As we all sat down to watch a movie last weekend (first time in a long time), I realize there's not alot of options out there when it comes to clean, family movies......that's not animated!
And every time I think I've got a good one......I end up having to explain to my 10 year old what certain phrases mean....or even harder, why she's not suppose to know what they mean!
So i thought I'd ask the AoM community what movies would you recommend .....
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First thing that popped into my head was Uncle Buck. Would that be considered a family movie?
Second thing I thought of was Hook.
Not animated and family friendly? Good Luck! Even some of the animated movies have so much adult humor in them that we have decided not to let our children watch them. It is tough, but a good resource I've found is www.pluggedin.com. It is a family entertainment guide web site that gives a really good thorough review of movies so that you can make an informed decision as to what is okay for the kids / family and what isn't.
If you do find anything- share it! I can say the words to WALL-E in my sleep! (Actually, one of my animated favorites, but too much of a good thing.......)
Hard to say - now that my kids are getting older - I personally love Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - my kids and I also love UHF my wife isn't really too much into movies. UHF is an underappreciated jem, it leads to a lot of family culture - my wife calls the kids, "Uncle Nutzie" and whenever I do something stupid I'll say, "Would you look at that? ... is my face red" - UHF is probably my favorite family movie - such that I try not to let them watch it too often, keep it for times like - after we're all full from Thanksgiving dinner or something - then there are other movies that tend to be T-day - like Gulliver's Travels (but it's a cartoon) - it's been like a decade since we watched The Sound of Music or Chitty Chitty Bang Bang or The Wizard of Oz but those were family films when I was a kid in my family.
The kids do that too with lines or ideas from books or movies - it adds to a rich family culture and insider sort of language that bonds us together as a family - when we read Oliver Twist - the kids where constantly saying, "Wow, I'll bet Oliver would go crazy if he saw all this food." - our family motto almost became not WWJD but WWOS - What Would Oliver Say?
UHF is CLASSIC! Totally stupid filled with hilarity.
Although when Michael Richards sees his mop in the closet...I always get teary eyed. It was a special moment between a man and his mop.
Don't come between a man and his mop.
"MY MOOOOOOPPPP!" Popeye and his spinach was never none tougher.
Big Fish is a great, modern family movie.
Indiana Jones movies
The Sand Lot
For Win Dixie
Nanny McPhee 1 & 2
Big Trouble in Little China
Stand By Me
My kids are not interested in watching anything that looks "dated", so the classics I grew up on they are not interested in.
Awesome suggestions all: thanks for the time.
But i'm surprised no one suggested "the Princes bride".....a keeper for sure. (but my crew has already seen it...)
We just watched that about a month ago.
UHF is a true classic--proof that you don't need cursing or gratuitious sex or violence to have a funny movie.
Around the holidays I just don't think you can beat Will Ferrell's "Elf". Just a REALLY good Christmas film.
I havent seen UHF since I was a kid. Such a great movie. Im gonna throw Old Yeller out there. It was my go to movie when I Watched my little brother.