I am not ashamed to admit that my children watch television. I keep it off as long as I possibly can – there are days we don’t ever turn it on. But there are times that it just can’t be helped. A movie that keeps them quiet while I nurse the baby or accomplish some dishes is a wonderful relief!
And with kids, there are bound to be movies they ask for again and again. Some I have to put limits on. Seriously, there is only so much of the voices from the new Bob the Builder cartoons I can handle! Then, there are movies that I will gladly let them watch again and again because they just do not annoy me. (And I kinda love them too!)
Here are my picks of the Top 5 Kid’s Movies I don’t mind leaving on repeat!
Despicable Me has some of the most fun lines to quote! “Knocked Ooooveeerr!” And “It’s so fluffy I’m gonna die!” The sound track is really fun too. I find myself singing “I’m having a bad bad day,” just for fun around the house. Steve Carell did an amazing job as Gru, I love his accent and his lines.
Don’t make fun of me too much, but I secretly love Tangled! Mandy Moore’s voice has always been a favorite of mine and she really nailed the joy and fear of Rapunzel. The music in this movie is unforgettable and very fun to sing. I love singing “Mother knows best” with Lizzie. And the floating lights scene? It is simply breathtaking, even on the 99th time.
I want to live in the chocolate factory! Kidding. Kind of. I sure would love to meet Johnny Depp though. Again, the music in this movie is fun and the acting was perfection. Johnny Depp has always been one of my favorite actors of all time. Lizzie and David watch this on their iPad and while it plays I boogie to the music. “Listen close, listen hard, to the of Violet Beuregard.” Really, a movie with trained squirrels is a hit in my book!
Right now Lizzie is obsessed with the Wizard of Oz. We live in Kansas, it is a wonderful thing to love! I have loved this movie since I first saw it at 5 years old. I always loved the music and the dancing. I have listened to the songs enough times lately I can sing all the songs with all the verses. There are a few lines that get annoying after awhile, “Where’s Kansas?” “It’s where I live.” (She did not just answer him without answering him, that gets me every time!) but overall I love this movie and dance and sing with Lizzie every time it is on.
I loved the sound track to “Enchanted” so much I bought it! No joke. We clean to “Happy Little Working Song.” Amy Adams has such an upbeat voice and graceful moves, I just get happy when I watch this. And who can’t be happy with Patrick Dempsey as the love interest?
Overall, I think that for us, the music and soundtrack really make the movie. If the soundtrack is barely there or not fun to hear over and over, I won’t enjoy watching it more than once. Give me some fun songs to sing with Lizzie (and a good looking lead character) and I will let her watch it as much as she wants!