Family movies are often misrepresented as being just for kids. While there are certainly films that fit this description well (Veggie Tales, Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers), family movies are more about a chance for the family to enjoy a movie together, without worrying about content that may be inappropriate for the kids, not just about being for the kids. A family movie may be animated like Shrek or Who Framed Roger Rabbit? or it could be a real life story about survival in the wilderness like Never Cry Wolf. It could be a fantasy like Zathura or a mysterious story like Holes. The point is, when it comes to family movies, the filmmakers have a much more varied palette available to them than one might initially suspect.
As we grow into adulthood, the movies we are most apt to remember from our childhood days are the family films which kept us mesmerized and transfixed on the screen. Classics like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Wizard of Oz, and Mary Poppins are fondly remembered by all who saw them for a reason. Family films are magical, wondrous, and viewed by kids and their parents alike with a sense of wonder that only the best family movies can inspire.
Nowadays, family movies can be watched on television, through rented or purchased DVDs or downloaded from the Internet. They can be viewed on cell phones, video game systems and even your home computer. Whatever your preference, the best part about these movies is watching them together.