We’ve compiled the best family movies.
While the country is going through difficult times with the earthquake that took place in Kahramanmaraş on February 6, while trying cooperating with the earthquake victims affected by the disaster, on the other hand we are trying to cope with this difficult process as individually. Our hands, who have been clamped together since the very first moment, do not only carry various aid and food supplies to the disaster area, but also try to increase hope. The “Cinema of Hope” established by a group of artists in tent cities for children in disaster areas is one of these healing examples. Cinema shows held in different cities affected by the earthquake, in tent cities or sometimes in hospitals, are among the activities organized to keep the morale of children affected by the earthquake high. In this great pain that affects the whole society, those of us who are outside the provinces where the disaster took place are also looking for ways to protect their individual well-being. For some of us, it means getting together with our family and watching a movie we love again, just like in the “Cinema of Hope”. That’s exactly why we’ve compiled movies that you can watch when the whole family gets together.
Alcarràs by Clara Simon (2022)
Clara Simon’s Golden Bear-winning film Alcarràs was one of the most talked about films of the past year. The film tells the story of the Solé family, who have been cultivating and cultivating peaches for generations in the Catalonia village of Alcarràs. Carrying the last days of a summer season with a Mediterranean climate, the movie takes the audience to a dinner table set among peach orchards while questioning the dynamics of being a family.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory by Mel Stuart (1971)
Adapted from Roald Dahl’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is one of the most cult musicals ever. The film opens the door to a mysterious and fascinating world when the owner, Willy Wonka, who has never stepped out of the world’s most popular chocolate factory, opens the doors of the chocolate factory to five children one day.
Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor by Dave Fleischer (1936)
The Oscar-nominated and still highly acclaimed 1936 film Popeye vs. Sinbad is one of the films selected by the US National Film Agency in 2004 to preserve its cultural, historical and aesthetic value. This short animation tells the adventures of Sinbad, who claims to be the best sailor in the world, Temel Reis and Safinaz accompanying him, and Köftehor’s arrival on the island.
Jumanji by Joe Johnston (1995)
A ‘90s classic, Jumanji tells the story of Alan Parrish, who was swallowed 25 years ago when two brothers discover and start playing an old and mysterious board game and is released. Monkeys, rhinos, elephants, and lions are among the guests of this game. The only way to get everything back to normal is to win the game. Jumanji, starring Alan Parrish by Robin Williams, is one of the most entertaining movies of the 90s.
Matilda by Danny DeVito (1997)
A strange family, cruel headmistress and Matilda, who has been different from everyone since she was born… Matilda, who has grown on her own since childhood, decides to go to the library one day and read all the books written. After a while, she discovers her telekinetic powers that she hadn’t noticed before. The movie is about Matilda, who discovers her powers, and her adventures with a cruel headmistress and her idle family.
Newsies by Kenny Ortega (1992)
It is about the Newboys Strike of 1899. Starring Christian Bale, Newsies is a delightful musical where young workers with New York accents and Newsies hats come together to dance and sing.
Spirited Away by Hayao Miyazaki (2004)
Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away, which won the Best Animated Feature Film Oscar, is also the first anime to win an Oscar. Spirited Away is the impressive animated story of a young girl trying to return to the human realm after she finds herself in the spirit world of Japanese folklore in the new city she has moved to.
Mrs. Doubtfire by Chris Columbus (1994)
Another Robin Williams classic, Awesome Nanny tells the extraordinary story of Daniel Hillard, who, when he learns that his ex-wife, who lives with her children, needs a babysitter, disguises herself and hires herself as Miss Doubtfire. With her wig, make-up and dresses, the character of Miss Doubtfire, who is remembered by almost all of us, blends complex family dynamics with lots of humor.
The Very Personal Story of David Copperfield by Armando Iannucci (2020)
Based on Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical novel David Copperfield, the film chronicles the events of the iconic character, Copperfield, from his youth to the end of his life. In the film, which is told based on the diaries that Copperfield keeps in his complex world, a colorful story emerges from drama to comedy.
Close by Lucas Dhont (2022)
Cannes winner and Belgium’s Oscar nominee, Close tells the story of two very close thirteen-year-old friends, Léo and Rémi. Unable to make sense of what happened when their friendship suddenly falls apart, Léo decides to consult Rémi’s mother, Sophie. Close is about friendship, intimacy, fear and masculinity.