Family-Friendly Movies Based on Great Books | Episode 198


It’s not always easy to find family-friendly movies!

A lot of families are looking for great movies for their family movie night each week. Unfortunately, many do not know about some of the very best movies that are based on great books! You don’t want to miss these beautiful films that will imprint your children with the very best stories.

In this episode, Carole shares 19 family-friendly movies based on great books. Your family is going to love these!

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19 Family-Friendly Movies:

  1. Keys of the Kingdom (starring Gregory Peck)
  2. Treasures of the Snow 
  3. David Copperfield 
  4. A Man Called Peter 
  5. Lillies of the Field 
  6. Friendly Persuasion
  7. Little Women (starring Katherine Hepburn)
  8. Fahrenheit 451 (directed by Francois Truffaut)
  9. Captain’s Courageous 
  10. Goodbye, Mr. Chips 
  11. Cry, the Beloved Country*
  12. Anne of Green Gables (starring Megan Follows)
  13. Life with Father 
  14. Anna and the King 
  15. October Sky 
  16. The True Story of Miss Potter
  17. Stand and Deliver *
  18. Brother Sun, Sister Moon
  19. Chariots of Fire 

Movies with an (*) beside them are for older children. We recommend wait until your children are junior high or high school before watching these.

Many of these films are available to watch online. Some you may have to look for at your public library, buy, or borrow from a friend. However, you will not regret sharing these family-friendly movies with your kids!


Check out episode 30 for classic films every teen should watch!

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