7 Family Films to See This Year

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As a single parent,it’s important to find fun ways to bond with your children. A night out on the town is always a great option, and often times, nothing can be more exciting than seeing the newest blockbuster title in theaters. Here are some of the biggest family movies of the year that you should keep an eye out for:
The Jungle Book
In 1967, Disney’s animated classic The Jungle Book captured the hearts of children and adults alike, and still hasn’t let go nearly fifty years later. Now, that pleasure is being passed on to today’s generation. On April 15th, 2016, from director Jon Favreau (Chef, Iron Man 1 & 2) comes a modern reimagining of the film, featuring the same classic songs, a stellar voice cast, and more of the whimsical magic that make the original a household staple.
Captain America: Civil War
If your children are a little older, you probably already know about the upcoming third installment in Marvel’s Captain America franchise. This action packed adventure debuts on May 6th, 2016, and pits Iron Man against Captain America. It’s one of the most anticipated superhero films of all time, and for good reason.
The Angry Birds Movie
Anyone who’s ever used a smartphone is more than likely familiar with the smash hit app Angry Birds, and now it’s making its way to the big screen. Playing off the plot of the game series, it’s the angry birds against the pigs in an adventure that’s sure to be hilarious. Mark your calendars for May 20th, 2016, because this’ll be one you don’t want to miss.
Alice Through the Looking Glass
Back in 2010, Disney released the box office smash live-action adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. Six years later, on May 29th, 2016, the whole cast is back for another adventure. Alice returns to Underland to find all of her friends in a state of disarray, and she must save them from Time, a mysterious being who threatens the safety of the land.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
What more could a kid ask for than gigantic crime-fighting teenaged turtles who share a common affinity for pizza? Yes, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back in this sequel to their 2014 live-action debut. In it, the turtles face their biggest threat yet: Shredder. Be sure to check this one out once it hits theaters on June 3rd, 2016.
Finding Dory
Almost every parent and child out there is familiar with one single phrase: “Just keep swimming.” It was muttered by a blue and yellow fish that swam her way into our hearts nearly thirteen years ago on her quest to help a father find his lost son. Now on June 17th, 2016, it’s her turn. Bring your kids to this sequel to Finding Nemo and help Dory find her parents.
Steven Spielberg has an incredible talent to sweep viewers away into a world of his own creation. From E.T. to Jurassic Park, the wonder doesn’t stop. He’s back again with another family outing based on the children’s book, The BFG. Sophie befriends a giant who brings her away into his world, where she might be able to help.
Trips to the movies can create powerful and lasting memories for you and your children to share. Not only this, but your kids can reap the benefit of positive themes and reinforcement to boost their imagination and well being. That being said, have these movies on your radar in the coming months!

By: Tim Milles

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