Looking for a movie to enjoy this Grandparents’ Day? From comedy to fantasy to adventure to old classics, we’ve got a great list of movies to entertain movie lovers of all ages.
Grab some popcorn, take a comfortable seat on the couch, and relax. It’s time to make movie memories together.
1. Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
walt disney’s swiss family robinson is a story of adventure, survival, and pirates. A Swiss family is shipwrecked on their way to New Guinea and ends up on a deserted tropical island. Their ship is destroyed and they can’t escape, so they build their home around a large treehouse. All ages will enjoy watching a family learn to survive on an island with an uncertain future.
2. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Fried Green Tomatoes is a 1991 film about a housewife who is tired of her daily life. However, she meets an elderly woman at the nursing home who tells her stories of her youth and of people she used to know. The two women help each other and develop a wonderful friendship.
3. Back to the Future (1985)
Michael J. Fox is the epitome of cool, playing Marty McFly, a high school student who travels back in time 30 years in a DeLorean invented by his older, eccentric scientist friend, Doc Brown. The 1950s setting is nostalgic, the music is fun, and the storyline will have you on the edge of your seat, even if you’ve already seen this classic dozens of times.
4. Forest Gump (1994)
Forrest Gump, played by Tom Hanks, is a simple man from Alabama with an IQ of 75, whose main desire is to be reunited with his childhood sweetheart, Jenny. This funny and heartwarming story spans American history from the 1950s to his ’70s and conveys the simple message that anyone can love anyone.
5. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
This 1939 family favorite depicts Dorothy and her dog Toto being swept from their Kansas farm into the magical land of Oz by a tornado. Judy Garland is mesmerizing as she follows the infamous Yellow Brick Road in search of a wizard who will help her return home.
The Lion, the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman is especially loved by young children as it sees three fantasy characters join Dorothy and Toto on an adventure.
6. Meet the Parents (2000)
This PG-13 film is suitable for older grandchildren. Although its premise involves the love story of Chicago nurse Greg Focker and schoolteacher Pam, the actual dynamic duo here is Greg and Pam’s father Jack.
Greg plans to propose to Pam and wants Jack’s approval. But after a busy weekend at Pam’s parents’ house, Greg finds himself in even more trouble. The comedy continues over and over again, so you can’t watch it without laughing.
7. Mary Poppins (1964)
Whether you look at Julie Andrews in 1964 or Emily Blunt in 2022, mary poppins Boomers and their grandparents join the Banks family on a magical adventure. Why not make a double feature and watch both?
8. Roman Holiday (1953)
This 1953 romantic comedy starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck is pure joy. Hepburn plays a princess who needs a break from the center of social events and the terrifying paparazzi. In search of her new adventure, she runs away from her guardian and falls in love with an American newspaper reporter. (Peck).
Audrey Hepburn won a well-deserved Academy Award for her captivating performance in the film. Roman holiday.
9. Blackbeard’s Ghost (1968)
Infamous pirate Blackbeard (a former villain) is cursed to wander around a small New England town until he finally does a good deed. Blackbeard gets his chance when he teams up with a local track coach on a team that has no chance of winning. This Disney classic will entertain boomers and grandchildren alike.
10. Support Your Local Sheriff (1969)
Treasure is discovered in a grave in a small Colorado town, sparking a gold rush. Law and order is out of the question as everyone is intent on finding gold. Jason McCullough (James Garner) is a smart gunslinger. He arrives and takes a job as a de facto law officer. Despite the combination of skill and resourcefulness, McCullough’s ingenuity is put to the test.
11. Pollyanna (1960)
Pollyanna (Haley Mills) is a young orphan who believes that pragmatism and a positive attitude can solve life’s most difficult problems. But her bright outlook is shaken when Pollyanna moves in with her strict and cold aunt. Pollyanna It offers important lessons about the magic of optimism and determination.
12. Dear Brigid (1965)
Professor Robert Leaf (James Stewart), an absent-minded poet, must face the fact that his color-blind son is a math genius and in love with French prodigy beauty Brigitte Bardot. Dear Brigitte It’s quirky, funny and light.
13. Miracle (2004)
Whether you like hockey or hate it, miracle Your heart will beat faster. Based on a true story, the film tells the story of the 1980 U.S. hockey team during the Cold War. The film focuses on real-life player-turned-coach Herb Brooks, who led his team to victory over the Soviet Union.
14. Explosion from the Past (1999)
Romantic movies that deserve more love, explosion from the past This blend of modern and retro vibes features an all-star cast including Brendan Fraser, Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken, and Sissy Spacek.
Bombings in the 1960s trapped the Weber family in a bomb shelter for 35 years. When his son Adam (Fraser) finally goes on an adventure in search of food and supplies for his family, he meets Eve (Silverstone), who agrees to help him.
15. Paddington (2014)
Paddington This is a very sweet movie about a small bear who travels to London in search of a new home. Now in the new world, his chaotic ways bring trouble and fun adventures to the new Brown family. Paddington It’s such a cute movie that both grandparents and little kids will love every moment of it.
16. Pride and Prejudice (2005)
Jane Austen’s film adaptations are of interest to everyone, and the 2005 version pride and prejudice Your parents and grandparents will love it too. The classic story of the Bennett sisters finding love and individuality is very well done in this film adaptation.
17. The Parent Trap (1961 and 1998)
There are two versions of Parent’s trap (1961 and 1998), both great. The story is cute and suspenseful. Two identical twins are separated at birth due to their parents’ divorce. One lives with his father and the other with his mother. Years later, the two meet again at a summer camp, switch places, and plot to bring their parents back.
18. A League of Their Own (1992)
During World War II, women began playing professional baseball while men fought. a league of its own This is the story of women who played in professional leagues, especially two sisters who made a big splash. Watching a game with your grandparents may remind you of stories you heard as a child about friends and family members who may have played in the league.
19. Some Like It Hot (1959)
I like it hot is a classic Marilyn Monroe movie that will make the whole family laugh. Two male musicians witness a mob hit and end up traveling and getting the only job they know: being members of an all-female band. The two pretend to be women to keep their jobs, but keeping a secret becomes even more difficult when they begin to fall for the talented Sugar Kane (Monroe).
20. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
if you sing in the rain is an infamous movie musical with great song and dance numbers that the whole family will enjoy. As Hollywood’s older actors prepare to make the transition from silent films to talkies, the entire industry is in turmoil as everyone makes the big switch. Add romance, betrayal, and comedy to the mix and you have a great movie for everyone to watch.