The perfect family movie night
We’ve spent a whole lot of time with our families in the past year and a half – but sometimes, that can feel like too much of a good thing. If siblings are squabbling and you’re all getting on each other’s nerves a bit, lighten the load with an evening on the couch watching one of these funny family movies. We’re not just talking about funny kids movies that will make the youngsters laugh: We guarantee that adults will also chuckle along to all the movies on this list, including the best cartoon movies. So get in your comfy PJs, get the popcorn ready, and turn off the lights for a cosy night at home with some of the funniest movies of all time.
This 2020 Pixar film blends jazz music with a heartwarming tale about life and death, but it also adds humour when the soul of a would-be jazz musician Joe (the voice of Jamie Foxx) gets trapped in the body of a cat. As he struggles to get his body back and pursue his musical dreams, your family will laugh (and cry) along with the film’s mix of madcap humour, insights on the human condition, and head-bopping tunes. It’s one of the feel-good movies that will get you through the next month.
Best for: Ages 8 and up
Toy Story 3
The first two films in the Toy Story franchise are great, as is the recent Toy Story 4. But a more nuanced story – with a surprisingly dramatic climax – makes the third entry in the franchise a fun movie adventure and an ideal choice for the whole family. (Watch films 1 and 2 first for an epic movie night, so that everyone knows what’s going on!) PS Did you know that Woody (the voice of Tom Hanks) was almost a villain?
Best for: Ages 6 and up