If you’re looking for new family movies to watch this year, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a list of the best films for families and updated it throughout the year. From Feel Good Movies like Matilda to Exciting Intergalactic Adventures like Home, we’ve got you covered.
Remember the Titans is based on a true story
Remember the Titans is a true story about the 1971 Virginia High School League championship football team and its leader, Herman Boone. The film is set in Alexandria, Virginia. It depicts the racial and social tensions that the students faced during that time, and the efforts of Herman Boone and the other players to unify the team and accept him as head coach. It’s a powerful story with a compelling message.
Despite being based on a true story, “Remember the Titans” is far from a perfect movie. The film gets the Alexandria team right (and Denzel Washington plays Boone right), but the screenplay fudges the story to suit its vision. Moreover, the film makes a lot of changes to the story to suit its characters, and the film’s depiction of Boone (Denzel Washington) is overly idealized. This is especially true in the movie’s treatment of the black players.
Remember the Titans is an American biographical sports film that premiered in theaters in 2000. It is based on the true story of Herman Boone and his efforts to integrate the football team at the T. C. Williams High School in 1971. It also features a stellar cast that includes Denzel Washington, Hayden Panettiere, and Ryan Gosling. The film also stars Ryan Gosling and Hayden Panettiere as the black athletes. The real-life events that occurred during this period were also portrayed in the movie.
Matilda is a feel-good movie
Based on the popular book by Roald Dahl, Matilda explores themes of youthful independence and personal identity. Although the film has some adult themes, it is still a feel-good family movie that can be enjoyed by the whole family. The story revolves around a young girl named Matilda who escapes from her boorish family and learns to use her imagination to change her destiny.
The musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s novel is a dazzling addition to the genre of feel-good family movies. While it doesn’t have the flair and menace of Dahl’s books, it is still one of the best ‘family’ movies of all time. Its aim is to give children agency and voice, while giving them a great deal of space to explore their imaginations.
The movie follows the adventures of a gifted young girl named Matilda. She has to cope with her family’s lack of resources, including an overbearing father who runs a sleazy used-car salesman. But she learns to take care of herself and becomes an incredibly smart girl. As she grows up, she finally gets to attend school, where she meets the lovely Miss Honey. Although the school’s principal is a tyrant, Miss Honey is a loving teacher who helps Matilda develop her telekinetic powers and save her from her oppressor.
Home is an exciting intergalactic adventure
Home is a sci-fi adventure that takes place in a future world where aliens called the Boov have invaded Earth and are relocating the human population. The young protagonist, Tip, manages to flee the aliens and meets a fugitive Boov named Oh. They become an unlikely couple and must work together to find their mother and save humanity.
Field of Dreams is a classic Spielbergian film
A classic Spielbergian film, Field of Dreams is a moving, heartbreaking tale of divorce and redemption. In 1980, Spielberg was a twenties college student who had seen a meteor shower while in New Jersey. At the time, UFOs were a craze. He had a vision of making a film about aliens and UFOs, and he combined the ideas in an unproduced screenplay to create this film. In addition to making the film, he also created a darker version of the story called Night Skies.
While the film’s themes are timeless, it can still be highly sexist. Its portrayal of masculine longing is unapologetic, as if to say “boys are boys at heart” in a sexless world. While it is excusably sexist, it is also an elegy to a time before corporate economics.
Another classic Spielbergian film is Catch Me If You Can, which was released on Christmas Day 2002. This melodramatic film stars Leonardo Di Caprio, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, and Amy Adams. It is a very entertaining family film with a strong message. Spielberg himself has referred to it as “a prayer for peace.”
Invader Zim is a fun Halloween movie
If you haven’t seen this fun Halloween movie yet, here’s what you need to know. The story revolves around a young alien named Zim. He spends his days exploring the universe and eventually ends up on a dark, dystopian Earth. To survive, he disguises himself as a little boy and attends school. However, things don’t go as planned.
The movie is an excellent choice for a Halloween special because it doesn’t hold back when it comes to creepiness. The writers didn’t make this a Halloween special, but they used the holiday as an excuse to make some really creepy episodes. The spooky characters will make even the least frightened child giggling.
The plot follows the premise of an alien invasion of Earth. The invader is accompanied by a robot named GIR. As they battle to save the Earth from a dangerous alien threat, they must work together to protect the human race.
Enchanted is a classic
Enchanted is a live action/animated movie with a mix of music, fantasy, romance, and comedy. The plot follows the adventures of a young woman named Giselle, who is cursed by the evil queen Narissa to live with her mother in a rundown apartment. While waiting for her prince charming, she meets a dashing debonair prince named Prince Edward. Together, the two decide to get married the next day.
The movie’s script is solid and the acting is convincing. Amy Adams, as Giselle, channels the naiveté of a storybook princess and brings a lot of passion to the role. James Marsden, as the prince, is an underrated actor who fills his role with a smug charm and is perfect for the role.
The film has a PG rating and is appropriate for younger children and families. However, some scenes of violence and mild innuendo aren’t suited for little kids. Despite its low-key rating, Enchanted is a great holiday movie for the whole family.
Labyrinth is a year-round family movie
Jim Henson’s Labyrinth is an imaginative retelling of Alice in Wonderland that bursts with playful weirdness. Its reimagining of the classic story is a marvel of Jim Henson’s artistry and features some of his most complex Muppets yet. The human-like hand puppets bring to life a world of imaginative, playful characters.
Labyrinth has an eerie, surreal streak to it, and its characters are memorable and interesting. It’s a family favourite that is suitable for kids six and older. The movie explores themes such as coping with a new family situation, realizing the consequences of one’s actions, and growing up.
The story starts out with Sarah Williams rehearsing her part in “The Labyrinth.” She’s distracted by a line she can’t remember. The next day, she’s late for her babysitting job and has to confront her stepmother. When she finds her half-brother Toby in possession of her childhood teddy bear, she makes a wish that the goblins will take him away. During this quest, Sarah makes friends with many fairy tale creatures including the Goblin King, Jareth.
Space Jam is a classic Spielbergian film
While it’s difficult to call Space Jam a classic Spielbergian film, there’s no doubting that it’s an entertaining and fun film. It’s a mix of comedy and action, and its premise and humour are incredibly memorable. But it was also a risky move by Warner Bros., and it’s a difficult film to replicate.
In addition to being a good movie, Space Jam is also a good story for kids. Its main characters are aspiring athletes, who want to follow in their father’s footsteps in basketball. They’re motivated by an underlying message that’s aimed at both kids and parents: “You can do anything you put your mind to!”
The film was a groundbreaking success when it was released in 1996. It was the first film produced by Warner Bros. Feature Animation, and was released in the United States on November 15, 1996. It received mixed reviews from critics, and earned over $250 million worldwide. It’s also the highest grossing basketball film of all time.