6 Movies to Share on Grandparents Day
One of the best days of my life, aside from becoming a mother, was when I became a grandmother—all the fun a new baby without all the sleepless nights. As a film reviewer I don’t often have the opportunity to take guests along to screenings, but I had a perfect Saturday morning outing with my granddaughters a while ago when Winnie the Pooh came to theaters. With popcorn, potty breaks and something to drink we made it through the charming little adventure and had plenty to talk about for the ride home.
Whether it means going to the cinema or snuggling on the couch at home, sharing a movie with your grandchildren can be a great way to spend the afternoon together. The second Sunday in September is Grandparents Day and if you are lucky enough to have grandkids it’s a perfect day to watch a film about the relationship between the generations.
Here are some movies about grandparents and grandkids you can watch together.
What little girls don’t dream of being a princess? In the Princess Diaries, one girl discovers she really is a princess and next in line to the throne when she meets her estranged grandmother.
Hazel lives at a rescue and rehabilitation aquarium with her single dad and quiet, caring grandfather in the movie Dolphin Tale.
In another fishy tale, Pai is a young Maori girl destined to become the new leader of her family’s tribe. But first she has to convince her grandfather she is qualified to take the role traditionally given to first born sons in Whale Rider.
A sick boy is confined to bed in the movie The Princess Bride. But his grandfather helps him pass the time by telling him the swashbuckling adventures of Westly and Buttercup.
They are quirkly and crazy but lovable all the same when a young orphan time travels to the future and meets his friend’s family and grandparents in Meet the Robinsons.
Finding a gentle movie to watch with really young children is sometimes difficult. If you have very little grandkids, you can also watch the silly antics of Curious George.