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20 Best family films

For cold and wintry nights, here are movies that will be a hit with your kids and you!

1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
One green meanie can’t spoil the Whos’ holiday.

2. The Nightmare Before Christmas
A Halloween ghoul decides to play Santa.

3. Miracle on 34th Street
A child learns to believe in Kris Kringle — and her mom learns to believe in love.

4. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Magic jeans change four girls forever.

5. The Outsiders
Poor kids take on the rich folk in this cult classic (with a gorgeous megawatt cast).

6. Fly Away Home
A gaggle of geese helps a teen find herself.

7. The Karate Kid
A skinny guy gets schooled in Zen and the art of butt kicking.

8. The Incredibles
Sullen teenager, hyperactive boy, frazzled mom — sound familiar?

9. Finding Nemo
A brave little fish is saved from captivity by his dad and a friend named Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres)

10. The Iron Giant
A small boy. A humongous steel robot from outer space. Best friends forever.

11. Back to the Future
Fire up the flux capacitor! Michael J. Fox visits the past and meets his parents as teenagers.

12. Big
A boy magically becomes a man — and makes us all feel more innocent.

13. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
A child and an alien touch each other’s hearts — and fingertips.

14. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
The third in the series but the first to capture the magical spirit of J. K. Rowling’s books.

15. The Princess Bride
A fairy tale with romance…and rodents of unusual size.

16. Groundhog Day
Bill Murray, a local weatherman, repeats the worst day of his life — again and again.

17. Clueless
Part Jane Austen, part MTV, this teen flick is, like, surprisingly smart.

18. The Sound of Music
Julie Andrews, a governess, saves an unhappy family with song.

19. Mary Poppins
Governess part two: Julie saves a family with magic.

20. The Wizard of Oz
There’s no place like home — and no movie like this one.

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Reprinted with Permission of Hearst Communications, Inc. Originally Published: 20 Best Family Films

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