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Best Family Movies: Your Guide To A Cosy Night In

Here at Park Holidays UK, we know just how important it is to keep the whole family entertained, especially when you have children of all different ages...That is why we have put together our top 15 family movies that are guaranteed to excite your little ones, and the adults too!

So grab the blankets, dim the lights, make some hot chocolate, grab some popcorn and cuddle up on the sofas, ready for a cosy night in.

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Adventure (And a little fantasy…)

1. Peter Pan (2003)

One for the believers… Peter, a boy who magically never ages, invites Wendy and her brothers to Neverland, an island where he lives with the Lost Boys. Once there, however, Wendy and her brothers are kidnapped by Captain Hook. Peter, and his fairy Tink, must face Hook in order to rescue the Darlings.

Google Rating: 90% of people like this film.



2. Night At The Museum

It doesn’t matter if you love museums or not... You’ll want to visit one after this fantastic action movie! Larry, a night security guard at the Museum of Natural History, gets some help from the exhibits who come alive at night to foil a robbery attempt of a magic tablet.

Google Rating: 94% of people like this film.



3. The BFG (2016)

A re-make of the 1989 classic! A young girl, Sophie, befriends a giant, who is an outcast because, unlike others of his kind, he refuses to hurt humans. However, things change after the other giants decide to hunt Sophie down once she is brought to Giant Country.

Google Rating: 84% of people like this film.



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Comedy

4. Bedtime Stories

Everyone likes bedtime stories… Right? Well, the ordinary lives of a hotel handyman and his niece and nephew take a magical turn, when the handyman’s grand bedtime stories begin to come true.

Google Rating: 89% of people like this film.



5. Nanny McPhee

Sometimes kids misbehave… But in this fantastic comedy, a mysterious woman with special powers attempts to tame seven children. The children have managed to drive away 17 previous nannies, but as Nanny McPhee takes control, they begin to notice that their misbehaving has magical consequences.

Google Rating: 91% of people like this film.



6. Dr. Dolittle

Who doesn’t like a film filled with animals? Well, in this comedy, a physician, who can speak with animals, is summoned by the queen to find a cure for her life-threatening disease. Soon, he embarks on a journey with his furry friends in search of a healing tree.

Google Rating: 86% of people like this film.



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Animated

7. The Book of Life

The Book of Life is a dazzling celebration of Mexican culture! In a bid to save the love of his life, Manolo sacrifices himself and is transported to the Land of the Remembered, where he reunites with his dead ancestors and strives to get his life back.

Google Rating: 90% of people like this film.



8. Finding Nemo

A stunning underwater adventure! After his son gets abducted from the Great Barrier Reef and is dispatched to Sydney, Marlin, a meek clownfish, enlists the help of a forgetful fish and embarks on a journey to bring him home.

Google Rating: 90% of people like this film.



9. Up

Don't forget the tissues! Carl, a 78-year-old balloon salesman, goes off on an adventure in his flying house in search of Paradise Falls, his wife's dream destination. But Carl's worst nightmare comes true when he discovers a little boy named Russell is a stowaway aboard the balloon-powered house.

Google Rating: 92% of people like this film.



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Fantasy (And a little adventure…)

10. Alice in Wonderland (2010)

We’re all mad here… Alice, now 19 years old, follows a rabbit in a blue coat to a magical wonderland from her dreams, where she is reunited with her friends who make her realise her true destiny.

Google Rating: 90% of people like this film.



11. Harry Potter

Just magnificent… Harry Potter is a series of fantasy movies written by British author J. K. Rowling. The movies chronicle the lives of a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Google Rating: 94% of people like this film.



12. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

Whilst playing, Lucy and her siblings find a wardrobe that lands them in a mystical place called Narnia. Here they realise that it was fated and they must now unite with Aslan to defeat an evil queen.

Google Rating: 92% of people like this film.



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Films Even Adults Will Love

13. Yours, Mine & Ours

Siblings tend to bicker a lot, right? Imagine having 17! A widower meets his ex-girlfriend and the pair soon decide to marry. However, the eighteen children they have between them ensure the path of love doesn't run smoothly.

Google Rating: 89% of people like this film.



14. Karate Kid (2010)

A wonderful family, martial arts drama! Dre, a 12-year-old boy, is bullied by Cheng, a rebellious kung fu prodigy, at his school. However, things begin to change after he befriends maintenance man Mr Han, who happens to be a kung fu expert.

Google Rating: 93% of people like this film.



15. Marley & Me

Another tear jerker! A happily married couple's life changes after they adopt a free-spirited pup named Marley, who, along with his antics, manages to teach them and their children important life lessons.

Google Rating: 93% of people like this film.



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