ByKara Masterson, writer at
Kara Masterson is a freelance writer from West Jordan Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah and enjoys spending time with her dog
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Out of the hundreds of family-friendly films produced to date, sometimes it can be daunting to purchase a DVD or Blu-ray that all of your family and friends will like. However, all you have to do when making a selection is focus on the film’s quality rather than its trendiness. If you are having trouble thinking of some good options, consider the following genres and titles:

For Contemporary Animation Lovers

Find a bright animated movie which will capture children’s imagination while intriguing adults with a sophisticated plot. These films have become instant classics!

Zootopia (2016):

A mystery-adventure which follows two unlikely friends, bunny-cop Judy Hopps and con artist-fox Nick Wilde, as they set out to discover why some of their fellow mammals are turning “savage”. This film is adorable and will definitely be loved by both your young and old friends and family.

Howl’s Moving Castle (2004):

This fantasy-adventure taking place between warring kingdoms focuses on the new struggles of a young, shy girl named Sophie. She has been cursed into an old woman by a jealous witch. In her pursuit to remedy the curse, Sophie meets the traveling wizard Howl and his majestic, moving castle.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993):

This classic film is a musical where dark fantasy shows what happens when Jack Skellington, Halloween Town’s Pumpkin King, discovers Christmas Town and begins to celebrate Christmas a bit too intensively. This Tim Burton movie is something that everyone will surely love, especially at Christmas or Halloween.

For Classical Lovers

Maybe, after some time, you want to introduce some films from America’s classical movie heritage, which includes musicals, to your family and friends. These movies are great classics that will keep everyone entertained and singing for days.

The Wizard of Oz (1939):

This comedic musical and fantasy was one of the first films to use Technicolor technology. A girl named Dorothy, and her little dog Toto, during a twister, get sent from their farm in Kansas to the magical Land of Oz.

The Sound of Music (1965):

A musical drama, which sees the creation of the wealthy and musically talented von Trapp family, and their fall as they are chased out of their Austrian homeland by Nazi soldiers.

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971):

This heartwarming, musical adventure gives poor boy Charlie Bucket a golden ticket to the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to tour the famous Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory. Note that the 2005 “Willy Wonka” reboot, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” featuring Johnny Depp, is also a worthy choice!

Overall, these are just a few movies that you won’t want to miss out on. They will have you watching them over and over again for years. When it comes to films like this it is always a good idea to include them in your personal movie library. Companies such as Pristine Sales sell great classic movies like this for great deals. When it comes to movies like this you definitely can’t afford to miss out.


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