Toy Story 3
The first two are great, but a more nuanced story—with a surprisingly dramatic climax!—makes this fun movie adventure the ideal choice for the whole family. (Best for ages 6 and up.) Want more laughs? These are the top fun movies of all time.
The LEGO Movie
Colorful characters, including many familiar faces like Batman and Wonder Woman, will have kids howling. You'll love the self-aware and riotous sense of humor. (Best for ages 6 and up.) These are the best one-liners from movies that you'll want to say over and over again.
Rats in the kitchen?! As ever with the Disney partner, Pixar infuses a manic romp with a heartwarming, and conversation-starting, message in this fun movie. (Best for ages 5 and up.) Believe it or not, these movies were actually better than the book.
Classic "claymation" and a wily British sense of humor keeps this film fresh. (Best for ages 6 and up.)
Everyone's favorite talking frog and his large cast of friends get an update for the 21st century. Fun celebrity cameos and catchy musical numbers round out the package while retaining that classic Muppet feel. (Best for ages 5 and up.)
A pick-me-up family comedy that was nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. What more could you possibly want? (Best for ages 6 and up.) These are classic '80s movies you should have seen by now.
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
It seems very zany—and it is—but the nutty exterior masks a genuine beating heart within that any audience will recognize and enjoy. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is one of the many fun movies your family can enjoy on a Friday night. (Best for ages 6 and up.)
The Parent Trap
Perhaps a little dated where its pop references are concerned, Shrek still triumphs as a gross-out comedy that will bring the house down. (Best for ages 6 and up.)
Singing, dancing penguins, and Julie Andrews: this classic stands up to the best of today's comedies. (Best for ages 6 and up.)