Now the boys are getting older, it has opened a bigger and better catalogue of films to watch, as you know from my previous write up on age ratings I am still quite keen to keep the films within the realms of safety with their over active imaginations.
So here are my top ten family films both new and old that we have watched over the last couple of months:
10) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
I am pretty sure everyone knows Harry Potter by now, this is the first in the series of films, one thing to note is they do get darker as you get further through the collection, so we have had to take a break before finished the last couple. The films revolves around an apparent normal boy, who is in fact destined to become a great wizard.
This is a great straight to TV film, based around the children of Disney “goodies” and “baddies”, the “evil” children have been given a reprieve from banishment and adjusting to life off of the island, while secret plans are being plotted!
8) Hunny I Shrunk the Kids
Funny family film, the dad is an inventor failing at creating a shrink ray, one-day neighbourhood kids accidently hit a baseball through the window and power up the machine, they get shrunk along with his own kids when retrieving it and that’s where the adventure begins!
A rather well polished Bear has to vacate his Peruvian Home due to an earthquake, relocates to England all alone he manages to find the Brown family who offer him a bed for the night, although the poor bear still adjusting to living with people comedy ensues, earning this film a spot in the top 10!
6) Avengers Assemble
Marvel is a huge feature in our house now, so we needed to watch the first Avenger film, Thor’s evil brother Loki comes to earth to rule as a demi-god, looking to unlock the true power of the Tesseract and open a worm hole for his army to take over the world! Only S.H.E.I.L.D can stop him! Full of action and adventure, it also has my favourite scene from all marvel films: Hulk Vs Loki as featured below!
5) Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Alex seems to have the worse luck, but with an unsympathetic family, the fun has just begun as they are all awaiting the best days of their lives, promotions, driving tests etc only for them to turn in to Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad days!
4) Inside out
Great animated film, each emotion has its own character, it’s hard to describe the film fully but some of the scenes are so relevant to parenting and being a child! My only hope is the boys pick up us parents have feelings too!
Another Marvel feature. After creating a unique invention Dr Hank Pym tries to bury the secrets as they could prove to be very deadly in the wrong hands, now pushed out of his former company he enlists Scott Lang a former master thief to steal back his secrets and stop the potential carnage from happening, using Dr Hank Pym’s suit Lang can shrink to the size of an ant and still pack a punch! Massive amounts of action in this slick adventure!
Great new take on a classic, Peter is whisked off one night to Neverland, only to be met by a dark and ruthless pirate “Blackbeard”. Making a new friendship with James Hook, they battle to save Neverland!
1) Guardians of the galaxy
An absolute epic of a space adventure, the start is quite deep but from then on it is adventure all the way, it has everything in this film! Guns, tree body guards, racoons with guns, villains and plenty more, if you haven’t seen it I don’t want to divulge too much information here! But be warned there are some very minor swearwords!
We have watched the above films from start to end and have found them to be safe viewing for our family from 6 and a half years and up.