Thought of a plan to keep your little ones busy and occupied during the long summer holidays? If you have planned a family vacation, then you have nothing to worry. But, if the answer to the question is a negative, then you better have something ready for the kids who will complain every now n then that how bored they are. Maybe, it is time to introduce them to the beautiful world of movies. Why not plan a movie date night with your kids? And if you are frowning about the list, here are our top 6 picks.
The Sound of Music
We must and absolutely begin with The Sound of Music which has incidentally completed 53 years this year. With its beautiful camera work, catchy musical scores and a bunch of kids, you will love to catch this movie with your little ones once again. Sadly, this was the last musical partnership between Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Hammerstein who died after his last song Edelweiss will be remembered for the evergreen composition. This movie is the perfect mixture of adventure, love, music and family values.
After the huge popularity of the first one in the Home Alone Series, the makers decided to create a franchisee. But, one has to agree that the first one was the best. In a typical chaotic household during Christmas, a young boy is left behind by the family who sets out for a vacation. It is the adventure of the boy Kevin which makes it worth a watch. Can he survive a Christmas full of uncertainties and a bunch of robbers? This cult movie must be watched and enjoyed in leisure.
The Lion King
If your children love animation movies, they will have ample reasons to rejoice after watching The Lion King. This is the tale of young misguided Simbaa and how he establishes his rightful claim on his kingdom and takes it away from his evil uncle. The Hakuna Matata Song is absolutely classic in every sense of the term. And why should kids watch this movie? It teaches them to take responsibility even when they can lead a happy carefree life because everyone is destined to fulfil their duties in this world.
When you talk about courage, you have to talk about Nemo, the little clown fish, his dad Marlin and the every-forgetful Dory. The latter two make up a team and set out on a rescue mission to search Nemo who is leading a sad life in captivity in an aquarium in Sydney. Love for family can make you do the most courageous thing and Finding Nemo is all about finding that streak of courage and spirit. This Pixar movie has a very simple narrative and it is this simplicity which will strike you.
Of course, those who have not met the wizard boy through books can meet him in films. Harry Potter needs no introduction. The orphan wizard boy who took on the devilish Voldemort is a rage and you can always begin with the first film of the franchisee when Harry goes to Hogwarts. A substantial amount of magic, friendship and adventure make it an absolute must-watch.
And when you talk about magic and a bit of extra-sensory perceptions, you should not miss Matilda, the complete misfit in a roguish family. Matilda has the ability to harness her inner power and move things from one place to another. Her friendship with her teacher Miss Honey and their encounter with the most-dreaded principal of the school will lead to a series of mishaps and unfortunate incidents. Can Matilda and Miss Honey survive? You need to watch the movie to know the answer.