There are many reasons parents want their kids to watch movies. Most of the time, we let them see it so that we have some silence in the house, other times we use movies as a sort of reward for good behavior and then there are those times, when we genuinely want them to see movies which have inspired us and hope that they do the same for our children. Every family has their own favorite movies and this list tries to cover most generes. I know most children cannot stand a black and white movie and start fidgeting on the first scene. But, I have still included them because the experience they give is beyond the colours on screen. So, grab a bowl of popcorn, add some more cushions to the sofa and get ready to experience the magic of movies once again.
- The Toy Story Triology- Ah! Every time I watch any of these movies, I end up crying. Why? I really don’t know, but there is something about mismatched people who become best friends and a trust that knows no bound.
- Wizard of Oz: A classic movie, that never loses its charm. As Dorothy (Judy Garland) travels through a strange and scary place called Oz, she meets some really unusual friends who are more than happy to help.
- Up – A grumpy old man, a curious kid and a flying house, can things become more adventurous? But ‘Up’ is more than that. It is a heart warming story of true love that goes beyond life and a friendship that knows no boundaries.
- Snow White and the seven dwarfs (1937): There have been many renditions of this classic tale, but the one by Walt Disney is considered the most loved and cherished one. Be it the furious queen, the beautiful Snowhite or the vividly characterized seven dwarves, this movie captures the attention of kids and adults alike.
- Marry Poppins: July Andrews is a charmer and she does it again in this movie. The songs are wonderful and perfect for sing alongs.
- The Incredibles: Pixar’s superb animated movie is all about action, adventure and a family that sticks together. Your children may not consider this part of the movie important, but they will get it someday. Till then, let the action, adventure and cool graphics entertain them.
- The Outsiders: This movie by Francis Ford Cappola, is one of those movies, that leave people, especially young teens, dwell deep into the lives and miseries of the poor. Based on a novel of the same name, the movie received critical acclaim all over.
- The Princess Bride: A classic in its own sense, The Princess Bride is a narrated story which a grandfather reads to his sick grandson.
- Beauty and the Beast: Belle is perhaps the most loved Disney princesses. She speaks her mind, believes in her decisions and is not afraid of life’s challenges. She is the exact role model your daughter should be looking up to.
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas: A Christmas special, this movie is sprinkled with delightful narration, a strong storyline and one of the most important messages, ‘The spirit of Christmas lives in the heart’.
Did you relate to the list or do you have one of your own? Do movies play an important part in your family? Leave a comment and share your experience with us.