Movie nights with your family are great, only until you can’t find a movie that everyone can agree on and one that is family-friendly as well. In that case, we’ve got you! This article has been written specifically to tackle the problem that we all face now and then. Finding good family movies is quite a project and seems to take up a lot of your time. It also becomes a problem once everyone starts to fight about which movie they want to or don’t want to watch. So, to end all family wars, without any more delays, here is your list of animated movies that you can enjoy with your family without having to worry about boredom or any explicit scenes.

Inside Out

Inside out is an American animated film that was released in 2015. The story focuses on a girl named Riley and her emotions: Joy, Disgust, Anger, Fear, and Sadness. After Riley moves from Minnesota to San Francisco, her emotions try to cope with the change and her new life. As a young girl, her emotions run wild as she tries to figure out how best to deal with the move and her new school. This is a wonderful movie showing kids how to deal effectively with life changes. It also shows parents how unfamiliarity can make children scared and confused causing them to lash out. The movie engages kids in a fun manner and educates them about emotions and how to learn to deal with them.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-man: Into the spider-verse is an American film released in 2018 and it is based on the Marvel comics. The story is about a boy named Miles Morales who is the new Spider-man and teams up with Spider-people from parallel universes to defeat Kingpin and save everyone. The movie was acclaimed by critics, who praised the animation style, the characters, and the story of the film. The movie also went on to win Best Animated Feature at the 91st Academy Awards. This a great animated film for families that can be enjoyed, no matter the age, and can be a topic for great conversation as well.


Ratatouille is an animated comedy movie that was released in 2007 by Walt Disney Pictures. The story is about a young man, Linguini, who is completely hopeless and happens to meet an ambitious rat, Remy, who loves to cook. The both of them team up after an unexpected situation and Remy gets to achieve his dreams with the help of Linguini. As the show progresses, the two get closer and run into some dangerous situations as well. The story is quite funny and light-hearted. It is the perfect movie for a movie night with your family.

The Boss Baby

Released in 2017, an American comedy film that was produced by DreamWorks Animation, The Boss Baby is loosely based on a picture book with the same name. The story follows a boy, Timothee, who is very loved by his parents and wouldn’t have it any other way. Unfortunately for him, it turns out that he now has a baby brother that is set on ruining his life. Later on, the two team up for their own personal gains and try to take down the villain of the movie. It is a cute animated film that is perfect for adults and children alike.

The Boss Baby: Family Business

This is an animated film that was released in 2021 as a sequel to The Boss Baby. The story is about the, now adult Templeton brothers, and how the youngest daughter of Timothee, named Tina. Both brothers team up, once again, to take down another villain in another comedy movie that is packed with humor, action, and a lot of cuteness. If you’ve watched the first movie, this movie should be the next one on your list!

Despicable Me

Despicable Me is a 2010 film that focuses on the story of a villain, named Gru, who strives to become the best possible villain by pulling off the greatest heist in history. It has been produced by Illumination and distributed by its parent company, Universal Pictures. This movie has been further followed by two more sequels: Despicable Me 2, in 2013, and Despicable Me 3, in 2017. There have been two spin-off prequels to this movie titled: Minions, in 2015, and Minions: The rise of Gru, in 2022. It is a great and unexpected movie series, full of twists and turns that keep the viewer at the edge of their seat.


This Pixar movie, released in 2009, takes the story to new heights, quite literally and keeps the viewer entertained with the interesting combo of a grouchy old man and an overly enthusiastic young boy. Carl, the old man, is on his way to achieving his dream when he finds that it is not easy as he thought, especially now that he is not alone.


This movie was released in 2013 and it was quite popularized as it depicted the bond between two sisters and was also the source of the popular tune, “Let it go”. It follows the story of Anna, the princess of Arendelle, and her journey to find her sister, Elsa, the newly appointed queen of Arendelle, who has run away and isolated herself due to her magical powers. The story follows a comedic route due to Anna’s naïve nature and is packed with songs and characters that you are bound to fall in love with. It is followed by a sequel, Frozen ll that was released in 2019.

The Little Mermaid

The little mermaid, released in 1989, is a musical fantasy film that was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and garnered much attention. It is based on the Danish fairy tale of the same name written by Hans Christian Andersen. The story follows Ariel, a young mermaid, who dreams of becoming human and falls in love with Prince Eric, a human. Her desire and her rift with her father cause her to seek out the help of a sea witch to fulfill her wish. This movie is followed by a sequel, The Little Mermaid 2 that focuses on Ariel’s daughter, Melody.

Finding Nemo

Released in 2003, the story of a clownfish named Marlin, a single father who is extremely protective of his son, Nemo. On the contrary, Nemo is quite rebellious and naïve and wants to do something against his father’s will. He quickly realizes his mistake when his luck plays out against him and he is taken away. At this point, Marlin has to find his son and bring him back safely and so, he sets out to do just that. He comes across obstacles, meets, and makes new friends as he learns to grow and change for the better. This is a happy family-themed movie that stresses the values of family.

Where can you watch them?

While the list can keep going, you’re probably wondering where you can watch these movies. Well, the answer is that you can watch them on multiple channels like Disney Channel, Disney XD, etc. The Spectrum Silver Channel List has channels like this and many more for you to enjoy various movies and TV shows.

There you have it!

So, there you go! This ends our list of the best animated movies to watch with your family the next time you have a movie night and how you can watch them and where. Go on and subscribe to the Spectrum TV Silver plan to get access to these amazing channels and enjoy these movies right away!

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