Top Nostalgic Movies To Pass Down To Your Kiddos On The Next Family Night


There are tons of nostalgic movies out there that are often passed down from generation to generation, from genre to genre. I know that a film that has been passed down from my grandparents to my parents, to me, was the Christmas classic It’s A Wonderful Life from the 1930s. But, there are so many more out there to show your kiddos!

We’re going to go through the top nostalgic movies to pass down to your kids on the next family movie night. Do you love any of the movies on this list?


‘The Flintstones’ (1994)

THE FLINTSTONES, from left: Rick Moranis, Rosie O’Donnell, Elizabeth Perkins, John Goodman, 1994, © Universal/courtesy Everett collection

Fred, Wilma, Barney, Betty, and the whole gang are back together for a live-action film starring Rosie O’Donnell, John Goodman, Rick Moranis, and Elizabeth Taylor. Definitely a must!


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‘Honey, I Shrunk the Kids’ (1989)

HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS, Rick Moranis, 1989. (c) Buena Vista Pictures/ Courtesy: Everett Collection.

This was definitely one of my personal favorites growing up. Rick Moranis stars in this classic film, shrinking down to microscopic size and exploring the world through that perspective.

‘Clue’ (1985)

CLUE, Chirstopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Tim Curry, 1985, (c)Paramount/courtesy Everett Collection

This mystery movie based on the classic board game, this 1985 classic film stars Hollywood greats such as Tim Curry and Christopher Lloyd.

‘The Brady Bunch Movie’ (1995)

THE BRADY BUNCH MOVIE, Olivia Hack, Jennifer Elise Cox, Christine Taylor, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Paul Sutera, Jesse Lee, 1995, (c)Paramount Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

There’s nothing better than unwinding with the Brady’s at the end of a long week, and here at DYR, we certainly love all things Brady Bunch! Especially with a slogan like “They’re back to save America from the ’90s”!

‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ (1993)

MRS. DOUBTFIRE, Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, 1993. TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. Courtesy: Everett Collection.

A Robin Williams classic, this is a perfect movie to show the kiddos for some goods laughs and wholesome moments combined.

‘Ghostbusters’ (1984)

GHOSTBUSTERS, Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, 1984″ / Everett Collection

It was in 1984 when the world was introduced to what we know and love as the Ghostbusters. The first to many more Ghostbusters films to come, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, and Rick Moranis.

‘National Lampoon’s Vacation’ (1983)

NATIONAL LAMPOON’S VACATION, Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo (rear center), John Candy, 1983, (c)Warner Bros./courtesy Everett Collection

While this one is a classic, pretty much any National Lampoon film will do. Especially Christmas Vacation, that’s one of the best.

‘Beetlejuice’ (1988)

BEETLEJUICE, from left: Michael Keaton, Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin, 1988. © Warner Brothers /courtesy Everett Collection

Beetlejuice, beetlejuice, beetlejuice! Kids will love Michael Keaton’s gross-out prop humor and crazy antics in this Tim Burton film.

Which nostalgic movie is your favorite?

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