Family movie night has become a weekend tradition at our house. For the price of a Netflix subscription and a bag of microwave popcorn, we have a night of bonding that everyone enjoys. This is also a great way for us to watch movies together, because taking a 2 year old and an infant to the movie theater is not my idea of a good time. My oldest loves movie night; I think his favorite part is getting to sit in his Elmo chair and eat “popcorns.”
I love movie night, but sometimes I am at a loss as far as what movies to pick. Obviously, I want something that is going to hold my son’s attention, but my husband and I would also like to watch a movie that won’t make us insane. The trick is finding a movie that all of us will enjoy.
To help with this challenge, I enlisted the help of my fellow Prime Parents’ Club contributor Liz Parker, who also writes for the Detroit Examiner, and maintains her own blog, Yes/No Films. This girl knows her movies. Liz was kind enough to put together her top 5 family movie night movies, to help give you (and me!) some ideas on great things to watch with your family. So now I will turn things over to Liz…
1) Despicable Me:
One of the best animated movies in a while, in my opinion. The minions are cute and hilarious, and so are the little girls and even Gru (voiced by Steve Carell, with a thick Russian accent).
What do you think? What movies would you include on your top 5?
Please be sure to check out Liz’s movie reviews, and follow her on Facebook and Twitter. And if you’re not sure what to do this weekend, we recommend popping some popcorn and settling down with one of these great films!