Ever since Redbox and Netflix came along, movie nights have gotten to be a big deal around our house. It is the perfect way to wind down in the evenings and just chill out. Today I thought it would be fun for us to share recommendations with each other for some of our favorite movies of all time! I have divided my lists into three categories.

The first list contains movies that are great for the family. Some are fit for all ages, while others may contain some parts that make them more appropriate for families with older children. It is tough to find films that amuse parents as well as the kids, but below are the ones that I actually enjoy watching, too! My second list contains movies that I would probably not torture my husband by making him watch, so I watch these on the evenings he is out-of-town or has another commitment. They are also great flicks to take along on a girls’ weekend! Then the third list has movies that I think are perfect for couples to watch together, or even a group of adults if you are on a beach or mountain trip. An advance warning … don’t make fun of me for my cheesiness on some of these!

I know as soon as I run this I will think of additional movies that I should have added, so that is where you come in! Add your favorites by commenting below. Then make tonight a movie night and try a new one!

My personal favorites include …

Family Movies
(Remember that some are not appropriate for little kids, and would be more for families with tweens and teens. I have put an asterisk next to ones that I know have a few curse words or inappropriate scenes for smaller kids.)

A Christmas Story*
Adventures in Babysitting*
The Little Mermaid
Kung Fu Panda
Christmas Vacation*
The Princess and the Frog
The Karate Kid (new and old versions)*
Mrs. Doubtfire*
The Muppets Take Manhattan
How to Train Your Dragon
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (new and old)
Now and Then*
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off*
Finding Nemo
The Wizard of Oz
The Parent Trap (new and old)
Raiders of the Lost Ark*
Little Miss Sunshine*
Toy Story
Star Wars*
The Incredibles
The Lion King
Men in Black*
Singing in the Rain
Diary of a Wimpy Kid*
Monsters, Inc.
Home Alone*
The Sandlot*
Mary Poppins
The Sound of Music
Bye Bye Birdie
Poltergeist (kidding, kidding … just wanted to make sure you were paying attention)

Chick Flicks
Dirty Dancing
Mystic Pizza
Sleepless in Seattle
Mean Girls
When Harry Met Sally
Pretty In Pink
Twilight Series
Charlie’s Angels
Bridget Jones’ Diary
Legally Blonde
How Stella Got Her Groove Back
Mama Mia
Moulin Rouge
Dear John
Steel Magnolias
White Oleander
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Date Night or Group movies
(Mix of adventure drama, and comedy … some are big time tear-jerkers!)

Big Fish
What Dreams May Come
Knocked Up
The Story of Us
Shutter Island
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
The Notebook
Happy Gilmore
The Shawshank Redemption
Silence of the Lambs
The Hangover
It’s Complicated
Wedding Crashers
The Usual Suspects
A Few Good Men
Pulp Fiction
Antoine Fisher
Slumdog Millionaire
Saving Private Ryan
Tommy Boy
40 Year Old Virgin
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Dumb and Dumber
An Affair to Remember
Beautiful Girls

OK, your turn! List your faves below!