Family Movie List

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Favorite Family Films

I'm on vacation right now and one of our favorite things to do when we all get together is, can you guess? That's right, watch movies. So I thought instead of doing just ONE movie review, I'd do short reviews on five of our family favorites. So here goes:

1. Harry Potter. Whether it's The Prisoner of Azkaban, The Half Blood Prince, the Sorcerer's Stone, or any of the other six released films, we love them all. Often times we'll have a "Harry Potter Marathon" watching one after the other so that when we go to sleep, vision of Hogwarts and butterbeer dance in our heads. It's just so fun to see how Harry journeys through one battle after the other in efforts to defeat the evil Voldemort.

2. Princess Bride. What family doesn't watch this movie during big family gatherings, I mean really? That handsome Westley as he tries to rescue the beautiful Princess Buttercup before she has to marry the evil Prince Humperdinck. Jam packed with hilarious dialogue, The Princess Bride is a movie that every family would enjoy.

3. Napoleon Dynamite. I remember watching this back in 2004 and thinking, "Are you for real?" But then I watched it again, and again, and again, until I, like the rest of the world fell in love with the hilariously quirky Napoleon. Whether it's his bizarre family relationships (Kip, and Uncle Rico) or his new found friend Pedro. Napoleon Dynamite will have you rolling on the floor in laughter as he helps Pedro run for Student Body President and proves that well, he has nothing to prove at all.

4. Home Alone. I know it's a Christmas movie but our clan enjoys this seasonal classic year-around! It's so fun to watch as Kevin McAllister basks in living on his own, eating ice cream a mile and jumping on beds, eating his OWN cheese pizza. But the best part is when he has to save the house from two cooky burglars. The booby traps that he sets are a riot!!

5. Disney's Robin Hood. Call us kids at heart, but we cannot resist that furry fox Robin Hood and his trusty companion, Little John. The witty banter, the jubilant songs, and the classic story of an exiled hero robbing the rich to feed the poor and rescuing Maid Marian in the process.

So tell me, what movies does your family watch at big gatherings?

Trisha~Watcher of Family Favorite Films

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