Home Movie Night: The Ultimate Guide

You know what sounds dreamy? The smell of fresh popcorn, a fizzy drink, and some candy in hand while you watch a new movie or a classic favorite! Spoiler alert: FROM HOME. That’s right friends: we’re talking home movie night!

At time of writing, we are all spending a lot of time at home, but this really would be a fun idea ANY time of year to make a night at home special. Perfect for couples, friends, families, anybody!

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Here is how to build your own home movie night!

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Home Movie Night Ideas

There are so many different ways to do a home movie night! Whether you want to keep it super casual and just add in some fresh popped popcorn from an air popper, or do the whole enchilada! Maybe an outdoor movie night? A movie birthday party? This could really go a lot of different ways! Here are some fun elements you could build into your home movie night:

  • Build your own popcorn mix bar with candy and popcorn
  • Popcorn flavoring station
  • Theme dress-up (around the movie, red carpet, 80s, etc)
  • “Red Carpet” premier photos with backdrop (see below)
  • “Drive in” movie in the backyard (backdrops available here from amazon)

I’ve gathered up some of my favorite products to build your own dream home movie night!

family movie night supplies

Ideas for Movies to Watch

  • “Best Picture” winners from the Oscars
    • Gone With the Wind
    • Rebecca
    • Casablanca
    • Around the World in 80 Days
    • West Side Story
    • Sound of Music
    • The Godfather
    • Rocky
    • Chariots of Fire
    • Rain Man
    • Titanic
    • Crash
    • Slumdog Millionaire


  • Childhood favorites
    • Toy Story
    • Sandlot
    • The Parent Trap
    • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
    • Mary Poppins
    • Goonies
    • Back to the Future
    • Home Alone
    • Harry Potter


  • Double feature: Disney Classics + Live Action Re-makes
    • Aladdin
    • Beauty and the Beast
    • Lion King
    • Cinderella


  • Broadway-goes-to-Hollywood: Musicals made into Movies
    • The Phantom of the Opera
    • Chicago
    • Les Miserables
    • Sweeny Todd
    • Grease
    • Hairspray
    • Rent
    • Dreamgirls
    • Annie
    • Newsies


  • Date Night Favorites
    • The Notebook
    • 50 First Dates
    • Date Night
    • Hitch
    • 10 things I hate about you


  • Girls Night In
    • Hot Chick
    • Mean Girls
    • Ever After
    • Dirty Dancing
    • Sixteen Candles
    • Notting Hill


  • Scary Movie Night
    • The Exorcist
    • Friday the 13th
    • The Conjuring
    • The Shining
    • Rosemary’s Baby
    • The Blair Witch Project
    • Psycho
    • Scream

Hope you have a super fun home movie night and tell me what films you’d like to see added to our list in the comments!

Callie Richards

I'm Callie, a Southern California based body-positive fashion and travel blogger who helps women discover style and travel that FITS their bodies and their lifestyles so they can live their best, most authentic lives! I test and then share the products and experiences that respect diversity and inclusiveness so that you can shop and travel with confidence without all the research!

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