It’s that time again! Time to get in the holiday spirit. After you’ve stuffed yourselves this Thanksgiving its time to get in the jolly mood and start the routine for the holidays. Now this may be a stressful time for some with the anxiousness of getting everyone’s gift on time and making room for that “crazy uncle” that popped up unannounced but you can always make time to sit around as a family and enjoy a good movie.
These are 10 movies that are perfect for family movie nights over the holidays.
1. This Christmas
This may be a cliche movie for the holidays but with an all star cast of Loretta Devine, Laz Alanzo, Columbus Short, Chris Brown, Regina King, and Idris Elba it depicts a big family coming together for their first Christmas in four years. If anything you can watch this movie to reminisce on the vintage Chris Brown before the drama and tattoos.
2. Madea’s Witness Protection
A wallstreet investment banker has been put in witness protection and are relocated to the one and only Madea Simmons house. One of the latest Tyler Perry comedies it will have your family laughing to tears as most of Madea movies do.
This must see film is released on DVD November 30th and it is definitely worth the wait. See of the last on film performances from the iconic Whitney Houston and a dynamic on screen performance by Jordin Sparks. Enjoy the music, drama, and comedy of this memorable film.
4. The Karate Kid
Will Smith’s son, Jaden Smith, Taraji P. Henson and Jackie Chan star in the modern take of the 1984 original film. See Jaden take after his father in his first major role as an actor and who doesn’t love a movie with Jackie Chan?
5. The Pursuit of Happiness
Speaking of Will and Jaden Smith. They both star in this sentimental and motivating film about chasing happiness and success while overcoming life’s toughest obstacles. This movie never gets old and it teaches many lessons of life.
6. Madea’s Big Happy Family
Every family has its problems including Madea’s dysfunctional family. It wouldn’t be a Tyler Perry film with out some good ‘ole family drama. This films stars Loretta Devine, Lauren London, Bow Wow, and Teyana Taylor.
7. Red Tails
A story of a group of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program that are called into duty during World War II starring Terrence Howard, Ne-yo, Tristan Wilds, Nate Parker, and Cuba Gooding Jr.
8. Jumping the Broom
Who doesn’t like a good black love story and some family drama? These two families come from two different words and are brought together at the wedding of the lovely couple, but does love really conquer all. This romantic comedy starring Angela Bassett, Paula Patton, Meagan Good, Mike Epps, and Laz Alonso.
9. Last Holiday
Georgia Byrd (Queen Latifah) finds out she is diagnosed with a terminal illness and decides to end her shy ways and take a lavish trip to Europe. She embraces life and discovers the true definition of living.
10. Perfect Holiday
Gabrielle Union and Morris Chestnut star in a romantic holiday comedy that will have you laughing and bringing in the holiday cheer. Gabrielle Union, Nancy, is a divorced woman whose kids ask Santa to give her a new husband.