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24 cult movies to watch with the family

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The editorial staff presents a selection of films that are absolutely timeless and yet so vintage, to watch with the family. Let yourself be transported by nostalgia and let your children discover the films that marked your youth and will forever resonate in your child’s heart.

You will see that in the end, despite the arrival of 3D, 4D, live action films and cinematic progress, these cult films have not aged a bit (or almost). Find Mary Poppins, the real one, Casper the cute little ghost, Matilda, who made us cry, Mom, I missed the plane that always makes us die of laughing and many other films to watch again as a family.

Hook or Captain Hook’s Revenge (1991)

Peter Pan has grown up and now works as a lawyer. He has forgotten all about his adventures… But the terrible Captain Hook has not forgotten! He kidnaps Jack and Maggie, Peter Pan’s children. With the help of Tinker Bell, Peter Pan flies off to Never Land.

Mary Poppins (1965)

The Banks kids advertise for their new nanny. It’s the whimsical Mary Poppins who answers it!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)

Harry Potter, a young orphan, is raised by his uncle Vernon and his aunt Petunia who hate him. But his life changes when he receives a mysterious letter from a school of magic… 

Back to the Future (1985)

In 1985, the young Marty McFly agrees to test the invention of his friend Professor Emmett Brown and finds himself in 1955! Despite himself, he prevents the meeting of his parents, and must then do everything to put them back together, under penalty of never being born… 

The Addams Family (1991)

In the Addams family, there is the father, the mother and the two children, all as bizarre and frightening as each other. Uncle Fétide reappears after 25 years of absence. but is he really who he claims to be?

Jumanji (1996)

During a game of Jumanji, young Alan is magically sent to a strange land. He can only escape when another player resumes the game and frees him! Twenty-six years later, two children discover the game and start a game…

Casper (1995)

Casper is a shy young ghost who is martyred by his uncles in the Whipstaff mansion. Until a little girl and her father move into the haunted house…

Matilda (1996)

Matilda is a lively, curious and intelligent little girl. Quite the opposite of his parents who are stupid and mean! When Matilda discovers she has mysterious powers, she decides to use them to teach the school’s horrid headmistress a good lesson.

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)

Professor Wayne Szalinski has transformed his house into a real laboratory and his family often serves as his guinea pigs. One day, he mistakenly shrinks his children. They are now 2cm tall!

Beethoven (1991)

The Newton family adopts a puppy and names it Beethoven. But the animal soon weighs 85 kilos and it’s a real devastating tornado!

Mom I missed the plane ! (1990)

The McCallister family have decided to spend the Christmas holidays in Paris. Only problem, they forget one of the children at home! 9-year-old Kevin finds himself alone in the large family home… Really alone?

ET the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

A flying saucer lands in the middle of the night near Los Angeles. Some extraterrestrials disembark from the device for an exploration mission. One of them strays a little too far from the ship and misses the start. He finds himself stuck on Earth…

Saving Willy (1994)

Jesse is a supportive and somewhat lost teenager. He takes a liking to Willy, an orca who lives in captivity in a water park.

Gremlins (1984)

Rand Peltzer offers his son Billy a strange animal: a mogwai, and gives him some rules to follow to take good care of it: do not expose it to light, do not wet it, and ESPECIALLY never feed it after midnight … 

The Neverending Story (1984)

Bastien, ten years old, is passionate about adventure novels. One day, he steals a marvelous work inhabited by extraordinary creatures…

The Goonies (1985)

Astoria is a small town on the West Coast of the United States. Nothing ever happens there, much to the despair of the town’s children. Until the day when one of them pronounces a sentence that will change everything… 

Wizard of Oz (1946)

Dorothy has a dream where she finds herself transported to the magical kingdom of the Munchkins in search of her dog. To find her dog, Dorothy must put on the shoes of a bad fairy and go see the Wizard of Oz in his Emerald Palace…

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Jack Skellington is bored. To take his mind off things, he decides to prepare for the Christmas party!

Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)

Roger Rabbit is thirty-sixth below. He suspects his wife, the sublime Jessica Rabbit, of cheating on him. He hires a private detective, Eddie Valliant, to find out what’s going on…

Indiana Jones – Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

1936. In search of a sacred idol in the middle of the Peruvian jungle, the adventurer Indiana Jones narrowly escapes an ambush set by his toughest adversary: ​​the Frenchman René Belloq. 

Star wars – star wars (1977)

The 5th Element (1997)

In the 22nd century, a taxi driver finds himself embarked on a strange adventure. Once again, Bruce Willis must save the world! 

The Mask (1994)

Stanley Ipkiss, a humble bank clerk, finds an ancient mask with supernatural powers. When he puts it on, he turns into a totally goofy green creature.

Space Jam (1996)

Challenged to basketball by fearsome aliens, Bugs Bunny and the toons call on Michael Jordan to get them out of this mess…

Where to watch these movies? Netflix? Disney+?

Cult films available on Netflix:

  • Hook or the revenge of Captain Hook
  • Back to the future
  • Jumanji
  • casper
  • Matilda
  • Save Willy 2
  • Gremlins
  • The Goonies
  • IndianaJones
  • space jam

On Netflix, you will find many cult films, but we must admit that since the giant with big ears, Disney, has its own platform, Netflix has lost many films and cartoons from our childhood. If you can’t find the cult film you’re looking for on Netflix, it’s probably on Disney+ that it will be! 

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