Movies Your Kids Should See to Better Understand their Parents!

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This was based on a thread on the PSP Tweens Group.  Movies Your Kids Should See to Better Understand their Parents! (Be sure to also check out our other list, Classic Movies You Want your Tween to See While They Are Tweens)

Philadelphia Story

 

 Ferris Bueller

An American Werewolf in London
Back to the Future
The Bad News Bears
Anything by Bergman.
Big
The Big Lebowski
Blind Side
The Blues Brothers
The Brady Bunch
Breakfast club
Clueless
The Cosby Show
Citizen Kane
Cool Runnings (especially fun with the Olympics)
Edward Scissorhands
Excalibur
Fargo
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
A Few Good Men
Freaks and Geeks television series
Ghostbusters ("There is no Dana, there is only Zool. Oh, Zoolie, you nut!" "When someone asks you if you're a god, you say YES!")
Heathers
Goonies
Ghostbusters
Groundhog Day
Heathers
Henry IV (Kenneth Branaugh version)
Anything by Jerry Lewis.
John Cleese in the series Fawlty Towers
The King and I
A League of Their Own
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Mary Poppins (I might as well list all the great musicals)
The Matrix
Meatballs
Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail (which we showed them during Hurricane Sandy, and they loved it)
My Cousin Vinnie (is brilliant and a classic if you can stand the frequent f-bombs)
Miss Congeniality
Monty Python Movies
The Muppet Movie
Overboard
Northern Exposure
Office Space
Oklahoma
Oliver
The Philadelphia Story
Pretty in Pink
Princess Bride (which they have seen enough times already that they can quote it too)
Private Benjamin
Raising Arizona
Rear Window
Remember The Titans
Shall We Dance
Showboat
Singing in the Rain
Sixteen Candles
Smokey and the Bandit
The Sound of Music
Speed
Star Trek marathon (movies and TV)!
Star Wars
Stripes
The Sound of Music
Taxi (sitcom)
Two Weeks Notice
Veronica Mars (TV show)
War Games
Wayne's World
When Harry Met Sally

 

Need more suggestions?

One member recommends: “We like the lists at A Mighty Girl website, which has recommendations for books and toys as well as movies. They can be filtered by age and other criteria. Even though they are picked with strong female characters in mind, I'd say most of them are good movies regardless. Here's their search results for movies for 9-12 year olds."