10 Classic Movies for Family Movie Night on Amazon Prime

We are a movie loving family. We love a wide variety of movies, but one area that we kind of lost touch with as the kids became teens is the classic family movies. We watched a lot of them like The Apple Dumpling Gang and Swiss Family Robinson when they were little, but not many since.

Today I thought I would share a list of classic movies for family movie night that are currently available on Amazon Prime. We are analyzing our budget and taking a close look at all the different streaming services we pay for each month. I’ve been trying to make the most out of our Amazon Prime membership that we pay for each month. I’m hoping to maybe drop one or two of the other streaming services in the process. But we will see since each one offers something different.

Just click on the movie titles to go directly to the movie on Amazon, no searching needed.

Brewster’s Millions

I came across this movie while putting together my classic television series post and the description sounded interesting so I added it to our watch list. It is about a former soldier that has to spend 1 million dollars in 2 months in order to inherit 7 million dollars.

Where the Red Fern Grows

A story about a young boy, his hound dogs and life in the Ozarks in the depression. It’s been a long time since I read this book or seen this movie, but I do remember there is a death that is particularly heartbreaking for young animal lovers. The movie is rated G, but if you have sensitive hearts, it may be one to wait until they are older.

The Yearling

Based on a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novel, this story is set in 1870s Florida and revolves around the son of a poor family. The boy befriends a fawn and then faces some tough challenges. Why were so many family movies so sad in the 70s, 80s, and 90s?

The Treasure Seekers

This 1996 film is new to me. The movie follows a widower and his children in Victorian England as he tries to invent a refrigeration machine. The reviews on this one make it sound like a lovely family film for all ages.

Little Princess

Another one set in Victoria England, this is a classic Shirley Temple movie. Based on the book by the same name, it tells the story of a young girl who loses her parents and becomes a servant in the boarding school her father left her in before the war. Don’t worry, there is a happy ending with this one!

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

This is one of my favorite movies from my childhood. An inventor, storytelling father, an innocent love story, and a happy ending, what more could you ask for? There is a few creepy bad guy characters and the queen in the story sequence dresses a bit risque.


We love the game, but we’ve never seen the movie. It looks funny.

Support Your Local Sheriff

This is one that my husband has talked about for years so I was pretty happy to see it available in Prime. It is a western about a sheriff and is supposed to be pretty hilarious.

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

From 1963, this movie is also new to me, but looks like a riot. It is loaded with big name comedians from the era. I found this while trying to find a Don Knotts movie because he is a favorite of mine, but alas, I could not.

At War with the Army

Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin star in this 1950 comedy about two men who enlist in the Army with two very different goals.

I hope you found some titles to add to your watch list. Let me know if this little series of posts is helpful or of there is something specific you are looking for in the comments!

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