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Film night....ideas for 5 year old AND parents to enjoy

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OxfordToLondoner Wed 25-Sep-13 12:32:29

We've just started a Friday night film night, with 5 year old DS. Trying to avoid all the usual Pixar type films (love them, but have watched to death and can only cry at UP so many times)!

So far Star Wars has been a BIG hit.

What are your classic films from yesteryear (and not so yesteryear) that we might all enjoy...?

karinmaria Wed 25-Sep-13 12:35:43

Would Indiana Jones be an idea or too scary?

Northumberlandlass Wed 25-Sep-13 12:37:50

Spiderwick Chronicles was a big hit with us - but a little scary in places.
Indiana Jones

LeslieKnope Wed 25-Sep-13 12:39:54

Films we've watched with DD and she's loved

The Goonies
Back to the Future
The Princess Bride
Harry and the Hendersons
The Flinstones
Ace Ventura
Home Alone (now that it's almost Christmas wink)
Anything with The Muppets
Roald Dahl films (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches)

ChanelTunel Wed 25-Sep-13 12:44:11


EmmaLL25 Wed 25-Sep-13 14:26:44

The studio Ghiblli films are good - animated but lots for adults to get from too.

Some are Howl's Floating Castle, Spirited Away and Kiki's Delivery Service.

My niece and nephew (8 and 6) enjoy Ghostbusters too. What about Big, Turner and Hooch?

Quenelle Wed 25-Sep-13 14:29:55

DS is 4 and will usually only sit through animated films at the moment but he did like Nanny McPhee.

And Mary Poppins come to think of it.

Maybe he's trying to tell us something...

BlueChampagne Thu 26-Sep-13 11:28:44

Shrek is a big hit in our house (but yes Pixar, I know)
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Blue Planet dvd

Scrounger Thu 26-Sep-13 17:31:38

I was going to say Rise of the Guardians. DS, 6 yo, likes the Tintin movies (old and new).

How about the old Disney movies - Dumbo etc?
Wallace and Gromit?
Fantastic Mr Fox?

ToniBasil Fri 27-Sep-13 14:38:13

Thanks all!
(Changed name....)

PigStack Fri 27-Sep-13 14:43:50

Roald Dahl films
Back to the future has a lot of bad language in it (for a 5 yr old anyway)
The Grinch
The Jungle Book

QuintessentialShadows Fri 27-Sep-13 14:44:26


Our sons both loved Ella Enchanted, and Mirror Mirror, both which are perhaps for a more "girly audience".

QuintessentialShadows Fri 27-Sep-13 14:44:49

George of the jungle.

dinkystinky Fri 27-Sep-13 14:52:22

Mine loved the Ice Age movies (Pixar I know!)
Princess Bride and Home Alone are on our list to watch with them.

SheldorAFK Sat 28-Sep-13 22:25:09

Wizard of Oz or Grease

cq Sat 28-Sep-13 22:31:12

Just saw that Jungle Book has finally been re-released. I love love love this film - when my DCs were little (5 is the perfect age) we would watch it endlessly - they would march around the room to the elephant's song.

It was one of the few films I didn't mind watching endlessly with them - happy days.

LeGavrOrf Sat 28-Sep-13 22:32:18

Lemony Snickets series of unfortunate events

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