Favourite family flicks as voted by the 98five family

Friday, September 29, 2017 3:09 pm
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Three weeks ago, the 98five Facebook shared their Friday night family go-to movies.

So the next time, you’re looking for something to watch with the kids or keep them busy during holiday periods, maybe there’s one in the following list you haven’t already seen or are happy to watch for the 100th time.

Coming in at top spot was…


“If the toddler gets the luck of selecting we watch Zootopia (for the thousandth time) but if parents have control it’s Transformers all the way! 😊” Sherrilee

In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy. IMDb | Parents Guide

Followed closely by…

Despicable Me and Minions movies

“Any movie with the minions always gets a giggle in our house,” Louise

Despicable Me movies — 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 | Parents Guide

Minions movies — Minions Stuart, Kevin, and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a supervillain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world. IMDb | Parents Guide

And receiving bronze badges are…

The Boss Baby

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 | Parents Guide

The Secret Life of Pets

The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes. IMDb | Parents Guide

Paper Planes

An imaginative children’s film about a young Australian boy’s passion for flight and his challenge to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan. IMDb | Parents Guide

The Princess Bride

While home sick in bed, a young boy’s grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. IMDb | Parents Guide

Mary Poppins

In turn of the century London, a magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father. IMDb | Parents Guide


After his swamp is filled with magical creatures, Shrek agrees to rescue Princess Fiona for a villainous lord in order to get his land back. IMDb | Parents Guide


When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition. IMDb | Parents Guide


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 | Parents Guide


In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the Demigod to set things right. IMDb | Parents Guide

The Lion King

Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble. IMDb | Parents Guide

Other mentions

Mars Needs Moms
Jurassic Park and Jurassic World
Mamma Mia!
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Finding Nemo

“Anything to do with Scooby Do and good pal Shaggy,” Michelle

Mrs. Doubtfire
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Monsters, Inc.

“Any new or old Disney movie. Always singing along in my house,” Penny

The Sound of Music
Rise of the Guardians
Home Alone
Singin’ in the Rain
Harry Potter

“At the moment our go to family movie is Trolls! Feel good movie and great for kids and adults,” Leah

Cheaper by the Dozen
Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium
Father of the Bride
Finding Neverland

Some Christmas family favourites came through too…

Christmas with the Kranks

“As a family we have lots of favourites but every Christmas time we watch Christmas with the Kranks it never gets old. Sharing the love of being together as a family,” Michelle

With their daughter away, the Kranks decide to skip Christmas altogether until she decides to come home, causing an uproar when they have to celebrate the holiday at the last minute. IMDb | Parents Guide


“We watch it every Christmas Eve,” Linda

After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. IMDb | Parents Guide

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