We all love watching movies. I don’t think my weekends would start off right if I do not get to watch a nice movie right after breakfast. These 90+ minute sessions can teach everyone so much, especially the children.
Here are three movies that each parent should take the time to watch along with their children to encourage some quality family time:
1. The Pursuit of Happyness
There are certain movies that you are in a league of their own – you watch them all the time and they still are as interesting as they were when you first watched them. And then there is that one movie you don’t want others to know of.
It’s the best movie of all time. The absolute best. You fear watching it too many times is going to reduce your interest; so you just watch it once in a while. It’s in your view, the most fruitful movie that you have ever watched.
Pursuit of Happyness is that movie for me. Even though I don’t like to tell a lot of people about it, I don’t mind you guys knowing because the children will get to learn. A lot! It revolves around a father and son falling prey to financial hardships.
The movie is about how a little ray of hope in life can overcome mountains of troubles. How a smile from your child is all that you need to keep going. It also teaches the parents all our children need is love. If you haven’t watched it yet, I suggest you get a copy today. You won’t regret it, trust me.
2. Cinderella Man
I wasn’t really going to watch this one, if it weren’t for my siblings forcing me. Even though it starts off slow, there are many moments that bring a parent and the children so much closer. James Braddock, a washed-up boxer tries his luck for the last time putting his life on the line to become a champion. This movie teaches how humble beginnings and determination play a great role in making a family successful.
I can assure you, during the last fight, we all were on our toes chanting for James Braddock. It was a motivational movie weekend when we watched Cinderella Man.
Wadjda is the first movie directed by a female Saudi. The movie centers around how a little child, Wadjda, wishes to live her life the way she wants to. Wadjda finds a green bicycle and wishes to buy it to compete against her best friend. Knowing that she won’t be getting the money, she signs up for a Quran reciting competition in her school.
The story goes on to teach how children don’t just have the power to dream, but also turn them into reality. Muslim girls and women have long been forced to surrender to the men of the family, but Wadjda is no such girl. She overcomes all hurdles to straddle that very green bicycle and ride it off to a fine ending. A must watch, I tell you.
Let us know which movies you find the most fruitful as a parent. Do share your experiences with us watching these movies with your children. Tweet to us at @Lettucebeekids.