Movies Kids Can Watch This Summer with Their Grandparents

Looking for fun ways for your kids to bond with grandma and grandpa? Check out these great movies kids can watch this summer with their grandparents!

Kids love spending time with their grandparents in the summer. What happens when the grandkids want to watch a good family movie though? There is a big difference these days in the movies kids like and the movies grandma and grandpa like. Here are some great family movies that kids can watch this summer with their grandparents that all will enjoy.

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Good Family Movies Kids Can Watch This Summer with Their Grandparents

Hugo– Hugo was released in 2011 and stars Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen and Jude Law. In 2012, Martin Scorsese won the Golden Globe Award for Best Director of Hugo. The story is about a young boy named Hugo, who was orphaned when his father passed away and again when his uncle abandoned him. He lives in a train station in Paris and is trying to fix a broken robot that his father left behind. While looking for parts to repair the robot, Hugo meets an old man who doesn’t seem to like him at first but eventually becomes his friend.

Dolphin Tale– Dolphin Tale was released in 2011 and stars Nathan Gamble, Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson, Cozi Zuehlsdorff and Morgan Freeman. Dolphin Tale is based on a true story of a bottlenose dolphin named Winter. Winter was rescued by an aquarium in Florida. She was given a prosthetic tail after she lost hers when she was entrapped with a rope that was attached to a crab trap. With the help of two young kids, Winter learns to swim once again.


The Neverending Story– The Neverending Story was released in 1984 and stars Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach, Patricia Hayes and Thomas Hill. This movie is most suitable for ages 8 and over since it can be a bit scary at times. It is about a young boy who reads a magical library book. This book showcases the story of a young warrior who must stop a dark storm from ruining a fantasy world.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory– Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was first released in 1971 and stars Peter Ostrum, Gene Wilder and Jack Albertson. This movie tells the story of a poor young boy named Charlie. Charlie wins a golden ticket to visit Willy Wonka at his candy factory and brings along his grandpa Joe as his guest. This movie is filled with temptations, trials and whimsical colors.

The Princess Diaries: This is a perfect movie for grandmothers to watch with granddaughters! It stars Julie Andrews as the queen of a far-off country who shoes up to tell her granddaughter Mia, an awkward Anne Hathaway, that she is in fact a princess! Every girl’s dream, right? Queen Clarisse must groom Mia to become the princess her country needs, but maybe Mia’s free spirit will rub off a little on her?

Any of these great movies kids can watch this summer with their grandparents would be a fun way for your child to bond with grandma or grandpa, especially on a rainy day! Sitting together on the couch, snuggling up and talking about their favorite characters is such a fantastic way for kids and grandparents to get to know each other a little better.

Have you watched any of these good family movies that kids can watch with their grandparents this summer? Which is your favorite? 

17 thoughts on “Movies Kids Can Watch This Summer with Their Grandparents”

  1. I remember seeing The Neverending Story in the theatre when I was a kid. I loved it so much. I should show it to my boys.

  2. My Mom watches a lot of kid movies with my nephew and gets into them…I must admit…I do too…there are plenty of enjoyable titles to enjoy nowadays. Although it made me ball my eyes out on two distinct occasions (the Rock Man and the horse in the mud scene), I still love The Neverending Story.

  3. These are all great titles to sit and watch with the grandparents. Another I would like to add is the BoxCar Children. My kids and their grandparents watched this together and had a great time. If you have not seen it, go now lol.

  4. My kids are always watching something when they go to their grandparents to visit. It’s like a slumber party, with movies, snacks and scary stories. My parents love to spend time with their grandkids and watching a movie together is a favorite for them.

  5. I love every single one of these movies, and I love watching them with all the kids in my life! My favorite has to be Charlie and the Chocolate factory! It’s so fun to watch and it brings back great memories!

  6. Dolphin Tale is a movie that is near and dear to us! It was filmed in our hometown, and we have been to that aquarium many, many times. Winter is a beautiful animal, and I love that the movie helped bring attention to our area in Florida. Everyone should try to visit if they can!

  7. I so agree with this list! 🙂 Movies with the grandparents can be great and so much fun! My fave from the list is “Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory” definitely one of my faves. How fun is it that he got to go through the factory with his grandpa! 🙂

  8. I watched some of these with my kids when they were younger! I saw Dolphin Tale a while ago and loved the story, I need to see the second one. Great list, no grandkids yet but these are great movies.

  9. My kids I think have watched all of these movies with my mom. I haven’t even seen any of the movies other than Willie Wonka and The Princes Diaries. I may have seen The Neverending Story… I really can’t remember.

  10. Thanks, i love watching movies with my grandson and sometimes just not sure about which movies are appropriate

  11. These are great choices I love the princess diaries myself bump grandma lol. My daughter loves to watch girl meets world with her grandma it’s great to see her watch a show that I loved (boy meets world) when I was younger

  12. All of these are excellent choices. Dolphin Tale has become a favorite of my sons. He also liked part II. My daughter enjoyed Princess Diaries. follow that up with Enchanted. Another good one. Summer time is a fun time to watch some movie favorites again. I am not a grandma, but it is also fun to watch with your kids too.

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