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Great Grandparent Movies to Watch Together


  Call them Grandma and Grandpa, Granny and Pops or Nana and Papa. Whatever moniker you give them, grandparents can play an important role in every family.   National Grandparents Day has been recognized in the United States since 1978 and is held on the first Sunday after Labor Day.

“Whatever moniker you give them, grandparents can play an important role in every family...”

To celebrate the holiday, we've found some of our favorite grandparent movies to watch together.

A shy and awkward teen discovers she is next in line for the throne of a small European country. With the help of her grandmother, she takes "princess lessons" in anticipation of the event in The Princess Diaries.

A 12-year-old girl is angry after she is sent to spend the summer with her grandfather. But with time she learns to appreciate the elderly man and his neighbors in Come Away Home.

In Whale Rider, a young Maori girl finds the courage to question the traditions of her tribe and her grandfather and changes the course of her people.

A grandfather proves to be a steady force in the lives of his son and granddaughter who work to save the life of an injured fish in the story Dolphin Tale.

A young time traveler meets his crazy relatives in the future including a grandma and grandpa with plenty of quirky habits in the animated movie Meet the Robinsons.

Red (as in Red Riding Hood) discovers that her cookie-baking grandma has a few hidden interests when a rash of recipe robberies happens in the small town where she lives in Hoodwinked.

A boy chooses his grandfather to go with him on a magical tour of a candy factory in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

For older audiences, In Her Shoes introduces a pair of bickering sisters who don't believe they have anything in common until they both show up at the home of their estranged grandmother. She helps them see their relationship from a new perspective.

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