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Top five family films of all time

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Movie-negativeThere is nothing worse than the exhaustion from all the stress and strain that follows your home relocation. It gets even worse, if you have a family involved in the whole process. Fortunately, there are several good ways to kick back and relax together with your loved one and your kids after the people from the man and van company have delivered the last boxes. One of those ways is to prepare a quick dinner and put on a good old family-friendly film. Here are several propositions from our favorite family flicks:

  • Chitty Chitty, Bang Bang

A kid’s friendly version of James Bond created by no other but Ronald Dahl in collaboration with Ian Fleming. Seriously, does it get any better? Need we say more? Everything, from the story to the performance by the cast to the strange, over-exaggerated world in which you will be thrown into is just perfect.

  • Rataouille

That was one of Pixar’s last films before the merge with Disney, and it is precious, because it contains all the things that made Pixar’s productions so great – odd-ball adventures with little marketing and merchandise potential, no princesses and let’s-see-how-much-more-money-we-can-squeeze sequels/prequels, pure heart and a warming story. The story in a nutshell – a rat going by the name of Remy goes to Paris, because he cannot eat the junk food in America where he helps a young lad named Linguini to make his dream come true and become a chef.

  • Jungle Book

Disney’s 1966 hit The Jungle Book has little to do with the original story by Rudyard Kipling. It is actually better, groovier, more fun than most animations made before and after it. No wonder that the hippie movement which came to the States a couple of years after the release of the film loved it. It is relevant even half a century later.

  • ET – The Extra Terrestrial

One thing we should admit – Steven Spielberg knows how to shoot a film. The majority of critics and fans alike agree that he actually reached his peak with this 1982 fantasy about an alien who finds himself with an ordinary every-day American family and wants to go home. It is a heartbreaking story told in a truly beautiful manner. One that can teach values to your kids, and actually make a refreshing lesson for you too.

  • The Wizard of Oz

This is one of the timeless cinema classics, starring a 17-year-old Judy Garland in what is often considered to be the American version of Alice in Wonderland. You have probably read the book as a kid, and if your little-ones did not do that already, we strongly recommend you to find a way to encourage them to correct that wrong. The film itself is a wonderful rendition of the story and is worth it to consider it as a separate piece of art. Have no doubt that it would be a weird ride watching it, but weird rides are usually the best, aren’t they?