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We’ve never been one to turn down a family movie night. Really, there’s nothing quite like snuggling up on the couch, the smell of freshly buttered and salty popcorn and the pressing game bringing us together. Watching a movie with the whole family never gets old. This year, more than others, we’re looking back at some of our favorite classics that are ideal for family movie night – and there’s plenty for kids and parents to love on our list.
So why does the classic film itch? We will explain to you. Have you ever heard of a little movie called AND the extra-terrestrial? Well, you might be surprised to learn that the beloved film directed by Steven Spielberg turns 40 this year. Yes, you read that right. The extraordinary adventure of Elliott, Gertie, Michael and their beloved little alien feels like it hasn’t aged a day. 40 years later, HEY is still as special as when it crashed into theaters, lifting the hearts of viewers like a bicycle flying through the night sky.
HEY is just one of the movies we include in our list of classic movies perfect for family movie night. We really want to emphasize that these are films that both children and parents can enjoy. So take a walk down memory lane with our roundup and get ready to show your kids some classic movies perfect for family movie night!