Picking the perfect movie night flick (one that everyone will sit mostly still through) is no easy task, especially if you have a comedy lover, a fairy follower, a suspense seeker, and a superhero admirer in the same family. But, we think we’ve cracked the code. From the classics like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (the original version!) to new witty, animated films like Zootopia, we’ve rounded up 19 family flicks that make staying in the perfect Friday night plan.


It’s a hard-knocked life! Everything about this movie brings you right back to 1982. The overwhelmed and over-served Mrs. Hannigan (played by Carol Burnett), Annie’s spunky red hair, and of course Daddy Warbucks. The movie based on the Broadway musical is a classic rags to riches story that every kid should see once and every parent can watch again and again.

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— Ayren Jackson-Cannady and Aimee Della Bitta

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