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THESE are the five movies you should watch with your little boy

Cosy summer evenings are the perfect time to put on a movie and spend some quality time with your brood.

If you have little boys, you will know that it is an achievement in itself to get them to sit still for more than ten minutes but if you choose the right flick, you could snuggle up and have a great evening together. 

But what to watch?

Read on to get some ideas…

1. The Jungle Book, 1967 or 2016

This is a classic that even you as a parent will enjoy.

Follow Mowgli as he goes on a journey, meeting an array of animals – it's family fun, catchy songs, and a few life lessons about self-discovery all mixed in together. 

What's not to like? 

2. E.T, 1982

A young boy befriends an alien and keeps his existence a secret from everyone, except for his little sister (an adorable baby Drew Barrymore).

It's a tale about unlikely friendship and special connections.  

3.  Finding Nemo, 2003

You'll laugh, cry and everything in between in this fabulous Disney movie.

Ultimately it's a story about the strength of a father-son bond and how hard it is to let our little ones fly the nest.

Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) is hilarious and sure to be a hit with everyone. 

4. Big, 1988

 A 12-year-old boy wishes he was a grown-up and he wakes up as a 30-year-old. 

Tom Hanks plays the grown-up version who explores the scary Adult World but realises he is not quite ready to be a grown up just yet.

The perfect movie for your pre-teen son who is desperate to be older – the message here is that childhood goes by in a flash, so enjoy it while it lasts. 

5. Stand By Me, 1986

This story centers on four young boys who go on an adventure together, in search of a dead body.

It's about male friendship, growing pains, and trying to figure out where you fit in when you're in that in-between phase.

So put on that popcorn, whip up some hot chocolate and put one of these on, depending on how old your son is – and most of all, enjoy. 

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