Sunday evenings are always the time of the week my girls look forward to, because it is our movie night when we relax, raise the legs and watch our favorite movie. I particularly make sure that nothing gets in the way of this most sort after evening because as a matter of discipline, we don’t allow the girls to watch cartoons, movies, and television programs during the school week because it’s a lot of distraction for them. They need to stay focused on what is being taught at school as a follow-up measure at home and maybe to satisfy my guilt trip of not homeschooling them ……….
So we have tons of movie we love but I will go with the top 10 for us at the moment, in no particular order. I could leave these movies on replay and my girls will still stay glued to the television and continue to say mum I love you.
This hilarious film transports audiences to a colorful, wondrous world populated by the overly optimistic Trolls, who have a constant dance in their step and a song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomachs.
After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the overly cautious curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends. Together, this mismatched duo embarks on a rescue mission full of adventure and mishaps – trying to tolerate each other long enough to get the job done.
Utilizing music to further the film’s narrative, the Trolls soundtrack is produced by Justin Timberlake and features five original songs including songs by Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande, Anna Kendrick and Gwen Stefani, as well as a number of classic hits from the ‘60s through the ‘80s.
The girls absolutely adore this movie and can’t have enough of it.
The girls will never get tired of watching Frozen and the sequel, Frozen Fever. It’s an amazing story by Disney.
At a time the kingdom became trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna (Kristen Bell) joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his reindeer sidekick to find Anna’s sister, Snow Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel), and break her icy spell. Although their epic journey leads them to encounters with mystical trolls, a comedic snowman (Josh Gad), harsh conditions, and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff bravely push on in a race to save their kingdom from winter’s cold grip. But love reigned at the end.
We look forward to watching the next sequel – Olaf’s Frozen Adventure coming out this fall.
Akeelah and the Bee
This an oldie but a goodie. Akeelah, an 11-year-old girl living in South Los Angeles, discovers she has a talent for spelling, which she hopes will take her to the National Spelling Bee. Despite her mother’s objections, Akeelah doesn’t give up on her goal. She finds help in the form of a mysterious teacher, and along with overwhelming support from her community, Akeelah might just have what it takes to make her dream come true.
An orphan in a facility run by the mean Miss Hannigan, Annie believes that her parents left her there by mistake. When a rich man named Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks decides to let an orphan live at his home to promote his image, Annie is selected. While Annie gets accustomed to living in Warbucks’ mansion, she still longs to meet her parents. So Warbucks announces a search for them and a reward, which brings out many frauds.
This movie teaches so much assertiveness, hard work, and courage., which our girls really need.
Dapper Koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theater above all and will do anything to keep it. Facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he takes one last chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition. Five contestants emerge a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine. The movies teach confidence in one’s ability and perseverance.
AN AMERICAN GIRL: GRACE STIRS UP SUCCESS
Grace Thomas is always whipping up big ideas—and delicious recipes in her grandparents’ bakery. When her mom announces a trip to visit relatives in Paris, Grace isn’t so sure about changing her summer plans. That is until she discovers she’ll get to work with her uncle and cousin in a real French pastry shop!
But nothing in Paris is turning out the way Grace had expected. She and her cousin Sylvie aren’t getting along, and her attempt to show off her baking skills has been a disaster. It isn’t until she opens up to new ideas that she finally takes her baking to the next level—and finds a friend in Sylvie. But when Grace returns home, she discovers a new problem—her grandparents’ bakery is in trouble! Can Grace use her new skills to stir up a sweet solution? This movie teaches us to follow our dream.
AN AMERICAN GIRL: SAIGE
She’s a spirited girl whose passions inspire action. Her favorite activities are horseback riding and painting. Her most amazing moment is riding in a parade and making her grandma proud. She desired to have Art in school every year and she succeeded despite all obstacles.She discovered that overcoming challenges calls for creativityClick To Tweet. It teaches us to harness the gifts that have been deposited in us.
AN AMERICAN GIRL: MAKENA
Makena discovered that every girl has power and potential within her. Her dream was to make the competitive gymnastics team and she did it. Yes, she met difficulties and challenges along the way, but she didn’t let it deter her.
AN AMERICAN GIRL: LEA
Lea loves animals and photographing them. Her biggest dream is to travel the world. The family trip to Brazil and overcoming her fears of the ocean are very life changing. During her trip,she discovered that It takes courage to do something new.Click To Tweet
AN AMERICAN GIRL: ISABELLE
Isabelle loves to practice ballet and design dance costumes. Earning a spot at the same performing art school as her sister is her most proud moment. Realizing she can use her design skills to help others is life changing. When dancing she pretends to be a water-lily spinning on a pond.She discovered that there is no one else out there with your unique talentClick To Tweet.
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