Classic Movies to Watch with Your Family

movies to watch with your family

Classic Movies to Watch with Your Family

Whether you think about the place where you grew up or the place where you gather with loved ones for the holidays, home is usually thought of as a place for families.

Whether you think back about your youth as the good ‘ole days or glad to be creating your own memories, our homes our the setting of the story.

And the movies are no exception.

In honor of Oscar weekend, here are some of our favorite classic movies to watch to feel like home!

– E.T.

There is a reason this film is still loved. The theme of love and family is timeless.

“E.T. phone home.” Released in 1982, E.T. is a classic story of finding home, the story of a little alien who has been left behind by his ship and befriended by a young boy, this film will make you cry, laugh, and wish you had an alien friend.

Although there are some adult themes, (a drunk alien and some swearing) it is one of those films most of us saw when we were kids. In this film a family comes together to protect each other and the newest member of their family as their home is invaded by curious scientists.

– The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz is a classic film about returning home that tells us all we need to do, is go back home!

All Dorothy wants is to leave home, but when a twister drops her and her house in a strange land called Oz, all she wants to go back home. This 1939 film’s catchphrase, “There’s no place like home” is the feel good movie we can all relate to.

Dorothy meets witches good and bad, munchkins that sing and dance, friends who join her on her journey to a wizard who can help her get home, as well as the scary creatures of Oz like some angry, apple-throwing trees and flying monkeys.

– The Goonies

Released in 1985, the Goonies is one of those movies that never gets old. An entire neighborhood is due to be evicted so that developers can replace it with a golf course. A group of kids wind up on a hunt for pirate treasure.

In order to save their home, these kids take on mobsters, a monster, and pirate booby traps in order to find the treasure of One Eyed Willie. Full of hilarious catchphrases, timeless friendships, and hope, The Goonies is one of those films that will continue to be loved for decades.

– Dan in Real Life

Dan in Real Life is the story of a writer whose family is determined the he find love after his wife’s passing a few years before.

Lucky him when he meets Marie, a woman who can make him laugh and to whom he opens up about his past. But, his hopes are dashed when he finds out Marie is currently seeing his younger brother. There ensues a hilarious weekend of awkwardness in the family’s summer home, while Dan tries to hide his growing feelings for his brother’s girlfriend.

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