Every summer we spend a little time watching movies The Dudes have never seen.
We focus on 80s and 90s flicks I loved growing up. Fun, beautiful movies I want to share with The Dudes to they can speak to them the way they did to me.
It’s not like we spend all summer in front of the TV screen, in fact yesterday we went to the pool, to the lake, and BACK to the pool in the evening. I just like to take the little free time we have to share something I grew up loving with them, and we have some all picked out and ready to roll for when a storm hits or the heat turns burn-your-skin-off-hot.
This summer we have tracked down a few new titles they’ve yet to experience:
- The Dark Crystal
- Labyrinth . Seriously, LOVE this movie as creepy as it is.
- Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure . Just the first one.
- Short Circuit/Short Circuit 2 . Because JOHNNY 5!
- Beetlejuice. Dude 1 has seen this one but the younger two haven’t and it’s really just time.
In addition to introducing these new titles, we are going to watch the one film we can’t make it through a single summer without seeing: The Goonies.
There is just so much about this movie to love: action, adventure, mystery, fun, the truffle shuffle. It has everything that makes a Dude love a movie.
And, added bonus, it’s educational!
Unlike so many films of today that are all about the glitz and glam and blowing-things-up-action-sequences, The Goonies has a kind of awesome that has yet to be duplicated in a film the entire family can enjoy. If you haven’t watched it with your kids yet (DUDE, we have to break up as friends, we just do), pencil in a day and make that happen.
Consider it educational.
5 Lessons The Goonies Teaches Kids
1. Brothers come first. And, they will hurt you if you tie them up and run off with your friends. But, just because they love you.
2. Little people can make a huge difference. If they pool their resources and work together, even The Man can’t hold them down.
3. It’s not about what’s on the outside. It’s what’s inside that counts.
4. Friends are SO important. Right up there with brothers.
5. You could have a way meaner mom than me. And don’t forget that.