Going to the movies can take on many roles, some of which are a bit more important to other people. While most people might think that a picture being a cultural phenomenon or a picture of a generation may be pretty significant, nearly everyone will dismiss how important family movies can be in general. Depending on who you ask, this may be more of a commentary on how society is changing, but it might just be that family films are made for only some members of your family.
Were the parental figures just a Cocoa Bat Removal little too out of touch to appear real? Can the CGI overload make it tough to even look at the screen? As time has gone on, what makes for a family picture has been more about making a film that keeps a kids attention long enough to give Mom and Dad a breather. Whatever happened to the sort of film that made the family feel closer to each other? You know, the type of film that taught an important lesson, even though it was a little too near reality. Just as it makes you look like the old man shaking his fist at everyone who steps on his lawn, they don’t make family movies like they used to.
Then again, perhaps they do, but you may have to look a little closer or even go back a few years at the movies that made you and your loved ones feel somewhat tighter than before. There could be something to this because if you think about the movie marathons that come on during the holiday season, most of those movies are a couple of decades old. A classic is a classic, and even when they years have passed something about those films has stood the test of time.
If you’re looking for some family movie magic, here are five pictures that will bring your family a little closer together:
It is a classic.
A Christmas Story – An air rifle, a kid’s imagination, and terrifying pink, full-body bunny suit come together as one of the best Christmas movies of all-time.
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids – If Dad seems like he bungles everything up, it’s shocking to see one of his wildest inventions really work! This picture is underestimated, but it’s heart, a tremendously talented cast, and a great story to boot.
Little Women – A classic film based on a classic novel. You really can’t go wrong, and even if the boys in your family scoff at it, even if they sit long enough, they will be swept away.
Once again, a stellar cast make this one of the greatest movies of the past thirty years & one of the great holiday movies of all time.
Family films can actually bring families closer together, but it is important to see that the movie is not really that important. Whether you’re at home or at the neighborhood movie theater, spending time with those you love is what it is all about, and if you can have a fantastic time while watching a film at exactly the same time with each other, so be it.