Top 10 Family Movies (Freeview)

Chicken Run (2000)

Action & Adventure. A headstrong chicken and her fellow fowls ponder how to escape from a grim Yorkshire farm before the evil farmer's wife can turn them into pies. Luckily, help arrives in the form of a heroic American rooster who promises to show them how to fly. Nick Park's animated comedy, with the voices of Mel Gi... (more)
8:15
18 Feb
CBBC HD
1h 25m
Aud: Audience: 64%
Crit: Critics: 97%

Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

Action & Adventure. A witch moves to a new town, hoping to forge a life for herself. Despite the objections of the locals, a kindly baker offers her a job delivering bread by broom - but events take a strange turn when she suddenly loses her powers. Animated fantasy from Spirited Away director Hayao Miyazaki, with the ... (more)
11:00
23 Feb
Film4
1h 43m
Aud: Audience: 88%
Crit: Critics: 97%

Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986)

Animation / Kids & Family. A lad is understandably shocked to find an unconscious girl floating down from the sky. When she awakes,she claims she must find a mythical flying castle, so the pair embark on an epic journey to track it down. However, they soon find themselves pursued by a horde of airborne pirates and a sinister ... (more)
1:05
20 Feb
Film4
2h 4m
Aud: Audience: 91%
Crit: Critics: 95%

Born Free (1966)

Action & Adventure / Drama. Oscar-winning fact-based drama chronicling the lives of game wardens Joy and George Adamson, who adopted an orphaned lion cub in Kenya and trained the animal to survive in the wild so that one day it might return to its natural habitat. Starring Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers and Geoffrey Keen (more)
16:50
19 Feb
Sony Movie Channel
1h 36m
Aud: Audience: 86%
Crit: Critics: 94%

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

Action & Adventure. Young Viking Hiccup has successfully persuaded his people to live in peace with dragons, but now faces a new threat from a warlord who is capturing the flying lizards to build an army. As Hiccup tries to keep the peace, he is reunited with his long-lost mother. Animated adventure sequel, with the vo... (more)
8:15
22 Feb
CBBC
1h 45m
Aud: Audience: 89%
Crit: Critics: 92%

James and the Giant Peach (1996)

Animation / Kids & Family. An unhappy orphan living with his cruel aunts discovers a gigantic peach growing in the garden. Venturing inside, he meets six friendly insects and together they embark on a magical journey. Animated and live-action fantasy, based on Roald Dahl's novel, starring Paul Terry, Joanna Lumley and Miriam ... (more)
13:00
21 Feb
Sony Movie Channel
1h 20m
Aud: Audience: 65%
Crit: Critics: 92%

Matilda (1996)

Comedy / Kids & Family. A gifted youngster is packed off by her selfish parents to the prison-like Crunchem Hall School. Once there, she befriends a sweet-natured teacher who convinces her that not all grown-ups are bad - and urges her to use her special powers to turn the tables on the nasty headmistress. Fantasy comedy, ... (more)
13:00
22 Feb
Sony Movie Channel
1h 35m
Aud: Audience: 73%
Crit: Critics: 90%

The Boy with Green Hair (1948)

Classics / Comedy / Drama. A boy's hair changes colour following the news that his parents have been killed during the Second World War. He decides to use his unusual appearance to become a figurehead campaigning on behalf of war orphans, but is rejected as a freak by everyone he meets. Fantasy, starring Dean Stockwell, Rober... (more)
9:45
18 Feb
Movies4Men
1h 22m
Aud: Audience: 54%
Crit: Critics: 75%

Nanny McPhee (2005)

Comedy / Kids & Family. A Victorian widower struggles to control his seven unruly children, who have already driven a series of childminders to distraction. But a strange-looking nanny with a few tricks up her sleeve soon gets the youngsters into line, leaving their weary father to concentrate on finding a new wife. Period... (more)
14:35
23 Feb
ITV2
1h 39m
Aud: Audience: 63%
Crit: Critics: 73%

Rio (2011)

Action & Adventure. A domesticated rare bird is taken to Rio de Janeiro to mate with a female, but the pair are stolen by animal smugglers. He ends up lost on the streets of a strange city, and to make it back to his owner, he will have to learn to fly for the first time in his life. Animated comedy, with the voices of... (more)
13:30
23 Feb
E4
1h 39m
Aud: Audience: 71%
Crit: Critics: 71%