Rainy Sunday, snow day or sick day—these classics are the perfect solution for when the kiddos are stuck indoors.
Toy Story, 19951 of 22
The original "Toy Story" was so successful that is spawned two lovable sequels, and Pixar has already planned the fourth installment following Woody, Buzz and the gang. Woody and Buzz's relationship starts out a little rocky as they compete for Andy's love, but they turn into one of the most iconic best friend duos of all time.
To infinity and beyond!
The Lion King, 19942 of 22
For a kids movie, "The Lion King" gets REAL. Disney wasn't messing around with this Hamlet-esque coming of age tale. Young Simba must grow up in order to become the leader of the animal kingdom and face his evil, murderous uncle Scar.
It's a tale only rivaled in greatness by its soundtrack that will undoubtedly have your kids singing "Hakuna Matata" for weeks.
101 Dalmatians, 19963 of 22
"101 Dalmatians" was originally an animated film from 1961, but we prefer the live action reboot for two reasons–cute puppies and Cruella de Vil. Glenn Close was nominated for a Golden Globe for her incredibly wicked performance as Cruella–and the puppies did OK, too.
Aladdin, 19924 of 22
Develop your child's wanderlust with "Aladdin"–he can show you the world! "Aladdin" was the most successful film of 1992, earning $504 million worldwide. Aladdin and his pet monkey, Abu, get help from a genie in a lamp to try to win over Princess Jasmine and save her from the evil Jafar and the most annoying pet/sidekick of all time, Iago the parrot.
Beauty and the Beast, 19925 of 22
"Beauty and the Beast" is a classic Disney princess tale that will show your kids it doesn't matter what you look like on the outside–as long as you're beautiful on the inside. Plus, there are also talking and dancing clocks, teapots and candle stick holders, which is pretty sweet.
A Goofy Movie, 19956 of 22
The movie's tagline is, "It's hard to be cool when your Dad is Goofy." I mean, come on--so relatable. Goofy is a single dad trying to reconnect with his maturing son, Max. So they head out on a road trip to go fishing in Ohio, but it turns into a wild adventure. The father and son reconnect as Goofy learns to adapt and let go.
Space Jam, 19967 of 22
It's a shame kids nowadays will never know the greatness of Michael Jordan, but there have been rumors swirling around the interwebs of a "Space Jam" remake with LeBron James, so there's always that. MJ and the Looney Tunes have to beat the Monstars--who've stolen the talents of NBA players–in a basketball game to save the universe from an intergalactic bully.
Home Alone, 19908 of 22
One of the best kid actors of all time, Macaulay Culkin, gets to experience every kid's dream when his family accidentally leaves him behind on vacation–he's home alone. On Christmas Eve, the world's dumbest burglars, Harry and Marv, try to break in, but the creative Kevin McCallister booby traps the entire house, and with a little help from the classic creepy neighbor, survives–until next time. Enjoy, ya filthy animals!
The Sandlot, 19939 of 22
Your kid hasn't seen "The Sandlot?" You're killin' me, Smalls! It's a classic enjoyed by the masses no matter your age. Scotty Smalls wants to fit in with his new neighborhood, so he tries to join the sandlot baseball team, but he lacks basic athletic skills. Things start going better for Smalls as he becomes a better player–until he hits a homerun on a Babe Ruth-signed baseball he swiped from his stepdad's office. The squad teams up to steal the ball back from the ferocious Beast (giant monster dog) and they create long-lasting bonds of friendship in the process.
Mrs. Doubtfire, 199310 of 22
"Mrs. Doubtfire" is a heartwarming tale about the lengths one dad is willing to go to to spend time with his kids after an ugly divorce. Robin Williams cross-dresses as his children's housekeeper, reconnects with his kids and in the end, earns back his custody rights and the love of his family.
Matilda, 199611 of 22
"Matilda" was the original Harry Potter–minus the fantasy and dragons. Matilda is just a normal genius girl with parents who horribly mistreat her. She uses her telekinetic powers to defeat her school's evil principal, Ms. Trunchbull, and gets adopted by her favorite teacher Miss Honey.
Pocahontas, 199512 of 22
In the midst of the Disney Renaissance era, "Pocahontas" (however historically inaccurate) retells the tale of the brave Native American woman who tries to bring peace between her tribe and the first English settlers who came to America. And let's be honest, "Paint With All The Colors of The Wind" is one of the greatest Disney songs of all time.
The Mighty Ducks, 199213 of 22
"The Mighty Ducks" is about redemption and teaching kids how to win the right way. The Ducks and their coach, former pro hockey player Gordon Bombay, have to work together to face Gordon's old team–and his old coach–to whom he lost the championship winning shootout.
"He's never coached. They've never won. Together they'll learn everything about winning!"
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, 199314 of 22
"Homeward Bound" is a story of teamwork, perseverance, hope and commitment as told through a trio of furry friends: Chance, Shadow and Sassy. When the pets get left at a relative's house they decide to break out and find their way home through the dangerous forests and mountains.
The inspirational tale combines elements kids can all understand--including the love we all feel for our first pets–in a way that clearly illustrates the importance of sticking together and believing in the best case scenario, even when it seems bleak.
Babe, 199515 of 22
"A little pig goes a long way," is the tag line for "Babe," and boy, does he. Babe is a little orphaned talking pig that lives on a farm and just wants to be a sheepdog. He's finally allowed to pursue his dreams and compete in the sheepdog trials, where he learns being polite goes a long way.
Flubber, 199716 of 22
"Flubber" is one of Disney's most popular live action films from the 90s, featuring Robin Williams as the quirky, absent-minded professor. He creates "Flubber," green goo that increases in speed as it bounces and wreaks havoc on the neighborhood before the professor finally manages to capture it.
George of the Jungle, 199717 of 22
George, George, George of the Jungle–watch out for that tree!
This family favorite features the hilarious Brendan Fraser as George, the "White Ape" who's been raised by animals in the African Jungle. It's a classic love story that'll have the whole family bent over laughing every time George crashes into a tree.
The Parent Trap, 199818 of 22
Some might argue that the original "Parent Trap" was better, but what's better than one adorable Lindsay Lohan? Two Lindsay Lohans! After watching this movie, your child will probably be convinced they have a long-lost twin out there.
The Addams Family, 199119 of 22
"The Addams Family" (a.k.a. the weirdest family of all time) is unlike any other kids movie out there and it teaches that, "Weird is relative." The macabre family has to band together to save the family fortune—and Uncle Fester.
Hook, 199120 of 22
"Hook" is far from the only "Peter Pan" themed kids movie out there, but it might be the best one for parents and kids to watch together. Robin Williams makes his third appearance on this list as Peter Banning (the man formally known as Peter Pan) who's forgotten his childhood and must travel back to Neverland to save his children after they're kidnapped by the evil Captain Hook.
Jurassic Park, 199321 of 22
"Jurassic Park" might be a bit scary for the little ones, but it will definitely reinforce your older kids' obsession with dinosaurs—and give you an excuse to binge watch the whole franchise. Genetically cloned dinosaurs run amok after their park's power goes out and it's up to some visiting scientists to save the day.
P.S. Velociraptors are terrifying.