Matilda

(16 votes, average: 9.38 out of 10)
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Roald Dahl's MatildaThe story of a little girl who happens to be a genius, her horrible parents, her even worse school principal, and her wonderful teacher.

A charming movie that children will love and the whole family can enjoy.

Based on the famous Roald Dahl children’s book.

Year: 1996

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Godzilla

(13 votes, average: 5.69 out of 10)
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GodzillaA fun movie about a giant dinosaur like creature attacking New York.

Lots of action, explosions, etc.

This is the American big budget, big special effects version.

It is very different to the Japanese Godzilla movies which have more cheesy effects but have a strong following.

Year: 1998

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Lethal Weapon

(8 votes, average: 7.88 out of 10)
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Fun police detective action.

These movies are full of action and will not disappoint.

Suitable for older teenagers and adults, there is a lot of swearing, violence, and a brief amount of nudity.

Year: 1987, 1989, 1992, 1998

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Jurassic Park

(11 votes, average: 9.09 out of 10)
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Visitors to a dinosaur theme park find that the dinosaurs are real and very dangerous.

A very famous set of movies. The first really sets a great scene for the amazing dinosaurs.

A well done story by a great story-teller Michael Crichton. When this came out all the kids wanted to see it, and dinosaurs were certainly a big toy seller that year.

Great acting, fun adventure, some jumps and frights, but nothing too scary.

The first is the best, but the other two are also very entertaining.

Year: 1993, 1997, 2001

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Home Alone

(15 votes, average: 8.33 out of 10)
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A boy is accidentally left at home while the family goes on holiday. He must survive on his own and fight off some burglars.

Lots of laughs, gags, and plenty of fun.

Home alone 1 is a very popular family movie, especially at Christmas (the setting is at Christmas).

Home Alone 2 is set a year later but this time Kevin is lost in New York. Still lots of fun.

Children will enjoy Home Alone 3 and 4, but they are mostly remakes of the first story. Different actors but similar setting.

Years: 1990, 1992, 1997, 2002

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Weekend at Bernie’s

(4 votes, average: 6.00 out of 10)
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Weekend at Bernie'sWeekend at Bernie's IITwo guys visiting their boss’s beach house find their boss has been murdered and try to convince everyone he is still alive.

Suitable for teenagers and up. Lots of great scenes and lots of laughs.

Weekend at Bernie’s 2 continues the story and the main joke. Not as good as the first, but still fun. You need to see the first the get the second movie.

Year: 1989, 1993

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Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead

(3 votes, average: 7.00 out of 10)
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Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's DeadA family learns responsibility and cooperation after their babysitter dies while their parents are away.

An enjoyable family movie. Not much to offend, plenty of light humour, and all around enjoyable light movie.

Targeted at young teens.

Year: 1991

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Bird on a Wire

(10 votes, average: 7.50 out of 10)
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A man who has had many different jobs while under witness protection meets his old girlfriend, and together they must escape from the bad guys.

An exciting and funny Mel Gibson adventure.

Some very entertaining scenes as Mel Gibson changes his character when meeting different people from his past.

And plenty of chase scenes.

Year: 1990

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