Movies safe to show your class in their entirety

We know that the end of a semester can be a very trying time. 

You may need time to grade and complete paperwork. Your students may be too worn out from testing in all their classes to be able to retain much new information. 

There comes a time in every educator’s life when they say, “as a bonding activity or to relieve some stress, let’s watch a movie as a class”. 

If that time is now, but you haven’t had time to pre-screen something, we compiled this handy list of movies you can watch as a class and won’t cause a commotion with concerned parents.

Disney Movies

  • Tangled
  • Moana 
  • Mulan (animated)
  • Alice in Wonderland (both animated and live action) 
  • Cinderella (both animated and live action) 
  • Beauty and the Beast (both animated and live action) 
  • Big Hero 6
  • Frozen
  • Frozen 2
  • Zootopia
  • Peter Pan (animated) 
  • Enchanted
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarves 
  • Maleficent
  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • The Princess and the Frog
  • Lilo and Stitch
  • Lion King (both animated and live action)
  • The Jungle Book
  • Pinocchio
  • Peter Pan
  • 101 Dalmatians
  • Aladdin (both animated and live action) 
  • Bambi

Pixar Movies 

  • Wall-E 
  • Brave
  • Inside Out
  • Toy Story
  • Toy Story 2
  • Toy Story 3
  • Toy Story 4
  • Onward
  • Ratatouille 
  • Finding Nemo
  • The Incredibles
  • A Bug’s Life
  • Finding Dory
  • Wreck It Ralph
  • Coco
  • Up
  • Monsters Inc
  • Monsters University

Family Movies

  • Beethoven
  • Haunted Mansion
  • The Mighty Ducks
  • Hook
  • Wizard of Oz
  • Oz the Great and Powerful
  • Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century 
  • Air Bud 
  • Race to Witch Mountain

Movies Based on Books

  • Holes
  • The City of Ember
  • The Princess Bride
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • Matilda
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • A Wrinkle in Time
  • Babe
  • Twitches
  • Twitches Too
  • Tuck Everlasting
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • James and the Giant Peach
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory 

Animated Family Movies

  • Trolls
  • Trolls: World Tour
  • Despicable Me
  • Ice Age
  • Space Jam
  • Happy Feet
  • The Lego Movie
  • Land Before Time
  • Ferngully: The Last Rainforest
  • ParaNorman


  • The Greatest Showman
  • West Side Story 
  • The Sound of Music
  • Evita
  • Hairspray
  • Mary Poppins
  • Mary Poppins Returns

Historical Movies 

  • Cool Runnings
  • Hidden Figures
  • A League of Their Own

Holiday Themed Movies

  • Elf
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Nightmare Before Christmas 
  • Casper

Adventure / Comedy Films

  • The Muppets
  • The Neverending Story
  • Shrek
  • Ghostbusters (1984) 
  • Beetlejuice
  • The Sandlot
  • Napoleon Dynamite
  • Jumanji (1995)
  • Heavyweights
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • Spirited Away
  • Hugo


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