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We’ve never been one to turn down a family movie night. Truly, there’s nothing like cuddling up on the sofa, the smell of freshly buttered and salted popcorn, and pressing play that brings us closer together. Watching a movie with the whole family never gets old. This year, more than others, we’re looking back at some of our favorite classics that are ideal for family movie night — and there are plenty for kids and parents to love on our list.
So, why the classic movie itch? We’ll explain. Have you ever heard of a little film called E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial? Well, you might be surprised to hear that beloved, Steven Spielberg-directed film turns 40 years old this year. Yes, you read that right. The extraordinary adventure of Elliott, Gertie, Michael, and their beloved little extra-terrestrial feels like it hasn’t aged a day. 40 years later, E.T. is still just as special as when it crash-landed into theaters, lifting audiences’ hearts like a bike flying across the nighttime sky.
E.T. is just one of the movies we’re including on our list of classic films perfect for family movie night. We really want to emphasize that these are movies for kids and parents to enjoy. So take a walk down memory lane with our round-up, and get ready to show your kids some classic movies perfect for family movie night!