What Should We Watch?

For a long time now, Little Satis and I (little … he’s nearly thirteen!) have had a tradition of watching a movie on Friday or Saturday night, something we like to call Movie Night. There was a time when I would write up reviews of what we watched, and I’d like to start doing this again. However, I need some help. After years of superhero and action/adventure movies, I’m looking to expand his horizons by introducing him to some other varieties—classics, thrillers, horror, etc. I’ve come up with a few categories that I’d like to expose him to: I’ll list these below with some example films from each. If you feel so inclined, I would love to know what film recommendations you have for a thirteen-year-old to watch with his dad.


  • Rear Window (1954)
  • It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)


  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
  • A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
  • The Outlaw Jose Wales (1976)

(Yes, they’re all Clint Eastwood)


  • The Usual Suspects (1995)
  • Psycho (1960)
  • The Sixth Sense (1999)


  • Dawn of the Dead (1978)
  • The Blair Witch Project (1999)
  • Night of the Living Dead (1968)


  • The Godfather (1972)
  • Road to Perdition (2002)
  • Bonnie and Clyde (1967)


  • Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  • Schindler’s List (1993)
  • Gallipoli (1981)


  • Spartacus (1960)
  • Doctor Zhivago (1965)
  • Titanic (1997)


  • Mars Attacks! (1996)
  • Tremors (1990)
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

Science Fiction

  • Alien (1980)
  • Starship Troopers (1997)
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)


  • Total Recall (1990)
  • Robocop (1987)
  • Lethal Weapon (1987)


  • The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
  • Braveheart (1995)
  • Dances with Wolves (1990)

What do you think? Are there any genres I’ve missed? Any great movies that we really ought to watch? Let me know in the comments!


  1. In classics you have to include the Charlie Chan mysteries. They are black and white and run about 1 an change. They were movies I watched with my Grandad. Also Dirty Harry, although R rated you see worse in pg-13 now a days.


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