Best Sleepover Movies for Kids of All Ages

Sleepover MoviesSleepover MoviesNothing says "sleepover" like popping in a great movie to watch with your best friends. Whether you have tweens who are new to the sleepover scene or veteran teen overnighters, this list of 10 great sleepover movie picks is sure to get the night off to a great start -- we've got everything from silly comedies for kids to three-hanky romances and super scary movies for teens.

Check out our full list of 50 sleepover picks over at Common Sense Media.

Toy Story
*Pixar classic is one of the best movies of all time!*
Toy Story follows the adventures of the toys who belong to a boy named Andy. His favorite is a sheriff from the Old West named Woody, who acts as the leader of the rest of Andy's toys -- including a skittish Tyrannosaurus Rex (Wallace Shawn) and Mr. Potato Head. All is going well until Andy gets a very special birthay present: a toy spaceman named Buzz Lightyear.
For ages 4 and up
Read our full review here.

My Neighbor Totoro
*Beautifully animated fantasy about friendship fit for all.*
My Neighbor Totoro is director Hayao Miyazaki's breakthrough film. In 1958 Japan, 10-year-old Satsuki, 4-year-old Mei, and their father move to the countryside where their mother is hospitalized with a long-term illness. As they get settled into their new home, the girls discover there are magical creatures, like dust sprites, that inhabit their house and neighborhood.
For ages 5 and up
Read our full review here.

Singin' in the Rain
*Often considered the finest musical of all time.*
Silent movie star Don Lockwood is paired on screen with the ultra-annoying Lina Lamont (Jean Hagan), who would like to be paired with him off screen as well. Sparks fly when Don encounters actress Kathy Selden, which makes Lina jealous. When the first talkie becomes a hit, the stars of the latest Lockwood/Lamont movie, The Dueling Cavalier, are coached in vocal technique in an attempt at a talkie, but the results are disastrous. Meanwhile, Don and Kathy have fallen in love.
For ages 6 and up
Read our full review here.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
*First Potter movie is a magical ride but also intense.*
Harry is an orphan who lives with the odious Dursleys, his aunt, uncle, and cousin. On his 11th birthday, Harry receives a mysterious letter, but his uncle destroys it before he can read it. Letters keep coming, and the Dursleys panic and hide away on a remote island. But they're found by Hagrid, a huge, bearded man with a weakness for scary-looking creatures. It turns out that the letters were coming from Hogwarts, a boarding school for young witches and wizards, and Harry is expected for the fall term, so Hagrid whisks him off to begin his new life as a wizard in training.
For ages 7 and up
Read our full review here.

Akeelah and the Bee
*Inspiring drama about a champion speller.*
Intelligent and charming, Akeelah and the Bee traces the delicate, courageous process of a little girl's growing up. Akeelah is a resolute, self-protecting 11-year-old with a gift for spelling. Trying to "fit in" with her classmates at a middle school in Los Angeles' Crenshaw district, she misses her father (killed by gunfire when she was six) and doesn't see enough of her hardworking mother Tanya or starting-to-act-tough brother. After she wins a classwide bee, her principal (Curtis Armstrong) decides she should compete.
For ages 8 and up
Read our full review here.

Lemonade Mouth
*Melodic Disney movie has great messages for families.*
A chance meeting in detention sparks friendship among five high school students, and soon their shared love of music yields Lemonade Mouth, an upstart band whose songs inspire the downtrodden among their peers. Stella, Wen, Mo, Olivia, and Charlie go from seeming nobodies to heroes when they vow to make their voices heard in a school that venerates its athletes at the expense of every other group, including the school's music program.
For ages 8 and up
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The Sandlot
*Field of Dreams for tweens.*
After getting onto the local sandlot team purely by luck, Scotty Smalls spends a blissful summer developing his baseball skills with help from his teammates. Things take a serious turn when the gang experiences what they believe is a bad omen that will give them bad luck. To infuse the team with good luck, Scotty runs home and grabs his stepfather's baseball. When Scotty hits the ball into the junkyard, the boys discover just how valuable it is and devise an elaborate scheme to retrieve it.
For ages 8 and up
Read our full review here.

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
*A thrill ride and a half.*
After a heroic jungle rescue, Indiana Jones forks over a valuable relic to the dastardly French archeologist Belloq, under threat of death by a band of spear-wielding natives. Jones is then sent by the U.S. military to outdo the Nazis in a race to find the secret resting place of the Ark of the Covenant. Jones stops in Nepal to retrieve a medallion from Marion, his ex-girlfriend. The medallion is the key that tells where the ark is buried. Escaping Nazis, Jones and Marion head for Cairo, where they battle all manner of thugs.
For ages 11 and up
Read our full review here.

Poltergeist
*One of the all-time great haunted house movies.*
Steven and Diane Freeling and their three children are happy in their new home in a California housing development built by the company Steven works for. They don't notice at first that 5-year-old daughter Carol Ann is receiving messages from voices that speak to her through empty channels on the television set. But Diane soon begins to see more physical evidence of a ghostly presence, one that moves things around the kitchen and becomes more malevolent.
For ages 13 and up
Read our full review here.

Mean Girls
*Mature but often-hilarious teen comedy.*
Queen Bees and Wannabes, a non-fiction book by Rosalind Wiseman about alpha girls and the impact they have on everyone else, has been adapted by Tina Fey into a movie about a girl who takes on a ruling clique. Previously homeschooled by her zoologist parents while living in Africa, Cady moves to Evanston, Illinois and attends high school. Cady finds herself having a hard time understanding the social norms in the school, and is drawn to the "the Plastics," the most popular clique in the school.
For ages 14 and up
Read the full review here.

Check out our full list of 50 sleepover movies for kids of all ages. And for even more movie ideas, see our list of family movies we love.
Happy sleepovers!