Must-see nostalgia movies to relive with your kids

Running out of ways to keep the kids entertained? Fed up of the dull weather?


by Jessica Anais Rach |
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Well this is the perfect opportunity to share some childhood memories and watch some classic films with the kids, thanks to NOW TV and the Sky Movies Month Pass.


It’s a hard-knock life!

Whilst you wax lyrical about the classic Oscar winning 1982 original, your kids can bring you bang up to date with this fabulous new version.

Quvenzhané Wallis is sensational, and Jamie Foxx & Cameron Diaz definitely match up to the originals.

Miss Hannigan’s classic lines, like ‘when you gotta go, you gotta go’ are still used by our family to this day so why not see if you can pick up some new phrases?

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Remember rushing home from school to watch the cartoon in the 80s?

That all looks a little tragic alongside the latest action-packed blockbuster but there’s still something about Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and Donatello that bring the memories flooding back.

We all begged our mums for the breakfast cereal, action figures, backpacks, sleeping bags and lunchboxes - Some things never change do they?

Star Wars

Every child should watch the Star Wars saga at least once.

This epic space opera franchise created by George Lucas quickly became a pop culture phenomenon.

So why not share your memories of playing with the figures and watching this classic battle between good and evil, in a galaxy far, far away.

Mrs Doubtfire

Your kids need to know about the comedy genius that was Robin Williams and where better to start?

This is easily in our list of the funniest movies of all time.

What can be better than Robin disguising himself as an elderly Scottish woman to fool his ex-wife into hiring him as a nanny-bagging him extra time with the kids?

If you're looking for guaranteed laughs with the family, this is definitely the one to watch!


“I'll never let go, Jack. I'll never let go.”

Remember when this was the biggest film in the history of movies?

If your kids are a little older, then this PG 13 is the perfect film.

A tear jerker, the tale of Rose and Jack's inter-class relationship on the famous Titanic Ocean liner always has us reaching for the Kleenex.

My Girl

Who didn't want to be Vada when they were young?

Gorgeous, tragic and with an adorable boy friend.

The film sees tomboy Vada overcoming tragedy, bullying, romantic heartbreak and family issues, following her pre-teen journey and learning life lessons that will stay with her forever.

Forrest Gump

“Life is like a box of chocolates”

If you’ve got teenage kids then you have to take the time to watch this classic together.

The story of good hearted but 'slow-witted' Forrest, played by Tom Hanks, is still very funny, emotional and inspirational.

Be careful though, we find that it’s pretty much impossible not to shout out at the key moments… “Run Forrest, Run”

Honey, I blew up the kid

This hilarious science fiction comedy will give you a great opportunity to share some home truths with your kids.

“There's one thing every little kid knows. Daddies mean fun; mommies mean business.”

Remember the scatter-brained scientist and his enlarging-contraption that blasted his 2-year-old son, Adam?

Your kids will love watching him destroy everything in his path!

Free Willy

If you were a child growing up in the ’90s, you must have seen Free Willy.

And like us, you probably watched it so many times that your VHS got too worn out to play.

Fall in love with the movie all over again as you re-visit an unlikely bond between a boy and a whale.

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