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Movies You Must Watch With Your Kids in This Summer Vacation 2024

Finding great movies to watch with kids can be a challenge. You want films that are entertaining enough to keep their attention but also educational enough to offer valuable lessons. In this list, we’ve curated movies that combine fun and learning, perfect for children of different ages. These movies teach important life lessons through engaging stories and characters.

So, sit back, relax, and enjoy some quality family time with these top educational picks!

1.  The BFG (2016)

Directed by Steven Spielberg, “The BFG” is a movie based on a book by Roald Dahl. The screenplay is by Melissa Mathison, who also wrote “E.T. The movie stars Mark Rylance and Ruby Barnhill. It follows a ten-year-old orphan named Sophie who befriends a gentle giant. Together, they travel to Giant Country to stop a threat to the human world. This adaptation is less dark than the book, making it perfect for family viewing.

2. Orion and the Dark (2024)

Many kids are scared of the dark. “Orion and the Dark” is a family-friendly adventure that addresses this common fear and other anxieties. The story is about a boy named Orion who is afraid of the dark and the monsters he thinks might be in it. Dark itself, sensing Orion’s fear, invites him to spend 24 hours together. This journey aims to help Orion understand the dark better and overcome his fear. The film, adapted by Charlie Kaufman from Emma Yarlett’s picture book, adds depth to the original story.

3. Toy Story 2

Toy Story 2” is a fantastic animated movie for kids. It’s a follow-up to the original “Toy Story.” It explores themes of loyalty and friendship, emphasizing the importance of family. Woody considers all the old toys his family, even though he could have a better life elsewhere. The movie also highlights the strong friendship between Buzz and Woody. It’s suitable for kids as young as five, including preschoolers.

 

4. The Incredibles

The Incredibles,” another hit from Pixar, is a movie loved by both children and adults. It became a summer blockbuster upon release. The sequel Incredibles 2” maintains the charm of the original. The film is about a family with superpowers, showing kids how family members work together to stay safe. It teaches responsibility and how to use powers for good deeds. Children aged six to seven will particularly enjoy this movie.

 

5. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

Jack Black, Nick Jonas, Karen Gillan, Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart star in JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is a great family movie night choice, along with the 1995 original starring Robin Williams. The 2017 reboot stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, and Nick Jonas. It updates the original board game premise to a video game. The story follows teenagers who get trapped in a video game, taking on adult avatars with special abilities. They must embrace their new strengths to survive and win the game.

 

6. Moana

Moana” is a must-watch filled with life lessons beyond just finding true love. Featuring the lovable character Maui, voiced by Dwayne Johnson, the movie encourages kids to follow their hearts, face their fears, and keep moving forward. Each character offers unique lessons, making it an engaging and educational experience. Kids aged eight to ten will especially love the movie, its characters, and its music.

 

7. The Lion King

The Lion King” is an Academy Award-winning film with a captivating story, excellent animation, and inspiring music. The character Simba grows up faces challenges, and learns important lessons about love and friendship. The film encourages kids to face their fears and shows that love knows no boundaries. While younger kids will enjoy the movie, those aged eight and above will understand its deeper meanings better.

 

8. Home Alone (1990)

Home Alone” is a favorite movie for kids. Eight-year-old Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) is accidentally left home alone during his family’s Christmas vacation. He gets to be in charge and defends his home from two clumsy thieves (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) with creative booby traps. The movie’s success is largely due to Culkin’s natural performance, making it a timeless favorite for all ages.

 

In conclusion, these movies offer a perfect blend of entertainment and education for family movie nights. They teach valuable life lessons while keeping kids engaged and entertained. As you gather with your loved ones for these memorable cinematic experiences, don’t forget to add some extra excitement to your summer days by exploring the unique toys and games available at Curiokid, the best toy shop in Ahmedabad. With its diverse selection of fun-filled activities, Curiokid offers endless opportunities for laughter, learning, and bonding moments for your kids. So, let the adventures continue both on-screen and off, creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

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