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. We love Star Wars and Star Trek. 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
These are just classic teen films.
John Carpenter Films
My girls really appreciate good horror and his music scores!
Fun Nostalgic Films
These films built my youth.
Jim Henson Movies
This is an epic part of my childhood.
Mel Brooks Movies
I think he created comedy.
My kids really get British humor. We quote these all the time!
I used to watch these with my dad. Yes, they’re sometimes crass and ridiculous.
The Addams Family
These are timeless tales about a loving unique family. I really love the new cartoon!
These films are unique.
For the love of Batman.
There are too many to choose! I love comics.
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.
What’s your family’s favorite film?
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