August 24: The Lego Movie, 6+
Unlike the other movies based on toys, this one is, well, awesome. Emmet's journey to become a Master Builder is a joyous, hilarious celebration of imagination and teamwork. The voice acting and character cameos -- which range from Batman to Gandalf to Abe Lincoln -- are brilliant, and the inventive way the Lego bricks are animated is jaw-droppingly cool.
For more tween-friendly laugh-out-loud adventures, check out Ghostbusters.
Who doesn’t love family movie night? You can bond, talk about the movies, and, most importantly, have fun. But finding the right movie — something that’s OK for younger kids but that won’t bore older ones — can be a challenge. Sometimes you end up spending more time scrolling through Netflix than actually watching anything.
Take stress out of the equation with a whole summer’s worth of ready-to-go movie-night picks! We’ve got you covered with fun, family-friendly movies for every Friday night from now through August. These hand-selected films are popular with kids of all ages (and grown-ups, too). And since family movie night shouldn’t break the bank, all of them are available to stream on either Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, or Hulu or as a video-on-demand rental for $4 or less.
If your kids are a bit older — or if you’re looking to have a double feature after the little ones go to bed — we’ve also included a tween-friendly option each week to extend the fun. So enjoy this guide, revisit some old favorites, and discover some new ones with your fam this summer.
– By Frannie Ucciferri, Common Sense Media