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List of family friendly movies we enjoyed, anyone want to help me compile one?

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WideWebWitch Tue 31-Jul-07 10:43:50

Does anyone want to add theirs? With a brief bit about why you enjoyed it if you feel like it.

My children are currently watching the wonderful Nanny McPhee, (I think Emma Thompson is wonderful), which we all love and recently we've enjoyed:

One night at the museum, slapstick, much better than the reviews said imo
Flushed away, animation about a pet rat and how he copes when he meets sewer rats
The Incredibles, superheroes in exile, lots of fab mid life crisis stuff, plenty for adults too
Shrek 1&2, obviously, bear watching and re watching
Peter Pan live action version
An old film (1994) which dh found in Woolworths for £3, called Baby's Day Out which dd loves, live action, baby escapes kidnappers, peril ensues, all ends well

collision Tue 31-Jul-07 10:47:28

Free Willy

Fly Away Home



Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (original not cheap Johnny Depp copy)

Mary Poppins

Chitty chitty Bang Bang

Wizard of OZ

all fabulous films and all enjoyed by my 2 boys of 5 and 2.5 years. Some of these films are oldies that should not be forgotten!

foxinsocks Tue 31-Jul-07 10:53:03

the original Parent Trap (with Hayley Mills - was on TV this weekend, dd loved it)

Men in Black (if they are Dr Who/Sci fi fans - just check the age certificate)

Madagascar (even made me laugh)

All the Toy Story ones

Corpse Bride (though probably not for the sensitive)

Mercy Tue 31-Jul-07 10:54:11

As soon as I saw the thread title I thought of hte Peter Pan film!

Star Wars
Chicken Run
Whistle Down the Wind
Little Women
Monsters Inc.

Must get around to films like 'The Railway Children' 'Willy Wonka'

WideWebWitch Tue 31-Jul-07 10:55:23

Oh Chicken run is fab
as is the curse of the were rabbit, also by Aardman
Yes, Charlie and Chocolate factory
and at the weekend we watched Home Alone and Splash, which dd loved.

itwasntme Tue 31-Jul-07 10:56:21

Finding Nemo
James and the Giant Peach
Polar Express
The Jungle Book

Leati Tue 31-Jul-07 11:10:57

Lion King
Toy Story
Ratatoulli (it is great)

WideWebWitch Tue 31-Jul-07 11:12:18

I'm really looking forward to Ratatouille (saddo emoticon)

WideWebWitch Tue 31-Jul-07 11:12:34

Polar Expresss is fab on big screen

geekgirl Tue 31-Jul-07 11:13:01

Spy Kids

FluffyMummy123 Tue 31-Jul-07 11:13:21

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geekgirl Tue 31-Jul-07 11:14:32

we also loved night at the museum, WWW sometimes I think the reviewers are just so far up their own backsides they struggle to see what's going on on the screen, anyway

foxinsocks Tue 31-Jul-07 11:15:47

We all hated Polar Express. Have tried to watch it twice and just cannot get into it!

bundle Tue 31-Jul-07 11:16:57

my girls love all Laurel & Hardy atm
high school musical
father christmas/the snowman (yes, even in the summer)

WideWebWitch Tue 31-Jul-07 14:01:13

Oh yes to Spy Kids
Sky High is great too, Sky High is high school for superheroes, poor kid is son of Super mum Renee Russo and dad Kurt Russell but hasn't got any powers, very good, both children love it

MyEye Tue 31-Jul-07 14:08:36

if Splash went down well, why not Big (ancient bodyswap comedy with small boy trapped inside Tom Hanks)

hifi Tue 31-Jul-07 14:48:38

elvis films
carry on films
my fair lady
railway children
rabbit proof fence
whale rider
breakfast at tiffanys
kes , lots of swearing though!
national velvet
black beauty
the posiedon adventure, old version

Leati Tue 31-Jul-07 19:23:34

Brother Bear
Lady and the Tramp
Homeward Bound
Piglets Big Movie
The Rescuers Down Under
Lilo & Stitch
Stuart Little
The Land Before Time
Herbie fully loaded
Two Brothers
An American Tale
Barn Yard

MintyDixCharrington Tue 31-Jul-07 19:30:44

ignoring all the cartoony ones, my 3 yr old likes:
Thunderbirds (the live action movie of a few years ago)
Shaggy Dog (remake of the Shaggy D.A. of the '70s, with Tim Allen)
Racing Stripes (zebra races ponies and wins)

My 6 year old likes:
All of the above and
Harry Potter 1, 2 and 3
Star Wars (all)
101 and 102 Dalmations (Glenn Close live action)
Sky High
High School Musical
Jump In (another Disney, about competitive skipping!!! v cool)
Princess Bride
Herbie Fully Loaded (Lindsay Lohan and talking cars)

My 9 year old dd likes:
Most of the above (not star wars) and
Princess Diaries 1 and 2
Ice Princess (about skating)
High Society
Harry Potter 4 and 5
Three Men and a Baby
took her to see Hairspray the other day which she loved as well!

That's all I can think of at the moment...

jellybeans Wed 01-Aug-07 17:46:04

We like

Chitty bang bang
Mary poppins
Return to Witch mountain
Escape from Witch Mountain
Harry Potter
Eldorado (animated)
Lion King
Wind in the Willows (cartoon one)
Prince of Egypt
Joseph, king of Dreams
Sinbad (animated)
Flushed Away
Wallace and grommitt
Cheaper by the Dozen
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (johnny Depp one)
Whistle Down the Wind
The parent trap
Polar Expresss
Benji- the hunted
The incredible journey

addle Fri 03-Aug-07 10:44:01

great thread:

we have recently enjoyed (ds7, dd13):

a matter of life and death (1940s film)
lord of the flies (!)
time bandits
brothers grimm
three amigos (vv funny)
galaxy quest (vv funny)
musical version of animal farm found in woolworths for £1

saltire Fri 03-Aug-07 10:48:25

Santa Claus 1
Polar Express
Shrek 1&2
Pirates of the Carribean - enjoyed by the DS because it was pirates, by me becuase it was Johnny Depp and by DH because it was Keira Knightley
Peter Pan live action
Lion King
All the Harry potter films
Star Wars (DS2)
Wallace and Gromit

DS2 also loves Home Alone 1 & 2

zaphod Fri 03-Aug-07 10:53:34

Cheaper by the Dozen
Halloween Town

fawkeoff Fri 03-Aug-07 10:55:34

the sound of music
lilo and stitch
lady and the tramp
finding nemo
the incredibles
the little mermaid
wizard of oz
basil the great mouse detective
bednobs and broomsticks
mary poppins
the sword in the stone
disneys robin hood
the wild
flushed away
happy feet
uncle buck
cool running
the great outdoors
honey i shrunk the kids
the breakfast club(depending age really)

Sixer Fri 03-Aug-07 10:57:10

March of the Penguins
Stuart Little
Chitty chitty bang bang
Mary Poppins
Prehistoric Park (Nigel Marvin? Docu DVD)

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