Having a movie night on a Saturday night with the whole family is a great way to unwind. As far as I know, there are many possibilities available, but when children are involved, the choices can be a little more complicated. Is it appropriate for my child’s age? Is it going to be a hit with the younger generation? Will I be able to? It’s possible that the song’s melody will become stuck in your head. You’re Welcome” from Moana is a song that will certainly be in your head for a long time. A lot of things to think about, and we’re already starting to get headaches from the many parameters.
It can be difficult to find a movie that is both appropriate for adults and children. When you eventually agree on something, and it’s good, what’s the reaction? Then, you’ll be delighted that you were able to spend some quality time with one another. Having a son who occasionally bangs his head on a table is a recipe for a happy household.
Grab some popcorn and a blanket and settle in for some quality family time tonight with these 31 must-see family films.
1. Finding Nemo
A generation has been defined by this Disney classic…and a new way to get there. Taking you on the journey of an anxious clownfish in search of his long-lost kid, the film is full of heartwarming moments, memorable characters (hello, Dory!) and an overwhelming sense of, well, I need to call my dad more.
2. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Reese’s Pieces and a phone call home are the perfect combination. That’s what the lovable extraterrestrial does in this Spielberg classic from 1982. The film about a trapped extraterrestrial and a human friendship won four Oscars, making it one of the most beloved films of all time. Oh, and it made a certain little actress famous, who you may recognize as Drew Barrymore.
3. The Parent Trap
At summer camp, long-lost twin sisters meet and decide to reunite their family. This is Lindsay Lohan’s film debut. Even though it’s a remake of a 1961 classic, after seeing this film, you might be inspired to learn how to fence…or perhaps you’ll perfect the ultimate camp joke that was established in the film.
4. Spirited Away
Hayao Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli’s masterpieces can be enjoyed by everybody, regardless of their age. After finding herself in the spirit world of Japanese folklore, a little girl sets out on a journey to return to the human realm. (This one is best suited for readers beyond the age of 10, or for children who can handle the idea of their parents being changed into pigs.) What do you think?
Is it the sound of drums? After reading this statement, the game has sprung to life. Since its release in the 1990s, Jumanji has become one of the most popular ’90s movies of all time. Having Robin Williams as a mentor in this new fictional world is a huge bonus, to say the least.
6. Mary Poppins
This one might be a benchmark for future babysitters. When it comes to Mary Poppins, it’s like a mouthful of sugar for everyone who enjoys the beautiful tale of a nanny who arrives via floating umbrella.
7. Inside Out
It’s another Pixar success that’s sure to bring smiles to the faces of everyone who sees it. With the help of characters Joy, Sadness, Anger, and so on, a young girl tries to make sense of her family’s recent relocation.
Matilda would be Carrie’s savior in a parallel dimension if she had a happy ending. An academically curious young girl is rejected by her overworked parents and school administrators. Matilda Wormwood Then Matilda realizes she has telekinetic abilities. It’s as much fun as a Danny Devito-directed British children’s book adaption sounds like.