Movies are truly said to be timeless if they can be watched my kids and adults with the same level of enthusiasm. Such movies are like treasures for lifetime. These blockbusters introduce the kids beautifully into the cinematic world – a world of stories, a world of fun and laughter, a world of drama and action, a world of innocence, a world of glitter and glamour. So dive into your couch, snuggle your kids and enjoy some family (kid) friendly movies which your young ones will remember throughout their lives. Here is a list of top 10 movies:
Toy Story (1995)
When your child watches Pixar’s first feature film, they’ll be shocked to find that the TV’s been reading their mind. This movie is displays the bond that every kids has with the playthings of his or her youth and how these inanimate objects are given life by a child’s imagination. Toy Story introduces them to entertainment tropes like mismatched odd couples – Buzz and Woody, wise cracking leading men, cultural references and catchphrases. It’s fun and fast paced enough to be subject to repeated viewing.
Sound of Music (1965)
Rich in character, tone, music and story, this classic is filled with positive messages. This Oscar winning musical grips it’s viewers right from the start and generation after generation continues to be the favorite of all. Julie Andrews aspiring nun turned super nanny is the heart of the film. With the whole Nazi business, some curious kids are inspired to learn more about World War II after the movie.
The Muppet Movie (1979)
A perfect movie to start a child’s pop cultural education. It is a brilliant concoction of all the wonderful ingredients for a perfect movie. It’s hilarious, clever, sweet, musical and full of love and friendship. Kermit and his new found friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood but a frog legs merchant is after Kermit. Children of all age will love it whether they are 4 or 12 but definitely at different levels.
Mary Poppins (1964)
Julie Andrews’s super nurturing nanny had upped the onscreen child care bar higher with this movie. Julie Andrews will inevitably play a major role in you child’s first decade of life and they may even be intrigued by this whole “fly a kite” concept by the end. This classic charmer belongs to generations and perfect in every way.
Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory (1971)
Steer your child to this version which faithfully captures the spirit of Roald Dahl’s magical book. This movie is a wonderful trip into the world of imagination because of Wilder’s imaginative yet controlled performance as eccentric Wonks and the psychedelic Oompa Loompa musical numbers remain an imperative childhood reference point.
The Incredibles (2004)
Pixar’s animated film portrays mature themes about families in a way that both kids and adults can enjoy. Rarely does a minute of screen time pass without an allusion to superhero or spy movie tropes, subtle references that grow in numbers with every subsequent viewing. This family adventure includes explosions and destruction but there is plenty of positive thoughts about family and courage.
Freaky Friday (1976)
A switched identity comedy movie that beautifully explores a parent child relationship. It’s a good family movie to watch together with older kids and teens like. With the first switch places comedy the daughter and the mother learn firsthand how the other thinks and lives.
The Lion King (1994)
This best selling soundtrack album of an animated movie written by Elton John and Tim Rice cements one of the best Disney movie of all times. Based loosely on Hamlet, The Lion King is epic in scope, heavy with themes of familial responsibility and made buoyant by the sound of “Hakuna Matata.”
E.T the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
E.T is a rite of passage movie, one that every kid is required to see before they hit their teens. Steven Spielberg infuses this family blockbuster with a child like sense of awe. Boy meets alien and they become best friends. Seeing his outer space buddy go makes it immensely emotional and causes audiences to sob too. This sci-fi masterpiece is funny, semi – spooky and enormously moving.
This movie contains a great moral lesson hidden under the distractions of adorable talking farm animals. Stay true to yourself and stick up for others who are doing the same thing. Babe is a story of an orphaned oinker who improbably triumphs as a sheep herder. The Academy Award nomination for Best Picture proves it’s worth. It delivers a message about finding your inner champion.
Spend some lovely family time and see how your kids will love these movies as soon as you press play! However to enjoy some outdoor family movie nights Alltoez provides a list of events organized across Bay Area.