Our family loves family movie night and it is a joy to enjoy a movie together. Yet we can often struggle to come up with a movie that we all will enjoy. Plus with newer movies you have to be very careful about content.
As my kids have grown older I have enjoyed showing them movies I loved from my own childhood and teen years. During Christmas my kids often get a few DVDs that have become family night treasures.
Here is a list of some of our favorite family movie night movies-
Journey Of Natty Gann – This movie is from 1985. It takes place in the 1930s and is about a young girl who travels across the country to find her father. She befriends a wolf and drifter (John Cusack) who help her along the way. The movie has its tearful moments, a few frightening scenes & a few not so nice words in it. Our family enjoyed watching this movie together and recommend it to others. The movie gives you a clear view of the depression era, beautiful scenery from across the country and also opens the doors for honest talk about running away and staying safe. The movie is available to buy on DVD.
Yours, Mine & Ours – This movie is from 1968 and stars Lucille Ball & Henry Fonda. I discovered this movie as a teenager in the late 1980s & it became a fast favorite of mine. The movie is based on the true story of a widow with 8 children who marries a widower with 10 children. The movie follows them meeting, dating, getting married and adjusting to life with 18 children. The movie is very comical and our whole family enjoys it. The movie does contain use of the word sex in a few short scenes and at one point a woman is drunk. The movie teaches about a family working together as one unit, respecting each other and accepting each other. The movie is available to buy on DVD.
I hope you have fun rediscovering these movies with your family. I am sure if you think back to your childhood you can come up with a lot more movies to add to this list.