So you have to babysit. The kid wants to watch a movie. Instead of suffering through two hours of a meaningless new kids’ movie, it’s time to introduce them to some of the things you watched as a kid. Here are just a few suggestions, a list of movies adapted from books by children’s author Roald Dahl.
Matilda. This is a story about a little girl who realizes it is possible to punish grown ups (only when they deserve it of course), and finds a way to harness the power within herself to create her own destiny. Directed by and starring Danny Devito, this movie really is a great story with a great message, especially for little girls.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (The original 1971 adaptation) A musical film about a boy who finds a golden ticket, and journeys into the magical chocolate factory owned by the candy genius, Mr. Wonka himself. Starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka, this is a well-loved classic.
James and the Giant Peach. This movie combines live action and stop motion to create an adventure starring giant bugs and magical flying peaches. The story follows James, a boy who inadvertently grows a gigantic peach in his own backyard, and uses it to escape from his evil aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker.