Family Movies March 2016: Five Cool Movies To Watch As A Family This Weekend

By Myka Bomediano, Parent Herald March 18, 06:20 am

Weekends would be the best time to bond with your partner and your children, but looking for activities that everyone would love could be difficult. It's a good thing that there is a variety of good films that you could watch with your loved ones, and no, they don't necessarily have to be all about Disney.

Some family-friendly movies could be enjoyable even for the parents, and you should check them out of movie night. Here are some suggestions:

Run Time: 114 minutes

The action-fantasy film of adventurous kids has treasure maps, death-defying scens, and impaled skelletons, so what's not to love? We love that Goonies "never say die!" and their bond is as tight as a bond could be. It could get a little scary, but it's pretty safe for kids 10 years and up. 

Spirited Away
Run Time: 124 minutes

The captivating animation and complex surrealism of "Spirited Away" makes it a great film for kids who like fantasy, because it is full of mythology, danger, imagination, and imagery. The best part is that parents may even love this more than the kids. Yes, it is that good.

Little Mahattan
Run Time: 84 minutes

Before Josh Hutcherson was Peeta Mellark in "The Hunger Games", he was a middle schooler in New York who experienced having a crush for the first time. The kids don't actually overdo it, Gabe's (Hutcherson) inner dialogues are funny, and kids and adults can relate to it.

The Muppet Movie
Run Time: 95 minutes

No, we're not talking about the recent remakes here (although you can also go with them). "The Muppet Movie" is a great way to introduce your kids to pop-cultural education. It also features Kermit the Frog singing "The Rainbow Connection!"

Toy Story
Run Time: 81 minutes

Admit it, when you watched "Toy Story" for the first time, you tried to catch your toys in action, too. this first feature from Pixar lets the children's imaginations run wild. The fast-paced, jam-packed film is great for repeat viewing, and admit it -- it will give you a bit of nostalgia too.

Are there other family-friendly movies that you can suggest watching with your kids this weekend? Share in the comments below!

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