Watching family movies over summer holidays never seems to get boring at least for us as a family. We have put together 10 of the best family summer movies that we have watched over the years and really enjoyed.
During summer most parents seem to have a little more time on their hands. I certainly know we do! Generally this is because the kids are on holiday and we have some time off work too through the holidays. Through the daytime we normally do activities as a family and on a night we wind down with a family flick most nights.
When making the decision on which family film to watch we all sit and choose a film from our home collection. Generally, our family summer movies have to consist of action and adventure, exploration or thought proving flicks.
My children love all genres of film titles from the classics to the latest flicks available. Me and my husband liked to watch films that we loved and watched with our families as kids. We are quite lucky because our children also love timeless classics and often choose these family movies over the newer titles.
This list of 10 family summer movies are perfect for everyone in the family for everyone to enjoy.
Top 10 Family Summer Movies you will Love
Adventures in BabySitting (1987)
Adventures in BabySitting Movie Information: Chris Parker agrees to babysit after her date stands her up. With far from an exciting evening planned. Chris Parker settles down with the kids for a night in front of the TV. Unfortunately, her friend Brenda calls her distraught asking to be rescued from a bus station in downtown chicago. This is when the evening turns a little more fun. With kids in toe Parker has a frantic night of adventure which she just did not plan for!
The Great outdoors (1988)
The Great Outdoors Movie Information: A Chicago man’s hope for a peaceful family vacation in the woods is shattered when the annoying in-laws drop in.
Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
Harry and the Hendersons Movie Information: Returning from a hunting trip in the forest, the Henderson family’s car hits an animal in the road. At first they fear it was a man, but when they examine the “body” they find it’s a “bigfoot”. They think it’s dead so they decide to take it home (there could be some money in this..). As you guessed, “it” isn’t dead. Far from being the ferocious monster they fear “Harry” to be, he’s a friendly giant. In their attempts to keep Harry a secret, the Henderson’s have to hide him from the authorities and a man, who has made it his goal in life, to catch a “bigfoot”.
The Lego Movie (2014)
The Lego Movie Information: An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied ‘Special’, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.
Stand By Me (1986)
Stand By Me Movie Information: After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.
The Goonies Movie Information: In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate’s ancient treasure.
Despicable me (2010)
Despicable Me Movie Information: When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better.
Jumanji Movie Information: When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.
Back to the future (1985)
Back to the Future Movie Information: A young man is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence.
Batman Movie Information: The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.