Editors' Picks: 10 Great Movies for All Generations

These movies appeal to most everyone from ages 9 to 90.
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Looking for a movie the whole family -- from grandparent to grandchild -- can enjoy? Try these five-star flicks:

1. War Horse (2011)

Young Albert enlists to serve in WWI after his beloved horse, Joey, is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and across Europe as the war rages on.

Look for this movie on IMDb or on Amazon.com.

2. Hugo (2011)

In 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

Look for this movie on IMDb or on Amazon.com.

3. Toy Story 3 (2010)

Right before Andy leaves for college, the toys are mistakenly delivered to a daycare center instead of to the attic. It's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home.

Look for this movie on IMDb or on Amazon.com.

4. True Grit (2010)

A tough U.S. Marshal helps a stubborn young woman track down her father's murderer.

Look for this movie on IMDb or on Amazon.com.

5. Up (2009)

By tying thousands of balloons to his home, 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream of seeing the wilds of South America. Right after lifting off, however, he learns he isn't alone on his journey, since Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years his junior, has inadvertently become a stowaway on the trip.

Look for this movie on IMDb or on Amazon.com.

6. WALL-E (2008)

In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

Look for this movie on IMDb or on Amazon.com.

7. The Lion King (1994)

Tricked into thinking he killed his father, a guilt-ridden lion cub flees into exile and -- for a time -- abandons his identity as the future king.

Look for this movie on IMDb or on Amazon.com.

8. Babe (1995)

Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.

Look for this movie on IMDb or on Amazon.com.

9. Iron Will (1994)

When Will Stoneman's father dies, he is left alone to take care of his mother and their land. Needing money to maintain it, he decides to join a cross-country dogsled race.

Look for this movie on IMDb or on Amazon.com.

10. The Black Stallion (1979)

While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion stabled in the ship he's sailing on. When the ship tragically sinks, both he and the horse survive -- only to be stranded on a deserted island.

Look for this movie on IMDb or on Amazon.com.

Share your own multi-generation movies in the comments section, below.


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3 months ago, said...

These movies are wonderful to watch. I watched some of these movies on Youtube and the watched the remaining movies on app cinemabox that has many such movies to enjoy


over 4 years ago, said...

My mom likes mostly all of these movies, me not so much a little to G -rated for me, but good nonetheless!!! My choice would have been a little more adult in nature, I respect the picks, just not for I!!!


over 4 years ago, said...

babygirl/6152; three things i believe. never re make a 4 star movie, they usually leave you disappointed. never make an indiana jones movie with any star except harrison ford, and never , never remake a 4 star or any movie starring john wayne. just my feelings


over 4 years ago, said...

Lonesome Dove is a movie for all generations , it appeases us who grew up with cowboy movies. it teaches what honor is, along with truthfullness and real trust is. the acting is superb and the action is non stop. it has all the important things a person should posses, friendship, no matter the cost, being righteous and standing up to your word. qualities we seem to be losing today.


over 4 years ago, said...

Julie and Julia is a film my mom and I both love, which is quite a feat in itself because we have such differing tastes in films. But we both love Julia Child and the version of Julie Powell that Norah Ephron created is one to root for (just don't go picking up the actual book by Powell -- you will hate the real-life version of her). It doesn't hurt that Julia Child was played by the legendary Meryl Streep and Julie Powell was played by the likeable Amy Adams. Another film I loved that's about seniors is Iris (starring Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent, and Kate Winslet), which is about the author Iris Murdoch and her descent into Alzheimer's Disease. I could easily relate to it because of my grandmother's struggle with the disease in the mid '90s and I remember when my parents and I were providing caregiving services for her. Though if you're still too close to that situation, it might be unbearably sad and depressing.


over 4 years ago, said...

They sound a little pg for me, that's ok I wont get nightmares!! Besides I have a lot of necice and nephews with I can share them with. That's the greatest joy!!!! There's enough bad stuff in the world to see!!!!


over 4 years ago, said...

Loved the True Grit remake. Also so Glad Toy Story 3 made the list. I did watch it at the theaters with my 18 year old son, AND his name is Andy , and he was going to college..... tears! Unconsolable sobs! The little kids in the theatre must have thought I was nuts. Sound of Music is our intergenerational favorite, as well as BIG. Is Hugo very sad? Haven't heard of it......


over 4 years ago, said...

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over 4 years ago, said...

The Replacements The Gods Must Be Crazy, 1 and 2 Hidalgo Notting hill Mrs. Doubtfire (I have never seen my mom laugh so hard!) If a film ends happily and brings a smile, it is okay by me.


over 4 years ago, said...

These movies are wonderful to watch.


over 4 years ago, said...

I agree that these movies are wonderful to watch with an elderly dementia patient. My husband has Lewy Body Dementia and I have to be very, very careful what he watches. He sometimes hallucinates and has delusions that what he sees on the television is real. Another good movie to add to the list is "Fly Away Home," which is about a little girl who becomes the foster mother of a flock of Canada geese. As for television shows, "Little House on the Prairie" is a safe show to watch with a dementia patient. Blessings to all of you.


over 4 years ago, said...

Brewer cares may not be caring for someone in the later stages of AD but these movies give those in that stage great pleasure. My loved one cannot follow mysterys, gory films, loud war movies, but he loves movies about horses, light musicals, innocent plots that he feels safe when he watches them. Thanks for sharing, some of theses we have not watched and I will save the list for the months ahead.


over 4 years ago, said...

Haven't seen the war Horse yet ,but have heard it's really good,thank you for sharing what good movies to watch. Bubbles


over 4 years ago, said...

This appears to be a list made up for children. Few adults would have any interest at all in most of these movies.


over 4 years ago, said...

I saw a few I didnt know that seems worth checking out. My favorites would be The Limelight with Chatlie Chaplin The Great Dictator, also with Charlie Chaplin. On this one Charlie Chaplin wrote, directed the film, and played to parts, which is impressive butt even more is Charlie Chaplins acting whic is funny, brilliant and opposed to conflict and war. The Gods Must Be Crazy,is great, funny and against conflict. This film shows the lunacy of our un civilazition and thecomfort of life in its simplicity.. Harold and Maude is shocking, funny, tragic, sensual and a good for teaching when they are old enough, when parents are in attendance and wishing to discuss values. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Shrek Cars sherryl-annette