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Thoughtsfortheday Sat 13-Feb-21 20:31:02

My DC are 14, 12 and and it’s been really nice to move beyond cartoons for our Saturday family movie night...

So far we have watched Interstellar, Goodnight Mr Tom and Sully, RV which have all gone down well...

What else can you recommend?

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AluckyEllie Sat 13-Feb-21 20:35:52

Jumanji! The new ones are pretty good as well as the original

Shortysoso Sat 13-Feb-21 20:39:48

We have watched and enjoyed
Soul (Pixar)
Erin brockovich went down well
Planes trains and automobiles
The others
Perks of being a wallflower
Standby me
Breaking away
Sister act
My big fat Greek wedding
The full Monty
The Italian job
Some like it hot
Legally blonde
Little miss sunshine

MustBeTime Sat 13-Feb-21 20:41:36

Jurassic world, remake of Lion King/Aladdin, Malificent, Just Like Heaven, Passengers, hot fuzz (it may be a bit rude can't remember)

DrWankincense Sat 13-Feb-21 20:44:46

Recently watched Gremlins, Clue, Knives Out with DD13.

Shortysoso Sat 13-Feb-21 20:44:59

13 going on 30
Trading places (its well dodgy we realise now)
Ours are a bit older (13 and 15)

Tonight is dolomite is my name, which looks crazy
Last week was Bernie which was good but check it out first as may not be appropriate

Also on our list
Grand Budapest hotel
Eurovision, the story of fire saga

Shortysoso Sat 13-Feb-21 20:47:11

I’ve had a cocktail and dispensed with punctuation, often the first thing to go, which makes my posts a bit hard to read, sorry.
It may have been two cocktails, who’s counting?!

Shortysoso Sat 13-Feb-21 20:47:50

Oh also hunt for the wilderpeople

Thoughtsfortheday Sat 13-Feb-21 20:48:06

Thanks for all the suggestions, I’m really trying to avoid any rude, purely because of quite grown up 9 years old and constant questions that I don’t want to answer throughout!!! 😂😂

Any action or true story type movies?

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Sithee Sat 13-Feb-21 20:49:11

What about the Harry Potter movies?

Shortysoso Sat 13-Feb-21 20:49:49

And ‘being Elmo’ is lovely and worth a watch - don’t let the fact it’s a docco put you off

Doublechins Sat 13-Feb-21 20:51:06

My 9,6 & 2 year old are currently really enjoying crocodile Dundee. We also watched the Indiana Jones films recently and they enjoyed those too.

user1477249785 Sat 13-Feb-21 20:53:48

We recently watched get smart and thought it was great.

DrRamsesEmerson Sat 13-Feb-21 20:53:54

We've just done Master and Commander, went very well. Also Bend it Like Beckham and Groundhog Day.

Jayinthetub Sat 13-Feb-21 20:55:47

Men in black franchise has gone down well here. We're just ploughing through the Marvel films which I also recommend smile

Thoughtsfortheday Sat 13-Feb-21 20:58:50

I’ve just realised I’ve missions of my daughters of my OP (clearly the effect of starting early for the rugby!!)

I have a 9 year old as well!!

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Shortysoso Sat 13-Feb-21 21:27:51

Ah, most of ours not suitable for 9 year old.

miraloma Sat 13-Feb-21 21:31:37

Honey I shrunk the kids
Matilda

Jbck Sat 13-Feb-21 21:35:16

Second
Hunt for the Wilderpeople, should be ok for the 9 year old.
Jumanji both new and old, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory I prefer new one, DH the old one.

meluey Sat 13-Feb-21 22:37:44

Big, Jurassic Park, Mrs Doubtfire

Hotdrop1 Sat 13-Feb-21 22:51:04

Castaway with Tom Hanks. The Hate U Give - watched it with my son aged 11 and a friend and her son of the same age. They were blown away by it and lead to great discussions. They were both very worldly, urban kids though. ET. A Night on the Museum.

MrsAlexanderHamilton Sat 13-Feb-21 23:09:42

There's a film I reccomend to everyone, that no-one ever seems to have heard of. It's one of mine and DD'S absolute favourites (she's 14 now, first aatched it when she was 11 or 12). We can watch it again and again (and again...)
It's called McFarland USA.
It's based on a true story and Kevin Costner plays a teacher who trains a team of cross country runners.
It is honestly brilliant and if you don't have a lump in your throat at the end then your heart is made of stone!
I think it's the perfect type of film you're looking for...

Thoughtsfortheday Sun 14-Feb-21 19:50:13

@MrsAlexanderHamilton just googled, that sounds a good one!

We ended up doing two, Sully and Lion, both amazing and and all girls sat glued to even with the subtitles half of Lion...

We have done the likes of Harry Potter, Matilda etc but nice that we can now watch something a little bit child focussed.

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LittleMissA Sun 14-Feb-21 19:52:40

We're watching bicentennial man with our 11 year old tonight and it seems pretty good so far.

MrsAlexanderHamilton Mon 15-Feb-21 10:44:39

@Thoughtsfortheday, it really is a great family film. Even DD2 (8) will watch it with us and she's got a notoriously short attention span for films. It's sometimes on BBC2. DH managed to get me the blu ray from ebay, the basic DVD didn't seem to be available anywhere. I found the ending really emotional (in a good way!)
Another good one if you haven't seen it is
Fly Away Home. A girl from New Zealand gets sent to live with her Dad (who she doesn't know) in Canada when her Mum dies. She becomes a sort of surrogate mother to some orphaned goslings. I won't say too much or I would spoil it, but it's a really lovely film - and the geese are pretty cute too!
Just last night me, DH and DD1 watched Instant Family on netflix and we all enjoyed it.

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