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38 Classic Movies To Watch With The Kids

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38 Classic Movies To Watch With The Kids

11. Jumanji (1995)

Stars: Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, David Alan Grier

Genre: Comedy, Adventure

Two kids find an interesting board game and release a man who has been trapped inside it as well as all of the other dangerous creatures lurking from inside the game.

Why Kids Will Love It:

This movie has action, drama, comedy and family all in one – a crazy adventure for the whole family to enjoy. Jungle creatures coming out of a board game, the kids will love it!

“You think that mosquitoes, monkeys and lions are bad? That is just the beginning. I’ve seen things you’ve only seen in your nightmares. Things you can’t even imagine. Things you can’t even see. There are things that hunt you in the night. Then something screams. Then you hear them eating, and you hope to God that you’re not dessert. Afraid? You don’t even know what afraid is. You would not last five minutes without me.” – Alan Parrish

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12. Born Free (1966)

Stars: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers

Genre: Adventure, Family

A married couple live in northern Kenya, the husband is the senior game warden for the state. He must protect the people from a man-eating lion and lioness until he finds the truth about them.

Why Kids Will Love It:

A movie with lions and educational quirks, it really is a great classic. A cultural movie also with lions and safari animals for the kids to love to watch.

“Joy, tell me the truth. You just don’t want to give her up. What you’re really hoping is that she can stay out here, wild, but not too wild. That you can see her every now and then.” – George Adamson

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13. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

Stars: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara

Genre: Comedy

A cheeky high school boy is determined to have the day off school, no matter what stands in his way, even his relentless principle.

Why Kids Will Love It:

This movie is more so for the older kids, a cheeky movie that the whole family can watch and love.

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.” – Ferris

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14. Big (1988)

Stars: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

After wishing to be ‘big’, a young boy wakes up in the body of an adult.

Why Kids Will Love It:

Lots of kids dream about getting older and all the fun that comes with being an adult. This movie shows both sides to that theory.

“You can’t keep a kid from growing up. All a 13-year-old boy wants is a 13-year-old girl. And I sure don’t know how to build one of those.” – MacMillan

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15. Annie (1982)

Stars: Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Bernadette Peters

Genre: Musical, Comedy

A young orphan girl seeks on an adventure to find the perfect family for her.

Why Kids Will Love It:

A singing and dancing movie with young kids to relate to. The kids are sure to love this movie.

“Some women are drippin’ with diamonds. Some women are drippin’ with pearls. Lucky me, lucky me, look at what I’m drippin’ with, little girls!” – Miss Hannigan

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16. The Neverending Story (1984)

Stars: Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach

Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Family

A troubled boy dives into the pages of a never-ending tale through the pages of a special book.

Why Kids Will Love It:

A story tale like no other, with creatures and heroes that save the day.

Trivia: Young actor Noah Hathaway who played Atreyu in the movie, nearly died during the scene where his horse drowns in the ‘Swamp of Sadness’. Noah got pulled down under water by the elevator and was unconscious by the time he was brought up to the surface.

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17. Matilda (1996)

Stars: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Embeth Davidtz

Genre: Fantasy, Comedy

A young girl discovers she has magical powers to use for the greater good and to save her school.

Why Kids Will Love It:

Everybody loves Matilda! A movie with all sorts of fun stuff, magic, kids and adventure.

Trivia: Mara Wilson (who plays Matilda) lost her mother to breast cancer during filming. Mara honored her mother by bravely finishing Matilda, which was dedicated to her memory.

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18. Cool Runnings (1993)

Stars: Leon, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis

Genre: Comedy, Sports

A Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympics, so now he must join the first Jamaican bobsled team in history.

Why Kids Will Love It:

This movie is absolutely fantastic for the whole family – a great plot and fun story to watch. For all the little athletes, they will love this movie.

Derice: Sanka, you dead?

Sanka: Ya, mon.”

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19. Ever After (1998)

Stars: Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott

Genre: Romance, Fantasy

A real story about the tale of Cinderella, a young lady must prevail to be with her one true love, the prince.

Why Kids Will Love It:

A classic old story about Cinderella with twists and turns. Little princesses will love this one!

“I would rather die a thousand deaths than see my mother’s dress on that spoiled, selfish cow!” – Danielle

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20. Stand By Me (1986)

Stars: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman

Genre: Comedy, Adventure

Four friends go on an adventure to find a missing town boy. Their journey will test their friendship but they will have an experience of a lifetime.

Why Kids Will Love It:

This movie accentuates the unbreakable bond between best friends at young ages. This movie is fantastic for the older kids to enjoy.

Trivia: Kiefer Sutherland claimed in an interview that, in one of the filming locations, there was a Renaissance Fair being held. The cast and crew attended the fair and bought some cookies. Unfortunately, the cookies turned out to contain marijuana. Two hours later, Jerry O’Connell was found crying and high somewhere in the park.

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