51 Movies for Your Church Movie Night

Planning a movie night for your church can be a challenge as you try to navigate what movies are the best for the kids. You want movies that are engaging, funny, and appropriate for everyone to watch.

Here are 51 great movies for your next church movie night:

1. Lady and the Tramp (1955)

G | 1:16

“The romantic tale of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog and a streetwise downtown Mutt.” -IMDB

2. Mary Poppins (1964)

G | 2:19

“In turn of the century London, a magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.” -IMDB

3. The Jungle Book (1967)

G | 1:18

“Bagheera the Panther and Baloo the Bear have a difficult time trying to convince a boy to leave the jungle for human civilization.” -IMDB

4. The Aristocats (1970)

G | 1:18

“With the help of a smooth-talking tomcat, a family of Parisian felines set to inherit a fortune from their owner try to make it back home after a jealous butler kidnaps them and leaves them in the country.” -IMDB

5. The Princess Bride (1987)

PG | 1:38

“While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies, and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.” -IMDB

6. Hook (1991)

PG | 2:22

“When Captain James Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy.” -IMDB

7. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)

G | 1:24

“A fun-loving American bulldog pup, a hilarious Himalayan cat, and a wise old golden retriever embark on a long trek through the rugged wilderness of the Sierra Nevada mountains in a quest to reach home and their beloved owners.” -IMDB

8. The Lion King (1994)

G | 1:28

“Lion prince Simba and his father are targeted by his bitter uncle, who wants to ascend the throne himself.” -IMDB

9. Toy Story (1995)

G | 1:21

“A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman action figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's bedroom.” -IMDB

10. Balto (1995)

G | 1:18

“An outcast Husky risks his life with other sled dogs to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.” -IMDB

11. Space Jam (1996)

PG | 1:28

“In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan.” -IMDB

12. Flubber (1997)

PG | 1:33

“An absent-minded professor discovers "flubber," a rubber-like super-bouncy substance.” -IMDB

13. Prince of Egypt (1998)

PG | 1:39

“Egyptian Prince Moses learns of his identity as a Hebrew and his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people.” -IMDB

14. Iron Giant (1999)

PG | 1:26

“A young boy befriends a giant robot from outer space that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy.” -IMDB

15. Stuart Little (1999)

PG | 1:24

“The Little family adopt a charming young mouse named Stuart, but the family cat wants to be rid of him.” -IMDB

16. Chicken Run (2000)

G | 1:24

“When a cockerel apparently flies into a chicken farm, the chickens see him as an opportunity to escape their evil owners.” -IMDB

17. The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)

G | 1:18

“Emperor Kuzco is turned into a llama by his ex-administrator Yzma, and must now regain his throne with the help of Pacha, the gentle llama herder.” -IMDB

18. Monsters, Inc. (2001)

G | 1:32

“In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, two monsters realize things may not be what they think.” -IMDB

19. Extremedays (2001)

PG | 1:33

“As four lifelong friends, Will, Bryan, Matt, and Corey, are on the road trip they've been planning their whole lives, Corey's beloved grandfather unexpectedly dies. When going to claim Corey's inheritance, the gang meets Matt's beautiful cousin Jessie and embark on a hilarious, extreme sports-filled adventure.” -IMDB

20. Ice Age (2002)

PG | 1:21

“The story revolves around sub-zero heroes: a woolly mammoth, a saber-toothed tiger, a sloth, and a prehistoric combination of a squirrel and rat, known as Scrat.” -IMDB

21. Lilo & Stitch (2002)

PG | 1:25

“A young and parentless girl adopts a 'dog' from the local pound, completely unaware that it's supposedly a dangerous scientific experiment that's taken refuge on Earth and is now hiding from its creator and those who see it as a menace.” -IMDB

22. Finding Nemo (2003)

G | 1:40

“After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.” -IMDB

23. The Incredibles (2004)

PG | 1:55

“While trying to lead a quiet suburban life, a family of undercover superheroes are forced into action to save the world.” -IMDB

24. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

PG | 1:55

“A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.” -IMDB

25. Chicken Little (2005)

G | 1:21

“After ruining his reputation with the town, a courageous chicken must come to the rescue of his fellow citizens when aliens start an invasion.” -IMDB

26. Nacho Libre (2006)

PG | 1:32

“Berated all his life by those around him, a monk follows his dream and dons a mask to moonlight as a Luchador (Mexican wrestler).” -IMDB

27. Cars (2006)

G | 1:56

“A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family.” -IMDB

28. Ratatouille (2007)

G | 1:51

“A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous Paris restaurant.” -IMDB

29. Horton Hears a Who (2008)

G | 1:26

“Horton the Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbors who refuse to believe it exists.” -IMDB

30. Up (2009)

PG | 1:36

“78-year-old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his house equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway.” -IMDB

31. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

PG | 1:30

“A local scientist is often regarded as a failure until he invents a machine that can make food fall from the sky. But little does he know, that things are about to take a turn for the worst.” -IMDB

32. The Karate Kid (2010)

PG | 2:20

“Work causes a single mother to move to China with her young son; in his new home, the boy embraces kung fu, taught to him by a master.” -IMDB

33. Despicable Me (2010)

PG | 1:35

“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.” -IMDB

34. Megamind (2010)

PG | 1:35

“Evil genius Megamind finally defeats his do-gooder nemesis, Metro Man, but is left without a purpose in a superhero-free world.” -IMDB

35. Rio (2011)

G | 1:36

“When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with the bird of his dreams.” -IMDB

36. Monsters University (2013)

G | 1:44

“A look at the relationship between Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) and James P. "Sully" Sullivan (John Goodman) during their days at Monsters University, when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.” -IMDB

37. Paddington (2014)

PG | 1:35

“A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven.” -IMDB

28. The Lego Movie (2014)

PG | 1:40

“An ordinary LEGO construction worker, thought to be prophesied as "special", is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the LEGO universe into eternal stasis.” -IMDB

39. Big Hero 6 (2014)

PG | 1:42

“A special bond develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who together team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.” -IMDB

40. Inside Out (2015)

PG | 1:35

“After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.” -IMDB

41. Home (2015)

PG | 1:34

“An alien on the run from his own people makes friends with a girl. He tries to help her on her quest, but can be an interference.” -IMDB

42. Sing (2016)

PG | 1:48

“In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists find that their lives will never be the same.” -IMDB

43. Zootopia (2016)

PG | 1:48

“In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.” -IMDB

44. Storks (2016)

PG | 1:27

“Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby.” -IMDB

45. Ferdinand (2017)

PG | 1:48

“After Ferdinand - a bull with a big heart - is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.” -IMDB

46. The Boss Baby (2017)

PG | 1:37

“A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his 7-year-old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.” -IMDB

47. The Star (2017)

PG | 1:26

"A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas." -IMDB

48. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

PG | 1:57

“Teen Miles Morales becomes the Spider-Man of his universe, and must join with five spider-powered individuals from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.” -IMDB

49. Christopher Robin (2018)

PG | 1:44

“A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.” -IMDB

50. Klaus (2019)

PG | 1:36

“A simple act of kindness always sparks another, even in a frozen, faraway place. When Smeerensburg's new postman, Jesper, befriends toymaker Klaus, their gifts melt an age-old feud and deliver a sleigh full of holiday traditions.” -IMDB

51. Vivo (2021)

PG | 1:35

“Vivo, Sony Pictures Animation's first-ever musical adventure featuring all-new original songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda, will take audiences on an epic adventure to gorgeous and vibrant locations never before seen in animation.” -IMDB

Make Your Next Church Movie Night a Blockbuster!

Curate a memorable church movie night with this engaging, family-friendly selection. From classics like Mary Poppins and The Lion King to more recent favorites like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, these entertaining films will foster joy, laughter, and community, leaving everyone excited for the next screening!

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