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.
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?
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.