If you or your kids are lucky enough to get to spend time with grandparents today — which is National Grandparents Day — we have some suggestions for movies you could watch together after they get done spoiling everyone rotten. (We all know that even on their own special holiday, grandparents will still always spoil their grandkids rotten.)
I mean, come on, this one was MADE for Grandparents Day! First off, it stars the awesome James Caan (too many incredible films to list, but highlights include: The Godfather, Misery, and Elf) who gets his old World War II unit back together to help rescue his grandson’s missing crush. Along for the ride are Jessica Walter (Arrested Development), Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas), and Louis Gossett, Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman). Any movie where grandpa plays the hero is going to be a guaranteed crowd-pleaser!
Let’s be real: no one could escape Trolls’ Grammy-winning theme song, “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” by Justin Timberlake, when it came out last year. Movie-watchers of all ages will be able to both sing and groove along with cute and colorful trolls as they try to rescue their equally cute and colorful troll friends from village invaders.
Kids will be into all of the Lego superhero figures they’ve come to know and love, and Nana and Papa will get a kick out of the movie’s vintage pop culture references — especially those poking fun at the long, twisted history of Batman films over the decades. It’s a win-win!
Grandma and Grandpa will definitely appreciate this remake of the classic 1979 heist film of the same name that they probably saw back in the day. This time around it stars Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin, and Michael Caine as three gentlemen of a certain age who are desperate for cash and decide to rob a bank. If you’ve got teenagers or especially hip grandparents in the mix, this one’s for you.
This movie is sure to bring up talk about “the good old days” as it tells the incredible true story of how McDonald’s first came to be in the 1950s. And trust me, it’s not at all what you’re expecting. If you’ve got older kids (think late high school and up) or are planning a kid-free night with your own grandparents, I’m willing to bet that everyone will be happy with this pick.
However you end up celebrating National Grandparents Day, make sure you ask your grandma and grandpa what their all-time favorite movies are . . . or if they can remember what their first movie were! (And then feel free to share it with us below!)
By: Redbox Writer, Erika Olson