100 of the Best G-Rated Movies To Watch on Family Movie Night

Are you all out of ideas for your next family movie night? Or perhaps you’re looking for an affordable or free activity for your kids while they out of school or home on a rainy or snowy day.  Well, we’ve got 100 G-Rated options for you!

Stacker has rounded up a list of the 100 best G-rated films to watch as a family. To do so, we’ve compiled data on all G-rated movies to come up with a Stacker score—a weighted index split evenly between IMDb and Metacritic scores. 

#100. Bugsy Malone (1976)

Generally speaking, classic gangster movies aren’t exactly appropriate for children because of things like violence and language. The only exception to this rule is “Bugsy Malone,” a G-rated spoof of these classic movies where all the mobsters are children and the machine guns are replaced with cream-shooting “splurge guns.”

#99. The Land Before Time (1988)

Grab the tissues before settling in with this film, because “The Land Before Time” is certainly a tear-jerker. In the first moments of the dinosaur classic produced by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, Littlefoot’s mother dies as she attempts to protect him from a carnivore.

#98. The Rookie (2002)

“The Rookie” is one of those feel-good movies that’s based on a true story. It’s about a high school baseball coach (played by Dennis Quaid) whose major league dreams were cut short by a shoulder injury.

#97. The Jungle Book (1967)

Loosely based on the book by Rudyard Kipling, the Disney animated classic “The Jungle Book” was the last film Walt Disney himself had a hand in. The first draft of the adventure tale about a boy raised by wolves and his jungle pals was deemed too dark for young audiences, and it had to be completely rewritten before the studio head would sign off on it.

#96. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

A Muppet spin on the classic Charles Dickens tale, “The Muppet Christmas Carol” is great to watch during the holiday season and year-round. Much of the script was pulled directly from the book, but the puppets—who fill every role except that of Scrooge, which was played by Sir Michael Caine—help to dull the scary bits for younger viewers.

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