The best way to learn is through entertainment, as it allows for a fun and amazing experience while still being highly educational and inspiring. This is especially the case with young children, as they are notorious for having short spans of concentration and a lot of energy.
In short, there are few things that can captivate the attention of your kid as well as a movie can. With funny and witty characters, an elaborate plot, and amazing story-telling, your little one can learn a thing or two.
In the text below, you can read about our top friendly-family picks to make your next movie night unforgettable.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
One day, the whole world learned that Willy Wonka had produced five chocolates that were different from others in that they contained a golden ticket. The child who finds the golden ticket can come to the chocolate factory, and one of the five lucky winners will receive a wonderful prize.
After two failed attempts, Charlie has given up all hope of finding the ticket. Just when he didn’t expect anything anymore, he finds a bill in the snow on the street, runs to the store, and buys chocolate.
Beneath the wrapper was a golden ticket, a ticket to Willy Wonka’s sweet paradise. There he also met children who, like him, came to compete.
Among them is a gluttonous one who immediately starts to eat everything he sees, then a small bully whose only pleasure is destroying everything, a conceited girl who is sure that she will win, and a spoiled girl who is used to getting everything she wants.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a true masterpiece of cinematography, daring, captivating, and truly educational. Throughout the whole story, you are introduced to a variety of different characters, each and every with a specific character trait – a sort of vice which determines their outcome.
It teaches children to be more respectful, insightful, and caring. And, as the main protagonist has all the quintessential character traits of a true hero, most children will tend to identify with him and consequently take him as a role model.
Pixar’s Onward debuted on March 20th, 2020, and since then it has been a persistent subject for many critics. With the reviews being positive and the reception outstanding since its release, it has become a favorite of most.
The story follows two brothers (with completely different personalities) going on a daring quest with the sole purpose of spending one more day with their father.
The essence of the whole story lies in their ability to overcome difficulties, and with each obstacle, they grow, become more self-confident, and slowly develop new skills that are essential for their character development. The reviews are positive and allow for an amazing experience.
You can find out more here and check out the reception the movie received from the general public. A “coming of age story,” the movie sends a unanimous message: be yourself and follow your instincts instead of listening to what others have to say.
The main accent is on Ian with this one, as he is introduced as a nervous and insecure boy with an amazing mind and amazing traits. As the story goes “onward,” Ian slowly learns to trust in himself and give more credit.
He learns to appreciate his knowledge and skills, be more prepared for what is to come later on, and deal with problems in a more self-assured manner.
Furthermore, the theme of death and the way in which we cope with it are perfectly embedded in the whole story. Barley, being the older one, unfortunately, took a much harder blow as he was more self-aware at the moment of his father’s death.
He grew to become “careless” as a way of dealing with such traumatic events, and yet behind the facade is a heartwarming and sensitive individual who learns to live with his regrets, always keeping a smile on his face and being optimistic.
The story will leave you completely amazed and your kids mesmerized. It teaches us to not hold on to the past, to believe in ourselves, and to think of hardships as obstacles, allowing us to grow rather than hold ourselves down.
These movies are an iconic and more-than-known adaption of the same-named book; they are adored by millions around the world. Not only does it draw you into the magic world of Hogwarts and its students, but it also teaches you a lot about caring, family, and the value of holding on to what is dear to you. The saga’s protagonist, Harry, finds a much better faith after learning of his magic origin and after being invited to attend the legendary school of magic, Hogwarts. Throughout the course of time, we can see the main characters acquiring new skills, learning about the true values of life, and forming a strong and almost inseparable bond. With Voldemort being the embodiment of evil, Harry’s fight to separate himself from the Dark Lord is also symbolic of one’s fight against ourselves and all the things holding us back. There is a whole subculture formed around this amazing and astonishing story, and your kids will immediately fall in love with the magical world of wizards and witches.
The movie Sing 2 is a sequel to the 2016 film of the same name. It is again a movie about persistence, helping, cooperation, and, of course – about singing!
Koala Buster started an extremely successful theatre with his friends. However, he wants more and to show those who belittle them that they are capable of great things. Of course, he faces various obstacles and problems on the way, but with the help of his friends, he manages to realize his plan. This is a real family movie without violence, inappropriate language, or sexual allusions. Expect to leave the cinema in a dance rhythm, even if you don’t like singing.
It seems like a tough choice, as all the movies are extraordinary and amazingly well-written. Maybe the best thing you can do is go by order and make it a marathon. We hope you’ll enjoy each one and learn something new from each of them.