Mary Poppins Returns
Fans of the original might have their doubts, but Emily Blunt soars as the magical nanny who returns to give a new generation of Banks children a spoonful of sugar as they try to save their house on Cherry Tree Lane in London. Lin-Manuel Miranda co-stars in the 2018 film—plus, the amazing Dick Van Dyke returns for a cameo as well. Your furry friend will love these best dog movies to watch with your pooch.
Best for: Ages 6 and up
This inspiring tale of the little-known contributions from the black female mathematicians who helped send American astronauts into space in the 1960s is boosted by humour. It’s the perfect lead-in for older kids to learn more about racism and sexism, but the film tempers its messages with an ultimately uplifting story of triumph. Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe, and Octavia Spencer star in this 2016 movie.
Best for: Ages 10 and up
The Princess Bride
Actors like Billy Crystal and Mandy Patinkin don’t just chew the scenery – they swallow it whole in this charming and side-splitting 1987 fantasy-comedy. A little blood and some kissing, not to mention the ROUSes (Rodents of Unusual Size), have made this one of the best funny family movies of the last few decades. Plus, it’s got some of the best movie lines you’ll want to say over and over. Have fun storming the castle…and introducing your kids to a classic!
Best for: Ages 8 and up