Common Sense Media, Parents Magazine Name List of Classic Movies

These 20 classic films make for a great family movie night
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Common Sense Media and Parents magazine have teamed up to announce the 2018 list, “Classic Movies Families Can Watch Together.” For the purpose of this list, classics are defined as movies that debuted before 1999. The films that made the list all have been deemed appropriate for kids, with age guidelines included, and have received four or five stars from Common Sense Media. Insider opinions from entertainers and media experts support the picks across a variety of genres.

“Not only have these movies stood the test of time, but their messages — including friendship, love, perseverance and courage — are still relevant today,” says Betsy Bozdech, executive editor of Common Sense Media. “Kids of all ages, and parents, too, will enjoy these films, and we’re excited to partner with Parents (magazine) to remind families of these gems.”

The 20 films, in ranking order, are:

  1. Toy Story (1996)
  2. ​​​E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1992)
  3. The Lion King (1994)
  4. Babe (1995)
  5. The Princess Bride (1987)
  6. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  7. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
  8. The Muppet Movie (1979)
  9. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
  10. Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
  11. Mulan (1998)
  12. A League of Their Own (1992)
  13. Mary Poppins (1964)
  14. Bambi (1942)
  15. Anne of Green Gables (1986)
  16. Labyrinth (1986)
  17. The Aristocats (1970)
  18. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  19. Jurassic Park (1993)
  20. The Sound of Music (1965)

“I love this list in so many ways,” says Liz Vaccariello, editor-in-chief of Parents magazine. “Sitting down to watch a feel-good movie is a great way to bond with the entire family. With so many entertainment options, Common Sense Media is a wonderful resource for parents to feel good about what their kids watch. This list brings back so many great memories for me, and I hope our readers feel the same way.”

Source: Common Sense Media


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