The Guardian's 50 Best Family Films

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As part of the Commission Us strand of our Film Season, you asked for a library of the best children's films. Here's our top 50, plus Michael Hann's personal choices, where you can also add your own.

Note: List appears to be alphabetical, but I'm not sure why the first two are listed as such in the source.

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    Up

    2009, in 17 top lists Check
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    Clueless

    1995, in 6 top lists Check
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    A Matter of Life and Death

    1946, in 22 top lists Check
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    Addams Family Values

    1993, in 1 top list Check
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    Babe

    1995, in 11 top lists Check
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    Bambi

    1942, in 12 top lists Check
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    Bugsy Malone

    1976, in 3 top lists Check
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    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    1969, in 22 top lists Check
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    Carry On... Up the Khyber

    1968, in 2 top lists Check
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    Chicken Run

    2000, in 8 top lists Check
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    Duck Soup

    1933, in 23 top lists Check
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    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    1982, in 27 top lists Check
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    Edward Scissorhands

    1990, in 8 top lists Check
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    Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi

    2001 — a.k.a. Spirited Away, in 36 top lists Check
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    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    1986, in 10 top lists Check
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    Galaxy Quest

    1999, in 3 top lists Check
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    Great Expectations

    1946, in 18 top lists Check
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    Gregory's Girl

    1980, in 10 top lists Check
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    High School Musical

    2006, in 1 top list Check
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    The Iron Giant

    1999, in 10 top lists Check
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    Kes

    1969, in 11 top lists Check
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    King Kong

    1933, in 27 top lists Check
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    2001, in 27 top lists Check
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    2002, in 23 top lists Check
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    2003, in 25 top lists Check
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    Mary Poppins

    1964, in 14 top lists Check
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    Mitt liv som hund

    1985 — a.k.a. My Life as a Dog, in 8 top lists Check
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    Mystery Men

    1999, in 1 top list Check
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    National Velvet

    1944, in 4 top lists Check
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    North by Northwest

    1959, in 25 top lists Check
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    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    1981, in 26 top lists Check
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    Singin' in the Rain

    1952, in 34 top lists Check
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    Sons of the Desert

    1933, in 8 top lists Check
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    Spider-Man

    2002, in 8 top lists Check
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    Stand by Me

    1986, in 8 top lists Check
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    Star Wars

    1977 — a.k.a. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, in 36 top lists Check
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    Superman

    1978, in 11 top lists Check
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    The Incredible Journey

    1963, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Incredibles

    2004, in 12 top lists Check
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    The Kid

    1921, in 14 top lists Check
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    The Ladykillers

    1955, in 8 top lists Check
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    The Mask

    1994, in 5 top lists Check
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    The Railway Children

    1970, in 3 top lists Check
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    Les parapluies de Cherbourg

    1964 — a.k.a. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, in 17 top lists Check
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    Badkonake sefid

    1995 — a.k.a. The White Balloon, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Wizard of Oz

    1939, in 32 top lists Check
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    To Kill a Mockingbird

    1962, in 19 top lists Check
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    Twilight

    2008, in 2 top lists Check
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    Watership Down

    1978, in 4 top lists Check
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    West Side Story

    1961, in 21 top lists Check
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Last updated on Nov 7, 2015; source