So, after Monday’s post, several people asked me about the movies that we watch, and, while I think I’ve talked about this in past, it’s been long enough that I can’t even think which search terms to use to look for the post, so I thought I’d write another one–hopefully, both as a resource for those interested in quality family movies and as a reminder for myself of goodies to revisit when we can’t think of anything to watch for family movie night (Sunday night at our house).
And so, without further ado, I give you:
Our Favorite Family Movies
The Emperor’s New Groove (I like this one more than my kids do, more’s the pity; it’s just so clever)
Chicken Run (same here…the dialogue makes me giggle, but most of it–in all of its Britishness–sails right over my kids’ heads)
Herbie Rides Again (and its sequels, which get progressively sillier and more obnoxious but which the kids still love)
Beauty and the Beast (the cartoon)
Swiss Family Robinson (my boys looooooove this one)
Star Wars (basically all iterations of this series–both the prequels, the classics, and the sequels–are pretty clean, and my kids thrill to the action sequences)
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Shaun thinks this one is ridiculous, but my kids get a kick out of it)
The Lord of the Rings + The Hobbit series (these are pretty intense for little kids, but I have found that mine do pretty well with them from an early age, and I’m good with them because of their rock solid good vs. evil messages)
Inside Out (we’ve actually only seen this one once, but it was really clever, and I think we need to revisit it soon)
Bolt (Mittens is my spirit animal)
The Parent Trap (the classic version)
Paddington (another one that makes me laugh even harder than it does my kids)
Movies we haven’t watched as a family yet, but I want to:
Secondhand Lions (Although, if I remember correctly, this one’s better suited for a “clean films” version…more on that below).
I know I’ve talked about “clean films” on social media before, but I can’t remember if I have here on the blog. So, basically, years ago, my mom discovered this site called cleanfilms.com (now defunct), and since then, there have been various versions of it under different names.
So, what are they?
They are sites that sells edited DVDs. They remove all: profanity, nudity, sex, graphic violence, etc. and they do a great job. Most movies are edited pretty seamlessly.
The current one I know about is called Good Media DVDs.
We have quite a few edited movies, ranging from ones that really need it (like Jerry Maguire) to middling ones (like Notting Hill, which is one of my favorite movies…edited), to fairly innocuous stuff (like You’ve Got Mail and While You Were Sleeping…which still have pockets of profanity I could do without).
We even have some movies from them that require no edits whatsoever, just because they were cheap (around $5).
So, now it’s your turn to hit me with your favorite clean, quality family movies! Pretty please? We are always on the hunt for new gems!