What are some good movies for all ages?

TVTom51

DTVUSA Member
#1
We want to add a few family friendly movies to our Blu-ray DVD collection since the grandkids have moved closer and are going to be over more often.

Any recommendations? We already have Toy Story 1, 2, and 3.
 

Aaron62

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#2
Just a few that I own on my shelf here that my 10, and 13 year old cousins like to watch:

- Princess Diaries (It's a classic)
-Yes Man (Jim Carrey)
-Liar Liar (Jim Carrey)
-Harry Potter series
-Forrest Gump
-Up
-Bubble Boy
-Monster's Inc.
 

Fringe Reception

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#4
TVTom51,

I suggest "The Worlds Fastest Indian" (Anthony Hopkins) and "The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill".

Both of those 5-star (to me) movies are 'G' rated but they did not have the $ behind them to properly advertise them, so they are cheap to buy on Amazon. Both movies tell true stories, not fiction.

Wild Parrots will be fascinating to any age and Indian is a movie an entire family can share together ... particularly for the 13 year old.

I have no clue if either are available in Blu-ray.

Jim





 
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O-O

DTVUSA Member
#5
For some 80's classics to throw into the mix, I recommend:

The Goonies
E.T.
A Christmas Story
The Little Mermaid
Raiders of the Lost Ark
 

Thomas G

Contributor
#6
For some 80's classics to throw into the mix, I recommend:

The Goonies
E.T.
A Christmas Story
The Little Mermaid
Raiders of the Lost Ark
No Ghostbusters 1 or 2?? ;)

I'd say Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (The original) is a good family movie. The remake isn't bad, but it's hard to top the original.
 

MrPogi

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#7
Don't forget "Shrek".
[video=youtube;W37DlG1i61s]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=W37DlG1i61s[/video]

Oh, yea, "Oz the Great and Powerful" will be released on June 11, 2013, too. I will get it earlier - in the next few days - because I joined the Disney Movie Club.

"The Disney Deal"

It's a great way to build a library of kids movies FAST for cheap. I think I paid about 20 bucks for the first 7 Blu-rays and then had to buy 2 more at $29.99 each to fulfill my commitment. That comes down to under $10 per movie - even better, most of them are Blu-ray/DVD/digital copy combo packs. And if you register those Disney movies at Disney Movie Rewards you can earn more movies for free.


  1. Go to disneymovieclub.com
  2. Offer should change to 5 DVDs or Blu-rays for $1.
  3. Check membership details on the left. It should read that you have to buy 3 at regular club prices ($29.95 for Blu-rays).
  4. Choose 5 Blu-ray titles and add to list on right. Look for the ones that are "combo packs!"
  5. Important - Add a sixth bonus Blu-ray at $11.95. This will count toward your membership commitment. Now you only have to buy 2 at $29.95.
  6. Add a second bonus Blu-ray for $8.95. This will make a total of 7 Blu-rays on the initial order. Shipping is free (use a credit card).
  7. Once you receive your initial order, buy two more Blu-rays on separate orders at $29.95 plus $3.95 shipping each.
  8. Cancel your membership to avoid messing with their "featured selections" every 4 weeks.
  9. Redeem magic codes at Disney Movie Rewards . You should have enough points to get at least one Blu-Ray or a couple DVDs.


Viola, 10 or more Disney movies for under $90.
 
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Fringe Reception

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#8
Add ...

Fantasia and the original and 'new' musical versions of Little Shop of Horrors. Of course, racing movies like Grand Prix (James Garner) and LeMans (Steve McQueen).

Jim









 
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MrPogi

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#10
The various Shrek movies have some awesome adult jokes thrown in if you listen between the lines.
stay off the grass,
shine your shoes,
wipe your...
face.

Duloc is a perfect place!

My parents LOVE Shrek. They are in their 70's.
 

nbound-au

The Graveyard Shift
#11
stay off the grass,
shine your shoes,
wipe your...
face.

Duloc is a perfect place!

My parents LOVE Shrek. They are in their 70's.
"Okay, I know you don't remember me, but we got married. And at the birthday party with some pigs and a puppet, the villagers and this boy kept saying "Do the roar, do the roar!" Then I punched the cake that the pigs ate, and the next thing I knew, my donkey fell in your waffle hole." - Shrek 4 (It makes perfect sense to kids for the movie, given there is a waffle hole in the movie... but you know, hahaha)

And of course what happens when you say Farqaad's name a really fast (then its also hard to get out of your head when anyone refers to him by name!)...

Amongst others ;)
 
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Orrymain

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#12
I like the traditional and safe (very family friendly) Disney films. You just can't go wrong with things like The Happiest Millionaire, The Gnomemobile, Mary Poppins, The Cat from Outer Space, The Love Bug, etc.
 

MrPogi

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#13
How could I have forgotten this one?
Labyrinth.

My kids have always loved Labyrinth... from ages 2-19. Great story... George Lucas... Jim Henson creatures... David Bowie... What's not to love?

[video=youtube;KwlC_t-OFK0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=KwlC_t-OFK0[/video]

It was one of the first DVDs I ever bought, but the 4:3 SD quality seems kind of dated now. Maybe it's time for me to upgrade it to Blu-ray?
 
#16
Wreck It Ralph has been one of my favorite kid movies to come out in the last couple of years. It's funny, clean, and some of the old arcade games will take you right back to your childhood (and you get to explain games like Pacman, Donkey Kong and Root Beer Tapper to your DS-wielding offspring.)
 
#17
Also popular with kids and adult alike in our house:
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Harry Potter
James and the Giant Peach
Bridge to Terabithia
Old Yeller
Where the Red Fern Grows
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (old and new)
Pirates of the Caribbean
Princess and the Frog
And, of course, Frozen
 

Cadus

DTVUSA Member
#19
How to Train Your Dragon. Super clean in every way, minus a tiny kiss at the end. It's adventurous, funny, and just a ton of fun to watch. Aaaaaaand the second one is coming into theaters in a couple of months, so you've got a sequel to look forward to. What's there not to love?
 
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