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!
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!