Favorite Family Movies & TV Series

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1. *batteries not included (1987)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

54 Metascore

Apartment block tenants seek the aid of alien mechanical life-forms to save their building from demolition.

Director: Matthew Robbins | Stars: Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Frank McRae, Elizabeth Peña

Votes: 29,188 | Gross: $32.95M

2. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)
Episode: A Christmas They Never Forgot (1981)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Snowbound on the Ingalls homestead on Christmas eve, Caroline, Laura and Hester Sue share memories of Christmases past.

Director: Michael Landon | Stars: Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Rachel Lindsay Greenbush

Votes: 174

3. 7th Heaven (1996–2007)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Eric Camden, a minister, and his wife Annie deal with the drama of having seven children, ranging from toddlers to adults with families of their own.

Stars: Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks, Jessica Biel, Beverley Mitchell

Votes: 23,139

4. Boy Meets World (1993–2000)

TV-G | 23 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

An adolescent with two siblings tests his various theories about life as he endures the trials of growing alongside a good friend.

Stars: Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels, Betsy Randle

Votes: 36,466

5. 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996–2001)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

A group of aliens are sent to Earth, disguised as a human family, to experience and report life on the 3rd planet from the sun.

Stars: John Lithgow, Jane Curtin, Kristen Johnston, French Stewart

Votes: 44,079

6. America's Got Talent (2006– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Family, Game-Show, Music

A weekly talent competition where an array of performers -- from singers and dancers, to comedians and novelty acts -- vie for a $1 million cash prize.

Stars: Howie Mandel, Nick Cannon, Sharon Osbourne, Mel B

Votes: 8,574

7. Double Dare (1976–1977)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

A short lived game show that brought isolation booth games up to another level.

Stars: Alex Trebek, Johnny Olson, Gene Wood, Charles Polachek

Votes: 64

8. Beat the Clock (1979–1980)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

A revival of the classic game show featuring host Monty Hall. In this show, contestants are given unusal tasks to complete within a limited amount of time. Rather than requiring brain power... See full summary »

Stars: Monty Hall, Jack Narz, Tom Dreesen, Richard Kline

Votes: 36

9. Family Matters (1989–1998)

TV-G | 30 min | Short, Adventure, Comedy

The Winslow family deal with various misadventures, many of them caused by their pesky next-door neighbor, ultra-nerd Steve Urkel.

Stars: Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White, Kellie Shanygne Williams, Darius McCrary

Votes: 22,640

10. Body Language (1984–1986)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

Contestants vie for cash prizes in this competition of word puzzles and charades.

Stars: Tom Kennedy, Johnny Olson, Jamie Farr, Vicki Lawrence

Votes: 48

11. Where the Red Fern Grows (2003)

PG | 86 min | Drama, Family

Where the Red Fern Grows is the heartwarming and adventurous tale for all ages about a young boy and his quest for his own red-bone hound hunting dogs.

Directors: Lyman Dayton, Sam Pillsbury | Stars: Joseph Ashton, Dave Matthews, Renee Faia, Mac Davis

Votes: 978

12. Fresh Off the Boat (2015– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

A Taiwanese family makes their way in America during the 1990s.

Stars: Randall Park, Constance Wu, Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler

Votes: 20,150

13. Card Sharks (1978–1989)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

Hosted by Jim Perry, were contestants are asked questions about how 100 people answered a poll question then played a card game where they tried to guess whether the next card drawn from a deck in a sequence would be higher or lower.

Stars: Jim Perry, Janice Baker, Gene Wood, Lois Hamilton

Votes: 326

14. Celebrity Bowling (1971–1977)

30 min | Family, Game-Show, Sport

Exactly what the name implied celebrities participate in a regulation game of bowling.

Stars: Jed Allan, Dave Davis, Cheryl Robinson, Dick Martin

Votes: 88

15. Child's Play (1982–1983)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

Two contestants attempt to correctly guess words based on definitions given by children ages five to nine.

Stars: Bill Cullen, Gary Cohen, Cary Greenberg, Jesse Irwin

Votes: 43

16. Chopped Junior (2015– )

60 min | Family

The junior version of Chopped (2007), with kid chefs competing.

Stars: Ted Allen, Marc Murphy, Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli

Votes: 124

17. Full House (1987–1995)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A widowed broadcaster raises his three children with the assistance of his rock 'n' roll brother-in-law and his madcap best friend.

Stars: Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron Bure

Votes: 49,599

18. Fuller House (2016– )

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

In a continuation of Full House (1987), D.J. Fuller is a mother of three young boys and is a recent widow. D.J.'s sister Stephanie, her best friend Kimmy and Kimmy's teenage daughter all move in to help raise her sons. The house is now a lot fuller.

Stars: Michael Campion, Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber

Votes: 21,886

19. Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (1992–1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

American comedy with the larger-than-life teacher and his housemates.

Stars: Mark Curry, Holly Robinson Peete, Sandra Quarterman, Marquise Wilson

Votes: 2,389

20. Happy Days (1974–1984)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

The Cunningham family live through the 1950s with help and guidance from the lovable and almost superhuman greaser, Fonzie.

Stars: Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross, Tom Bosley

Votes: 14,600

21. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965 TV Short)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Depressed at the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find a deeper meaning to Christmas.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Ann Altieri, Chris Doran, Sally Dryer, Bill Melendez

Votes: 28,495

22. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

G | 100 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

67 Metascore

A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 164,808 | Gross: $4.00M

23. An American Tail (1986)

G | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

38 Metascore

While emigrating to the United States, a young Russian mouse gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country.

Director: Don Bluth | Stars: Dom DeLuise, Christopher Plummer, Erica Yohn, Nehemiah Persoff

Votes: 45,778 | Gross: $47.48M

24. Susie's Hope (2013)

PG | 105 min | Drama, Family

A survivor of a pit bull attack, Donna Lawrence, adopts a pit bull-mix puppy, Susie, that has been beaten, set on fire, and left for dead. Together, they lead a historic effort to seek justice and protection for all animals.

Director: Jerry Rees | Stars: Emmanuelle Vaugier, Burgess Jenkins, Andrea Powell, Willette Thompson

Votes: 262

25. Storks (2016)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

56 Metascore

Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby.

Directors: Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland | Stars: Andy Samberg, Katie Crown, Kelsey Grammer, Jennifer Aniston

Votes: 51,672 | Gross: $72.68M

26. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

G | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

95 Metascore

Exiled into the dangerous forest by her wicked stepmother, a princess is rescued by seven dwarf miners who make her part of their household.

Directors: William Cottrell, David Hand, Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille La Verne, Roy Atwell

Votes: 168,039 | Gross: $184.93M

27. The Price Is Right (1972– )

TV-G | 60 min | Family, Game-Show, Reality-TV

Contestants compete for prizes and cash, including cars and vacations, in games that test their knowledge of consumer goods pricing.

Stars: Bob Barker, Janice Pennington, Dian Parkinson, Holly Hallstrom

Votes: 3,019

28. A Snow Globe Christmas (2013 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A cynical TV exec looks at the perfect town inside a Christmas globe and is magically transported to it. When she wakes up in a perfect snow-covered town, married to a local woodsman, she discovers it's not all just a fantasy.

Director: Jodi Binstock | Stars: Alicia Witt, Donald Faison, Christina Milian, Trevor Donovan

Votes: 805

29. The Middle (2009–2018)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

The daily mishaps of a married woman and her semi-dysfunctional family and their attempts to survive life in general in the town of Orson, Indiana.

Stars: Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher

Votes: 41,977

30. Little Women (1933)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Family, Romance

A chronicle of the lives of a group of sisters growing up in nineteenth-century America.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, Paul Lukas, Edna May Oliver

Votes: 5,671

31. A Christmas Memory (1997 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Family

A boy, Buddy, whose parents have split and whose mother is an actress in New York, has been dumped in the south at the small-town home of some older cousins, all of whom are unmarried. ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Patty Duke, Piper Laurie, Jeffrey DeMunn, Anita Gillette

Votes: 633

32. Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Showgirl Deloris Van Cartier returns as Sister Mary Clarence to teach music to a group of Catholic students whose run-down school is slated for closure.

Director: Bill Duke | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Najimy, Maggie Smith, Barnard Hughes

Votes: 45,303 | Gross: $57.32M

33. Sister Act (1992)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

51 Metascore

When a worldly singer witnesses a mob crime, the police hide her as a nun in a traditional convent where she has trouble fitting in.

Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy, Wendy Makkena

Votes: 80,370 | Gross: $139.61M

34. The Rescuers (1977)

G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

74 Metascore

Two mice of the Rescue Aid Society search for a little girl kidnapped by unscrupulous treasure hunters.

Directors: John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman, Art Stevens | Stars: Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Geraldine Page, Joe Flynn

Votes: 53,516 | Gross: $71.22M

35. The Brady Bunch (1969–1974)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

The misadventures of a large family united when a widower and a widow marry.

Stars: Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Ann B. Davis, Maureen McCormick

Votes: 11,414

36. The Greatest Showman (2017)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

48 Metascore

Celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Director: Michael Gracey | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya

Votes: 207,290 | Gross: $174.34M

37. Lilo & Stitch (2002)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

73 Metascore

A Hawaiian girl adopts an unusual pet who is actually a notorious extra-terrestrial fugitive.

Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders | Stars: Daveigh Chase, Chris Sanders, Tia Carrere, David Ogden Stiers

Votes: 154,190 | Gross: $145.79M

38. Born to Fight (2011)

PG | 90 min | Action, Family

A retired boxer tries to help a new student, Matthew Miller, who is being targeted by bullies. While learning to box and stand up to his tormentors the young boxer must learn to overcome his tumultuous past.

Director: Anne Wheeler | Stars: Steve Austin, Daniel Magder, Janet Kidder, Emma Grabinsky

Votes: 2,282

39. Field of Dreams (1989)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

57 Metascore

An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the 1919 Chicago White Sox come.

Director: Phil Alden Robinson | Stars: Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, Amy Madigan

Votes: 101,589 | Gross: $64.43M

40. Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Family

22 Metascore

With their daughter away, the Kranks decide to skip Christmas altogether until she decides to come home, causing an uproar when they have to celebrate the holiday at the last minute.

Director: Joe Roth | Stars: Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd, M. Emmet Walsh

Votes: 37,450 | Gross: $73.78M

41. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

PG | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

89 Metascore

An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 365,098

42. Classic Concentration (1987–1991)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

Revival of the classic NBC game show where two contestants, one a returning champion, faced a computer-generated board of 25 squares. Game play was the same as before: Each contestant ... See full summary »

Stars: Alex Trebek, Michael McKay, Kent Winfrey, Gene Wood

Votes: 65

43. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

The misadventures of a TV writer both at work and at home.

Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam

Votes: 7,914

44. The Nanny (1993–1999)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

After being fired from her job and dumped by her boyfriend, a cosmetics saleswoman becomes the nanny to the three children of a rich English widower. As time passes, the two fall for each other.

Stars: Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy, Daniel Davis, Lauren Lane

Votes: 34,529

45. Batman (1966–1968)

TV-G | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The Caped Crusader and his young ward battle evildoers in Gotham City.

Stars: Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier, Neil Hamilton

Votes: 17,224

46. Bewitched (1964–1972)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

A witch married to an ordinary man cannot resist using her magic powers to solve the problems her family faces.

Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 14,991

47. The Facts of Life (1979–1988)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family

A group of girls, attending a boarding school, tackle issues throughout teenage life and later adulthood.

Stars: Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn, Nancy McKeon

Votes: 5,252

48. The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family

A nouveau riche hillbilly family moves to Beverly Hills and shakes up the privileged society with their hayseed ways.

Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas, Irene Ryan, Max Baer Jr.

Votes: 7,005

49. Match Game (1973–1982)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Game-Show