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Ideas for Movie Nights: Classics and Musicals

What to watch with your little ones on family movie night! Question : We've been doing family movie-and-pizza night once a week with my 3.5 year old and our Netflix queue is looking sad since we've run out of ideas. Anyone have favorite films that little kids AND parents can enjoy? We've run through most of the usual suspects like Sound of Music and the Shirley Temple version Heidi, plus all the age-appropriate Miyazaki films and Disney animated classics that aren't too nightmare-inducing. My criteria are that the movies not be too violent/scary and not give my son even more ideas about ways to give lip to mommy and daddy, which rules out films like "The Incredibles." Answers : Family Movies (young-child appropriate) on DVD Recommended

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Meet me in St. Louis

a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picture ; produced by Arthur Freed ; screenplay by Irving Brecher and Fred F. Finklehoffe ; directed by Vincente Minnelli. |

Dumbo

RKO Radio Pictures ; Walt Disney presents ; directors, Ben Sharpsteen ... [et al.] ; screen story by Joe Grant, Dick Huemer. |

The King and I

Twentieth Century Fox ; directed by Walter Lang ; produced by Charles Brackett. |

Joseph and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat

Jacob & Sons Ltd. ; Universal Pictures. |

The music man

[presented by] Warner Bros. Pictures ; screenplay by Marion Hargrove ; produced and directed by Morton DaCosta. |

Oliver!

Columbia Pictures presents a Romulus production ; screenplay, Vernon Harris ; producer, John Woolf ; director, Carol Reed. |

E.T.

Universal Pictures ; producers, Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy ; writer, Melissa Mathison ; director, Steven Spielberg. |

National Velvet

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. |

Grease

Paramount Pictures ; screenplay, Bronte Woodard ; adaptation, Allan Carr ; producers, Robert Stigwood, Allan Carr ; director, Randal Kleiser. |

Annie

Columbia Pictures ; screenplay, Carol Sobieski ; producer, Ray Stark ; director, John Huston. |

Alice in Wonderland

Walt Disney Pictures presents a Roth Films production, a Team Todd production, a Zanuck Company production, a film by Tim Burton ; screenplay by Linda Woolverton ; produced by Richard D. Zanuck, Suzanne Todd, Jennifer Todd, Joe Roth ; directed by Tim Burt |

Rodgers & Hammerstein's The sound of music

Twentieth Century Fox ; produced by Argyle Enterprises, Inc. ; screenplay by Ernest Lehman ; directed by Robert Wise. |