The late Roger Ebert once said, “No good movie is too long and no bad movie is short enough.” If your family nights begin to seem like movies that last way too long, change the script! When the going gets tough, the tough watch movies! If the conversation is too tiring, leave it to the Hollywood to supply the material. Sure you may be escaping reality, but sometimes that’s just what the doctor ordered. No need to go to a restaurant and order food that ends up more on the kid’s clothing than in their mouths. Just pop some popcorn, sit back and enjoy! Here are a few family movies that are sure to make you start loving each other again.
The Wizard of Oz
Off to see the wizard! Ok, so maybe you’ve seen this one about 102 times, but Cowardly Lions and Wicked Witches never get old. Besides, watching this movie is considered a right of childhood, so do your parental duty and make sure your kids see it while they are still young enough to appreciate it.
E.T. The Extra-terrestrial
What child would not fall in love with a hammer head alien with glowing fingers? See if you can get through it without crying at the end. Also, check out little Drew Barrymore as the little sis!
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
With Muggles, Cloaks of Invisibility, and Hogwarts, how can you go wrong? Watch Harry take on the evil Lord Voldemort with help from Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. The book was named the “Best Book for Young Adults” by the American Library Association, so maybe you can make readers out of your kids yet!
Nightmare Before Christmas
Leave it to Tim Burton to bring the creepy. This deliciously weird movie chronicles the adventures of Jack Skellington stumbling into “Christmas Town” from his native Halloween Town” after a weekend bender ( only kidding, he falls through a portal.) Labeled as a stop -motion dark fantasy musical, Disney had to release the film under the Touchstone Pictures Banner because the studio thought it would be “too dark and scary for kids.”
Toy Story 2
If the idea of toys gone rogue doesn’t grab you, the stellar cast will. Most of us could probably listen to the voice of Tom Hanks reciting the phone book. Add Tim Allen, Joan Kusack, Kelsey Grammar and Don Rickles; it would be hard to go wrong with this one.
A lesson and adventure all at once, “Finding Nemo” tells the story of an over- protective clownfish who gets separated from his son in the Great Barrier Reef. Hilarities ensue when Dory, voiced by Ellen DeGeneres joins in the shenanigans for a rollicking good time!
The Muppet Movie
There’s nothing quite like sarcastic puppets to remind you what matters in life. Rock out with Animal, get diva with the pig and chill with the frog! Find out which muppet you most closely identify with!
We hope you enjoy your family movie night! Let us know which movie you like to put on when only Hollywood can save the day! We love to hear it!