Family movie nights have become a Friday night tradition for our family. It’s a lovely way to ease into the weekend and the kids love it when we all snuggle up on the lounge and watch a movie together (and I mean actually watch it – not sitting there on your iPad!).
I love it too . It’s a great way to bond and relax after another hectic week.
At our place, movie night means closing the curtains, turning off the lights, getting the blankets out and eating pizza and popcorn.
Lately we’ve been watching some old classics like the Indiana Jones series and Back to the Future, mixed in with some new favourites like Big Hero 6 (love this movie!) and Wreck it Ralph.
We recently asked the Her Collective community to share what movie night looked like at their place and these are some of our favourite responses:
- All devices switched off! – Minky blankets (essential) – Munchies (chocolate a must!) – Fire on – Good movie
- A perfect movie night is sitting under a blanket with the family with nice hot buttery popcorn and laughing together.
- First requirement: time and no urgent deadlines! Equal second: family, blankets, cuddles, popcorn and a fun, happy movie.
- The room will be dark, all cozy, eating popcorn and ice-cream with chocolate; snuggling up in our pjs under our blanket
Better yet is when you manage to get the kids off to bed early and you get to watch a ‘grown up’ movie!
If you subscribe to Stan, Presto or Netflix, your movie choices are seemingly endless. Whether you stream your content or go old school and put on a DVD/Blu-Ray, here are some of our family favourites which are worth investing in for younger kids:
- Big Hero 6
- Wreck it Ralph
- Toy Story
- Finding Nemo
- The Incredibles
- Despicable Me (1 & 2)
- Flushed Away
- The Lorax
- Paper Planes
- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (1 & 2)
- How to Train Your Dragon
And don’t forget the classics when your kids are a little older:
- Star Wars saga
- Indiana Jones
- Back to the Future
- Jurassic Park
- Harry Potter
Which family-friendly movies would you add to the list?