Movies of All Time for All Ages

Lisa Colombera

Posted on April 19 2020

Movies of All Time for All Ages

As the weeks of Lockdown continue indefinitely, ‘movie night’ has become more of a daily rather than weekly event at our house.  Now that we have ticked off the more recent hits of the big screen, it’s now time to look back at the classics that kept my generation entertained when we were young. 

Below I have compiled a list of favourites canvassed from friends and family that can be enjoyed by most ages.  You may note that there are no animations on the list.  Whilst I have great respect for the art of animation and the actors that voice such films, being limited to daily viewing of only my immediate family while in lockdown, I find I have acquired an almost constant craving to see other ‘real people’ whenever I safely can!

So here’s the list of ‘old school’, ‘real people’, ‘classic’ family films!

WARNING – all films below are rated PG and are mostly fine for the whole family.  The main perpetrator that requires a bit of guidance is a scattering of swearwords.  For some unknown reason some movie makers in the 1980s and early 90s thought it was necessary to throw in a handful of unnecessary swearwords into their films.  Therefore you may want to keep the remote control in hand to fast forward those unnecessary moments.

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982)

The Karate Kid (1984)

Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) (PG-13 for some sexual references – these went completely over my 12 year old’s head, so should be fine for relatively innocent children under 12)

Back to the Future (1985)

The Princess Bride (1987)

The Neverending Story (1984)

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)

The Goonies (1985)

Big (1988)

Home Alone (1990)

Free Willy (1993)

Hook (1991)

And in case your little one needs some comfy movie viewing attire, MyTwirl has a number of lovely options, including Olivia, Kate, Stella, Sofia, Cassie, Emily and Alexa.


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