Our resident Movie Maniac, Moe, sent us this awesome list of her Top 10 movies with strong family themes!
Most of these are likely known to you (Disney and Pixar being what they are), but “The Borrowers” is an older title that may have escaped your notice, as is “The Iron Giant”. Certainly all are worth your two hours and are suitable for the whole family; including grandparents, little ones, and teens. Lots of love, family values, and teachable moments without being heavy-handed… and with many laughs along the way!
Finding Nemo: A father embarks on a journey to find his lost son, and both make a much bigger circle of family and friends in the process.
The Lego Movie: A surprise twist at the end features a parenting moment that might bring you to tears — it did me.
Up: Love and adventure comes to an elderly man and a fatherless boy in this feel-good movie. Props for featuring Carl and Ellie’s child-free family, and honouring a safe, healthy relationship between an adult and child!
The Incredibles: A family [of superheroes] that seems on the brink of falling apart, learns how to work together to save the day.
The Jungle Book: Talk about a non-traditional family! A classic take on the proverb “it takes a village to raise a child”. Like The Lion King, I appreciate how well the protagonist turns out after essentially being raised by two men!