Top picks for the evening: five family movies to watch with kids

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Family movies to watch with children

Spending an evening with your family watching a light movie - what could be better? Sometimes, however, such evenings can be ruined by the long and difficult choice of a suitable film. A story that will be interesting to adults, yet completely understandable to children, and in addition will be instructive to the whole family - that's our ideal candidate, the search for which, as we have already noticed, may take too much time.

But you don't have to worry and go cook popcorn in the microwave, because OBOZREVATEL found the perfect movies for you. They will brighten up your leisure time and probably make cozy family nights watching movies a good tradition.

Paddington (2014)

Audience age: +6 years old

A kindly British-French comedy about a talking bear cub from Peru who comes to London to find his relatives and become a gentleman. He is spotted at the train station by a family, who gives him the English "name" Paddington. In fact, this is the name of the station, where they found the funny animal in a hat. This story will make you genuinely laugh and rethink life's values.

Saving Mr. Banks (2014)

Audience Age: +12 years old

This is the biographical story of how the world's most famous animator, Walt Disney, embodied on the screen by the legendary Tom Hanks, tries to fulfill his daughters' dream - to film a book about Mary Poppins. It would seem that what is the problem? And that the eccentric and stubborn writer, who created the most famous literary nanny with an umbrella, does not agree to "give" his character. The film came out very emotional and kind, and the acting of the main characters deserves a separate ovation.

We Bought a Zoo (2011)

Audience age: +12 years old

This comedy drama, based on real events, tells the story of Benjamin Mee, who lost his beloved wife and is grieving for her. However, together with his children, he still tries to start his life with a clean slate. While looking for a new home, the family stumbles upon an abandoned zoo, and the main character decides to buy it. But there are about 200 animals living in the zoo, and their fate is now in the hands of Benjamin. Incredible acting by Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson, a touching plot and a happy ending - a combination that you will definitely enjoy.

Hugo (2011)

Audience Age: +12 years old

Legendary director Martin Scorsese has created a tale of a boy and a mysterious train station clock, which can be used to control time, in 1930s Paris. The film promises to impress with a fascinating plot, an incredible cast and an enchanting visuals.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)

Audience Age: +6 years old.

Alexander is an 11-year-old boy whose days are full of failures. In contrast to the other members of his family, who succeed in everything. But no one takes the teenager's troubles seriously. That's why he wants his loved ones to experience a similar thing. And so, a truly awful day comes in the lives of his family. But Alexander knows for sure that terrible days are necessary to appreciate the good ones even more. An enlightening and very funny movie promises to be one of your family's favorites.

Previously OBOZREVATEL wrote about the five best comedies in the history of cinema. They will definitely be able to cheer you up. To read the selection, click here.

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