There’s two reasons why I share movies from when I was a kid, or movies I loved as a kid, with my own children; 1) movies today kind of suck for kids and 2) I’m a sentimental person. Sharing stuff that I loved as a kid with my own is pretty awesome! Movies today feel totally inappropriate for the age they are marketed to, and often there are things that I just plain don’t like. Is it just me or are all parents dumb now too? And not the Tim Taylor, Danny Tanner kind of dumb, where the parents actually end of being right and the kids come around and end up being respectful. No, parents today are the kind of dumb where they are stay dumb, do dumb things and the kids are the smartest ones in the room. Pass!
This list composes not only movies from my childhood, family movies we watched when I was a little bit older and my sister was young, and movies from my mom’s childhood that we watched as kids. Many of these movies aren’t as flashy as today’s flicks but they are none the less important ones I feel like the next generation needs to have in their lives!
Man of the House
Angels in the Outfield
The Adventures of Huck Finn
That Darn Cat
Back to the Future (Probably best meant for older kids, includes Adult Content. Common Sense Media Review)
Jurrasic Park (Common Sense Media Review)
Spy Next Door
Men in Black (Common Sense Media Review)
The Parent Trap (we prefer the original)
The Little Rascals
The Secret Garden
The Little Princess
Flubber (Original and new versions)
The Incredible Mr. Limpet
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids!
The Santa Claus
Charlie the Lonesome Cougar
A Kid in King Arthur’s Court