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Thanks to ideas I have seen on here in the past, I decided to give my cousins and their families gift baskets for Christmas, mainly movie night themed. The trouble is figuring out what movie to put in there! I am not sure of what movies they do have, so I think going for older movies is the best bet. What are your favourite family movies, what movies did you love as a kid that the whole family enjoyed? For reference, one cousin is 35, her husband is about 37, and their kids are both girls, 14 and 7. The other cousin is about 28, her husband is 30 and their kids are a girl aged 4, a boy aged nearly 2. I was also thinking of adding a game or 2, particularly car games since they all live in the country and often travel for a couple of hours to visit family.
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craigslistgirl: Good recommendation!
Jacqui90: The Lego Movie is fantastic!! I loved it as an adult (I’ve seen it twice), and even Darling Husband liked it! The kids think it’s great too. My nephew got it for his 4th birthday this year.
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Maybe classic Disney movies? Kids seem to not watch those these days. I loved Aladdin and The Lion King.
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ClaudiaKishi: Love some Disney! I would love to gift Beauty and the Beast or Cinderella or something, but I agree that the Lion King or Aladdin would be better for the whole family! 🙂
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I pretty much love ALL animated kids movies – I feel like most of them have enough subtle jokes for adults and a decent storyline, so entertainment all round. My guess is because animation would take so long that it can’t be a crap project.
You can’t really go wrong with Disney or Pixar movies – only thing is whether the kids have seen them or not. Or if you have anyone that is anti-watching movies more than once.
The Lion King, Aladdin, The Jungle Book? Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Bee Movie, Wall-E, Robots? Tangled?
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Jacqui90: The Princess Bride is one of my all time favorites- that would be on my list for the family with older children
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Lego Movie is great!
Disney is always a great choice, as is Pixar!
The Princess Bride is great. Nightmare Before Christmas, the Harry Potter’s (may not be a good choice depending on how strict the parents are), Jumanji, Patch Adams, Flubber, The Goonies, Annie (if they like musicals), Matilda, Holes, Mrs. Doubtfire, Kiki’s Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro, Ponyo (all Japanese animation), and The Black Stallion. Just to name a few, lol.
Post # 10
These are great ideas, thanks bees, keep ’em coming!
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Jacqui90: I thought “Brave” was really great, but that isn’t an older one. “Babe” is a great one!
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Some animated movies that most people don’t already have: Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 1 & 2, The Croods, Meet The Robbinsons, any Studio Ghibli movie , and Petes Dragon maybe? though mostly for the younger ones.
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Jacqui90: The Croods was a really good movie. It was actually the movie my husband and I watched right before he proposed. Yes there are some silly moments but I loved it all in all. I was mainly focusing on the children’s age and the appropriateness of the movies.
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Oh I love Meet The Robinsons!!!! The Croods was good as well. Up, Monsters Inc, Mary Poppins, Finding Nemo, Wall-E, Tangled, Despicable Me 1/2, Cheaper By The Dozen, Cars 1/2, Polar Express… I totally don’t watch kids movies a lot. 😛