We love movies in this household and every single Friday night we have a family movie night where we make up beds for the children on the front-room floor, close the curtains and snuggle down with snacks for a fun filled family evening.
The children love it and after the movie (or during in Harry’s case) they sleep downstairs and one of us will sleep on the sofa next to them (I don’t like them sleeping down here alone in case they wake up or someone tries to get in).
We all have a favourite movie and try to watch something different each week so as to not get bored but of course favourites will be re-watched every few weeks. Emmy loves the Disney movies or comedies while Harry is happy with Superheroes or Cartoons still.
The educational film charity, Into Film have compiled a list of movies every child must see before they grow up. – these are their 50 must see movies.
The guide to the films every child should see before they grow up has been created by film education charity Into Film, in partnership with the UK video industry to launch the ‘Must See Movies Before you Grow Up’ campaign, which will see all films distributed by retailers this summer. To find out more, visit www.intofilm.org/msm
There are actually only 2 movies on this list which we haven’t seen yet – Kubo and the Two Strings and The Iron Giant, although the children haven’t seen The Never-Ending Story yet but it is on our to watch list.
Must See Before You Grow Up campaign ambassador and television presenter and actress, Denise Van Outen said:
“Nothing beats movie night in our family. I love watching my daughter Betsy become totally absorbed in a storyline. It’s always fun showing her films that I used to watch as a little girl and then sharing our favourite scenes and characters. I’m certain film’s ability to take us to far off places and other worlds helps children develop empathy and imagination.”
How many of these have your children seen?
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