8 incredible movies you must watch with your kids during in Coronavirus lockdown

By May 12, 2020 Skidos
With parents & kids alike stuck indoors, families are spending lots more together, which
suggests sharing escapist pastime to quell the quarantined boredom of the coronavirus
pandemic lockdown.
 
Usually, the advice would be to keep kids engrossed in other activities while limiting their
screen time over the course of a day – but then, quarantining to stamp out Covid-19 isn’t
exactly the usual.
 
So here we go! We have combed through the major streaming libraries curating 8 best
movies to marathon with your kids while in lockdown:

1. Bee Movie (2007) 

Plot: When Barry the bee discovers that the honey harvested from captive bees held in
smoky, shoddy fake hives is sold in supermarkets, he sues the human race.
 

Lessons: 

If the bees stop manufacturing honey & aren’t pollinating means that flowers
& plants won’t continue to blossom &
 grow. If you don’t focus on what you do best then
who will do your part in the world?

 

2. Charlie and the chocolate factory (2005)

Plot: Charlie, a poor kid wins a golden ticket to a trip to the Wonka Factory. Charlie receives
riches beyond his wildest dreams.
 

Lessons:

Smile and let stupid people engineer their own demise. It beautifully teaches how
failures come to people due to their lack of manners.

3. A Dog’s Purpose (2017)

 
Plot: The movie follows the stories of one devoted dog and it’s masters throughout the years
as its mind is reincarnated into a new body every time it passes.
 

Lessons:

A heart-warming, humorous movie is a bit of an emotional roller coaster, but the
ride will be worth it. It teaches about unconditional love, & the importance to greet every
new adventure – & person – with excitement.

4. Baby’s day out (1994)

 
Plot: A great one to watch with the little ones. A mischievous baby who lives in a huge
mansion in a suburb of Chicago with his parents is kidnapped by 3 men. After the abduction
they have difficulty controlling him.
 

Lessons:

Crime doesn’t pay and babies are a bundle of joy

5. Forrest Gump (1994)

 
Plot: The story depicts several decades in the life of Forrest Gump, played by the legendary
actor, Tom Hanks. Forest is a slow-witted & naïve, but good-hearted & athletically
prodigious, man who at an early age is deemed to have a below-average IQ. The story
revolves around revealing Forest’s talents eventually allows him to receive a football
scholarship & a ticket into the U.S. Army.
 

Lessons:

The award winning movie teaches every kid to have faith in where life takes you.
It doesn’t matter how others see you, but rather, how you see yourself.

6. Pearl Harbor (2001)

 
Plot: Two best friends & fellow aviators meet Evelyn, a navy nurse. However, the three of
them later find themselves in the middle of the attack on Pearl Harbour during World War II.
 

Lessons:

Pearl Harbor is a U.S. naval base near Honolulu, Hawaii, that was attacked by
Japanese forces in December 1941. It is intelligent of parents to acquaint their little ones
with the history of the beginning of World War II and the attack on Pearl Harbor.

7. Pursuit of happYness (2006)

Plot: An American abandoned by his father at a young age vows to always be present for his child. Caught in a perfect storm of bad luck, he becomes homeless. Everything falls apart – his marriage, finances & happiness, but he continues to take care of his son while pursuing a highly competitive, unpaid internship as a stockbroker.
 

Lessons:

Do your kid a favour & make him watch this masterpiece. Towards the end of
the movie, it teaches Chris Gardner (Will Smith) a lesson that there is an ‘I’ in happIness &
in ‘PURSUIT OF HAPPyNESS’ there is no ‘Y’ in happYness.

8. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

 
Plot: A baby abandoned by his father but taken in by a young woman is raised in a nursing
home. He is born with the infirmities of a man in his 80s who grows younger & more
physically robust as he ages. The movie grows on you.
 

Lessons:

The movie will teach your kid a life lesson to live in the moment & handle life
with bliss. A kid born with deformities is shown acknowledging whatever comes his way.
These are some of the best amongst hundreds of scripts for kids as per the experts at
Skidos. Because kids’ attention span is unsteady, do not marathon watching in rapid
succession.

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