Struggling with a family movie night? No worries – we’ve got you covered. Here we present our 30 of the best selects for all ages, from comedy to adventure and animation to fantasy, here on our list! Find your favorites like the cult classic Home Alone or take a trip down memory lane into nostalgia – whether you are a cinephile or not, these flicks will keep everyone entertained and leave smiles across the faces long guaranteed.
So sit back together as a family and friends to get ready for some classic laughs and tears while diving into this awesome selection of cinema wonders! And with the power of OTTs in the palms of our hands, what is stopping us?
Best Movies Like Home Alone
We promise you’ll soon forget about the rest of the world while these enchanted movies are playing and coming to life in your living room, and you’ll feel like you’re truly home alone. Then why not make some popcorn, gather your loved ones around the couch, and watch a movie together?
1. Problem Child
Problem Child is a comedic movie from the early 1990s starring John Ritter as the adoptive father of Junior, an unruly and mischievous seven-year-old boy. As the misadventures of Junior and his family unfold, the movie captures the comedic chaos of trying to raise a toddler who always seems to be one step ahead of his parents.
- IMDb rating: 5.6
- release date: July 27, 1990,
- cast: John Ritter, Amy Yasbeck, Gilbert Gottfried, Jack Warden
2. Dennis the Menace
This live-action adaptation of the classic comic strip follows the mischievous Dennis Mitchell and his adventures in his small-town neighborhood. With a knack for getting himself into (and out of) trouble, Dennis brings everyone around him along for the ride as chaos ensues.
- IMDb rating: 5.7
- release date: June 25, 1993
- cast: Walter Matthau, Mason Gamble, Joan Plowright, Christopher Lloyd
3. Baby’s Day Out
This comedic movie follows the adventures of Baby Bink and his three kidnappers as they attempt to keep the infant out of the hands of his wealthy parents. Although the trio fails to capture Baby Bink, his mischievousness leads them on a wild chase filled with comedic hijinks.
- IMDb rating: 5.1
- release date: July 1, 1994
- cast: Joe Mantegna, Lara Flynn Boyle, Joe Pantoliano, Brian Haley
4. Uncle Buck
Uncle Buck is a comedy classic about a carefree bachelor who reluctantly becomes the caretaker for his brother’s three children. With his unique brand of parenting, Uncle Buck gets the kids into (and out of) some hilarious trouble as they all bond together as a family.
- IMDb rating: 6.5
- release date: August 16, 1989
- cast: John Candy, Jean Louisa Kelly, Macaulay Culkin, Gaby Hoffmann
5. Polar Express
Polar Express is an animated classic about a young boy’s journey of belief, brought to life with stunning computer animation. On Christmas Eve, he takes the magical Polar Express train ride to the North Pole and discovers the spirit of Christmas is, infact, Real, unlike he thought so. With heartwarming music, a delightful cast of characters, and Vibrant scenes.
- IMDb rating: 6.6
- release date: November 10, 2004
- Cast: Tom Hanks, Chris Coppola, Michael Jeter, Leslie Zemeckis
6. Mouse Hunt
Mouse Hunt is a comedy adventure in which two hapless brothers find themselves in a battle with a stubborn mouse as they attempt to save their inherited home from being demolished by an evil landlord. With its wacky slapstick moments, hilarious physical comedy, and unique set pieces, Mouse Hunt is sure to keep audiences laughing until the very end.
- IMDb rating: 6.3
- release date: November 26, 1997
- cast: Nathan Lane, Lee Evans, Vicki Lewis, Maury Chaykin
7. Mrs. Doubtfire
Mrs. Doubtfire: Academy Award winner Robin Williams stars in Mrs. Doubtfire, a 1993 comedy about an eccentric father who goes to extremes to stay close to his children after his divorce. Hiding his identity behind make-up and prosthetics, he masquerades as an elderly nanny to remain close to his beloved kids – with plenty of laughs along the way!
- IMDb rating: 6.6
- release date: November 24, 1993
- cast: Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Harvey Fierstein
8. Night at the Museum
Night at the Museum tells the story of museum night guard Larry Daley who discovers that all of the exhibits come alive when the sun goes down. From battling Roman Centurions and mischievous monkeys, Larry soon realizes that he needs help if he wants to protect his new friends from getting into trouble. With its exciting action scenes, larger-than-life characters, and creative visuals, Night at the Museum delivers a fun-filled night for viewers of every age.
- IMDb rating: 6.4
- release date: December 22, 2006
- cast: Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino, Ricky Gervais, Dick Van Dyke
9. Jingle All the Way
Jingle All The Way: Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad, Jingle All The Way tells the story of two fathers trying desperately to purchase their sons’ most desired Christmas gift during the chaotic holiday shopping season – only one can get it! This 1996 festive comedy highlights both the amusingly absurd lengths people go to for those they love, as well as the humorous chaos of the holiday shopping season.
- IMDb rating: 5.4
- release date: November 15, 1996
- cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman, Rita Wilson
10. George of the Jungle
George Of The Jungle stars Brendan Fraser as George—a clumsy yet lovable ape-man raised by gorillas in Africa—who travels back home to civilization where he must face many challenges, including finding true love in this wild romantic comedy full of nonstop laughs and excitement for everyone!
- IMDb rating: 6.0
- release date: July 16, 1997
- cast: Brendan Fraser, Leslie Mann, Thomas Haden Church, Richard Roundtree
Another Robin Williams movie where he doesn’t fail to amaze us, only this time starring in Flubber (1997), which follows an absent-minded professor, Phillip Brainard’s accidental invention – “flubber” – that has bouncy properties so powerful it could revolutionize science forever! Viewers won’t want to miss this fun family flick full of laughs and exciting plot twists!
- IMDb rating: 5.5
- release date: November 26, 1997
- cast: Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Wil Wheaton, Clancy Brown.
12. Space Jam (1996)
Starring NBA legend Michael Jordan alongside Our childhood characters like Bugs Bunny and other Looney Tunes characters playing against aliens determined to steal humanity’s talent away from them in order to win an intergalactic basketball game! It’s packed with witty dialogues between characters plus impressive visual effects that both kids & adults alike are sure to enjoy while cheering for their side!
- IMDb rating: 6.4
- release date: November 15, 1996
- cast: Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight, Theresa Randle, Penny Bae Bridges.
13. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Starring Jim Carrey as the titular character Grinch, who plans to steal away all things Christmas related from Whoville inhabitants during this holiday season so they can’t experience any happiness whatsoever! Featuring fantastic vocal performances plus impressive art direction: this adaptation remains true to Dr. Seuss’ original story while adding great details for modern audiences too!- “I MUST FIND WAYS TO STOP CHRISTMAS FROM COMING!”
- IMDb rating: 6.2
- release date: November 17, 2000
- cast: Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Kelley, Jeffrey Tambor
Be careful what you wish for! The story follows a young boy at the carnival who wishes to grow big, only to find out his wish has been granted by the mystical machine. Akinator APP Just got real for once, didn’t it?
- IMDb rating: 7.3
- release date: June 3, 1988
- cast: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard
AirBud follows Buddy -a lonely 12-year-old boy -who meets an abandoned dog that can play basketball; Together, they team up, forming an unlikely bond while competing against rival teams in exciting matches across town, becoming local superstars, eventually leading Buddy towards greater opportunities in life than originally imagined possible! AirBud is full of enjoyable hijinks throughout, making it one favorite family movies since 1997!
- IMDb rating: 5.8
- release date: August 1, 1997
- cast: Michael Jeter, Kevin Zegers, Wendy Makkena, Tony Cox.
16. Dunston Checks In
Dunston Checks In tells the comical tale of Dunston–a mischievous orangutan–being switched at birth with Kyle–the son of two unsuspecting hotel owners; From there, Kyle must team up with Dunston to stop bumbling jewel thief Rupert Pupkin–played brilliantly by Jason Alexander–Dunston Checks In features plenty charm and laugh out loud moments that will never be forgotten whenever revisited!
- IMDb rating: 5.5
- Release Date: February 28, 1997
- Cast: Michael Jeter, Kevin Zegers, Wendy Makkena
17. Spy Kids
Spy Kids: Get ready for a wild adventure with Carmen and Juni Cortez as they use their spy skills to save their parents from evil forces! Get entertained with the quirky gadgets this movie has to offer, giving the audience an exciting experience. With the help of their estranged grandfather, they embark on a mission that is filled with surprises at every turn, making sure they come out victorious in the end.
- IMDb rating: 5.9/10
- Release date: 2001
- Cast: Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alexa PenaVega, Daryl Sabara
18. Richie Rich
Richie Rich: Embark on a journey alongside the world’s wealthiest kid, Richie Rich, who uses his resources to find true happiness and make a difference in people’s lives. Experience how he uses his wealth to solve problems faced by all kinds of people while also tackling some of his own. Get ready to laugh your hearts out as you join him in his fun-filled escapades!
- IMDb rating: 4.7/10
- Release date: 1994
- Cast: Macaulay Culkin, John Larroquette, Edward Herrmann, Christine Ebersole
Paddington: The beloved bear from Darkest Peru finds himself in London when a kind family takes him in. With his trusty hat and marmalade sandwich at the ready, Paddington navigates a whole new world of people and culture. A wonderful tale about friendship and family that will leave you feeling warm inside. Oh gosh, that marmalade sandwich does come in handy, after all!
- IMDb rating: 7.0/10
- Release date: 2014
- Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent
20. ET: Extra Terrestrial
a heartwarming story about a friendship between humans and aliens which transcends boundaries like time and space. Learn how aliens are not just creatures from another planet but can be considered family too! This timeless Spielberg piece not only captivates the audience but also shows the purity of love towards creatures.
- IMDb rating: 7.9/10
- Release date: 1982
- Cast: Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, Robert MacNaughton
Jumanji: Step into Jumanji and take part in an unforgettable game where reality is only limited by your imagination! When Alan Parrish gets sucked into Jumanji’s magical board game 25 years ago, he creates an unpredictable world that awaits new adventurers like Judy & Peter, who find themselves trapped inside this alternate reality. Join them as they race against time to unravel Jumanji’s mysteries before it claims their lives — all while facing off against some seriously wacky obstacles thrown their way!
- IMDb rating: 6.9/10
- Release date: 1995
- Cast: Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Bonnie Hunt, Jonathan Hyde
Revisit the beloved Will Ferrell’s hilarious holiday classic Elf! Follow Buddy on his hysterical adventure from Gloversville to New York City, where he must acknowledge that being different is what makes him special – all while finding true love & spreading Christmas joy in even the Scroogiest places imaginable. Get ready for side-splitting jokes, heart-warming moments galore, plus tons of syrup-covered spaghetti!
- IMDb rating: 6.9/10
- Release date: 2003
- Cast: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Edward Asner
23. Zathura: A Space Adventure
Zathura: Grab your spacesuits because you’re about to blast off into outer space with Zathura – an enchanting sci-fi adventure sure to please every member of your family! Follow brothers Walter & Danny, who get stuck inside an otherworldly board game full of obstacles & surprises that transports them onto another planet in search of finding their way back home safely before time runs out – or else they’ll be lost forever in space!
- IMDb rating: 6.0/10
- Release date: 2005
- Cast: Jonah Bobo, Josh Hutcherson, Dax Shepard, Kristen Stewart
24. The Goonies
The Goonies: Get ready for some epic Goonie action! This classic 80’s flick follows Mikey Walsh & Brand Walsh, who lead their gang, “the goonies,” across subterranean caves & underground tunnels in search of buried treasure – but not without running into some unexpected adversaries along the way like Fratellis’ pirate ship or One-Eyed Willy’s booby traps hidden deep within cavernous depths below Astoria Oregon. This movie promises plenty fun filled chills & spills plus tons of laughs, too, so don’t miss out on this legendary adventure today!
- IMDb rating: 7.8/10
- Release date: 1985
- Cast: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman
25. James and the Giant Peach
exploring James’ incredible journey through literature’s most beloved giant peach alongside giant bugs turned into best friends who help him find his way home safely despite any obstacle or danger awaiting them around, originally written by Roald Dahl! Be there when James discovers amazing secrets about himself, meets interesting characters, encounters bizarre creatures straight out of your wildest dreams, and learns just how far courage can take you when you believe that anything is possible!
- IMDb rating: 6.8/10
- Release date: 1996
- Cast: Paul Terry, Joanna Lumley, Miriam Margolyes, Pete Postlethwaite
26. Stuart Little
Stuart Little: Meet Stuart Little – mouse extraordinaire! Based on EB White’s beloved children’s book series, follow Stuart Little through many misadventures involving cats, birds, humans, school bullies, adventures at sea, car chases & much more! Watch Stuart grow up learning valuable lessons such as perseverance, self-confidence, loyalty & courage along the way. So put on your seatbelt and buckle up tight cause you’re sure to have a blast seeing Stuart tackle whatever life throws at him!
- IMDb rating: 6.2/10
- Release date: 1999
- Cast: Michael J. Fox, Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie, Jonathan Lipnicki
27. The Muppet Movie
The Muppet Movie: What happens when Kermit The Frog partners up with Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy Animal Gonzo & friends? You get one hell lot of a fun road trip full of laughter, hijinks & plenty of mayhem that shows us what true friendship really looks like, no matter how different we might be from each other!
- IMDb rating: 7.3/10
- Release date: 1979
- Cast: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt
28. 101 Dalmatians
One hundred & one puppies, yep, you heard that right. This Disney classic starring Glenn Close as Cruella De Vil has been an animated classic since 1961, but to mention, this was her first live-action adaptation! The story follows Pongo Perdy Patch, Rolly Lucky & more on their daring mission against De Vil, who has her obsession with getting those exotic Dalmatian fur coats!
Anita with Perdita with her Bicycle
- IMDb rating: 7.1/10
- Release date: 1996
- Cast: Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson, Joan Plowright
29. Alvin and the Chipmunks
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Singing sensations Alvin, Simon, and Theodore will have to make you boogie all day long! The 2007 film follows these cute furry friends as they embark on an incredible journey around the world, where they take part in competitions that pit them against other talented musicians. They must also find a way back home before things get too wild.
- IMDb rating: 5.4/10
- Release date: 2007
- Cast: Jason Lee, David Cross, Cameron Richardson, Jane Lynch
30. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: Get ready for an adventure as the inventor Wayne Szalinski accidentally shrinks his kids down to miniature size after testing one of his new inventions on them. Stranded in their backyard, these pint-sized heroes must battle giant creatures such as ants and spiders to find their way back home before time runs out! With amazing special effects (for its time) that bring this world alive on screen, this movie provides plenty of thrills while also delivering some good ol’ fashion family fun!
- IMDb rating: 6.3/10
- Release Date: June 23, 1989
- Cast: Rick Moranis, Matt Frewer, Marcia Strassman, Kristine Sutherland