Today is “Koninginnedag” in the Netherlands (where everyone is celebrating the queen’s birtday), which means a day off work. For a lot of people it also means selling things they want to get rid off on the streets (one day in the year this is allowed), dressing up in orange clothes and of course drinking a lot. I don’t do any of those as I can’t stand the enormous crowds, but I will have a very relaxing day.
Despite the festivities I didn’t want to disappoint you, so this week the Monday question is actually me asking a bit of advice from you. When I was growing up there were classic movies which I absolutely love and as two of the kids are getting old enough (there are starting their teens) to start watching “normal” films instead of all the Disney and children’s fare I recently introduced them to some older movies. Time to educate them a bit I thought!
Today’s question is: Which classic movies should kids growing up be introduced to?
You might be wondering which movies I’ve shown them (mind you I only started recently). They were:
The Princess Bride, which they loved. I thought they might be scared with some bits, but the oldest one (11) made it clear that they weren’t small any more and that it wasn’t scary at all. Lesson learned!
The Back to the Future trilogy. They couldn’t get enough of this. After the first movie ended they immediately wanted to see the other parts, but of course I spread it out over a couple of days. They now want to go to the Universal Studios theme park in Orlando after I showed them pictures I had with me standing next to the DeLorean and the train from the movie (or at least made to look like them).
So now I’m looking for other ones they can check out. Started thinking about Gremlins and Indiana Jones, but these movies could scare them a bit (but then again, maybe I’m completely wrong about it). So any advice would be more than welcome!
Which classic movies should kids growing up be introduced to?