I love introducing my kids to my favorite movies. I love watching movies with my kids. Cinema history and appreciation is super important.
There is such delight when they get the jokes in classic film (gasp – the 80s are classic now!). Sometimes, I explain a pop culture reference that is now obsolete.
Sometimes, I am shocked by innuendo, language, or scenes that I never picked up on these movies, most of which were filmed before the PG-13 rating existed.
But mostly, these films are educational as they commemorate my childhood and youth.
We especially love films about aliens, space, time travel, dinosaurs, history…pretty much all sci-fi and fantasy. I used to love horror films and my girls are getting into it, but some of the modern stuff is still too much. They keep asking about some great horror movies and I keep putting them off until they’re in their later teenage years.
Favorite Movies to Watch with My Kids
My kids are 10, 13, 14, and 20 this year. My son is the youngest and very sensitive. He doesn’t like horror films yet and that’s just fine.
John Hughes Films
John Carpenter Films
Fun Nostalgic Films
Jim Henson Movies
Mel Brooks Movies
The Addams Family
There are too many to choose!
I love that my kids are growing up in a time when we can find almost any film or show online to stream for free or cheap!
We have movie night every weekend with homemade pizza.