Sunday, December 18, 2011

16 movies I can't wait to watch with my kids

It's funny, on one hand I can't believe how fast my girls are growing up - just today I caught 2 yr old Sophie giving herself ballet lessons in the mirror, and 6 month old Georgia has this amazing belly laugh and would shake a rattle for hours if we let her :)

But I am impatient when it comes to watching movies together - they aren't old enough to sit through a 2hr movie with me so we don't have family movie nights at home or trips out to the movies - that's still a few years away. We have a short flick on for mandatory rest time each day now that Soph has given up napping, but after an hour or so she gets bored and wanders off to play (while I doze a little myself!)

So I have my list of 'must watch together' movies ready for when the time comes! Here are the movies I can't wait to watch with my girls:
  1. The Little Mermaid
  2. Tangled
  3. Toy Story 1, 2, and 3
  4. Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  5. Finding Nemo
  6. The Princess Bride
  7. High School Musical
  8. Shrek and all of the other Shrek movies
  9. The Neverending Story
  10. Cars and Cars 2
  11. Mary Poppins
  12. Willow
  13. The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie
  14. Labyrinth
  15. Honey I shrunk the kids
  16. Aladdin 
Ok, I know I cheated by putting all sequels in together... but it's my blog, so I can ;) 

Now, if you like family movies as much as I do, you will LOVE the giveaway on Marissa writes a blog this week!

Comment below and tell me what your favourite family movie is and you could win a Cars 2 pack! I have 1 to give away :)

The pack includes:
  • Cars 2 Blu-ray and DVD
  • Invisible Pen with UV Light set
  • Cars 2 watch
  • Credit Card Sized USB Flash Drive
  • Mini Car toolkit
  • Spy Ear Phone
If you don't win, you can still have your own movie night with Cars 2 available to buy now.
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  • I'll pick a winner from the comments section using and announce it on the blog on Friday December 23, 2011 so you need to enter by midnight (Sydney time) on Thursday December 22, 2011. I'll also contact the winner directly using the contact method from their entry. Please note the prize can only be shipped within Australia.
Send me an email if you have any questions!

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  1. Mine are only little - nearly-three and nearly-one so we aren't really at family movies just yet. But, we do all love love LOVE Cars. I haven't seen Cars 2 yet though.

    I'm so looking forward to sharing some of those classic movies with my kids - Bedknobs and Broomsticks! Classic!

  2. We love watching all the Shrek movies right now, and my youngest son had a Little Mermaid phase (or crush??) But what I am really looking forward to is watching the Indiana Jones series with them when they get bigger : )

  3. What an awesome pack!!! So hard to pick a favourite. Definitely cars would be one and toy story 3. We also love watching the muppets together, and all time faves which I need to bring out again are labyrinth and Annie!!!

    You have my email!!

  4. Currently our favourite movie is The Polar Express, as we are in the Christmas mode and it is such a beautiful and emotional movie. Our favourite non-Christmas movie is Toy Story. My kids simply adore Buzz and Woody!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  5. Our favourite family movie would have to be Toy Story. We have watched each movie and sequel over and over and never get bored or them. It always gets a thumbs up when we put it on to watch.

  6. I am lucky my nearly 5 year old and just 2 year old love watching family movies and will sit there for the whole movie. Our all time favourite is Finding Nemo. My 2 year old son walks around saying "Name's Bruce" in his best shark impersonation. So cute!

  7. We love to watch Tangled. It is such a great cartoon; there are jokes that only the adults get, and the characters are all charming in their own way. Our favourite thing to do on a Sunday aftenoon is choose a family dvd and watch it together. it really is very special as we don't get to spend alot of uality time together. Thankyou for the opportunity to win this great giveaway. Email is

  8. My kids (10, 8, 5 and 3) have been getting into movies like Willow and The Labyrinth lately. My 3 y.o loses interest after a little while, but the other kids have been really entertained by these older movies.

  9. The 'Ice Age' movies are a big hit in our house, but the one on constant replay at the moment is 'Up'

  10. Downloading some of these now! Thanks for sharing. I'd forgotten about some of them! x

  11. We love watching the first Cars movie haven't watch the second one yet

  12. My favourite Family Movie is The Princess Bride. But as the kids are only 5 and 3, we're not quite up to that level yet.

    Their favourite Family Movie fluctuates from day to day. A few standard favourites are (in no particular order):
    Disney Princesses
    Alvin & the Chipmunks (playing as I type)
    Wallace and Gromit
    Monsters Inc.

  13. I love the Toy Story movies they are just brilliant - I wish they had movies like that around when I was a kid!


  14. My daughter is only 2 and a half years old and her favourite movie changes quite a bit. She like Despicable Me when it first came out and Shrek2 and Forever After till she watched Tangled and fell in love with it!


  15. Finding Nemo and the Toy Story movies are always a hit with us :-)

  16. Ooooh, my little girl loves cars xx

  17. The Lion King: we wore out the old video, so were thrilled with the re-release. The songs are infectious. Hakuna matata!!


  18. With 3 little boys... we can't go past Cars... it has been a favourite from the day it came into our home 5 years ago! We've worn out the first copy!

  19. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The original one, that is with Gene Wilder. I love to show my miss 4 and master 5 the original 'ooompa loompas' Their little faces are so ORANGE in the first one. It also reminds me of my childhood. In grade 5, we did a play of the show. I was an 'oompa loompa' in it.. I really wanted to be Charlie with a Golden Ticket though!

  20. Most recent family favourite would be Gnomeo and Juliet - very cute, great music, and fun for both kids and adults.

  21. Despicable Me - "The moon is ours" as my daughter loves to say to me :)


  22. My little boy is only 9 months so I know how you feel about no family movie nights- just yet! I can't wait to watch Mary Poppins with my little one, or Finding Nemo for that matter!-russellcathryn at

  23. By far our favourite family movie is The all the Toy Stories. We watch them over and over and have done since my eldest 10 was about 2, Now I love watching my 3 year old love them as much as my elder two.

  24. You need to add Puss In Boots to your list, fantastic movie for the whole family and lots of laughs :)


  25. Congratulations Taing - you won!

    I'll be in touch :)

    Thanks everyone for entering, I'll have another giveaway in the new year xx



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