Our Summer Family Movie Night Watch List

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Our Summer Family Movie Night Watch List

This Summer we are planning many fun outside activities, travels, and other adventures but sometimes it’s good to just sit together and watch a good movie together. There is nothing like the kids, a blanket, popcorn, and a good movie . Netflix is our go to for family tv time. There are tons of great family shows and movies on there that the whole family will enjoy. There are also a lot of movies from my childhood that I am eager to share with my kids. Netflix has helped up to make tv time so much better.

Summer Family Movie Netflix Watch List

Movies for the whole family!

Movies picked by Bub


Spy Kids 1- 4

Any Spy Kids movie is on the list. All the kids love Spy Kids, even Lou. They have watched them several times and never tire of them. Although I will confess this series is not my own personnel top pick. The overall silly clean fun and the fact that the girl role model is smart, brave, and a kid spy makes it a series I am okay with them watching. It also touches on the subject of sibling rivalry which runs rampant in my house.


The Great Mouse Detective

I have not seen this movie since a child and am looking forward to watching it with my kids!


The Big Green

We are all major suckers for an underdog sports movie where they win in the end. This one also has some serious undertones and emotional moments in the middle of the funny moments.



Have to fly, have to fight, have to crow, have to save Maggie, have to save Jack, Hook is back. Oh how I love this movie. It is one of my favorites!



No movie list would be complete without Jumanji! Lions, monkeys, and a fast paced adventure that leads them to a great life lesson.

Movies CB wants to watch.


McKenna Shoots For the Stars

I have yet to see this one but my 10 year old loves it and is wanting to share it with me.


Wish Upon a Star

An older Disney movie which I loved when I was my daughter’s age and she also loves. Win Win.


Bratz: The Movie

What can I say, it’s the clown costumes I love. These girls have a passion for fashion and a style my daughter loves.


Summer Eleven

This movie is one I am not crazy about but CB has watched it over a dozen times.

Movies I want to share with the kids.

Here are a few movies I picked to share with the kids.


I don’t know why but I really like this animated movie. It’s an odd magical dramatic fictional animated movie slightly based on a true historical story. It made me interested in the actual history of the Romanov family and I had to learn more. You can learn more about the actual Anastasia and real history here.



A strong female character is perfect for my girls. This movie has both strong male and female role models for the kids.


Baby’s Day Out

Lou loves this movie. Slapstick comedy combined with the cuteness that is a baby.

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, Adrian Hall, Dick Van Dyke, Heather Ripley, Sally Ann Howes, 1968


I still humming “Truly Scrumptious” every time I am baking something sweet.

Truly scrumptious, you two are truly scrumptious
Scrumptious as the breeze across the bay
When you’re smiling, it’s so delicious
So beguiling, you’re the answer to my wishes

Movies for Girl’s Night

Movies for our weekly Big Girl’s Night In. CB and I play UNO, Clue, or other game and watch a movie while painting toenails.



Most of this movie my 10 year old will not understand such as the fashions but she will pick up a few new catch phrases such as “As If”.


Girl’s Just Want to Have Fun

This is our dance along movie. Neither CB or myself can resist a good 80’s song to dance to. I had never thought about it before but CB said this was kinda like an old Shake it Up.


Dirty Dancing

This movie is a given. It needs no explanation or introduction. “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”



I thought Labyrinth would scare Lou so I haven’t watched it with her but come to find out good ol Uncle has made sure my baby girl has had a her chance to gaze on the wonder that is the Goblin King.


Teen Witch

My daughter with love this movie. She will think they are the weirdest dressed people ever and will probably try to replicate the style.


The Burbs

This was my big scary movie as a child.



Another old but good movie that needs little said about it.


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Anna · June 23, 2015 at 11:32 am

My brothers and I would watch The Big Green on VHS over and over! I didn’t realize it was on Netflix, will for sure be watching that this week!

Robin Rue (@massholemommy) · June 23, 2015 at 12:30 pm

I have watched many of those movies with my kids, too! Great list. We try to have a movie night with the family at least once a week.

Jenn · June 23, 2015 at 5:30 pm

This is a great list! Girls Just Want To Have Fun and Grease are a real blast from the past. I love those movies. Baby’s Day Out too. Our daughter enjoyed that movie several times when she was younger.

Amanda · June 23, 2015 at 5:34 pm

Ok, so I am beyond thrilled that you included “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” in your list because it is one of my favorite movies ever. I know it is cheesy, but the music and action is so fun. I’ll have to watch it again soon with my teenage sister!

Beth · June 23, 2015 at 6:17 pm

Anastasia is on Netflix… brb, while I go watch! I mean, work!

Chelley @ A is For Adelaide · June 23, 2015 at 7:28 pm

YOUR LIST S AMAZING!!!!!!! I love these! We don’t have a movie night, yet, but I am going to make a list for rainy day movies to watch!

Lynsey Jones · June 23, 2015 at 8:07 pm

These are all wonderful movies to watch with the family. It looks like you’re in for some great entertainment together.

Patrice · June 23, 2015 at 8:44 pm

Great choices of movies entertainment for family watch most of them. This will keep the kids buszy for a while.

Kristen · June 23, 2015 at 10:16 pm

Hook and Jumanji are both good ones! They’re both my favorites from my childhood.

Kendra · June 24, 2015 at 1:07 am

The Labyrinth and Grease are some of my favorite all-time movies! Great list!

Kristen · June 24, 2015 at 8:22 am

OMG Teen Witch and Girls Just Want to Have Fun….yes! Great list! Great minds…

Liz Mays · June 24, 2015 at 1:18 pm

Dirty Dancing is one of those movies I can watch over and over and never tire of. I like that cute Baby’s Day Out one too.

Elizabeth O. · June 24, 2015 at 1:40 pm

Great list. It would be nice to watch these movies again.

Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) · June 24, 2015 at 1:58 pm

Oh man, there are some great movies on this list! What a fantastic idea! I nee to make a summer movie list with my kids!

Tami · June 24, 2015 at 11:28 pm

There are some great movies in this watch list. I love Baby’s Day Out.

CourtneyLynne · June 25, 2015 at 12:14 am

We are Netflix obsessed in this household! We just watched hook the other day! One of my childhood favorites!

Camesha | Mama Motivator · June 25, 2015 at 1:07 am

These are some great choices. I see a few of them that I know my kids would enjoy. We plan to get lots of movies in this summer too!

Victoria · June 29, 2015 at 12:01 pm

The boys and I always watch Netflix for our movie nights. Netflix has such a wide variety of family movies available.

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