Family Movie Night

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I don't know if you have this problem at your house, but at our house, the lingering daylight is making our boys question why they need to go to bed, "when it not dark out yet?" We enforce bedtime 90% of the time, but the other night I let them "stay up" after dinner and watch a favorite movie before bed.

Oh, the thrill! This gave me an idea - maybe we are ready for family movie nights?

Our boys are only 2 and 4, so content is key, but this opens up a whole new world. I've been thinking of movies they have not seen, classic characters I would like for them to know, and ones Hubby and I won't mind watching. Also, I require Rated G.

What perfect Tuesday's Top Ten list-making material! Here is what I've got so far:

Top Ten Movies for Young Boys

(1) The Lion King
(2) The Muppet Movie
(3) Snoopy Come Home
(4) Peter Pan
(5) Toy Story 3
(6) Babe
(7) Wall-E
(8) The Incredible Journey
(9) Snow White
(10) The Fox and the Hound

What is missing here?
Are these good selections or should we try others?
Please share any movies you have enjoyed with your young children, and/or ones we should avoid.

Top Ten {Tuesday}

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9 Responses to “Family Movie Night”

  1. Anne Wimberly HolmanJuly 12, 2011 at 8:27 AM

    Have your boys seen any Land Before Time videos?  Any boy who loves dinosaurs would surely love these movies.

  2. I'm slapping myself on the forehead!  Totally forgot about these movies - my boys will LOVE them.  Thanks, AW!!

  3. This isn't a movie, but I loved it as a kid and my teenage boys grew up with it.  Scooby Doo Where are U?  I just love that dog! 

  4. First off, I was just in Charleston, and I must say, I love your city. Sigh.

    Ok, now for movies. I am so bad with boy movies. For the girls, I love American Girl movies.

    What about Happy Feet? I always thought that one was cute.

  5. Would your boys like Annie, the Sound of Music or Mary Poppins...just a few of our faves. They may be too girly..:) Nemo is a good one and what about Sandlot? (not sure of the rating)

  6. please be careful woth the Lion King...although it has wonderful music, the over all theme is family violence and hatred. I never let my kids watch that one. Most other Disney stuff is good though. I have too boys, (grown now) and they always loved to watch Cinderalla! Those little animals were so cute!

  7. We have girls and watch lots of princess movies. But they also love Toy Story, Cars, and the Lion king sing along. Someone just suggested Disney Robin Hood (cartoon version) so I just ordered it. Most other things scare them...ages 2 & 4 as well.

  8. Oh, but I love yours, too!  Especially on days like yesterday when the heat index was 123.  Whew.

    Happy Feet is a great suggestion - thanks!

  9. Thanks, Kylee!  We watched Mary Poppins not long ago and they loved it.  I'll put the others on our list.  I'm all about introducing a little girliness into our boy-packed house :)