly, and his friend, the scientist Doc, will travel to the future and to the past in a DeLorean car. In reality, this car is a time machine that Doc created himself. 

Movie classics to watch with your kids from the 90’s

Home Alone (1990)

This movie is a true Christmas classic. The protagonist, Kevin, is an eight-year-old boy who is left alone by accident while his family goes on vacation. Then, he’s left to face a couple of thieves who are trying to steal from his house.

7 Movie Classics to Watch with Your Kids

While his family tries to get back home to him, Kevin devises all sorts of inventions to avoid and annoy the burglars who have broken into his house. And, he does this in the funniest, craziest and most ingenious ways possible.

Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

Mrs. Doubtfire is definitely one of the best movies to watch as a family. It stars Robin Williams and it tells the story of a man who hides his true identity in order to be able to stay close to his children. This is an extremely funny movie that also teaches great values about family love.

Jumanji (1995)

This is probably one of the most iconic adventure film classics for families. Jumanji is a magical board game that takes the game beyond the real world. As a result, the players of the game find themselves in real trouble. 

This movie also stars Robin Williams and your children will have a great time watching the adventures that each character experiences.


This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.