These family vacation movies are great to watch during Spring Break, Summer, or any time of year. These titles feature RVs, road trips, summer camps, mansions, and theme parks.
Most families go on vacation in July. The school year is over and it’s smack dab in the middle of the summer break.
These movies include everything from cross-country RV trips, summer camps, one week stays at a mansion, theme parks, and family road trips.
What better way to celebrate the weekend than by binge-watching movies?
22 FAMILY VACATION MOVIES
RV (PG) – An overworked executive, Bob Munro (Robin Williams), persuades his wife and children to give up their Hawaiian vacation for some “family bonding” on a cross-country RV trip. But it’s all a ruse. Bob has other, more career-oriented reasons on his mind than spending quality time with his family in the Rocky Mountains.
The Parent Trap (Original-G) – Identical twins separated at birth. Neither twin knows the other exists until a simple twist of fate finds them at the same summer camp. Then, realizing who they are, they plan a little twist of their own. They switch places with high hopes of getting their parents back together. This delightful and heartwarming comedy will have your whole family doubling up with laughter.
Annie (PG) – Annie is the story of a plucky, red-haired girl who dreams of life outside her dreary orphanage. One day, Annie is chosen to stay for one week with the famous billionaire “Daddy” Warbucks. One week turns into many and the only person standing in the way of Annie’s fun is Miss Hannigan, the gin-soaked ruler of the orphanage.
Jurassic Park (PG-13) – During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.
Cheaper By the Dozen (NR) – Based on the real-life story of the Gilbreth family, this film follows them from Providence, Rhode Island to Montclair, New Jersey, and details the amusing anecdotes found in large families.
The Princess Bride (PG) – The Princess Bride is staged as a book read by grandfather to his ill grandson. Falk’s character assures a romance-weary Savage that the book has much more to deliver than a simpering love story, including but not limited to fencing, fighting, torture, death, true love, giants, and pirates.
Fantasia (G) – This film represented Disney’s boldest experiment to date. Bringing to life his vision of blending animated imagery with classical music. What had begun as a vehicle to enhance Mickey Mouse’s career blossomed into a full-blown feature that remains unique in the history of animation.
Expelled (PG-13) – Felix is a legendary prankster who gets expelled from his high school and, with the help of his friends, will stop at nothing to hide it from his parents.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (PG-13) – “High-schooler Ferris Bueller, his girlfriend Sloane, and his best bud Cameron are off on the spontaneous romp through Chicago.
Spy Kids (PG) – Nine years ago, top international spies Gregorio and Ingrid Cortez traded the excitement of espionage for the adventure of parenthood! But when they’re called out on a secret mission, the Cortezes are separated from their family and kidnapped by the evil Fegan Floop.
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (PG) -A preoccupied inventor who just can’t seem to get his electro-magnetic shrinking machine to work. Then, when he accidentally shrinks his kids down to one-quarter-inch tall and tosses them out in the trash, the real adventure begins!
ET (PG) – This timeless story follows the unforgettable journey of a lost alien and the 10-year-old boy he befriends. Join Elliot, Gertie and Michael as they come together to help E.T. find his way back home.
Adventures in Babysitting (PG-13) – Chris Parker agrees to babysit after her “dream” date stands her up. Expecting a dull evening, Chris settles down with three kids for a night of TV … and boredom. But when her frantic friend Brenda calls and pleads to be rescued from the bus station in downtown Chicago, the evening soon explodes into an endless whirl of hair-raising adventures! Babysitter and kids leave their safe suburban surroundings and head for the heart of the big city, never imagining how terrifyingly funny their expedition will become!
The Chaperone (PG-13) – Ray Bradstone has just been released from prison after serving seven years for driving the get-away car in an attempted bank heist. Completely rehabilitated, Ray cares only about winning back the respect and love of his 15-year-old daughter, Sally. His first opportunity to do so comes when he’s asked to be a chaperone on a weekend-long school trip to New Orleans with Sally’s class. However, when characters from Ray’s criminal past believe he stole the loot from a bank they robbed, Ray will do whatever it takes to fend them off and keep his daughter and her class out of harm’s way.
The Watsons Go to Birmingham (PG) – Based on the bestselling book, the film chronicles the ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African-American family living in Flint, Michigan, and how they are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.
Camp Rock (G) – When Mitchie gets a chance to attend Camp Rock, her life takes an unpredictable twist, and she learns just how important it is to be true to yourself.
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (G) – Mitchie can’t wait to go back to Camp Rock and spend the summer making new music with her friends and superstar Shane Gray. But the slick new camp across the lake, Camp Star, has drummed up some serious competition. In a sensational battle of the bands, with Camp Rock’s future at stake, will Camp Star’s flashy production and over-the-top antics win out, or will camp rockers prove that talent, teamwork, and spirit are what truly matter?
Bunks (PG) – When two trouble-making brothers scam their way into a summer camp and break all the rules, they accidentally trigger a curse that brings a camp fire zombie story to life.
Bunk’d (G) – Emma, Ravi and Zuri Ross leave their New York penthouse for Camp Kikiwaka! Emma and Ravi learn the ropes as CITs and are befriended by Lou, the head counselor, and Xander, the camp heartthrob. Meanwhile, Zuri makes new friends with fellow campers Tiffany and Jorge. Emma, Ravi and Zuri adapt to their new “home away from home” and settle into their exciting new lives at Camp Kikiwaka.
Teen Beach 2 (G) – Dive in and rock out with the hottest surf sequel under the sun! Now that summer’s over and school has begun, Brady and Mack’s relationship seems headed for a wipeout — until Lela, Tanner and the “Wet Side Story” kids show up! Dazzled by the novelty and variety of the modern world, Lela wants to stay, but the real world and the “reel” world just don’t mix. Can Mack and Brady find the magic to get the kids home and get their own romance back on track before it’s too late?
High School Musical (G) – Troy, the popular captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella, the brainy and beautiful member of the academic club, break all the rules of East High society when they secretly audition for the leads in the school’s musical. As they reach for the stars and follow their dreams, everyone learns about acceptance, teamwork, and being yourself.
High School Musical 2 (G) – Schools out and Troy, his teammates, and Gabrielle all get jobs at a country club for the summer. Sharpay s father runs the club so she is used to getting her way around there. Sharpay is determined to win the club’s summer talent show, an event she has dominated for the last six years. She thinks getting Troy to perform with her will cinch the win, so she dumps Ryan as her partner and schemes to get Troy away from Gabriella so she can perform with him.
What is your favorite family vacation movie?