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)
- 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!
3 thoughts on “What Should We Watch?”
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.
I forgot the horror. Killer clowns from outer space. And you could throw The Exorcist in there too.
Good choices – I’ll add them to the list!