The Need to Share
Over the last couple of months I’ve discovered that there are several movies that I feel compelled to share with my kids. These are movies that I saw as a kid, teen, or young adult that I loved.
I recently had the pleasure of introducing (12) to the iconic movie Dirty Dancing. She loved it. And while the movie will not impact her life as it did mine (and consume her days at summer camp), it’s a movie that I enjoyed at her age and I’m glad I was able to share that experience with her.
At first I was worried that she wouldn’t like the movie and I’d have to disown her as my child. But as the movie played on, she asked some of the same questions that I remembered having and discussing with my friends when I first saw it. It was a great experience. It really made me think about all the great movies that my kids have missed out on seeing. Considering school is almost over, party day will be gone and baseball season is wrapping up soon, I figured that I could spend the summer introducing the kids to some great movies. I’ve compiled a mental list of must-see movies and I’d love your input. If you have any suggestions, please leave them in a comment!
Dirty Dancing Just saw this with 12. It was a hit Drop Dead Fred Just saw this with 12 too. She loved it. I’m hoping to have the boys watch it soon. Goonies
16 Candles – Molly Ringwald
Adventures in Babysitting – Elizabeth Shue
Beetlejuice – The oldest has seen it but the younger two have not
Beverly Hills Cop – I want (16) to see this one
Can’t Buy Me Love – With Patrick Dempsey and a 12 year old Seth Green
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – Matthew Broderick
License to Drive – Corey Haim and Corey Feldman
The Lost Boys – Corey Haim and Corey Feldman
Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead
So let’s see how far I can get through this list before school resumes for the 2011-2012 school year.
Any movies that I need to add? Let me know what you think!