8 Movies for Siblings to Watch Together

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Each movie has a story that can become a meaningful lesson for your children. Some stories can help your kids bond and become more empathetic, compassionate and caring. Learn which movies you should choose for the development of their character and their relationship.

My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

This Japanese masterpiece presents two sisters who move to the country with their father to be close to their hospitalized mother. They discover that the forest nearby is full with magical creatures that are called Totoros and become their friends. Together they embark on beautiful adventures. These lovable creatures will win your children’s hearts and show them the meaning of caring and friendship.

Jumanji (1995)

A magical board game can unleash a wonderful and dangerous world full of adventure. Two siblings are exploring an old house and they find this mysterious game. While playing it they release a man trapped in the game for decades and unleash mysterious creatures and dangers that must be stopped by finishing the game. A movie that has everything: love, comedy and adventure.

Alice in Wonderland (1951)

Alice is a young girl that loves to live inside her imagination. While reading poetry she spots a white rabbit. She follows him through the forest and down the rabbit hole ending up in a world of adventure with dazzling colors and magical characters around every corner. The world of Wonderland will stimulate your children’s imagination and creativity.

Finding Nemo (2003)

This is a story about Marlin, a clownfish that wants to rescue his son Nemo, after he has been captured by a boat and ended up in a dentist’s office in Sydney. In his way he meets Dory and they encounter many dangerous creatures such as jellyfish and sharks. This can be a valuable lesson about family, love but also about the way parents should let their children be independent and make their own mistakes.

The Little Mermaid (1989)

Ariel is a mermaid who longs to be human and meet a human prince. In order to do so she makes a bargain with an evil sea-witch. Her controlling father does not approve for his daughter to become human and wants to keep her safe. It’s a wonderful story about friendship and family and a lesson about the way parents make sacrifices in order to let their children follow their bliss.

The Sound of Music (1965)

Maria decides to leave the convent to become a governess. She ends up in the house of a naval officer widower where she needs to take care of his seven children. The children managed to scare each of the former governesses. She is greeted with the same attitude but ends up bringing joy, laughter and music into their lives. It’s a wonderful story about family, love and connection.

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Dorothy and her dog Toto are swept away from their Kansas farm into a magical land. She meets new friends and embarks on a journey to meet the Wizard who can grant them their wishes and help her return home. A wonderful story about friendship that brings a powerful message: It’s beautiful to explore the world and have adventures but in the end you will want to return to your family because there’s no place like home!

Wolf Children (2012)  

Hana falls in love with another student who turns out to be a werewolf. After they have two children he dies and Hana moves to the rural countryside to raise their children. A beautiful story about the connection a family can develop.

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