With fall comes shorter days, fires in the fireplace and lots of time spent snuggled on the couch. At our house, we’re usually watching one of two things: sports or movies. Movie night is an event for us. We make popcorn, round up lots of snacks and all claim our spots on the couch. And then we do what every family does… spend WAY too much time deciding on a movie.
Since I’m guessing we’re not the only ones who have trouble settling on a movie, especially ones that are family friendly but not lame, I thought I’d share some classics that are worth revisiting. In the last year or so, we’ve been working our way through our favorite movies from our childhood and it’s been a lot of fun to see the kids reactions to them. Some are immediate favorites, while some took a little convincing but all of them have ended up being crowd pleasers.
So next time you and your crew are settling in for movie night, here’s some 90’s classics worth cueing up!
I won’t bore you with anymore full recaps/personal anecdotes but here’s some other great options…
For the Sports Obsessed:
- Rookie of the Year – Clearly baseball movies are where it was at in the 90’s.
- Mighty Ducks – A classic and Emilio Estevez is 90’s gold.
- Thunderstruck – Basically, Freaky Friday with Kevin Durant. Reese loves this movie and is 100% in love with KD because of it. Everytime we watch basketball, go to a basketball game, mention basketball, she asks if Kevin Durant is there.
- A League of Her Own – There’s no crying in baseball but there’s lots of crying every time I hear Madonna’s ‘This Used to be My Playground’ and see that real-life reunion at the end of the movie.
- Mrs Doubtfire – Robin Williams is a gem and epic in this. Also, we need more Sally Field in the world.
- Jumanji – A little scary for smaller kids but a ton of fun for older kids. Even better if they’ve seen the recent version with the Rock. And it’s another excuse to watch Robin Williams.
- Father of the Bride – Ahhh love it so much and that house! It’s the dream.
- Home Alone – DUH. Best Christmas movie ever.
- Home Alone 2: Lost in New York – The biggest debate in our house is which Home Alone is better. Feel free to weigh-in in the comments.
- Deck the Halls – I can’t stand this movie but my entire family LOVES it.
- Elf – A treat. Literally. Don’t watch this movie if you’re not ready to let your kids eat all the marshmallows.