Friday, July 28, 2017

Friday Favorites

 Hi everyone! Hope you had a great week! We're wrapping up our vacation and heading home soon. Thankfully, we downloaded some movies before we left to watch on the long drive home. We try to have a family movie night every week throughout the school year and a couple times a week during the summer. Today, I want to share five of our favorites for family movie night!

1) Diary of a Wimpy Kid trilogy

So if you're a parent that doesn't allow anything over a G rating, then you probably should stop reading my post today. Trip is OBSESSED with the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series by Jeff Kinney. He says that the movies in the trilogy do a pretty good job of following the plotlines from the books. If you're not okay with potty humor, then you shouldn't watch these films. But, if you join in on the elementary jokes and arm farts, you'll actually be laughing along with the kids when watching these movies. I definitely recommend that you watch the movies in order, but stay away from the new one that came out this summer. They revamped the series with Alicia Silverstone as the mom, and it was AWFUL! The original cast is so much better- so stick with the first three if you need a good chuckle with your kids. You can watch the trailer for the first movie HERE

2) The Sandlot


Growing up in the 90s has allowed me to share some amazing movies with my kids. The Sandlot is one of my all time favorites. The story follows a shy new boy in town as he makes friends with a group of baseball obsessed boys. They spend a better deal of the summer trying to retrieve a very valuable baseball from an unlikely villain. It's definitely a film that will keep kids and adults entertained. Check out the trailer HERE!

3) Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day


We keep meaning to re-watch Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. It was absolutely hilarious! The casting for this movie was perfect, and if you ever feel like you're having one of those "don't worry, it get's worse" kind of days, then Alexander will leave you in stitches. Check out the trailer HERE!

4) Matilda 


I've talked about Matilda in a Friday Favorites post before, so of course it had to make my list of family movies. The kids had ZERO desire to watch this movie but then spent the entire movie glued to the screen and request to watch it often. It has a little bit of every genre- comedy, drama, and fantasy, and the kids will be cheering Matilda on to victory! Check out the trailer HERE

5) The Mighty Ducks trilogy


Similar to The Sandlot, The Mighty Ducks trilogy combines sports, drama, and comedy. Our personal favorite is Mighty Ducks 2 when they compete in the junior Goodwill Games, but it makes so much more sense if you watch the first one to start. Your kids will love Goldberg and will be cheering the team on with their signature, "Quack, quack, quack!" Check out the trailer HERE

What movies would you recommend for a family movie night? Please share in the comments below!

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I hope that you have a great weekend, and I'll see you back here on Monday to share about our trip!

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31 comments:

  1. Have a safe ride home! The Sandlot is one of our faves too! I love that most of those are classic movies, lol!

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    1. We had a nice ride home- the kids slept so much! I'm shocked when my students have no idea what The Sandlot is!

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  2. Oh gosh those are some great movies!!! I would add Paddington (the newest remake of it) to that list. We watched it as a family and laughed so hard it was great! Also The Incredible Mr. Fox is hilarious in an adult friendly kid movie kind of way!

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    1. The kids like Paddington a lot- I haven't seen Mr. Fox- will add to my Netflix- thanks!

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  3. Thank you for all of these suggestions. You know what movie they may also like and it's definitely from the same genre is Ramona and Beezus- so awesome- one of our faves- we have watched it so many times! Have a great trip home!

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    1. I forgot about that one. I loved the books as a kid! We need to add that to our queue!

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    2. I have never seen that! I can't wait for Ari to be old enough for Ramona- loved her books as a kid! Thanks for the recommendation!

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  4. I read Matilda to my kids when I taught and I love that movie! My husband wants our kids to see The Sandlot. My kids really like Little Rascals and of course Captain Underpants this summer! Vera cant wait for the Emoji movie ;)! Happy road tripping and congrats on your high 5 for Friday shout out. You are amazing girl! xoxo ERIN

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    1. So I did such a bad job blogging, I didn't even know I was on the High 5 For Friday! LOL! Thanks for letting me know- I feel like a goof!

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  5. The Sandlot is hands down one of my favorite movies, if not number one. Hahaha! I introduced it to my kids last summer and then my husband said he had never seen it! What the what?!?! So now we own it. My kids love the DWK trilogy and I do too. The only one we haven't seen from this list is "Alexander..." I need to FIX that! My kids have also been watching The Little Rascals and Dennis the Menace. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Yes you must watch Alexander! I need to add Rascals and Dennis to our Netflix soon- thanks for the recommendations!

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  6. I love that you guys do movie nights. What a great way to spend time together as a family! Does the Bachelor count? That's what Katie's had me watching lately...LOL

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    1. Ha! No- no Bachelor! I'm a Housewives and Bravoholic girl. We used to watch Project Runway as a family but have lost interest the past few seasons. We do love Food Network's Baking Championships- there's going to be a Halloween one on this fall!

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  7. These are classics and I love that your kids are into them too. Right now Moana and Finding Dory are on constant repeat in our house. They have no interest in any other movie.

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    1. Ugh! I'm sorry! Get Big Hero 6 and Lilo and Stitch- those are more adult friendly!

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  8. Mighty Ducks, YES! my kids love that one too. We haven't seen the Diary of a Wimpy Kid yet, but it's certainly on our list!

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    1. Oh yes, you definitely need to watch the Wimpy Kid movies-they're pretty hysterical!

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  9. Such great classics! How about Dennis the Menace? I really love Matilda and am always on the edge of my seat being fearful for her while still cheering her on!

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    1. Definitely going to add Dennis- haven't watched that since it first came out! I loved his cartoon, too!

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  10. We have never seen The Sandlot, so I'll have to put that on our to-watch list. We also loved the other movies you mentioned. Matilda is also my kids favorite musical, as well as the movie. A movie we watched recently that was really good was Queen of Katwe.

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    1. UM WHAT!?! You need The Sandlot in your life! I have Queen of Katwe on my list for sure. My students collected chess sets to be distributed in libraries in Africa this past year, so I need to watch that movie!

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  11. Matilda is such a classic! I love love that movie.

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    1. The only thing I don't like is that Danny Devito and Rhea Pearlman are villains in it- I love them so it's hard to see them as the bad guys!

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  12. My kid absolutely loves The Sandlot. I have yet to introduce him to the Mighty Ducks but I totally need to. He really liked The Big Green too!

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    1. I need to add The Big Green to my list too- the kids liked Rookie of the Year a few weeks ago, and Robert wants us to watch Little Big League. I need to get Angels in the Outfield too.

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  13. Oh my gosh I loved Matilda growing up ! And The Sandlot - classic!!

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    1. I just need the 90s to come back- such good movies and music!

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  14. I heard last week that The Sandlot was celebrating 20 years! What the what?! That movie just came out yesterday, right?

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    1. No joke! I always laugh because Squints looks exactly like my dad did as a kid in the 60s!

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  15. Since my son is a hockey player...we watch The Mighty Ducks series a lot! Enjoy the movies!

    Patty
    GoodBetterBestFood.blogspot.com

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    1. That's fun! Did he see the Disney movie Glory? My friend was obsessed with that one!

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