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Top 10 Movies for Kids
"A family movie night can be a fun way to spend an evening. One of the issues that we have in our family is the 5 year age difference between our children. However, there are some great family classics out there that appeal to the whole crowd."
1. Sound of Music
The Sound of Music offers a love story mixed with tragedy. Captain Von Trapp is the father of seven children and Maria enters their life as the nanny. Through her love of music, Maria wins over the children and Captain Von Trapp. The movie is full of wonderful songs that the whole family will enjoy.
2. Toy Story
All three of the Toy Story movies should make your list of must see movies. The movies follow the adventures of a little boy named Andy’s toys. With fabulous animation and witty lines that parents will appreciate, the films are heartwarming, fun, and offer enjoyment for people of all ages.
3. Finding Nemo
In Finding Nemo, Marlin, an overprotective father clownfish loses his son Nemo. Throughout the movie you follow both Nemo and Marlin through their various adventures. The movie is thoughtful and fun.
4. The Lion King
The Lion King offers the story of a baby lion, Simba, who will one day become the king. However, after his father passes away, his evil Uncle Scar takes over the kingdom and ruins it. Over time, Simba realizes that it is his responsibility to take over the kingdom.
5. Mary Poppins
Marry Poppins offers a wonderful, magical story about two young children who get very little attention from their parents. Mary Poppins takes the children on several wonderful adventures. The movie offers wonderful song and dance numbers that the whole family will enjoy.
The Shrek movies offer the story of an ogre who rescues a princess and ends up finding true love. All of the Shrek movies are full of humor and fun and offer a unique spin on the classic fairy tale. The film is also very enjoyable for parents, as the story line includes several clever references that adults will find entertaining.
7. The Incredibles
The Incredibles are a family of superheroes, each with their own unique powers. The family is currently “retired” from the superhero business. The movie is what you would expect from a superhero film, offering great action along with well timed humor.
8. Willy Wonka
Elliott, a young boy, discovers an alien who was left behind by his fellow extraterrestrials. The boy and the alien form a bond throughout the movie as Elliott helps E.T. get back home.
10. A Christmas Story
Around the holidays you cannot avoid seeing this wonderful, charming, and classic film. The story is about a boy named Ralphie who has one wish for Christmas, which is to get a Red Ryder BB gun. The film is full of wonderful family fun.
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