If you’re looking for an affordable fun-filled activity that you and your family members can enjoy, then you don’t need to reinvent the wheel. Watch a movie! Although not every movie is appropriate for children, there are still tons that are. Here are 10 fun, wholesome films in no particular order that every member of your family can enjoy:
1. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
This is an oldie-but-goodie film that never seems to become outdated. The film is based on the children’s novel by L. Frank Baum, of the same title. “The Wizard of Oz” is about Dorothy Gale, 12-year-old girl from a Kansas farm. After becoming unconscious during a tornado, Dorothy and her dog Toto seem to be transported to the world of Oz. There, she meets a host of memorable characters.
2. The Parent Trap (1961)
This original version was much better than the 1998 remake. The Disney film is based on the life of teenage identical twins, and their (divorced) parents. Sharon and Susan meet at summer came, but don’t realize that they’re actually sisters. After becoming friends, they learn that their parents had divorced soon after the twins were born. The twins switch places, and ultimately attempt to reunite their parents.
3. Mary Poppins (1964)
This Disney musical stared Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, and was based on the Mary Poppins books written by P.L. Travers. The story is based on the adventures experienced by the Banks’ family’s new nanny, Mary Poppins; Mary’s friend Bert; and the Banks’ children Jane and Michael. “Marry Poppins” won five Academy Awards, and was nominated for 13 awards-an all-time record for Disney films.
4. The Bad News Bears (1976)
This original film is heads and shoulders better than the 2005 remake, and is also arguably one of the best sports films ever made. The movie is about Morris Buttermaker, who’s recruited to coach the worst team in a Southern California baseball Little League. Although the Bears’ first game of the season 토토 꽁머니 is a disaster, the team eventually earns a spot in the Little League championship.
5. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
This film stars a young Drew Barrymore before she became a household name in Hollywood. The story is about Elliott, a lonely boy who becomes friends with an extraterrestrial named “E.T.” Elliott and his sibling try to keep E.T. hidden from their mother and the U.S. government, while E.T. strives to return home.
6. Back to the Future (1985)
The film is the story of Marty McFly, played by Michael J. Fox. McFly is a teenager who accidentally travels back in time, from 1985 to 1955. Afterwards, he meets his parents while they’re high school students. Marty has two missions: to make his parents fall in love with each other, and to find a way back to the future-the year 1985.
7. The Princess Bride (1987)
This is not only a fun family film-it’s also funny! The film is based on grandfather’s reading a book to his ill grandson. The humor in the fairytale is what makes it different from run-of-the-mill fairy-tales featured in other family films. It’s a film with multiple layers.
8. Toy Story (1995)
The film was the first computer-animated family film to be produced, and was the first feature film in history to be made entirely using Computer-Generated Imagery (CGI). It also features voice acting by several Hollywood stars. The story is about the toys of eight-year-old Andy. The toys come to life whenever humans aren’t around.