Popcorn & Pics: Favorite Family Home Theater Flicks

August 28, 2015
entertainment, family

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Summer is coming to a close as fall is in the air, and, for many of us, school has begun. It’s my favorite time of year. One where I just to want to pause… and soak it all in. The magic of moments. Family moments… One of our favorite things to do on a weekend evening is curl up on the couch with loved ones, make popcorn (the old fashioned way) and watch a fabulous movie. Not a fan of popcorn? Make your family some of our favorite movie night-worthy snacks!

In honor of back-to-school season, here are some of our school themed family home theater flicks.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) Matthew Broderick stars in this iconic film, as a young student who takes his infamous day off while trying not to get caught. His jealous little sister, played by Jennifer Grey, is simply classic.

School of Rock (2003) Jack Black stars as Dewey Finn, who poses as a substitute teacher at a formal elementary school. He doesn’t teach normal school lesson plans, but rock music, making a band out of his “fake” students. Jack’s passion for music and, ultimately, his students beautifully shines through.

High School Musical (2006) Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens take the lead in this Disney favorite. Two teens who come from completely different worlds are brought together through their love of song and dance in this memorable musical.

Rudy (1993) Sean Astin portrays Daniel ‘Rudy’ Ruettiger, in this inspirational film. Rudy was  told he couldn’t do anything, especially play college football. But he is dedicated to overcome the obstacles and finally play for Notre Dame. Talk about a heartwarming film.

Miracle (2004) starring Kurt Russell as coach Herb Brooks, tells the incredibly true story of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team. The ultimate David versus Goliath.

Freedom Writers (2007) Hilary Swank takes the lead as the inspirational Teacher-Erin Gruwell. Who takes it upon herself to teach her “at-risk” students about acceptance, tolerance, and dedication. So beautiful, powerful and inspirational, on every level. (This film is PG13 and more appropriate for older children.)

To Sir With Love (1967) Sidney Poitier stars as Mark Thackeray, the ultimate teacher who must transform high school students from London. A beautiful classic.

Happy viewing! And, most importantly, happy viewing with your precious family!

xo, Vicki

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