Good Valentine's Movies for Kids
Parents, I know you want to set the best example for your children. Moms, I know you want your little boys to be little romantics, especially on Valentine's day. Although these films won't entirely change your child's behavior, they may help influence a more romantic lifestyle (at least for this single holiday).
Alright, maybe not. We can dream though, right? Either way, here are some good Valentine's day movies for kids.
Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (buy)
The Peanuts gang celebrates Valentine's day by sorting through piles of candy and love notes. That is, everyone but Charlie who receives no hearts, flowers, or even greetings. Worse, Charlie can't get up the nerve to ask his heart's angel to be his Valentine. However, there might just be a glimmer of hope. Might.
Mickey & Minnie's Sweetheart Stories (buy)
This film holds eight shorts with the theme of love, friendship, and romance. The classic couple joins up with Donald and Daisy to bring Valentine's day to your home.
Alvin and the Chipmunks - A Chipmunk Valentine (buy)
Alvin is rejected by Brittany to join him at the Valentine Ball. He creates an alter ego, Don Juan, the Valentine heartbreaker Captain Chipmunk. Brittany is won over and accepts his offer to the ball, but it turns out he was only daydreaming and wakes to realize he isn't Captain Chipmunk.
The Princess Bride (buy)
A peasant boy, Westley, pledges his love to the beautiful Buttercup. The boy is kidnapped and reportedly killed by pirates while Buttercup is betrothed by the evil prince. When Buttercup is kidnapped by a giant, a Spanish swordsman, and a mastermind, a masked swordsman follows in pursuit (could it be Westley?).
Shrek is sent out to rescue the feisty princess with the help of a lovable donkey to win back his swamp. However, the princess has a secret and lord farquad isn't what he seems to be, at least to Shrek.
A Cinderella Story (buy)
Sam, who scrubs floors at a diner, hopes to meet her Prince Charming at Princeton all while coping with her stepmother and stepsisters. However, she may already have her prince: her anonymous e-mail buddy who arranges to meet her at the Halloween dance.
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Winnie the Pooh - Un-Valentine's Day and A Valentine for You (buy)
It's a regular Valentine's at the Hundred Acre Wood, but Rabbit wants to cancel it due to the quantity of cards which flood the Wood last year. Everyone agrees until Pooh receives an anonymous honey pot. Now the Valentine's day rush is on, even in delight of the Rabbit.
Family Circus - A Special Valentine (buy)
Every one of the kids try to out do each other when creating their Valentine's day cards for their parents. In the end, they all realize the true meaning of love.
Clifford - Big Red Valentine/ King Clifford (buy)
Clifford's big lovable heart comes to life in this classic child's tale of a big red dog.
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Sound of Music (buy)
A true story (although greatly fictionalized) about a young woman who leaves the convent to become a governess to seven unruly children and their father. But when Nazi, Germany unites with Austria the young woman attempts to escape with her new family.