There’s nothing quite like cuddling down with your little ones and watching a fun family movie. If you love movie night at your home, you’ll love Carphone Warehouse’s Massive Movie Calendar.
They’ve picked a movie for every day of the year (yup, all 366 of them!), making it easy to find a great movie to watch.
Here are our favourite family-friendly movies from their list, followed by a few ideas for parents once the kids have gone to sleep:
ET. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982): Friendships can come from the unlikeliest of places, and for Elliot, it can even come from outer space! This classic sci-fi film paints a touching picture of childhood while emphasising the importance of kindness and doing the right thing. (PG)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937): The first fully-animated feature film, Snow White continues to delight kids across the globe. Watch “the fairest of them all” take exile in her stride in this delightful children’s classic complete with seven adorable, friendly dwarves. (U)
Frozen (2013): Possibly the biggest Disney film of the decade, Frozen captured the hearts of thousands of little boys and girls. With infectious songs to the joyous Olaf, and unexpected villains to a tender sisterly bond, the popular Frozen gets excitedly requested during many a movie night. (PG)
The Lion King (1994): No childhood is complete without The Lion King. With a powerfully emotive storyline and equally powerful songs, it’s no wonder this animated musical has become so immensely popular. Follow Simba as he discovers friendship, love and the answer to: “who are you?” (U)
The Wizard of Oz (1939): Stuck in the magical land of Oz, Dorothy teams up with a not-so-Cowardly Lion, a heart-of-gold Tin Man, a brainy Scarecrow and her trusty dog Toto. Facing witches, monkeys and a mysterious wizard, she soon discovers “there’s no place like home”. (U)
Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996): Join kind-hearted Quasimodo the bell ringer as he discovers the beauty and the cruelty that exist outside the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. This touching Disney classic teaches an important lesson about tolerance, kindness and acceptance. (U)
Life of Pi (2012): For slightly older kids, this beautifully-shot dramatic movie tells the strange story of Pi Patel. When a storm strands him in the middle of the ocean, Pi has to figure out how to survive with a boat, a knife and a formidable Bengal tiger. (PG)
Kids in bed and you’re not totally exhausted? It’s time for the grown-ups to have a movie night of their own. Here are our top picks to help you wind-down and relax at the end of the day:
Saving Mr Banks (2013): Noticed a few Disney films in our list above? Impress your kids with your knowledge of the man behind the magic. This portrayal of Walt Disney follows him and P.L. Travers in Disney’s quest to bring Mary Poppins to life on screen. (PG)
La La Land (2016): Indulge in retro with this beautiful, exuberant musical filled with jazzy preludes and jaunty dance numbers. Follow Sebastian and Mia as they try to realise their creative dreams – and discover each other in the process. (12A)
50 First Dates (2004): “Wouldn’t it be nice?” says Lucy to Henry – except she can’t actually remember him! With Lucy suffering from short-term memory loss, Henry has quite the uphill battle to remind her of their story together, and her life so far. (12A)
Whether you’re looking to spend quality time as a family, or unwind sans-kids, now you won’t need to look far for a great movie to suit everyone’s tastes and moods. So, sit back, relax and enjoy!
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