5 Must Watch Movies For Kids

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Movies!

Considered as one of the prime source of entertainment with a wide variety across genres such as fiction, reality, mystery, crime, comedy, cartoon and much more.

With such a huge line-up of movies, it is hard for parents to select the right movie for their kid to watch. It is said kids of age group 9-15 find their early life inspirations from movies. So movies that will nurture respect, culture and create a sense of “even i want to do something great just like this” is what parents often look for their kids to watch.

So here are 5 movies which are worth a watch with a lesson for your kid to learn through them. Filled with drama, action and also comedy makes these movies perfect for family entertainment

The Kid (1921)

This movie is the right foundation for your kid to understand and appreciate cinema history with one of Chaplin’s most personal and accessible films.

Chaplin’s Tramp (also an essential film icon) finds an abandoned baby on the streets and raises him as his own. The growing boy (Coogan) helps the Tramp with his window-repair business by smashing the windows in town, until events ultimately threaten their scheme and relationship. This film holds up as a brisk dramatic, comedic, and ultimately enormously entertaining glimpse into Chaplin’s status as the most comprehensive performer.

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Every frame of this stop-motion animated film based on the classic Roald Dahl book could be paused and hung as great art. But this comedy is as rich in wit and well-developed characters as it is beautiful to look at. The clever interplay between a wily fox who has promised his wife to curb his chicken-stealing ways and settle down with his family but who has trouble reconciling his own innate nature “Because I’m a wild animal” may resonate more with parents than children. But all will be equally delighted by the mischievous charm that pervades every minute making you feel incomplete wanting for more.

October Sky

In Coalwood, West Virginia, all the boys grow up to be coal miners and so for the protagonist (Homer) is a no different story. Too small to earn a football scholarship, Homer has no way to sneak out of his predetermined life until the soviet satellite Sputnik flies over the October sky and changes everything for Homer changing his vision completely. Though his father is a coal miner and has no greater wish than to see his sons follow in his footsteps, Homer embarks on a mission to build and launch his own homemade rockets with the help of his loyal band of friends. Their frequent mistakes nearly get them shut down, but their successes inspire the backward mentality masses of the town to believe that miracles can happen even in Coalwood, and there’s nothing wrong in dreaming and believing in the fact that one can accomplish his/her dreams with sheer determination and hardwork.

The Pursuit of Happyness

Chris Gardner is a bright and talented, but marginally employed salesman. Struggling to make ends meet, Gardner finds himself and his five-year-old son evicted from their San Francisco apartment with nowhere to go.To make it even more miserable, Mrs.Gardner leaves the protagonist with his son sinking into poverty.

Chris Gardner, whose efforts to keep his son happy and evolve from a miserable situation proves -you don’t need an army to fight the war on poverty, just big smiles and the willpower to keep your family happy and love unconditionally in the most impossible situations.

This teaches kids the value of bouncing back from tough times!

Life of Pi

Inspired by a worldwide best-seller “Life of Pi” is a moving spiritual achievement, a movie whose title could have been shortened to “Life.”

The story involves the 227 days that its teenage lead actor spends drifting across the Pacific ocean in a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger. They find themselves in the same boat after an amusing and colorful depiction of excellent screenplay.The harsh atmosphere constrains the protagonist and the tiger on giving up on their life. However, the movie further expands into a parable of survival, acceptance and adaptation of living creatures to live in harmony with mutual respect.

The above movies are good introductions for your kids to quality movies and watching such movies will create that habit of watching such movies and in turn it will help improwise your kids language and listening abilities.

So grab some Popcorn and Coke! And enjoy!

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