Comments on: Ask Design Mom: Movies For All Ages The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Thu, 03 Sep 2015 01:57:30 +0000 hourly 1 By: Tania Tania Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:11:16 +0000 Recently we saw The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet at the movies: an independent and beautifully filmed story with a fantastic cast and long-lasting messages. A must see for families of tweens and teens. PS My two girls were two mesmerised to take much note of the two swear words in passing.

By: Grace Grace Sun, 17 Feb 2013 20:39:43 +0000 Cool Runnings! A great movie that kids love!

By: Happy Weekend! | Crazybananas Happy Weekend! | Crazybananas Sat, 16 Feb 2013 16:38:11 +0000 [...] struggle to find movies we can all watch together…you [...]

By: robin robin Sat, 16 Feb 2013 03:47:53 +0000 ya, but the mom does leave the kids alone and it does get a bit scary – that said my kids love Ponyo and Totoro. They are 9 and 6 and although we own Spirited Away (thrift store!) I am holding off till they’re a bit older…

Family favs :
ANY Ice Age
Night at the Museum
Anything Pixar (as a 6 degrees of seperation we hang out every summer with the director of Finding Nemo & Wall-E, my husband’s best freind growing up!)
Chronicles of Narnia
Never Ending Story (bit scary near the end)
How to Train Your Dragon
of course the kids will watch anything animated recent fans of the more serious nature that the groaned at when the movie started and were glued to by the end are :
Opal Dream
Children of Heaven

Note – these stories all have a sad undercurrent, but end happy :)

By: D D Fri, 15 Feb 2013 02:21:28 +0000 Matilda
My Girl
Mrs. Doubtfire
Now and Then
Dennis the Menace
Harriet the Spy
It Takes Two
Baby’s Day Out
Monkey Trouble
Baby Genious
The Secret Garden
The Wizard of Oz
Stuart Little (2)

…..did I just give away my age?

By: Jenny Jenny Fri, 15 Feb 2013 02:07:05 +0000 I watched more musicals and old movies as a kid and was recently given Ty Burr’s book ‘old movies for families’. It has lots of good recommendations that my kids love like bringing up baby and Charlie Chaplin silent films that I never would’ve shown to the kids while they were so little had i not read the book. ET is another one they can watch over and over. We are currently taking a break from Fantastic Mr Fox because I was so tired of my 3 year old saying “what the cuss” all the time.

By: Dee Dee Thu, 14 Feb 2013 22:39:45 +0000 A recent family favorite is A Cat in Paris.

By: Meredith Meredith Thu, 14 Feb 2013 07:02:05 +0000 i’m so grateful for the websites that review movies so that we can make informed decisions about what we see or don’t see! here are some of my girls’ favorites (ages 9,7, 4) that you didn’t mention:

Emperor’s New Groove
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Bedtime Stories
Despicable Me
Tale of Despereaux

they also love old Bewitched episodes that I’ll record for them– i’m selective about which ones though!

By: Darci Darci Thu, 14 Feb 2013 03:49:42 +0000 The first ‘grown up’ movie I let my daughter watch was The Help. She was 7 and I had already read the book so I knew what to expect. The movie leaves out quite a bit so I didn’t have any problems with it. her school is named after a female civil rights leader and the movie opened up some important conversations. We are a mixed race family in NYC, she was very surprised at how people treated each other in the movie.

By: Darci Darci Thu, 14 Feb 2013 03:42:19 +0000 Love these two

By: Darci Darci Thu, 14 Feb 2013 03:38:29 +0000 We have Spirit too. I bought the movie because my husband was obsessed with the Bryan Adams song that is in it. He heard it in the grocery store and all he knew was a couple lines of the chorus. Took me awhile to figure out what it was and who sang it.

By: Shelly Shelly Thu, 14 Feb 2013 01:47:43 +0000 Yellow Submarine!

By: Michelle Michelle Wed, 13 Feb 2013 22:09:36 +0000 Happy to see you mention MegaMind, since I worked on it in editing for three years! Also did a bit on Spirit, for DreamWorks Animation.

By: Susan Susan Wed, 13 Feb 2013 21:45:07 +0000 We’ve loved so many of the movies on this list. I especially second Matilda and A Little Princess, and would add Nancy Drew. I’m a mother of girls, and all these movies have girls who are celebrated for being kind, smart, imaginative and responsible.

By: ray ray Wed, 13 Feb 2013 20:54:46 +0000 Oh George Melies! Esp. after reading hugo cabaret. also buster keaton, charlie chaplin.

By: ray ray Wed, 13 Feb 2013 20:47:50 +0000 Ohhhh and Fantasia.

By: ray ray Wed, 13 Feb 2013 20:47:14 +0000 Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Kipper, Mary Poppins, Pinnochio, Spirited Away, the old Willie Wonka. Looking forward to Pollyana and Pippi Longstockings.

I try to stay away from movies that depict the boy girl hook up (keep in mind most movies were made from an adult male perspective its wierd)/trashy humor/ big conflict story arcs – kids don’t need it!

By: Jill Jill Wed, 13 Feb 2013 19:29:24 +0000 Growing up we loved Disney Haley Mills movies. Pollyanna, The Parent Trap and Summer Magic. My Nieces, 7 & 9, love them too.

By: Barb Barb Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:46:53 +0000 I really enjoyed Searching for Bobby Fisher. Maybe older kids would like it too.
It has a great message for parents.

By: jessica brown jessica brown Wed, 13 Feb 2013 17:45:22 +0000 My daughter and I watch sound of music all the time. Perfect for a sick day home from school.