Monday, May 14, 2012

Parent Approved Movie List

So I asked my Facebook friends this weekend for some help.  You see my family has been "renting" movies OnDemand through our cable box just about every Friday for the last several weeks.  We've been through the Superman series, watched Princess Bride, and even taken a step back in time with Mary Poppins & The Love Bug.  But we were running out of ideas.  And since they've seen every animated flick that's ever been released, I asked for more titles of the non-animated variety.  My friends delivered in spades and one in particular, Sean, suggested that I share it here on my blog as a handy-dandy-easily-accessible-public-service to my readership.

Duplicate titles have been deleted, so here is the edited but complete list:
  • Muppets - all titles
  • The Sandlot
  • Flight of the Navigator
  • The Incredible Journey (60's version)
  • The Happiest Millionare
  • The Ugly Dachshund
  • Good Boy
  • Goonies (depending on age of kids)
  • The Never Ending Story
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Love Comes Softly
  • E.T.
  • Where the Red Fern Grows
  • Pollyanna
  • Bedtime Stories
  • Babe
  • The Parent Trap (both old and new)
  • The Little Rascals
  • Home Alone
  • Bednobs & Broomsticks
  • Mary Poppins
  • Cheaper by the Dozen (new one w/Steve Martin)
  • The Mighty Ducks (parts 1 & 2)
  • Stuart Little
  • Princess Bride
  • Homeward Bound - The Incredible Journey
  • Tom & Huck
  • Swiss Family Robinson
  • Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang
  • The Love Bug
  • Ladybugs
  • Encino Man (for older kids)
  • The Dark Crystal (a bit creepy)
The parenthetical notes are straight from those that recommended these titles.  In ALL cases check out the ratings and synopsis to determine if they will be good choices for your family.  Special thanks to Sean, Lorina, Teresa, Kathryn, Bill, Courtney, Anne-Marie, Cindy, Julie, Jim, Amanda, Toni, Monica, and Jennifer for the submissions!