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As much as I love being their mum I also want to be something else for them. To show them that if you put your mind to something then you can do it

Films for Family Fun

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Monsters' University (USA Disney, Scanlon 2013)
An animated feature.

To watch with children

Ever since he was a kid monster, Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) has dreamed of becoming a Scarer. To make his dream a reality, he enrolls at Monsters University. Watch the Trailer on YouTube. The Monster University even has its own website.

Educating Rita (UK, Gilbert, 1983)
Michael Caine, Julie Walters. Drama of personal transformation through higher education, from the play by Willy Russell.

To watch on your own or with adults young and old

Rita is a working class hairdresser who wants to talk about things that matter. Frank is an English professor looking for a way to support his drinking habit. Rita's first in family journey of discovery re-invigorates Frank's life and causes complications in Rita's. Watch the Trailer on YouTube.

My Mother Frank (Australia, Lamprell, 2000)
Sinead Cusack, Matt Newton and Sam Neill. A Romantic Comedy.

To watch on your own or with adults young and old

David enrols in university. Meanwhile his mother, Francis (Frank) Kennedy is a lonely isolated widow. To David's amazement/horror, Frank enrols at the same university and proceeds to fall for her poetry tutor, who hates mature students.

Larry Crowne (USA, Hanks, 2011)
with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. A Romantic Comedy.

To watch on your own or with adults young and old

Larry Crowne, a middle aged veteran, unexpectedly loses his job and returns to education. Watch the trailer on YouTube.