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Movie night recommendations please!

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Jezabelle Fri 07-Oct-11 21:56:50

We have started having "movie night" on a Friday with my 3 and 5 yr old DDs. I'm finding it tricky to find movies that are right. Would be ok if we could go down the Tinkabell/Cinderella route but DH would be bored sensless and it's supposed to be a family thing! We had The Incredables tonight, but my just three yr old said "that's not very nice" repeatedly and "why is he doing that?" I found it a bit violent for her as she was clearly unsettled by it! I fancy Home Alone but DH thinks it'll be way over DD2s head. Monsters inc was great, as was Toy Story.

So, any ideas please?

Kayano Fri 07-Oct-11 22:45:42

If pixar is such a hit... What about Cars?

My DN bought the box set of home alone and also Beethoven and loved watching them!

Jezabelle Sat 08-Oct-11 08:18:59

Thanks Kayano. I think Cars might be a bit too boysy for them! They don't need fairies and princesses but Cars might be a bit much! I will definately try Home Alone though, maybe nearer Chiristmas, and Beethoven is a great idea, reckon they'd love that!

ChasingSquirrels Sat 08-Oct-11 08:43:23

Finding Nemo
Ice-Age series
Over The Hedge
The Lion King
Bee Movie
A Bugs Life
Happy Feet

(shall I go on? see this list)

ChasingSquirrels Sat 08-Oct-11 08:44:24

Personally I would think 5 & 3 are too young for Home Alone (a PG), I would stick to U's at that age.

whyme2 Sat 08-Oct-11 08:44:28

Finding Nemo,
Mary Poppins,
Bedknobs and broomsticks
Mr Bean
Stuart Little
Cloudy with a chance of meatballs.

bruffin Sat 08-Oct-11 08:56:06

Home alone is very violent in a slapstick way.
I remember Ds loving jumanji and flubber at that age

MrsKitty Sat 08-Oct-11 08:57:33

We've started 'cinema night' on a Friday too smile. My two (DS 4, and DD, 2) both love Wall-E and the Ice Age series (although only Ice Age 1 is any good IMO). Both films very watchable for you & DH as well.

They also enjoy Charlotte's Web (I'm very sure it goes completely over their heads - I think they just like seeing the animals and the calming narrative voice on it!)

Other popular ones include:
Wizard of Oz (DS loves this)
Chicken Run (I wasn't sure, but they enjoy it, and also seemed to understand what was going on)
Jungle Book

Might try Shrek soon, and Beethoven sounds like a good idea...

grubbalo Sat 08-Oct-11 20:36:47

Yes, another vote for Ice Age here - and v cheap on Amazon at the moment (is cheaper to buy 1&2 together and then 3 separately from memory)!

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