Whether it be after a long day at the beach, a rainy day, or a heat wave, movies can be a great way to relax and cool down in the summer. For those of you that would like movies that the entire family can watch and enjoy, this article will prove helpful; it shares five great movies that the entire family can enjoy during the summer.
Frozen has certainly taken the world by storm. The movie caught the public eye immediately, and since then has only been growing larger by the second; kids (and even parents) all around are signing along and enjoying the orginal soundtrack to the movie. Besides the music, however, there are numerous things to love about the movie. For starters, it does reveal the depth of love two sisters have for each other. And, there’s a talking snowman!
2) Despicable Me
Watching Despicable Me can entertain your family for nearly 3 hours, if you watch both the 1st and 2nd movie. The movie is sure to force some laughs from every family member, including the more stubborn ones. The movie, in a way, deals with the subject of love and redemption as an evil villain turns good through adopting three little girls.
3) The Lion King
The Lion King is a must watch for the summer, because chances are you haven’t watched it in awhile. If the younger members of your family aren’t familiar with it, than get a copy and make them well acquainted with this classic cartoon!
4) How to Train Your Dragon
Since How to Train Your Dragon 2 is coming out within a handful of weeks, it might be a fun idea to re-watch the first one. How To Train Your Dragon is an excellent film for everyone, filled with some comic relief, action, and a feel good plot that will make any underdog feel like they can accomplish anything they can put their mind to.
Brave is a movie that certainly does not fit the traditional princess cartoon mold that your used to. Although the protagonist of the story is a princess, she does not act “lady-like,” and shuns the idea of marrying someone just because it is the proper thing to do. In fact, she does not even fall in love in the movie! It’s an action packed movie, filled with some parts of comic relief that will really get you laughing!
If you end up watching these movies, be aware of some common elements seen in all of them. For example, in many of them one or more parents are absent. All but Brave have the protagonist(s) feeling some sort of loss within their family: the girls in Frozen lose their parents, Simba loses his father, the girls in Despicable Me are orphans, Hiccup doesn’t have a mother, and the protagonist in Brave almost loses her mother (but doesn’t, which is another way the movie breaks out of the traditional mold).