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38 Classic Movies To Watch With The Kids

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38 Classic Movies To Watch With The Kids

31. Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Stars: Harrison Ford, River Phoenix

Genre: Adventure, Action

Movies full of adventures starring the famous explorer Indiana Jones.

Why Kids Will Love It:

An action-packed film for the whole family to enjoy! Heroes, villains and exciting battles.

Trivia: Harrison Ford actually outran the boulder in the opening sequence. Because the scene was shot twice from five different angles, he had to outrun it ten times. Ford’s stumble in the scene was deemed to look authentic. (Source: IMDb)

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32. Back to the Future (1984)

Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

Genre: Comedy, Science Fiction

Marty McFly goes back in time to his parents’ era where he makes his parents fall in love while trying to get back to the future.

Why Kids Will Love It:

Everybody loves this classic! A perfect movie for the kids and the family! Time travel is awesome!

Trivia: Back to the Future films are banned in China because the notion of time travel ‘disrespects history’. (Source: IMDb)

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33. Clueless (1995)

Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd, Brittany Murphy

Genre: Comedy, Romance

A rich high school student tries to boost the popularity of another but matters of the heart keep getting in the way.

Why Kids Will Love It:

A chick flick movie that is great for the kids to watch. Funny drama that is relatable for so many reasons.

Trivia: Actors who auditioned for this film included Reese Witherspoon for Cher, Terrence Howard for Murray, Jeremy Renner for Christian and Josh, Zooey Deschanel for Amber and Cher, Owen Wilson for Travia, Leah Remini for Tai, Seth Green for Travis and Lauryn Hill for Dionne. (Source: IMDb)

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34. My Girl (1991)

Stars: Anna Chlumsky, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd

Genre: Romance, Drama

A young girl and her best friend have their friendship tested when a terrible accident occurs.

Why Kids Will Love It:

My Girl! This is an all-time favourite with the kids! Such a sweet story!

Trivia: The original title for the film was ‘Born Jaundiced’.

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35. A League of Their Own (1992)

Stars: Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty

Genre: Sports, Family

Two girls join a professional baseball league and play against their rivals for the top.

Why Kids Will Love It:

A film with sports and teamwork. The kids will love this movie!

Trivia: All of the injuries and bruises in the film were real injuries that the actresses received during filming.

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36. Labyrinth (1986)

Stars: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

A girl must save her younger brother from a labyrinth and the goblin king.

Why Kids Will Love It:

A fantasy movie with goblins and other critters, a puzzle and family adventure.

Trivia: The owl in the title sequence is computer-generated – the first attempt at a photo-realistic CGI animal character in a feature film.

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37. Sixteen Candles (1984)

Stars: Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Justin Henry

Genre: Comedy, Romance

A girl tries to have a ‘sweet’ 16th birthday but everything possibly embarrassing that could happen happened.

Why Kids Will Love It:

A movie for the older kids, a love story that’s quirky that many young tweens will love!

Trivia: Both Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall were 16 years old upon release of Sixteen Candles.

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38. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

Stars: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Genre: Romance, Drama

A popular and pretty young teenager can’t go out on a date until her grouchy older sister does.

Why Kids Will Love It:

Another teen love story that has twists and turns here, there and everywhere. A timeless classic movie!

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Trivia: The scene in which Kat reads the ’10 Things’ poem was the first and only take, according to the DVD extras. Kat’s tears towards the end of the poem were not planned.

Which of these classic movies have you watched with the kids?

38 Classic Movies To Watch With The Kids

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