11 Movies To Watch With Kids That You'll Enjoy, Too
With summer officially here, chances are you could very well find yourself experiencing a surprise encounter with a small human child. School is out, which means you're likely to encounter one or a small army of them if you're spending time with family this summer, working at a summer camp, or nannying — but it could even just so happen that you encounter one in the wild! That's summer for ya. Hey, you might even have your own personal tiny human that you have to feed and clothe and maybe occasionally keep entertained! In the event that any of these possibilities become a reality to you, you may want to have a few good movies on hand that you can watch with kids — you know, in the event that the tiny humans become bored and listless or whatever it is they do.
Yes, children are terrifying and it's difficult to know what they like a lot of the time. But, I know what I like, and I've found that sometimes those things intersect with things tiny human people might like.
So, if you happen to be tasked with the care and keeping of your kid, or someone else's kid, or a whole bunch of kids who want to watch a movie, here are some that are family-friendly enough to not corrupt the children and keep you from getting in trouble with someone's parents, but also funny and entertaining enough for you to not totally hate... and maybe even really like.
Finding Nemo (2003)
You can try and pretend that's just dust in your eye and you're not really into this movie anyway, but you'll be just as emotionally invested in Finding Nemo as whichever tiny human you watch it with will be.
FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)
Kids will like the tiny animated forest creatures, and you will like the pro-environmentalist story line you never noticed until now — though you might have to stifle rage tears when you realize that Batty is the tortured subject of animal experiments. You can explain that part to the kids later.
Watching Frozen on your own for self care purposes is OK, too.
Princess Protection Program (2009)
Young Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez in a family-friendly movie about the power of female friendship is the answer to all your problems.
Charlotte's Web (2006)
Your tiny friends will be too engrossed in the adorable animals to realize that Charlotte dies and you're sobbing.
This movie is severely underrated, and a proven hit with animated musical lovers of all ages.
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
Witches and cats forever.
You know, if you can make it through without crying.
The Princess Diaries (2001)
The youth of this world need to realize that Anne Hathaway's pre-makeover eyebrows in this movie are a national treasure.
A Goofy Movie (1995)
You might still have this on VHS laying around somewhere.
Inside Out (2015)
Have no shame: you were first in line to see this movie when it came out this year, and you cried when it ended.
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