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Family movie nights have always been a cherished tradition, and in 2023, there’s no shortage of heartwarming, entertaining, and inspiring films to enjoy together. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the trending family movies that are capturing the hearts of audiences of all ages.

Timeless Disney Magic

  • “Encanto” (2021): This Disney animated musical tells the enchanting story of Mirabel, the only member of her family without magical powers. With vibrant visuals and catchy songs, it’s a tale of self-discovery and family bonds.
  • “Turning Red” (2022): Pixar’s “Turning Red” explores the challenges of adolescence through the eyes of Mei Lee, a teenage girl who turns into a giant red panda whenever she gets excited. It’s a hilarious and heartwarming coming-of-age story.

Adventures in Animation

  • “The Mitchells vs. The Machines” (2021): This animated adventure follows the quirky Mitchell family as they try to save the world from a robot uprising. Filled with humor and heart, it’s a perfect pick for a family movie night.
  • “Rumble” (2022): In a world where monster wrestling is a popular sport, a young girl teams up with a lovable monster to achieve her dreams. This animated film is a delightful mix of action and humor.

Magical Worlds and Creatures

  • “Luca” (2021): Set in the picturesque Italian Riviera, “Luca” tells the story of a young sea monster who experiences a life-changing summer on land. It’s a tale of friendship, acceptance, and embracing one’s true self.
  • “The Witches” (2020): Based on Roald Dahl’s classic novel, “The Witches” follows a young boy who encounters a group of witches with a sinister plan. With a star-studded cast, this film is a mix of fantasy and adventure.

Musical Marvels

  • “In the Heights” (2021): From the creator of “Hamilton. ” this musical celebrates the vibrant community of Washington Heights in New York City. It’s a joyful exploration of dreams, heritage, and the pursuit of happiness.
  • “Cinderella” (2021): This modern adaptation of the classic fairy tale features a talented cast, including Camila Cabello and Billy Porter. With a fresh take on the story and catchy music, it’s a delightful family musical.

Timeless Classics

  • “The Princess Bride” (1987): While not a new release, “The Princess Bride” remains a timeless family favorite. With its charming characters, witty dialogue, and adventurous romance, it’s a must-see for every generation.
  • “The Goonies” (1985): Another classic that continues to enchant families. “The Goonies” follows a group of kids on a treasure hunt filled with excitement and humor.

Magical Creatures and Mysteries

  • “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” (2022): The latest installment in the “Fantastic Beasts” series takes viewers on a magical journey with Newt Scamander and the enigmatic Albus Dumbledore. It’s a captivating blend of wizardry and adventure.
  • “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” (2021): This sequel to the original “Ghostbusters” . Films introduces a new generation of ghost hunters and pays homage to the beloved franchise. It’s a mix of supernatural thrills and family connections.

Animal Adventures

  • “The Jungle Cruise” (2021): Inspired by the Disney theme park ride, “The Jungle Cruise” follows a charismatic riverboat captain.  A determined scientist on an adventurous quest in the Amazon jungle.
  • “Clifford the Big Red Dog” (2021): Based on the beloved children’s book.  “Clifford the Big Red Dog” is a heartwarming tale of friendship, acceptance, and the magic of a giant red dog.

By Chris