With family issues, an inspirational movie might be an excellent substitute for a therapist’s appointment. If you can distill the essence of a film’s message, you might be able to avoid making a mistake or making the wrong option in the future. Family movie night is the best time to see these 13 movies. Enjoy!
1. The Family Man
As a family comedy-drama, you’ll be astonished at how dark this film is. However, I mean this in a positive manner. In Nicolas Cage’s ‘The Family Man,’ a fairy tale is merely ‘pretended.’ While the film focuses on a few important subjects, it also teaches viewers about the importance of family. There should be a standing ovation for this one.
2. About a Boy
The movie’s slogan is, “Growing up has nothing to do with age,” and we couldn’t agree more. Love, happiness, and family are all key themes in this heartfelt film. In this case, the hilarious and sorrowful collide, and the earnest but weird Marcus is pitted against the selfish Will of Hugh Grant. Both learn from the other and become better people as a result.
3. Blue Valentine
An American romantic drama film called “Blue Valentine” is about how to save relationships and give a happy family a second opportunity. Dean (Ryan Gosling) and Cindy (Michelle Williams), a married couple, were madly in love with one another. Dean was a married man. Eventually, their passion faded, and their relationship became more of a burden than an asset. Do you think they can fix what’s broken?
4. The Addams Family
The Addams family, a strange but devoted married couple, and their slew of relatives were the inspiration for this fantastical comedy. They have a peculiar appearance, always dress in black, and reside in a creepy old home. Among their family members are crazed witches, murderers, and even demons. The only thing stopping them from being happy and caring for one other wholeheartedly is themselves. Despite the fact that this may sound odd, we think the Addams family is an excellent model for modern families.
5. It’s Complicated
Family-friendly comedy “It’s Complicated” is full of smart discussions, funny anecdotes, and wonderful gags that will keep the whole family laughing. Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin in this movie prove that people don’t automatically become more mature and responsible when they reach the age of 50.
6. Walk in the Clouds
It’s hard not to believe, after viewing films like “Walk in the Clouds,” that universal qualities such as beauty and love can still save our wacky, old planet. This film has a great soundtrack, a strong cast, and a compelling story.
7. As Good As It Gets
As Good as It Gets’ tells the narrative of two people who have become entangled in a web of self-destructive behavior. As a result, people are unable to open their hearts to someone new. In addition to the heartfelt discussions and an impressive ensemble cast, the film’s numerous comedic moments will lift your spirits and serve as a gentle reminder that we all need someone.
8. Kramer vs. Kramer
Young folks dreaming of the perfect family should see the movie ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’. It’s important to remember that life isn’t always rainbows and butterflies, and that every family has its own unique set of challenges. Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep portray a divorcing couple who demonstrate the virtues of love, patience, and putting the needs of others before one’s own.
9. Facing Windows
Ferzan zpetek’s Italian film depicts a marriage on the verge of disintegration. Aside from finding your actual self and changing your life, “Facing Windows” explores how to be content with what you have. Changing everything at once is difficult, but it’s worth a shot.
10. The Story Of Us
A wonderful and deeply moving film about the destructive power of seemingly little elements. Stress and melancholy can be caused by a slew of tiny irritations that lead to misunderstandings and anger. In this instance, Michelle Pfeiffer and Bruce Willis did an excellent job of portraying a pair.
11. The Painted Veil
Somerset Maugham’s novel, ‘The Painted Veil,’ is the inspiration for the film. It is a small, secluded alpine community. It’s the height of a cholera epidemic, and Walter (Ed Norton) and Kitty (Naomi Watts) find romance in each other. As contrast to the novel, their love story is a little more unconventional, but it’s nonetheless enchanting in its own way. With one simple message: genuine love never comes in a flash, but develops over time through mutual understanding and patience.
12. Yours, Mine & Ours
The entire family will enjoy ‘Yours, Mine & Ours.’ Despite its simplistic plot, you’ll still find it amusing and worthwhile to watch. If you want an entertaining comedy, you can’t ask for much more than great actors, an excellent score, and an endless supply of jokes.